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Site management software offers all-in-one opportunities

Hemisphere GNSS, Inc. has debuted the C321 GNSS Smart Antenna and SiteMetrix Site Management Software. When paired with SiteMetrix, the next-generation multi-frequency, multi-GNSS C321 antenna can be used as an all-in-one construction base and rover site controller. Designed specifically for harsh construction environments, C321 adds another system component and empowers heavy equipment manufacturers to deliver their own machine control and guidance solutions to their customers.

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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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McNeilus and Command Alkon partner on integrated in-cab telematics solution for ready-mix concrete industry

McNeilus’ exclusive, patent-pending FLEX Controls system and Command Alkon’s premier TrackIt fleet management system together provide an integrated in-cab telematics solution, now on display at CONEXPO. This partnership between the two companies showcases an unparalleled commitment to technology that can help customers get their jobs done more effectively.

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John Deere opens Machine Health Monitoring Center and formalizes introduction of Dealer Machine Monitoring Centers at CONEXPO 2017

Located inside the mile-long Dubuque Works facility, the newly minted John Deere Machine Health Monitoring Center is changing how John Deere and its dealers analyze data and proactively support customers through mainstream technology. Additionally, the Moline-based manufacturer is formally launching the Machine Monitoring Center concept at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. A simulated monitoring centre is the centrepiece of the exhibit, and it showcases what John Deere dealers are doing every day – monitoring machines and reacting and responding more efficiently to critical issues that can result in costly downtime.

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John Deere Extends In-Base JDLink From Three to Five Years on Construction and Forestry Machines

In an effort to better meet the needs of today’s construction equipment industry and the evolving job site, John Deereis extending its JDLink™ in-base subscription service from three to five years on construction and forestry machines. The update is a result of increased customer interest in technology and the integration of 4G hardware in John Deere equipment. The extension also allows the manufacturer to stay connected with machines beyond the warranty period and unlocks additional functionality and value for customers.

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Trimble Introduces the Next Generation of Grade Control for Excavators and Dozers

Trimble has announced its new Trimble®Earthworks for Excavators and Trimble Earthworks for Dozers . Trimble Earthworks is transforming machine control with an integrated 3D aftermarket excavator automatics capability. In addition, a new dozer configuration moves the receivers from the blade to the roof of the cab. Reengineered from the ground up, Trimble’s innovative, next generation grade control platform features intuitive, easy-to-learn software that runs on an Android operating system. State-of-the-art software and hardware gives operators of all skill levels the ability to work faster and more productively than ever before.

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John Deere, LHP Telematics Collaborate to Simplify Data Management

In an effort to simplify data management and enhance job site productivity, John Deere and LHP Telematics — an industry leader in creating custom telematics solutions for the heavy equipment original equipment manufacturer (OEM) marketplace and aftermarket construction fleets — are joining forces to further advance the proficiencies of John Deere WorkSight and to put the power of JDLink data in the hands of customers. The latest John Deere telematics relationship allows customers to access data from all machines in a fleet from one location. 

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John Deere to Build on Machine Monitoring Legacy at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

Since first connecting machines through telematics in 2000, John Deere has continually focused on leveraging machine data to improve customers’ uptime and their bottom lines. This focus sharpened in 2009 when the company took its first pioneering steps into active machine monitoring with factory-based collection, analysis, and reporting to product teams and key customers. The promise of turning data into valuable insights was being realized.

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Topcon leaders featured as speakers for CONEXPO 2017 presentations

Topcon Positioning Group has announced that two of its leaders have been selected for speaking engagements at CONEXPO 2017. The sessions will include discussions with John Dice, director of Professional Services, and Dave Henderson, director of Geospatial Solutions, who are presenting on topics titled, “Machine Control Technology in Paving and Milling” and “Commanding Your Star Fleet: FAA Regulations Update” respectively.

