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2017 Conexpo/Conagg

Discussion in 'Upcoming Events' started by CM1995, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Shimmy1

    Shimmy1 Senior Member

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    Hey Jakebreak. Did you hear someone holler "Jakebreak" as you walked past the Wacker garden? I was fairly certain that it was you according to your pics yesterday. We are staying at the Excalibur, right across street from the MGM.
     
  2. Jakebreak

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    Man I'm sorry I didn't hear you hollering at me yesterday I was with my brother in law and he had some friends we were trying to find if I had heard you I definitely would have stopped and had a few drinks with you
     
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    LOL. I said that to CM at one point--Everybody else is probably milling around within a few feet of each other, but since nobody knows each other in person, they're never going to make the connection.

    Ben Witter said somewhere upthread that he'd be working at one of the Volvo contests this afternoon. Why don't we try this--I'll be at the Volvo contest area by around 2, and then wander over to the previously discussed beer garden, by the Bobcat display, around 3. The HEF hat worked for Jake to identify me yesterday. Maybe today I'll wear the hat and the T shirt.

    Also, hopefully some of the others that had posted earlier that they'd be here have made it, and have just been too busy to post this week.
     
  4. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    The wife and I are staying at MGM.

    I good for 2 at the Volvo contest. And beer garden by Bobcat at 3.
     
  5. MKTEF

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    I try to Bee There too...
     
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    You guys want me to get a show girl or two to walk around with a HEF flag, so you can find each other? :cool: Wish I was there. windy and cold here.
     
  7. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Nah, we've already got one. :D
     
  8. still learn'n

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    I was around the bobcat beer garden yesterday around 315 but didn't see any hef hat might have to look harder I would like to meet up with you guys if I could.
    A wrencher guy pry can't compete on the contests like the rest but I will cheer you on
     
  9. Shimmy1

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    The wives were over us looking at toys, so we won't be back up to the show. Well, I guess there's always 2020. :cool:
     
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    And you couldn't explain that sitting around the beer garden BSing wasn't the same thing as looking at toys? I'm disappointed...

    It was a real pleasure to meet Still learn'n, and MKTEF.

    It's disappointing too, to have missed the other guys who may or may not have made it. Looking at the toys is great, but on the whole, meeting and conversing with people, HEF members and otherwise, has been the high point of the trip.

    We're going to see Hoover Dam today, another first for me, and leaving for home at zero dark thirty in the morning, so I won't be back to the show either.

    2020? Well, maybe.... :)
     
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  11. Jakebreak

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    Digger it was nice to meet you I had a great time visiting I wish I would of had a chance to meet everyone else I will definitely be going back in 2020 once again sorry shimmy for not hearing you hollering at me I really enjoy reading and learning from everybody on hef
     
  12. CM1995

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    Had a great time yesterday bs'ing with still learning, digger and MKTEF. It's fascinating to hear what MKTEF does.

    Shimmy should've brought the wives, my better 1/2 enjoyed hanging out, she was actually recruiting new members.
     
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  13. Shimmy1

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    Yeah, that's not happening. Our wives want about as much to do with construction equipment as we want to do with Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and I'm not even kidding a little bit.
     
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    So now that the dust has settled a little bit what did everyone think of the show! I thought it was super seemed a lot busier than it was in 2014, pretty good place to have a show been to Bauma in Munich a few time and while maybe 2 or 3 times the size it's just not as fun! Haha.

    Favourite part of the show? Probably the Writgen stand or the Volvo stand. So many big shines big boys toys just waiting to get dirtied!!!!

    Raff
     
  15. Jakebreak

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    This year was my first time going I had a blast I wish I would of had more time to see everything I'm sure that's next to impossible I had a great time meeting digger I wish I would of had time to meet up with everyone from hef their definitely is a lot going on I wish I could of taken the shiny new toys for a test drive
     
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    They really need to make it more than four and a half days, just too damn much to see there. But then I suppose they assume most attendees are only interested in certains aspects, unlike nerds like me that want to see and touch everything there.
     
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    I never bothered to do the math, but last time i was there an engineer at the deere booth said it would be 86 miles to walk all 4 sides of every booth
     
  18. still learn'n

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    I had a great time at the show and meeting CM1995, D Lang , Digger and MKTEF. I heard that if you walk all the pathways that it was 52 miles this show or something like 82 km
     
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    I have a polar watch on my arm counting steps.. I had 15km thursday, then 10, then 13 and 12,5 on Friday. In total 50,5 km. (We skipped saturday, leaving early)
    Of course there is some walking from and back to the hotel room at Circus, but still.
    Realy enjoyd Meeting you guys at the beer garden. Show girl was realy Nice, as last time!
     
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    It was very nice to catch up once again MKTEF, always interesting to hear what projects you are tasked with and the obstacles that come with it.

    Conex 2020? We'll be there.