Celebrating 16 Years as the Official Lift Truck Provider For Houston Rodeo


Official Lift Truck Provider for Houston Rodeo


HOUSTON (March 03, 2020) – More than  two million people and 34,000 animals are expected at this year’s Houston Livestock Show and RodeoTM, and behind the scenes Cat® lift trucks will provide the equipment and support, including more than 100 forklifts, to keep the show running for three-weeks straight.

This year marks the 16th consecutive year for Cat lift trucks to serve as the Official Lift Truck Provider for the Rodeo. Together, Cat lit trucks and Darr Equipment provide a wide range of internal combustion pneumatic tire lift trucks. The lift trucks are used inside and around the 1.9 million square feet of NRG Park to prepare for this Texas tradition.

“As a Houston-based manufacturer, we are honored to be part of this year’s Rodeo tradition again,” said John Sneddon, vice president of sales and marketing at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc., manufacturer of Cat lift trucks for North, Central and South America. “The Rodeo’s focus on education and sense of community makes it a one-of-a-kind event. We are excited to be such an essential part of this world-class event.”    

In addition to supporting the setup and teardown of the 21-day event, Cat lift trucks are also used to haul portable buildings, animal stalls and food booths around the 350-acres of NRG Park. Throughout the event, the lift trucks not only transport hundreds of pounds of animal feed and hay for the livestock, but also work hard to ensure that the food, beverages and ice are ready to be served to Rodeo fans throughout the three-week period.

Darr Equipment’s technicians will also be on-hand throughout the show to provide lift truck operator training and on-site support throughout this year’s Rodeo season.

The 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo began Tuesday, March 3 and run through Sunday, March 22. Learn more about Cat lift trucks and Darr Equipment’s involvement as the Official Lift Truck Provider in this video and at https://www.logisnextamericas.com/en/Logisnext/testimonials/hlsr.



About Cat® Lift Trucks
Cat® lift trucks is one of the most trusted forklift brands in the world. For more than 50 years, customers have relied on the Cat lift trucks brand for quality and reliable forklifts backed by exceptional service and support through its trusted dealer network. With capacities ranging from 2,500 to 36,000 pounds, Cat Lift Trucks delivers fuel-efficient lift trucks for greater productivity and advanced electric forklifts with longer run times and a lower total cost of ownership. Cat lift trucks are manufactured and distributed by Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc., a leading manufacturer of forklifts distributed throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. For more information, please visit 
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