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Winter2015TheAndersonsInc.tracesitshistorybackto1947whenHaroldAndersonstartedagrainelevatorinMaumeeOhio.TodayinMaumeeOperatorJoshBundyofTheAndersonsPlantNutrientGrouppicturedinaKomatsuWA470wheelloaderispartofateamthatloadsupto100trucksperdayinthepeakseasonofFebruarythroughmid-June.TheAndersonsInc.AGRIBUSINESSPOWERHOUSEBENEFITSFROMSPECIALIZEDEQUIPMENTPLACEMENT AMESSAGEFROMTHEPRESIDENTTheProductsandThePeopleToServeYouJoshStivisonCADIZ290OldSteubenvillePikeCadizOH43907740942-8871DAYTON7570NewCarlislePikeDaytonOH45424937879-3154CANTON1900ClevelandAve.SW.CantonOH44707330453-4521DearValuedCustomerColumbusEquipmentisheretohelpyoufindsolutions.ThisissueofColumbusConnectionshowsthatphilosophyinaction.WhenTheAndersonscontactedsalesrepLukeMathesonaboutbuyingwheelloadershewentintotheirfertilizerplantsandstudiedexactlyhowthemachineswereused.Notingthecorrosiveenvironmentintheplantswhichhascutthelifeoftheloadersbyasmuchas50percentLukeshowedTheAndersonswhatColumbusEquipmentcoulddotoprotectthemachinesandincreaselongevity.Theresultaproblemsolvedandacustomerreapinglong-termsavings.Inthesameveinwevecreatedacoupleofnewpositionsdesignedtohelpcustomersfindsolutionstotheirspecializedneeds.MikeFensterwhohasextensiveexperiencewith3-Dmachinecontrolsystemshasjoinedthecompanyasmachinecontrolmanager.HisjobwiththeassistanceofNateKoerperistohelpcustomerswithintelligentMachineControlequipment.ChuckAmnahmeanwhilewillbetakingontheadditionaldutiesofproductsupportspecialistfortheLiftingDivisionservingaspointmancompanywideforservicequestionsandissuesinvolvingcranes.Theoilandgasindustryhasadded18000jobsinOhioandtheeconomiceffectismovingthroughtheconstructionindustry.WeveseentheeffectincranessalesandwehopeyoullbereapingthebenefitsintheNewYear.Weencourageyoutoreadyyourequipmentforabusyspring.Pleasedonthesitatetocontactusifyouneedhelp.SincerelyJoshStivisonPresident2ZANESVILLE818LeeStreetZanesvilleOH43701740455-4036PAINESVILLE864RichmondRoadPainesvilleOH44077440352-0452PIKETON3668U.S.Route23SouthPiketonOH45661740289-3757COLUMBUS50E.KingstonAvenueColumbusOH43207614443-6541TOLEDO12500WilliamsRoadPerrysburgOH43551419872-7101CINCINNATI712ShepherdAvenueCincinnatiOH45215513771-3922RICHFIELD3942BrecksvilleRoadRichfieldOH44286330659-6681 INTHISISSUE3CUSTOMERSPOTLIGHTTHEANDERSONSINC.AgribusinessPowerhouseBenefitsfromSpecializedEquipmentPlacement...........4PRODUCTNEWSKOMATSUTIER4FINALHM300-5ARTICULATEDDUMPTRUCKPowerfulCost-EfficientPerformance......................................9INDUSTRYNEWSOILANDGASINDUSTRYTRICKLEDOWNFuelsHistoricBoominOhioCraneSales..................................10COMPANYNEWSINTELLIGENTMACHINECONTROLANDEXPERTSUPPORTRevolutionizeTheEarthmovingProcess...................................12ENVIRONMENTALDIVISIONENVIRONMENTALDIVISIONADDSCMILINEOFSpecializedForestryMulchers..........................................14PRODUCTSUPPORTWINTERTIMEMEANSSERVICETIMEAvoidLosingValuableProductionNextSeason.............................16PRODUCTSUPPORTLIFTINGDIVISIONADDSPRODUCTSUPPORTSPECIALISTRaisesBaronCraneCustomerSupport...................................17BRANCHNEWSOAIMAAnnualMeetingSeesRecordAttendeesandExhibtors..................18USEDEQUIPMENTSPECIALSLate-ModelUsedEquipment...........................................19COLUMBUSEQUIPMENTCOMPANYPERSONNELCOLUMBUSCORPORATEOFFICERICHARDEARLYChairmanJOSHSTIVISONPresidentMIKESARREYCFOERNIEPOTTERVicePresidentRentalTIMALBRIGHTVicePresidentofSalesMarketingBOBWEBERVicePresidentofProductSupportMARKKLATTGeneralPartsManagerJASONCRAINGeneralSalesManagerRAYFRASEGeneralServiceManagerJEFFRICHARDSGeneralManagerJEFFREICHERTFinanceManagerDEIDRACARRHumanResourcesJONST.JULIANUsedEquipmentManagerRICHARDYOUNGUsedEquipmentSalesTIMSMITHEnvironmentalDivisionSalesManagerRONDUPEROWEnvironmentalSalesBOBSTEWARTEnvironmentalSalesJESSEGARBEREnvironmentalSalesKYLEHOODProductSupport-MajorAccountsMIKEMONTGOMERYTrainerCINDYHYLANDCreditManagerKENCARRControllerTOMBRASSERSalesAdministrationManagerCOLUMBUSBRANCHALALLENBranchManagerGENEWYERServiceManagerJASONDEEDSPartsManagerSTEVESCOTTMachineSalesJEFFBRACKETTMachineSalesRICHARDDURSTMachineSalesJEREMYWILLIAMSMachineSalesZACHOCONNORInsideSalesJOHNEDWARDSProductSupportTOLEDOBRANCHDAVIDSARREYBranchManagerJAKEMCGRANAHANServiceManagerSPENCERWALLRentalCoordinatorPrep-shopForemanLUKEMATHESONMachineSalesTEDMARSHProductSupport-MajorAccountsNEILEHRHARDTPartsManagerCINCINNATIBRANCHJEFFMCVEYBranchManagerJEFFLOUDENServiceManagerALSHEPHERDPartsManagerFREDWAHLMachineSalesROGERREESEMachineSalesRANDYCALHOUNProductSupport-MajorAccountsARTDAVIDSONProductSupportRICHFIELDBRANCHJEFFBADNERBranchManagerPAMBADNERServiceManagerJEFFTHORNBURGPartsManagerDOUGDVORAKMachineSalesMIKESWANMachineSalesTODDHORNAKMachineSalesTIMKRESOWATYMachineSalesSAMRANTUCCIInsideSalesMIKECRONLOTACProductSupportROBRIVERAProductSupportCADIZBRANCHDANMINNISBranchManagerDONFOGLEServiceManagerRICKFERRIPartsManagerJOEMOOREMachineSalesCHRISTAYLORProductSupportALANCOPELeadPartsCounterDAYTONBRANCHPATTYDAVIDSONPartsManagerMIKEEARLYMachineSalesTIMEARLYMachineSalesARTDAVIDSONProductSupportCANTONBRANCHDANMINNISBranchManagerJOEDRAGANServiceManagerPAULSTEVENSMachineSalesJOELCRAMBLETTProductSupport-MajorAccountsCHRISTAYLORProductSupportJIMHENRYLeadPartsCounterZANESVILLEBRANCHDANMINNISBranchManagerFREDTRUBISKYLeadPartsCounterPersonPAINESVILLEBRANCHJIMHYDECustomerServiceRepresentativeTODDHORNAKMachineSalesROBRIVERAProductSupportPIKETONBRANCHCHESTERGOWENBranchManagerSalesRONBIXLERProductSupportDAVEWALSERProductSupport TheAndersonsPlantNutrientGroupsKomatsuWA500hasbeencustom-designedwithananti-corrosionpackageanduniqueGEMbucketdesigninordertobeoptimallyefficientinthelocationschallengingenvironment. 5WWhensomethingworkswellwordgetsaround.ThathascertainlybeenthecasewithKomatsuwheelloadersatTheAndersonsInc.aMaumeeOhio-basedagribusinesswithinterestsinplantnutrientsgrainandethanol.SeveralyearsagoTheAndersonsplantnutrientfacilityinWebervilleMichiganstartedusingaKomatsuWA470wheelloadertoloadfertilizerontocustomertrucks.JoeSchweitzeroperationsmanagerfortheMaumeeandToledoplantnutrientfacilitiesheardtheKomatsuwasworkingoutwellanddecidedtolookatKomatsuwhenitcametimetoreplacewheelloadersinhisplants.HecalledColumbusEquipmentCompanytotalkaboutthemachinesandwasimmediatelyimpressedwiththeresponse.WhatreallysoldusonitwasthewillingnessofthesalesrepLukeMathesontogotheextramiletomatchupourneedswiththerightmachine.HewantedtomakesurewehadtherightmachinewiththerightcapacitysetuprighttoworkintheenvironmentalconditionsweworkinSchweitzersaid.ColumbusEquipmentCompanystaffcameoutandmeasuredhowlongittooktoloadatruck.Theyrecordedthekindsoftrucksweloadedandhowhighthetruckswere.Theyalsolookedattimingtoseehowquicklyweneededtomakearoundtokeepthingsasefficientaspossible.Thiswasallnewtous.Lukemusthavevisitedus10or15timestomakesurewehadtherightmachineinbothlocationstheoperationsmanageradded.MathesonrecommendedaWA500withhighliftfortheToledoplantandaWA470withhighliftfortheMaumeeplant.NotingtheharshenvironmentinsidethefertilizerplantcausesmachinerytorustquicklyMathesonproposedasolution.ColumbusEquipmentwouldalsooutfiteachmachinewithananti-corrosionpackage.Theanti-corrosionpackageincludescoatingthemachinewithNyalicaclearpolymericplasticresincoatingthatprotectsagainstchemicalandenvironmentalcorrosion.Nyalicprotectsthemetalsurfacesofthewheelloaderfromthecorrosiveeffectsofthematerialsusedinfertilizer.SeveralofourguysspenttwoorthreefulldaysTheAndersonsToledoPNOperationsCoordinatorLamontJonesrightpicturedwithColumbusEquipmentCompanysMachineSalesRepresentativeLukeMathesonandthecompanysKomatsuWA500wheelloader.CUSTOMERSPOTLIGHTTheAndersonsInc.AGRIBUSINESSPOWERHOUSEBENEFITSFROMSPECIALIZEDEQUIPMENTPLACEMENTColumbusEquipmentsanti-corrosionpackagehasslowedcorrosiondowntremendously.Corrosiontypicallybeginsalmostimmediatelyandcancutthelifeexpectancyofamachineby30to50percent.JoeSchweitzerOperationsManagerTheAndersonsInc. takingthemachineapartandputtingNyalicevery-wheretheycouldMathesonsaid.Komatsuswireharnessesalreadyhavehigh-qualitysealedDTconnectorsbutduetothehighlycorrosivenatureofTheAndersonsapplicationColumbusEquipmentwentastepfurtherbyusingdielectricgreaseandmastictapetofurthersealharnessconnections.WebelievethatwillensuremaximumuptimeMathesonadded.ColumbusEquipmentsanti-corrosionpackagehasslowedcorrosiondowntremendouslySchweitzersaid.Corrosiontypicallybeginsalmostimmediatelyandcancutthelifeexpectancyofamachineby30to50percentheexplainedsotheeffectsoftheNyalicwereevidentfromthestart.ThemachineshavebeenworkingoutwellsowellinfactthecompanyhasalsopurchasedaWA380foraplantnutrientoperationinEasternOhioandanotherWA380foragrainoperationinOhio.Iwoulddefi-nitelyrecommendthemtoothersSchweitzersaid.Themachinesaregoodonfuelandtheoperatorsreallylikethem.Theyarecomfortabletooperateandthecontrolsareveryuser-friendly.ItsaharshenvironmentbuttheKomatsusarewellequippedtosucceedinthestructuresandundertheconditionswehaveonsiteSchweitzersaid.TheKomatsuwheelloadersareusedtoloaddryfer-tilizersoncustomerstrucksorrailcars.TheproductissoldtodistributorsandendusersandeachplantmovestensofthousandsoftonseachyearSchweitzersaid.Duringthebusyseasonsspringandfallthewheelloadersoperatealldaylong.ThecompanyreliesonColumbusEquipmenttomaintainthewheelloaderswhichareequippedwiththeKOMTRAXvehiclemonitoringsystem.WiththeKOMTRAXsystemColumbusEquipmentknowswhenthemachinesneedtobeservicedandtakencareof.They6BrianSmithcommunicateswiththedriverasheoverseesacomputerizedloadingofredphosphatefromtheEastPit2loadingareacontrolroom.LeftOperatorJoshBundyprocessesredphosphateintoacomputerizedconveyordeliverysystemwithaNyalic-treatedKomatsuWA470inThePlantNutrientGroupsArchBuilding.CenterTheAndersonsBrianSmithdemonstratestheKahlerAutomationSystemwhichcontrolsdeliverysystemflowtothevariousloadingareas.RightMaximumloadsofupto50000lbs.truckcanbeprocessedthroughMaumeesEastPit2loadingarea.ThemachineshavebeenworkingoutwellsowellinfactthecompanyhasalsopurchasedaWA380foraplantnutrientoperationinEasternOhioandanotherWA380foragrainoperationinOhio. 7areverygoodaboutschedulingaroundourneedsheadded.TheAndersonsInc.tracesitshistoryto1947whenHaroldAndersonstartedagrainelevatorinMaumeewiththeintentionofmakingiteasierforlocalfarmerstogettheirproducttomarket.Thecompanyhasgrownintoamajordiversifiedagribusinesscorporationwithover3000employeesandoperationsaroundtheU.S.CanadaandMexico.ItsdivisionsincludeplantnutrientssuchastheoperationsinMaumeeandToledothatproducegranularfertilizers.TheOhioplantsservicecustomersinOhioMichiganandIndianaaswellasinOntarioproducingsingle-nutrientfertilizersandcustomblends.Companywidethereare18fertilizerplantsthatproducemorethan2milliontonsofplantnutrientsannually.ThecompanyalsorunsgrainterminalsinthecentralU.S.withthecapacitytohold139millionbushelsofcorn.In2013TheAndersonsgrainterminalshandledshipmentsfornearly500millionbushelsofcorn.TheAndersonsalsohasadivisionthatleasesoutrailcarsanotherthatoperatesfourethanolplantsonethatprovidesriskmanagementservicesanddivisionsthatproducepalletizedmineralproductsandindustrialproducts.Otherpartsofthecompanyincluderetailcentersprofessionalturfproductsandadivisionthatmanufacturersavarietyofproductsfromcorncobs.ThewheelloaderpurchasewasthefirsttimethatSchweitzerhaddonebusinesswithColumbusEquipmentanditwasagoodexperiencehesaid.BeforeweusuallygotamachineandthebucketthatcomeswithitbutthankstoColumbusEquipmentthistimeweletourbusinessdictatetherightmachine.Theyreallylookedatourneeds.Everyonehasbeengoodtoworkwith.AfterthesalewestillseeLuke.Hestopsbyorcallstomakesurethingsarerunningsmoothly.FindingtherightwheelloadersforTheAndersonsplantsinOhiohasbeenateameffortMathesonsaid.Welookedattheirbusinessandtheirchallengesandtheylistenedtooursuggestions.Theyvebeengreattoworkwith.OurgoalistobringtangiblevaluetotheoperationaddedMatheson.Helpingcustomersfindtherightequipmentandtherightsolutionsfortheirbusinessissimplypartofthatprocess.AsJoeSchweitzerdiscoveredColumbusEquipmentisfocusedonanenduringpartnershipnotjustaquicksale.LeftJoshBundyexitingTheAndersonsArchBuilding.CenterWhatlookslikeamoonovertheMatterhornontheSwissItalianborderisactuallyaskylightoverwhitegranularphosphateintheToledoPNsstoragefacility.RightTheAndersonsequippedtheKomatsuWA500witha10-yard9-toncapacityGEMbucket.Thecustom-designedbucketreducedloadcyclesfrom5to3passesandpreservedamaximumdumpclearanceof116meaningtallMichigansideboardtruckscouldbeloadedwithoutneedingtoemployahigh-liftmachinewithdecreasedbucketcapacity.Ourgoalistobringtangiblevaluetotheoperation.LukeMathesonMachineSalesRepresentativeColumbusEquipmentCompanyTheAndersonsInc.tracesitshistoryto1947whenHaroldAndersonstartedagrainelevatorinMaumee 