Altogether on the show floor, there were more than 2,400 exhibitors covering over 2.34 million net square feet of exhibit space. Reinforcing the global scope of the show, CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 had international exhibit pavilions from China, Finland, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The show also featured the IT & Business Solutions pavilion sponsored by the Associated General Contractors of America.
The mood visitors was overwhelmingly positive at the show and despite continued uncertainty in the U.S. construction markets and the overall economy, industry professionals expressed hopeful optimism for a sustained U.S. upturn in the coming months, while global sales continue to be strong.
The attendees expressed their views that they visited the show just to examine the newest equipment and product technologies and innovations to help them prepare for future business whereas exhibitors cited the high quality of customers and reported strong purchases and sales leads to new as well as existing customers.
"The construction industry has been through some very rigid times with record unemployment, since the last CONEXPO-CON/AGG took place. With positive numbers and the industry's support to the shows, we're optimistic about the future and looking forward to seeing these new sales orders fulfilled," stated Megan Tanel, AEM vice president of exhibition.
"There was such a tremendous feeling at the shows that it was really great to see our industry looking ahead with some enthusiasm after the recession," stated Mike Haberman, chairman of the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 management committee and president of Gradall Industries.
A record number of more than 860 co-located events, educational programs and pre-planned meetings were held during the show, plus dozens more meetings scheduled onsite. Co-locations included ICON Expo for the concrete products industry and several annual conferences of national industry associations.
International registrations accounted for a record 24% of the total, representing more than 150 countries. The shows hosted 42 official international customer delegations from 37 countries, organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce as well as in-country associations and related groups.
The majority of the visitors were key company decision-makers, including 44% with the top titles of president/owner and vice president/general manager/chief financial officer.
"The increased global particip- ation by attendees and exhibitors underscores the importance of world markets to our industry. The U.S. economy is slowly improving and we have a way to go espe- cially in construction, but after 18 to 24 months, there is more pent-up demand for equipment to be ready for the upturn," Tanel stated.
"At the show, the attendees said to us this is the place they needed to check out what's new and get up to speed on the latest industry trends," stated Melissa Magestro, IFPE Show Director.
Industry-focused education was an important component of the show experience, and there were a record number of education, training and certification programs offered. CONEXPO-CON/AGG's education program featured a record 126 sessions across nine tracks, with sessions emphasizing industry issues and trends, management and applied technology. Numerous industry training and certification programs were also held. The Crane and Rigging conference and the green roads summit were the completely new thinks to this exhibition.
Around 80 allied associations and groups were the official show supporting organizers, from the U.S., Canada and other a dozen countries worldwide who promoted the shows' value and brought qualified buyer groups to the events, and many helped develop direction and content of the shows' education programs to ensure they meet the industry needs.
A Lift Safety Zone focused on cranes and other aerial lift equipment ensuring adequate ground support for the machine and load carried. In conjunction with the Crane and Rigging Conference, a Crane Rodeo promoted education and safety program at the same time to provide a hands-on operational experience. These certification and training programs held at the shows help to ensure a properly trained workforce of equipment operators and other jobsite personnel.
The International Mixer Driver Championship by NRMCA recognized driver skills and inspection expertise. The AEM team-focused Construction Challenge competition presented by Volvo Construction Equipment generated interest in construction careers. The I Make America national grassroots campaign had a substantial presence to promote job-creation policies for manufacturing and construction that improve the economy and keep the U.S. globally competitive. The next edition of the triennial CONEXPO-CON/AGG will be held in 2014 (March 18-22) at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas USA.
Larry Weyers, Executive Vice President Manitowoc in America, said that the company's booth attracted overwhelming attention as several cranes' model were new to North American visitors.
"Cranes from Grove, Manitowoc, National Crane, and Potain were on display and many appeared in front of the general industry in North America for the first time," he added. "With our primary end markets beginning to show positive signs of recovery, we are particularly encouraged by the energy and infrastructure sectors." The largest crane on the booth was the Manitowoc 16,000 crawler crane which featured a new wind attachment. This crane has been one of the most popular cranes for wind turbine erection in North America in recent years. The wind attachment offers 16,000 owners greater flexibility and versatility to erect larger wind turbines and thereby increases the usefulness and value of their fleets.
From Manitowoc's Grove brand, there were two six-axle all-terrain cranes — the GMK6300L and the GMK6400. The GMK6300L has a 262 ft main boom, the longest in its class. The GMK6400 with a capacity of 450 USt, is the strongest all-terrain crane on six axles.
Two Grove rough-terrain cranes were also on stand. The Grove RT9150E which is the largest rough-terrain crane currently in production, has a 150 USt capacity and a 197 ft main boom.
The Potain MCT 88 was also exhibited. Another Potain branded product on the Manitowoc booth that attracted attention was the Ultra View cab which was located at ground level, allowing visitors to get a first-hand feel of its excellent visibility, comfort and ergonomic layout.
