During the 1980’s, Art’s Way acquires the Sunmaster line from Rotech. This move adds mowers, cutters, and shredders to the company’s product offerings. The Heath Farm Equipment line is also purchased, allowing Art’s Way to begin manufacturing sugar beet harvesters and defoliators.
The company secures the patent rights tot he John Deere design “wheel” harvester, and soon becomes the industry leader in that market. A potato harvester, previously available only in the Red River Valley, North Carolina, and Canada, is also introduced to the product line.
The WeighTronix division, created to build scales for Art’s Way grinder mixers, is spun off from Art’s Way.
The Armstrong Rim & Wheel division, created to build wheels for Art’s Way grinder mixers, is spun off from Art’s Way.