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Darrel Smith, AKA “Graderman” has announced the closing of Jayhawk Equipment Inc.  Jayhawk Equipment was established on Feb 1, 1988 in Wichita, KS specializing in retail and wholesale sales of used construction equipment. Darrel has been in the equipment business for 53 years, the last 33 years as Owner and President of Jayhawk.  He worked with many equipment dealers throughout the Midwest buying their “off breed” machinery.  Darrel always honored a commitment to not sell back into that dealer’s territory. Smith said, “I have made hundreds of friends and possibly a few enemies over the years and sold thousands of machines.  I am grateful for the opportunities and friendships extended to me.” Darrel and Ellen, his wife of 58 years, continue to live in Papillion, NE.  They enjoy spending time with their family, especially their 4 year old great granddaughter.  Darrel enjoys retirement, remains active and plays pickleball (old man’s tennis) 4-5 times a week.  He values the friendships he has made throughout the years and would always enjoying hearing from you. Contact info:  Darrel’s cell 402-681-5533 | Email: