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Kirby-Smith Sponsors Second Annual Road-Eo in Dallas

Fri January 14, 2011 - West Edition
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The event kicks off with a grand entrance using pick-up trucks instead of horses.
The event kicks off with a grand entrance using pick-up trucks instead of horses.
The event kicks off with a grand entrance using pick-up trucks instead of horses. (L-R): Robert Miranda of the City of Dallas; Bernie Linn of Gradall; Buck Lawson of Komatsu; Gilbert Aguilar of the City of Dallas; and Sol Gieser, of Kirby-Smith open the Road-Eo with a ribbon cutting ceremony. A Gradall XL4100 is used in the box stacking event. A participant takes his turn in the bowling competition with a Komatsu PC35 MR mini-excavator. More than 400 City of Dallas employees participated in the event. A Bobcat S250 winds its way through the obstacle course. The Clerical Challenge had 44 challengers in all.

The second annual City of Dallas Street Department Road-Eo was held on Dec. 2 in the Fair Park Coliseum on the Texas State Fairgrounds in Dallas. And again, Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc. was the main sponsor of equipment and planning.

The Road-Eo kicked off with traditional rodeo grand entrance music and a parade using pick-up trucks filled with Kirby-Smith employees who conducted the Road-Eo, adorned with American and Texas flags instead of horses.

More than 400 City of Dallas Street Department employees attended the event and participated in the six rodeo contests like backhoe golf, backhoe bowling, skid steer obstacle course, excavator basketball and a clerical challenge.

“These events allowed our folks to familiarize themselves with various types of heavy equipment and the many applications in which the equipment is used to deliver critical services to the citizens of Dallas,” said Gilbert Aguilar of the City of Dallas. Secondly the employees learn about safety issues related to operating heavy equipment.” According to Robert Miranda, program manager and event coordinator, participation was at an all-time high.

Some of the equipment used in the event was Komatsu PC 35MR, PC 228 USLC, PC 138 USLC utility excavators, a Gradall XL4100 and XL3100 and Bobcat S300 and S250 skid steers.