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Kawasaki Unveils ’For the Cure’ Wheel Loader

Wed April 07, 2010 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Kawasaki has designed and built a 70TMV-2 “For the Cure” wheel loader at the request of Mid-Country Machinery in Iowa. Painted light pink with bright pink “Susan G. Komen for the Cure” decals, the wheel loader was ordered by the new Kawasaki distributor as an addition to its rental fleet.

Bud PeCoy, a principal with Mid-Country Machinery, a construction equipment dealer and rental company headquartered in Fort Dodge, Iowa, along with partners Mark Swedlund, Lucas Peed and Bob Conaway created the breast cancer awareness campaign when they learned that one of their customers suffered from breast cancer. Mid-Country anticipates donating 10 percent of the wheel loader rental proceeds over the course of the next 54 months.

“Hopefully, this is just the beginning of our contribution” stated PeCoy. “We are passionate about this cause because we feel it’s safe to say that many of us have known someone with this devastating illness. Our hope is that we can not only heighten awareness, but also donate money for the research, treatment, and the never-ending search for the cure.”

Kawasaki is the newest addition to the successful Breast Cancer Awareness program by Mid-Country Machinery joining a Kobelco SK210 Mark 8 excavator and two JLG 800S telescoping boomlifts.

The Kawasaki 70TMV-2, a parallel lift wheel loader, is fitted with a JRB quick coupler and 3.4 cu. yd. bucket. The new Tier III engine boosts both power and torque, yet is fuel-efficient. The 70TMV-2 also has a machine operations diagnostic module (MODM) that provides essential operational and diagnostic machine information, and offers an efficient loading system (ELS) that increases rimpull power while demanding less fuel.

The unit uses a box-section frame design for additional strength; and has a larger center pin than other models and, has large tires for better ?oatation and stability. It also features an outboard brake system, typically found only on much larger wheel loaders.

Comfort features include increased leg room in the cab; standard air conditioning, and a ride control option.

For more information, call 770/499-7000 or visit

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