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Rotochopper demonstrates latest grinders and screens at Minnesota mulch supplier

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Rotochopper's 2023 Demo Day event at Herman's Landscape Supplies. Rotochopper

Rotochopper has hosted 120 people from across North America for their 10th Demo Day event. Rotochopper says that attendees and employees were excited for the return of Demo Day and the opportunity to see Rotochopper's newest equipment in action at  Herman's Landscape Supplies in Jordan, Minnesota.

The event started with a visit to Rotochopper's headquarters in St. Martin, Minnesota, which included a facility tour, a presentation by the Rotochopper Service Department on the RotoLink remote monitoring system and preventative maintenance program, and equipment demonstrations of the MT 237 trommel screen and Rotochopper's Sarlac pinch point shredder. 

During the social hour, Chad Angeli, Rotochopper's vice president of customer experience, welcomed guests to Demo Day before sitting down to enjoy a meal and conversation. The evening was filled with networking opportunities for all attendees, food, and a friendly competition tossing bean bags and playing trivia and yard games.

"Partnership is critical to Rotochopper's relationship with our customers.  This was the first Demo Day post-COVID-19, and it was great to see 120+ 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," shared Angeli.

Rotochopper has expanded its equipment lineup since the last Demo Day event in 2018, and guests saw many of these pieces of equipment in action, including the 480R tracked radial conveyor working with the B-66L horizontal grinder, 365 conveyor, and the FP-66 horizontal grinder grinding and colouring mulch and the MT 175 trommel screen screening topsoil during the first round of demos.

The MC-266 horizontal grinder and B-66 E electric horizontal grinder both ground whole pallets and pallet scraps. The MC series grinder was introduced in 1994. The B-66 E showcased electric-powered equipment known for ideal uptime and productivity. Rotochopper's demo product specialists showed attendees how quick and easy it is to change screens in a Rotochopper grinder using the screen change system. Using the Go-Bagger 250, the team bagged coloured mulch in front of guests.

Exciting equipment demonstrations continued in the afternoon, including the 95 DK shredder that used high torque to shred massive logs and railroad ties and then delivered the shredded material into the TS 165 deck screener which separated the material through a three-inch screen on top and the one- and one-half-inch screen on the bottom. The screener conveyor fed by a stand-alone hopper separated fines through a three-eighth-inch screen from the final desired product.

The finale of the event was the new B-66 LII horizontal grinder. The 1200-horsepower grinder ground a variety of materials with ease into the 480R tracked radial conveyor.

Having a Demo Day at Herman's Landscape was an asset to the event as it gave attendees an inside look into a working business and how each of the pieces of equipment demonstrated could fit into it. Guests saw the variety of materials Herman's processes and sells – both in bulk and to the general public.

"We're extremely grateful to all the Rotochopper employees that worked hard to put this event together," finished Chad Angeli.

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217 West St
PO Box 295
St. Martin, MN
US, 56376


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