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Grandmother and granddaughter duo roll out with new rollers


April 15, 2021
By Rock to Road

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Grandmother and granddaughter roll out with Dynapac rollersCobleskill Stone has also supported its operators by investing in the very latest CC5200 VI rollers which the business is now using with intelligent compaction control. Photo: Dynapac

Grandmother Elaine Sheldon and her granddaughter T’mara Deridder are Cobleskill Stone Products equipment operators on a roll, thanks to the company investing in new Dynapac roller equipment. The two operators are part of an experienced team of 10 responsible for compacting blacktop on road projects throughout New York State.

The company’s recent investment has seen a fleet of new equipment purchased to support its growing business with 12 new rollers from Dynapac regional dealer, Anderson Equipment Co.

Cobleskill Stone has also supported its operators by investing in the very latest CC5200 VI rollers which the business is now using with intelligent compaction control. These machines have already been supporting key road projects with the New York State Department of Transportation.

As a family run business, Cobleskill Stone has been a part of its local community since 1954. A key part of its ongoing success is based on its staff’s skills.

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“We pride ourselves in looking after our people and being a longstanding and inclusive employer in the community. There is no better example of this than two of our operators running our larger Dynapac CC5200 VI rollers. Elaine Sheldon is one of our best operators and she has been with us for 23 years. In June 2015, we were proud to welcome her granddaughter T’mara Deridder who was trained by Elaine right from day one. She has also now become one of our leading operators,” said Mike Moore, vice-president of Cobleskill.

As part of the fleet investment, Cobleskill Stone has also opted for an extended warranty program on its new CC5200 VI rollers, working with Anderson to build this into the fleet finance package for the equipment.

Grandmother & granddaughter duo

“Ever since we started working with Cobleskill Stone over 30 years ago, they have been a real brand advocate. They love the build quality of the products, and together, we have developed a strong relationship with the team, who are very proactive in identifying any maintenance required. We also get to know the equipment very well, so we can recommend any preventative maintenance to maintain the high uptime levels they demand,” said Steve Kenney from Anderson Equipment Co.

“I have been operating the equipment for some time now. What I like is how comfortable and simple it is to control. As I also work on quite busy sites, the visibility from the front and back of the roller is very good, which helps me feel like I can keep other people safe onsite,” said T’mara Deridder.

“More recently it has been great to learn about the advanced capabilities of the Dynapac CC5200 VI rollers as they support intelligent compaction technology. This comes with a display in the cab that gives me all the information about the job and it is very easy to understand. Having had training on using this 3D technology I now know how to upload the models into the system and how to follow them on the display.

They provide professional users of machinery the highest quality products and exceptional service to enable them to maintain a competitive advantage.


About Cobleskill Stone Products Inc.

Headquartered in Cobleskill, NY, Cobleskill Stone Products Inc produces limestone and high friction aggregate, sand and gravel products, asphalt. It also provides construction services ranging from heavy highway construction to paving and site preparation work for industrial, commercial and residential sites.

About Anderson Equipment Company

Anderson Equipment Company is a premier distributor of earth moving and mobile equipment to the construction, mining, road building and specialty material handling industries.
They provide professional users of machinery the highest quality products and exceptional service to enable them to maintain a competitive advantage.