The New Holland Story

| November/December 1991

  • Make Farm Life a Pleasure

  • Make Farm Life a Pleasure

Collectors of New Holland stationary gas engines will be interested to learn that a book has been published about the company that made these sturdy, hard-working staples in farm equipment.

How many of these engines might be around today, we don't know. But they are most certainly collectors' items and are shown with pride by many of the buffs who own them.

The book is titled The Innovators. It is written by Homer K. Luttringer, who was Vice President for Worldwide Marketing and Communications when he retired in 1980. Luttringer lives in Lancaster, Pa., from which he commuted to the office in nearby New Holland.

George C. Delp, of Lancaster, is one of the group of men who bought the struggling New Holland Machine Company and built it to reach the top of the worldwide farm equipment industry. Delp, who became president of the giant corporation, continues his interest through the book.

The company was founded in 1895 as the New Holland Machine Works by Abram Zimmerman. The men who bought it in 1940 had formerly been employees of the former Dellinger Manufacturing Company. Delp, the late Raymond D. Buckwalter and the late Iral A. Daffin were in on the start, with advice from the Rev. J. Henry Fisher.

The world's first automatic pick-up hay baler, invented by Edwin B. Nolt, a Lancaster Countian, held the key to the first major surge in business. The company started making this baler just as the gray clouds of World War II covered the nation.

5/16/2014 4:34:04 PM

Hello for some reason I recall that Arthur Young Co. in Kinzers, Lancaster County pa.. played a part in the producing/invenintg the pick up baler any comments inf. on this would be appreciated thanks Ken Brandt or 717 991 7314