Eriez Metalworking Demo Truck Begins 2018 Tour
The diesel rig's 24-foot showroom brings hands-on training to customers, helping them find material-handling, fluid-recycling and fluid-filtration solutions.
The Eriez (Erie, Pennsylvania) Metalworking Demo Truck, a 32-foot Peterbilt diesel rig with a 24-foot equipment showroom, is traveling across North America to deliver hands-on training and education to customers and distributors. The 2018 tour got underway in late January starting with West Coast stops.
The truck houses many of the company’s magnetic and vibratory material handling products as well as equipment from its HydroFlow fluid recycling and fluid filtration lines. Demonstrations and workshops are expected to assist participants in finding solutions to their material handling and fluid recycling and filtration challenges in their own parking lots.
The heavy-duty rig serves as an interactive learning center, complete with technology that enables team members to customize drawings and fulfill other customer requests on-demand. The truck’s onboard database provides access to brochures, photos and video presentations.
The Metalworking Demo Truck has logged more than 130,000 miles since its 2014 maiden voyage, visiting 41 states and four Canadian provinces. Approximately 3,500 participants have climbed aboard over the course of the truck’s more than 1,000 visits, according to the company.
Andrew Kloecker, manager of metalworking distributor sales, explains that in addition to demonstrating equipment on the truck, factory-trained staff can bring units inside customers’ facilities for analysis. “This mobile capability enables us to prove performance and show how Eriez technology can solve customers’ unique challenges,” he says.