And here is the big NEWS: JD is currently using the same exact tractor chassis that has been the most popular Tractor in China since 1958. In my opinion, this is the strongest and best built tractor I know of. It was my bread and butter item in the Rhino Tractor Company line up (my previous company), till JD purchased the Benye Tractor factory in China. China is the world's single largest small tractor market. Tytan has entered into an agreement to purchase this exact chassis for sales in the US and Canada. We will of course put our own Fenders, Hood, Rear Fill Fuel Tank, Dual Trax Tires and more on it to create our NEW MODEL.
Tytan is in the final study stages of its first potential NEW store location, located in the Salem, Oregon area. After that we will be aiming for the Kent/ Auburn area for our second location. In settling on additional store locations, we are weighing the percentages of business we would get from what we call weekend farmer business (small acreage) and the Commercial Farmer business. Our second consideration is the actual economic strength of the various possible store locations.
We have hired a Manufacturers Representative to handle the NW territory in order to set up Dealers. He has been a very successful sales agent for many years at Dupont Corp. So far, we have 4 Northwest dealers lined up, for both tractors & implements. As we get further along, we plan to provide pictures of dealerships with our products.