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'''New Idea''' was birthed in 1899 when [[Wikipedia:Joseph Oppenheim|Joseph Oppenheim]] created the first mechanical [[manure spreader]] in Maria Stein, Ohio, [[USA]]. He died shortly after the first few were built, and B.C. Oppenheim and his son-in-law, [[Wikipedia:Henry Synck|Henry Synck]] took over the leadership of the company. It was first known as ''Oppenheim's New Idea'', and in 1904 changed its name to '''New Idea Spreader Company'''<ref>New Idea Development,” Celina Daily Standard, August 27, 1999, page 7A, Sidebar.</ref>
 
'''New Idea''' was birthed in 1899 when [[Wikipedia:Joseph Oppenheim|Joseph Oppenheim]] created the first mechanical [[manure spreader]] in Maria Stein, Ohio, [[USA]]. He died shortly after the first few were built, and B.C. Oppenheim and his son-in-law, [[Wikipedia:Henry Synck|Henry Synck]] took over the leadership of the company. It was first known as ''Oppenheim's New Idea'', and in 1904 changed its name to '''New Idea Spreader Company'''<ref>New Idea Development,” Celina Daily Standard, August 27, 1999, page 7A, Sidebar.</ref>
   
In 1912, all operations were moved to Coldwater, OH. The company was sold in 1945 to '''AVCO'''<ref>“Scope Broadened by Aviation Corp.," New York Times, October 30, 1945 stating that AVCO “will purchase slightly over 50% of New Idea’s outstanding shares from the four managing officers of the company, Henry Synck and J.A, J.H. and T.H. Oppenheim” and “Mr. Synck will be retained as a consultant and director and each of the Messrs. Oppenheim will remain officers and directors." See also:”New Idea Development,” Celina Daily Standard, August 27, 1999, page 7A, Sidebar. See also:Brian Wayne Wells, “The New Idea Spreader Company (part 2 of 2 Parts)” Belt/Pulley Magazine, Vol.11, No.6, November/December 1998, Part 2, http://wellssouth.com/blog/?p=83 (accessed Nov. 8, 2010). AVCO, founded in 1928 as The Aviation Corporation, is now a subsidiary of Textron. http://www.reference.com/browse/AVCO (accessed December 8, 2010). In 1950, the last entirely orange wagon with green wheels and the New Idea motto, “Invention, Leadership, Quality,” rolled out of the Coldwater facility. The serial number of the wagon was 11,398 and the lot number was W-108. Wells, “The New Idea Spreader Company … Part 2”</ref>
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In 1912, all operations were moved to Coldwater, Ohio. The company was sold in 1945 to [[AVCO]]<ref>“Scope Broadened by Aviation Corp.," New York Times, October 30, 1945 stating that AVCO “will purchase slightly over 50% of New Idea’s outstanding shares from the four managing officers of the company, Henry Synck and J.A, J.H. and T.H. Oppenheim” and “Mr. Synck will be retained as a consultant and director and each of the Messrs. Oppenheim will remain officers and directors." See also:”New Idea Development,” Celina Daily Standard, August 27, 1999, page 7A, Sidebar. See also:Brian Wayne Wells, “The New Idea Spreader Company (part 2 of 2 Parts)” Belt/Pulley Magazine, Vol.11, No.6, November/December 1998, Part 2, http://wellssouth.com/blog/?p=83 (accessed Nov. 8, 2010). AVCO, founded in 1928 as '''The Aviation Corporation''', is now a subsidiary of Textron. http://www.reference.com/browse/AVCO (accessed December 8, 2010). In 1950, the last entirely orange wagon with green wheels and the New Idea motto, “Invention, Leadership, Quality,” rolled out of the Coldwater facility. The serial number of the wagon was 11,398 and the lot number was W-108. Wells, “The New Idea Spreader Company … Part 2”</ref>
   
In 1984 the New Idea division was purchased by [[White Farm Equipment]] to form [[White-New Idea]], a division of the '''Allied Products''' Corporation. In 1993, [[AGCO]] purchased [[White-New Idea]]. AGCO, and White before it, also manufactured tractors at the Coldwater, OH plant, but in 1999, AGCO closed the plant. Hay product manufacturing was moved to the [[Hesston]] plant in Hesston, KS.
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In 1984 the New Idea division was purchased by the [[Allied Corporation]], which then purchased the [[White Farm Equipment]] in 1985, and formed [[White-New Idea]]. In 1993, [[AGCO]] purchased [[White-New Idea]]. AGCO, and White before it, also manufactured tractors at the Coldwater, Ohio plant, but in 1999, AGCO closed the plant. Hay product manufacturing was moved to the [[Hesston]] plant in Hesston, Kansas.
   
 
The New Idea brand was dropped by AGCO around 2007.
 
