A lot of people we talk to ask if this is the slow time of year for us, and while our busiest time of the year is harvest, when lots of farmers across the country and Canada are buying grain bags and grain baggers, the winter in the Midwest is still busy for us as we sell machines that are for preparing fields as well, like tillage equipment and manure spreaders to prepare fields for planting. Also hay handling never stops which includes bale slicers and bale grabbers for handling your wrapped or unwrapped bales of hay. Feeding quality rations to your livestock never stops either, so TMR mixers are always in season as well as bale processors for feeding and bedding livestock. We also added a new product this year to our lineup, the Snow Wizard Snow Blower that is definitely in season!
Winter is also when the most trade shows occur where you can come see our products in person, ask questions, and find a dealer closest to you. Find the upcoming trade shows here: http://showmeshortline.com/events.html
Winter is also a busy time at our warehouse as we are bringing in our stocking parts for the coming season and assembling machines that have come in from our manufacturers overseas to be put together and PDI’d here before they go out to customers or dealerships. Training happens a lot during the colder months around here as well, we have an employee going to Ireland at McHale for 3 weeks at the end of March to learn about the balers and bale wrappers in depth so he can be our on-staff McHale specialist and can troubleshoot, get machines going for the first time on customers farms and be a general resource for all things McHale. We also had our annual sales meeting with our manufacturers and salesman this winter, where we were introduced to the new products for 2017 and discussed competitive pricing to keep providing you with the highest quality and affordable shortline machines.