ER Trucking Co of Hartford, Ky., has been maintaining the roadsides of Kentucky for decades.
A family-owned and operated company established in 1980, ER Trucking Co takes earthmoving, land clearing and vegetation management very seriously. Due to their unparalleled efficiency and quality of work, they have become one of the largest forestry-mulching contractors in the state.
Recently, ER Trucking Co completed a roadside and riverbank maintenance project. The project helped to even out the flow in the channel. When creeks and rivers are overgrown, the flow may be stronger on one side and start uneven erosion of the banks. That particular creek was highly overgrown due to years of neglect.
Cutting away brush and trees up to eight inches in diameter, they managed to clear about a mile a day using FAE's forestry mulcher UML/HY-100 VT mounted on a Caterpillar 329 with a long reach.
For over 10 years, ER Trucking Co has been using FAE's excavator forestry mulchers in their road maintenance projects. We asked Jimmy Beddow, the president of ER Trucking Co, what makes FAE's equipment his top choice for land clearing and vegetation management jobs.
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"The design and premium quality of these mulchers make them robust and worry-free," says Jimmy. "We purchased the very first FAE UML/HY 100 for our CAT long-reach excavator in 2008. We were so impressed by its efficiency and low maintenance that we continued adding more and more FAE mulchers to our fleet.”
Jimmy went on to state that the productivity of those attachments is second to none and allows ER Trucking to complete the most challenging jobs faster.
“FAE's equipment allows us to achieve higher profits and take on highly-demanding jobs,” says Jimmy. “The carbide teeth last a long time and produce an excellent final result and that is extremely important for our customers.”
ER Trucking reports they have over twenty pieces of equipment, including excavators that run FAE mulchers.
“Those attachments are incredibly reliable, and when maintenance is needed, they [FAE] are very easy to work with,” says Jimmy. “I can always reach FAE's customer support team; they are very helpful and professional."
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FAE's team enjoys being a part of Jimmy's business and seeing his company succeed.
"Customers like Jimmy Beddow understand our equipment and its applications very well. This allows ER Trucking to use our mulchers to their full capacity and drive higher profits,” said Giorgio Carera, FAE USA's CEO. “We are thrilled to see our customers' success and looking forward to more updates from ER Trucking Co.”
Attendees to ICUEE 2019 will be able to see several of FAE’s products up close, including several forestry mulching attachments.
According to Giorgio, it is important for FAE to display their products at ICUEE because the event focuses on utility and construction work.
“It is also an excellent opportunity to talk to our existing customers and prospects, get their feedback, answer their questions, and help them find the most optimized solution for their specific application,” says Giorgio. “And, of course, what a great way to see the latest trends and products in the construction industry.”
Save the date for The Utility Expo, The Demo Expo for the Construction and Utility Industries, Oct. 1-3, 2019, Louisville, KY. To get the latest information about the show, sign up for show alerts.
Photos: Top: ER Trucking Co. of Hartford, Ky. on the job. Bottom: FAE USA employee working on a skid steer mulcher.