April 20, 2022 03:54 PM

Krone North America and Hustler Equipment announce a collaboration that will utilize Krone America stores in Wisconsin to help distribute Hustler Equipment to farmers

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Hustler Mounted Chainless Bale Feeder

The North American divisions of Krone and Hustler Equipment are pleased to announce a collaborative concept—"From Field To Feed”—designed to deliver their innovative, high-quality farm equipment to livestock farmers looking to improve forage quality.

Both the Krone and Hustler brands are industry leaders in hay and forage, but on opposite ends of the hay production chain: Krone focuses on hay and forage harvesting, with products that mow, condition, ted, rake, bale and chop the hay, while Hustler Equipment specializes in products for hay processing and feeding. Both brands are focused on developing and delivering better and more efficient ways of working with hay and forage, from harvesting to feeding.

“Farmers, ranchers and machinery dealers have told us our two brands have a lot in common, and that they complement each other, from harvesting to feeding the highest quality hay and forage. It just makes sense for our two companies to work together to make it easier for customers to buy and use our products.“ says Reuben Lowrey, Store Operations Manager for Krone America. “We are both family-owned companies, managed by descendants of the founders. Thus, we can focus solely on our customers’ needs versus stockholder demands.”

Krone Comprima™ Round Baler with Bale Wrap

The similarities between the two companies run deep. Both brands have retained a consistent set of values and maintained a focus on innovative products and customer care over multiple generations.

“Our companies have a lot to gain from each other’s experience. North America is one of the biggest territories in the world, covered by a large diversity of climates and topographies, agricultural challenges and farming methodologies,” explained Lance Paskewitz, Business Development Manager for Hustler Equipment North America. “Farmers and ranchers are a resilient bunch, and it is the manufacturers’ job to explore ways to better deliver the highest quality equipment possible to every customer’s individual needs.”

About Krone

Krone is a 116-year-old, family-owned and operated business based in Spelle, Germany. Our North American division—Krone NA—has been providing customers with premium quality, Cutting Edge™ hay and forage equipment for over 49 years, equipment that is German engineered for North American fields. Products include disc mowers, mower conditioners, tedders, rakes, round balers, large square balers, and forage harvesters. Hay and forage is not just what we do, it is all we do. Thus, we truly understand our customers. That means when Krone employees set out to design and build equipment, we begin by asking customers exactly what they need. And because Krone is a privately held company, we answer only to our dealer and customer needs—not to corporate shareholder demands.

For more information, visit krone-northamerica.com.

About Hustler

Founded in Hawkes Bay by the RH Currie family, Hustler has been designing and building farm equipment since 1961, growing into an international leader with offices on four continents and exports to over 25 countries. The company has achieved world recognition, with many patented products, and by having created more than 15 industry firsts – most recently taking the world record for the highest number of round bales fed out in 8 hours straight. Hay tools that can handle and feed out round and square bales, dry hay and baleage have been the dominant products in the North American market. Hustler has been exporting for over 45 years, relies on understanding customers better than anyone else, and challenging the status-quo with exceptional design and service.

For more information, visit hustlerequipment.com/us.