Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24main dozer operator is off for a day, I can put someone with some dozer experience in it and they will still be productive during the day. With iMC, my guys can do the same things an experienced operator can do.” In addition to training provided by Columbus Equipment Company TSE Manager Mike Fenster, Woodford’s operators have “played with the dozer and learned a lot about what the machine can do. It’s easy to pick up the basics,” Woodford noted. “Adding up the speed and the added productivity with this machine, over the long term it saves money in both time and labor,” Woodford said. “In construction, speed and accuracy make you money, and that’s what this dozer is all about.” Woodford has been a Columbus Equipment Company customer since 2011 and owns a variety of Komatsu equipment, including a PC170 and PC350. He frequently uses Columbus Equipment’s rental service, renting HM300 articulated trucks, Komatsu dozers, as well as Kubota and Takeuchi compact equipment. “We had multiple gas locations going when we first started renting from Columbus Equipment Company. We had mostly John Deere equipment at the time, and what made us start to switch over to Komatsu equip- ment was dealing with [Columbus Equipment Company sales rep] Todd Hornak. Whatever we needed, Todd made it happen. Columbus Equipment always had what we needed when we needed it,” Woodford stated. Woodford has become an iMC evangelist, promoting the technology to any contractor who asks him about it and inviting them to try his dozer. “As machine control grows, I plan to keep up with it,” Woodford said. “I have seen what it can do to save us money, and when Komatsu develops an iMC excavator in the utility class size, I’ll be all over it.” “In construction, speed and accuracy make you money, and that’s what this dozer is all about.” John Woodford; Owner, Woodford Excavating LLC 15 Recently, the company completed multiple pad locations for Chesapeake Energy, with each pad requir- ing them to move 10,000 to 100,000 yards of dirt. Woodford Excavating’s Komatsu D61PXi in action at the intersection of OH534 and OH87 outside Mesopotamia, Ohio. (Center) Owner John Woodford (on right) with D61i Operator John Biehl and (right) Woodford’s Rick Uhl proudly displaying a CEC IronLife tattoo. Visit for more.