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 24down, we can’t get out the salt our customers need.” For nearly two decades, Arms Trucking has counted on Columbus Equipment Company for reliable, high-quality equipment. The company is a committed user of Komatsu wheel loaders, including a WA470 at its Toledo dock, WA450 at its salt plant, and two WA320s at the D.M. Boyd plant. Arms also owns a Komatsu D39 dozer, PC360 excavator and Takeuchi TL240 track loader, which all move around to different facilities as needed. “We have an excellent relationship with Columbus Equipment Company. [Columbus Equipment Company sales rep] Todd Hornak has done a real good job of servicing us when we need rental equipment or buy new equipment. He has always been there for us,” Bates said. “In addition to the service, we have been very happy with the equipment.” At the D.M. Boyd plant in Volant, Pennsylvania, “both Komatsu wheel loaders are very dependable. They always start. They never break,” said Greg Snow, who operates a 2012 WA320 with about 6,000 hours. He previously operated a John Deere model and definitely prefers the Komatsu. “The Komatsu is a lot smoother for shifting purposes, and it has a lot smoother ride than the Deere, which you really appreciate when you sit in one for 12 to 15 hours a day.” The loaders are used to mix sand and soil, fill bins, load trucks, and load the Trommel screener. “They are in sand all day long, and there are no service problems despite how much we run them,” Snow said. Arms recently purchased a McCloskey 512 Trommel screener from Columbus Equipment Company to increase production at the Boyd plant, Bates said. The McCloskey replaced a shaker-type screen that Snow estimated was about 30 years old, and it has resulted in production at two to three times the speed of the old setup. “It used to take us 45 minutes to an hour to run a load of 24 tons,” Snow said. “Now, with the McCloskey 512, it takes 20 to 25 minutes as long as the sand is dry.” The plant can now process between 300 and 500 tons a day. “The screener works its tail off,” he added. Another benefit is that the McCloskey is on wheels, so it can be moved with no time spent on teardown or setup. The previous screener had to be torn down As winter takes grip, activity peaks at Arms Salt in the shadows of the Toledo Skyway Bridge. Arms Salt is one of the only companies in Northeast Ohio to own and operate a salt dock for storage and transport of road salt. This, along with a customer-first mentality, means peace of mind when the storm hits. “Both Komatsu wheel loaders are very dependable. They always start. They never break.” Greg Snow; Operator, The Arms Trucking Company 6 “The Komatsu is a lot smoother for shifting purposes, and it has a lot smoother ride than the Deere, which you really appreciate when you sit in one for 12 to 15 hours a day.” Greg Snow; Operator, The Arms Trucking Company