Morbark, Inc., opened its seventh Demo Days event — its second of the year — with current and potential customers and members of their authorized industrial dealer network in attendance for factory tours, networking opportunities, vendor booths, an informational seminar, and the first Boxer Rodeo Team Leader Competition. Today the event concludes with demonstrations of equipment for the forestry and recycling markets.
Thursday’s seminar featured Aaron Cozart from Cummins Bridgeway, Steve Kimbell of Superior Diesel, Inc. (John Deere), and Shane Patzer of Michigan CAT, speaking on the upcoming Tier 4 Final engine standards.
The Boxer Rodeo showcased Morbark’s newest equipment line, the Boxer compact utility loaders, as staff members raced the mini-skid steers while performing a variety of tasks. Mike Hadanek, Morbark Research and Development Specialist, won the competition. After the race, attendees had the opportunity to try out the machines.
Approximate 150 people from eight countries are expected to attend the 2013 Fall Demo Days. The highlight of the event will be the equipment demonstrations. Morbark listened to customer feedback when choosing the equipment to run, which will include the 2755 Flail Chiparvestor as well as the new 40/36 Whole Tree MicroChipper, which debuted in May. The MicroChipper is designed to produce superior microchips for use by pellet mills and as supplemental fuel for cogeneration at coal facilities. Another product first shown in May is the 3200 Wood Hog horizontal grinder, created to fill the gap between Morbark’s 2600 and 3800 Wood Hogs for the recycling market and mulch producers.
Completing the demonstration lineup are: the Beever M20R Forestry chipper, the 50/48 NCL Whole Tree Drum Chipper, the 6600 Track Wood Hog horizontal grinder, and the 1600 Tub Grinder.