Prayter's Parts & Service 2012.01.11

Written by David Green.

Business keeps growing in new ways at Prayter’s Parts and Service southeast of Morenci.

Owner Michael Prayter started out selling used small engine parts on the internet, then he added new parts and became a dealer for Stens and A&I lawn and farm tractor parts.

More recently, he got in contact with mechanic Larry Gault who was looking to do some service work. If things go well, Prayter would like to build a shop at his home on County Road 16-3.

Gault took the skills that he learned at Four County years ago and finished high in a national mechanic competition. He formerly had a repair shop in Wauseon.

Prayter is still looking for used equipment that he can use in his parts business. With Gault working alongside him, the business offers small engine repair on a variety of equipment including snowmobiles and snowblowers. Pick-up and delivery is available.

See the Observer’s business directory for other details.

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