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History

An enterprising man named Paul Zimmerer began a farm equipment business in Lindsay, Nebraska in 1955. His initial product was the first successful irrigation towline for rough field terrain. His company would become synonymous with helping growers conquer their own rough terrain. Over the next decade, his sons, Arthur and Bernard, designed and built Lindsay’s first mechanical move irrigation system. 

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What was once a small operation in the rural Midwest has grown to become a worldwide force in irrigation and transportation solutions. Today, more than 130,000 Lindsay center pivots irrigate over 12 million acres in 90 countries. Lindsay’s transportation products are sold through 25 dealers in the U.S. and 30 dealers in international markets.

Population increases, aging roadways, expanded food production, and efficient water management continue to provide consistent growth for our company.

In recent years, Lindsay has strategically acquired a number of companies that help expand our product offerings and are important to our continued global growth.

1950s

Paul Zimmerer starts a farm equipment business.

1960s

Paul Zimmerer’s sons design and build the first Zimmatic center pivot.

1970s

Zimmatic introduces long span systems, replacing 10 towers with just seven – reducing wheel tracks and system costs. Low pressure center pivots, mobile pivots and corner systems take the fields, allowing growers to maximize their coverage.

1980s

The refined structural design of Zimmatic center pivots reduces the number of parts, which keeps costs down and simplifies system maintenance. Zimmatic pivots start “talking” with the Remote Monitor and Alarm Control (R-MAC) system using computer technology.

1990s

The introduction of AIMS (Automated Irrigation Management System) control panels allow growers to precisely program water, fertilizer and chemical application – eliminating repeated trips to the fields.

2000s

Introduction of technology products: Custom Corner, FieldNET, Precision Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI)

2001

Acquired Perrot hose reel irrigation systems.

2002

Acquired Lindsay Brazil and Irrigation Specialists. Lindsay South Africa was established.

2005

China operations began.

2006

Acquired Barrier Systems and Snoline.

2007

Acquired Truck/Trailer Mounted Attenuator (TMA) technology.

2008

Acquired Watertronics.

2009

Acquired Rail Structures & Signals. China factory opened.

2010

Acquired Digitec, Inc.

2011

Acquired Precision Irrigation, IRZ Consulting and ezWireless.

2013

Acquired Claude Laval Corporation/LAKOS.

2015

Acquired Elecsys Corporation. Acquired SPF Water Engineering.

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