Ziegler CAT Treats Customers to Red Horse Ranch Rodeo

More than 40 pieces of new Cat, AGCO and LEXION equipment were on display inside Northern Minnesota’s premier horse arena.

📅   Fri April 24, 2015 - Midwest Edition
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Looking at this Cat 316EL to add to their fleet (L-R) are Phil Swenson and Eric Swenson, owners of Northfork Excavating, while Ziegler Cat Territory Managers John Brainerd answers their questions.
Looking at this Cat 316EL to add to their fleet (L-R) are Phil Swenson and Eric Swenson, owners of Northfork Excavating, while Ziegler Cat Territory Managers John Brainerd answers their questions.
Looking at this Cat 316EL to add to their fleet (L-R) are Phil Swenson and Eric Swenson, owners of Northfork Excavating, while Ziegler Cat Territory Managers John Brainerd answers their questions. Steve Kobliska, recently retired, Ideal Construction, Staples, Minn., checks out this Cat 299D and Road Widener attachment. Lots of equipment was featured in the demo and hands on arena. Rick Delmonico, highway product specialist Ziegler, CAT, Bloomington, Minn., gives the onceover to this Cat CT6605 quad axle with a 19.5 ft. (5.9 cm) Crysteel dump box. Miles Breitzman (on the tractor) with brother Jack Breitzman and father Jason Breitzman,  product manager, Ziegler CAT, Shakopee, Minn., with a MT 765D challenger. The Alexandria Technical and Community College crew. (L-R front row) are Laura Urban, president; Damaris Toney, student; and Sherri Randt, enrollment specialist. (L-R, back row) are Randy Goeke, diesel instructor; Mark Lindemann, marine, motorcycle and po

On April 2, Ziegler CAT treated nearly 300 customers to an equipment rodeo in Fergus Falls, Minn. More than 40 pieces of new Cat, AGCO and LEXION equipment were on display inside Northern Minnesota’s premier horse arena, Red Horse Ranch.

The rodeo began with Ziegler product managers and demo operators explaining the features and benefits of the new equipment parading by. The machines included wheel loaders, motorgraders, excavators, dozers, skid steer loaders, tractors, combines, sprayers and more. Attendees then enjoyed a hot lunch of pulled pork, potato salad and cookies.

After lunch, customers got a chance to climb into the cabs and try out the controls. They also tested their skills in the Ziegler CAT simulator, programmed to simulate the operation of a dozer, wheel loader and motorgrader.

Rental and power equipment added to the diverse lineup, and Ziegler partners Alexandria Technical and Community College and Central Lakes College also had booths at the event.

Ziegler gave away more than a dozen prizes, including toys, copies of Ziegler’s 100-year history book, Cat merchandise certificates and a free 50-hour demo on a 236D skid steer loader.