On my way to Daniels and picking up the bush hog stuff, I went north through West Virginia. Last night I was getting tired and looking for a place to stay, my phone app had shown there were a good bit of reasonable hotels in the area ahead, as I prepared to exit off the interstate, a big Terramite sign was to my left, at that point, I remembered that it's factory was in this area. This morning, I called the factory and asked them if I could come in and say " thanks" to Eric who had been a big help to me getting mine up to par. Travis said sure come on in. When I got there, Travis asked if I would like to take a tour of the factory? Of course my answer was "absolutely"!
From what I saw, 80+% of the Terramite's components are made in house! From laser cutters, to the machinist that make each individual part, it's done in house.
Pretty cool to go from a flat piece of steel to a welded frame to a finished product. The man that built the Terramite company also made several of the machines that makes the components. I asked about the history with Gravely and he said the owner of Terramite and the owner of Gravely were friends and that is how he started asking the backhoe attachment for the Gravely.
Big thanks to Travis for taking the time to show me around! To say the least, it was a treat and a great bonus to my trip!
Edited by JDBrian, March 01, 2013 - 07:31 AM.
Fixed upside down photo