The Big Texas Road Show, a seven-stop tour of Ditch Witch dealerships in Texas, wrapped up in June after having showcased a wide range of Ditch Witch equipment to approximately 800 customers and potential customers.
The Big Texas Road Show was a collaborative effort among independently owned Ditch Witch dealerships in
The Big Texas Road Show was divided into two tours, one in May and one in June. In May, the show’s equipment caravan stopped at Ditch Witch of East Texas in Tyler, Ditch Witch of Houston, Ditch Witch of Central Texas in
The Big Texas Road Show was a physically demanding and logistically challenging endeavor, but well worth the effort, according to the Ditch Witch organization’s Randy Rupp, who served as the Road Show’s fleet commander. “Each tour lasted roughly two weeks,” said Rupp. “The schedule was tight, but appropriate. We would travel on one day, set up the next, and have the show on the third. Then we’d tear down and do it all over again.”
Four semi trucks were necessary to transport the equipment, which included the RT115 Quad trencher, the PR100 pipe bursting system, the FX60 vacuum excavation system, the HT220 and HT300 heavy-duty track trenchers, and the JT100 Mach 1, JT100 All Terrain, and JT4020 All Terrain horizontal directional drills.
Each tour stop was carefully coordinated with a widely promoted dealership open house. Customers and potential customers were invited to come see the equipment and test it, talk with dealership and factory representatives, and have lunch. Customer attendance varied from dealership to dealership—from approximately 35 at the El Paso location to roughly 210 at the new Ditch Witch dealership in Odessa—and included local contractors, rental-store owners and managers, city purchasing agents, and large utility contractors.
At many tour stops, the large directional drills and the pipe bursting system were among the more popular items. The PR100 pipe bursting system caught the attention of many city officials who were considering ways to replace or repair their aging water and sewer lines. They were able to witness the efficient pipe-replacement capability of the PR100, which pulls new pipe through existing pipe without having to dig a trench or disturb surrounding infrastructure.
Because they are designed for efficient drilling in rock, the JT100 All Terrain and JT4020 All Terrain horizontal directional drills were big hits in San Antonio, as well as other locations, because the city has a great deal of rocky soil. During the
“Over the course of The Big Texas Road Show we hosted 700 to 800 of these customers. I’d say we were successful with over 700 of the best customers in
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