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Kenny Kuhns grew up on a dairy farm in central Illinois in the days before round balers and large square balers were common in America. Growing up, he stacked many bales of hay onto wagons and into barns. At a very young age he acquired the passion to get beautiful hay in the barn before the rain hit.

In his move from Illinois to Ohio, Kenny realized the need for more reliable small square bale equipment. Inconsistent and quick-changing weather made it a necessity to have a more efficient method for pick-up, transportation, and storage of small bales. Kenny’s experience and testimony from others made him think there had to be a better way to bale small squares.

He wanted something simpler than the hydraulic and electronic assisted accumulators, yet he did not want a machine that drug the bales across the ground. In the summer of 2002 he began building an accumulator that would arrange the bales into groups by using an incline, gates, and gravity. He presented the concept to a few manufactures but they were focused on other products. Two patents and over 10 years later he is thankful they were.

Kuhns Mfg has made changes over the years to achieve a better end product. Yet, the simple incline design has always stayed the same. Kenny’s memories of hay being rained on because of equipment failure still drive the design, quality, and service at Kuhns Mfg today.



OUR TEAM

Kenneth Kuhns – Owner

Along with being a farmer and a businessman, Kenneth is also a pastor and a father. He and his wife Irma have 7 children and live on the family farm where they have resided for nearly 20 years. Kuhns Mfg is a close-knit family business, with several of their children employed there. Kenneth manages Kuhns Mfg but also spends time in his other responsibilities.

Glendon Kuhns – General Manager

Glendon is the oldest of the Kuhns children. His advanced experience with technology helps put Kuhns Mfg at the forefront in modern CNC capacity. He also runs his own computer repair business, making his skills a valuable asset to Kuhns Mfg.

John Byler – Sales

John is a father of four and handles the sales responsibilities at Kuhns Mfg. Some of his passions include grilling on his pellet grill and talking to customers. If you see our booth at an agriculture show, chances are you will meet him.

James Miller – Service

James is a father of three and is our resident tradesman, as he is a man of many skills. James grew up on a farm and then worked in various stages of construction, making him a key part to operations around Kuhns Mfg. Like John, he also loves to use his grill.

Karleen Kuhns – Secretary/Sales

Karleen is Kenneth’s oldest daughter and handles the secretarial work at Kuhns Mfg. She also takes care of shipping logistics for domestic and international Kuhns Mfg equipment destinations. Some of her hobbies include traveling and tennis.