Custom-built tractors

1985 1994 3

One Valmet salesman had been bargaining with a farmer and his wife all afternoon and well into the evening. The model and equipment had been finalised, but about midnight the couple were still arguing about the colour.

The wife wanted a white tractor while the farmer wanted a blue one. The salesman made one final suggestion: "Let's have the right side white and the left side blue."

This compromise suited the couple and they agreed. When the tractor arrived at the farm they parked it in the yard, some days with the blue side showing to others, some days with the white showing. At first the neighbours believed the farm had purchased two new Valmet tractors!