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.
Maintenance & Management News
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.
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.
It's been a busy summer for the crews at ShearForce Equipment and Work Truck West as they move their head office and production facility to the Gloucester Industrial Park in Langley this July. The divisions of West Coast Machinery Ltd. have found a new home base at 27050 Gloucester Way in the bustling area of northeast Langley, BC.
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.
Luber-finer has launched three new websites to better serve the heavy duty industry in Canada. Canadian drivers, technicians, fleet maintenance managers and parts distributors can now view the Luber-finer website in English at luberfiner.ca, in French at french.luberfiner.ca and in Punjabi at punjabi.luberfiner.ca.
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
Perkins has announced that its new online platform called perkins.com/shop is open for business as of June 1, 2017. Targeted at machine owners, rental businesses, repair and engineering shops and mobile service and repair engineers, the online shop will allow US customers of Perkins engines to buy genuine Perkins parts over the internet.
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.
Using an inefficient fluid in your hydraulic system is like having a flat tire – not only will it slow you down, it will increase the energy needed to power your equipment.
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.
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.