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“Hesstonizing” hay

Classic ad from Hesston's early days

“Hesstonizing” hay

When AGCO unveiled the 100,000th swather to roll out of the factory doors in Hesston, Kansas, in March, it seemed like a good time to look back at an advertisement from the original Hesston brand’s early days. Today, the original Hesston and Massey Ferguson brands have been merged, but when swathers built in that same factory were marketed in the early 1960s, this is how at least one of the ads looked.

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Scott Garvey

Scott Garvey is a freelance writer and video producer. He is also the former machinery editor at Grainews.



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