TJs Tractor was originally created in 2008 as a way for people with all brands of equipment to have one place to come for help and repairs. I (TJ) was working for a local John Deere dealer at the time. I went to John Deere University to earn my John Deere Master Technician Certification and graduated in 2005. In 2015 I left mainstream work and made TJs Tractor Service a full-time business to provide quality work for common sense prices. Today TJs Tractor Service has become a staple locally and in the Pacific Northwest.
I started my career in 1995, working for a small John Deere dealer in Clackamas, Ore. We were the only Pacific NW Golf and Turf distributor for John Deere. I started as a driver, delivering and picking up tractors, mowers and golf course equipment. After a couple years my boss found out that I had mechanical skills and asked if I wanted to become a technician. I started by building riding mowers and tractors from the crate. Soon after I was working on customers equipment. I went to numerous tech schools while working there and eventually left for another company to run their tractor shop for them. There is where I went to John Deere University and earned my Master Technician Certification. Throughout my career I have worked on many different machines and different brands of eguipment. I used all the experience I learned plus my schooling to create TJs Tractor Service to help people save money on what are normally costly repairs.
Here at TJs Tractor we provide professional repairs at affordable prices. We offer pickup and delivery service at a reasonable price, most of the time picking up and delivering riding mowers is free.
Our technicians are factory trained and we use the highest quality parts including WIX filters of all kinds. We have a good, very reliable parts network We strive to get machines back in best possible working condition. We also try to do the work as soon as possible to prevent to much downtime, while maintaining the quality we have become known for.
Travis came to me in early 2019. He was a senior at Horckinson High School, where he attended Vancouver Skills Centers Diesel Tech Program. He graduated in 2020. I took a chance on Travis not knowing a lot about him and I must admit Travis has been a wonderful addition. His willing to learn, attention to detail and work ethic are top notch. If I were to describe Travis I would say he is a young guy with an old school mentality. In his spare time he has been rebuilding his 1975 Datsun 620 pickup into 1 the best old school rat rods I have seen. He is an avid hot rodder and attends a lot of car shows around the Pacific Northwest. In addition he also races at Woodburn Drag Strip. He has a wonderful girlfriend who supports his crazy life. Travis has been a great addition to the TJs Tractor Service family and I am proud to have him work for me.
WE DO NOT HAVE ONSITE REPAIR SERVICE. I apologize but we are limited on manpower. This is how we keep are prices low. Plus most companies specialize in only certain repairs or certain brands of machines. At TJs Tractor Service we don't care what is wrong with your machine or what brand of machine it is, we can fix it. Our parts network is usually faster than the dealership plus we won't charge you an arm and a leg for your parts or labor.
If you need a grapple, backhoe, 3rd function installed for your tractor, give us a call. If you can dream it up we can build it for you.
This section we will try and answer the most frequently asked questions.
Q. Do you do onsite repairs?
A. No we do not have the employees.
Q. Why do I need to change my mowers engine oil every season?
A. Riding mowers and walkbehind mowers should have the oil changed at least once per year because these engines are mostly air cooled and rely on the oil for keeping the engine cool. When the oil is left for a long time without being changed it starts breaking down causing the engine to run hot.
Q. When should I change the spark plugs in my mower?
A.You should change your spark plugs at least once a year,preferably before the season starts. Spark plugs like every wear item have a shelf live per say and after being ran for a long time the engine will start burning more fuel because the plug will wear out. By changing your spark plugs once a year your mower will burn fuel more efficiently thus cutting better
Q. When should I replace my air filter?
A. Air filters in equipment should be changed at least once a year. The air filters bring in and filter the air your machine uses to mix with the fuel and create power. Should the filter get wet or dirty it than restricts the air getting into the motor causing it to use way more fuel than normal.
Q. Is tire pressure important?
A. Yes especially if you want an evenly cut lawn. Most riding mowers rely on the correct air pressure in the tires to maintain a level cut. This plus keeping your mower deck leveled gives you a nice evenly cut lawn that looks beautiful for all to enjoy.
Feel free to call us with your questions. We are here to help and no question is too much for us.