Dennis Clausen, GOMACO University’s Director of Training and 38-year veteran at the University, has announced plans for the upcoming school year. The 2016 GOMACO University season offers a full course schedule covering the GOMACO product line, as well as 3D machine guidance and concrete mix design. All three of the major 3D guidance systems will be featured with specialized classes on Leica Geosystems PaveSmart 3D, Trimble 3D and Topcon’s mmGPS solution. Paul Okamoto will return to GOMACO University again this year to teach special sessions on concrete mix design, starting with the basics and leading into more advanced topics.
Toronto and Dallas are the latest cities to receive a Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities Award. They are in good company, joining Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Nashville and Los Angeles, which were honoured earlier in 2015. These cities were selected after an exhaustive review of more than 400 metropolitan census areas in North America that looked at 11 different categories, including growth in employment rates, construction employment, infrastructure investment, vocational truck sales and more.
The new Cat 307E2 expands the company's mini hydraulic excavator machine range to include an additional solution for the seven to eight metric ton weight class. The 37.7kW (50.3-hp) Cat C2.4 turbo engine (U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IIIB) and the High Definition Hydraulic System, which is load sensing and flow sharing, allow the machine to offer superior performance and overall operational effectiveness.
BC Hydro has selected Peace River Hydro Partners as the preferred proponent for the Site C main civil works contract. Peace River Hydro Partners include ACCIONA Infrastructure Canada Inc., Petrowest Corporation and Samsung C&T Canada Ltd.
Eckler Ltd., a leading Canadian-owned consulting and actuarial firm, has released the first in-depth analysis of Canadian pensioner mortality in construction trades' multi-employer pension plans (MEPPs). Findings from the groundbreaking Construction Trades Mortality Study can help administrators of these plans improve the mortality assumptions used in their valuations and calculate their liabilities and costs more accurately.
Toromont, one of the larger Caterpillar dealers in the world, has selected Groeneveld as their preferred supplier for automatic lubrication systems for their heavy rental fleet. “And for good reasons,” Heavy Rents Asset Manager Matt Visentin underlines. “It’s a great product with the back-up of a solid service organization, able to support us and our customers in the entire region we serve. And our customers as well as Toromont Heavy Rental benefit from the values of automatic greasing, which include higher productivity and less repair and maintenance and increased residual value.”
ESAB has introduced the Rebel EMP 215ic, a 120V-230V, CC/CV welding system that offers true multi-process arc performance, location flexibility, lightweight portability and a groundbreaking operator interface. A unique sMIG (“smart MIG”) function enables users to begin MIG welding – with an extremely stable arc – just by setting metal thickness and wire diameter. Unlike competitive units, there is no need to enter information for shielding gas mix.
Terex Washing Systems (TWS) has launched the Terex AggreStac Conveyor Range as part of the TWS Global Distributor Event at the prestigious Carton House Hotel in Maynooth, Ireland. This announcement was one of several new product and project services that distributors learned about during the three day event.
With a renewed focus on technology and in particular, automated functions to assist the operator, Caterpillar has introduced a series of new products to the heavy and light construction machinery markets.
Building on the robust and productive Cat 5110B, the new 6015B Hydraulic Shovel delivers a productivity advantage over other 100-tonne shovels thanks to its powerful engine, a large standard bucket and payload capacity of 14.6 tonnes, according to the company. The design translates to fast cycles and a pass match advantage over leading standard-equipped shovels in its class when loading trucks of 55, 65 and 90 tonne capacities.
Caterpillar held their year-end press conference November 11-12 in Peoria, Illinois, where they unveiled 14 new products and placed particular focus on new technologies. Highlights included Cat Grade with Assist for the 323F hydraulic excavator, Cat Grade with Slope Assist for dozers including the D6N, integrated technologies for M Series motor graders, and RemoteTask remote control for D Series skid-steer, multi-terrain and compact track loaders. All of these technologies were demonstrated for the press at Caterpillar's Edwards Demonstration & Learning Center in Illinois.
TE Connectivity (TE) Industrial & Commercial Transportation, a world leader in harsh environment connectivity, is releasing the AMPSEAL 16 hybrid lever connector system. The heavy-duty, environmentally sealed AMPSEAL 16 hybrid lever connectors are designed to stand up to the harsh conditions of the agricultural, construction, trucking, marine and off-highway industries.
Wacker Neuson, is adding to its range of all wheel steer (AWS) wheel loaders, introducing a new model that offers speed, versatility, stability and operator comfort to any job site. The new model, 8085, is particularly beneficial to job sites where continuous travel over longer distances is needed, reducing cycle times and improving productivity.
Atlas Copco is expanding its DrillAir range with a new compressor designed to meet the demands of the geothermal drilling industry. The DrillAirX28 provides improved versatility and drilling speed in addition to a new engine, enabling users to drill two 200 metre holes in a single day at 30 bar of pressure.
The latest Cat D6N dozer is a game changer when it comes to customer value, delivering greater ease of operation, a 10 to 15 percent boost in fuel efficiency and up to 10 percent better productivity compared to the previous model. Plus, the smart new D6N is the first dozer in its size class to offer advanced GRADE technologies as standard equipment. The D6N is powered by a Cat C7.1 ACERT engine rated at 166 net horsepower (124 kW), and meets US EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.
Doosan will display a variety of heavy equipment during the annual World of Concrete in Las Vegas, February 2 – 5, 2016. On display will be the new DL220-5 wheel loader, paired with a Z-bar loader linkage arm, as well as an optional hydraulic quick coupler and pallet fork attachment. Also at the exhibit will be the new DX140W-5 wheel excavator with a new power tilting coupler and a DXB100H hydraulic breaker.