Parts shortage plaguing Nebraska equipment dealer with 6-8 month wait
A farm equipment supplier says he’s struggling to fill customer orders because of a 6-8 month wait for parts. “I spend a good portion of my day just on the phone looking for parts and pieces here and there to complete projects.”
Jerry Baysinger, with JBI Enterprises in Southeast Nebraska near Bruning, sells Shortline Equipment and builds chemical fertilizer tool bars. “It’s challenging to get purchased steel now. We have some implement tire orders that haven’t been filled yet,” Baysinger says. “Hydraulic cylinders are kind of difficult and a lot of fittings that we use for our ammonia systems are hard to get.”
He tells Brownfield, “Now, I’ve got to call 6 or 7 different suppliers and get a piece here or get ¾ inch sheeting here,” he says. “It’s more time consuming, more hunting and finding the stuff that’s out there if it is out there.”
Baysinger says there could be handful of issues creating the shortage and delay. “It’s hard to tell. It might be more labor related at our ports getting the stuff into the mainland here and getting unloaded out of containers. Things like that,” he says.
Baysinger also grows corn and soybeans in Thayer County where the area is experiencing severe drought.