Krone decided to solely focus on the production of grass equipment shortly after it left both the tillage equipment and manure spreader sectors in the early 1990s. According to Bernard Krone, the firm wanted to focus on a niche sector. It began manufacturing round balers, big balers and forage wagons. Shortly afterwards, the Big M was developed. When news broke that Krone was developing a self-propelled forage harvester, it took the industry by surprise.

With annual sales at 2,000 to 2,500 units at the time, Krone set out to capture 20% of the global market. According to Bernard Krone, the firm has achieved this goal.