Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: East Central Wisconsin
Decent, reliable dealers in Wisconsin?
So, I am considering either selling the Conquest or trading it in. I love the machine, but I would like to move to a Prestige for the serviceable K72, the suspension, the power steering and I am thinking that the 52" fabricated deck might be better than my 50" deep stamped...maybe? Also, I am intrigued by the EFI motor.
I have had zero issues, but I feel that I use the machine a little harder than most would, and the K72 would most likely fit my needs better than my K66, plus it is nearly 50% faster. This is great for me as the trip up the hill is about 1/4 mile, but the trip down could be much quicker when empty.
I have several dealers close to me. The one just outside of town burned down. the owner is retirement age. The next closest one was visited last fall. I inquired about changing the K66 fluid. I was in school with the owner. His dad owned it prior. The dad said the fluid did not need to be changed and did not want to do it. I asked them if they could anyways. They said they would "call me" when they got a chance to do it. They never called...
I went to another dealer...a much bigger one that sells other brands and larger tractors. I originally was going to purchase from them, but...every time I went in I got a different sales person and a different price. None of them were good and all of them were trying to sell me something else instead...
There is another larger dealer that sells a lot of small engine outdoor equipment. they have multiple locations. About 15 years ago I took my prior tractor in for general service and checkup work. I also had them install the snowblower. After that, the snowblower threw belts every hour or so. something was not right but it all looked correct. I am quite sure one or more of the pulleys (or perhaps the subframe?) was damaged by them.
I am looking to perhaps purchase or trade, but I need to know I have a reliable, honest dealer to work with.
Any suggestions? I am near the Fox Valley, but would be willing to travel a bit for service and sales that I can trust!
Currently I own a 2013 Simplicity Conquest 2750 with cast iron MTD wheel weights, a 2" receiver hitch and a Johnny Bucket Jr., an awesome Polar cart, an unimpressive (but working) 15 year old AgriFab lawn sweeper, a surprisingly excellent 185 pound AgriFab tow-behind broadcast spreader and a high-quality Strongway Acreage Rake.
From 1996 until 2015 I owned a White LT-16 Vanguard V-twin and 2 stage blower
In 1991 I purchased a used 1984 Gilson 16 HP opposed twin. It was a horse!