The National Inventors Hall of Fame announced Jan. 6 that brothers Cyril and Louis Keller were being inducted for inventing the Bobcat Skid-Steer Loader.

The press release stated that, "Brothers Cyril and Louis Keller played a key role in launching the compact equipment industry in the late 1950s and early 1960s with their invention of the world’s first compact loader, which became the Bobcat skid-steer loader."

Cyril Keller was also added to the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers' (AEM) Hall of Fame in 2021.

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