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CR Bryan & Sons Excavating
CR Bryan & Sons really prefers John Deere Dozers and recently purchased this Deere 700K with TopCon Base and Rover.

50 Years of Building on Family

Menomonie, Wisconsin has been home to the Bryan family for many generations and has been home to CR Bryan & Sons Excavating for more than 50 years.

Owner, Clarence Bryan, opened the company in the 1960s as a landscaping company sodding lawns, seeding, and doing other small dirt work with just two simple pieces of equipment. In 1974, Clarence bought his first John Deere 690 Excavator.

The company remains family owned and operated. After Clarence’s passing in 2009, his daughter and son-in-law took over managing the day-to-day operations of the business. Clarence’s sons, Dave and Curt, along with Clarence’s grandsons, Clint, Jesse and Erik, also work for the family business. The company has grown into commercial excavating with larger equipment and their niche became commercial and farm excavating. The business still remains loyal to small town customers, and is always able to balance the workload to include those individuals and their excavating requests.

CR’s current John Deere fleet includes:

  • 60D Compact Excavator
  • 200D Excavator
  • 410J Backhoe
  • 300D Articulated Dump Truck
  • 210G Excavator
  • 450H Crawler Dozer
  • 700K Crawler Dozer with a Topcon Base and Rover

The family loves all models of the John Deere equipment. “We like the fact that it is made in America, with factories in the states, and have had great success building our company with mostly John Deere machines,” said John.

“Nortrax treats us fairly and we know they will always have our back,” he added. Product support is huge to CR and they know if they need parts, Nortrax can usually get them the same day or the next.

CR Bryan & Sons Excavating
Peggy and John Zack’s son Clint also enjoys the family hobby of repairing and modifying old cars.


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