Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc., was established on April 1, 1976. Since our inception, company founder Roy Applequist has lead Great Plains as President and has overseen the company`s growth from modest beginnings to become one of the largest privately held manufacturers of agricultural implements for tillage, seeding and planting in the United States, as well as a leading producer of dirt-working, turf-maintenance, and landscaping equipment. Great Plains Mfg., Inc. Global sales of products from Great Plains Agricultural division and the Land Pride ground maintenance division are handled through Great Plains International. Since our first drill was sold overseas in 1982, Great Plains International has grown to have company offices in the United States, Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria and England as well as active distributors in over 30 countries. Our broad and innovative product line includes customized products that combine the best practices from around the world.

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1525 E. North Street , Salina , Kansas 67401 USA

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Salina, Kansas-based Great Plains Ag is a company proud of its Midwestern roots. Great Plains Ag, a division of Great Plains Mfg., Inc., has been a leader in seeding equipment since its inception in 1976. Today, we are not only known as a leading producer of Grain Drills, but also recognized across North America as a leader in Planters, Tillage Equipment, Fertilizer Placement Equipment, Sprayers, and Compact Drills.

We have manufacturing facilities across North Central Kansas. We have learned that the work ethic of smaller Kansas communities is second to none and, as such, Great Plains Ag Division has located plants in Salina, Ellsworth, and Tipton, Kansas. Many of our employees come from rural areas and have agricultural backgrounds – so, they know the products they build and they understand how our customers will use them. This knowledge helps us build a product that will perform as expected for years to come.

We also have Research and Development facilities in Assaria, Kansas, where we use the latest computer aided design technology to design our equipment. Once a working prototype is built, it is rigorously tested in the lab, on the test track, and in many different, demanding field conditions. When the engineering is proven, the Assaria facility designs and builds all the production tooling required to manufacture the product. Our company's products are designed and manufactured in compliance with the latest industry standards. When you buy a Great Plains product, you know that it has been tested – and passed – in real-world situations that are more rugged and demanding than it will likely see in its service life.

Our commitment to our dealers and our customers is visible in the delivery of the product to the dealership. To ensure the product arrives in the same condition as it left our plant, we have our own trucking company. Great Plains Trucking has 75 trucks dedicated to delivering our products safely, securely, and on schedule.

Dependable parts and service after the sale have helped Great Plains Ag gain many new dealers. Our commitment to service is something we take great pride in. Through online parts ordering, knowledgeable phone support, or a personal visit if that’s what it takes, Great Plains Ag is willing to go the extra mile for our customers. With dealers across the United States and Canada, there is always reliable help close by.

We’re glad you stopped by for a virtual visit today. Please take your time and look around our website. Check out the specs on our new products or watch a grower explain why he uses Great Plains Ag equipment. Perhaps you just need parts for your drill or a photo for your screensaver. You can also locate your local dealer and pay them a visit. They’ll be glad you stopped by and we’ll be thrilled you did too!