We survey CONEXPO’s construction industry mammoths.
The North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Centre is CONEXPO’s prime time stage. There you will see the biggest names in the construction industry – Caterpillar, Komatsu, John Deere, Kobelco, etc. – proudly displaying their latest and greatest machines, like wheel loaders, excavators, dump trucks, and more.
This area might also be called the “Land of Giants” because it houses some of the most jaw-droppingly big machines. Standing next to these mammoths of the construction industry is sure way to feel miniature! Our photos don’t always capture the magnitude, but you should get a good idea. Here’s 5 of the biggest construction machines we saw at CONEXPO.
1. Komatsu WA800-8 wheel loader
This awesome Komatsu wheel loader was like an elephant at the zoo - everybody wanted to get a look at the big fella. It features 854 horsepower, a 254K-pound operating weight, and 14-16 cubic yard bucket capacity.
2. Komatsu PC1250SP-11 large hydraulic excavator
Sitting nearby is the equally impressive Komatsu PC1250SP-11 excavator. This is a machine that could really move some earth. It features 758 horsepower and a 259K-pound operating weight, with a larger bucket size and increased digging performance.
3. John Deere 944K wheel loader
John Deere’s 944K wheel loader was the company’s biggest piece on the floor at CONEXPO 2020. The new and improved model features a hybrid-electric drive system that is designed to increase engine life and reduce fuel consumption.
4. Hitachi 350LC hydraulic excavator
In Las Vegas, Hitachi was showing off its 350LC hydraulic excavator with Solution Linkage Integrated Grade Control with Topcon – a new excavator technology that allows an operator to set a grade and hold it.
5. Kobelco SK850 excavator
The Katy, Texas company had more than 20 machines on display at CONEXPO 2020, including a hybrid excavator, and the first Generation 11 excavator available in North America.
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