Jan. 19 2010 12:00 AM

Ariens Company, Brillion, Wisconsin, has acquired the intellectual assets of the Kee Mower brand of products. The high-wheel walk-behind mowers are used to cut underbrush, remove heavy overgrowth of tall grasses or weeds, and conduct tight trimming around and under structures such as fences. The company will sell Kee Mowers under the Gravely brand of products.

Ariens will produce the Kee products at its manufacturing facility in Opp, Alaska. The company did not acquire any product inventory as part of the sale and will not be able to fill any outstanding orders.

Kee Mowers have a 50-year history in the outdoor power equipment segment. The products were most recently manufactured by Hoffco Power Equipment.