Bomag Americas Seeks Oldest Working Roller in Oldies Contest

Fri July 18, 2008 - Northeast Edition

To celebrate 50 years of innovation, Bomag Americas Inc. is seeking the oldest operating Bomag roller in North America for its “Rollin’ with the Oldies” contest.

The owner of the oldest roller will win a trip for two to Bomag’s world headquarters in scenic Boppard, Germany.

The “Rollin with the Oldies” contest runs through Sept. 30, 2008, and is open to all contractors in the United States and Canada. Rollers may be either single- or tandem-drum. The winning roller must be in operating condition and only ride-on rollers are eligible. The manufacturer’s original name or nameplate must be adhered to the machine and must be visible and legible. In addition, the serial number and model number must be original and legible.

Contractors can enter the “Rollin’ with the Oldies” contest by visiting their Bomag distributor, or by going to Every contractor who enters will receive a free gift. Photos of entrants and their machines will be posted on the contest Web site.

“Since Bomag’s 50th anniversary in 2007, we have introduced nearly a dozen new models that have raised the bar in terms of innovation,” said Jerry Randecker, president of Bomag Americas Inc., “but there are quite a few Bomag rollers in operation that are 20, 30 years old or older. That’s a testament to the quality we build into our machines.”

The owner of the oldest roller will win a trip for two to Germany to tour Bomag’s headquarters, including the company’s research and development facility. Winners also will spend a day sightseeing, have dinner at a medieval castle and cruise up the scenic Rhine River.

“The winner of this contest will have a chance to see how we develop our machines, as well as enjoy the beautiful scenery and attractions in Germany,” said Randecker.

For more information, call 309/852-6115 or visit