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Another One Bites the Dust

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:07 pm

My nearest CaseIH dealer, Bull International in Washington, PA, suddenly went out of business several weeks ago. They were also the Cub Cadet, New Holland and Woods dealer. Now, the nearest is over two hours away in Frederick, MD. :cry:
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Re: Another One Bites the Dust

Postby LeeC » Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:51 pm

How about Somerset or Bedford PA?
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Re: Another One Bites the Dust

Postby t jackson » Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:09 pm

hines?

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Re: Another One Bites the Dust

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:03 pm

Wasn't aware of the two Hines locations. Thanks, Lee & Tom.

The nice thing about Bull was that my brother works across the street from their former location. I could phone order parts and he could pick them up for me. I guess I'll have to get used to "progress".
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Re: Another One Bites the Dust

Postby clintmo » Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:37 pm

Shoot, I didn't even know there was one there. Washington is only about 45 minutes from me. Oh well.

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Re: Another One Bites the Dust

Postby Buzzard Wing » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:13 am

Yep, my 'closest' dealer was C&G (a phone call away) and now I am likely to call Columbia the closest!?
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Re: Another One Bites the Dust

Postby Matt Kirsch » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:22 pm

It's all in CaseIH's big bad business plan. They are quickly phasing out the small local dealers in favor of large regional dealers to maximize profitability.

In a nutshell, you either get big, sell out to a big dealer, or get told to close your doors.

Frankly for all the shiny red paint, the equipment business isn't all that great these days. Small farms are all but gone and those that are left run old equipment. Parts are high margin items but they don't move enough of them to keep the lights on. Only the big farmers are buying new, and then only one or two big things a year. You just can't float a dealership on the profits from selling one Steiger a year.

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Re: Another One Bites the Dust

Postby Eugene » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:17 am

Case/IH as well as other tractor companies are part of Fiat. Stock sticker symbol CNHI. CNHI as well as other tractor/implement companies, such as John Deere, are experiencing a turn down in sales of farm related equipment. Other sectors of these companies are showing profitability. The turn down in ag related sales is expected to last for several years.

Most tractor dealerships are not owned by the name brand company, but locally owned. If they go out of business it's because of local economic conditions.

One thing I have noticed is that the local tractor dealership has only tractors and equipment on the front lot that most local small farmers would or could utilize.
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Re: Another One Bites the Dust

Postby Jim Becker » Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:25 am

Eugene wrote:One thing I have noticed is that the local tractor dealership has only tractors and equipment on the front lot that most local small farmers would or could utilize.

I've seen that. Here is a striking example. I don't know if the link will work or not. Maybe it will just crash your browser. If you can't see the picture, it is a CaseIH dealer with a few red tractors in the foreground of the picture, then orange ones to the far ends of the lot. Most of them are utility sizes and smaller.

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.1172479,-95.617509,3a,75y,334.83h,80.08t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1szZqDIjYT4uNhmOCqjLqJ7A!2e0

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Re: Another One Bites the Dust

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:23 pm

Yep. Seems like they have no trouble selling those orange ones. The local orange tractor dealer here must have 75 or 80 in various sizes and shapes on his lot, along with dozens of rear mowers..
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Re: Another One Bites the Dust

Postby LincTex » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:59 am

[quote="Jim Becker"]If you can't see the picture, it is a CaseIH dealer with a few red tractors in the foreground of the picture, then orange ones to the far ends of the lot. Most of them are utility sizes and smaller.

[google maps link]

That is in Sulpher Springs, TX. The CIH dealer in Waco is a Kubota dealer as well - - just like that one.

LOTS and LOTS of Kubotas (smaller than 45-50 HP) are sold in this part of Texas every year.


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