Since the early 1940’s, Universal Harvester Co., Inc. has engaged exclusively in the manufacture and sale of pickup reels for combines and swathers. In that time, we have become well known as a specialist in Pickup Reels.
In 1947, UHC introduced a reel with a patented flip-over action that reduces wrapping on the bats and a one piece aluminum bat instead of wooden bats. The new "U-II 100 Series" reel was widely accepted and quickly made its mark in the market place.
In 1987, we developed the "U-II Series 200," the reel currently manufactured by UHC, which was designed to achieve greater longevity.
In May 2012, Art's Way Manufacturing, Co. Inc. completed the acquisition of assets from Universal Harvester Co., Inc. forming a wholly-owned subsidiary, Universal Harvester by Art's Way Manufacturing, Co., strengthening Art's Way's agricultural product offerings and leaving all key Universal Harvester Co. management in place serving existing and new customers.
Today the Series 200 pickup reel is sold in the United States, Canada, Australia and numerous foreign countries.