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Sanderson, Leot H. - 1983
Sawyer, Colleen Janet - 2003
Sefton, David Bruce - 2014
Seidle, Edward - 2010
Simpson, Edith Child Rowles - 1981
Simpson, Graham Miller - 2012
Slinkard, Alfred Eugene - 2000
Small, William James - 1989
Smith, David Lawrence Thomson - 1994
Sommerfeld, Victor Herbert - 1996
South, Gordon Archibald - 1982
Sparrow, Herbert O. - 2000
Spence, George - 1974
Spinks, John William Tranter - 1982
Stephenson, Gordon - 2011
Stevenson, William Garfield - 2003
Strudwick, Geoffrey M. - 1998
Summach, Emerson Hilton - 1990
Sutter, Christian Tyndall - 1988
Symes, Oliver - 1987

PortraitEmerson Hilton Summach

Emerson Summach, a farmer who used his skills as a machinist to develop a thriving farm machinery manufacturing enterprise, was born April 18, 1916, at Asquith where his family farmed.

He took machinist training at Saskatoon Technical School and worked for a time at General Motors plant in Regina before returning to the farm at Asquith. He developed the idea for a coil land packer in 1947and built one three years later. It worked well on his light land. He offered the idea to large farm machinery manufacturers but was told a coil packer would be too expensive to manufacture.

With the help of his brother, Kenneth, Emerson Summach launched his own company in 1951, building a coil rolling machine mostly from junkyard materials. The machine successfully produced packer coils. In 1952 they manufactured 67 packers in a relativeís machine shop and sold them all. This was the beginning of what became Flexi-Coil Land Packers Ltd.

At a time when discers were a popular seeding implement, farmers found it made sense to attach the coil packer behind the discer to reduce soil drifting.

Emerson Summach died in 1964 at the age of 47, too early to see his coil packer design accepted by farmers in many parts of the world. The company he founded has become a world leader in dry land grain farming equipment, carrying on Emerson Summachís tradition of conserving energy, moisture and top soil.

"Nominated for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 1990
by Saskatchewan Manitoba Implement Dealers Association,
Dureaults Allied Sales Ltd., Regina, and
Henry Kelly Tractor Ltd., Watrous."

 

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