CROSS Manufacturing, Inc.

CROSS Manufacturing, Inc.

Manufacturing, Inc. designs and manufactures durable, dependable, American-made hydraulic components that serve the fluid power needs of hard-working equipment around the globe. Cross Manufacturing, Inc. produces one of the most extensive hydraulic component product lines on the market today. Established in 1949, Cross is still privately owned and operates in the heart of America. Our first product was an agricultural tie rod cylinder produced in rural Kansas. Today, Cross continues to supply a wide range of durable hydraulic products including cylinders, valves, pumps and motors to the agricultural market worldwide. In addition, Cross has diversified its product line to meet the growing demands of additional applications including material handling, drilling, construction, marine, mining, forestry and other specialty markets.

Company details

100 James H Cross Blvd , Lewis , Kansas 67552 USA
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Industry Type:
Manufacturing, Other
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
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Strong core values guide our American workmanship. We create top quality hydraulic products offering years of reliable and dependable service at a great value to our customers. Call us today to see how we can help you with your next project!

Cross has been ISO 9001 quality certified since 1998.

Guiding Principles
From the day the first Cross agricultural tie rod cylinder went from an idea drawn on a napkin onto a farm implement, our founder, James H. Cross, dreamed of making a difference in the world. His high standard for excellence is the foundation of Cross. We continue to honor his dream and values through our quality products and exceptional customer service.


  • Cross will glorify God by helping feed the world physically and spiritually.


  • Cross designs, manufactures, and markets hydraulic components to meet needs worldwide.


  • Cross does the right thing
  • Cross lives within our means; debt-free
  • Cross is dependable

Pioneers in the farming industry

From humble beginnings, Cross Manufacturing, Inc. was birthed in a barn in South Central Kansas with a dream that farmers could produce more with the help of farm equipment automation. In 1949, James H. Cross and Charles R. Cross pioneered a new era of farming by channeling a powerful new source of energy - the hydraulic cylinder. Applying hydraulic technology to farm equipment allowed fluid power to do the heavy lifting, reduce manual labor and improve farm productivity.

Farming industry on the verge of revolution

The Cross brothers saw the challenges farmers faced, and visualized a way to minimize the burdensome manual labor involved through the use of hydraulic components.  The demand for the hydraulic cylinder on agricultural equipment grew rapidly. Cross quickly expanded to new plants and developed more efficient and reliable products for farmers, thus earning the reputation of innovators in the agricultural equipment industry.

Feeding the world

By the 1970s, Cross experienced huge growth with products being shipped worldwide and multiple factories operating across North America, helping farmers feed the world. In order to keep up with the demands of an ever-evolving industry, John H. Cross, son of founder James H. Cross, became President in 1982. Under his leadership, John implemented a new set of principles, led a successful reorganization of the company, and positioned Cross for a debt-free future.

Leader in the industry

Cross is the recognized brand in the agricultural sector and supplies hydraulic components for many markets, including mobile, material handling, logging, utility, construction, mining, and forestry.  Products are marketed directly to manufacturers and distributors throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Cross’ global markets continue to expand with customers in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, and South America.

The company has been ISO 9001 quality certified since 1998 and is serving the world from its three Kansas manufacturing facilities.