9KomatsuTier4FinalHM300-5ArticulatedDumpTruckPOWERFULCOST-EFFICIENTPERFORMANCEKKomatsuhasintroducedtheTier4FinalHM300-5anarticulateddumptruckwithapayloadof30.9tonsandfeaturesdesignedtoprovidedependableperformanceandhighproductivity.Theredesignedtruckbodyhasbeenoptimizedforincreasedcapacityandpayloadoverpreviousversions.Theloadingheightonthetruckis9-feet-2-inchesanoptimalheightfor30-to60-tonexcavatorsor5-to7.5-cubic-footwheelloaders.Thetwosingle-stagedbodyliftcylindersprovidea70-degreedumpanglewhenunloading.Operatorscanselectaworkingmodethatmatchestheapplicationorworkconditionsensuringthetruckwilloperateefficientlyandsmoothlyinallconditions.AdditionallytheKomatsuTractionControlSystemautomaticallyadjuststoprovideoptimumtractioninsoftgroundconditions.Whenspeedsensorsonfourwheelsdetecttireslippagetheinter-axlelockisapplied.Ifslippagecontinuesfourindependentbrakescanbeappliedtoregaintraction.The324-horsepowerHM300-5alsofeaturesKomatsusadvancedtransmissionsystemK-ATOMICSasix-speedfully-automatictransmissionthateliminatesshiftshockandtorquecut-off.Thesystemautomaticallyselectsthebestgearbasedonvehiclespeedenginerpmandshiftpositionresultinginpowerfulaccelerationsmoothdownshiftsandsynchronizedenginespeedwhenclimbingslopes.Anautomaticretarderallowstheoperatortoselecttheoperatingspeedwhengoingdownaslope.AnintegratedpayloadmetercomesstandardontheHM300.Thetruckoperatorcanseetheloadedmaterialweightonamonitorinthecabandexternaldisplaylampsprovidetheinformationtotheloaderoperatoreliminatingguesswork.Serviceaccesstothetruckhasalsobeenimproved.Theenginehoodismadeoflightweightfiberglassandiseasiertoopenandthecabtiltsrearwardtoprovideaccesstothetransmission.Anelectricpowertiltfunctionisalsostandard.Twohydraulically-drivenauto-reversingfanshelpkeeptheradiatorandchargeaircoolerclean.Regularserviceisthekeytomaximumuptime.AsaresultKomatsuincludesKomatsuCAREonallofitsTier4equipment.KomatsuCAREprovidescom-plimentaryscheduledmaintenanceforthefirstthreeyearsorfirst2000hoursofusewhichevercomesfirst.TheHM300isalsoequippedwiththeKOMTRAXvehiclemonitoringsystemwithseveralnewfeaturesincludinganautoidleshutdownfunctiontohelpownersloweroperatingcostsandequipmentwearbyreducingunnecessaryidletime.Theloadingheightonthetruckis9-feet-2-inchesanoptimalheightfor30-to60-tonexcavatorsor5-to7.5-cubic-footwheelloaders.PRODUCTNEWS 10CContractorswantingthepulseoftheindustryinOhioshouldlooknofurtherthantheboomingmarketforcranesinthestate.GrantedthereisnoofficialcranesaleseconomicindicatorhoweverColumbusEquipmentCompanyhasbeentakingordersforcranesataratethatsurprisesevensomelong-timemarketobservers.AmongthecranesColumbusEquipmentsoldin2014wereitsfirstLink-Belt238HSLa150-tonlatticecrawleralongwiththefirsttwoLink-Belt100-tontruckcranesColumbusEquipmenthassold.NationwidetheyearstartedoutpositivelywithplentyofexcitementaboutcranesatConExponotedD.AnnSlaytonShifflereditorofAmericanCranesTransportamonthlytrademagazine.ConExpowasverypositiveandpeoplehadagoodoutlookfortheyear.Craneusageisupnationwideshesaidwithrentalratessolidandcraneutilizationratesrising.ButaftertheenthusiasmofConExposaleshavevariedbyloca-tion.PocketssuchasOhioPennsylvaniaandtheGulfCoastareseeingstrongercranesalesbecauseoilandgasisreallydrivingbusinessforcranesShifflersaid.InotherregionsoftheU.S.cranesaleshavecooledofftostable.GaryRicedistrictsalesmanagerforLink-BeltagreesthatthehugeupswingincranesalesrightnowinOhiohastodowithoilandgas.Oncedrillingbeginsandrefiningplantsopeninanareahesaidtheactivityfeedsotherbuildingactivityhotelstohouseworkersarebuiltfollowedbyrestaurantsandothercommercialventures.AsthatpatternripplesthroughoutOhiocontrac-torsregainconfidencethattheywillcontinuetohaveprojectstoworkon.TheyneedthatconfidencetoConExpowasverypositiveandpeoplehadagoodoutlookfortheyear.D.AnnSlaytonShifflerEditorAmericanCranesTransportMagazineOilandGasIndustryTrickleDownFUELSHISTORICBOOMINOHIINDUSTRYNEWS 