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Since 1926, we have been
committed to being our
customers' trusted partner.

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Our Companies

Carolina CAT

Building NC by providing sales, service, and parts of Caterpillar equipment including heavy equipment, compact equipment, power generation, and trucks.


Our full-service lift truck and materials handling dealer representing brands like Hyster, Ottawa, Rail King, and others.

Pinnacle Cranes

Our full-service, Top 5 Link-Belt Crane dealer also providing sales, parts, and service of Manitex boom trucks and Shuttlelift carry-deck cranes across the southeast.


Since 1926, CTE has provided the equipment, parts, and service to help build North Carolina and surrounding states. Our commitment to excellence has given us the privilege to be our customer’s trusted partner.

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News from CTE

CTE recently established a group called Women LEAD that brings together their female employees and customers. LEAD stands for Link, Engage, Advance, and Diversify, and the group is taking great strides to make the heavy equipment distribution industry a more female-friendly space.

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