Found: Oldest working Mitsubishi forklift truck

Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks announced winners of its “Keeps on Running” contest that invited customers to show how their Mitsubishi forklift truck has withstood the test of time.

The winner is a 1982 FGC25 Mitsubishi forklift truck used by Prescher Willette Seeds, a soybean farming company in Delavan, Minn. The family business, founded in 1933, raises, cleans, packs and ships more than 100,000 bags of soybeans on their 3,500-acre farm each year. The company won a brand new FGC25N Mitsubishi forklift truck.

“We currently have two Mitsubishi forklift trucks that are more than 20 years old, and we run them hard, especially in our busy spring and fall seasons,” said Mike Hughes, plant manager of Prescher Willette Seed. “We’ve never had a need to replace the forklifts because they are so dependable and are always ready to run when we are.”

“Keeps on Running” was open to customers who own and currently operate a small internal combustion (IC) cushion tire Mitsubishi forklift truck, with a capacity range of 2,000 lbs – 6,500 lbs.

The “oldest running Mitsubishi forklift truck in America” is not expected to stop running anytime soon.  Hughes plans to operate all three of his Mitsubishi forklift trucks for many more years. 

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