Apple Farm Service Inc.
Apple Farm Service provides both big & small farmers quality farm equipment at the lowest price. We have a large inventory of new & used farm equipment for sale like farm tractors, combines, loaders, harvesters, mowers & more. We understand that having a machine that is reliable and well maintained is as important as having the right type of farm tractor, combine, harvester, or mower for the job. Apple Farm Service inspects all of its farm equipment for sale and will inform you of every last detail. We offer a huge inventory, ranging from agricultural equipment such as balers, combines, field cultivators to medium duty construction equipment such as skid steer loaders, ground levelers and backhoes to lighter pieces of equipment for sale such as riding lawn mowers.
We're always searching for improvements and innovations in equipment manufacturing, so our customers can access, test, demo and/or purchase the latest, the best and the most innovative machine to meet their needs.
From pre-ordering qualifications to the state of our flagpoles in front of our buildings, we are top flight. To represent a dealer and carry their line of quality farm equipment, we must meet or exceed their high standards. Apple Farm Service consistently receives the maximum awards given by equipment manufacturers to dealers who reach or exceed their high levels of achievement.
We pride ourselves on our extensive inventory of high-quality products, our reputation for service excellence and our well-known ability to stock or find the parts you need for your farm equipment - even if that means tracking down a part for a 30-year-old machine!
We also live by a code of ethics and our own set of high standards, which were established by founder Henry Apple and are maintained by each and every one of us at Apple Farm Service.
Henry Apple was a pioneer. Not in the sense of crossing the country in a covered wagon to homestead new land, but in creating new ways of thinking about farming. Even as a teenager, living in the days of horse versus machine, Henry was inventing new and better ways of helping the farmer be more productive and earn a better income from his land.
Henry's father Alfred was a thresher, so Henry came by his love of farming naturally. Growing up in the lush farmlands of west-central Ohio, Henry soon began to influence other farmers and farming methods throughout the State, and into eastern Indiana. He was a natural born leader with a gift for invention, and an ability to make others see that his 'new fangled' ideas and innovative ways were good, progressive and beneficial.
In the mid-'50s, Henry created a design to make a better forage harvester. He used a Continental Engine, parts taken from a WWII Tank half-track, a Massey Harris 101 rear end, a Chevrolet steering axle, and a Gehl FH84 with TR83 two-row corn attachment - the beginning of self-propelled harvesters that are common today but not seen in the mid century. His children remember him 'driving his masterpiece out of the barn and somebody from the newspaper came and took a picture of it.'
Soon, other farmers, curious about the new machine, began to gather at the Apple place to see what Henry was up to. The young farmer/inventor not only drew publicity, he captured the imaginations and respect of other farmers, because Henry was making life better and work more efficient for these dedicated men and women whose lives depended on coaxing crops from the land.
The Gehl Company offered Henry a dealership in 1955, and a new business was born. Always the inventor and the innovator, Henry Apple influenced not only the farm community, but he also inspired his family to do more, to do better, for the farmers who lived and worked in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan - and beyond. From a small shop on Henry's farm, originally known as 'Apple Chopper Service,' the business has grown to its two current locations in Covington and Botkins. The company now stocks parts and farm equipment from more than 100 manufacturers, all chosen for their quality and innovation - the same hallmarks that drove Henry throughout his lifetime.
Henry passed away in 1996, but over the years, Apple's size, reputation and strength in the community have grown steadily.
Today, the proverbial 'Apple' has not fallen far from the tree. Henry's son Bill is the company's President and CEO, while his wife Linda is heavily involved in the office. Their son, Matt, joined the Sales Team on a full-time basis in 2011. Joan, Henry and Ina's daughter is the Botkins location Office Manager, involved in Marketing. They each continue the tradition and the beliefs of Henry in making Apple Farm Service a family-run, customer-focused company that deals with quality products, excellent service and parts professionalism - dedication to making life, and life's work, run a little more smoothly.
The core of our business is our company mission statement:
The employees of Apple Farm Service will constantly strive to provide our customers with the best products and services at competitive, but profitable, prices which sustain our ability to provide a consistently higher level of personalized customer service than any of our competitors.
This is accomplished through providing our customers with the highest quality farm and industrial equipment, parts, and repair service, sold and delivered with individual service that is second to none. This total commitment ensures overall benefits and long term savings for our customers.
Apple Farm Service strives to create and provide a positive work environment where management and employees can work together, as a team, for our mutual long-term benefit as we serve the needs of our customers.