A.L. Blades has purchased three Vogele pavers over the years and gives each one of them high marks.
Wirtgen Group’s Vogele highway paver lives up to its reputation, according to A.L. Blades’s Dolomite shop foreman and paving crews. Blades has purchased three Vogele pavers over the years and gives each one of them high marks.
Bob Mitchell, paving foreman, runs the most recently purchased Vogele 5200-2i track paver.
“We like the paver but what really made the deal was the strong support we received and continue to receive from Monroe Tractor, ” said Mitchell.
Todd Zeh, also a paving foreman at A.L. Blades, runs the Vogele 5203-2 rubber-tired paver, and although it is an older model, he said he continues to get Monroe Tractor’s support when he needs it.
Rick Porcara, A.L. Blades’s equipment manager, agrees with Mitchell and Zeh.
“The quality of service we receive from Monroe Tractor and the quality of the machine go hand in hand,” said Porcara. “The ability to get a job done with these pavers and the support we get from MT is phenomenal.”
Monroe Tractor has a dedicated aggregate team that understands the business and the importance of keeping customers working. Chuck Cottone, MT’s Wirtgen product specialist, has many years of experience in the aggregate industry and is dedicated to helping set up machines and training operators, as he has done with A.L. Blades.
Tom Rizzo, the newly appointed Wirtgen sales specialist has nearly a decade of experience in the industry and a solid base of Wirtgen product knowledge. Scott Erb, MT’s Wirtgen product manager, also has many years experience in the industry. Erb works closely with his team to make sure everything is running at 100 percent.
Monroe Tractor isn’t the only company showing solid support to its customers. Vogele representatives traveled from Germany to visit Mitchell at the job site where he was demoing the Vogele 5200-2i track paver. While Mitchell liked the track paver, he offered suggestions how it could better benefit the job’s end result as well as the operator. The Vogele representatives listened and took Mitchell’s input back to Germany to discuss with their engineers. The engineers fabricated the track paver to Mitchell’s specifications.
“That was very impressive,” said the paving team.
Monroe Tractor carries the Wirtgen Group’s full line of aggregate equipment, including Vogele highway pavers, Kleemann crushers and screens, Hamm dirt and asphalt rollers and Wirtgen mills.
For more information, visit monroetractor.com.
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