On Nov. 5, 2021, Hoffman Equipment didn’t want to host just any open house. After all, it had been more than a year since the dealer’s last event because of COVID-19, so this wanted to go big and bold now that it had an opportunity to bring customers back together again.
On a nice sunny day in Piscataway, N. J., the dealer presented its event, which some customers referred to as a “Mini ConExpo. ” Hoffman’s open house showcased a wide variety of new products, including the latest from Manitowoc, Volvo electric equipment and much more.
” Manitowoc and Volvo have both just introduced some new products that I like in order to call ‘evolutionary, ‘” said Tim Watters, president associated with Hoffman Equipment. “We felt an open house would be the best way to get the news out about these machines and what they offer and why we think the market will appreciate the features these people bring. ”
Contractors from all around New Jersey plus the metro New York area packed the dealer’s Piscataway headquarters to not only check out the new product offerings by Manitowoc and Volvo, but also Hoffman’s other product lines, including JCB, Astec, Bergmann, NPK and more.
“Nobody else offers fully electric machines like Volvo does, inch Watters said, referring to two of the main stars of the show, the particular ECR25 mini-excavator and the L25 wheel loader. “Many are making prototypes, but the machines are available for sale today if you want to take one home with you. We just had one of them on demonstration with the Nyc Department of Sanitation, and that went really well. There is a lot of activity and interest around those two machines. We think they are usually going to draw people in here. ”
Manitowoc also was front and center during the open house with its new MLC150-1 lattice boom crawler crane.
“The MLC150-1 replaces what had been the hole in the Manitowoc line for many years, ” said Watters. “The machine that preceded it was a triple 5 and they stopped building that about eight years ago. The MLC150-1 is a 165-ton crawler crane and has all of the features and benefits of the particular new MLC line, except the moving counterweight. What that means is that it is extremely easy in order to assemble, disassemble and travel with. The crane is a great size with regard to contractors — it’s a perfect contractor machine. ”
Adjacent to the MLC150-1 was the Manitowoc MLC100-1 lattice boom crawler crane.
“That’s another machine, while it has been out regarding three years, it is still relatively new and we have sold some, but it’s still new enough that will people will have an interest to come here plus see it, ” stated Watters.
In addition to the two Manitowoc cranes were Grove GMK5250, GMK3050 and GMK6350 all-terrain cranes.
“The GMK5250 is a five-axle machine with 250-ton capacity, inch said Watters. “We possess the 3050 long-boom, which is a three-axle machine with 60-ton capacity. We also have got a 6350 long-boom device, that is a 350-ton machine along with six axles. ”
JCB , not to be outdone by the towering cranes, experienced a prominent display during the open house.
“JCB has the only skid steer tractor loader backhoe available in the world, ” said Watters. “It’s the loader backhoe. You have a bucket in front and backhoe in the back, but on a skid steer carrier. Nobody else has that. inch
Hoffman Equipment also is a good Astec dealer and showcased one of the manufacturer’s newest machines — the particular FT2650 jaw crusher.
The particular open house was the first in person event Hoffman Equipment held after the grand reopening of the particular country following the COVID-19 lockdowns of 2020 and early 2021 and Watters was grateful to not only provide customers out to see equipment at its facility once again, but also to simply in order to see them again and in such large numbers.
“We appreciate all of our customers and we appreciate them coming out, ” he said. “We want to thank them intended for being here and for all their support. This our own coming out party since COVID. ” CEG
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