Ohio Ag Equipment Acquires Jelloway Valley Equipment

Ohio Ag Equipment, a division of Ohio CAT and an authorized AGCO and CLAAS dealer for the state of Ohio, is acquiring a Knox County AGCO dealer, Jelloway Valley Equipment, effective January 2, 2015. The acquisition of Jelloway Valley Equipment by Ohio Ag Equipment will combine the strengths of both organizations to provide customers with an even greater selection of equipment, parts and services while allowing them to continue to do business with the Jelloway employees they know and trust through our Millersburg location.

“We commend Jelloway for the many years of superior service they have provided to agriculture in this area,” said Kelly Love, Vice President, Ohio Ag Equipment. “We plan to build on that reputation and make Ohio Ag Equipment your preferred choice for high quality machinery, parts and service.”

Jelloway Valley Equipment shares our core values and has an exemplary track record in this business. As the new owners, we plan to retain the Jelloway staff and the AGCO brands they represented.… Continue reading

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JD Equipment Annual Ag Auction

JD Equipment needs to clear out excess inventory to make room for newer equipment models. Because of this, JD Equipment is announcing an agricultural equipment auction. The auction will be held on December 10th at their London, Ohio store location (1660 US 42 NE, London, Ohio 43140) starting at 10 a.m. sharp. Stop by the auction and take advantage of this great opportunity to purchase quality used Ag equipment.

This year’s auction will be over 3.5 million dollars in used equipment ready to sell, with opportunities to bid on used tractors, combines, sprayers, platforms, tillage equipment, hay tools, grain handlers, steer loaders, lawn & garden equipment and gators to name a few categories.

Information on the auction and a list of equipment can be found on JD Equipment’s web site at Live online bidding is also available. Nearby hotels as well as airport / shuttle information can be found on the site.… Continue reading

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J.D. Power Systems achieves Premier dealer status

J.D. Power Systems is happy to announce Generac has once again awarded them with the “Premier” dealership status award. This is the highest status a dealership can receive, and is the third consecutive year that J.D. Power Systems has achieved this status.

In order to be designated as a Premier Generac Dealer, J.D. Power Systems had to demonstrate a commitment to superior sales, service and training among their employees and in their store. They have established a consistently high sales volume, as well as offer Generac’s full line of portable and home standby generators, parts and service kits in order to offer the best selection for their customers.

J.D. Power Systems also received this designation due to their strong commitment to customer service, evident by their 24-hour emergency customer support; numerous factory trained Sales Professionals on staff, as well as highly trained and certified Service Technicians in house. J.D. Power Systems has numerous Service Technicians available to perform maintenance, installations and repairs on generators of all sizes.… Continue reading

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Seven things to do before storing a lawn mower for winter®, the trusted online store for replacement parts and free how-to repair help for outdoor power equipment, home appliances and heating and cooling equipment, today shared tips on preparing lawn mowers for storage.

“The majority of problems lawn mowers have at the start of spring are caused by failing to care for the lawn mower before winter,” said Jeff Linderman, outdoor power equipment specialist for “Proper maintenance of a lawn mower before storage will prevent costly repairs, extend its life and ensure it works when needed again.”

Here are the seven most important to dos before storing a lawn mower for winter:
1. Replace damaged or worn parts and troubleshoot performance issues.
Inspect key components and replace as needed. Pay particular attention to the engine and blade. A damaged blade can be a safety risk.  Consider replacing the fuel filter, spark plug and air filter. Foam air filters can be cleaned.… Continue reading

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New MapShots Website

Featuring a brand new look, improved functionality and streamlined design, the new MapShots, Inc. website is now live! The site,, includes an enhanced homepage, more robust content and new navigation, all leading to a more user-friendly experience.

With more than 20 years experience in the precision agricultural software industry, MapShots is a leader in developing powerful, easy-to-use software for farmers, service providers and retailers. The MapShots suite of products provides solutions for the agricultural industry, making day-to-day tasks simpler.

By simplifying the process of information gathering, the new MapShots website echoes the goals of the company. Content is organized in seven tabs across the top of the site, including Products, Solutions, Support, and Partners. All information is fully cross-referenced, including complete details on product usage and uploadable files.

“We’re excited the website is now live and look forward to providing even better support for our customers,” said Doug Mills, business manager for MapShots.… Continue reading

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Ag Leader introduces new family of GNSS and steering products

Ag Leader Technology, Inc., a premium provider of precision agriculture hardware and software, today announced a new line of GNSS receivers — GPS 6000, GPS 6500, RTK Relay and GPS 6500 base station — as well as the company’s latest automated steering controller, SteerCommand.

