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Harvestec becomes part of the Linamar Family

Posted on May 16, 2015 by Admin

Harvestec becomes part of the Linamar Family

On February 12, 2015 Linamar Agriculture Inc. signed a definitive agreement to aquire the assests of Harvestec.  Linamar Corporation is the original equipment manufacturer of the cornheads that are marketed and sold under the Harvetec name in North America.  Founded and managed by  Bill Helm, Harvestec and has been the distributor of our cornheads for the past 17 years.   We here at Linamar are excited as well, excited to begin the next chapter in our partnership with our valued Harvestec dealers.  Moving forward, the company will be known as Linamar Agriculture Inc., Harvestec will be a brand of Linamar Agriculture Inc.

About Linamar

Our parent company, Linamar Corporation, is a world-class designer and diversified manufacturer of precision metallic powertrain components and systems for the automotive, industrial, off-highway and energy markets. Linamar’s Skyjack division is a global producer of mobile products to the aerial work platform industry including the industry leader Skyjack brand scissor lift.

Key Facts

Ownership:                             Publically Traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Founded:                                August 17, 1966

Headquarters:                       Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Manufacturing:                      Over 50 production factories worldwide

Employees:                            19,500

2014 Sales:                             $4.2 Billion (CAD)

Website:                                 www.linamar.com


About Harvestec

Harvestec offers the 6000 Cornado series corn headers in 20”, 22”, 27.6” and 30” row spacings from 6 to 16 rows wide. Known for their industry-leading stalk chopping that chops stalks into 2”-3” residue pieces while harvesting at speeds up to 7.5 mph. This eliminates extra tillage passes normally required to break down residue from today’s high yielding hybrid corn varieties, putting more money in producer’s pockets.

The 8 pinch points on the 6000 series snapping rolls take in less trash and can produce smaller residue pieces than most competitors that just use 4 pinch points. The pinch points alternate between our unique serrated edge that aggressively pulls the stalk downward and the sharp knife edge that follows it to size the residue.

The even residue distribution from the 6000 series row units gives Harvestec an advantage over competitive corn heads by giving the producer a head start on organic decomposition.  This results in optimal seedbed conditions the following planting season, especially with corn on corn rotations.

Linamar is committed to grow this business in North America. We intend to build on the positives, beginning with the strong feedback we continually hear about the field performance of the 6000 Series Cornado.

We are actively looking for new dealers in various open points we have across North America.

During my 18 years in the agricultural equipment industry, I understand what it is required to make manufacturers, dealers  and ultimately our farmers successful.  At Linamar Agriculture Inc, our commitment to your success begins today.


Russell Solomon

North American Director of Sales