Precision Fabrication is dedicated to providing innovative designs and well-crafted products to help farmers improve their yields and make better use of available resources.
Jeff Garman has been farming since the age of eighteen, but his passion for building and innovating can be traced back even further through his family's history. Today, Precision Fabrication continues to serve that passion with through its mission to aid farmers.
In the early 2000s, Jeff became disappointed with the lack of products on the market that allowed farmers to place liquid fertilizer near the row when planting. Thus, the Dual Placement Fertilizer Bracket was born, an add-on that allows farmers to accurately and easily apply liquid fertilizer at planting time. The 4 Wheel Steer Fertilizer Cart came about a few years later when Jeff was asked by a customer to build a 2,500 gallon trailer because he was dissatisfied with those currently on the market. The Cart is now offered in both 1,600 and 2,550 gallon models with multiple steering options.
Although we do not know what the future holds, we do know that farmers will need to continue making more efficient use of fertilizers and methods to raise larger crops without using a lot of tillage to do it. With a growing world population, America’s farmers are going to be called upon to produce much more from each acre they manage. The products at Precision Fabrication will help us answer that call.
The Garman family has been farming the fertile prairies of central Illinois since the early 1800s. They have always been interested in improving methods and equipment to get the job done faster with less manpower and fewer resources. In the 1930s and 40s, Ray L. Garman—Jeff's grandfather—modified tractor wheels by widening them so a much wider tire could be utilized. His multiple hitch arrangements were designed so two or more implements could be pulled at once, which allowed farmers to cover acres more quickly.
During the 1950s, Jeff's father James (Jim) Garman designed and patented an articulated tractor hitch that allowed two to three identical tractors to be coupled together with the front axles removed. This gave a farmer more than twice the pulling power that one tractor offered, while still controlling from the operator’s station on only one of the tractors.
In the 1980s, before founding Precision Fabrication, Jeff designed the Head Handler, a bracket that attached to the three point hitch of a tractor and allowed farmers to pick up and move combine headers around the farmstead. During the 1990s, following the design of the Head Handler, Jeff designed and built the Head Stand, which tipped combine heads vertically to allow for safe shop work or storage; maintenance, like changing snapping rolls or gearboxes became a simple, safe procedure.