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07/04/2017

Great Plains Manufacturing announced today the decision to stop production of Great Plains Products at its Sleaford, UK site and close the facility. This decision comes in the wake of an extended downturn in the worldwide agricultural economy. Current production is to be complete by mid-year 2017. Other operations and functions of the Sleaford site will be phased out after the 2017 autumn season with facility closure to occur early in 2018.

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27/01/2017

On January 18, 2017, Great Plains Manufacturing celebrated the grand opening of a new Ukrainian facility, located in Roslavychi village near Kiev.

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10-foot Turbo-Max®
18/07/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SALINA, KS – Five years after introducing Turbo-Max® to the vertical tillage market, Great Plains is expanding the industry-leading product line to accommodate a wider range of farming operations.

With the release of the smaller 8½- and 10-foot Turbo-Max models for lower horsepower tractors and a 48-foot Turbo-Max for larger tractors, more farmers will have access to the benefits of true vertical tillage, which translates to improved water infiltration, root development, and nutrient uptake.

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18/07/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SALINA, KS – Great Plains introduces a new line of Rotary Cutters, delivering effective grounds-maintenance solutions to ag producers of all sizes.

Whether it’s a narrowly-spaced tree grove, gently-sloped ground near a pond or stream, or wide-open pasture, the diverse Rotary Cutter line is equipped to tackle everything from standing residue in row-crop fields to weeds and brush in overrun pastures.

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Great Plains Releases Simple Seeder
18/07/2016

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SALINA, KS – For smaller seeding tasks that don’t require a full-on no-till drill, Great Plains has introduced the simple, economical No-Till Seeder.

Offered in 7-, 9-, and 11-foot widths, the NTS25 Series Seeder makes quick work of renovating pastures, reclaiming rights-of-way, and planting food plots. With productivity of up to 11 feet, it also offers a heavy-duty seeding solution for small seeding contractors.

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17/11/2015

Second generations of some of Great Plains’ most popular machines will dominate Great Plains’ presence at Agritechnica 2015. The stand at B04 in Hall 12 will feature all new second generation models of the X-Press short disk, Turbo-Max® 8.0 vertical tillage tool, Spartan air drill, and the Centurion/Saxon cultivator drills. Last, but certainly not least, Great Plains will unveil AccuShot™, a revolutionary new product that advances liquid fertilizer application on planters to a dose per seed.

Great Plains Turbo-Seeder™ Attachment for Turbo-Max®
13/08/2015

Great Plains Introduces Cover Crop Seeder Attachment

SALINA, Kansas. – With an increased focus on conservation and soil health, Great Plains introduces the new Turbo-Seeder™ Attachment for Turbo-Max®.

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Great Plains Introduces 1206NT Drill
26/05/2015

Great Plains Introduces Versatile 12-Foot Drill

SALINA, Kansas. – Great Plains announces the addition of a new 12ˈ no-till drill. The Great Plains 1206NT End Wheel Drill builds off the success of its predecessor, the 1205NT, to provide a versatile, economical seeding solution.

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07/11/2013

Great Plains Manufacturing will be offering more than a look at machinery on its booth for Agritechnica in 2013.  At Stand B02 in Hall 12 Great Plains will also stress our “Vertical Tillage” concept, which highlights the importance of avoiding causing compacted layers in the soil because they inhibit all the natural processes that help feed the crop.  The Great Plains “Vertical Tillage” approach can help break down the barriers to increased yields!

New Air-Pro Meter
10/09/2013

Media Contact: Doug Burgardt, International Marketing Coordinator
Subject: Canola Disc for Yield-Pro® Planters
Reference No.: 1170G-GPI
Attachment: CanolaMeter-2013.jpg

For Immediate Release

Air-Pro® Meter Design Changed for Singulating Canola; Improves System for Metering All Crops

 

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Meeting attendees gather for a group photo.
17/06/2013

Contacts:
Simon Revell
07710 623009
Doug  Burgardt
+1 785 822 6738

European dealer sales training demonstrates how Great Plains machines and technology are now available to more farmers.

This month Kamen, Czech Republic hosted the first ever Great Plains Mfg. International Sales Training Days held outside the USA or UK.  The event was attended by over 150 personnel representing 41 different Great Plains dealers and distributors.  Attendees came from 22 different countries.

