Twenty Nine Years
and Counting… Coyote Reaches Big Milestone in Small Equipment Biz When Terex IBH closed its doors, Steve Kabay, president and
founder of Coyote Loaders Inc., recognized “a need to support the base
of existing Terex machines in the field.”
Deciding to form his own company, Kabay incorporated Coyote Loaders on August
14, 1984. He is preparing to celebrate these past 29 years and what he calls
the long-lasting and solid relationships with both the suppliers and customers
the company was built on.
Eight years ago, Kabay saw huge potential in
small equipment, and the company began to concentrate on compact
Kabay explained that many contractors are realizing that rather
than paying for a large piece of equipment that stands idle much
of the time, they can buy a compact for far less and run it continuously.
Kabay also noted the advantages of compact equipment in its ease
of transportation and because of the rising cost of fuel.
He spoke of one customer, Frank Fiorella of New Jersey, who purchased
a mini in 1986. The machine is still in service and Fiorelo said
that through all the ups and downs in the business “the Coyote
has always put food on the table for me and my family.”
Today, Coyote represents machines from manufacturers around the
While Coyote’s niche is the owner/operator market where Kabay
says the company has the ability to be very attentive to its customers
the Ohio Department of Transportation has 10 of its machines in operation.
Coyote also delivered two new machines to the New York Department of Transportation
(NYDOT). The total numbers sold to NYDOT is 26 loaders.
According to Kabay, the key word is small. It is a small company
dedicated to staying that way.
With a crew, it sells and services equipment throughout
the United States. Most stocked replacement parts can be shipped within 24
hours. Larger emergency replacement parts can be shipped from overseas within
Always based in Ohio, Coyote Loaders moved into its current location
on Route 8 between Akron and Cleveland, a stone’s throw from the Ohio
Turnpike in 1996.
Although the competition is fierce, Kabay said he can’t think of anything
he’d rather do. He said the business is extremely
interesting and greatly rewarding. The company’s team approach is what
makes the company work, he added.
What’s in a Name?
Coyote Loaders’ name came to Kabay when he heard the call of the coyote on one of his family’s many
vacations out west. He was fascinated, and after
learning more about the animal’s keen survival skills, he knew he had
the perfect name for his business.
Coyote, we are dedicated to bringing you the highest quality products along
with the skills and capabilities acquired in more than one hundred years of
combined construction experience; making us an exceptionally versatile and
knowledgeable supplier of wheel loaders and other equipment for any and all
Coyote Loader Sales, Inc. was founded in 1984 to market and represent construction
equipment manufactured and provide customers with repair parts for the equipment.
Today, Coyote continues to distribute the finest equipment for construction
and industrial markets.
Over the years, the company has worked with many dealers and supports Atlas,
Hanomag, Ahlmann, Fiori, Gehlmax, Terex, and Zettelmeyer units. Although support
comes from the dealers, Coyote also provides direct support with parts and
service and sales to dealers and end users.
Before...During...And after the sale...
...OUR COMMITMENT NEVER ENDS!