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Case IH and the Wounded Warrior

Case IH Pro Demo Team members pose with Josh Lydell, who is walking across the country to raise money and awareness to support injured service members.
Case IH Pro Demo Team members pose with Josh Lydell, who is walking across the country to raise money and awareness to support injured service members.

For the past couple of years, the Case IH Pro Demo Team travels during the summer and fall supporting Case IH dealers and customers as they demonstrate the productivity and value of the Axial-Flow combine and headers. Although the primary purpose of this small group of specialists is to support Case IH dealers, like the ProHarvest Support Team, they are never too busy to help or bring awareness to those in need.

Earlier this month in Vernon, Texas, the Pro Demo Team, including Dan Renaud, Case IH Combine Specialist, met a young man who also is supporting a group: Josh Lydell, who is crossing the U.S. by foot to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Lydell began his 2,800-mile trek on March 3 from Charleston, S.C. His mission is to raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit group that honors and empowers U.S. service members who have suffered an injury while serving our country. During the six- to eight-month journey, Lydell hopes to raise $1,000,000 for the organization, which provides programs and services to injured service members and their families.

“Case IH helps farmers to Be Ready for whatever the future brings, and once we heard Josh’s story, it was clear that the Wounded Warrior Project helps injured service members and their families to be ready for the future, whatever it may hold,” says Renaud.

For nearly 30 years, Case IH as supported the wheat harvest with its ProHarvest Support Program by dispatching two fleets of service trucks, backed by seasoned pros and stocked with thousands of Case IH parts, to support custom harvesters’ and their unique equipment needs on the spot. These experts are very busy throughout the summer as they travel from the Texas/Oklahoma border up through the northern plains states all the way to the Canadian border.

“They can support dealers with operational instruction, technical advice, and in some cases, hands-on wrenching,” says Renaud.

You can track Lydell’s progress online as he makes his way to San Francisco, or donate to the Wounded Warrior Project.

 

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