Lyle Yost

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Lyle Yost
Born(1913-03-05)March 5, 1913
DiedApril 5, 2012(2012-04-05) (aged 99)
Alma materGoshen College
Known forAgriculture equipment manufacturer, Inventor
Children3 sons, 1 daughter

Lyle E. Yost (March 5, 1913 – April 5, 2012)[1] was an American agriculture equipment manufacturer and inventor.

Yost was the designer and inventor of the 1947 unloading auger,[2] the catalyst for the development of Hesston Manufacturing in Hesston, Kansas. The device was used to unload grain from farm combines. The company's controlling stake was sold to Italian corporation Fiat Trattori in 1977. Fiat Trattori bought the rest of Hesston Manufacturing in 1987.[3] In 1991, a year after being created, AGCO Corporation bought the rights to Hesston Manufacturing.

Yost's success in the agriculture industry led to multiple awards and accolades. This included articles of his success in Fortune and Forbes.[4]

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  1. "Obituaries (Lyle E. Yost)". Hutchinson News. April 7, 2012. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  2. "Massey Ferguson Combies Painted As Old Glory to Tour Fairs, Farm Shows". AgriMarketing. July 6, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  3. Voorhis, Dan. "Lyle Yost, founder of Hesston Industries, dies at age 99". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  4. "Lyle E. Yost (obituary)". Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. Retrieved January 18, 2013.

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