DEKALB, Ill. — E & S Equipment LLC offers manure handling equipment, livestock equipment and sprayers for farmers in northwestern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

The company, located in Lanark, started offering several lines of equipment about four years ago.

“We saw there was a need for service and equipment in northwestern Illinois,” said Derek Hartmann, sales manager for the company.

Several lines of equipment are available at E & S Equipment, including GEA Houle, Bazooka Farmstar, Nuhn and Artex.

“We have a vast variety of items that we provide for local farmers,” said Jodi Jilderda, store manager of the company.

Farmers will find parts for their equipment at E & S, as well as a service department that can assist them with equipment repairs.

“We strive in this tough economic time to keep your farm up and running by repairing your most vital equipment to keep you going,” Hartmann said from the company’s booth at the Northern Illinois Farm Show.

“We have two full-time service technicians with complete trucks for doing on-farm service for emergency repairs to scheduled maintenance,” he said. “Our technicians have been trained by the equipment companies we represent.”

One of the growing areas of the company is drag line manure injection systems.

“Using a drag line system results in less compaction and better time efficiency for the farmers,” Hartmann said. “And the overall savings includes less fuel because you don’t have to transport empty tanks back to the farm.”

A wide variety of sprayers, as well as parts and fittings for sprayers, are available at the E & S Equipment.

“We offer sprayers ranging in size from back packs to tow behind sprayers that have 1,950-gallon capacity with a 62.5-foot tool bar,” Hartmann said.

“We are one of the only dealers in the U.S. that offers Chembine chemical mixers,” he said. “These mixes are a cutting edge way of blending your chemicals.”

Farmers can use the Chembine unit to prepare their spray solution for their nurse tank.

“The mixers came from Saskatchewan, Canada and our technicians are trained to service this technology,” Hartmann said.

For more information about E & S Equipment LLC, call 844-493-6787 or go to

Martha Blum can be reached at 815-223-2558, ext. 117, or Follow her on Twitter at: @AgNews_Blum.


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