Two Midwest equipment dealers are now merged to form the largest Case IH commercial application equipment distributor in North America. The entities of AG Systems, Inc., based in Hutchinson Minn., and Heartland Ag based in Ames, Iowa, will join together under the name Heartland AG Systems and have a footprint across eight states with nine locations.
The previous companies share similar historical stories having focused on serving commercial applicators and ag retailers. In a news release, the companies say this shared connectivity in their operations, experience and expertise will help strengthen the business going forward.
"Both companies have a history of successfully supporting their customers under the fast pace and tight windows that are inevitably part of the custom application business. It's what our reputation is built on, and that isn't going to change," Arnie Sinclair, general manager of AG Systems said in a news release.
For product lines, Heartland AG Systems will distribute the full lineup of Case IH application equipment including Patriot series sprayers, Titan series floaters, and Trident combination applicators. The business will also sell and service RBR self-propelled applicators and other fertilizer and application related products.
AG Systems was founded in 1965 and is the longest-running distributor of Case IH application equipment in North America. It also grew its business as a manufacturer of anhydrous ammonia equipment, liquid applicators, pull-type spreaders, nurse tanks and the Brute bumper. Heartland Ag began in 1981 and was previously a dealer for AG Systems’s anhydrous ammonia and liquid fertilizer applicators, nurse wagons and tanks.
“This is an exciting time for our companies," Bill Oltean, president of Heartland Ag said in a news release. "We're creating opportunities for our employees, customers and partners by bringing together our collective capabilities with our Case IH commercial application equipment portfolio."