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Farmer Benefits from Well-Timed Spraying Applications with Apache Sprayers

John Toedte knows well the constraints and challenges that custom applicators face in meeting all customers’ spraying needs, having worked as one before taking on full-time management of his family’s Centralia, Illinois, farm. He’s also well-versed on what makes for efficient, effective applications and that’s what led him to purchase an Apache Sprayer for all […]

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Farmer Sought High ROI, Found It with Apache Sprayers

Time is of the essence for Tony Brown on his Lovington, Illinois, farm. That’s especially true with his spraying applications now that he’s grown his acreage to the point at which custom applications were becoming a larger line item on the cost side of his balance sheet. The combination of increased demands on his spraying […]

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Farmer Finds the Right Spraying Balance with Apache Sprayers

An increase in acres led Miles Adkins to purchase a self-propelled sprayer when he saw the financial benefit of ownership versus relying on custom applications and his old pull-behind sprayer. The Ullin, Illinois, no-till farmer has a good relationship with his local cooperative that has provided his custom applications, and he still relies on it […]

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Meet Eric Friesen, Apache’s New Canadian Regional Director

The love of agriculture and farm equipment has never left Eric Friesen since his upbringing on a Saskatchewan family farm. Now, he’s parlaying that love of the farm and iron that enables farmers to get their jobs done into a new position with Equipment Technologies. Friesen is the new Equipment Technologies Regional Director for Western […]

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Ownership, Operating Costs Contribute to Machinery Return on Investment

Return on investment (ROI) is a way to measure the efficiency and performance of a specific asset based on its cost and value of its output. It’s an important measure of the financial performance of everything from a specific piece of machinery to an entire farm operation. Especially when economic times are tight, ROI is […]

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A Man of Many Firsts: Meet Gary Grant

Being the first to do anything usually sparks a special sense of accomplishment, so it’s no surprise that Ohio Valley Ag Parts Manager, Gary Grant takes pride in the many firsts he’s accrued from his years with Equipment Technologies (ET). “I came to work at Ohio Valley Ag (OVA) when we opened the branch in […]

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Winterization: A How-To Guide

Proper winterization of the application system, or spray system, helps to prevent damage to the system due to wintertime freezing. Please follow this Apache Winterization Guide to protect your sprayer this winter. The spray system may contain as many as five separate plumbing loops, or circuits, that are all related to the application system. Thorough […]

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Winterization: A Critical Step in Sprayer Maintenance

What is the biggest mistake to be made in ag sprayer maintenance? Skipping the sprayer winterization process. Besides helping you get a jump start on the busy season, winterizing and storing your Apache Sprayer can prevent damage caused by freezing temperatures, improve longevity and ensure your resale value. “Winterizing a sprayer can become an ‘out […]

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Employee Spotlight: Meet Adam Kivett

A lot can happen in two decades. While most people change jobs three or more times in 20 years, Director of Manufacturing Adam Kivett has held strong with his dedication and loyalty to ET Works, but if you ask him — he’s just “lucky”. “I think I just kind of got lucky finding a job […]

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Employee Spotlight: Meet Jeremy Hurt

Twenty years is a long time, especially in terms of employment with one company. However, for Jeremy Hurt, Senior Application Specialist at ET Works, it seems like just yesterday that he was starting his first role with the company. “It was May 1997, when I first started at ET Works,” Hurt recalled. “The first Apache […]

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