Combining industry-leading precision farming displays with superior GNSS technology, Ag Leader is positioned to offer an end-to-end solution for guidance and steering.

“In developing our new GNSS products, we turned to NovAtel – the foremost manufacturer and innovator in GNSS technology – as our partner moving forward in this market,” said Matt Leinen, Product Manager. “We’re confident this relationship provides our customers with the best possible product combination available on the market.”

As a fully scalable, rugged Smart Antenna, the new GPS 6500 utilizes GLIDE, SBAS, TerraStar and RTK, and is designed to meet the need of extended RTK base lines in excess of 20 miles (32km).… Continue reading

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Gause Equipment Joins Evolution Ag

The owners of Gause Equipment in Lisbon announced that the company has joined the Evolution Ag family of Case IH dealerships. Pat and Mike Zehentbauer said that the company will continue to operate at its current location on Ohio 172 near Lisbon.

Pat Zehentbauer said, “When we made the decision to sell the business, Frank, Mike and I wanted to know that our customers and employees would remain the highest priority. Evolution Ag is a company that is working hard to provide a high level of customer service and treats its employees as partners. We believe they will be a great fit for our community and for our employees.”

Headquartered in Delaware, Ohio Evolution Ag LLC was formed in 2012 as the result of a merger between Agri-Trac Equipment in Utica, Hill Implement in Circleville and J.R. Equipment in Upper Sandusky and Delaware, Ohio. The company boasts a combined experience record of serving agricultural producers for over 175 years.… Continue reading

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Mahindra USA expands eMax series to include cab

Responding To The Success Of The eMax Tractor Series Mahindra Adds Options

Following a successful launch of the eMax subcompact tractor series earlier this year, Mahindra USA is introducing another innovation at its Regional Dealer meetings this month, the eMax 25 cab. This industry-leading cab provides added comfort and safety features for eMax customers including rollover protection, easy-access large doors, heater, front and rear work lights, front wiper and mirrors. The eMax 25 with a factory-installed cab drives under a standard seven-foot garage door for storage and is compatible for use with loader, mower deck and snow equipment.

The eMax sub-compact tractors continue the Mahindra Max family tradition of providing superior performance with the industry’s best value and the peace of mind of a standard 5-year warranty. They are built with Tier IV emissions-compliant engines using Mahindra’s completely new reduced-emissions output solution that saves customers time, fuel and money.  Available in three open station configurations, eMax 22 Gear, eMax 22 HST, eMax 25 HST, and one cab eMax 25 HST, this line-up offers true tractor performance with the category’s largest tires, highest loader lift and 3-point hitch capacity.… Continue reading

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Trailer heating system reduces virus risk

Several Ohio hog producers are among those throughout the U.S. who are relying on a unique trailer heating system to reduce the risk of transmitting viruses during animal transport.

Every time hogs are transported, they are at risk for catching any viruses that may be lingering on the trailer’s surface. To address this tremendous challenge, Cooper Farms has installed two Bio-Dri units — one at its grow-out facility in Ft. Recovery and the other at its sow farms in Oakwood. The Bio-Dri system is a quick and thorough method for heating and drying livestock trailers after wash-down to

help prevent the spread of swine viruses, such as porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus. Cooper Farms has 21,000 sows, weans over 550,000 piglets and raises over 148 million live pounds of pork each year.

“Several years back, we had an outbreak of PRRS (porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome),” said Dave Staugler, a Cooper Farms day manager.… Continue reading

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Popular Yetter Stalk Devastator now fits even more corn head models

This stalk roller crushes tough corn stalks as it rolls through the field, preventing premature tire damage on not only combines, but on machines making subsequent passes as well. The Devastator also earned an honorable mention in the residue management category at No-Till Farmer’s 2013 National No-Tillage Conference.

