The Easy Rake ® was invented by Riverview Dairy of Morris, MN in the mid 1990s. Riverview had been using mechanical rotary facers and could not stay ahead of the maintenance and down time on their dairy farms. They began research and development on a facer with no moving parts and used bale spears on a loader arms This worked OK but Riverview was continually breaking the attachments off their loaders among other problems. Several years of R&D, adjusting and rebuilding they built the perfect facer and came out with The Easy Rake- "This Rake Don't Break!"
Riverview then patented the Easy Rake and set up a Nationwide network of dealers to sell the rakes. In September of 2011 Riverview sold the product line to Hanson Silo Company of Lake Lillian, MN.
Hanson Silo is a 4th generation family owned grain and feed storage and handling business. The Hanson family has been involved in agriculture and has grown to symbolize quality, economy, and dependability. Founded in 1916 by Emil Hanson - a local farmer who wanted a better product for himself and for his neighbors. His goal - to manufacture an improved product at the best price with the lowest upkeep.
Acquiring the Easy Rake fit in exceptionally well with Hanson's go to market strategy and allowed Riverview to focus on their core business- running dairy farms.
For more information visit www.hansonsilo.com