Owners of JCB machines turned out to enjoy the open house event and see their local JCB representatives. (L-R) are John Patterson, Richard Greer, Matthew Asherbranner, and Ronnie Asherbranner of A-1 Backhoe & Hauling, Falkville, Ala.
As part of a series of JCB co-sponsored dealer open houses, JCB of Alabama’s Leeds, Ala., location was the place to be on Nov.15. The event, organized as a thank you to customers for their support over the past five years, offered an opportunity for guests to familiarize themselves with JCB’s new generation skid steer loader as well as with JCB backhoe loaders and telehandlers.
Plenty of good barbecue food, door prizes and a backhoe rodeo kept everyone happy despite some rainy weather.
The competition in the backhoe rodeo event was tough as contestants vied for the top prize of a pair of prime tickets to an Alabama/Auburn football game, courtesy of JCB’s sponsorship of the SEC Championship Game. Finishing with a scorching time of one minute one second, Whitney Woodard of Economy Septic Tank, Anniston, Ala., took first place in the competition. The 2nd place winner was Ronnie Asherbranner of A-1 Backhoe & Hauling, Falkville, Ala.,who earned a $50 Bass Pro Shops gift certificate and 3rd place went to Andy Woodard, also of Economy Septic Tank, who netted a $25 gift certificate to Bass Pro Shops.
Attendees who got lucky in the door prize drawings also won Auburn/Alabama tickets as well as numerous other prizes and were registered for SEC Championship weekend tickets.