Right on the heels of World of Concrete, CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2005 lands at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 15–19. With more than 2300 exhibitors stretching over more than 1.85 million net square feet of exhibit space, the show offers an opportunity to view the latest construction and materials equipment, services, technology, and training. Here are just some of the items on display at the show:

Three skidsteers

The 2066, 2076, and 2086 skidsteers offer rated operating loads from 2000 to 2600 pounds, a broad range of control options, impressive operating capacities, and Cummins Tier 2 diesel engines. Each of the machines has a redesigned cab, with fixed top and rear windows, side-mounted instrument panels, suspension seat, acoustical headliner, and other features designed to enhance comfort, safety, and usability. Mustang Manufacturing Co. Inc. www.pwmag.com/05marl.Circle 1. CONEXPO Booth N2863

Cone crusher

The Lokotrack LT200HP track-mounted crushing plant is designed for secondary and fine crushing. It provides high throughput, quality end product, and compact dimensions. It can process as much as 275 tph, thanks to a large 1.2-inch feed opening. The 425-hp diesel engine with hydraulic drive provides variable crusher speed. The IC600 interactive, intelligent control system monitors the crushing process to ensure continuous, stable material flow to the cone. Metso Minerals. www.pwmag.com/05mar2.Circle 2. CONEXPO Booth C5729

Compact excavator

The ZX-75 compact excavator has an operating weight of 16,538 pounds, 72-hp diesel engine, and maximum digging depth of 14 feet. The ZX-125 compact excavator features an operating weight of 27,563 pounds, 94-hp diesel engine, and maximum digging depth of 15.33 feet. Both of the machines feature zero tail swing, permitting operators to work in tight conditions. Other features include articulated boom, auxiliary hydraulics, control options, and comfortable operator compartment. Ingersoll-Rand Co. www.pwmag.com/05mar3.Circle 3. CONEXPO Booth G200

Severe-service vehicle

The 7700 severe-service truck combines rugged power with a smooth ride. The vehicle offers a spacious interior, high maneuverability, and agility. Its light-weight components allow operators to carry more legal bridge-formula payload. Other features include the Diamond Logic electrical system, advanced diagnostics, and simplified body integration. International Truck & Engine. www.pwmag.com/05mar4.Circle 4. CONEXPO Booth S11617

Safe brush chipper

The RC 6D 6-inch brush chipper has a 25-hp Kohler V-twin engine that produces torque ratings of 39.5 feet/pounds at 2800 rpm. The engine generates high performance and provides long life, while the machine's overall simplicity ensures easy maintenance. Plus, reversing auto feeds keep the machine at the correct rpm level-to create more uniform chips, use less fuel, and minimize vibration—which reduces wood shifting to keep the operator safe. Rayco Manufacturing Inc. www.pwmag.com/05mar5.

Circle 5. CONEXPO Booth N2804

Dust control agent

Soil-Sement is a dust- and erosion-control agent that can be applied to a wide range of surfaces and substrates to prevent fugitive dust and provide erosion control. Applications include unpaved roadways and open areas consisting of soil from clays to silty, sandy loams; gravel runways; helipads; and well-graded aggregates. It also can be applied to storage piles consisting of limestone, coal, mineral, ore, mine tailings, ash ponds, and landfills. Midwest Industrial Supply Inc. www.pwmag.com/05mar6.Circle 6. CONEXPO Booth S10111

Upgraded tractors

The new T-series track-type tractors combine the latest improvements with proven durability, reliability, and productivity. The new machines—D8T, D9T, and D10T—are powered by Cat engines with ACERT technology that meet Tier 3 emission standards. The engines also feature a controller that improves fuel delivery and airflow. Other characteristics include heavy-duty planetary powershift transmissions, large diameter clutches, and improved operator stations. Steering, machine direction, and gear selection are clustered into a single control handle for easy operation. Caterpillar Inc. www.pwmag.com/05mar7.Circle 7. CON EXPO Booth G130

Strong, reliable breakers

Each of the SB tough, reliable breakers is made from a one-piece body that doesn't require side bolts. The breakers are stronger and lighter than conventional breakers. Each offers a high power-to-weight ratio, excellent maneuverability, and good performance. An optional water channel for dust suppression creates a less hazardous working environment, improving visibility and keeping dust from seeping into the bushings. In addition, each of the breakers is durable, easy to service, and simple to use. Atlas Copco Construction Tools. www.pwmag.com/05mar8.Circle 8. CONEXPO Booth C5773

Tier 2 mini excavators

ViO3 mini-excavators are powered by the company's Tier 2 TNV diesel engines. The new engines on the ViO20 (with an operating weight of 4851 pounds) and ViO27 (6284-pound operating weight) deliver more horsepower than competitive models. The ViO20 is rated at 19.2 hp, the ViO27 at 24.7 hp. Additionally, the machines have a strong, reinforced blade, and new cylinder guards at the arm and bucket area for long life, maximum productivity, and reduced maintenance. Yanmar America Corp. www.pwmag.com/05mar9.Circle 9. CONEXPO Booth C6205