100,000th Hesston windrower rolls off production line

100,000th Hesston windrower rolls off production line

Hesston by Massey Ferguson, a hay equipment brand of the AGCO Corporation, unveiled its historic 100,000th windrower as it rolled off the company's production line in Hesston, Kansas on March 29.

Attending the event was the buyer of the historic 100,000th windrower, Ray Robinson of Moo Mountain Milk in Burley, Idaho who owns six Hesston windrowers. Robinson, his son Justin, and twin grandsons were flown to Hesston for the 100,000th windrower event.

Also attending the event was Hesston Mayor David Kauffman who declared March 29 ‘AGCO Hesston Windrower Day.’ Kauffman told the crowd, “Manufacturing the 100,000th windrower is a significant achievement for AGCO.”

Click on this link to watch a video on the making of the 100,000th windrower. 

Hesston introduced the self-propelled windrower to the agricultural harvesting world in 1955- an achievement which was celebrated at the Hesston manufacturing plant by company executives, employees, and guests.

“The first commercially available windrower was manufactured right here in Hesston, Kansas more than 60 years ago and they are still made here today,” said Robert Crain, AGCO senior vice president and general manager, North America & South America.

“The dedication of all of our employees - past and present - have made the Hesston brand the leader in the industry.”

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

AGCO says today’s WR9800 Series self-propelled windrowers are fuel-efficient and offer superior operator convenience. WR9800 Series windrowers are powered by reliable AGCO Power engines, led by the AP66-4F, a 6.6-liter engine in the WR9870. 

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