Compact equipment manufacturer Takeuchi U.S., Pendergrass, Georgia, has introduced Kirby Smith Machinery Inc., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, as a new dealer supporting the Kansas City, Kansas, market. Although a new dealer in Kansas City area, Kirby Smith has been part of the Takeuchi dealer network for several years.

The dealership offers parts, rentals, sales, service financing, product support and training for the full lineup of Takeuchi equipment, including excavators, skid steer loaders, track loaders and wheel loaders. Kirby Smith’s primary customer base includes construction, landscape, mining and industrial contractors.

Kirby Smith opened in 1983 and now has full-service branches in 11 cities across the U.S. It is a rapidly growing distributorship with over 500 employees. Several new facilities and branch locations are also in production.

The dealer provides customers with one of the largest, most diverse equipment rental fleets in the region. It maintains a large and efficient parts inventory to minimize customer down time and provides responsive service from certified technicians both in the shop and out in the field.

“They have been in our dealer network for some time, and we have enjoyed a great working relationship with them supporting other markets across the south central regions of the U.S.,” says Jeff Stewart, vice president and general manager at Takeuchi U.S. “Kirby Smith has tremendous customer service and we are confident they will represent Takeuchi well in the Kansas City area.”

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Takeuchi to the Midwest with our location in Kansas City,” says H.E. Kirby Jr., president of Kirby Smith. “Throughout each of our locations, Takeuchi machines have always been a strong brand of compact equipment in our lineup. Takeuchi also aligns with our customer service philosophy of always putting customers first. It has been a great partnership.”

Takeuchi is an ISO 9001-certified manufacturer of an extensive line of compact track loaders, compact excavators, compact wheel loaders and skid steer loaders. Founded in 1963, it was the first company to introduce the compact excavator to North America.