More than 1,450 customers attended the Bobcat Enterprises 30th Anniversary Rodeos that kicked off in Cincinnati, OH on Sept. 15; rode into Louisville, KY, on Sept. 20; Lexington, KY, on Sept. 22; and wound up in Reynoldsburg, OH (Columbus) on Sept. 24.
Operator skill competitions attracted a big crowd of Bobcat Enterprises’ customers; more than 365 Bobcat Equipment operators competed, all vying for top prize-money totalling more than $10,000 in cash and prizes, plus bragging rights. All of the obstacle course skill tests were timed events with three winners in each event. Operators competed on the Bobcat excavator, the Bobcat skid-steer, the Bobcat track machine and, in Cincinnati only, the SkyTrak telescopic tool handler.
Many corporate sponsors were on hand to help Bobcat Enterprises celebrate with new equipment displays and demonstrations. Featured vendors for the events included Bobcat Company, Ingersoll-Rand compact utility equipment, Finn Corporation, JLG SkyTrak Lifts, Loegering Tracks, Broderson Crane, Cronkhite Industries Trailers and Toro Dingo compact utility loaders.