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Interview with Alan Sackett

Alan Sackett

By Joe Kertzman, managing editor, Badger Common’Tater

The photo taken at Schroeder Bros. Farms, Antigo, Wisconsin, is of an Advanced Farm Equipment 2022 4-Row Self-Propelled Potato Harvester with a 65-inch AirHead.

A need for potato harvesters brought several parties from Michigan and Wisconsin together to invest in their future and ensure quality machinery would be available to them.

In short, that’s the story of Advanced Farm Equipment, LLC, in Vestaburg, Michigan, but there’s more to it than that.

It is no accident that Advanced Farm Equipment’s website address is, as the company specializes in just that, manufacturing Lenco Equipment.

According to its website, each year, “Advanced Farm Equipment strives to improve with technology, innovating hydraulics and electronics for better control and data logging, tying into your GPS.”

Equipment includes not only harvesters and windrowers, but also stationary/mobile AirHead’s, stone pickers, dirt eliminators, wash-line destoners, storage conveyors, potato scoopers, load-out surge tanks, and specialty parts and tools.

With a global focus on the potato industry, Advanced Farm Equipment (AFE) provides quality equipment, parts, and service, builds farming relationships, and maintains a national dealer network.

The latter includes Big Iron Equipment of Plover, Wisconsin; Lenco West of Monte Vista, Colorado; Harriston Industries, Minto, North Dakota; Maple Grove Enterprises of Arcade, New York; Rashco Farm Supply, Moses Lake, Washington; Allan Equipment in Prince Edward Island, Canada; Burnips Equipment Company, Dorr, Michigan; and Peak Ag of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

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