ConExpo Sneak Peak: See What’s In Store For The Underground Market

February 2014, Vol. 69 No. 2
McElroy Fusion Machine

HammerHead Trenchless Equipment, booth 62428
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HammerHead piercing, pipe bursting and ramming products are used by contractors around the globe to install or replace fiber, communication, water, sewer and gas lines with minimal disruption to above ground landscapes, structures and traffic flow.

ISCO Industries, booth 5813
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ISCO Industries is a global customized piping solutions provider based in Louisville, KY. ISCO stocks and sells a wide variety of piping materials and provides solutions for various applications worldwide. The company offers custom high-density polyethylene (HDPE) fabrication and inventories large stockpiles of pipe.

John Deere, booth 2328
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John Deere’s 644K hybrid wheel loader uses diesel and electric power and captures regenerated energy as it is created to use in powering the machine. A 229-hp John Deere PowerTech 6.8-liter Tier 4 Interim engine powers the loader, running at an operator-selected constant speed from 900 to 1,800 rpm. The company says the engine’s constant operating speed maintains continuous hydraulic flow at all times to deliver crisp hydraulic responsiveness and reduce cycle times; the electric motor delivers torque resulting in fluid operation and a smooth ride. The machine has four operating speed ranges, but no reverse gear or clutches as direction changes are performed by the electric motor.

McElroy Manufacturing, booth 5827
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McElroy is the leading manufacturer in thermoplastic pipe fusion equipment. With a complete range of fusion equipment for pipe sizes from ½-inch CTS to 65-inch OD, they have a machine for every application. The pipe fusion process associated with McElroy fusion machines is a widely accepted process that joins two pieces of thermoplastic pipe together with heat and pressure. While commonly associated with high-density polyethylene pipe (HDPE), the machines are capable of fusing or welding a variety of different types and sizes of pipe.

McLaughlin Group, booth 31125
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McLaughlin offers a full line of utility locators and vacuum excavators using air excavation or hydro-excavation for safely finding and exposing existing infrastructure as well as auger boring machines and other trenchless installation products.