The Great Plains Manufacturing Inc was established on 1st April, 1976 by the founder of the company Roy Applequist. He also led the company to its current status of success as one of the leading private manufacturer of agricultural implements for tillage, seeding and planting as the President of the company. The company is also known for its impact as a producer of dirt working, landscaping equipments as well as turf maintenance. The company comprises of five different divisions, namely, Great Plains AG, Great Plains Acceptance Corporation, Great Plains Trucking, Land pride and Great Plains International. They even expanded to acquire UK based Simba International in 2010.