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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:

Products

Services

Products for agricultural equipment

High quality motors, hoses, fittings and valves which keep your equipment up and running.

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.

Technical Guide: Hydraulic Steering 101 for Off-Road Vehicles Lynn Charlson, self-taught inventor, designer, and mechanical genius, was a pioneer in the field of hydraulic power, and founder of the Char-Lynn Company in 1942. Back in the 60’s and 70’s, low-speed high-torque motors and steering valves were referred to simply as…

Can you Mix and Match Hose Manufacturers? Cross Hose & Fittings is a Parker distributor, providing precision-engineered products that meet or exceed a variety of industry standards. Parker is synonymous with quality, and their products can be found on and around any production operation with moving parts. Although there are…

Technical Guide: How to Identify Flange Fittings One of the challenges for a hose user is how to identify the fitting on the end of your hydraulic hose. This particular style of fitting is referred to as a Flange Head Style Fitting.  The most common sizes range from 1/2 inch…

Technical Guide: When to Use Stripwound or Corrugated Metal Hose Corrugated and interlocked metal hose is very beneficial in certain applications. When used in appropriate applications, the life of the hose can have a considerably longer lifespan than a rubber or PVC style hose in the same application. Stripwound Hose…

Agricultural Equipment Industry News and Events

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

See how our team can help improve quality, increase efficiency, and reduce risk