About Yancey Rents

From Georgia. For Georgia.

Yancey Rents has been involved with the construction industry since 1914, and we’ve made a commitment to uphold quality and performance in all our products and services. In addition to our wide selection of top-quality new and used general and heavy construction equipment for sale, we also offer a huge assortment of late model, low hour construction equipment rental units that can provide the ideal temporary solution for your business. Get the dependable machine you need without having to make a major financial commitment!

You can count on Yancey Rents for all your equipment rental needs. From concrete saws to heavy construction equipment, Yancey Rents offers products from Caterpillar and other leading brands to meet your job site needs including concrete & paving, landscaping, general construction, governmental, and industrial businesses. 24/7 service is also available through 1-844-YNC-RENT.

History of Yancey Bros. Co.

Founded in 1914 by brothers Goodloe and Earle Yancey, Yancey Bros. Co. began as the Yancey Hardware Company, selling hardware, picks, shovels, and prison uniforms (stripes) to government agencies – especially county prisons – for road construction.

ESTABLISHING THE NATION’S FIRST CATERPILLAR DEALERSHIP

In 1918, the Holt Manufacturing Company of Peoria, IL boasted that it's Model 45 tractor could do the work of, “40 mules . . . or 40 horses and countless humans.” Goodloe and Earle traveled to Peoria to ask Holt if they could represent the product in the southeastern United States. Holt preferred direct sales to end-users and questioned the need for local distribution, preferring to target sales to the United States Army. Unable to secure a demonstration tractor, Goodloe and Earle left Peoria with only a photograph of the Holt Model 45 and a price quote of $4,750 per machine.

Yancey’s first Model 45 delivery came later that year to Troup County, Georgia. Within 12 months Yancey had sold all of the Model 45’s in Holt’s inventory, using only a single photograph. When Goodloe and Earle returned to the Holt factory in Peoria the following year, they were given Holt’s first jobber’s contract and a higher commission than initially promised.

In 1925 Holt merged with Best Tractor Co. to become the Caterpillar Tractor Company, now the world’s largest manufacturer of earthmoving equipment. Records at Caterpillar’s corporate offices in Peoria indicate that, based on the original agreement date of December 19, 1918, “Yancey is the dealer with whom Caterpillar and its predecessor companies have had the longest business association.” Thus, Yancey Bros. Co. is proud to own the title of, “The Nation’s Oldest Caterpillar Dealer.”

Visit Us at any of our 14 locations Across Georgia

Whether you need a fast construction or Aerial piece to supplement your fleet, replace a broken-down machine or for another reason, Yancey Rents will be there when you need us!  Visit the nearest Yancey Rents equipment rental location for an up-close look at our rental fleet.  We provide no-obligation construction and aerial rental prices and flexible daily, weekly or monthly terms to ensure you only pay for the equipment you require. Plus, our equipment rentals eliminate expenses relating to transporting, storing and maintaining a larger fleet of machinery. 

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