WEST FARGO, N.D. –  A second-generation Bobcat compact equipment owner received the surprise of his life by being honored with a Special Edition 1 Millionth Bobcat T650 compact track loader during Bobcat Company’s Unstoppable” campaign and Million Loaders Celebration contest. Steven Klumker, of Mancos, Colorado, visited the Bobcat of Durango equipment dealership thinking he was being interviewed as a finalist for the contest. Instead, he was handed over the grand prize with his family on hand to celebrate with him. Klumker’s entry was selected from more than 12,000 that came in over six months, based on his answer to the question, “How does Bobcat make you unstoppable?” Klumker has used a variety of Bobcat skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders, compact excavators and attachments in countless applications, from a $300 million desert resort and golf club to a 36-year-long, five-phase housing development project. His work has included building lagoons and swimming pools, backfilling utility trenches and landscaping and tree planting across California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. For more than 40 years, the Klumkers have been customers of Bobcat of Durango, in Durango, Colorado, and Bingham Equipment in Arizona. Additional contest winners The contest’s second prize went to Troy Hieb, of Newcastle, Wyoming, who will receive $1,000 in merchandise credit to spend at any authorized Bobcat dealer location. Hieb, a lieutenant with the Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department, currently owns a Bobcat T180 compact track loader. Fifteen third-place winners will receive Bobcat jackets for telling their stories. They are:

  • Robert H. Adair; Hadley, Massachusetts
  • Jason Benedict; Pipe Creek, Texas
  • Eric Boyd; Power, Montana
  • Dave Chapin; Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Gonzalo Corvera; High Ridge, Missouri
  • Gary Dominick; Corfu, New York
  • Josh Gaugler; Belgrade, Montana
  • Ryan Geiger; Columbia City, Indiana
  • Dennis Del Grosso; Saranac, New York
  • James Kaufman; Anderson, South Carolina
  • John Kurtz; Scarborough, Ontario
  • Randall Morgan; Hampton, Minnesota
  • Perry Lambright; Clearbrook, Minnesota
  • Rick Sherman; Montrose, Colorado
  • Christy Webber; Chicago, Illinois

The “Unstoppable” campaign started in January, marking Bobcat Company’s yearlong celebration of the production of their 1 millionth loader. Contest entrants were judged on individual completeness and creativity. All winning contest entries, along with weekly and monthly winners, can be viewed online at bobcat.com/million.