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When did we roll into your town? Use the map to track the locations of the "50 Years Unleashed" Road Tour.
The excitement was felt when the "50 Years Unleashed" Road Tour traveled to 23 loactions, representing 100 Bobcat dealerships across North America in 2008. Bobcat Company historians gathered collections and prepared exhibits that were included in this one-of-a-kind traveling museum in celebration of Bobcat Company's 50th anniversary.
The Bobcat North American Road Tour featured a self-guided tour through a half-century of innovation. You may still see displays of rare, historical Bobcat machines and memrobilia here. Viewers also learned how it all began with Melroe Manufacturing and Louis and Cyril Keller who started factory production of the first self-propelled loaders in 1958. Viewers followed the rich history through fifty years of compact equipment milestones in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Viewers were also able to bring home Road Tour souvenirs that were only found at the dealer Road Tour events.
Dealers who hosted the "50 Years Unleashed" Road Tour also sponsored customer appreciation events in conjunction with the traveling museum. See the map for details on tour locations and participating dealers.
Read "50 Years Unleashed" to learn the full story of how the Bobcat skid-steer loader unleashed an entire industry and changed the way people work forever. You may also purchase 50th Anniversary memorabilia and collectibles at our online store.