McIntosh & Son win Most Outstanding Exhibitor at Dowerin Field Days 2021
Originally posted in Country Man
By Cally Dupe
Celebrating the company's success were team members Kyle Lance (left), regional parts manager, Anthony Ryan, dealer principal northern branches, Cadeyn Catto, Moora, Mike Symes, McIntosh Distribution, Redcliffe, Aaron Sachse and David Trindall, Wongan Hills and Clint Burden, Moora.
McIntosh & Son claimed the title of most outstanding exhibitor at the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days for the first time in recent years.
McIntosh & Son Wongan Hills branch manager Aaron Sachse said the company had fielded an enormous amount of foot traffic this year, with people there “to spend and to have a look”.
A huge amount of machinery was on display at the McIntosh & Son site – including tillage, harvest and construction gear – with brands including Morris, Challenger, Miller, Seed Storm, CASE Construction, Gessner, Hi-Line and New Holland.
One of the major drawcards was the Morris 9682 Input Control Technology air cart, which Mr Sachse said was one of the biggest air carts the company sold.
“We wanted to show what we can supply to our customers; we support and sell all of this product so we didn’t want to leave anything behind,” Mr Sachse said.
“We had about 30 staff at Dowerin from branches from Geraldton to Kulin. It is nice to get recognition for the work we put into field days; it does take a lot of work to get here.
There has been a lot of buoyancy in machinery and a lot of interest. The good season certainly helps.”
McIntosh & Son Moora branch manager Caden Catto said there were plenty of new and old faces popping into the exhibit.
“Seeding equipment has been popular, but even earthmoving gear has been popular,” he said.
The exhibitor awards recognise the most impressive site displays across the Dowerin site each year.
The independent judges were this year on the hunt for the best in seven different categories: most outstanding exhibitor; best new release – self propelled machinery; best new release – machinery attachments; best new invention, best leisure and outdoor exhibit; best emerging technology; and best regional start ups arena exhibit.
The Dowerin board presented the awards on the second day of the event – inciting handshakes and fist bumps from winning exhibitors, who took home both bragging rights and a wooden plaque engraved with their winning category and year.