looking for a better way to harvest onions. To automate the old style of manually harvesting onions, the company’s founders developed and patented a mechanical harvester. The unique design used the principle of “air flow” to operate the harvester. Their design changed the way onions were harvested and although Air-Flo no longer builds harvesters, that same basic design is still in use today.
In the 1960’s, Air-Flo moved into the manufacturing of truck equipment with the introduction of ice control spreaders. By the 1980’s, Air-Flo added dump truck bodies and the now very popular Flo N’ Dump multi-purpose dump body to their growing line of truck equipment. As the manufacturing business grew, Air-Flo began to grow out of their facility in Prattsburgh, NY.