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MTEC Lincoln Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

June 2, 2009

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Company, Inc. celebrated the opening of its new Lincoln branch facility in a big way! Over 500 customers and vendors attended the event held on May 8th. Visitors enjoyed door prizes, tours, and demonstrations of the newest John Deere construction equipment.

Guests were welcomed into sharp new service bays and were able to browse the parts showroom. Branch Manager John Spellman and his staff were on hand to provide tours and demonstrations. The newest John Deere K Series Loaders, G Series Motor graders, and the many other makes and models of equipment Murphy Tractor offers were proudly showcased. Representatives from many manufacturers were present to answer questions and enjoy the festivities.

A backhoe and skid steer ‘rodeo’ were also held. Participants tested their operator skills in a series of maneuvering challenges with the equipment.

Winners of the Backhoe Rodeo:

  • 1st Place – Jim Bescheinen, JB Excavating
  • 2nd Place – Steve Rogge, Rogge Enterprises
  • 3rd Place – Larry Lovell, Lovell Excavating

Winners of the Skid Steer ‘Smack Down’:

  • 1st Place – Pat Thomas, Thomas Construction
  • 2nd Place – Mike Obbink, Prairieland Dairy
  • 3rd Place – Dave Rieger, Rieger Tool & Equipment

Murphy Tractor has served customers in Lincoln since 1995, and in June 2008 began construction of a new 23,575 square foot facility, relocating to 6100 Arbor Rd. The structure features interior parts and equipment sales departments as well as a vast outdoor heavy equipment yard. Over 15,000 sq ft of the new space is dedicated to a state of the art service center which features eight service bays, a Technical Center staffed with a designated parts person, a new “library” system tool room and many other amenities, all oriented towards productivity and customer service.

“The construction of this new facility demonstrates to our current and future customers, the commitment we have made to provide the best in after sales support available. We look forward to continuing our growth in Nebraska and sincerely thank all our customers for their ongoing support,” stated Tom Udland, President of Murphy Tractor.

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc. is one of John Deere’s largest construction equipment dealers in North America with 16 locations in the four Midwestern states of IA, KS, MO and NE. For more information visit

Tags: Announcement, Event, Grand Opening, Lincoln.

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