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  • 1980: Andgrow opens it's new facility in Biglerville, PA. 1980: Andgrow opens it's new facility in Biglerville, PA.
  • 1980: Our Biglerville, PA location is opened to manufacture foam markers and sell pumps, tanks and accessories. 1980: Our Biglerville, PA location is opened to manufacture foam markers and sell pumps, tanks and accessories.
  • 1984: GVM begins to manufacture its first self-propelled floater on an International chassis and custom boom systems. 1984: GVM begins to manufacture its first self-propelled floater on an International chassis and custom boom systems.
  • 1989: GVM ManuSpray 1989: GVM ManuSpray
  • 1989: GVM Stainless Steel Truck Spreader 1989: GVM Stainless Steel Truck Spreader
  • 1989: GVM Team with new President and Owner, Mark Anderson. 1989: GVM Team with new President and Owner, Mark Anderson.
  • 1989: GVM Turbo Floater catalog cover photo. 1989: GVM Turbo Floater catalog cover photo.
  • 1991: GVM introduces it's first HyRise Kit which gave 39" of crop clearance. 1991: GVM introduces it's first HyRise Kit which gave 39" of crop clearance.
  • 1991: GVM's first high clearance machine, the HyRise showing it's capabilities in the corn field 1991: GVM's first high clearance machine, the HyRise showing it's capabilities in the corn field
  • 1992: GVM Hydra Spray 1992: GVM Hydra Spray
  • 1994: GVM Hydra Spray now available on a Stahly, Internation and GVM chassis. 1994: GVM Hydra Spray now available on a Stahly, Internation and GVM chassis.
  • 1996: GVM West moves to it's current location in Bellevue, Ohio. 1996: GVM West moves to it's current location in Bellevue, Ohio.
  • 1997: GVM introduced our first ever, self-propelled sprayer, the Row-Cat 800G and the Agri-Cat, our first self-porpelled spreader. 1997: GVM introduced our first ever, self-propelled sprayer, the Row-Cat 800G and the Agri-Cat, our first self-porpelled spreader.
  • 1998: GVM introduces the first Row-Cat Combination Liquid/Dry System. 1998: GVM introduces the first Row-Cat Combination Liquid/Dry System.
  • 1998: GVM Team 1998: GVM Team
  • 1999: The first year GVM began producing WHITE application equipment. The color stuck. 1999: The first year GVM began producing WHITE application equipment. The color stuck.
  • 2000: GVM Hydra Spray 2000: GVM Hydra Spray
  • 2001: Aerial photo of GVM Incorporated's growing Biglerville facility. 2001: Aerial photo of GVM Incorporated's growing Biglerville facility.
  • 2002: GVM lauches their first mechanically driven high clearance machine, the Predator. 2002: GVM lauches their first mechanically driven high clearance machine, the Predator.
  • 2003: GVM 1146T Predator 2003: GVM 1146T Predator
  • 2003: GVM introduces the new hood design to accomodate new Tier II engine in the Prowler 2003: GVM introduces the new hood design to accomodate new Tier II engine in the Prowler
  • 2003: GVM 1149T Prowler 2003: GVM 1149T Prowler
  • 2003: GVM 1149T Prowler Combo 2003: GVM 1149T Prowler Combo
  • 2005: GVM's  manufactured products line up. 2005: GVM's manufactured products line up.
  • 2006: GVM 9275 Prowler working into the night. 2006: GVM 9275 Prowler working into the night.
  • 2008: GVM 6215 and 8275 Predator 2008: GVM 6215 and 8275 Predator
  • 2008: GVM produces a Stars and Stripes version of the Predator to show support of our US troops. 2008: GVM produces a Stars and Stripes version of the Predator to show support of our US troops.
  • 2008: GVM's produced a Stars and Stripes Show Stopper Award Winner. 2008: GVM's produced a Stars and Stripes Show Stopper Award Winner.
  • 2009: Aerial shot of GVM Incorporated, Biglerville, PA. 2009: Aerial shot of GVM Incorporated, Biglerville, PA.
  • 2009: GVM produces a Camo version of the 9275 in hopes of gaining another award. 2009: GVM produces a Camo version of the 9275 in hopes of gaining another award.
  • 2010: GVM introduced the E350 Prowler with AgriWave and again won the Show Stopper Award 2010: GVM introduced the E350 Prowler with AgriWave and again won the Show Stopper Award
  • 2010: GVM introduces the AgriProbe, our first ever automatic soil sampling machine. 2010: GVM introduces the AgriProbe, our first ever automatic soil sampling machine.
  • 2011: GVM introduces the E-Series Prowler, built off of the success of the Award Winning E350 introduced the previous year at MAGIE. 2011: GVM introduces the E-Series Prowler, built off of the success of the Award Winning E350 introduced the previous year at MAGIE.
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  • Who we are
  • Brief History
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GVM is a large manufacturer of agricultural application and snow equipment. We place a large emphasis on designing and building the most reliable, innovative, and versatile equipment on the market today. Our ultimate goal is to provide end users with the best available products in a constantly changing marketplace. We focus on speed, comfort, fuel efficiency, and mechanically friendly equipment. We continue our rich history with a commitment to be the industry’s leader in innovation and to develop equipment that makes sense for the farmer, custom application, dealer, government agency and airport.

