Evolution Ag LLC organized as an Ohio corporation in 2012 and formally began operations on January 1, 2013. The companies making up Evolution Ag, (Hill Implement Company, J R Equipment Inc. and Agri-Trac Equipment) brought over 175 years of combined experience serving Ohio farmers, professional landscapers and homeowners.
Hill Implement Company was family owned and operated the equipment dealership in Circleville, Ohio. Harry Hill opened for business in 1924 and the company is now in its fourth generation. Tom Hill serves as Principal of Evolution Ag’s Circleville location on US RT 23, approximately one mile north of Circleville.
J R Equipment Inc. was a full-line Case IH dealership located in Upper Sandusky and was formed in 1986. In 2011, the dealership acquired the assets of Buckeye Tractor of Delaware, a Case IH dealership serving Central Ohio farmers since 1980. Jim Henkel served as Principal of the Upper Sandusky operation until his retirement in 2015. This location is east of Upper Sandusky near the intersection of US 23 and Twp. Hwy 122. The dealership also operates a separate outdoor power equipment store carrying the Kubota and Cub Cadet lines in Upper Sandusky.
Agri-Trac Equipment was established in 2002 when farmers David and Timothy Shipley purchased B&B Tractor in Utica. B&B Tractor began serving east central Ohio farmers in1990. The Utica operation is located on SR 62 (Johnstown Utica Road) just south of Utica. David Shipley serves as Principal.
The Delaware location (Buckeye Tractor) was previously a full-line Case IH dealership that carried several lawn and garden lines. It is now operated as an outdoor power equipment store with parts and service capabilities.
In November of 2014, Evolution Ag acquired Gause Equipment in Lisbon, Ohio. This dealership was established in 1956 as the Gause and Richey Farm Supply Company. It subsequently became Gause Equipment at the passing of Mr. Richey and the purchase of the remaining shares by Pat and Frank Zehentbauer. Since the acquisition by Evolution Ag this location has expanded parts and service capabilities and is providing customers in that region the full line of Case IH equipment.
In 2015 Evolution Ag moved into new dealership and headquarters facilities on US 42 south of Delaware. This new facility sports state of the art parts and service departments and serves as a regional training site for Case IH and New Holland. Doug Loudenslager serves as the Managing Principal for the Delaware and Plain City locations.
All locations have well-stocked parts departments and experienced, knowledgeable technicians and specialists to service the equipment that the dealership offers.
In addition to Case IH, the dealership carries the following lines of equipment: Great Plains, Kinze, Kubota, Cub Cadet, Gravely, Kioti, Grasshopper, Unverferth, Geringhoff, MacDon, Kuhn Knight, Landoll, Land Pride, Woods, Rhino, Raven, Trimble, Graham and Stihl.
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