Manitowoc's 1:50 scale replica of the 31,000 crawler crane was also unveiled at the show. The model features moving crawler tracks, full-rotation slewing, a detailed hook block, key-operated drums, a detailed cab interior and a fully functioning Variable Position Counterweight system with individual counterweights. The Manitowoc 31000 model will be painted Manitowoc red and will be rigged with a 262 ft boom and 131 ft luffing jib at a 1:50 scale.
JCB unveiled its largest and strongest Telehandler– the all-new 12,000lbs/5.5 tonnes - 56ft/17 metre 512-56. The new model includes standard axle mounted stabilizers for chassis levelling. With this new high capacity lifting machine, the company has entered into an important growing sector of the market.
The event also witnessed the introduction of JCB's new line of skid steer loaders, compact track loaders and seven new generation Eco-machines - four wheeled and three tracked - in a range that will eventually grow to 18 models.
All seven initial machines are vertical lift which allows for increased capacity and more reach at maximum lift height. With the introduction of the new generation machines, JCB can offer a complete range of wheeled and tracked machines both radial and vertical lift, ranging from 1,300lbs- 3,500lb (590kg-1,588kg).
The new generation Eco- machines are the first to be manufactured, designed, and engineered at the company's North American headquarter in Savannah, Georgia. The company claims that the new models offer best-in-class visibility and serviceability together with outstanding operator comfort, unmatched safety and exceptional value. Overall fuel consumption has been reduced by 15%.
JCB said that the new generation machines benefit from a number of new features including a tilting cab with increased service access, multi-function joysticks with an attachment control harness, a hydraulic quick hitch and an isolated cab that is sealed and pressurized with reduced noise levels. There is also a new range of more than 30 types of JCB attachments.
The new vertical lift machines showcase JCB's PowerBoom design which uses a single arm, rather than the conventional two arm skid steer design. Operators can enjoy an unobstructed rear view and nearly 360° visibility. To further enhance visibility, JCB has eliminated the mesh screen around the cab and replaced it with laminated glass.
Sandvik Mining and Construction has released two new impact crushers, a three-way split screener, a drill rig and premium and basic range of breakers.
The two impact crushers are the QI240 and the QI440, designed for on-site processing and recycling of construction materials, as well as processing of virgin materials.
The QI240 is based around a 39x26inch (980x650mm) Sandvik CI411 impact crusher, while the QI440 uses a Sandvik CI322 impact crusher with a feed opening of 54 x 31.5 inches (1,360 x 800mm). Both are suitable for crushing in primary or secondary roles and are fitted with a pre-screen to ensure maximum scalping capability.
Sandvik's QA331, a three-way split screener based on its QA330 is designed specifically for the contractor and recycling market, the new model has improved screening capacity and increased productivity. It is based around a 14 x 5foot (4.27 x 1.52m) two-bearing screen box with an increased six degree screening angle in-built into the bottom deck of the screen.
Sandvik's new generation DI550 down-the-hole drill rig which was introduced at the show, features a 435hp (324kW) diesel engine and an 862 cubic feet (24.4m3) compressor air flow at 350psi (24bar) pressure – making the machine well matched to Sandvik's 5inch (125mm) DTH hammer.
The DI550 is designed to deliver optimum performance when combined with Sandvik's RH550 hammers, from 3 inches (75mm) to 5 inches (125mm). RH550 hammers are available with bits from 3.5 inches (90mm) to 6 inches (152mm) with three different bit face designs.
Sandvik also released three new breakers for small earthmoving equipment in the 1800-8800lb (0.8-4tonne) range. The three models are the 144.3lb (65.6kg) BR111, 222lb (101kg) BR222 and 327lb (150kg) BR333. All three models are of a simple design for cost-effective operation, combined with a class-leading power-to-weight ratio. They are optimized for demolition and recycling applications, said the company.
SMC designed and unveiled three new Small Breakers to satisfy the specific demands of rental fleet operators, the 275 kg BR555, 370 kg BR777 and 505 kg BR999 for optimum carrier compatibility and installation flexibility. At the show, the company has also announced that it is supporting its BR2155, BR2577, BR3288 and BR4099 breakers with an unprecedented and free lifetime warranty.
Apollo participated in the show with an objective to showcase its engineering prowess, manufacturing capabilities and technological advancement it attained over a period of time in the road construction equipment sector. The equipment it exhibited at the show include Jaw Crusher – Model B 1050, Impact crusher – P 1000, Hydrostatic Sensor Paver Finisher - AP 600 & Curb Casting Machines – KP 1200 –SF (Slip form) & KP 40 (Extrusion).
According to the company spokesperson, Conexpo offered them the right platform to launch their products for the targeted markets such as Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Honduras, Venezuela, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Columbia, Argentina, Uruguay, Canada, Panama and the United States of America. During the event the company has also identified scores of new and prospective business associates for its products and services.
