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An Oldie But A Goodie

Mar 19, 2009
A 1982 FBC25 Mitsubishi forklift that works in the warehouse at Prescher Willette Seeds has won the “Keeps on Running” contest sponsored by Mitsubishi.
 
From left to right: Courtney Walker, Regional Sales Manager, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks; Damian Prescher, Owner, Prescher Willette Seed; Chuck Prescher, Owner Prescher Willette Seed; Mike Hughes, Plant Manager, Prescher Willette Seed.

The contest ran from August to November 2008 and was open to customers who owned and currently operated a small Internal Combustion (IC) cushion tire Mitsubishi forklift truck, with a capacity range of 2,000 lbs – 6,500 lbs.

Prescher Willette Seeds in Delavan, Minn., was founded in 1933 and raises, cleans, packs and ships more than 100,000 bags of soybeans on their 3,500 acre farm each year. With the title of longest-running forklift the company won a brand new FGC25N Mitsubishi forklift truck. This third machine will join two other forklift trucks (both are more than 20 years old) that stay especially busy during the spring and fall seasons.

Actually, I am not surprised that this forklift truck was found on a farming operation. There are so many different types of machines that are used all around a farmstead that farm equipment demand is diverse.
 
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COMMENTS (2 Comments)

Margy Fischer
The truck read 9095 hours, but the folks at Willette Seeds said it had turned over a few times and they are not sure how many.
12:37 PM Mar 24th
 
Anonymous
Why don't you say how many hours it has? Isn't that the gist of the story!?
12:04 PM Mar 21st
 
 
 
 
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