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by Nick Drew  |  Thu 30 Jun 2022

Diggers Hillhead 2022 Highlights: LiuGong

Continuing our look back at what was certainly one of the best Hillhead Shows in many years, this time with a visit to the LiuGong stand.

Diggers Hillhead 2022 Highlights: LiuGong

I have been working with and covering LiuGong construction equipment since the early days in the UK back in 2013. I have to say the journey has been incredible to see and the business has transformed massively since they first started selling the machines under the old CPMS dealer banner.

So much has changed in fact, that I wandered onto the stand at Hillhead and was greeted by a myriad of new faces. However, the ever present and ever smiling Charlotte Brown was front of house meeting and greeting and it was good to catch up with Harry Mellor, early in the morning when I stopped by.

At the time of my visit East Coast sales legend Simon Tobin was busy doing what he does best, selling machines, so I left him to it!

Harry reported that that stand had attracted so many visitors during the first two days, that they were quite taken aback and extremely delighted with the interest being shown by buyers and operators alike, as they displayed a wide range of their latest products including the all-new F-Series excavators which have been penned by the UK based design team headed up by the legendary Gary Major, who I was delighted to meet again on the Hyundai stand on the first day of the show, the first time we had met since I was last with LiuGong at Conexpo in Las Vegas in 2020!

Machines on display at this high profile stand space ranged from the 1.8-tonne 9018F mini excavator up to the 50-tonne class 952E DM demo spec model.

Sister company Dressta were also present and displayed the new TD-25M dozer which cut an imposing figure on the stand.

Checkout our video walk around the stand.

 

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