Merritt Heritage - Commodity Trailers
The tradition of family farms being passed down from one generation to the next is clearly an American tradition. Today, it is not unusual to have the 5th and 6th generations of a family tilling the same soil as their forebearers, with dramatically different equipment.
At Merritt, our latest model is called the HERITAGE. We named it in honor of those descendants who are carrying the torch, the “Stewards of the Land”. Our relationship to agriculture at Merritt Equipment Co. was started in 1951 by Everett Lee Merritt, Sr.
The primary goal then was the same as it is today: to provide lightweight, innovative, high-quality trailers to farmers, ranchers, and truckers.
From 1951, when grain beds and cattle trailers were constructed of wood and steel to 1972 when our first aluminum sided trailers rolled out of the factory, we have been part of the increased production efficiency that has helped transform the American farmer into today’s agri-business- man. Over the years, we have stayed the course, manufacturing trailers designed for hauling grain and livestock exclusively.
The legacy continues at Merritt Equipment Co. today as the fourth generation of the Merritt family is involved in the daily management of this family business, celebrating its 60th year in business. We want to acknowledge that, without you, our heritage would not be moving forward.