Who is Highline Manufacturing?
Highline Manufacturing’s early roots as a rock picker manufacturer began on a family farm near Saskatchewan, Canada. It was in the early 1960’s that the concept of making a rugged and durable rock picker took shape on the Bussiere farm just east of Vonda, CA. Based on the rock picker concept, Highline Manufacturing was originally called Rock-O-Matic Industries. Today their facility is still located in Vonda, SK and is modernised with equipment and processes to produce world class equipment.
Check out the video below of Highline’s world class facility and meet their team.
In 1988, Raymond Bussiere purchased the assets of Rock-O-Matic and changed the name to Highline Manufacturing Inc. Then in 1993, a new product called the Bale-Master was developed. This new product would revolutionise the round bale feeding industry. In 2006, Highline was purchased by Bourgault Industries and became a Division of Bourgault Industries Ltd. which also has a strong commitment to the Australian market.
From the early days of Rock-O-matic through to today, product development has been the key to their success. The Research and Development group is constantly designing new equipment with unique features that address the needs of customers, providing value for their investment.
“The most important part of our product build is our people, right from concept and design, testing in R & D, production, sales and on through to customer service support once the product is with the customer.”
The product range currently includes Rock Pickers, Rock Rakes, Bale Processors, Bale Movers, Large Square Bale Stacker and RCH Hydro Rough Cut Mower. Within the last few years Highline has released new products for each of these lines, and most recently have released the AccuMix in North America. The AccuMix is a self-propelled TMR with self-loading capabilities for the livestock and dairy feeding customers.
With domestic and international customers around the world, including a long history of providing product to the Australian market, Highline believes it is important to understand the demand of each region and adapt designs to fit those customers. This belief has built a reputation in the industry for building durable products based on innovation, capabilities, and the feedback from the end users.
“We are excited for future developments provided through our partnership with Waringa Distribution and its Australian Network of Dealers and truly appreciate your interest and support of the Highline brand.”
Take a look at the Highline range below.
Highline Rock Picker
For over 60 years, the Highline Rock Picker has proven itself as a machine that delivers year in, year out. Designed with few moving parts, as well as extremely durable components, the Highline Rock Picker remains rock solid. Models include the NT 78 and NT 60.
Highline Bale Handler
Highline’s line of large square bale stackers, including the FaStack 1800 and FaStack 1200 are easy to operate machines which have industry exclusive features that result in more bales picked in less time.
Highline Bale Movers
Highline’s line of bale movers, including the BM1400, BM607 and BM605, offer ease of use and convenient features to load and transport your round bales.
Highline Bale Pro – Precision Feeders
The Bale Pro series from Highline allows you to efficiently process round and square bales. With 5 options to choose from there’s one that is the best fit for your cattle operation. The CFR (Complete Feed Ration) modular system allows you to expand your Bale Pro as your operation evolves. Models include the CFR 1251, CFR 960, CFR 650. CFR 651, and the CFR 650 Top Gun.
Highline Hydro Mower
The RCH Hydro Mower reduces maintenance requirements resulting in minimal downtime. Hydraulic relief valves replace clutches that are prone to seizing, while protecting the blades and pans from shock loads. Models include the RCH Hydro 15 and the RCH Hydro 10.