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2023 Conexpo Recap With the Trailer Experts

2023 Conexpo

2023 CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show in Las Vegas, NV

Just a few short weeks ago, Felling’s Trailer Experts were busy manning our booth D1021 at the 2023 CONEXPO-CON/AGG show in Las Vegas, NV. We want to thank everyone who took the time to stop by our booth in the Diamond lot to see us and our trailers we had on display. Meeting with our dealers, long-time customers, future partners, and vendors was a pleasure. Despite the rainy weather, the crowds were strong in numbers. According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the show organizer, 2023 Conexpo, crushed expected attendance numbers drawing over 139,000 construction and fluid power professionals from 133 countries.

Catching the Eye of the Passers By

We showcased our award-winning, Controlled Flow Air Ramp system on the Low Pro Limited FT-45-2 LPL, a tandem axle 22 ½ ton tag equipment trailer. Felling’s Trailer Experts ran operational demonstrations of the 7’ x 38” angle-iron ramps. Operating via an airbag system that works off the same supply as the air brake system. Thus, any airbrake-equipped truck can operate a Felling Trailer equipped air ramp system without any other external power source (e.g., battery, gas engine, or truck-powered hydraulic system). The Low Pro Limited models are standard with a 6’ double incline beavertail. The double incline feature eliminates the sharp break-over point, which substantially helps load and unload tracked equipment. The heavy equipment trailers are available in two model capacities: FT-45-2 LP Limited, a tandem axle 22 ½ tons, and the FT-50-3 LP Limited, a triple-axle 25 tons.

Talking to dealersWe also showcased the design modifications to the X-FORCE hydraulic detachable gooseneck series with their 55-ton XF-110-3 HDG. The redesign’s driving factors were enhancing operator usability while refining the design and reducing production time and materials. More often than not, an operator must offload/load equipment on less-than-ideal terrain that is soft or uneven. Considering this scenario, the gooseneck stirrups were designed to provide an additional 1-3/4 ground clearance, making the hookup/disconnect process easier. Auto-ratcheting load blocks have also been factored into the gooseneck design. As the deck is raised into position, setting the trailer’s ride height, the load blocks auto-ratchet into position. An interlocking connection between the load block and the secondary lock mechanism synchronizes the action of the two – eliminating the independent lock handle, reducing, and simplifying the operation process. The XF HDG (hydraulic detachable gooseneck lowboy) models are available in 35 to 60-ton capacities.

Flynn’s Farewell to the Iron Business

Mike Flynn

Mike Flynn

Felling’s Northeastern Regional Sales Manager, Mike Flynn, made his last trade show appearance after 22 years with the company. Mike had made his decision to retire from the “iron business” in January of 2023. “Mike Flynn had started with Felling Trailers as an independent trailer sales rep back in 2000 and was instrumental in getting the Felling brand established in the Northeastern US. We wish him the best in his retirement,” said Pat Jennissen, VP of Sales & Marketing Felling Trailers. CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 was Mike’s final appearance with the Felling Sales team. Many of Felling’s Northeastern dealers that Mike had established over the years stopped to visit and wish him well. For the interim, trailer and/or dealer inquiries for the Northeastern region, may contact Felling’s Internal Sales team at 800-245-2809.

Mike Flynn with dealers

New Faces Since Conexpo 2020

Since the last CONEXPO-CON/AGG in 2020, a few new faces have joined Felling’s Trailer Experts team. Many of you have met these new team members face-to-face as they have been making sales visits. Others may have made introductions via a call, email, or at this year’s 2023 Conexpo.

SW – Michael Wilwerding joined the Felling Trailers Sales team in the summer of 2021, covering the Southwestern Region (CA, NV, AZ, NM, and HI). This area was once served by Roger Magers, who retired in December 2020.

GL- Joel Lindmeyer joined the Felling Trailers Sales team in the fall of 2021 and covers the Great Lakes Region (WI, IA, MO, OL, IN, OH, and MI). This area was once served by Daniel “Boone” Larsen, who retired in May of 2021.

SC – Joe Pessen joined the Felling Trailers Sales team in early 2023, covering the South-Central Region (NE, KS, OK, AR, TX, and LA). This area was once served by Gary Knudsen, who retired in December of 2021.

Felling Team

Who serves your region? Click here to see Felling’s Trailer Experts and put a face with a name.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2023 by the Numbers 

(provided by AEM Association of Equipment Manufacturers)

  • 3+ million net square feet of exhibits (10.5% larger than 2020).
  • 139,000+ registered attendees (6% increase over 2020).
  • 2400+ exhibitors, from 36 countries, including 603 new-to-the-show exhibitors.
  • 24,000+ international registered attendees from 133 countries.
  • 91,000+ education tickets purchased.
  • 600+ global media from 33 countries.

Scan and Win Drawing Winner’s

Felling Trailers’ held a scan and win contest where attendees who scanned their badges would be eligible for a gift card drawing. Daily drawings were held with 1 winner selected for each day, with 1 grand prize winner selected from all the entries. Congratulations to all winners and thank you to all who participated and took the time to visit the Felling Trailers’ booth D1021 at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023. We appreciate you!

Daily Winners

Angela Weaver, Angora, MN

Josh Quintana, Espanola, NM

Ken White, Grand Junction, CO

Nate Mesna, Running Springs, CA

William McNeice, Wilmington, MA

Grand Prize Winner

David Miller, East Sparta, OH

Save the Date

The next CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE will be held March 3-7, 2026, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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