West Bend, Wis.-based Gehl, a manufacturer of compact equipment for construction and agriculture applications recently presented Brian and Laura Leiby of Dorchester, Wis., with the free use of a Gehl model 5640E skid-steer loader. The Leibys registered for the Giveaway at the Gehl booth at the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, held July 12-14 in Marshfield, Wis. The machine was delivered by Area Equipment of Thorpe, Wis.
“We didn’t believe it at first when we got the call about winning the loader,” said Brian Leiby. “We have a Gehl 4625 that has over 6,000 hours on it, so it’s nice to get a brand new Gehl to work with. We like the Gehl skid loaders because they are reliable with minimal downtime and have smooth hydraulics.”
Leiby works a 450-acre farm with 130 cows and 100 steers with his father, Lester, and his brothers. The family dairy won use of the loader for three months or 150 hours.
“The new loader has 2-speed and power-attach,” said Leiby. “This machine is mine. Everyone else can use the old one.”
Gehl, a Manitou Group brand, is a manufacturer of equipment used worldwide in construction and agricultural applications.