H&E Equipment Services has been named the new authorized Takeuchi dealer in Columbia, S.C. As a full-service dealership, H&E will provide rentals, sales, service, parts, warranty service and training for the entire Takeuchi line.

In addition to Columbia, H&E has seven other authorized Takeuchi dealer locations, including six in Louisiana and one in Little Rock, Ark. H&E also holds national account status with Takeuchi for all of its remaining 61 locations throughout the country, allowing these branches to rent, service and sell used inventory.

“Takeuchi is an excellent compact earthmoving equipment manufacturer that shares our commitment to the highest standards of customer service and top quality products,” said Bobby Slay, H&E’s vice president of earthmoving. “Takeuchi machines are well recognized in the industry for smooth operation, reliability and power. They are developed through extensive research, field testing and ongoing improvement. Our customers are very pleased with the final results.”

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, Takeuchi was the first company to introduce the compact excavator to North America.

Based in Baton Rouge, La., H&E Equipment Services is No. 8 on the RER 100.