Dealer Spotlight—West: Smith Equipment Company

Smith Equipment Company of Rupert, Idaho is one of the latest additions to the BBI family of equipment dealers.  One of the top dealers in the western United States, Smith Equipment stocks an array of equipment to meet the needs of ranchers and farmers across 11 states, including its home state of Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana.

From its headquarters in Rupert, Smith Equipment sells and rents equipment and parts, and delivers 24-hour customer service with certified technicians on staff. The company specializes in equipment for four key areas of agribusiness, including fertilizer equipment, manure equipment, livestock equipment, and grain and seed equipment.

In the manure category, Smith is now offering BBI’s Endurance line of pull-type hydraulic spreaders optimized for litter, shavings, and compost applications. With the BBI walking beam suspension, Endurance is more than ready to face the variety of challenging terrains that comprise western farmlands. In addition to the walking beam suspension, all Endurance models feature BBI’s exclusive Binary Manifold as stock equipment. The Binary Manifold is ISOBUS-compatible, which enables western farmers to tie in their spreaders with control and guidance electronics systems designed for precision agriculture.

To address the needs of the high-growth dairy sector in Smith’s geographic footprint, the company will be stocking SideShooter, BBI’s spreader optimized for the delivery of dairy sand.

The Idaho market represents an important growth area for BBI, with a sophisticated group of farmers leading national production in barley and potatoes, as well as a significant presence in the markets for wheat, dairy products, cattle and calves, and hay.

“BBI is honored to have Smith Equipment join our family of dealers,” stated Denny McCauley, BBI’s territory sales manager for the Midwest and Western United States. “John Smith and his team run an incredible business from their home base in Rupert, with a very impressive geographic reach that spans thousands of farmers and ranchers in the West.  It’s great for us to be a part of their thriving operation, and we know that we can help them grow their business with spreaders built to withstand rugged western terrain and deliver first-in-class return on investment through lowest cost-in-use for the industry.”