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Lorusso Heavy Equipment Hosts Demo Day in Walpole

Thu May 23, 2019 - Northeast Edition #11
Sheila Capetta – CEG CORRESPONDENT



On May 11, 2019, Lorusso Heavy Equipment Hosted a Demo Day near its Walpole, Mass., location. The event featured Mecalac products like the 15MC crawler excavator, the 8MCR rail road excavator and the 12MTX wheel excavator loader, as well as other Mecalac, Hyundai and Engcon products.

AJ and Paul Lorusso opened the doors to Lorusso Heavy Equipment in 2009. LHE is a full-service dealer offering sales from its fully stocked inventory, and offers services, rental and parts. Training for its customers also is available to pass on the knowledge to use their newly acquired machinery to its maximum potential.

LHE was the first dealer in the United States to carry Mecalac products from France and has since become a top North American dealer of Mecalac products. LHE began started selling Hyundai products a few years later, in 2011. When asked about how the products work together, Paul Lorusso said, "These products complement each other very well."

Lorusso also said the Mecalac 12MTX wheel excavator loader is diverse and ideal for urban work.

"There's nothing else like it — with the boom on the opposite side of the machine. It helps us to deal with traffic and visibility when in urban areas. A lot of people were receptive to this product because it is so different but it is also rugged and stout and it is reliable."

The 12MTX is a two-in-one wheel excavator and wheel loader.

Engcon was at the demo day with an information tent and an EC-Oil tiltrotator on display. Åke Johansson, product specialist/sales was there from Engcon North America in New Haven, Conn., to answer questions about the products. Dave Colageo of Colageo Construction in Stoughton, Mass., had the opportunity to test out the tiltrotator on the Mecalac 8MCR excavator and see the capabilities of the machine and attachment and how they complement each other on the demonstration field.

Lorusso Heavy Equipment holds these events one or two times a year to give its customers the chance to come out to test the technology and machinery that will make their jobs more successful and easier while on work sites.

CEG

Mecalac’s 12MTX wheel excavator loader in action at LHE Demo Day on May 11, 2019.
(Sheila Capetta photo)
Mecalac’s 12MTX wheel excavator loader in action at LHE Demo Day on May 11, 2019. (Sheila Capetta photo)

Dave Colageo of Colageo Construction in Stoughton, Mass., tested out the Mecalac 15MC crawler 
excavator.
(Sheila Capetta photo)
Dave Colageo of Colageo Construction in Stoughton, Mass., tested out the Mecalac 15MC crawler excavator. (Sheila Capetta photo)

A attendee test drives the Mecalac AS 900 swing loader.
(Sheila Capetta photo)
A attendee test drives the Mecalac AS 900 swing loader. (Sheila Capetta photo)

Paul Lorusso, owner of Lorusso Heavy Equipment in Walpole, Mass., in Mecalac’s 12MTX wheel excavator loader.
(Sheila Capetta photo)
Paul Lorusso, owner of Lorusso Heavy Equipment in Walpole, Mass., in Mecalac’s 12MTX wheel excavator loader. (Sheila Capetta photo)

Paul Lorusso (L), owner of Lorusso Heavy Equipment in Walpole, Mass., and Frederic Laborde, Mecalac’s business manager North America in Walpole, Mass.
(Sheila Capetta photo)
Paul Lorusso (L), owner of Lorusso Heavy Equipment in Walpole, Mass., and Frederic Laborde, Mecalac’s business manager North America in Walpole, Mass. (Sheila Capetta photo)

AJ (L) and Paul Lorusso, owners of Lorusso Heavy Equipment, host a Mecalac Demo Day at their Walpole, Mass., location on May 11, 2019.
(Sheila Capetta photo)
AJ (L) and Paul Lorusso, owners of Lorusso Heavy Equipment, host a Mecalac Demo Day at their Walpole, Mass., location on May 11, 2019. (Sheila Capetta photo)

The Mecalac 9WMR on display showcased the reach capabilities of this wheel excavator.
(Sheila Capetta photo)
The Mecalac 9WMR on display showcased the reach capabilities of this wheel excavator. (Sheila Capetta photo)

Samantha Marchand, Lorusso Heavy Equipment’s office manager in Walpole, Mass., was present at the Demo Day to assist and answer questions. Marchand has been Lorusso’s office manager for four years.
(Sheila Capetta photo)
Samantha Marchand, Lorusso Heavy Equipment’s office manager in Walpole, Mass., was present at the Demo Day to assist and answer questions. Marchand has been Lorusso’s office manager for four years. (Sheila Capetta photo)

Tony Schwenn (L), global account manager of Pettibone in Baraga, Mich., and Eric Christophersen of HTC Landscaping in Long Island, N.Y., checked out Mecalac’s 8MCR rail road excavator.
(Sheila Capetta photo)
Tony Schwenn (L), global account manager of Pettibone in Baraga, Mich., and Eric Christophersen of HTC Landscaping in Long Island, N.Y., checked out Mecalac’s 8MCR rail road excavator. (Sheila Capetta photo)

Michael Gruffaz (L) of Mecalac in eastern France and Dan Dwyer of Reynolds-Warren Equipment Company in Atlanta, Ga., both attended the Demo Day.
(Sheila Capetta photo)
Michael Gruffaz (L) of Mecalac in eastern France and Dan Dwyer of Reynolds-Warren Equipment Company in Atlanta, Ga., both attended the Demo Day. (Sheila Capetta photo)

Michael O’Shaughnessy of Michael O’Shaughnessy Construction Inc. in San Francisco, Calif., travelled across the country to attend the Demo Day.
(Sheila Capetta photo)
Michael O’Shaughnessy of Michael O’Shaughnessy Construction Inc. in San Francisco, Calif., travelled across the country to attend the Demo Day. (Sheila Capetta photo)

Åke Johansson, product specialist/sales of Engcon North America Inc. in North Haven, Conn., was ready to talk about the Engcon station with a EC-Oil tiltrotator.
(Sheila Capetta photo)
Åke Johansson, product specialist/sales of Engcon North America Inc. in North Haven, Conn., was ready to talk about the Engcon station with a EC-Oil tiltrotator. (Sheila Capetta photo)

Mecalac’s 15MC crawler excavator has an impressive reach.
(Sheila Capetta photo)
Mecalac’s 15MC crawler excavator has an impressive reach. (Sheila Capetta photo)

Dave Colageo of Colageo Construction in Stoughton, Mass., in front of a Mecalac 8MCR excavator with an Engcon EC-Oil attachment.
(Sheila Capetta photo)
Dave Colageo of Colageo Construction in Stoughton, Mass., in front of a Mecalac 8MCR excavator with an Engcon EC-Oil attachment. (Sheila Capetta photo)