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Advanced Display

Posted on: September 19, 2019 2:26 pm

Quick Tip Video: Advanced Display Setting Since its beginnings in 1925, Caterpillar® has been a name synonymous with comfort, convenience and innovation. Whether you work in construction, agriculture, forestry, landscaping, mining or a similar industry, you know your Cat® equipment has the tools necessary to get your specific job done to your specifications. One of […]


In-Cab Display Basics

Posted on: September 2, 2019 1:46 pm

Quick Tip Video: In-Cab Display Basics As someone using heavy equipment for your worksite requirements, the last thing you want to do is spend time fumbling with your machine’s display to find the settings you need when your eyes are supposed to be trained on the road. Unfortunately, this type of distracted driving is all […]


Equipment Pre-Start Checklist

Posted on: August 19, 2019 11:01 am

Quick Tip Video: Pre-Start Checklist At the beginning of the workday, it can be easy to step into the machines and get to work. But adding routine pre-start checks to your daily schedule gives a huge advantage to your work and business. This video outlines the ways you can ensure your Cat® mini hydraulic excavator is […]


Special Offer 5,000 lb Forklift for $495 Week Rental

Posted on: August 13, 2019 10:47 am

DISCOVER THE POWER OF CAT FORKLIFTS No matter the job, Altorfer Rents has all your material handling needs covered. Our line of forklifts range from 3,000 lb to 36,000 lb load capacity, and our dedicated service and staff give you peace-of-mind knowing that we have your back. Check out our models and lift capacities in […]



Posted on: August 6, 2019 2:26 pm

COMMUNICATION FOR THE MODERN WORLD You asked and we listened. When you entrust us with your equipment repair needs, we want you to have faster and more efficient communication. Thanks to our new complimentary customer communication software, we’ve done that and more. Now, we can send brief status updates, share photos and videos, inspection results, […]


Equipment Technology

Posted on: August 5, 2019 10:44 am

Quick Tip Video: CAT Connect Whether you’re looking to draw more insights from your asset data, run a more productive jobsite, or transform your safety culture, your Cat dealer can help — with information, advice and a partnership to tackle your biggest challenges. Transcript Hi, I’m Collin with today’s quick tip. Today I’m going to […]


In-Cab Monitor Features

Posted on: July 22, 2019 1:50 pm

Quick Tip Video: In-Cab Monitor Features Every machine in your fleet is a little bit different. Training your team to operate different types of machines makes them much more well-rounded in their skillset. When your workers know every one of the features and capabilities of the machinery, they can confidently get the job done right. […]


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 […]


PRESS RELEASE: Altorfer Ag Products now offering Fendt

Posted on: July 8, 2019 8:40 am

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release July 1, 2019 Altorfer Ag Products now offering Fendt Fendt provides a tradition of progress to the region   Clinton, Illinois – Altorfer Ag Products is now offering AGCO’s Fendt line of products. The new product offering became available in early 2019. “With 80 years of revolutionary technology, Fendt offers […]


Cat® Certified Used “We Tested It. You Can Trust It.”

Posted on: July 1, 2019 8:35 am

“WE TESTED IT. YOU CAN TRUST IT.” There’s used equipment, and then there’s Cat® Certified Used. We take low-hour, well-maintained machines and inspect them inside and out. Before you put a CCU machine to work, we put it to the test. The result? A used machine you can trust to deliver good-as-new performance and peace […]


Limited Time Offer SSL Rental Rate!

Posted on: June 26, 2019 12:24 pm

SPECIAL ONE-WEEK SSL RENTAL RATE Rent a 246D for $595 per week! Rent a 246D Skid Steer Loader for $595 per week with Altorfer Cat. This machine is equipped with user-friendly controls, advanced display monitors, and a comfort interior so you can focus on your work. Do you have a project in mind but don’t […]


Cat Engine Rebuilds

Posted on: June 24, 2019 10:58 am

Quick Tip Video: Caterpillar Rebuild You rely on your equipment to get the job done. The machinery is built tough because it has to take on difficult jobs. But over time, even these tough machines wear down. When your machinery breaks down, your first thought may be to replace the machine. With Caterpillar Rebuild, you […]


Equipment Parts

Posted on: June 10, 2019 1:34 pm

Quick Tip Video: When your machinery breaks down, you’ll want to have it fixed as soon as possible. Broken machinery means potential delays in the schedule and extra costs for repairs. You can make these repairs and maintenance items a little bit easier by using Parts.Cat.Com. Transcript Hey, I’m Collin and this is today’s […]


Altorfer Rents Summer Specials

Posted on: May 30, 2019 2:13 pm

Altorfer Rents Summer Sales Specials Download our 8 page Altorfer Rents Spring and Summer Sales Specials flyer to see this season’s best offerings! Whether your project is big or small, in the city of Chicago or in rural Iowa, we have the rental equipment you need to get the job done. Check out our summer […]


Cab Lift

Posted on: May 27, 2019 1:28 pm

Quick Tip Video: Lift the Cab on an E-Series Skid Steer When you need to access the front cab of your skid steer, you don’t want this seemingly simple task to turn out to be harder than it seems. With the Cat® skid steer, it won’t be! With just a few simple steps, you can access […]


Power Equipment Rentals

Posted on: May 16, 2019 7:16 am

Guide to Renting Power Equipment The spring and summer months are perfect for hosting outdoor and indoor events, making renovations and organizing your storage items. From homeowners to contractors and workers, many people make long warm-weather to-do lists. With the heat waves hitting, you’ll want to be as efficient as possible when taking on tasks. […]


Altorfer Technician Shawn Boswell Assists in Hurricane Relief

Posted on: May 14, 2019 12:31 pm

In October 2018, Hurricane Michael ripped through the Atlantic Ocean toward the United States. It was the third-most intense hurricane to make it to land, with the results devastating areas in parts of the Gulf of Mexico. The natural disaster caused nearly $15 billion in damages and affected areas are still rebuilding today. In light […]


Proper Parking Technique

Posted on: May 13, 2019 1:24 pm

Quick Tip Video: Proper Parking Technique When your team is working on a job, everyone has to be focused and follow the contract. But even when the day’s work is done, you still have to make sure you take care of your equipment. Cooling down your machinery and parking it properly helps keep it in […]


Goodbye, Winter. Hello, Spring Rentals.

Posted on: May 9, 2019 12:35 pm

A Guide to Renting Equipment for Your Spring Yard Work Spring is here, and that means yard-work season. Lawn care, landscaping and outdoor renovations require a lot of heavy lifting, hauling and digging. Home and property owners know that early spring is the perfect time to fire up those engines and get to work on […]