Benchmark, James River Hold Skeet Shooting Event

Drake Landing has many shooting points offering various situations that would mimic an actual hunting experience.

📅   Mon October 12, 2015 - Southeast Edition
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Art Morris of Capps Construction & Plumbing in Angier, N.C., shot well and blew apart both clays.
Art Morris of Capps Construction & Plumbing in Angier, N.C., shot well and blew apart both clays.
Art Morris of Capps Construction & Plumbing in Angier, N.C., shot well and blew apart both clays. John Caraway of Caraway Logging in New Bern, N.C., prepares his shot. Seth Thompson of Wellons Construction Inc., in Dunn, N.C., said he always enjoys the skeet-shooting event. Terry Parker of TAP Construction Inc., in Four Oaks, N.C., thinks about how the skeet will fly. He planned well and obliterated all of the targets. The wet weather didn’t dampen enthusiasm. (L-R, back) Johnny Smith and Lewin Blue, (L-R, front) Jarret Smith and George Blue, of C&L Grading in Vass, N.C., are ready for their turn. James River Equipment had its Worksite Solutions Simulator Trailer on site, so the guests could try out the John Deere excavator, motorgrader and dozer. Terry Parker (L) of TAP Construction Inc., Four Oaks, N.C., tries out the John Deere excavator. Billy Chuck Harris of Benchmark Tool & Supply tries out the John Deere dozer simulator. The John Deere 700K LGP dozer, outfitted with Topcon machine control system, makes a smooth and efficient pass. The John Deere 764 high-speed dozer moves quickly and efficiently, despite the saturated land. The Hitachi Zaxis 210LC excavator equipped with a Topcon machine control system lets the operator move dirt more efficiently. (L-R) are Andy Lloyd, Brian Dillenback, Mark Romer and Terry Thomas, all of James River Equipment, enjoying a day with their friends. James River Equipment had many of its top-selling machines on hand for their customers to check out and operate. The rain didn’t affect the spirits of the hearty souls attending the event. (L-R) are Lurch Mann, Marcus Ingram, Trey Clement and Preston Laney, all of Carolina Sunrock Construction Division in Durham, N.C. Tom Kidd of T2 Construction in Fuquay Varina, N.C., takes aim. Limestone Creek Forestry in Beulaville, N.C., was well represented by Cody and Dale Reinford, Raymond Miller, Roy, Alex and Glen Reinford. Benchmark Tool & Supply, a co-sponsor of the event, had its unmanned aerial vehicles flying around. The machines are equipped with Topcon machine control products. Tyler Holloway of Benchmark demonstrates how to fly a drone.

James River Equipment Company and Benchmark Tool & Supply jointly held a customer appreciation skeet-shooting event at Drake Landing in Fuquay Varina, N.C., on Oct. 2. Contractors from Eastern North Carolina tested their shooting skills despite the steady rain.

Drake Landing has many shooting points offering various situations that would mimic an actual hunting experience. They also offer hunting for different in-season game.

James River Equipment and Benchmark had many John Deere, Hitachi and NorAm machines on hand for their customers to try out. Several were equipped with lasers and GPS systems to help the operator move dirt precisely. The whole object with a GPS system is to accurately touch the dirt only once instead of doing the same section several times due to operator error.