Harsh International, Inc. manufactures truck hydraulics and tipping gears for customers around the globe. It offers feedlot and dairy mixers, agriculture spreaders, and mobile mixers; and hydraulic and trailer mount hoists, including single cylinder hoists, dual cylinder single action hoists, and dual cylinder dual action hoists. It also provides RCM compost containers, manure spreaders, delivery boxes, roller grinders, mobile scale systems and electronics, laser and waterjet cutting systems, and data acquisition antennas, as well as custom signs, displays, and parts. In addition, it services mixers and spreaders, and agriculture and industrial weighing systems; re-grooves rolls for roller mills and flakers; and repairs and rebuilds roller mills and flakers. The company offers its products through dealers. Harsh International, Inc. was formerly known as Hydraulics Unlimited. The company was founded in 1948 and is based in Eaton, Colorado.
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FARM JOURNAL OCTOBER 1955
“I think there’s life in this one yet!”
March, 1945, Okinawa, a U.S. Navy doctor works over the shattered body of diver. He’d been down 75 feet, cutting through the hull of sunken destroyer, had rescued three men buried alive. At that moment, an enemy fighter plane blew up a nearby warship.
They shipped Seaman Leo “Bud” Harsh home to die, his body flattened, his skull crushed like an eggshell. Bud survived and though crippled endured on to build his billion-dollar truck business back in 1948 in the small town of Eaton, CO (Pop. 1,500) and was most likely the No. 1 American success story of that year. When Bud Harsh made his first hoist back in 1948, he introduced a product destined to become a true world leader, in truck hydraulics, nothing quite like it had ever happened before. Certainly nothing has equaled it since, HARSH is the original. HARSH hoists work faultlessly, day in day out, in the toughest conditions around the globe. From Colorado the home of HARSH in the Rocky Mountains of the U.S.A. North to Canada and the Arctic Circle, South to Latin America, and throughout Europe and Asia to the Far East.
Remembering yesterday, making a difference today and preparing for a brilliant tomorrow
The Evolution from Bud to Andy
It was’t just continued advancements for Bud’s legacy, but rather an eerily profound catalyst for accelerated improvements and growth engendered by the combination of current technology, dedication and more American ingenuity from yet another American veteran “Andy”.
As a former Marine, seasoned entrepreneur and engineer Andy took Harsh under his wing and further created a true icon in the industry. Andy implemented a whole new level of automation for Harsh that not only improved the product designs and manufacturability, but also created a much more stable business that doubled the number of very talented employees and tripled Harsh’s growth in a matter of only a few years. At 82 years of age, twenty eight years later and more enthusiasm than his first day at Harsh Andy continues to enforce a Modus Operandi of constant and never-ending improvement at Harsh International Inc. in the little town of Eaton Colorado. Andymaintains that, 'only that which is profitable is sustainable' and therefore acknowledges that not only must Harsh and Harsh’s venders be profitable, but that the products produced by Harsh MUST support our customers ability to produce higher profits.
We invite you to come visit us and see for yourself, a highly connected team striving for excellence and fully enjoying the process.