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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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BKT TIRES designed for recycling operations

As one of the leading Off-Highway tire manufacturers worldwide, BKT has been able to find solutions even for the most demanding and toughest operating conditions in recycling applications by means of specially designed products for loaders and material-handling machinery. This sector and any related application areas appear to be fairly interesting in terms of tires that are subject to severe strain. Not only do they have to meet the requirements as far as resistance and durability are concerned, but they must also offer stability to the equipment and thus a certain level of comfort to the operator. 

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DEUTZ brings on MarIndustrial as Ontario distributor

DEUTZ Corporation has signed an agreement with Montreal-based MarIndustrial to be its new distributor in the Canadian province of Ontario. MarIndustrial now owns the distribution rights to sell and service DEUTZ products in Ontario, including new engines and Xchange remanufactured engines. MarIndustrial will also provide DEUTZ Genuine Parts, service and warranty support. 

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All-in-one compressed air, generator power, battery charging and stick welding unit

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. introduces the new Bobcat 200 Air Pak, a power solution that helps users increase capabilities, reduce expenses and boost profitability and efficiency. Ideal for maintenance, repair and farm and ranch applications, this all-in-one payload-saving machine delivers compressed air, generator power, battery charging/crank assist and stick welding capabilities. 

The Bobcat 200 Air Pak delivers:
  • Compressed air at 28 cfm: Efficiently power virtually any tool, including 3/4-inch and 1-inch impact wrenches, with the rotary-screw compressor. 
  • Electric power: Power jobsite tools and even operate truck-mounted electric/hydraulic cranes with the 5,500-watt generator.
  • Battery charge/crank assist: Get up to 100 amps of DC power for 12V/24V battery charging and up to 300 amps for crank assist. 
  • Welding capability: Easily tackle metal repairs with the 210-amp DC stick welder. 
  • Compact design: Get big capabilities in a small footprint — at just 47 inches long, 20 inches wide, 24 inches tall and 558 pounds.  
  • Reliability: Starts easily in any weather with industry-exclusive eChoke™ technology — and the powerful engine allows simultaneous use of the air compressor with any other feature.

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Full synthetic grease now on the market

KLONDIKE Lubricants Corporation has just introduced its new lubricant - KLONDIKE nano Full Synthetic EP-1.5 Grease - into the market, backed up with test results that show the company's use of the proprietary "nano" design is a game-changer. The micro-sized lubricant particles are combined with a highly stable PAO synthetic grease into a lubricant that has outperformed competitors' products in a wide range of test areas and will benefit users by:

  • Reducing equipment downtime by 45% 
  • Extending maintenance intervals 
  • Lengthening machinery life
  • Decreasing energy consumption while improving equipment performance

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The advantages of retread tires

Today’s technology for retreading large tires has advanced far beyond where it began decades ago. Most tires on construction equipment and large trucks can be retreaded for much less than the cost of new tires, and the tread design and compounds used can be customized for specific applications, improving performance and longevity of the retreaded tire.

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Lubricant supplier expands distribution to include Newfoundland

KLONDIKE Lubricants Corporation announced the expansion of their distribution network in Atlantic Canada to include Newfoundland.  The company has been growing quickly from its West Coast origins, manufacturing and distributing OEM certified packaged and bulk oils, industrial lubricants and chemicals throughout the Canadian market, through warehousing and distribution centres in Edmonton, AB, Winnipeg, MB, Toronto, ON, and, most recently, Moncton, NB.

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Volvo CE opens new state-of-the-art driveline testing facility

Volvo CE has officially inaugurated and unveiled its state-of-the-art test facility in Eskilstuna, Sweden. The new building is home to several test rigs that will test both electric and conventional drivelines and components. One of the test rigs – which allows all a machine’s wheels to be controlled and measured independently, enabling the entire electromobility driveline to be tested in a modular way – is thought to be the first of its kind in the industry.

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