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Morbark Demo Days Focus on Markets, Opportunities

More than 150 people from six countries were drawn to the informative event.

Wed July 17, 2013 - National Edition
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The 6600 wood hog horizontal grinder was on display at Morbark’s demo day.
The 6600 wood hog horizontal grinder was on display at Morbark’s demo day.

Morbark Inc. opened its sixth Demo Days event with current and potential customers and members of their authorized industrial dealer network in attendance for factory tours, networking opportunities, vendor booths and informational seminars. The event concluded with demonstrations of equipment for the forestry and recycling markets.

The seminars featured Bill Turley, editor of C&D World; Danny Dructor, president of the American Loggers Council; and Delton Alderman of the USDA Forest Service, speaking on the current trends and opportunities in the construction and demolition, forestry and biomass, and housing markets, respectively.

More than 150 people from six countries were expected to attend the 2013 Spring Demo Days, the first of two such events for Morbark this year. The highlight of the event was the equipment demonstrations, which showcased innovative machines for biomass production, including the new configuration of the 40/36 whole tree drum chipper to produce superior microchips for use by pellet mills and as supplemental fuel for cogeneration at coal facilities. Another new product demonstrated was the 3200 wood hog horizontal grinder, created to fill the gap between Morbark’s 2600 and 3800 wood hogs for the recycling market and mulch producers.

Completing the demonstration lineup were: the Beever M20R forestry chipper, the 30/36 NCL and 50/48 WCL track whole tree drum Chipper, the 23 WCL Chiparvestor, the 4600XL and 6600 wood hog horizontal grinders and the 1600 tub grinder.

Morbark has scheduled a second Demo Days event on Oct. 10 to 11 of this year.

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