Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Snowy Day

I went to bed last night with rain lightly falling about 11 pm. And I thought well no snow for us. Woke up this morning with 2 inches of snow on the ground and snow still falling from the sky. The flakes seem o be getting larger and are falling faster than they were earlier. I'm going out to take pictures I will try to post some later.
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!!!

Eric Benton, Just watching it snow !!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


I came out of the house about 6:30 am this morning and it was still dark and as I was standing there I could see little flakes bouncing off my jacket. It was lightly snowing. It was 29 degrees on the thermometer. It tapered off in a couple of minutes and as I was driving out the drive it turned to rain.

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, just trying to stay warm today!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cold Weather

Monday morning it was 21 degrees, Tuesday morning it was 16 degrees, Wednesday morning is was 16 degrees, Thursday morning it was 21 degrees, Today it was 24 degrees! A regular heat wave!!! Monday morning the pond did not have ice on it. Every other morning including this morning the pond has been covered in ice. Since we have had few days this week that the temperature got over 32 degrees the ground is frozen which probably is why the pond was frozen over at 24 degrees.
Last night I went and looked at a JD 3020 that a friend of mine is repairing. The owners son was pulling stumps with the chain hooked to the lift arms. He would back up to the stump, put it in a high gear and pop the clutch and let it run to the end of the chain. When it reached the end of the chain it would yank (and yank is the proper word) the front end of the tractor 6 to 7 feet off the ground. I think he is lucky to still be among the living. The lift stopped working somewhere in this assault. I looked at the control valve for the lift and pressure checked the lift piston and it worked. I pressure checked the control valve and could not get anything to work. It had a pressure valve that I could not open with 175 pounds of air pressure. It normally requires about 1700 pounds of pressure to open the valve for oil to go to the lift control valve. I then back pressured the valve and with the lift lever in the down position I could blow air through the return side of the hydraulic system all the way to the oil cooler in front of the radiator. I could hear it bubble in the cooler! I moved the lever to the up position which should have closed the down/return valve in the control valve. It didn't, I could still hear it bubble through the return side in the oil cooler. We pulled the control valve off and all the valve looked OK. We installed a used control valve I had on a tractor and everything went back to work. The only thing I could think that had happened is the wall between the high pressure incoming oil and the return oil had been cracked by the shock wave created when he hit the end of the chain. The repeated yanking on the lift had evidently beat a large passage out between the two oil passages.
The used control valve fixed the problem and made it an expensive stump pulling!!!

Eric Benton ,Southeast Tractor Parts, Used parts not availible at JD anymore!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Day!!

Today is a day for having dinner with friends and family!
Happy Thanksgiving Day!!!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, I hope I don't eat to much!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tractor Pulling at Moncks Corner SC

Saturday, I went to Moncks Corner and was expecting a so-so track cause it is sandy there. However, It was possibly the best track I have pulled on there. And as the day went on it got better and better. I got 1 first place and 2 second place finishes. One second place finish was in a pulloff with JFB. On the first pull I went 319.6 and he went 318.2 ft. The full pull line was 300 feet and we had to repull. The sled operator raised the chain 2 holes and I pulled 230 and spun out ( still need more traction) and JFB pulled 243 and choked. I kinda happy with how I pulled cause how many people have been in a pulloff with JFB. It was a great day! Pa pulled 3 classes and got 3 first place finishes so he had a good time also.

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts,

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Kenny, I saw the pulling pictures on the Internet! How did you do????
Larry call me about Round Man.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


My buddy has gone to White Pine TN to a tractor pull today. I almost wish I had followed him up there, but, I have to much to do today. I need to work on my tractor to be ready for the pull at Moncks Corner if I can find someone to keep the dogs.
Well I hope Kenny has good luck today!!!!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts,

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dawn of a New Day!

I went and voted this morning. I was the first one there and had to verify the vote box was empty and the seals were in place. It was the first time I have been the first to vote.
When I got home there was a beautiful sunrise lighting up the sky. If I believed in omens then I would be able to say that the beautiful sunrise would mean that things are going to change for the better because of how we vote. However, on the other hand I ran my pickup out of fuel on the way home. I had 5 gallons in a fuel can in the bed of the truck I had been hauling around for a week and I put it in the truck and got it cranked back up and drove it straight to the store. Seventy two dollars later I had a full tank. So I will let you figure out what these omens mean.
Maybe, someone is saying Good Luck!!!

