Trade Show Watch: BBI Supports Local Market Dealers at 49th National Farm Machinery Show

Each February brings one of the most important ag shows on the calendar, as BBI Spreaders and hundreds of exhibitors head to Louisville, Kentucky for the National Farm Machinery Show.

More than 300,000 attendees are expected to descend upon this mammoth show at the Kentucky Exposition Center.  The 49th annual National Farm Machinery Show, along with its sister event, the 46th annual Championship Tractor Pull, takes place from February 12-15.

BBI Spreaders will be sending a dream team to support two of the company’s most important partners at the show.  Denny McCauley, territory sales manager for the Midwest and western United States, and his eastern counterpart Gerry Winters, will be joining Agro Chem, one of BBI’s top dealers covering Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

Randy Copeland, the company’s territory manager for the Southeast, and Brian Hobson, his counterpart in the South and Southwest, will support the team from the Ag Equipment division of Tennessee Farmer’s Co-operative.

Along with all four of the company’s territory managers working the show, BBI will also bring company president Richard Hagler, director of sales and marketing Lee Kilpatrick, and head of after-market parts and electronics Russ McEver.

On display at the Ag Equipment and Agro Chem booths will be multiple BBI Spreaders models, including MagnaSpread, Endurance, and Liberty.  MagnaSpread is BBI’s flagship series of hydraulic models for precision application of fertilizer and lime.  Appearing at the National Farm Machinery Show in both truck-mount and pull-type versions, MagnaSpread comes standard-equipped with BBI’s proprietary Binary Manifold, which allows quick connections to precision agriculture technology.  As of 2013, MagnaSpread is now offered with BBI’s own Task Command System precision ag suite as a stock component.

Endurance is BBI’s flagship series of hydraulic spreaders for precision application of litter, manure, beet lime, and other organic materials. Like MagnaSpread, Endurance is optimized for precision farming with the standard Binary Manifold and Task Command System offerings.  Liberty is the company’s heritage line of mechanical spreaders, the first models to feature BBI’s now-legendary proprietary spreader system for achieving unparalleled accuracy in wide swaths.

According to Kilpatrick, BBI’s presence supporting multiple dealers at the National Farm Machinery Show is evidence of the company’s commitment to its dealers.  “Our distribution philosophy is to partner with local dealers around the country—and around the world—to provide first-class product knowledge and parts and service support to farmers in the field,” said, Kilpatrick. “The National Farm Machinery Show is great evidence of how we support our partners, putting our people and our equipment in their booths.  Agro Chem and the Tennessee Farmer’s Co-op are institutions in the markets they serve, and we will be pleased to see many of our dealers from all across North America at the show.” 

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