Cranes at SED 2008

Crane display 2008

Rock wheel trencher

Giant Rock trencher

Bobcat Skidsteer withBrush attachment

Bobcat stand 2008

Site Equipment Demonstration (SED) was the UK Premier show for construction plant and equipment and is held annually. Now held in May at the Rockingham speedway site at Corby, in Northamptonshire. Most of the major manufactures have stands and demonstration pitches, and regularly launch new models for the UK market. The Charity Lighthouse has a stand and each year invites people to provide a display of Older machines to show how the industry has changed. The Charity aims to help anyone from the construction industry who is in need, either through illness, old age or just financial circumstances causing hard ship.

The organisers web site for details of next years show. - The 2010 show was postponed due to industry uncertainty and then cancelled permanently when the publishers withdrew from the construction sector.

Other similar specialist trade shows are;

  • Hillhead held bi-annually in Buxton, Derbyshire, and for the quarry industry.
  • Interbuild also Bi-annually and more general construction industry related with more product 7 material related space. Held at the NEC nr Birmingham.
  • Waste industry show, for recycling and material handling machinery.
  • Scottish and Irish plant shows are also held each year as well.

Historic Machinery DisplayEdit

SED 2006Edit

add details from the 2006 show displays here

SED 2007Edit

Holt Caterpillar

Cat 60 with Power Screen loader conveyor behind

Oliver 46 crawler at SED 2007

Oliver OC-46 "spot turn" crawler

SEDavis 30RB

The 22-RB that was on show,(photo not at SED but in the Yard) of owner S.E. Davis & Son

SED 2008Edit


JCB 3D with 4in1 bucket of Mike Eacock

Terrex T8 scraper

Terex Motor Scraper

Trencher (Ancient)

Early Chain bucket trencher, which had been working at the GDSF event in 2007

SED 2009Edit

Classic machinery to add

SED 2010Edit

The 2010 show was cancelled, as The 2009 Hillhead show had been postponed till 2010, as exhibitors cut back on marketing budgets and many said they could not exhibit at two shows, so the organiser took the decision to not run in 2010 as it would have forced some exhibitors to chose between the two events.

SED 2011Edit

The show was scheduled to be back in mid May in 2011 at The Rockingham Speedway Site nr Corby, but was cancelled due to exhibitors cutting marketing budgets and the general downturn in the economy.

Later in the year the organisers pulled out of the construction sector & closed the associated journal down.[citation (source) needed]

New Show for 2013Edit

The Construction Products Association a trade body has announced a new show for the industry starting in 2013, to be held at Stoneliegh Park in Warwickshire just south of Birmingham. (Former home to Massey Ferguson's training centre).

The new show is to be known as Plantworx and is to be held mid May as SED was.

See alsoEdit

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