Source: Rental Equipment Register

HiPower Systems, a manufacturer of power generation and distribution equipment, has signed RDO Equipment Co. to be a HiPower Systems distributor in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and eastern Montana. RDO Equipment, the world’s largest John Deere distributor in several equipment categories, will now represent all of HiPower Systems’ product lines, from rental generators to power distribution products. RDO will open a rental division to service its oil and gas industry customers in the Bakken oilfields.

“HiPower Systems’ product offerings are a good fit for us, whether we are providing diesel or natural gas generators to our contractor customers or standby generators in the communities we serve,” said Justin Schultz, RDO Equipment Co. product manager for HiPower Systems. “Equally important for our decision, we believe in building relationships and offering total solutions for customers.”

Another criteria for signing with HiPower Systems, Schultz said, was that the company carries a large selection of generators powered by John Deere engines, correlating with RDO Equipment Co.’s sales leadership with that manufacturer.

RDO Equipment will send six of its technicians to the HiPower Systems facility to complete a comprehensive three-week training curriculum. The program imparts knowledge on everything from basic generator engine and controller operation to troubleshooting and system maintenance of HiPower Systems equipment.

“It is very refreshing for us to start a relationship where the first steps we take are to train the distributor’s service and support personnel,” said HiPower Systems’ president Rafael Acosta. “We are also impressed with RDO Equipment Co.’s commitment to uptime and superior service, which is important not only for the oil and gas industry but for all of our markets.”