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Taking a working vacation

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ksss, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

    I had an opportunity present itself a couple weeks ago that I think those on this forum could appreciate. I got a call from a contact in the heavy equipment industry. He asked if I would be interested in coming to Austria to assist them in providing end user input into a machine. I dont know what machine that is, I will find out when I get there. I had to sign confidentiality agreements so I wont be able to talk about whatever it is specifically. I will give the name of the OEM after I clear it them (it's not CASE). They are flying me and my wife out in the early morning and we will be there for a week. Pretty cool opportunity.
  2. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,214

    Sounds fun to go to Aussieland! Should be interesting to try out whatever machine they have. Let us know what you can. :drinkup:
  3. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 322

    No kangaroos in austria
    Australia has them thou
  4. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,101

    Enjoy the lieterhosen and beer.
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    Posts: 1,343

    Jump on that opportunity!
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  6. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,758

    Sounds like a wonderful opportunity. You are heading to one of the most beautiful places on earth. I wish someone would ask my opinion once in a while! :)

    Have fun and enjoy this opportunity.. Might lead to something different in your future.. Never know! :) :drinkup: Make sure you snap some pics of those Alps.
  7. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 675

    Very cool. Last fall I was contacted by a manufacturer and flown out to Kansas to do testing on some machines that have still not been released yet. It was a great experience and opportunity. You will be glad you didn't pass it up! I wish I went to Austria though!!!
  8. Danny Boy

    Danny Boy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    Nice one, have fun...
    Just hope its not some new synthetic handle for a shovel ha ha
  9. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    Sounds pretty sweet. Make sure you show them how to farm Iderhoo potatoes. :waving:
  10. ioilyouin

    ioilyouin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    Liebherr comes to mind.

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