Simex Enters US Market at Conexpo
Simex announce the US launch of its entire range of cold planers and wheel saws for loaders and skid steer loaders at Conexpo 2023. Participating in North America’s largest exhibition for the earthmoving sector will not only be an exhibition opportunity for the company, but it will also mark the beginning of a new strategic and commercial phase for Simex products in the US market.
The opening of the new US branch office in 2021 has resulted in a guaranteed stock of equipment and spare parts and, consequently, faster delivery times, prompt pre- and after-sales service, and on-site installations supervised by qualified staff. At the same time, the expansion of the sales and dealer network has provided valuable insights into the market’s diverse needs.
For example, the entire range of PL asphalt cold planers and wheel saws from the RW and T range will be marketed in the US, opening up a new direction in the field of road maintenance and underground utilities with more than 30 models for loaders, compact loaders and excavators. Starting with the consolidated Simex milling technology, developed and fine-tuned in over 30 years in the business, the entire PL line will be guaranteed to American road maintenance operators, from 10 to 80 in (250 to 2000 mm) in width, and up to 14 in (350 mm) in depth.
Conexpo 2023 will also provide the ideal venue for the widest road cold planer in the attachment market, the PL 2000-80, which, with its 80-in (200cm) drum, can reach 160 in (4m) in just two passes.
In the mini- and micro-trenching sector, the range of RW and RWA wheel saws will steal the show due to their unique features such as a self-levelling system, which adjusts to the surface; the segmented wheel that makes it possible to quickly change the trench width, while maintaining the same base wheel; and the hydraulic lateral tilt of the RWA 500 model, which keeps the cutting wheel vertical, even when the prime mover is not parallel to the road surface.
Simex also will present innovative skid steer equipment designed for roadworks applications at Conexpo, including the D-BLADE 200, a floor saw with diamond blade for cutting depths up to 8 in (200 mm). The D-BLADE range was created with the intention of incorporating asphalt diamond saw technology into skid steer loaders, ensuring increased safety for operators. The Simex asphalt saw is ideal for linear cuts on road surfaces, for concrete, and for creating expansion joints on continuous surfaces.
One of the most frequent uses of the D-BLADE is the removal of predefined sections of asphalt for subsequent restoration or for opening new road manholes; however, it is often used to make sharp cuts for laying fiber optic cables. The clean and burr-free cut produces minimal waste material and avoids trench deformation, facilitating the filling phase and ensuring restoration quality.