Gehl, a maker of compact equipment for agriculture and construction markets, presented Rob and Kristi Miller of Bear Creek, Wis., with the free use of a Gehl model 5640E skid-steer loader. The Millers registered for the giveaway (a prize equal to three months’ use 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, Aug. 1, by Gretzinger's Sales and Service of 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.
Manitou Group is headquartered in Ancenis, France. It designs, assembles and distributes Gehl-branded compact equipment for the construction and agricultural markets worldwide.