What to see at World of Concrete 2018: Liebherr, Minnich, Pettibone in the Central Hall

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Updated Jan 23, 2018

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.


Liebherr L538 wheel loaderLiebherr L538 wheel loader

Liebherr will show its L538 wheel loader. It boasts a tipping load of 20,945 pounds, bucket capacity of 3.4 cubic yards and operating weight of 29,760 pounds. The new Tier 4 Final engine produces 153 horsepower. The L538’s driveline allows continuous adjustment of acceleration in all speed ranges without noticeable gear change, the company says, and its power efficiency mode reduces fuel consumption by 25 percent over conventional travel gears. Booth C6272

Minnich Manufacturing

Minnich StingerMinnich Stinger

Minnich Manufacturing plans to introduce its new Stinger electric flex shaft concrete vibrator. The 15-amp/115-volt universal motor powers Minnich’s shafts and heads and includes a quick disconnect to adapt to other manufacturers’ vibrators. It also comes in a 230-volt version. The company says the Stinger runs at a lower amp range, and it has a durable frame that is lightweight, as is its motor. Booth C5382


Pettibone will unveil its next-generation Traverse telehandler at World of ConcretePettibone will unveil its next-generation Traverse telehandler at World of Concrete

Pettibone will debut the T944X, its next-generation Traverse telehandler. The company says the Traverse is the “only telehandler on the market with an extendable, traversing boom that moves loads by traveling horizontally.” This allows users to precisely and safely place loads forward through windows or other tight openings without having to reposition the machine, Pettibone says. The company also says the specified lift height for the telehandler is also its true landing height. Booth C5685