Eric Benton

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Online Ordering

Check out our website for online ordering of tractor parts and accessories. Just click on the "Online Ordering" button and it will take you to the ecommerce site. You can browse the parts that are there and sign up and order and the parts will be sent to you.
Take a look!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, One more way to fix your tractor!

Gasket Scraper

This is the best gasket scraper I have found in years. The beveled edge makes it perfect for sharpening. The sharper it is the better it is for removing gaskets. This also means it will cut your fingers and I have the scars to prove it. It only took 5 stitches to sew up my finger.
Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, A Handy Tool!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Scraping Gaskets

A unwelcome part of almost any repair job is removing the gasket off of the pieces of the assembly. Especially if they were assembled with #2 permatex. It sets up really hard!!. I have got to the point that I use white grease to install my gaskets. If white grease gets in the oil it will mix with the oil and not clog up pumps and filters. If you use to much silicone or permatex then it can cause damage or plug up the intake on oil pumps. I bought a good putty knife about 25 years ago and paid about $12.00 for it and have misplaced it several years ago. I have found and purchased a couple of paint scrapers to remove gaskets and they were not as good as the old fashion putty knife that I had earlier. The original putty knife I had I could sharpen it with a piece of emory cloth and I have the scars to show what happens when you slip and cut a finger instead of the gasket. A sharp putty knife makes it easy to get all of the gasket off the metal.
I was at Lowes getting paint for the office's we built here in the store and walked by a putty knife hanging on the wall and it was almost a carbon copy of the one I had earlier. The handle was plastic instead of wood. It cost me about $6.00 and I bought it home and it works perfectly.
I will try to post a picture of it tomorrow. So, if you are removing hard to get off gaskets go to Lowes and get a good putty knife.

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor parts, Always looking for a deal!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Cooling down

I came out of the house this morning and it was 59 degrees. A pleasant change from a month ago!!!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, enjoying the weather!!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Repair Kits for Remote Valves

I got a visit from one of my suppliers a few days ago and I now have in stock repair kits for the hydraulic selective control valves on JD tractors from the late model 3020 & 4020 up through the 40 series tractors. It also fits the utility tractors like the 2030 2440 2640 1020 820 and others.
I also have the same kit that fits the 50 series tractors that have the ISO style couplers. These will be alot lower priced than Deere.
These kits have the 4 valves and both of the oring kits in them to rebuild the Selective Control Valve Assembly that bolts on the back of the tractor. This is the valve that the remote hydraulic cylinder lines plugs into.

I am building a JD 4320 engine in my spare time( lol) I could not work on it tonight because of the end of month paperwork that has to be done to get statements out to our customers.
Still got a little work to do on them.

Eric Benton
Southeast Tractor Parts, new parts for old problems!

Friday, July 30, 2010

JD 9500 Combine Radiator

I left after work last night and drove 100 miles one way to deliver a JD 9500 Combine radiator to one of my customers. I got 2 birds with one trip, on the way I stopped by one of my customers in Timmonsville SC and picked up a clutch core and continued on to Kingstree to deliver the radiator. My buddy introduced me to a couple of local farmers while we were standing around talking at the local watering hole. I got home at 11:45 pm. Sometimes I will deliver but I do not make a habit of it. It was a good trip!!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts,

Monday, July 12, 2010


We got to 102 degrees last Thursday and then had rain Friday and Saturday. 1.7 inches for the weekend.
John ,I found out to late about the chicken bog to be there. I know it was good! I would not mind driving to Monroe for good chicken bog!!!!!

We are getting some more rain right now. Maybe it will rain all night.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Today's temperature was 99 and tomorrow is forcasted for 101. We need some rain to cool off and help the soybeans to grow. Maybe we will get some on Saturday. Promises promises!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Weather and Stuff!

