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Agricultural Dealer Hoober Inc. Enters Construction Market

Wed April 19, 2006 - Northeast Edition
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During the past 65 years many people have come to call on Hoober Inc. Recently, in addition to agricultural customers, those calls have been from the construction industry.

“While farming is becoming more concentrated and has its own set of technological advances that keep it operating at a higher productivity, the construction application is rapidly growing in our area,” said Daryl Peifer, corporate sales manager of Hoober. “Both suppliers and customers can gain from a business historically rooted in the farming industry.”

As demand in the region has diversified, Hoober Inc. has adjusted to the changing needs and opportunities of the market. While different, farming, light industrial, contractor, and construction, do share similar objectives such as service, up-time, productivity and efficiencies.

On the construction side of the business, Hoober offers a variety of equipment.

“Some of the excellent options available include the excavators, tractors loader backhoes, utility tractors and rough-terrain utility vehicles,” Don Beidler of Hoober’s Kubota sales department.

A satisfied customer, Dave Nissley of Vintage Landscaping, noted that, “Kubota’s versatility is its strongest feature, which makes it a great investment with excellent trade-in and re-sale value.”

Nissley also touted Hoober’s customer service.

“We switched dealers five years ago and couldn’t be happier with their work. We recommend Hoober whenever we get the chance.”

While Kubota offers an affordable line of utility tractors that are a solution for smaller independent builders, contractors, and landscapers, Steigers are an efficient option for larger construction companies.

Although it has been approximately 30 years since Charlie Hoober sold a Steiger tractor for excavating, it had taken some time for the word to get out.

“Steiger is the way to go,” explained Hoober. “It’s an affordable, productive application for moving dirt in the construction business.”

The Steiger, available in both rubber track and tire version, is a good option in a number of construction venues.

The traction and flotation of the Steiger tractor enables work in conditions that are normally too wet for conventional earthmoving pans.