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WheresMyConcrete Now Available for Mack Ready-Mix Customers

Mack Trucks has announced that WheresMyConcrete, a cloud-based and telematics-connected dispatching, analytics and customer service tool, is now available for Mack ready-mix customers seeking improved asset visibility, dispatch efficiency and real-time data identifying exactly where a concrete load is in the delivery process. Mack made the announcement during World of Concrete 2017.

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Volvo launches Load Assist with award-winning Co-Pilot interface for Volvo H-Series wheel loaders

Real-time payload data and work order management functionality empower profitability through greater load accuracy and job-specific documentation — all on an intuitive, scalable platform.

Available on new Volvo wheel loaders ranging from L110H to L250H – Volvo Load Assist provides both real-time intelligence to the operator and documentation of work orders for the owner and their customers. Managed through Volvo Co-Pilot, the award-winning in-cab interface, Load Assist eliminates the guesswork associated with loading accurate tonnage, reducing occurrences of reweighing and reloading, as well as providing opportunity for the owner to expedite paperwork and improve operator training.

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Takeuchi Announces Fleet Management Service

Takeuchi has launched a new telematics system, Takeuchi Fleet Management (TFM). This is Takeuchi’s first step in a multifaceted initiative to know their customers better. Now available at all local dealers, TFM hardware comes standard on select excavators and track loaders in the Takeuchi lineup.

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Volvo Construction Equipment's intelligent machine solutions drive revamped services portfolio at Bauma 2016

Volvo Co-Pilot onboard services display, and advanced ‘Assist’ machine services – Dig Assist.

At Bauma 2016 Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is launching a new approach to how it offers services and solutions to customers. The new method gives greater clarity on both the range of services and solutions offered, and the value they deliver for customers’ operations and businesses. Volvo CE will also use the show for the international unveiling of its revolutionary Volvo Co-Pilot onboard services display, and advanced ‘Assist’ machine services – Dig Assist (pictured), Load Assist, Compact Assist and the soon-to-be available Pave Assist.

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VisionLink redesign provides easier, faster access to more information using any web-enabled device

Throughout 2016, Caterpillar will release updates to the VisionLink user interface making it faster and easier to use with today’s smartphones and tablets. Cat customers will continue to enjoy the value offered by more efficient management of their fleet:

  • Tracking equipment location
  • Monitoring equipment usage
  • Monitoring and managing fuel consumption
  • Identifying operators needing training
  • Planning and scheduling maintenance

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CASE, Leica Geosystems expand partnership in North America with certification program, off-machine construction tools

New program expands availability of off-machine Leica Geosystems precision construction tools through CASE dealers; simplifies ordering and customer service for CASE equipment owners.

CASE Construction Equipment and Leica Geosystems have extended their partnership in North America to include the availability of off-machine precision construction tools through CASE dealers, including pipe lasers, rotating lasers, underground utility locators and automatic/electronic levels. In a related move, CASE has developed three levels of certification that enable each dealer to carry the expanded product offering, and provide better consultation and customer service on precision construction products and applications.

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John Deere unveils JDLink dashboard for customers to better understand and manage equipment

Utilizing the JDLink Dashboard John Deere customers will see the most important metrics up front, these metrics include red alerts, machines with zero hours, machines with the highest idle, and machines that are being over or underutilized.

John Deere is launching a new telematics interface enabling customers to better optimize their machines, uptime and jobsites. The JDLink Dashboard provides intuitive, easy-to-use tools for contractors to manage their equipment that have active JDLink Ultimate, Express, or Locate subscriptions.

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Make better business decisions using telematics

Telematics can record the number of passes it takes to fill a truck and total buckets that an operator loads in a day to determine productivity.

Information is power. The data provided by telematics systems, at its most basic level, helps equipment owners make better decisions about how they run their business. But taking that basic data and adding some critical thinking to it can reveal new insights into the productivity and efficiency of your fleet. In this article, Brad Stemper, solutions marketing manager for Case Construction Equipment, provides examples of how to better utilize your fleet for optimal productivity and efficiency.

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