About Us

South Dakota New Holland dealer, tractors, harvest equipment, hay equipment for sale at Koletzky Implement; Your farm equipment source for new and used tractors, combines, hay balers, mower conditioners.

Mission Statement:

"To achieve local Ag Market leadership by building long-term relationships through superior customer service"

Our History:

Koletzky Implement was started in April 1962 by Robert Koletzky, age 23, when he purchased the business from Lyle Hawley. The business was located at 211 West 2nd Street, just off the North end of the Meridian Bridge in downtown Yankton,SD. Koletzky Implement began operations in the oldest hotel in Yankton which was originally called the Smithsonian Hotel, built in the 1880's, and later became known as the Commercial House. It was rumored that the outlaw Jesse James had stayed at the hotel a time or two. The hotel's many rooms were converted for parts, service and sales. The company started with one part-time and two full-time employees, and had two contracts at that time, Allis Chalmers (included Gleaner) and Oliver Farm Equipment.

In 1975, the New Holland franchise was added. In 1978, the business was moved into a new, 8,500 square foot building at 2302 East Hwy 50. In 1984, the Ford Tractor franchise was added, along with several employees. One year later Ford Motor Company purchased New Holland bringing about the Ford New Holland Corporation. By the end of 1989, Koletzky Implement had grown to 16,000 square feet along with 6,000 square feet of warehouse space and 12 employees.

In 1988, three companies clearly emerged from the 'take-over times' and comprised Koletzky Implement's major lines. Ford New Holland Versatile became one, adding Versatile to the Ford New Holland brand lines. Second, White-New Idea was formed by Allied Products after consolidating Oliver, Minneapolis-Moline, Cockshutt and New Idea. Duetz-Allis was the third new company formed from the Duetz-Fahr Corporation buyout of Allis Chalmers.

Jae Koletzky, Bob's son, joined the business full-time in May 1992 and began selling equipment and learning how the business operated. In 1996, health problems slowed Bob's full time involvement in running the business and the day-to-day business decisions were eventually turned over to Jae.

2005 was a pivotal year for the future of Koletzky Implement as Jae made a decision to invest in a major building expansion which involved demolishing most of the three existing service buildings and constructing a new service facility (200' x 120' x 24'). The new facility, which will serve the needs of area farmers for years to come, is a clear indication of Koletzky Implement's commitment to area ag producers and the business' future. That same year, Jae purchased the remaining land and building from Bob & Carole Koletzky completing the transition to the next generation. Koletzky Implement currently employs 16 and has plans to add service and sales staff in the near future. Current lines of equipment include New Holland, AGCO (White Planters), Kinze, Krause, Demco and Grasshopper. Many other shortlines are handled as well.

Koletzky Implement is a 4-time winner of the prestigious Presidents Award from New Holland exemplifying a level of customer satisfaction that is second to none in the ag business.


 

Robert Koletzky

Robert Koletzky
(Owner, Retired)

bob@koletzkyimplement.com

Bob has pretty much seen and done it all in the farm equipment business. His business career spans 5 decades with expertise along the way in every facet of the business at one time or another. From the early 1960's through the booming 1970's he prospered and grew the business he bought at age 23. He 'survived' the farm crisis of the 80's and prospered again in the 90's. When Jae, his son, joined the business in the early 90's it eventually helped him 'slide' out of the business full-time and start his second career. He purchased the family farm near Tabor, SD from his father Gordon, added a few more acres, and continues to farm today. Bob enjoys fishing, hunting, playing cards and is active in the local Elks lodge. Oh, and did we mention FISHING! Bob and his wife of 45 years, Carole, have two children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Jae A Koletzky

 

