BTB 52: CONEXPO 2020
Published on: Monday 13th July 2020
Held every three years in Las Vegas, CONEXPO 2020 is a truly massive event featuring the latest equipment advances and newest technology applications in every aspect of construction. The 2,300-plus exhibitors sprawl over 250 800 m2 (2.7 million ft2) of pavement and convention centre floor space. Although this event just barely preceded announcements of the start of the COVID-19 spread in the United States, 130,000 people attended. Safety precautions were well matched to the information that was known at the time.
In addition to the display of key products from the off road industrial product line, what better stage to launch the initial products in Tigercat’s new material processing line-up. Introduced for the first time was the prototype Tigercat 6900 horizontal grinder. Alongside the 6900 was the unique and eco-friendly Tigercat 6050 carbonator. Both the 6900 grinder and 6050 carbonator received significant interest with long line-ups to talk to Tigercat representatives onsite. The traffic to the booth originated from around the world. Attendees commented on the build quality and innovative features.
Anders Ragnarsson, Tigercat vice president, material processing products, emphasized the company’s enthusiasm regarding the event, “We thank all the customers that visited us at the show. The show was a huge success. Our dealers have many existing and new opportunities to follow up on to further our growth in this sector.”
Machines on display at the Tigercat off-road industrial booth included the 480B mulcher equipped with the durable Tigercat 4061 mulching head and the Tigercat 875 loader with a live heel boom system and grapple. The T726G street trencher, a unique machine designed to open roads to access underground utility infrastructure was also on display.