Badger Common’Tater February 2020 Issue
Interview with Zachary Mykisen
Specializing in implements for the potato farmer, Big Iron Equipment handles new and used agricultural lines for everything from seeding and tillage to grain and livestock handling.
Established by Bill and Dianne Zelinski in November of 1995, they purchased a Spudnik dealership located on Maple Drive in Plover, Wisconsin, and have been operating out of that building ever since.
The Zelinskis began by selling only three lines of equipment: Spudnik, Lenco and Thomas.
“During the November 1, 1995, opening there were only three employees,” notes Zach Mykisen, sales manager for the company. “Now Big Iron has 11 employees and more than 15 lines of equipment.”
Big Iron Equipment offers sales, service and a well-stocked parts department for all of the company’s lines, plus Noffsinger and Broekema chains, sprockets, bearings, rollers and steel stock.
The company stocks hydraulic hoses and fittings, and carries a large selection of clean, used equipment.
One specialty is cryogenic tempering of metal to prolong its life, provide stress release and stabilization and prevent breakage, all of which helps save maintenance expenses and reduces downtime and waste.
The Big Iron Equipment crew can service and repair tools and machinery, along with making modifications to existing setups.