Murphy Tractor & Equipment Hosts Open House, Demo Day

Four open house sessions in two days equal good times for Murphy customers.

Wed November 06, 2013 - Northeast Edition
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John Deere’s Mark Wall spoke about the company’s global market vision and growth strategies.
John Deere’s Mark Wall spoke about the company’s global market vision and growth strategies.
John Deere’s Mark Wall spoke about the company’s global market vision and growth strategies. Mark Colvin of John Deere discussed John Deere’s approach toward interim Tier IV and final Tier IV emissions requirements. John Deere’s Mike Boyle provides some scale as he points out features of the company’s 410E articulated dump truck. A John Deere 844K wheel loader flexes its muscles while loading a 410E articulated dump truck. Justin Van Wert (L) of John Deere details the 850K crawler dozer for Pat Base of Coontz Excavating before he gets behind the controls. (L-R): Justin Flowers of Murphy Tractor & Equipment talks about the line of John Deere skid steers with Tim Mourer, Doug Dodd, Ryan LaCroix and Nick Pascarella of Bi-Con Services along with Jon Rouff of Blackwood & Associates. Murphy Tractor & Equipment’s Kevin Hindes (L) discusses John Deere loaders with Kirk Rider of Allegheny Raw Materials. Steve Bennett of Bob Bennett Construction Company, seen here putting a John Deere 380G excavator through its paces, said the machine was extremely stable and operated smoothly.

Based on the popularity and success of its events held in Columbus, Ohio, during the month of August, Murphy Tractor & Equipment recently held open house equipment demonstration events at its Cranberry Township, Pa., location. The four open house sessions, consisting of two half day events daily were held on Oct. 7 and 8.

Each session included presentations by John Deere factory representatives, demonstrations of John Deere’s latest equipment and an opportunity for attendees to man the controls and try out the machines for themselves.

According to Sean Riley, Cranberry Township branch manager, the company’s growth depends on the company being better tomorrow than they are today. He added that the best avenue to get there is through feedback from its customers.

Mark Wall, John Deere product marketing manager — excavators, presented a short film on John Deere’s history of more than 175 years along with a slide presentation and discussion about the company’s vision and corporate strategy for future growth.

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Company’s Jason Welch teamed up with John Deere Technology Field Consultant Jon Sarrazin to talk about John Deere worksite solutions, including JDLink, a machine monitoring system designed to help contractors improve productivity, project data reporting and job site safety and security.

John Deere’s Mark Colvin spoke about John Deere’s interim Tier IV experiences and building block approach toward compliance as well as its plans for addressing final Tier IV emissions requirements.

Both John Deere and Murphy Tractor representatives were on hand after the equipment presentations to answer questions and discuss specific equipment features in machine walk-arounds. Attendees were then invited to try out the equipment in a large demonstration area where they could get a feel for each machine’s capabilities.

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