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Miller Family Farms Wins Free Use of a Gehl 5640E Skid Loader

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Gehl, a leading manufacturer of compact equipment for construction and agriculture applications presented Rob and Kristi Miller of Bear Creek, Wis. with the free use of a Gehl model 5640E skid loader. The Millers registered for the “Give-away” (for three months or 150 hours) at the Gehl booth at the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, held July 17-19 in New London, Wis. The machine was delivered on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 by Gretzinger’s Sales and Service in Clintonville, Wis.

“When I got the news we had won, I was shocked. I thought I had won a toy!” said Rob Miller. “The Gehl 5640E has been a great addition to the farm. Its versatility is a great asset…I couldn’t imagine going back to the tractor.”

Miller works a 280-acre farm with 60 milk cows and 60 young cows with his wife, Kristi, and their children. Rob and Kristi purchased the farm from his parents three years ago. They have been working to increase the efficiency of the operation and make updates, something the use of the 5640E skid loader will help them achieve.

“The two-speed on the Gehl [5640E] is a time-saver,” said Miller. “The hand controls allow me to feather the loader into tight areas and the cab is really comfortable.”

Manitou Group is headquartered in Ancenis (West of France). Manitou Group designs, assembles and distributes Gehl branded compact equipment for the construction and agricultural markets worldwide. In 2010, Manitou Group reported €838 million of revenue, two-thirds of which was outside France. Business is conducted under the Manitou®, Gehl®, Mustang®, Loc® and Edge® trademarks, through 1,400 independent dealers in more than 120 countries. As of December 31, 2010, Manitou Group employed 2,800 people, 40% of which are located outside France.

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