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New Hydraulic Hammers break into the John Deere attachments lineup

Hydraulic Hammers are redesigned to provide two to three times more blows per minute (BPM) than previous models, for increased efficiency.
Hydraulic Hammers are redesigned to provide two to three times more blows per minute (BPM) than previous models, for increased efficiency.

Demolition is more powerful and efficient than ever with the new John Deere Hydraulic Hammer attachments (HH20C, HH40C, HH60C and HH80C) for skid steers, compact track loaders (CTLs) and compact excavators. The new line of hammers is the fastest in its class, and they are more efficient and easier to maintain than previous models. The Hydraulic Hammers are the newest product added to the consistently growing line of Worksite Pro attachments and are optimized to work with select John Deere G- and E-Series skid steers and compact track loaders, G-Series Compact Excavators and most competitive models.

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Aggregates Equipment

Rockster shows off new R1100 and compact R700 model at Bauma 2016

At Bauma 2016 held April 8-16 in Munich, Germany, Rockster presented its current portfolio of machines, including two impact crushers: the newest and biggest in the line; the R1100S, and the smallest; the R700S (R1100S: 32,9 t/72,600 pounds & 3.2 m/10.5 feet high, R700S: 19.3 t/42,600 pounds & 3.1 m/10.2 feet high).

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Manitou presents 2015 top dealer award to Hewitt Equipment

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  Robert Lebel of Hewitt Equipment Limited.
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 Robert Lebel of Hewitt Equipment Limited.

Manitou presented Robert Lebel of Hewitt Equipment Limited in Point-Claire, Quebec with the 2015 Manitou Top Dealer Award. This prestigious award is based on the overall sales performance for North American Manitou Dealers in 2015. Hewitt Equipment 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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CCC seminar at Bauma focuses on carbon footprint of infrastructure projects

On April 13 at the Bauma construction machinery trade fair in Munich, the Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) initiative hosted by Volvo Construction Equipment held a seminar on current trends to address the carbon footprint from infrastructure projects. As procurers increasingly use CO2 emissions as a criterion for bidder selection, a panel of experts presented their views on challenges and solutions.

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Telematics & Machine Control

Trimble adds MBR series to its portfolio of wireless displays for crane and lifting applications

Trimble has announced the availability of the Trimble MBR Series Displays for quick, handheld or cab-mounted wireless monitoring of crane sensors. The MBR Series Displays can monitor load, wind speed, wind gust, A2B, boom angle, trim angle, list angle, rope payout, rope speed and/or pressure for many crane and lifting applications.

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Engines and Powertrains

Mack Trucks unleashes 2017 engine lineup, boosting power, productivity and efficiency

Several updates and improvements were made to the engines, including the addition of turbo compounding to the Mack MP8 (pictured), resulting in a 2.1 to 8.8 percent boost in fuel efficiency.
Several updates and improvements were made to the engines, including the addition of turbo compounding to the Mack MP8 (pictured), resulting in a 2.1 to 8.8 percent boost in fuel efficiency.

Mack Trucks has revealed the next step in the evolution of its integrated powertrain by introducing its 2017 Mack MP series engines, bringing significant improvements in fuel efficiency, power and productivity, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Thanks to several upgrades and enhancements, the new engines boost fuel efficiency from 2.1 to 8.8 percent compared with prior model year engines.

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JCB donates 3CX backhoe loader to help quake-hit Ecuador

JCB is donating a 3CX backhoe loader to help rescue and clean-up operations in Ecuador, which was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, resulting in the deaths of at least 570 people and injuries to over 7,000 people. It has been reported that 25,000 people remain in shelters as a consequence of the devastating earthquake that has been described by the country’s President Rafael Correa as the biggest tragedy in Ecuador in seven decades.

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Engines and Powertrains

HVO fuel approval offers huge fossil CO2 reductions to Volvo Penta engines

In an ongoing effort to reduce the environmental impact of its products, Volvo Penta has approved the use of hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) – neat or blended with conventional diesel – in all of its diesel engines. The approval is based on extensive field testing and endorsement of HVO for on-road use by sister company Volvo Trucks, part of the Volvo Group. Volvo Penta engines do not need any type approval or specific certification for HVO usage.

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Telematics & Machine Control

Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System connects the machine to the office

Trimble has announced that the purchase of a complete Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System will include six months of Trimble Connected Site services at no additional cost if activated by June 30, 2017. The services make it even easier for contractors to connect the machine to the office to realize significant cost savings and productivity gains.

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