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Mon October 01, 2012 - Midwest Edition
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(L-R): Terry Hoops, sales, of Truck Utilities, St. Paul, Minn.; Dave Murphy of Prairie Equipment, Eden Prairie Minn.; and Rob Streeter and Craig Capeder stand with a Manitex truck-mounted 50155S crane at the 2012 MEGA Utility Equipment Expo.
(L-R): Terry Hoops, sales, of Truck Utilities, St. Paul, Minn.; Dave Murphy of Prairie Equipment, Eden Prairie Minn.; and Rob Streeter and Craig Capeder stand with a Manitex truck-mounted 50155S crane at the 2012 MEGA Utility Equipment Expo.
(L-R): Terry Hoops, sales, of Truck Utilities, St. Paul, Minn.; Dave Murphy of Prairie Equipment, Eden Prairie Minn.; and Rob Streeter and Craig Capeder stand with a Manitex truck-mounted 50155S crane at the 2012 MEGA Utility Equipment Expo. TDS Drive Representative Jason Roiger of Milwaukee spoke to attendees about the TDS Drive System. Tradeshow veterans Bob Pace (L), regional sales manager, and Bob Foster, pal-pro product manager, of Towmaster Trailers, Litchfield, Minn., stand with a Palfinger service body and crane and a Towmaster Tilt Bed trailer. (L-R): Burnsville, Minn., Sales Representatives Patrick Arnold, Tim Williams and Randy Noska stand with a Vermeer RTX1250. An overhead view of the 2012 MEGA Utility Equipment Expo. (L-R): Kent Thostenson and Isaac Dorn, both product specialists of Apollo Equipment Products, Shakopee, Minn.; and Kent Stever, Kevin Kollos, Mike Peyerl and Gary Anderson, all territory managers of Ditch Witch of Minnesota, also out of Shakopee, stand be (L-R): Tom Sahl of Kenyon, Minn., speaks with representatives of Big Iron Auction company Chris Austad, territory manager; Vern Jenson, district manager; and Steve Anderson, big iron trainer, all of Nebraska, about their upcoming auction schedule and onli

Utility employees from 15 states visited the 2012 MEGA Utility Equipment Expo Sept. 12-13 at the Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Red Wing, Minn.

The exhibit featured 57 companies that showed utility equipment, ranging from screwdrivers to huge truck-mounted hydraulic platforms. In addition to the large equipment portion of the expo, a variety of companies showed products including outrigger pads and services, such as testing. Among the main appeals of the expo is the opportunity for a hands-on experience with products and equipment. Attendees were encouraged to ride the bucket trucks, test drive vehicles, and try out the latest, high-tech equipment.

For more information on the 2014 expo, visit www.megaexpo.org.