Estimated value of equipment sold by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at 356 unreserved auctions around the world in 2013. During the fourth quarter of 2013, the company had gross auction proceeds of $1.1 billion, a company record for the fourth quarter and an increase of 10 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2012.
Number of light towers that have now been manufactured by Allmand Bros., Holdrege, Neb. A special gold serial number plate was made for the Mine Spec II light tower by a local jeweler and the unit No. 75,000 was presented to Wagner Rents — The CAT Rental Store, Denver, at the Allmand Bros. vendor, customer and employee golf tournament.
Amount of donation made by Direct Wire, Denver, Pa., to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition as the result of the company’s October Pink Extension Cord Sale Promotion. Direct Wire pledged $5 from every pink extension cord sale in October to go to the coalition.
Bobcat plans celebration for production of one millionth loader in 2014
Bobcat Co., West Fargo, N.D., expects to produce its millionth Bobcat® loader in 2014 and has launched a year-long Bobcat “Unstoppable” campaign to mark the event. During the campaign, the company will run a contest for a commemorative loader.
Contest entrants have an opportunity to win their choice of a Special Edition One-Millionth Bobcat S650 skid-steer loader or a Special Edition One-Millionth Bobcat T650 compact track loader. These limited-edition machines feature a special decaling and paint scheme to mark the milestone.
Entrants must answer the question, “How does Bobcat make you unstoppable?” Entries will be judged on completeness and creativity and must be submitted online at bobcat.com/million before June 30, 2014.
Prizes also will be awarded weekly and monthly leading up to the grand-prize selection. Overall, there will be 125 weekly prizes of a Bobcat hat, 60 monthly prizes of a Bobcat special-edition commemorative scale model, and 15 third-place winners of a Bobcat jacket. One second-place winner will receive $1,000 in merchandise credit to spend at any authorized Bobcat dealer location.
A surprise special-edition loader delivery to the grand-prize winner will be in early August and other prize winners will be announced following the delivery.
Manitou Americas plans skid loader sweepstakes
To celebrate 40 years in the skid loader industry, Manitou Americas, West Bend, Wis., is accepting entries into its sweepstakes for one custom-painted Gehl R190 skid loader with the same color scheme as the first line of Gehl skid loaders, which the company began designing and manufacturing in 1973.
Sweepstakes entries will be taken from Jan. 2 to June 30, 2014, at all Gehl trade shows and through an online entry form. The online entry form can be accessed at gehl.com/R190-sweepstakes. One entry is allowed per person during the sweepstakes period, regardless of entry method or location. For additional photos of the throwback R190 skid loader, visit the Gehl Compact Equipment Facebook page.
The winner of the Gehl throwback R190 skid loader will be announced at the 2014 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Portage County. The winner will receive one Gehl R190 skid loader with joystick controls, two-speed, enclosed cab with heat and air, and a 70-in. bucket. The approximate retail value of the prize is $53,095.
“The R190 Skid Loader Sweepstakes is our way of showing appreciation to our loyal customers for supporting the Gehl skid loader for over 40 years,” said Dan Miller, Manitou Americas CEO. “Good luck to all participants, as this throwback unit is one-of-a-kind — blending our new design and technology with our long history in the skid loader business.”
Funds donated to the Fisher House Foundation by New Holland Agriculture and Construction, New Holland, Pa., that were generated as part of the True Blue Salute program that ran from Sept. 11 to Nov. 11, 2013. Through the True Blue Salute program, New Holland offered a $911 “Thank You” coupon off selected models of New Holland Agriculture and Light Construction equipment to members of the armed forces, police officers and firefighters, as well as their families. In addition to the “Thank You” for military and first responders, New Holland donated $250 to the Fisher House Foundation for each qualifying model sold under this program.
Year of the square-top Maxi-Lite light tower model traded to Allmand Bros., Holdrege, Neb., by Hotchkiss Rentals, Hotchkiss, Colo. Dan and Sue Strucker, owners of Hotchkiss Rentals have received Allmand’s 75th Anniversary Special Diamond Edition Night-Lite PRO™ II light tower in exchange as a result of Allmand’s search for the oldest Allmand Bros. operating light tower. The 1979 unit was first owned by Westmorland Coal and had been in the Hotchkiss rental fleet for 11 years.
Value of the more than 300 machines Boels Rental, Sittard, Netherlands, has agreed to buy from JCB. This is the third JCB equipment order made by Boels in three years and means the rental company will have a fleet of more than 1,000 JCB machines. The deal includes a range of micro and mini excavators, telescopic handlers and rough-terrain forklift trucks.