U Rent It Showcases Chicago Pneumatic at Demo Day

Fri November 15, 2013 - West Edition
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Kitty Roycroft of NuCor Building Systems in Terrell, Texas, tries her hand at the CP 1210 pneumatic handheld breaker.
Kitty Roycroft of NuCor Building Systems in Terrell, Texas, tries her hand at the CP 1210 pneumatic handheld breaker.
Kitty Roycroft of NuCor Building Systems in Terrell, Texas, tries her hand at the CP 1210 pneumatic handheld breaker. Kelcey Grote of NuCor Building Systems in Terrell, Texas, said that driving post with the pneumatic PDR75 RV post driver is a “snap.” “Look Maw, one hand,” said Clay Boone, city of Forney Public Works, when he tried the CP MS690 tamper with a 150 lb. (68 kg) operating weight and a 11 in. (28 cm) plate. T.J. Bates of Forney Public Works (L) is learning all he needs to know about the all new 3-ton (2.7 t) CP AR 120 48 in. (122 cm) double drum drive asphalt compactor from Chicago Pneumatic’s Paul McClendon. Chicago Pneumatic’s Eric Massinon (L) and Dave Sudduth of the Terrell independent school department enjoy the shade as Eric points out all the attributes of the CPS 185 JD7 compressor with 185 cfm/100 psi.


U Rent It Sales & Service based in Terrell, Texas hosted a demo day to showcase Chicago Pneumatic’s newest product offerings on Oct. 18. End users were encouraged to try out Chicago Pneumatic’s full line of construction equipment in a practical setting.

On display at the demo day was the entire Chicago Pneumatic product offering, including CP’s brand new compaction rollers, the newly introduced CP 1260 and 1290 handheld breakers, and the emissions-compliant CPS 400 it4 portable air compressor.

“It’s extremely important to get the equipment in the hands of end-users to help them make their purchasing decisions,” said Paul McClendon, regional sales manager of Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment. “Additionally, it gives them an opportunity to ask questions and get feedback right there on the spot.”

In spite of heavy rain leading up to the event and a wet demonstration area, dozens of end-users travelled to U Rent It for the event. Attendees were made up of private contractors, public works employees from municipalities across the region, and other equipment dealers from around the area as well.

“A lot of folks only know Chicago Pneumatic for our handheld tools,” said McClendon. “To get in front of a lot of different people and show off our portable energy line, rig-mounted breaker line, and compaction line, that aren’t as well known as the handheld line is extremely important initiative for all of us at Chicago Pneumatic.”

The event was held in an open house style format from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and offered hands-on training, networking opportunities, lunch, and opportunities for Q&A session with representatives from both U Rent It and Chicago Pneumatic.