The Raygo Corporation' was a manufacturer of compaction machinery, based in Minnesota, USA. The company founded in 1964 by RAY Roettger and GOrdon Gettis. The company acquired some tractors from Wagner (FWD Wagner) in 1968 to resell as Raygo Wagner. The tractors then being sold as Raygo Wagner till 1968.
Raygo Corporation was formed in November 1964 by Ray Roettger and Gordon Garis who wanted to provide the construction industry with quality products based on sound engineering practices.[citation (source) needed] The first product was a Rascal Roller introduced in May 1965 and it was an immediate success with subsequent orders coming in from all around the world. Other products were added to the line and RayGo soon had Multi wheel rollers, Tandem Rollers, Single drum rollers, 4 wheel Compactors as well as soil stabilizers and Road Recyclers, A small front end loader and a small grader. Raygo machines were all painted a light green colour which was unusual as most construction machinery was yellow.
Raygo captured a very large part of the Road roller market in America and along with Hyster these were two very successful companies in this field.
In a diversification move the company purchased tractors from the Wagner division of FWD in 1968, which were then marketed as Raygo Wagner until John Deere made a deal to purchase the entire Wagner production December 1968. John Deere's deal was for three years fill a gap in their product line.
Raygo was eventually purchased by Caterpillar in or around the late 1980s, and the products that were retained took on Caterpillar model identification and the trademark yellow paint.