The Rental Show returns to Las Vegas this year at a new venue — The Sands Expo and Convention Center, which is located in the center of the famous Las Vegas strip and offers 2.25 million square feet of show floor and meeting space. The Sands is a short walk from more than 40,000 hotel rooms including The Venetian, The Palazzo, Bally Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas, Treasure Island and many others.

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The 2013 Rental Show will feature 16 seminars on Sunday, Feb. 10, with topics ranging from industry updates to healthcare and Tier 4 engine technology. The show will host financial sessions with Steve Abercrombie and Internet marketing sessions with David McBee. Wednesday, Feb. 13 will include a new Wednesday Wake-Up session with Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman, a motivational speaker and author of the book Never Fly Solo. The keynote session on Monday, Feb. 11 will feature Captain Mark Kelly who will share stories from his space shuttle missions as well as the assassination attempt on his wife, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot near Tucson in January 2011 at a supermarket where she was meeting with constituents.

New events include “A Night in Fabulous Las Vegas” at Harrah's Las Vegas Feb. 12, which will transport attendees back to the days of the Rat Pack, and a new ARA Young Professionals Network reception at FIRST Food and Bar that is open to rental professionals between the ages of 18 and 40 as well as their parents.

Events & Tents will have a new full-day schedule on Feb. 9 and will include a fabric fashion show in the morning, followed by a lunch session with wedding designer Sasha Souza, in addition to 16 seminars specifically for those in the party/special event rental segment.

In addition to the many networking and education opportunities, 613 exhibitors will introduce new products and services over the three-day trade show Feb. 11-13. RER previews just a few on the following pages. To visit the RER staff at the show, stop by Booth 742.

The Rental Show 2013 Schedule

Date Time/Schedule
Friday, Feb. 8 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibitor move-in
Saturday, Feb. 9
7 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration open
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibitor move-in
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Events & Tents
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Event & Tents
Networking Reception, Keep Memory
Alive Event Center, Las Vegas
Sunday, Feb. 10
7 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration open
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibitor move-in
8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Rental Show seminars
Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch with ARA
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. ARA Young
Professionals Network reception,
FIRST Food and Bar, Las Vegas
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Canadian Rental
Association Hospitality, Paris Las Vegas
Monday, Feb. 11
7 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration open
8 a.m.-10 a.m. Keynote session, Captain
Mark Kelly
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibit hall open
4 p.m.-5 p.m. Canadian Rental
Association annual general meeting
5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Regional receptions
Tuesday, Feb. 12
7 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration open
8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. The Rental Show seminars
9 a.m-5 p.m. Exhibit hall open
5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Reception with a
Purpose, including ARA Foundation
Charity Auction
5 p.m.-7 p.m. International reception
7 p.m.-10 p.m. A Night in Fabulous Las
Vegas, Harrah’s Las Vegas
Wednesday, Feb. 13
7 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration open
8 a.m.-9 a.m. Wednesday Wake-Up
Session, Never Fly Solo, presented by
Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman
9 a.m.-1p.m. Exhibit hall open
1 p.m.-9 p.m. Exhibitor move-out
Thursday, Feb. 14 8 a.m.-5p.m. Exhibitor move-out

Exhibitor Information


Featuring intelligent machine controls designed for enhanced performance and optimal safety, Bomag's BMP8500 articulated multi-purpose compactor offers versatile operation for compaction of cohesive, semi-cohesive and non-cohesive soil types in applications such as trenches and foundations. The BMP8500 is powered by a 19.4-hp, three-cylinder, water-cooled Kubota diesel engine that features ECOMODE, a system that automatically idles the engine to conserve fuel during inactivity. Using Bomag's Intelligent Vibration Control to achieve consistent compaction results, the compactor has a dual exciter system and two selectable amplitudes that deliver output options of either 8,000 or 16,000 pounds of centrifugal force.

The Rental Show Booth 4415

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Jenny Products

The K-series gas-powered wheeled portable compressors from Jenny Products include four models, all with 5.5-hp Honda GX engines. Operating on either a recoil or electric start, the K-series compressors deliver 8.9 cfm at 100 psi or 8.6 cfm at 125 psi for quick recovery. The K-series features the “K” pump, a heavy-duty, single-stage cast-iron compressor pump. The compressors are available in four air tank configurations: 8- and 15-gallon air tanks, which are low profile, powder-coated twin-tank receivers; and 17- and 30-gallon air tanks, which are powder coated and ASME certified.

