Trenchers Plus Takes on I-R Equipment Line

Sat November 20, 2004 - Midwest Edition

Based in Burnsville, MN, Trenchers Plus, Inc. serves customers throughout Minnesota and recently became part of the dealer network for Ingersoll-Rand in Minnesota and Iowa.

“Ingersoll-Rand has an unparalleled reputation in the construction industry,” said Brian Folkman, owner and president of Trenchers Plus. “We’ve built a nationally renowned track record for superior construction equipment, sales and service. This is a great match for our customers –– excellent products with exemplary service.”

The addition of Ingersoll-Rand products will not only benefit Trenchers Plus’ utility customers, but also the infrastructure industry including highway heavy, commercial and residential builders.

“I-R is a wonderful opportunity for us. It allows us to expand our current offerings to our current customer base and expands our offering to a new customer base,” said Folkman.

Trenchers Plus Inc. was founded by third-generation construction equipment dealers, Brian and Dan Folkman, in 1988. The company began with a line of Case Trenchers and Allied Hole Hogs.

Prior to founding Trenchers Plus, the brothers had worked with their grandfather, father and two other brothers at L.F. George in Oconomowoc, WI, learning from more than 40 years of experience in underground construction equipment sales and service.

The company’s 15,000-sq.-ft. Burnsville location features a 6,500-sq.-ft. full-service shop for maintenance and repair of all makes of equipment.

Fully equipped service trucks also cover customers’ field service needs. Each truck is equipped with cranes, welders, air compressors and specialized tools manned by factory-trained service technicians.

Trenchers Plus specializes in equipment for underground utility contractors, carrying a wide range of Ingersoll-Rand including compact wheel loaders, compact excavators, backhoe loaders, compressors, generators, small asphalt compactors, small soil compactors, light compaction, utility material handling, light towers, and concrete equipment.

The company also provides Butler, Allied, Rayco Environmental and Morbark products to its customers in Des Moines, Omaha, Minneapolis and Milwaukee.

Today, the company serves more than 1,800 customers.

Trenchers Plus is located at 2309 West Highway 13 in Burnsville, MN.

For more information, call 952/890-6000 or visit