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HMA Equipment new GOMACO distributor for Ontario

HMA Equipment new GOMACO distributor for Ontario

GOMACO Corporation announces the recent appointment of HMA Equipment Company of Canada as the authorized GOMACO distributor for the province of Ontario in Canada. They will provide sales and service for GOMACO's full line of concrete construction products. The appointment was made by Kent Godbersen, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, GOMACO Corporation. Travis Brockman (shown) is GOMACO's District Manager for the province.

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GOMACO University releases 2018 schedule

GOMACO University has released their 2018 schedule and is now accepting registrations for the new season of specialized courses covering GOMACO's full line of concrete paving equipment. Each week, from January through April, features courses taught by GOMACO instructors with a combined experience of over 100 years with GOMACO equipment. The instructors are also helped out in the hands-on shop sessions by GOMACO service representatives who travel the world during the paving season and are ready to share their knowledge with the students. Potential University attendees can read more about GOMACO University and also register for courses online at www.gomaco.com/university

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Innovative, easy-to-use mud buggy improves material handling

Toro's Tracked Mud Buggy — the MB TX 2500 — is an innovative solution for the concrete placement, site preparation and material handling equipment categories. With the addition of this new product, Toro now offers both a wheeled version and a tracked version to meet the specific needs of a variety of segments including underground utility, earthmoving, general construction and landscaping segments.

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Formwork expertise and largest Telebelt in the world required for complex project

Doka used 3-D modelling to design the complex formwork.

The Keeyask Generating Station, which is under construction in northern Manitoba, will provide 695 megawatts of capacity and produce an average of 4,400 gigawatt hours of electricity each year for use in Manitoba and for export. The project is located 725 kilometres north of Winnipeg on the Nelson River. Getting material and support to the site is difficult over the rough terrain, and due to the size of the project, the amount of equipment required at any one time is also a challenge. 

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Recycling Concrete

Southern Coring & Cutting Services (SCCS) knows concrete work - after all, the Regina company has been in the concrete business for more than four decades. It has always had an expertise in the cutting, coring and demolition side of the industry, and has developed a long list of residential and commercial clients.

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High output easy-to-use mixer/pump

The new MX-20MT mixer/pump from Blastcrete Equipment Company gives contractors a high-output, easy-to-use unit for superb productivity on shotcrete and refractory work in a variety of applications, including steel mills, cement plants and petrochemical plants. The machine provides twice the output of the company's popular MX-10 mixer/pump yet has nearly the same compact footprint. It's mounted to a single-chassis trailer for convenience as well as fast and easy transportation, setup and cleaning. 

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Safe and Smart Concrete Scanning

Cutting, coring or drilling into concrete on a project site is risky business. Hitting an electrical line, conduit or other buried feature within concrete is not only extremely dangerous, it can also be costly, leading to work delays, emergency repairs and a loss of production. Even when as-built drawings exist, they may not be accurate or detailed enough to pinpoint the location of hidden conduits, electrical lines, rebar and junction boxes.

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Liebherr crawler concrete pump for bored piling foundations

Liebherr's newest crawler concrete pump the THS 110 D4f-K features a maximum concrete output of 133 yd³/h (102 m³/h) powered by a six-cylinder engine an is equipped with a powerful pump unit, known for its smooth operation and powerful suction. An open hydraulic circuit guarantees reduced system maintenance requirements. Additional structural details also contribute to optimum serviceability. High importance was afforded during the design phase to ensure that wear parts could be replaced quickly and easily. The smooth surfaces of the pump housing are easy to clean and the shape of the concrete hopper, devoid of edges and projections, minimizes the accumulation of concrete residue and soiling. An extensive standard scope of delivery for the crawler concrete pump includes for example, a 500-liter capacity water tank with water pump, as well as a lockable toolbox.

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Caterpillar PM620 and PM622 Cold Planers

Caterpillar’s PM620 and PM622 Cold Planers are half-lane milling machines that perform controlled full-depth removal of asphalt and concrete pavements in a single pass. They are powered by a Cat C18 ACERT engine, a turbocharged, 6-cylinder diesel engine that provides 470 kW (630 hp) of gross power, meets Tier 4 Final emission standards and is iso-mounted to reduce vibration and increase operator comfort. Turbocharged air-to-air aftercooling provides high horsepower with increased response time, while Automatic Engine Speed Control optimizes output to match the load, reducing excessive fuel consumption and wear on the engine. Approximate weights for the PM620 and PM622, respectively, are: operating weight of 33,330 kg and 33,900 kg; transport weight of 29,400 kg and 30,000 kg.

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Curbside Construction looks back on slipforming thousands of kilometres of curb and gutter and sidewalks

At 70 years of age and a lifetime spent in the construction industry, Greg Di Pietro has seen a lot of changes and worked with a lot of GOMACO equipment and control systems, slipforming thousands of kilometres of curb and gutter and sidewalk. The first was a GT-6000, purchased in 1972 by a company called Weldon McEachen. It featured the Analog system, a proportional control system consisting of a sensor, amplifier and servo valve. 

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Aquajet Introduces Powerful Aqua Cutter 710V for Heavy-Duty Concrete Removal

Aquajet Systems has introduced its farthest-reaching unit, the Aqua Cutter 710V hydrodemolition robot. It’s the largest of its kind and offers exceptional horizontal, vertical and overhead reach — as high as 23 feet. The 710V comes equipped with Aquajet’s hallmark ceramic nozzles that last as much as 79 percent longer than standard steel versions. Its design makes it suitable for a wide variety of concrete removal tasks, such as renovation and bridge and road repair.

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New GOMACO GP4 Slipform Paver

GOMACO successfully introduced the revolutionary GP3 slipform paver with the ability to pave up to 30 feet (9.1 m) wide last year at World of Concrete 2016. It was the first in a totally new line of GOMACO pavers with next generation technology and it has quickly earned the respect of concrete paving professionals. This year, at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, GOMACO introduced the next paver in the series, the GP4, with the ability to pave up to 40 feet (12.2 m) wide. It features all of GOMACO’s latest technology with a Smart Telescoping Frame, Smart Pivot Arms, Extreme Steering capabilities, and more. The GP4 was just one of 14 machines GOMACO had on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017.

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GOMACO Remote Diagnostics (GRD), More Than Just Telematics

GOMACO Remote Diagnostics (GRD) is proven in the field by GOMACO contractors. GRD is more than telematics, giving owners the visibility of how, when, and where their equipment is being used. It’s a powerful extension to GOMACO’s existing service capabilities. It allows technicians a diagnostic review of a GOMACO machine from corporate headquarters in Ida Grove, Iowa, USA, at the owner’s shop, or on the job site. GRD will transmit G+® settings, configuration and fault history for an immediate and complete diagnosis. GRD also allows software updates, fleet management, service indicators and so much more.

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