HARPER, Kan. – Backed by decades of durability, DewEze, a division of Harper Industries, Inc. (HII), today unveiled its 20,000th bale bed off the line. The first bed was introduced to the market in 1984. To mark this significant milestone, HII wants to celebrate with customers, dealers and employees who have played a key role in making DewEze the industry-leading bale bed manufacturer.
Now through February, DewEze will be running the “20,000 Likes in 200 Days” Sweepstakes for a chance to win a bale bed, valued up to $15,800! To be eligible, participants must “like” the DewEze Facebook page, then click on the contest to enter. The grand prize winner will be announced during the National Farm Machinery show in Louisville, Kentucky, February 16, 2017.
“The bale bed market is a very important part of our business – the number of beds produced during each decade continues to increase,” notes Tim Penner, Harper Industries President. “We see this celebration as an important step to express our deep appreciation to the many people who have made the DewEze Bale Bed number one in the industry.”
DewEze is showcasing the company’s promise to ranchers, dealers and employees with a series of special events and promotions across North America. The customized 20,000th bale bed, a 682 Pivot Squeeze, will be on display at more than two dozen shows, open houses and field days over the next six months. This is your opportunity to meet and greet the DewEze family, learn more about our how our products can work for you, and interact with our local dealers.
The DewEze 200 Series revolutionized big bale handling when the first hay bed for farm trucks debuted at the Kansas State Fair in 1984. The flatbed’s style, convenience and rugged features were well received by cattlemen everywhere. This simple and reliable Parallel Squeeze design paved the way for innovative technology, eventually expanding to the Pivot Squeeze model. The latest series of bale beds deliver power and performance that customers have come to expect from the leader in big bale handling equipment.
Ralph Myers, Myers DewEze of Anadarko, Okla., started as a DewEze dealer in 1979. Selling an average 60 DewEze beds each year, the family business has been an asset in the 20,000th bale bed milestone. He said DewEze beds are built to outlast one, two or three of your work trucks.
“Two of the first beds I sold in 1984 are still working like it’s their first day on the job,” Myers said. “But each series has greatly improved ranchers’ chores in the field.”
Follow the 20,000th Bale Bed journey here, or to find the closest DewEze event near you.
About Harper Industries
Harper Industries, Inc. is a diverse, values-based manufacturing company building quality products in the fields of agriculture, hydraulics, landscaping and sports turf management under the DewEze and Harper brand names. Call 800-835-1042 for more information on their full line of equipment or visit www.harperindustries.com.