It was two days of excitement as Morbark, LLC, welcomed approximately 250 customers, members of its authorized dealer network, and other guests from 15 countries for its 11th Demo Days event on September 28-29. This year Morbark celebrates its 60th anniversary and highlighted that history throughout the event. In fact, one of Morbark’s first Eeger Beever brush chippers, built within the first six months of production in 1980, was refurbished and on display.
Morbark has a world-class dealer network, and the company’s Demo Days give their customers, as well as the other attendees, the opportunity to not only watch the equipment in action, but also meet the people who build and support the equipment as they see firsthand the manufacturing processes utilized. Events included factory tours, networking opportunities, vendor booths, and a chance to see the equipment up close.
Thursday saw attendees learning about Tier 4 Final engines, financing, Morbark factory training, as well as the advantages of using Morbark parts, and much more! Demo Days participants also had the opportunity to learn about Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ “I Make America” program. I Make America is a grassroots campaign that was launched in September 2010 to dramatically improve American manufacturing policies to create more jobs in the U.S. and keep our economy competitive with other countries. Morbark has been named among the campaign’s Gold-level supporters since 2013.
The event culminated today with demonstrations of equipment for the forestry, biomass, recycling and tree care markets. Of particular note were Morbark’s latest equipment additions, the 3400XT Wood Hog horizontal grinder and the Morbark Pronar Trommel Screen, both introduced this year.
One of the most important features of the 3400XT is its standard width of 8’4″ (2.53 m), making it within the legal transport width in any country, no matter what engine is used. This model accommodates engines from 540 to 800 horsepower (402 to 596 kW), so it is ideal for a broad range of applications in a wide variety of markets worldwide. Other key features are the longer infeed bed with sloped sides for improved operator sight lines and more efficient loading of material, as well as an extended platform between the hood and the engine, for better access to components for general maintenance or to change screens.
The Morbark Pronar mobile trommel screens, available in four sizes, are perfectly suited to work with a wide variety of materials, including soil, compost, municipal waste, coal, aggregate and biomass. The easy-to-use electronic controls allow the operator to tailor the operation parameters to the materials to be separated. A variety of drums are available to meet the customer’s specific needs, with round or square holes and of any mesh size.
The equipment models demonstrated were:
- Beever M12RX Brush Chipper
- Beever M15R Brush Chipper
- Beever M20R Chipper with Loader
- Boxer 600HD Compact Utility Loader
- Boxer 700HDX Compact Utility Loader
- 223 Flail
- 23 NCL Chiparvestor
- Beever M20R Forestry Chipper
- 40/36 MicroChipper
- 50/48 NCL Drum Chipper
- 3400XT Wood Hog Horizontal Grinder
- Morbark Pronar MPB 20.55 Trommel Screen
- 4600XL Track Wood Hog Horizontal Grinder
- 6600 Wood Hog Horizontal Grinder
- 1300B Tub Grinder