March 2016

The monthly news archive contains articles that were published during the past two years ago.

Great Plains Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Since its inception on April 1, 1976, Great Plains Manufacturing has evolved from modest beginnings to become one of the largest family-owned farm equipment manufacturers in the United States.

Great Plains Restores Original Drill

To commemorate their 40th Anniversary, Great Plains Manufacturing recently completed restoration of the company’s very first 30-foot folding press drill.

Employees Jeff Hlad and Luke Schoenecker were commissioned to complete the project last year. Hlad is the grandson of Great Plains’ first employee, Bob Hlad, who worked with founder Roy Applequist to construct the first Great Plains drill in 1976.