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

Marcia Doyle
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

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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

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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.