Hurricane Michael Recovery: Equipment Suppliers Do Their Part to Help

Keep Up To Date with Thousands of Other Readers.

Our newsletters cover the entire industry and only include the interests that you pick. Sign up and see.

Submit Email
No, Thank You.

Blanchard Machinery Holds Cat Next Generation Event in North Charleston, S.C.

Mon July 16, 2018 - Southeast Edition #15
CEG


(L-R): Jay McCormack of Blanchard Machinery and Dave Arney, Paul King and Morris Livingston of King Construction Services Inc. in Myrtle Beach, S.C., talk about the new generation of hydraulic excavators being demonstrated at the event.
(L-R): Jay McCormack of Blanchard Machinery and Dave Arney, Paul King and Morris Livingston of King Construction Services Inc. in Myrtle Beach, S.C., talk about the new generation of hydraulic excavators being demonstrated at the event.
(L-R): Jay McCormack of Blanchard Machinery and Dave Arney, Paul King and Morris Livingston of King Construction Services Inc. in Myrtle Beach, S.C., talk about the new generation of hydraulic excavators being demonstrated at the event.
(L-R): Blanchard’s Scott Hill talks with Trev Howard and Darrin Sheriff, both of Palmetto Corp. in Conway, S.C., about Palmetto Corp’s recent purchase of the Next Generation Cat 320.
Todd Phillips (L) of Gulfstream Construction in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and Blanchard Machinery’s Bob Sharpe discuss the operational advantages of the new Cat 320 hydraulic excavator. 
(L-R): Rozier Blanchard of Blanchard Machinery; Ed Amerman of Three Oaks Contractors in Ravenel, S.C.; Kevin Morgan of Blanchard; Gervais Hills of Three Oaks Contractors; Ross Carr of Blanchard; Gervais Hills Jr. of Three Oaks Contractors; and Boyd Blanchard of Blanchard Machinery discuss the day’s events.
(L-R): After the conclusion of a break-out demo session, Blanchard Machinery’s BJ Landon catches up with his customers Chuck Storie, Mark Dirks and Kyle Harvey, all of Berkeley County Roads & Bridges in South Carolina.
Support from Caterpillar representatives included (L-R) Jay Ripp, application specialist; Dennis Gustafson, service tech representative; Brad Bahr, GCI-sales representative; Hugo Aravena, work tools attachments specialist; and Hiroaki Tongu, marketing communcations.
(L-R): Todd Phillips of Gulfstream Construction in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and Mitchell Huskey, Whit Stutsman and Pete Stutsman, all of Anson Construction Company in Charleston, S.C., discuss the demo event.
(L-R): Donnie LaCroix of Banks Construction in Charleston, S.C.; Brett Rutland of Blanchard Machinery; Trey Banks of Banks Construction; Jim Armstrong of Charleston, S.C., Public Works; Fred Anderson of J.H. Hiers Construction in Charleston, S.C.; and Boyd Blanchard of Blanchard Machinery discuss their thoughts on the new generation of hydraulic excavators.

Continuing its series of demo events to familiarize customers with Caterpillar's Next Generation hydraulic excavators, Blanchard Machinery held another demo event in North Charleston, S.C., on June 26 and hosted approximately 100 guests.

Complete equipment application demos and break-out sessions on the latest Cat excavator technology for the all-new Next Generation Cat 320GC, 320 and 323 hydraulic excavators were conducted by professional Blanchard and Cat operators to provide the best introduction experience.

The central premise of these demos is to highlight three industry-leading excavators that are engineered to provide up to 15 percent lower maintenance costs, 25 percent lower fuel consumption and an overall operating efficiency increase of up to 45 percent, utilizing the simple, easy-to-use standard features on these new machines, according to the manufacturer.

Trev Howard and Darrin Sheriff of Palmetto Corp. in Conway, S.C., came to the demo event after their company had already purchased a next generation Cat 320 hydraulic excavator. Howard and Sheriff were looking to further maximize their knowledge and expertise with the operation of their machine. Sheriff said his enthusiasm for the machine is in the increased efficiency and fuel economy and in the overall decrease in service costs. Grade control and payload features also ranked very highly in his enthusiasm for his company's new machine.

CEG