Farm family making good use of Gehl skid loader prize

From Left: Hank and John Huber with Scott Owens from Vermeer
Ag Implement, LLC of Hammond, Wis.

The free use of a Gehl model 5640E Skid Loader is coming in handy for one Wisconsin farm family.  John Huber and his son, Hank, were awarded use of the loader in a contest they entered at the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in July.

The father and son team were volunteering at the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days show and stopped by the Gehl booth. On a whim they entered to drawing to win the free use of a Gehl 5640E skid loader. “We thought we’d maybe win a hat or something,” John stated. “We never thought we’d actually win the skid loader!”

The Hubers own and operate Huber Farms, Inc., a family dairy farm at Ellsworth, Wis., that has been in the family for six generations. They milk about 62 cows and farm approximately 400 acres.  They say they have put the Gehl 5640E to good use around their farm and have fallen in love with the additional power, bigger tires and the full cab option. “We can do so much more with the machine and the cab option will be so nice in the cold winter months,” said John. The skid loader is a necessity on their farm not only for feeding cattle, but for performing a variety of other chores including transplanting trees.

Hank, John’s youngest son, is a senior at University-Wisconsin River Falls in the Agricultural Business program. John and Hank employ students from the college regularly and say they have had some very talented young people on the farm over the years. John’s eldest son, Jake, is an F18 carrier plane pilot with the United States Navy and was recently promoted to Lt. Commander. “I am so very proud of both my sons,” John commented.

Gehl Company is a leading manufacturer of equipment used worldwide in construction and agricultural applications. Founded in 1859, the company is headquartered in West Bend, Wis. For more information, visit www.gehl.com or contact the Gehl literature hotline at 800-628-0491.

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