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Murphy Tractor Hosts Kansas Equipment Demo Days

The events were designed for customers to get in the seat and operate John Deere machines.

Sun July 07, 2013 - Midwest Edition
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Murphy Tractor and John Deere employees mingle with customers during lunch.
Murphy Tractor and John Deere employees mingle with customers during lunch.
Murphy Tractor and John Deere employees mingle with customers during lunch. Many John Deere machines were featured at the event. (L-R): Joe Strode, Jeff German, Jay Knitter and Dan Legg, Clay County Highway Department, and Marvin Epperly, John Deere Training Center. Derrick Champlin, Odette Farms, gets in the driver’s seat to operate a John Deere 244J wheel loader. Merlin Hermsen (L), John Deere Training Center, shows Dave Schell, Schell Construction  some of the features of a John Deere dozer. John Deere 380G LC excavator on site, equipped with an Interim Tier IV-certified diesel, heavy-duty boom, arm, undercarriage and frame. These rugged machines are built for more productivity and durability for customers. The new E-Series skid steers were shown during both events. New and improved design features of these machines include 25 percent more foot room, connect-under-pressure auxiliary couplers, lower cab noise levels and much more.

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. Inc. hosted two equipment demonstrations on June 12th (Topeka, Kan.) and June 14th (Miltonvale, Kan.). These events were designed for customers to get in the seat and operate John Deere machines.

“Both days had a great turnout and consisted of a ride and drive, lunch and much more. The Miltonvale event was in conjunction with the Kansas Land Improvement Contractors Association (KLICA) Summer Meeting,” said Mike Curry, branch manager. “Two operators from the John Deere Training Center, Merlin Hermsen and Marvin Epperly, attended and demonstrated multiple pieces of machinery. We also showed the Kleemann MR110Z impact crusher with great success.”

Kleemann impact crushers are well-suited for a variety of customer needs, including: processing natural stone, asphalt and demolition waste.




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