It all started with a tractor on a barge. However, it didn’t stop at just one tractor. Soon, there were three, four, five… and a contracting company was born. Grass cutting, hay hauling, hay baling, spreading fertilizer, dredging ditches, and rolling the fields – all across the entire polder. The fleet of rolling equipment expanded to include manure spreaders, mowing bins, hay loaders, and a small crane. Everything revolved around mechanization and the willingness to invest. Father Wim handled the finances, while Jan van Schie managed the operations.