Farm-Rite Hosts Open Houses in Willmar, St. Cloud, Minn.

Guests of the events had an opportunity to see the latest from Bobcat including skid steer loaders, all-wheel steer loaders, mini-track loaders and Toolcat utility work machines.

Thu May 05, 2016 - Midwest Edition
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Jay Kockler, general manager of Farm-Rite Equipment of St. Cloud, hosts his second annual open house.
Jay Kockler, general manager of Farm-Rite Equipment of St. Cloud, hosts his second annual open house.
Jay Kockler, general manager of Farm-Rite Equipment of St. Cloud, hosts his second annual open house. (L-R): Jay Kockler, general manager of Farm-Rite, St. Cloud Minn.; Kelly Schefers, owner of Schefers Excavating, St. Cloud, Minn.; and Jeff Ettel look over this Bobcat Toolcat 5600. 
Guests enjoy lunch at the third annual Farm-Rite of Willmar, Minn., open house. Tim (L) and Don Poortvliet, both of Poortvliet Dairy, Prinsburg Minn., stand with a new Bobcat S750  with a  9-ft. (2.7 m) plow at the Willmar open house. (L-R): Bob Latchaw, Kyle Manson and Jessie O’Brien, all of I & M Landscaping and Nursery of Willmar, Minn., shop the inventory of excavators. Credem Johnson, co-owner of Double J Masonry, Willmar, Minn., takes a look at this Doosan DX140LC excavator. (L-R): Bob Pace, sales rep of Towmaster Trailers, talks with Joe Caskey of Joe Caskey Masonry, New London, Minn., and Steve Rigstad, equipment operator, about what type of trailer would meet their needs, at the Willmar open house. (L-R): Mike Pennings of Pennings Concrete Renville, Minn., was the winner of the set of skid steer tires door prize at the Willmar location with him is Nick Reed, equipment operator and Chris Reed, crew chief.

Farm-Rite Equipment held an open house at its Willmar, Minn., location on April 8 and its St. Cloud, Minn., location on April 15. Guests of the events had the opportunity to see the latest from Bobcat including skid steer loaders, all-wheel steer loaders, mini-track loaders, Toolcat utility work machines, compact track loaders and much more. Guests also enjoyed a free lunch at both open houses.

Mike Pennings of Pennings Concrete, Renville, Minn., was the door prize winner at the Willmar open house of a set of skid steer tires, and Jesse Thorsen of Heartland Construction and Tom Gustafson won TVs at the event.

Mike Welle of Mandy Farms, Freeport, Minn., beat out more than 200 guests at the St.Cloud location to win a set of Bobcat 48-in. (121 cm) pallet forks.


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