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The history of Link-Belt Earthmoving, Forestry & Material Handling Equipment began long before LBX Company was formed in 1998.

It started with a simple idea, born in the heartland of America. It was the latter part of the 19th century and the industrial age had reached all the way to farmers’ fields in the middle of Iowa. With the need to harvest countless acres of wheat, farmers used steam-powered harvesters to accomplish the job in less time and with fewer labourers. But when these giant machines broke down, the farmer might have to wait days for even the simplest repairs.