The New Idea brand was dropped by AGCO around 2007.
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==Products==
 
==Products==
New Idea began with the [[manure spreader]], and expanded into other lines including hay equipment, [[Forage harvester]]s, [[swather]]s, [[combine harvester]]s, [[Garden Tractors]], etc... They were well known for the [[Uni-Harvester]], which they had originally acquired from [[Minneapolis-Moline]]. (MM had sold the product to New Idea, then later MM was bought by [[White Farm Equipment]]. White later bought New Idea, bringing the Uni-Harvester back into the same family).<ref>http://www.toytractorshow.com/newideaunisystem.htm</ref>
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New Idea began with the [[manure spreader]], and expanded into other lines including hay equipment, [[Forage harvester]]s, [[swather]]s, [[combine harvester]]s, [[Garden Tractors]], etc... They were well known for the [[Uni-System]] (Uni-Harvester), which they had originally acquired from [[Minneapolis-Moline]]. (MM had sold the product to New Idea, then later MM was bought by [[White Farm Equipment]]. White later bought New Idea, bringing the Uni-System back into the same family).<ref>http://www.toytractorshow.com/newideaunisystem.htm</ref>
 
   
 
==Models==
 
==Models==
 
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{|class="wikitable sortable collapsible collapsed"
 
|+New Idea Self-Propelled Harvester Models
 
|+New Idea Self-Propelled Harvester Models
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! Model !! Year(s) Produced !! [[Horsepower]] !! Engine Type !! Misc Notes !! Photo
 
! Model !! Year(s) Produced !! [[Horsepower]] !! Engine Type !! Misc Notes !! Photo
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 701]] Uni-System || || || [[Chevrolet]] || ||
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|[[New Idea 701]] Uni-System || || || [[Chevrolet]] || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 702]] Uni-System || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 702]] Uni-System || || || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 702D]] Uni-System || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 702D]] Uni-System || || || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 704]] Uni-System || || {{convert|118|hp|abbr=on}} || || ||
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|[[New Idea 703]] Uni-System || || || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 705]] Uni-System || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 704]] Uni-System || || {{convert|118|hp|abbr=on}} || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 706]] Uni-System || || || [[Perkins]] || ||
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|[[New Idea 705]] Uni-System || || || GMC || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 706D]] Uni-System || || {{convert|108|hp|abbr=on}} || || ||
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|[[New Idea 706]] Uni-System || || || [[Perkins]] || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 707]] Uni-System || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 706D]] Uni-System || || {{convert|108|hp|abbr=on}} || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 707D]] Uni-System || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 707]] Uni-System || || || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 708]] Uni-System || || {{convert|135|hp|abbr=on}} || || ||
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|[[New Idea 707D]] Uni-System || || || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 709]] Uni-System || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 708]] Uni-System || || {{convert|135|hp|abbr=on}} || Perkins || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 710]] Uni-System || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 709]] Uni-System || || || Allis Chalmers || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 717]] Uni-System || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 710]] Uni-System || || || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 725]] Uni-System || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 717]] Uni-System || || || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 800]] Uni-System || || {{convert|135|hp|abbr=on}} || || ||
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|[[New Idea 725]] Uni-System || || || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 800C]] Uni-System || || {{convert|152|hp|abbr=on}} || [[Cummins]]|| ||
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|[[New Idea 800]] Uni-System || || {{convert|135|hp|abbr=on}} || [[Perkins]] || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 801]] Uni-System || || {{convert|175|hp|abbr=on}} || || ||
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|[[New Idea 800C]] Uni-System || || {{convert|152|hp|abbr=on}} || [[Cummins]]|| || [[File:New_Idea_800C_Uni-System__-__1985.jpg|150px]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 802]] Uni-System || || {{convert|160|hp|abbr=on}} || || ||
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|[[New Idea 801]] Uni-System || || {{convert|175|hp|abbr=on}} || [[Allis-Chalmers]] || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 802C]] Uni-System || || {{convert|177|hp|abbr=on}} || [[Cummins]] || ||
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|[[New Idea 802]] Uni-System || || {{convert|160|hp|abbr=on}} || [[Allis-Chalmers]] || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 803C]] Uni-System || || {{convert|234|hp|abbr=on}} || [[Cummins]] || ||
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|[[New Idea 802C]] Uni-System || || {{convert|177|hp|abbr=on}} || [[Cummins]] || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 810]] Uni-System || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 803A]] Uni-System || || {{convert|220|hp|abbr=on}} || || || [[File:New Idea (AVCO) 803A brochure.jpg|150px]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 815]] Uni-System || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 803C]] Uni-System || || {{convert|234|hp|abbr=on}} || [[Cummins]] || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 818]] Uni-System || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 5010]] swather || || || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 819]] Uni-System || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 5020]] swather || || || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 839]] Uni-System || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 5820]] swather || || || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 858]] Uni-System || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 5830]] swather || || {{convert|80|hp|abbr=on}} || [[Cummins]] || || [[File:New Idea 5830 swather - 2001.jpg|150px]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 868 Uni-Chopper]] forage harvester || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 5830X]] swather || || {{convert|110|hp|abbr=on}} || [[Cummins]] || || [[File:New Idea 5830X swather.jpg|150px]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 797]] corn picker || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 5840]] swather || || {{convert|110|hp|abbr=on}} || [[Cummins]] || || [[File:New Idea 5840 swather brochure.jpg|150px]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 832]] corn picker || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 5850]] swather || || {{convert|165|hp|abbr=on}} || [[Cummins]] || || [[File:New Idea 5850 swather - 2001.jpg|150px]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 5010]] swather || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 6200]] swather || || || || ||
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|+New Idea Uni-Harvester Attachments Models
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! Model !! Year(s) Produced !! Misc Notes !! Photo
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|[[New Idea 797]] Uni Picker || || ||
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|[[New Idea 810]] || || ||
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|-
  +
|[[New Idea 815]] || || ||
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|-
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|[[New Idea 818]] || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 5020]] swather || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 819]] Uni Combine || || || [[File:New_Idea_819_combine__-__1985.jpg|150px]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 5820]] swather || || || || ||
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|[[New Idea 832]] || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 5830]] swather || || {{convert|80|hp|abbr=on}} || [[Cummins]] || ||
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|[[New Idea 839]] Uni Husker || || || [[File:New Idea 839 Husker - 1985.jpg|150px]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 5830X]] swather || || {{convert|110|hp|abbr=on}} || [[Cummins]] || ||
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|[[New Idea 858]] Uni Sheller || || || [[File:New Idea (AVCO) 858 Uni Sheller brochure.jpg|150px]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 5840]] swather || || {{convert|110|hp|abbr=on}} || [[Cummins]] || ||
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|[[New Idea 868]] Uni Chopper/Uni Forage Harvester || || || [[File:New Idea (AVCO) 868 Uni Chopper forage harvester brochure.jpg|150px]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Idea 5850]] swather || || {{convert|165|hp|abbr=on}} || [[Cummins]] || ||
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|[[New Idea Uni Planter]] || || || [[File:New Idea Uni-System planter brochure.jpg|150px]]
 
