Reinke Manufacturing History

Richard Reinke formed Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc. in 1954 on the family farm in Deshler, Nebraska. In 1968 he introduced the world’s first reversible, electric gear driven center pivot system and as a result put Reinke on the map.
Richard Meineke

Today, we’re one of the oldest and largest irrigation system manufactures in the world. Our headquarters and plant take up more than 80 acres with 10 acres of manufacturing floor space under roof. Our product line includes center pivots, lateral move systems, towables, specialty systems, control systems and water application components.

We have removed the traditional barriers among engineering, manufacturing, marketing, sales and customer service. By working as a cohesive team – undivided by artificial barriers – we are carrying on the original Reinke spirit of entrepreneurialism, customer-orientation, innovation and dedication to quality.

Since 1968, the first Electrogator ever built continues to grow a crop every year near Deshler, Nebraska – serving as a testament to the durability of Richard Reinke’s design.