Savannah, Georgia (May 15, 2019)—JCB today announced that Chad Latta, of Latta Earthworks in Athens, Ohio, is the winner of the JCB “Win a Teleskid” sweepstakes. Latta wins a 12-month lease on a special edition JCB Teleskid 3TS-8T compact track loader, painted in silver livery to commemorate JCB’s 25th anniversary of skid steer production, and $5,000 in cash. 

“A big thank you from everyone at JCB to the thousands of people who entered the sweepstakes,” said Sophia Bellos, vice president of marketing at JCB. “The JCB Teleskid is a game-changer for construction, landscaping and agriculture customers, and we’re looking forward to seeing how Latta will put the machine to use in his excavation and composting business.” 

Designed and built at JCB North America headquarters near Savannah, Georgia, the Teleskid is the world’s only skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom. It has a lift height of 13, feet 3 inches, and forward reach of 8 feet. It can dig below grade, to a depth of 3 feet. The Teleskid is available as a wheeled skid steer loader or compact track loader, with rated operating capacities of 3,208 pounds and 3,695 pounds, respectively. The Teleskid combines the advantages of radial lift—for efficient excavating and grading—and vertical lift—for optimal lift capacity and height—in a single machine. 

“I’m very excited to win the ‘Win a Teleskid’ sweepstakes,” said Latta. “The Teleskid is going to help me achieve a whole new level of productivity in my business.” 

Latta Earthworks LLC provides excavation services and operates the Latta Earthworks Compost Site near Athens, Ohio. The company recycles farm and yard waste to create valuable compost and mulches for farms, landscapers and gardeners throughout central Ohio. 

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