Devastator models are now available to fit:

•  CNH 4400 Series 6 and 8-row corn heads
• John Deere 16-row corn heads
• AGCO brands including Gleaner, Gleaner Hugger, Massey-Ferguson, and Challenger 6 and 8-row corn heads
• Claas and Lexion 8 and 12-row corn heads
• Drago 12-row folding corn heads
• Geringhoff 12-row folding corn heads

A complete list of models can be found at

“The Devastator is already the ideal stalk residue management solution for producers across the country, said Yetter AOR Manager Jeff Wherley. “Yetter is pleased to make this money-saving tool available for even more brands and models of corn heads.”… Continue reading

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BBI Spreaders acquired by Salford Group

Salford Inc., manufacturers of tillage, seeding and fertilizer application equipment have acquired BBI Spreaders, a leading manufacturer of precision dry material applicators for the agriculture, construction and golf industries. The transaction between the two privately-owned companies closed on October 2, 2014.

“BBI is a great fit for us because they come to the market with the same philosophy as Salford — create simple, durable equipment with innovations that improve the profitability of farm businesses,” said Geof Gray, President of Salford Group. “By adding the strengths and expertise of BBI to the Salford Group, we’ll be able to offer even more innovative products that reduce the number of passes and time required to complete field operations.”

The two company’s equipment lines are complimentary to one another and allow each business to reach new markets. In addition to the larger product offering, both companies gain access to new sales territories and will strengthen their network of hundreds of farm equipment dealerships across the United States, Canada and overseas. … Continue reading

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Vermeer Corporation announces family succession plans

As part of its family succession planning process, Vermeer Corporation recently announced that third-generation family member, Jason Andringa, will serve as the company’s next President & CEO effective Nov. 1, 2015.

On Nov. 1, 2014, Jason will assume the role of President & Chief Operating Officer for one year, when he will transition to the role of President & CEO of Vermeer Corporation. He currently serves as President of Forage and Environmental Solutions.

“Gary Vermeer, my grandfather and Vermeer founder, was very influential for me personally and professionally,” said Jason Andringa. “Since a young age, I had a passion to follow in his footsteps. In the mid-90s, I traveled on a business trip overseas with my mother, Mary, and saw first-hand the global demand for Vermeer equipment and the impact it was making on local communities across the world. That trip solidified my path to Vermeer. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Vermeer as a family-owned and operated, global company into a prosperous future.”… Continue reading

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Vermeer introduces first fully continuous round baler

Determined to keep operators moving forward in the field in order to boost productivity and save time, Vermeer has introduced the first fully continuous round baler (CRB). Developed in conjunction with agriculture innovator Lely Group, the new CRB concept machine allows two bales to be formed simultaneously, enabling the operator to continually move forward without having to stop and wait for a finished bale to eject before moving on to the next bale.

“When operators must stop and wait for each bale to eject, that eats up a lot of time that, when you add it all up, could be devoted to another field or another task,” said Jason Andringa, President of Forage and Environmental Solutions at Vermeer Corporation. “Continuous baling will help operators become more productive, so they can produce the same, if not more, bales in the same amount of time, and with fewer balers and operators in the field.”… Continue reading

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Case IH, Precision Planting let producers customize their planters

New Options Complement Early RiserRow Unit Advantages

Today’s planter technology allows producers to place seeds precisely where they want them. Now, thanks to Case IH and Precision Planting, producers can take that technology to a new level by adding valuable new options that fit their individual needs.

“Producers can leave their trusted Case IH dealership with a new or used Early Riser planter customized to their specifications — with the right amount of technology to meet their individual goals,” said Dan Klein, Crop Production Marketing Manager at Case IH. “They don’t have to buy any more or any less than they desire.”

When producers order a new Precision Planting-ready Early Riser 1255, it leaves the factory with the right components to make adapting this technology convenient and cost effective. Their new planter arrives at the dealership from the factory ready to accept the Precision Planting components the grower wants.

“The producer is in control,” Klein said.… Continue reading

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Vermeer launches Catapult CPX9000 bale processor

Vermeer Corporation has introduced a new bale processor that gives operators the ability to process and distribute forage materials consistently and accurately at long range. The aptly named Catapult CPX9000 bale processor can accurately reach distances up to 100 feet, making it ideal for applications where height and distance challenges are present.

“The CPX9000 gives you the power and precision to control how and where the material is thrown, which is paramount for getting up and over feed bunks in a cattle operation, or distributing material for housing developments or land reclamation and erosion control purposes,” said Phil Chrisman, Product Manager at Vermeer.

The new machine gives operators the ability to process round or square bales, adjust throw distance (60 to 100 feet) and control how the crop is distributed by changing the angle of the spout. An automatic bale feed system controls bale feed rate for smooth, steady feeding, all without operator management.… Continue reading

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Case IH touts full strength of its full line for 2015

Fortifies Livestock, Hay and Forage Lineup

Promising to provide the best options to professional producers, big and small, Case IH announced its 2015 lineup of Farmall tractors and hay and forage tools this month.

