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One-millionth Bobcat SSL bought as birthday gift

The owner of a Spanish contractor purchased the one-millionth Bobcat skid-steer loader as a birthday present for his son

The milestone Bobcat unit was purchased by José Vigueras for his son’s birthday.
The milestone Bobcat unit was purchased by José Vigueras for his son’s birthday.

The one-millionth Bobcat skid-steer loader (SSL) has been sold.

The historic sale was made by Marcos Marin, the manufacturer’s authorised dealer for the Murcia and Alicante regions of Spain.

The Bobcat S650 was purchased by Santa Cruz-based Coysa Viguer SL, and will be used primarily in the public works sector.

However, company owner, José Vigueras, revealed he purchased the milestone Bobcat model for a special reason.

Commenting on the acquisition, he said: “We’ve always preferred the Bobcat brand, from the very beginning. I found out about this machine on my son’s birthday, and he’s part of the company. I couldn’t imagine a better gift for him.

“Obviously, it was a huge surprise for him. The machine was delivered during a dinner party we hold every year for our employees and friends, which coincides with my son’s birthday, in a festive family atmosphere. Marcos Marin’s sales team went to the restaurant that evening, and parked the machine at the entrance, after decorating it with a big bow. Marcos officially handed over the keys himself,” he added.

Coysa Viguer now owns six Bobcat loaders: two S300 models, two 753s, a 453, and the limited edition S650.

“Right now, we can say that we’re the only company in Spain [that] owns one of these limited edition models, and we may continue to be,” said Vigueras.

“We haven’t heard about any other company having one. We’re the exclusive owners of a historic machine, and that gives us enormous pleasure,” he concluded.

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