Hammond Tractor: Is it spring yet?


Although Hammond Tractor, on Minot Avenue in Auburn, provides a wide range of winter equipment, it is spring and summer when the company is busiest. The largest farm, garden, commercial, golf and turf, and commercial chipper dealer in New England, Hammond Tractor helps you take care of the work that needs to be done outdoors: dairy and vegetable farms, construction jobsites, golf courses, and your own backyard.

“Nothing runs like a Deere,” is, of course, the famous signature of the company with its modest beginnings in the prairies of the 1830s, and that philosophy is fulfilled every day by the folks at Hammond Tractor. Although Hammond provides the most diverse inventory of John Deere equipment of any retailer anywhere near its territory, it also offers a wide range of equipment from more than two dozen other dependable manufacturers, enabling a perfect match between the work that must be done and the means to do it. Such familiar brands as Mahindra Tractors, DR, Walker Mowers, and Kuhn, are well represented. The company sells and services a large line of Honda power equipment such as generators, lawnmowers, pumps and more, and has recently added Stihl chainsaws and trimmers. There’s a wide range of used equipment and even an array of kid-sized John Deere gear.

Family-owned for more than a generation, Hammond is dedicated to Auburn. Gary Hammond, an Edward Little graduate, believes in investing in the city, and the company is well-positioned to be here for a long time. Stan Spilecki, general manager of the Auburn dealership, explained that, “We do a lot of long-term, strategic planning, that’s constantly updated. It helps keep us innovative and efficient. That’s especially important in tough economic times,” he added, “because customers know they can count on you.”

The business is built on the combination of superior service with a staff of thoroughly experienced certified technicians, combined with a huge inventory. Hammond continues to service equipment that has been in the field for decades and has computer access to the lifetime history of every John Deere tractor brought to its service department. With additional locations in Union and Fairfield, Maine, Hammond Tractor has a staff of 90, and a massive inventory of all sizes of tractors suited to every size job and site, suitable for homeowners and small farmers.

The company also stocks, sells and services workhorse tractors and commercial sitework equipment including mini-excavators and specialized agricultural tractors and commercial mowing equipment, with the latest technology and most ergonomically-correct operator features. That diversity ensures that all customers, regardless of how modest their needs might be, have access to a level of professional knowledge and skills that is unchallenged in the industry. Hammond Tractor’s own motto is “Committed People, Exceptional Value.”

“It’s all about helping get the job done, and get it done right,” Spilecki explained. “Maintaining a huge inventory means that we can meet whatever needs come up. Having an experienced, professional service team means that we can keep your equipment functioning at its best, too,” he added.

The Web site, www.hammondtractor.com, provides convenient links to all the brands carried at all the Hammond locations, making it easy to find the right equipment for the job. Back yard or back-40, Hammond Tractor has what it takes to cut the work down to size.