Hay and Forage Industries
Successor AGCO
Defunct 2000
Headquarters Hesston, KS, USA
Products agriculture machinery, swathers, hay baler, hay equipment
Parent formerly Hesston (AGCO) 50%
Case IH 50%

Hay and Forage Industries (HFI) was based in Hesston, KS, USA and was a 50/50 joint venture between Hesston (AGCO) and Case IH. HFI produced swathers. hay balers and other hay equipment under the Hesston, Case IH, and later AGCO-Allis for sale in America, New Idea, Massey Ferguson, Challenger Equipment and AGCO brands after the complete sale to AGCO.

In 2000, as Case IH was looking to merge with New Holland, AGCO offered to buy Case IH's 50% interest in HFI, and they accepted. The company was renamed as part of AGCO, and the Case IH line of hay equipment was discontinued in 2001.[1][2]

The facility was previously just Hesston, which was in turn owned by Fiat of Italy since 1977. In 1991, Fiat sold its interest in the factory to Case IH and AGCO, and Fiat purchased New Holland. Fiat then purchased Case IH in 2000 and merged it with New Holland, which would have had Fiat re-purchasing the Hesston facility it had previously sold. (!!)

Models built at HFI (AGCO/CIH jv)Edit


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