Hesston’s 100,000th windrower


Hesston by Massey Ferguson is the hay equipment brand of AGCO Corporation and it unveiled its historic 100,000th windrower on 29 March, in Hesston, Kansas. Source: AFDJ eNews

Hesston introduced the self propelled windrower to the agricultural harvesting world more than 60 years ago – an achievement which was celebrated at the Hesston manufacturing plant by company executives, employees and special guests.

The 70-year-old Hesston brand is a leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery, most famous for its high quality haymaking equipment since 1947.

“Manufacturing the 100,000th windrower is a significant achievement for AGCO,” said Robert Crain, AGCO senior vice president and general manager, North America & South America.

Attending the event was the purchaser of the historic 100,000th windrower, Ray Robinson, of Moo Mountain Milk in Burley, Idaho.

Mr Robinson owns six Hesston windrowers. He farms approximately 5000 acres himself, and partners with other businesses to farm an additional 30,000 acres.

Mr Robinson, his son Justin and twin grandsons were flown to Hesston for the 100,000th windrower event and look forward to putting the new windrower into operation on the dairy farm as soon as it arrives in Idaho.

The 100,000th windrower is dramatically different from the first model of 1955, which launched the Hesston brand.