A record 14,256 industry professionals from 28 countries attended The Work Truck Show 2019 as Work Truck Week continues to grow in an evolving commercial truck industry. Event highlights included vehicle introductions, equipment demonstrations, expanded educational opportunities, and the industry's broadest display of vocational trucks and equipment.
Mack Defense recently showcased the Mack Granite–based M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck (HDT) at the Association of United States Army (AUSA) 2018 show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Mack Defense was awarded a $296 million contract in May 2018 to produce 683 HDTs for the U.S. Army.
"The M917A3 is a great example of the capabilities Mack Defense has to develop solutions for military customers," said David Hartzell, president of Mack Defense. "Using the rugged Mack Granite as a foundation, we were able to engineer the M917A3 to meet the U.S. Army's challenging applications."
Based on the civilian Mack Granite model, Mack Defense optimized the M917A3HDT to meet the current needs of the U.S. Army, while allowing for evolving requirements and future growth. Mack Defense engineers added heavier-duty rear axles and all-wheel drive, while increasing the suspension's ride height to create a heavy dump truck capable of meeting the demanding payload and mobility requirements set by the U.S. Army HDT program.
The M917A3's cab armor was engineered by external partner experts to maintain all the comfort and driver-focused amenities of the commercial Granite model, while adding force protection to keep occupants safe in hostile environments.
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Frontline Machinery hosted their annual Demo Days & Open House event today at the company's headquarters in Chilliwack B.C.. About 200 customers, industry partners, OEMs and staff were in attendance to see the latest innovations from Frontline equipment partners, including global crusher/screener manufacturer Keestrack, Optical Belt Scale manufacturer Sensortechnik and screen/shredder and mobile conveyor manufacturer EDGE Innovate. Also in attendance was Langley-based Shearforce Equipment which demonstrated their latest hydraulic pulverizer attachment.
The 2019 edition of the National Heavy Equipment Show is quickly approaching this March 28 and 29 at the International Centre in Mississauga. With a sold-out show floor and thousands of visitors pre-registered, the key trade event is ready to mark its 22nd year in just three weeks' time.
Wacker Neuson Group at Bauma 2019 will feature 35-metre-high ferris wheel to help customers reach for the sky
Visitors to Bauma will be treated to an electrifying experience at the Wacker Neuson and Kramer stand FN.915. In addition to showcasing an assortment of products, the stand will feature a 35-meter high big wheel that will give visitors a unique view of the two brands' 6,000 square meter exhibition and demo space as well as the surrounding exhibition grounds.
Currently available for the 1644 and 1732 high capacity telehandlers, SmartLoad Technology - featured by JLG Industries, Inc. at the ARA Showin Anaheim, California - will be available as an option on all JLG telehandlers over the next 12 months. SmartLoad is an advanced bundle of three integrated technologies that work together to increase operator confidence and optimize productivity. This award-winning system includes automatic attachment recognition, a load management information system and a load stability indicator.
JCB will exhibit a range of rental-ready machines at The Rental Show 2019, hosted by the American Rental Association in Anaheim, California from February 17 to 20.
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas held their Annual Dealer Meeting on February 5, 2019 in conjunction with the 2019 AED Summit in Orlando, Florida February 4 -7. The AED Summit is the premier industry event where construction equipment distributors, manufacturers and service providers are able to connect with peers from over 500 companies under one roof.
Manitou North America to feature new compact track loader, new telehandler and more at the Rental Show
Manitou North America will showcase rental solutions across its Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou brands at booth 6357/6353 at The ARA Show in Anaheim, California February 17–20. IndyCar Series Driver and Manitou North America Ambassador Graham Rahal will also host a meet and greet event at the booth on Monday, February 18, from noon to 4 pm.
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) will officially launch its 2019 global safety campaign at the giant bauma construction equipment showcase near Munich, Germany, 8–14 April 2019. This is an ideal opportunity to engage the European industry and promote safer use of MEWPs.
The North American Society for Trenchless Technology Canadian Chapters (NASTT-NW, NASTT-GLSA and NASTT-BC) are excited to bring the first annual No-Dig North Show to the Calgary Telus Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on October 28-30, 2019.
