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Nortrax Hosts Demo Days in Tennessee

Wed May 30, 2012 - Southeast Edition
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(L-R): Nick Guadagnoli and Kert Parker, Leica Geosystems, discuss their products with Gary Afford, Valley Construction, Manchester, Tenn.; and James Miller, Miller Log Company, Sparta, Tenn.
(L-R): Nick Guadagnoli and Kert Parker, Leica Geosystems, discuss their products with Gary Afford, Valley Construction, Manchester, Tenn.; and James Miller, Miller Log Company, Sparta, Tenn.
(L-R): Nick Guadagnoli and Kert Parker, Leica Geosystems, discuss their products with Gary Afford, Valley Construction, Manchester, Tenn.; and James Miller, Miller Log Company, Sparta, Tenn. Topcon distributors (L-R) Peter Ruel, John Dudley and Brett Dudley of Earl Dudley Inc. were out to provide a better understanding of the latest machine control products from Topcon and provide “hands on” demonstrations. Attendees had the opportunity to test out a new Deere 650K dozer equipped with the Topcon 3D-MC2 dozer grade-control system. John Deere Product Specialist John Niswender (2nd from R) discusses the new 824K wheel loader with (L-R) Michael Hicks, Kevin Bennett and Mike Phillips ,Crockett-Phillips Construction, Gordonsville, Tenn. Wiley Heard (standing) Leica Geosystems, Norcross, Ga., explains the Leica 2D digger system incorporated into a new John Deere 470G excavator to Steve Harrelson, Town of Signal Mountain (Tenn.) Public Works Department. Andrey Sushkin (L), John Deere, Moscow, Russia, joins his mentor, Brad Butler, NortraxKnoxville/Kingsport, Tenn. Through the mentor program, the two speak frequently and have webinars to improve overall customer satisfaction on two continents. Steve Holmes (L) and Jonathan Manning, TriGreen Equipment, the local John Deere skid steer loader distributor, brought in an impressive display of Deere commercial work site machines and agricultural products. A large group of Nortrax and key John Deere representatives were on hand for the Demo Days including (L-R) Norman Blair and Dave Reilly, John Deere; Art Gilfus, Nortrax; Richard Park, John Deere; Marty Hlawati, Nortrax; Cole Iverson, John Deere; Tim Murph Clark Miner, John Deere product consultant for motorgraders provides a presentation of the exclusive features on the 672GP motorgrader.

Nortrax welcomed more than 300 guests to the Nortrax Tennessee Region Demo Days at the Coffee County Fairgrounds, Manchester, Tenn., on May 2 and 3. The event was a celebration in honor of John Deere’s 175th anniversary. Customers were given the opportunity to view and operate the new K series dozers, G series excavators and K series loaders. Presentations on Tier IV emissions, work sight solutions and the integrated grade control systems for dozers, motorgraders and excavators also were part of the two days.

In addition, Nortrax teammates manned the grills and prizes were awarded, including the grand prizes of rental of a 301 J backhoe and a $500 Nortrax Bucks certificate. Smaller door prizes also were awarded throughout both days.

Marty Hlawati, Nortrax vice president, Tennessee region, said, “This event gave Deere/Nortrax an opportunity to be face to face with our customers. This also gave us a better understanding of the customer’s needs and how we can service and meet these needs as the economy begins to improve. We look forward to more of these events in the future and as always Deere/Nortrax is here to partner with our customers and meet their needs in the construction and forestry business.”