Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8with post-hole diggers, augers, hammer attachments, forks, and with a shooter box, which allows the com- pact loader to haul concrete up and down banks where regular concrete equipment can’t go. In the winter, the division uses the loaders to snowplow. “I have never had a guy complain about a lack of power,” he said. “We have had them in mud where you couldn’t see the tracks and it still had enough power. They have exceeded everything we’ve needed them to do.” The rubber tracks glide on top of the muddiest of jobsites, Markins added, and “they turn in a super-tight radius. With the forks, you could probably lift a house.” He also likes how easy it is to clean the tracks on the Kubota, something he first noticed during the demo period. “It was definitely the machine that was easiest to keep the tracks clean, and the cleaner you keep some- thing, the longer it lasts.” Like Sykes, Markins finds the Kubota SVLs very dependable and problem free. Sykes, who joined the company in 2000 to help start the larger commercial concrete division, has been dealing with Columbus Equipment Company for that entire period. “Columbus Equipment Company service is just phenomenal for the type of work we do. When we have a breakdown, they are a huge resource in get- ting it fixed. They realize downtime is costly, and they are good at getting us parts in short order, whether they have to overnight them or truck them in. They jump in and take care of us.” About three years ago, he signed up for Columbus Equipment Company’s maintenance program for the division’s Kubota equipment and Komatsu excavators, and he is highly satisfied with the program. “It’s easy. I just make a phone call and the maintenance gets done,” he said. Markins—who joined Thompson Concrete in 1992, when there were six employees (there are about 265 now)—also reported excellent service from Columbus Equipment Company. “You call, and they deliver,” he said. “They have always been able to get me what I need.” For 24 years, Thompson Concrete has grown its business by creating repeat customers who know and appreciate a job well done. “We thrive on working with clients and repeat business,” Sykes said. “We chose Kubota because of the product and what the compact track loaders offered in support of our build projects.” “Columbus Equipment Company service is just phenomenal for the type of work we do. When we have a breakdown, they are a huge resource in getting it fixed.” Bob Sykes, Vice President of Operations Thompson Concrete Ltd. Thompson Concrete Ltd.‘s 11-year, veteran Operator Dave Thomas and a Kubota SVL90-2 backdrag the Delaware County Judicial Building site on Union Street. The company will lay 4,500 yds. of concrete of the new, 5-story building’s foundation, footings, elevator cores, walls and post-tension concrete decks. The building is scheduled for completion in June 2017. www.columbusequipment.com 6