Manitou Americas has added May Heavy Equipment LLC to the Gehl dealer network. May Heavy Equipment will offer the full Gehl line of skid-steer loaders, track loaders, compact excavators articulated loaders and telehandlers at five locations throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.

May Heavy Equipment was founded in 1997 by Bert and Jacob May and has expanded throughout the southeast as a reliable source of heavy equipment rental as well as new and used equipment sales and service. May has an inventory of more than 200 machines, with qualified service mechanics providing a full range of services. The Gehl product line will be available at May’s stores in Lexington, N.C.; Clayton, N.C.; Columbia, S.C.; Piedmont, S.C.; and Summerville, S.C.

“We are thrilled that May Heavy Equipment is joining the Gehl dealer network,” said Eric Burkhammer, Manitou Americas vice president of sales and marketing. “We are confident the full lineup of Gehl equipment will be a strong asset to the construction and landscape needs in this market.”

“We are excited to offer customers an even wider range of quality products that Gehl provides,” said Richie Ambrose, vice president of new equipment sales for May Heavy Equipment. “Additionally, we look forward to meeting with and helping existing Gehl owners in the Carolinas for parts, service sales and rentals.”

Gehl, now part of Manitou Americas, is based in West Bend, Wis.

May Heavy Equipment is No. 93 on the RER 100.