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Pioneer Equipment Company Named Dealer for Barko Hydraulics Forestry Equipment

Press release date: September 7, 2016

RHINELANDER, Wisc. - Barko Hydraulics, LLC announces the addition of Pioneer Equipment Company to its dealer network for all forestry equipment product lines. Located in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, Pioneer will carry Barko equipment for Wisconsin and Michigan.

“Pioneer Equipment is a terrific addition to the Barko team,” said Alecia McKay-Jones, Dealer Development Manager for Barko. “Pioneer has an outstanding reputation for delivering quality products and providing timely service, and we expect these assets will serve our partnership well as they work to expand Barko’s presence in the Great Lakes region.”

Pioneer Equipment Company was founded in 2008 by co-owners Dan Linsmeyer and Steve Ory. Drawing on their vast industry experience, the owners built a new sales and full-service maintenance facility in 2009 and have gradually expanded their product offering, increased support staff, and added service trucks. Pioneer will carry the full line of Barko forestry products, including harvesters and feller bunchers, loaders, industrial wheeled tractors, and biomass chippers.

“We are looking forward to teaming up with Barko,” said Ory. “We’re already seeing a lot of interest in the mid-size tracked harvesters and feller bunchers, which will nicely complement our larger harvesting machines. With our expertise and Barko’s technical support, we’re hoping to sell a lot of product and supply superior service to all existing and new customers.”

Forestry professionals in Pioneer’s territory can visit Barko and Pioneer Equipment Company at booths 1016-1030 at the Great Lakes Logging and Heavy Equipment Expo, September 8-10 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Barko Hydraulics, LLC is part of the Pettibone, LLC Heavy Equipment Group. Founded in 1963, Barko has consistently led the industry with innovative solutions to the forestry, scrap and construction markets, including industrial tractors, crawlers, handlers, loaders, forwarders, chippers and harvesters. For more information, call 715-395-6700 or visit www.barko.com.

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