The National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo 2019

By: Randall Johnston, Photography by: Randall Johnston

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  • Earthmovers & Exacavators

There was something for everyone at the 2019 National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo There was something for everyone at the 2019 National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo There was something for everyone at the 2019 National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo
DDT 2019 as seen from above the Allied Equipment Sales site DDT 2019 as seen from above the Allied Equipment Sales site DDT 2019 as seen from above the Allied Equipment Sales site
The Komatsu stand was hard to miss The Komatsu stand was hard to miss The Komatsu stand was hard to miss
Sydney contractor Damien Cooke won the Porter Group CE ASV skid steer challenge Sydney contractor Damien Cooke won the Porter Group CE ASV skid steer challenge Sydney contractor Damien Cooke won the Porter Group CE ASV skid steer challenge
John Deere E360 LC excavator demo model at the RDO Equipment stand John Deere E360 LC excavator demo model at thE RDO Equipment stand John Deere E360 LC excavator demo model at the RDO Equipment stand
The Earthmoving Equipment Australia stand with some Case machines on display The Earthmoving Equipment Australia stand with some Case machines on display The Earthmoving Equipment Australia stand with some Case machines on display
John Deere E210 LC excavator demo model at the RDO Equipment stand John Deere E210 LC excavator demo model at the RDO Equipment stand John Deere E210 LC excavator demo model at the RDO Equipment stand
The Porter Equipment stand was a hive of activity across all three days The Porter Equipment stand was a hive of activity across all three days The Porter Equipment stand was a hive of activity across all three days
RC Toy Sellers HuINA 1580 remote controlled excavator with its big brother RC Toy Sellers HuINA 1580 remote controlled excavator with its big brother RC Toy Sellers HuINA 1580 remote controlled excavator with its big brother
Auger Torque and Doherty Couplers and Attachments won best large stand & best stand overall Auger Torque and Doherty Couplers and Attachments won best large stand & best stand overall Auger Torque and Doherty Couplers and Attachments won best large stand & best stand overall
An Everdigm EHB30 rock breaker at the Queensland Rock BreakersRDW stand An Everdigm EHB30 rock breaker at the Queensland Rock BreakersRDW stand An Everdigm EHB30 rock breaker at the Queensland Rock BreakersRDW stand
11 The Volvo CE ECR235CL tracked excavator turned a few heads The Volvo CE ECR235CL tracked excavator turned a few heads 11 The Volvo CE ECR235CL tracked excavator turned a few heads
A Bobcat T650 skid steer track loader stands out on display A Bobcat T650 skid steer track loader stands out on display A Bobcat T650 skid steer track loader stands out on display
Takeuchi TB295W excavator at the Semco Equipment Australia stand Takeuchi TB295W excavator at the Semco Equipment Australia stand Takeuchi TB295W excavator at the Semco Equipment Australia stand
ASV skid steer gets loose during the Porter Group CE ASV skid steer challenge ASV skid steer gets loose during the Porter Group CE ASV skid steer challenge ASV skid steer gets loose during the Porter Group CE ASV skid steer challenge
Digga won the prize for best medium stand at the expo Digga won the prize for best medium stand at the expo Digga won the prize for best medium stand at the expo

The National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo showcased the latest in the Australian construction industry

The National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo 2019 saw 61,200 machinery lovers pour through the gates over three days in Western Sydney.

With so much gear to check out, the crowds took their time as they wandered around
the event.

RDO Equipment has officially taken over as the John Deere Construction and Forestry Equipment dealer in all Australian states (except Western Australia) and the RDO team had demonstrator models of the John Deere E360 LC and E210 LC excavators on display, which attached plenty of interest at the show.

By early next year, Australian customers will be able to purchase the full line of John Deere products, including graders, wheel loaders, dozers, backhoes, excavators, articulated dump trucks, skid steer loaders and mini excavators.

Sydney contractor Damien Cooke had the fastest time in the Porter Group CE ASV skid steer operator challenge, which was hotly contested. Top job Damien!

The Semco excavator operator challenge also drew in big crowds, as did the various other live machinery demonstrations across all three days.

Auger Torque and Doherty Couplers and Attachments won the two major prizes (best large stand & best stand overall) and it was evident that many exhibitors had put a lot of effort into their displays.

Eleven prizes worth over $100,000 were also given away at the show this year.

"Thanks to all of our sponsors and exhibitors, without whose support there would be no show," Marti Zivkovich, event manager for DDT, says.

"This is the first year we did it outside of school holidays so that, and the rain on the
first day, did affect the numbers. However, we got really good feedback and look forward
to 2020’s show."

The first day saw heavy rain hit before midday, but the clouds parted making life easier for the crowds and exhibitors alike for the rest of the show.

 

DDT trophy winners 2019

Best small stand
Nepean landscapes

Best medium stand
Digga

Best large stand
Doherty

Best stand overall
Doherty

Most innovative
product stand
Shawx

Best indoor stand
M4U

 

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