Ziegler Ag Equipment has announced its expansion into 40 northwest Missouri counties and five eastern Kansas counties with the purchase of Dean Ag Services. Dean's locations in Maryville and Chillicothe, Mo., are included in the acquisition. Both facilities will continue to sell new and used ag equipment, as well as provide service, parts, and technology support to local farmers.

Ziegler plans to upgrade the Maryville and Chillicothe facilities and incorporate them into its highly successful dealer model. Currently, each includes a full-service shop, a parts warehouse, offices, and a fleet of field service trucks to provide on-farm repairs. An overnight shuttle system will connect the Maryville and Chillicothe facilities with Ziegler's 21 other locations in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

Ziegler will offer a complete line of agricultural equipment, including Challenger and Massey Ferguson tractors and hay equipment, LEXION combines, Gleaner combines, White Planters, and Sunflower tillage equipment. In addition, Ziegler will offer RoGator and TerraGator application equipment in the expanded area, as well as 31 other counties in eastern, central, and western Missouri.

Founded in 1914, Ziegler is a family-owned company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn.