AriensCo began in 1933 when Henry Ariens and his three sons – Steve, Leon and Francis –developed the first American-made rotary tiller at a time when other manufacturers were experimenting with imported tillers. It took many years of experimentation, education and perseverance before rotary tilling became accepted as a proven agricultural tool. The Ariens family conducted educational programs to teach commercial growers, nurserymen and landscapers how the new Ariens Model A Tiller, powered with an air-cooled engine, "plows as it discs as it harrows."
Many commercial tiller models followed, all aimed at improving output for vegetable growers around the country. AriensCo introduced the more compact Model B Tiller, the Roller-Tiller, the Multi-Tiller Tractor Tiller, the Jitterbug single-row front rotary tiller and the Tillivator RC for celery growers in Florida.
Housed in our original factory building, the AriensCo museum features interactive exhibits and vintage equipment revealing how our machines shaped the American landscape.Learn more about our museum
Great-Grandson of Henry Ariens
Chariman & CEO 1998- Present
Son of Henry Ariens
Grandson of Henry Ariens