Demo Day 2016 Recap

October 5, 2016 |Rotochopper News

Guests from around the world descended on St. Martin, Minnesota to learn-how to maximize the profits in their waste materials with Rotochopper.

With more than 200 attendees, Rotochopper’s 6th annual Demo Day was its largest yet, attracting guests from all over the world to see the “Perfect In One Pass” advantage in person.

The day began with tours of the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, providing attendees the opportunity to see Rotochopper grinders in every stage of manufacture, from cutting to final inspection and testing. The facility tours also allowed guests to meet the teams who design, build, and support Rotochopper equipment.

Rotochopper’s President/CEO Art de St. Aubin welcomed attendees with opening remarks that focused on the benefits of working with a factory-direct manufacturer. “Today, you’re going to witness what Rotochopper stands for: loyalty, community, commitment, and service. This commitment allows us to create new products and equipment enhancements based on your feedback. We represent only one name, Rotochopper, and we’re damn proud of it.”

The demonstrations began with Rotochopper’s 950 hp B-66 showing off the convenience of a Track & Dolly system, rolling in the yard on a Rotochopper semi and setting up to grind logs & whole trees within minutes.

Rotochopper completed more than 20 demos with a variety of raw materials and end products, featuring 10 machines:

  • 950 hp B-66 Track & Dolly
  • 765 hp B-66
  • 540 hp TS-2 Track Shredder
  • 540 hp FP-66
  • 475 hp MC-266
  • 400 hp EC-366
  • 350 hp MP-2
  • 127 hp CP-118 Wood Chip Processor
  • 75 hp RMT Test Mill
  • Certified Factory Refurbished 200 hp SB-24E

Raw materials included:

  • Unsorted C & D
  • Logs & Whole Trees
  • Sawmill Slabs
  • Railroad Ties
  • Pallets
  • And more!

End products included colored mulch, animal bedding, boiler fuel, chips, compost, coarse fiber, and playground cushion, among others.

The finale demonstration gave attendees the chance to watch a 950 hp B-66 and a 475 hp MC-266 grinding and coloring. 

Guests spent the evenings before and after Demo Day networking and comparing the ins and outs of various grinding operations and fiber commodity markets over drinks and dinner.

“Every year, Rotochopper Demo Day gets better and better. As a business owner, the experience is invaluable for me. I get to see the latest products and equipment that will provide new markets for my business and machine, and meet other Rotochopper owners and operators. The connections I’ve made at Demo Day are vital to the success of my business, I wouldn’t miss it for the world.”

~Brad Bennett
Owner, Novem Waste, Inc.