He said adding that our objective of participation was to look for new technology which is a continuous process in the company. We have had a few productive meetings during the event, which are likely to bring concrete results in the near future. As a matter of fact, the company drew overwhelming response from the South American countries and Canada. Crushing & Screening equipment turned out to be the main draw followed by Asphalt Plants. Customers from this part of the globe were quite impressed with the engineering, aesthetics and most importantly with the competitive pricing of our products. Most of them did not even imagine that a company form India can offer such sophisticated equipment and technology drawing global attention. We are looking forward and anticipate starting our business initiatives in new territories very shortly, he insisted.
Putzmeister showcased its new MX 43/47Z-Meter placing boom– said to be the largest placing boom in the industry that does not require a counterweight.
Using the same maneuverable boom as Putzmeister's 47Z-Meter truck-mounted concrete boom pump, the five-section MX 43/47Z has 42.1 m of horizontal reach, making it well-suited for jobs such as highrise buildings, bridges and dams. The placing boom can operate with either a diesel or electric power pack and can also adapt to any lattice tower with a cross section of 2.3 m by 2.3 m, allowing the larger boom to be integrated into existing placing system equipment.
Meanwhile, Putzmeister America also introduced its new MX TB placing conveyor-machines designed for large, civil projects that require placement of mass quantities of concrete, such as dams, hydroelectric powerhouses, coal power plants and nuclear plants.
There are two different models that make up the MX TB placing conveyor line, the MX TB 130 and the MX TB 600. The former conveys up to 102 mm aggregate on a 457 mm belt and the later conveys up to 152 mm aggregate on a 610 mm belt. Both placing conveyors can also handle up to 305 mm concrete slump.
A portable hopper feeds concrete onto a large feeder conveyor that then conveys the concrete into the MX TB's feeder belt and hopper. The MX TB 130's five-section telescopic placing conveyor offers a 39 m horizontal reach and the MX TB 600's four-section telescopic placing conveyor features a horizontal reach of up to 31.08 m.
Putzmeister also launched Semi-Trailer Telebelt TBS 130 which provides fast and surge-free conveying of flowable material, from sand to four inch (102mm) rock. It features a 126 foot 6 inch (38.56m) horizontal reach and can be set up under low 15foot, 4inch (4.70m) heights. The TBS 130 can be driven with a two- or three-axle chassis, and the trailer is configured with three axles. Also available in a higher-capacity TBS 600 model.
The ZL 40X-4Z also incorporates the latest fuel consumption control technology. The system senses engine demand and adjusts RPM accordingly for optimum fuel utilization.
During the show, an agreement was also signed at Zoomlion stand where it has given the North American distribution rights for its crawler crane products to Global Crane which handles its Rough Terrain crane line. Until now CIFA, which handles other Zoomlion products, looked after crawler crane sales. Global crane was given worldwide master distribution rights for the Zoomlion Rough Terrains early last year.
Now Global Crane will promote four ANSI-certified Zoomlion crawler crane models including QUY 80 – 80 tonnes, QUY 160 – 160 tonnes, QUY 260 – 260 tonnes and QUY 350 – 350 tonnes.
Sany displayed its seven product series including concrete pump, hoist, road construction and earthmoving equipment etc. Most notable thing is that their 37-60m truck-mounted concrete pump series with MACK chassis are designed in accordance with the American standards. Other products matching the American standards include rough terrain tyre cranes, 8 series crawler cranes and the new generation of hydraulic excavators, all of which have won widespread recognition by customers from North America.
Sany SRC860 RT introduced crane at the show is the first US-tailored machine designed by a joint Chinese/American team. Powered by a 250hp (186kW) Tier 3 Cummins engine and a Dana Powershift transmission.
Sany America's high capacity SCC8300 self-assembling lattice-boom crawler crane exhibited is the first model in Sany's new line of self-assembling, crawler cranes designed with particular focus on the North American market. The SCC8300's key features include a Cummins QSM11 Tier engine that delivers 400hp at 1,800 rpm, full open-loop hydraulic power transmission with electrical controls, and high-visibility operator's cab with ergonomic control layout.
Volvo also unveiled C-Series wheeled and tracked skid steer loader range. The wheeled models are the MC110C, MC115C, MC125C, MC135C and MC155C*. Rated operating capacities for these models range from 1,009 kg (2,250 lbs) to 1,495 kg* and gross engine power from 63 kW (84 hp) to 68 kW (92 hp). The first four tracked models in the range are the MCT110C*, MCT125C, MCT135C and MCT145C*. Rated operating capacities for the tracked models range up to 1,452 kg (3,200 lbs) and gross engine power to 68 kW (92 hp). Later this year, Volvo CE will launch further new models in the range, culminating in a full offering of radial and vertical lift wheeled and tracked models in all key rated operating capacity classes.
In addition, the company has also introduced its D-series excavators, G900B-Series motor graders, G-Series wheel loaders, F-Series articulated haulers, and L250G wheel loader.
