Leading the Way Since 1948
We got our start over 55 years ago in Lancaster County, PA by refurbishing and reselling stationary diesel engines. A few more notable milestones from our history are listed below.
1948 – Amos B. Stauffer, Proprietor, began used diesel engine business, and introduced the first diesel-powered Amish dairy system. Amos is pictured on his tractor “Fido” above.
1950 – First new Fairbanks-Morse diesel engine sold.
1951 – First new White diesel engine sold.
1953 – Began manufacture of diesel driven Sta-Colt™ milk coolers and freezers.
1955 – First new DEUTZ (F1L-612) diesel engine sold.
1956 – Acquired DEUTZ diesel engine distributorship for PA.
1962 – DEUTZ diesel-powered generator sets designed and built, and automated diesel powered bulk milk cooler systems introduced.
1963 – Incorporated proprietorship into Stauffer Diesel Refrigeration, Inc.
1968 – Built Stauffer S520 diesel-powered vehicles for underground mining, and acquired dealership for DEUTZ tractors.
1969 – Moved facilities from Gordonville to New Holland, PA, and name changed to Stauffer Diesel, Inc.
1977-1988 – Several top honors in NTPA national tractor pulling championships, and employee-built competitive DEUTZ diesel tractors equipped with 3-stage turbochargers.
1981 – Built first Stadco™ series produced rail duty generators.
1983 – Built rail generators for Fruit Growers Express.
1985 – Moved from New Holland to new facilities in Ephrata, PA, and DEUTZ engine franchise expanded into Western PA.
1986 – Building for Pittsburgh Branch first leased.
1988 – Divested of DEUTZ tractor dealership.
1989 – Developed Railgen™ fully-enclosed generators for passenger rail cars.
1992 – Acquired Lister-Petter engine franchise for Western PA.
1995 – First Stadco™ mobile generators for emergency vehicles.
1996 – Divested Lister-Petter engine franchise.
2005 – First Stadco™ RPG type generators for road switcher locomotives.
2006 – Built dedicated Stadco™ generator manufacturing facility.
2007 – Sales of over 600 DEUTZ diesel engines.
2010 – Recognized as #1 (Top Performing) DEUTZ distributorship in North America.
2011 – Sales of over 500 DEUTZ diesel engines.
2012 – Sales of over 600 DEUTZ diesel engines.