How We Began...
In 1939, Walter Binkley began a feed and fertilizer store as well as a fledgling tractor dealership in Rothsville, Lancaster County, PA. Years later, David Binkley, Walter’s only son, joined the business which became known as Walter Binkley & Son. The J.I. Case Farm & Industrial product lines were eventually added to the Huber Tractor line.
In 1973, Leonard Hurst and Amos Hurst, Jr, employees of David Binkley, invested in the business and the company name, Binkley & Hurst Brothers, Inc, was adopted. In the ensuing decade, a workforce of nearly seventy employees serviced and supplied the agricultural equipment needs of Eastern Pennsylvania and the surrounding area. In the 1990s, Binkley & Hurst developed a farm toy store, doing business internationally with multiple toy brands and manufacturers. In 2005, “Outback Toys” moved into their own location in historic Lititz. The 6,000 square foot showroom attracts visitors from around the world.
Over the years, numerous specialty lines of agricultural equipment were added to the Binkley & Hurst product offering. That led to the dealership’s acquisition of contracts with Sunflower Mfg., Kinze Mfg., McCormick and others. In 2006, senior managers of Binkley & Hurst Bros. Inc. formed Binkley & Hurst, LP and purchased the business assets from Amos and Leonard Hurst. Binkley & Hurst, LP is an employee-owned limited partnership. Don Hoover, long-time sales manager at Binkley & Hurst Bros. Inc., serves as president.
In addition to Case IH equipment and a variety of specialty products like Gehl, Kinze, Trioliet, Apache and Landoll, Binkley & Hurst, LP was approved as an AGCO dealer in 2006 and represents the following AGCO brands: Massey Ferguson, Challenger, Fendt, Gleaner, RoGator, TerraGator, New Idea, Hesston and Sunflower. Farmers are also able to order parts for their Allis Chalmers, Oliver, White, and AGCO tractors.
New chapters were written in the history of Binkley & Hurst, LP when the assets of Lebanon Valley Implement Company, a neighboring dealer from Lebanon County, PA were purchased by Binkley & Hurst, LP in October 2009. A second acquisition in January 2011 brought Web Enterprises of Dayton, VA into the Binkley & Hurst, LP family. Several product lines are common between the entities and the addition of complimentary products serves to enhance the range of goods and services offered by Binkley & Hurst, LP. The next addition to the Binkley & Hurst, LP family during the summer of 2012 came in the form of an AGCO Applicators center along Route 13, just north of Seaford, DE. This enabled the company to enhance their service to applicator Customers on the DelMarVa. Also added during the summer of 2012 was a rental-focused location near Harrisonburg, VA. The facility has equipment rental, retail and service for Massey Ferguson, Gehl and Ferris lines of equipment. In November 2013, a deal was struck with Scott Mason, owner of Molly’s Tractor in Kennedyville, MD, to transfer the assets of his company to Binkley & Hurst. The Kennedyville location features the full range of AGCO products, as well as lawn and garden equipment from Hustler XL and Ferris Industries. The enhancement of this location further enables Binkley & Hurst to extend excellent service to our Eastern Shore Customers.