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.
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.
Paul Zimmerer starts a farm equipment business.
Paul Zimmerer’s sons design and build the first Zimmatic center pivot.
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.
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.
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.
Introduction of technology products: Custom Corner, FieldNET, Precision Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI)
Acquired Perrot hose reel irrigation systems.
Acquired Lindsay Brazil and Irrigation Specialists. Lindsay South Africa was established.
China operations began.
Acquired Barrier Systems and Snoline.
Acquired Truck/Trailer Mounted Attenuator (TMA) technology.
Acquired Rail Structures & Signals. China factory opened.
Acquired Digitec, Inc.
Acquired Precision Irrigation, IRZ Consulting and ezWireless.
Acquired Claude Laval Corporation/LAKOS.
Acquired Elecsys Corporation. Acquired SPF Water Engineering.