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Kespry Drone 2.0 ideal for mine planning, operations, inspection and safety now flies over 30 minutes per flight

The new Kespry Drone 2.0 weighs under 2 kilograms, which puts it in the “Micro UAV” category.

Kespry, which designs automated drone systems for commercial use, has announced the new Kespry Drone 2.0. The new lighter-weight drone flies 2X as long, covers 2X the ground area, and has 2X the wind resilience, due to the new airframe, battery and flight system improvements.

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Ritchie Bros. to acquire IronPlanet; enters into strategic alliance agreement with Caterpillar Inc.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated, the world's largest industrial auctioneer and a leading equipment distributor, and IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for used heavy equipment and other durable asset sales, today jointly announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Ritchie Bros. will acquire IronPlanet for approximately US$758.5 million, subject to customary closing adjustments.

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Parts & Components

John Deere expands power range for 4.5L DOC/SCR

The PowerTech PSL 4.5L delivers more power density and improved low-speed torque, while leveraging combustion optimization that eliminates the need for a DPF.

John Deere Power Systems has announced the latest addition to its lineup of Tier 4 Final industrial engines, the PowerTech PSL 4.5L engine. Engineered by John Deere to meet the needs of OEM customers, the PowerTech PSL 4.5L with variable speed ratings is equipped with an Integrated Emissions Control system consisting of cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system.

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Attachments

Milling made simple with the new John Deere cold planer attachment lineup

The D-Series cold planers attachments are ideal for customers performing street repairs, matching uneven pavement surfaces, cutting drainage in parking lots and cleaning up around larger milling machines.

Transform your skid steer, compact track loader (CTL) or compact wheel loader into an efficient milling machine with the latest addition to the John Deere Worksite Pro attachment lineup, the D-Series cold planers. These attachments are ideal for customers performing street repairs, matching uneven pavement surfaces, cutting drainage in parking lots and cleaning up around larger milling machines.

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Maintenance & Management

Chevron unveils new line of Delo 400 API CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty motor oils with ISOSYN Advanced Technology at GATS

At a press conference just prior to the opening of the Great American Trucking Show (GATS), Chevron Products Company introduced ISOSYN Advanced Technology and its new line of Delo 400 API CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty motor oils (HDMO) coming December 1, 2016. As part of its product rollout, Chevron will be launching a new advisor service created to help customers select the best products for them by assessing their business needs, analyzing their current lubricant choices and developing a customized action plan specific to their needs.

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Earthmoving

Caterpillar to design and manufacture full line of mini excavators as alliance with Wacker Neuson is phased out

The 301.7D CR mini hydraulic excavator manufactured by Wacker Neuson will phase out in mid-2018.

Caterpillar will shift design and production of its smallest hydraulic excavators to Caterpillar facilities beginning in 2018 as a successful, six-year strategic alliance with Wacker Neuson is phased out. Caterpillar will focus on growing its global mini excavator business as it leverages existing facilities and design teams to deliver cost effective and efficient new machines weighing less than three tons.

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Trucking

Daimler Trucks North America to participate in U.S. Department of Energy SuperTruck II initiative

SuperTruck II is supported by the DOE under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced that it has been selected to receive a $20 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the SuperTruck II program. The new award is part of a multimillion dollar, multi-year program to increase the fuel economy of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles while decreasing carbon pollution.

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Bluebeam expands global offerings and strengthens collaborative capabilities

Bluebeam Inc., a developer of PDF-based annotation and collaboration solutions for the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) and oil and gas industries, has announced the expansion of its global offerings. A new agreement with Korean software reseller and service company Linetek System will bring the Windows version of Bluebeam Revu to the Korean market as a local language product, expanding the availability of Bluebeam Revu’s flagship desktop version to 13 languages worldwide. In addition, Bluebeam Revu Mac, introduced in English earlier this year, now includes Swedish and German language versions with the release of Revu Mac 1.5.

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Preview Hexagon Mining's Vehicle Intervention System at MINExpo

Hexagon Mining’s vehicle intervention technology will soon be a part of its Collision Avoidance System, which is used in more than 25,000 vehicles in 55 countries. You can preview our safety solutions at MINExpo, Booth 4133.

Hexagon Mining will preview new and improved safety technology at MINExpo in Las Vegas, Sept. 26-28. Attendees can get a first look at the company’s Vehicle Intervention System (VIS), which adds a powerful layer of protection to its highly popular Collision Avoidance System (CAS). Also in the spotlight will be the next generation of FatigueMonitor, computer-vision technology that monitors operators while they drive to prevent fatigue-related incidents.

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Maintenance & Management

Manitou Americas introduces XPRT Genuine Parts maintenance kits for Gehl and Mustang brand equipment in North America

XPRT Genuine Parts maintenance kits for Gehl and Mustang compact equipment, include the exact filters necessary to perform the recommended routine service maintenance.

Manitou Americas, Inc. is proud to introduce XPRT Genuine Parts maintenance kits for Gehl and Mustang compact equipment. The maintenance kits are specifically designed with the XPRT Genuine Parts required to perform the recommended routine maintenance.

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