We are a family-owned and operated business that specializes in repairing and maintaining pre-electronic tractors, combines, and equipment for local Ontario farmers. Owner Clark Weppler founded Weppler Farm Machinery in 2009, but has been building this business to what it is today since 1992. The company is currently located in the old Fisher Poultry Hatchery that has been transformed into a fully equipped machine shop.
Clark, who refers to himself as a "Millwright" of vintage farm machinery, has been fixing equipment since he was 13 years old, and spent his 20's gaining extensive experience repairing radiators and engines at shops in Hanover and Listowel. Today, with the help of his family, Weppler Farm Machinery not only repairs machinery but also makes expensive, obsolete or hard-to-find parts for older machines.
We are not just a business, but also a family affair, with Clark's wife Agnes and their three children all involved in some capacity. Charlene, who holds a bachelor's in French Studies and a bachelor's in education, helps in the office and around the shop during the summer. Natasha, who has a bachelor's of medical sciences, also assists in the office and shop while pursuing her master's degree in Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph. Daniel, who has been learning the skills of the trade since he was seven years old, is currently studying mechanical engineering at the University of Western Ontario in London.
Weppler Farm Machinery's commitment to quality, expertise, and personalized service has made it a trusted partner for local farmers. We want to build strong relationships for the long term. With a deep understanding of vintage farm machinery, the company offers reliable and affordable repair and maintenance services that help farmers keep their equipment running efficiently and effectively.
The Family Behind the Business
Clark is a licensed farm equipment mechanic with over 35 years of experience in repairs, and over 20 years in sales.
He grew up on a medium sized family farming operation located just outside of Ayton Ontario. He started running this business at age 20 out of that farm. Over the years it has expanded to what we see today.
Warren took over the family farm from his father in 1966 at the age of 19. After 56 years he passed the mantel to his son Carman.
Look out for his Little Red Wood Barn out in front of the shop. There you can find his award winning woodwork for sale, as well as firewood.
Student Heavy Duty Mechanic
Daniel has all the skills of trained mechanic, although he is not professionally certified. He has been learning skills of the trade since he was 7 years old.
Daniel is currently studying mechanical engineering with a major in artificial intelligence systems at the University of Western Ontario in London. He has been rebuilding and refurbishing a 1969 Ford Truck in his spare time.
2023 Cooperative Education Student with Viking Cives
2021 Schulich Leader Scholarship
Western Baja SAE Racing Team
2020 Cooperative Education Student with Dynamic Millwrights Inc.
Agnes performs important administrative duties for the shop and keeps our business and our family running smoothly.
She was born and raised in Nasipit, Philippines. She is the supportive wife of Clark and loving mother of Daniel, Natasha, and Charlene.
2023 Fanshawe PSW Graduate
Natasha is a 'Jack of All Trades', helping around the back shop as well as in the office.
She is currently pursuing her Masters at the University of Guelph. She is studying the true armyworm and western bean cutworm to determine an effective, sustainable method of integrated pest management.
Bachelors in Medical Science with Honours Specialization in One Health
Major in Environmental Science
Master’s in Plant Agriculture
Charlene helps out during the summer months in the office and acts as an extra set of hands in the shop when needed.
During the winter months she is a French teacher for the Upper Grand District School Board for grades 4 to 8.
Bachelors in French Studies from
Bachelor of Education, teaching French as a second or foreign language