The Midwest Ag Industries Expo (MAGIE) Show has been the customary place for ag retailers and custom applicators to test drive new application equipment, but Miller St. Nazianz, Inc. (Miller) is taking the driving experience potential a step farther with its Miller Drive Tour 2011 with nine tour stops. The kickoff is June 29th in Albert Lea, Minn., and the tour will end in mid-September.

“In partnership with Miller dealers and select industry OEM suppliers, the Miller Drive Tour is designed to bring a comprehensive line of application equipment to farmers and commercial applicators in a setting where they will have unrestricted access to climb aboard, crank up the machines and experience driving them for themselves,” explained Tim Criddle, Miller director of marketing.

This tour is an effort to complement the company’s traditional summer trade show circuit. At each tour stop, attendees will have access to the Miller Nitro high clearance, front boom sprayers, the mechanical drive Condor sprayer and dry spreader units and the Miller Atlas floater chassis. Miller will also be showcasing the exclusive, leading-edge Spray-Air air boom technology. Representatives will be on hand from Raven Industries, Highway Equipment Company – New Leader, Greenleaf Technologies, and AgDirect Finance.

Product presentations, a noon meal, refreshments, daily prizes, a kids’ gift and a limited edition token of appreciation will be part of each tour stop. A give away grand prize of free use of a sprayer in 2012 will be possible for those registering and attending a tour event.  

Finding the Miller Drive Tour 2011 locations and registering can be done at the Web site: