Altorfer Announces Chris Sewell as GPS Specialist for Illinois Construction Territory

Posted on: January 28, 2016 3:35 pm

Altorfer Inc. is pleased to announce Chris Sewell as GPS specialist for Altorfer’s Illinois construction territory. In this role, Sewell will provide customers with machine technology expertise and support. A native of Peoria, Illinois, Sewell joins Altorfer with nearly 20 years of experience operating Cat equipment. Prior to joining Altorfer, Sewell worked at Caterpillar’s Proving […]


1925 Model Two Ton Tractor Displayed at Altorfer’s Cedar Rapids Location

Posted on: January 26, 2016 10:47 am

This Model Two Ton Tractor was manufactured in 1925 by Caterpillar Tractor Company during their first year of business in Peoria, Illinois, shortly after the merger of Holt Manufacturing Company and the C.L. Best Tractor Company. The first Holt Two Ton tractors were built in Stockton, California in an original Holt plant. This machine is […]


Winter 2016 Ag Parts and Service Specials

Posted on: January 15, 2016 10:45 am

Take control of your fleet with our Winter 2016 Ag Parts and Service Specials! View Specials *All offers expire 2/5/2016 Questions?  Click here to Contact your Altorfer Ag Sales Representative Find your nearest parts drop location >>



Posted on: January 8, 2016 9:05 am

Call Chris Sewell at 309-202-8196 to RSVP  |  RSVP by 2/23/2016 Day 1 | MACHINE GPS TRAINING Machine GPS training on all aspects of GCS900 in morning. (operator training and troubleshooting) Day 2 | BASE & ROVER TRAINING Training will include all aspects of SCS900 Trimble Rover Software – Old 2.9 vs. New 3.0. Intermediate and advanced […]


Happy Holidays From Altorfer Inc.!

Posted on: December 22, 2015 3:52 pm

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for your business, loyalty and support in 2015. We look forward to working with you in the coming year. Click the image above to view a short video recap of 2015! Trouble viewing? Click here


Cat Built For It™ Trials “Dominoes”

Posted on: November 24, 2015 11:57 am

“DOMINOES” In “Dominoes,” 2,700 handmade domino tiles fall perfectly into line with the help of genuine Cat® parts. Watch the latest in the Built For It™ Trials. Watch the video LEARN MORE In a domino topple, every tile works together—just like genuine Cat® parts work together to deliver maximum performance in your machine. Watch “Dominoes,” […]


Fast Forward Your Business with the New D6N

Posted on: November 20, 2015 2:53 pm

ADVANTAGES WITH ATTITUDE New features—especially those that ramp up productivity—can really get the conversation started between operators and owners. With new operating technologies that make work faster and easier, the Cat® D6N really has people talking. Click here to see what they have to say.


Altorfer Announces New Machine Sales Representative in Quad Cities Territory

Posted on: November 16, 2015 9:32 pm

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (November 10, 2015) – Altorfer Inc. is pleased to announce Jon Skrivseth as machine sales representative for Altorfer’s construction division in the Quad Cities. Skrivseth will serve customers and represent the full Caterpillar product line for Altorfer in Scott, Muscatine, Rock Island and Mercer counties. Skrivseth grew up in Preston, Iowa and […]


Customer Spotlight – Clark Yeager

Posted on: October 7, 2015 9:14 pm

  Yellow Iron Runs Deep  Southeast Iowa farmer Clark Yeager understands the importance of having equipment and service you can count on. This is one of the reasons why he recently purchased three new Challenger tractors from Altorfer. Yeager became an Altorfer customer in 2007. “I bought a 1995 Challenger 85C tractor with 6,000 hours,” says Yeager. “We ran it for a year and all […]


Altorfer Ag Updates – 2015

Posted on: October 7, 2015 5:36 pm

View the latest Altorfer Ag Updates publication >> Altorfer Ag Updates is a tri-annual publication featuring customer spotlights, special offers, product updates, the latest industry news and more. Subscribe Here


