2017 Altorfer Technology Days

Posted on: September 12, 2017 11:25 am

At this annual event, learn all about Caterpillar’s latest technology and how it can help make your work easier.  The featured technology this year is: Cat® GRADE with Assist Cat® GRADE with 3D Cat® Payload for Wheel Loaders – Cat Production Management Cat® Payload for Excavators Cat® AccuGrade™ Box Blade Attachment Overview What machines will […]


2017 Altorfer Facebook Photo Contest

Posted on: September 1, 2017 7:00 am

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 […]


Vietnam Vets Partner with Altorfer to Reunite, Talk Cat and Old Times

Posted on: June 20, 2017 11:34 am

Some of the best bonds of friendship come when two (or more) people have a shared experience, like serving together. Recently, the Doug Oberhelman Caterpillar Visitor’s Center in Peoria, Ill. hosted the annual reunion of a group of Vietnam veterans that served together in the U.S. Army 169th Engineers. With the help of Altorfer Cat, […]


Cat 3500 Engine

Posted on: May 16, 2017 12:09 pm

3500 Reasons to Turn to Altorfer Cat® for Your Power Needs You don’t become a legend overnight. It takes years of quality products, consistent service and proven reliability to become an industry standard. That is the case with the Cat 3500 engine, one of the most powerful and successful industrial engines on the market. The […]


Derek Altorfer Elected President of Altorfer Inc.

Posted on: April 11, 2017 3:37 pm

Altorfer Inc., founded by the late Edward Altorfer, is pleased to announce the Board of Directors has elected Derek R. Altorfer to the position of President, effective February 1, 2017. Derek succeeds his father Bruce Altorfer who had served as president since 1998. Caterpillar Inc. has endorsed the election by adding Derek to their Sales and […]


Altorfer Rents Opens New Location in Dubuque, Iowa

Posted on: November 10, 2016 10:57 am

Altorfer Rents, which rents equipment for construction, landscaping, farming and other industries, opened a new location at 1025 Cedar Cross Road in Dubuque, Iowa, in July 2016. “This is a great chance for us to extend our service capabilities to our existing customers in the area as well as introduce new customers to the Altorfer […]


In Loving Memory of Ron Heiderscheit

Posted on: October 11, 2016 3:15 pm

It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you Altorfer Employee Ron Heiderscheit, 46, of Center Point, Iowa passed away as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Saturday, October 8, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Karen, and their two children, Ben and Hanah. Ron was a fourteen year veteran […]


Altorfer Quick Tip Video Series

Posted on: August 31, 2016 3:06 pm

Introducing the Altorfer Quick Tip Series, where we bring you machine maintenance and operator training tips to ensure you are getting the most out of your Cat equipment. Stay tuned for more upcoming Quick Tip videos!  


Altorfer Ag E-News – Issue 16

Posted on: July 8, 2016 10:01 am

View the latest Altorfer Ag E-News >> Altorfer Ag E-News is a quarterly email publication featuring customer spotlights, special offers, product updates, the latest industry news and more. Subscribe Here


Altorfer Inc. Welcomes Derek Shireman as New Sales Representative in Eastern Iowa

Posted on: June 15, 2016 1:41 pm

Altorfer Inc. Welcomes Derek Shireman as New Sales Representative in Eastern Iowa Cedar Rapids, Iowa (June 8, 2016) – Altorfer Inc. is pleased to introduce Derek Shireman as a new Cat® Compact Equipment (CCE) Sales Representative in eastern Iowa. Shireman will represent the CCE product line to the agriculture community in Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson and Clinton […]


Sam Zigler as New Ag Sales Representative for Southern Illinois

Posted on: March 29, 2016 4:01 pm

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (March 30, 2016) – Altorfer Inc. is pleased to announce Sam Zigler as sales representative for Altorfer Ag Products. In this role, Zigler will represent the LEXION, Challenger, Sunflower, Horsch, MacDon, RoGator and TerraGator product lines to farmer accounts for 18 counties in Altorfer’s Southern Illinois territory. Prior to joining Altorfer, Zigler […]


Al Ries as New Ag Sales Representative in Eastern Iowa

Posted on: March 29, 2016 3:57 pm

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (March 22, 2016) – Altorfer Inc. is pleased to announce Al Ries as ag machine sales representative for Altorfer’s eastern Iowa ag territory. In this role, Ries will represent the Challenger and LEXION product lines for eight counties in Iowa, including Delaware, Dubuque, Jones, Jackson, Cedar, Clinton, Scott, and Muscatine. Ries began […]


Altorfer Announces Chad Hardy as New Ag Sales Representative

Posted on: February 11, 2016 9:54 am

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (January 7, 2016) – Altorfer Inc. is pleased to announce Chad Hardy as application sales representative for Altorfer Ag Products. Hardy will represent AGCO’s RoGator and TerraGator product lines for 18 counties in Altorfer’s West Central Illinois territory. A resident of Harristown, Illinois, Hardy joins Altorfer with seven years of sales and […]


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 […]