By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Consumer News | Issue: September 2006
The staff at Mr. J’s Tractor Co. is ready to assist the public with all of their tractor needs. From left are: Larry Lee, store manager; Jim Brassfield, store owner; Larry Cannady, sales; and Mr. Vico, mascot.
Jim Brassfield started learning about tractors in the early 70’s as he and his father had a used truck and tractor lot next door to his Tire City store in Pryor.
Brassfield is more than knowledgeable about his products but says he still has much more to learn. He and Larry Lee, store manager, loves what they are doing.
“I’ve always had a liking for equipment,” says Brassfield, who opened his first new tractor sales business in Nowata, Oklahoma in 2001 followed shortly with a Claremore site.
Brassfield’s five years of experience in new tractor sales eventually led to consolidation of all his operations to Pryor where he has added more products and services to meet customer needs. Farmtrac and Branson tractors are the main product lines but Mr. J’s recently became the new authorized dealer for Woods farm and industrial equipment.
Mr. J’s Tractor Co. carries a full line of matching equipment for the utility and compact tractors on the lot as well as tractor parts for all brands. A variety of used tractors and equipment are also available.
“If we don’t have it in stock, we can get it for you, usually by the next day,” says Brassfield.
Since expanding their product line to become an authorized dealer of Snapper lawnmowers—both residential and commercial—Mr. J’s is an authorized warranty repair center for Kohler and Briggs and Stratton.
The business, located at 315-409 N. Mill (N. HWY 69), has also become an authorized Stihl dealer of chainsaws, cutting saws, yard tools and other accessories.
Just down the street-south of his tractor business-you’ll find Mr. J’s Tire & Motor Co., which is a full line tire store which provides auto repair and carries tires for lawn mowers up to earthmover tires.
Brassfield continues to grow the business and add new services such as foam filling of tires which offers safety because of the increased weight factor and less down time with no flats!
Brassfield is one of the largest retailers of farm tires in Oklahoma and sells them in several states such as Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, and Missouri.
Customer service is at the top of Brassfield’s list. “We have a desire to service the customer. Our whole group has accepted the responsibility to give extraordinary customer service,” he says.
“When it gets down to it, you can buy anything anywhere anymore. All we have to sell is our people and the service we have to offer,” he adds.
Maybe that’s why Mr. J’s Tractor Co. is a growing business, adding new brands and service for their customers.
Mr. J’s Tractor Co. is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
After 30 years in public school education, Carol Round retired and moved from Grand Lake to Claremore, Oklahoma in 2005, where she writes a weekly faith-based column which runs in 14 Oklahoma newspapers as well as several national and international publications. Three volumes of her columns have been compiled into collections: A Matter of Faith, Faith Matters and by FAITH alone. She has also written Journaling with Jesus: How to Draw Closer to God and a companion workbook, The 40-Day Challenge. This past year she has written three children’s books, a series called Nana’s 3 Jars, to teach children about the value of giving, saving and spending money. All of Carol’s books are available through Amazon. In addition to writing her weekly column, authoring books and speaking to women’s groups, she writes for Value News. She also blogs regularly at www.carolaround.com. When she is not writing or speaking, she loves spending time with her three grandchildren, working in her flowerbeds, shooting photos, volunteering at her church or going on mission trips overseas, and hiking. She is also an avid reader and loves working crosswords and trying to solve Sudoku puzzles.