Farmfest 2008 in Minnesota Showcases Thomas Skid Steer Loaders

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Farmfest 2008 in Minnesota showcased Thomas Skid Steer Loaders for farm and ranch use at the annual agriculture show that attracts some 35,000 visitors. Thomas Skid Steer Loaders are ruggedly dependable workhorses on farms and ranches.

Thomas Equipment's full line-up of Thomas Skid Steer Loaders will be showcased at Minnesota's 27th Annual Farmfest, an agricultural show that draws over 35,000 visitors, August 5th through 7th.

Thomas skid steers and attachments will be featured at Booth 436S.

Petter Etholm, President, said, "As Thomas Equipment celebrates its 65th Anniversary, we thank farmers for their support. The Thomas tradition is rooted in work for farmers by the founding Thomas brothers."

Gilbert Bedard, Vice President of Global Sales, said, "Thomas Skid Steer Loaders are especially great workhorses on the farm. We especially thank all those at the Gilfillan Estate for graciously hosting Thomas and all exhibitors and visitors to Farmfest 2008."

Thomas Skid Steer Loaders range from the Thomas 85 and Thomas 105 models that can turn in a barn stall or move easily with a heavy load through an average doorway, to the muscular 153 and bigger 175 and 250 models.

Dan Casey, Regional Business Manager, said, "Thomas is committed to meeting farmers' needs as ruggedly dependable Thomas skid steers hoist and stack bales, dig trenches, grade ground, clear brush, carrying rocks and sod or clean up with power and agility."

Thomas Equipment is online at, where farmers can learn more about Thomas Skid Steer Loaders.

Thomas Equipment Inc. is a unit of Osiris Corporation (OSRS),, which provides a variety of branded and other products to industrial markets through subsidiaries including: Thomas Equipment Inc.; Thomas Equipment Asia Co. Ltd.; Thomas Ventures, Inc., Pneutech-Rousseau, Inc. and TcomT Inc. Osiris' units manufacture and market industrial and construction equipment, distribute pneumatic and hydraulic systems and design wireless devices for the telecommunications industry, among other activities.

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