JL: What makes your company's trenchers stand out in the market?
Barreto: Barreto stands out for its innovation in design and technology. Starting with being the first to develop all-hydraulic technology as a more reliable alternative to mechanical components, Barreto has led the industry with a four-wheel drive trencher, a self-propelled mini trencher, and most recently, a trencher offering zero turning radius.
We not only utilize hydraulic technology as a means of eliminating common maintenance issues (broken belts, chains and gears), we use hydraulics to their optimum efficiency for the horsepower of the equipment. Hydraulics reduce wear and tear and provide the owner with greater return on investment due to minimal downtime.
Kuyers: Vermeer is leading the way in terms of providing the necessary features to enhance the utilization of the trenching equipment for its customers though its development and application of track undercarriage systems. Vermeer has created common control platforms to minimize the learning curve for newer operators. Our dealer network also assists customers by providing the correct specifications to ensure the proper application of the machine in the various conditions it could be placed into.
Bolay: Ed Malzahn (president of The Charles Machine Works Inc.) was the founder of the trenching industry. As a result, we have long-standing brand recognition and our product remains a leader. We offer high quality and an excellent dealer network to supply parts and support after the sale. This is definitely one of things that makes us stand out. At its core, this is a family business and that comes straight from the factory and is carried out through our dealers.