This March, Sage Oil Vac launched its first-ever Lube Skid Sweepstakes at the 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show. For four days, hopeful attendees entered our drawing to win the use of one of our covetted lube skids for an entire year. With hundreds of participants, the odds were favorable to many but fortunate to just one winner.
Meet the winner — Brandt Boone, Equipment Manager of Lester Contracting in Port Lavaca, Texas, entered the Sage Oil Vac booth just like countless others, but the luck of the draw put him a cut above the rest.
“I went to CONEXPO with some of my Lester Contracting counterparts,” Boone said. “I have been interested in the past year or so in getting the company a lube skid for our mechanics, so we were visiting as many people with skids as possible to see the things they had to offer.”
Lester Contracting has served the surrounding areas of South Texas as a civil contractor since 1959. Their primary services include dirt work and utilities (water and sewer).
“The Lester Contracting Vice President received an email that we had won and I was excited to try out the lube demo,” Boone recalled. “It will give us something to do our large-scale and smaller oil changes ourselves. At the moment we actually have to (hire out) to have some of our large-scale oil changes done.”
The Sage Oil Vac Lube Skid Sweepstakes offered its winner the chance to choose the lube skid that they will get to use for their demo period. With eight different models to choose from, the Lester Contracting group went through each model with a Sage representative to decide the right fit for their company.
“I set up a conference with two of our heavy machine mechanics and we talked about our large-scale oil changes and what we needed,” Boone said. “We talked about the types of oil we needed for each machine and we kind of came to a consensus of how we would want our skid to be built and what types of tanks.”
Lester Contracting decided to go with the 2H48-5 Heritage Lube skid with one 120-gallon used oil tank, four 60-gallon fresh oil tanks, five 50-foot reels and a grease package to be placed in an enclosed trailer. Each Heritage model is built to be robust and heavy duty with a smaller footprint — the perfect choice for trucks.
“Our Sage Oil Vac lube skid line is what really sets us apart from competitors within the industry, so we’re eager to hear feedback from the Lester Contracting company as the demo year progresses,” said Aaron Sage, Sage Oil Vac CEO.
Boone also anticipates the year to come with the Sage Heritage skid and is excited to bring boosted productivity and cost savings to the company.
“If we can cut costs and save money using a Sage skid that would be extremely beneficial to our company,” Boone said.