TILTROTATOR manufacturer Engcon is hosting its second Big Dig Day of the year on 18 and 19 October.

The free two-day event will take place at West Country Water Buffalo Farm near Yeovil, Somerset. It follows Engcon’s first Big Dig Day, which took place in the Midlands earlier this year and saw over 100 owner-operators get hands-on with the manufacturer’s full product lineup.

Kicking off at 10am on both days, the event will give visitors the chance to try out the full Engcon range on a variety of excavators – from 1.5-tonne mini-excavators right up to 22-tonners.

The event will also have a GPS zone featuring different brands of 2D and 3D machine controls including Leica and iDig, working in conjunction with Engcon’s ePS positioning system. Speedy Hire will also have a stand at the event to promote its products and services to visitors.

Operators will also be able to experience Engcon’s Quick-Hitch Standard control (QSC) quick coupler locking system. Introduced now as standard, Engcon’s QSC is compatible with every make of excavator, tiltrotator and quick hitch on the market. It consists of a control panel with a switch to activate the excavator’s quick hitch and another to activate the tiltrotator’s quick hitch, with slider between the top and bottom switches designed to offer ease of operation.

Another attraction will be a custom-designed JCB 4CX backhoe loader, which Engcon’s UK-based engineering team has transformed into “the most advanced backhoe loader in the world”, developed to meet the needs of Robin Webber of agricultural contractor I J Webber & Sons.

The event will finish at 5pm on both days.

Robert Hunt, managing director of Engcon UK, commented: “There’s no better way to show operators the value that a tiltrotator and working with Engcon can add to their business than through live demonstrations. It’s so important that operators have the opportunity to sit on a machine and test the products for themselves to see how much more productive and efficient they can be using tiltrotator technology.

“Our first Big Dig Day earlier this year was a great success. Due to such high demand from our customers and the market, we have decided to hold another Big Dig Day in 2019, this time in the south west of England.

“The fact that we’ll have up to 12 excavators from different manufacturers with varying control set ups is a massive attraction for operators.  It means we have something for everyone. The event is more than just a chance to demo the machines though, it’s also a fantastic networking opportunity for visitors to speak to and pick the brains of other operators.  

“With a huge lineup of machines all fitted with a host of Engcon products, we are looking forward to another fantastic event and expect to see an even bigger turnout than previously.”