In attendance at the demonstration were several councils, statutory bodies and contractors that resource maintenance fleets and are eager to rein in costs and improve efficiencies in their operations. Organising the event in conjunction with Knox Council were AGCO Silvan dealers, Darmac Ag Sales and Service together with Dandenong AGCO dealer Small Horse Tractors.
AGCO Sales and Parts staff were also on hand as well as AGCO Finance representatives, assisting attendees with questions regarding product, parts and service backup as well as Finance products that cater for the needs of councils.
Interest was strong with the event with around 50 attendees including operators and managers eager to get a closer look at the unique features of the Fendt 512 and Mulag Mower Arm combination, new to the AGCO Australian Fendt offering.
Faced with constrained budgets, new rules governing rate increases as well as occupational and safety concerns for employees and the public, council fleet managers are looking for machines that are efficient, reliable, easy to use and get the job done day after day.
With large open space in many of Australia’s outer suburban municipalities, grassland and road side maintenance is a never-ending task councils can make more efficient with the right equipment and implements.