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FAE USA Hosts Customer Appreciation and Demo Day at Its Ga. Headquarters

Thu April 22, 2010 - National Edition
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Waterproof boots and an occasional break under the big tent were a must as the demo was marred by periodic torrential downpours. However, the weather never dampened the spirits of the attendees.
Waterproof boots and an occasional break under the big tent were a must as the demo was marred by periodic torrential downpours. However, the weather never dampened the spirits of the attendees.
Waterproof boots and an occasional break under the big tent were a must as the demo was marred by periodic torrential downpours. However, the weather never dampened the spirits of the attendees. FAE USA’s Blake Eavenson (C) talks with Shawn Wilson (L), Wilson Clearing & Mulching, Wade, N.C., and Donovan McLaurin, McLaurin Company, Wade N.C., about the all-new MTH 225 stabilizer. Turning out to show their support for the event and enjoying a cup of coffee with Giorgio Carera (C) CEO of FAE USA are Alex Musa (L), assistant trade commissioner, and Fabrizio Giustarini, trade commissioner, both of the Italian Trade Commission, Atlanta Operating a PrimeTech PT400, Duane McGann, Forestry Solutions, Toccoa, Ga., gave the crowd a show as he used the machine’s considerable power to take down and mulch some large timber. Bringing their machine to the event to show off the capabilities of the FAE SSH 225 soil stabilizer mounted and PTO driven by a John Deere 8530 are (L-R) Hosea Medina, Alex and Cathy Cornelius and Juan Herrea, Cornelius Farms, Manor, Ga. Operating a Deutz-Fahr Agrotron 265 tractor with a STCH 225 rock crusher, is FAE USA’s Dave Holze. Taking photos for his customers and prospects in the Northeast is Dave Heath, FAE USA’s newest district representative based in Shermans Dale, P Checking out FAE USA’s offerings for the first time are (L-R) Don Speaight, Linndale Equipment, Wilmington, Ohio; Tom Ashton, SWACO Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio, Columbus, Ohio; Miriam Speaight, Linndale Equipment; David Miller, Weaver Boos Kevin Knolls, 3K Excavating in Alabama shows the attendees that his Kobelco SK 160LC equipped with an FAE UML 125 forestry mulcher does an incredible job of mulching trees from the top down.

Customers, distributors and a group of international visitors turned out for FAE USA’s customer appreciation and demo day at its North American headquarters in Flowery Branch, Ga. Representatives of the Italian Trade Commission and the Greater Hall County (Ga.) Chamber of Commerce were in attendance to show their support for the event. A full day of activities kicked off with breakfast and a presentation of the vast array of FAE and PrimeTech machines. Then, attendees were transported to a nearby Gainesville, Ga., demo site, to see the machines and attachments at work.

Despite heavy rain, the outdoor demonstration was a huge success. A few FAE USA customers brought their own machines to demonstrate. Alex and Cathy Cornelius of Cornelius Farms had their John Deere 8530 equipped with an FAE SSH 225 soil stabilizer delivered to the site. Alex said they’ve found that their machine and attachment combo serves them well in their agricultural and grinding business and are able to grind up to 20 in. deep with their attachment.

Kevin Knolls of 3K Excavating in Alabama trucked in his Kobelco SK 160LC with an FAE UML 125 forestry mulcher. Knolls said the machine is working great for him in his land clearing business. He said the mulcher saves him time and money in pre-clearing land and has been completely trouble free. After purchasing the mulcher, the only minor machine modification that was required was adding a converter valve and his machine and attachment were up and running perfectly.

After the demo it was back to FAE USA Inc. for a barbeque lunch and an opportunity to tour the FAE USA headquarters to see the attachment and parts stocking facility that serves the U.S. market, as well as service offerings. To show its appreciation for those in attendance, FAE USA provided special pricing deals on teeth and attachments.

Several new products were introduced including the PrimeTech PT 400 with 300/S sub soiler and a full line of mini-excavator mulchers. The all-new MTH 225 stabilizer for road construction drew a lot of attention from both dealers and end users. The first unit to hit the states was delivered to FAE USA just two days before the event took place.