man-Welters also offers a great assortment of farm and tractorthemed gift items that includes many varied sundries, from wallets, wallpaper, dishes and dog toys to fabric, furniture, cookie jars and clothing.
Like the Welters, many farm toy collectors started out as farmers themselves and have passed the tradition on to their children and grandchildren. If it’s toys and collectibles you’re looking for, Trueman-Welters has a large selection of Case IH and New Holland toys made by Ertl, Spec Cast and Scale Models. In addition to quality collectibles, they also carry scale model toys by Case IH and Farmall, play sets by International and Ertl, International and Case IH pedal tractors, as well as toy tractors and combines from New Holland. Browse their online store and catalog at farmtoysoutlet.com.
Family-owned and operated
Founded by brothers Leo and Dominic Welter in 1936 as a St. Michael farm equipment and implement shop, the company, originally called Welters, has been family owned for 76 years. By the mid-1960s, Dominic and his nephew, Carl, decided to open another location in Buffalo. They were
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joined in that venture by Paul Trueman, establishing True-man-Welters as the company we are familiar with today.
Now into its third generation of family ownership, the business is presently operated by Carl’s sons, Mark and Paul Welter. The business has evolved from being strictly farm machines to having a large following in the small power equipment and power sports segments. In the past, the store sold mainly International Harvester, but by the ‘90s, they had added the Ford and New Holland lines to their dealership. Since then, they’ve added Bombardier Recreational Products’ snowmobiles, four wheeler and personal watercraft lines and have been one of Cub Cadet’s top 100 dealers in the United States for the past 15 years, including being named the line’s 2006 Retailer of the Year.
Although the lawn/garden and power sports segments of their business have grown by leaps and bounds, the ag and construction equipment segment also continues to grow. New technology, such as Advanced Farming Systems available through CaseIH and New Holland, is making area farmers more efficient and profitable.
At Trueman-Welters, they
take pride in the quality of their products as well as providing a whole package to their customers that includes sales, parts and service. They also sell used equipment, and their service expertise covers almost every make and model of equipment and power sports, including outboard motors.
“We know individuality is important,” said Welter, “which is why we pay close attention to the interests of each customer. From the minute you walk through the door, meeting your needs is our top priority.”
Conveniently located in Buffalo at 1600 Hwy. 55 East, Trueman-Welters is open 8 a. m.-5:30 p. m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8
a. m.-7 p. m. Thursdays and 8
a. m.-4 p. m. Saturdays, and can provide you with the latest and best in farm equipment to make your outdoor living more enjoyable. From the most recent in tractor technology to the hottest new accessories, they can help you find that vehicle, that part, that toy, or that perfect gift you’ve been searching for.
Visit www.trueman-welters.comor call 763-682-2200 for tractors, farm equipment and power sports needs.