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The Big One, Part II

Bonus coverage of the newest innovations from CONEXPO-CON/AGG

June 11, 2014  By  Andrew Macklin

With close to 130,000 people in attendance, CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 represented the second largest attendance in show history.

With close to 130,000 people in attendance, CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 represented the second largest attendance in show history. On the strength of over 2,000 exhibitors showcasing over 1,000 new products, CONEXPO-CON/AGG was the largest North American showcase of the newest products, technologies and innovations in history.

The newest products from Vogele, Wirtgen, Hamm and Kleemann were among the 41 machines on display at The Wirtgen Group’s booth at CONEXPO-CON/AGG.


In the last issue of Rock to Road, we profiled 33 companies that supply equipment and technology for the Canadian aggregates and road building industry. In this edition, we look at 20 additional companies that made headlines with their newest releases at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014.


Wirtgen releases next-generation milling machine

CONEXPO-CON/AGG marked the world premiere for Wirtgen Group’s W 200 Hi cold milling machine. The W 200 Hi milling drum offers a hydraulically driven milling drum assembly that can be displaced 15.75 in. (400 mm) to the right or the left, providing contractors maximum flexibility for operating in tight quarters. In addition to the 200Hi, Wirtgen also introduced the new W 250i with eco-friendly drive technology, WR 250 cold recycler and the SP 84i slipform paver.


KPI-JCI reaches for the sky
KPI-JCI soared towards the ceiling of the central hall with the 170’ telescopic SuperStacker. The newest SuperStacker provides pit owners with the opportunity to significantly increase stockpiles in the same footprint, improving storage space onsite. The newest model also includes an updated version of the Wizard Touch automation system, built to provide versatility in the field with easy-to-use automation. In addition to the SuperStacker, Astec/KPI-JCI also displayed the new K500+ cone crusher and 2560 mobile crusher.


Hitachi introduces its newest Rigid Dump TrucK
Hitachi introduced the latest version of its EH1100 rigid dump truck, the EH1100-5, at the show. This latest version of the EH1100 includes improvements: to the operator environment, increased machine serviceability, increased payload, more remote monitoring capability, to name a few, plus many additional features to satisfy the range of customer requirements globally. Hitachi’s presence at the show featured its newest models of compact and full-size excavators, including the 120-ton EX1200-6.


Terex Finlay machines make North American show debut
CONEXPO-CON/AGG marked the first appearance on the North American show circuit for two new machines: the J-1170 jaw crusher and the 684 inclined screen. The J-1170 features a 1100mm x 700mm jaw chamber, which provides material reduction and product sizing in the processing of blasted quarry rock and ore material. The jaw chamber is also available with optional hydraulic release, a feature recommended for crushing construction and demolition debris. The 684 fully self-contained 2-deck inclined screen, the latest in Terex’s line of 6-Series tracked mobile inclined screens.


Kawasaki reveals the Z7 line of wheel loaders
Kawasaki unveiled three members of its Z7 class of wheel loaders, the 80Z7, the 95Z7 and the 115Z7, featuring 3.2, 5.6 and 6.3 cubic metre buckets respectively. All three loaders feature Tier 4 Interim engine technology and are equipped with the KCM’s IntelliTech technology. The 115Z7 is built for heavy-duty applications like Canadian pits and quarries and able to move 12.5 tons per pass.


Baldor reducers built for versatility
The Baldor MTA 7315H Shaft Mount Reducer is more compact and eliminates the need for base plates and foundations to mount other gear on. Made in seven sizes to cover 100 HP, it mounts directly to the driven shaft with a number of accessories available to produce versatility, cost savings and a long life. They also feature new heavy-duty lip seals for extended wear life from -40 to 300F.


Kleemann debuts new mobile crushing solutions
The new Kleemann releases include two products first launched at BAUMA 2013, the MC 110 Ri EVO and MC 110 Zi EVO mobile jaw crushers, as well as two new impact crushers, the MR 110 ZSi EVO 2 and MR 130 Zi EVO 2. The 110 Ri and 110 Zi can achieve crushing outputs of up to 300tph, while the EVO 2 models focus on providing value on fuel consumption per tonne produced. All four machines are Tier 4 final compliant.


McCloskey launches new equipment division
McCloskey International provided some surprise at CONEXPO-CON/AGG with the release of a new equipment division at its outdoor display. The new Trenchless Equipment Division debuted with the release of the TR-14 at the show. The new machine, painted blue to distinguish it from the crushing and screening equipment offerings, is the first of a line that is expected to provide the company with solid footing in the oil and gas industry, as well as compliment the full aggregate product suite for construction crews.


TESAB promotes newest tracked crusher
TESAB had its new 1200TC tracked cone crusher dominating its booth. This mobile unit is designed to produce cubical products for road building. The crushing takes place higher in the chamber, resulting in a more consistent shape to help with better compaction. The design also results in a higher throughput and reduces wear over time.


Carlson unveils front mount screed option for pavers
Carlson’s EZV Front Mount Screed was designed for smoother roads with a front taper design for uniform distribution of material and even heat distribution. Crew safety and comfort features include an integrated lock toolbox, level holders, depth rod holders and a slide out oven to reheat lunch. The touch screen heat management system can monitor progress in real time, and it is the first smart paver to work with GPS to report progress and improve job costing.


