HOLT AgriBusiness San Antonio sells, rents, repairs and services farm and agriculture equipment and machinery. HOLT AgriBusiness San Antonio offers agricultural equipment, implements, parts and service in San Antonio TX Texas, Schertz, Alamo Heights, Boerme, Seguin, Fair Oaks Ranch, Hollywood Park, Leon Valley, Lyle, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Pleasanton, Pearsall, Kerrville, Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park and Del Rio. HOLT Ag has built a legacy of quality and trust in the agricultural equipment business. HOLT AgriBusiness is the authorized industry-leading agricultural equipment dealer for San Antonio Texas. HOLT AgriBusiness rents and sells parts and service for the full lines of tractors, hay equipment, loaders, combines and other farm machines for tilling, planting, plowing, spraying, shredding, grain handling and harvesting. HOLT Agribusiness San Antonio offers a full range of equipment for most or your other farm and ranch needs.
Remember when farm equipment dealers knew every customer by his or her first name? When equipment sales representatives recognized that your needs were different than those of your neighbor … and took the time to talk to you about them? When the dealership actually worked with individuals on a finance program or lease agreement?
HOLT AgriBusiness continues to provide legendary customer service and we are proud to offer some of the most productive farm equipment in the industry. But our real strength is our people. Working out of HOLT AgriBusiness facilities that are strategically located and dedicated to agriculture, our staff is wholly committed to customer service through personal attention to equipment and finance needs: unmatched parts support, and state-of-the-art in-field service. And, just as we have for over 75 years, we seal every deal with a handshake and a smile.
It was the mid-1880s when Benjamin Holt helped establish the Stockton Wheel Company, which later became the Holt Manufacturing Company, in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley. One of his first innovations, besides the wagon wheels and farm tools on which the company was founded, was the horse drawn “Link-Belt Combined Harvester” — named for the link-belt chains that replaced costly gears.
Although other combines existed at the time, none dealt with current challenges and reduced service requirements like the Holt harvester. As a result, Holt helped lower the cost of harvesting wheat from around $3.00 per acre to $1.75.
Although other combines existed at the time, none dealt with current challenges and reduced service requirements like the Holt harvester. As a result, Holt helped lower the cost of harvesting wheat from around $3.00 per acre to $1.75. Benjamin Holt also went on to develop the first hillside combine for use in the Northwest. By 1900, Holt Manufacturing Company was the leading combine manufacturer in the nation.
Holt Manufacturing’s commitment to agriculture didn’t stop there. In 1890, the company produced its first steam traction engine. When attached to a Holt combine, in place of horses, it cut the cost of harvesting wheat to only 25 cents per acre. Unfortunately, heavy steam tractors bogged down in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta — prompting Benjamin Holt to come up with an idea for self-laying tracks in place of wheels. On November 24, 1904, the first successful track-type tractor, which he named “The Caterpillar”, crawled into American history. Four years later, in 1908, Holt advanced his track-type machine even further with a gasoline engine.
As the company grew, Holt moved the tractor manufacturing operations to a more central location in Peoria, Illinois, eventually merging with a competitor and becoming Caterpillar Tractor Company. One of Holt’s sons, William K. “Bill” Holt, established the first Caterpillar dealership in Mexico in the 1920’s. In 1933, Bill Holt expanded his Cat operations into Texas. Over the years, Holt innovation once again came to the aid of farmers and ranchers with the development of the HOLT Root Plow™, Root Rake™ and other brush management implements, which are still being manufactured and sold today.
Even before the development of track-type agricultural tractors, Holt was helping Texas producers clear land, till the soil and improve livestock production.
Today, the Holt land-clearing equipment is sold all over the world, a tribute to the second generation of Holt ingenuity.
The Holt family continues to service and support agriculture through HOLT AgriBusiness, which strives to extend the personal service and support to ag customers in Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and beyond.