Yesterday, I had a customer come in and say he needed a bearing for a Ford
9N steering sector. I looked it up in the computer and he said his did not look like the one on the screen. I asked him did he have a 3 speed transmission. This is the easiest way to tell the determine if it is a 9N (Three speed transmission) or a 8N ( Four speed transmission). He said he had a 3 speed but his steering gear was different. Then he said " I have got it in the truck" I said " Lets go look at it!"
It was a steering sector for a Ford 601!!! All 601's have a 4 or 5 speed transmission. Then he remembered it was a 4 speed. Some days it is clear why I have no hair!!
Last night it rained somewhere between 2 and 3 inches in about 45 minutes and this was accompanied by a loud amount of THUNDER and a bright amount of LIGHTENING the whole time it was raining. it was probably the most rain we have had at one time in the last 2 years.
Our pond went from being almost dryed up to overflowing!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Crazy customers and weather!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tractor Pulling at Forts Pond in Pelion SC 5-22-10

I went to the tractor pull last Saturday and was a little apprehensive over pulling by National rules. Mainly due to having to slow my tractor down to pull Division 3. Over the past few years pulling here in SC and GA I have come to think there might be something to National rules. I have been in Super classes where the only thing that determined where you finished was how much money you spent on your motor. I have competed against $24000.00 engines with my little motor and won some of the pulls. However, mostly had my butt spanked. I had too much tractor to pull stock or at least I did not want to move down to stock and beat up on them. It is not any fun when the pull is not competitive. It is not fair to take a 150 Hp engine and pull against 80 to 120 Hp engines and they really don't have a chance of catching you. When money is the determining factor the time you get a motor built someone else will have a bigger motor in a couple of months and the circle never ends, round and round we go!! I do not want to be on the merry go round........
Forts Pond has a Division 1 class that is stock out of the field, a Division 2 class that is what we have been calling "stock", A Division 3 class that is stock RPM + 20 percent and a 7 mph limit. Division 4 is an open class 3000 RPM limit ,any gear no speed limit. So there is something for everyone and I do like Division 3.
I got 1 first place finish and 2 second place finishes. I was competitive in each class. I have been pulling 6000,6500,7000 lb classes because I could not compete any higher that this with the tractors that pull 7500 lb and above. Some of those tractors were 250 to 400 Hp with 6 cylinder engines and my 4 cylinder 150 HP engine just was not enough! I think now I can rethink the classes I am going to pull next time and maybe pull 7000, 7500,8500lb Div 3. My tractor pulled a lot better at 7000 on Saturday 286.19 feet vs 251.51 ft in 6500lb.
There are a lot of Antique Tractor Pulling clubs here in SC . Some of these clubs formed because they did not like the rules where they were pulling so they started there own club. Nothing wrong with that! However, some of these clubs had a lot of pullers and those pullers have left and now they are down to 5 to 15 tractors per pull where they used to have 30 to 50 per pull. It is mostly because someone has built tractors to win at any cost and there are super tractors pulling in stock classes and running the stock people off. There are a lot of pullers that don not want to spend any money to build Hp. They just want to go have fun and be competitive. But, The guy who has to win has spent the money to win and is probably pulling a div 3 tractor in a div 2 class or a div 4 tractor in a div 3 class. The competition has decided to stay home since there is no chance of them winning.
I hope Forts Pond can build a pull where there will be 80 to 100 tractors there to pull. I think it has the potential to accomplish this goal.
Larry there is a place for orange tractors and John bring that IH of yours I think you will be suprised

Eric Benton, A new place to pull, Come on and bring your tractor!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tractor Pulling in Saluda SC on May 1,10

Saturday was a week ago , Pa and I went to Saluda SC for a tractor pull. It was put on by the Palmetto Tractor Club. The track was the best I have ever seen there. It was a power track!! The rules said that super tractors had to pull in 2nd gear and 2nd gear was a good choice for the track.
All in all it was a good day. Pa slept most of the way home!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, I would rather be tractor pulling!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

UPS Freight Cost

Last Friday, I got the most expensive UPS Next Day Air package I have ever had delivered to me. The freight bill was $518.00. It was an engine kit for a JD 6076 engine. My customer had to have it the next day.

