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Thirteen participants from nine companies consisting of mechanics and finishers based out of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania attended the seminar.
Thirteen participants from nine companies consisting of mechanics and finishers based out of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania attended the seminar.
Thirteen participants from nine companies consisting of mechanics and finishers based out of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania attended the seminar. (L-R) are Jeff Graham, Healy-Long-Jevin; J.R. Mazur, GMAC Construction; Tom Collins, Brightline Construction; Jeff Nelson, Cavan Construction; Ivan Zattoni, Fabbri Concrete; John Shark, Forcine Concrete; Ben Wiese, MQ-Whiteman; Jim Campbell, King of Pruss The STXD6i is ready to be looked at by the participants. Ben Wiese (seated), product manager concrete placing and finishing of MQ-Whiteman discusses the new cruise control features with Jim Campbell (L), King of Prussia Equipment Corp. and J.R. Mazur, GMAC Construction. Ben Wiese (2nd from L) and Tommy Tucker (R), both of MQ-Whiteman, discuss important maintenance procedures. Ben Wiese uses a PowerPoint presentation in the classroom setting. (L-R, seated): Brian Petro, King of Prussia Equipment; Jim Campbell, King of Prussia Equipment; and Jeff Nelson, Cavan Construction; listen in as Tommy Tucker (L, standing) and Ben Wiese (R, standing) teach the class. Ben Wiese (R) points out hydraulic parts used for testing pressure to Cavan Construction’s Jeff Nelson. Ben Wiese (L) points out the necessary adjustments to Ivan Zattoni of Fabbri Concrete. Ben Wiese (L) uses a laptop to diagnose and adjust settings for the STXD6i while Cavan Construction’s Jeff Nelson looks on. The new MQ-Whitman model STXD6i hydrostatic ride-on trowel.

On Nov. 3, King of Prussia Equipment Corp. and MQ-Whiteman hosted a one-day service seminar for Whiteman hydrostatic ride-on power trowels.

The service seminar started at 8 a.m. at King of Prussia Equipment Corp.’s facility in King of Prussia, Pa. Thirteen participants from nine companies consisting of mechanics and finishers based out of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania attended. The service seminar ended at 3:30 p.m. with a question and answer period.

Ben Wiese, product manager concrete placing and finishing, of MQ-Whiteman and Tommy Tucker, senior field service manager, Multiquip, conducted the seminar. A new MQ-Whiteman model STXD6i hydrostatic ride-on trowel and an older used model STX55y6 hydrostatic were on hand for the seminar.

Specific training on the STXD6i included the new power management features which adjusts hydraulic pump stroke to ensure that unit operates at peak efficiency under all conditions and eliminates engine bogging down under a severe load. An electronic governor delivers only the precise amount of fuel required to meet the engine load, resulting in greater fuel efficiency and reduced operating costs, according to the manufacturer.

Attendees also were educated in the proper maintenance and servicing for all hydrostatic models. Each student received a service binder and a service disc. The service disc included information on how to diagnose, trouble-shoot and set adjustments via a laptop computer to the ride-on trowel itself.

Coffee and donuts were provided by King of Prussia Equipment. Lunch was sponsored by Plate 2000, a manufacturer of trowel blades and pans. MQ-Whiteman provided door prizes for each attendee. A special raffle of miniature hydraulic trowel models were included.

King of Prussia Equipment Corp. of King of Prussia, Pa., has been a concrete equipment distributor in the tri-state area since 1980 and is one of the few “specialty concrete” dealers of MQ-Whiteman in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware markets. Other major manufacturers represented are: Schwing America, Husqvarna-Soff-cut, Conforms, Benner-Nawman, Wyco, Bartell-Morrison, Camlever, Vibco, Allen Engineering, Powerblanket, M-B-W and Soft Ride Racks.

King of Prussia Equipment provides annual service seminars of the manufacturers it represents. King of Prussia equipment not only sells equipment, but sells parts, accessories, does service/repairs and has a large inventory of concrete equipment available for rentals.

MQ-Whiteman Inc., of Boise, Idaho, is a manufacturer of concrete and masonry equipment. Multiquip is headquartered in Carson, Calif. and distributes a full array of construction equipment throughout the United States and worldwide, including such brands as Mikassa, Rammax, Stow, Saunders Saws and MQ Power.

Plate 2000, a manufacturer of trowel blades and float pans is headquartered in St. Anselme (Quebec) Canada.

The companies represented at the King of Prussia Equipment/MQ-Whiteman Seminar included:

• Forcine Concrete, Malvern, Pa.

• GMAC Construction, Franklinville, N.J.

• Healy-Long-Jevin, Wilmington, Del.

• B. Pietrini & Sons, King of Prussia, Pa.

• Brightline Construction, Philadelphia, Pa.

• King of Prussia Equipment, King of Prussia, Pa.

• Fabbri Concrete, Vineland, N.J.

• P.M. D’Onofrio Concrete, Malvern, Pa.

• Cavan Construction, Aston, Pa.

For more information, call 610/265-1036 or visit www.kingofprussiaequipment.com.