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Atlas Copco rolls out first product at new South Carolina plant

Atlas Copco has produced its first piece of equipment, an XAS 185 portable air compressor, at its new production facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Facility construction, which began in January 2016, included lean manufacturing features to enable efficient and flexible processes that are sustainable for the environment. The compressor is the first product of Atlas Copco’s wide range of equipment, including generators and stationary compressors that will be produced at the plant, which officially opened in February 2017.

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Hilti shifts cordless equipment to innovative 22-volt battery

Hilti has released an expanded cordless portfolio of solutions and services, complete with an innovative, backwards compatible 22V battery — an industry first. The Hilti 22V battery will work with new and previous generations of Hilti 18V Li-Ion cordless tools, providing a seamless transition for existing Hilti cordless tool customers. As a standard component of every Hilti cordless kit or combo, Hilti’s 22V battery provides longer work time per charge to improve productivity. This is one of the many ways Hilti’s expanded cordless portfolio of solutions and services can create lower total cost of ownership for contractors. 

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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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Wacker Neuson introduces the industry's first emission-free rammer

Wacker Neuson is introducing the industry’s first emissions-free, battery-powered vibratory rammer. Using lithium-ion battery technology, the AS50e is ideal for commercial interior construction or renovation projects, for use in poorly ventilated areas including trenches, or in sound-sensitive areas such as hospitals as well as for rental yards and environmentally conscious builders.

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Wacker Neuson introduces light towers that are the perfect fit for any job

Wacker Neuson’s new line of light towers offer big benefits in a smaller package. The LTV series features a compact-body design and vertical mast that allows for more units to be transported on a single trailer; 18 units will fit on a 48 foot flatbed truck. But don’t let the size fool you. These light towers are designed for long hours of lighting and industry leading 750 hour service intervals. The LTVs provide plenty of light for general job sites, site prep, concrete pours, special events, parking lots and road/bridge work.

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Lift Equipment plays key role in Replacing the Champlain Bridge

MLC650 crawler crane at work on the new Champlain Bridge, with the old bridge in the background.

The replacement of the Champlain Bridge, which spans the St. Lawrence River in Montreal, Quebec, is currently one of the largest projects to expand infrastructure in North America. It is also one of North America’s busiest roadways with more than 50 million cars, buses and trucks crossing its 3,400-metre (11,155-foot) span each year.

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Doosan Portable Power P185WDO air compressor

The Doosan Portable Power P185WDO air compressor is powered by a Tier 4 Final-compliant Doosan D24 engine with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) aftertreatment system, which is virtually maintenance-free. The high-performance engine provides the P185 with reliable power and improved cold starting capability, while delivering a 7 percent increase in fuel efficiency compared to previous models.

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Allmand Expands Into Portable Air Compressor Market, Launches Maxi-Air

Allmand Bros. Inc., a long-time manufacturer of high-performance portable equipment, has expanded its product offerings into the portable air compressor market. The Maxi-Air™ Portable Air Compressor’s heavy-duty, over-sized rotary screw air end provides consistent, high-pressure air volumes at low RPMs for enhanced fuel efficiency. The Maxi-Air comes in two models, the MA185 and MA400, with free air delivery of 185 scfm and 400 scfm, respectively. Both models achieve a maximum working pressure of 120 psi.

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Doosan Portable Power RX-264H Upright Rammer

The Doosan Portable Power RX-264H upright rammer is built for the compaction of materials ranging from mixed and cohesive soils to heavy clay. The model is ideal for a wide array of applications, including backfilling and narrow trench compaction such as utility work, trenching, curbing, drainage work, and foundation and masonry base preparation

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Doosan Portable Power adds G25, G50 AND G70 models to mobile generator lineup

Doosan Portable Power has added redesigned models to its mobile generator lineup — G25, G50 and G70. The new models incorporate numerous innovations based on customer input and are aimed at improving operator experience. The newly packaged Tier 4 Final–compliant generators offer improved fuel efficiency, extended runtimes and the industry’s lowest sound levels — all without sacrificing reliability and performance.

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Atlas Copco electric portable air compressor features four preset flow and pressure selections

The Atlas Copco XATS 900E compressor features a variable flow of 879 to 906 cubic feet per minute at 100 to 150 psi, giving contractors the convenience of one machine with multiple settings.

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment’s XATS 900E electric portable air compressor features four preset flow and pressure selections to give contractors versatility and rental centres greater flexibility in their fleet offering for improved ROI.

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Midwest Equipment acquires Westinghouse portable generators

The 8KPRO portable generator comes with the Pro Series 420cc Westinghouse Super Duty Single Engine.

Midwest Equipment (MWE) has announced it has acquired Westpro Power Systems, a manufacturer of Westinghouse portable power products. Through the acquisition, MWE adds portable generators and digital inverter generators to its product offerings that include compact equipment tracks and tires, undercarriage components and portable climate control systems. The Westinghouse Portable Generators will be sold through various distribution channels and through MWE as an offering to rental and equipment dealerships.

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Miller single-operator Big Blue 600 Air Pak

Big Blue 600 Air Pak welder/generator.

The new Big Blue 600 Air Pak welder/generator provides the reliability and versatility needed for field-based work that requires single-operator power for welding, carbon arc gouging, auxiliary power, or running an air compressor to perform critical repair and maintenance functions.

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