As a way of saying “thank you” to their many and varied customers, the staff and their families at George & Swede Sales and Service, Inc., located in Pavilion, NY spend several days preparing the traditional barbeque fare. The day of the open house, the service staff man their station in the service bay — flipping burgers, dogs and brats.
As always, this event (held this year on June 28) was well attended by numerous municipality DPW workers, general contractors, independent construction workers and farmers. Opportunities abounded to inspect first hand the latest in Hyundai and Link Belt heavy equipment, Allied breakers and hammers, Rotar shears and TAG attachments as well as to speak to reps regarding these and other OEMs that were on hand.
As the premier Hyundai dealer in the area, Greg Newell, owner and president of George & Swede, was pleased to welcome Bill Klein, Hyundai North America’s new northeast district rep to his first public event in his new role.
Rich Steinbrenner from Allied Construction Products, LLC answered questions about the new Rammer 522 hydraulic impact hammer. He explained the 522 is unbreakable due to the solid trapezoidal body design and delivers twice as many blows per minute than their closest competitor. Newell said George & Swede has the new 522s available for sale or rental along with a variety of other models.
Also on display was a Rotar RSP 25s static pulverizer useful for removing and separating rebar during C&D work. For use on 40,000 lb. machines and larger — it can be fitted for quick change couplers and features a patented speed valve and interchangeable wear parts.
Both Link Belt and Hyundai machines took part in the basketball rodeo skill contests. Landon Boyer and Kevin Roberts of Link Belt coached participants before they jumped into the 39,000 lb. class 160×4 tracked excavator, which is fitted with an Isuzu powerplant, is Final Tier 4 compliant and comes with a three-year / 3000 hour full machine warranty.
Newell chose to feature the popular Hyundai Robex 25Z-9AK mini excavator — which boasts the Kubota D1305 engine — for the basketball rodeo on a smaller scale.
A new and very popular activity this year was the skeet shooting competition supervised by Tim Head, coach of the Attica High School Clay Dusters skeet shooting team.
Teams made up of open house guests competed for $100 Home Depot gift cards. Coach Head and several Clay Dusters team members assisted participants and made sure firearm safety rules were followed.