Barn Quilt Tour: Knapp’s Farm Service

Knapp’s Farm Service on Longwoods Road east of Wardsville

Check out these tractors and Knapp’s top service.

Mahindra Tractors are one of the top three international tractor companies in the world. For over two decades, the company was the undisputed leader in the Indian tractor market, which is also the largest tractor market in the world. Over the years, Mahindra Tractors grew by leaps and bounds to become a trusted name across all six continents of the world.

The birth of Mahindra & Mahindra began when K.C. Mahindra visited the United States of America as Chairman of the India Supply Mission. He met Barney Roos, inventor of the Jeep and had a flash of inspiration: wouldn’t a vehicle that had proved its invincibility on the battlefields of World War II be ideal for India’s rugged terrain and rural roads?

Swift action followed. The Mahindra brothers joined hands with a distinguished gentleman called Ghulam Mohammed. And, on October 2nd, 1945, Mahindra & Mohammed was set up as a franchise for assembling jeeps from Willys, USA.

Two years later, India became an independent nation and Mahindra & Mohammed changed its name to Mahindra & Mahindra. Ghulam Mohammed migrated to Pakistan post-partition and became the first Finance Minister of Pakistan.

Since then, Mahindra & Mahindra has grown steadily in size and stature and evolved into a Group that occupies a premier position in almost all key sectors of the economy. Today, its total turnover is about 6.7 billion dollars.

Thanks to the Knapps for bringing these tough tractors to our community.  This is a special destination agri-business.  They’re giving Kubota a run for their money!

Posted by Mary Simpson with info from the Mahindra web-site.


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