11makeamajorpurchasesuchasacranesaidBobWeberColumbusEquipmentsvicepresidentforproductsupportwhoisalsoinchargeofthecompanysLiftingDivision.DeanNicolozakessecretarytreasurerofNicolozakesTruckingConstructionInc.inCambridgeOhiosaidconfidencewasbehindhiscompanysdecisiontobuyaLink-BeltHTC-3140thisyear.Demandforourbusinessisstrong.Confidenceisupandvisibilityintofuturebusinesshasimprovedtoohecommented.Pent-updemandhasplayedaparttooRicesaid.SomecustomersarerunningcranestheyhavehadfordecadesNicolozakesforexampleisreplacinga1987crane.TherosterofOhiocompaniesthathavepurchasedLink-Beltcranesin2014coversavarietyofsectors.WarrenDrillinginDexterCitypurchasedthe238.MeldrumMechanicalanindustrialservicescompanyandSchaedlerEnterprisesaconstructionandindustrialservicescompanyeachpurchaseda100-tontruckcrane.BakerCraneandWeldingofZanesvilleorderedLink-Beltsnewall-terrain210-toncranetheATC-3210.Anothersignofconfidenceintheeconomyseveralbuyerspurchasedalargercranesotheycantakeonbiggerprojects.Nicolozakesforinstancechosethe140-tonhydraulictruckcranethelargesttelescopictruckcraneavailablefromLink-Beltsoitcanprovideawiderrangeofservices.MeldrumMechanicalreplaceda50-tonrough-terraincranewitha100-tontruckcrane.AllofthesecranesincorporatenewertechnologyincludingtheLink-Beltoperatingsystemcamerasandease-of-mobilityfeaturesWebernoted.ShiffleratAmericanCranesTransportiscautiousabouttheoutlookforcranessalesin2015.Oilpricesremainabigquestionmarkiftheyfalltoolowoilactivitycouldslowdramatically.ForcontractorsinlocationsthathaventhadaboostfromoilWehavetohopeforaninfrastructurebillinthenewcongress.Rightnowitswaitandseewhatwillhappenwiththenewcongressshesaid.ThatsaidLink-Beltisoptimisticaboutsalesin2015.Oncedrillingbeginstheactivityfeedsotherbuildingactivityhotelstohouseworkersarebuiltfollowedbyrestaurantsandothercommercialventures.CRANESALESAfterthepurchaseasolidsupportnetworkisanycontractorsbestfriend.NicolozakesHTC-3140isintheexperiencedandcapablehandsoffromlefttorightBobWeberCECvicepresidentofproductsupportandheadofthecompanysLiftingDivisionGaryRiceLink-BeltdistrictsalesmanagerRonDunlapCECcraneservicetechnicianCadizDustinPriceCECcraneservicetechnicianColumbusDavePetersLink-BeltdistrictservicemanagerJoshStivisonCECpresidentChuckAmnahCECcraneproductsupportspecialistandJoeMooreCECmachinesalesrepresentativeCadiz. COMPACTDIVISIONPrecisepowerfulandsafe.TakeuchiTB240CompactExcavatorwww.columbusequipment.comOhiosDependableDealerTakeuchiHonorsPioneeringPastByFocusingOnABrightLow-EmissionFutureFoundedin1963Takeuchiwastherstcompanytointroducethecompactexcava-torandlaterthecompacttrackloadertotheNorthAmericanmarket.FiftyyearsonTakeuchiisemployingstate-of-the-arttechnologytomeetEPATier4Finalrequirements.WiththerecentreleaseoftheTier4FinalTB230TB240TB260andTB290com-pactexcavatorsaswellastheruggedversatileTL8trackloaderTakeuchideliverssomeofthemostadvancedcompactequipmentavailabletoday. MMikeFensterhasjoinedColumbusEquipmentCompanyasmachinecontrolmanager.Heisavailabletohelpcus-tomersutilizethefullfunctionalityofKomatsusintelligentMachineControliMCequipment.Myroleistoprovidethecustomerwiththenecessaryeducationtrainingandsupportfortheintelligentmachinesystemhesaid.ColumbusEquipmentiscommittedtosupportingthistechnology.WhiletheconstructionindustryhasusedaftermarketmachinecontrolfortwodecadesthosesystemsonlytoldtheoperatorwherethecuttingimplementwasinrelationtothedesignFensternoted.KomatsuisthefirstmanufacturertointegrateamachinecontrolsystemwiththecomputerintheequipmentaddingmuchmoreautomationintheiMCdozerandiMCexcavator.Thesystempreventsthecuttingimplementfromovercuttingandkeepsthecuttingedgeongrade.Buttheintelligentsystemdoesmuchmoreincludingsensingthematerialloadandaddingmorematerialifpossiblebeforeoffloadingtomaximizeefficiency.Themachineknowsexactlywhatitcanhandle.Itsensestherightamountofmaterialforeachloadsoyousaveonwearandtearandonfuelconsumption.ItsignificantlyincreasesproductivityFenstersaid.ToensurethatcustomerstakefulladvantageofthemachinesrobustcapabilitiesFensterandfellowtechnologysolutionsexpertNateKoerperteachoperatorsaswellasprojectmanagersandsitesupervisorsalltheenhancementsthemachinesoffer.AssoonastheoperatorunderstandsthedifferencesbetweentheintelligentMachineControlsys-temandanaftermarketsystemhebeginstounderstandthebenefitsandincreasesproductivityFenstersaid.TheiMCsystemcancreateproductivitygainsofupto25percent.FensterwillalsohelpcustomersintegratethenewequipmentintotheircurrentGPS-controlfleet.TheKomatsusystemusessomeTopconcomponentsandisdesignedtoworkwithinTopconorTrimbleGPSsystems.Fensterwillalsosetupthecustomerssup-portsystemusingTopconsSiteLinktelematicswhichallowsColumbusEquipmenttotroubleshoottheiMCsystemremotely.AllsegmentsoftheindustryhavebeeninterestedinKomatsusiMCdozerandexcavatorfromverylargecontractorstoowner-operatorswhohaveneverevenusedaGPSsystemontheirdozersFenstersaid.Fensterhasextensiveknowledgeof3-DmachinecontrolshavingpreviouslyworkedforaTopcondis-tributor.KomatsuhascertifiedhimasaTechnologySolutionsExpertforbothiMCmachines.CustomerswithiMCquestionscancontactFensterat614802-7099.intelligentMachineControlAndExpertSupportREVOLUTIONIZETHEEARTHMOVINGPROCESSKomatsuisthefirstmanufacturertointegrateamachinecontrolsystemwiththecomputerintheequipment.COMPANYNEWS13ColumbusEquipmentCompanyMachineControlManagerMikeFensterleftandTechnologySolutionsExpertNateKoerper