Meet Meade Partner Hinkle Contracting Company of Kentucky

posted on Friday, July 10, 2020 in Dealer News

Meade Tractor customer, Hinkle Contracting Company of Paris, Kentucky, is a provider of quality construction materials and services in Kentucky and the Southeast. Hear how their John Deere 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader and a pair of 410E Articulated Dump Trucks help them work underground in the Bourbon Limestone quarry.

Jeff Mingus first saw the 944K at the John Deere CONEXPO-CON/AGG® booth in 2011 and wanted one immediately. And although he wasn’t the first to purchase one, he's proud to be the first to use one underground. Once Meade Equipment, his local dealership, was certified to sell and service the 944K, Mingus ordered two. "Even as a brand-new model, I had complete faith in the product. All you have to do is walk the line at John Deere Davenport Works and talk to the people building the machine. The level of pride they take in their work inspires a lot of confidence in the end product."

Of course, expectations and reality can differ — what's most important is seeing the rubber meet the road. "Meade jumped through a lot of hoops to make this machine purchase possible for us," attests Mingus. "I can't say enough about that organization. We have over 1,000 hours on the machine and have had no real issues. If they ever come up, I know our dealer, Meade Equipment is at the ready to keep us running."

Hinkle Contracting Company, LLC is serviced by Meade Equipment, Louisville, Kentucky.

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