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HOUSTON (Feb. 18, 2009) - Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, known for providing affordable and hard-working forklift trucks, today announced the winners of its "Keeps on Running" contest, a competition that invited customers to show how their Mitsubishi forklift truck has withstood the test of time.

The winning forklift is a 1982 FGC25 Mitsubishi forklift truck used by Prescher Willette Seeds, a soybean farming company in Delavan, Minn. The family run business was founded in 1933 and raises, cleans, packs and ships more than 100,000 bags of soybeans on their 3,500 acre farm each year. As the winner of the contest, the company received a brand new FGC25N Mitsubishi forklift truck.

"We currently have two Mitsubishi forklift trucks that are more than 20 years old, and we run them hard, especially in our busy spring and fall seasons," said Mike Hughes, plant manager of Prescher Willette Seed. "We've never had a need to replace the forklifts because they are so dependable and are always ready to run when we are."

The "Keeps on Running" contest ran from August to November 2008 and was open to customers who owned and currently operated a small Internal Combustion (IC) cushion tire Mitsubishi forklift truck, with a capacity range of 2,000 lbs – 6,500 lbs.

"The Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks product line is known for providing reliable and affordable equipment to our customers," said Kent Eudy, vice president of marketing, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks. "We received many remarkable entries from across the U.S., and we are proud that our hard-working forklift trucks are still delivering top quality results and keeping our customers' operations moving smoothly."

The oldest running Mitsubishi forklift truck in America won't stop running anytime soon. Hughes plans to operate all three of his Mitsubishi forklift trucks for many more years to come.

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