The Esteemed Owners of Linn Benton Tractor, Don and Vivian Kropf, Begin a New Journey
In a remarkable span of 33 years, Don and Vivian Kropf have dedicated their unwavering commitment to their venture, an Elite Kubota/multi-line dealer equipment enterprise. Now, poised at the crossroads, the Kropfs are set to embrace a well-deserved retirement. Throughout their tenure, the duo has generously supported a myriad of local and state sports teams, fairs and rodeos, and has been an integral part of bolstering local 4H/FFA auctions and events. Their relentless work ethic, pursuit of excellence, and profound dedication to their employees, customers, and the community have been the cornerstone of Linn Benton Tractor's ascent to an elite dealership, renowned far and wide. Vivian Kropf reflects, "We approach this decision with a medley of emotions—sadness, joy, and contentment. The time has come to relish the other facets of life: cherishing our grandson, embracing family time, exploring travel, and pursuing hobbies."
Oregon Equipment Sales, LLC Embarks on a Fresh Chapter
Marking a pivotal juncture in its journey, Oregon Equipment Sales, LLC (OES), a privately held entity, is poised to realize its vision through the acquisition of Linn Benton Tractor in Tangent. This strategic step advances OES' pursuit of establishing a more expansive and specialized dealership platform. A trailblazer in the Northwest agricultural equipment sales and service sector, OES proudly offers a diverse range of equipment, encompassing brands such as Kubota, Land Pride, Stihl, Exmark, Weiss McNair, Gearmore and Collard. With this strategic acquisition, OES fortifies its ability to cater to its patrons by introducing additional equipment options, including Krone, Great Plains and Flory brands.
Justin Miller, the General Manager of Oregon Equipment Sales, LLC, expresses, "The acquisition of Linn Benton Tractor propels our unwavering commitment to become the preferred 'Local Dealer of Choice' for all consumer, agricultural and construction equipment requisites within Oregon. This moment marks our enthusiasm for the forthcoming chapter in our expansion, facilitating our capacity to engage with the communities surrounding Linn Benton Tractor's location. This acquisition aligns seamlessly with our mission to empower our employees with pathways for advancement and contribute to our future growth."
The Linn Benton Tractor establishment in Tangent will continue to function under its established name, reaffirming its steadfast presence in the community. The tradition of proactive engagement with and support for the local community and surrounding regions remains a cornerstone that shall endure and flourish.