On delivery day, the sun was shining bright at the Rockin M Ranch as the huge bull was unloaded in front of the American, Texas and Christian flags that will fly proudly over him night and day. J.R. waited a long time for this bull, and she and Pilot’s driver laughed as the truck ramp slowly lowered Winnie to the ground. The registered Charolais cattle grazing in the pasture looked on with curiosity. “He’s finally home,” J.R. said, to which the driver responded, “Pilot delivers, and that’s no bull.”
Winnie the bull had quite a ride from Winnipeg, Canada, to Collinsville, Texas, and Pilot’s shipping specialist ensured he made it safely! The fiberglass statue of a Charolais bull was purchased by J.R. Martin to adorn the entrance to her ranch, where she raises the real version of the special cattle. Winnie, named after the city of his creation, measures nine feet long, five feet tall, and three feet wide. At 125 pounds, it wasn’t the statue’s weight that posed a shipping challenge, but rather his awkward shape. With the just the manufacturer’s rudimentary crate made from a pallet and posts, Pilot and its partners made sure the unusual cargo made the long trip to his new home without incident. As you can image, when Winnie arrived on the dock at Pilot DFW, he immediately stirred up conversation.