Altec Chippers Enter Consumer Rental Market via Home Depot

Altec Industries last week announced a strategic partnership with Compact Power Equipment Centers to offer Altec chippers in Home Depot Tool Rental stores across the United States and Canada. Since 2008, CPEC has provided customers with towable rental equipment for a variety of projects, which now includes Altec’s DC610 chipper.

“This partnership with CPEC represents a significant milestone as we continue to expand our environmental product offerings,” said Tony Gann, regional vice president of Altec Industries. “Our new DC610 chipper creates a great opportunity for our products to be used by a new segment of customers.”

“The DC610 is a valued addition to our product mix at The Home Depot,” said Andy Lewis, director of marketing for Compact Power Equipment Centers. “Safety and productivity are engineered into every aspect of the machine. The ease of serviceability enables rental readiness by alleviating downtime.”

The 6-inch by 10-inch in-feed chipper incorporates electronic controls with diagnostics capabilities; the Altec “Panic Bar” system, which provides operators a dedicated stop mechanism for the feed system independent of the feed control bar; and a Feedsense control system that prevents stalling.

Altec’s DC610 will be available in approximately 50 locations of The Home Depot in the U.S. and Canada, with a 2012 expansion goal of more than 50 additional locations. A full list of CPEC with Altec rental equipment is available at

Altec is a leading equipment and service provider for the electric utility, telecommunications, contractor, and tree care markets.

CPEC rents and maintains equipment, including mini-skid loaders, aerial equipment, loaders, mini excavators, trenchers, aerators, chipper shredders and stump grinders to Home Depot locations throughout the United States and Canada.