We know the CONEXPO-CON/AGG trade show is huge and overwhelming. Sometimes, it’s hard to know where to start. To help, we put together a list of why you can’t miss the McLaughlin booth this year.

  1. “Locate” utilities right in the McLaughlin booth. And while you’re at it, learn about the new line of Vision locators from McLaughlin — they combine proven McLaughlin technologies to ensure accuracy with new features to help contractors find underground utilities more efficiently.

The Vision product line includes three models: the LX for utility contractors, the FLX2 with fault-finding capabilities for power companies and secondary power contractors, and the premium GX2, designed with professional locators in mind.

  1. Learn how to go green and save green with the ECO Series. The Vermeer ECO50 Series by McLaughlin is an answer to the utility market’s demand for a compact truck-mounted vacuum excavation system with a focus on improved performance, fuel efficiency and reduced maintenance. By using a properly sized 49-horsepower (36.5 kW) auxiliary engine package, the 4-inch (10 cm) ECO50 vacuum excavators use 50 percent less fuel per hour than 270-hp (201 kW) diesel truck engines.

The ECO50 Series is powered by Kubota 49-horsepower (36.5 kW) auxiliary engines and matched with 500- or 800-gallon (1892.7 or 3028.3 L) spoil tank capacities, which can be mounted on new or used truck chassis. Standard McLaughlin features are maintained with the ECO Series, including the exclusive three-stage cyclonic filtration system and the patented Cam-Over hydraulic rear door.

  1. See the “groundbreaking” SRS up close. We’re introducing the Steerable Rock System (SRS) at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. The SRS is the auger boring market’s first steerable head designed to navigate not only solid rock but difficult fractured rock conditions as well. Engineered to operate in rock up to 25,000 psi, the SRS allows operators to maneuver auger boring machines even in the toughest ground conditions for an on-grade bore.

The innovation of the SRS is highlighted in its ability to handle problematic fractured rock — in fractured rock conditions, the casing is more likely to walk or move within the half-rock formations, making it more challenging to maintain a consistent boring path.

  1. Be there for the next big thing from McLaughlin. We’re launching our biggest machine to date at this year’s show. What is it? You’ll have to stop by the booth to find out.

Follow us on Facebook for updates throughout the show. For more information about these and all McLaughlin products, visit mclaughlinunderground.com. See you in Vegas!

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