The Rental Show Booth 630

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Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco completes its post driver range with the addition of its lightweight LPD-LD, which weighs 39 pounds. The company now offers a model matched to any handheld or crane-lifted driving job from 3/8-inch to 6-inch poles, steel rods or profiles. The LPD-LD design was evolved from the same impact mechanism used on the LH 11 pick hammer. With its high frequency and heavy hitting power, the LPD-LD drives ground rods, anchors, tent spikes and fences in nearly any terrain. The new post driver accepts rods or posts from less than half an inch to 2.5 inches.

The Rental Show Booth 3821

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Landoll Corp.

An all-new trailer from Landoll Corp. is designed to handle empty 20-foot containers. The model 342 is a light-duty Gooseneck trailer that works well with short single-axle tractors for increased maneuverability. The trailer comes standard with a fifth wheel king pin, 7-way electrical connection and a single air brake axle. The gooseneck is a short 8 feet and the lower deck is 23 feet. The overall length being 31 feet long will legally handle up to 25-foot-long containers. The 342 comes standard with a chain-drive load system, loading bridle, tie-down chains, push bar and container side pin lock-downs.

The Rental Show Booth 4635

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The new Terex PT-60 (60 hp/44.7kW) is engineered as a high-performance compact track loader with power and versatility suitable for construction, landscaping, utility and private owner applications. The PT-60 produces good traction and low ground disturbance. It features a patented Posi-Track suspended undercarriage technology and two-speed drive motors. A loader-mounted quick-attach interface gives the PT-60 the versatility of using virtually any industry-standard attachment. A choice of General Purpose, Turf (smooth), or Extreme Terrain Track options allows the operator to choose the best tracks for any ground conditions.

The Rental Show Booth 3624

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The new SkyGuard aftermarket accessory from JLG Industries is designed to provide boomlift operators with enhanced control panel protection that doesn't limit platform workspace or visibility. When activated by approximately 50 pounds of force, SkyGuard stops all functions in use at the time. The reverse functionality momentarily undoes most functions that were in use at the time of activation for less than a second's worth of time. SkyGuard can be activated from a variety of angles and provides additional protection without impeding or reducing the work envelope of the boomlift.

The Rental Show Booth 2616

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Ditch Witch

The new SK750/SK755 compact tool carrier from Ditch Witch features a high-drive track system along with an enhanced operator station, delivering increased ground clearance, more lift capacity, faster ground speed, longer track life and more operator comfort, the maker says. The SK750 features a 24.8-hp Kubota diesel engine and the SK755 features a 32.8-hp Kubota diesel. Operating height of the new tool carriers is 103 inches and the maximum dump height is 64 inches.

The Rental Show Booth 630

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The new Doosan DXB130H and DXB190H hydraulic breakers feature an energy recovery system that increases strike power for maximum productivity. The nitrogen-powered breakers are equipped with an upper/lower suspension system that isolates the power unit from the housing, making it suitable for a variety of demanding applications. Delivering up to 600 blows per minute, the 2,822-pound DXB130H is designed for use with excavators in the 15 to 22 metric-ton weight range. The 3,698-pound DXB190H is designed for use with excavators in the 21 to 31 metric ton weight range.

The Rental Show Booth 3940

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Bandit Industries

Bandit has partnered with New River Equipment to produce and distribute the Bandit Revolution cutter wheel and associated parts, including the SaberTooth cutting teeth, for most stump grinder makes and models. The Bandit Revolution cutter wheel is also now standard equipment for all new Bandit stump grinders. The Bandit Revolution features a spiral configuration of teeth, combined with low-profile pockets that receive minimal wear while also minimizing chip spread. The lead teeth on the wheel are set at 57 and 20 degrees to complete the spiral of the side teeth up and over the wheel's edge, allowing for a more aggressive cut that also helps move material away from the stump.

The Rental Show Booth 4015

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Kohler Engine

Kohler Engines expands its line of Command PRO EFI engines with the launch of new 34- and 38-hp models. The new additions are designed for end users seeking higher horsepower in conjunction with the significant fuel cost and maintenance savings. The Kohler closed-loop EFI engines include an oxygen sensor that analyzes the air/fuel mixture in the muffler. If the oxygen level strays from the ideal air/fuel mixture, the sensor triggers adjustments to the amount of fuel injected into the system. The closed-loop EFI technology has been shown to save end-users up to $600 in fuel per year when compared to a Kohler carbureted engine under comparable loads and duty cycles and based on 600 hours of annual operation.

The Rental Show Booth 3230

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