In 1944 Ralph Estes co-founded Bucklin Tractor and Implement Company in southwest Kansas. In 1960, his son Maynard continued the family legacy and became the company president. In turn, his children, Bud, Mike, Letty, and Kelly, along with grandson Jeremie and nephew Ron Yancey became key components of BTI. They are now responsible for the corporate side of BTI as well as the daily operations of five highly visible dealerships in Bucklin, Greensburg, Hoxie, Ness City, and Pratt.
BTI is technologically advanced, from our smartphones to our dealerships. With a full line of John Deere equipment, BTI is known for our dedication to customers and being in business to serve our complete area of responsibility. As our customer base continues to be part of our extended family, our neighbors know we are as loyal to them as they are to us.
Ralph Estes, co-founder of Bucklin Tractor & Implement Maynard Estes, second generation of BTI