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‘Gold Rush Excavator Tour’ to visit Penn College on Thursday


Hosted by Highway Equipment & Supply Co., the Volvo Construction Equipment/Discovery Gold Rush Excavator tour will stop at Pennsylvania College of Technology from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.

The Gold Rush Excavator celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Discovery show, “Gold Rush,” and is on tour in the United States and Canada, featuring the new Volvo CE EC200E 20-ton model with an Akzo Nobel paint job valued at $5,000 to $7,000; one-of-a-kind, custom premium leather KAB seating with the embroidered signatures of co-stars Tony Beets, Parker Schnabel and Rick Ness; and gold custom track pads.

The Gold Rush Excavator will be stationed on the parking lot between UPMC Field and the Parkes Automotive Technology Center. The college community is invited to attend this unique “selfie opportunity,” then post photos with #GoldRushExcavator and #HwyEquip.

God Rush Excavator“Highway Equipment & Supply Co. has a close relationship with Penn College due to its exceptional heavy construction equipment technician and operator programs,” said Jennifer Nauss, Highway’s human resources, marketing and communications manager. “As a Volvo CE dealership, Highway had the opportunity to secure stops on the Gold Rush Excavator tour. We wanted to share that opportunity by bringing the Gold Rush Excavator to Penn College, where we know ‘Gold Rush’ has a lot of fans.”

The family-owned Highway Equipment & Supply sells more than 15 heavy equipment brands. It offers equipment sales, parts, service and rentals from locations in Harrisburg, Drums, Brownstown and Lock Haven.

More information is available in this fact sheet: Gold Rush Excavator

Comments

Ed Thompson,

LOL! I wonder if it has any “bleeps” embroidered on the backside of the seat! One thing for sure is if this machine ever goes to work for any of those miners, it will never look like this again! This has to be a first: a factory-made “collectible” heavy equipment machine! Cool! Love “Gold Rush”!

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