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Business Feature Friday: Anderson Tractor Co. Drives Home Quality for 70 Years

Joe Anderson, owner of Anderson Tractor Company in Bolivar, Tenn., stands by one of many top-quality Kubota tractors at his dealership less than one hour from Corinth. (Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today)

By Josh Mitchell

Corinth Today News Editor

Joe Anderson knows a lot about tractors, lawnmowers and farm implements.

The owner of Anderson Tractor Company in Bolivar, Tenn. has been in the machinery business 45 years and still goes to work every day.

Motorists come across a sea of orange as they approach Anderson Tractor Company on Highway 18 South in Bolivar. But it is not the orange of the University of Tennessee Volunteers.

The orange at Anderson Tractor Company is from the large selection of Kubota tractors, lawnmowers and utility vehicles on the lot.

Anderson is an accomplished mechanic turned businessman who worked alongside his dad growing up. His father, John V. Anderson Sr., started the business in Bolivar in the 1940s and was involved with it about 50 years.

After college, Anderson taught shop classes at a middle a school in Memphis but wanted to come home and work with his dad in the family business.

Anderson has been home ever since.

He is very glad to offer his customers the top-quality Kubota brand of tractors and lawmowers and Land Pride farm implements. Kubota is unique in that it makes all the tractors it sells, which keeps the quality high.

“It’s a pleasure to sell a quality product,” Anderson said. “They work hard for the customer.”

He has tractors ranging from 18 to 135 horsepower, and zero-turn and regular tractor lawnmowers that run on diesel or gas. Kubota manufactures the No. 1 diesel side-by-side vehicle worldwide, Anderson said. The utility vehicles are good for hunting, fishing and farm work, and Kubota is working on a faster, sportier version.

Kubota offers customer rebates and is gearing up for the spring and summer season. The dealership also provides free equipment delivery, no-interest financing and insurance.

Its “excellent” service department can do full engine overhauls. Anderson Tractor Company is a certified Kubota repair station and offers specialty work such as fabrication and welding. The dealership can also help customers get specialty made gears for equipment no longer on the market.

With more than 250 products, Kubota is the fastest-growing tractor company, Anderson said. The dealership also has preowned equipment, and inventory can be viewed online at

Anderson Tractor Company has a good reputation and has the awards to prove it.

The dealership is located less than one hour from Corinth at 16080 Highway 18 South, Bolivar, Tenn. and can be reached at (731) 658-7231 or online at

It is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

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