I just got off the phone with a customer in NC that bought a JD 3020 radiator from me in 2004 and he needed a new radiator for a JD 4020. I have one shipping to him today. We do a lot of repeat business and it is nice to look in the computer and see a history of orders and business. It makes doing business easier.

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, We like it when you call back!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Home work!!

My wife and I spent the weekend putting new underpinning on the front of the house. The old underpinning was over 20 years old and had seen better days. We had to tear out all the old and install a new frame and siding. all I have left to do is build an access door. All the sore muscles are worth it to have it done in 1 weekend. Now I can go tractor pulling and not have to worry about working on the house!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, House fixer!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tractor Pulling April 10 & 11

I went tractor pulling this past weekend. I pulled at the Sunny Plains Antique Tractor Association at St Matthews SC . There were about 60 tractors there on Saturday and 30 on Sunday. The weather was beautiful and the track was loose and had most of us scratching our heads to figure out how to get our tractors to hook and pull. Normally I run 600 lbs on the front weight bracket to hold the front end down. It only took 100 lbs to hold the front end down Saturday and Sunday. So it was definitely a looser track than we had seen at previous pulls. I had made some changes in the carb of Pa's tractor and it increased his HP just a little and we finally figured out he needed to pull heavier classes where his tires could hook up and pull instead of spinning.
Kenny, the track was better on Sunday!!
All in all it was a good weekend!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Some time off for some R&R

Friday, April 2, 2010

Parts Shipments

One of the orders I had today had 247 parts that I pulled and shipped to one customer. It was a busy day! They were not very big parts but they were a lot of them. The order shipped today by UPS and should be delivered on Monday.

Eric Benton, Shipping lots of parts every day!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

JD 2840 Clutch and Pressure Plate

Today, I got in a JD 2840 Clutch and Pressure plate set for stock. The retail price of the new Luk clutch set is$450.00 The retail price at JD is $1183.00.
I stock clutches,pressure plates and bearings for most makes and models. So the next time you need a clutch call us and let me save you some money.

Eric Benton, Saving you money 1 part at the time!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Parts Questions

I had a customer call and ask "Do you have Farmall mufflers" and I said "yes". Then he asks" How much are they??" . I say(biting my tongue) "What tractor do you want one for?"
I stock a variety of mufflers for Farmall tractors and the prices range from $20.00 to roughly $165.00. It depends on the model and engine size.
If you tell me what you are working on then it is easier to give you the right price and I can tell you if I have it in stock. This guy need one for a Super A and I had it on the shelf for $32.00 .

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Mufflers for most makes and models


I was putting up parts this morning and the radio was off in the office and I kept hearing a beat and I could almost recognize the song but not quite. I am 7/10 s of a mile off of the highway. If I can hear your car radio through the building 7/10's of a mile away from you It IS TO LOUD!
Its no wonder so many people say Huh!
I don't want to listen to my radio most of the time and I sure don't want to listen to yours.
Turn it down and I won't make you listen to mine.

Eric Benton Southeast Tractor Parts, to much noise!!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


This was the back counter that held out parts books, copier,fax machine and other things. We are deconstructing it to reuse the materials in the 2 office rooms we are going to build behind the counter. When we built it in 97 we used a lot of ring shank nails to hold it together and it has been a challenge to tear it apart. However, slowly but surely it is coming apart!!!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, nothing is certain except change!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

All Things Being Relative

I was talking with a good customer of mine that buys a lot of Ford hydraulic pumps from me. Yesterday, he was needing a pump for a 6610s tractor. He thought it was the same one as the TL100 which is a $875.00 but it was not and it was about $300.00 cheaper. I told him it was not as outrageous as the TL100 pump and he said "It is not outrageous" I still think the price for pump is high. However, he then said the local tractor dealer wants $1600.00 for the same pump I am selling for a $875.00 . So things being relative, my idea of a High price was his idea of a Good Deal!!!!!
We have a Good Deal for you! Call me and get yours today!

