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Early Spring HOWA 2010

Bobcat Pause

Bobbie

Perched atop the Bobcat 443 skid-steer loader is "Bobbie". According to owner Ken Masters, Bobbie was born in the Bobcat loader's bucket on July 4, 2008. Masters says the Bobcat loader has been extremely helpful to clean up property in West Valley City, Utah. When he's not using the loader, he rents it to individuals who need a compact loader for are as where larger machines can't work

Jessica LeBeau

Celebrating a third birthday with a Bobcat cake is Tracy Neal of Houston, Miss. Tracy's grandfather operates a Bobcat 334 compact excavator, which Tracy thoroughly enjoys. According to Tracy's dad, he thinks Tracy will follow in his grandfather's footsteps because "it's Bobcat this" or "Let's go ride the Bobcat (excavator)."

attachments

North Dakota ingenuity: Chad Zachmeier of Mandan, N.D., has built more than 30 attachments for Bobcat die-cast scale models. Zachmeier started building them when he was only 10 years old. The attachments are made with Popsicle sticks and toothpicks for Bobcat skid-steer loader, Toolcat and VersaHandler® telescopic models. Zachmeier says each attachment has moving parts, just like the real thing.