FINDING A WAY: U.S. Gypsum Mine | Sperry, Iowa

Posted on: March 20, 2020 8:05 am

The U.S. Gypsum mine in Sperry, Iowa, is more than 620 feet underground and accessible only via shaft, which makes getting equipment in the mine a difficult challenge. When it was time for a new Cat® R1600H loader, U.S. Gypsum turned to local Cat dealer Altorfer, a long-time partner of its surface operation. Once the […]


COVID-19 Update

Posted on: March 16, 2020 11:43 am

ALTORFER CAT WLL REMAIN OPEN FOR BUSINESS   Posted Tuesday, March 31. Caterpillar Inc. has released a statement in regards to COVID-19. Click here to view their response. ——————————————————— Posted Monday, March 24. To our Altorfer customers: Thank you for your continued efforts to contain COVID-19. Altorfer leadership is continuing to monitor the spread of […]


Small Excavator Special Financing

Posted on: March 6, 2020 9:50 am

NATIONAL FINANCE OFFER Take advantage of our small excavator special finance offer! Receive an interest rate of 0.99% on a 36 month term. Call your Altorfer Cat machine sales representative for more information. FINANCE FLYER ELIGIBLE MACHINES The following small excavators qualify for the finance offer: 311F, 313F, 313F GC, 313, 313 GC, 315F, 315, 315 […]


The Great Payback

Posted on: March 6, 2020 9:48 am

NATIONAL FINANCE OFFER Take advantage of our Global Construction & Infrastructure (GCI) machine finance offers. Take down your costs and the competition by choosing one of our two great options: 1.99% for 48 months financing + CVA  -OR-  Fuel Credit + CVA. This offer is valid January 1, 2020- September 30, 2020. FINANCE FLYER ELIGIBLE […]


Trench Protection Training- RSVP Today!

Posted on: December 10, 2019 11:17 am

EARN YOUR COMPETENT PERSON CERTIFICATION Are you interested in earning your Competent Person Certification? Join Altorfer Rents at Cat Edwards Demo and Training Center on Wednesday, February 5. RSVP today for Trench Training taught by OSHA Outreach Certified Instructor, Steve Winter. WHEN: Wednesday, February 5 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. WHERE: Cat Edwards Demo […]


Machine Warm Up

Posted on: July 8, 2019 1:39 pm

Quick Tip Video: Mini Hydraulic Excavator Warm Up We have tips for pre-start checks, and now it’s time for some advice for after the machine starts. Checking your machinery at multiple points gives you the most thorough picture of the status of your machinery. Like a car in the winter or an athlete right before […]


Winterizing Construction Equipment

Posted on: October 31, 2017 12:53 pm

Quick Tips for Winterizing Heavy and Small Machines To prepare for frosty winter conditions, you must take steps to safeguard your outdoor equipment. With the following 11 steps, you can ensure your machines and equipment remain healthy and robust through all months of the year.  1. Fill With Proper Lubricants and Check Fluid Levels Before […]


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!  


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 […]


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,” […]


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 […]