Mechanics from nine companies attended the school.
On Nov. 7, King of Prussia Equipment Corp. and MQ-Whiteman hosted a one-day service seminar for Whiteman hydrostatic ride-on power trowels.
The service seminar started at 8 a.m. at King of Prussia Equipment Corp.’s facility in King of Prussia, Pa. Thirteen mechanics from nine companies from as far west as Williamsport, Pa., and as far north as Shawnee on Delaware, Pa., and as far south as Franklinville, N.J., attended the school. The service seminar ended at 3:30 p.m. with a raffle of door prizes for each participant.
Tommy Tucker, senior field service manager, Multiquip, conducted the seminar. A MQ-Whiteman model STXD6i hydrostatic ride-on trowel was on hand for the seminar.
Specific training on the STXD6i included the new power management features which adjusts hydraulic pump stroke to ensure that unit operates at peak efficiency under all conditions and eliminates engine bogging down under a severe load. Ensuring the proper fuel along with additives to enhance the performance was specified. A Vibra-TAK was handed out to each student to check the rpm’s of the rotor speed. Precise rotor speed is critical for proper functioning of the trowel’s panning and finishing of floors.
Attendees also were educated in the proper maintenance and servicing for all hydrostatic models. Each student received a service binder, a service disc and a flash drive. The service disc and flash drive included information on how to diagnose, trouble-shoot and set adjustments via a laptop computer to the ride-on trowel itself.
Coffee, donuts and lunch were provided by King of Prussia Equipment. MQ-Whiteman provided door prizes for each attendee (shirts, flashlights and hats).
King of Prussia Equipment Corp. of King of Prussia, Pa., has been a concrete equipment distributor in the tri-state area since 1980 and is one of the few “specialty concrete” dealers of MQ-Whiteman in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware markets. Other major manufacturers represented are: Schwing America, Husqvarna-Soff-cut, Conforms, Benner-Nawman, Wyco, Bartell-Morrison, Camlever, Vibco, Allen Engineering, Powerblanket, M-B-W and Soft Ride Racks.
King of Prussia Equipment provides annual service seminars of the manufacturers it represents. King of Prussia equipment not only sells equipment, but also sells parts, accessories, does service/repairs and has a large inventory of concrete equipment available for rentals.
MQ-Whiteman Inc., of Boise, Idaho, is a manufacturer of concrete and masonry equipment. Multiquip is headquartered in Carson, Calif., and distributes a full array of construction equipment throughout the United States and worldwide, including such brands as Mikassa, Rammax, Stow, Saunders Saws and MQ Power.
The companies represented at the King of Prussia Equipment/MQ-Whiteman Seminar included:
• W.L. Robinson Concrete, Williamsport, Pa.
• GMAC Construction, Franklinville, N.J.
• Bedrock Concrete Corp., Sayreville, N.J.
• B. Pietrini & Sons, King of Prussia, Pa.
• Duane Curtis, Shawnee on Delaware, Pa.
• King of Prussia Equipment, King of Prussia, Pa.
• Anthony Biddle Contractors, Ambler, Pa.
• Collective Concrete, Jackson, N.J.
• Rollins Repair, Shawnee on Delaware, Pa.