What to see at ConExpo 2017: Deere, Cat and Kobelco in the North Hall

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Updated Feb 10, 2017

The big show is fast approaching, and ConExpo exhibitors have given us a sneak peek into what they’ll have in store for those attending the March 7-11 massive exhibition. You can check out previous entries in our ConExpo 2017 previews here. Here’s the spotlight on three exhibitors in the North Hall:

John Deere Construction & Forestry, booth N-12525


John Deere’s display will include a variety of equipment models, including articulated dump trucks, backhoe loaders, compact tract loaders, dozers, excavators, motor graders, scraper systems, skid steers, wheel loaders and attachments.

Booth activities: 10 a.m. daily opening program, technology-based educational sessions and interactive displays, including simulators

Caterpillar, booth N-10924


The 390F and the 336F XE tracked excavators will be on display, with the technology on the 336F XE reducing fuel consumption by as much as 20 percent compared to a standard machine. Several excavators showcased will feature the Cat Grade Assist technology, which enables automated grade and slope control. (Caterpillar also has a Gold Lot booth, G-4490.)

Additional equipment on display: D6T dozer with Auto Shift; the PM825, PM622 and PM312 cold planers, with the new PM 800 Series using increased engine power for demanding applications; 986K wheel loader; THD514D telehandler with reverse object detection system; articulated truck.

kobelco-sk45srx-6e-hiresKobelco Construction Machinery USA, booth N-10002

A total of 21 Kobelco excavators will be on display, including the 4.6-ton SK45SRX, which includes the iNDr+E cooling system. This incorporates the iNDr technology of large Kobelco excavators into an eco-friendly cooling system that reduces noise to 75 decibels. By using the S-mode on the excavator, users can reduce fuel consumption by 25 percent. The machine features the optional four-way blade that delivers a 23-degree left angle and a 25-degree right angle, giving additional control during clearing, grading and backfilling.

Booth activities: Demonstrations and interactive stations, plus a patriotic-theme excavator.

Other equipment on display: New SR Series and Generation 10 conventional excavators.