Farm Equipment Manufacturers in St. Louis

Early St. Louis farm equipment companies thrived in bustling river port.

First American Diesel Engine
The first American diesel engine was manufactured by Adolphus Busch in St. Louis on Sept. 19, 1898. The 2-cylinder machine developed 60 hp. It was installed at the Anheuser-Busch brewery and was the first diesel to be placed under operating conditions in the U.S. 
Photo Courtesy Bill Vossler