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Volvo launches Dig Assist in North America, an intuitive machine control solution for crawler excavators

Volvo Dig Assist unlocks the full potential of an excavator’s productivity. Utilizing Volvo Co-Pilot — the award-winning in-cab interface with 10-inch high-resolution touch screen — Dig Assist allows operators to easily input job specifications and track progress along the way to ensure the job is done right the first time, every time.

“We’ve designed Dig Assist in a way that is very easy to learn and very intuitive to use — requiring as little as 10 minutes of upfront training and only a few touches to get started with a new job,” said Matt McLean, product manager, GPE products at Volvo Construction Equipment. “Once you’re up and running, there’s no more guesswork. You can design and track progress in real time — thereby reducing the need for on-site engineers, surveyors, and manual grade and depth checks. It’s very simple to use, but can make an enormous impact to productivity and job profitability.”

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New Genie Tech Sight App Offers Enhanced Troubleshooting Capabilities in the Field

The key to any aerial rental business’s success is keeping equipment ready to work. Equipped with the new Genie Tech Sight application, the Genie Technical Services & Support team can now troubleshoot technical issues in the field using online video guidance for real-time visual assistance. The app enables Genie to engage in “live” interactions with field service technicians using video-enabled mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets — Android or Apple (iPhone and iPad) powered systems.

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Liebherr celebrates handover of LR 1300 to Bigge during CONEXPO

At the Liebherr exhibition stand on Thursday, Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH celebrated the 101-year anniversary of Bigge Crane & Rigging, one of its biggest crane customers, with the official handover of another LR 1300 crawler crane. The American crane hire company ordered its first crane, a crawler crane type LR 1160, in 2001. The ideas from the company had a strong impact on the design of the LR series in subsequent years.

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Cropac Equipment of Oakville, Ontario purchases Manitowoc Potain Igo T 85 A at CONEXPO 2017

Cropac Equipment is the proud owner of a new Potain Igo T 85 A tower crane, which it has just purchased at CONEXPO 2017. The Oakville, Ontario, Canada-based company celebrated the purchase of the 6 t (6.6 USt) self-erecting tower crane during a ceremony at the Manitowoc booth, which featured a champagne toast between Manitowoc Cranes and Cropac. 

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JLG Debuts 742 Telehandler at Conexpo

JLG Industries, Inc., has introduced the 742 telehandler at Gold Lot booth #G3946 during CONEXPO 2017. The 742 telehandler offers a 7,000 pound maximum lift capacity and multiple powertrain options to suit a wide range of jobsite applications and oil change intervals which can be extended to 1000 hours which helps lower cost of ownership.

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JCB Teleskid is world's first skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom

JCB today previewed the world’s first skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom. The JCB Teleskid can reach 60 percent farther forward than any other skid steer on the market and – in an industry first – it is the only skid steer in the world that can dig below its chassis to an unparalleled depth of around one metre. In addition, this new machine can reach 8 percent higher than any other skid steer.

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New AccessReady Training Program Connects Qualified Instructors With End-User Customers

JLG Industries, Inc.,has introduced AccessReady, the newest addition to its expanding portfolio of operator training programs. AccessReady represents the company’s ongoing commitment to provide robust training opportunities to its end-user customers. AccessReady is a program designed to train operators to use JLG and competitive model aerial work platforms (AWPs) and telehandlers safely and efficiently.

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Manitou to demo specialty telescopic handlers and attachments at CONEXPO

Manitou will provide CONEXPO-CON/AGG attendees the opportunity to see and experience revolutionary telescopic handling equipment and attachments. The MRT 2150 rotating telescopic handler with 360 degree continuous rotation will be equipped with an extendable 13’ work platform that can accommodate loads up to 1,320 lbs. (600 kg) with 180 degree swing capability. A 660 lbs. (300 kg) winch is integrated within the platform. This equipment setup is ideal for industrial maintenance, panel and glass installers, general contractors and masons.

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