there is an idependant shop in my shop beside my house..
another more established idependant about 1/2 mile from me.
a very large been there forever independant about 2 mi. from me.
a JD/gravely/grasshopper/hustler dealer 5 mi. from me. (where i was working..)
a Case/New Holland, Cub dealer about 8 mi from me.
a large JD ag/l-g dealer about 10 mi from me..
and about 5 other dealers of various sorts within 15-25 mi of me..
our market would seem to be flooded.. but there are not enough mechanics in this area..
and i just got out of the business...
except for my little odd jobs at my home shop..
<0. less than negative