Eric Benton Southeast Tractor Parts, Good Deals for Everyone!!!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Parts Returns

Sometimes we have parts returned simply because I sold the customer the wrong part. Sometimes the customer will ask for a part for a JD 3020 and when it comes back I find out he had a JD 2030. Occasionally, he will even have a IH tractor ( his buddy said they are the same thing). Our return rate is like .25 percent of our gross sales which is pretty low. I know some used parts places are normally 6 to 8 percent on there returns. I get the most returns from people who come in and get a part and have not worked on their tractor yet!! The think they know what is wrong and buy a part and when it is torn apart something different is broken. So tear your tractor down to determine what parts you really need to fix it before you order or buy the parts you think you need, some of the parts we order cannot be returned. Some can be returned but there is shipping costs and restocking fees that have to be paid and this runs up your cost.
The Rental Uniform man was just here wanting me to try out a new soap to clean our hands. I now have a dispenser mounted in the restroom to dispense soap. It is a new product for them and he wants me to tell him if it is any good- to test drive it-However I know where this is going and it will have to be pretty cheap for me to buy it.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Our last bout of snow looked real good on Tuesday night. There was enough to cover the grass in the yard at about 10:30 pm. The next morning almost all of it was gone. Today it is all gone.
The weather people are calling for a nice weekend. Maybe most of our winter is gone! But,I am not going to put my jacket up yet!!!!
Even with the weather the first few days of March have been really busy and I like it! Lots of people are getting the garden tractors ready to break ground and start planting. The farmers are rebuilding engines and replacing clutches and getting ready to go. I sold 2 identical DT436 IH engine kits yesterday both were for a IH 1466. I am looking for a gear for a IH 1566 transmission for a customer.

Eric Benton. Southeast Tractor Parts,Selling Parts & Staying Warm(trying to)!!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


It is raining, sleeting and snowing here and the weather people are calling for 3 inches of snow this afternoon and tonight. At least it is only going to stick on the grass and not on the highway. I had enough bad weather while in KY 2 weeks ago. Hopefully, this will be gone tomorrow. I need to pull parts off a Super C tractor and I don't like to pull parts in the rain ,especially, freezing rain! The way it is falling now I would be soaked and freezing over in about 7 minutes.

Southeast Tractor Parts, new and used tractor parts, some still on the tractor!!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Tractors!

Here are 2 pictures of Baylee playing with her new tractor!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pulling Tires

Larry, this is the set I am getting. It is a little hard to see but the guy in the white T shirt is standing in front of it. I think I can run 2nd gear and get about 15mph maybe even 18mph down the track!!
Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Pulling Tires!!

Larry, I found you a set of new tires!!!!

Larry, I think these would do real good on your tractor. More traction, more speed, more first place trophies!!!!!
I got a picture of my new tires but I have got to find it!!
Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, This will scare all of Larrys competition!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Farm Shows

The last day of the Raleigh Farm Show was a good day attendance wise. but a lousy day to have been outside. It snowed, rained and sleeted on us all day long. I got soaking wet loading up the truck to come home. I saw a couple of fender benders on the way home and it was probably because of the slick roads.
Sunday I left to go to the National Farm Machinery show in Louisville KY. It snowed on and off for the whole trip to Ky. I stayed at a hunting cabin a friend has there in Pleasureville KY. The driveway which is a 1 lane road between 2 fences that are barely far enough apart for the road. When a Dodge 2500 series ,long bed, quad cab pickup turns sideways on the slick ice/snow cover road there is verrrrrry little room left between the fences. I did not hit the fence but I think it is only because the fence moved over some!!!
There was 5 or 6 inches of snow on the ground when I got there and it snowed another 8 inches on Monday night. I backed the truck up on Tuesday morning to meet my buddies to go and finish setting the booth up and stuck my truck. They picked me up and I left the truck stuck 2 days before I could get to it to pull it out. When I did get it out I drove it to the front side of the cabin and stuck it again. So my buddies picked me up to go to the show every day. The only day I drove in was on Saturday so I could load the truck to come home. Once I had the weight of the parts and racks I had on display then I did not have any problem getting around in the snow. I left home with 1000 lbs plus my display parts and should have had 1400 lbs in the back of the truck. This was the worst year for weather problems that I have ever had while at Louisville.
However, It was one of the best years for talking to customers and new potential customers.
I met several people I had been shipping part to but had only talked to on the phone. So lousy weather good show!! I handed out 2000 catalogs while at the show. I was so busy I only got to go get ice cream on 2 days instead of every day!!!!

