Record breaking Con-Expo/ Con-Agg Trade Show

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29th March 2023

Record breaking Con-Expo/ Con-Agg Trade Show

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Con-Expo/Con-Agg 2023 drew in a record breaking 139,000 visitors to the Las Vegas event, making it the largest trade show in North America. Visitor numbers were 6% higher than the COVID-19 effected 2020 show, with attendees travelling from 133 countries.

A number of our industry leading suppliers were exhibiting at the show, with some impressive booths and exciting new products on show. Here is an overview of what was on display.


Terex had a large booth outside in the Silver lot which showcased the range of Terex MP brands which included Powerscreen, Fuchs, MDS and Terex Washing Systems.

Powerscreen had a Gladiator MT1150SR, a wheel crushing and screening plant which has been tailored to the US market, alongside a Titan 2300 screener and the popular Premiertrak 330 jaw crusher.

Following the launch of the new MHL 320F Battery+ at Bauma, Fuchs had focus around sustainable handling technology at this year’s Con-Expo event. The brand also displayed their popular MHL 331F material handler which is a proven machine in a variety of applications where space is confined.

MDS unveiled their revamped M515 heavy duty rock trommel at the Terex booth. The M515 is the flagship model in the MDS range and one that is ideal for creating RipRap and recovering rocks mixed with clay and other sticky materials. The updated model has been redesigned to include new features that will improve transportation, access, and stockpile heights.

Terex Washing Systems used the show in Vegas to launch the new FM Pentium to the North American market. The FM Pentium is an innovative and versatile washing solution that has the unique capability to wash one grade of sand and one aggregate on a single chasis. Set to make a big impact in the quarrying and recycling sectors, the FM Pentium is a workhorse with a small footprint and high throughput rate.


Alongside the launch of the new branding (read more on Page 8), Develon also showcased a range of new innovative machines and solutions. This included demonstrations of the 2nd generation Concept-X2 fully autonomous DX225-CX excavator and DD100-CX dozer. They also exhibited a range of static machines including the 100-ton DX1000LC-7, the -7 series of mini excavators with zero tail swing and a new DD130 Dozer which will arrive in Europe soon.


Morbark debuted their next generation 6400XT WoodHog horizontal grinder with a dolly transport system. As well as the addition of the dolly transport system, the new 6400XT has had a few other updates including, an automatic hammermill drive belt tension system and a PT Tech hydraulic torque limited which provides driveline protection while allowing ease of setting adjustments based on grinding application.

Alongside the 6400XT Morbark displayed the popular 3000XT Wood Hog and the 1821 and 1415 brush chippers.


Allu have been a market leader in screening buckets for over 35 years and used Con-Expo to launch several new innovations. This included the new Allu Variable Drum which enables you to replace fixed TS blades without the need to open the chain-box. Enabling a variable drum setup means that individual drums or blades can be changed quicker, saving you time and money.

Allu Variable Drum


Rammer exhibited an extensive range of breakers from their impressive stand located in the central hall. This included the 3.3 ton 4099E and the 1.3 ton 2166E, as well as the launch of new range of small breakers which will arrive onto the market soon.

The company also had a Rammer simulator on the stand so that visitors could test their breaker operating skills.


Shearcore had a presence both inside in the north hall and outside in the festival grounds on the OilQuick Americas stand. Inside they displayed the 9.8 ton FS-95R and the 7 ton FS-95 ton. On the OilQuick stand they showed a working FS-25R.

There is also talk of a new model coming to market soon which will be even bigger than the FS-145, so watch this space!


One of the latest brands to join the Blue Machinery product portfolio, VTN celebrate their 50th anniversary this year and were in Las Vegas showcasing their range of demolition tools and grabs.

Their booth included the CI3200R and CI6500R scrap shears, MD210 and MD45 grabs, CK21 combi kit and a FP18 rotating pulveriser. We look forward to seeing some of these tools working across the UK this year!