NEWEST & BRIGHTEST: Only 23 sleeps to ACE 2009

The downturn is making it tough for many, but wise heads know that marketing and promotion is still vital. That’s why more than 150 equipment and services suppliers will be showing up to show off their products and win a few sales.As the old saying goes, you’ve got to be in it to win it. Clark Equipment will be there with a big display that will showcase Doosan excavators and wheel loaders. Clark only recently took over the Doosan distributorship and will be keen to launch the bright orange machines under their banner. No doubt there will be a Bobcat or two on the Clark stand too.Laser measurement specialist MDL Australia will launch its new Laser Ace 3D Survey at ACE. MDL says the palm-sized Laser Ace 3D Survey enables professional surveyors to measure range, height, slope, missing distance with “point and shoot” simplicity.Queanbeyan-based company BacPac Tachnologies has taken on distribution of Dutch-made Edilgrappa demolition attachments. At ACE, BacPac will demonstrate Edilgrappa’s concrete crusher, block splitter and steel cutter.Another new machine on show will be the United States-made Tiger Claw, a tractor-mounted attachment designed to renovate road shoulders in one pass. You can check it out at the International Mowers stand.Genie released the S-65 Trax telescopic boom lift late last year and will be showing the new machine at ACE. On the Trax model, the standard S-65’s four wheels have been replaced by a four-point track system.Also making its Australian debut will be the Rammax Viper articulated trench roller.According to distributor Conplant, the remote-controlled Viper is the smoothest steering articulated trench roller available.The Viper articulates up to 30 degrees left and right and also oscillates to allow independent movement of the front and rear drums.

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