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Crawler Dozers

Deere Launches New 1050K Crawler

Designed and built in Dubuque, Iowa, the 1050K Crawler Dozer is the largest, most powerful dozer ever built by John Deere. Utilizing years of research and extensive customer feedback, the 1050K has the durability, reliability, and productivity needed for mining, quarrying, road building, and other large-scale applications.

"The 1050K is a new generation of crawler dozer that provides the uptime, low daily operating costs, and productivity needed on today’s jobsite,” said Mark Oliver, crawler dozers product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Customer feedback was vital in developing this game-changing dozer. This is a Deere-designed machine that is fully supported by John Deere dealers and it’s unlike any crawler dozer our customers have ever seen in this size class.”

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Aggregates Equipment

McCloskey International’s New J Series Crushers Set to Debut in North America at AGG1

AGG1 visitors will get a first look at  McCloskey International’s new jaw crusher, the J45, in Baltimore, Maryland March 17-19, 2015. On display at Booth 1064, the J45’s true 45" x 27" jaw, with both level and load sensors, ensures the most efficient material handling across applications. The new model joins the redesigned V2 Series jaw crushers coming to the market, including the J40 V2 and the J50 V2.

Also being introduced is the J45R, which allows operators to produce a crushed and screened final product with one machine. Like the J45, the J45R boasts a 14’-10.2” x 7’-3/4” hopper with close to 9 cubic yards (6.8m3) capacity. The 5’ x10’ Screenbox features McCloskey “High Energy” technology, with adjustable speed. Rugged and versatile, both models have undergone rigorous field-testing to ensure the reliability required for the toughest projects around the globe.

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Norsat Introduces Compact, Lightweight, Easy-To-Use 0.9m Manpack Portable Satellite Terminal

Norsat International Inc., a provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for remote and challenging applications, has announced the launch of the Journey Manpack 0.9m ultra-portable Ku-Band satellite terminal.

The Journey Manpack is a 6-segment, carbon fibre portable terminal weighing less than 18 kilograms (40 pounds) including the backpack, making it ideal for military Special Forces and government applications that require maximum portability. Setup takes less than 10 minutes allowing users with minimal training to quickly lock onto a satellite and transmit/receive. The Journey Manpack is optionally equipped with LinkControl software which simplifies the antenna alignment process with its alignment wizard, beacon detector and built-in spectrum analyzer.

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IronPlanet and Cat Auction Services Announce First Joint Auction

IronPlanet and Associated Auction Services LLC, an alliance of Caterpillar and several of its independent Cat dealers, that operates under the name of Cat Auction Services ("Cat Auction Services") will hold a live unreserved public auction in Kissimmee, Fla., Feb. 11-13 with more than 1,000 items up for bid. All of the equipment will be backed by IronPlanet's IronClad Assurance buyer protection program.

"We are very excited about working with Cat Auction Services to combine the best of two industry leaders for this joint auction event in Florida," said Gregory J. Owens, IronPlanet Chairman and CEO. "We'll have a large and diverse selection of late model equipment from OEMs, Caterpillar dealers, rental companies and large contractors. All of the equipment will be backed by our exclusive IronClad Assurance, so buyers onsite in Kissimmee can bid with confidence as can our more than one million registered users online from around the world."

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Engines and Powertrains

Volvo Penta partners with Gradall on excavator line-up

Volvo Penta has reached an agreement with Ohio-based Gradall to be the exclusive supplier of Tier 4 Final diesel engines for their XL line of excavators. The Gradall telescopic-boom hydraulic excavators, powered by Volvo Penta 5 and 8 liter engines, will be available starting Q2 2015.

Gradall went in search of an engine supplier for its new series of excavators, looking for a partner that not only had the right technology and design for the application, but whose corporate philosophy was also a good fit with its own.

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Lifting Equipment

Manitowoc Partners with Sennebogen, Introduces Grove GHC Telescoping Crawler Crane Series

Grove Hydraulic Crawler GHC 75
Grove Hydraulic Crawler GHC 75

New from Manitowoc is a trio of compact telescoping crawler cranes that are designed to handle the most unforgiving terrain. The new line of Grove Hydraulic Crawler (GHC) cranes is the result of a landmark partnership with Germany’s SENNEBOGEN Maschinenfabrik, which will produce the cranes in Straubing, Germany.

The GHC55, GHC75, and GHC130 telescoping crawler cranes comprise the new GHC series, and all three are now available in North America and Latin America. The cranes offer the benefits of small crawler cranes with the versatility of telescoping booms.

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Drilling & Foundations

BSP First UK OEM to Fit Tier 4 Final, Stage IV Cat C9.3 Engines In To Its Hydro Pack Power Units

Hydropack 260
Hydropack 260

To meet forthcoming diesel engine emission requirements and provide customers with the latest fuel efficient power systems available, BSP International Foundations (BSP), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hydraulic piling hammers and related equipment, has announced an all New Hydro Pack (HP) 260 model to be fitted with the new Caterpillar C9.3 ACERT industrial engine.

This new generation Hydro Pack fitted with a C9.3 diesel engine is designed to comply with the US EPA Tier 4 Final, Stage IV emission requirements. The low smoke 9.3 litre, six-cylinder turbocharged and after-cooled diesel engine delivers power ratings from 224kW up to 298kW at between 1800rpm and 2200rpm and has been designed to deliver customer value to end users.

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Equipment Management & Maintenance

New Prolong(R) Commercial Grade Diesel Fuel Treatment Improves Mileage, Performance of Work Trucks and Vans

Prolong(r) Super Lubricants offers an advanced, concentrated Commercial Grade Diesel Fuel Treatment to improve the fuel mileage and performance of heavy duty diesel work trucks and commercial vans. Prolong's Commercial Grade Diesel Fuel Treatment is formulated with premium detergents that remove gum, deposits and sludge buildup from injectors and the entire fuel system. The result is better fuel economy and less black smoke, as well as protection against fuel system corrosion and premature wear of pumps and injectors.

Simple to use, concentrated Commercial Grade Diesel Fuel Treatment is poured into the vehicle's fuel tank before fueling, with just one to two ounces needed to treat 10 gallons of diesel fuel. The 12-ounce bottle of fuel treatment can treat 60 to 120 gallons, and it is also available in five-gallon pails and 55-gallon drums.

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Atlas Copco reveals new Construction App

Atlas Copco Construction is launching an app for use with Apple and Android devices, tablets and smart phones. The new Construction App contains a wide range of information regarding Atlas Copco’s extensive line of products and services for the construction sector. It also keeps the user up-to-date with the latest news about the construction market and has a host of other useful features.

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