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Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc. Hosted Equipment Demo Days

June 27, 2013

Park City, KS (June 27, 2013) – Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc., hosted two equipment demonstrations on June 12th (Topeka, KS) and June 14th (Miltonvale, KS). Driven by interest in the newest and best construction equipment on the market, these events were designed for customers to get in the seat and operate John Deere machines.

“Both days had a great turnout and consisted of a ride and drive, lunch and much more. The Miltonvale event held was in conjunction with the Kansas Land Improvement Contractors Association (KLICA) Summer Meeting. Two operators from the John Deere Training Center, Merlin Hermsen and Marvin Epperly, attended and demonstrated multiple pieces of machinery. We also showed the Kleemann MR110Z Impact Crusher with great success,” said Mike Curry, Branch Manager. Kleemann impact crushers are well-suited for a variety of customer needs, including: processing natural stone, asphalt and demolition waste.

Murphy Tractor and Equipment Co., Inc., one of John Deere’s largest North American construction equipment dealer organizations, is headquartered in Park City, KS. The organization has 28 locations throughout the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Nebraska. Find out more at:


  • Photo 1: Murphy Tractor and John Deere employees mingle with customers during lunch.
  • Photo 2: Many John Deere machines were featured at the event.
  • Photo 3 L to R: Joe Strode, Jeff German, Jay Knitter and Dan Legg, Clay County Highway Department, and Marvin Epperly, John Deere Training Center.
  • Photo 4: Derrick Champlin, Odette Farms, gets in the driver’s seat to operate a John Deere 244J Wheel Loader.
  • Photo 5: Merlin Hermsen, John Deere Training Center (left), showing Dave Schell, Schell Construction (right) some of the features of a John Deere dozer. * Photo 6: John Deere 380G LC Excavator on-site, equipped with an Interim Tier 4-certified diesel, heavy-duty boom, arm, undercarriage and frame. These rugged machines are built for more productivity and durability for customers.
  • Photo 7: The new E-Series Skid Steers were shown during both events. New and improved design features of these machines include: 25-percent more foot room, connect-under-pressure auxiliary couplers lower cab noise levels and much more.

Demo days guests eat lunch. John Deere tractors in action. Five demo day guests lean against fence. John Deere 244J depositing dirt. Two customers sit inside of and examine a John Deere machine. John Deere machine picks up dirt. John Deere Skid Steer picks up rocks.

Tags: Topeka Equipment Demo, John Deere Demonstration.

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