One of our early trailers circa 1963 with a capacity of 90 cubic foot and a dump height of 8 foot

Text Box: Our business was started in 1932 as the Harris Trucking Company.  It was later sold and became Esparto Machine and Welding Works and specialized in truck and automobile repair.  This business was purchased by the late Benjamin T. Herbst  (my father) in October 1946.  He began the transition into the repair and manufacture of farm equipment.  In 1964 the business was incorporated under the name of  Herbst Manufacturing, Inc.  It has been my privilege to run the business since 1989.
During this time we have been providing agricultural equipment for a variety of crops.  The diversity of products we have built and developed over the years have included; rice harvesters and related bank out wagons, stainless steel wine processing equipment and vineyard equipment.
In 1952 we built our first nut cart and in 1958 we sold our first “Lo-Hi” model dump cart to the person who had used it during the 1957 harvest on a trial basis.  In the late 1950’s we developed one of the first one man operated fruit catching frames, an were among the first to participate in what are now known as Agricultural Equipment Shows.
Our business currently focuses on producing nut (almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc.) harvesting and cleaning equipment.
 
Text Box: Herbst Manufacturing, Inc.
P.O. Box 67
Esparto, CA   95627
(530) 787-3460
David M. Herbst Cell: (530) 383-0955
dmherbst@netzero.com
Text Box: Circa 1980 Herbst Dump Cart with 9 foot 6 inch dump height and Herbst “Superclean” Desticker added later.

Circa 1967, hydraulics were still uncommon on pickup machines

OVER THE YEARS OUR CARTS HAVE COME IN MANY COLORS, ALTHOUGH NEW ONES ARE ALL NOW PAINTED HERBST BLUE.  BUT BEWARE THERE ARE CHEAP IMITATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN BUILT THAT TRY TO LOOK LIKE A HERBST CART BUT ARE INFERIOR.

 

 

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