Not being to attend that makes me want to cry :crybaby:
It was probably a part of the same Greenmark conglomerate as the one in Goshen.Deere dealer in Adrian just up and disappeared on me. Drove past one day, everything was there. Few days later, all gone, and buildings up for sale. That kinda sucks.
Yeah, not much interest from Deere to keep a place like that open.Pretty sure it was just a single-owner, single store.
You can never have to many....:sidelaughSurely somebody NEEDS a skid of 185 hoods.
If it was a skid of 4_5 hoods or taillights, there'd be a line around the block.:sidelaughYou can never have to many....:sidelaugh
Howdy neighbor.:thThumbsUWell I guess I know what I'm doing Saturday morning. Only 20 minutes or so away!
Send me a list. Not 100% sure I'm going yet, but definitely going to try!If someone wants to volunteer to be my eyes for some stuff I will attempt to make it worth your time to go..... There are some things I would want... All smalls... So they could be shipped to me. :fing32:
The Mishawaka location is only about 10 minutes from my house, but I find myself making the 30-40 minute drive to Union when I need stuff quick. Mishawaka parts guys always made me feel like I was bothering them, but the Union folks are always happy to chat about whatever project I'm working on.Yeah, not much interest from Deere to keep a place like that open.
Kauffman's had been there since the late 40s. When Gilsinger's bought them out, the family retained ownership of the real estate and leased it to Gilsinger's. The lease was up this year, so the current owner, Greenmark, opted to close it.
Greenmark took everything that they thought they could sell and sent it to the other stores. What's left for the auction isn't very exciting, but I'm sure for the right person, there are some treasures.
My dad will be there trying to stock up parts for family fleet. They had several model specific sets of tools and parts racks for things like the 3010, 4020, etc he has been drooling over.
A friend of mine was the parts guy in Mishawaka when they first opened. I have only been back once since he quit several years ago.The Mishawaka location is only about 10 minutes from my house, but I find myself making the 30-40 minute drive to Union when I need stuff quick. Mishawaka parts guys always made me feel like I was bothering them, but the Union folks are always happy to chat about whatever project I'm working on.
That's for sure. My dad bought lots of stuff from JD dealer in central Ohio in the 1960's to 1980's. This was before the mega-stores. Local dealer was really good. Son's owner was the parts manager. The dad and owner dies, JD had store closed in a few weeks. I guess the son did not cut it.I hate seeing places like this disappear.