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

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

The McLaughlin McL-54/60 is a turbo charged diesel auger boring machine (for 16-60 inch casing installations). With nearly 1,000,000 pounds of thrust this machine is capable of doing longer bores in tough conditions.

McLaughlin’s truck-mounted Mega Vac product line features five models, ranging from 1,600 to 3,000 gallons in tank capacity. The Mega Vac line features two power plant options — a 67-hp Kubota diesel engine with a 1,025 cfm blower or a 99-hp Kubota engine with 1,200 cfm. Both power plant options produce 15 inches of mercury. A deep vacuum power plant option is also available featuring the 99-hp engine with 1,200 cfm and 23 inches of mercury. McLaughlin uses an industry-exclusive three-stage filtration system that allows for both wet and dry vacuum excavation.

Vermeer, booth 61716
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Vermeer Corporation delivers a real impact in a progressing world through the manufacture of high-quality underground construction, surface mining, tree care, environmental and agricultural equipment. With a reputation for durability and reliability, that equipment is backed by localized customer service and support provided by independent dealers around the world.

Vermeer has introduced its first horizontal directional drill with a Tier 4 Final engine. The D9x13 S3 Navigator HDD — the first of the S3 generation of drills — features improved hydraulic efficiency and enhanced speed for greater drilling performance. The D9x13 S3 is designed for installation of utilities such as communication, power, gas and water.

Volvo CE, booths 10951, 1300
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Volvo Construction Equipment will showcase more than 17 products, including a new generation of E-Series excavators, G-Series articulated haulers and H-Series wheel loaders in Tier 4 Final configurations. Volvo CE will also exhibit the latest range of backhoe loaders, motor graders and skid and tracked loaders. At the outdoor lot, visitors can operate a BL60B backhoe loader and EC55C excavator, with prizes awarded for performance.

Taking center stage will be Volvo’s new Tier 4 Final/Stage IV engine technology, which the company claims is not only cleaner than its predecessor, but – in most cases – also more powerful. Attendees will have the chance to question Volvo CE experts on industry trends, customer support, and financing.