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===Manure Spreaders===
 
===Manure Spreaders===
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[[File:New Idea (AVCO) manure spreader (horse-drawn) brochure.jpg|right|thumb|250px|New Idea (AVCO) manure spreader (horse-drawn) brochure]]
 
*Manure Spreaders
 
*Manure Spreaders
 
*3200 series Sidekick Side Deliver Spreaders
 
*3200 series Sidekick Side Deliver Spreaders
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*3739 Manure spreaders
 
*3739 Manure spreaders
 
*3743 Manure spreaders
 
*3743 Manure spreaders
*3810 Solids II Plus Spreader
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*3810 Solids II Plus Spreader
*3816 Solids II Plus Spreader
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*3816 Solids II Plus Spreader
*3825 Solids II Plus Spreader
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*3825 Solids II Plus Spreader
   
   
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*521 Sickle Bar Mower
 
*521 Sickle Bar Mower
 
*522 Sickle Bar Mower
 
*522 Sickle Bar Mower
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*two bottom plow
   
 
== References / sources ==
 
== References / sources ==
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
   
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{{New Idea range}}
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{{Combine manufacturers}}
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{{Swather manufacturers}}
   
 
[[Category:New Idea]]
 
[[Category:New Idea]]
[[Category:Swathers]]
 
 
[[Category:AGCO]]
 
[[Category:AGCO]]
[[Category:Companies founded in 1899]]
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[[Category:AVCO]][[Category:Companies founded in 1899]]
 
[[Category:Companies of the United States]]
 
[[Category:Companies of the United States]]
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[[Category:Combine harvester manufacturers of the United States]]
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[[Category:Swathers]]
 
[[Category:2007 disestablishments]]
 
[[Category:2007 disestablishments]]
 
[[Category:1994 mergers]]
 
[[Category:1994 mergers]]

Latest revision as of 00:18, February 16, 2018

New Idea
Founded 1899
Founder(s) Joseph Oppenheim
Headquarters Coldwater, Ohio, USA
Number of locations Maria Stein, Ohio
Products agriculture machinery, swather, combine harvester, corn picker
Parent AGCO
AVCO (former)

