While in Vegas, Check Out the Largest Construction Equipment Trade Show in North America
After attending the NUCA 2017 Convention, head on over to the Las Vegas Convention Center for CONEXPO-CON/AGG March 7-11. Every three years, the massive trade show descends upon Sin City to highlight the latest and greatest products and technologies the construction industry has to offer. This year’s show will feature 2,500-plus exhibitors spread out over 2.5 million net sq ft of exhibit space and is expected to attract more than 140,000 attendees from around the world. The event also boasts a fantastic comprehensive education program with tracks covering topics such as technology, business management and workforce development, to name a few.
Over the next several pages, check out a sliver of the companies that will be at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and plan accordingly to see all the new machines, products and technologies they have to offer to help boost your business and give you an edge in 2017 and beyond.
B2W Software will showcase its ONE Platform, highlighting two additions to the unified solution for heavy civil construction estimating and operations. B2W Schedule is a new application for scheduling and dispatching. The new B2W Inform application is used to create and manage forms and to mine data for reporting and alerts. ONE Platform applications communicate with each other in real time and use a single source for operational data, empowering employees to maximize efficiency, collaborate across workflows and make data-driven decisions. B2W Schedule provides company-wide visibility and advanced logistics functionality, allowing employees to collaborate to optimize resources over time and across jobsites. B2W Inform further strengthens mobile field management capabilities, providing a unified solution for safety, quality and inspections. For more information, visit booth S65228 or www.b2wsoftware.com.
Case Construction Equipment will introduce new products, line extensions and model updates at CONEXPO, and host the “What’s Now” Speaker Series from the Case stage in booth N11825. The company will also introduce a first-of-its-kind crossover/concept vehicle at the show that represents practical product evolution for two distinct equipment categories. Country music superstar Chris Young will also appear and sign autographs at 1:30 p.m. on March 7 as part of a session promoting training and service with veteran-led disaster response organization Team Rubicon. The company will make major product introductions in the categories of mass excavation, compaction and compact equipment. New models previously introduced and brand new to the market — including the all-new G Series wheel loaders — will also be featured. For more information, visit www.casece.com.
At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, Caterpillar will present its extensive line of machines, technology and customer support capabilities. With 40 machines on display in two different exhibit areas totaling 60,000 sq ft, Caterpillar’s presence is among the largest at the show. Cat Connect Technologies for machine control and monitoring will share the spotlight with the iron it enhances. Eight Cat machines will make their public debut and a half dozen more machines introduced recently will be on display for the first time at an equipment show. The newest Cat machines to be displayed include excavators, wheel loaders, a dozer, an articulated truck, a telehandler and cold planers. Caterpillar will also introduce new remote control technologies and connectivity technologies at the show. For more information, visit booths N10924 and G4490 or www.cat.com.
Chicago Pneumatic’s Red Rock CPS 110 air compressor is portable, powerful and lightweight, making it ideal for construction site use. Not only does the Red Rock have the ability to power two breakers with ease, but it also can work in the harshest conditions. The compressor’s canopy is made from extra-tough polyethylene, which protects the working parts and ensures the CPS 110 performs to its maximum capabilities. The CPS 110 offers a normal effective working pressure of 100 psi at 110 cfm. Featuring a Kubota D-902 Tier 4 Final engine, the unit has three cylinders and a power output of 18.5 kW at normal shaft speed. The compressor measures 61 in. long, 42 in. wide, 34 in. high and weighs 970 lbs. For more information, visit booth C31727 or www.cp.com.
The Ditch Witch organization will showcase a variety of new underground construction equipment and technology in booth C31927 to help operators improve jobsite productivity and profitability. The next generation of Ditch Witch horizontal directional drills (HDD) will be showcased along with an innovative, virtual reality experience in the booth. The company will feature its newest heavy-duty tracked trencher along with a selection of the latest ride-on and walk-behind trenchers and updated microtrenching systems. The newest mini skid steer models with enhanced operator platforms will also be on display. The Ditch Witch HDD virtual reality training simulator technology will also be showcased and attendees will have the opportunity to simulate a real HDD jobsite via the technology’s two-screen display and joystick. For more information, visit www.ditchwitch.com.
