Pequea [peck-way] Machine Inc. was founded by a local Amish farmer who wanted to dry his hay quicker. He started to build a fluffer tedder (the precursor to the models 710 and 910) on his farm located along the Pequea Creek in the Pequea Valley in Gordonville, Lancaster County, PA. Pequea has now developed four product groups; Ag Equipment, Trailers, Turf Products and Commercial Wood Chippers. Pequea has grown from a small company with local customers to mid-size company with dealers & distributors throughout North America and parts of Europe. Pequea is committed to a family friendly business model blended with innovation and growth. Pequea, Tradition in Progress.
It was a long held local belief that Pequea is a Native American name that roughly translated to 'Straight Arrow', hence the Pequea logo with the arrow design.
In 1990 Dennis Skibo came to Pequea to help run the company’s sales and marketing. In 1992 Mr. Skibo bought the company. In 2001 the company out grew its 37,000 square foot facility and moved in to the present 100,000 square foot location in New Holland PA.