Compact Equipment

JUN 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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Customers worldwide traveled to the Perry, Okla., headquarters of Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Co., to participate in the annual Equipment Seminar on April 17 and 18. Experiencing an up-close look at customer-driven equipment enhancements and next-generation technology advancements, more than 300 global dealership employees and their customers attended this year's event. "Our customers play a vital role in the development of our equip- ment. We value their feedback, and we are committed to offering products that help them conquer jobsite challenges," said Dennis Wierzbicki, Ditch Witch president. "The annual Equipment Semi- nar allows our dealerships and their customers to see and demo the latest underground construction equipment and new technologies that were designed specifically with their productivity in mind." The two-day event included an equipment program that intro- duced customers to the latest Ditch Witch equipment, featuring the new line of HX vacuum excavators, the advanced family of con- struction-grade mini skid steers and the Ditch Witch HDD training simulator. Attendees also received a tour of the Ditch Witch manu- facturing facility and campus, spanning over 1.2 million sq ft. Customers were able to experience product demonstrations from other Charles Machine Works companies, including Subsite Elec- tronics, Hammerhead Trenchless and American Augers. For more info, visit . 11 DITCH WITCH CUSTOMERS EXPERIENCE NEW EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY AT ANNUAL SEMINAR More than 300 global dealership employees and their customers attended the equipment seminar. TRIMBLE AND KOBELCO ANNOUNCE TRIMBLE READY OPTION FOR SELECT KOBELCO EXCAVATOR MODELS Trimble and Kobelco recently announced the introduction of a Trimble Ready option for select Tier 4 Final Kobelco ex- cavator models. Select excavators that ship from the Kobelco factory are now ready for the installation of the Trimble Earth- works Grade Control Platform for excavators, which can sig- nificantly reduce the cost and complexity of the installation for the contractor. The announcement was made at Intermat 2018, one of Eu- rope's largest exhibitions for the construction industry. "This is another significant step forward in the adoption of construction technology by Kobelco," said Troy Rigby, OEM manager for Trimble Civil Engineering and Construction, Asia Pacific. "Allowing contractors to order a Tier 4 Final excava- tor from the Kobelco factory that only requires hand tools to install a full Trimble Earthworks system is an incredible ad- vantage." Trimble's Sitech global distribution network provides in- stallation services, personalized training and local technical support for the Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform installed on Kobelco excavators. Sitech dealers understand how to apply Trimble Connected Site solutions across the con- struction site's operations to effectively improve on- and off- machine productivity. For more info, visit . Select excavators that ship from the Kobelco factory are now ready for the installation of the Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform for excavators.

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