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About Spudnik Equipment

Your partner of choice for

potato, sugarbeet, and

vegetable equipment!

What is Spudnik Equipment?

Spudnik goes beyond the striking red equipment in potato fields. On a cold morning in 1958, while shoveling potatoes into a sack, Carl and Leo Hobbs decided there must be a better way to handle potatoes. The brothers put their minds together and built a potato scooper with spare parts from around their employer’s shop. From there Carl and Leo kept innovating and challenging traditions to build innovative equipment in the potato industry.

In 2003, Spudnik Equipment joined the Grimme Group owned by Franz Grimme in Damme Germany. By being a member of the Grimme Group, Spudnik can maintain its spirit of innovation and dedication to be a world-renowned leader in the potato, sugarbeet, and vegetable industries. 

With a team of over 500 employees, Spudnik strives to become the premier partner for growers across the globe by supplying superior field and storage equipment. At Spudnik Equipment, we work closely with our customers to identify areas of improvement with new ideas, technological advances, and our specialized team working worldwide. 


History of Spudnik Equipment Company

Every line in Spudnik Equipment’s history contributes to what it has become. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Spudnik

Watch the video above for the complete history of how Carl and Leo Hobbs came up with the name.

Spudnik has a large group of sales representatives and dealers ready to assist you based on your geographical area. Find a dealer near you.

Spudnik offers a selection of used equipment from trade-ins. This allows you to find reliable machinery at a competitive price. View available used equipment.

Trade in your used machinery and put its value towards a new Spudnik machine.

No, Spudnik is an American Company based in Blackfoot, Idaho, USA. We are part of the Grimme Group, which comprises of Grimme, Spudnik, ASA-Lift, Ricon, and Internorm. All Spudnik equipment is manufactured in the United States. Learn more about Spudnik's history.

Yes, Spudnik sells equipment internationally. We have an international dealer network that serves our customers worldwide.

No, Spudnik doesn't grow potatoes. We manufacture equipment that potato growers use to be more efficient.

Yes, we do. Along with potato equipment, Spudnik manufactures sugarbeet, baby-leaf spinach harvesters, and semi-trailers.

We build highly mechanized implements and solutions for potato, sugarbeet, and vegetable operations.

Yes, Spudnik has locations all across North America. Headquarters is in Blackfoot, Idaho with parts and service locations at Heyburn - ID, Rexburg - ID, Grafton - ND, Mt. Pleasant - MI, Alberta - Canada, and Presque Isle - ME.

Spudnik's service team is equipped to handle all your needs, regardless of the equipment manufacturer. They offer expert repairs and maintenance to ensure your entire fleet operates at peak efficiency.

Spudnik offers a diverse range of internship opportunities, allowing you to gain valuable hands-on experience. Visit our career page to explore available positions and take the first step toward an exciting future at Spudnik.

Yes, Spudnik has a technical training department. They cover a wide variety of technical skills from operator, hydraulic, and electrical training.

Yes, all machines are manufactured in Blackfoot, Idaho. All other locations are for parts and service.

Yes, Spudnik is an equal opportunity employer.