RDO Equipment Co. Offers Customers a Day in the Dirt to See the Latest in Construction Technology from John Deere, Topcon
SACATON, AZ RDO Equipment Co. hosts customers from more than six states at the company's RDO Days event held at the John Deere Construction & Forestry division Proving Grounds near Sacaton, Arizona.
The event gave customers an opportunity to get hands-on with the latest in construction technology from John Deere and Topcon. Nearly 425 customers representing 200 companies attended RDO Days. After a presentation by John Deere, Topcon, and RDO Equipment Co. experts on equipment and technology advancements, customers enjoyed lunch and then headed out for a chance to jump in the operator's seats of any equipment they chose.
"Our goal for events like RDO Days is to forge connections with our stakeholders that are effective, powerful, and mutually beneficial," said Christi Offutt, RDO Equipment Co. CEO and Chair of RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company. "It's about taking the time to meet and learn about our customers' unique businesses. It's about those intangible bonds that form when both sides are equally involved."
In addition to plenty of hands-on time with John Deere dozers, scrapers, loaders, and more, the afternoon featured in-depth workshops focused on topics such as UAV applications, laser scanning, mobile mapping, and Topcon Magnet software.
Dan Baxter, Superintendent at Shimmick Construction Company, Inc., from California noted his goal for the event was to learn more about Topcon technology.
"What we have experienced recently while renting equipment from RDO Equipment Co. and now through this event in Arizona, has opened our eyes to more possibilities," said Baxter. "Every element of the show was intriguing, from seeing the machines and grade control in action, to hearing from people who have real life stories of how these products have worked for them. We have some tough work ahead of us and I look forward to coming up with solutions together with the RDO Equipment Co. team to help make our projects even more successful."