Representatives of JCB and other manufacturers came out to support the event, where giveaways and prizes were awarded throughout the day. Good fortune for good weather as lunch was cooked and served outside the showroom area with plenty of time for guests to talk to their Southland Machinery/JCB of Alabama salesmen about the machines on display around the grounds at the Leeds location.
(L-R): Mark Long, owner of Southland Machinery, welcomes customers Heath Seelbinder and Chris Roll of Brisco Construction, Riverside, Ala., to the event.
Jarrod Plunkett (L), JCB of Alabama goes over some of the newest features on the JCB 220X LC excavator with Kevin Carter (in cab) of the Ragland Alabama Water Department and Paul Davis of the Ragland Alabama Street Department.
Southland Machinery/JCB of Alabama owner Mark Long (R) talks with staff members of the city of Birmingham about some of the machines of interest and on display at the event.
Patrick McAlister (L) of McAlister Grading, Vestavia, Ala., and Connor Smith, sales representative of Southland Machinery, open up a JCB 220X during a demo of the machine.
Some of the big winners of the day included (L-R): Michael Cosby, MC Plumbing, Heflin, Ala., winner of a “swag bag” from Bandit; Jason Smith, city of Birmingham (Ala.), four tickets to an upcoming Birmingham Barons baseball game; Pete Tray, city of Pell City, one week free rental of a mini-excavator; and Chris Gardner of Ragland Water Works, a $1,000 off next machine purchase certificate.
(L-R): Southland’s newest sales representative, Ritchie Franklin; Southland Machinery/JCB of Alabama owner Mark Long; and JCB regional sales representative David Barker have the machines lined up and ready for the crowd to turn out on a beautiful sunny Birmingham, Ala., day.
Both SANY full-sized and mini-excavators were on display and available for attendees to get some operating time if they chose to.
A rather comprehensive line-up of Bandit machines were on display for the event.
A nice crowd rolled in at lunch time for some great food.