Demonstrating the breadth of the Volvo Group, Volvo CE will be joined at bauma 2019 by sister companies Volvo Penta, Volvo Trucks and Volvo Financial Services. The companies' participation at the show is much more than a static display - it's a live event. Under the theme of Building Tomorrow, Volvo's 2,293m2 indoor stand in Hall C6 and 5,870m2 outdoor stand at FM714 will be a non-stop interactive performance featuring the complete product and service portfolio, for today, tomorrow and well into the future.
Wacker Neuson once again held its popular Trowel Challenge competition at the 2019 World of Concrete, January 22–26 in Las Vegas. As the competition has continued to gain loyalty, many familiar faces returned to compete for the grand prize, a Wacker Neuson eight-foot CRT48-37V ride-on trowel. Over 100 operators from around the world competed for the fastest time as they maneuvered through the tight turns of the 1,750-square-foot course.
Digital innovations are increasingly shaping our everyday lives – including in the construction machinery industry. Thanks to virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), users can now experience construction sites virtually and be part of the story in the middle of the action. It is not just an experience with deceptively real sensations and high entertainment value. VR and AR can be used to present products in the development phase, prototypes, or future scenarios and explain them in a completely new way. This opens up a whole host of new opportunities for companies.
Snorkel is celebrating the start of its 60th year in business with the launch of two new telehandlers at World of Concrete 2019.
DEUTZ Corporation will exhibit its growing, versatile line of engines at World of Concrete. As always, the company looks forward to this particular show and the many opportunities it presents.
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas will feature a variety of recently upgraded models and newly available third-party attachments at World of Concrete (Booth C7027). The company is also displaying its Hyundai HX130LCR hydraulic excavator for the first time since the model's recent introduction.
At World of Concrete, the Honda Power Equipment team will showcase a number of its power products for commercial applications at its outdoor booth #O31200. Front and centre will be the Honda comprehensive line of generators – models providing smooth, dependable power for construction, rental, emergency and recreation applications. All Honda generators are powered by advanced Honda four-stroke engines and incorporate technology that make Honda generators among the world's quietest.
At World of Concrete 2019, the Honda Engines team will unveil powerful new additions to its general purpose commercial engine lineup – models that offer commercial construction and turf industry customers more versatile power and greater adaptability with exceptional fuel efficiency in a compact package.
- The Cyclone Air Cleaner, available on the Honda GX160, GX200, GX270 and GX390 engine models, features a smaller footprint and a more compact design than the legacy cleaner it replaced. The Cyclone Air Cleaner fits within the overall engine shape and targets OEM applications where overall engine dimensions are critical.
- The Honda GXR120 general purpose engine, a model uniquely developed as an ideal source of power for rammers – equipment used to compact soil or other granular material. Offered as a second power option to the reliable GX100 engine, the GXR120 engine is designed to provide superb durability and reliability for heavy-duty applications.
- Offering the same quality and durability attributes of the GX series engines, GX Pressure Washer Optimized Industrial Series engines are specifically designed for direct-drive pressure washer applications; the Optimized series is available with Honda GX160, GX200, GX270 and GX390 engines. The model lineup delivers Honda's smooth and reliable power, maximized engine performance at wide-open throttle and increased power output in the GX200 and GX390 series engines. These engines also offer a fixed throttle, enabling superior performance, making them ideal for the rental market.
More than 100 companies have already announced plans to introduce new work trucks and equipment at Work Truck Week 2019.
Manitou North America is introducing new products across its Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou brands at World of Concrete. An interactive outdoor booth in the Silver Lot (#O31054) features opportunities to meet the new management team and learn about the latest equipment and service solutions from Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou.
This April 8 to 14, Liebherr will give attendees of Bauma 2019 a unique chance to experience its latest innovations first-hand, ranging from construction machines to material handling, mining and components. Visitors can look forward to seeing many new technologies and other practical innovations at Liebherr's 14,000 m2 outdoor stand (809-813) and its indoor stand in hall A4, number 326.