Doosan Construction Equipment will display a variety of machines in two booths — G4476 and G4876 — during CONEXPO-CON/AGG. Doosan products on exhibit will include crawler and wheel excavators, wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks (ADTs), as well as DX225LL-5 and DX380LL-5 log loaders and a variety of attachments for use with excavators and wheel loaders. For more information, visit www.doosanequipment.com.
Doosan Portable Power’s G25, G50 and G70 mobile generators incorporate numerous innovations based on customer input and are aimed at improving operator experience. The newly packaged Tier 4 Final-compliant generators offer improved fuel efficiency, extended runtimes and the industry’s lowest sound levels — all without sacrificing reliability and performance. The G25, G50 and G70 models are the first mobile generators equipped with Doosan-built engines — the D18, D24 and D34, respectively. The high-performance engines deliver increased fuel economy, unrivaled motor starting capability and reliable operation in extreme conditions. The D18 and D24 engines are designed with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) after-treatment system, which is virtually maintenance-free. The D34 engine utilizes a DOC with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) after-treatment. For more information, visit booth G4476 or www.doosanportablepower.com.
Visitors to the Hitachi CONEXPO booth — N12525 in the North Hall — will discover why owners and operators are “Hitachi to the Core” and how Hitachi equipment helps them make good on jobsite promises to customers every day. The booth will give visitors a chance to get up close and personal with some of the most efficient, reliable and durable excavators at the show, meet with product experts and preview new technology. Among the new products introduced at the show will be an enhanced factory-installed grade system for its construction excavators that will complement the company’s existing grade reference-ready package. For more information about the new system, visit the booth or visit www.hitachiconstruction.com/conexpo2017 during the show.
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas will unveil four new equipment models and introduce important upgrades to many current models at CONEXPO. Hyundai plans to display more than 20 machines in its 22,500-sq-ft exhibit, located in the North Hall. A full-line manufacturer of wheel loaders, excavators, compaction rollers and forklifts, Hyundai plans to debut additional models in its HL900 series of wheel loaders and HR-9 series of tandem-drum compaction rollers. Hyundai also will add a fourth zero-tail swing model to its 9A series of compact excavators, the 23-hp, 3-ton-class R30Z-9AK model (pictured). Hyundai also will unveil Tier 4 Final engines and other upgrades to its full line of compaction rollers, as well as a new boom offering for its HL900 series wheel loaders. For more information, visit booth N11603 or www.hceamericas.com.
JCB’s 3CX Compact backhoe combines the digging power and ease-of-use of a compact excavator with the capabilities of a compact wheel loader. Its 6-ft wide by 9-ft high footprint makes it 35 percent smaller than JCB’s standard 3CX backhoe model. Compatibility with numerous attachments gives the machine optimum versatility. A three-speed hydrostatic transmission allows 3CX Compact operators to switch between low and high range for ease-of-use, greater pushing power and a 25-mph maximum travel speed. Powered by a 74-hp JCB Tier 4 Final engine, the 3CX Compact needs no diesel particulate filter (DPF) or after-treatment, simplifying maintenance and associated costs. JCB’s LiveLink telematic tracking and monitoring system comes standard. For more information, visit booth G3364 or www.jcb.com.
John Deere is building on its lineup of SmartGrade crawler dozers with the integration of the machine control offering on the 750K and 850K models. Adding SmartGrade availability on these larger machines will improve jobsite accuracy and quality of work through the complete integration of the Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade Control System. The system is fully incorporated into the machine cabin, structures and software — delivering precise grading performance while eliminating vulnerable external masts and cables. The machines incorporate a PowerTech 6.8-L Tier 4 Final diesel engine with 165 hp and 205 hp, respectively. Both models feature Eco mode, which automatically adjusts engine power and transmission settings based on load while maintaining ground speed, to help optimize fuel economy. For more information, booth N12525 or www.deere.com.
