ARTRAC

Owner: Chip Uren
Location: Clarksville, Ark.

History: “Having sold a business in Russellville in 2003, I was looking for a new venture involving a building I owned in Knoxville,” said ARTRAC owner Chip Uren. “I had sold machine tools most of my career but didn’t feel there was enough demand in Arkansas to support me so I started a tractor business. Initially we sold tractors imported from China. We soon realized we needed a higher quality offering that still provided a great value so we became dealers for Farmtrac and KIOTI. The business grew rapidly and we soon needed a better location with a show room and better service facilities. In 2006, we moved to to our current location in Clarksville. The move allowed for expansion into outdoor power equipment and power sports vehicles. The location has worked well. We started with just myself and one mechanic and now we have a staff of seven.”

Products and Services: “We are the oldest Kioti dealership in Arkansas. Kioti, a South Korean company which began producing diesel engines in 1949, produces tractors from 25 to over 100 horsepower. We are also the oldest LS Tractor dealer in Arkansas. LS evolved out of LG, the South. Korean conglomerate better known for consumer electronics and appliances. We offer 25 horsepower to 97 horsepower LS tractors. We also carry a broad line of implements from Land Pride, Taylor-Pittsburgh and others and have recently added the Battle Armor line of brush mowers which are made right here in Arkansas. In our outdoor power equipment division we carry Cub Cadet, Dixie Chopper and Echo. Our powersports line includes Massimo and Cub Cadet utility vehicles as well as Hammerhead Go Karts. We service everything we sell in house. We also maintain a large invnetory of rental equipment which makes contractor type tools ,including Skid Steers, mini excavators and general tool rental, available to local people who often don’t do projects they’re capable of doing themselves because they don’t own the necessary equipment. Our rentals can make that possible.”

Business Philosophy and Future: “In terms of our customers, we stive to offer the highest value products backed by quality service and at the best price possible. Our diversity provides greater stability during the ups and downs of the economy, which means we will be here to take care of our customers for a long time to come.”

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