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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Winners of Win a Cat Truck contest take delivery of new CT660

PEAKS ISLAND, Me. -- LPA Inc., winners of a new Cat CT660 vocational truck in a popular contest last year, has taken delivery of its new rig.

The CT660 dump truck was delivered via one of LPA’s barges during a special ceremony June 13.

The barging and excavating company generated more than 3,000 votes in the online contest, beating out more than 300 contestants in the US and Canada.

Cat’s George Taylor, director of its global on-highway truck group, handed the keys to Coley Mulkern, CEO of LPA during a special ceremony.

“The LPA entry emphasized that reliability in tough conditions was a key for successful operation,” Taylor said. “The truck has to handle well on mainland highways, negotiate steep ramps at marine landings, and maneuver well on rugged island roads. And it has to operate in areas far from a truck service bay. It can’t have a bad day. We think the CT660 is up to the task.”

Because LPA operates in a corrosive marine environment, the truck was equipped with stainless steel and totally sealed electrical harnesses to protect it from the elements. The winning company says it will put the truck to the test immediately.

“As soon as the party is over, we start hauling 3,000 yards of aggregates to make concrete on the islands,” Mulkern said. “We do need this truck.”

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