Ditch Witch Equipment Shines at Demo Days Events

Fri May 23, 2014 - Midwest Edition
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Ross Liddil (L) and Tom Szymkowiak of Duke Realty Corp. speak with Greg Wolf, Ditch Witch sales manager of Eastern U.S. & Global Rental Accounts, about the new Ditch Witch UtiliGuard Locator.
Ross Liddil (L) and Tom Szymkowiak of Duke Realty Corp. speak with Greg Wolf, Ditch Witch sales manager of Eastern U.S. & Global Rental Accounts, about the new Ditch Witch UtiliGuard Locator.
Ross Liddil (L) and Tom Szymkowiak of Duke Realty Corp. speak with Greg Wolf, Ditch Witch sales manager of Eastern U.S. & Global Rental Accounts, about the new Ditch Witch UtiliGuard Locator. Steve Molloy (L) and Adam Davis (R) of Turf Tec get a tour of the equipment at the Cranberry branch from Mike Zander of Ditch Witch of Ohio, WPA & WNY. (L-R): Mock Excavating’s Bob Mock, Terry Havens and Joe Havens spend a little one on one time with Roger Lipscomb of Ohio Utilities Protection Service. (L-R): Trey Owens of Waker Plumbing joins Matt DiIorio, owner of Ditch Witch of Ohio, WPA & WNY, along with Steve Waker and Cody Fischbach, also of Waker Plumbing. (L-R): James and Jon Blakey of Sitework Developing Inc., speak with Sam Swartz of Ditch Witch of Ohio, WPA & WNY about this Ditch Witch JT922 directional drill. Terex Regional Sales Manager Todd DeWindt was on hand at the Columbus branch to help Ditch Witch of Ohio, WPA & WNY roll out the new line of rental compact track loaders and excavators. Randy Greenawalt (L) of Greenawalt Inc. conducts some business between sessions with Dennis Reep of Ditch Witch of Ohio, WPA & WNY. Allison Strouse of Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc stressed safety during her talk at the Cranberry branch. Jeffry Quinn of Bariod Industrial Drilling Products discusses methods for improved drilling performance. (L-R): Larry Lynn of Ditch Witch of Ohio, WPA & WNY talks with Dave McElrath and Brad Doan of DM Excavating.


Ditch Witch of Ohio, Western Pa. & Western N.Y., recently held Demo Days events at its facilities in Columbus, Ohio on April 4 and one week later at the dealership’s Cranberry Township, Pa., branch on April 11.

Live demonstrations featured the company’s line of Ditch Witch directional drills, mini-skid steers, TK tracker and utility locating equipment, vacuum excavators and other equipment. Attendees electing to try their hand at the machines received a free hat or travel mug with their test drive. The events also offered technical training sessions including a Baroid Mud School seminar conducted by Jeffrey Quinn of Baroid Industrial Drilling Products, a session on safety at the Cranberry location, conducted by Allison Strouse of Pennsylvania One Call System Inc., and at the Columbus event, a seminar on regulations and compliance issues presented by Roger Lipscomb, president and executive director of Ohio Utilities Protection Service.

American Augers Training Manager Dan Heath was on hand at both locations to discuss Recycling drilling fluids and mud reclaimers used in larger trenching applications. While introducing Heath, Ditch Witch of Ohio, Western Pa., & Western N.Y., owner, Matt DiIorio explained that Charles Machine Works recently purchased American Augers and assets of Trencor from Astec Industries. Because of Ditch Witch and American Augers common ownership under Charles Machine Works, Ditch Witch of Ohio, WPA & WNY has entered into a partnership arrangement within the markets they share.

DiIorio also announced the company’s new and developing relationship with Terex Compact Equipment, operating initially as a rental dealership serving a nine county area surrounding Columbus, Ohio. DiIorio said he’s impressed with the Terex line of compact equipment, and the addition of the compact track loaders and excavators provides the dealership with a more comprehensive line of machines to offer clients, enabling them to build on and enhance the company’s customer relations.

As well as opportunities to attend the educational sessions and to watch and try Ditch Witch’s new equipment lineup, attendees were treated to lunch and door prizes.

(This story also can be found on Construction Equipment Guide’s Web site at www.constructionequipmentguide.com.)