Martin Engineering display dust control technology
Martin Engineering used CONEXPO-CON/AGG to show off the new dust control technology it obtained in the purchase of VNJ Technologies in September of last year.  TNJ specialized in dust management solutions for crushing and conveying mined materials. The systems have the ability to tailor suppression chemicals and additives for specific applications, providing the versatility needed to operate in the harshest pit and quarry conditions.


BOMAG focuses on TanGO for its next generation rollers
BOMAG’s Tangential Oscillation technology was the highlight of BOMAG’s display in Las Vegas. The new TanGO system was featured on the new BW 161 ADO-4 tandem roller model. The exiter system has been optimized since its original release, improving vibration generation and compaction parameters while reducing drive belt maintenance.


Terex MPS reveals three new products in Las Vegas
Terex Mineral Processing Systems released the new CRJ3750 jaw plant, LJ-TSV series horizontal screen and MVP380X cone crusher at Terex’s massive outdoor display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. Key features of the CRJ3750 include a large 940 x 1270 mm feed opening, 1321 x 6096 mm high-stroke vibrating grizzly feeder and optional hydraulic feeder module lift system. The LJ-TSV horizontal screen includes a variable slope for handling large deck loads as well as enhancements for increased durability and maintenance efficiency. As for the MVP380X, the newest cone crusher from Terex MPS includes a hydro-pneumatic tramp iron relief system that instantly resets the crusher setting after passing uncrushable material without having to activate valves and pumps as well as several new safety enhancements.


Sale, partnership steals headlines for Loadrite
Even with Loadrite’s newest technology on display, it was hard to ignore the buzz generated by the company’s sale to Trimble. The sale of parent company Actronic Technology to Trimble, which took place in July of 2013, provides Trimble with the opportunity to incorporate weighing information into the Trimble Connected Site portfolio for machine operations.

Trimble Loadrite also announced the integration of the Loadrite L2180 payload scale John Deere four-wheel-drive loaders with the JDLink Ultimate telematics system.


ScreenMachine releases the Spyder 622T
The new ScreenMachine Spyder 622T was on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. The closed-circuit conveyor design features four conveyors with adjustable angles and heights. The crusher includes a heavy-duty feed hopper that hydraulically folds for ease of transport. The Spyder has a 6’ x 22’ triple shaft, triple deck horizontal screen, and multiple fixed catwalks for better access for maintenance.


Gehl promotes large skid steer
Claiming to be the largest skid loader in the world, Gehl’s V400 has a Mustang 4000V engine with a gross 99 hp (74 kW) and a rated operating capacity of 4,000 lbs or 1814 kg. Thick steel plating and heavy-duty pins and busings set the loader up for heavy-duty work but the electronic engine control allows for operation at partial throttle to reduce sound levels and fuel consumption. Its cab is set forward for better visibility while ergonomic features within the cab reduce operator fatigue.


EDGE trommel series on display
EDGE Innovate have made their way into the Canadian market, and they provided a glimpse at their product portfolio for the national market in Las Vegas. One of the more intriguing products on display was the trommel series of screening plants, which are available in tracked, wheeled and static versions. The trommel series provides a new option for applications in the aggregates industry where spillage is a concern and has the ability to provide large stockpiling capabilities. The trommel series also feature a 180-degree radial fines conveyor and extra wide drum collection conveyor to eliminate material bridging.


For NPK, small size matters
Talking up their small hammers, NPK claims that unit sales for small hammers are huge. They have 48 per cent fewer parts, so they’re more price competitive. Every quarry should have a pedestal boom with a hammer for safety reasons, explained Jay Noel, Vice President of Sales at NPK. “Quarries that don’t have a pedestal boom will end up sending workers into unsafe conditions to break up rocks.” NPK hydraulic hammers boast higher frequency for more effective penetration and higher impact energy. The simple tool retaining system allows for quick and easy tool removal.


New slipform options from PowerCurber
On display at the Power Curbers’ booth, the multifunction tool SF1700 slipform paver paves from three to 7.5 m wide and up to 16 inches deep. Featuring GPS control and 3D ready, operators build a sitemap and the 3D receivers can read it to guide the machine. A Cummins QSB4.5 four cylinder, 4-stroke 170 hp Tier 3 engine powers the SF1700. The company uses custom engineering to make products suited to their customers’ needs.


New track impact crusher presented by IRock
IRock unveiled its TC-20 Track Impact Crusher Feeder in Las Vegas. Its extended length makes it long enough to be loaded with a large wheel loader to increase production. It produces a uniform cubical product and includes hydraulically adjustable aprons to provide better control over sizing. Versatile enough to process soft to medium rock, recycled concrete and recycled asphalt, it is powered by a 440 hp Caterpillar C-13 ACERT Tier 3 engine that can process up to 500 TPH. The unit is also portable, with 20-inch track pads for driving around a job site or onto a trailer.

For more information on the newest products, innovations and technologies released at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, visit Be sure to mark March 7 to 11, 2017, on your calendar, when CONEXPO-CON/AGG comes back to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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