Hoffman Equipment Holds Paving, Equipment Seminar

With the Northeast emerging from yet another bad winter, Hoffman Equipment’s Paving and Equipment Seminar proved to be a must-attend event for local contractors and highway departments.

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Dan Jacobs (L) and Tim Nolan (C) of Newburgh Winwater Company set up a demonstration of Oil Solutions in the Hoffman Equipment front office.
Dan Jacobs (L) and Tim Nolan (C) of Newburgh Winwater Company set up a demonstration of Oil Solutions in the Hoffman Equipment front office.
Dan Jacobs (L) and Tim Nolan (C) of Newburgh Winwater Company set up a demonstration of Oil Solutions in the Hoffman Equipment front office. The Case 321F wheel loader is a new addition to the lineup. This machine is Tier IV Final. The Case 821F is a big buy for municipalities, with approximately 300 of these machines in New York State alone. The 821F has an excellent center of gravity and cab visibility.  The cab even has a place to put your lunch. The machine is available under NY Jim Harkins (second from L) demonstrates the Rosco RA-400, also known as the “The Patcher.” This machine allows a one-man patching operation. Officer Everett Erichsen of Marlborough Police Department stopped by to answer a few questions and discuss the latest DOT laws. Tim Watters, president of Hoffman Equipment, speaks to attendees during the annual Paving and Equipment Seminar in Marlboro, N.Y. Frank’s Village Market & Deli catered a great lunch for attendees — everyone went back for seconds. Mike Anderson of Hoffman Equipment addresses the crowd, thanking everyone for attending. Jim Harkins, northeast territory manager of VT LeeBoy, shows off the Rosco RB-48 road broom. The broom changing system on this is a game changer, he said, because owners can change at a job site or in the field in less then 10 minutes. The LeeBoy 1000F is made for driveway contractors and municipalities because it is ideal for patch paving. This machine has been in the LeeBoy line for 20 years. The G series will be out next year. The LeeBoy 8515C is a large commercial conveyor paver with a variety of features. The conveyor system is the industry’s widest, according to LeeBoy, making it a very productive machine. The LeeBoy 400 roller is a versatile driveway, municipal and patch roller. The Case DV26 (6,000 lbs.) has a special offset design to get up against curbs. The Case TR320 with a Sweepster attachment (Paladin Attachments) and the Case SV300 with Bradco planer. Case skid steers have versatile pilot controls and can be operated with foot control, if ordered. The Bradco planer acts like a large miller, but is co Attendees were impressed with how quiet the Case 580 Super N was as it entered the garage. Jim Fox of Case said that the 580 is the flagship of the Case line and is designed to be a compact product that delivers high productivity.

Hoffman Equipment held its annual Paving and Equipment Seminar March 20 in Marlboro, N.Y.

Manufacturers representatives from Case, LeeBoy, Rosco, and Paladin were on site to demonstrate their products for attendees.

With the Northeast emerging from yet another bad winter, Hoffman Equipment’s Paving and Equipment Seminar proved to be a must-attend event for contractors and highway departments in the region. There, they had the opportunity to see the latest equipment, available for sale or rent, in action along with having their questions answered by factory reps.

Potholes have been all over the roads and news the past few weeks and Hoffman showcased equipment to repair these. In addition to LeeBoy pavers, rollers and brooms, Hoffman presented a one-person patching machine — the Rosco RA-400 spray pothole patcher, which was put to the test for attendees. Jim Harkins, Northeast territory manager of VT LeeBoy, patched an enormous pothole in minutes.

LeeBoy was not the only manufacturer showing off the goods. Jim Fox of Case showed everyone the versatility of Case products, while reminding attendees that the technician and operator are at the heart of his company’s equipment design. “If you keep them [the operators] happy, the work will get done,” he said.

Also during the event, Hoffman Equipment raffled off numerous door prizes for attendees and provided a catered lunch.

For more information, visit

www.hoffmanequip.com.