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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Am. 13, 1W ItTHMIDGI Equipment partsmaii's life can be very exciting The life of a farm equipment partsinan is nol oil smites and chuckles and a matter of writ- ing out a bill of sate. Joe Kemery, parlsinan for T n T Farm Equipment i n Ciaresholm for 18 years, finds the job- not only challenging but very fulfilling. Working with a standing 000 pails inventory, Joe tries his best to keep the vital parts in slock. "We try to outguess the breakdowns he said. The heart of the parts de- partment, aside from Joe, is tin; cataloguing and card in- cT exi ng system whi ch in akes tracking down parts a simple chore. When a farmer comes in for a part, Joe looks in the master catalogue for the right machine from which the b roken part came. If, over the phone, the farmer describes the part, Joe can I rack it down in the cata- logue. Once the machine is known, he looks up a corresponding card from the index file. This card will tell him if the part is in stock, which bin it is in, a short description of the part and the retail price. The number of the part is the number on the card and a farmer can buy that yart through the use of the number from any dealer in the world handling the Massey Ferguson line of equipment. If the parts aren't in stock, the company has to phone to the warehouse in Calgary. De- lays are kept to a minimum if at all possible. Incl ud ed in the various "jobs" within the description of parisman are repairman, hy- draulic hose coupler and public relations officer. Often times, if a part can't be found, Joe will use pieces from his s lora ge room to make a quick fix to tide the farmer over until the right part can be obtained. In a specialized roll, Joe is responsible for providing farm- ers with hydraulic hose. He has some equipment used for put- ting ends on the hose to make them the right length for the farmer's needs. also has one of the largest slocks of fan belts and pulley in southern Alberta as well as a full range of pulleys and sprockets. LIFE OF PARTSMAN Joe Kemery filfs some of his parts bins ol T nT Equipment from supplies in from the wholesale warehouse in Calgary. At right, he looks for a part number In the card index for the waiting farmer whrle trying to help another customer vta the telephone. Swihort TAME HAY IMPOFITANT Tame hay, Canada's biggest field crop, occupied more acres during 1970 then the combined acreage of rye, flaxseed, soy- beans, potatoes, mustard seed and corn and otas for grain. EQU PHONE 235-3193 CLARESHOLM, ALTA. EQUIPMENT LTD. "OPERATING 2 STORES TO SERVE YOU" Phone 235-3193 for Massey Ferguson Machinery Renn Cupit Pickups and Roller Mills Allied Farm Equipment Hydraulic Hose, Cylinders and Fittings Bearings, Belts, Seals, Sprockets and Pulleys For Service see if Charlie Caldwell if Bert Stafford Specializing in: MASSEY FERGUSON COCKSHUTT OLIVER THE TRADING POST Phone 235-3722 for if Versatile Farm Machinery if Edwards Rodweeders and Cultivator! if New Holland Machinery For Service Call if Floyd Smith at 235-3722 SPECIALIZING IN JOHN DEERE EQUIPMENT We have a full line of 4 wheel and 2 wheel Tracion, Rod Weeders, Cultivators, Balers, Haylinera Combines, etc. ot all times We also have a large selection of used rocKveeden, balers, tractors, combines, ere. We will sell, rent, leose, or give away practically anything we've got FOR All YOUR FARM EQUIPMENT NEEDS CAIL DON GREEN at TNT EQUIPMENT NOW! PHONE 235-3193 CLARESHOLM, ALTA. EQUIPMENT LTD. CLARESHOLM, ALBERTA ;