Jae A. Koletzky
(Owner, Sales)

sales@koletzkyimplement.com

At an early age, especially during the Summer months and on Saturdays, Jae could be found at the dealership at the old downtown location near the bridge, 'helping' his dad and other employees. In the beginning, the tasks were simple; mowing, cleaning, riding along on deliveries, etc. Several of the business' current employees helped monitor and train Jae back in those days. A few years passed and Jae started to help set-up new machinery and began making deliveries of machinery as a teenager. In 1986, after High School, Jae joined the Army and served two years in Korea. Returning in 1988, he attended college at USD in Vermillion, SD and graduated with a degree in business and finance. From 1989 to 1992 Jae worked in the parts dept.  In 1992, Jae began selling full-time for Koletzky Implement and when Bob had health problems in 1996 the day-to-day decisions began to fall to Jae. From 2000-2002 Jae was elected to serve on New Holland's North American Dealer Council. In 2005, Jae expanded the facility to its current size, added employees, and purchased the existing building and land from his parents, Bob & Carole. Jae and his wife, Tina, have 3 children: Chloe, Carson, Camryn.  Jae enjoys hunting, golfing, all water sports, playing with his kids and attending their activities.

 

 

Leroy Pedersen

Leroy Pedersen
(Sales)

leroy@koletzkyimplement.com

Leroy grew up on a farm 10 miles northeast of Scotland, SD. At an early age he helped with a lot of the fieldwork and chores. After graduation from high school in 1992, Leroy attended Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, AZ. The year 1993 saw him with a BS degree in Auto-Diesel Technology and the purchase of a farm near Lesterville. Leroy was employed at Truck Trailer as a mechanic from ’93 to ’95. After a year at Yankton Equipment Leroy was hired at Fair Mfg. in Menno as a welder and mechanic. Leroy also worked on Schwans’ trucks and school buses for 3 years in Scotland. A position was offered at Mark’s Machinery in Yankton and Leroy was the hay specialist for 7 years, repairing and setting up new equipment. Leroy started in sales at Koletzky Implement Inc in October ’07 . He married his awesome wife Rebecca, who is from Waseca, MN, in 1995. They have 3 boys: Caleb, Derek, and Lucas. Leroy enjoys livestock, farming, baseball, football, and basketball with Rebecca and the boys. He also likes to restore tractors and ’60-’66 Chevrolet pickups.

 

 Nick Wuebben

 Nick Wuebben

(Sales)

nick@koletzkyimplement.com

 

Ruth Robinson

Ruth Robinson
(Office Manager)

accounting@koletzkyimplement.com

 

Alan Feilmeier

Alan Feilmeier
(Parts Manager)

parts@koletzkyimplement.com

Alan grew up on the family farm 9 miles West of Yankton. He graduated from Yankton High Shcool in 1971. He attended USDS in Springfield, SD where he earned an associates degree in Diesel Mechanics. In 1973 his first job was at the John Deere dealership in Corsica, SD. He worked there for 6 months when a job opening became available back in Yankton. He worked for the Case dealer in Yankton as a mechanic, set-up person, and truck driver. He was employed there until May 1978. In June 1978 he started work in the parts department at Koletzky Implement and is currently the parts manager. Alan married his wife Connie in 1975. They have three children; Jason & Becky Feilmeier, Tammera Feilmeier, Elissa Feilmeier as well as three grandchildren: Kyle, Adrienne, and Sierra. In the Summer Alan enjoys the outdoors and appreciates all the beauty of nature and in the winter he enjoys card playing.

Scott Brabec

Scott Brabec
(Parts Dept)

Scott was born in Schuyler, Nebraska and grew up on a farm North of Clarkson, NE. After graduating from Clarkson High School, he farmed for 2 years. In 1985, he attended Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE and earned a two-year degree in Diesel Tech. Scott worked as a diesel mechanic at Doernaman Farm Service in Clarkson for 16 years. In 2004 Scott moved to South Yankton, Nebraska and started work at Koletzky Implement in Parts Sales. Scott's prior experience in farming and as a service tech for many years has proved to be valuable in transitioning into the Parts Department. Scott and his wife, Loretta, have 2 sons; Andy and Nick. In his spare time, Scott enjoys camping, working on his antique tractors, gardening, woodworking and traveling.

