Manzer Equipment, Inc. was founded in August 1975 when Chris and Vivian Manzer purchased the Allis-Chalmers Farm Equipment Dealership in Pierce, Nebraska. In May 1976, the business moved into a new facility at the present location in Osmond, Nebraska. In 1999, Steve Manzer, the second generation, assumed management of the business. In 2009, Bryce Dennis, third generation, became involved in the business as the Product Support Manager and 2011 Leah (Manzer) Orr, also third generation took on the roll of Controller/Operations Manager.
Our history started with Allis-Chalmers® and today we are a Challenger® cornerstone and Massey Ferguson® full line equipment dealer. Additional AGCO Brands include: Gleaner® combines, Hesston® hay tools, White® Planters, Sunflower® tillage, and Simplicity® lawn and garden equipment. We are conveniently located 2 ½ miles east of Osmond, Nebraska on Highway 20.
To keep up with the changes in farming and the farming industry, an 1875 sq. ft. parts warehouse was added in the fall of 2003, a 3000 sq. ft. expansion of the service area was completed in the fall of 2005, in 2008 a 2160 sq. ft. sales addition was completed, and a 6000 sq. ft. set-up and pre-delivery facility was completed in the summer of 2010.
Not only do we provide equipment, parts, and service to our customers, but we also provide sales and support for the latest technology used in precision farming including yield and application mapping, auto-guidance and operational control of equipment. In addition, compact tractors and implements, lawn and garden and consumer products are sold and serviced.
Through AGCO Finance LLC and/or AgDirect®, we will also present you with financing and lease options tailored to fit your cash flow requirements. Please contact us so one of our trained professionals can assist you with your equipment, parts, and service needs.
Where is your hometown?
"I grew up in Randolph and currently reside in Laurel, Nebraska."
What is your favorite thing about working here?
"I enjoy what I do because much of it is what I grew up learning about and doing. I also enjoy the variety each and every day."
What do you do in your free time?
"I enjoy hiking and driving to and through state and national parks.
What is the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
"I have a habit of throwing a lot of things together for meals, but a few of the weirdest things I have eaten were frog legs and squid. I didn't care for the frog legs."
What is your favorite quote?
"Two of my favorite sayings are 'Everything in life happens for a reason' and 'Laugh until your heart overflows'."