Long-Time Pettibone Dealer Landmark Equipment Now Under New Ownership

Landmark Equipment

Landmark Equipment, a long-time member of the Pettibone dealer network, has announced a change in ownership. Serving material handling customers in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and northern California, Landmark Equipment has sold and serviced the Pettibone Cary-Lift product line for more than 30 years, and now also carries Pettibone Extendo and Traverse telehandlers.

The dealership was originally established in 1984 under the name Parts Company Northwest by Earl Rund and his partners, becoming Landmark Equipment in 1993. The sole owner since 2006, Rund is retiring and has sold Landmark Equipment to long-term employees John Gunderson (29 years at Landmark as a field technician and shop foreman) and Rick Nivens (25 years as shop foreman and service manager).

“It’s a pleasure for all of us at Pettibone to continue our amazing partnership with Landmark Equipment into the next generation of ownership,” said Kyle Rubin, director of sales and marketing for Pettibone. “Earl Rund has been a tremendous part of our dealer team for more than three decades, and we look forward to the next chapter at Landmark under John and Rick’s leadership.”

Landmark Equipment has been very successful with the Cary-Lift lineup, particularly with customers who move and stack items such as coated pipe and treated wooden poles. Exclusively focused on Pettibone for new equipment sales, Landmark added the Extendo and Traverse telehandlers to its offering in 2016. The company also has a long history of refurbishing and supplying used Pettibone parts from decades-old machines.

“Rick and I, along with our many experienced team members, are very excited to continue the proud tradition of Landmark Equipment while providing a great product like Pettibone to the Northwest market,” said Gunderson. “We are extremely grateful to Earl for everything he’s done for Landmark. His love of talking with and helping customers, along with his vast knowledge of parts and equipment, has been a huge asset and we wish him well in retirement.”


Pettibone Hires Vizanko as Parts and Service Manager


Steve Vizanko has been named the new parts and service manager for Pettibone. In his new position, Vizanko will oversee all aftermarket sales and service department activities.

Vizanko has a Bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in marketing from Michigan Technological University. Coming from a professional background in small business retail, Vizanko hopes to leverage his unique experience to continue to grow relationships with new and established Pettibone dealers and customers.

“I’m really excited to be coming aboard at Pettibone at this particular time,” said Vizanko. “Our markets are strong and with the new products we’ve introduced recently, there’s a lot of good, positive energy at the company. A big focus for me is ensuring our partners know that we value a two-way street of communication that benefits everyone involved. We have a very experienced parts and service team currently in place, and I look forward to utilizing our combined talent and knowledge to its fullest potential.”


Pettibone Gear

The new Pettibone merchandise shop is now open at pettibonegear.com! You can find all your favorites – from men’s and women’s Pettibone branded clothing to a wide variety of accessories like mugs, backpacks and even electronics!

Traverse T944X Named MIP Industry Choice

MIP Award

The new Pettibone Traverse T944X telehandler was named an “Industry Choice” award winner in Concrete Construction’s 2018 Most Innovative Products! Read about it HERE.

Pettibone Launches X-Series at World of Concrete

Pettibone X-Series

Pettibone unveiled its X-Series telehandlers at World of Concrete, marking the official debut of the Traverse T944X and Extendo 944X models.

WATCH Pettibone’s Kyle Rubin discuss the launch with ForConstructionPros.com.

WATCH Pettibone’s John Westman provide a walk-around tour of the new machines.

WATCH Pettibone’s Bob Mayo give a 1-minute rundown on the Traverse T944X.

Safety Considerations for Handling Heavy Pipe

A safer moving experience

An article in North American Oil & Gas Pipelines magazine discusses the numerous safety advantages afforded by the unique design of the Pettibone Cary-Lift when moving or placing pipe, versus the limitations of a wheel loaders or other equipment in this type of application. Read the article HERE.

Manufacturing Marvels

Manufacturing Marvels

Pettibone was the featured company on Manufacturing Marvels in a segment broadcast nationally on Fox Business Channel. Click to watch the video!


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