Fargo, N.D. based Butler Machinery Co., Caterpillar dealer for North and South Dakota and Clay County, Minn., has acquired Hurtt Equipment, a family-owned AGCO and Gleaner dealer based in Hoople, N.D. Effective July 1, the Hurtt Equipment facility will become Butler’s 12th location.

“As a family-owned business, Tom Hurtt and his brothers understand the value of taking care of their customer base,” said Dan Butler, president of Butler Machinery Co. “We are extremely excited to be adding this location to further our market impact in the northern valley, providing service, parts, and sales not only to Tom’s existing lines but also to the Challenger and Lexion lines we represent.”

Hurtt Equipment was founded in 1964.

Butler Machinery Co. is a third generation family-owned Caterpillar dealership, serving the construction and agricultural markets for 55 years. It also has a prosperous rental subsidiary, known as North Central Rental and Leasing, No. 64 on the RER 100.