News & Notes


Dittamore Implement. Founded in 1975, Dittamore Implement is a family-owned business that has earned a well-respected place in its local community. The dealer provides sales, service and parts to customers throughout South Central Illinois. Dittamore will now carry Takeuchi’s full lineup, including excavators, track loaders, skid steer loaders and wheel loaders at its location in Teutopolis, IL.

Skyworks, LLC. Skyworks will now offer the full range of Takeuchi track loaders, excavators and wheel loaders from its newest location in Cleveland, OH. In addition to stocking parts, this location will also be an authorized Takeuchi equipment repair center to support new and existing customers. Along with its new location in Cleveland, the Skyworks location in Sarasota, Florida also carries the full line of Takeuchi equipment.

Crystal Tractor Supercenters. Crystal Tractor Supercenters with locations in Chiefland, Spring Hill and Ocala, Fla. will now carry the full line of Takeuchi excavators, compact track loaders and wheel loaders. They will also provide equipment rentals, replacement parts and serve as authorized Takeuchi equipment repair centers for customers throughout a six-county region in West Central Florida.

EquipmentShare. EquipmentShare of North Salt Lake, UT is now part of Takeuchi’s dealer network. Like EquipmentShare’s Columbia, MO location, the location at 295 South Redwood Road in North Salt Lake will carry Takeuchi’s full line of excavators, compact track loaders and wheel loaders for sale and rental. It will also offer replacement parts and serve as an authorized Takeuchi equipment repair center for customers throughout a seven-county region in North Central Utah.


Shay Klusmeyer. Takeuchi has promoted Shay Klusmeyer to divisional manager. Formerly Takeuchi’s Central Midwest regional manager, Klusmeyer will now lead Takeuchi’s regional business managers and regional product managers as they support dealers and customers in the company’s West, Southwest, Central Midwest and Midwest regions.

Luschen Gore. Luschen “Lou” Gore has joined Takeuchi-US as its new regional business manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio. Gore will be responsible for all sales development and activity in that multi-state region, including dealer development, dealer recruitment, inventory control, collections, forecasting, program promotion and communication.

Clayton Whitesides. Takeuchi has hired Clayton Whitesides as its new Central Midwest regional manager. Whitesides will manage all sales development and activity within that territory, which includes Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and West Texas. His primary focus will be achieving market share objectives in that four-state region through numerous dealer activities, such as development, recruiting, goal setting, sales planning and performance evaluations.

Ian Poole. Ian Poole has joined Takeuchi-US as its new inside sales representative. Poole will be responsible for sales development and support for Takeuchi’s dealers and direct accounts. Additionally, he will support Takeuchi’s regional business managers in their efforts, including dealer development and recruitment, inventory control, forecasting, program promotion, communication and more.

Ashleigh Gross. As a technical trainer for the new Takeuchi Training Center, Ashleigh Gross will be responsible for conducting all types of training for Takeuchi’s dealer technicians and staff. She will be developing training materials and maintaining training equipment, tools and supplies.

Megan McFarlane. Megan McFarlane, Takeuchi’s new training coordinator, will manage training inquiries and coordinate service and sales training schedules. She will also be responsible for registration requests, event planning, billing and customer communication.