Brand loyalty. Farmers have it. For tractors, anyway. Around here, many of the local farmers favor John Deere. Their implement sheds are filled with green machines. Well, you know what they say. Nothing runs like a Deere.
When I asked my laconic hay supplier about tractors, he replied “New Holland.” All his equipment is bright blue.
After many years of service, our faithful Ford 2N tractor, older even than RailGuy himself, has been feeling rather sluggish. We decided it was time to look for something a bit newer to help out with miscellaneous chores on our 60 acres and settled on this International Harvester model.
When I mentioned the new purchase to a friend, she approved. “International Harvester! That’s what ours is! Good tractors!”
So far, RailGuy is pleased with the new addition.