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World of Concrete 2O18 Show Preview: Outdoor competitions and demos

Western Star will hold their “Get Tough Challenge” in the Bronze Lot.
Western Star will hold their “Get Tough Challenge” in the Bronze Lot.

World of Concrete will offer attendees several opportunities to put their operating skills to the test and see equipment in action. 

On the Bronze Lot, the "Western Star Trucks Get Tough Challenge" puts drivers behind the wheel to experience a Western Star truck for themselves. The eighth annual ride-and-drive event takes contestants along a short course in their choice of Western Star truck and scores them on a 50-point scale.

Western Star will feature several of its vocational trucks and product options in the Bronze Lot, including: a 4700SB dump truck equipped with a Detroit DD13 engine and Allison 4500 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) transmission; a 4700SF mixer with a Detroit DD13 engine and Allison 4700 RDS transmission; and a 4900SF with a Detroit DD15 engine and Allison 4700 RDS transmission.

To compete in the challenge, participants must have a current CDL and can register in the Bronze Lot. 

For the past 15 years, John Deere has sponsored the "Operator Challenge" in conjunction with World of Concrete, and they are doing it again in 2018. There will be several Deere machines to give operators a chance to get a feel for the controls, responsiveness and power. Machines in the challenge include: a four-wheel-drive loader, a backhoe, an excavator and skid-steer loaders. Operators need to perform certain tasks to score points, avoid penalties and beat the clock. Daily prizes are awarded to the top scoring operator for each machine in the competition. Registration is on site during the outdoor area show hours.

Also outdoors, MB Crusher will demonstrate crushing and screening attachments on both an excavator and a skid loader. Attendees will see how these jaw crushers can crush tough material, such as granite and concrete, both reinforced and non-reinforced, and how trommel screens can sift various materials.

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  • Western Star Trucks

    2477 Deerfield Road
    Fort Mill , SC
    US , 29715-6942

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  • John Deere Construction & Forestry

    One John Deere Place
    Moline , IL
    US , 61265

    Since its founding in 1837, John Deere has seen a great many changes in its business, its products, its services. Change always comes with opportunity. And Deere has always been ready and willing to embrace it. Yet, through it all, John Deere is still dedicated to those who are linked to the land – farmers and ranchers, landowners, builders, and loggers. And Deere has never outgrown, nor forgotten, its founder's original core values. Those values determine the way we work, the quality we offer, and the unsurpassed treatment you get as a customer, investor, employee.

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  • MB S.p.A.

    Via Astico,n° 30/A
    36030 Fara Vicentino (VI) - Italy
    IT

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  • World of Concrete

    World of Concrete is the industry’s ONLY annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. Featuring indoor and outdoor exhibits with the industry’s leading suppliers showcasing innovative products and technologies, exciting demonstrations and competitions, and a world-class education program. Visit www.worldofconcrete.com for complete show details.

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