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Great Northern Equipment Distributing, Inc. (“GNE”) is a leading B2B distributor and manufacturer of top-quality power equipment, job tools, Honda engines, and parts.

Since we started in 1983, our goal has always been to understand our customer's business and develop a complete product and support solution that delivers exactly what you need. Staying true to that commitment has helped us build lasting relationships with customers in many markets including rental, independent retailers, co-ops, big box, hardware, lawn and garden, agriculture, construction, manufacturing, power equipment, and many more.

Top brands and best-in-class support — because our customer is our commitment!
Commitment to Excellence
commitment to excellence

We are constantly evaluating our methods and searching for ways to improve upon them. We do not stop to rest on our accomplishments. Instead, we build on them while continually setting new standards for ourselves. We feel that excellence is not defined by events or success. We know that excellence comes from small goals that shape large dreams. We are determined not to overlook what others may consider trivial and will do whatever it takes in order to serve our customers' every need.

Experienced and Dedicated Staff
dedicated staff

We strive to deliver amazing products and outstanding customer service for our customers. We take pride in knowing that we have the best staff in the business and that they provide unparalleled service. We learned long ago that building relationships are the key to any business model. In order for us to foster our relationships with our customers, we recognize the need for highly skilled and qualified personnel. Our staff is committed to providing an excellent experience for all of our customers.

Quality Products
quality products

GNE is a trusted leader with respect to top-quality products. We source and/or produce a multitude of products varying from engines to power equipment. While all of the products we carry or manufacture are known for their performance and durability, each has been handpicked by our Strategic Product and Development Team to best suit our customers' needs. We have been committed to delivering high-quality products that our customers have trusted for over 30 years. Our product line is continually growing as we are constantly researching, developing, or sourcing new products. We only partner with companies that share the same mindset as we do to continually meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.

Affordable and Competitive Prices
affordable and competitive prices

GNE understands that people shop for the best price they can get, particularly in today’s economy and especially when considering an expensive piece of equipment. However, we know that saving money by buying the cheapest model available can be hurtful to your business as it often leads to poor quality. We aim to provide the lowest price possible on high-quality equipment – not second-rate machinery. We will never compromise quality for quantity so we will always deliver the best possible product at the best price. Efficient management, up-to-date production technology, strategic planning, and knowledgeable staff allow us to work more quickly and efficiently – therefore, reducing your costs.

GNE Family of Brands

Offering exceptional products at an excellent value. Our goal has always been to understand our customer's businesses and develop a complete product and support solution that delivers exactly what you need.

Brave product quality and commitment to customer service are deeply rooted in midwestern values, resulting in some of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry. So, whether your customers are homeowners, farmers, ranchers, or commercial woodlot owners, you can be assured that Brave quality and customer service will exceed their expectations.
Since 1978, CEI has been supplying the tree and landscape market with commercial-quality stump grinder teeth, pockets, and bolts. CEI uses only high-grade carbide with superior resistance and hardness for the best cutting performance for your treeware needs. Your customers will experience less downtime and greater productivity with our quality stump grinder products.
Dosko offers commercial-grade tree care and landscaping equipment including stump grinders, brush chippers, and more. Reliable, long-lasting Honda GX engines power them all.
Since 1982, Iron & Oak commercial log splitters have been rated among the top in the industry for their performance, ease of use, and reliability. Built for commercial use, Iron & Oak log splitters are engineered with precision to ensure efficiency and are built with quality components that meet exacting company standards. The Iron & Oak log splitters are highly rated among customers. With dependable customer service and other exclusive features, they are a desirable brand to power equipment users.
Jrco has made a name for itself designing after-market attachments for a wide range of commercial ride-on mower makes and models. Ride-on mower attachments are designed to span all seasons and allow landscapers to perform effective outdoor work in virtually all conditions. These units are easier to maintain and cost significantly less than their stand-alone counterparts.
Maxim has designed and built professional and homeowner-grade landscape tillers, brush cutters, aerators, rollers, and more for over 40 years. With its unmatched premium quality, Maxim is popular with dealers and performs strongly in the rental markets.
The NorthStar Advantage: Engineered for durability and excellence. NorthStar products are designed, extensively tested, and assembled in Minnesota by people who actually use the equipment on the job. Proven performance refers to more than 30 years of experience in building great equipment that's made to last. Both pros and DIYers trust the superior quality and reliability of NorthStar equipment to get the job done right the first time, every time.
Powerhorse equipment is loaded with unique features and is designed for regular use. Your customers demand products that answer the bell and Powerhorse tools respond. Tested for trusted performance, Powerhorse products are built using high-quality components and perform like more expensive name brands, yet are available at substantial savings.
Ultra-Tow equipment provides the right solution for every hauling need. Ultra-Tow's versatile and comprehensive product line ensures that your customers can find the right setup for their particular application. Ultra-Tow delivers innovative towing technology. With additional features and superior construction, Ultra-Tow equipment goes beyond the expected.

Additional Top Brands

In addition, we also carry top brands such as Honda, Banjo Pumps, Brown, MudMixer, Titan, Turfco Rental and MORE. We take pride in servicing our dealers, rental stores, big-box stores, national accounts, hardware co-ops, and OEM’s. Building lasting customer relationships, top brands, and best-in-class support, because our customer is our commitment!

GNE-Honda Environment Award
The Honda Environmental Leadership Program

The Honda Environmental Leadership Program is a voluntary program designed to help Honda distributors realize both operational cost savings and recognition as environmental leaders in their community. Great Northern Equipment Distributing, Inc. has implemented noteworthy energy and environmental best practices in our facilities which has now been recognized as deserving of the Silver Environmental Leadership Program award.

GNE Family of Businesses

K&M Manufacturing Co.

One of the leading aftermarket seat and accessory manufacturers and distributors nationwide for the agriculture, construction, and turf industries.

K&M Manufacturing Co.

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