What a great day! We just bought a Ford 4500 industrial backhoe/loader! We're now coordinating with United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance to coordinate onward movement to Port-au-Prince, where Haitian firefighters will immediately put her to work on recovery operations. We anticipate that she will be working in the immediate vicinity of Port-au-Prince for several months. This is a very versatile piece of heavy equipment, and there are VERY few items like this in the entire country of Haiti! She has a brand new engine, just out of the crate, and that means her service life should be measured in decades...and why do I refer to this tractor in a feminine context? She's beautiful, that's why...don't you think?
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