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  1. #1
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    Default Long distance dealers

    Hi-

    Anybody used Carver Equipment or Barlow Equipment to make a tractor/loader purchase? Experiences, pros and cons, would be welcome. Can PM if you desire. Thanks.

    Mike

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    San Jose California
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    Kubota L39 - Craftsman 42

    Default Re: Long distance dealers

    I've had excellent luck with Carver Equipment. I'm 2000 miles away and the after sales support has been excellent. I would buy from them again without a second thought.

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    Push mower, Snapper 21" 6 shovels, 2 rakes, a pick, 2 pinch bars, a post hole digger (two handle type) and 2 wheel barrows that handle like a Porsche.

    Default Re: Long distance dealers

    I used Carver for the purchase of a kubota L48. If I had no mechanical ability and needed the dealer to replace a leaking hydraulic hose, it would not have worked out. Since I have no problem dealing with most of the issues on a tractor that need maintainence, it was not a problem. I still had to pay sales tax.

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    Kubota L3130

    Default Re: Long distance dealers

    I live about 30 min from Carver and looked at them when I was hunting my kubota. The folks seem ok to me, but I did buy at another dealer. Like another poster said if I was not the type to need dealer support it might make it a good deal. I on the other hand need the support!! I like being able to call up and say" Yes, this is the guy that dropped $18000 with you. I have a question." I work in a job that folks buy a lot of stuff of the internet and then call me for advise about it. I will advise them to call the place they got it at [img]/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
    To me the $300-$400 that I could save on line are not worth the hassle for custome service.

  5. #5
    LarryRB
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    I've always heard nothing but the best words in relation to Carver equipment. I too, bought long distnce from Messicks,. They treat me like a long lost friend... Prices were many mega thousands cheaper than any New England dealer, and I can get the simple things I order by phone,, fuel, oil, hydro filters and the like, quicker and cheaper from Messicks than in my own back yard. I wouldn't even think about long distance or around the corner...

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    SE Louisiana
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    BX22

    Default Re: Long distance dealers

    Ditto on Carver. Bought my toothbar from them. They were friendly & prompt.

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    New Holland TC40D

    Default Re: Long distance dealers

    Can not comment on a whole tractor, but I have bought parts from Steve. They are excellent to work with. Steve and his crew are top notch folks.

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