Lister Cultivator Transport
15/04/2013

SALINA, KS – In response to growing customer demand for a price-competitive alternative to the competition, Great Plains is introducing its new LC40 Lister Cultivator model this spring. The LC40 Lister Cultivator is built in the spirit of other Great Plains equipment with a focus on innovation, functionality, and toughness.

The LC40 Lister Cultivator combines a stack-fold toolbar with versatile parallel linkage row units. The parallel linkage and depth band coulters allow for precise depth gauging on individual rows. The row units can be configured to 30", 36", 38", and 40" row spacings. Users can configure it as a lister or turn it into a row crop cultivator with rear sweeps.

24/02/2013

DTX OFFERED WITH AUTO-RESET

Great Plains is offering the option of auto-reset protection of the deep working legs on its Simba DTX one pass cultivator, a move that also creates the opportunity for users to fit the company’s LD (low surface disturbance) legs on the machine.

The company is also offering a trailing kit for the machine, which will transform it from a mounted to a trailed machine and enable it to be towed behind tractors of 180hp + for the DTX 300, and 220hp + for the DTX350.

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24/02/2013

ROLLING OUT NEW RANGE

Great Plains is adding three new style rollers to the range of consolidation products it offers, initially behind its mounted Simba X-Press and TL cultivators.

The company is introducing the rollers behind its DTX models, and is developing versions for use with the trailed versions of these models.

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24/02/2013

TWO SMALLER SLD MODELS LAUNCHED

Great Plains is extending its Simba SLD range with two new models – at 3.0m and 3.5m widths. These models mean that a huge number of smaller and medium scale arable farms can use the machine, which was previously available in 4.2m, 4.6m 5.4m and 6.0m widths.

The new models are both rigid machines, and both feature five ProLift deeper working legs, those on the 3.0m model being set at 560mm spacings, while those on the 3.5m model being set at 660mm spacings.

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24/02/2013

X-PRESS SUITS FRANCE

Great Plains’ Simba X-Press cultivator is already firmly established as a popular one-pass cultivator across a range of European markets, including France.

The range includes models ranging from 2.5m to 10m working width, and combine cultivating discs with a DD rear roller, so virtually any size of arable farm can use it to perform fast, one-pass shallow cultivations up to 100mm deep followed by effective consolidation.

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23/02/2013

Centurion, Spartan et Yield Pro…

SIMPLIFIÉ, DIRECT… TECHNIQUES DE SEMIS REVISITÉES PAR GREAT PLAINS

Les agronomes Great Plains le savent bien. Les différentes pratiques culturales combinées à la variabilité de la typologie de sols exigent une diversité d’outils de semis. Aussi, le constructeur propose-t-il diverses gammes de semoirs, pour répondre aux attentes du plus grand nombre.

23/02/2013

Après un automne et un hiver pluvieux

RESTRUCTURER LES SOLS DURABLEMENT AVEC LE DTX® 300 SIGNÉ SIMBA GREAT PLAINS

23/02/2013

Great Plains s’adapte au marché français avec les rouleaux HD, V et MaxLift

TROIS NOUVEAUX ROULEAUX POUR REPONDRE AUX DIFFERENTES PRATIQUES CULTURALES AINSI QU’AUX DIFFERENTS TYPES DE SOLS

23/02/2013

Déchaumeur Simba X-Press, un best-seller sur le marché français

TRAVAIL DU SOL SUPERFICIEL DE QUALITE, MÊME A GRANDE VITESSE

Unique en son genre, le déchaumeur Simba X-Press séduit par sa polyvalence. La conception de ses disques indépendants autorise toutes les tâches : de l’incorporation des débris végétaux, à la destruction des couverts ou des adventices, en passant par l’enfouissement des résidus de récolte….et tout cela, en consolidant le profil.

Turbo-Max
15/12/2011

Great Plains was one of the first ag manufacturers to produce vertical tillage tools when it began delivering the original Turbo-Till model back in 2002. A couple of years later a heavy duty model went into production sporting thicker blades and heavy duty gauge wheels. A Series ll Turbo-Till model was introduced in late 2007. The Series ll model boasted a stronger frame, greater weight per gang, and a beefier transport axle.

Fast forward to today and we have the completely new vertical tillage machine rolling down Great Plains state-of-the-art production line in Ellsworth, KS. Its name is Turbo-Max.

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