Power Equipment Hosts Intelligent Machine Control Day

Guests were given plenty of time to continue demoing the machines and were given one-on-one time with the Power Equipment staff.

📅   Tue March 29, 2016 - Southeast Edition


(L-R): Justin Whaley and Wesley Stanton, True North Earthworks, Memphis, Tenn., have a conversation with Anthony Neely, Power Equipment Company, about the various components used in intelligent machine control systems.
(L-R): Justin Whaley and Wesley Stanton, True North Earthworks, Memphis, Tenn., have a conversation with Anthony Neely, Power Equipment Company, about the various components used in intelligent machine control systems.
(L-R): Justin Whaley and Wesley Stanton, True North Earthworks, Memphis, Tenn., have a conversation with Anthony Neely, Power Equipment Company, about the various components used in intelligent machine control systems. Machines were on stand-by for the event, including Broce broom and Hamm compactor products. After some operation time on the Komatsu D51PXi, Felix Rutledge Jr. (R) of Rutledge Contractors, Tupelo, Miss., praises the machine’s performance in his talk with Craig Stickler (L), Brandeis machine control specialist, Louisville, Ky. The Komatsu D61PXi and D51PXi with built-in machine control garnered a lot of attention and demo time from the attendees. Barry Ferrell (L), Hydrema regional sales manager, addresses Power Equipment Company customers about the features of the Hydrema 922HM articulated truck. Attendees took advantage of demoing the performance of the Intelligent Machine Control Komatsu PC210LCi-10 excavator. Tyler (L) and Joe Wynn (R), both of American Woodland Trading Company, Somerville, Tenn., talk to Power Equipment Company’s Darryl Thompson about the machine control demonstration. Matt Chandler (L) of Chandler Demolition, Memphis, Tenn., and Dewey Smith of Power Equipment Company, Memphis, Tenn., discuss the features of this Komatsu D51PXi dozer. Anthony Neely (C), Power Equipment Company intelligent machine control specialist, starts off the day with an overview of the technology behind the machine control system. (L-R): Lex Rutledge and Felix Rutledge Jr., both of Rutledge Contractors, Tupelo, Miss., listen to Chad Roberts, sales representative, Power Equipment, Tupelo, Miss., describe the features of the Komatsu D51PXi dozer before taking a demo. (L-R): Anthony Neely, machine control product specialist, Power Equipment; Kyle Norwood, Norwood Construction, Henry, Tenn.; and Jimmy Spence, Power Equipment Company talk about the intelligent machine control features built into the Komatsu D61PXi. Guided demos of the Komatsu Intelligent Control machines and “breakout” presentations of other available grade control items were provided. Power Equipment Company support for the event came from management staff from all over the state of Tennessee, (L-R) including Darryl Thompson, Memphis; Mike Luster, Nashville; Andy Moon, Knoxville; and Chris Gaylor, Knoxville. The branch continued as if it was business as usual. Rental units were coming and going. Chris Gaylor (L), president of Power Equipment Company, and Barry Ferrell of Hydrema talk about the spacious cab of a Hydrema 922HM artic truck. Darryl Thompson, Power Equipment Company’s west Tennessee region manager, works hard to keep his guests well-fed with plenty of barbeque off the company’s one of a kind mobile grill/smoker/fryer.

Power Equipment Company hosted an Intelligent Machine Control Tech day at its Memphis, Tenn., branch location on March 18. At the core of the demo were the Komatsu “iMC” dozers and the PC210LCi-10 excavator. During the event, an informative presentation on data prep and building 3D models of a job site was presented by Glenn Etienne of Construction Engineering Solutions based in Leopold, Ind. Guided demos of the Komatsu Intelligent Control machines and “breakout” presentations of other available grade control items were provided.

Staff of Power Equipment cooked lunch. Afterwards, guests were given plenty of time to continue demoing the machines and were given one-on-one time with the Power Equipment staff.

Felix Rutledge, Rutledge Contractors, Tupelo, Miss., was quite impressed with the Komatsu D51PXi dozer with Intelligent Machine Control and was interested in purchasing the machine. He said that in addition to being a well-designed machine, he liked the accuracy of the machine and said it would take the guesswork completely out of grading on a job site. “As a paving contractor, these machines would give us complete control of a project and we wouldn't have to depend on anyone else to put the surface on grade for us. The machine could pay for itself in productivity and efficiency.”