April 7, 2023
This Issues Topics:
2023 • April • Brim Tractor • Business Connections • Chehalis • Home show • Lewis County • shop local • Tractors

At the young age of 22, Bill Brim became part-owner of his first tractor dealership. Bill and his wife Margaret founded Brim tractor in 1966 in Lynden, Washington. They also had a large impact on the industry as a whole. The Brims brought the first hydraulic-arm Bomford mower from England which revolutionized maintaining roadsides and freeways. In the 1970’s Dan’s older brothers, Bob, Alan, and Dave computerized the company and marketed their business management software through the company they formed, Dealer Information Systems (DIS Corp), which is still helping to modernize agricultural, construction, truck refrigeration and lift truck dealerships today.

In 1984 Dan Brim returned home from college and joined the family business. In 1988 Alan bought the business from Bill. The business changed family hands one more time in 1997, when Dan and Teresa bought it from Alan. In 2000, Dan started expanding at a rate of about one new location opening a year.

In February of this year, Brim Tractor acquired Klamath Basin Equipment in Oregon, adding 4 new locations to the Brim Tractor dealership family, totalling 11 locations across Washington and Oregon. “Brim Tractor is growing, but Dan Brim still manages to keep that Mom and Pop feel by being involved in the community,” Sales Consultant Kyle Myhre commented. Brim Tractor sponsors the Chehalis Little League, which Myhre’s wife has coached for three years. 

Brim Tractor carries the newest models from a wide selection of top tractors and accessories with a team of professionals including finance experts, service technicians and experienced parts and sales departments. Some of the brands include New Holland, Yanmar, Alamo, Bad Boy, Braber Equipment, JCB, Millcreek, Diamond Mowers, Supreme, and Woods. Brim offers a full range of services from equipment sales to warranty repairs. The service department diagnoses, acquires parts, and repairs equipment including those they do not carry so their customers can get back to work. Delivery options are available as well. “It’s nice to have a one-stop shop. The support you can get after the sale is huge.” Myhre said.

As a vendor at the 57th Annual Home Show, Brim Tractor is there to answer any questions about their services and the tractors and implements they offer. Brim carries many different types of tractors, including smaller models tailored toward hobby farms and homeowners. About 70-80% of their business is to homeowners, which may be surprising to some. Watch for a new location to open in Yelm with a tentative open date in 2024. Visit Brim Tractor’s booth at the Chamber’s 57th Annual Home Show at the SouthWest Washington Fairgrounds April 14 & 15 at the Blue Pavilion. Brim Tractor is located at 155 N Hamilton Rd. in Chehalis. Find out more about Brim Tractor at www.brimtractor.com.

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