About Grassland Equipment & Irrigation Corporation
Grassland Equipment has been a full line Toro Distributor since 1961. Our main headquarters is located in Latham, New York, where we have been located since 1961. During that time, Grassland has won numerous awards from Toro, including several of the prestigious Toro’s Partners in Excellence Awards. We pride ourselves on servicing our customers and providing high quality products to meet their needs.
Grassland is committed to striving for constant improvement. We have dedicated ourselves to continually updating our technology, training our staff and competitively meeting customer requirements.
Grassland is a full line supplier with an extensive product offering of turf maintenance equipment and supplies.
Grassland is a family owned business owned and operated since 1961
Horst Pogge (Chairman of the Board), deceased 2009, had a background in agriculture and farm management, and started Grassland Equipment in 1961. Under his leadership, Grassland expanded its customer base and product offerings to become one of the largest Turf distributors in this marketplace. Horst was also actively involved in many community and civic organizations in the Capital District area, and has been honored for those contributions on many occasions.
Kirk Pogge, PE, CID, CGIA, CLIA, CIC, SCPS, President and C.E.O. joined the firm in 1988 after working for 10 years as a consulting engineer. Kirk has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Kirk is also a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State an IA Certified Irrigation Designer as well as a Certified Golf Irrigation Auditor, Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor, Certified Irrigation Contractor, and an SMEI Certified Professional Salesperson.
A Strong and Growing Company
In 1994, Grassland purchased Eaton Equipment and expanded across New York State. The company now employs nearly 60 people, and services a market including all of upstate New York, the state of Vermont and five counties in Pennsylvania.
Grassland has an extensive product offering that meets the needs of our customer base. From seeds and fertilizers, irrigation,, drainage and golf supplies, to nearly every type of outdoor power equipment used to grow and maintain healthy turf, including mowing, trimming and aeration equipment.