About Us

 

Robert's Farm Equipment has been a family owned business for the last 42 years. After so many years in business we know how to serve you. We offer you a variety of products and carry all of the parts and service necessary to keep them in peak performance. We are proud to be your genuine New Holland dealer, so stop by and see our newest line of New Holland equipment.



Family Business:

Robert's Farm Equipment Sales Inc. is a family owned business. Its founder, Robert Osterndorff, began working as a mechanic in 1959 for "Ahrens' Sales and Service" - the Ford dealer for the Hanover area. In 1964, Robert married Grace Frook and began farming in Brant Township. When Ahrens' closed that year, Robert started his own repair shop on the farm. This business was registered as "Robert's General Repair".

In 1968, Robert was approached by a Ford Motor Company representative and asked to take on the Ford tractor franchise. In September of that same year, the business officially opened on the Osterndorff homestead.

In 1989, Robert's Farm Equipment relocated to its current location on County Road 10, southeast of Chesley. Since then, the business has continued to grow and prosper under the guidance of their two sons Bruce and Brian.

In 2006, Bruce and Brian decided it was time to expand the business and opened our second location by purchasing Reavie Farm Equipment in Lucknow. Robert’s Farm Equipment was now able to more effectively serve the community of Grey, Bruce and now Huron counties.

In 2008, Robert’s Farm Equipment celebrated its 40th Anniversary. Bruce and Brian managing directors of the business decided to do something special to celebrate this historic event and give back to the community. They held a pink tractor raffle and donated over $30,000.00 to the Canadian Cancer Society, all in memory of our founder, their Dad Robert who was taken from the disease in 2004.



Bruce and Brian have continued to keep the family business growing, and are pleased to announce as of December 1st, 2010 Robert's Farm Equipment has opened its third location in Mount Forest. The opportunity was presented to them as Lloyd and Cathy Watson, of Watson Tractor were planning to retire, and the Osterndorff brothers decided it was an opportunity they could not let pass. Bruce and Brian are pleased to have the former staff of Watson Tractor continue with excellence as Robert's Farm Equipment employees. It is just one more way we can guarantee our new customers the same great service they have come to know.

For the future, we are excited to offer you simply the best machinery, parts and service. We want you to be able to purchase with confidence. Robert’s Farm Equipment represents quality and wants to support you and your farm in a changing world.