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GeoShack Holds 2013 Topcon Technology Roadshow

Thu May 23, 2013 - Midwest Edition
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(L-R): Steve Hatfield and Chris Converse of GeoShack explain the Tesla and HiPer SR system to Kevin Payne and Chad Cpward of Richland County Engineers office.
(L-R): Steve Hatfield and Chris Converse of GeoShack explain the Tesla and HiPer SR system to Kevin Payne and Chad Cpward of Richland County Engineers office.
(L-R): Steve Hatfield and Chris Converse of GeoShack explain the Tesla and HiPer SR system to Kevin Payne and Chad Cpward of Richland County Engineers office. Aaron Smith (L) of Smith Paving & Excavating and Craig Smith of Mark Haynes Construction receive some pointers on data for machine control from Take-Off Professionals’ Marco Cecala (C). GeoShack’s Dan O’Reilly gives a live demonstration on the Tesla with Pocket 3D. (L-R): Chuck Ruggles of Murphy Tractor & Equipment catches up with Steve and Jim Ruby of Fechko Excavating. Ed Bell (L) of Tank Pro spoke with Tim Kresowaty of Columbus equipment about machine control applications. Josh Clay (L) and Kevin Hoerstein of Miller Construction Group get checked out on Topcon’s 3D-MC2 dozer system installed on this John Deere 750K dozer. In town for the event, Murphy Tractor & Equipment Machine Technology Specialist Jason Welch (L) trades insights with Topcon Regional Sales Manager of Construction Equipment Ander Foor. One of the highlights of the event was the opportunity for attendees to operate Topcon’s 3D-MC2 with this John Deere 750K dozer for themselves. (L-R): John Brown of Ruhlin Company joins Don Anderson of GeoShack and Paul McCutcheon of Ruhlin Company to take in the demonstrations.

GeoShack, a technology leader in the construction, surveying, laser and machine control industries, held its 2013 Topcon Technology Roadshow on May 8 at the Ashland County Fairgrounds in Ashland, Ohio. The Roadshow presented information on the latest precise positioning technology in a classroom environment followed by outdoor demonstrations after lunch, which included opportunities for attendees to try out the equipment for themselves. GeoShack representatives were joined by Topcon Regional Sales Manager Ander Foor and Take-off Professionals’ Marco Cecala to discuss ways for contractors to maximize profit on the job site. The classroom sessions included information on sitelink3D, an advanced communications system for Topcon’s suite of 3D-MC grade control products, Topcon’s 2D and 3D machine control products, and GeoShack’s advantage services, providing total support solutions through onsite, phone and online support, as well as equipment loaners and professional training.

Demonstration stations included Topcon’s 3D-MC2 dozer system installed on a John Deere 750K dozer provided by Murphy Tractor & Equipment, Topcon’s PS Series of robotic total stations with layout, Topcon’s HiPer Rover System with Magnet Office software, HiPer V with pocket 3D, Topcon’s newest machine control system for hydraulic excavators -X-22, and Topcon lasers and receivers.

Surveyors at the event received Professional Development Hour credits for attending.

Mark Hash, branch manager, Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. Inc., was able to provide insight into the competitive advantage integrated control provides customers.

Jason Welch, machine technology specialist, Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. Inc., also was in attendance, to provide machine technology information.