Rust Sales, Inc. History:
To learn about us, you need to go back to the 1960s-1970s. Warren Rust farmed near Prosper, ND, with his dad and brother. Warren loved to talk and was a natural salesman. So in addition to farming full time, he became a part-time salesman for Ray Perhus at Kindred Implement, the local John Deere dealer. Customers asked for more add-ons and a new business was born. Warren and his wife Gladys started their own farm implement dealership, “Rust Sales & Service”. Business was done by a handshake at their kitchen table or at the farmer’s home. The Rust family, including sons Dale, Perry, and Randy, continued to farm and help with the business.
Warren Rust partnered with Earl Christianson of C.I. Farm Power (which eventually became Titan Machinery) to become a Steiger Tractor dealer. In 1979, the business was incorporated and renamed Rust Sales, Inc. The business has stayed on the farm and the family remained farmers as well. Warren’s son Perry Rust became General Manager, a position he still holds today.
Since the beginning, Rust Sales, Inc. has always sold scrapers. In the early 1980s, the company turned its attention to lasers, drainage, machine control, and precision ag.
Rust Sales, Inc. became one of the first auto steer dealers in the U.S. when they brought on the Beeline brand of cutting edge auto steer products from Australia in 2001. The company was ahead of its time by employing on-site GPS and laser technicians.
In 2007, Rust Sales, Inc. purchased the Hopper Walker® from the farmer who invented it. Rust Sales, Inc. now distributes the Hopper Walker® to dealers throughout the United States and Canada.
In 2014 Rust Sales, Inc. teamed up with GK Technology to create and distribute the SD Drain® suite of machine control products that allow farmers to implement surface and subsurface drainage solutions on their farm. Farmers can utilize their existing RTK-GPS to fix drainage issues by designing, creating, and maintaining surface drainage ditches or installing drain tile.
Today, Rust Sales, Inc. is a growing company, located near Harwood, ND, (Northwest of Fargo, ND) on the original farmstead. The company boasts a modern 14,000 square foot facility housing a full range of sales, manufacturing, and service centers. In addition to selling traditional agricultural equipment, the company continues to develop, acquire, and distribute innovative solutions for your farm.
Rust Sales, Inc. has a qualified team of industry specialists with in-depth knowledge to provide you the products, service, and support you need to keep your operation successful.