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Gearing Up

06/21/17
Dealer Clinic

What’s happening at Lankota?

The Lankota Sales Team is gearing up for the busy season to hit this July. As a team, we will be attending farm shows, hosting dealer clinics and attending combine clinics at dealerships.

We are looking forward to being at the Farm Progress show, in Decatur Illinois, at the end of August. We had a great time there two years ago and are excited to get back there.

Lankota is hosting a dealer clinic on location in July, during which we invite dealers to enjoy a day of learning about Lankota products. Dealerships may also invite us to attend combine clinics that they host for their farmers. We enjoy attending these clinics, because of the one on one time we get with dealers and local farmers in that area.

Fabrication and warehouse employees, here at Lankota, are busy getting the shelves stocked up for busy season, making it possible to ship the orders the same day they are placed.

Rachel Miner | Lankota Sales

The Shark Fin

06/08/17
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Lankota has teamed with David Wilson, a farmer/inventor from Greensburg, IN who originally designed and built The Shark Fin 600, which helps eliminate crop loss and build up under side draper belts on John Deere® flex drapers. The steel, fin-shaped device bolts to a John Deere® flex draper head in front of the center feed belt. The fin protrudes up and slightly over the center belt and effectively prevents the side belts from throwing material across the center belt to the opposite side belt roller where it can be lodged under the return.

Since Lankota has started to market The Shark Fin, the company has had several draper owners tell them that in wheat and soybeans, especially in tough conditions, stems would often get caught under the side belts and sometimes cause the belts to plug. It’s a simple idea, and it solves a problem that farmers are having. Virtually every product that we make, was developed that way.

Lankota is always on the lookout for new innovative products that, even though they might be simple, will definitely help a farmer save time or improve planting/harvesting.

Brady Teveldal | Sales & Product Development

Canadian Visit

05/31/17
Lankota Van

Monday, June 5, it is “wheels up” for Robbie Sonne, a Sales Technician with Lankota. Robbie will be heading north to the Ontario providence to visit John Deere® and Case IH® dealers. Expeditions like this are a key part of Lankota’s customer service approach. By staying in touch with our customers and with the agricultural market, we know how to better serve them.

The biggest thing we can do is listen to our customers and answer any questions or concerns they may have. And meeting their needs is a top priority for Lankota. Although we could do this over the phone, developing the personal relationship, putting a face with the voice, is very important for developing trust and belief that we are going to do what we promise. Lankota has built their reputation on this promise, whether that be shipping same day, building a quality product, or being cost competitive.

Lankota has coined a phrase for these road trips as “Milk Runs.” How did that come about? Well, when in generations past and milk was delivered to the home each morning, who knew the family better than the “Milk Man”? It is Lankota’s goal to know our customers and what they need, thus the “Milk Run.”

Marvie Tschetter | Lankota President & CEO

Lankota Expanding Footprint in Australia

04/24/17
Australia/Lankota

Two header manufacturers, one in western Australia and one in eastern Australia, have been loyal customers of Lankota products for many years. Lankota is excited to visit eastern Australia in early May of 2017 and finally meet with some of these friends they have been doing business with. Marvie Tschetter, President & CEO, and Brady Teveldal, R&D & Product Specialist, at Lankota will also be visiting John Deere® & CNH® dealers, as well as some larger farmers in the area between Brisbane and Melbourne. This area is some of the highest producing crop ground in Australia. Teveldal has been told that the landscape in this area is similar to that in the mid-west of the United States. The equipment, combines & headers, used in this area of Australia are also similar to what is found in the Midwest of the USA. The Lankota team is intentionally working on expanding product awareness and exploring opportunities that may exist internationally. Australia is a great place to begin this process as there is already a strong base to build from.

Marvie Tschetter | Lankota President & CEO

Spring Fever!

04/12/17
Spring Planting

Lankota has more to offer than just combine and header adapters. Lankota also provides kits for spring field work. For many, spring field work can mean getting in the field as soon as possible. This can mean fields are in less than ideal condition. In those situations, Lankota offers tow cable kits for John Deere® and Case IH® 4WD tractors. Lankota can help the farmer out of those “muddy” conditions with a tow cable kit. Lankota offers tow cable kits for 9000, 9020, 9030, 9R and 9RX series John Deere® tractors and many different models for Case IH® tractors.

Lankota will be able to help anyone that has a larger tractor and smaller implements to get those spring jobs completed before planting season starts. New to Lankota is a category 4 to 3 drawbar pin conversion. The best part about Lankota’s pin conversions is that they install and remove quickly without any tools needed! Lankota offers category 5 to 4 pin conversion as well, which can be used on John Deere®, Case IH®, New Holland® and other tractors with category 5 drop pin drawbar. Let Lankota be your tractor accessory supplier this spring to help get all jobs done to make planting 2017 easy on you!

Rachel Miner | Lankota Sales

2016 Photo Contest Winners

01/01/17

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Lankota Photo Contest!

1st Place:

Katherine Plessner
Evening Harvest Glow

Evening Harvest Glow

2nd Place:

Jonathan Whitford
Home Farm Stretch

Home Farm Stretch

3rd Place:

Katherine Plessner
Mt View During Harvest

Mt View During Harvest

The Daily Republic - SD family builds Lankota Group into thriving Huron business

05/20/16
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"...It started out as a hobby for Kim Tschetter, a way to keep his hands busy innovating farm equipment. When Tschetter delved into the entrepreneurial field, he realized he had hit a niche market for farmers.

Meet the Tschetters of Lankota Group, a multifaceted fabrication and warehouse facility that distributes more than 600 products worldwide from its doorstep in Huron. The business' drive to deliver solution-based, after-market products for farming equipment and machinery was born in 2001..." read more

Erin Beck | The Daily Republic

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