About Woods Equipment Company

If you couldn't see the woods for the trees (or the grass, or the shrubs, or the brush) Woods Equipment had the implement, or attachment, to help. The company made a broad line of mowers, as well as backhoes, posthole diggers, snow blowers, tillers, and other agricultural, light construction, and landscape implements. Most of its products were designed to be tractor attachments, but Woods Equipment also made self-propelled mowers and loaders, and replacement parts. Brand names Woods, Alitec, Central Fabricators, Gannon, Wain-Roy, WoodsCare, and TISCO were sold via a network of dealers dotting North America. In 2011 agricultural equipment manufacturer Blount International acquired Woods.

Company Background

The equipment manufacturing company was founded by brothers Leonard, Keith, and Mervel Wood in 1946. In 1947 the company built the first tractor-mounted rotary cutter, an adapted cornstalk shredder.

Woods Equipment Company

2606 S Il Route 2
Oregon, IL 61061-9685
Phone: 1 (815) 732-2141


  • Employer Type: Subsidiary
  • President: Jerry Johnson
  • Executive Vice President, Ag And Turf: John Kubik
  • President, Aftermarket Parts Division: William A. Stuckert
  • Employees: 540

Major Office Locations

  • Oregon, IL

Other Locations

  • Rockford, IL
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Nashville, TN
  • Coppell, TX
  • Mosinee, WI
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