- Aug 9, 2016
- Arlington, WA
- Kubota B7800; Kioti NX5510HC
The model has been slowly going toward distribution centers as retail outlets: think Costco/Sams etc. And many retail centers are moving toward being primarily on-line: grocery outlets provide grocery deliveries, though this is a tough market to make work (companies like Schwans is likely a better model- you have to schedule though, be on a route).Spending more time at home means buying more tractor parts this year.
I kind of expected that my local brick & mortor tractor dealers would have the best access to parts, but what I've found is the on-line dealers & part houses seem to have the best parts selection.
And they've become real easy to deal with.
Close scrutiny will show that things are condensing/compressing- NOT expanding (growth in the bigger picture is retreating).
As I cannot get decent parts for my cars locally I order from the Internet: I have a couple of primary vendors that I utilize.