CEnvironmentalDivisionAddsCMILinSPECIALIZEDFORESTRYMULCH14ColumbusEquipmentCompanyhasaddedCrawlerMulchingIndustriesInc.CMImulcherspurpose-builtmachinesonadozer-styleundercarriagetoitsEnvironmentalDivisionlineup.CMImulchersaredesignedforworkincludingclearingtrailsandrightofwayspipelineconstructionsitepreparationforestryandlanddevelopment.ThepartnershipallowsColumbusEquipmenttobringtheworldsbestforestrymulchertoOhioandsurround-ingmarketsnotedTimSmithEnvironmentalDivisionsalesmanager.TheCMImachinesdeliverunmatchedproduction.WehavealreadyhadgreatsuccesswiththeCMIproductlinewithsalesandrentalstoourforestryandland-clearingcustomersSmithsaid.CMImulchersareknownforgreatperformanceandreliabilitysaidSteeveCharestCMIterritoryman-agerfortheU.S.ThemachinesarepoweredbyJohnDeereorCaterpillarenginesdependingonmodelandareequippedwithindustry-leadingFAEmulchingheadswhicharefactory-installedbyCMIandshippedtothecustomer.Allmodelshaveaheavy-dutyundercarriagewithasinglegrouserwithmudholesandthechassisandframeweredesignedspecificallyformulchingapplications.Thedozer-styleundercarriagemakesthemachinemoreagilethancompetingmodelsbuiltonanexcavator-stylebase.CMImulchersofferbettergroundclearancethancompetitorsandhaveexcellentpowertractionandmaneuverability.Thesimplicityofthemachineisthekeytoitsreli-abilityandeaseofuseCharestsaid.Therearenotalotofelectronicsanditislightandeasytotransport.Servicepointsaredesignedforeasyaccess.Wehavedemonstratedthemachineanditscapabilitiestoseveralofourleadingland-clearingcontractorsandThesimplicityofthemachineisthekeytoitsreliabilityandeaseofuse.SteeveCharestCMITerritoryManagerCrawlerMulchingIndustriesInc.ENVIRONMENTALDIVISION ofRS1715theyhaveallsaidthesamethingThisisthebestfor-estrymulcherwehaveeverseenSmithnoted.CMIandColumbusEquipmentshareacommitmenttocustomersupport.WeunderstandthatcustomerscantwaittheylosemoneywhentheyaredownCharestsaid.WeareverypleasedwiththewaythatColumbusEquipmentCompanydealswithcustomersforserviceafterthesale.ColumbusEquipmenthasalreadystockeduponpartsforCMImachinesandsenttechniciansandsalespersonnelforfactorytraininghenoted.Theyarecommittedtoourproductandservingourcustomers.AvailableCMImodelsrangefrom125hpto600hp.CECcurrentinventorymodelsincludeHurricaneC250witha275-hpengineand89-inchmulchinghead.Thislow-ground-pressuremachineisexcellentinwetorotherpoorgroundconditions.Withthemulchingheadinplacethemachineexertspressureofonly3.3psi.Itisagoodchoiceforwetlandrestorationright-of-wayclearingandlandpreparation.C400Lwith400-hpengineand91-inchmulchinghead.Thehigh-drivetracksystemgivesthemachinethehighestclearanceintheindustry23inches.Thislow-ground-pressuremulcher4.5psiisidealfordrillingpowerlineclearingandroadbuilding.C450witha450-hpengineand99-inchmulchinghead.Thismodelcanmulchdeeprootsandstumpsmakingitagoodchoiceforpipelineconstructionsitepreparationandotherapplica-tionsthatrequiresub-soiling.C600witha600-hpengineand98-inchmulchinghead.Itisanexcellentchoiceforsitepreparationandlanddevelopment.CMIgotitsstartin2000whencornfarmerDanielGosselinbuiltamulcheressentiallythefirstC600modelforuseonhisproperty.OverthewinterhetookthemachinetoAlbertaCanadatoworkforanoilandgascompanyandthemulchergeneratedsomuchinteresthedecidedtobuildandsellthem.ThemachinesareassembledinQuebecprovince.CMImulchershaveproventhemselvesintheoilfieldsofAlbertafor14years.NowColumbusEquipmentisintroducingthemtoOhiocontractors.TheCMIoutperformseverycompetitorineveryclasssizeespeciallywhensteepterrainisinvolved.Justgiveusacallat330350-6860andwewillproveitSmithsaid. 