Volvo customers win big in Vegas
Katie Wood | July 19, 2011

Matt Shoemaker, Chris Sauers, Russ Fairchild and Guy Fairchild of Fairchild Brothers proudly stand in front of their new Volvo MCT135C tracked skid steer loader at the Volvo Construction Equipment dealership, Highway Equipment & Supply Company, in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.

Fairchild Brothers has been moving dirt for more than four decades. But now they’ll be doing it in style with the new Volvo MCT135C tracked skid steer loader they won at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011.

In Las Vegas, the odds of winning aren’t good – ‘the house always wins’, as they say. But during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011, which took place just steps away from the city’s famous Strip, US-based contractors Fairchild Brothers came away with a different kind of jackpot: a complimentary two-year lease on a Volvo MCT135C tracked skid steer loader, courtesy of Volvo.

The sweepstakes was a big draw at the already-popular Volvo Construction Equipment booth at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 in Las Vegas.

Visiting the Volvo Construction Equipment booth were Fairchild Brothers President Guy Fairchild and Chris Sauers, the business’s superintendent. Chris entered the sweepstakes – and almost immediately forgot about it. But when the small, family-owned company from appropriately named Winfield, Pennsylvania, found out they had actually won, they were elated.

Not only does Fairchild Brothers get the free use of a Volvo machine for the next two years but it’s one of the first companies to use the new skid steer, which was introduced at CONEXPO in March this year. It has a novel single loader arm design that delivers high performance and durability, while improving operator safety with side-entry cab access and class-leading visibility. The vertical-lift, 68.6 kW MCT135C has a rated operating capacity of 3,000 pounds, allowing for application versatility.

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