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Complete Tractor has adapted to the current COVID-19 outbreak to keep our community, customers and employees safe. These measures have allowed us to continue serving our customers with little impact to order delivery.

Here are the actions we’ve taken:

  • Any employee who can work from home is now doing so. Working from home has allowed us to dramatically reduce the number of people who are present in our offices and warehouse facilities.

  • We’ve redesigned our workstations in our shipping and distribution centers, adding space between packing areas, implementing additional social distancing guidelines and reducing the amount of contact with packages and merchandise.

  • Package handlers have been issued protective gear such as gloves and masks when processing orders. We’ve also provided hand sanitizers for use by employees.

  • Temperatures are checked for all employees entering our offices and warehouses. Persons exhibiting a temperature outside of a normal range are not admitted to our facilities. We’re following CDC guidelines for delaying a return to work when someone exhibits signs of illness.

  • We’ve restricted outside visitors from entering our offices and facilities. At this time, no outside guests are allowed to enter our buildings.

  • We encourage our employees to take care of themselves and their families during this outbreak. Our health-first approach to employee relations strengthens our sense of teamwork.

The good news is that we’re operating at nearly 100% capacity in shipping orders. You can continue to rely on us for the aftermarket parts you need. We are aware that the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted some of the delivery services we use, so there are occasional delays for that reason. At this time, the impact of these delays appears minimal.

We’re working hard to provide you with the replacement parts you need to keep tractors and farm equipment fully operational. We’ll get through this time together and look forward to promising times ahead.

Take care,
The Complete Tractor team

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Fond Memories Made on Two Ford 8N Tractors

Sometimes the simple pleasures make the best memories. In days gone by, Gary Kinman recalls times shared with a friend on the family’s Ford 8N tractor. Gary’s family used the tractor to farm 60 acres, but the tractor also served as a mode of transportation all over the county. Once all the work was done, Gary would take the tractor on trips to the country store located about a mile and a half away.

Here’s how Gary describes it:

“A friend and I would ease down the road and pick up old pop bottles along the road. A country store one and a half miles from our farm had a gas pump outside. We would take what pop bottles we picked up and stop at the store to cash them in. We would put 25 to 30 cents of gas in the tank, get a cold pop, and 10 pieces of Double Bubble or Bazooka Joe bubble gum. We’d run the rest of the day, with a jaw filled with bubble gum and a Coke between our knees! We were content!”

Like all good things, the days of riding this tractor came to an end. The family sold the farm and the tractor went with the sale. That tractor was gone.

However, the family’s appreciation for Ford 8Ns didn’t end on the old farm. For people who appreciate Ford 8N tractors, it gets into your blood. Gary’s father bought two 8Ns and make a deal with a mechanic. Gary’s father wanted one working 8N tractor made from the two. Payment for the mechanic would be remaining components from the second tractor. The tractor shown in the accompanying photo is the one, and it has been in the family for more than 40 years.

Gary bought a new farm in 1973, and he brought his father’s “new” tractor. This second tractor has been with him ever since. It has been his faithful companion in raising gardens on this new piece of ground. For much of his life, Gary has made fond memories in the company of two Ford 8N tractors. Given the choice, he wouldn't have had it any other way.

 

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