Extends position as largest application-focused equipment and service provider in North America

(March 3, 2021) – Hutchinson, Minn. Heartland AG Systems announces the purchase of Ag-West Distributing, headquartered in Burley, Idaho. The acquisition includes Ag-West’s stores in Idaho, Montana and Washington, with coverage also including the states of Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Oregon. With this expansion, Heartland AG Systems’ territory now stretches from Michigan to the Pacific Northwest and from North Dakota to Missouri and features row, cereal and specialty crops.  

“Our company continues to focus on growth strategies that complement our strengths and leverage our commitment to the application business,” said Arnie Sinclair, President of Heartland AG Systems. The acquisition of Ag-West and their expertise in the Pacific Northwest offers an excellent opportunity to improve our commitment to our customers. We look forward to providing our full portfolio of application equipmentservices and our own manufactured support products to the forward-thinking retailers and growers in our newly-expanded 17-state geography. Our growing team of industry-leading application experts are ready to serve all our customers and meet all of their application needs.” 

Formed through the merger of two large application equipment distributors in 2019, Heartland AG Systems offers a comprehensive application equipment and manufactured product line-up to their customersThe company markets the full Case IH commercial application equipment line, including Patriot Series sprayers, Titan Series Floaters and the Trident Combination Applicator; as well as the RBR self-propelled applicators, New Leader G5000 Series applicators and manufacturers a complete line of application support products, including MT series tenderspull-type spreaders, liquid trailers and liquid fertilizer applicators under the Heartland AG Systems Equipment brand.  

“We are excited about the commitment Heartland AG Systems has for the application business,” said Don Knopp, co-founder of Ag-West Distributing. “We know Heartland is focused on this segment, and will make certain our customers and employees are well taken care of during the transition and on a go-forward basis. The familiarity our organizations had from working together over the years, each as Case IH application distributors, gave us a keen understanding for how this acquisition could benefit our customers.” Knopp will remain with the new organization as the Northwest Regional Manager and a key member of the management team.  

Ag-West Distributing will be integrated into the broader Heartland AG Systems organizationand operate under the Heartland AG Systems name. Sinclair stressed there is an organization-wide focus toward continuity for customers as the spring season approaches. “In this business, it’s vital to have responsive parts and service during application season to provide our customers with the best opportunity to cover as many acres as possible. We will partner closely with the Ag-West team and current customers to ensure service and support exceeds expectations.”  

About Heartland AG Systems: We are application. As the largest application-focused equipment distributor in North America, Heartland AG Systems provides comprehensive solutions to help ag retailers minimize downtime, maximize productivity and enhance profitability. With more employees focused on the application business than any other dealerthis experience and expertise drives business results through a complete line of self-propelled application equipment, parts and service support and technology. The company also manufactures application-support products, including tenders, pull-type spreaders, liquid trailers and liquid fertilizer applicators under the Heartland AG Systems Equipment brandFor more information, visit www.heartlandag.com 

About Ag-West Distributing: Established in 1986, Ag-West Distributing was created by a driving need for application equipment in the flourishing, agricultural community of the Magic Valley. Founded by Don Knopp and Mike Nelson, and headquartered in Burley, Idaho, Ag-West offers a complete line of fertilizer and spray equipment, ranging from spray tips to fertilizer spreaders. As the Northwest’s largest dealer of Case IH application products, the company has built a reputation for excellence by meeting the needs of the ag retail customer for excellent equipment and after-market parts and service support. Ag-West Distributing started with a single location and four employees and has grown into three locations with 40 employees and customers across seven states. For more information visit https://www.agwestdist.com/ 

Press Contact:
Marie Niehues
Marketing Manager, Heartland AG Systems