Introducing the All New Kifco Series...Weiss Master by Kifco
Kifco, Inc., a long standing manufacturing company located in the small river town of Havana, Illinois located along the Illinois River has been dominating the hard hose traveling irrigation industry for over 50 years. The family-owned company was founded in the early sixties as a fertilizer supplier and the desire to expand into different products became their first priority after a severe drought drastically hurt the local economy in 1965. Soon after the company was founded, Kifco went on to develop their own line of hard hose traveling irrigation systems which was trademarked the Water-Reel®.
Water-Reels are used in a variety of applications from watering sports fields to controlling dust in horse arenas. Agriculture has always been a very strong market for Water-Reels. Kifco’s smaller B-Series Water-Reels are often used for smaller acreage & hobby farms, irrigating up to 3 acres per run. Farmers utilize Water-Reels to irrigate lost corners and supplement a pivot system, maximizing their yield.
Ag-Rain Water-Reels are used for larger acreage and irregular shaped fields where a pivot system just doesn’t make sense, and can irrigate up to 11 acres per run. Aside from irrigation, Ag-Rain Water-Reels are also used for waste water redistribution and engine drives can handle up to 3% solids.
Expanding in the Agriculture Market with Weiss Master by Kifco®
In December, 2014, Kifco acquired the company Weiss Master Manufacturing in Brush, Colorado and in the few short months since the acquisition has moved the entire plant to their manufacturing headquarters in Havana, Illinois. Weiss Master Manufacturing specializes in custom hay heads, a product line developed by Leonard and Sonia Weiss, and operated out of Brush, Colorado since 1995. Weiss Master hay heads are known across the plains as the durable, efficient tool of choice for moving, stacking, and loading hay in all forms and bale sizes. From 3 pt. mounted bale spears to large heavy duty bale forks and grapples, the Weiss Master by Kifco product line is packed full of models for all types of applications from a small hobby farm to a large feedlot operation.
In addition to hay heads, Weiss produces a robust line of cattle guards, loading chutes & fencing. Leonard Weiss, a Colorado Rancher, experienced first-hand in implement equipment maintenance that there was a need for something more durable that worked as hard as the person using it. Through this experience, he set forth in the founding of Weiss Master Manufacturing.
“I was happy to see a company like Kifco take over what we started. I have full confidence that the Weiss Master product line will be just as successful nationally as it has for us regionally in Colorado” says Leonard Weiss.
Kifco was founded on many of the same principles as Weiss Master and continues to dominate the hard hose traveler industry with the Water-Reel®. Operating as a family-owned business, the entire Kifco team believes quality products & outstanding customer service are key to their success.
“The Weiss Master product line is some of the most durable, heavy duty pieces of equipment I’ve come across in that market” says Chris Clevenger, CEO of Kifco, Inc. To learn more about Weiss Master by Kifco, click here.