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This is the story of Bobcat’s 100 years of growth into a worldwide icon by producing more than one million loaders.

Melroe Family & Keller Brothers

  • 1929

    First Pickup on Combine

    Edward Gideon (E.G.) Melroe invents the windrow pickup on his Gwinner, North Dakota, farm.

  • 1947

    Established Melroe Manufacturing Company

    E.G. and sons — back home after WWII service — open Gwinner factory to manufacture new design windrow pickup. When service station and schoolhouse sites proved too small, they build factory building in 1948.

  • 1959

    M-200 three wheeled loader is released

    Next generation M200 Melroe self-propelled loader introduced.

  • 1960

    M400, first 4-wheel-drive skid-steer loader launches

    Melroe contracts with Farmhand to reach broader agricultural market.
    Melroe Manufacturing Company sales hit $1 million, 100 employees on payroll.

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