HIBBING — For more than 35 years L&L Rental in Hibbing has been one of the areas go to stops for all types of equipment rentals and sales.
No matter the changing economic tide on the Iron Range — where mining is king and businesses live and die by the ebb and flow of the industry — co-owners Cliff Lind, his wife Debbie, and his son Kyle Lind have continued to offer an ever increasing line of products and services with their clientele in mind.
“We’ve got great, great customers and we don’t want to sit back on our laurels. We want to help our customers the right way every time,” said Cliff Lind.
Recently, as part of that constant evolution, L&L Rentals has expanded its Wacker Neuson line moving into the sales and rental of medium duty line of material handling equipment including compact and various sized skid steers, excavators, wheel loaders, telehandlers and dumpers.
The idea behind the move was to offer contractors and mines the ability to rent or purchase equipment sized right for the job instead of, as Cliff Lind said, “using a shovel when you can use a tea spoon.”
“It’s (about) mobility. In most places, especially around us, we’re used to big equipment. The mobility of smaller equipment for smaller jobs makes you optimize the equipment better,” Cliff Lind said. “It’s the right size machine for the right job.”
Cliff Lind said L&L Rentals has been selling and renting Wacker Neuson equipment for three decades.
“I’ll put their Skid Steer line up against anyone out there,” Cliff Lind said.
“The compact construction deal is a growing part of equipment sales around the world and nationwide,” he added. “We wanted to take advantage of that with the Wacker Neuson equipment that they have.”
Wacker Neuson, which is headquartered in Germany, has a stout reputation for offering quality products, Kyle Lind said, adding that the advantage to contractors and mines when buying or renting from L&L is the equipment is serviced right in Hibbing.
“I stand behind what I sell and I’m five miles away, not 50,” Kyle Lind said.
So far, the move into compact equipment has been a good one for L&L and is a good fit with the type of customers the company attracts.
“We do a lot of business with contractors and a lot (of their business) revolves around the mines,” Kyle Lind said.
L&L Rentals first opened in 1982 and is located at 11461 Spudville Road near Hibbing and offers a wide variety of construction, home and garden, and concrete supply rental equipment for contractors and homeowners for all types of earth moving and building projects.
They offer a wide variety of concrete construction materials and products, from a full-blown construction project to a pet project for your home.
They also offer free quoting for any of their merchandise or rentals and can special order from one of our hundreds of trusted suppliers and manufacturers.
Besides sales and rentals, the company also offers small engine repair; is a Praxair Exchange Center; and offers propane sales and service.
And more recently they started offering mini storage at their facility at 3502 15th Ave. East in Hibbing. They have units ranging in sizes including 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 10x30 and 10x40.
All of their products and services revolve around their loyal customer base, Cliff Lind said, adding that the key to their longevity has been the customers and the customer service they offer.
His son Kyle Lind echoed that sentiment.
“That’s the thing. Customer service is very important. We want to make sure they come in with a smile and leave with a smile,” Kyle Lind said. “I like when they are happy and we are helping the with their projects. Whether they are renting a or buying a skid steer, customer service is important.”
For more information see www.landlrentalsinc.com or call 218-262-5232.