Highway Equipment Company Holds Demo, Scrap Day

Mon October 01, 2012 - Northeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

A Kobelco SK350 excavator equipped with an Allied Construction Products AMS 50R shear makes short work of a pile of metal scrap.
A Kobelco SK350 excavator equipped with an Allied Construction Products AMS 50R shear makes short work of a pile of metal scrap.
A Kobelco SK350 excavator equipped with an Allied Construction Products AMS 50R shear makes short work of a pile of metal scrap. Attendees try out the Sennebogen 825 material handler equipped with a Pemberton 125 orange peel grapple. Sennebogen’s 821 material handler with a Winkle 40 in. magnet made quick work of loading metal into a scrap box. (L-R): Highway Equipment’s Al Springer speaks with the brothers Gibb, Bryan, Joe and Matt of Gibbs Construction in from Youngstown, Ohio, for the event. (L-R): Highway Equipment Company’s Shawn Atkinson talks with Mike Keith of Scrap Salvage & Surplus, Highway Equipment’s Bob DeSantis and Dave and Mike Norris of D&D Salvage. Ron Jones (L) and Dave Trice (R) of Kantner Iron & Steel talk machines with Highway Equipment’s Dan Olson. Highway Equipment Company’s Al Springer demonstrates the Monsoon dust suppression system. (L-R): Highway Equipment Company’s Thomas Reynolds and Shane Nolan catch up with John Alexander Jr. and John Alexander III of Alexander Mill Services Incorporated.

Highway Equipment Company held a Demolition and Scrap Day at its headquarters in Zelienople, Pa., on Sept. 12. The event was conducted as a way of showcasing the dealership’s extensive lineup of equipment geared toward scrap, recycling and demolition industries. The event drew contractors and scrap company managers along with their equipment operators from western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio who came to learn about Highway Equipment Company’s product line and sales and service business approach.

After opening remarks by Highway Equipment Company’s Al Springer and a welcome by Highway Equipment Company President Thomas Reynolds the focus turned to the equipment on hand. Initial demonstrations provided an overview of the dealership’s equipment lines followed by an opportunity for attendees to climb into the machines for some hands-on time at the controls.

The demonstration area was set up in stations designed to simulate the workflow in a scrap yard and scrap materials were brought in for processing. A Kobelco SK350 equipped with an Allied AMS 50R shear started off by cutting scrap metal, which was in turn sorted and loaded into scrap boxes by two Sennebogen material handlers, one equipped with a Pemberton 125 orange peel grapple and the other equipped with a Winkle 40 in. (101.6 cm) magnet. In addition, a Monsoon dust suppression system was demonstrated and a Bateman combination demolition magnet grapple was on display.

Highway Equipment Company’s own RockBusters, excavators equipped with Allied breakers, also were on display. After attendees spent time on the machines, they were provided with literature and one-on-one time with manufacturer representatives from many of the equipment lines featured at the event. In all, representatives from Kobelco, Hyundai, Allied Construction Products, Bateman Manufacturing and Winkle Industries were on-hand to discuss their products and answer questions. The half-day event was capped off with a catered lunch.

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