I got the chance to visit Con-Expo 2014 this year and it was probably one of the coolest things I have ever seen. It is an event that only happens once every 3 years, and the sheer quantity of construction equipment there was ridiculous. I would make a bet that there were more brands of equipment that I had not heard of than ones I knew.
Without further ado, I present you 50 pictures of Con-Expo 2014 in no particular order. Keep in mind I am not a photographer and most of this equipment was so big that I couldn’t get it all in one picture.
I really enjoyed this show because almost every piece of equipment there is one off designed and fabricated by a manufacturer. As a welder, I made sure to pay attention to all of the little “aha” solutions that the manufacturers have come up with to solve problems. I have found that most of the time the solution for my problems have already been found, but I just have to look for them.
The whole point of construction equipment is to solve problems: “how do I move this dirt from one spot to another?” “How do I paint this ceiling that is 50ft in the air and over a bunch of immovable objects?”. As you look through the pictures, you will see that the manufacturers that are doing the best are solving problems. Which has a lot to do with this site. It is my goal to share with you the solutions I have found so far and some tips along the way on how you could do it yourself.