KOMATSU PARTNERSHIP HELPS SHAPE THE FUTURE FOR MOTOR CROSS RIDER JACKO STRONG
Renowned freestyle motocross rider Jackson "Jacko" Strong has partnered with Komatsu Australia, providing him with the equipment required to build and shape the many jumps he needs to train on in preparation for events such as X-Games and X-Fighters.
Jacko, who pioneered the front-flip, is currently training at his home base in Lockhart, NSW and is working on variations of the extremely difficult trick.
Using a Komatsu CK25 skidsteer, he has shaped around 8000 cu m of dirt into the ultimate FMX test track.
"Throughout my career I have had a lot of involvement with all different types of earthmoving machinery to build jumps and tracks," Jacko said.
"The Komatsu CK25 skidsteer is by far the best machine I have ever used because of its power to size ratio and all terrain traction, which makes it easy to build tight, technical tracks.
"I am very fortunate to be associated with quality brands and I'm pumped to have Komatsu join the team this year," he said.
"These jumps are my office and with FMX constantly evolving, I need to have the equipment on hand to make immediate changes."
"To ensure I have all my L's dotted and T's crossed I had built a complete replica of the roll-in that is used at X-Games," he said.
"Winning the Gold medal at the X games is definitely the highlight of my career so far."