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Fri December 25, 2009 - Southeast Edition
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Bill Pyles John Deere’s vice president of service, explains Tier 4 emission standards.
Bill Pyles John Deere’s vice president of service, explains Tier 4 emission standards.
Bill Pyles John Deere’s vice president of service, explains Tier 4 emission standards. Attendees got to play in the dirt during Nortrax’s Dig, Dine & Drive event. Guests await their turn to try out the new John Deere 764 High Speed dozer. (L-R): Clark Minor, John Deere product specialist, goes over the 672 GP motorgrader’s new features with Chris Wood of Nortrax and Glen Anderson of JMCH. Guests of the Nortrax Dig, Dine & Drive event in Florida watch the equipment demonstrations. Onlookers watch the John Deere 410J TC in action. The John Deere 644K’s self-leveling bucket/fork control is demonstrated. Nortrax demonstrated the John Deere 350D excavator’s power and maneuverability. The John Deere 750J LGP dozer gets its turn to show off for guests. The John Deere 672GP motorgrader shows what it can do for guests of the Dig, Dine & Drive event. The JD 764 High Speed dozer flaunts its working speed for the crowd.

Nortrax held a Dig, Dine & Drive event Dec. 3 in Polk City, Fla.

The event kicked off with a presentation on Tier 4 emission standards by John Deere’s Vice President of Service Bill Pyles.

The “Dig” portion of the event followed with demonstrations of the new John Deere 672GP motorgrader, 410J tractor loader backhoe, 644K loader, 350D excavator, the 750J dozer and the 764 High Speed dozer

After enjoying a barbeque lunch, guests then had opportunities to test drive several John Deere pieces of equipment, including the John Deere 764 High Speed dozer, GP series motorgraders, TMC backhoes, K Series loaders, 250 D2 articulated truck, 190 rubber-tired excavator and compaction and milling equipment. The two most popular items were the 672 GP motorgrader with its blade control system and the 764 High Speed dozer. One of the 764 dozers also was set up with a Topcon blade control system.

Bomag compaction and milling equipment and Topcon machine control systems also were on display for guests to check out.

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