August 2014

Efficiency and flexibility on show at Tillage-Live

Centurion cultivator drill

Drilling efficiency and flexibility in tillage equipment specification are the main themes of Great Plains presence at this year’s Tillage Live event to be held on 10th September at Down Ampney Airfield, Gloucestershire. The company’s 6-metre Centurion cultivator drill will be put through its paces and the firm will also be demonstrating the highly successful mounted DTX, X-Press and ST Bar cultivators as well as examples from its trailed machines range including the SL and Cultipress.

Great Plains appoints Geffers in Germany

Alexander Geffers - Great Plains Territory Manager, Germany

Great Plains, a major manufacturer of tillage, seeding and planting equipment selling into markets throughout Europe and world-wide, has announced the appointment of Alexander Geffers to the role of Territory Manager for Germany.

Aged 33, married with one child and based near Hanover, Alexander has developed extensive experience over the past nine years in the sales and distribution of both new and used agricultural equipment including leading brands such as Claas, Lemken, Amazone and Fendt.

X-Press put through its paces in Poland

X-Press at work in Poland

The Great Plains Simba X-Press has continued to impress in a series of demonstrations being held by Polish distributor, Wanicki, across the country. No fewer than seven demonstrations have already been completed this season.

Great Plains and C J Cox join forces in Dorset

Great Plains appoints C J Cox as its dealer for Dorset

Great Plains UK has appointed C J Cox Limited as its dealer for Dorset and the surrounding area. An established dealer for other major brands including Valtra, CAT and Lely and strategically located in Sturminster Newton close to the county’s large grain belt area, C J Cox is well placed to support users of Great Plains machines in the Dorset, South Somerset and South Wiltshire areas.

Jason Weston appointed as Territory Manager

Jason Weston, Great Plains

Great Plains UK has confirmed the appointment of Jason Weston in the role of Territory Manager for Eastern and South-East England.

Educated at Cranfield University, Jason (42) is from Cambridgeshire and has a wealth of experience across a wide spectrum of the agricultural machinery market including retail sales, dealer network development, after-sales and product demonstrations.

New Territory Manager for Denmark and Sweden

Lars Spange - Great Plains Territory Manager for Denmark and Sweden

Great Plains is further strengthening its European presence with the appointment of Lars Spange as Territory Manager for Denmark and Sweden.

Having been brought up on and later tasked with managing the family’s farm in Southern Denmark, where the primary business was vegetable production, Lars (40) has developed a wide-ranging experience in agriculture.

Great Plains Employee Turns Bikes into Smiles

Great Plains employee Russell Diehl founded Salina Kids on Bikes.

SALINA, Kan. - Russell Diehl found his calling while working at a recycling facility, where he saw nothing but opportunity in piles of damaged bicycles. The S1 fabrication operator is now known by neighborhood children as “the bike guy.”

“I bought a couple of the bikes, brought them home, and started working on them,” he said. “The next thing I knew, all the little kids in the neighborhood were saying, ‘hey, you can fix bikes,’ so I just kept fixing bikes.”

New Product - Great Plains Nutri-Pro®3000-12C30 - Anhydrous Application

Great Plains Nutri-Pro®3000 Anhydrous Application

With the introduction of an anhydrous coulter machine, Great Plains adds efficiency, accuracy, and versatility to its line of Nutri-Pro® Precision nutrient applicators, offering operators a multi-functional machine.

The new Nutri-Pro®3000-12C30 features a 22" anhydrous coulter blade for precise, high-speed anhydrous ammonia placement with minimal ground disturbance. With 1540 lb. pre-load, followed by the optional “spider” closing wheels, the Nutri-Pro3000-12C30 seals anhydrous fertilizer tightly in the ground with minimal loss and maximized efficiency.

New Product - Great Plains Ultra-Chisel™

Great Plains Ultra-Chisel™

Great Plains introduces the Ultra-Chisel™, a durable, low-maintenance tillage machine designed to endure rough ground conditions for consistent field performance. Primarily a vertical tillage tool, the Ultra-Chisel provides horizontal fracture to fit both vertical and conventional tillage markets. With a maximum working depth of 8 inches, the Ultra-Chisel is available in 9- or 12-inch spacing, with optional 12- or 16-inch sweeps to undercut weeds while minimizing surface disturbance. The Ultra-Chisel’s spring-loaded shanks have 900 lbs. of trip force and 30" of underframe clearance.

New Product - Great Plains 7000 Series Disk Harrow

Great Plains 7000 Series Disk Harrow

After enduring several seasons of intense field testing, the new 7000 Series Disk Harrow has proven itself a productive addition to Great Plains’ line of tillage equipment.

While the new model utilizes its predecessor’s double offset gang configuration, the 7000 Series features several upgrades for enhanced efficiency and performance, including an improved lift hydraulic system, axle design and leveling system.