Heartland AG and AG Systems Merger


 

March 5, 2019 – Hutchinson, Minn. 

Merger Creates Largest Case IH Commercial Application Equipment Distributor in North America

Heartland Ag and Ag Systems Combine To Expand Capabilities for Customers

Long-time fertilizer and crop protection application equipment distributors, AG Systems, Inc. of Hutchinson, Minn., and Heartland Ag of Ames, Iowa, merged to create the largest Case IH commercial application equipment distributorship in North America. The new organization will operate under Heartland AG Systems, Inc.

The merger brings customers an expanded footprint, with nine locations across eight states, from the upper peninsula of Michigan to Colorado from east to west and from North Dakota to Missouri from north to south.

The combined company will continue to offer the entire Case IH commercial application equipment line-up, including Patriot® Series sprayers, Titan™ Series Floaters and the Trident™.

Combination Applicator; as well as the RBR self-propelled applicators and a full portfolio of fertilizer- and application-related products and services. Ag retailers will also continue to receive customized mobile support.

In addition to a shared heritage carrying Case IH products, AG Systems and Heartland Ag are of similar size and both businesses have focused on the ag retail and custom application segment throughout their history; creating connectivity across the new organization in operations, experience and expertise.

“This is an exciting time for our companies,” said Bill Oltean, president of Heartland Ag. “We’re creating opportunities for our employees, customers and partners by bringing together our collective capabilities with our Case IH commercial application equipment portfolio.”

The company also anticipates an ever-expanding offering to address the growing needs of their customers. According to Arnie Sinclair, general manager of AG Systems, “The demands required of our ag retail customers continue to increase as the operations of their grower customers expand, so they need forward-thinking partners that understand the dynamics of their business and also have the capability to create solutions that help them succeed. This move ensures we have both the horsepower and expertise to be that type of partner today and tomorrow.”

With the spring application season fast approaching, customers can rest assured operations will continue uninterrupted. “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,” said Sinclair.

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RBR Venturi 350

RBR Venturi 350

Early and Late Application Hybrid Machine! 

  • Engine: Cummins QSL 8.9 Liter, Tier III, 350 Horsepower
  • Transmission: Allison RDS3060 Automatic
  • Transfer Case: Marmon-Herrington MVG-750 w/Smart Shift, 2 Speed – 1:1 High Range, 2:1 Low RangeIMG_3302
  • Tires: 380/90R46, 650/75R38, 710/70R42
  • Suspension: Airbags and Shocks with Limit Straps
  • Steering: Load sense hydraulic power steering
  • Weight: 28,120 lbs.
  • Wheel Tract: Fixed Settings Range from 111″-126″
  • Turning Radius: 30′ Turning Radius
  • 4-Wheel Drive
  • Crop Clearance 27.5″
  • Case IH Flex-Air 810
    • Main Bin Capacity: 287 ft3, w/ Box Extension 327 ft3
    • Co-Applicator Capacity: 50 ft3
    • Boom: 70′ mid-ship mounted
  • Precision Tools
    • Raven Viper 4
    • Raven Phoenix 200 GPS Receiver
    • Raven AccuBoom
    • Raven RGL500 Lightbar
    • Raven SmarTrax

RBR Vector 300

Early and Late Application Hybrid Equipment!

  • Engine: Cummins QSC 8.3 Liter, Tier III, 305 Horsepower
  • Transmission: Allison RDS3060 Automatic
  • Transfer Case: Marmon-Herrington MVG-70 w/Smart Shift, 2 Speed – 1:1 High Range, 2:1 Low Range
  • Tires: 380/90R46, 650/75R38, 710/70R42Vector Corn application 2
  • Suspension: Airbags and Shocks with Limit Straps
  • Steering: Load sense hydraulic power steering
  • Weight: 24,300 lbs.
  • Wheel Tract: Fixed Settings Range from 111″-126″
  • Turning Radius: 25′ Turning Radius
  • 4-Wheel Drive
  • Crop Clearance 27.5″
  • New Leader L4000G4
    • Struck Capacity: 277 ft3
    • Conveyor: #4 Belt-Over-Chain
    • Hydraulic Pump: Gear Pump (Standard), Variable Displacement (Optional)
    • Lube System: Centralized
    • Hopper Options: Single (Standard), MultApplier Insert (5′ or 7′), MicroBin (Add-On), MultiBin (Up to 4 Individual Hoppers)
  • Precision Tools
    • Raven Viper Pro
    • Raven Phoenix 200 GPS Receiver
    • Raven RGL500 Lightbar
    • Raven SmarTrax

Ag System Launches New Website

Welcome to the new AgSystems website featuring featuring quality new and used equipment including liquid applicators, pull-type spreaders, nurse tanks, and more. Our website looks different, but rest assured you are in the right place!

We have a brand new layout for our used equipment section that will allow us to feature more photos, and even video, so make sure to book mark us, and check back often, as our equipment on hand is constantly changing.

If you are simply looking for parts, fill out our short catalog request form, and we will get your free parts catalog out the door.  And don’t forget, if you have a question about any of our products or services, you can always Ask Paul!