Rotochopper hosts 9th annual Demo Day event
Rotochopper hosted over 200 customers and prospects from around the world Sept. 19 at its ninth annual Demo Day event at the company’s headquarters in St. Martin, Minnesota. The event, organized around the theme “Partnership Through Innovation,” included machine demos, factory tours and networking.
The day began with tours of Rotochopper’s manufacturing facility, providing attendees with the opportunity to see the process behind the manufacturing of grinders, including cutting, final inspection and testing. The facility tours provided guests the opportunity to meet the on-site teams who design, build and support their Rotochopper equipment.
“I just love how much effort is put in across the board from everyone at Rotochopper. It is a great event and I absolutely love coming,” says Shawn Matthuis, the owner of 815 Mulch It in Mokena, Illinois, who was in attendance at the event.
Rotochopper President and CEO Tosh Brinkerhoff welcomed attendees with remarks expressing excitement about experiencing his first Demo Day event and the relationships created among event attendees. He also announced a new partnership between Rotochopper and Lindner Recycling, based in Austria, to sell and service low-speed, high-torque shredders. “We look forward to a strong partnership. We have the same focus on high quality machines and excellent customer service,” Brinkerhoff said.
The demonstrations kicked off with the entrance of Rotochopper’s B-66 L-Series track and dolly grinder, demonstrating the versatility of the Rotochopper Gen II Track & Dolly system. Once tracked to the demo location, the B-66 L-Series grinder worked through green waste, logs, cutoffs and brush with ease, Rotochopper says.
The FP-66 B-Series grinder, enhanced with new featured and design updates, demonstrated its use as a grinder for those who need a full-feature grinder for high volume, mid-horsepower applications.
The afternoon was filled with additional demos, showcasing a variety of use cases and applications of Rotochopper equipment, the company says. Additionally, attendees had the opportunity to attend educational sessions about RotoLink, a remote monitoring system, which brings technology and predictive maintenance to Rotochopper’s grinders, designed to improve performance and reduce downtime.
The 75DK shredder from Lindner and the MC-266 horizontal grinder took the stage mid-afternoon, providing attendees with a view of efficiently turning stumps and mixed construction and demolition (C&D) into coarse fiber. The day ended with a head-to-head grind-off between the B-66L and FP-66, each showing their grinding and production capabilities.