Company & Industry News

ABM Adds New Utility Equipment Sales Manager 5/16

ABM Equipment is excited to announce the addition of Will Harris to our growing team of equipment professionals! Will is overseeing our Utility equipment group and brings with him 15 years of experience in the Utility industry with his primary focus on truck mounted aerials and hydraulic truck equipment. Please help us welcome Will to our team at ABM Equipment & Supply. Will's contact information can be found on our company contact page.

ABM Adds New Employee 4/15

ABM Equipment has added a new employee to our sales team. Please welcome Bryan Raguse! Bryan will be covering Northern MN, ND and the Northern Metro area of Mpls/St Paul for our Municipal and Refuse equipment group. Bryan will be taking over for Joe Karst who after many years of service to ABM Equipment is retiring. We wish Joe the best in his retirement and welcome Bryan to our team. Bryan's contact info can be found on our company contact page.


ABM Equipment & Supply Launches Social Media Pages 4/15

ABM Equipment & Supply recently increased it's online presence with company social media pages. Here we can update customers on upcoming trade shows, industry news, inventory, equipment photo's and company announcements as well as online specials and sale items. To follow us on your favorite social media site click the icons at the top of the page.


ABM Open House gets great response 6/14

ABM Equipment & Supply held an open house on June 18th & 19th. The open house was themed "Remembering the Past... Looking Towards the Future". The open house was in celebration of the new ownership group and honor the previous owners accomplishments and the building of ABM Equipment for the last 34 years.

The new ownership group consists of Jeff Harmsen, Kirk Futhey Ron Zimmer, Scott Reierson and Todd Martens. This group has over a 100 years of combined work experience at ABM Equipment. They purchased the company from the previous owners of ABM Equipment & Supply that consisted of Ron Martens, Charlie Precott and David Gorres on September 26th, 2013. The Company was founded in 1980 and has expanded over the years to service a wide range of truck equipment users.

Wednesday evening we had a dinner reception and the previous owners where awarded mementos from various suppliers in recognition for their years of service to our company, suppliers and the industry in general. We had the NTEA as well as Crane Hotline on hand to attend the event and should have some photo's and articles out in the near future.

Overall we had a great turnout over the two day event and had a variety of customers, suppliers and associates attend. We would like to thank all of our customers, suppliers, former employees, organizations and supporters who attended the open house and look forward to continuing and adding to our services in the future.

Pengo introduces TruLink torque monitoring system 2/14

logoPengo is excited to introduce the all new TruLink™ torque monitoring system.  TruLink™ allows operators installing helical piles to monitor and record all installation data.  TruLink™ is a true torque system that delivers a high degree of accuracy (+/- 2%) while providing the operator with real time data.  TruLink™ records actual torque being applied to the helical pile, the installation angle and the depth.

Torque is measured at two points within the connection pin located between the anchor drive attachment and the prime mover.  The TruLink™ pin simply replaces the OEM pin ensuring that no additional height is added to the installation equipment.  This feature is important in low clearance applications. 

The systems patent pending technology contained within the pin omits downward (perpendicular) force.  Isolating only the necessary torque values improves accuracy and durability.  All gauges and electronics are completely sealed for use in all installation environments. 

The TruLink™ user interface is an 8” touch screen display that can be easily mounted within the operating cab of most prime movers.  The rugged display is housed in an IP67 rated weather and shock proof casing.  The high visibility touch screen allows the operator to easily interface with the system during installation.  The intuitive layout of the display indicates all data in real time.

All installation data is recorded independently for each pile and collectively for all helical piles on a given project.  All data is stored within the display and is easily imported to a flash drive.  The data is saved in an industry standard file format that can be exported into Microsoft Excel.  All data is easy to read and is ready for immediate job submittal without additional formatting.