Great Plains International Sales Training

Mon, 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.

The event’s primary purpose was to train existing and new dealers on the company’s products and agronomy strategy.  Agronomy talks featured the company’s strategies for vertical tillage, twin-row and OSR establishment.  Over 30 Great Plains machines were shown at the Training Days.  Unfortunately, due to wet weather conditions only a select few models were able to work in the field. 

The Simba SLM, a one-pass maize cultivator which is still in the concept phase, was displayed and worked in the field.  The machine will allow a complete soil restructure to 300mm depth and offer very effective tillage from high trash (12-15 tons/Ha) to seedbed in one pass. 

It was also the first time an extended range of cultivator models was launched to the entire Great Plains’ International distribution network.  The new specification versions of many models in the Simba line include options for shear bolt leg protection; bolt-on points; fixed angle cultivating discs and a wider choice of rear consolidation rollers.

The new rollers include the Maxlift, which features toothed rings that provide an effective pressing and consolidation action; the Heavy Duty (HD) roller which features a fully welded steel roller that provides effective consolidation in tough conditions and on soils with high clay content; and the V-roller which features a V-shaped pressing ring to consolidate lighter land.“The new rollers in conjunction with extended machine specification options mean the company now offers machines at reduced prices, enabling more farmers to benefit from Great Plains’ design and component standards.  The new accessibility to our machines and technology will further increase demand for our products across all markets,” said Daniel Rauchholz, President of Great Plains International.

“At Great Plains we often say ‘We Lead Because We Listen.’  Our recently completed training days offered us the opportunity to learn what our dealers and their customers need in farm machinery.  We were very pleased to showcase the advancements our product range has made and we look forward to continuing to work with our stakeholders on identifying additional machinery solutions.”

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