New Idea was birthed in 1899 when Joseph Oppenheim created the first mechanical manure spreader in Maria Stein, Ohio, USA. He died shortly after the first few were built, and B.C. Oppenheim and his son-in-law, Henry Synck took over the leadership of the company. It was first known as Oppenheim's New Idea, and in 1904 changed its name to New Idea Spreader Company[1]

In 1912, all operations were moved to Coldwater, Ohio. The company was sold in 1945 to AVCO[2]

In 1984 the New Idea division was purchased by the Allied Corporation, which then purchased the White Farm Equipment in 1985, and formed White-New Idea. In 1993, AGCO purchased White-New Idea. AGCO, and White before it, also manufactured tractors at the Coldwater, Ohio plant, but in 1999, AGCO closed the plant. Hay product manufacturing was moved to the Hesston plant in Hesston, Kansas.

The New Idea brand was dropped by AGCO around 2007.


ProductsEdit

New Idea began with the manure spreader, and expanded into other lines including hay equipment, Forage harvesters, swathers, combine harvesters, Garden Tractors, etc... They were well known for the Uni-System (Uni-Harvester), which they had originally acquired from Minneapolis-Moline. (MM had sold the product to New Idea, then later MM was bought by White Farm Equipment. White later bought New Idea, bringing the Uni-System back into the same family).[3]

ModelsEdit



BalersEdit

  • 483 Round Baler
  • 484 Round Baler
  • 485 Round Baler
  • 486 Round Baler
  • 4600 series Round Balers
  • 4800 series Round Balers
  • 6343 Round Baler
  • 6344 Round Baler
  • 6345 Round Baler
  • 6364 Round Baler
  • 6365 Round Baler
  • Rectangular Baler
  • 7205 Rectangular Baler
  • 7210 Rectangular Baler
  • 7215 Rectangular Baler
  • 7220 Rectangular Baler
  • 7233 Rectangular Baler
  • 7234 Rectangular Baler
  • 7235 Rectangular Baler


Manure SpreadersEdit

New Idea (AVCO) manure spreader (horse-drawn) brochure

New Idea (AVCO) manure spreader (horse-drawn) brochure

  • Manure Spreaders
  • 3200 series Sidekick Side Deliver Spreaders
  • 3600 series Manure spreaders
  • 3709 Manure spreaders
  • 3715 Manure spreaders
  • 3718 Manure spreaders
  • 3722 Manure spreaders
  • 3726 Manure spreaders
  • 3732 Manure spreaders
  • 3739 Manure spreaders
  • 3743 Manure spreaders
  • 3810 Solids II Plus Spreader
  • 3816 Solids II Plus Spreader
  • 3825 Solids II Plus Spreader


Other ProductsEdit

  • 1500 forage harvester
  • Bale Spikes
  • 5200 series Disc Mowers
  • 5400 series Disc Mowers
  • Cut/Ditioner Mower Conditioner
  • 507 Mower Conditioner
  • 508 Mower Conditioner
  • 512 Mower Conditioner
  • 514 Mower Conditioner
  • Supersheller Corn Picker
  • Hay Rakes
  • 4100 series rake
  • 4111 Dual Rake hitch
  • 4210 Tedder
  • 4217 Tedder
  • 4264 Tedder Rake
  • 900 Series 4,6,8,23 Row Planter
  • Sickle Bar Mowers
  • 521 Sickle Bar Mower
  • 522 Sickle Bar Mower
  • two bottom plow

References / sources Edit

  1. New Idea Development,” Celina Daily Standard, August 27, 1999, page 7A, Sidebar.
  2. “Scope Broadened by Aviation Corp.," New York Times, October 30, 1945 stating that AVCO “will purchase slightly over 50% of New Idea’s outstanding shares from the four managing officers of the company, Henry Synck and J.A, J.H. and T.H. Oppenheim” and “Mr. Synck will be retained as a consultant and director and each of the Messrs. Oppenheim will remain officers and directors." See also:”New Idea Development,” Celina Daily Standard, August 27, 1999, page 7A, Sidebar. See also:Brian Wayne Wells, “The New Idea Spreader Company (part 2 of 2 Parts)” Belt/Pulley Magazine, Vol.11, No.6, November/December 1998, Part 2, http://wellssouth.com/blog/?p=83 (accessed Nov. 8, 2010). AVCO, founded in 1928 as The Aviation Corporation, is now a subsidiary of Textron. http://www.reference.com/browse/AVCO (accessed December 8, 2010). In 1950, the last entirely orange wagon with green wheels and the New Idea motto, “Invention, Leadership, Quality,” rolled out of the Coldwater facility. The serial number of the wagon was 11,398 and the lot number was W-108. Wells, “The New Idea Spreader Company … Part 2”
  3. http://www.toytractorshow.com/newideaunisystem.htm

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