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291-tonne-capacity Cat 794 AC mining truck to make mining show debut

The 794 AC is designed to Deliver a true 291 tonnes (320 tons) capacity .

Caterpillar’s newest large mining truck, the 794 AC, makes its mining show debut at MINExpo 2016. The 291-tonne (320-ton) capacity truck uses a combination of proven designs – a chassis design that has accumulated about 18 million operating hours and powertrain design that has racked up three million hours. The truck design focuses on productivity while delivering proven reliability and simple serviceability.

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Fecon FTX128 track carrier mills asphalt up to 40 inches wide and 6 inches deep with compatible cold planers

The FTX128L offers exceptionally high performance in a compact tractor for any mulching job, big or small.

Achieve faster, better, more efficient asphalt solutions on roads, parking lots, or utility projects with the power and versatility of Fecon’s FTX128 track carrier. Mill asphalt up to 40 inches wide and 6 inches deep with compatible cold planers like the Coneqtec-Universal AP1000. After adjusting the high-flow circuit of the FTX128 from 60 gpm to 45 gpm, the tractor delivers over 100 hydraulic horsepower (calculated after 10 percent efficiency loss) to the planer mill. When milling is completed, the FTX128 hydraulic circuits and quick attach coupler plate enable users to run complimentary attachments including brooms or buckets to make great use of the FTX128 tractor.

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McNeilus on display at NRMCA’S National Mixer Driver Championship and ConcreteWorks

McNeilus supports the NRMCA’s National Mixer Driver Championship with four McNeilus Standard Mixers and one Oshkosh Front Discharge mixer.

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., will display its range of product options and services at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s (NRMCA’s) ConcreteWorks Conference. The conference will begin on Sept. 18 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn. McNeilus will be located in booth #702. In addition, McNeilus will support the NRMCA’s 11th Annual National Mixer Driver Championship with five mixer trucks, course setup assistance and a monetary sponsorship.

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Liebherr to debut 100-tonne truck at MINExpo

R 9200 mining excavator.

At MINExpo 2016 from September 26-28, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Liebherr will showcase the latest technology from its mining product range. Covering a total area of more than 28,000 square feet (2,600 square metres), Liebherr’s stand #7627 will present new products, components and customer service solutions to reinforce the motto, “Experience the Progress”, supported by the six pillars of Liebherr-Mining: Productivity, Efficiency, Reliability, Customer Service, Safety and Environment.

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Volvo Trucks demonstrate high-tech SuperTruck's freight efficiency capacity

Volvo Trucks North America unveiled an innovative SuperTruck demonstrator whose combination of advanced vehicle and powertrain technologies achieved a freight efficiency improvement of 88 percent – exceeding the 50 percent improvement goal set by the U.S. Department of Energy program. Volvo’s SuperTruck also boosted fuel efficiency by 70 percent, exceeding 12 miles per gallon in road tests.

Volvo Trucks North America has unveiled an innovative SuperTruck demonstrator whose combination of advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies achieved a freight efficiency improvement of 88 percent – exceeding the 50 percent improvement goal set by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program.

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K-Line Trailers begins production of set of Dual Powered Road Trains for Canadian mining operations

Fleet of K-Line Dual Powered Road Trains are hauling some of the highest long-distance payloads of material in the North American mining industry.

K-Line Trailers has announced start of production on their third and fourth Dual Powered Road Trains (DPRT) for an international mining corporation’s Canadian operation. The mine’s current fleet of K-Line Dual Powered Road Trains are hauling some of the highest long-distance payloads of material in the North American mining industry.

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Watch this: Volvo tests world's first self-driving truck for underground mining operations

Volvo’s fully autonomous truck is the first in the world to be tested in operations deep underground in the Kristineberg Mine. The self-driving truck is part of a development project aimed at improving the transport flow and safety in the mine. The truck will cover a distance of 7 kilometres, reaching 1,320 metres underground in the narrow mine tunnels.

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Daimler Trucks North America to participate in U.S. Department of Energy SuperTruck II initiative

SuperTruck II is supported by the DOE under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced that it has been selected to receive a $20 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the SuperTruck II program. The new award is part of a multimillion dollar, multi-year program to increase the fuel economy of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles while decreasing carbon pollution.

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Winter kits keep deep freeze at bay

 Terex Trucks has released two extreme cold weather protection kits for their rigid hauler products.

It takes only a drop of four degrees in core body temperature for hypothermia to set in, therefore the body wastes no time in activating its defence against cold weather. Goosebumps, shivers, teeth chatter and raised hair are all symptoms triggered by the hypothalamus – the brain’s temperature centre – to produce heat.

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