St. MARTIN, Minnesota – Rotochopper hosted 120 customers and prospects from across North America for its 10th Demo Day. The event included a tour of the company’s facilities in Saint Martin, Minnesota, and a visit to Herman’s Landscape Supplies in Jordan.
The September event began with a visit to Rotochopper’s headquarters in St. Martin, which included a facility tour and a presentation by the Rotochopper service department on the RotoLink® remote monitoring system and preventative maintenance program. The company also demonstrated the MT 237 trommel screen and Rotochopper’s newest machine, the Sarlac Pinch Point Shredder.
Rotochopper vice president Chad Angeli welcomed guests later during a social hour before they were hosted to a meal.
“This was the first Demo Day post-Covid 19,” said Angeli, “and it was great to see 120-plus attendees take time out of their schedules to connect with us. It was a great week to demonstrate new solutions we have coming out in 2024 and get feedback on other areas we can help our customers.”
Rotochopper CEO Tosh Brinkerhoff spoke to the group to start the next morning. Lars Bergan, sales manager of the Great Lakes West region, gave visitors information on each machine that was demonstrated.
Rotochopper has extensively expanded its product line since the last Demo Day event in 2018, and guests saw many of these new pieces of equipment in action, including the 480R tracked radial conveyor working with the B-66L horizontal grinder, 365 conveyor and FP-66 horizontal grinder grinding and coloring mulch, and MT 175 trommel screen screening topsoil.
The MC-266 horizontal grinder and B-66 E electric horizontal grinder both processed whole pallets and pallet scraps, exhibiting Rotochopper’s ‘Perfect In One Pass’ grinding capabilities. Rotochopper personnel demonstrated how quick and easy it is to change screens in a Rotochopper grinder using the company’s exclusive screen change system. Using the Go-Bagger® 250, the team bagged colored mulch.
“It was energizing to bring this group of industry leaders together from throughout North America as part of our Demo Day,” said Brinkerhoff. “There was great excitement around our new products. Most importantly, our customers built strong connections with each other.
Equipment demonstrations continued in the afternoon, including the 95 DK shredder, which processed big logs and railroad ties and then delivered the shredded material into the TS 165 deck screener. The finale of the event was a demonstration of the new B-66 LII horizontal grinder. The 1,200 hp grinder processed a variety of materials, working with the 480R tracked radial conveyor.
The visit to Herman’s Landscape gave attendees an inside look at a working business and how each piece of equipment demonstrated was utilized.
“One of our goals with Rotochopper Demo Day is to demonstrate as many machines as possible so the trip to our factory is worthwhile for our attendees,” said Preston McIntyre, sales manager of the South Central region. “We understand a person’s time is extremely valuable, so one of our goals is to maximize their investment of time by demonstrating a wide range of Rotochopper machines in a real-world setting.”