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Benchmark Tool & Supply Hosts Second GPS/Machine Control Demo

Dec 5, 2017

Benchmark Tool & Supply Hosts Second GPS/Machine Control Demo



(Mechanicsville, VA) – On Tuesday, November 28 and Wednesday, November 29, thirty-three professionals in the construction field enjoyed a hands-on training course on Topcon GPS Machine Control by representatives at Benchmark Tool & Supply.


The Topcon GPS Machine Control Demo was held at Carter Machinery in Mechanicsville, VA. Activities included an indoor presentation, a BBQ lunch buffet, and outdoor dozer/excavator demonstrations.


“The demonstration days are designed to provide our potential and existing customers with a great opportunity to learn about Topcon’s 3D machine control and grade management software,” said Mike Gaillard, Sales Manager at Benchmark Tool & Supply.


The first half of the event was held indoors with a presentation by Mike Gaillard focused on Topcon systems, construction stake out software/applications, machine control software, and a customer testimonial.


At noon a free BBQ lunch was provided to guests in a buffet-style by Jake’s Place catering. Guests then ventured outside to the Carter Machinery demo yard for the second half of the day where they received hands-on experience operating machine control systems.


While outside, attendees had the chance to operate a Topcon X53-i excavator system (installed on a Caterpillar 320D Hydraulic Excavator), Topcon 3D-MCmax dozer system (installed onto a Caterpillar D6N Dozer and D6K2 Dozer), and Hiper V GPS system. Trainers were on-hand providing support and instruction to new operators.


“Benchmark Tool & Supply would like to thank Carter Machinery for their support to help us host a successful Topcon 3D Machine Control demonstration. We are grateful for our clients for their attendance and interest in our 3D GPS solutions,” Gaillard commented. The Benchmark team looks forward to hosting additional machine control and GPS demonstration days in the future.


About Benchmark Tool & Supply, Inc.

Benchmark Tool & Supply, Inc. is a North Carolina-based distributor that began operations in 2004 with the mission to provide quality professional products and supplies to the construction, surveying and engineering industries while providing unmatched customer service at the best available prices. We are a recognized industry leader offering: sales, service and repair, rentals and training for laser equipment, surveying and optical Instruments, software, GPS, machine control, drones and field supplies and tools. We carry a complete line of quality equipment and supplies from trusted manufacturers.


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