The Fixed Asset Item Type provides the link between your QB file and the program named Fixed Asset Manager. This allows a Pro Tax Preparer using Intuit's professional tax software to also get the FAM data, into the tax file. That's its only reason for existing.
In your Fixed Asset Accounts, the purchase details should have payee on them, from the purchases. You can run a Quick Report or a Balance Sheet Detail report and the names from the purchases show right there.
I can't seem to get more than one item on the quick report. How do I do that please to include all items on the report? It would just be a handy tool to have a list of our equipment (we have lots) with the vendor/payee right there for reference so we know who we got it from.
You don't want a Quick Report on Fixed Asset Items. You are asking either about the purchase details from the Account, or you want a List Report on the fixed asset items. Or, you want to open Fixed Asset Manager to see the info.