Two individuals received $50,000 contractor’s packages from Bobcat Company after being randomly selected in the Bobcat Great Road Tour Giveaway.
The giveaway program was part of the Bobcat 50 Years Unleashed North American Road Tour, a traveling museum that visited 23 Bobcat dealers in the United States and Canada this summer and ended August 9 in Minneapolis. It featured an exhibit on Bobcat history, vintage Bobcat equipment, and Bobcat collectibles and memorabilia from the last half century.
The Great Road Tour Giveaway winners are: Brian Beaumont of Beaumont Landscaping in Flanders, N.J., and Roger Coyle of Diamondback Pool Excavation in Chandler, Ariz. Beaumont attended the Bobcat 50 Years Unleashed North American Road Tour event at North Jersey Bobcat in Totowa, N.J., and Coyle attended the event at Bobcat of Phoenix in Phoenix, Ariz.
During the tour, 10 attendees were selected randomly at each stop as finalists for The Great Road Tour Giveaway. From the group of 230, Bobcat randomly selected two winners.
Beaumont and Coyle can put their $50,000 contractor’s packages toward Bobcat products from their local Bobcat dealers.
Beaumont Landscaping is a design-build and landscape maintenance company that offers services including pool installation, retaining wall construction, lawn mowing and snow removal. The contractor uses a Bobcat 335 excavator, two 773 skid-steer loaders and a T300 compact track loader year-round to perform work. Beaumont plans to use his prize to add another piece of equipment to his fleet. “I have used Bobcat equipment for 11 years,” says Beaumont. “We’ve used Bobcat equipment to grow our business, by trading in older machines for newer models or smaller equipment for bigger models.”
Coyle has been using Bobcat equipment since 1991. He has been running Diamondback Pool Excavation since 2003. The recent downturn in the housing market has negatively affected the business, and Coyle says that he plans to use his prize to trade in two excavators and replace them with a Bobcat machine. Coyle has Bobcat S100, S185 and S300 skid-steer loaders that he uses to dig and fill in new pools and demolish old pools. “Bobcat equipment is reliable,” Coyle says. “The service I get from Bobcat of Phoenix and Bingham Equipment is excellent.”
Fifty years ago, Bobcat Company unleashed a way to work better, smarter, faster. During 2008, the company is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bobcat compact equipment, which began with the Melroe Self-Propelled Loader — a three-wheeled front-end loader — in 1958. That machine evolved into the Bobcat skid-steer loader and spawned the worldwide compact equipment industry. Today, Bobcat continues to lead the world in the design, manufacture and distribution of compact equipment.
Bobcat Company, headquartered in West Fargo, N.D., is part of Doosan Infracore International (DII), a U.S.-based subsidiary of Doosan Infracore, a global manufacturer of construction equipment.