The Plantworx Construction Machinery Exhibition returns to Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Leicestershire, from 6 -8 June 2017.
The UK’s Largest Working Construction Equipment Show is hosted by the CEA (Construction Equipment Association). It will be the biggest event to date where visitors can expect to see the very latest in construction machinery and equipment.
Every area of the construction machinery sector will be represented at the show including earthmoving machinery, lifting and access equipment, compaction kit, tools, rammers and hammers, compressors, attachments and much more.
To date Plantworx has over 320 confirmed exhibitors signed up for the event – this equates to over 90% sold.
The 2017 event has attracted 104 new exhibitors to date who will be making their first appearance – that’s 33%.
New exhibitors include attachment manufacturer Arden Equipment UK, Atlas Copco Construction and Mining, Mantis Cranes, tiltrotator manufacturer Rototilt UK, tool manufacturers Hilti and Husqvarna Construction Products, MFG who is a designer and manufacturer of modular and bespoke excavation support systems and Italian attachment manufacturer Cangini Benne srl.
Axpan is a French manufacturer of micro machines specialising in earth moving equipment for tight and restricted access. According to the company the machines are targeted to professionals like landscapers, builders, groundwork operators and owner operators.
Axpan is making its first appearance at Plantworx 2017 on the Four Ashes Machinery stand (D24), the company’s show debut coincides with the launch of two new models – the AX 36 Pro and the AX Loader.
Also new is Southern Plant Spares who will be showing the new range of Rhinox Buckets (stand G45). Taking centre stage will be the UNI-TUSK X1 which combines a tooth and blade into one system with no sharp edges. This reduces the risk of penetrating underground cables and pipes. SPS claim that the large surface area of the UNI-TUSK X1 also increases the digging efficiency.
Because the UNI-TUSK X1 is designed like a sidecutter style tooth, it locks the side plates and the lip plate. increasing the structural integrity of the bucket.
Dale Record, marketing director, SPS said, “in recent times Utilities contractors have requested that all excavator buckets are supplied with the teeth removed to reduce the chance of cable strike. Whilst this does help saves lives, it causes massive increase in wear to the bucket, causing a huge increase in maintenance costs for plant hire companies.”
Mr Record added, “the Rhinox Uni-tusk X1 is a unique innovation which creates a combined Tooth and Blade system which not only protects the bucket and significantly increases the product lifetime, but it also reduces the likelihood of a cable strike due to its profile.”
UK based Niftylift is one of the largest manufacturers of mobile elevating work platforms in Europe – the company will be making its debut.
One of the highlights on the Niftylift stand (F49) will be the new Nifty 120T. The Nifty 120T is a compact and manoeuvrable trailer-mount that can be towed easily by a small commercial vehicle or 4-by-4. With a 12.2m working height and 6.1m outreach, it utilises a telescopic upper boom to give up-and-over access to hard-to-reach locations, as well as low-level outreach where it’s often needed most.
Tracking specialist AMI Group is also new to the show – the company has recently launched what it calls – a new state-of-the-art tracking device which provides personal protection for lone workers.
AMI’s new Guardian Lone Worker tracking system is smaller than a standard car key fob and can be easily carried, placed on a lanyard or put on a keyring.
Incorporating highly advanced GPS tracking, Guardian Lone Worker enables employers to maintain contact with their employees at all times, and also allows workers to raise an SOS alarm in the event of an emergency. It is ideal for use by employees who work in dangerous or isolated areas, or who are placed in high risk situations.
Peter Stockton, operations director of AMI Group said: “This is an exciting development as it allows employers to maintain contact with their colleagues at all times and can assist them in times of trouble. It’s a very small, discreet device, but it’s highly cost-effective and is packed full of features.
Up to five telephone numbers can be entered to receive alerts when employees stray too far, fall or press the SOS button. Text alerts provide street locations and clickable Google map links; the device can even make and receive two-way voice calls. A great feature is that a huge range of alerts and functions can be customised to meet the needs of individual organisations.”