Kello-Bilt, started out as a small family owned business who wanted their equipment to be better. What it became is an international organization with over fifty years experience that has adapted to the needs of its customers in the agricultural and construction industries.
In the 1950’s, Fred and Margaret Kellough began a small gravel crushing and concrete business in central Alberta. Joined by his sons Vic and Hugh in the early sixties, the Kelloughs found that extra work clearing land for farmers during the cold season. This expanded into clearing brush and breaking up land to prepare it for seeding in the spring using equipment that wasn’t made to stand the test of harsh working conditions. This became a bigger part of their business year-round, but the discs they were using weren’t standing up to their working environment.
“That equipment didn’t really stand up to the conditions they were dealing with in Northern Alberta,” says Rob Kellough, President of Kello-Bilt. “They went back to the manufacturers and said ‘Can you improve on this and make it stronger?’ They weren’t really interested in that, so they started repairing and making the equipment stronger themselves and manufactured their own equipment based on past experiences based on what didn’t work. "That’s basically where the company got started.” The Kellough family designed the first Kello-Bilt disc in 1964 with one goal in mind – to build a strong, heavy disc that could withstand the punishment of rocks and tree stumps as they cleared and broke land.