This year’s Vegas CONEXPO-CON/AGG was the first I’ve attended, and it was stuffed with giant trucks and machines like a Construction Cornucopia. There was too much to see, and too many announcements to record.

I did end up swinging by Volvo Groups' press conferences:

The company’s President and CEO Olof Persson claims Volvo will spend $100M in product and production expansion at its North American facilities this year, and Mack Trucks (part of the Volvo Group) revealed a medium heavy-duty version of its Granite model, with a 9-liter 345 HP engine. Curtis Dorwart Mack’s vocational marketing product manager says the truck is ideal to be used as a dump truck, boost-a-load mixer or snowplow. But it looks like you could just as well use it to run through your neighbor's house.

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Among myriad updates Mack also displayed the first Mack AC truck ever built, which the press release said earned Mack the nickname “Bulldog” by British soldiers in WWI.

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If you missed this triennial show, then you can watch our ConExpo videos for the next three years to hold you over.