What's new in construction at CONEXPO 2023

During CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023, the international trade show for the construction industries, more than 1,800 exhibitors will be showcasing new products and technologies at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in Nevada, US, on March 14-18. Here, GDI highlights some of the drilling equipment and solution providers exhibiting at the show.
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What should you be looking at during CONExpo 2023?

American Augers

Main business sector: HDD

At the show, we will be launching: The reimagined DD240T - a mid-size directional drill that features an upgraded CAT engine and industry premier Gardner Denver fluid pump, maximising power and uptime on any HDD jobsite.

The DD240T features a Tier 4 Final Stage 5 CAT engine that meets the emission standards for engines in Europe. By reducing jobsite emissions, the new engine allows HDD contractors to take on even more jobs. The 536hp engine also brings powerful drilling capabilities to a mid-size drill to maximise jobsite productivity.

The DD240T also features a new onboard fluid pump from Gardner Denver, which has a rating of 450gpm. However, to improve the machine's longevity and increase performance and uptime capabilities the DD240T is set to run at just 300gpm. This allows crews to work efficiently without pushing their drill to its limits every time it is turned on.

Additionally, the DD240T has a redesigned cab to boost operator comfort. With an improved air conditioning system and a taller cabbed unit, contractors can stay cool and comfortable, increasing productivity.  

American Augers will also use CONEXPO to introduce the M300DH.

Stand number: S60207

Website: americanaugers.com


Brunner & Lay

Main business sector: Rock drilling tools

At the show, we will be exhibiting: The Arrow Drilling System which was developed to enhance the ability of modern, high-powered rock drills in both surface and underground applications to produce precise holes in the modern mine and quarry site.

The Arrow provides less bending stress on the drill string and reduces hole deviation to improve the service life of the string, thus saving fuel and wear and tear on the drill itself. Improved blasting reduces fly-rock, back-break and the string delivers intended fragmentation to reduce the need for secondary drilling and breaking, greatly benefitting the operational bottom line.

Available in T38, T45, T51 and B60 thread.

Stand: South Hall #62517

Website: www.brunnerlay.com


ChemGrout, Inc.

 he hemrout 680 ighressure series is a highpressure highcapacity skidmounted colloidal grout plant The ChemGrout CG-680 High-Pressure series is a high-pressure, high-capacity, skid-mounted colloidal grout plant


Main business sector: Construction/industrial grouting equipment manufacturer.

At the show, we will be exhibiting: The ChemGrout Colloidal Grout Plant CG680, the CG550 Rugged, and the CG500 High Pressure.

Stand number: Silver Lot, #6817

Website: chemgrout.com


Drill King International

Main business sector: Manufacturers of rock drilling tools mainly for foundation construction and water well sectors.

At the show, we will be exhibiting: A complete range of DTH hammers, bits, shock absorbers and related products and also launching the new King Wing casing driver system.

Stand: S-64921

Website: drillking.com


Eijkelkamp North America, Inc.

Main business sector: Manufacturer of drilling equipment

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At the show, we will be exhibiting: Several foundation drilling rigs - both sonic and conventional, and we will be demonstrating our remote-control rod handling arm that can be attached to any rig.

Stand number: D2527

Website: royaleijkelkamp.com



 pirocs 25  rig is suitable for quarrying applications and construction projects Epiroc's T25 R rig is suitable for quarrying applications and construction projects



Main business sector: Mining and infrastructure

At the show, we will be exhibiting: A wide range of new and existing products from Epiroc.

Stand number: C31348

Website: epiroc.com


Geoprobe and Drillmax

 he 3126 geotechnical drill is one of the newest options from eoprobe The 3126GT geotechnical drill is one of the newest options from Geoprobe


Main business sector: Drilling industry - geotechnical, environmental, exploration, water well, geothermal, cathodic protection

At the show, we will be exhibiting: The Geoprobe 7822DT rotary and direct push drill rig and Drillmax DM250 water well and geothermal drill rig.

Stand number: D-1043

Website: geoprobe.com


Liebherr-Werk Nenzing

Main business sector: Deep foundation machines, crawler cranes, and duty cycle crawler cranes.

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At the show, we will be exhibiting: Over 30 machines from seven of our product segments and these will include our expanded portfolio of rigs for deep foundation applications.

With the introduction of the LRB 23 piling and drilling rig, which will be on display at CONEXPO, Liebherr is closing the gap between the LRB 16 and the long-established LRB 355. Additionally, the battery-powered drilling rig LB 30 unplugged, which has the same performance specifications as the conventional version but with zero emissions, will also be on show in Las Vegas.

