MH Equipment Blog

  • Hyster Recognizes MH Equipment with Dealer of Distinction Award

    On Tuesday, February 26, 2012 Hyster Company announced its 2012 Dealer of Distinction award recipients. The 14 top performing Hyster® dealers, including MH Equipment (Iowa Division), received this award based on their focused leadership skills, which has helped their companies achieve an industry-leading level of performance in all areas of the materials handling business.

    “The Hyster Dealer of Distinction Program raises performance standards to keep pace with our growing customer expectations and heightened industry demands,” states Don Chance, President, NMHG Sales. “The recipients of this award have clearly demonstrated their commitment to achieve this objective by consistently exceeding customer expectations, making them some of our most valuable assets and an integral part of Hyster’s success.”

    To receive this prestigious award, dealers must meet defined business practices and performance standards including elevated goals in customer satisfaction, dealer performance, general management, truck sales, short-term rental, training, aftermarket sales and parts and service operations. The 2013 Hyster Dealer of Distinction Program will again raise performance standards to keep pace with increasing customer expectations and heightened industry demands.

    Hyster will honor MH Equipment and the other top-performing dealers at an awards celebration in Sea Island, Ga. on April 19. This will be the 19th year that the Hyster Dealer of Distinction Program has recognized its highest achievers.

    About MH Equipment

    At MH Equipment, we believe that People Matter! It is our vision to be regarded as an employer of choice, a trustworthy partner, and an ethical market leader in our communities by providing our customers innovative solutions and unparalleled value.

    As such, we are committed to providing solutions that will help you shift the focus from your material handling requirements back to your business. MH Equipment offers a vast selection of comprehensive solutions to fit your individual material handling needs…from simple routine maintenance to all-inclusive fleet management programs, our team stands ready to provide unparalleled value and service!

    We understand that you have a choice when purchasing material handling equipment and services and it’s our great pleasure to be included in that decision!

    Please contact us if you have any questions and remember, at MH Equipment… People Matter!

    About Hyster Company

    Based in Greenville, N.C., Hyster Company ( is a leading worldwide lift truck designer and manufacturer. Hyster Company offers 130 models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel and electric power, with the widest capacity range in the industry — from 2,000 to 115,000 lbs. Supported by one of the industry’s largest and most experienced dealer networks, Hyster Company builds tough, durable lift trucks that deliver high productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability and advanced ergonomic features; accompanied by outstanding parts, service and training support.

    Hyster Company is part of NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and its subsidiaries employ approximately 5,300 people worldwide.


  • Little Trucks, Big Show!

    ProMat 2013 is another for the history books. What a great show! The close to 800 exhibitors were thrilled with the attendance and overall positive climate at the show. 

    Darrell Randall, President – MH Distribution and Dannelle Dahlhauser, Marketing Director were there representing Mariotti along with Franceso Bruno – Mariotti Italy, John Arts, Equipment Specialist, and John Smith, Owner – Smith & Gramley.

    The Mariotti booth received great traffic and we really enjoyed the opportunity to meet everyone!  Thanks to everyone who stopped out for helping make ProMat 2013 an amazing success!

    For more information about the Mariotti line of compact lift trucks, visit our website at!

  • JCB Shows Ecomax-Powered Tier 4i Backhoes and Telehandlers at Rental Show

    JCB showed some of its Tier 4 Interim-powered machines at The Rental Show in Las Vegas this week. JCB has met the EPA standards by using patent-pending in-cylinder technologies that eliminate the need for external exhaust after-treatment parts such as diesel particulate filters. The machines are powered by JCB’s own Ecomax engines.

    The no after-treatment approach allows for a recalibration option, making it possible for JCB dealers to recalibrate the Ecomax engine to lower injection pressures and turn off the exhaust gas regeneration function without any hardware changes, facilitating the resale of the machines to non-legislated countries that only offer higher sulphur-content fuels.

    JCB showed its new entry-level specification 3CX, powered by the 74-hp JCB Ecomax engine, which comes standard with the JCB SynchroShuttle transmission. The deluxe end of the range includes 91-hp and 109-hp units. The 3CX Super and 4CX Super units have two additional control options — the JCB Easycontrol, which controls the excavator with two seat-mounted joysticks, and the Advanced Easycontrol, which incorporates the loader controls into the right-hand seat controller. A new in-cab monitor is standard on all models, reporting fuel consumption and automatically reporting any fluid levels that are below acceptable levels.

    JCB also showed its Loadall 74-hp and 109-hp telescopic handlers. JCB said the 509-42, 510-56 and 512-56, all 109 hp, offer an average 15-percent increase in torque.

    If you would like more information about the JCB line of Construction equipment, please contact MH JCB today!


  • Hyster and Yale hit the mark!

    According to Modern Materials Handling, ProMat 2013’s registration topped 34,000 people, exceeding exhibitors’ and attendees’ expectations!

    Darrell Randall, President  and Dannelle Dahlhauser, Marketing Director attended the premier North American manufacturing and supply chain trade expo along with several other MH Equipment team members to represent MH Equipment and our Hyster and Yale brands.

    After the show, Hyster hosted a Duck Dynasty themed bash complete with a ZZ-Top inspired band, boudin sausage, frog legs, and gator tots along with refreshing  ‘Swamp Water’ drinks. Yale held a Swing Era themed soiree with a Sinatra inspired band, black ties, fedoras, and martinis. There was certainly something for everyone – Hyster and Yale certainly hit the mark!



  • MH Equipment and Hyster say… BRING IT!

    When you visit an MH Equipment dealership you can be sure that we’ll find the machine to fulfill your specific job needs. We carry the leading brands in material handling including Hyster, Yale*, Mariotti, JCB*, Rico, Cascade, Cushman, Genie, Motrec, Navigator, PowerBoss, and Rail King.

    *Not available in all locations

  • Featured Supplier | Motrec


    MH Equipment is a proud to offer the full line of Motrec Industrial Vehicles.

    Motrec offers the most complete range of industrial vehicles and tow tractors in the industry.  They are well-known for their superior quality, performance and reliability.

    Take a look down the service corridors of any air terminal, hospital or industrial complex, and chances are you’ll see a Motrec vehicle hard at work. A factory tour might find you comfortably seated in one of our electric shuttles.

    If you are interested in receiving a quote for a new Motrec Industrial Vehicle, Please contact MH Equipment at 888-564-2191 or fill out the form below and a representative will contact you.