When Jeff Messer returned to his home state in 2003, he aimed to live the great Maine life with gusto, to experience everything the state has to offer. Toward that end, six years ago he started signing up for the annual Moose Permit Lottery – because you won’t find a more Maine-ish activity than that.

Jeff Messer Maine Moose Hunt

As soon as November hits, just a couple of weeks away, the snow will hit as well, according to the pretty reliable Old Farmer’s Almanac and other sources. In Maine, and especially here at Messer Truck Equipment, we know a lot about one of the most important things that snow means: snow removal.

Fisher Plow on a pickup truck

Naturally, we love selling you equipment – it’s our business, after all. But more important to us is keeping you happy long term.

For as long as I can remember – and I’m 40 – I’ve been going to the Fryeburg Fair. So Messer has been there at least 40 years, and probably a lot longer!

As a business owner, it's a constant dilemma: do you sink more money into existing equipment or upgrade to a newer model?

The number one question we are asked by dealers is, "How quickly can you get a rack system, plow or other accessory installed?"

Dependability. It’s something a lot of companies promise, but really gets tested when the rubber hits the road.

We Mainers have a well earned reputation for getting the most life out of our work equipment. But there comes a time in any vehicle’s or accessory’s life when we start throwing good money after bad.

replacing dump body

Adding a liftgate to a delivery vehicle makes sense for many reasons including the safety and efficiency of your delivery teams. A liftgate does all the heavy lifting, so your crew isn’t struggling to get their cargo on and off the truck.

vehicle liftgate

What’s driving the growth of the commercial van segment? Other than a general improvement in the economy, there are several factors.

Utility Vehicles were once almost exclusively favored by weekend riders and landowners. But over the past few years we’ve seen them become very popular with small business owners.


Crane inspections are mandatory and Maine will soon be adding additional conditions. Are your equipment and operators ready?