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thoughts on ConExpo

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ksss, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

    Same wife but dam my ribs are sore. Even with my blacked out Oakleys she could see my eyes fall out of my head. Got to the point she would poke me before I even saw the half clad hotties.
  2. Jim385

    Jim385 LawnSite Member
    from SE PA
    Posts: 59

    From what I've heard from others, the rock truck isn't a Bell. That loader is definitely all Deere, I think the only wheeled loaders in Deere's line that may have at one time (or still are) made by someone else was the two smallest ones. The new 755k is 100% as well, no longer a liebherr like the previous models.
  3. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

    If Bell doesn't build this ADT then it would be interesting to know who does. However the point was that Deere doesn't. Your point is taken on the loader. I was thinking about their dozer line and not the wheel loader my bad.
  4. farm_boy

    farm_boy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Just a clarifying point. The only machines in Deere's booth that wasn't designed and built in a Deere factory was the 470G and 1050J.
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  5. alco

    alco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    The older Deere trucks were designed and built by Bell, then Deere started manufacturing them themselves to Bell's designs. The new truck has no Bell influence in it. Deere both designed, and builds the new truck. It's definitely not built by someone else.

    As for the dozer line, if you check into it you'll find that Deere builds all of them except the two largest models, the 950 and 1050, and that will most likely be brought in house in the near future.
  6. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,840

    Did Deere have any mini-ex's in their booth? If so, they were built by Airman and not Deere.
  7. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

    It looks like as of Thursday 117K people had been through the gates in Vegas. Guess we will see what the final numbers are. They say that 25% are from outside the U.S. which is a record. You can gleen for yourself what that means.
  8. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 581

    That was awesome. Then there was the little guy trying to peel off cat stickers.
  9. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Posts: 1,891

    Edit: this isn't directed at you directly, Dirtman -- it's just a response to the thought of copy-catting in general. To put it bluntly, while there continues to be a large amount of copy-cating, you are sorely mistaken if you think that Chinese manufacturers are content to only copy Western equipment. Manufacturers who believe that all the photo taking is just for Chinese manufacturers to reverse engineer their own golden products are going to have a rude awakening. Given all the alleged resources and government backing of Chinese manufacturers, why wouldn't they just buy a machine and disassemble it? How effective are 2D photos of an assembled, inaccessible machine?

    We'll see what the numbers are, but this is the first Conexpo after the start of the recession. Regardless of whether the recession and down economy is completely over, in my opinion growth won't come back to the show immediately.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2011
  10. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Posts: 1,019

    I would like to hear more about the Terex displays. what were they highlighting? I think they are done buying out companies and may be starting to put more into developement as evidenced by their updated tlb designs.

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