AgPro moves location, gains new dealership

After months of construction, the new AgPro building east of Hettinger is open and ready to serve customers.

By JAMIE SPAINHOWER

Record Editor

 

AG Pro

After months of construction, the new AgPro building east of Hettinger is open and ready to serve customers.

They will be bringing in a line of new equipment, something owner and operator Jeff Hallen has been working toward for some time.

“Our goal of having a full line dealership has been reached,” Hallen said. “It’s something I’ve had in the back of my mind since I started the business in 2007.”

Versatile, the dealership coming to AgPro, was the first company to mass produce 4-wheel drive tractors beginning in 1966, he said. The company has gone through a redesign of their equipment, which Hallen said he is glad to be able to bring it to Hettinger and the surrounding communities.

“We will be carrying new 4-wheel drive tractors, row crop tractors, combines, self-propelled sprayers and air drills,” he said.

AgPro has also added the Cub Cadet line of lawn and garden equipment.

“We will offer push mowers, riding mowers and zero turns,” Hallen said. “We will also offer parts and service on all Cub Cadet products.”

The newly built 11,500-square-foot building will house the Hettinger NAPA store as well, Hallen said, who purchased the store last year. Moving everything from the NAPA store on Main Street to the new AgPro building “was an experience, but went smoothly with the many hands helping.”

“It only made sense to be able to integrate a parts department,” Hallen said. “It will be convenient to have direct access to parts for both us and our customers.”

AgPro Equipment will continue to offer used agriculture equipment, agriculture equipment service, in addition NAPA auto, truck and agriculture parts, financing of new and used agriculture equipment and Hallen is also qualified to do appraisals.

“I do a lot of wholesale brokering with dealers around the country,” he said.

Hallen anticipates being able to hire three or four more employees. His downtown services from the location at the end of Main Street have also been moved to the new location.

In addition to AgPro Equipment and the Hettinger car wash, Hallen rents out storage space in his current building at the end of Main Street and farms south of town. He has also rented out the old West Side Service building to Southwest Ag.

“We will still be here to do any type of service work needed on your agricultural or construction equipment or trucks as we have in the past,” Haller said.

AgPro will be holding a Versatile “Hot Iron Event” on April 2 to introduce the Versatile line of equipment to the area’s farming community.

An open house and grand opening will be held sometime in mid-April.

The store is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and is closed on Sundays. The phone numbers for both AgPro (701-567-7500) and NAPA (701-567-2431) will remain the same.