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Chat to them and decide for yourself whether their understanding of the farmer and the farming industry is sufficient to realise that nothing on a farm should ever wait idly for lack of service. Don’t try to be funny If the majority of farmers in your area use a certain type of tractor, it must be due to a reason, and more likely than not that reason will be satisfactory service rendered by the dealer. Therefore, it should be a safe choice to acquire the same kind of tractor. Do not try to impress your neighbours by buying the most peculiar tractor you can find. You will probably find it difficult to obtain spare parts and service, and then it will not be funny anymore. Price Remember that a tractor is a long term investment. Do not try to save a few rands on the price only to burden yourself for twenty or thirty years with a tractor that does not really satisfy your needs. Also consider the resale value of the kind of tractor you acquire. Shop

JP Smit from AFGRI Zambia is very proud of their state of the art workshop near Mhushi, because they can really keep the tractors rolling. around for the financing at the most favourable cost. Perhaps the dealer can organise financing, or you may obtain less expensive financing elsewhere.

Listen to other farmers The farmer always knows best. Listen to the experience of other farmers with tractors and dealers. Their information is valuable.

New transmission technology and better engine performance means more power and less diesel consumption which can make the money-making difference on the farm.

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