The final 2004 Perimeter Bobcat Open House and Equipment Rodeo took place on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8-9, at the company’s Lake City, GA, location.
Participants from the Lake City equipment rodeo joined the other 2004 equipment rodeo contestants from Gainesville, Marietta, and Norcross, GA, in being entered in a drawing to win the use of a Bobcat Toolcat 5600 for one year.
The big winner was Michael Cox, a contractor based in Covington, GA, who won first place in the skid steer rodeo course. He also was rewarded with a new set of Loegering tracks. Cox was one of only a few contractors who took advantage of Perimeter’s flexible B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bobcat) rule. Operating his Bobcat T250 machine, he blazed the course in 1 minute and 44 seconds.
Additionally, the winner of the mini-excavator “golf” rodeo event was John Payton, of Payton Grading, Newnan, GA, who took home a mini-excavator hydraulic clamp.
On top of all the heated competition, the open house featured Bobcat and Ingersoll-Rand product displays and demonstrations, discounts on parts, door prizes as well as other giveaways. It also offered Bob-Care clinics and plenty of food hot off the grill. Bobcat, Ingersoll-Rand and Loegering reps were on hand to answer questions. Attendees also had the opportunity to demo the 2004 lineup of Bobcat equipment.
Perimeter’s Lake City branch was an absolute “zoo,” as adults and kids alike were able to see a fabulous display of wild animals brought in by the Chestatee Wildlife Reserve in Dahlonega, GA.