Topcon Technology Roadshow Sets Up Shop in Ohio

Fri August 01, 2014 - Midwest Edition
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(L-R): Murphy Tractor’s Mark Hash joins GeoShack’s Dan O’Reilly and David Owen to greet attendees.
(L-R): Murphy Tractor’s Mark Hash joins GeoShack’s Dan O’Reilly and David Owen to greet attendees.
(L-R): Murphy Tractor’s Mark Hash joins GeoShack’s Dan O’Reilly and David Owen to greet attendees. Mike Curry (L) of George J. Igel & Company gets information about the John Deere 772GP motorgrader with Topcon machine control from Murphy Tractor & Equipment Machine Technology Specialist Jason Welch. The Columbus event turned out to be a family reunion for GeoShack President Scott Beathard (far R) as he joined (L-R) GeoShack’s Thad King; Greg Beathard of Beathard Construction; Bill, Steve, and Jeff Beathard; and Linda Giglio. GeoShack’s Dan O’Reilly (L)?thanks Tim Keane of Ritchie Bros. for the use of Ritchie’s facility to conduct the Topcon Technology Roadshow. (L-R): GeoShack’s Christopher Mindt; Topcon Executive Vice President Eduardo Falcon; GeoShack President Scott Beathard; Topcon Senior Managing Executive Officer Ray O’Connor; Ritchie Bros.’s Tim Keane; and Topcon Executive Vice President (L-R): Southeastern Equipment Company’s Bill Frost is joined by Josh Layman of GeoShack to discuss the Case 1150MD dozer equipped with 3D MC2 with Andy Sommer of Sommer Excavating. GeoShack’s Greg Koly (C) talks with Mike Nichols (L) and Jason Leachman of Baseline Survey. The Murphy Tractor & Equipment crew was on hand to answer questions about John Deere equipment at the event.


The Topcon Technology Roadshow set up shop at the Ritchie Bros, permanent auction facility in South Vienna, Ohio (outside of Columbus), for a two-day event on July 9 and 10. The event was hosted by GeoShack, Topcon’s dealer for Ohio. Several area equipment dealers also lent machines for use in live demonstrations.

The educational program featured classroom sessions and "hands on" training demonstrations focusing on the latest technological advances for surveying, construction and agricultural applications. Classroom sessions were conducted in Topcon’s traveling 5,000 sq. ft. mobile classroom/theater housed in a custom-designed 18-wheeler.

During the event, attendees were presented with information about machine automation, enterprise solutions, BIM and 3D layout, site management, GNSS and Robotics and imaging and mapping. With an emphasis on providing a personalized educational and training experience, representatives of Topcon and GeoShack were joined by Columbus Equipment Company, Southeastern Equipment Company, and Murphy Tractor & Equipment representatives (including Murphy Tractor & Equipment’s Machine Technology Specialist Jason Welch) to address attendees’ individual application questions.

GeoShack is a technology leader in the construction, surveying, laser and machine control industries in the United States and Canada with 23 retail locations in eight states and two provinces. GeoShack’s staff of sales professionals and factory trained technicians take a solutions based approach toward serving their customers.

Topcon’s Technology Roadshow launched in April and is working its way through North America with a total of 23 customer events planned that will ultimately span six months and 23,000 mi.