Business Roundup: Kobelco adds Pro Access Rentals; Liebherr USA adds Lift Truck Service Center; Aerial lift sales and trends; JCB NA adds Hendershot Equipment

Kobelco adds Pro Access Rentals to dealer network for Oklahoma customers

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA has added Pro Access Rentals to its North American dealer network to serve customers in Oklahoma with its full line of excavators.

“Our dealership has a large rental clientele with many of our customers being in the general construction and pipeline industries,” says Pro Access Rentals President David Evans.

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SPECIAL REPORT, Part III: Signing off on a dealership transaction

The last major hurdle in an acquisition is the seller approving the updated offer price. This can be especially daunting when a price has dropped.

For purchasers, it is important to supplement these changes with an explanation and evidence to support such a decision. Then it’s best to step away and allow the seller to decide.

A purchase agreement may be altered any number of times by both sides until compromises are reached and the document is formally approved. Once it is finalized and OEM approval has been granted, the transaction begins galloping toward the finish line.

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Liebherr USA adds Arkansas-based Lift Truck Service Center to dealer network

Liebherr USA’s Construction Equipment Division has added Little Rock, Arkansas-based Lift Truck Service Center to its dealer network.

The company says Lift Truck Service Center will be a sales, service, parts and rental provider of its equipment to a widespread existing customer base comprised of contractors, manufacturing facilities, lumber yards, scrap yards and municipalities.

“We are very pleased to have created a partnership with Lift Truck Service Center and to have the opportunity to expand our dealer network into the Arkansas area,” says Peter Mayr, managing director of Liebherr USA’s Construction Equipment Division. “Our customers will benefit from their focus on superior customer service. We look forward to working with Lift Truck Service Center, Inc. and growing the Liebherr brand in this region.”

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INFOGRAPHIC: Aerial lift sales and buyer trends

A snapshot of new and used sales trends from Randall-Reilly’s Equipment Data Associates and TopBid auction price services.

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JCB North America adds Hendershot Equipment as dealer for North Central Texas

JCB North America has added Hendershot Equipment Company of Stephenville, Texas, to its dealer network to cover the North Central Texas area.

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Hendershot Equipment, in operation since 1990, will offer new JCB equipment, parts and service, support, financing services and equipment rental from its two locations in Stephenville and Decatur, Texas.

“I am very excited about the addition of the JCB product line to Hendershot Equipment,” says Ron Hendershot, president, Hendershot Equipment Company. “With the construction industry taking off in Texas, Hendershot Equipment will now be able to offer our customers sales, parts, service and rental with a respected quality line in JCB construction equipment. We consider ourselves fortunate to have the opportunity to represent such an excellent line of construction equipment.”

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