Nortrax Hosts Annual Equipment Demo, Open House

The all-day event featured an extensive line of John Deere construction and forestry equipment.

📅   Fri April 25, 2014 - Midwest Edition
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(L-R): Karen Kroeplin, Dean Adsit and Brooke Dahm, all of Nortrax, welcome customers to the Chippewa Falls open house.
(L-R): Karen Kroeplin, Dean Adsit and Brooke Dahm, all of Nortrax, welcome customers to the Chippewa Falls open house.
(L-R): Karen Kroeplin, Dean Adsit and Brooke Dahm, all of Nortrax, welcome customers to the Chippewa Falls open house. Up next to run the John Deere 130G is Tim Tileson of T & T Construction LLC. Mike Marsolek (in cab), president of Marsolek Excavating, gets ready to run this John Deere 130G while Tom Woychik (L) and Bob Sylla wait their turn. Chris Doyle of Sailor Creek Enterprises runs the John Deere 672GP grader. Bruce Williams, John Deere corporate business manager and Terry Pecha, president of A-1 Excavating, stand in front of the John Deere articulated trucks. Dave Michels (L), owner of Dave Michels Grading & Trucking and Dave Burtness, town of Wheaton, look over the John Deere 624K. Wendall (L) and Wilford Martin of Martin Forestry LLC and son Lamar look at the Hitachi excavators. (L-R): Terry Pecha, A-1 Excavating; Steve Boehm, general manager of Nortrax Inc.; Lee Christensen, North American Fly; and Jack Lapcinski, Push Inc. Henry Zeiset, Martin Excavating, looks at the Pemberton grapple. Looking over the John Deere 850K dozers at the open house (L-R) are Todd Johannfen of  Liquid Waste Technology, Mark Knutson, town of Garfield and Jeff Johannfen, town of Alden. (L-R): In front of the John Deere 850K are Scott Mercer, Doug Sokup, Sever Folkedahl and Dan Klink, all of Post D Excavating in Arcadia, Wis. Russ Woelke (far R) of Towmaster Trailers shows the Towmaster T50 trailer to the guys from Chippewa Valley Excavating. (L-R): Damian Prince, Jason Zwiefelhofer and Randy Sarauer. Rick Weir (L) of R.M. Schllosser talks to Luke Weir of Positioning Solutions Co., about the Topcon machine control. Eric Leichtman (L), speaks to a John Deere product consultant for excavators about the John Deere 290G. At the open house, customers were able run the machines. Ready to go next (L-R) are Lynn Fleishauer, Fleishauer Backhoe Service; Ed Harmon, H&R Construction; Brian Berger, Brian Berger Excavating. Doing some digging in the demo area is Steve Shaw of T & T Construction LLC.

Nortrax Equipment Company hosted its annual equipment demo and open house event, which more than 500 people attended, on Friday, April 11 at its Chippewa Falls, Wis., branch.

The all-day event featured an extensive line of John Deere construction and forestry equipment. This store location has a large pit demo site and made it possible for customers to “play in the dirt” as the equipment was accessible to customers and guests.

Luke Weir of Positioning Solutions Company held a Topcon demonstration on a Deere 850K dozer. Nortrax Forestry Specialist, Ken Knauf was on hand for Forestry customers’ questions. Deere and John Deere Financial representatives also were in attendance. Fairmount Minerals Plant Manager Mark Redlin and Regional Sustainable Development Coordinator Lauren Evans, had a booth representing Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association (WISA). They explained processes of sand mining and answered questions regarding the sand mining industry and products.

As an added bonus, attendees dined in the Nortrax service shop on a lunch of baked fish and charcoal chicken catered by Karl Hartkemeyer, owner of BBQ Express in Lake Hallie, Wis. Everyone who attended received a Blue Spruce seedling and registered for door prizes.