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.
Having already sold more than 25,000 items in Edmonton in the first half of 2016, Ritchie Bros.' flagship Canadian site will host its fourth auction of 2016 September 7 – 9. More than 5,100 equipment items are already listed to be sold in the September auction, with more to be added before auction day.
As part of the Kobelco Generation 10, the new SK300LC-10 excavator establishes new standards in value, productivity and durability. This robust 68,100-pound model is powered by a 252-hp Tier 4 Final HINO engine, enabling it to easily tackle heavy-duty applications while remaining fuel efficient. The SK300LC’s engine incorporates a Selective Catalytic Reduction system with Diesel Particulate Filters, which converts NOx into harmless nitrogen and water emissions; the dual system ultimately minimizes Diesel Exhaust Fluid and decreases NOx emissions by 88 percent, while providing the lowest possible operation costs.
Superior Industries Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, continues development of new material processing and handling solutions from Rock Face to Load Out with its launch of the new Freedom Vibrating Grizzly Feeder (VGF). Manufactured in widths to feed up 1,400 tons per hour, Superior engineers incorporated several key, differentiating features into their designs for the Freedom Feeder.
Trimble and Vermeer have announced the introduction of a Trimble Ready factory option for the new Vermeer T1255III Direct Drive Terrain Leveler surface excavation machine (SEM). Vermeer T1255III SEMs that ship from the factory Trimble Ready make it faster and easier to install a Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System, which can reduce the cost and complexity of the installation.
To focus on those products with the greatest growth potential, Caterpillar Inc. has announced it intends to pursue strategic alternatives, including a possible divestiture, for its room and pillar products, which serve a segment of underground soft rock mining customers. The company will also discontinue production of track drills within its Resource Industries portfolio.
Maxim Crane Works is employing a fleet of Manitowoc crawler cranes for its work on the construction of the new Miami Dolphins football stadium. The job began with four 660 USt Manitowoc 18000s, each equipped with a MAX-ER that brought their capacities to 826 USt. Then the Newport, Kentucky-based company added a 772 USt Manitowoc MLC650 to the jobsite. Often the cranes lifted together in tandem, with the heaviest load weighing 800 USt.
Volvo Trucks North America will offer a new factory fill engine oil for the Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines, meeting new Volvo VDS-4.5 engine specifications and also exceeding the new API specification CK-4. Volvo models running the new VDS-4.5 will be able to travel for longer intervals between oil changes, saving customers money on service costs and increasing uptime.
The new Royal Alberta Museum is one step closer to opening, as the governments of Canada and Alberta mark construction completion of the landmark facility.
Equipment owners who understand the value of compact equipment can now expect even more power, productivity and uptime on the job with the new John Deere large-frame G-Series skid steers (330G, 332G) and compact track loaders (331G, 333G). These machines were inspired by extensive feedback from John Deere customers looking for more productivity, better visibility and simplified service to remain competitive in their businesses. John Deere not only answered by improving in these areas, but also added a host of new features to make the large-frame G-Series machines easier to run and maintain on jobs of every scale.
DCH Crane has taken delivery of a Grove GMK5250L in a move to enhance the mobility of its fleet. The St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada-based company acquired the crane in May of 2016 and immediately put it to work to assist with several of its offered services, including lifting, rigging, heavy haul transport and general maintenance.
After almost two years in development, LEGO Technic has announced the launch of its latest model – an approximately 1:20 scale model of a Volvo EW160E wheeled excavator.
VMAC's flagship Underhood 150 rotary screw air compressor system is now available on Ford's largest works trucks – the Ford F650 & F750 with 6.8L Triton V10 gas engine. This medium-duty vehicle is ideal for many applications and was recently named Medium Duty Truck of the Year by Work Truck Magazine.
Michelin Tweel Technologies, manufacturer of the award-winning Michelin X Tweel airless radial tire, has increased its supply of the 12N16.5 X Tweel SSL Hard Surface for operators who work on harsh paved or hard surfaces.