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 comprises five
Great Plains International,
Acceptance Corporation (GPAC), and
Great Plains Trucking.
For the first two and a half years, Great Plains was
located in a small shop in Salina, Kansas, before moving operations to
Assaria, Kansas, in 1979. Today, we maintain our corporate headquarters in
Salina and operate 1.5 million square feet (139,355 square meters) of
manufacturing space across eight state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities
in central Kansas, including the communities of Abilene, Assaria,
Ellsworth, Kipp, Lucas, Salina, Tipton, and Enterprise. Great Plains also
maintains manufacturing facilities in Sleaford, England.
The Great Plains product mix was extended and
diversified in 1986 with the launch of the Land Pride division. Land Pride
has since rapidly established itself as a leading brand in finish mowers,
rotary tillers, rotary cutters, landscape-seeding equipment, zero-turn
mowers and dirt-working implements. Today, Land Pride products are sold
through more than 2,000 independent dealerships across the United States
and are exported worldwide. In response to customer demand, two important
further additions were made to the family of Great Plains subsidiaries.
These include Great Plains Trucking, which operates over 75 trucks,
delivering products to our North American dealers and hauling raw
materials back to Great Plains, and Great Plains Acceptance Corporation,
which provides product financing.
Great Plains' range of equipment and its international presence was enhanced in 2010 with the purchase of Simba International, the UK's leading cultivation equipment manufacturer. In addition to the new office and manufacturing facilities in the UK, the Great Plains division has subsidiary offices in Russia, Ukraine, France and Eastern Europe.
Our Business Hours:
(April - November):
Monday thru Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.