GVM is a family owned company with deep roots in the agriculture industry. The company originated from Andgrow, in East Berlin, Pennsylvania. Andgrow was a fertilizer dealership, founded in 1975 by Jack Anderson. Shortly after it’s beginning, Jack decided he wanted to be able to offer his employees year-round, full-time employment, so Andgrow began manufacturing foam markers in the ‘off-season’. In 1977, Andgrow became GVM, Inc. and we continued to add to our product lines to be a full service agricultural retailer and snow equipment manufacturer.

1977

Jack Anderson, owner of a Pennsylvania fertilizer dealership and farming operation, Andgrow, begins to develop products and equipment for the fertilizer and farming community, establishing GVM Inc.

1980

A new location in Biglerville, Pennsylvania is opened to manufacture foam markers and sell pumps, tanks and accessories.

GVM also begins distributing other product lines, including: Norwesco, Mobility, and Layco.

1984

GVM manufactured its first self-propelled floater on an International chassis. During the mid-1980’s GVM was also designing and building boom systems, pull sprayers, lawn sprayers for custom application, pick-up truck sprayers, three-point boom sprayers, and semi-flotation sprayers.

1985

GVM begins manufacturing the HydraSpray Pick-up Sprayer and the Double Duty Pull Spreader. The Double Duty spreader was called a “breakthrough’ in the fertilizer industry, because of its unmatched spread pattern for both lime and fertilizer. The Double Duty spreader is still in production today and is the most popular spreader choice for a Prowler chassis.

1988

GVM introduced the HydraSpread, an F-350 4x4 chassis with a Double Duty spreader. The HydraSpread had a quick change option to the popular GVM HydraSpray. This was the first piece of GVM equipment that offered a “quick-change” spreader to sprayer combo unit.

1989

Mark Anderson is named President and Owner.

1992

Hinged on GVM’s goal to develop versatile equipment, the HydraSpray Flatbed Kit was introduced. This kit allowed the HydraSpray to be converted to a truck for hauling materials in the winter, delivering chemicals in early spring and delivering pull spreaders and anhydrous trailers in the fall.

1993

GVM starts producing the TranSpread pull-type spreader. The TranSpread is a popular pull-type spreader, and is still in production today.

1994

GVM introduced the ComputerSpread TranSpread, which allowed operators to program their rate per acre, regulate the spinner speed, and program up to nine different jobs at a time.

The TranSpread was also available as a three point hitch, but this model was only available for a short time, due to the popularity of the pull-type.

The GVM HydraSpray was, for the first time, built as a full floater, on Stahly, International and GVM chassis.

GVM also opened a location in Kenton, Ohio, establishing GVM West.

1995

The increasingly popular TranSpread was made available as a truck-mounted unit in multiple capacities, and also available as a ComputerSpread.

1996

GVM West moves to it's current location at Bellevue, Ohio.

1997

GVM celebrated its 20th anniversary in business and of continued growth.

GVM introduced their first-ever, self-propelled sprayer, the Row-Cat 800-G. This four-wheel drive machine featured a mechanical drive train, road speeds of up to 45 miles per hour, a cab forward design, an air ride suspension, 200 horsepower engine, an 800 gallon stainless steel tak and 60 or 80 foot fold over booms. The Row-Cat was designed for pre and post-emergence spraying and was the first machine of its kind. It was the first row crop sprayer/spreader combo unit with and easy on, easy off liquid to dry change over in less than one hour. The Row-Cat later evolved into the Prowler, and in 2011, to the E-Series Prowler.

GVM also introduced the Agri-Cat, their first self-propelled spreader. The Agri-Cat was built much the same as the Row-Cat, with its four-wheel drive mechanical drive train, high road speeds, cab forward design, air ride suspension, 200 horsepower engine and either a five or 10 ton TranSpread bodies.