A part of the new generation D-Series of excavators, Volvo offered North American customers three heavyweight production machines, ranging in weight classes between 75,000-111,800 lb. Meeting the strict requirements of new EPA emissions legislation, the powerful and reliable EC340D, EC380D and EC480D excel in heavy digging and lifting duties, offering superior cycle times and greater fuel efficiency.
Volvo's new G900B-Series generation motor graders have new engines and a comprehensive package of features designed to aid traction, moldboard control, productivity and ease of use. With a 20% increase in lifting force, the L150G, L180G and L220G are the foundation of the new G-Series range of wheel loaders which offer higher productivity, improved fuel efficiency and stronger hydraulics.
Perfectly matched to on-higway trucks, the L250G from Volvo is the industry's first wheel loader in the 39 ton (35 tonne) weight class. Designed to match the needs of on-highway trucks, the L250G is purpose built to be a heavy-duty machine with plenty of power and features larger bucket sizes.
In addition, Terex has introduced a new line of skid steers loaders including four vertical lift and four radius lift models.
Terex Minerals Processing Systems launched four new items, including the Terex Cedarapids CRC380HLS portable crushing and screening plant. The other new introductions were the Terex Cedarapids JS4552 jaw crusher, the Terex Cedarapids MVP450X cone crusher and the Terex Simplicity DM820 incline screen.
The Terex Materials Processing business segment consists of three product lines - Powerscreen, Terex Minerals Processing Systems and Terex Mobile Processing Equipment. All three brought a range of existing and new products from their portfolios, covering mobile and static crushing, screening and washing equipment.
Terex Cranes brought a selection of seven cranes to the show, featuring new US-manufactured models designed to support the specific needs of customers in North America.
Terex Cranes introduced the new Terex BT 28106 and Terex Crossover 6000 boom truck models as well as adding a new T 100 truck crane to its product range. Other cranes brought to the show include the Terex SK 415-20 tower crane with its new EVO 15 cab design, the Terex HC 165 hydraulic crawler crane and the Terex AC 350/6 all-terrain crane. Terex has been highlighting new features designed to offer increased efficiency together with fast and easy operation and road transport.
Manitou Group of companies Mustang and Gehl introduced a vertical lift skid steer loader with an operating capacity of 1,496kg called the V330 in Gehl livery and the 3300V as a Mustang. The machines are powered by an 84hp (62kW) Yanmar turbodiesel engine. Through a new arm design, so that the loaders achieve a near vertical lift path, offering extended reach and lift height for easy truck loading.
A revised cab offers improved comfort for the operator with joystick controls and optional air-ride suspension seat. Large side screens and an optional front glass door provide improved visibility to the bucket edge and the working area. The machines use proportional auxiliary hydraulics to drive a range of attachments and the Hydraglide ride control system is fitted matching standards.
According to the company, it is ready for this year's legislation and beyond, both with power systems and advice for the demands of future exhaust emission legislation.
Stage IIIB legislative requirements in Europe and Tier 4 interim in the US will be followed by Stage IV and Tier Final.
Volvo Penta also announced that it has begun final field testing on its newest Tier 4 Interim product, the model TWD1663GE generator engine. Production of the Volvo Penta 1663 is scheduled to begin in mid 2011. The 1663 has been developed to be a prime and standby power product in the 737 - 837hp (550 – 625kW) ranges.
The Palfinger North America Group launched its largest aerial platform, the 337-foot (103 m) working height P333 at the show for the first time that exhibited in North America.
The P 333 is modeled on Palfinger's existing WT 1000 machine. Designed and built in Germany, the unit is mounted on an all-terrain Tadano Faun crane carrier and features a five-axle crane chassis with four steering axles, giving it "ultimate roadability" and ability to "take narrow curves," said Scott Sasser, Palfinger's sales and product manager - aerial platforms.
Palfinger's new PK 34002-SH ‘High Performance,' truck-mounted knuckle boom crane has made its debut at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2011.
According to Palfinger, the "-SH" crane represents a completely new crane concept with a perfect synergy between lightweight construction, power, maneuverability, ease of maintenance and controllability.
The control concept is a complete and comprehensive new system that guarantees maximum safety, comfort and functionality.
Ease of maintenance and environmental protection are key features with the maintenance-free extension boom system. The use of sliding elements made from special synthetic material combined with time-tested cathodic dip painting means that the operator no longer needs to service the boom system. This not only saves time and money but also protects the environment, according to Palfinger.
Doosan unveiled three Tier 4 interim compliant machines and display iT4 compliant Doosan engine. The machines are a DL450 wheel loader, a DX300LC crawler excavator and an MT41 articulated dump truck. The company said that the complete details regarding will be provided later this year of the entire line-up of the Doosan models with compliant engines.
