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Murphy Tractor Hosts Midwest Region Customer Demo

Murphy Tractor proves there is such thing as a Free Lunch with a three-day event.

Thu August 29, 2013 - Midwest Edition
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Jason Welch of Murphy Tractor & Equipment discusses JD Link diagnostics.
Jason Welch of Murphy Tractor & Equipment discusses JD Link diagnostics.
Jason Welch of Murphy Tractor & Equipment discusses JD Link diagnostics. Murphy Tractor & Equipment’s Robert Allee (L) and Mark Hash were on hand to discuss John Deere’s 764 high-speed dozer. Murphy Tractor & Equipment’s Dean Bradley joins company President Tom Udland to greet attendees at the event. John Deere’s David Reilly outlines the company’s global market vision and core values. In from Cambridge, Ohio, to review John Deere’s equipment lineup, Dean and John Nicolozakes of Nicolozakes Trucking & Construction join Cambridge Branch Manager, Randy Bates. John Deere 210G & 350D LC excavators show off their strength. John Deere’s Mike Boyle points out features of the 370E articulated dump truck. John Deere’s biggest loader, the 844K wheel loader is powered by their Interim Tier IV (ITIV)/EU Stage IIIB diesel engine, designed for full power and fuel efficiency. Features on the John Deere 672GP motorgrader include automated crossslope control, push-button-activated return-to-straight and unsurpassed visibility. Great Lakes Construction Company’s James Fox (L) and Matt Burda check out the cab of this 370E articulated dump truck. (L-R): Sean Riley of Murphy Tractor & Equipment speaks with Mike Switzer and Jerry Zawada of Independence Excavating along with Bryan Tallyn, product consultant of John Deere.

Murphy Tractor & Equipment held open house events at its Columbus, Ohio, facility from Aug. 13 to 15 to showcase its line of John Deere equipment. The event included a lunch served to attendees while a slide presentation and talk were conducted by Murphy Tractor & Equipment’s Jason Welch on John Deere Worksight Solutions, Solutions, including JDLink, a machine monitoring system designed to help contractors improve productivity, project data reporting and jobsite safety and security.

Division Sales Manager of John Deere’s Construction & Forestry Division, David Reilly was on hand to discuss the company’s vision and corporate strategy for future growth. After the presentations, attendees were invited to an outdoor display area where they were able to watch the lineup of John Deere equipment in operation while John Deere’s Mike Boyle outlined the various machines’ features and performance capabilities.

Afterwards, representatives of both John Deere and Murphy Tractor were available for machine walk-arounds providing guests with an opportunity to discuss individual job site applications and ask questions about specific machines of interest. Much of the discussions focused on ways that the machines will improve the contractors’ bottom line and impact future business growth opportunities.

Highlighting the events were John Deere’s re-designed E-Series skid steers featuring interim Tier IV-emission certified engines, 25 percent more leg room, lower cab noise level and connect-under-pressure auxiliary couplers.

Customers, Murphy Tractor personnel and John Deere representatives agreed that the scope of the equipment demonstration was unsurpassed in terms of dealer conducted events. Those who attended this one-of-a-kind experience designed specifically for invited customers were extremely enthusiastic about the event and the machines showcased, according to Murphy Tractor & Equipment Region Manager, Mike Slinger. Attendees welcomed the opportunity to try the machines out for themselves after watching them being put through the paces professionally by John Deere’s operators.

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