by Gary Wigdahl
The Birthplace of Bobcat.
Perhaps it isn’t yet common knowledge that Rothsay is indeed the “Birthplace of the Bobcat,” the original three-wheeled, front-end, skid-steer loader developed right here in Rothsay by the triumvirate of brothers Cyril Keller and Louis Keller and area turkey producer Eddie Velo. Inventors and historians have compared the skid-steer loader to the Eli Whitney cotton gin and the Cyrus McCormick reaper as among the great inventions in American history.
Make no mistake about it, the front-end, skid-steer loader that has evolved into today’s Bobcat can be seen on construction sites all over the world Continue reading