Murphy Tractor & Equipment held open house events at its Columbus, Ohio, facility from Aug. 13 to 15 to showcase its line of John Deere equipment. The event included a lunch served to attendees while a slide presentation and talk were conducted by Murphy Tractor & Equipment’s Jason Welch on John Deere Worksight Solutions, Solutions, including JDLink, a machine monitoring system designed to help contractors improve productivity, project data reporting and jobsite safety and security.
Division Sales Manager of John Deere’s Construction & Forestry Division, David Reilly was on hand to discuss the company’s vision and corporate strategy for future growth. After the presentations, attendees were invited to an outdoor display area where they were able to watch the lineup of John Deere equipment in operation while John Deere’s Mike Boyle outlined the various machines’ features and performance capabilities.
Afterwards, representatives of both John Deere and Murphy Tractor were available for machine walk-arounds providing guests with an opportunity to discuss individual job site applications and ask questions about specific machines of interest. Much of the discussions focused on ways that the machines will improve the contractors’ bottom line and impact future business growth opportunities.
Highlighting the events were John Deere’s re-designed E-Series skid steers featuring interim Tier IV-emission certified engines, 25 percent more leg room, lower cab noise level and connect-under-pressure auxiliary couplers.
Customers, Murphy Tractor personnel and John Deere representatives agreed that the scope of the equipment demonstration was unsurpassed in terms of dealer conducted events. Those who attended this one-of-a-kind experience designed specifically for invited customers were extremely enthusiastic about the event and the machines showcased, according to Murphy Tractor & Equipment Region Manager, Mike Slinger. Attendees welcomed the opportunity to try the machines out for themselves after watching them being put through the paces professionally by John Deere’s operators.