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.
Meet Wyatt Peterson. Wyatt is a great story. His dad stopped by the shop pretty regular, telling me about how good a mechinanic his son was, I had already hired someone so I had to give due diligence. The guy did not work out. I hired Wyatt upon my other mechanics dismissal. To my surprise Wyatt is by far 1 of the smartest, hardest working guys I have ever met. Wyatt enjoys working on the older equipment and he helps find new innovative ways to older machines with some modern technology. Wyatt is only 17. He is a student at Battle Ground High School. Going to be a senior the 2022\2023 School Year.
Wyatt spends his spare time basically doing the same as he does for me, working on mowers of his own. He is involved in The Bi Zi farms mini tractor pulling events. He also works on his truck too. He is a avid soccer player. After high school he would like to study Mechanical engineering. I hope Wyatt stays around a while but I do understand he has future plans.
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.
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.
We also pride ourselves in being able to bring modern technology\solutions to help update the older tractors and mowers. Carburator updates, ignition and wiring updates, and we also help customers keep up on their preventative maintenance. We can also do emergency repairs for our commercial customers. Don't hesitate to ask us about anything, we try to help everyone
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.