Extending your application window Manager and Certified Crop Advisor at Wilson County Farm Supply, Jeff Creech, has been a loyal Prowler owner for over a decade. Jeff purchased their first Prowler back in 2003, seeing a need for its mechanical drivetrain and high road speeds. Today, he still trusts the Prowlers mechanical drivetrain and high road speeds, but relies on the Prowler for dependable longevity. Jeff explains, “I’ve been buying Prowlers for over 14 years and they’ve always given me great service, long hours, and they stay in the field longer than any other unit. They’re reliable. The Prowler [with floater and row crop tires] extends our window of application from 45 days to anywhere from 6 months to a year, and we easily put 18,000 acres a year on each machine.” Jeff adds that about 80% of the over-the-top application they do today was previously done as pre-plant. Over the years, Wilson County has owned a variety of Prowler models. Today they run a total of three Prowlers, two older 9275’s and one E330 Adjustable Axle, in addition to a high clearance John Deere sprayer. As they look forward, Jeff is eager to add some newer and more flexible Prowler to their fleet, noting not just the time savings and comfort provided by the Prowler, but also the safety the new Prowler provides. “In an operation where we’re constantly switching crop types and row spacings, then jumping on the road and heading to the next field, the Prowler can easily get us anywhere from 30-46- inch rows, all from the comfort of the operator’s seat” notes Creech. The adjustable axles eliminate the need to flip tires and keeps them narrow for heading down the road. Drivers are happy, safety directors are happy, and operations managers are happy with the new adjustable axle machine. But, don’t discount proper maintenance. Jeff adds that his decisions always come down to up-time, “maintenance is planned, down-time is costly.” He adds that the team at Independent Ag is top notch and is committed to keeping them in the field. Even situated nearly seven hours from his location, the Service Team is always available for troubleshooting and onsite calls when required. From his location in eastern North Carolina, Jeff manages Wilson County Farm Supply which covers approximately a 50-mile radius and a wide variety of crops including cotton, tobacco, sweet potatoes, soybeans, and smaller grains in addition to three affiliate locations.
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