For Purpose Contracting selects skid steers from CASE

The president of For Purpose Contracting believes that it's "all about that base" when it comes to concrete and asphalt, which is why he recently replaced the company's aging skid steers with two new vertical-lift models from CASE Construction Equipment.

“We take our job seriously and we install – whether it’s concrete or asphalt – a good solid base," For Purpose Contracting President Randy Larson said. "The base is everything. It doesn’t matter how much concrete or how much asphalt you put on top of it, it's all about the base.”

A strong base is essential for the ground-engaging tools and attachments that go into laying asphalt in commercial and residential sites. 

Larson, president of the company that is based in Norway, Wisconsin, worked with Miller-Bradford & Risberg, the CASE dealer in Sussex, Wisconsin, to customize two SV280 models, including hand and foot controls, larger tires, a vertical lift and high-flow hydraulics to manage their heavier attachments.

“The hand and foot controls just make flow so much easier, so much easier for grading, and so much easier for scooping out of the trucks,” Jake Olson, For Purpose Contracting's asphalt foreman, said.

The customized skid steers operate more smoothly than other models, as well. 

“There are certain (machines) out there where you get in one and it just jerks you all around,” operator Matt Smith said. “It doesn't matter how smooth your hands are, how smooth your feet are, it just jerks you everywhere. This one doesn't jerk at all.”

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