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Welcome to RTL Equipment

Your Full-Sized Construction Equipment Dealership


In 1989 Lindsay and John Bergdale set out to start a business that was in an industry they knew and enjoyed, with the goal of giving their customers the best service and experience possible. Since then RTL Equipment, Inc., has grown from a small company selling used equipment into a full-sized regional dealership selling top brands of new equipment, such as Terex, Mantis, Kobelco, and Doosan, as well as all types of used machinery. We sell, rent, and service cranes, forklifts, excavators, crushers and more. Even as the company has expanded, we continue to maintain the principles on which it was founded by providing the best customer service in Iowa and the surrounding states. At RTL Equipment, Inc., we offer our customers the right machines that fit their needs and the jobs they need to complete. We carry a wide variety of machines including rough terrain cranes, crawlers, hydraulic excavators, and wheel loaders.

Our main focus is customer satisfaction – we all take pride in what we do and it shows. At RTL our customers are our top priority, whether they need us to troubleshoot machines, provide support for equipment we have rented or sold them or keep essential parts in stock to help their equipment running well, we do what it takes to maintain our reputation of employing knowledgeable individuals who pride themselves on providing the best customer service in the industry. We believe this high degree of customer service is what draws in new customers while encouraging our current customers to continue coming back to us for any new projects and jobs that they are presented with.

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Best Consturction Equipment in the Industry


RTL Equipment, Inc., was formed in 1989 in Iowa when Lindsay and John Bergdale started RTL Machinery in order to purchase and sell construction equipment. RTL Machinery evolved into Storey-Bergdale Company, L.C. in 1994. The company was later transformed into RTL Equipment, Inc., in 2000. It has since grown from a small company selling used equipment into a full-sized regional dealership selling several brands of new construction equipment in addition to all types of used machinery. RTL Equipment, Inc., also maintains a full-service and parts operation.

The company headquarters in Grimes, Iowa, a suburb of Des Moines, consists of a purpose-built, 10,000-square foot facility, which includes an office staff, three service bays, an extensive parts department, and a large equipment yard.

Currently, RTL Equipment, Inc., has another branch in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and an equipment yard in East Moline, Illinois.

RTL Provides the Highest Quality Equipment

With A Commitment to the Community


When you work with RTL Equipment Inc., you are working with a company that has built itself on a solid foundation of excellent customer service, a commitment to the community it belongs to, and the desire to provide the highest-quality construction equipment in Iowa and its surrounding Midwest states.

RTL Equipment, Inc., not only has the largest rental crane fleet in the state of Iowa, but our managers also maintain about 200 years of combined construction equipment experience. Our technicians and sales staff continue to learn and grow in our field to ensure they have the knowledge and understanding to provide customers the most relevant information possible.

Giving back to the community has always been important to the staff at RTL Equipment, Inc. Some of the ways we help the people in our community include the following:

  • Every year RTL sponsors a benefit golf outing to raise money for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Since its inception we have helped raise over $300,000 for this great cause.
  • RTL offers internships to students who are interested in becoming diesel mechanics. We understand that traditional four-year colleges don’t appeal to everyone, and being in the industry we are in gives us the opportunity to help people pursue the path that is right for them.

At RTL Equipment, Inc., we only carry lines that are dependable, competitively priced, and come with strong technical support. Every new machine we receive goes through a rigorous pre-delivery inspection (PDI) to ensure all bolts are torqued, all parts are there, and all aspects are running as they should. When you choose RTL Equipment, Inc., you are choosing the best. Contact us today and experience the RTL difference.

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Des Moines Location

Service & Sales

3000 SE Gateway Drive
Grimes, IA 50111
P: (515) 986-0262
F: (515) 986-0267

Cedar Rapids Location

Service & Sales

1321 HighWay 965
Swisher, IA 52338
P: (319) 857-4045