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When Larry Flom bought his Massey Ferguson 8670 in 2012, he had come full circle.

Larry with John Isaacson at Isaacson Implement.

Larry with John Isaacson at Isaacson Implement.

“I’ve always been partial to Massey Ferguson tractors because that’s what I grew up with,” he explains. “My dad had Massey Harris and Massey Ferguson equipment, and when I started out farming, I had Massey.”

So when Flom’s equipment dealer went out of business several years ago, he began working with Isaacson Implement Company, Inc., from which he bought an AGCO RT165A. “It was a good tractor,” he says, “but I was still excited when they became a dealer for Massey Ferguson.”

Flom says he was also excited to learn that Massey Ferguson is still a leader in technology, just as it was back in his father’s time. His MF8670 tractor, for example, features Massey Ferguson’s Dyna-VT continuously variable transmission, which, combined with the Dynamic Tractor Management [DTM] system, provides greater communication between the engine and gearbox. “The DTM does all the thinking for you as far as gear selection and speed for the job,” he says, and leads to greater fuel efficiency.

Flom’s relationship with Isaacson Implement goes far beyond equipment purchases, though. In addition to hosting demo events for the dealership at his farm each fall, Flom assembles tillage equipment and some White planter units for the dealership in his 60- x 100-foot shop (pictured below). In the process, Flom says he not only understands how to better adjust them in the field for peak performance, he’s also discovered how well Sunflower and White products are built. Of course, he’s always known that about Massey equipment.

He also considers the dealership an indispensable partner. “The service from Isaacson has been wonderful,” says Flom. “It’s one of the factors that’s allowed me to just concentrate on farming.”

Larry works on a planter in his farm shop.

Larry works on a planter in his farm shop.

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