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WhereProftabilityAndSustainabilityMeetThelargetuboftheMorbark1600isanotheradvantage.ItsagooddealbiggerthanthetubonMartinsVermeergrindersoitseasytofeedandisbigenoughformostofthewoodthecompanyhandleswhichincludes4x8sheetsofplywoodand12-foot2x6s.Thewoodisprocessedinonepassandgoesthrougha78-inchscreentomakethebeddingmaterial.Theendproductisextremelyconsistentandmakesverynicecattlebeddinghesaid.Martinishappytonolongerbedealingwithhotdieselexhaustfumesandodors.Theenvironmentalagenciesreallyliketheelectricmachinesandthelackofdieselfumeshenoted.Theelectricmachineisquieterthanadieseltoo.JesseandColumbusEquipmenthavebeenveryhelpfulMartinsaidaddingthatservicewasonereasonheselectedaMorbark.GettingserviceandpartsforhisVermeergrinderwasdifculthesaidbuthedoesnthavethatconcernabouttheMorbark.IcanjustcallJesseandhellgetwhatIneed.MartinwasfamiliarwithMorbarkbecausehisfathersbusinessownedMorbarkequipment.ThistimehoweverMartinwaspartofahistoricinstallationashetookdeliveryoftheworldsrstelectricgrinderofthissize.IttookalittletimetogetitdialedinbutMorbarkrepswererighthereworkingwithithesaid.FromMorbarksperspectivewewanttothankColumbusEquipmentCompanyfortheireffortsbeforeduringandafterthesalesaidJohnFooteMorbarksvicepresidentforsalesandmarketing.ColumbusEquipmentistrulycommittedtotheusersofMorbarkequipment.ThisisreectedintheirrepeatcustomerbaseandbeingMorbarksDealeroftheYearthelasttwoyearsandincontentionagainthisyear.AsaresultcustomerssuchasMartinsAnimalBeddingcanpurchasetrulyinnovativeequipmentandstillbecon-denttheyarewellpositionedforlong-termsuccessbetweenColumbusEquipmentsreputationandsupporteffortsandthereputationandexperienceofMartinsownexcellentcrew.ThebottomlineKevinMartinfeelsheisdoingtherightthingbyhimselfbyhisemployeesbyhiscom-munityandbyhiscustomers.Thecompetitivething.Theneighborlything.Thesafething.Thatcomeswithacertainpeaceofmind.TheareaslivestockarenttheonlyonessleepingwellatnightreectedMartin.ThepaymentonthenewmachineandthecostofelectricitytogethercostnomorethanIwaspayingfordieselalone.KevinMartinOwnerMartinAnimalBeddingLeftMartinAnimalBeddingsprojectedannualoutputofaround400000yardsofbeddingmaterialissoldmostlytocattleandpoultryfarmersinIndianaMichiganOhioandWisconsin.SecondleftKevinMartinpicturedwithsonsWestonleftandJaminandfarrightwiththeprotectivearmhecustomfabricatedtoprotectthe1600selectricpowercables.