Earl Livingston started working for Case Company in 1973 in Elk City, OK. He later went on to manage a Case Company Store in Paris, TX. In 1979, he and wife Sharon moved to Chickasha, OK to manage Chickasha Tractor & Equipment. On May 1, 1987, Earl and Sharon went out on their own with one employee and opened up Livingston Machinery Company in a small building around the corner from Chickasha Tractor & Equipment, buying and selling used equipment and working with a few other dealers to provide local customers with some new equipment. In 1988, Livingston Machinery was awarded the Hesston contract for their area and began selling and promoting some of the very first Big Square Balers as well as selling the full line of Hesston Round Balers and Windrowers.
In 1990, Earl and Sharon bought out Chickasha Tractor & Equipment and moved into the current location of Livingston Machinery Company at 5201 South Highway 81 in Chickasha and started adding new machinery lines to their quickly expanding business. In 1996, Livingston Machinery Company bought the Fairview location at 2005 North Main Street in Fairview, OK. In 2007, we opened our Altus location at 3003 E. Broadway in Altus, OK. In 2009, Earl and Sharon decided to put in place the ultimate succession plan and Livingston Machinery Company became an ESOP owned company meaning that the employees now share 100% of the ownership in the company, ensuring that there will always be a Livingston Machinery to take care of our valued customers.
Livingston Machinery Company now employs over 85 people between the three stores and services customers all over Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. Livingston Machinery Company has been in AGCO's Circle of Excellence for 14 consecutive years. We are now dealers for Massey Ferguson, Fendt, Gleaner, Hesston, Sunflower, MacDon, H&S, Versatile, Trimble, Woods, Wylie, Manitou, Gehl Construction, Donahue Trailers, Ottawa, Traeger grills and Yeti Coolers.