The Agri-Speed Hitch is the invention of brothers Barry and Ron Bergman. It was born out of necessity. Barry farmed and relied on his father to haul loads of corn and soybeans. As time passed, the job of hooking and unhooking the wagons went from a time-consuming chore to a difficult task. Barry then purchased the best hitch on the market at the time. Don, Barry’s father, found the new hitch very difficult to operate and took it off. That is when Barry started trying to figure out something better!
Barry and his brother, Ron, knew there must be an easier way to hook and unhook the wagons. They then came up with what is now known as the Agri-Speed Hitch! It is a very simple design that uses two parts. After the first hitches were made, the brothers found that it worked so well they decided to patent the idea and produce them!
Barry and Ron created the first Agri-Speed Hitch in 1990, and today you can find thousands of hitches in use not only in the United States but Canada and Japan. The hitches are still made on the farm where Barry lives in Arthur, Iowa. This is so that Barry and his son, Mike, can ensure that each step of the manufacturing process goes smoothly.
Barry and Mike also farm, so they understand both sides. They know how important it is to have the equipment you can count on, especially at harvest! These hitches are in many ways overbuilt and capable of pulling much more than the D.O.T. will allow. Barry and Mike are so confident in their hitch that if you are not happy for any reason you can return it during the first year for a full refund!