Digitization is gaining ground in the construction machinery industry as more and more technologies make their way into the industry. Cloud-based infrastructures, digital services portfolios and security solutions are ringing in a change of paradigm. At bauma 2019, visitors can marvel at initial systems. From April 8 to 14, the world's leading manufacturers will be presenting their developments at Messe München and invite to participate in discussions on the opportunities and challenges of new technologies.
- bauma 2019 focuses on the digitization of the construction industry
- Leading global manufacturers present initial technologies
- Visitors can discuss the topic with exhibitors at the bauma Forum
XCMG, a global leading construction machinery manufacturer, unveiled ambitious new initiatives, including the establishment of a high-end innovation centre for construction machinery and core components, and a strategic alliance to promote technological development at bauma China 2018, the premier gathering for the Asian construction machinery industry. The company also showcased 79 of its latest products and 41 pieces/sets of core components at the event.
The 2019 edition of the National Heavy Equipment Show is approaching this March 28 and 29 at the International Centre in Mississauga. With event preparation in full force, visitor registration is now live and the expanded exhibit floor is closing in on sold-out status.
New technology and the work truck industry's continued emphasis on achieving zero emissions are the focus of the 2019 Green Truck Summit, held with Fleet Technical Congress and The Work Truck Show 2019, which run March 5-8 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Geographical expansion remains one of the main policy priorities of the Mecalac Group. For more than 4 decades, through its 5 factories, its 7 commercial subsidiaries and a global network of more than 250 dealerships, the Group has been designing, manufacturing and selling construction machines specifically intended for civil and underground engineering in urban environments. In 2016, Mecalac established a presence in the United States with an initial partnership in Massachusetts. Since then, its distribution network in the United States has expanded continuously. Consequently, Mecalac has now moved into the Canadian market with 3 distributors who now handle the promotion, sales and marketing of Mecalac construction machinery.
The construction industry is increasingly showing interest in alternative drives for its equipment, one of several key trends surfacing as leading manufacturers prepare for bauma 2019 this April April 8 to 14 at Messe München, Munich, Germany.
GOMACO's new Xtreme GT-3600 curb and gutter machine will be displayed for the first time ever in GOMACO's booth in the Central Hall at World of Concrete 2019. The GT-3600 was the first three-track machine to slipform a 24-inch (610-mm) radius, and now, with the Xtreme package on board, tight radius paving is easier and more efficient than ever before. The Xtreme package adds G+ radius software with slew drives, smart-sensored hydraulics, and intelligence to the GOMACO GT-3600.
Haulotte North America held Open Days 2018, a customer event for U.S. and Canadian customers at their Virginia Beach, Virginia, location October 17 – 18. The event included education, hands on machine demonstrations including an obstacle course, and the opportunity to be the first in the U.S. and Canada to test drive the new 100 percent electric architecture boom lift.
Caterpillar will display 30 machines as well as work tools, engines and product support capabilities at bauma CHINA 2018. The extensive exhibit will feature Cat general construction, building construction, paving and SEM-branded equipment. More than a dozen Cat Next Generation hydraulic excavators will be introduced at the show.
The who's who of the industry will be there when bauma CHINA opens its doors again from November 27 to 30, 2018, in Shanghai. More than 3,300 companies will present themselves at Asia's largest trade fair – 300 more than in 2016. Accordingly, 200,000 visitors are expected, which would be a new record. The Chinese construction machinery industry is booming as bauma CHINA approaches.
During Bauma China 2018, Liebherr will show a range of equipment and components. The Liebherr stands at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) will be located outdoors (booth No. B12) and indoors in hall N4 (booth No. 524).
Skyjack will attend the upcoming Platformers' Days exhibition held September 14–15 in Hohenroda, Germany. First established in 1999, Platformers' Days is Germany's leading show for the demonstration of mobile access equipment and will be held at the Hessen Hotel Park, Hohenroda.
Terrafirma Equipment Sales & Rentals will be holding Customer Appreciation Days, August 23–25 in Edmonton, Alberta.