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Trade Show Season is Here Again

Tammie Meade-Snodgrass, National Marketing Manager

Earlier this month the Takeuchi team exhibited at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in Louisville, Kentucky. Nearly 17,000 attendees from the construction and utilities industries descended upon Louisville, where over 800 equipment manufacturers showed off the latest innovations and technologies.

Attendees had a chance to experience our equipment up close in our outdoor booth, where we had real-world demo stations for our TB228 excavator, our TB180 zero-swing excavator, as well as our TS60R radial-lift and TS70V vertical-lift skid steer loaders. It was also the first chance that a lot of folks had to try our all-new TB260 Tier 4 Final hydraulic excavator. Our equipment always turns heads, but it’s great to see people from all across the industry hop in the cab and take it for a test-drive.

In a couple of weeks, our team will be headed back to Louisville for the Green Industry & Equipment Exposition (GIE+EXPO) on October 23-25th. Co-located with Hardscape North America, GIE+EXPO is the best opportunity for professionals in the landscape, gardening, outdoor leisure, hardscape and light construction industries to see the latest technologies that people will be talking about well into next year. We will have demo areas in our outdoor booth featuring our TB260 and TB180 excavators, as well as one of our new TS70V skid steers, and we’ll have an indoor booth as well. The Kentucky Expo Center has a 19-acre outdoor demo area, so it’s a great venue for these types of shows.

The Takeuchi team will be there in full force to showcase our latest equipment for the landscape industry, so if you plan on attending, be sure to stop by booth number 3084 and say hello. We’ve learned that the weather in Louisville in late October can be really unpredictable, so be sure to pack accordingly!

Of course, with 2013 coming to a close, that means that The Rental Show is right around the corner. Scheduled for February 9-12th, 2014 in Orlando, Florida, The Rental Show is the premier event for people in the rental business. Rental continues to be an integral part of our industry, so our team will be there with some new equipment for 2014. And of course, March of 2014 is CONEXPO-CON/AGG. CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the largest international equipment expos in the world, with a projected attendance of over 140,000 people, and around 2,400 exhibitors from around the globe. While I can’t say much, I can promise you that Takeuchi will have plenty of new things in store for 2014, so stay tuned, and we’ll see you on the road.

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