“Bobcat continues to be number 1 in skidsteer loader sales,”

“Lano Equipment, Inc., along with Bobcat Company, continues to provide a consistent partnership that gives customers the very best in skidsteer loaders.”

Family Owned, Multiple Locations, And A Commitment To Helping You Get The Job Done Since 1946.

That’s the Lano difference.

The Lano family knows heavy machinery. Our experienced staff has sold and serviced literally tons of equipment for construction, landscaping and agriculture for customers big and small for over half a century. We’ve been through the ups and downs of the construction business, and understand what it takes for our hard-working customers to be successful. That’s why we’ve continued to carefully expand, to provide better service and the latest products from industry’s best manufacturers

Top Brands

We’re proud to represent Bobcat, Kubota, Sany, Develon, Toro, Steiner, Stihl, Felling, Load Trail, EBY, Virnig, and other significant lines of attachments for skid steerscompact tractors and excavators. We partner with manufacturers who offer cutting edge technology, and most importantly, attractive promotions to make these capital purchases more affordable.

Top Sales Pros

From Loretto to Anoka to Shakopee, our experienced staff are knowledgeable about all aspects of construction and heavy equipment.

Competitive Pricing

For new or used equipment for construction or agriculture, you can always count on Lano for prices that will compete with any dealership, anywhere, anytime.

Huge Used Inventory

Skid steers, excavators, track loaders, attachments, compact tractors, and more. You name it, we carry it. We consistently inventory over 300 pieces of used equipment at all times.


Lano Equipment, Inc. is a second-generation, family-owned and operated equipment dealership established by four brothers just out of the military service in 1946.

The firm’s original location was on First Street in Chaska, MN. In 1978, Lano Equipment, Inc. moved to a new 16,000 square foot, six-acre facility in Shakopee, MN. In 1991, Lano Equipment, Inc expanded into the north metro area with a new 18,000 square foot facility.

As the case with many distributors, Lano Equipment, Inc. had its roots in agriculture, but has since grown into one of the largest light industrial equipment distributorships in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Gerhard (Hauser), Joe, Dick, and Clarence Lano are the brothers who made up the first generation of the company. Joe Jr., Roger, Gary, Rod, Brad, and Kurt, represent members of the second Lano generation.

Lano Equipment, Inc. currently lists 62 employees on its payroll between three stores. In addition to Bobcat, the firm represents Kubota, Develon, Toro, Sany, Stihl, Felling Trailers, Load Trail, EBY Trailers, and other significant lines of attachments.

The Lano Family (2nd & 3rd Generations)

Since 1946, Lano Equipment has been providing the best customer service with the most knowledgable sales staff in the Midwest.

Gary Lano
Vice President
Kurt Lano
Vice President
Roger Lano
Vice President

Culture & Values

Our values define how we serve our customers, work with partners and set expectations for our team.

Partners, not traders
We’re trusted, long-term partners for our industry. We value the needs of our customers and seek to understand their points of view when solving problems. We’re gracious and enthusiastic members of our community.
Get in the cab
We’re responsible for our outcomes. When the need arises, we’re never afraid to get in the cab and own it. Our team members push hard to make sure we get excellent customer and business results.
Get your hands dirty
There are no shortcuts when building relationships, technology, and a business. We know that the path to success includes challenges — we embrace those challenges and learn from them.
Build bigger
We look for 10X not 10%. We push the status quo of the industry to deliver more value for our customers, investors and team members.
Be you
Our team embrace their authentic selves and leverage their unique backgrounds to help all of us achieve greatness. We strive to be the best version of ourselves and we make space for others to do the same.

Three convenient Twin-Cities Metro area locations to serve you.

Our three Lano Equipment stores offer a huge inventory of new and used skid steer loaders, excavators, front-end loaders, tractors, trailers, utility vehicles, attachments and much more. We’re an Authorized Dealer of Bobcat, Kubota, Develon, Felling Trailers, Load Trail, Toro, Stihl, Land Pride, Wacker, and Befco.

Lano Equipment - Anoka
Address: 6140 Highway 10 NW Anoka, MN 55303
Toll Free: 888-448-5266
Fax: 763-422-3949
Store Hours:
Mon. - Fri. : 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat. : 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
Sun. : Closed
Lano Equipment - Loretto
Address: 23580 Highway 55 Loretto, MN 55357
Toll Free: 888-479-4342
Fax: 763-479-8201
Store Hours:
Mon. - Fri. : 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat. : 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
Sun. : Closed
Lano Equipment - Shakopee
Address: 3021 West 133rd Street Shakopee, MN 55379
Toll Free: 877-753-6100
Fax: 952-496-0263
Store Hours:
Mon. - Fri. : 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat. : 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
Sun. : Closed
Come join us!

We’re growing rapidly. If you’re excited about building technology to transform a multi-billion
dollar industry we would love to hear from you.