Thursday, 12 September 2019

10K worth of Digga attachments won at DDT!

“What a day we had at DDT” – Fiona from Albury, Wodonga told us the funny story about the day she won the 10K Digga Voucher at the Diesel Dirt and Turf Expo. “My partner Dan, who owns an earthmoving and tree-logging business spontaneously decided to head up towards Sydney to take a look at a second-hand truck, so I said, why don’t we make a few-days trip out of it? That’s how we ended up at the DDT, since Dan then also wanted to check out some equipment for his business. As soon as we entered the show a guy approached us with two hats, which we should wear for a chance to win a $50 petrol voucher. I told Dan, let’s do it – we put on the hats and started walking around – it was a horrible rainy day – but there was plenty of stuff to look at. Somebody then told us about the large Machines4U & Digga prize draw. Seeing as I wanted to keep myself busy throughout the day, while Dan was looking at all the machinery, I decided to go ahead with it and collect all necessary stamps on our ticket at each station. Because we had done so well collecting them, we made a point in finding the last one at the end of the day.

I told Dan what a waste of time it was wearing the hats – and few moments later someone walked up to us with the $50 petrol voucher. How lucky, we thought! And even more incredible was the phone call I received on the following Monday - Digga telling me that I won the 10K Digga attachment voucher as well! I just couldn’t believe it.

I own several businesses; however, they are car washes and laundromats. I thought what on earth am I going to do with this voucher? Lucky my partner has an earthmoving business and owns a Bobcat, so he made the most of it! He went ahead and ordered a rock bucket with grapple, a stick rake and ramps. It worked out really well for him seeing as he is involved in tree logging and selling firewood, the equipment got put into practice straight away.”

Dan told us that he was pretty stoked to hear about Fiona’s win. He has been buying Digga attachments for years “I own a few Digga attachments including auger drives, augers and a hydraulic log grab – I’ve always been happy with the brand and quality. I use the new stick rake for farm clean-ups to environmentally harvest fallen timber for my firewood business. The Rock bucket comes in handy everywhere – to load the hopper with woods, cleaning yards – it just speeds up wood processing and leaves less rubbish. I also use the rock bucket for my earthmoving business. On a recent project (see photo) we’ve been jackhammering out rock, which we were then able separate from finer material and use it for a large retaining wall. The new loading ramps come in handy to replace my old ones for loading and unloading all my equipment and machines.

The drive up to Sydney turned out to be well worth it – I’ve been to the show a few times before, there is always plenty of fascinating machinery and equipment displayed, but who would’ve thought to win a 10K Digga voucher – we had a really good time.”

Sunday, 8 September 2019

99K raised for Ovarian Cancer Research

Only $792 to reach our goal of $100,000 in donations for the Ovarian Cancer Research foundation in 2019.

Through combined efforts with the very generous earthmoving industry, Digga Australia together with Kanga Loaders, so far, we’ve been able to raise over 99K. 

The fundraising started in March when we sponsored and helped organise the Diesel Dirt and Turf Expo Golf Day. Over 30K was raised through charity auctions and the generosity of everyone involved. This was followed by the donation of a Kanga Loader which was auctioned off at the DDT Expo in May. In June we donated a second machine which was auctioned at the Hire 19 tradeshow in Melbourne in June. Finally, a few dedicated Digga employees participated at the Bridge to Brisbane Charity run last month, where another $3,740 was raised in donations.

The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation was chosen as a partner charity of Digga, a foundation dedicated to developing and implementing an early detection program and improving the mortality rate, management and long-term survival of women with ovarian cancer. As the company suffered a big loss in June 2018, when Suzie Wright, CEO and Managing Director of Digga Australia and Kanga Loaders, passed away after a long struggle with a rare form of ovarian cancer, this is a very close cause to our hearts.

With only $792 remaining to our goal, you can make the difference! Want to donate towards our chosen charity? Please contact us via 1300 2 DIGGA or at
Digga at the Diesel Dirt and Turf Annual Charity Golf Day, March 2019

Kanga Mini Loader donated for charity auction at the DDT Show in May 2019