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Hilti PS 50 Multidetector Takes the Guesswork Out of Drilling Concrete

The new Hilti Multidetector PS 50 brings new depth to area scanning. The self-calibrating tool uses pulsed radar technology to detect a variety of concealed objects: ferrous and non-ferrous, wood or plastic and electrical conduits at depths up to 5-7/8 inches (15 cm) in concrete with high accuracy. Two additional sensors allow for the classification of those objects and the detection of live wire.

The PS 50 helps users drill right the first time by quickly and easily locating objects under the surface of structures which helps avoid costly repairs and saves time. Applications such as drilling anchor holes or through penetrations for pipe and cable installation; locating underfloor heating pipes or other pipe and cable runs; setting anchors in hollow or thermally activated slabs, can be performed with minimized risk.

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Wheel Loaders / Toolcarriers

Strongco Atlantic to Offer SDLG Wheel Loaders at Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Branches

Less than one year after expanding its range of construction equipment to include SDLG wheel loaders, Strongco is rolling out the brand to even more of its locations. In 2014 the company began selling the wheel loaders at branches in Alberta, Quebec and Ontario. Now the company’s branches in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and Moncton, New Brunswick, will join the dealer network.

Strongco’s Stephen George, regional vice president, Atlantic, said that the company was having success selling the wheel loaders to a diverse range of customers and that the timing was right to expand the offering to the Atlantic region.

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Trucks & Trailers

Edmonton Kenworth Opens Major New Full-Service Facility

Edmonton Kenworth recently opened a major, new full-service dealership with 42 service bays in Leduc, Alberta.

In celebration, Edmonton Kenworth – Leduc will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. The dealership will provide food and refreshments and guided tours of the facility, plus offer multiple interactive parts and truck displays. More than 2,000 customers have been invited. The dealership will also hold a ribbon-cutting event on Thursday, Sept. 17, with the Leduc city and county mayors, regional chamber of commerce, members of parliament and Kenworth representatives as special guests.

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Industry News

Finning to Host First Cat Auction Services Live Public Unreserved Auction in Edmonton on October 21

IronPlanet and Finning International Inc. have announced that Finning has agreed to jointly market used heavy equipment through Cat Auction Services, IronPlanet’s unreserved auction marketplace. Finning will be hosting IronPlanet’s first Canadian Cat Auction Services live unreserved public auction on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta.

“We are excited to partner with Finning and to announce our first physical auction in Canada,” said Gregory J. Owens, IronPlanet Chairman and CEO. “Our alliance with Finning supports IronPlanet’s critically important Canadian expansion efforts and furthers our ability to service our customers in Canada – and internationally – given Finning’s presence in South America, the United Kingdom and Ireland. IronPlanet is building the strongest used heavy equipment marketplace in the industry by offering our buyers access to a wide selection of used construction equipment, oil and gas services equipment and trucks across multiple auction platforms. We are pleased to be working with Finning, a leader in the world of heavy equipment, to serve customers globally.”

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Asphalt Equipment

Atlas Copco Dynapac F800T Tracked Paver Designed to Prioritize Visibility, Jobsite Safety

Atlas Copco’s new Dynapac F800T tracked paver joins the company’s 10-foot highway class paver range. The new paver meets Tier 4 Final emission regulations and enhances productivity through operator comfort and optimal visibility.

The operator has high visibility of the paving surface with the paver’s dual, swing-out operator platforms. The dual operator platforms swing out from each side to give the operator a clear view of the worksite. The platforms also eliminate operator fatigue from prolonged leaning that can occur when an operator strains in a stationary seat to get a clear view of the work surface.

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London Machinery Expands CON-E-CO Dealer Network to all Canadian Provinces and Territories

London Machinery Inc., is excited to announce the expansion of its dealer network for CON-E-CO products. London Machinery has now extended its CON-E-CO dealer network from Eastern Canada to all Canadian provinces and territories.

This continued growth to better serve customers across Canada also includes a new parts branch in St. Albert, Alberta. Since 2007, London Machinery has been the exclusive dealer of CON-E-CO portable and stationary batch plant products in Eastern Canada, so the expansion comes backed with the experience and expertise to support customers.

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New Michelin Loader Tire Beefs Up Productivity in Heavy-Duty Applications

MICHELIN XTXL E4/L4 tire up to 20 percent more torque from the wheel to the ground
MICHELIN XTXL E4/L4 tire up to 20 percent more torque from the wheel to the ground

Michelin Earthmover has introduced a loader tire designed with improved casing protection, a reinforced casing ply and Michelin’s patented reinforced bead zone.

The new Michelin XTXL E4/L4 tire offers operators several key performance benefits:

  • 10 percent improved tire life
  • 15 percent increase in load-carrying capacity
  • up to 20 percent more torque from the wheel to the ground through the rim interface compared to its predecessor, the Michelin XLD D1 tire
  • up to 20 percent decrease in out-of-service tires is possible due to an enhanced puncture-resistant crown and 10 percent stronger sidewalls(1).

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Terex Announces New President for Terex Cranes

Tim Ford, currently President, Terex Cranes, has made the decision to leave the company to pursue other opportunities.

With Ford’s departure, Ken Lousberg, currently President of Terex China, has accepted the role of President of Terex Cranes. In addition to leading the Terex Cranes organization, Lousberg will retain responsibility for the overall Terex business in China, as well as add responsibility for Latin America.

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Equipment Management & Maintenance

Bridgestone Commercial Introduces V-Steel Snow Wedge All-Season Radial Tire

Bridgestone Commercial a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, has announced its newest off-road product, the Bridgestone V-Steel Snow Wedge All-Season (VSWAS) radial tire. The VSWAS tire is designed for grader machines used for snow removal and surface levelling. Bridgestone’s VSWAS tire provides excellent traction in winter conditions, and design innovations reduce stone holding on gravel surfaces, facilitating year-round use.

“We designed the VSWAS tire to keep our customers moving year-round,” said Michelle Lane, Director of Off-the-Road Marketing, Bridgestone Commercial. “Whether they remove snow on roads and highways or level surfaces, customers needed a product for graders that eliminated the need for seasonal change-outs. That is exactly what we deliver with the VSWAS radial tire.”

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Aggregates Equipment

Sandvik Construction QA335 Doublescreen Features Greater Adjustability

Featuring Doublescreen technology for ultimate screening flexibility, this new mid-sized unit from Sandvik Construction offers a highly efficient, versatile and productive solution designed with your needs in mind.

Based around a 4- x 1.5m / 13- x 5-foot Doublescreen, the new QA335 includes many class leading features for ease of operation and high levels of efficiency. These include auser-friendly electrical control system with sequential start up, hydraulic screen separation to aid screen media changes, and a fuel efficient 74.5kW / 100-hp engine.

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