Raymond Von Ruden was on a mission in the 1930s, working to find a better solution to the backbreaking work of cutting down trees. Using nothing more than his own imagination and ingenuity, he created a mechanized logging saw that was powered by a standard farm tractor. Throughout the years, he continued to create more innovative work solutions using hydraulic pumps and motors, becoming a true industry leader. In 1955, he founded General Equipment Company and continued his legacy of problem-solving, this time focusing on the light construction industry and producing solutions that are still meeting the needs of today’s modern construction industry.
General Equipment, today, offers a wide range of products that really get the job done on a number of different worksites. They offer surface prep and dust collection systems such as planers, grinders, asphalt cutters, pneumatic air tools, and more. Their portable ventilation blowers and air scrubbers help to maintain the air quality in a variety of situations. Hole diggers and portable lighting solutions round out the product line, to solve even more issues in the construction industry.
This vast array of products from General Equipment includes models that can be used by large scale construction and building companies to smaller job sites that have space and manpower restrictions. From one and two-man handheld hole diggers to larger towable models and hydraulic attachments for large equipment, there is a solution for every need.
Throughout decades in business, the General Equipment Company has developed a strong reputation for being an industry leader in design and innovation of construction products that solve the many problems of construction and work sites. These well-known products will simplify tasks and allow work crews to get the job done with less time and effort than ever before, all because of the hard work and creativity of one determined individual in the Depression era.