100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

Agricultural Equipment Industry Offering

Hard working equipment needs high quality products and services

For over fifty years, Cross Company has been working with mobile agricultural equipment of all types to improve machine performance and efficiency.  No matter whether you’re working with the ground or working with livestock, Cross’s Mobile Systems Integration group can help improve your machine.  Maybe you have a complete greenfield concept.  Maybe you have an older machine you want to automate.  Maybe you have an idea of what you want to do but no idea how to get there.  No problem at all…our engineers can help!

Each machine we work on is different, with different requirements for the application.  Cross’s engineers work with you to understand the  problem you’re trying to solve on your equipment and then we provide a complete turnkey solution, not just a bill of materials.

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Fruit Harvester

Providing Tangible Value

For the Ag Industry:

  • Increase efficiency and reduce waste with precision motion: Use less fuel, increase speed, use less seed and reduce row overlap by steering straighter and tracking better
  • Reduce the risk of a breakdown by using high quality parts and factory-quality hose assemblies
  • Get back up and running fast by calling Cross’s Hose Doctor.  Our onsite mobile hose service fabricates hose assemblies at your location to let you get back to work quickly!

For Agricultural Equipment Machine Builders

  • Improve your profitability by driving machine sales, resulting in higher market share and possibly higher margins per machine
  • Improve the efficiency of your maintenance  with machine-provided feedback, instead of waiting for a customer to call
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency with our plug-n-play custom engineered solutions
Cross’s Hose & Fittings group has a wide variety of hydraulic and industrial hose for agricultural applications, including spray hose for pesticides and fertilizers and irrigation hose.  We also stock UL-approved hose and fittings for propane, CNG and LPG.

Types of machines we’ve worked on in the past include:

  • Poultry harvesters
  • Fruit and vegetable harvesters
  • Tobacco harvesters
  • Irrigation and de-watering equipment
  • Poultry house machinery
  • Field sprayers
  • Combine and forage harvesters

A range of expertise for agricultural equipment

No matter what sort of machine you are building or what sort of vehicle you need to keep up and running, Cross Company has a range of products and services to help.  Take a look at each below:



Services for agricultural equipment

Whether you are running ag equipment or building machines for the agriculture industry, we offer a variety of services to make your equipment as efficient as possible.

Ag Equipment Industry Resources

Take a look at these Cross Company resources which are relevant to the agricultural equipment industry.

A Guide to Selecting the Right Hydraulic Filter Filtration, whether prioritized or not, is one of the most important components in a hydraulic system and can be the difference in a machine running for 10 years or having expensive component damage within a matter of seconds. Here, we’ll lay out…

Avoid Tier 4 Requirements By Using a Hybrid Drive Environmental awareness, increased safety, and improved efficiency are currently the leading concerns among mobile equipment manufacturers in every industry. Engine electrification in automotive transportation is increasing, but industrial, construction, and agricultural vehicles pose their own specific design and development challenges. Electrification…

Things to Consider When Choosing a Controller for Mobile Equipment What is the best control platform for your mobile machine? For some markets and machines, simple relay logic could be the best. It is easy to troubleshoot, and most people understand this technology. However, this limits your ability to control…

The Benefits of Control Systems on Mobile Machinery https://youtu.be/7SYFvBfV-oE So, you have a choice. Do you design the newest revision of your brush mower using the same old hardwired relay logic that you have always used? Sure, your customers are asking for some more features, but is it worth it…

Radio Frequency Remote Controls for Mobile Machines There are many reasons why operating a mobile machine remotely makes sense. Sometimes it has to do with operator safety, and other times it has to do with being more efficient. Whatever the reason, radio frequency remotes have been proven over the years…

A Guide to Selecting the Right Hydraulic Motor Selecting the right hydraulic motor for your application may not be as straightforward as you wish it were, but getting it right is critical to the overall performance of your machine. While it is likely that more than one design will work,…

Machine Autonomy: What is right for you? Machine autonomy….what does that mean, and does it apply to your machine? Let’s start with the automotive industry, as that market has been driving autonomous technology. The 5 recognized levels of vehicle automation There are 5 recognized levels of vehicle automation that have…

Agricultural Equipment Industry News and Events

Take a look at all news and events for ag equipment from our manufacturing partners.

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Parker Resource Do you know which crimp is needed for your hose? Take a look at the crimp guide from Parker which shows a
November 12, 2019
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Parker Resource Do you know what thread type is needed for your application? Take a look at this this thread guide from Parker which
October 24, 2019

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Did you know... the precision measurement group at Cross was founded in 1939 by our current CEO's grandfather, Jim King. That's a whole lot of calibration!
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Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are a 100% employee owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.