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Forestry

Upgrades to John Deere L-Series Skidders Increase Power and Performance

John Deere has updated its full line of L-Series Skidders. The L-Series models now boast best-in-class horsepower, a more impressive power-to-weight ratio, an improved engine aftertreatment system, and new grapple and boom options. Most notable are the upgrades to the engines to increase horsepower, offering customers more pulling power and faster multifunctioning capabilities. The 648L, 748L, 848L, and 948L models offer the maximum horsepower for each size class, with the 300 HP 948L Skidder boasting highest horsepower on the market. Enhancements to the 648L and 748L improve pulling power during skidding activities, and the 848L and 948L have better multifunctioning capabilities for increased handling performance. 

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Earthmoving

New lighting options for Liebherr XPower wheel loaders: adaptive working lighting and key with remote control

Liebherr has released new innovative lightingoptions for it's  XPower wheel loaders:   Adaptive working lighting is an intelligent light controlsystem. It reacts intuitively to the lift arm position and articulation angleof the wheel loader using modern LED light sensors. This means working areasare always evenly lit. The adaptive working lighting also makes irritatingglare or reflections from steel machine parts a thing of the past. The Liebherrkey with remote control opens the driver's door at the push of a button andactivates the cab lighting. This illuminates the entire entry area and ensuresthe driver can get into the operator's cab safely.

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Lifting & Material Handling

Four new models of Merlo telehandlers

The Merlo Turbofarmer range of telehandlers from Manulift is made up of four models: TF35.7, TF33.9, TF30.9 and TF33.7. These telehandlers are equipped with a Deutz TCD Tier 4 Final engine generating 115 or 122 hp. A new engine hood has an air suction point well above ground for maximum protection against dust. A Fan Drive system allows users to change the rotation direction of the fan to help clean the radiator. A patented Class 1 hydrostatic transmission maximizes performance.

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Telematics
Maintenance & Management

Volvo to offer free ActiveCare Direct for one year on new purchases

Originally debuted at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 with a limited-time enrollment offer, ActiveCare Direct is now available free for one year on new purchases of a wide range of Volvo Construction Equipment models. With ActiveCare Direct, Volvo provides customers with 24/7/365 active machine monitoring, as well as monthly fleet utilization reports to allow customers to spend more time making informed fleet management decisions and less time sorting through data and alarm codes. When a machine requires attention, Volvo alerts the local dealer so they can respond quickly — and the customer's operation continues to run smoothly.

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Trucking

Volvo makes Active Driver Assist standard on VNR and VNL series

Volvo Active Driver Assist is now standard equipment on the new Volvo VNR and VNL series, improving safety not only for truck drivers, but all motorists. Volvo Active Driver Assist includes Bendix Wingman Fusion, a comprehensive, camera- and radar-based collision mitigation system that is fully integrated with Volvo's Driver Information Display. Volvo is the first heavy-duty truck OEM to offer Bendix Wingman Fusion as standard equipment. 

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Earthmoving

Cat D6T and D8T dozers

The Cat D8T operated remotely using optional Cat Connect COMMAND for Dozing.

Caterpillar has taken dozer work to new levels with the D6T dozer. These include easier operation, higher performance, a wealth of standard and optional machine-assist and machine-control systems, and significant fuel savings. 

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Construction Technologies

Trimble to distribute Propellor Aero UAS analytics platform

Trimble is collaborating with Propeller Aero to distribute its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) analytics platform. Propeller, based in Sydney and Denver, is a leader in the advanced collection, visualization and analysis of data from UAS. Propeller's simple automated ground control targets, cloud-based visualization and rapid analysis platform will also be integrated with Trimble Connected Site solutions to bring an end-to-end cloud-based UAS solution to civil engineering and construction contractors.

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Industry News

Volvo celebrates 75,000th hauler

More than half a century after they invented the concept, Volvo Construction Equipment recently celebrated the production of the 75,000th articulated hauler. Having produced more than half of the articulated haulers ever made, a staggering 50,000 Volvo haulers are still in regular use around the world.

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STRAIGHTLINE HDD Expands Hole Opener Lineup

StraightLine HDD recently expanded its hole opener offering with the introduction of the XL-I Series. Designed from the ground up for horizontal directional drilling, the XL-I Series is positioned as a cost-effective alternative to "split-bit" hole openers.

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Industry News

Volvo makes a splash in Colorado

Nestled in the Animas River Valley, surrounded by the San Juan Mountains is the city of Durango, Colorado. The region's evergreen forests and babbling creeks are adored by locals and nature enthusiasts alike; attracting a steady flow of holidaymakers throughout the year. With tourism the leading driver of Durango's economy, maintenance on local attractions, such as the Durango Whitewater Park, is necessary.

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Prinoth adds Company Wrench as new Ohio dealer

PRINOTH, one of the world's leading manufacturer of tracked vehicles, continues to grow its dealer network across North America and as such is announcing a new dealer for the State of Ohio. As such, Company Wrench will now represent PRINOTH for the PANTHER vehicles line-up.

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