In addition, Liebherr will also be showcasing its new crawler cranes the LR 1400 SX and LR 1110.1 and new digital options including MyJobsite - a digital solution for deep foundation work that makes it possible to record, display, analyse, manage and evaluate relevant process, machine, construction site and position data and LIPOS, the company's positioning system for deep foundation machines.

Stand number: Festival Area, Booth F9253

Website: Liebherr at Conexpo 2023


Lone Star Drills

 he  allows for precise and easytooperate drilling for standard penetration test and soil sampling The LSGT+HDA allows for precise and easy-to-operate drilling for standard penetration test and soil sampling


Main business sector: Soil sampling, water well drilling and geotechnical testing.

At the show, we will be exhibiting: The LSGT+HDA tracked unit and other drilling rigs.

Stand Number: S61548

Website: lonestardrills.com



Main business sector: Rock drilling systems

At the show, we will be exhibiting: Our 2023 product line, including the next-generation range of DTH hammers for all applications - from blasthole drilling to large-diameter foundation pile drilling.

Alongside the DTH hammer range, Mincon will also showcase the latest successes achieved with its Spiral Flush geotechnical systems, which boast patented air-control features that allow for safe drilling in sensitive ground conditions or near existing structures.

Finally, for the North American market, Mincon will show off its turnkey drilling solutions for the solar installation market.

Stand number: South Hall, First Level, S60151

Website: mincon.com


Numa Hammers & Bits

Main business sector: Rock drilling products, DTH hammers and bits, HDD hammers and bits

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At the show: Numa will be exhibiting their ‘Made in the USA' rock drilling hammers and bits, capable of drilling in a wide range of rock formations and conditions. A special spotlight will be on the Super Jaws overburden bits used for simultaneously drilling and casing 5-1/2in to 48in holes in hard rock and unconsolidated ground conditions of overburden, boulders, or bedrock. With its unique design, Super Jaws utilises wings that extend out to drill a full-diameter hole while in the drilling position. Upon completion of drilling, the wings retract back into the guide body for extraction of all tooling to the surface while leaving the casing in place. There is no reverse rotation required, nor any expensive rings left in the hole.

The company will also feature its Casing Ring Bit Systems for simultaneously drilling and casing vertical or horizontal holes in piling, foundation, anchoring, geothermal, and other casing applications. The system consists of a pilot bit, casing shoe, and heavy-duty ring bit and is available in a wide range of sizes for drilling holes 16in to 48in in diameter. Options are available for both drill-through and non-drill-through applications requiring the installation of casing into bedrock. It is a complementary product to Numa's highly successful Super Jaws and Impact Ring Bit Systems.

Visit us at stand number: South Hall Booth S62521

Website: numahammers.com


ROC Equipment

Main business sector: Foundation drilling

At the show, we will be exhibiting: Grabs, rotators, oscillators, and casing.

Stand number: Diamond Lot — D2735

Website: rocequipment.com


TEI Rock Drills Inc.

Main business sector: Rock drills, attachment, limited access in civil construction.

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At the show: TEI will be showing its Electric TD100, HCC20X and its HEM drilling attachment.

Stand number: S60029

Website: teirockdrills.com


Vanair Manufacturing, Inc.

Main business sector: Mobile power solutions to include drill compressor modules, abovedeck hydraulically driven air compressors, PTO underdeck air compressor systems, engine driven air compressor systems, electrified power equipment, engine starting systems, and welding.

At the show, we will be exhibiting: The DR310 drill compressor module, Viper gas rotary screw air compressor, Cap-Start heavy-duty engine starting system, Air N Arc, and our patented line of EPEQ electrified power equipment.

Stand: S62217

Website: vanair.com


Vermeer Corporation

Main business sector: Horizontal directional drilling

 ermeers crawlermounted 550  rig offers classleading torque and advanced telematics Vermeer's crawler-mounted D550 HHD rig offers class-leading torque and advanced telematics



At the show, we will be exhibiting The Vermeer 550,000lb D550 horizontal directional drill (HDD) with its class-leading 100,000ft.lb of torque, advanced telematics, smart onboard technology and diagnostic information. This crawler-mounted drill can deliver a steady, ultra-slow speed control for working in challenging hard rock, as well as rotation speed for boring in challenging clay conditions.

Stand number: D1214 - Diamond Lot

Website: vermeer.com



Main business sector Cranes, excavators, drill rigs, loaders, road rollers, pavers, graders, aerial work platforms, dump trucks, and folk lifts.

At the show: XCMG will showcase 50 models from its crane, excavator, drilling, loader, road roller, paver, grader, aerial work platform, dump truck and folk lift ranges, with a 108% increase on the presented models, compared with CONExpo 2020. 

Stand number: F9413

Website: en.xcmg.com