In a country that loves horsepower and motor racing in equal measure, Terex Trucks served up a double treat to coincide with this year’s MINExpo. The company officially launched its new Generation 10 series of articulated haulers in North America at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Guests were welcomed to the world-famous venue with a spectacular view of the Gen10 TA300 and TA400, which were lined up on the racetrack alongside some amazing supercars.
Today’s horizontal directional drilling (HDD) operators face plenty of challenges on large installation projects, including difficult terrain and tough soil conditions. To provide operators with the power and performance to conquer any job, Ditch Witch has introduced Tier 4 emission standard upgrades to the JT60 and JT60 All Terrain directional drills.
A new Straight Snow Push without Trip is now available for Cat skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders, multi-terrain loaders, and compact wheel loaders. Designed for moving snow in a range of applications, the new snow push is available in 8-, 10- and 12-foot widths (2.4-, 3- and 3.6-m) and features a bolt-on rubber cutting edge that is reversible. The rubber edge allows cutting down to the pavement to remove the optimum amount of snow without damaging the surface. The rubber cutting edge also helps extend plow life and reduce operating costs.
Brokk has introduced the new Brokk 280. The machine features increased demolition power over its predecessor, includes the all-new Brokk SmartPower electrical system, and incorporates additional hardened parts for extra durability in tough environments. The improvements increase the reliability and versatility for Brokk customers working on harsh jobsites in industries such as construction, metal processing, mining and nuclear.
Terex Corporation has announced that Steve Filipov will assume the role of President of Terex Cranes effective immediately. Mr. Filipov will also continue with his responsibilities as President of the Terex Material Handling and Port Solutions segment until completion of the announced sale of that segment to Konecranes Plc. Ken Lousberg, currently President, Terex Cranes, will be leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities.
The 2017 Silverado 2500HD Carhartt concept vehicle is a truck built to tackle the toughest jobs while integrating the rugged aesthetics of hard-working lifestyles, reflected in the resiliency and versatility of the iconic work jackets.
Haver & Boecker’s new, portable F-Class vibrating screen offers increased mobility to maximize flexibility and ROI for aggregate and mining operations. Each portable F-Class features a base frame that easily attaches to a custom built chassis. The portable plant includes a hydraulic system that positions the vibrating screen at the optimal angle. These two features allow producers to move and setup the portable F-Class in less than 30 minutes in nearly any location.
With the Concept X-CLASS, Mercedes-Benz Vans gives a concrete outlook on its new pickup, the X-Class, in Stockholm. The first premium pickup will combine the best of two worlds. This is demonstrated by Mercedes-Benz with two design variants of the concept car. The Concept X-CLASSpowerful adventurer illustrates that the future X-Class will possess all the strengths of a classic pickup – tough, functional, strong, and with off-road capability. The Concept X-CLASS stylish explorer goes a step further and shows what will distinguish the pickup bearing the Mercedes star. The X-Class will be a true Mercedes from the hallmark brand design and comfort to the driving dynamics and safety. This will make Mercedes-Benz the first premium manufacturer to account for the changing customer requirements in the global segment of mid-size pickups, and it will make the tough one-ton pickup with seating for up to five persons – the first to be attractive as an urban lifestyle and family vehicle.
BigSteelBox has announced the opening of its permanent new office in Fort McMurray. Estimates from the Alberta Government state that the Fort McMurray wildfire destroyed more than 2,400 buildings (source). The Insurance Bureau of Canada says the wildfire is the costliest insured natural disaster in Canadian history with 3.5 billion in insurance claims (source).
"The Caterpillar family is extremely saddened by Glen's passing," said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman. "Glen's legacy of leadership extends far beyond Caterpillar’s walls. His commitment to Peoria and our communities was remarkable. I'll start with his Caterpillar leadership. He rose through the Caterpillar ranks, starting in 1961 as a college graduate trainee. Under his leadership, Caterpillar fully embraced 6 Sigma. It brought remarkable improvements throughout the company, including an intense focus on quality and safety. We continue that focus today, and 6 Sigma remains our foundation for continuous improvement. We are forever indebted to him for his commitment to making Caterpillar a stronger company.
Accès Location d’Équipement, headquartered in Quebec, Canada, will take delivery of the first new Genie SX-135XC self-propelled telescopic boom lift, a model designed to deliver industry-leading outreach and capacity throughout the full working envelope for incredible operational accessibility. This new telescopic boom is packed with features, including 90 feet (27.43 m) of outreach, 660 pounds (300 kg) of unrestricted lift capacity and the ability to work 19 feet 8 inches (6 m) below grade, offering Accès Location customers the ability to work in more applications that require heavier load capacities.
For the third time in a row, the Ram 1500 has been crowned the overall winner of the Canadian Truck King Challenge.
An entirely new line of G-Drive engines was developed to exclusively power the recently launched KD Series of KOHLER and KOHLER-SDMO diesel industrial generators. The compact and powerful new engines, co-developed by Kohler and Liebherr, deliver highly efficient and dependable performance and feature a modular design for optimal serviceability.
Worksaver, Inc. has introduced the weld-on mini skid-steer plate to allow the conversion of buckets, or other attachments, to fit a universal mini skid-steer mount using the “universal” mini skid-steer attaching standard. This weld-on plate is formed from ¼-inch steel and will fit Toro Dingo, Boxer, Ditch Witch, RAMROD, Finn, Boxer and others (will not fit Bobcat, Kanga Kid or Prodigy). This plate measures 24.13 inches wide and 9.88 inches high.
Navistar has announced the launch of the Core Advantage Program, a creative new approach for core life cycle management. The Core Advantage Program helps fleet owners reduce their overall costs by helping them to manage their core and remanufacturing activity through new tools like the Navistar proprietary software Core Management System (CMS). Cores are used or failed parts that have been returned by the customer at the end of its product life.
Demonstrating its support for raising breast cancer awareness, Mack Trucks is showcasing a pink Mack Pinnacle axle-back model at its Greensboro, N.C. headquarters throughout the month of October. The truck is on display in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of one of the most common cancers among women in the U.S.
With a total of 11 track-mounted vibrating screening plants for scalping or classifying defined end products, Keestrack is offering one of the largest ranges of screening technology for mineral applications. The new drum screen series “D” now substantially extends the international processing specialist’s programme and opens new business segments in landscaping, biomass processing and the handling of waste or recycling materials. Four wheeled versions and particularly the tracked models D5 and D6 guarantee a high operational versatility on changing sites or on large-scale depots with varying materials.