Diesel, Dirt & Turf Expo 2017

The Diesel, Dirt & Turf Expo prom­ises to be big­ger and bet­ter in 2017

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More than 30,000 vis­i­tors at­tended the in­au­gu­ral Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo 2016, and in 2017 the show will be even big­ger with a broader spread of in­dus­tries.

Man­aged and op­er­ated by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Aus­tralian earth­mov­ing equip­ment in­dus­try, the show now prom­ises the big­gest range of earth­mov­ing ma­chin­ery and at­tach­ments, agri­cul­tural ma­chin­ery, mow­ing equip­ment, trucks, boats, bikes, and more.

“It’s a fam­ily-friendly show with loads of en­ter­tain­ment for ev­ery­one,” the or­gan­is­ers say. “Keep the kids oc­cu­pied while mum and dad look for that deal they have been wait­ing for.

“Live demon­stra­tions will be run­ning through­out the three days, with op­er­a­tor chal­lenges and lots of give­aways on many of the stands.”

As we re­ported last year, there were deals aplenty tak­ing place at DDT. Livio Pace of Boss At­tach­ments said he was “blown away” by the huge crowd that in­cluded ma­chin­ery at­tach­ment buy­ers who gen­er­ated around $1 mil­lion in sales for his com­pany.

“We could have closed up on Fri­day and been very happy with the out­come,” he says. “Even big­ger sales oc­curred on Satur­day, while the crowd on our stand on the Sun­day was un­prece­dented.

“Typ­i­cally, from a show of this type, we re­ceive a num­ber of en­quiries and fol­low-ups for months after­wards. Not this time. Peo­ple were there to buy on the spot. We’re not talk­ing about small items – th­ese sales were for $50,000 to $100,000 pieces of equip­ment.”

Below: The JCB 3CX Plat­inum Edi­tion back­hoe loader seen at Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo 2016

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