CONTRACTOR USES DINGO FOR OVER TWO DECADES
Jeff is a contractor who has more experience than most, after 26 years of using his Dingo to earn a living he says it is the reliability and durability that places Dingo machines alongside some of the biggest names in the Australian earthmoving industry. We recently spoke to Dingo contractor Jeff to get the inside word on starting your own Dingo business.
Jeff purchased his first Dingo nearly 26 years ago to start a part time business during the hours he wasn’t working in the open cut coalfields in central Queensland. It was one of the earliest Dingo machines on the market but proved to be a winner in making money.
“I often give advice to operators who are looking to make the switch and use their Dingo to make a living. "It is important after securing your first job to do a really good job, this helps get your nose in the door. Treating the job like it was your own house and don't leave a trace you can nearly bet the gossip line will begin to work," said Jeff. “This is what I aimed to do from day one and it has served me well,” said Jeff.
“Generally it doesn’t matter how long it took or how much it cost - if you leave the jobsite in premium condition, jobs should begin to roll in via word of mouth,” said Jeff.
Jeff has owned six Dingo machines since the mid 1980’s including several earlier versions of the Dingo K9-3 before progressing to the popular Contractors machine, the Dingo K9-4 and most recently Dingo Australia’s latest release the Dingo K9-5 TRAX.
“Dingo’s are professional equipment built to work hard for long periods of time. They are tough and reliable while offering the latest advancements in technology. If you are not looking to compromise I would recommend upgrading to a Dingo,” said Jeff.
“Dingo Australia provides the professional long term support that can only come from a trusted Australian brand. It is comforting to know that you can speak directly to anyone of the Dingo Australia branches or dealers should you need advice or technical support,” said Jeff.
After 22 years operating his Dingo contracting business part time Jeff went full time in December 2006, resigning from his coal mining job after 40 years.
“I now regret not going full time on Dingo contracting earlier as it would have saved me a lot of unnecessary stress and long night shifts that came with coal mining.” said Jeff.
“I have recently invested in the new Dingo K9-5 TRAX which is the latest and most advanced offering from Dingo. Frankly it is awesome - I have been running around on soft, spongy, muddy ground lately doing jobs that would normally have me sitting home waiting for the ground to dry out - more time on the job is very valuable to me,” said Jeff.
“Having the TRAX on the machine enables me to complete jobs on pre-existing lawns and sensitive paved areas without causing any damage. This means the client is happier and I save time because I don’t need to clean up. The TRAX just glide over the surface. They also have the capacity to operate in thick heavy terrain with large inclines,” said Jeff.
“I have had the K9-5 TRAX for a couple of months, I have completed my 50 hour and 100 hour services and the more I operate it the more I like it. If you have a Dingo K9-4 Pro and love it, the Dingo K9-5 is well worth a trial,” said Jeff.