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August 5, 2013

Madelia man's invention gets national attention

Madelia man's towing invention gets national attention


In addition to four trucks used for towing and recovery at his 24-hour business, Maloney has two of the Bobcats with attachments. He’s already had requests from others to build one for them, but then, that wouldn’t be very good for business.

“We’ve used them quite often this spring because of how wet it’s been,” he said.

Maloney still thinks it’s amusing when people say, “There’s no way you can get that out,” when they see the Bobcat coming.

“I say, ‘You got it stuck. It’s my job to get it unstuck,’” he said. “The first time we took it out I bet the guy $20 that it’ll come out within an hour. … Quickest $20 I ever made.”

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