Bobcat of Connecticut held an open house June 4 at its headquarters in East Hartford.
More than 150 customers, friends and family attended the event held to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary and to thank customers for their business over the years.
Bobcat of Connecticut offered a host of activities, specials and demonstrations throughout the day.
Several factory representatives were on-hand to answer questions on their product lines, including three from Bobcat, one from Pro-Tech and one from Towmaster. Inside Bobcat of Connecticut’s service shop, guests attended service clinics where they could ask service technicians any questions regarding maintenance and service. The company’s parts department was open where customers received a 10 percent discount on all purchases.
Five demo areas were set up where guests could operate the new Bobcat A770 all-wheel steer loader, the E45 zero tail-swing compact excavator, the T770 compact track loader, the T630 compact track loader, and the 235 compact tractor. A 3400 utility vehicle also was available for all to drive.
Also demonstrated was a T190 track loader equipped with the Bobcat laser grader system. Gerald Wenger of Bobcat Company was available to explain the features and benefits of using this technology to save time and money on flat work jobs.
For those in the mood for some competition, Bobcat of Connecticut held an excavator basketball game. John Vassell of JVIII came in first with a time of 34 seconds.
Customers also had a chance to win a Bobcat CT225 compact tractor as well as demo the latest new M series loaders and mini-excavators.
The day wrapped up around 3:30 p.m. with a raffle of more than 30 prizes that included Pro-Tech and Towmaster grab bags and Bobcat apparel gift certificates. The grand prize flat-screen TV was won by Bob Mazzawy of Cold Brook Farms, Glastonbury, Conn.
The event was catered by Black Eyed Sally’s of Hartford who served up heaping piles of pulled pork, barbecue chicken, cole slaw, corn bread and rice and beans.
“We put on this event to thank our customers for 20 years of serving their needs in the compact equipment business and look forward to being there for them for years to come,” said Stu Graham, president of Bobcat of Connecticut. “Customer service is the company’s number-one priority and this event was just one way of saying thanks to some of the most loyal customers in the industry.”
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