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. To register, go to worldofconcrete.com.
Below is a glimpse of some of the exhibitors displaying equipment in Central Hall at the 2018 World of Concrete. To see past entries in our preview of the 2018 show, click here.
E-Z Drill plans to show its Model 210B and Model 210B-2 on-grade concrete drills. Both models drill 18 inches deep and can operate within a 4-foot area. They are designed for airport work, lane additions and large patch jobs. Both pneumatic drills can operate within 6 inches of a corner, and with an optional conversion kit, they can switch from being a horizontal drill to a vertical drill within 20 minutes, the company says. The single-gang Model 210B can drill a ¾-inch hole 9 inches deep in about 15 seconds, according to E-Z Drill. Booth C6479
Gehl will show its RS9-50 GEN:3 telescopic handler. The telehandler can lift 5,000 pounds up to 50 feet high and will land 5,000 pounds of material at 47 feet without outriggers. It has a 9,000-pound capacity and reaches up to 36 feet, 7 inches. It features a single joystick option that controls boom extension and retraction, attachment tilt, auxiliary hydraulics and travel direction. It runs on a Tier 4, 120-horsepower Cummins turbocharged diesel engine and can travel up to 20 mph. It also offers four-wheel drive and three steering modes. Booth C5845
Hyundai will bring two wheel loaders and three excavators to the show, including its R60CR-9A compact excavator. The R60CR-9A has an operating weight of 13,450 pounds and a bucket capacity of .24 cubic yards. It runs on a 63-horsepower Yanmar Tier 4 Final engine. Hyundai will also bring its HX145LCRD excavator equipped with a Hyundai HDB140 hydraulic breaker, and its HC220L excavator will be at the MB Crusher exhibit. The two wheel loaders to be exhibited are the HL955 and the HL980. Booth C7213