Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Feeder House Chain - Harvest 2009

On the drive into work this morning, I saw two combines that had been in the bean fields working yesterday. Harvest is underway here in central Iowa! What a perfect time to talk about feeder house chain.

It seems to us that most feeder chains were designed in Fred Flintstone's day. They are heavy and cause premature wear on the drive mechanism and feeder house bottom.

They often wear out sprockets and stretch chains prematurely because of their weight. The slats are virtually impossible to straighten and because they are riveted you are almost forced into buying a new feeder chain every time a slat bends.

At All States Ag Parts we offer a better solution in feederhouse chain by carrying Harvest Services Feeder Chain.

Our Feeder Chain will handle today's larger crops, improve feeding, last longer and reduce maintenance costs. It starts with 557 chain. With heavier rollers and side links it will outlast the original chain by hundreds of hours.

The slats are bolted, not riveted. The slats are made of plastic with a spring steel insert, giving the slat flexibility as well as "memory" so that when it is bent it will return to its original shape. The plastic slats have a trailing edge so when the flap goes around the drive sprocket it acts like a flipper and speeds up to force your crop into the threshing cylinder.

There are also fewer slats. We've taken away enough to reduce the weight but left plenty to carry any crop, including western Canadian spring wheat. With fewer slats we've reduced the weight by 35%. With less weight you'll notice less wear on the bearings, sprockets and feeder house bottom.

This is how it works :

As the trailing edge of the slat goes around the drive sprocket it acts like a flipper and speeds up to force your crop into the threshing area the first time around. The design of the slat makes it impossible for your crop to follow it back around. Back feeding is eliminated.


Over the years there have been many weak imitations but for long term durability and true value, nothing compares to Harvest Services Feeder House Chain from All States Ag Parts.

You can find feeder house chain and other combine and tractor parts from All States Ag Parts by checking us out on line at www.tractorpartsasap.com or calling toll free to 877-530-4430.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Jobs Available at our Ft. Atkinson, IA facility

NE Iowa's premier tractor and combine parts supplier is gearing up for harvest and beyond with these full time, permanent positions:

Dismantler – Mechanical ability required. A working knowledge of tractors and combines is helpful. This position is responsible for handling the tear down of tractors and combines. This is a full time position with a benefit package. Salary commensurate with experience.

Mechanic – General mechanic work including rebuilding equipment and some teardown of salvage equipment. Ft. Atkinson Tractor Parts rebuilds a variety of parts and rebuilding may include pumps, transmissions, carburetors, engines or other parts as required. Quality and attention to detail is of extreme importance for this position.

Tractor & Combine Parts Sales - In this fast-paced position, you'll assist walk-in and phone customers with used, new and rebuilt ag parts sales. Agricultural and/or sales background helpful. This is a full time position with a benefit package. Salary commensurate with experience.

Contact John Berger, store manager at 877-530-3010 or 563-534-7283; Fax 563-534-7287; E-mail

New Product in Stock - Complete Cabs

John Deere
6420 Cab Shell

Two in stock!
Contact Missouri Tractor Parts

at 877-530-7720


John Deere
840 Cab
Used cab from a late model 4840 with a push button door latch and welded bulkhead. Will also fit a 4640. In good condition except for a slight ear in the trim by the door stay. For additional information please call 877-530-3010.

Ford 8970 Cab
Ford 8970 Tractor Cab in Excellent Condition. Call 877-530-7720 for more information.

Ford TW10 Cab
Ford TW10 Tractor Cab in Excellent Condition. Call 877-530-7720 for more information.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

All States Ag Parts Recent Tractor Teardowns

All States Ag Parts recently tore down the following tractors and has a very fresh supply of parts for these models. If you don't see your model here, call 877-530-4430 anyway, we've been tearing down tractors for over 10 years and have parts for all makes and models.

Allis Chalmers

David Brown


8N (2)

186 Hydro
300 (2)
300 Utility
560 (2)
1086 (2)

John Deere
3010 (2)
4020 (7)
8630 (2)






Friday, September 4, 2009

Perfect Weather Draws Tremendous Crowds to Farm Progress

(Decatur, IL) - The annual Farm Progress Show for 2009 wrapped up on Thursday afternoon, September 3. This was the first year the show was held at the new permanant location in Decatur, IL and from early indications was a tremendous success. The new location received an assist from nearly perfect weather and a later-than-usual growing season that kept farmers from being occupied with harvest.

The Farm Progress Show is billed as the nation's largest outdoor show and features more than 500 exhibitors displaying farm equipment, tractors, combines and farm implements, as well as seed and crop protection products, and many additional farm supplies and services. Ag manufacturers and suppliers from across the country and around the world participate. Field demonstrations are a big part of the show.

