Veteran-led disaster response organization Team Rubicon began the heavy equipment operations of "Operation Hard Hustle" on Thursday, September 14, 2017 with equipment and on-site support personnel provided by CASE Construction Equipment. Initial heavy equipment operations included debris removal and home demolition near Rockport and Aransas Pass, Texas, where the eye of Hurricane Harvey made landfall in August. Sonsray Machinery, Inc. of California also shipped compact track loaders in for the operation, and Michelin North America, Inc. donated sets of its Tweel airless radial tires to outfit skid steers working in demolition applications.
After a successful showing at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, the John Deere 950K PAT Crawler Dozer is now officially available at dealers across North America. This production-class crawler dozer is designed and manufactured by John Deere in Dubuque, Iowa, and is built specifically for customers looking for a machine that will excel in applications from mass excavation to fine grading.
Atlas Copco has expanded its offering for the dewatering market with the launch of over 30 new heavy-duty, high-capacity pumps. This includes the addition of three high-flow models to its PAS range of centrifugal dry prime pumps. The new pumps are capable of accommodating flows of up to 1,400 cubic meters per hour.
Vermeer Corporation has announced its acquisition of the remaining non-Vermeer interests of McLaughlin Group, Inc., a leader in the drill tooling and vacuum excavation industry. Vermeer took an initial vested position in McLaughlin in 2012, when it acquired a minority interest in the Greenville, South Carolina company. "Our initial investment in McLaughlin created the ideal opportunity to determine how the company culture and product portfolio fit within our organization," said Jason Andringa, president and CEO at Vermeer Corporation. "Now, we look forward to having the McLaughlin team and the products they design and manufacture become part of the comprehensive solution Vermeer provides to the utility market. This is especially important in the area of soft-dig excavation where we see demand for equipment and expertise continuing to grow today and well into the future."
KOBELCO USA is continuing its commitment to providing customers with quality products from its North American excavator production facility with plans to nearly double manufacturing capacity by 2018. Mass production at the Spartanburg, SC facility began in 2016 with conventional machines weighing 20-plus tons. Over the past year, KOBELCO has increased production capacity by threefold as the facility is ramping up to produce 1,800 units/year. Today, seven excavator models are being produced at KOBELCO's US manufacturing facility - the SK210LC-10, SK210LC-10 Long Reach, SK260LC-10 Long Reach, SK300LC-10, SK300LC-10 High & Wide, SK350LC-10 and SK500LC-10.
Rotochopper, Inc. hosted their 7th annual Demo Day on September 13th. Approximately 120 customers and prospects from the US and Canada attended the event with the theme "See Red Go Green". The day began with tours of the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, providing attendees the opportunity to see Rotochopper grinders in every stage of manufacture, from cutting to final inspection and testing. The facility tours also provided guests the opportunity to meet the teams who design, build, and support their Rotochopper equipment.
Doosan Bobcat is donating over $325,000 worth of Bobcat equipment and Doosan Portable Power light towers and generators to assist with Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief efforts. The company is also providing financial assistance to affected Doosan Bobcat North America dealership employees and their families, and Doosan Bobcat North America employees will direct annual charitable drives toward assisting those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Forty years ago this September, Caterpillar rolled off of its production lines 10 pilot models of the world's largest, most powerful dozer, destined to leave a lasting legacy on the industry. The Cat D10 dozer's radically different design, high weight and horsepower, and resilient undercarriage answered the growing calls from large mining and big heavy construction operations for a more powerful dozer.
One of the most recent technological innovations in paving equipment is Intelligent Compaction (IC). IC features pass mapping and temperature mapping technology, which gives operators real-time information, including how many passes they have made over a certain area and the temperature across the mat. With its capabilities, IC offers opportunities to dramatically reduce the guesswork and improve quality control by the operator during the paving process. The value of IC is well recognized by many states and agencies in the U.S. but adoption in Canada has not taken off.
Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Geotab No. 212 on the 29th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Maclean's magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.
Mack Trucks has introduced all-new interiors for its rugged Mack Granite and Mack Pinnacle models, supporting customers in attracting and retaining drivers, and improving the productivity and profitability of their operations in general. Mack introduced the updated models during the Mack Global Dealer Summit in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Mack Trucks introduced its new, next-generation highway hero, the Mack Anthem, during the Mack Global Dealer Summit in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The Mack Anthem is a re-engineered, redesigned and reimagined interpretation of what today's highway truck should be - aerodynamic, comfortable and connected, all with a distinctively bold Mack look.
Peterson Pacific Corp. has announced the all-new stationary, electric 5050H Delimber Debarker Disc Chipper produces high quality low bark content chips for wood pulp and pellets, processing whole trees in one continuous operation.
Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power engines are now available for propane conversion through Propane Power Systems. The EPA-certified conversions are available for 11 Vanguard and Commercial Series engines, ranging in displacement from 205cc single-cylinder horizontals up to 993cc BIG BLOCK V-Twin engines. These certified converted engines allow equipment manufacturers to offer propane to customers looking to take advantage of the benefits of propane-powered equipment.