2015 Altorfer Facebook Photo Contest 

Posted on: October 7, 2015 4:34 pm

We want to see photos of your hardworking Altorfer equipment doing what it does best! Winner will be awarded an Altorfer branded Portable Bluetooth Speaker! How the contest works: -Safely snap a photo of Altorfer equipment hard at work or resting peacefully between shifts. -Follow the link below to complete the entry form and submit […]


Altorfer Ag Products Adds Horsch Product Line

Posted on: November 25, 2014 5:00 pm

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (November 14, 2014) – Altorfer Ag Products is pleased to announce they have been selected as a Horsch retail farm equipment dealership. Horsch is an ag machinery manufacturing company based out of Schwandorf Germany, specializing in planting, seeding and tillage equipment. “We are excited to add Horsch to our product offerings,” says […]


Decatur Rental Store Helps Illinois DNR with Endangered Species Project

Posted on: April 29, 2014 12:05 pm

In 2013, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) embarked on an eight-year program to rebuild the Osprey population throughout the state of Illinois. They started this venture by constructing hacking towers, which are essentially large bird houses, and then elevating them about 20 feet to raise and release the birds. To help raise raise […]


King’s Material Chooses Altorfer Lift Trucks to Stay Productive

Posted on: April 29, 2014 11:58 am

For nearly 30 years, King’s Material, a subsidiary of Dakota Red Corporation, has depended on Altorfer Lift Trucks to provide them with sales and support for their Cat® lift trucks. In most recent years, this relationship has given King’s Material the peace of mind to update their fleet with eight new Cat® GP40 pneumatic forklifts […]


Product Link Helps Locate Stolen Skid Steer in Ottumwa, Iowa

Posted on: April 7, 2014 10:07 am

The Product Link slogan “It Pays to Know” hit home for an Altorfer customerwhen their skid steer was stolen from a job site overnight last month. The skid steer was reported missing on February 19th at 7:45 a.m., and thanks to Product Link, was located shortly after outside an apartment complex.Police watched the machine until […]


Demolition Man: D.W. Zinser Co.

Posted on: March 29, 2014 11:52 am

Fifteen years ago, Dave Zinser decided to start his own business. Having worked for some of the industry’s best, he learned the demolition trade from the ground up. Lacking both money and machines, Zinser was driven by an intense desire to succeed. Today, D.W. Zinser Co. is the leading demolition contractor in eastern Iowa with […]


Altorfer Rental Equipment Meets High Expectations

Posted on: March 29, 2013 11:45 am

A Genie S-65 telescopic boom lift was one of the many Genie brand lifts that worked on nearly every facet of construction for the $37.5-million, 48,000-sq.-ft. Caterpillar Visitors Center in Peoria, Illinois. The facility spotlights the history, product development, and manufacturing strength of heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar Inc., and even includes a full-sized replica of a […]


ALPLA Inc. Chooses Altorfer Lift Trucks for Products and Services

Posted on: March 29, 2013 11:42 am

Cost reduction, safety, and an increase in productivity are just a few of the benefits ALPLA Inc., one of the world’s leading packaging solutions companies, is experiencing since equipping their United States warehouses with electric Caterpillar Lift Trucks. Based in McDonough, Georgia, ALPLA understands that quality products are essential to staying productive. This is why, […]


Lift Trucks Prove to be Winning Solution for Sabre Towers and Poles

Posted on: March 29, 2013 11:37 am

Located in Sioux City, Iowa, Sabre Towers and Poles is the leading manufacturer of guyed towers, self-supporting towers, monopoles and concealment structures. Since 2009, Altorfer Lift Trucks has built a relationship with the company, providing them with sales and support for two Taylor Lift Trucks and a rental truck. Sabre recently expanded its operations to […]


Petersen Picks Up the Pace with New MH3049

Posted on: March 20, 2013 11:31 am

For more than 30 years Mark Petersen has been a good neighbor to the surrounding community in Coralville, Iowa. And his community has returned the favor by helping grow his scrap iron business. Petersen, owner of Petersen Iron and Metal, processes and sells more than 1,000 tons per month of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and […]