year was 1916. Henry Krause built his first one-way disc plow
in a small farm shop in Western Kansas.
Designed to leave more residue on the soil surface to fight
wind erosion, Henry Krause's
one-way was the first Conservation tillage tool! His neighbors
saw the plow and were impressed with its value as a special
tool for their own farming conditions and asked Henry to build
early 1920's Henry Krause's one-way business had outgrown
his Western Kansas location and he purchased the Twin Wheel
Windmill factory in Hutchinson, Kansas, about 35 miles northwest
of Wichita. This location and facility enabled Henry Krause
to expand his one-way plow business and fill the growing needs
of America's farmers. And expand it did. During World War
Two Krause was given a steel allotment and continued production
of one-way plows to help America's farmers produce more efficiently.
With a Krause one-way a farmer could till as many as 100 acres
the years after World War Two, Krause's business grew by leaps
and bounds. In 1946 over 10,000 one-ways were produced
and sold. 1947 saw this number increase to 15,000 plows. It
was calculated that in 1947 Krause one-ways tilled over 19
million acres and helped produce 380 million bushels of wheat!
that humble beginning in a small farm shop in Meade County,
Kansas, Krause has grown into one of the
world's top manufacturers of tillage equipment and grain
1988 Fortune Magazine listed Krause tillage equipment as
among the 100 products that America makes best. Today Krause's
modern production facility in Hutchinson, Kansas covers
40 acres with over 400,000 square feet of manufacturing
space under roof. Krause Corporation., still under close
family ownership, produces the largest selection of farm
tillage equipment and grain drills of any short line manufacturer
in the world. Krause products include, disc harrows, field
cultivators, chisel plows, disc/coulter chisels, Landsman
and Landstar one-pass finishers, row crop cultivators, no-till
and minimum till grain drills and soil packers. In 1996,
Krause celebrated its 80th year of manufacturing.
Corporation products are well recognized as the finest quality
available. Krause. continues
to lead the industry with innovative products that respond
to the needs of today's modern agricultural producer. Our
commitment is to provide our customers with the best equipment
and service in the business.
|| Successful introduction of the Dominator, a primary tillage tool that helps farmers incorporate residue into the soil and save time, fuel and fertilizer.
|| Introduction of the Gladiator precision tillage system, a new development for the growing strip-till market. This new machine wins an “AE50” award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers for agricultural excellence for innovation and technology.
|| The Excelerator vertical tillage system is introduced. This new machine also wins an “AE50” award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. KUHN Group acquires Krause Corporation.