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Guests Try Out Equipment at Milton CAT’s DemoFest

The day included a hog roast and pancake breakfast for lucky attendees.

Wed December 04, 2013 - Northeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Hamburgers, hot dogs, cookies and beverages were all on the menu.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, cookies and beverages were all on the menu.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, cookies and beverages were all on the menu. Gary Fisher (R) of Fisher Construction in Liverpool, N.Y., recently purchased one of these Cat D5 dozers equipped with Sitech technology. It’s hard to tell which he is more excited about, the dozer or the complementary Cat hat he received from his M Jeff Fisher, of Fisher Construction in Liverpool, N.Y., reminisces about times past and this Cat model 12 grader. Milton CAT’s service department demonstrates its onsite portable line boring. Visitors unfamiliar with scrap equipment still enjoyed the features of the Cat MH3049 material handling (scrap excavator) at work. Nick Zielinski of Zielinski Asphalt in Oriskany, N.Y., demonstrates his skills as an operator by driving the excavator through a doorway. With a Cat 420F backhoe is Tony Mele and his family, representing Clinton Auto Parts in Buffalo, N.Y. A steady flow of visitors kept the registration table busy throughout the two-day event. Checking out the wide variety of paving products available at Milton CAT (L-R) are Joe Gould of Jefferson County Recycling; Brian Reome of Jefferson County Highway Department; and Paul Skufca of Milton CAT. This group is being guided through a close inspection of the underside of a Cat 522B.  (L-R) are Eric Griffin of Milton CAT; Junior Raymond and Fred Groom of Slater Farms in Moravia, N.Y. Representatives of Suit-Kote, one of the largest asphalt producers and paving contractors in New York State, are shown the features of the Cat 938K loader.  (L-R) are Harvey Anderson and Jim Fitzpatrick, both of Suit-Kote, and Jim Norstad of Milton CAT. Junior operators were encouraged to check out the operation of Caterpillar’s compact equipment. In the cab of a Cat 303.5 is Matt Delfuoco receiving training from Matt Brune of Milton CAT. A complex obstacle course was set up to challenge the skills of any operator up to the test. Sitech technology is demonstrated with this Cat D5K dozer. Phil Slocum (seated) of Slocum Development in Fulton, N.Y., is given the basic rundown on the laser grading technologies available through Sitech.

Contractors, public works officials, scrap yard operators and many other types of equipment owners from across central New York were in attendance when Milton CAT held a DemoFest at its Syracuse, N.Y., location on Nov. 8 and 9. In addition to a hog roast and pancake breakfast, the day also included many different types of events that allowed the customer to operate a wide variety of equipment.

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