DDT 2022

2022: Another Great National Diesel Dirt and Turf Expo

Despite Sydney’s drenching rain that preceded the event, the 2022 Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo was another huge success, with 71,300 people visiting the Expo over its three days.

Proving itself last year as an excellent venue, the Sydney Dragway more than lived up to expectations again this year, with easy navigation to find exhibitors and plenty of parking to accommodate the huge crowds.

Representatives of local councils braved the wet and wild weather to attend the International Greenkeepers local government educational seminar on the Thursday, prior to the Expo opening. The seminar hosted 118 council delegates.

Damien Curtis and Daryl Davidson from International Greenkeepers said they are a networking group that creates opportunities for greenkeepers all around the world to find new jobs, new careers and to promote the industry.

“We provide scholarships to international and domestic students of all ages and provide experience working in large stadiums, golf courses and sporting venues,” Daryl said.

Cutting the ribbon at the opening were the Mayor of Blacktown, Councillor Tony Bleasdale, Chris Moroz of gold sponsor Komatsu and Andrew Hobbs of gold media sponsor Earthmovers & Excavators.

Once again, exhibitors excelled in presenting their products, with WesTrac taking out the award for the best large stand and Digga being awarded the best medium stand. The best small stand award was taken by Manitou and the award for the best laneway booth went to GAAM Emergency Products. Komatsu took out the most innovative product award with its electric excavator.

Chris Moroz, Komatsu sales manager for New South Wales said, “Komatsu is proud to again be gold sponsor of the 2022 DD&T. We are showcasing the latest in Tier 4 technology, smart construction machinery and showing a fully electric 3.5 tonne excavator.

“The Expo is the launch platform for the latest in smart construction technology for our range of bulldozers and excavators. The benefit for operators is high efficiency and the ability to work exactly to the project construction design. Less fuel is consumed and less time is spent on the job.”

Greg Page from Tough Dog took the opportunity to show their range of suspension upgrades for four-wheel-drive vehicles.

“Tough Dog products are designed in Australia to meet Australia’s super tough off-road conditions,” Greg said.

“Our market is typically those people who would attend the Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo. Many people in the construction industry drive off-road vehicles, both for work and play, so it makes good sense for us to be here,” he said.

Long-time expo exhibitor Norm Engineering showed new products including trenchers and augers.

General manager John Pesch explained, “These are designed for civil, agricultural and landscaping markets, or for anyone who needs to drill a hole or lay a trench. Their design includes a lot of proprietary technology that enables them to outperform many others.”

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