During five jam-packed days of innovative product launches, major company announcements, enlightening education sessions, and countless networking opportunities, RDO Equipment Co. team members talked with construction equipment and technology experts at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Check out these seven key takeaways from RDO Equipment Co. team members and attendees to learn what contractors need to know to keep machines up and running in 2023 and beyond.
1. For the first time, John Deere and the WIRTGEN GROUP partnered to showcase their latest equipment and John Deere Operations Center, a telematics system integrated into all WIRTGEN machines.
John Deere highlighted more than 60 construction solutions with alternative power options — including E-Drive (hybrid) wheel loaders – and smart machine control options, including automated safety software to recognize other equipment and people on the job site.
2. A leader in equipment design, the WIRTGEN GROUP highlighted their latest roadbuilding and aggregate solutions, including more fuel-efficient cold milling machines like the W120Ri. Across RDO’s footprint, contractors are bidding on road and bridge projects. RDO team members’ expertise in WIRTGEN Group and machine control technology helps contractors to win projects to build vital infrastructure.
3. Vermeer shares how their latest equipment helps contractors to be more productive in emerging markets, including solar, site development and forestry. RDO partners with Vermeer equipment experts to help customers understand how machine control on pile drivers improves consistency and overall productivity.
4. Topcon shared the latest MC-Max features designed to adapt to contractors’ machine control, and data integration needs as their fleets and workflows expand. Connected machines continue to be the way of the future as we learn how telematics data informs how we work in real time and create three-pronged communications systems that allow information to flow easily among a project’s manager, operator and engineer.
5.Teleo Supervised Autonomy demonstrated how operators could run multiple machines remotely to improve their productivity and comfort. RDO team members have been working alongside the Teleo team as they’ve developed this new technology. RDO Solution Center team members have helped test how this supervised autonomy technology will work and how it can be retrofitted to customers’ existing equipment.
6. Senior Vice President of Technology and Innovation Adam Gilbertson describes how technology solutions improve operators’ safety and productivity, like cameras to recognize other equipment or people to ensure safety on a job site, to fully integrated machines with technology to help you be more effective, more efficient and more productive.
7. Senior Vice President of Equipment and Host of The Track Dennis Howard highlights what he learned after interviewing equipment technology experts and attendees. He highlighted his three key takeways contractors should know:
Watch to learn more about what you need to know about how the equipment and technology released at CONEXPO.
To take advantage of these innovative solutions, customers can contact trusted partners to onboard these future-focused technology solutions and equipment. RDO’s partners, like John Deere and WIRTGEN GROUP, have developed machines to answer market challenges. RDO Solutions Center and RDO Integrated Controls team of experts have the answers to our customer’s questions about how to select and integrate technology. This partnership helps our customers meet their business needs today and in the future.