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TL Edwards Hosts Mack, Volvo Customer Event in Plymouth

Fri November 04, 2011 - Northeast Edition
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Manufacturer and local dealer representatives of Volvo Construction Equipment were on hand to answer questions from current and prospective customers. (L-R) are Allen Austin and Bill Foote of Woodco Machinery Inc. in Woburn, Mass.; Bill Tyler of Tyler Equ
Manufacturer and local dealer representatives of Volvo Construction Equipment were on hand to answer questions from current and prospective customers. (L-R) are Allen Austin and Bill Foote of Woodco Machinery Inc. in Woburn, Mass.; Bill Tyler of Tyler Equ
Manufacturer and local dealer representatives of Volvo Construction Equipment were on hand to answer questions from current and prospective customers. (L-R) are Allen Austin and Bill Foote of Woodco Machinery Inc. in Woburn, Mass.; Bill Tyler of Tyler Equ As the giant, inflatable Mack bulldog marked the entrance to the demo day, Shawn Rainsford (L) of McDevitt Trucks Inc. in Tewksbury, Mass., stopped for a photo-op with Jeff Brown of Pro Bark Inc. in Plaistow, N.H. Brown brought his Mack Titan TD713 to the Volvo provided numerous pieces of equipment for attendees to fully demo, including this EW230C wheeled excavator and ECR235CL crawler excavator. Volvo’s new G-Series loaders, which include the OptiShift technology, also were featured at this demo day. Attendees operated equipment as representatives from local dealerships and the manufacturer provided facts. Mack Trucks had a large presence at the demo day with both local dealers and manufacturer representatives in attendance. Standing in front of a Mack Pinnacle provided by Cape Cod Aggregates Corp (L-R) are Terry, Kevin and Rob Edwards of TL Edwards in Avon Five-year-old Daniel Smith III strikes a smile as he takes the driver’s seat of this Volvo DD31HF small asphalt compactor. Attendees, including Evan Kelly of Smith Excavating in Pembroke, Mass., were able to operate an assortment of machines during the demo day. Kelly tried his hand in a Volvo ECR235CL crawler excavator. Jack Walsh of Walsh Contracting in Attleboro, Mass., tested Volvo’s newest release —  the L250G wheel loader, which can load tri-axle dump trucks in just two passes. Joe Casna (L) and Geoff Scott of Crystal Construction in Kingston, Mass., met many representatives from their local dealerships and spoke with different manufacturer delegates at Mack and Volvo Construction Equipment’s demo day on Oct. 12. Kevin Edwards (L) of TL Edwards talked with Leo Stickney of Cobra Enterprises in Marshfield, Mass. (L-R): Lou and Luke Brouillard of Brouillard Co. Inc. in Middleboro, Mass., chatted about the specifications of this Volvo MCT135C skid steer loader with Bob Rosa of Woodco Machinery Inc. in Woburn, Mass. Mack and Volvo Construction Equipment’s Customer Truck and Equipment Demo Day on Oct. 12 was a complete success for all. This Pinnacle, featuring the new mDrive transmission, was one of several Mack trucks that attendees could demo in the pit, load and unload, or ride and drive.

More than 120 customers and 45 dealer and manufacturer representatives turned out Oct. 12 for the Mack Trucks Inc. and Volvo Construction Equipment customer demo day at TL Edwards Quarry in Plymouth, Mass.

Customers were able to demo and operate a number of trucks and pieces of equipment. From Volvo Construction Equipment there were Volvo skid steers, backhoe loaders, excavators, pavers, compactors and wheel loaders, including an MCT135C skid steer loader, a BL70 backhoe loader, an L20F compact wheel loader and Volvo’s new G-Series loaders featuring OptiShift technology, among others.

For the Mack brand there were three Granite dump trucks, a Titan heavy haul tractor with loader trailer and a Pinnacle tractor with the new Mack mDrive automated manual transmission. These units were available for hands on demonstrations and ride and drives on the public roadways.

“The concept for this demo day was to show the strength of the Volvo Group and the capabilities within the group where we can take care of the needs of our customers,” said Matt Walsh, vice president of the Volvo Group.

“We wanted to spread awareness that the group can effectively work together for the needs of the customer through multiple product lines. Some of our customers cross between the brands and today we are showing them that we can effectively work together providing job-site solutions and to make doing business with us easy and effortless.”

Added Scott Shepherd, Mack Trucks district manager of New England, “We wanted to provide people with the real world experience. So here they are able to demo one of the Granite dump trucks in the pit or drive one of the trucks loaded on a three-mile ride and drive.”

Participating dealers included Woods CRW Corp., Tyler Equipment Corp., Woodco Machinery, Chadwick-BaRoss, Ballard Truck Center and McDevitt Trucks.

Guests also were treated to a catered barbecue lunch, giveaways and a raffle for two tickets to the 2011 Patriots/Chiefs game in Foxboro, Mass.