Founded in 1855, the Sears Manufacturing Company pioneered the development of specialized seats for the agricultural, construction and material handling industries. Upon entering the market, Sears immediately established a reputation for supplying technologically-advanced products that offered unparalleled comfort and durability. These qualities became the hallmark of a Sears seat, making Sears number one in the off-road seating industry.

Today, Sears Manufacturing Company is the leading manufacturer of suspension and non-suspension seating for agricultural, construction and material handling equipment and on-the-road trucks along with being the major seat supplier to Deere & Co., CNH, Caterpillar, Hyster, Yale, Freightliner, Bobcat, and many others around the world.

Our technology in terms of performance, durability, and innovation is the best in the industry.

Sears Founder - Isaac Howe Sears


Sears Seating established in Davenport, Iowa by founder Isaac Howe Sears.

Early Agricultural Industry


Sears began by producing harnesses, saddles and other quality leather & canvas goods for the agricultural industry.

Move towards Agricultural & Industrial


Sears began producing agricultural and industrial seats.

First Mechanical Suspension


Sears introduced first mechanical suspension for the agricultural market.

International Distribution


Sears expanded internationally with Sears Europe in UK.

Heavy-Duty Truck Seating


Sears expanded into heavy-duty truck seating market.

Seat Ride Simulator


Sears expanded facilities in Davenport with new mechanical center to house six-axis ride simulators and test equipment

150 Years of Sears Manufacturing


Sears added 50,000 additional square feet at main plant in Davenport, Iowa. Sears also celebrated their 150th anniversary.

World Leader in the Industry


Sears is a world leader in seats for the agricultural, construction, industrial and heavy-duty truck markets.

Davenport Headquarters


Through five generations Sears Manufacturing has become a global company with corporate headquarters in Davenport, Iowa.

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