This ConExpo article was published in Construction Equipment Guide (CEG) on May 5, 1993.
This ConExpo article was published in Construction Equipment Guide (CEG) on May 5, 1993. This and other ConExpo articles to follow will be part of a continuing series that take a look back at ConExpos past through the reporting of CEG. We hope you enjoy these retros as much as we did searching for them deep in our archives.
Dozens of manufacturers of asphalt paving products and compaction equipment, small and large, came from far and wide to attend the greatest construction show on earth. They came to show their product lines; they came to unveil exciting new products; they came to announce changes to existing products. And was it worth it! Over 96,000 people attended ConExpo 1993 to see the latest technological advances in the construction equipment industry!
Ingersoll-Rand, with the largest indoor display area at the 1993 ConExpo, exhibited over 70 products. Every piece of equipment from their construction equipment division was displayed. Dozens of new products and changes to existing products were a highlight of the fantastic display put on by Ingersoll-Rand. Some of the exciting new products introduced were the new line of ProPac Series of vibratory soil compactors. Also introduced, at the show, were new mid-sized asphalt pavers called ProPave.
Ingersoll-Rand’s massive indoor spread featured vibratory and static compactors, asphalt and concrete paving equipment, milling machines, rough-terrain fork lifts, portable air compressors and generators, light towers, pumps and down hole drills, just to name a few. Being the largest indoor exhibit area, at times their large staff had difficulty in assisting all those interested in their equipment.
Blaw-Knox had an impressive display, which was very busy for the entirety of the show. They featured a wide variety of asphalt paving equipment with each machine showing the latest advances in technology. New products introduced were the B Series PF-200 and PF-172 paver/finishers. The show was such a success that every machine was sold off the show room floor and many orders were written for spring delivery.
Bomag had all of their equipment on display, static and vibratory compactors, tampers and plate compactors. They introduced a new design for the Bomag MPH 100 recycler. The Bomag booth was in a high traffic area, which resulted in a constant flow of contractors reviewing their products.
Dynapac’s exhibit was a very large impressive area featuring many of their new rollers. They introduced a new series of articulated double drum rollers, which includes six models. They range in size from 2.4 tons to 4 tons. The new rollers, with state of the art features, are designed for both asphalt and soil compactors. Their unique display area located on a main isle drew quite a bit of interest throughout the five-day show.
E.D. Etnyre & Co. was ready for ConExpo with the unveiling of the Series 2000 Black-Topper distributor. This new distributor offers superior technology allowing the contractor greater flexibility and cost efficiency. Etnyre announced a new warranty policy on the asphalt distributors. The display also featured the company’s new line of RTB series trailers.
Hamm Compactors had a substantial display area set up outside featuring single and double drum vibratory rollers, rubber tire static rollers, three wheel static rollers, soil stabilization and asphalt recycling equipment. Several new products were introduced at the show: the Raco 250 soil stabilizer and asphalt recycler, the DV8 double-drum compactor and the 2000 series compactor available in both drum and pad foot configuration.
Midland Machinery Co., located in Tonawanda, N.Y., displayed their road widener attachment and the cold mix paver. Their outside booth at ConExpo gave them a great opportunity to promote their equipment and write several new orders. Midland announced their plans for a new Mix-Paver in the fall of ’93, the 800 model.
Hypac’s new compact compactor, the C820A, was the feature item at ConExpo ’93. Their exhibit had a broad line of soil and asphalt compaction equipment including vibratory and static rollers. Their interesting display attracted many contractors throughout the show.
Rosco had an array of equipment at their location including an asphalt distributor, rough terrain rollers, patching machines, water distributor and a static roller. Rosco took the opportunity at ConExpo to exhibit new products for asphalt work, the Tru-Pac 915 articulated pneumatic roller and the WT truck-mounted water truck, a versatile truck designed to be mounted on a truck chassis.
General Engines had an outside display area featuring static and vibratory rollers in addition to their line of tag-a-long and low bed trailers. They had an indoor office facility to offer show attendees relief from the desert heat. The interest in their products was so great that there were rarely any seats available.
Cedarapids had an inside location exhibiting asphalt pavers and screens, crushing plants, screening plants, screeds, a pick up machine and an asphalt mixing drum. New equipment presented at ConExpo included the CR 461 microprocessor paver and two new screeds — the stretch 8 to 16 ft. and the stretch 10 to 18 ft. The new products were well received by contractors. Cedarapids was very busy from the beginning to the end and sold an abundance of equipment.
Wacker was at ConExpo with a unique two story display featuring quite a spread of equipment from their diversified product line. They announced the expansion of their rammer line with the addition of the DS724 diesel rammer.
Stone introduced nine new models of compactors at ConExpo. Their line is now anything but compact. The new compactors offer all the modern conveniences allowing for compacting every nook and cranny, curve and manhole.