Powered by a 252-hp Tier 4 Final HINO engine, Kobelco’s SK300LC-10 excavator tackles heavy-duty applications with ease and remains one of the most powerful and fuel-efficient machines in its class. The trendsetting SK300LC-10 delivers a dynamic bucket digging force of 37,300-lbf to achieve leading-class work volume — even while minimizing fuel consumption. A new travel motor increases traction force by ~10 percent, enabling the SK300LC-10 to deliver a drawbar pulling force more powerful than competitive models. A higher boom foot cross-section, thicker arm-foot base plate and stronger foot bases are provided for added reinforcement. Additionally, a redesigned boss shape and boom foot improve overall stability while evenly distributing digging forces for optimum durability. For more information visit booth N10002 or www.kobelcoconexpo.com.
Komatsu America’s 168-hp Tier 4 Final D61EXi/PXi-24 is the second generation of its most popular intelligent Machine Control dozer. The intelligent Machine Control system allows automated operation from heavy dozing to fine grading, achieving up to eight percent greater efficiency when compared to comparable aftermarket machine control systems in start-to-finish grading tests. The lack of blade mounted sensors and components means there is no need for operators to climb on the blade to install/remove GNSS antennas, no coiled cables to snag, and no electrical connections to slow the start and end of every shift. Intelligent dozing mode settings allow the operator to select between four distinct machine control operating modes to optimize performance to the given applications. For more information, visit booths G4183 and N10902 or www.komatsuamerica.com.
The Vermeer Verifier G3 by McLaughlin combines trusted precision with a user-friendly interface. Features include a combination peak and null screen, semiautomatic and manual gain adjustment and automatic depth and current measurement index. The new compass icon simplifies the locating process by automatically calculating the peak signal and informing the user of the direction of the utility path. The Verifier G3 maintains key features of the G2 including: a durable design with antennas mounted in rubber isolators and the exclusive McLaughlin three-year warranty and weather-proof guarantee. Users new to the locating profession will appreciate the streamlined design and simple interface; advanced operators have the option to capitalize on some of the industry’s most advanced locating technology — all in one device. For more information, visit booth C32615 or www.mclaughlinunderground.com.
The Subsite Electronics UtiliGuard utility locating system includes industry-first features to meet workers’ needs. The system’s AIM automatically scans the surrounding area for noise and recommends the best frequency among its 70 options. To help users make more accurate locates of obstructed utilities, UtiliGuard is the first locating system that measures distances (depths) both horizontally and vertically to the utility, says the company. To ease use, the system has an intuitive, six-button, multi-language operator interface and a high-contrast LCD display to ensure visibility in all conditions, including direct sunlight. A dual-output feature allows users to connect the transmitter to two utilities at once and the system is Bluetooth-enabled to simplify data transfers. For more information, visit booth C31927 or www.subsite.com.
Takeuchi’s TB216H hybrid dual-powered excavator features both an electric motor and diesel engine with its own pump group to power the machine’s hydraulics. In diesel mode, the machine is powered by a 14.9-hp Yanmar Tier 4 Final engine. For emissions-free environments, the machine can be powered by the 14.2-hp electric motor. The diesel engine is ideal for normal day-to-day operation, to load, unload and power the machine to an enclosed jobsite where the machine can be plugged into a 400- to 480-volt three-phase power source for 100 percent emissions-free operation. If it is connected to electric power while running the diesel engine, the diesel engine will automatically shut off and the machine will begin to run off electric power once the key has been cycled. For more information, visit booth C20753 or www.takeuchi-us.com.
Thunder Creek Equipment’s all-new Multi-Tank Trailers (MTT) are the first fuel and service trailers designed to legally transport bulk diesel on the road without requiring drivers to maintain a CDL or HAZMAT endorsement (Title 49 (CFR49) — local regulations may apply). The trailers are available in 460-, 690- and 920-gal capacities and retain the manufacturing quality and customization that Thunder Creek’s full line of trailers and bulk fluid handling solutions are known for — including bulk diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) storage and dispensing solutions that ensure fluid purity. For more information, visit booth C22521 or www.thundercreek.com.
