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Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. Hosts Demonstrations

Tue June 08, 2021 - Midwest Edition #12

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. hosted a three-day series of outdoor equipment demonstrations in Louisville, Ohio, just outside of Canton. The events featured separate equipment stations where attendees could review and receive detailed information about the machines on hand from Murphy Tractor & Equipment staff and John Deere factory representatives. To address health concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, attendees were scheduled to arrive at appointed times with a single group visiting each equipment station at a specific time.

The 70-acre site was donated for use by the Joseph A. Jeffries Company, a construction company which provides excavation, paving, concrete, underground utilities and building services and long-time Murphy Tractor & Equipment customer.

Equipment at one of the stations included John Deere 950K and 1050K II dozers featuring undercarriage improvements; a John Deere 744 L series wheel loader with a 5.0 to 5.85 cu. yd. bucket capacity and operating weight of up to 58,713 lbs.; an 824 L series wheel loader, bucket capacity of 5.0 to 6.75 cu. yd. and operating weight of up to 62,891 lbs.; and an 844 L-series wheel loader, bucket capacity of 9.3 to 9.8 cu. yd. and an operating weight up to 80,318 lbs., along with a 944 K hybrid wheel loader, a 8.5 to 10.5 cu. yard bucket capacity and an operating weight up to 124,614 lbs.

The second station featured a John Deere 870G LC excavator with an operating weight of 188,716 lbs., maximum digging depth of 31.5 ft.; a 470 G LC excavator, operating weight of 112,916 lbs. and maximum digging depth of 29' 11"; and a Hitachi ZX470 LC excavator, operating weight of 110,804 lbs. and a maximum digging depth of 29' 11".

Murphy Tractor & Equipment also had a 410E-II articulated dump truck with a rated payload of 82,157 lbs. and heaped capacity of 30 cu. yds. and a John Deere 310E articulated dump truck with a rated payload of 62,005 lbs. and heaped capacity of 22.9 cu. yds.

Also set up in static product displays at the event were John Deere compact excavators, skid steers and attachments from NPK Construction Equipment Inc. CEG

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(L-R): John Deere factory representatives Alex Anhalt, Shad Wood and Kasey Kelly, joined Murphy Tractor & Equipment’s John Fork and Ryan Heckel to speak with Mike Anderzack and Nathan Marlatt of Anderzack-Pitzen Construction, based in Metamora, Ohio, about the lineup of excavators at the event.
(L-R): Chris Mears, Murphy Tractor & Equipment Canton branch manager, discussed this John Deere 410E articulated dump truck with Beaver Excavating’s Jeff Sterling and Murphy Tractor & Equipment’s Mike Slinger.
Marty Hlawati (L), Murphy Tractor & Equipment’s regional sales manager, caught up with Michael Rzeszotarski, NPK Construction Equipment’s product support manager.
(L-R): Kirk Ogden, John Deere factory representative, provides a detailed description of this John Deere 944K wheel loader to Oscar Brugmann Company’s Todd and Alan Brugmann along with Murphy Tractor & Equipment’s Shawn Vallelonga.
(L-R): Murphy Tractor & Equipment’s Eric Bischoff spoke with Brian Ganson of George J Igel & Company; Derek Wolfe; and Cory Brant, John Deere product consultant, about this 1050K dozer.
(L-R): Murphy Tractor & Equipment’s Lonnie Montgomery, Randy McCabe, Drew Mayfield and Tim Johnson welcome attendees to the demo event.

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