Taking a “swing” at the Cat M-series motorgrader simulator is Chris Wilbanks (seated), Wilbanks Contractor Inc., Canton, Ga. Yancey’s John Faress (C) and Heath Hanna provide some guidance.
Yancey Bros. Co. held an open house Nov. 13 at its Kennesaw, Ga., branch location.
A cool, but otherwise comfortable sunny day created a pleasant backdrop for customers, friends and family as they strolled around the grounds and facility checking out all that Yancey Bros. has to offer and more.
Caterpillar, Wacker-Neuson and Cimaf manufacturing representatives were on hand to tout their lines. Mauldin products made their first appearance at a Yancey open house. The Georgia dealer recently took on the Mauldin line and took the opportunity at its open house to introduce two Mauldin products in particular to its guests — the Mauldin 1750-C paver and the Mauldin M413XT maintainer. Also on display and drawing a lot of attention was the brand new Flexx-Right bucket by Hammersmith Manufacturing, which just went into production, recently.
For those looking for a “real” equipment operating experience Heath Hanna, product specialist of Yancey Bros., set up the Caterpillar M series motorgrader simulator. Yancey also provided its guests a chance to display their operating prowess. Two equipment rodeo events, the mini-excavator “pop-a-top,” and a skid steer bowling course, offered quite a challenge for those who participated. Top finishers were:
Skid Steer Bowling
1st — Kelly Bagley
2nd — Derek Geldhauser of Archer Western
3rd — Kevin Kilmurry of Kilmurry Tree Service
1st — Anthony Ridgeway of the city of College Park
2nd — Lamar Cain of Cain Contracting
3rd — Michael Touchet of MT Contractors
And for those who worked up an appetite, Yancey Bros provided guests with a complementary lunch catered by Williamson Bros. Barbeque, which is always a crowd favorite in North Georgia.