Dawn Equipment Company

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Dawn Equipment Company
Industry Heavy equipment (Agribusiness)
Founded Sycamore, Illinois, U.S. (1992 (1992))
Founder James Bassett
Headquarters Sycamore, Illinois, U.S.A.
Key people
Joseph M. Bassett, President
Rodney J. Arthur, Prod. Devel.
Moses R. Cruz, Production
Justin Landeck, Eng.
Products Row crop tools, strip-till tools, no-till attachments
Website www.dawnequipment.com

Dawn Equipment Company is an U.S.-American corporation founded in 1992, and based in Sycamore, Illinois, where the company's factory and administrative center is. Dawn is a manufacturer of tools for row crop planters, as well as fertilizer openers, and strip-till systems.

As of 2009, Dawn Equipment Company supplies more than 2,000 dealerships in several countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, and France. Dawn's corporate color is navy blue, typically set on a white backdrop.


Dawn's original product line was limited to "screw-adjust" row cleaners. As the company has grown, so has its product offerings. As of 2015, Dawn holds a number of patents[1] and manufactures several varieties of agricultural products including: Trashwheels row cleaners, Curvetine closing wheels, row unit mounted coulters, the Gfx hydraulic trailing-arm floating row cleaner, the Rfx Automated Electro-Hydraulic Planter Row Unit Down-Pressure System, the Cfx Electro-Hydraulic fertilizer opener, the Anhydra Universal fertilizer applicator, and the Pluribus strip-till System.

In 2014 Dawn Equipment Company launched a new division, DawnBiologic www.dawnbiologic.com, which focuses on the development of tools for sustainable agricultural practices, and the development of new methods of low impact agriculture indicative of the broader soil health movement. DawnBiologic tool systems include: The ZRX Electro-Hydraulic Cover Crop Roller/Crimper, the FreeFARM line of customizable row crop tools, and the DuoSeed Cover Crop Inter-Row Seeder.

All Dawn products are manufactured in the United States of America, and raw materials are sourced through American companies. All Dawn equipment is powder coated black, and can be recognized by the unique screw-adjust handle which regulates height on most varieties of trashwheels row cleaners.


Dawn Equipment trashwheels ready for powder coating in Sycamore, Illinois

Planters of the following manufacturers are compatible with Dawn row crop tools:


  1. ^ "Patent applications by Dawn Equipment Company". faqs.org. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 

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