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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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Volvo Launches 48-Hour Parts Delivery Guarantee

When you need parts most — Volvo delivers. If a machine should go down, Volvo guarantees parts delivery within 48 hours* in Canada and Hawaii, and within 24 hours in the United States, including Alaska. volvoce.com/parts48.

*Guarantee applies to Class 1 parts orders. 24-Hour Parts Delivery Guarantee in the United States, including Alaska, and a 48-Hour Parts Delivery Guarantee in Canada and Hawaii. See website for complete details.

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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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TCO calculators help customers understand direct and indirect costs of product ownership

Manitou Americas, Inc. has released a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator for Gehl and Mustang product lines.  The TCO calculator(s) found on tco.gehl.com and tco.mustangmfg.com are interactive tools that allows prospective customers and current equipment owners the ability to quickly calculate ownership costs over the lifecycle of a variety of products.  

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Volvo launches 24-Hour Parts Guarantee in North America

The Volvo 24-Hour Parts Guarantee is a new program to help ensure that Volvo delivers when customers need parts most. If a machine should go down, Volvo guarantees delivery of parts within 24 hours of order placement. The Parts Guarantee follows the opening of a third U.S. distribution facility – a $70 million Central Parts Distribution Center near Memphis, Tennessee. With additional investments in systems, inventory and people, Volvo is continuing its commitment to customer support and expansion in North America.

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New Michelin Hard Surface Traction Airless Radial Tire Available for Skid Steers

Michelin Tweel Technologies has introduced a Hard Surface Traction (HST) version of its award-winning MICHELIN® 12N16.5 X® TWEEL® SSL Airless Radial Tire.  For skid steer operators who work on hard or highly abrasive surfaces, such as asphalt and paving, tires tend to have a short tread life due to the aggressive nature of these applications on tires. Operators are constantly looking for options with excellent wear characteristics, but many cannot afford any major compromise in off-the-pavement traction. 

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Construction Equipment Operator Training Revolutionized with New Virtual Reality Tool from Immersive Technologies

Finding and keeping trained, skilled heavy equipment operators is one of the greatest challenges facing the construction industry. With tight schedules and increased project risk there is less and less room for human error and poor performance at crucial phases like site preparation. Immersive Technologies is using leading edge technology to bring versatile and effective simulation based operator training to the construction field with their new virtual reality tool, WorksiteVR Simulator.

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Michelin Leads Innovation with RFID Technology and Upgrades to Service Offers That Drive Value for Fleets

Michelin Americas Truck Tires,  has announced today a technological enhancement that allows fleets to more efficiently manage their maintenance and assets. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is being added to MICHELIN commercial truck tires and retreads,  enabling fleets to better manage their tire assets throughout the full life cycle. In addition, the MICHELIN Tire Care tire maintenance program is being upgraded to include new features providing fleets’ greater visibility, assurance and ease around the maintenance of their tires.

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On-board oil change system to be displayed at NHES

FLO Components Ltd. will be displaying QuickFit On-board Oil Change Systems at the upcoming NHES show on April 6-7. In 2016, FLO announced its new partnership with RPM Industries LLC to sell and install their complete product line of centralized fleet fluid maintenance systems. With the RPM Industries product line, FLO Components Ltd. has a complete range of engine pre-lubrication and fluid evacuation technologies that automate routine maintenance of heavy equipment to save owners and dealers time and money.

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Tips for Maintaining Tier 4 FINAL aerial work platforms

After decades of preparation, aerials with Tier 4 Final engines are beginning to find their way into rental fleets. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) outlined a tiered series of emissions regulations for off-road engines in equipment in the mid-1990s. Tier 4 Final (T4F) is the culmination of the EPA’s mandate, and all new Genie diesel-powered aerial work platforms (AWPs) and telehandlers are in compliance.

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Case offers online Total Cost of Ownership calculator

CASE Construction Equipment has launched an all-new Total Cost of Ownership Calculator at CaseCE.com that provides both prospective buyers and current equipment owners insight into lifetime ownership costs. Based on a broad range of operational factors covering the entire line of CASE equipment, the program calculates data in U.S. and Canadian currencies, as well as metric and imperial measurements. 

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Increased oil drain intervals with Mack Engine Oil

Mack Trucks has announced extended engine oil drain intervals for customers using its newly formulated genuine Mack Engine Oil EOS-4.5. Depending on the application, oil drain intervals have been extended by up to 15,000 miles compared with previous formulations, helping reduce customer maintenance costs. Introduced as the factory fill in Mack’s 2017 engines, genuine Mack Engine Oil EOS-4.5 also extends drain intervals for all 2011 and newer Mack engines.

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