Plantworx will be held at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire from May 14-16 next year.
Organisers confirmed today that 54 major exhibitors have already committed to the event with 44% of space across the site sold.
The Dig Zone is proving a real draw and will allow visitors to watch earthmovers and site equipment carrying out real tasks.
Robert Brown, managing director of exhibitor Ammann said: “Whilst Hillhead certainly fills the requirement for the heavy extractive market, we needed something similar, running in tandem, for the earthmoving market
“We are in the dig zone because we supply excavators and we know that our customers and prospective customers want to see these machines working at something they were designed to do.
“Everything can look good in a brochure, or sitting polished on the grass, but these machines are designed to work and that is what we want to do with them at Plantworx.”