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Nortrax Hosts Logger Appreciation?Day

Mon September 17, 2012 - National Edition
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Nortrax Corporate Used Equipment Manager Bob Vydrzal and Nortrax Used Equipment Manger Brian Durfee watch the live demo action.
Nortrax Corporate Used Equipment Manager Bob Vydrzal and Nortrax Used Equipment Manger Brian Durfee watch the live demo action.
Nortrax Corporate Used Equipment Manager Bob Vydrzal and Nortrax Used Equipment Manger Brian Durfee watch the live demo action. Dean Adsit of Nortrax served as the day’s emcee and kept the crowd entertained and informed of the day’s activities. Nortrax Territory Manager Tony Siverling (L) of Chippewa Falls, Wis., visits with his customer Richard Delaney of Delaney Forest Products. (L-R): Nortrax Corporate Used Equipment Manger Bob Vydrzal, Nortrax Cut to Length Manager Ken Knauf, and Nortrax Vice President Tim Murphy are enjoying the John Deere 175th Anniversary reception. Nortrax Chippewa Falls Territory Manager Shawn Vetterkind (L) chats with Jason Malchow. (L-R): Enjoying the John Deere 175th anniversary party are Ken Knauf of Nortrax, Bill Zellar of WJZ & Sons Harvesting, Bill Brand of Northland Harvesting Inc., and Jason Whitaker Nortrax (L-R): Jason Whitaker of Nortrax and Helen and John Stenvig of Quality First Forest Products gather for a picture in front of the John Deere display. Jeremy Flannery (L) of JDF Trucking and Ken Mihalko of Ken Mihalko & Sons Logging and Trucking take a look at the John Deere historical display. (L-R): Troy and Dennis Schoeneck of Enterprise Forest Products, Roger and Richard Pluedman of Pluedman Logging and Tim Murphy of Nortrax get a chance to relax and enjoy the John Deere anniversary celebration after a full day of demonstrations and events. The John Deere 175th Anniversary display included an antique John Deere 440 skidder and a 1949 John Deere MC crawler Customers got a chance to ride the off road race course in the back of this John Deere 250D articulated truck. (L-R): Jeff Carlson of Nortrax, and Isiah Oakgrove and William Cook both of Dog Logging, check out the John Deere 440 cable skidder that was on display. Randy Stone (C) of Nortrax welcomes the father and son team of David (L) and Joe LaFleur of Lafleur Forest Products to the logger appreciation day in Crandon, Wis. Jason Keranen (L) of Keranen Forest Products and Jim Bell of Nortrax are enjoying the event. The Red Bull off road race car did a few laps around the track for all the loggers during the appreciation day.

Nortrax hosted a Logger Appreciation Day in celebration of John Deere’s 175th anniversary Aug. 16 at the Crandon International Off Road Raceway in Crandon, Wis. More than 400 customers attended the event that included a live cut demonstration.

The location was a perfect hillside vantage point so customers could watch all the machines work together in the hardwoods at the same time. Machines in the demo included John Deere 753JH and 703JH tracked harvesters, John Deere 1270E wheeled harvesters, John Deere 160D with Waratah 616 head, and a 1210 8-wheeler, 1010 6-wheeler, and 1510E forwarders. Also on demo was the Morbark 3800 chipper and 4600 grinder. Lunch was served in the woods and the evening concluded with a special John Deere 175th Anniversary reception at the racetrack’s main pavilion.

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