At Michaud Equipment, we believe, like the potato farmers we have sworn to serve, that the future belongs to the ones who get up early, and it is that belief that gets us out of bed early every morning so that we can be there for those dedicated farmers when it counts the most. Potato production and transformation is our region’s biggest industry, and we are proud to be able to contribute to it and make a meaningful difference.
Michaud Equipment is a manufacturer of potato equipment and a Maritimes-exclusive dealer of renowned farming equipment brands such as Lockwood, Harriston and Schulte. We also have an extensive inventory of parts as well as a dynamic service department to assist you with all your equipment-related needs. With us, you’ll never be stuck!
Michaud Equipment was founded as a tractor dealership by Maurice Michaud in 1982. Not long after that, it became an exclusive dealer of the Lockwood brand in the Maritimes. In 1999, Michaud Equipment purchased Lockwood’s potato box manufacturing division (the equipment) and began manufacturing its own boxes during wintertime (and has since then manufactured over 500 boxes).
Michaud Equipment was acquired by a few members of Grand Falls’ Toner family in 2008, under the leadership of Joey Toner. Back then, the company was still very small, with only five employees to its payroll. In 2016, Joey, who had managed to grow the business three-fold since the acquisition, welcomed Bryan Savage as the company’s new general manager and director of business development.
Since 2016, Michaud Equipment has become a Maritimes-exclusive dealer of the renowned Harriston and Schulte brands, and has increased its workforce to over 20 employees. Today, the business is expanding its manufacturing facilities to further ramp up production given the strong-and-still-growing demand for its potato equipment.
Since the acquisition in 2008, we’ve really been pushing manufacturing to another level, going from a production that mainly consisted of potato boxes to a now very diversified portfolio consisting of products such as planter-fillers, bin pilers, and loading hoppers, as well as a wide array of specialized pieces of equipment customized to suit special needs some of our clients have.
Bulk bodies (length options: 20-foot, 22-foot, 24-foot; model options: conventional model, high-capacity model)
Bulk trailer (44-foot high-capacity model)
Planter filler (row options: 4-row or 6-row)
Bin piler (36-inch)
Storage conveyors (telescoping model: 60-foot, 70-foot or 80-foot; straight model: 40-foot or custom length)
Telescoping seed conveyor
Telescoping seed conveyor (30-inch)
Hillers and cultivators
Hillers and cultivators (row options: 4-row, 6-row)
Double stinger (main 48-inch conveyor with 30-inch stingers)
In addition to designing and manufacturing our own industrial potato farming products, we also are a Maritimes-exclusive dealer of renowned brands such as Harriston (planters, row cutters, weeders, handling equipment), Lockwood (planters, windrowers, harvesters, handling equipment), and Schulte (rotary cutters mowers, rock pickers windrowers, snow blowers, soil tillage, forestry mulchers).
We encourage you to visit and browse their websites (linked below) for the complete product catalogues, but don’t hesitate to contact us for any information requests or questions you may have regarding those brands and their products.
Services & Parts
At Michaud Equipment, we have an extensive inventory of parts from reliable and renowned brands as well as a dynamic service department to assist you with all your equipment-related needs.
- Design-build to customer specs
- Machining services (machiniste)
- Equipment servicing and repair
- Machine shop
- Cylinder repair
- Equipment drive line repair
- Assistance with buying and selling of used equipment
- Over-the-phone technical support and parts ordering
Notable part brands
- Banjo (cam lever couplings, dry disconnects, electric valves, IBC tank accessories, line strainers, manifold flange connections, pipe fittings, pumps, valves)
- Timken (bearings)
- Michel's (tarp systems and agricultural accessories)
- Gates (conveyor belts)
- Leeson (agricultural electric motors)
- Egxcel (liquid fertilizer applicators)
- Norwesco (liquid storage tanks)
- And more...
Being a supplier of potato equipment, we meet a lot of clients that either need to sell or want to buy used pieces of equipment. We’ve always been committed to helping those clients the best we could, be it by hosting and showcasing their used machines in our front yard or by putting them in contact with potential buyers (or sellers).
But recently, we’ve taken things a step further by creating an initiative that will make things even easier for potato farmers to buy and sell used potato equipment and parts. The initiative consists in an online used equipment listing application which we are currently developing, and which should be operational before the end of 2020.
In the meantime, please visit our Facebook Shop to view our listing of used parts and potato equipment.