The 43rd annual World of Concrete kicks off January 23 with 1,500 companies signed up as exhibitors.
The event is billed as the largest international show for the concrete and masonry industries, attracting more than 55,000 attendees. The show runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Las Vegas Convention Center, ending at noon January 26. The show spans 725,000 square feet, with equipment displays, demonstrations, competitions, educational courses, industry forums and a charity auction.
Below is a glimpse of some of the exhibitors in Central Hall displaying equipment at the 2018 World of Concrete. To see past entries in our preview of the 2018 show, click here.
Bobcat will bring out its R-Series E35 compact excavator. The machine boasts a 15 percent increase in over-the-side capacity for improved digging and slewing with a new dual-flange track roller system. Its rear counterweight design gives it more stability. Bobcat also improved ride quality and redesigned the cab for operator comfort, with an automotive-type heating and air conditioning system, wider seat and fold-away floor pedals. Booth C5873
Case’s new 74-horsepower compact track loader, the TV370, has a rated operating capacity of 3,700 pounds. The company says its vertical lift design makes it ideal for loading trucks and lifting and placing pallets filled with heavy material. Standard hydraulic flow is 24.2 gallons per minute. An optional high-flow setup delivers 37.6 gpm. It features bucket breakout force of 8,776 pounds and a 10-foot, 11-inch hinge pin height. C5748
Caterpillar plans to showcase its new foray into the utility vehicle market at World of Concrete. If web traffic of readers clicking on stories about Cat’s new UTVs is an indicator, the company’s exhibit should be extra popular at this year’s show. Cat has introduced gas and diesel UTV versions, the CUV82 and CUV102D, respectively. It partnered with Textron Specialized Vehicles, which manufactures the Cat branded UTVs. The UTVs feature all-steel cargo beds, 1,000-pound rear cargo capacity and 2,000-pound towing capacity. Booth C6061