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  • 1980: Andgrow opens its new facility in Biglerville, PA.

    1980: Andgrow opens its 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 its first HyRise Kit, which gave 39" of crop clearance.

    1991: GVM introduces its 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, International and GVM chassis.

    1994: GVM Hydra Spray now available on a Stahly, International and GVM chassis.

  • 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 launches their first mechanically driven high clearance machine, the Predator.

    2002: GVM launches 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.

Independent Ag Equipment is a large distributor of application equipment, parts, and service. We place a large emphasis on providing 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.

Independent Ag Equipment 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 its beginning, Jack decided he wanted to be able to offer his employees year-round, full-time employment, so he founded GVM Inc. in 1977, and the company began manufacturing foam markers. Since the beginning, GVM has added and manufactured multiple product lines to become a full-service agricultural retailer.

In 2012, 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. Independent Ag Equipment sells all of the new and used equipment GVM previously sold, including GVM, AGCO, Dalton Ag Products, New Leader, Ray-Man, Layco, and KSI Conveyors. They continue to sell the same precision ag products, tanks, and parts in addition to servicing equipment both in house and on the road.

1977

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

1980

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

GVM also began 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 also designed and buildt boom systems, pull sprayers, lawn sprayers for custom application, pick-up truck sprayers, three-point boom sprayers, and semi-flotation sprayers.

1985

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

1989

Mark Anderson was named President and Owner.

1992

Hinged on GVM’s goal to develop versatile equipment, the Hydra Spray Flatbed Kit was introduced. This kit allowed the Hydra Spray 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 began producing the TranSpread pull-type spreader. The TranSpread is a popular pull-type spreader and is still in production today.

1994

GVM introduced the Computer Spread 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 Hydra Spray 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 was also available as a Computer Spread.

1996

GVM West moved to its current location in Bellevue, Ohio.

1997

GVM celebrated its 20th anniversary in business and in 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 tank, and 60- or 80-foot fold over booms. The Row-Cat was designed for pre and postemergence spraying and was the first machine of its kind. It was the first row crop sprayer/spreader combo unit with an 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 5- or 10-ton TranSpread body.

1998

GVM introduced the Row-Cat Combination Liquid-Dry System. This 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 introduced 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 2 engine in the Prowler. The Tier 2 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 life cycle in 2013.

2005

GVM reintroduced the Predator as a combo unit and added 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 Division.

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 3 engine. 

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

2008

GVM introduced the new 8275 Predator combo unit with better weight distribution and a Cummins Tier 3 engine, offered in two different models. GVM is the first to offer on demand, Front Wheel Assist in this applicator class.

GVM debuted the Stars and Stripes Predator at the 2008 Mid West Ag Industries Expo, where they received the Show Stopper Award.

GVM introduced GVM AgJunction, their premier precision agriculture software.

2009

GVM opened a location- in Bunker Hill Indiana, establishing GVM Indiana.

2010

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

GVM introduced 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, a new cab featuring 360 degree visibility, a 350  horsepower engine, and an electronic monitoring system and AgriWAVE. AgriWAVE allows the customer to view machine position and, 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 AgriPROBE was one of the first automatic soil samplers on the market. It was built on a Bobcat Toolcat base and samples up to 150 acres per hour, and allows users to go from Probe2Prowler in 72 hours. 

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

2012

Independent Ag Equipment 2012

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

GVM Inc. manufacturing split from distribution and moved to East Berlin, Pennsylvania. GVM’s new manufacturing facility allows production to move to a larger facility and an assembly line format, aimed at reducing production time and increasing build quality. The move allowed GVM to focus on engineering and manufacturing, with a focus on quality and innovation. GVM’s locations in Biglerville, Pennsylvania-; Bellevue, Ohio-; and Bunker Hill, Indiana began to operate under Independent Ag Equipment as distributors of multiple equipment lines and separate entities from GVM Inc. Independent Ag Equipment sells all of the new and used equipment GVM previously sold, including GVM, AGCO, Dalton Ag Products, New Leader, Ray-Man, Layco, and KSI Conveyors. We continue to sell the same precision ag products, tanks, and parts in addition to servicing equipment both in house and on the road.