MN Fall Maintenance Expo Attracts More Than 2,000 Visitors

The two-day event featured 52 outdoor equipment vendors and 90 indoor exhibitors.

📅   Thu November 05, 2015 - Midwest Edition
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Bob Pace, Towmaster trailer and territory representative, brought out the big rigs. On hand is the company’s T110 DTG 110,000 lb. capacity lowboy trailer.
Bob Pace, Towmaster trailer and territory representative, brought out the big rigs. On hand is the company’s T110 DTG 110,000 lb. capacity lowboy trailer.
Bob Pace, Towmaster trailer and territory representative, brought out the big rigs. On hand is the company’s T110 DTG 110,000 lb. capacity lowboy trailer. Charlie Miller, territory sales manager of Truck Utilities, St. Paul, Minn., displays equipment on hand inside and out at Minnesota Maintenance Expo. A popular product for the upcoming snow and ice season is the Kage snow removal system. Swanston Equipment of Fargo, N.D., is the upper midwest dealer of Carlson Paving products like this popular CP100 owned by Otter Tail County. (L-R) are Jason Lapp, regional sales rep of Carlson Paving; Rick Hoium, maintenance supervisor; and Al Pederson, Brooklyn Park is currently running six Case wheel loaders in its fleet according to Pat Saice, public works equipment manager. The city may add another like this Case 721F. Titan Machinery, Rogers, Minn., is the city’s dealer. (L-R): Jim McLaughlin of Berts Truck, Moorhead, Minn., and Mitch Schulte and Jim Owens of Falls Plow stand with this 12 ft. (3 m) One Way Falls Plow on a Mack truck and Crysteel body. (L-R): Ziegler CAT had Dave Greeder, the city of Hugo, Minn., mechanical engineer; Tom Rossez, Ziegler CAT senior territory manager; and Matt Klein, city of Hugo equipment operator, check out this Cat 120M motorgrader. Pat Arnold (L) and Randy Noska, RDO Vermeer, Burnsville Minn.,

The 2015 Minnesota Fall Maintenance Expo was held on October 7 to 8 in St. Cloud, Minn., and attracted 2,000-plus attendees from across the midwest. The two-day event featured 52 outdoor equipment vendors and 90 indoor exhibitors, featuring almost every product imaginable for fall and winter maintenance needs. Classroom sessions focused on retirement planning, the uses and benefits of MDSS (Maintenance Decision Support System), AVL (automatic vehicle location), improving communication skills and what’s trending in winter maintenance operations. Other activities included the annual snow “Roadeo” competition, with 88 drivers competing for the top spot and a skid steer competition, which drew 77 contestants over the two-day event.