On Aug. 16, the first of these events was held at the company's headquarters in Westbrook, Maine. This fun-filled event included equipment demonstrations and live entertainment, followed by dinner.
No celebration of this caliber would be complete without a special guest appearance and this was no exception — the Gold Rush Volvo excavator surprised one and all with its presence. Constructed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the smash hit television series Gold Rush, this special edition EC200E excavator features a custom gold paint job that took more than 140 hours to complete. The cab features a special commemorative leather seat and the gold colored track pads make for increased visual effect.
The excavator is being hauled to various Volvo distributor events across the United States with a brand-new Volvo VNX 740 8x4 tractor with a 70-inch sleeper and a black metallic paint job. The trailer that it rides on is a Rogers 3-axle 110,000-lb. capacity front load trailer. CEG
Anthony Foglio (L) of Foglio Inc. takes a Volvo L250H for a test drive after a brief tutorial from Chadwick-BaRoss’ Adam Lampron.
This GMC 150 truck has been converted into a pizza oven and beer tap system.
Traveling with the Gold Rush excavator during the New England segment of its tour are John Waldron (L) and Craig Newbold, both Volvo district sales managers.
(L-R) are: Paul Vautrin, of Volvo Finance; Cole Leavitt, used equipment manager of Chadwick-BaRoss; and Eric Strickland of Glynn General Corporation.
Chadwick-BaRoss’ 90th anniversary celebration guests had the opportunity to operate Volvo loaders and articulated trucks through a designated course.
Engcon had factory representatives on hand and allowed guests the opportunity to experience its 360-degree rotational hydraulic coupling system and attachments firsthand.
Chadwick-BaRoss is the authorized distributor of LaBounty for much of the New England market. Here, the brute strength of the LaBounty hydraulic grappling system is demonstrated.
Matt Humphrey, utility technician and yard coordinator of Chadwick-BaRoss, takes this opportunity to introduce future operators to the control systems of a Volvo excavator.
Stuart Welch (L), past president of Chadwick-BaRoss, admires the Gold Rush excavator with Jeremy Jordan, general manager of Chadwick-BaRoss’ Westbrook, Maine, facility.
Crowds gather around to admire the Volvo EC200E Gold Rush excavator that is currently on tour visiting Volvo dealerships across the United States.
David Dubois has been with Chadwick-BaRoss since 1976. He started working in the shop at Chadwick-BaRoss straight out of high school and today he is involved in some of the most advanced technology available in the industry, telematics.
Gary Thebarge has been with Chadwick-BaRoss since July of 1977 working in the shop and is today the vice president of operations.