16WintertimeMeansServiceTimeAVOIDLOSINGVALUABLEPRODUCTIONNEXTSEASONTThewinterslowdownisanexcellenttimetogetequip-mentreadyforthemeatoftheseasonstartinginthespring.ToassistownersinmakingsuretheirequipmentwillbereadytorollwhenactivitypicksupColumbusEquipmentCompanyoffersoff-seasonequipmentaudits.Aproductsupportrepresentativewillperformathoroughwalk-aroundinspectiononanypieceofequipmentandprovidetheownerwithalistofrecommendedrepairsoradjustments.IfrequestedColumbusEquipmentcanpro-videanestimateforpartsandlabor.Maintenanceismorethanreplacingoilandfilters.Itincludesthingslikewearitemsandsettingadjustments.AgoodmaintenanceprogramisavitalinvestmenttoextendthelifeofthemachineandprovidehigherlevelsofproductivityandreliabilitysaidBobWebervicepresidentofproductsupport.WehavefoundthatourcustomerswhokeepupwithmaintenanceorwhouseourPMprogramsaremoresatisfiedwiththeirequipment.WhynottakeadvantageofatimewhenamachineisidletodoamaintenanceauditOff-seasonauditsareavailableforallkindsofequipment.ConstructionequipmentOwnersofloadersexcavatorsandotherdirtequipmentcanscheduleanauditwiththeirlocalproductsupportrepresentative.Hewilldoa50-pointwalk-aroundinspectionandprovidealistofrecommendations.NoteDosobefore33115andtakeadvantageoftheKomatsuFinancialPartsandServiceFinancingProgramspecialrateof0for15MonthsPavingequipmentThelocalproductsupportrepandChuckAmnahproductsupportspecialistforthePavingDivisionwillperformthepaveraudit.Inaddi-tiontothesamesortofinspectionperformedongeneralconstructionequipmentAmnahperformspaver-specificproceduresincludingasoniccheckofthethicknessofthefloorplatesandscreedplatesandconfirmingthatthescreedheatsproperly.Ownersconcernedaboutplatewearcanrequestjustasoniccheck.Hydraulictune-upsonDynapacandBlaw-Knoxpaversarealsoavailable.EnvironmentalequipmentDeanHatemproductsupportspecialistfortheEnvironmentalDivisionwilldoawalk-aroundinspectiononanypieceofenvironmentalequipmentincludinggrindersandchippersfeller-bunchersandscreensandprovidealistofrecommendations.LiftingequipmentColumbusEquipmentisavail-abletodoannualcraneinspectionsthatmeetOSHArequirements.Ownerscanschedulethisinspectionatanytimeofyear.Contactyourlocalbranchtoscheduleoff-seasonaudits.Theresultwillbegreaterproductivitynextspringandsummerwithlessdowntimefrustrations.Certainrestrictionsapply.ContactyourlocalPSSRfordetails.PRODUCTSUPPORT 17LiftingDivisionAddsProductSupportSpecialistRAISESBARONCRANECUSTOMERSUPPORTCColumbusEquipmentCompanyhasappointedChuckAmnahasproductsupportspecialistfortheLiftingDivision.InhisnewroleAmnahwillserveasthepointmanforcraneusersgivingthemadedicatedpersontocallwhentheyhavequestionsaboutoranyissueswiththeircrane.Customerswillbenefitbecausetheywillnowhaveaccesstoahighly-qualifiedindividualwhoisfocusedoncranesupportincludingtechnicalissuesandspecificationssaidBobWebervicepresidentforproductsupport.WhenacustomeroperatorortechnicianrunsintoaproblemtheyarefreetocallChucktohelpsolvetheproblem.AdditionallyAmnahwillbeavailabletoperformdemonstrationsandexplainnewtechnologytocustomers.WithAmnahastheproductsupportspecialistforcranesColumbusEquipmenthasestablishedaclearlineofcommunicationformanufacturersserviceandtechnicaldepartmentstodisseminateinformationtothecompanyanditscustomers.WhentheyknowtogothroughChuckithelpsustogetanswerstocustomersandsolvetheirproblemsmorequicklyWebernoted.Webelievecreatingthispositionfurtherreiteratesthelevelofdedicationandcommitmenttosupport-ingourcranecustomersWebersaid.Chuckiswellsuitedforthisrolebecauseheishighlyknowledgeable.Hehasalotofexperienceworkingoncranesisverypatientandverydedicated.AmnahhasbeenwithColumbusEquipmentCompanyformorethan25years.Hestartedasatechnicianconcentratingoncranes.Helaterbeganworkingonpaversandalsoservesasthecompanysproductsupportspecialistforpavers.Thatexperi-encemakesChuckaveryuniqueindividualwithawealthofspecializedknowledgeWebercommented.ColumbusEquipmenthasaddedtheroleofproductsupportspecialistforvariouskindsofequipmentbecauseofadvancesintechnologyandtheincreasingnumberoflinesthecompanyrepresents.AsequipmenthasbecomeverysophisticatedovertheyearswehavefoundithelpstohaveoursupportpersonnelfocusonspecificareasWebersaid.Someofourproductspecialistsbecomeasknowledgeableasthefactoryrepresentatives.Theynetworkwithotherswhospecializeinthesameareaofexpertise.Thoseconnectionshelpthemtofindanswerstodifficultproblemsresultinginmoreefficientandmoreeffectiveserviceforcustomers.ChuckAmnahisavailabletoansweryourcraneorpavingquestionsat614264-2137.Customerswillbenefitbecausetheywillnowhaveaccesstoahighly-qualifiedindi-vidualwhoisfocusedoncranesupportincludingtechnicalissuesandspecifications.BobWeberVicePresidentofProductSupportColumbusEquipmentCompanyPRODUCTSUPPORT 