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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Lakeridge equipment uxbridge closing

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyJackson View Post
    Seems like a lot of Kioti dealers are shutting down...being a Deere owner, I'm just an observer, but it does seem (based upon the TBN threads) more Kioti dealers are closing in comparison to Deere, kubota or New Holland.
    Anyone else notice this, or is my observation wrong?
    Deere has been forcing consolidation....1 owner w/several dealerships. In the last few years, one Deere dealer around me has stopped selling and the other sold out to another Deere "chain."

    On the flip side, Kioti has increased the number of dealers. I now have at least 4 within 50 miles of me.

    And to answer the other question someone asked: the Deere dealer that stopped selling also sold (and still sells) Kubota.

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    Default Re: Lakeridge equipment uxbridge closing

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyJackson View Post
    Seems like a lot of Kioti dealers are shutting down...being a Deere owner, I'm just an observer, but it does seem (based upon the TBN threads) more Kioti dealers are closing in comparison to Deere, kubota or New Holland.
    Anyone else notice this, or is my observation wrong?
    I think if Deere dealers had to survive on just their compact line, they might have a few dealers close as well in this economic climate. There's the odd guy making a buck with CUT, but for most of us its a big tonka toy so the purchase is very optional(says my wife anyways!). Around me, the farms are getting bigger and buying bigger machinery to suit, and alot of it is green. I did look up Daedong's financial situation before I bought and it seemed reasonable in late 2011 atleast.
    2011 DK40SE HST

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    Default Re: Lakeridge equipment uxbridge closing

    Quote Originally Posted by IndyIan View Post
    I think if Deere dealers had to survive on just their compact line, they might have a few dealers close as well in this economic climate. There's the odd guy making a buck with CUT, but for most of us its a big tonka toy so the purchase is very optional(says my wife anyways!). Around me, the farms are getting bigger and buying bigger machinery to suit, and alot of it is green. I did look up Daedong's financial situation before I bought and it seemed reasonable in late 2011 atleast.
    Hey now...I'm not THAT odd!

    I hope that the Kioti brand does well for a long, long time. They seem to make a good solid tractor and have a lot to offer.
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    Default Re: Lakeridge equipment uxbridge closing

    I'm a little NW of Jimmy. There used to be a Kioti dealer on Woodbine, just north of Bloomington SR. Haven't commuted that route for some time now, so I can't swear he still has the line, or what the present name is.

    NH is not immune. Lost Markdale Tractor this year too. They had two good sized locations, the original dated back to the 60's. Tough times.

    Rgds, D.

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    Default Re: Lakeridge equipment uxbridge closing

    Quote Originally Posted by PILOON View Post
    .... As to the 'big boys' not carrying Kioti as a second line, it might just be that the 'big boys' see Kioti as such a threat that they are forbidden to do so.
    Ever see a Deere dealer also sell kubota? or the reverse?
    Same goes on with car dealerships. You will often see a major brand car dealership also have a minor specialty brand line but never a i.e. Ford/Chevy dealership.
    The local Kioti dealer was purchased by the larger Kubota dealer 40 miles away. They brought in a bunch of Kubota tractors for the front of the lot and pushed all the Kioti's to the back lot. The also put up a giant Kubota sign so all you see when your drive by are Kubota tractors. I bet many people think they stopped selling Kioti tractors.

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    Default Re: Lakeridge equipment uxbridge closing

    Quote Originally Posted by 3930dave View Post
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    NH is not immune. Lost Markdale Tractor this year too. They had two good sized locations, the original dated back to the 60's. Tough times.

    Rgds, D.
    Markdale Tractor would still be in business if they were not forced by NH to open the second location. Looks like Brindley made out alright.

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    Default Re: Lakeridge equipment uxbridge closing

    Quote Originally Posted by Luremaker View Post
    Markdale Tractor would still be in business if they were not forced by NH to open the second location. Looks like Brindley made out alright.
    Go Big, or Stay Home, yeah, I know The Drill.

    Don't know the details of what happened at Markdale, but generally I find that there are no shortages of people, governments, or corporations telling me how I should or must be spending my money. Some people have done well with them, but signing on the line for any franchise is highly unlikely to be in my future.

    Never been really big on other people using my capital to enhance their profits. Anybody who was pushing me personally on a major investment better have some serious skin in the game themselves.

    Corporate bully tactics..... just another part of Tough Times, IMO.

    Rgds, D.
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    Default Re: Lakeridge equipment uxbridge closing

    Quote Originally Posted by RDrancher View Post
    Hey now...I'm not THAT odd!

    I hope that the Kioti brand does well for a long, long time. They seem to make a good solid tractor and have a lot to offer.
    I just checked out your work thread, and I'm very impressed with the jobs you are doing with your tractor. I'm going to be a regular visitor from now on and hopefully pick up some tips!
    2011 DK40SE HST

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    When I was shopping for my kioti, I narrowed it down between markham mower and Lakeridge. I ended up buying from Brad @ markham. Never would have thought Lakeridge would close. I remember Lakeridge wanted an extra $400 for floating my tractor for warranty service after the first year. Man, I really made the right choice here.

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    Default Re: Lakeridge equipment uxbridge closing

    I really like my Kioti tractor and the dealer I purchased from; Little Tractor in Metropolis IL. That said, I chose Little Tractor due to his longevity in the business over some smaller shops who are much closer to my home. Prefer to deal with a person who has an established service department and a good reputation of taking care of customers. I wish Kioti would cultivate similar dealers, but it is difficult in this economy. Out here in large tractor country, there are few "alternative" brands offered. All the big boys I really can't afford to buy. I hope my 133 mile trip to my dealer does not bite me in the *** over the years. Time will tell.

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