Friday, May 16, 2014

Durante Rentals May 14th Newsletter - Takeuchi Sales Training - Elmsford Location Open - Durante Rentals on Shark Tank? - New Genie GTH-1056 Telehandlers

Dear Valued Customer,

Welcome to the May 14th edition of "What's New at Durante Rentals" newsletter! Spring has finally sprung and with that most job-sites are in full swing. Take a peek inside our latest newsletter to learn more about our new equipment, industry news, company milestones, our staff and more.

New Elmsford Branch Fully Operational

 122 N. Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, NY 10523 

Our new Elmsford location has been open for a few weeks now and based on initial feedback, our Westchester customers love us! We've received quite a few compliments on our signature yellow & black color scheme as well as the eye-popping black & red Takeuchi machines filling the yard.

We're accepting deliveries of new units on a daily basis as we aim to keep our main Takeuchi showroom fully stocked. If you're in the area, stop by and demo a brand new Takeuchi skid steer, mini excavator, wheel loader or track loader. You're sure to walk away impressed.

Branch Manager: Mike McGovern
Rental Coordinator: Peter Rivera
Service Manager:
Diego Martins 

For more information call 
Elmsford at 914-347-6969

Durante Rentals on Shark Tank?

(pictured from left to right:
Chris Jones, Barbara Corcoran, John Durante)

Durante Rentals Joins Forces with Barbara Corcoran at Grow 2.0 Conference

No, Durante Rentals was not featured on Shark Tank - although Barbara Corcoran, Shark Tank celebrity, and real estate mogul did help us kick off the Grow 2.0 Conference. The event took place at Gateway to Entrepreneurship Conference Center at Westchester Community College.  

This all-day conference featured 38 of the county's most influential leaders from business, government, and academia on 13 different workshops and panel lead discussions. 

A sample of some of the topics were:
  • How to Think Like a CFO, Ready, Set, Go! 
  • What to Consider Before You Start Your Small Business
  • Show Me the Money
  • Let's Get Social: Social Media as a Business Growth Tool
  • Location, Location, Location: From Site Selection to Regulatory Requirements
  • The Unfair Advantage: Driving Sales for Business Growth.
Barbara shared her wisdom on many topics including how important is was to have fun at your growing company to keep employees engaged and excited about your mission and when you see someone is not a fit for your company, fire them fast. But during the firing session, tell the employee what they do really well, and give advice on what type of job might better suit them.  She said many people left their firing feeling like they received a promotion.

Durante Rentals, LLC was very well represented with CFO, Christopher Jones as the Co-Chair and in charge of the content and theme of People, Places and Performance. Chris presented at the "How to Think Like a CFO" workshop and was a moderator of "Show Me the Money" discussion which had panelists representing venture capital, crowd funding, micro loans, and community based loans.

President, John Durante was also on hand to moderate the panel discussion on "Location, Location, Location". As a real estate attorney, John spearheaded the opening of all four of Durante's current locations. John's particular experience and point of view was invaluable as he guided a panel made up of the Mayor of White Plains, a top real estate professional and a real estate attorney.

Durante Rentals is a company created by 3 entrepreneurs and they are passionate about creating new businesses in Westchester, and all of New York.  At the Grow 2.0 Conference, they lent their knowledge and expertise to help other budding entrepreneurs avoid the many pitfalls on the start-up path, and help them get on the road to success.

Takeuchi Sales Training

Some of the staff at the Takeuchi Sales Training 
This past Saturday, Dale Keller, NE Regional Sales Manager for Takeuchi, visited our Flushing location. He was on hand to educate our staff on the ins and outs of the entire Takeuchi line of skid steers, mini excavators, wheel and track loaders. 

Dale's visit was invaluable, especially to our Elmsford and Bronx staff where we have our main showrooms. While these machines are extremely impressive in photos, seeing them up close and personal really left an impression. These machines are downright sexy!

Dale discussed at length the 4 pillars of excellence that Takeuchi has mastered and emphasizes in each and every one of their machines: Performance, Durability, Operator Comfort and Serviceability.

Come down and see for yourself what the buzz is all about. All our Takeuchi machines are available for demo with no appointment necessary. With operator comfort one of their main selling points, once you sit inside the spacious cabin, you may never want to get up.

New Equipment in Stock

New Genie GTH-1056's Telehandlers Have Arrived

Genie® high reach telehandlers offer excellent lift capacity, easily covering all your worksite needs. Powerful features such as four-wheel drive and a turbocharged diesel engine provide reliable performance in the most rugged conditions. 
§  Maximum forward reach of 42 ft (12.8 m) to move heavy loads over obstacles
§  Twin axle-mounted stabilizers can be deployed from the cab
§  Compact outside turning radius and excellent ground clearance
§  Three selectable steering modes: front-wheel, coordinated and crab steer
§  Powershift transmission with three speeds forward and reverse
§  Comfortable, spacious cab provides excellent visibility
§  Multi-function proportional joystick control for fast, precise positioning
§  Frame-leveling chassis - pick up or place loads on up to 10˚ side slopes
§  Expanded turbocharged diesel engine options
§  Power-assisted steering
§  High-efficiency/variable displacement hydraulic pump
§  ROPS/FOPS canopy (ISO compliant)
New Skyjack SJ63AJ Articulating Boom Lifts 

Combining a working height of 69'7" (21.2 m), a horizontal reach of 40' (12.2 m), and an up and over clearance of 27'6" (8.4 m), Skyjack's SJ63 AJ is designed for versatility.

Superior positive traction and terrainability is provided by the axle based 4WD used in many of Skyjack's prod
uct designs, which accounts for a proven low
maintenance, rugged and reliable drive train. 360 degree turret rotation and zero tail swing allow for flexible operation in tight locations.
  • Unique open center knuckle riser design for improved visibility
  • Compact dimensions, and below grade reach capabilities
  • Dual lifting cylinders provide superior comfort and stability
  • Direction sensing drive and steer controls, maintaining true vertical rise which prevents drifting forward or backwards
  • Analog based controls and Skyjack's standard color coded and numbered wiring system.
Call us today for all your Boom Lift Needs 

Happy 325th Birthday to Husqvarna

Happy Belated Birthday to Husqvarna!

Husqvarna celebrated 325 years of innovative Swedish engineering on, April 27. The company has a unique history, from weapons to robotic mowers, which began in 1689. Durante Rentals is proud to be an authorized Husqvarna dealer.

In the late 1600s, the wars that raged across Europe resulted in an increase in Sweden's weapons production. Hydropower was required for production, so in 1689, a drilling works was established beside the water falls in Huskvarna in southern Sweden (at that time spelled Husqvarna), where many products are still produced today.

Since the 1960s, the company focuses on outdoor power products for parks, gardens, forests and products for the construction industry.

Happy Birthday again from Durante Rentals, an authorized Husqvarna dealer!

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133-58 31st Drive
Flushing, NY 11354

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717 Hutchinson River Parkway
Bronx, NY 10465

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738 South 3rd Ave
Mt. Vernon, NY 10550

Elmsford Location
122 North Saw Mill River Rd.
Elmsford, NY 10523

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