Kobelco announces “Your Competitive Edge” sweepstakes winner

Kobelco Construction Machinery America announced the winner of the “Your Competitive Edge” sweepstakes. Doug Nilsen, owner of Nilsen Topsoil, Millstone Township, N.J., will receive a one-year lease on a new Kobelco 55SRx compact excavator valued at $26,000, two tickets to the U2 360 Degree Tour concert in Chicago, and $2,000 spending cash.

The “Your Competitive Edge” sweepstakes promotion celebrates the launch of 13 new Kobelco excavator models in 2011. Nilsen was selected from 2,642 sweepstakes entrants. The sweepstakes promotion is sponsored by Better Roads magazine, a trade publication that reports on the highway, road and bridge construction industry.

“I’m thrilled to have been named the winner,” Nilsen said. “I can’t wait to try out the Kobelco 55SRx excavator. The one-year lease will help out my business alot.”

A family-owned and operated business, Nilsen Topsoil has specialized in topsoil screening and residential excavation work for 20 years. Nilsen, who has operated excavators for 30 years, said he stumbled across a promotion for the “Your Competitive Edge” sweepstakes while reading Total Landscape Care, a sister publication of Better Roads.

“I talked to my wife, Kathi, about the sweepstakes and we decided to enter,” Nilsen said. “I didn’t think we would win. This is totally unbelievable.”

A true short-radius excavator, the new Kobelco 55SRx delivers the productivity of a larger machine while working in a footprint close to zero tail swing models. The compact excavator includes some of the same features found on larger Kobelco machines. High performance hydraulics, combined with an efficient powertrain, deliver exceptional speed, force and fuel efficiency.

For compact excavator product information, please visit www.kobelcoamerica.com. For a Kobelco compact excavator product demonstration, see your local Kobelco dealer.