Altorfer Machinery Company was founded on February 4th, 1957 by the late Edward J. Altorfer. As Altorfer Machinery acquired the Lift Truck business in 1973, and Capitol Machinery acquired Peoria Tractor and Equipment in 1986, on Jan. 1, 1998, they merged into one company, which was named Altorfer Inc.
The mission of Altorfer Inc. is to live and work by Ed’s motto: “Tell it like it is.” It’s the only way to approach business when you represent a manufacturer whose name is synonymous with quality and integrity. Caterpillar is the world’s largest and most respected heavy equipment manufacturer, and we’re proud to carry the company’s full line of construction and mining equipment, work tools, power systems and lift trucks. In addition to Cat® equipment, we are an authorized dealer for Taylor and Mitsubishi forklifts, JLG telehandlers, LEXION combines, Challenger tractors, AGCO Application Equipment, and Trail King trailers. We offer sales, rental, parts and expert service for all our equipment lines.
Altorfer Inc. has 23 locations in 18 cities and over 800 employees, we serve 88 counties across Eastern Iowa, Northern Missouri and Central Illinois.