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<br /> A publication for and about Tractor & Equipment Company customers<br /> 2011 NO. 1<br /> Yesterday and today —<br /> customers come first for TEC<br /> White logo is below<br /> A MESSAGE FROM<br /> THE PRESIDENT<br /> Dan Stracener<br /> A long tradition<br /> of “Putting The<br /> Customer First”<br /> Dear Equipment User,<br /> We love the photo collage on the front cover of this issue of your Tractor<br /> Times. We think it speaks volumes about Tractor & Equipment Company —<br /> who we were, who we are and what we stand for.<br /> In 1943, Tractor & Equipment Company opened its doors in Birmingham.<br /> Just one location and a handful of people determined to make their new<br /> dealership one of the leading equipment companies in the Southeast. The<br /> founders decided early on that they were going to achieve that by “Putting<br /> The Customer First.” It became their motto. Today, it's our tradition.<br /> Much has changed since 19<a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=1"> A publication for and about Tractor & Equipment C</a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=2"> A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Dan Stracener </a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=3"> A publication for and about Tractor & Equipment C</a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=4"> A SALUTE TO A CUSTOMER ROBERTSON GRAD</a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=5"> for the most part works within an 80-mile radius </a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=6"> Exceeding expectations is Robertson's goal . . .</a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=7"> 100% precision Komatsu compact excavators are rig</a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=8"> TRADE SHOW NEWS CONEXPO COMING This year's big</a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=9"> Komatsu will highlight its Hybrid PC200LC-8 excav</a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=10"> Komatsu display features new technology . . . co</a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=11"> GUEST OPINION THE ROAD AHEAD The President's p</a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=12"> INDUSTRY OUTLOOK CONSTRUCTION SPENDING FORECAS</a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=13"> jump in health-care construction, 4.4 percent in </a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=14"> EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT CONTINUED PRODUCTIVITY Wh</a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=15"> Contractors often rely on older Komatsu equipment</a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=16"> Komatsu — productive equipment that lasts . . . </a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=17"> 100% loaded (with features </a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=18"> TIER 4 From Komatsu—The Engine Experts </a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=19"> NEW MINING PRODUCTS LOWER OPERATING COSTS New W</a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=20"> KOMATSU & YOU MACHINES IMPROVED FOR 2011 Komat</a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=21"> to improve machine performance for equipment user</a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=22"> Ricky Mathis Sean Mehaffey </a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=23"> A SALUTE TO A CUSTOMER UNDER THE HOOD OIL SAMP</a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - AL page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7b1db168?page=24"> You have my complete attention. 100% rock so</a> <a title="TEC Tractor Times 2011 Issue No. 1 - 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