Dave Rueb

Dave Rueb
(Parts Dept)

 

Russ Robb

Russ Robb
(Service Manager)

service@koletzkyimplement.com

Russ was born in Cherokee, Iowa and grew up on a farm North of there, near the Little Sioux River. He graduated from Cherokee High School and began working at Cherokee Ford Tractor in 1974. After Cherokee Ford Tractor closed in 1978, Russ moved to Yankton, South Dakota and started working at Yankton Ford Tractor as a service tech. In 1981 he became shop foreman. In 1984, when the business was sold to Robert Koletzky, Russ was hired by Bob to be his Service Manager. Russ has been employed with Koletzky Implement for 22 years. Russ was very involved with the design and construction of Koletzky Implement's new service facility completed in the Fall of 2005. Russ and his wife, Mary, have been married for 28 years. They have 2 children: Karen and her husband Mike, and Patrick. In his spare time, Russ enjoys kayaking on the Missouri, fishing on the river, riding mountain bike, or just getting together with friends and spending a quiet evening.

Joseph Vyborny

Joseph "Joe" Vyborny
(Master Service Tech)

Joseph Vyborny was born in Yankton, SD and grew up on a farm near Utica, SD. He graduated from Yankton High School in 1975 and worked as a welder for Morgen Manufacturing Company until he joined the Yankton Ford Tractor team in 1978 as a service technician. Bob Koletzky purchased the Ford franchise in 1984 and Joe was hired by Bob at the same time. Joe is still employed as a service tech today. Joseph attends many service schools each year to learn about the latest products and to help mentor the younger techs in the service department. Joseph and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 20 years and have two daughters, Katrina and Sophia. Joseph farms 500 acres near Utica, SD. He grows corn, soybeans and wheat. He also raises sheep and breeds 30 ewes each year. During his spare time Joseph enjoys spending time with family or driving his Gold Wing motorcycle.

Jim Koletzky

Jim Koletzky
(Service/Planter Specialist)

Jim was born in Yankton County and was raised on a farm just West of Yankton. He learned to drive tractors and operate equipment at an early age from his grandfather, Gordon. He attended Elm Grove School, a one room country school near his parents farm. He graduated from Yankton High School in 1974. After graduation he went to work for a 'custom cutter' harvesting wheat from Texas to North Dakota. He started work at Koletzky Implement in 1981 as a truck driver and set-up person. He specializes in servicing the many Kinze and White planters that are sold at the dealership as well as tillage and sprayer equipment. He has two daughters; Kylie & Katie. In his free time Jim enjoys playing pool in the winter months and going to softball tournaments in the summer with his two girls who are pitchers for traveling teams.

 

 

Mike Beckmann

Mike Beckmann
(Service / Precision Farming)
support@koletzkyimplement.com

 

 

Ken Poppe

Ken Poppe
(Service Tech)

 

Doug Schmeckpeper

Doug Schmeckpeper
(Truck Driver/Service)

 

Roger Sayler

Roger Sayler
(Service Tech / Landoll Specialist)

 

 

Larry Soesbe

Larry Soesbe
(Service Tech)

Austin GillilanAustin Gillilan
(Service Tech)

 

Hours of Operation - Spring / Summer / Fall
Sunday   From   CLOSED     
Monday   From   7:30 AM    To    5:30 PM 
Tuesday   From    7:30 AM    To    5:30 PM 
Wednesday   From    7:30 AM    To    5:30 PM 
Thursday   From    7:30 AM    To    5:30 PM 
Friday   From    7:30 AM    To    5:30 PM 
Saturday   From   8:00 AM    To    1:00 PM 
Hours of Operation - Winter
Sunday   From   CLOSED     
Monday   From   8:00 AM    To    5:00 PM 
Tuesday   From    8:00 AM    To    5:00 PM 
Wednesday   From    8:00 AM    To    5:00 PM 
Thursday   From    8:00 AM    To    5:00 PM 
Friday   From    8:00 AM    To    5:00 PM 
Saturday   From   8:00 AM    To    12:00 PM 

Other times available by appointment.
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