Gehl, West Bend, Wis., a leader in compact equipment for agriculture and construction markets, presented Rob and Kristi Miller of Bear Creek, Wis., with the free use of a Gehl model 5640E skid loader. The Millers registered for the “Give-away” (for three months or 150 hours) at the Gehl booth at the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, held July 17-19 in New London, Wis.
“When I got the news we had won, I was shocked. I thought I had won a toy,” said Rob Miller. “The Gehl 5640E has been a great addition to the farm. Its versatility is a great asset. I couldn't imagine going back to the tractor.”
Miller works a 280-acre farm with 60 milk cows and 60 young cows with his wife, Kristi, and their children. The Millers purchased the farm from his parents three years ago. They have been working to increase the efficiency of the operation and make updates, which they say the 5640E skid loader will help with.