1998

GVM introduced the Row-Cat Combination Liquid-Dry System. The was the first piece of large custom application equipment with a quick-change package so that one chassis could be used for flotation, row crops and pre and post emergence. This version also featured larger 1150 gallon and 8 to 11 ton capacities.

1999

1999 was the first year GVM began producing WHITE application equipment. The color stuck, and after 2000 all equipment was painted white, and GVM became known as the only “white” competitor.

2000

GVM introduces the largest post sprayer on the market, the Prowler combo unit, with up to a 1500 gallon liquid system and a 9.5 ton Double Duty spreader. The Prowler was available in eight different models, including: 1149T, 8709T, 1148T, 9908T, 1146T, 9906T, 9505T and 8705T. All models featured the same cab, transmission, self-leveling air walk suspension and frame, but featured different axles, widths, tires and body types and capacities.

GVM opened another location in Decatur, Illinois.

2002

GVM launched the Predator. The Predator was GVM’s first high clearance, mechanically driven sprayer built rugged to support the custom application market.

2003

In 2003, GVM transitioned into the Tier II engine in the Prowler. The Tier II engine produced fewer emissions, but required more cooling, so the larger hood style was born. This hood stayed in production through the end of the 9275 Prowler’s lifecycle 2013.

2005

GVM reintroduces the Predator as a combo unit and adds a high flow pump system.

GVM purchased Snow Equipment Sales, Inc. of Dayton, Ohio, which allowed GVM to enter the snow and ice market. Snow Equipment Sales later became GVM Snow Equipment.

2007

An important year, GVM celebrated their 30th year in business and introduced the 9275 Prowler model, which quickly became a best seller. The 9275 Prowler featured multiple upgrades including a Tier III engine.

GVM opens a service facility in Wabash, Indiana. This location eventually moved to Bunker Hill and became GVM Indiana.

2008

GVM introduces the new 8275 Predator combo unit with better weight distribution and a Cummins Tier III engine, offered in two different models. GVM is the first to offer on demand, Front Wheel Assist in this applicator class.

GVM decided to debut the Stars and Stripes Predator at the 2008 MidWest AgIndustries Expo, where they received the Show Stopper Award.

GVM introduced GVM AgJunction, their premier precision agriculture software.

2009

GVM opened a location Indiana, establishing GVM Indiana.

2010

GVM again won the Show Stopper Award, this time, for the E350 Prowler with AgriWAVE.

GVM introduces the E350 Prowler with AgriWAVE and the AgriPROBE. The E350 boasted 32 inches of crop clearance, 11 ton dry and 1800 gallon liquid capacities, a Variable Coil Spring Suspension, new cab featuring 360 degree visibility, 350  horsepower engine, and electronic monitoring system and AgriWAVE. AgriWAVE allowed customer to view machine position, engine and transmission data and flow control, while also allowing GVM service to remotely dial into the machine for troubleshooting. The E350 Prowler was the first machine in the industry to feature this kind of technology. The GVM AgriPrROBE was one of the first automatic soil samplers on the market. It was built on a Bobcat Toolcat base and sampled up to 150 acres per hour, and allowed users to go from Probe2Prowler in 72 hours.

GVM Snow Equipment launches the PowerPlatform and the EZ Rider. The PowerPlatform is a multi-use municipal vehicle offering high road speeds, maneuverability, a large cargo capacity and excellent operator visibility and was designed to be a valuable tool in snow removal. The EZ Rider is a stand-on self-propelled machine to apply granulated salt, pre-wet at the spinner and spray anti-icing liquids.

2011

GVM introduces the E-Series Prowler in three models. Built off of the success of the E350, the E-Series was available in varying drive trains to suit each customer’s specific need.

2012

GVM AgJunction was acquired by Hemisphere GPS and Mark Anderson joined the Hemisphere GPS Board of Directors.

GVM Inc. manufacturing splits from distribution and moves to East Berlin, Pennsylvania. GVM’s new manufacturing facility will allow production to move to a larger facility and an assembly line format, aimed at reducing production time and increasing build quality. The move allows GVM to focus on engineering and manufacturing, with an emphasis on quality and innovation. GVM’s locations in Biglerville, Pennsylvania, Bellevue, Ohio, and Bunker Hill, Indiana begin to operate under Independent Ag Equipment as distributors of multiple equipment lines and separate entities from GVM Inc.

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