John Deere Parts Shortages & Order Delays
Updated October 14, 2021:
John Deere and the UAW have been negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement since August 17, 2021. Despite weeks of good faith negotiations, the UAW has called a strike to begin on October 14, 2021. At this time it is unknown how the strike will affect parts availability, fulfillment and delivery but we do anticipate some delays. John Deere Company has activated some contingency plans to help offset the staffing shortages.
John Deere, like many worldwide companies, is feeling the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. While John Deere Company itself is positioned for sustainability and longevity, they rely on hundreds of partners worldwide to manufacture their parts. Because of this, there can be some unforeseen delays on parts availability.
In addition to parts availability, the trucking and transportation industry is in dire need of workers and that has caused some delays in receiving some of our parts orders from John Deere. What was generally a 2 day lead time for in stock parts (not current on hand at our shipping warehouse) has, in some cases, turned into 5 to 14 business days (or more in rare cases) on receiving our stock order to fill your online orders. All John Deere dealers serviced by the Parts Distribution Center in Milan, IL are feeling the same effects of these delays! If you are in a “machine down” situation, we encourage you to contact your local dealer to order the part(s) for you in lieu of ordering your parts online.
We ask for your patience and understanding as we all navigate these challenging times. We are experiencing our high season for online orders and are shipping the complete orders in the sequence that we receive them.