News

Farewell JDParts, Hello MyDealer

Date: 
12/23/19

John Deere has announced plans to discontinue the JDParts online portal in 2020.  Now's the perfect time to begin using Koenig MyDealer to buy your John Deere parts, anytime day or night.  Check out recent enhancements and features to our secure, comprehensive MyDealer portal.

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Gary Shick Honored as 2018 Master Farmer

Date: 
03/06/18

Koenig Equipment is pleased to recognize and congratulate Gary Shick of Kenton, Ohio for receiving the prestigious honor of 2018 Master Farmer.  Gary was presented his award today at the Conservation Tillage & Technoloy Conference at Ohio Northern University.

Congratulations for being recognized for your daily commitment to excellence and innovation, Gary!  Koenig believes leadership in the industry benefits everyone, and we're happy to support you and your equipment!

Agricultural Power Diagnostic Competition

Date: 
02/19/18

On Friday, February 16, the District 5 Agricultural Power Diagnostic Competition took place at Miami Valley Career Technology Center in Clayton, OH, where many teams from across the region competed for a chance to advance to the state competition.  Teams were scored on their overall safety procedures of personal protective equipment and in safety of starting and operating equipment.  The teams were then judged on their efficiencies and abilities in locating and repairing two separate problems with the tractor.

Koenig Equipment Completes Acquisition of Smith Implements

Date: 
10/31/17

Koenig Equipment, Inc. completed its acquisition of Smith Implements, Inc., effective October 31, 2017.  With the six additional locations, Koenig Equipment now owns and operates 13 John Deere dealership facilities serving agricultural, commercial, governmental and residential customers in 42 counties across Ohio and Indiana. 

Koenig Equipment to Acquire Smith Implements

Date: 
09/19/17

Koenig Equipment, Inc., is acquiring the assets and operations of Smith Implements, Inc. With the addition of Smith locations in Bloomington, Franklin, Greenfield, Greensburg, Richmond and Rushville, Indiana, Koenig Equipment will have 13 dealership facilities serving agricultural, commercial and residential customers in southwestern Ohio and southeastern Indiana. 

Janet M. Koenig (1922 - 2017)

Date: 
09/05/17

It is with mixed emotions we share the news of the passing of our mother and grandmother.

Janet M. Koenig, 94, was born in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, on December 5, 1922 to John J. & Margaret F. (Crawford) McDermott.  On March 7, 1944 she married Emerson P. Koenig.

Introducing the 2018 John Deere S770 Combine

Date: 
06/29/17

Koenig Equipment proudly announces the arrival of the brand new 2018 John Deere S770 Combine at the Anna, Ohio location.  The Koenig team is excited to demonstrate the newest S-Series model, recently unveiled to the public by John Deere. 

Watch the area's first S770 combine up close, beginning with its arrival at Koenig on June 21st, progression through the detailed setup process beginning June 22nd, and advancement to local farmers' fields starting June 26th for hands-on demonstrations through wheat harvest and beyond.

Craig Persinger Certified as Stihl Silver Service Technician

Date: 
04/11/17

Congratulations to Craig Persinger of the Oxford location for achieving Stihl Silver Service Technician certification.  This rank is awarded to technicians who have successfully completed a training curriculum consisting of 9 web-based classes covering all aspects of the Stihl product line.  Additionally, trainees are required to attend a 16-hour, hands-on course encompassing diagnostics, repair, and testing of Stihl products.  Craig is pictured below with Oxford Service Manager, Chris Thoma.

Great job on your achievement, Craig!

 

Congratulations Brad Guckian

Date: 
04/11/17

Congratulations to Oxford's Brad Guckian on his recent graduation from the Ohio Farm Bureau's AgriPOWER Leadership Institute. Below is the article from the Preble County Register Herald's County Register.

- Aric Koenig

Article

Chris Sword Earns Master Technician Certification

Date: 
03/31/17

Congratulations to Chris Sword of the Germantown location for achieving John Deere Master Technician certification.

Representing the highest level of service training, Master Technician certification requires completion of instructor led classes and online remote training, totaling 225 training hours. Core training requirements include electrical systems, hydraulic systems and the Service Advisor laptop application, supplemented with additional classes in Selling and Marketing, Resource Utilization, and Product Applications.  

Wyatt Roberts Certified As Advanced Technician

Date: 
03/21/17

Congratulations to Wyatt Roberts of the Anna location for achieving John Deere Advanced Technician certification.  Wyatt is pictured below with Service Manager, Chad Huelskamp.  

Certification at the Advanced level requires completing 150 total training hours, with a combination of online remote training and instructor led classes. Supplemental classes enhance the core training requirements of electrical systems, hydraulic systems and the Service Advisor laptop application.  

Great job on your achievement, Wyatt!

Area Farmers Prepare for Spring Planting

Date: 
02/24/17

Over 40 local producers attended the annual Planter Optimization Clinic hosted by Koenig Equipment in Anna on February 22, emphasizing equipment mechanization to prepare for a successful 2017 spring planting season.

