Bermuda King was born in the late 1950’s in Willard Duffy’s barn near Okarche, Oklahoma. Willard was working for the Okarche Grass Company and needed an automatic grass-sprigging machine. At that time, the only spriggers (planters) available were hand-fed and did not operate smoothly. Willard got busy and designed the first machine that automatically planted sprigs. A neighbor saw the machine and wanted to buy it. Willard sold it to him then built another and sold it. A business was born.
Full production of harvesters and planters began in 1965. Willard’s wife ran the office and his four children helped in one way or another. Current employees, Jim Gray, and Allen Glaser were hired by Willard and combine for over 60 years experience in building and operating Bermuda King harvesters and planters.
The company was sold to current owner, Dean Reimer in 2016. Bringing a fresh new outlook to Bermuda King, he continues to serve the customer just as Willard did more than half of a century ago. Bermuda King continues to manufacture high quality reliable planters and harvesters that are easy to operate. The future of Bermuda King looks bright and their staff is eager to be of service to you and your Bermuda grass planting and harvesting needs.