Big iron at World of Concrete
By Andrew Macklin
February 2, 2016 – The Canadian road construction industry will soon see some new big iron that made its debut on the show floor at World of Concrete.
Following up on the pre-show demonstration the day before, International provided a close up look at its new HX Series trucks. The Class 8 premium vocational trucks are the company’s attempt to re-capture a stronger stake of the vocational truck market.
Three of the four new HX Series models, HX515, HX615 and HX620, are on display on the show floor. The HX515 and HX615 are built especially for construction dumping and concrete mixing applications, while the HX620 is built for heavy haul applications.
Gomaco’s industry first
Gomaco made headlines on day one with the official unveiling of the world’s first 3D-controlled bridge deck finisher.
First tested in 2014 using a Gomaco SL-750, the 3D guidance system with single mast provides users with a prism, as well as a slope sensor, to give Gomaco finishers the ability to accurately calculate and pave the necessary slope of the bridge deck. The same application can also be used in tough slope applications like canals, test tracks and more.
Hyundai unveils new excavators, loader
Three new machines from Hyundai stole headlines on day one, as two new excavators and a new wheel loader were released at the show.
The HL940TM is the newest addition to Hyundai’s HL900 series of Tier 4 Final wheel loaders. The Tool Master loader provides increased load and lifting capacity while improving operator visibility. The first tool master HL900 series model also includes the company’s onboard weighing system, which provides accuracy of +/- one per cent with its internal scale system.
The two newest Tier 4 Final hydraulic excavators from Hyundai are the HX140L and HX235LCR. The biggest advancement in the two new models is the standard inclusion of an AAVM (All-Around View Monitoring) system, which provides 360-degree view of the operation on an 8-inch interactive colour monitor in the cab.
Bobcat, Doosan release new models
Two members of the Doosan Infracore family debuted new machines on the show floor in Las Vegas.
For Doosan, the new DL220-5 wheel loader is an updated version of its popular DL220 model and features a three cubic yard bucket with an updated cab for improved operator comfort. Built for versatility, the DL220-5 can easily be fitted with a quick coupler for multiple attachment use in multi-application jobsites.
For Bobcat, the new S595 skid-steer loader is the highest-lifting and most-powerful model of the company’s 500 frame size. The S595 includes a pressurized cab, guard bar and improvements to both the hose routing and maintenance checkpoints.
For the full releases on all of these products, visit the Equipment section of rocktoroad.com. Stay tuned for more updates from World of Concrete.