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Volvo Customers Strike Gold at Woodco Machinery Event

Thu August 15, 2019 - Northeast Edition #17
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On Aug. 7, 2019, customers of Woodco Machinery, Massachusetts' Volvo distributor, were given the opportunity to get a first-hand look at the Volvo Gold Rush excavator as it makes its way across North America. This closeup, hands-on chance to see this special machine was held in conjunction with a Woodco Machinery open house, which also offered a great lunch, special pricing on Volvo excavators and numerous customer appreciation door prizes.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the smash hit television series Gold Rush, Volvo constructed a special edition EC200E excavator. This machine has a custom gold paint job that took more than 140 hours to complete and features a special commemorative leather seat and the gold colored track pads make for a stunning visual effect. The excavator is being hauled to various Volvo distributor events across the United States with a brand-new Volvo VNX 740 8x4 tractor with a 70-in. sleeper and a black metallic paint job. The trailer that it rides on is a Rogers 3-axle 110,000-lb. capacity front load trailer.

In conjunction with the Gold Rush Excavator Tour, Volvo is giving away a trip to ConExpo to meet the stars of Gold Rush. Attendees at the Woodco Machinery event had the opportunity to register for this grand prize. CEG

The Gold Rush excavator was proudly displayed as the centerpiece of the event.
The Gold Rush excavator was proudly displayed as the centerpiece of the event.

Eric Dalton of Keen Transport Inc. is very proud of his unique opportunity to be the Gold Rush excavator’s caretaker and body guard as he hauls his Volvo tractor and Rogers trailer loaded up with the one of a kind Gold Rush excavator to dealer events all across the country.
Eric Dalton of Keen Transport Inc. is very proud of his unique opportunity to be the Gold Rush excavator’s caretaker and body guard as he hauls his Volvo tractor and Rogers trailer loaded up with the one of a kind Gold Rush excavator to dealer events all across the country.

As attendees arrive, they are given the opportunity to register for door prizes provided by Woodco Machinery and for the chance to win an all expense paid trip to ConExpo to meet the stars of Gold Rush.
As attendees arrive, they are given the opportunity to register for door prizes provided by Woodco Machinery and for the chance to win an all expense paid trip to ConExpo to meet the stars of Gold Rush.

Factory representatives from Steel Wrist demonstrate the unique flexibilities of their tilt rotator coupling and attachment system.
Factory representatives from Steel Wrist demonstrate the unique flexibilities of their tilt rotator coupling and attachment system.

A vintage Michigan model 125A loader sits on display in front of the Woodco Machinery service department. Volvo purchased Michigan and Euclid, which was at one time referred to as a VME loader.
A vintage Michigan model 125A loader sits on display in front of the Woodco Machinery service department. Volvo purchased Michigan and Euclid, which was at one time referred to as a VME loader.

Open house attendees enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch compliments of Woodco Machinery.
Open house attendees enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch compliments of Woodco Machinery.

With a Gold Rush excavator are Jim Carey (L) of Woodco Machinery and Dave Clark, service manager of Emerald Excavating in Plymouth, Mass.
With a Gold Rush excavator are Jim Carey (L) of Woodco Machinery and Dave Clark, service manager of Emerald Excavating in Plymouth, Mass.

Taking a look at the latest paving technology from Volvo (L-R) are Bob Leach, paving specialist of Woodco Machinery; Gary Tavares of Francisco Tavares Inc. in Cape Cod, Mass.; Mike Galambos, inside sales of Woodco Machinery.
Taking a look at the latest paving technology from Volvo (L-R) are Bob Leach, paving specialist of Woodco Machinery; Gary Tavares of Francisco Tavares Inc. in Cape Cod, Mass.; Mike Galambos, inside sales of Woodco Machinery.

Already big fans of Volvo products, these gentlemen enjoyed the opportunity to get so close to a lot of gold.  (L-R) are Bob Rosa of Woodco Machinery; Shawn Rae of Costello Dismantling in Wareham, Mass; and Hal Monsini, also of Costello Dismantling.
Already big fans of Volvo products, these gentlemen enjoyed the opportunity to get so close to a lot of gold. (L-R) are Bob Rosa of Woodco Machinery; Shawn Rae of Costello Dismantling in Wareham, Mass; and Hal Monsini, also of Costello Dismantling.

Kevin Arel (L) of Better Built Homes, Amherst, N.H., and his father, Matthew Arel (R), have been Volvo owners for the past seven years with a fleet made up of Volvo skid steers, backhoes, rock trucks, and excavators. Woodco Machinery’s Bill Perla discusses the latest in Volvo products with them.
Kevin Arel (L) of Better Built Homes, Amherst, N.H., and his father, Matthew Arel (R), have been Volvo owners for the past seven years with a fleet made up of Volvo skid steers, backhoes, rock trucks, and excavators. Woodco Machinery’s Bill Perla discusses the latest in Volvo products with them.