The assets of J.A. Freeman, Inc., a Portland, OR-based manufacturer of hay baling and handling equipment, have been purchased by Allied Systems Co., also of Portland.

Freeman makes pull-type, in-line and big balers, bale stackers, bale wagons, feeders and compressors, plus dewatering and baling equipment for the pulp and food processing industries. The haying equipment, sold throughout the world, is known for its ruggedness and reliability.

Allied Systems is a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of heavy lift and material handling equipment. Its product lines include marine cranes, log stackers, coal and chip dozers, skidders, winches and forklift attachments.

It plans to continue distributing the Freeman products under the Freeman name and through existing distributor networks.

“The Freeman products fit well into Allied’s current business structure,” says Lew Rink, Allied’s president. “With Allied’s strong emphasis of engineering and product support, combined with our modern manufacturing facilities, we will continue growth of the Freeman name in the world’s marketplace.”