18OAIMAAnnualMeetingSeesRECORDATTENDEESANDEXHIBTORSCorporateWedliketoexpressourappreciationtothoseofyouwhobravedtheweathertoattendThePaulBunyanShowattheGuernseyCountyFairgroundsinOctober.ThosewhodidenjoyedourdisplaysincludinglivedemosofaBarkoloaderandaMorbarkgrinderandchipper.Wedalsoliketothanktheover500aggregatesandindustrialmineralsindustryprofessionalswhoattendedthe2014OAIMAAnnualMeetingandTradeShowinNovember.Morethan70associatemembersexhibitedatthetradeshowinColumbus.Theeventwasaresoundingsuccessandsetarecordforbothattendeesandexhibi-torsthisyear.LookingaheadColumbusEquipmentwillopentheshowseasonbyparticipatingintheIHLAconventionandexpositioninIndianapolisonMarch11and122015.FranklinF.BoardwhoworkedintheColumbusEquipmentCompanyaccountingdepartmentfor42yearspassedawayinOctoberjustamonthafterretiring.FranklookedforthebrightsideofthingswithasplashofhumornomatterthedifficultyrecalledMikeSarreychieffinancialoffi-cer.HelikedcomingtoworkpridedhimselfonbeingontimeandprotectedconfidentialinformationlikeitwasatFortKnox.AthisretirementpartyoverthesummerFranksharedmemorieswithcolleaguesandremarkedthatColumbusEquipmentfeltlikehisextendedfamily.Hisoutpour-ingofgratitudeisoneIwillalwaysrememberIwishallofouremployeescouldhaveheardhimSarreysaid.Ourheart-feltcondolencesgoouttoFranksfamily.Hewillbegreatlymissedbymanyofhisextendedfamily.CoreyVanHoutenhasjoinedthecompanyassalescoordinatoratrainingrolepriortobeingassignedasalesterritory.CoreyrecentlygraduatedfromBowlingGreenStateUniversity.ColumbusRussellKinghasjoinedtheColumbusbranchasawarehousemanforthepartsdepartment.RussellagraduateofLancasterHighSchoolpreviouslyworkedforAnchorHocking.Heenjoyshuntingandfishing.ToledoJoshCrockisashoptechniciantraineeinToledo.JoshgrewuponafarmworkingoncombinesandtractorsandattendedtheUniversityofNorthernOhiowherehestudiedaganddieselmechanics.HeworkedatanotherequipmentdealershipbeforecomingtoColumbusEquipment.EmilyBaileyhasalsojoinedtheToledobranchasaserviceadministrator.CincinnatiMarkKennedyhasjoinedtheCincinnatibranchasacranetechnician.Hehas18yearsexperienceworkingoncranesandlearnedtoworkonequipmentwhileservingintheU.S.Army.Markwhoismarriedwithtwochildrenandastepsonenjoysdeerhunting.BRANCHNEWS 19USEDEQUIPMENTMonthlySpecialsLookingToBuyOrSellAnyBrandOfMachineCallJonSt.Julianat614332-3258orSkipYoungat614395-1354.ForaCompleteListofUsedEquipmentPleaseVisitwww.columbusequipment.comYEARMAKEMODELSTOCKDESCRIPTIONHOURSPRICEDozErs2010KomatsuD51EX-22U26838EnclosedCabACHeatDefrost6-Way-Blade25241225002012KomatsuD31EX-22U29112CabACHeat2846597502012KomatsuD31EX-22U29111CabACHeat3156597502007KomatsuD61EX-15U28207CabACHeat14961455002010KomatsuD51EX--22U26838CabACHeat2813122500CrANEs2008Link-BeltRTC-8030IIU2649027002600002013Link-Belt138-HSL25848720CALLPlusManyOtherLink-BeltCranestoChooseFromExCAvAtors2005KubotaKX161-3SS25589TCabACHeatRubberTracksAuxHydraulicsAngleBladeWRCouplerOneBucket4440330002009KomatsuPC55MR-3U27306CabACHeatBladeManualCouplerManualThumbBlade3Bkts12-24-362122495002005KomatsuPC78MR-6K7930TCabACHeat18Roadliners7.5StkAuxHydsBladeNoBkt4714375002009KomatsuPC78MR-6U26489CabACHeat18RoadlinersAuxHydsManualThumbManualCoupler36Bucket2063735002006KomatsuPC200LC-8U24896CabACHeat9.7Arm31.5TGP42Bucket55851095002011KomatsuPC200LC-8U27073CabACHeat31.5TGPHydCplrThumbSpec48Bkt17201590002005KomatsuPC220LF-7RU20564CabACHeat31.5TGP55PeircePacificLongStick36361200002012KomatsuPC290LF-10RU25089CabACHeat32TGPYoung60LongFrontAdditionalCtwgtKit60WBBucket5422850002004KomatsuPC308USLC-3U26860CabACHeatAuxHydraulicsNewJRBHydCoupler48BktAutoLubeServiced-Painted45681755002000KomatsuPC400LC-6RK7407T1CabACHeat11StickJRBCouplerAuxHydsThumbMount66BucketREDUCED16200520002006KomatsuPC400LC-7K7648TCabACHeat11StickCtwgtRemoval35.5TGP6151165000WHEELLoADErs2012KomatsuWA380-7RU25018CabACHeat3SpoolHydswLinesJRBCplrRideContGPBkt1559195000roLLErs2005IngersollRandSD77-FBR1657866PadfootwBlade93248000UPTO6-MONTHPOWERTRAINWARRANTYSTANDARDONALLREMARKETINGCERTIFIEDMACHINES2011KmauPC200LC-8StockU26797CabACHeat9.7Arm31.5TGPThumbSpecAuxHydsJRBHydCouplerNEW48Bucket1667Hrs.1575002009KmauWA250-6StockU25978CabACHeat3.0CydJRBBucketPinOn20.5x25Rubber2353Hrs.1190002011Link-BelrtC-8050IIStockU272803025Hrs.390000 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