Vrisimo Equipment- 40 years ago Tony & Dorothy Vrisimo started building the Vrisimo flail mower in their almond huller / welding shop in Chico California. He started building 10' orchard mowers after being disappointed with his Ford flail mower, to keep the grass down in his no till 80 acre almond orchard. Soon his neighbors and local growers all wanted one for their orchards. Word got out that this was the highest quality, best cutting flail mower anywhere. In 1966 he built the first reverse rotation mower and that's the way we run them today.
In 1974 Tony & Dorothy sold Vrisimo Flail Mower to Gould Paper Corporation and the operation was moved from the shop located on Wilson Landing Road across town to the McNair facility, another recent Gould acquisition. Later the mower manufacturing was moved to Ceres ,California sharing space with the recently purchased Ingalls Manufacturing Co. In 1986 Vrisimo Mowers was purchased by Marvin Davis & Jim Allen. They saved the company from extinction when Gould Paper Corp. failed to make the division profitable. Marvin & Jim had the mowers built just down the road in Hughson by Valley Tool & Mfg. During this time the mower product line was perfected and the brush and row crop shredders were developed. Marvin focused on developing a strong Vrisimo dealer network and increased sales through out the west. Vrisimo Equipment Company is now solely owned by Valley Tool and Manufacturing. Vrisimo mowers and shredders have been built continuously for forty years and at the Hughson facility for the past 20 years.
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Valley Tool and Manufacturing– is the parent company of many brands you know.
Vrisimo Equipment Company, RockHound Attachment and Windmill Spraymaster. The brands are all manufactured here in Hughson California. Valley Tool & Mfg. was founded in 1964 by Ernest, Fred and Doris Brenda. Originally, the main focus was on precision tool sharpening but during the past 45 years, Fred has expanded the company into a commercial, industrial, real estate and retail organization serving the Central Valley area of California.