The planners of HPD Indiana have agreed to try a new feature that will add value for the farmers who will be in attendance and who choose to participate. It is made up of several seminars that will concentrate on maintenance of important pieces of equipment in order to keep them functioning better and help them to live longer. See this and the following page to learn more.
I&J Manufacturing – Ground Drive Mower Seminar
Who better to offer insights into the famous I&J ground drive mower with its unique German made ESM cutter bar than the inventor and manufacturer himself; Jacob Blank of Gap, Pennsylvania. Years of planning and research have gone into the I&J mower. It began with an idea and ended up a marvelous piece of equipment that has been a boon for many a farmer. With its ground drive precision gears, housed in an oil bath, that are manufactured by Ammon Weaver in Tennessee, to its altogether unique cutter bar, all brought together under the watchfulness of Jake Blank, this piece of horse drawn equipment has improved the lot of horse farmers far and wide. But like any piece of equipment, it likes to be cared for. Farmers and would-be owners of the I&J mower will benefit from sitting in on this seminar. What Jake has to say about the ESM cutter bar will be of value no matter if the mower you use is the ground drive model, or some other model.
This company is now owned by Lavon and Ruth Yoder after having been started in 1990 by Lavon’s dad, Ray. Two of his brothers, Lavon and Ray Jr., work in the shop as well as the oldest of Lavon and Ruth’s nine children, as does the founder himself, Ray Yoder, who sold the business to his son in 2015. Small square balers, haybines, discbines, and Claas round balers. New Holland forage harvesters and corn heads and tractors and skid steers, are the main pieces this shop covers with repairs. They also stock parts, lubrications and filters.
One brother handles the accounting, one is head of shop repair work, and one in in charge of sales. Lavon is the sales guy and he does the buying and selling of farm equipment including tractors and skid loaders. He will be presenting in the seminar. He says he enjoys seeing equipment working properly in the fields, like it was designed to do. Fixing something to work like it should results in a satisfied customer and a happy provider. It is a blessing to work in an area of the country that provides many good customers. The good Lord has blessed with good health and a chance to work alongside family members for all these years. Take this seminar to learn about how to take care of equipment in order to get as many years of trouble-free work out of it that you can. ✸