Vac-Tron’s full line of the HTV (Hydro Truck Vac) PTO series is available with 300- to 1,200-gal size debris tanks. The PTO (power take off) of the truck drives positive displacement vacuum blowers that produce 1,000 cfm. These units are standard with a high-pressure water system, full hydraulic rear doors, reverse pressure and the patented “Big Red” filter housing that cleans the air down to 0.5 microns. The HTV PTO units give you the performance needed to take on the tough jobs in a compact package. Air compressors and hydraulic booms are also available. The available towing package is another benefit allowing you to tow other equipment to the jobsite to help with efficiency. For more information, visit booth G73613 or www.vactron.com.
The Vermeer D10x15 S3 Navigator horizontal directional drill is a reliable, economical solution for small service installation — built to help increase your crew’s productivity so you can go from one job to the next faster. With significant gains in horsepower and speed and a reduction in noise, the D10x15 S3 can help you put more product in the ground in a shorter amount of time. For more information, visit booth C32627 or www.vermeer.com.
The latest in Volvo’s expanding excavator line is the EW60E, a wheeled model designed for operator comfort with power deceptive of its compact size. The machine’s compact design, long arm, optional fixed boom and offset boom, long dozer blade, auxiliary hydraulic and thumb pipings make it suitable for multiple applications. The EW60E has a 10 percent larger cab than predecessor models, reduced noise and upgraded air conditioning. Visibility is improved with thinner pillars, while a rear-view camera and 7-in. color LCD display help eliminate blind spots in confined working areas. Grouped controls and the option to pre-set popular functions help simplify operation. Improved hydraulics, auto idle and auto engine shutdown reduce fuel consumption. For more information, visit booths N10036 and G3894 or www.volvoconexpo.com.
Pump It Up
Gorman-Rupp’s newest priming-assisted silent pump offers pumping capacities up to 2,300 gpm up to 158-ft TDH and handles 3-in. diameter, non-compressible, spherical solids. It is a 6-in. by 6-in. venturi/compressor style priming-assisted pump and is driven by a 74-hp, four-cylinder, 4.5-liter, turbocharged, Tier 4 Final John Deere diesel engine. The removable lightweight aluminum acoustically treated enclosure offers excellent corrosion resistance and provides a significant reduction in sound levels even when operating under full engine load. This makes it an ideal pump for use on sewer by-pass applications in residential neighborhoods or other sound sensitive areas. This pump is mounted on an 88-gal fuel cell base which offers a full load operating run-time of 23.5 hours before refueling is required. For more information, visit booth C30008 or www.GRpumps.com.
Selwood will team up with long-standing North American distribution partners Pump Wrxs and Holland Pump to exhibit at CONEXPO. Specialists from Selwood, a world leader in pump manufacture and sales, will be joined by representatives from both companies at booth S63401. Pump Wrxs will be focusing on Selwood’s renowned S range of solids handling pumps, which it packages for the local market, along with the rest of Selwood’s range. A Pump Wrxs packaged Selwood S150 pump will also be on display at the booth. Holland Pump will be focusing on Selwood’s D range of drainer pumps, with a Holland Pump packaged Selwood D150 pump on display at the booth. The two companies are among a number of trusted strategic partners which Selwood works with across North America. For more information, visit www.selwoodpumps.com.
Xylem’s Godwin Field Smart Technology (FST) and Godwin PrimeGuard 2 controller provide contractors with crucial pump operating data from a remote location that can significantly reduce or eliminate the need for expensive, onsite personnel to monitor pumps manually. Xylem’s Godwin PrimeGuard 2 is a fully programmable microprocessor engine control system that allows for inputs from flow meters, level transducers, pressure transducers or standard floats. Using the data from any of these systems, Godwin Dri-Prime pumps can be programmed to start/stop automatically with no operator intervention required. Used in tandem with PrimeGuard 2, FST is a premium solution for any contractor. For more information, visit booth C32426 or www.xylem.com/dewatering.