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Crawler Dozers

Komatsu introduces latest intelligent machine control D39PXi-24 crawler dozer

The D39PXi-24 crawler dozer, whether rented, leased or purchased, is covered by the Komatsu CARE program for the first three years or 2,000 hours, whichever comes first.
The D39PXi-24 crawler dozer, whether rented, leased or purchased, is covered by the Komatsu CARE program for the first three years or 2,000 hours, whichever comes first.

Komatsu America Corp. has introduced the new D39PXi-24 crawler dozer, the smart choice for any machine owner looking for intelligence and efficiency beyond what is typically available in machine control systems.

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Wheel Loaders / Toolcarriers

SDLG adds PacWest Machinery to dealer network; adds West Coast distribution centre to facilitate growth

PacWest will sell SDLG wheel loaders and will become a new distribution center on the West Coast.
PacWest will sell SDLG wheel loaders and will become a new distribution center on the West Coast.

PacWest Machinery is the latest company to join SDLG’s ever-expanding roster of dealers. The Seattle, Washington–based seller of construction equipment will begin offering the brand’s wheel loaders immediately. PacWest will also become a new distribution centre to facilitate the brand’s growth on the West Coast.

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Underground Utilities & Pipelines
Safety and Security
Industry News

Subsite Electronics supports AEM utility awareness campaign

Subsite Electronics stresses the importance of Underground Awareness in all underground construction jobs.
Subsite Electronics stresses the importance of Underground Awareness in all underground construction jobs.

Subsite Electronics is helping put a focus on safety in underground utility jobsites with its support for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) Utility Awareness Campaign. The AEM campaign aims to promote safety best practices and debunk common myths associated with underground utility installations.

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Engines and Powertrains

Volvo Penta collaborates with Sandvik to supply engines for underground mining trucks

Sandvik’s new TH663 underground truck, incorporated the 16-liter TAD1643VE-B Volvo Penta engine.
Sandvik’s new TH663 underground truck, incorporated the 16-liter TAD1643VE-B Volvo Penta engine.

Volvo Penta has collaborated with Sandvik Mining & Construction to develop an engine which is suitable for heavy-duty mining applications. The TAD1643VE-B, which was launched last month at Bauma, has now been unveiled as the new engine for the latest underground mining truck by Sandvik. The companies worked together after Sandvik turned to Volvo Penta for help in replacing existing 19-litre engines in its TH663 trucks.

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Equipment Management & Maintenance

FLO Components Ltd. announces new product line: centralized fleet fluid maintenance systems

QuickFit system makes fluid maintenance cleaner, safer and faster for all makes and models.
QuickFit system makes fluid maintenance cleaner, safer and faster for all makes and models.

FLO Components Ltd. has announced its new partnership with RPM Industries LLC to sell and install their complete product line of centralized fleet fluid maintenance systems, effective May 1, 2016. With the RPM Industries product line, FLO Components Ltd. has a complete range of engine pre-lubrication and fluid evacuation technologies that automate routine maintenance of heavy equipment to save owners and dealers time and money.

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Lifting Equipment
Equipment Management & Maintenance
Telehandlers

New preventive maintenance protocol for Genie scissor lifts and telehandlers

The new maintenance protocols are now available in North America.
The new maintenance protocols are now available in North America.

Maintenance time and costs are reduced with a new consolidated maintenance protocol for all Genie GS-scissor lift models and Genie GTH telehandler models in North America. Following updated procedures and simplified intervals, the new Genie maintenance instructions provide rental store owners the flexibility needed to keep their equipment on rent longer while making routine tasks a priority.

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Aggregates Equipment

Superior Industries launches standard designs for several portable screen/wash plants

Aggre-Dry Washer Plant
Aggre-Dry Washer Plant

Superior Industries, Inc. launched a new set of standard designs for its portable processing plants including a Guardian Screen Plant, Twin Screw Wash Plant and Aggre-Dry Wash Plant. The standard features, including new elements exclusive to Superior, are designed to speed setup, improve processing efficiencies and reduce aggravating maintenance caused by inefficient designs.

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Industry News

Manitou 2015 top dealer award presented to Girouard Equipement

Dan Miller, President & CEO of Manitou Americas, and François Piffard, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing for Manitou Group, present the 2015 Manitou Top Dealer Award to Carl Girouard from Girouard Equipement.
Dan Miller, President & CEO of Manitou Americas, and François Piffard, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing for Manitou Group, present the 2015 Manitou Top Dealer Award to Carl Girouard from Girouard Equipement.

Manitou presented Carl Girouard of Girouard Equipement in Victoriaville, Q.C. with the 2015 Manitou Top Dealer Award. This award is based on the overall sales performance for North American Manitou Dealers in 2015. Girouard Equipement was recognized and awarded for their top performance at the Manitou Americas corporate headquarters in West Bend, W.I., during the “Next Big Thing” new product introduction dealer event.

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Construction Software

John Deere MyMaintenance app documents maintenance intervals

The MyMaintenance mobile app takes preventative maintenance and repairs to the next level from the jobsite or workshop.
The MyMaintenance mobile app takes preventative maintenance and repairs to the next level from the jobsite or workshop.

The new John Deere MyMaintenance mobile application takes preventative maintenance and repairs to the next level for construction maintenance managers. The app enables users to view and document maintenance intervals by calendar date or by machine engine hours right on the jobsite or in the workshop.

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Concrete Construction Equipment
Tools

New Husqvarna PP 490 is all you need in one compact power pack

Husqvarna PP 490  power pack.
Husqvarna PP 490 power pack.

The PP 490 power pack is all an operator needs to run Husqvarna high-frequency equipment. It is designed to power almost all of the Husqvarna PRIME high frequency product range as well as the Husqvarna WS 482 HF wall saw, including when the wall saw is used with the CS 10 wire saw. Operators can accomplish more work with fewer pieces of equipment.

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Industry News

Super fine crusher crushes comminution costs

South Australian company IMP technologies (IMPTEC) have developed a super fine crusher that reduces comminution costs. The company is currently trialling a semi-commercial unit at Hallett Concrete in Adelaide, South Australia’s capital. The machine is being used to turn the waste from black sand or iron sand into a replacement for Portland cement. IMPTEC Director John Doherty said the crusher was a game-changing invention that could eventually be at the forefront of the industry.

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Wheel Loaders / Toolcarriers

SDLG to launch Tier 4 wheel loaders at APWA Snow Conference

SDLG will roll out Tier 4 Final wheel loaders across North America beginning this spring.
SDLG will roll out Tier 4 Final wheel loaders across North America beginning this spring.

For the first time in North America, SDLG will exhibit its new range of Tier 4 Final wheel loaders at the 2016 APWA Snow Conference. The event takes place May 22 – 25 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and is hosted by the American Public Works Association.

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