Mascoutah Equipment Co, Inc was originally started in 1920 by Fred Bechtoldt. When he retired, his son, Carl Bechtoldt & Carl's wife, Gladys & Carl's sister, Elsie Batton continued to operate the Internationl Harvester dealership. The dealership was located at 9-15 S Jefferson, Mascoutah, Il at the corner of Jefferson & Main Streets. The original dealership also included appliances such as refrigerators & stoves. The appliance store, which was on the corner of Main & Lebanon Street, eventually closed & the farm equipment store remained in the building on Jefferson Street.
In 1978, Carl Bechtoldt passed away suddenly and the business was sold to Leo Wilhelm, Ed Lickenbrock & Tom Stookey. Leo and Ed were longtime employees at the store. Tom Stookey was a equipment manufacturer rep and originally employed as a mechanic at a farm equipment dealership. In 1989, Ed Lickenbrock retired. In 1990, Mascoutah Equipment opened another location in Albers, Il in a former equipment dealership building on RT 161. Leo Wilhelm retired in 1994.
In 1998, Mascoutah Equipment closed the rental building in Albers and built a new building at 10880 State Rt 177 next to Wehmeyer Seed Co consolidating both stores allowing more space for equipment display & service. During all those years and in a constant changing world, the same goal is to provide a line of quality products supported with parts & qualified service techs treating customers and employees with honesty, fairness and respect. Please contact Tom or Rob with any questions or concerns @ 618-566-2115 or email them - email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our customers and employees have always been our priority, now in these unusual times, they are even more. We have listed parts, service and sales emails & phone numbers below to call or email your requests. Because we are an ag related business, we will remain open but for the safety of customers and our employees, we ask business be conducted via email, text or phone calls. We will deliver your parts to your vehicle, drop box sites, etc. Please practice the HHS guidelines. For the service dept needs, please call to let us know you have arrived and for service calls, please practice the social distancing guidelines. We have Parts Drop Boxes at Trenton, Smithton, Red Bud, Waterloo & Venedy for your parts requests. If you prefer, you can call when you arrive at our store & we can bring the parts to your vehicle. We, also, have a location for after-hours parts drop at our store & an after-hours recorder to leave a message. Thank you & stay well!
618-566-2115 voice 618-954-8190 text