“I Love this Machine”
One sunny spring morning, I had the pleasure of visiting Mr. Steve Paul, a longtime farmer in central Pennsylvania, and recently, a proud Mako owner and operator. As I neared his farm, it was clear that Steve had some difficult terrain to farm, the land was plagued with small tree-lined fields and steep rolling hills.
Within minutes of meeting Steve, I learned that he not only takes a huge amount of pride in his well-maintained operation but that he is truly committed to best management practices and strives to be the best at what he does. He considers all things and works hard to ensure he is able to maximize his yields by consulting with other professionals, keeping up with the latest technology, and making smart investments in his farm.
Naturally, the first thing I wanted to know was, why he chose the Mako. Steve lightly responded, “Look around, this land is too hilly for hydrostatic spraying, I don’t want to be limited by my sprayer.” He went on to tell me how the Mako was truly the “ideal” machine for him, as it minimized his footprint and crop damage, therefore minimizing his yield loss.
Steve continued, “all you can do as a farm manager is structure your operation to be the most efficient because you can’t change the weather.” He believes in multiple applications, making the Mako, a small, high-speed sprayer, the perfect choice. This year, Steve will make multiple passes over 300 acres of corn, 150 acres of beans, 50 acres of barley, 70 acres of alfalfa, and 50 acres of pasture land with the Mako.
But Steve wasn’t just pleased with the machine, noting that the sales team at IAE had done a great job at understanding his needs and his operation and then assisted him in selecting a machine that was “perfect for his operation.” He also bragged about the service he received from IAE, specifically, new Service Tech, Justin Mobley, who helped get him up and running as he learned the new Ag Leader system.
Washington County Turf Farms of West Kingston, Rhode Island
Washington County Turf Farms of West Kingston, Rhode Island recently purchased an 8275 Predator to increase the efficiency of their operation. Washington County Turf Farm uses the Predator for both liquid and dry application. About the change-over process, Rick Albr, operator, exclaimed,“The change-over is pretty easy! We can’t do it in less than an hour like you guys can, but with some forklifts and a couple of pallets, we get it done in an hour and a half, no problem.”
GVM is pleased to hear that the Rhode Island turf farm had a great experience with GVM. Rick told us his salesman, Tim Werner, made the trip to Rhode Island when the unit was delivered and spent a few days with him, teaching him how to use both systems and assisting them with their first change-over. Rick commented, “Tim was great to work with and extremely knowledgeable. I know he is always just a phone call away, and will usually get me straightened out over the phone within a matter of minutes.”
Mick Neu, Crop Production Services, Orangeburg, South Carolina
“GVM’s Prowler has been a very reliable piece or equipment for me. It was also a cost effective solution for CPS, allowing me to avoid paying interest and depreciation on three separate machines.”
—Mick Neu, Crop Production Services, Orangeburg, South Carolina
Steve Beckley, Beckley Farms, Hagerstown, Maryland
“I purchased my first GVM applicator this year, and have been extremely happy with the machine and the service I’ve received. Working with GVM was quick, easy and a pleasant experience.”
—Steve Beckley, Beckley Farms, Hagerstown, Maryland
Les Hoops, Carolina Eastern Vail, Niverville, New York
“Dealing with GVM is like dealing with family. GVM has always been there for me and is a company that will stick with you until the problem is solved. I actually look forward to dealing with GVM.”
—Les Hoops, Carolina Eastern Vail, Niverville, New York
Jeff Creech, Wilson Farm Supply, Wilson, North Carolina
“The people at GVM are top-notch; they’re knowledgeable, professional and reliable. I’ve always been pleased with the customer service they’ve provided, whether its equipment or parts, I always get what I need in a timely manner and without any hassle.”
—Jeff Creech, Wilson Farm Supply, Wilson, North Carolina
John Opper, CPS, Florida, New York
“GVM for life. I trust GVM to keep me in the field and running. From parts to service to equipment, they’ve always been excellent to work with, and are a company I can always count on.”
—John Opper, CPS, Florida, New York
Bryan Pickworth, DPW Road Maintenance Supervisor, City of Farmington Hills, Michigan
“I’ve purchased several pieces of equipment from GVM Snow Equipment over the last few years. All equipment has been top quality and was quickly delivered. Their equipment has been dependable, their staff is very knowledgeable and their customer service has been absolutely exceptional.”
—Bryan Pickworth, DPW Road Maintenance Supervisor, City of Farmington Hills, Michigan
Dan Brisson, Manager of Facilities and Roads, City of Auburn Hills, Michigan
“We purchased a brine making system from GVM Snow Equipment after a neighboring community recommended them. We’ve had the system for over three years, and are very satisfied with its simplicity, reliability, and ease of use. The brine making system was a great investment for us; it paid for itself in the first season and allows us to produce brine at a material and labor cost of less than seven cents per gallon. The training provided by GVM was very thorough and beneficial."
—Dan Brisson, Manager of Facilities and Roads, City of Auburn Hills, Michigan
Tracy Kellums, Superintendent, Sycamore Township, Cincinnati, Ohio
“GVM Snow Equipment has a great team of friendly, reliable and knowledgeable salesmen. They truly take care of their customers before, during, and after a sale. Dealing with GVM Snow Equipment is always a pleasure, we are always satisfied with the service we receive and never hesitate to call.”
—Tracy Kellums, Superintendent, Sycamore Township, Cincinnati, Ohio