RDO Equipment Hosts Event at Deere Proving Grounds

Nearly 425 customers representing 200 Midwest and Southwest companies attended.

📅   Tue February 23, 2016 - West Edition


Ryan Ruhl (L), John Deere product consultant, gives some insight on the Deere 320E skid steer to John Keefe, sales professional of RDO Equipment Co.’s Rochester, Minn., branch.
Ryan Ruhl (L), John Deere product consultant, gives some insight on the Deere 320E skid steer to John Keefe, sales professional of RDO Equipment Co.’s Rochester, Minn., branch.
Ryan Ruhl (L), John Deere product consultant, gives some insight on the Deere 320E skid steer to John Keefe, sales professional of RDO Equipment Co.’s Rochester, Minn., branch.
Jerry Jacobson (L), shop superintendent, Elcor Construction, Rochester, Minn. and Steve Paulson, VP of Elcor, are admiring this Deere 304K loader.
John Deere backhoe instructors Ellen Reeder (L) and Nic Romaine were on hand to demonstrate equipment like this 135G excavator.
Jason Marquette (L), field superintendent and David Mitchell, general superintendent of New Look Construction, Rogers, Minn., check out the new 350G excavator.
Mark Conte (L), VP, Meyer Contracting and Meyer GPS technician Michael Peitz, are shown with the Deere 410L backhoe loader. Meyer is located in Maple Grove, Minn.
Justin Degnan of Carl Bolander & Sons, St. Paul, Minn., waits for his turn to put the Deere 1050K dozer through its paces.
RDO Equipment Co.’s Phoenix sales professional, Teresa Reed (R) and Rob Cizek of CSW Contractors of Scottsdale, Ariz., admire the 410E articulated dump truck.
(L-R) are Matt Miller of John Deere; John Krispin of Hills Material, Rapid City, S.D.; Wade Iszler of RDO Equipment Co.; Zane Brink and Tony Cuzela, both of Brink Construction, Rapid City, S.D.; and Tom Barnum of John Deere.

RDO Equipment Co. hosted an event for its customers Jan. 26 to 27, 2016 at the John Deere Proving Grounds in Sacaton, Ariz. Nearly 425 customers representing 200 Midwest and Southwest companies attended.

Representatives of John Deere were on hand to demonstrate the full line of Deere construction equipment. The event also featured product displays from Topcon Positioning Systems and Sensefly.

In addition to plenty of hands-on time with John Deere dozers, scrapers, loaders and more, the afternoon featured in-depth workshops focused on topics such as UAV applications, laser scanning, mobile mapping and Topcon Magnet software.

Dan Baxter, superintendent of Shimmick Construction Company Inc. of Irvine, Calif., noted his goal for the event was to learn more about Topcon technology.

“What we have experienced recently while renting equipment from RDO Equipment Co. and now through this event in Arizona, has opened our eyes to more possibilities,” he said.