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Paul Bunyan Show Highlights Forest Industry Eqpt., Products, Services

Thu October 25, 2012 - Midwest Edition
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(L-R): Murphy Tractor and Equipment’s Tom McKee, Randy Bates, Chris Mears and Jim Deitrich had plenty of John Deere equipment on hand for attendees to look at.
(L-R): Murphy Tractor and Equipment’s Tom McKee, Randy Bates, Chris Mears and Jim Deitrich had plenty of John Deere equipment on hand for attendees to look at.
(L-R): Murphy Tractor and Equipment’s Tom McKee, Randy Bates, Chris Mears and Jim Deitrich had plenty of John Deere equipment on hand for attendees to look at. Rayco Manufacturing’s Ron Kurtz got a lot of attention with the C100 LCP super crawler forestry mower. Fecon’s Brian Kile (L) and Bob Candee were on hand to discuss the Model FTX 600 mulching tractor. (L-R): Rudd Equipment Company’s Brian James and Martin McCutcheon catch up with Gerald and Anthony Arey, of Ed Arey and Sons, based in West Virginia. (L-R): The Ohio CAT crew, Joe Nevels, Adam Capiccioni, Rich Egnot, Taylor McCarthy, and Brian Speelman, were ready to talk about Caterpillar equipment. Columbus Equipment’s Joe Moore prepares to give a demonstration on the company’s Komatsu XT430 feller buncher equipped with a Quadco Head 22 in. hot saw. (L-R): Jim McLaughlin, Bandit of Ohio; Ken Johnson, Johnson Stump Removal; and Vince Pusateri, Bandit of Ohio, talk serious wood chipper and stump grinders. Southeastern Equipment’s Rob Lowry (L) and Jon Wickline showed off their line of Case equipment at the show.

Billed as “The Original American Forestry Show,” and considered the oldest event of its kind, the Paul Bunyan Show held its annual event at Guernsey County Fairgrounds in Old Washington, Ohio, Oct. 5 through 7. The event drew thousands of attendees from Ohio and surrounding states.

Organized by the Ohio Forestry Association, the objective of the event is to showcase the latest products and technologies, along with the most current information regarding research and services geared toward the forestry industry in Ohio. Activities at the event included educational seminars, as well as equipment demonstrations and competitions. Rudd Equipment Company co-sponsored the Great Lakes Timber Show with Industrial Timber and Lumber and Ohio CAT participated in a seminar on Commercial Truck Inspections in conjunction with the Ohio Highway Patrol.

More than 100 exhibitors were on hand with displays of the latest equipment, products and services geared towards the forest industry.