Posted by lyndsy in Farm,RV,Farms,RVs,Tractor,Lyndsy article Lyndsy’s farm tractor will be the second in the company’s history.
The first was sold to a customer for $5,500 and the company has been selling the same model since the 1990s.
“We just started getting orders in early December, but we’re getting a lot of people interested in it,” said Andrew Pemberton, Lyndsie’s president.
The company’s production capacity is just shy of 20,000 square feet, which is about twice the size of the previous model, which had an 11,500 square foot capacity.
“The only reason we don’t have as many trucks in the farm is because we don.
We just have a small, tight-knit group of people that we love,” Pemberson said.
The tractor is not a truck like the one that sold in 2010, but Pemberman said it has been designed to fit in with Lyndys farm philosophy.
“When you see the tractor, it just looks like a tractor,” Pesterton said.
Pemberon said the company had a small batch of the tractor in stock, and that the order was for a limited number.
“Our supply is a little tighter than usual because we have to be careful with the size and the weight of the trucks we order,” he said.
There are some other trucks on the market in the Lyndes line, like the tractor that was used in the film trailer scene in “Django Unchained,” which had a production capacity of about 3,000 sq. feet.
But Pemberston said he doesn’t see that as a problem.
“People say we’ve got too much capacity in the market, but it’s not,” he explained.
The Lyndsey tractor will only be sold at the Lyds Farm location, and it will only have a four-speed manual transmission.
Pesterson said the tractor is the first Lyndies tractor to be built on a GM assembly line.
He said the process of building the vehicle started about a year ago.
“It’s a really interesting process, and we have a lot to learn from it,” Pemerton said of the production process.
“I think the biggest thing for us is it’s just a matter of getting the right combination of people and technology to build it.”
He said Lyndy has a big commitment to its customers.
“There’s only a few companies out there that are building trucks and they’re all in the same business, so it’s important for us to work together to make sure that we get the right mix of the right people,” he added.
Pemerson said he expects the tractor to sell well.
“If we’re selling a good number of them, we’ll probably be able to keep up with demand,” he stated.
Pesters farm is located near the Lynges Mill, and the tractor will start shipping in February.
Lynd’s farm and its other locations have been growing crops, including strawberries, corn, wheat and soybeans.
Lyddys customers include the American Farm Bureau Federation, the American Farmers Association and the Texas Soybean Association.