WRT Equipment Ltd. traces it’s history back to 1968 when a group of inventors in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, produced the world’s first Rotary Thresh Combine. Originally called “Western Roto Thresh” the company continued to focus on the production of grain harvesting combines until 1978.
The success of the rotary thresh combine drew attention from the large agricultural implement manufacturers. As these manufacturers began to produce their own versions of the rotary thresh combine, it became apparent that the company would not be able to compete with large scale manufacturers and the company shifted its focus to serving the road building industry.
The company spent a number of years developing both a product line and providing solutions to the road building industry and in 1981, the name of the company was changed to WRT Equipment Ltd. As the capabilities of the company expanded, the mining industry also became a major market for both custom fabrication and equipment.
Today, WRT Equipment Ltd. is a manufacturer of high quality products and components for the aggregate, asphalt and mining industries; a Licensed Consulting Engineering firm in the Province of Saskatchewan; and a distributor of complimentary product lines to WRT’s own such as:
Under new ownership since 2006, WRT is committed to developing working relationships with customers, providing solutions to help their business succeed and reach production goals. WRT’s focus on providing solutions and quality-built equipment providing a long service life, blended with excellent service, is WRTs foundation for success.
WRT Equipment Ltd. is located in the north industrial area of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It is easily accessed from the major highways (#11, 16, 14 and 7). WRT is centrally located and is within ten minutes of the city’s airport.
818 - 43 Street East
WRT Equipment Ltd.’s Saskatoon location has 23,500 sq. ft. of manufacturing and office space. Clearance to the roof truss is 32 ft. Overhead cranes cover virtually all of the plant space with capacities of five tons.
WRT Equipment provides both on-site and in-plant service to WRT and other manufacturer’s equipment. WRT employs journeymen trades people (Industrial Mechanics, Welders, and Steel Fabricators) as well as Professional Engineers, any of whom may be dispatched for service calls. Additionally, WRT maintains a fully equipped shop and mobile equipment for service calls.