Group presentations were led by Koenig employees Kurtis Shipp, Matt Koverman, Doug Bensman and Chad Huelskamp. Customers also had the opportunity for hands-on learning with equipment walk-arounds, and enjoyed lunch following the clinic.

A special thanks to all for attending and contributing to this year's event success.   

Roger Cross Celebrates Retirement

Date: 
02/03/17

Following a 43-year career in the machinery parts field, Roger Cross has retired from Koenig Equipment, Oxford Parts department. Customers and co-workers celebrated Roger's retirement with an Open House on January 31, followed by an employee dinner that evening honoring Roger and his wife, Terry.

Jayson Higgins Certified as Master Technician

Date: 
12/29/16

Congratulations to Jayson Higgins of the Anna location for achieving John Deere Master Technician certification.

Representing the highest level of service training, Master Technician certification requires completion of instructor led classes and online remote training, totaling 225 training hours. Core training requirements include electrical systems, hydraulic systems and the Service Advisor laptop application, supplemented with additional classes in Selling and Marketing, Resource Utilization, and Product Applications.  

Christmas and New Year's Holiday Closings

Date: 
12/20/16

In observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays, Koenig Equipment will be closed on the following dates:

  • Saturday, December 24, 2016
  • Monday, December 26, 2016
  • Monday, January 2, 2017

Visit our website at www.koenigequipment.com/locations to see regular business hours, and feel free to contact us with any questions. We would love to help you fill your stockings and complete your Christmas shopping, and we look forward to serving you in the new year.

Urbana Technicians Achieve Training Certifications

Date: 
10/20/16

Congratulations to Jerry Yocum and Eric Dingus, Service Technicians at Urbana, for earning John Deere Certifications following extensive service training.  Pictured below with Service Manager Jeff Thirtyacre, Jerry (first picture) achieved Master Certification, and Eric (second picture) achieved Advanced Certification.

Anna Service Technicians Earn John Deere Certifications

Date: 
10/13/16

Congratulations to Dustin Schwable and Jayson Higgins, Anna Service Technicians, for earning John Deere certifications following extensive service training.  Dustin achieved Master Certification, the highest level of training, and Jayson achieved Advanced Certification.

Achieving Master Certification requires completion of 225 total training hours, whereas Advanced Certification requires 150 hours, comprised of instructor led classes and online remote training. Core training requirements include electrical systems, hydraulic systems and the Service Advisor laptop application, supplemented with additional classes in Selling and Marketing, Resource Utilization, and Product Applications.  

Dustin is pictured below with Service Manager, Chad Huelskamp, and Jayson is pictured with Business Manager, Matt Poppe. 

Congratulations on your achievements, Dustin and Jayson!

 

Aaron Cox Certified as Advanced Technician

Date: 
10/13/16

Congratulations to Aaron Cox of the Tipp City location for achieving John Deere Advanced Technician certification.  Aaron is pictured below with Service Manager, Tom Patrick.  

Certification at the Advanced level requires completing 150 total training hours, with a combination of online remote training and instructor led classes. Supplemental classes enhance the core training requirements of electrical systems, hydraulic systems and the Service Advisor laptop application.  

Great job on your achievement, Aaron!

 

Local Customer Shares Family's Tractor Collection

Date: 
09/30/16

David York from Shelby County takes great pride in sharing photographs and history behind his family's John Deere tractor collection, and rightfully so.  At last count, the number of utility and row-crop tractors (pictured in the "long" line-up) is 12, ranging from 22 - 210 horsepower, and spanning 70 years.  Many of the tractors have been restored, with the oldest being a 1944 Model B purchased by his father.  Not to be overlooked, David provided a second photo showcasing the family's John Deere lawn and garden equipment.

Summarized by David, "This shows how dependable and durable the John Deere line is to the York family in Russia, Ohio."  David is a customer of Koenig Equipment, and his brother Steve is the father-in-law of Anna branch employee Jeff Holthaus.  Koenig Equipment is pleased to share these photographs, and thanks David for sharing with us!

 

Roseann Robinson, Marketing

Farmers Prepare for Productive Harvest

Date: 
08/31/16

In preparation of the upcoming harvest, over 50 local farmers visited Anna for the annual Combine Clinic hosted by Koenig Equipment.  Customers learned about corn and grain head adjustments, common wear points and more through presentations and hands-on demonstrations.  After Precision Ag Specialist Kurtis Shipp presented to the entire group, attendees separated into small groups and rotated to various stations led by Koenig's certified Service technicians.   

Harvest Clinic Emphasizes Machine Optimization

Date: 
08/19/16
Approximately 60 area farmers attended Urbana's Harvest Clinic on August 18, learning how to maximize their equipment investment through machine optimization. Representatives from John Deere, Unverferth Manufacturing and Horsch participated in the event presentations, along with Koenig Equipment's Sales, Parts and Service teams.  Additionally, Eric Bell from Bell insurance and Financials provided advice to farmers on proper coverage and liability issues.
 
Following the clinic, customers enjoyed lunch provided by Vic's Country Cooking. Thanks to all those who attended and a special thanks to all who assisted in making this year's event a success.