Territory Manager for Illinois Mark Cobetto, details the changes made to the updated CT8300 Flex Harrow from Great Plains. These changes include a heavier built frame, heavier built pivot points to help and folding cradle which improve the overall durability and lasting power of the flex harrow. Additionally, the updated CT8300 offers expansive options when it comes to the many tine choices to fit whatever your needs may be.
The shanks are the key feature of the new VT1500 Sub-Soiler from Great Plains according to Territory Manager Mark Cobetto. Using a hardening process to extend the life-expectancy of the shanks of which there are two varieties, a straight-legged shanks and a no-till option. The Sub-Soiler also offers a optional berm conditioners for leveling out ridges and flattening the ground.
Regardless of tillage practices, no growers were safe from last year’s weather. With the summer’s moisture sticking around into the fall (and in some places into the winter), many growers missed crucial fall tillage to get their seedbeds ready.
Following last year’s weather problems, dealers will likely see growers leaning into a variety of tillage practices to catch up where last year put them behind. Manufacturers share what they expect to see.
Great Plains Mfg. plans to convert a 350,000 square foot facility that was once an Alco Warehouse into a manufacturing location at a cost of at least $3.7 million for land and acquisition plus $7.9 million of machinery/equipment and remodel, totaling $10.8 million to be invested over a five-year period.
Senior Sales Advisor Mike Cleveland discusses distribution news following Kubota's acquisition of Great Plains Manufacturing in 2016. Great Plains Manufacturing is now the exclusive distributor of Kubota's Kverneland brand in the U.S., which was attractive for the dry new seeder. As part of the agreement, Great Plains also showed the PW100 plow at its fall shows.
Designed as an easily transportable wing-fold planter with horsepower requirements lowered to 115, the PL5500 was among several new models on display at 2018 Great Plains Ag National Dealer Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. As described by Jake Riffel, Engineering Manager for the Planter Product Line, the 8-row PL5500 is equipped with 4mm offset opener blades, 1.6 or 3 bushel hoppers and a 9’9” transport width for maneuverability.
Customers with KVG products that are currently under warranty may receive service and parts support at any of the 860-plus Great Plains dealership locations. Future KVG products that are distributed through Great Plains will be branded “Great Plains by Kverneland.”
Great Plains has increased the number of sales regions from two to four regions. The plan for restructuring includes an expansion of regional sales managers, product specialists, and inside sales support.
Western Farm Show hosts live low-stress cattle demonstrations, seminars from top experts in the industry, health and safety screenings, hosts hundreds of FFA students, and honors Military and First Responders to complete the events taking place throughout the 3 days of the show.
Built on 90 years of expertise, Yetter Farm Equipment leads the agriculture industry in designing effective and innovative equipment for residue management, seedbed preparation, precision fertilizer placement, harvest attachments, strip-tillage, and more.
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