Hagie Manufacturing

Hagie Manufacturing

Hagie Manufacturing is an agricultural machinery manufacturer in Clarion, Iowa, United States. The world's first self-propelled sprayer was a three wheeled machine built in 1947 by Ray Hagie, the founder of Hagie Manufacturing. Hagie is now the premier manufacturer of hiboy sprayers and detasselers.

tory of Hagie

Ray Hagie never intended to produce the world's first self-propelled sprayer. He wanted to grow hybrid corn. In fact, his first piece of equipment - a detasseler - was built for his own seed corn fields. But as Hagie Hybrids continued to grow, so did demand for his "above the crop" equipment. Hagie's Iowa farmstead became the birthplace of Hagie Manufacturing - and the world's first self-propelled sprayer.

Three generations, millions of acres and more than a half-century later, the combination of pride, honesty and old-fashioned work ethic that Ray Hagie instilled in the company still exists at Hagie. It's a principle we call Hagie UpFront - and it can be found not only in the product innovations we continuously introduce (like our trademark UpFront sprayer booms), but also in the way we work with our customers, employees and suppliers.

We're proud of the fact that the Hagie name adorns the most innovative application equipment in the industry. If you're already a Hagie customer, we want to thank you for your business and welcome the opportunity to work with you again. If you've never owned a piece of Hagie equipment before, we want to earn your business. We invite you to learn more about our all-new lineup of STS and DTS sprayers. We honestly don't think you'll find a better sprayer - or a better company.


Hagie Manufacturing is Clarion's "home grown" industry and one of the leading employers of the Wright County community. In recent years Hagie has experienced significant and impressive growth. In 2001 Hagie employed 109 people in Clarion, today (2007) they employ about 240 people. The have announced plans to build a 75,000 sq ft expansion to their factory in Clarion and add a projected 60 new jobs. This will have a good impact on the City of Clarion, an Iowa community of about 3,000 people.

External links

* [http://www.hagie.com/ Hagie Manufacturing]
* [http://www.clarion-iowa.com/ Clarion, Iowa]
* [http://www.wrightcounty.org/ Wright County, Iowa]

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