CASE Construction Equipment dealer Border Equipment recently provided Team Rubicon with a pair of TR270 compact track loaders equipped with grapple buckets as the organization participated in the national, multi-agency Patriot South training operation. The Savannah, GA-based operation focused on disaster response coordination between organizations like Team Rubicon and local, state and federal agencies.
During the exercise at Oatland Island Wildlife Refuge, which was hit by an EF-1 tornado last July, participants from Team Rubicon converged with Air and Army National Guard units from across the country in a simulated natural disaster recovery and response. The CASE TR270 compact track loaders were used for debris removal, demolition and home repair scenarios.
“These training missions are part of what makes Team Rubicon great at what they do, and why they’re relied on as a trusted partner by national and international agencies when disaster strikes,” says Michel Marchand, Vice President – North America, CASE Construction Equipment. “We appreciate the team at Border Equipment for providing the CTLs that helped make the operation a success.”
Overall, roughly 70 Team Rubicon members participated in the operations, which included using the CASE TR270s to clear brush, storm-damaged trees, and to create an access road and walking trail to the site.