Event features Snow Warrior Operator Safety Training session
by Jon M. Casey
For the hundreds of visitors to the Walsh Equipment Open House Event June 22 and 23, 2016, the two day event was an opportunity to get a closer look at the new 11,000-square-foot facility expansion and to visit with vendors representing a number of equipment lines. They also could enjoy good food following an entertaining demonstration provided by the JCB “Dancing Diggers.” Walsh Equipment, who has been a JCB dealer since 2002, has experienced successful growth that prompted them to add to their existing sales and service center, as a way to provide added parts and service capabilities to serve their customers more effectively.
“The last two winters we ran out of shop space and we needed more room for parts,” said Mike Walsh, who has been a part of Walsh Equipment since 1976. “We (decided to make) a major investment in the business.”
He welcomed his guests on Wednesday by saying Walsh Equipment has doubled their parts and service space giving them the ability to unload parts with fork trucks as well as the ability to give service to more equipment at one time. He said the improvements were designed to help them serve their regional customers more effectively.
Snow Warrior Workshop
Safety Trainer, Jim Green of the Alamo Group, manufacturers of construction and snow removal equipment, gave an edited version of the Snow Warrior Operator Training™ workshop, routinely, a daylong instructional presentation that his company has developed to help snow plow and snow equipment operators to work with their equipment in a safer and more profitable way. This training program is available from the Alamo Group for hands on training at the client’s location, providing the participants with a certified Best Practices Safety Training Program. The extended version of the workshop includes topics on planning and communication, equipment operating techniques and maintenance, snow fighting-application processes and operator safety.
Green provided the attendees with a take home manual and a sample, 42 item checklist for equipment operators to use during their daily winter operations. The list includes sections on the equipment interior, under the hood, exterior left and exterior right and front plow areas. He encouraged Walsh’s customers, especially municipalities and townships, to consider participating in the full fledged training for their own equipment operators, in the coming months.
For more information about Walsh Equipment, visit their website at www.walshequipmentinc.com . Inquiries regarding the Snow Warrior Workshop can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org .