“Feed is the livestock producer’s greatest expense,” said Thomas Beason, Livestock Marketing Manager at Case IH. “And hay and forages often comprise a large portion of that bill. It makes sound business sense to put up a high-quality product and then handle and feed it efficiently. The right equipment is critical.” That’s where Case IH comes in.

At the introduction of the 2015 lineup of Farmall and hay and forage products, Case IH Director of Marketing Eric Weaver emphasized the company’s complete, innovative equipment and service offering.

“We are so well-known for our high horsepower offerings,” Weaver said. “But our Farmall and hay and forage products help make us the premier full-line equipment manufacturer in North America.… Continue reading

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Vermeer introduces 600N series balers for hay, forage and cornstalk baling

Vermeer Corporation has introduced a new series of round balers that includes two models designed for high-capacity hay and forage production, and an additional two models specially designed for the rigors of cornstalk baling. The 604/605N balers and 604/605N Cornstalk Special balers deliver the strength, productivity and operating convenience of classic Vermeer Super M technology – but with added capability and enhanced performance.

“The first thing you notice about the new 600N series balers is the sleek, modern design that evokes a sense of force and motion,” said Phil Chrisman, Product Manager at Vermeer. “Upon closer inspection, you will recognize many well-designed, heavy-duty components that made Super M balers so popular, as well as several new features that contribute to the high performance and durability of this new line of balers.”

600N series balers are equipped with 5-bar pickups, a Direct Crop Feed system that enables the forage crop to be fed directly to the bottom drum and bale-starting chamber, the patented dual-stage belt tightening system that reduces the chamber size by 50 percent and allows the hay to turn quicker.… Continue reading

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Case IH introduces real-time remote dashboard with AFS Connect 2.0

Unique ‘Terms of Use’ Keeps Agronomic Data in Producers’ Control

Case IH has announced its new AFS Connect 2.0, a new farm management system that uses advanced telematics technology to help producers effectively monitor and manage their operations without compromising control of their data. The system, which will be fully available in 2015, provides a simple, intuitive view of machine location and diagnostics, with maintenance and service alerts — even allowing for two-way messaging with machine operators from anywhere.

AFS Connect 2.0 will offer more features and functionality than competitive products in a system with a straightforward and easy-to-use design. In addition, Case IH has taken special measure to offer what some may consider the most important feature — data control.

“Case IH understands the growing importance of data security and privacy,” said Mike Klein, Advanced Farming Systems North America Marketing Manager, Case IH. “It is important to ensure the producer has complete control over who accesses his agronomic and equipment data.… Continue reading

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Case IH new Magnum Rowtrac tractors


Building on its 18 years of leadership in independent-track technology, Case IH has now introduced its new Magnum Rowtrac tractor. Two new models will be welcomed by any producer who has soil conditions that require better flotation and reduced compaction. A proven Case IH oscillating rear-track system is paired with front tire options to fit virtually any row width. This system keeps the power on the ground through the tightest turns, improves maneuverability, reduces berming and improves operator control of the tractor.


“Whether raising sugar beets in North Dakota, potatoes in Idaho or rice in the Delta, farmers will find our new Magnum Rowtrac meets their unique cropping needs through a wide variety of row spacing and belt options,” explained Zach Hetterick, Case IH Marketing Manager, High Horsepower Tractors. “And customers have told us that it outperforms other two-track options with better handling and a smoother ride. The flotation provided by the tracks allows them to get into the fields sooner since it avoids ruts and compaction, and doesn’t make divots when turning around.”Continue reading

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Case IH, Precision Planting® Let Producers Customize Their Planters


Today’s planter technology allows producers to place seeds precisely where they want them. Now, thanks to Case IH and Precision Planting®, producers can take that technology to a new level by adding valuable new options that fit their individual needs.

“Producers can leave their trusted Case IH dealership with a new or used Early Riser® planter customized to their specifications — with the right amount of technology to meet their individual goals,” said Dan Klein, Crop Production Marketing Manager at Case IH. “They don’t have to buy any more or any less than they desire.”


When producers order a new Precision Planting-ready Early Riser 1255, it leaves the factory with the right components to make adapting this technology convenient and cost effective. Their new planter arrives at the dealership from the factory ready to accept the Precision Planting components the grower wants.Continue reading

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