Posted January 27, 2021

AMS-Merlo opens second location in Kansas

Applied Machinery Sales (AMS), the importer and distributor of Merlo telehandlers and rotating telehandlers in the United States, has opened a second location in Olathe, Kansas.

This location will offer the full line of Merlo Telehandlers and Rotos. Over the past few years, the sales and rentals of Merlo telehandlers and Rotos have increased significantly. This increased activity has prompted AMS to invest in opening its second location in the Midwest.

“We have many end users and dealers in the Midwest, and on the West Coast, that will greatly benefit from this second AMS location,” says Garth McGillewie, AMS president. “Similar to our Rock Hill, South Carolina headquarters, this location will provide direct sales, service, and assist with dealer inquiries.”

Ed Burchett and Blake Barker will manage this location. Both offer extensive construction and lifting industry experience.  The AMS-Kansas location-- 599 North Lindenwood Dr., Olathe, Kansas-- is convenient to exit 218 on I-35.   

“This central location," Burchett says, "is a commitment to our dealers and end users that we are here as partners as they rely on Merlo telehandlers to perform their daily trades. We are here to educate, support and ensure they enjoy safe and efficient operation of our equipment.  We look forward to meeting everyone.”

AMS-Kansas is hosting an Open House March 1-3, 2021. Visit to see the full line of available Merlo telehandlers.