World of Concrete 2O18 Show Preview: Machine control and management

John Deere 650K dozer with SmartGrade technology.

John Deere will have a strong emphasis on SmartGrade technology, which has been added to the new 104-hp 650K crawler dozer, joining the 700K, 750K and 850K. The integrated Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade Control System improves jobsite accuracy and work quality, delivering precise grading performance while eliminating vulnerable external masts and cables.

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World of Concrete 2O18 Show Preview: Concrete pavers and mixers

GOMACO Commander IIIx.

GOMACO will have several of their curb and gutter machines on display at World of Concrete 2018, including the Commander IIIx, 3300, GT-3600 and GT-3200. GOMACO says that their curb and gutter machines are chosen more than any others due to their industry-leading technology, proprietary G+ control system, and versatility in their product line. G+ and its industry-leading technology is the control system for all of GOMACO's concrete paving equipment. 

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Liebherr and KAMAZ celebrate start of diesel engine production

Liebherr Group president Willi Liebherr and KAMAZ general director Sergey Kogogin inspect one of the partnership's new 6-cylinder diesel engines.

Liebherr and KAMAZ have marked the start of production of the companies' mutually-developed 6-cylinder inline diesel engines, a process that began in 2014 when KAMAZ and Liebherr signed a cooperation agreement for the development of a new range of 6-cylinder in-line diesel engines with power output ranging from 300 to 520 kW (400 to 700 hp).

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Viewpoint to display new integrated construction management solutions at World of Concrete

Viewpoint to display new integrated construction management solutions at World of Concrete

Viewpoint, a developer of ERP, project management and mobile solutions for the construction industry, is excited to showcase new solutions at the 2018 World of Concrete conference and trade show (Booths #C3302 & #C3308) at the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 23-26. Viewpoint will host a press conference on Tuesday, January 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Press Conference Room (N251) to further demonstrate new movement toward digital industry transformation and deeper connections between segments of customer organizations.

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Winner named in FLO Components 40th Anniversary giveaway

Thomas Steckel, of Guelph, ON, was the third and final winner of Flo Components' 40th Anniversary giveaway.

Automatic Greasing Systems specialist FLO Components Ltd.'s announces the winner of the third and final draw in its 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest. Gabriel Lopez, Marketing Specialist at FLO announced; "Thomas Steckel of Guelph, Ontario is the final lucky winner in our anniversary celebration contest. Thomas' name was drawn randomly from all eligible entries and he successfully answered a skill testing question." 

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Danfoss demonstrates autonomous vehicle system

Danfoss debuted its autonomous vehicle system, nicknamed DAVIS, at the recent AGRITECHNICA show in Germany.

Danfoss Power Solutions debuted its ground-breaking autonomous capabilities with a technology demonstration at AGRITECHNICA in Hanover, Germany. DAVIS — Danfoss Autonomous Vehicle Integration System, a flexible technology solution — will allow OEMs to add autonomous characteristics to their off-highway machines.

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Cooper Equipment Rentals strengthens Western Canada presence with acquisition of Modern Rentals

Cooper Equipment Rentals has acquired Modern Industrial Rentals. Established in 1978, Modern Rentals is a construction and industrial equipment rental company that services Southern Alberta from its branches in Calgary and Medicine Hat. Modern Rentals offers quality, late model equipment that is supported by a highly experienced team of rental professionals. 

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Trail King adds 12 new dealers including locations in Calgary, Winnipeg and Quebec

Trail King Industries is expanding its worldwide dealer network. The company recently added twelve new dealers to its network including three in Canada.

  • Competition Trailer Sales Inc. – Calgary, Alberta
  • CanadaTransit Quebec – Quebec, Canada
  • Querel Trailers – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Young Truck Trailer – Nebraska
  • Lucky's Trailer Sales, Inc – North Carolina
  • Arrow Trailer and Equipment Company – Illinois
  • Pee Dee Trailer Sales – South Carolina
  • Preferred Lowboys, Dallas – Texas
  • TNT – Missouri
  • 5 Star – New England
  • Penn Jersey – Pennsylvania
  • Blanchard – South Carolina & Georgia

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GSSI adds drill hole feature to StructureScan Mini XT all-in-one GPR concrete inspection system

GSSI StructureScan Mini XT.

GSSI has added a new drill hole feature to the StructureScan Mini XT – the newest generation of GSSI's all-in-one concrete inspection GPR system. The drill hole feature is a 3D data processing detection algorithm. The algorithm evaluates a user-chosen cylindrical area that represents a potential or planned coring location. Scanning for all potential targets within the cylindrical area, the drill hole feature looks for targets that may interfere with a proposed coring location. 

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Roofing contractor orders first XTreme XR1055 telehandlers citing safety features as selling point

Don Schulz, VP of Sales – Western Region for Xtreme Manufacturing; Rex Casanover, Ahern Rentals National Accounts; Kevin Matthews, Business Development Manager – Western USA, Xtreme Manufacturing; Ronnie McGlothlin, President, Empire Roofing (in cab); Matthew Elvin, CEO, Xtreme Manufacturing; Jeff Eckhardt, VP of Engineering, Xtreme Manufacturing; and Robby Hagan, Senior VP of Sales for North America, Xtreme Manufacturing.

Empire Roofing has taken delivery of the first six production models of the new Xtreme XR1055 rough-terrain telehandler from Xtreme Manufacturing.

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2019 Silverado boasts 450-pound weight reduction, improved bed strength and increased cargo volume

The all-new 2019 Silverado Work Truck features a “CHEVROLET” graphic across the grille and tailgate, blacked-out trim and 17-inch steel wheels for maximum durability. The interior features durable vinyl or cloth seats and 7-inch colour touchscreen.

Chevrolet introduced the next-generation Silverado on January 13, exactly 100 years after the brand delivered its first trucks to customers in January 1918. According to the company, the all-new Silverado sets the course for the next century of Chevy Trucks with the most functional bed of any full-size truck, weighs up to 450 pounds less for increased performance, and offers a broad range of trims and engine/transmission combinations to help each customer find their ideal truck. 

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ConstructConnect acquires estimating and building modeling developer Quote Software

ConstructConnect acquires estimating and building modeling developer Quote Software

ConstructConnect, a provider of construction information and technology solutions in North America, has acquired the assets of Quote Software, Inc., a privately-held Eugene, Oregon based software company. Quote Software focuses primarily on estimating and building information modeling software and services for plumbing and mechanical contractors.

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Work Truck Show features new vehicles from Chevrolet, Ford, Hino, International and more

Crowds make their way through displays during the NTEA Work Truck Show.

Four of North America's leading truck manufacturers have announced they will unveil new vehicles at The Work Truck Show 2018. Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles will reveal its Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD chassis cab trucks. Ford Commercial Vehicles will launch a new commercial vehicle. Hino Trucks will introduce a line of Class 7 and 8 trucks. International Truck will debut what it's calling "the driver's ultimate work truck." Additional OEMs with press conferences scheduled include Ram Commercial, which plans to announce work-truck-related news for the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 truck, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. and Mack Trucks Inc. 

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