According to the company, an engine technology system that Doosan has already used extensively on higher horsepower engines is high-pressure common rail (HPCR) fuel injection which was applied to many Doosan models with Tier 3 compliant engines. It will also be an enabler for application of further technologies needed for Tier 4 interim and final compliance, along with cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR), diesel particulate filters (DPF), diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC) or selective catalytic reduction systems (SCR).
Wirtgen displayed 14 new road building products and two mobile Kleemann plants for North American market at the show.
Seen for the first time at Conexpo, was Wirtgen's two big new cold milling machines W 200 and W 210. The W 200 single engine model is a large but compact milling machine that can be equipped with milling drum assemblies of 59 in. (1.5 m), 79 in. (2.0 m), or 87 in. (2.2 m) working width.
In the cold recycling range, Wirtgen presented two innovative products 3800 CR and WR 2400 for the economically efficient and environmentally-friendly rehabilitation of roads. The new cold recycler model 3800 CR offers the ability to cold-in-place recycle a full-lane of pavement in one pass, stabilizing with either foamed asphalt "green mix" or any other stabilizing medium such as asphalt emulsion or lime or cement slurry. The WR 2400 is a state-of-the-art, mid-sized stabilizer and cold recycler. This 571 hp-class, high-performance and versatile machine lets contractors cut up to 20 in. deep at a 95-in. cutting width. It stabilizes with both emulsion and foamed asphalt, and can be equipped with a high capacity water pump for dry soil conditions and cement or lime stabilization projects.
The newly designed SP 15 and SP 25 are new concrete slipform pavers that made their first Conexpo appearances and are multifunctional machines for offset and inset applications and are offered for the North American as well as for the global market.
The Vision Series of Vögele America, Inc. includes the 10-ft. tracked Vision 5200-2 and wheeled Vision 5203-2, and the 8-ft. tracked Vision 5100-2 and wheeled Vision 5103-2. Altogether they represent the highest evolution of asphalt paver design to-date and were displayed at the show. Pavers of the Vision Series are quieter, cooler and more productive than any competing pavers or Vögele America predecessor models. A real highlight on show from Vögele is the brand-new rear-mounted Vögele VR 600-2 extending screed, presented for the first time. Like the Vision pavers, this screed has been developed specifically for the requirements of the North American market.
Another innovation presented was the SUPER 2100-2 which is equipped with an AB 600-2 TP2 screed for high compaction, this paver is one of the top models and great performers from the Vögele range of products. It features a highly modern design and completes even largest contracts with excellence and ease, let alone its high cost-effectiveness. The Super 2100-2 is capable of handling paving widths up to 42 ft. 8 in.
Hamm introduced an all-new 66-in. tandem roller in two different weight classes. The new HD+ 110 platform has an operating weight of 11.5 tons, and the new HD+ 90 platform features an operating weight of 10 tons. Both platforms will offer a variety of different options, including conventional vibration, high frequency compaction at 4,020 vpm, exclusive Hamm Oscillation compaction, a combination option, and even a split-drum option.
New at the show was the GRW 280 pneumatic (rubber-tired) roller from Hamm with an operating weight between 10 and 30 short tons. The re-engineered Hamm Compact Line was also on display. Models of the new Compact Line – with drum sizes from 31 to 54-in.-wide – are just as user-friendly and functional as ever but now are quieter and more powerful.
LiuGong displayed its two new Skid Steer Loaders 385A (midsize production class skid steer loader) and 365A (compact skid steer), and new 766A Backhoe at the show.
365A and 385A skid steer loaders have max dump heights ranging from 7 feet 4 inches to 8 feet, featuring a radial lift path designed for dumping material into truck beds or over retaining walls. The standard level-lift function on both loaders provides stability to the 385A and 365A while transporting palettes of supplies, or loose materials.
LiuGong has also displayed an improved range of earthmoving machines that meet the latest emission requirements of North America and Europe. The 906C, 915D, 922D and 936D excavators, 612III soil compactor, and the 835III, 842IV, 888III and 816G wheeled loaders with all retain proven features from earlier generation machines, while benefiting from the latest engine technology.
The new 906C is the first model in LiuGong's excavator line up to carry the Tier IV interim designation and with its Yanmar 4TNV-94 engine, the 906C packs 45 net horsepower into an urban size digger. The 906C offers a max digging depth of 12 feet 8 inches with a reach of 19 feet 8 inches at ground level.
LiuGong's newest production class wheel loader is the first in LiuGong's impressive wheel loader line up to feature the EPA-compliant Tier 4 Interim engine.
In addition, LiuGong's new D-Series crawler excavators – models 915D, 925D and 936D - are company's new generation of intelligent crawler excavators featuring computer-aided systems for greater operating efficiency, lower fuel consumption and overall reliability. LiuGong's commanding ‘smart' hydraulic systems produce standout, on-demand breakout power, while LiuGong's rugged new frame design and improved undercarriage components make the D-Series excavators stable, durable and ready to tackle any task a North American contractor may have.