"The Farm Progress Show is where All States Ag Parts sees the greatest number of international customers. Next year, we are planning to have a Spanish speaker as part of our crew to better serve the attendees needs, just as we did 3 years ago," said Terry Burkart, Marketing Director for All States Ag Parts.

Additionally, the show features live cattle handling demonstrations include the newest cattle chutes, equipment, animal health products and work techniques. The show features hundreds of restored antique tractors and machinery, horse training demonstrations and entertainment. The show also includes a wide variety of marketing, management and production seminars.

"Tuesday was the busiest farm show I've ever attended", said Dave DeFoe, National Farm Show Manager for All States Ag Parts. "We could have never anticipated the number of farmers that attended this show."

All States showed a variety of tractor and combine parts for all makes and models. In addition, the 2009 Ag Parts Catalog was distributed free of charge. As a special incentive, all show attendees were eligible for 10% off their parts purchase at All States Ag Parts until September 11, 2009.

"This was my first farm show and I really enjoyed seeing all of the different products from all over the country", said Corky Butrum, parts specialist from Missouri Tractor Parts, an affiliate of All States Ag Parts.

All States Ag Parts can be reached at 877-530-4430 or at TractorPartsASAP.com. Missouri Tractor Parts can be reached at 877-530-7720.

August Farm Shows - 2009

(Redwood Falls, MN) - August and September mark the busiest part of the farm show season for All States Ag Parts. All States Ag Parts exhibited at Farmfest for the 4th consecutive year in 2009.

"Each year we are here is more successful than the previous", said Dirk Pearson, Hendricks store manager and 4-year show attendee. "We have a lot of people that make it a point to stop by our booth to ask about parts and pick up the new catalog", Pearson said.

Farmfest, open August 4 to 6, is held annually at the Gilfillan Estate, near Redwood Falls and Morton, Minnesota. For three days in August, a former farm field that now has permanent gravel streets and Morton buildings is transformed into a small city of booths and tents touting products, offering seminars, selling refreshments, and offering a variety of products and services to those in the agricultural community. This year's show had over 35,000 visitors.

All States Ag Parts is one of the over 500 exhibitors at the show. Richard Keel, Ft. Atkinson Tractor Parts, and Pearson worked the show each of the three days. The showed a variety of parts for all makes of tractors and combines. They also distributed the 2009 Fall Ag Parts Catalog, which was hot off the presses and being distributed for the first time.

Keel said, " This was the first farm show I've attended for All States Ag Parts. I was impressed with the overall traffic we generated in our booth."

(Seneca Falls, NY) - A soggy start to Empire Farm Days was the only negative aspect of this year's Empire Farm Days. This show focuses on bringing new technology, forums and products to the small farms and dairies of upstate New York. The show is held each year at the Rodman Lott & Son Farms in the Finger Lakes region.

"Our three eastern stores: Ft. Atkinson, IA; Black Creek, WI; Downing, WI; are perfectly suited with the inventory required for the tractors in New York", said Terry Burkart, Marketing Director for All States Ag Parts.

Dave DeFoe, National Farm Show Coordinator, and Bob Weier, parts specialist from Salem, SD, worked the All States Ag Parts booth for the 3-day show from August 11-13. All States Ag Parts showed many parts focusing on the tractor models at work on the typical New York farm or dairy.

"The new gauge display and new emblem display have drawn a lot of attention to our booth. People really like looking at that type of product" said DeFoe.

(Mitchell, SD) - This show got off to a bit of a shaky start when Paul Dyke showed up for set up and the items for building the booth were missing! A couple of panicked calls to the freight company and a quick stroll around the grounds and Paul was able to find the two pallets that had all of the necessary materials.

From that point on, this show was more successful than any of the previous 3 Dakotafest shows. Improved traffic, cool weather and a later than normal soybean and corn crop provided the farm community plenty of reasons to attend this year's 3-day show at the Schlaffman Farm located just off I-90 in Mitchell, SD.

The 3-day show, August 18-20, features over 500 companies on 45-acres. Much like many other outdoor farm shows, attendees can attend field demonstrations, livestock handling demonstrations, horse training demonstrations, educational seminars and entertainment.
Paul Dyke, owner, and Dave DeFoe, national farm show manager, worked this show for All States Ag Parts.

Dyke said, "Many of the customers we saw at Dakotafest are quite familiar with our Salem location and frequently ask the whereabouts of one of the Salem sales members."

All States Ag Parts can be reached toll free at 877-530-4430 or at TractorPartsASAP.com. Salem Tractor Parts, Salem, SD, can be reached at 877-530-4010.