Dealers From 15 Countries Enjoy Morbark’s Demo Days

Wed October 26, 2011 - Midwest Edition

Morbark’s 3800XL Wood Hog converts trees into mulch.
Morbark’s 3800XL Wood Hog converts trees into mulch.
Morbark’s 3800XL Wood Hog converts trees into mulch. Demo Days attendees watch as a 4600XL Wood Hog goes to work. Walt Deacon (L) and Randy Record of Deacon Equipment Company, Bloomsburg, Pa., are enjoying seeing all of the new equipment in action. A Morbark 1300 tub grinder powered by a Tier IV 1050 Cat engine show its muscle with a mix bag of wood waste. (L-R): Mike Heiss of H&H Land Clearing, Morbark Regional Sales Manager Ed Dodak, Carmine Delliquadri of Delliquadri Landscaping, Bob Stewart of Columbus Equipment, Mark Delliquadri of Delliquadri Landscaping, and Tim Smith of Columbus Equipment Company ca

Morbark held its customer Demo Days event Sept. 22 and 23 at its corporate worldwide headquarters in Winn, Mich. The event drew more than 300 customers and dealers from 15 countries eager to see the new machines Morbark launched during the event.

Among the new equipment on display, and in action, were the Advantage 3 high performance chipping drum, the Morbark 3800XL horizontal grinder and a sneak peek at several prototype machines yet to go into production.

The event featured factory tours, educational seminars, equipment demonstrations and plenty of networking opportunities. The seminar covered a range of subjects including Tier IV engines, emerging markets and Morbark’s “Orange Watchdog,” a custom designed communications system that monitors engine and machine operations and transmits real time production, fuel consumption and maintenance data to a user’s computer or telephone.