Who We Are

Wabash Portable Equipment
Our store started in 1949 on the South side of Wabash by a man by the name of DeWayne Phillips. He ran the business until 1969 when he sold the business to Clarence Keppel. The store continued to grow under his direction until he sold it in 1976 to me, Chuck Smith. In 1986 the store was moved from its original location to its present location of 1830 S. Wabash St. This building had a major addition added to it in 1989/90. At that time a new repair shop was added and a complete new roof was changed and added. In 1994 a warehouse was built on the property to help in storage of new equipment and to keep customers items out of the weather and safely stored. We are eager to help you with your selection of equipment for around your home or landscape business. We have a long list of satisfied customers. We accept most major credit cards and have many in store financing options for you to consider. Our sales department is run by Chuck Smith. Our parts department is headed up by Ryan Riggs and he is eager to help you with any of your parts needs. Our office is run by Dianne Smith, and she also helps in our parts department and has a wealth of knowledge in the small engine business. Our service department is run by Jim Edgecomb. He has over 30 years experience in the small engine service market. Please feel free to call any one of us to help you with your needs. Our store is open Monday thru Friday from 8 AM till 5 PM, and Saturday from 8 AM till Noon. You may reach us by phone at 260-563-1173, or 1-800-201-1173, or via fax at 260-563-1174 and by email at chuck@wabashportable.com
Independent We Stand
We are very proud to be a retailer of the STIHL product line. As an independent Dealer, we can provide many services that the big box chain stores just can't match. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always ready to help you select the equipment that meets your specific needs. We can offer fast, professional service for your STIHL equipment after the sale. Your equipment comes fully assembled and ready to use, and our staff can give you in-store safety and operating demonstrations so that you can get started on your tasks as soon as you get home.

In support of independent retail stores across that country, STIHL is a proud sponsor of Independent We Stand - a nationwide movement supporting independently owned businesses and the role they serve in local economies. You can continue to support the cause by shopping at your area's locally owned businesses, including your neighborhood independent STIHL Dealer.

We are trained to help you choose the right equipment for the job. If you have any questions about your product selection, ask us. We can help make sure that you are getting the right piece of equipment for your needs. While you’re here, be sure to ask about how you can get extra protection for your new equipment purchase with the STIHL Double Limited Warranty special. Simply purchase a six-pack of STIHL HP Ultra engine oil or six 32 ounce containers of STIHL MotoMix® Premixed Fuel with your equipment purchase and you can double your limited warranty!* Please allow a few extra minutes when picking up your STIHL Products so we may explain the proper operating and safety instructions to you, and complete your product registration. *Double limited warranty protection applies to STIHL gasoline-powered products purchased and registered for personal non-income producing, family and household purposes only. Other restrictions apply. See dealer for details.