About Quincy Tractor, LLC.
In March of 1962 Everett Carlson and Elva Carlson decided to purchase a Minneapolis Moline dealership in Dow, IL. Everett was a part time farmer and mechanic at an international dealer in jersey county Illinois at the time. Their son Roger Carlson, who had the idea to buy the store, soon joined the business in September of 1962. The dealership also represented new idea line of equipment.
In 1975, Everett, Elva, and Roger decided to buy Walter Chatten Company in Quincy, Illinois. Walter Chatten Company was also a Minneapolis Moline dealership at that time. They were also a dealer for White, Sperry-New Holland, and new idea. At this time, Walter Chatten Company was located at 10th and broadway in quincy, illinois.
Everett Jr. Carlson came into the business in 1976 after the move to Quincy. Everett and Roger would eventually end up buying Everett Sr. And Elva out.
In 1985, Walter Chatten Company took on the Ford tractor line. That ended up being the perfect marriage for what would later be a merger between New Holland and Ford. In 1985 Walter Chatten Company also made the move from 10th and Broadway in Quincy to 2507 Spring Lake Road in Quincy, Illinois. This is the current location of the business.
In November of 2008, Lance Carlson, who is the son of Roger, bought out the business from Roger and Everett Jr. Since buying the business, Lance has expanded his coverage with other lines and acquisitions of other businesses and changed the name to Quincy Tractor, LLC.
In March of 2010, Quincy Tractor purchased Bowling Green Equipment in Bowling Green, Missouri.
In July of 2011, Quincy Tractor purchased Howard Bier incorporated in Hannibal, Missouri.
In September of 2012, Quincy Tractor has partnered with Midwest Tractor Sales to open another location in Jerseyville, Illinois. We have come full circle and built a store where it all started, in Jersey County, Illinois.
Everett Carlson Sr. and Everett Carlson Jr. have both since passed away but Lance still employs many Carlson’s in the business today to ensure that we don’t miss a beat. Roger Carlson is still very active in the business along with Elva Carlson who was Everett’s wife. Roger still does accounts payable and settlements. Elva does the filing, statements and brings lunch for the Carlson clan every day!!! Lance’s wife, Robin works in parts. In May of 2012, the fourth generation entered the business. Zachary, Lance’s son is now learning the ins and outs of the machinery business.