Since 1974, lee shuknecht & sons, inc. Has changed the evolution of onion harvesting technology. We have engineered, developed, and manufactured a total mechanical onion harvesting and onion packing house system, along with manufacturing a total equipment product line devoted to the onion industry. Our equipment is available in different models, with many options to fit the needs of each customer. Lee designed and built a self-propelled onion harvester and since then the company has grown and the equipment has evolved. In the late 80’s the business moved to a new and larger location which includes a farm parts store and full machine shop. Lee and Joan’s two sons, Dale and Marc, and daughter Wendy, currently run the business and are looking to the third generation to continue in Lee’s footsteps.
Lee Shuknecht & Sons, Inc. is located in the heart of agricultural country in Western New York State, and was founded in 1974 by Joan & Lee Shuknecht. Lee grew up on a local family owned dairy farm in Elba, NY. After high school he worked for a local equipment dealer and then an Industrial Equipment manufacturer. While working for a local repair shop farmers expressed the need for better onion harvesting equipment, and Lee decided to start his own fabrication and repair business that would work closely with local onion growers. Since our founding in 1974, customer satisfaction has been our top priority. Sales and service are just a phone call away. Our full line of parts to support our equipment is always on hand.