Star Equipment Ltd.
Equipment, Locations, Stories, and Contact Information

1401 2nd Avenue
Des Moines IA 50314
Ph: 515-283-2215
Ph: 800-369-2215
Fax: 515-283-0295

Matt Staker

Bruce Bowman

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Authorized dealer for

  • Allen Engineering
  • Chicago Pneumatic
  • Elliott
  • Husqvarna
  • IMT
  • Manitowoc
  • Mi-T-M
  • Multiquip
  • Mustang
  • National Crane
  • Takeuchi
  • Topcon
  • Virnig
  • Wacker Neuson

  • Star Equipment Ltd. in the News

  • Star Equipment Hires Sales Manager of Des Moines, Ames>>
  • Star Equipment Introduces Demaray as Member of Sales>>
  • Distributors Elect Dennis Kruepke as 2011 Chairman of AED>>
  • Star Equipment Hosts Open House, Chili Feed in Des Moines>>
  • Star Equipment Thanks Customers With Chili Feed>>

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  • Star Equipment
    In 1968, Max Bowman, his spouse, and an old friend came together and founded Star Equipment in Des Moines, Iowa. Over time, the company’s investment in its employees, dedication to its customers, and expert knowledge in the equipment it sells have earned the company a high reputation in the area.

    Now led by a new generation of family ownership in Bruce, Brad, and Brett Bowman, and spread out across Iowa and parts of Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, & Missouri, the company aspires to build on the success of the past by striving to be the area’s first choice when it comes to heavy equipment.

    The number one product of the company is Productivity. Whether it be achieved by employing the latest technology, ensuring the greatest possible uptime of your equipment, or having the knowledge to answer any and all questions that may arise, Star Equipment is in the business of keeping your fleet well run and operational.

    Star Equipment on Construction Equipment Guide
    The Web site for Construction Equipment Guide lists hundreds of pieces of Star used equipment. Our holdings offer detailed information on each piece, including Hours, Make/Model, and Serial/Stock numbers. In addition, the CEG database contains thousands of photos of Company Wrench’s used equipment.

    Representing Takeuchi, Gehl, Wacker Neuson, Atlas Copco as well as other manufacturers, Star’s used equipment includes Mini Excavators, Wheel Loaders, Telehandlers and Skid Loaders to name a few types.

    The Construction Equipment Guide Web site offers a convenient and fast way to look up the most detailed information on used equipment. In addition, CEG is unique in that in addition to offering a large used equipment database, it also offers the latest news on the industry. CEG readers have come to trust the publication as a relied upon source for industry trends that affect them directly.

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