Eric Benton Southeast Tractor Parts,

Friday, February 5, 2010

Raliegh Farm Show Day 3

I am setting in my booth waiting for the show to open and it is a rainy, sleeting and snowy day here at the fairgrounds. I don't know how this will affect the attendance but I think it will be a good bit less than yesterday. Thursday was a real good day. There were a lot of people who were interested in parts. There were also a lot of my customers that came by the booth to talk to me. Some even came to pick up parts I had brought to the show for them. I had expected to see some empty booths here due to the economy, However, every booth is full and I have not found an empty booth anywhere here at the show. At the Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie GA there were a lot of empty booths where displayers cancelled or just did not show up. People have been more upbeat about things than there were in Moultrie in October. I hope today will be a good day also!!!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts,

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Raleigh Farm Show

Today was the first day of the Raleigh Farm Show. I expected it to be a slow day and I was pleasantly surprised. I was busy for most of the day talking to customers and handing out catalogs. I have a list of parts to find for people when I get home and also talked to several customers I have previously sold parts . One of these customers is going to pickup tires rims and centers this Saturday. The weather was good today, lots of sunshine, lots of snow and ice melted and everyone seemed to be in good spirits about the coming year. Tomorrow should be good and Friday is supposed to be back to a wintry mix.
This is my 1 year anniversary for blogging. I started last year during the show. Some days this is easy to do and sometimes it is almost impossible to do. There have been visitors from all over the states and several other countries. I have some ongoing projects I need to finish to get on here and some new projects I want to do if I can find the time. I will be here for the rest of the week and then at the National Farm Machinery show in KY next week and then home to sell more parts and get ready for another tractor pulling season.

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Working for a living!!!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

NTPDA Tradeshow

I have been a member of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association since 1989. I have served as a director of the association, and as the vice president and president but this year I am just a member. This is probably the position I am most qualified to serve. All in all it was a good informative meeting. I found some new suppliers that will provide me with some new parts I have been looking for to meet my customers demand. The best "meetings" were in the bar at the end of the day. For some of us , this is more a family reunion to catch up with what is going on with familys and friends. Linda did not go this year and I was asked"Where's Linda?" about 100 times from various people aroound the country.
Friday night I went to the Grand Old Opry at the Ryman Auditorium. They were doing a live radio show while we were there for the 2 hour show. It was a good show. The wood pews (seats) had my butt numb in about 30 minutes. There were singers from the 70s & 80s as well as singers that are current so it was a good mix of country music. And it was interesting to be in a live radio show, especially one I have listened to many Friday and Saturday nights as I was growing up. The rest of the time I spent in the Trade Show looking for deals. I did find a couple of deals and brought them home with me. I had the cab of the pickup full of clutch packs and guage assemblies.

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts,Always looking for a deal!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

On the Road!!

I am in Nashville TN attending the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association meeting. It was a 500 mile drive to get here. The interstate I40 is still blocked by a rockslide so I had to bypass around the slide on Hwy 70 from Asheville NC to Newport TN. I saw a lot of snow on the bypass, yards still covered in snow and trees that had blown down or the accumulation of snow had broken them on the side of the road. I also saw creeks and ponds that were frozen over and there was snow on top of the ice. At least the roads were clear. I have spent today in classes on Strategic Planning, Computer programs and Environmental planning. In a hour the trade show opens so I can see what my suppliers have available in new parts for the coming year. It has been a good time talking to friends from across the country.

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts,always looking for more parts to sell!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Year!!

I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!! Here are 3 new pictures to start the year off . Larry if you paint your tractor red you want have to worry about adjusting the valve settings. The other 2 pictures are of a MF 135 I purchased . It runs good ,cranks good, and has power steering. It is just a ugly tractor. I will probably part it out. The engine is a Perkins 3 cylinder 152 cubic in engine.
Eric Benton. Southeast Tractor Parts, New parts for the new year!!