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Canada West Harvest Centre will move into Swift Current in time for 2016 harvest

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If Doug Tibben has his way, some new neon green and deep yellow farm implements will be hitting fields in southwest Saskatchewan this August or September.

 German agricultural machinery manufacturer CLAAS is coming to Swift Current in the form of Canada West Harvest Centre.
The new location at 2747 North Service Road West, is set to open by this year’s harvest.
Tibben, general manager of Canada West Harvest Centre is thrilled Canada West is coming
to southwest Saskatchewan. While the first two dealerships were set in Emerald Park (east portion
of Regina and Saskatoon) building outside the two urban areas was all part of the master plan.
“It’s been part of our plan from the get-go,” explains Tibben who says when the company formed about
24 months ago with the announcement of the
Regina location, they really wanted to ensure their “footprint” was across the province.
“Southwest Saskatchewan is strong...the word on the street was that (producers) were looking for another choice.”
It was part of a three-year plan to open in Swift Current. They checked the viability of the area and liked what they saw — it was just not the geographical area.
Tibben says the Canada West partner believe the agricultural sector is strong despite the rest of the economy, especially in Saskatchewan.
Canada West Harvest Centre will sell new combines, round and square balers, tractors and hay tools which are all part of the CLAAS line. CLAAS is highly regarded and has been in operation 1913.
Besides CLAAS, they will also feature Trimble, Elmer’s, MacDon, LEMKEN, Ag Leaders and Horst Wagons. They also have access to a wide variety of used items.
“Our whole goal is: push more crop through, through more efficient means; this will drive down (producer) costs,” explains Tibben. “We’ve always had access to the product, now it was just bricks and mortar on staff. My next step is to staff the location
(Swift Current).”
Full scale parts, services and it will be a full range dealership. Tibben wants the Swift Current location to be known for its “after market service and support.”
According to a release, over the past two years, there has been an increasing need for CLAAS sales and service among growers in Saskatchewan and Western Canada. The company has made the expansion of the reach of Canada West Harvest Centre locations a priority.
“Independent business partners are the primary outlet for CLAAS sales and service in North America,” said Leif Magnusson, President, CLAAS Global Sales - Americas. “We felt that a CLAAS-owned network of dealerships was the most immediate way to meet the needs of our growers. We’re proud of our effort, and we hope customers will be better served now with all three locations in operation.”
For more information, phone 306-778-2300 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The location is now hiring sales, service and parts personnel. Visit for employment opportunities. For more information, visit

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