Apple Farm Service announces addition of Washington Court House location


WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE – Apple Farm Service, Inc. announced the addition of its newest location in Washington Court House.

Beginning April 1, the Washington Court House location of Baxla Tractor Sales Inc. will be owned and operated by Apple Farm Service.

“We look forward to continuing the excellent customer service that the team at Baxla Tractor has created and building new relationships,” said Bill Apple, president and CEO of Apple Farm Service. “We wish Chris Baxla and his other two locations the best as they transition from three stores to two.”

Baxla Tractor Sales will continue to operate its two other locations in Seaman and Batavia. These two locations will not see any changes and will operate under the same management that their customers have been accustomed to.

“I’m happy we could work together on this transition,” said Chris Baxla, owner of Baxla Tractor Sales. “I’ve known Bill Apple for years. Our businesses are very similar. We both operate family owned businesses with the values and virtues you expect with such. I am fully confident that the team at Apple Farm Service will continue to serve our Washington Court House customers with the same level of service and respect they’ve received under our management.”

Apple Farm Service will carry most of the brands that the former Baxla Tractor location carried. Some of these brands include New Holland, Kioti, Kuhn Knight, Kuhn Krause, Bush Hog, MacDon and many others.

“We believe the acquisition of this location is a perfect fit for Apple Farm Service and a perfect fit for their customers” said Kent Holmes, Apple Farm Service’s marketing manager. “We are a strong New Holland dealer with similar short lines that Washington Court House is carrying now. This means that their current customers have access to a much larger inventory of in-stock parts and equipment.”

Customers will notice that the day-to-day operations won’t change. The current Baxla team at Washington Court House will join the Apple Farm Service team.

“We want to keep the talented group that is already there,” future store manager Matt Apple said. “They are the experts customers are familiar with, and they are already familiar with the best ways to serve you. As we continue to grow, we’ll be adding more to the family to help support and serve you better.”

Apple Farm Service is a family-owned dealership with a history of 65 years of service to its customers. Henry Apple opened his first location in close proximity to his dairy farm in 1956.

A second location was added in Botkins with the help of Henry’s son, Bill, in 1985. The third location in West College Corner, Indiana, was acquired in 2013. Then in 2015, with the help of Bill’s son, Matt, their fourth location in Mechanicsburg was added.

Apple Farm Service is considered as agriculture and construction specialists offering sales, service and parts to dozens of brands. These brands include New Holland, Case IH, Kinze, Kioti, Kubota, Kuhn Krause, Meyer, Great Plains, J&M, Brandt, Mayrath, Grasshopper, BadBoy and others.

To learn more about Apple Farm Service, visit its website, AppleFarmService.com, or Facebook page. To learn more about Baxla Tractor Sales, visit its website, BaxlaTractor.com, or its Facebook page.