Open House: Saturday, March 16, 2024 8am-4pm

Open House: Saturday, March 16, 2024 8am-4pm

About Us

From humble beginnings

Leader’s Farm Equipment, a second generation farm equipment business, has roots that run deep in Central Pennsylvania.

It all started in the 1960’s when Gary Leader, then in his mid 20’s, was attending a local farm auction with his father John, who was a dairy farmer and cattle trader.

While waiting on the auctioneer to get to the cattle, Gary noticed that they were having trouble getting a bid on the retiring farmer’s plow and disc.

Continuing the story

He decided to buy them, and that was the beginning of what would become Leader’s Farm Equipment. Those humble beginnings made him realize that there was a need for local farmers to have another source to purchase equipment outside of the typical new dealership.

In February 1968, he decided to make a trip to an auction in the Midwest and over the next 40 years hauled thousands of pieces of equipment to Pennsylvania to serve the needs of farmers all over the United States.

Staying family ran

In 2003, Gary was joined in the business by his son, Gerry. Having grown up around the business, Gerry’s experience had far exceeded what his age would suggest. In 2009, Gary turned the business over to Gerry at the age of 24. Over the next several years, father and son worked together to grow the business, introducing new ideas and products, but still sticking to those same roots that had started all.


More Than


Helping you get the job done

Today, Leader’s Farm Equipment sells 200-250 tractors, all shed kept, and 400-500 pieces of equipment each year. With the addition of a new 8,000 square ft. shop in 2022, Leader’s Farm Equipment began offering service and repairs on customers’ equipment to further complement the growing range of retail equipment. While the focus remains on used farm equipment and tractors, Leader’s Farm equipment also carries new lines such as Farmco Manufacturing, IronCraft Implement and Tar River Attachments. The inventory includes all types of equipment for the full time farmer as well as for hobby farmers, outdoorsmen, and property owners all over North America and abroad. From combines to compact tractors, Leader’s Farm Equipment has the equipment you need to get the job done!