At TISCO, our tractor parts are sold through a worldwide family of dealers, who are as much a part of our success as the high quality aftermarket parts they sell. And we can’t speak highly enough of those who consider us their supplier of choice.
Kuhn’s Equipment Repair is one of those valued dealers. We began working together in 1998 – the same year Kuhn’s opened its doors for business. When asked why the company began working with TISCO all those years ago, the answer was simple for Maggie Simpson, Kuhn’s tractor technician:
TISCO was the first dealer we found that we could trust to stand behind the quality of their parts. They have great communication and will answer any of our questions. This stands true 14 years later.
What began in Bob Kuhn’s grandfather’s barn, Kuhn’s Equipment Repair was strictly a repair and restoration business. One of its biggest accomplishments was moving out of that barn and into its very own shop. Another major accomplishment came when Kuhn’s began selling parts online at antiquetractorpartsrus.com. The movement to online parts was still in its early stages, which allowed Kuhn’s to corner the market. Now the company offers affordable, aftermarket tractor parts to customers around the world with 20 warehouses in the U.S. and Canada.
Kuhn’s Equipment Repair has also been a part of some truly outstanding tractor restorations. Among its most memorable projects is a 1939 John Deere BI with snow plow attachment (pictured below). There were only seven John Deere BI tractors ever made with a side-attached PTO, and Kuhn’s Equipment Repair had the opportunity to restore one – they did a great job!
Five Repair Tips for Tractor Owners
Kuhn’s Equipment Repair offers five tips for any tractor owner:
1. Get a Shop Manual. The most important thing any tractor or implement owner can do is to get a shop manual. How are you supposed to grease your tractor if you don’t know where all the fittings are, which oil to use or what the timing should be on in? All of this info is in your shop manual. Use it as a go-to resource for all things involving your tractor. Make notes in the book, write down part numbers, prices and places as you purchase them, and add the model and serial number of all major tractor parts.
2. Don’t tackle complicated repairs if you’re not sure what you’re doing. Changing a bearing or tie rod is one thing, but timing the engine, getting the correct clutch and splitting the tractor is another. The smallest mistake can cost big money, and you would have to bring it to a mechanic anyway.
3. Service your tractor regularly. Small problems grow like weeds. A bad wheel bearing can turn into an entire new front end, so make sure to fix the small stuff before they turn into bigger, more expensive problems.
4. Do your homework. When you’re looking for tractor parts, get recommendations and check out the company’s website.
5. Save yourself from unnecessary costs. Always pressure wash your tractor before you bring it into the shop because the first thing any mechanic will do is wash your tractor so they can better assess any problems. Write down specifically what your tractor is or isn’t doing and where or what the problems are. Note any tests you’ve done and new parts you’ve put on. This will save you hundreds of dollars in total repair costs.
Contact Kuhn’s Equipment Repair with your tractor parts needs or if you have a technical question.
All of us at TISCO would like to extend our appreciation to Kuhn’s Equipment Repair. Thanks for 14 years of doing business together!