Landmark Equipment of Oregon Changing Owners

A long-time Pettibone dealership passed down the lines

Landmark Equipment crew

Landmark Equipment, a long-time Pettibone dealership run by Earl Rund, has announced they are changing ownership. Rund’s dealership services material handling customers in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and northern California. Based in Portland, Oregon, Landmark Equipment has sold and serviced the Pettibone Cary-Lift product line for over 30 years, in addition to also adding Pettibone Extendo and Traverse telehandlers to their lineup.

The dealership was originally established in 1984 under the name Parts Company Northwest by Earl Rund and his partners, becoming Landmark Equipment in 1993. The sole owner since 2006, Rund is retiring and has sold Landmark Equipment to long-term employees John Gunderson (29 years at Landmark as a field technician and shop foreman) and Rick Nivens (25 years as shop foreman and service manager).

“It’s a pleasure for all of us at Pettibone to continue our amazing partnership with Landmark Equipment into the next generation of ownership. Earl Rund has been a tremendous part of our dealer team for more than three decades, and we look forward to the next chapter at Landmark under John and Rick’s leadership.”
- Kyle Rubin, director of sales and marketing for Pettibone

Landmark Equipment has been very successful with the Cary-Lift lineup, particularly with customers who move and stack items such as coated pipe and treated wooden poles. Exclusively focused on Pettibone for new equipment sales, Landmark added the Extendo and Traverse telehandlers to its offering in 2016. The company also has a long history of refurbishing and supplying used Pettibone parts from decades-old machines.

“Rick and I, along with our many experienced team members, are very excited to continue the proud tradition of Landmark Equipment while providing a great product like Pettibone to the Northwest market. We are extremely grateful to Earl for everything he’s done for Landmark. His love of talking with and helping customers, along with his vast knowledge of parts and equipment, has been a huge asset and we wish him well in retirement.”
- Gunderson

Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC is part of the Pettibone, LLC Heavy Equipment Group. Founded in 1881, Pettibone has been recognized as the industry leader in material handling equipment since the company revolutionized the industry with the first forward-reaching, rough-terrain machines in the 1940s. For more information, call 906-353-4800 or 800-467-3884, or visit

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