Jan 08, 2014


WEST BEND, WISCONSIN – (January 7, 2014) In 1973, Gehl Company (today Manitou Americas, Inc.), a leading manufacturer of compact earthmoving and material handling equipment, began designing and manufacturing its own line of skid loaders. Four decades later, a complete line of seven radial and three vertical lift models, including the V400, the world’s largest skid loader, are offered under the Gehl brand name. To celebrate 40 years in the skid loader industry, Manitou Americas, Inc. presents a sweepstakes for one custom-painted Gehl R190 skid loader. The skid loader is painted in maize (yellow) and blaze (red), the same color scheme as the first line of Gehl skid loaders in 1973.

The Gehl throwback R190 skid loader and sweepstakes is a celebration of our forty years in the skid loader business,” said Lori Heidecker, Manitou Americas Marketing Director. “With an industry full of newcomers, we stand proud of our four decades of design, manufacture and customer satisfaction.”

The Gehl Historical R190 skid loader will be on display at a variety of tradeshows in early 2014, including World of Concrete (Las Vegas, NV; January 21-24, 2014); National Farm Machinery Show (Louisville, KY; Feburuary 12-15, 2014) and CONEXPO-CON/AGG (Las Vegas, NV; March 4-8, 2014).

Sweepstakes entries will be taken from January 2 – June 30, 2014 at all Gehl tradeshows and through an online entry form. The online entry form can be accessed at www.gehl.com/R190-sweepstakes. One entry allowed per person during the sweepstakes period, regardless of entry method or location. For additional photos of the R190 historical skid loader, visit the Gehl Compact Equipment Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/GehlCompactEquipment.

The winner of the Gehl throwback R190 skid loader will be announced at the 2014 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Portage County. The winner will receive one (1) Gehl R190 Skid Loader with the following: joystick controls, 2-speed, enclosed cab with heat and air, 70-inch bucket. The approximate retail value (ARV) of the prize is $53,095.

“The R190 Skid Loader Sweepstakes is our way of showing appreciation to our loyal customers for supporting the Gehl skid loader for over 40 years,” said Dan Miller, Manitou Ameriacas, Inc. CEO. “Good luck to all participants, as this throwback unit is one-of-a-kind – blending our new design and technology with our long history in the skid loader business.”

Manitou Americas, Inc. is committed to manufacturing equipment with innovative technology, reliability, durability and quality. Throughout the years, the dedication to the Gehl skid loader product offering has continued through customer satisfaction and loyalty.

The Gehl Historical R190 Skid Loader Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Manitou Americas, Inc. (“Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 48 Contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, excluding residents of Hawaii, Alaska, and Rhode Island, who are at least 21 years of age at the time of entry. Employees, officers, directors, agents and contractors of Sponsor and its dealers, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and/or licensees and immediate family and household members of each are NOT eligible. For purposes of this Sweepstakes only, immediate family means spouse, children, parents, grandparents, and grandchildren. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void in Hawaii, Alaska, and Rhode Island, and where prohibited or restricted by law. Complete program rules can be accessed at the following website : http://www.gehl.com/gehl-historical-r190-skid-loader-sweepstakes-official-rules

Media Contact

Lori Heidecker
Marketing Director, Americas

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