News From The Field

Summers Manufacturing Taps Rasmussen for Dealer Development Role

Summers Manufacturing, Devils Lake, N.D., has hired Hans Rasmussen for the role of dealer development. He will focus on key accounts and help strengthen Summers’ dealer base in the Midwest as well as in Ontario, Canada.

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Summers Manufacturing Promotes Fortin to South Dakota Territory Manager

Blake Fortin has been promoted to South Dakota Territory Manager for Summers Manufacturing. In his new position he will travel throughout the state to work closely with dealers and customers. He will also attend trade shows, conduct field demonstrations, place orders, and ensure the successful delivery and implementation of products.

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Trostad Promoted to Director of Operations at Summers Manufacturing

Summers Manufacturing has promoted Jeremy Trostad to Director of Operations. He will now support the production and engineering departments to help achieve company objectives. This includes working with staff and leadership to develop strategies for improving employee safety, customer quality management, facility productivity, cost reduction and product development.

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Summers Offers New Switch Box Control Option for VRT Renegade® Tillage Tool

Summers Manufacturing has introduced a new switch box option for its VRT Renegade® variable rate tillage tool. The switch box uses toggle switches and dials to modify tillage settings, instead of an iPad touchscreen, which was previously the only control option for the VRT Renegade

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Summers Releases iControl™ Software Update for VRT Renegade®

Summers Manufacturing has announced a software update to its iControl app for controlling the VRT Renegade® variable rate tillage tool. Available for download June 20, 2022, the update features several improvements for enhanced useability. 

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New Tech Allows Operator To Change Tillage On Fly,
Dakota Farmer, February 2019

A tillage tool that you can adjust on the go is a big advantage when you are trying to reduce equipment, fuel and labor costs and better manage crop residue, says Jared Hagert, who farms near Northwood, N.D.

Hagert uses Summers Manufacturing’s new VRT Renegade®, a hybrid tillage implement that can do high-speed vertical tillage and aggressive disking, depending on how it is adjusted....

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Breaking Point for Soybean Stress, Farm Journal, November 2017

Since 2014, the Farm Journal Test Plots program has been using a land roller to test if stressing soybeans at critical growth stages results in a yield increase. In a multiyear effort, Farm Journal Field Agronomists Ken Ferrie and Missy Bauer closely evaluated the impact early season soybean stress has on plant architecture and overall yield...

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Summers Manufacturing Announces Leadership Change, October 2017

Summers Manufacturing announced that Deb Anderson will be transitioning to Chairman of the Board and retiring from her day to day activities as President. Ryan Gruhn, a longtime board member has accepted the position of CEO and will take on the day-to-day leadership together with the Summers Manufacturing executive leadership team.

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Summers Awarded for VT Flex Applicator, Spray Fill Xpress

VT Flex Applicator and Spray Fill Xpress are recognized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).

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SuperRollers Put to the Test on Soybean Yields, Farm Journal, May 2016

We usually think of stress as a bad thing. But when it comes to soybeans, the right kind of stress at the right time can boost yields. That’s what agronomists for Farm Journal are finding as they test the impact of land rolling soybeans...

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August 2015 - Check out the VRT on KVLY

Summers received some nice coverage during a recent segment of Iron Monday on KVLY news. In his interview, our own Brian Perkuhn offered excellent insight into the features that make the VRT 2530 such a versatile and functional piece of tillage equipment. He also touched on our patent-pending rolling baskets with internal mud scrapers, and how their addition to the VRT makes it the ultimate seedbed prep tool.

50th Anniversary Open Houses Set at Summers Locations

To help celebrate 50 years of manufacturing field tested tough products for farmers to help feed and fuel the world, Summers is hosting open houses at its Dakota locations. Dates and locations are as follows:

  • June 11, Aberdeen, S.D., 11:00 am-2:00 pm
  • July 30, Devils Lake, N.D., 11:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Oct. 15, Maddock, N.D., 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Summers staff will be on hand, including members of the executive team and 50th Anniversary Committee. The events will be free and open to the public; burgers, brats and refreshments will be served.

January 2015 - Summers Introduces VRT2530 Variable Rate Tillage Tool

Developed in response to customer requests, the new VRT2530 variable rate tillage tool from Summers allows the operator to adjust tillage aggressiveness on the go. It offers a mix of both conventional and vertical tillage capabilities, making it ideal for producers who want more control over their tillage results.

November 2014 - Summers Expands Vertical Tillage Line

Summers has expanded its Supercoulter product line with 11- and 60-foot models. The new widths cater to both large and small operations in need of vertical tillage solutions.

June 2014 - WEAR-TUFF® Option Extends Blade Service Life

Duracoat blade options are now available for Summers Supercoulter, CoulterChisel and DT Series Diamond Disk tillage tools. The new blades feature an abrasion-resistant WEAR-TUFF® coating to extend service life as much as three- to five-times longer than standard blade options.

August 2013 - Patent-Pending Rolling Basket Design Eliminates Mud Hassle

Summers Manufacturing added patent-pending internal mud scrapers to its rolling basket attachments for tillage equipment, increasing their performance by allowing them to effectively break clods, mix residue and level the soil profile in most field conditions. The mud scrapers are engineered to alleviate a variety of issues associated with traditional rolling basket designs.

August 2013 - Summers Launches Narrow-Transport Diamond Disk

New Narrow-Transport Diamond Disks are available with 28.5-foot cutting widths, and combine high-performance residue management with the ability to fold to 16 feet wide for transport on narrow roads. Summers developed the new models to meet the tillage needs of growers everywhere.

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