LiuGong also introduced their growing line of forklifts into the North American market, unveiling two new machines, a 2030P-D3 and a 2050P-D3 from the new 2030-35P and 2040-50P model families. Each family of forklifts will soon be available with either Tier III diesel engines or LPG/Gas engines.
Like all LiuGong machines, the 2030P and 2050P offer modern, world class styling with many unexpected benefits. LiuGong combines proven components with efficient design concepts to eliminate unnecessary complexity, and the resulting expense and downtime to reduce maintenance costs over the long-term. This makes them very attractive for rental fleets or any customer who wishes to reduce his forklift acquisition and operating costs.
Also on show at the Hyundai stand was the R235LCR-9, a 24.4US ton (23tonne) compact radius excavator which features new hydraulic technologies.
Kobelco Construction Machinery America introduced three new full-size, high performance Kobelco Mark 9 excavators – the SK260-9, SK295-9, SK350-9 and also compact excavators the 55SRx at the show.
The new Mark 9 excavators feature an upgrade to Kobelco's intelligent hydraulics as well as introduce a new economy power mode. The machines launch for the industry's first selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emission solution for excavators. The excavators also feature a new ROPS/FOPS cab for a more comfortable work environment.
AmmannThe new generation ACR 60 and ACR 68 vibratory rammers join Ammann's exhibits at the show. These vibratory rammers are designed to cover a much broader range of compaction applications in tight areas.
Ammann also showed its new EcoMix concrete mixing plant that can produce all known concrete mixes in top quality with high-precision measuring equipment and comprehensive process control guaranteeing perfect results. The plant uses Ammann's as 1 plant control system which has been designed to be operator-friendly and enable the efficient production of concrete. The plant is equipped with the tried and tested Amix twin-shaft paddle mixer and is pre-assembled and tested at the factory. Its optional climate control is designed to be energy-efficient and suitable for any climate zone.
Parijatha, the leading manufacturer and exporter of Block machines and Terrazzo Tile machines in India, presented their range of products including the semi-automatic and automatic Block machines the PBM 06 and the PBM PLus, the two station rotary press APM 216 HD for manufacturing Tiles, Slabs and Interlock paving Blocks.
The company also displayed their range of Mixers, conveyor systems and other related equipment. Their latest introductions include the Linear Wet press for manufacturing of High density products like Kerb stones, Slabs and Flag stones and these products were very well recognized and accepted by visitors from the USA, Latin American countries and also from other parts of the world. Most visitors were particularly interested in the Wet press technology and the automated Wet cast plants for which Parijatha has the technology and the expertise developed over the years.
Parijatha has shown at the show that even Indian manufacturers can also match up with the global standards and can meet their requirements. Also, the company was particularly pleased about the good impression these countries has about Indian products and expertise.
Now, Parijatha is shortly introducing the Three station Wet press to the manufacturing Wet press tiles and slabs even upto very small thicknesses along with the dosing system.
81K fast-erecting crane features an entirely new design to provide high levels of performance. The new Liebherr 81K is based on the successful 71K but many functions have been further developed and optimized functions. In particular, the 81K has improved load characteristics and can lift loads more than 25% higher at the end of its jib. The 81K is said by Liebherr to be the first crane in its class to operate only in the double-reeved mode, eliminating the time-consuming process.
Liebherr's new LTR 1060 extends the company's range of telescopic crawler cranes. The LTR range is designed to combine the advantages of a telescopic crane with those of a crawler crane. The 66.5US tons (60tonnes) LTR 1060's 131foot (40m) telescopic boom is claimed to go beyond others currently available in the size class both in terms of load capacity and boom length. In addition, the telescopic boom can be extended with a double swing-away jib from 31 feet to 52 feet (9.5m to 16m) in length, which enables heights-under-hook of up to 179feet (54.5m) and reaches of up to 157feet (48m).
Like all the cranes in the EC-B range, the 285 EC-B 12 Litronic is modular in design to ensure compatibility for the tower systems across range. Working radius for the new 285 EC-B 12 Litronic is up to 246 feet (75 m). The maximum lifting capacity at the jib end with a 230 feet (70m) radius is 6,945lb (3,150kg) which is 1,984lb (900kg) higher than the next smaller model, the 250 EC-B 12 Litronic.
Power Curbers has constantly developed and expanded the 5700 series since 1985. From its roots as strictly a curb and gutter machine, the 5700 has evolved into the 5700-C, a "one machine does it all" slip-form paver handling sidewalk, V-ditch, and barrier wall.
In 2010, Power Curbers added yet more capability to the 5700-C. The 5700-C with optional "Max Package" outfits the machine with larger crawlers, all crawler steering and repositionable right post for pouring large variable barrier up to 8'(2.4m) high, paving to 12' (3.65m) wide, and other large applications.
