Demo, Open House Event in Chippewa Falls, Wis.

Mon April 24, 2017 - Midwest Edition #8
Construction Equipment Guide

Rod Stallard, general manager Nortrax, welcomes customers to the annual open house in Chippewa Falls, Wis.
Rod Stallard, general manager Nortrax, welcomes customers to the annual open house in Chippewa Falls, Wis.
Rod Stallard, general manager Nortrax, welcomes customers to the annual open house in Chippewa Falls, Wis. Nortrax hosted its annual equipment demo and open house event on Friday, April 7 at the Chippewa Falls, Wis., branch. A customer demos the John Deere 244K wheel loader. Customers take advantage of the demo area to run John Deere wheel loaders. Customers get stick time in this John Deere 772GA grader. Customers had the opportunity to try out the latest John Deere 850K with John Deere SmartGrade. Aubrie Anderson operates a mini-excavator with ease. Aubrie’s dad, Joe Anderson, joked that she could be on the payroll real soon with her skills. Russ Woelke, Towmaster regional sales manager, is ready to answer questions at the open house. (L-R): Ryan Westaby, owner of Westaby Trucking, Shawn Vetterkind, Nortrax and Steve Sime, S&S Trucking, stand in front of the John Deere 644K wheel loader. Mike Hoff (L) and Matt Degerman, both of Didion Contracting, take a look at this John Deere 944K hybrid wheel loader. Nate Bleskacek (L) and Doug Johnson, both of A-1 Excavating, check out the bucket of this John Deere 844K wheel loader. Ryan Burkholder (L) and Elvin Zimmerman, both of Burkholder Tractor, inspect this John Deere certified used 544K wheel loader. Mike (L) and Ben Jari, of Mike Jari Bulldozing, look over the John Deere dozers at the annual open house. Eric Brosted (L) of Nortrax welcomes Terry Pecha, owner of A-1 Excavating, to the open house. Rich Newman (L), retiree of Musson Brothers Inc., enjoys the open house with Dean Adsit, used equipment sales, Nortrax.

Nortrax hosted its annual equipment demo and open house event on April 7 at the Chippewa Falls, Wis., branch.

Beautiful spring weather brought out a huge crowd of customers to the event. This location features a pit demo site, which provides customers the opportunity to try out equipment first-hand. Rodney Stallard, Nortrax general manager, said approximately 500 people attended.

“This year, customers were able to operate John Deere's SmartGrade dozers, which have a grade-control system fully integrated into the machine cabin, structure and software, with no external masts or cable. We also had excavators, loaders, compact track loaders, motorgraders and an articulated dump truck all available for our customers to use to play-in-the-dirt,” said Stallard.

On hand to visit with customers and guests were Ken Knauf, Nortrax forestry specialist; Kevin St. John, John Deere financial representative; Jim Larsen, Nortrax environmental health and safety manager; Eric Brosted, Nortrax work sight solutions consultant; and Rob Newman, product support technology representative. Nortrax would like to thank the following sponsors and supporting vendors that helped make the event a great success: TRM Manufacturing/GEM, Falls, Tow Master Trailers, Interstate Trailers, Decleene/Groeneveld, Paladin Attachments and Pomp's Tire.

A lunch of baked fish, charcoal chicken, homemade corn bread and all the fixings was served in the Nortrax service shop and catered by Karl Hartkemeyer, owner of Bar-B-Q Express Catering in Lake Hallie, Wis.

Door prizes, giveaways and a trivia contest took place in the service bay area. Congratulations to J&A Construction and an employee of the Town of Wheaton for winning the premium Yeti cooler grand prizes.

Nortrax Inc., a major dealer of John Deere construction and forestry equipment, is headquartered in Tampa, Fla. The Midwest division consists of seven dealerships in Wisconsin, the U.P. of Michigan and northern Minnesota.

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