Founded January 1, 1978, Antietam Ford Tractor was a Ford tractor dealer located north of Hagerstown on Leitersburg Pike. Our beginning goes back to 1919 when Newman Farm Supply opened for business in Smithsburg. Back then, Ford cars and tractors were sold by the same dealership, and Newman’s operated as a Ford dealer for 56 years, until August of 1975 when the Johns brothers bought the Ford tractor business. They named it Brothers Ford Tractor and ran it together until the end of 1976. The business was sold in 1977 to Harry Reynolds, and for one year was called Reynolds Ford Tractor. On Jan. 1, 1978, the business was sold again, and Antietam Ford Tractor was started. It was incorporated on June 19, 1981. Due to Fiat’s acquisition of the Ford tractor line, the name of the business changed again on April 26, 2001, to the current Antietam Tractor & Equipment, Inc.
Our first location was about a mile north of our current location in a building approximately 3,500 sq. ft. At that time, there were only 4 employees. Since 1978, our business has grown and now has 22 full-time employees. In 1990, we purchased the land at our current location from a local farmer, and built an 8,800 sq. ft. building. We moved here in 1991. In 2005, we purchased an additional 5 acres, and expanded the shop, increasing our building to 18,200 sq. ft. We also added 2 outbuildings for storage. We have grown from only selling Ford products, to selling 6 major lines, and many other small lines. We added the Kubota line on Dec. 31, 1999 when the Arnett family retired from the equipment business.
We serve customers from Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Northern Virginia. Our Service fleet includes four stocked and equipped utility trucks for daily on-site service and repair, two 26,000 lb rollback trucks, and an 80,000 lb GVW tractor with rollback trailer. Our 5 salesmen have over 153 yrs. of combined selling experience, and we are here to serve you, no matter what your equipment needs are.
In the past 40+ years, we have been blessed with many loyal customers. We are grateful for you, our customer. We have seen equipment needs change; we have seen generations come and go. Through it all, we owe our success to you, as you entrust us to supply your equipment needs, whether sales, parts, or service. Thank you for your business, and we look forward to serving you in the future!