Bobcat and Jennifer Equipment answer call for needed equipment

Jennifer Equipment of Rapid City, South Dakota – in conjunction with West Fargo, North Dakota-based Bobcat – delivered a Bobcat 873 skid-steer loader to the Crazy Horse Memorial in Black Hills, South Dakota. Crazy Horse Memorial has been a 100 percent privately funded, non-profit operation for more than 50 years.


One of the items on the Construction Equipment Distribution magazine’s “wish list” for the Memorial was a newer-style skid steer loader with a low center of gravity. The Bobcat 873 that was donated replaced the 25-year old Bobcat M-610 skid-steer loader, which had also been delivered to the Memorial by Jennifer Equipment in 1976. The newer 873 model is a hydrostatic drive with a liquid-cooled diesel engine and the unit offers more horsepower (73 HP) and lift capacity (2500 lbs. ROC).


The Crazy Horse Memorial attracts approximately one million visitors per year. Currently, workers are focusing on the 22-story high head of the horse. The nine-story high face of Crazy Horse was completed in 1998. Crazy Horse is a non-profit cultural and educational humanitarian project dedicated to the Native Americans of North America.


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