Highlights from the second day at the Intermat trade show today in Paris, France:
- JCB says 2012 will be the “biggest product launch in our history.” To date, 33 new products have been introduced with another 33 scheduled for debut before year end. Show introductions include the 427 and 437 wheel loaders, JS115 to JS180 excavators that will feature the JCB 4.4 diesel for the first time, and the remaining five models of its skid steer line.
- Case Construction Equipment is celebrating its 170th anniversary, saying 90 percent of its products have been “renewed.” The 580N backhoe, introduced at ConExpo, is now an EGR Tier 4 Interim machine. Several Case machines are now being introduced with installed telematics.
- Caterpillar is displaying its largest selection of Cat Paving products. More than 20 new products include 301.7D and 302.4D compact excavators, B-Series production class vibratory soil compactors and tandem vibratory rollers, CB14B utility roller, CW 34 pneumatic roller and the AP1000E and AP1055E production pavers.