Crawlers on the 5700-C-Max are one foot (305mm) longer, heavier, and grow from three rollers to four for increased stability. The new low-speed crawler torque hubs keep the machine pouring at a steady crawl when handling large offset molds.
All Crawler Steering, a long-time option on the 5700-C, improves steering accuracy when paving, pouring large walls, and in other demanding applications.
The Max Package includes mounting plates on the machine's right side to allow contractors to bring the right rear post forward. Bringing the leg forward redistributes weight, improving the machine's performance when using large barrier molds and when paving in the center-pour position.
Other options for the Max Package include dual side (left and right hand) pouring capability and a manifold for additional vibrator circuits.
When the contractors have completed large jobs with their 5700-C-Max and want to return to curb and gutter work, the right post is moved back to its standard position allowing the machine to turn 2' (610mm) ready as always. The machine maintains its 8'6" (2.55m) transport width in standard configuration.
Arrow Machinery, Australia's leading manufacturer of concrete Kerbing and paving machines, presented their more advanced and improved 750XL Slipformer at the show. The machine is now more operator- friendly and comes with the new MOBA sensing system which is an integrated digital control system for all functions and allows the operator more flexibility with press button control and digital display fault finding.
750XL can slipform kerbs in either inboard configuration or offset. The Standard machine is generally supplied in the offset configuration and the addition of a bolt in inboard kit allows the owner to pour wider sections up to 122 cm (48") wide. The machine has also quick fit moulds which change in maximum 30 minutes.
The power behind the 750XL Slipformer has also been increased and turbo charged with the new TNV series engine from YANMAR delivering up to 37 HP and fitted with the EC150 engine management system allowing the service engineer push button access to the critical functions of the engine and is also fitted with an emergency shut down when low oil, water or charge is detected. In addition, warning beacon and night vision light kit is included on all machines improving visibility and ensuring operator safety at all times.
ParkerParker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has introduced a new addition to the PVplus axial piston pump family, the PV360. A variable displacement, 360 cc/rev pump, the PV360 addresses a wide range of heavy-duty mobile and industrial applications with operating pressures up to 5,000 psi (350 bar). Featuring a large servo piston for exceptionally fast response, the PV360 is the best suited for cranes and lifting equipment, presses, metal forming machines, hydraulic power units (HPUs), and marine use.
Parker has engineered a new Fan Control Option for its series of P1 axial piston pumps. For off-highway vehicles with hydraulic fan drive systems, the benefit is greater control of cooling fan speed independent of engine speed – translating to improved cooling efficiency and less fuel consumption.
The Quick Coupling Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation offers the new Aluminum 60 Series general-purpose quick couplings for use across a spectrum of low-pressure fluid applications. These double shut-off couplings are suitable for both pressure and vacuum applications.
Their New FA Series couplings are designed to combine the best features of Parker's non-spill FS and FEM Series couplings combined with a lightweight, corrosion resistant aluminum construction that's up to 60% lighter than comparable steel couplings.
New Compact Spiral™ hose from Parker offers unprecedented 5,000- and 6,000-psi hose performance in a compact design to deliver measurably greater routing, installation, size, weight and service life advantages compared with conventional SAE spiral hose. Combined, these benefits create considerable material, shipping and inventory cost savings for customers.
Parker also introduced a new Phase Change Liquid Cooling Thermal Management System to the hybrid electric and full-electric vehicles market. The cooling system allows vehicle manufacturers to increase the power density for high-power electronics by up to 40$%, while offering reduced footprint and decreased weight, both of which help to increase range.
Guntert & Zimmerman
Guntert & Zimmerman (G&Z) announced the release of the S600 Multi-Purpose Slipform Paver ideal for city streets, secondary roads, highways and airport paving and also for a wide range of other applications such as barrier walls, off-set paving and zero or minimum clearance paving. The S600 features a double telescopic tractor frame, access walkway, and hose hinges for a nominal working range of 8'-0" to 22'-0" (2.44 m to 6.7 m) with up to 7'-0" (2.13 m) of telescopic ability per side - the widest range in the industry. With the use of bolt-in tractor frame extensions, the S600 tractor can extend up to 22'-0" (6.7 m) with a dowel bar inserter (DBI) with hydraulic vibrators or 26'-0" (8 m) with electric vibrators and 29'-5" (9 m) without a DBI.
The versatility of the S600 tractor allows the contractor to quickly switch between applications and paving widths. The tractor components including center module, bolsters, and jacking columns are designed with universal bolting patterns offering a wide range of three and four track tractor configurations with or without swing legs. The S600 is the narrowest profile machine in the market. In standard paving mode, there is less than 2" (610 mm) from edge of pavement to widest point on the paver with sensor support arms removed. The paving kit, front tie bar inserters and many of the other optional attachments on the S600 are interchangeable with other G&Z paver models, giving the contractor a more versatile fleet of paving equipment.
