Flaska JCB Customers Show Skills at Backhoe Rodeo

Highlights of the event included the Dancing Diggers backhoe exhibition and the JCB HMEE, an armored backhoe loader for military applications.

Fri December 26, 2014 - West Edition
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Delbert White of the AK-Chin Indian Community in Maricopa, Ariz., competes in the backhoe rodeo at Flaska JCB’s recent open house.
Delbert White of the AK-Chin Indian Community in Maricopa, Ariz., competes in the backhoe rodeo at Flaska JCB’s recent open house.
Delbert White of the AK-Chin Indian Community in Maricopa, Ariz., competes in the backhoe rodeo at Flaska JCB’s recent open house. Michael Chandler, regional business manager of JCB, puts a 3CX backhoe loader through its paces as part of the Dancing Diggers exhibition. The crowd enjoys the Dancing Diggers, which perform at JCB events around the country. Sherald Remmich of Griffin Construction, Billings, Mont., took a close look at the 300T Ecco. David Abbott of ABBCO Sign Group in Glendale, Ariz., gets a feel for the JCB 225 SSL skid steer loader. Chelsea Rossini (L) and Amanda Yotter of Herk & Associates, attended Flaska JCB’s open house. Herk & Associates specializes in recruiting sales and management talent for the heavy equipment industry. (L-R): Bob Canady along with customers Derek and Darrin Harper of Harper Underground Utilities of Litchfield Parke, Ariz., and Ben Coleman and Mason Smith of JCB Corporate, catch up during the open house. The Lone Survivor Foundation, which benefits wounded soldiers and their families, received $10 for each signature on the banner.  Karissa Ma, a volunteer of Lone Survivor, was on hand to promote the organization and gather signatures.

Flaska JCB of Phoenix, Ariz., held an open house and “Backhoe Rodeo” on Nov. 21, at its Buckeye Road location.

Highlights of the event included the Dancing Diggers backhoe exhibition and the JCB HMEE, an armored backhoe loader for military applications.

Bob Canady, Flaska JCB sales manager, hosted the event. Ben Coleman, general manager of backhoe loader sales, JCB, was on hand along with several other JCB corporate representatives. A major focus of the event was to introduce the 3CX backhoe loader, which Coleman called “one of the best values in the industry.”