Hitachi showcases at AUSTimber 2012
The AUSTimber 2012 exhibition was held on March 30th to 31st in Mount Gambier, South Australia. Held every four years, AUSTimber is the largest forestry and timber exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere, showcasing the latest in technology, machinery, products and services specific to the industry.
As an exclusive distributor of John Deere forestry equipment in Australia, Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) showcased its innovative and extensive range of John Deere products. Visitors to both the Pine and Bluegum sites experienced a unique opportunity to view live harvesting and processing demonstrations within the forest environment. Featured machines included a 903KH harvester and 1470E harvester, two 1910E forwarders, 2154D processor, 903K buncher and an 848H skidder.
HCA proved to be a prominent exhibitor at AUSTimber with an impressive presence at both Pine and Bluegum sites. Marquees were situated in the heart of the forest surrounded by static machines. The pine site marquee featured a timber decking which overlooked the live demonstration area and allowed visitors to enjoy light refreshments from the marquee bar whilst experiencing the serene atmosphere of the forest.
A diverse range of John Deere merchandise was available for purchase consisting of caps, t-shirts, cooler bags and travel mugs. Plinths with iPads enabled visitors to view machine brochures and specifications. The John Deere harvester and forwarder simulator created a high level of attention, which enabled visitors to test their operating skills in a virtual forest. Hitachi and John Deere representatives offered onsite expertise during live and static machine demonstrations.
This year John Deere celebrated its 175th birthday with an evening function held at the Best Western Southgate Motel hosted by Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia. The night proved highly successful with over 200 guests in attendance. A roving magician moved about the crowd performing tricks with a touch of magical flair.
HCA and John Deere would like to express its thanks to customers that made their machines and operators available for use during AUSTimber. These include Merrett Logging, Harvest Co, Moreland Logging, and L.V. Dohnt & Co.
For any enquiries relating to John Deere Forestry products, please contact 1300 HITACHI.