Multiquip also launched industry's first hydrogen fuel cell powered light tower. TheH2LT is part of a planned series of hydrogen fuel cell powered products. The company said that the light tower is environmentally-friendly, fuel-efficient and virtually pollution-free, allowing it to be operated indoors. It can operate for up to 50 hours at a noise level of 43decibels at 23feet (7m).
Alongside Wacker Neuson also introduced new reversible plate compactors– the BPU 3750A and DPU 3750H - feature the company's proven integrated wheel design and deliver 8,317lb (37kN) of centrifugal force in a design that is said to combine excellent maneuverability and high productivity.
In addition, the company presented new line of cut-off saws with the introduction of the BTS 630 and BTS 635 which feature a new air filter concept that the company said guarantees long service life and significantly less down time. The high-torque engine is designed for impressive cutting performance and Wacker Neuson said that the machines are also easy to operate and start reliably.
The Pop-Up PUSH Pro series delivers the safety and productivity benefits of push around lifts into the low-level access sector for the first time, providing platform heights of 6ft, 8ft and 10ft. The Snorkel TM12 can be driven through standard doorways and carried in passenger elevators-yet will still lift two people with tolls to a safe platform height of 12 ft (3.7m).
Topcon also displayed its new 3D grading system (3D-MC2) that allows graders to operate at speed well above those achieved on any other 3D machine but with tighter tolerance.
According to the company, the 3D-MC2 for graders and dozers allows operators to finish up to 750,000 square feet per workday – a dramatic increase from the typical 40,000 to 160,000 square feet per day achieved by competing equipment. Adding the 3D-MC2 to a motor grader allows the control system to immediately sense any changes in the cutting edge position and make corrections up to 100 times per second.
In addition, Topcon introduced new RL-H4C next generation construction laser which is an addition to the popular RL-H series of rotating lasers, satisfying the increased demands for job site durability, range, accuracy, versatility, and cost effectiveness.
JLG Industries Inc, a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers introduced a new model to the JLG line of boom lifts – the 340AJ. With a lift height of 34 feet, 20 feet of horizontal reach and a 17-foot up and over reach, the 340AJ has all the features of a traditional JLG aerial work platform with a low gross vehicle weight of 9,700 lb.
JLG also Launched Industry-First 150-Foot Boom Lift 1500SJ that delivers greater work with flexibility and superior reach at elevated heights and six of its Telehandler products including JLG® G12-55A, JLG G5-18A, SkyTrak® 10054, Lull® 944E-42, JLG 4017PS, and JLG ATLAS II Military Telescopic Handler.
The 1500SJ is the first boom lift that elevates operators 150 feet requiring only a weight permit. It includes a telescopic jib that extends up to 25 feet for additional vertical and horizontal reach. Standard steel hoods provide improved durability, reduced cost of ownership and greater long-term value. In addition, JLG also introduced its other product.
Compact Crawler Booms are available in three models with working heights ranging from 45 to 75 feet. The all-new JLG Compact Crawler Booms feature a tracked wheel carriage that climbs steps and a narrow chassis for access through gates, yards, standard doorways and public buildings. The lightweight units deliver a 440-pound capacity, up to 37 foot horizontal reach and environmentally-friendly electric and combustion combination power for efficient energy use.
Targeted for use in front-end loaders, graders, forestry skidders and other off-highway applications requiring 115 to 360hp (90 to 270kW), the HVT offers several advantages over current powershift transmissions, including improved fuel economy, increased productivity, decreased life-cycle costs and reduced maintenance costs.
Dana also presented a 9–10 ton industrial lift truck system with the new Spicer Model 139 axle and the Spicer TE08 powershift transmission.
Inertia Machine Corporation, a leading manufacturer of mobile and highly portable impact crushing plants and screening equipment highlighted its new “triple-threat” competitive-edge crushing & screening solutions. All three new units claim higher capacities and superior productivity benefits as compared with equivalent products from other manufacturers.
The new Inertia Machine 4048 FRAP Closed Circuit Mobile Plant – the first all-in-one portable plant solution to higher capacity RAP processing.
The new 5066 Tracker Primary HSI Crusher – a mobile track-mounted model engineered to deliver higher capacities (up to 700 TPH) at lower costs per ton, while also offering unique trailer-free transport. Most importantly, 5066 Tracker is complete with its own removable axle for easy, cost-effective transport. Also, there is no need to remove any component from the 5066 Tracker before its transport to the next in-pit portable or on-the-road recycle jobsite.
Also on display was 620 Spec Maker Portable Screening Plant – Delivering 20% more screening capacity than standard models, yet offering a superior compact design for ultimate portability on its own triple-axle chassis – the all-electrically powered 620 Spec Maker features a 6-foot x 20-foot, double deck, inclined screen; its own onboard fold-down feeding, transfer, side discharge, and stacking conveyors; and a 48-inch belt feeder with hopper and grizzly – all offering a complete screening solution that’s ideal for concrete and asphalt recycle, and aggregate processing.