About KFS

Kraft Fluid Systems is the leading industrial distributor of hydraulic equipment and provider of mobile drive solutions in the Midwest US. The company sells, services and inventories world-class mobile hydraulic equipment. With 50 years of experience, Kraft is the preferred systems integrator when seeking hydraulic components, power transmission equipment, and electronic controls for mobile OEM solutions.

The employee-owners at Kraft take ownership of every client challenge and have the technical expertise and knowledge to provide the best custom solutions based on decades of hands-on experience and training like no other in the industry.

Clients know Kraft Fluid Systems for its expertise, integrity, passion, and a relentless focus on providing increased value and helping customers sell more equipment.


All employees of Kraft Fluid Systems are owners of the company. Kraft employee-owners are passionate about their work, their clients and providing the best solutions for hydraulic equipment needs. No other hydraulic distributor has the depth of knowledge, experience and technical expertise designing and engineering mobile OEM applications.


The employee-owners at Kraft are extensively trained in hydraulic systems, many of which are certified hydraulic professionals. The average length of service for a Kraft employee-owner is 15 years and many have decades of hands-on experience in engineering, field sales and technical service.


Working as a team, Kraft helps its clients sell more equipment by designing and engineering custom drive solutions that offer the best performance, reliability and value. No other distributor invests in its employee-owners more than Kraft in training, education and certifications. Recognized and supported by world-class manufacturers, Kraft provides extensive inventory support and complete service for mobile hydraulic integrated solutions.

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For more than 27 years Kraft Fluid Power has provided us with excellent service and support. They’re not a vendor; they’re a partner to us. I’ve been fortunate to work directly with them, and I’m looking forward to an exciting future as we continue expanding our products.

Anthony “Tony” Barbera VP Barbco Inc.

Kraft Fluid Systems has been a trusted alliance that has yielded mutually beneficial results for years. Their highly trained and competent staff has time and time again delivered for IROCK when we needed it most. Best in class vendor-managed inventory programs, close proximity, high level of product quality and surety of supply make Kraft Fluid Continue Reading

Chris Larson IROCK Crushers LLC

Kraft served as a strategic partner throughout the 8840 development and testing process. The team supported us with excellent technical information and support to ensure we delivered a product that exceeded our customers’ expectations.

Mark Woodruff Oxbo International Corporation

"Our client harvested 1,000 boxes of squash per day with a crew of 8, rather than 1 box per man-hour with traditional hand-picking method,” said Wayne Vogel. “They were quite happy with the results."

Wayne Vogel Vogel Engineering, Inc.

The HP-20 Hog Pump is the simplest and most user-friendly pump we have found for grouting walls. From set-up to clean-up it has been reliable and easy to use.

Curt Henderson Market & Johnson

“Thank you for getting the 3D models very quickly for us to use in our designs. We enjoy working with Adam Crowder and Kraft Fluid Systems. From system conception to final design and production, Kraft is there for every step.”

Kyle Bias Project Engineer, NPK Construction Equipment

“Kraft and NPK have shared a long working partnership. NPK relies on Kraft as a Danfoss distributor to provide excellent technical support, reliable components, and on-time deliveries. All three help NPK sell more machines.”

Pat Abbott Purchasing Manager, NPK Construction Equipment

It is very comforting knowing you are working with likeminded people who all have a stake in our daily actions.

I am most grateful for the culture of teamwork Kraft provides and that all of our employees belong to the close-knit KFS family.

Unparalleled sense of belonging within a great team of people all doing their part to achieve a common goal in the best interests of our customers.

We have a literal vested interest in our customers' success. Supporting our customers to build and service the best product possible rewards every employee-owner.

In an ESOP, everyone is accountable to a higher level. If you want a workplace where you feel that you really make a difference, this is it.

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