Balanced three-wheel static roller

The R2H is a balanced three-wheel static roller that develops 365 pounds of force per linear inch across its 83-inch rolling width. Precise tracking, combined with a built-in drum overlap, means even coverage and compaction effort no matter where the machine goes. Adding water ballast enables the machine to work on thicker lifts or even soil compaction jobs. Traction and gradability are improved and the torque helps pull the mix under all three drums for blemish-free compaction.

It is useful for paving bridge decks, city streets and large parking areas, and can pinch a longitudinal joint.

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Indeco North America Introduces 18-Inch, Boom-Mounted Compactor

In response to customer demands for a heavy-duty, 18-inch wide compactor that can easily accommodate tight trench work, Indeco North America, has introduced its IHC-70 boom-mounted compactor product.

Specifically designed and built to accommodate a wide variety of tractor loader backhoes as well as 7- and 8-ton excavators for trench-digging and back-filling applications, the new Indeco IHC-70 Series meets the demands of construction professionals for greater jobsite productivity through increased carrier flexibility, It combines powerful trench compaction technology with optimized vibratory force and speed to deliver superior performance and tighter material moving with drastically reduced air voids. It also dramatically reduces fuel and operating costs as well as the need for additional, costly equipment by utilizing the carriers’ hydraulic system.

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Cat 6020B Hydraulic Mining Shovel

The Cat 6020B Hydraulic Mining Shovel is a brand new model in the extensive line of Cat hydraulic mining shovels. The clean-sheet design features a 22-tonne (24-ton) payload and 224-tonne (247-ton) operating weight and teams with the Cat 777G Off-Highway Truck for optimized loading and hauling.

Announced last year and, after extensive field testing, soon to be commercially available, the 6020B is designed for simplicity and reliability without compromising safety. "Voice-of-customer drove the requirements of the machine. Every decision, every design detail was based on the hundreds of comments we received during our customer research,” explains Anita Russwurm, New Product Introduction Manager for the 6020B. “While reviewing this customer input, three common themes emerged. Customers wanted a machine that is safe, simple and reliable. That’s what we designed and what can be seen throughout the machine."

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Doosan Expands Excavator Lineup

Doosan has added to its Tier 4 compliant crawler excavator lineup with the DX420LC-5, DX490LC-5 and DX530LC-5. The three new excavators feature increased performance, operator-focused comfort, fuel efficiency, unmatched reliability and durability. The new Tier 4 compliant excavators replace the interim Tier 4 (iT4) DX420LC-3, DX490LC-3 and DX530LC-3.

Doosan DX420LC-5, DX490LC-5 and DX530LC-5 excavators comply with Tier 4 emission standards with modified diesel engines and aftertreatment technologies. The engines are optimized for use with a high-pressure common-rail (HPCR) fuel delivery system and a cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) system. They utilize a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) to reduce particulate matter (PM) and selective catalyst reduction (SCR) aftertreatment to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx). Additionally, the crawler excavators use a variety of aftertreatment systems as part of the Tier 4 compliance, such as diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), which is used with SCR technology.

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Bridgestone Opens First US Giant Off Road Radial Tire Manufacturing Facility

Extending its presence in the heavy-duty, earthmoving tire segment, Bridgestone Americas has announced the opening of its first giant off road radial tire plant. Based in Aiken County, South Carolina, the 1.5 million-square-foot manufacturing facility produces various off road radial tire products used to equip heavy haul trucks in mining and aggregates applications. A leader in off road radial tire technology, the new off road radial tire plant strengthens Bridgestone’s ability to meet the needs of its global customer base in this key segment.

Kazuhisa Nishigai, COO and Board Member of Bridgestone Corporation, and Gary Garfield, President and CEO of Bridgestone Americas, were joined at a grand opening ceremony by South Carolina State Senator Nikki Setzler; South Carolina State Representative Bill Clyburn; South Carolina State Representative Bill Hixon; South Carolina State Representative Bill Taylor; Aiken County Council Chairman Ronnie Young; and Aiken, Edgefield and Saluda Counties Economic Development Partnership President & CEO Will Williams.

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Komatsu America Launches "Intelligent Machine Control" PC210LCi-10 Excavator

Komatsu America recently introduced the PC210LCi-10 intelligent Machine Control excavator to the North American market. The PC210LCi-10 features Komatsu’s unique machine control and guidance technologies, built upon the successful foundation of the standard Komatsu PC210LC-10 excavator. Thanks to the exclusive control function, the PC210LCi-10 goes beyond simple guidance to semi-automatically limit over-excavation and trace a target surface. From rough digging to finish grading, the PC210LCi-10 excavator offers improved efficiency and accuracy over traditional methods.

“The PC210LCi-10 represents a huge leap forward by bringing automation features to excavators,” said Jason Anetsberger, Product Manager of Intelligent Machine Control. “Thanks to the exclusive semi-automatic control function, customers will unearth their productivity and operators can focus on moving material while the machine semi-automatically protects the target surface.” Anetsberger added, “The efficiency improvement, greater value and operation simplicity of the PC210LCi-10 mirror what has been proven with Komatsu’s established intelligent Machine Control dozer products: experienced and inexperienced operators alike will realize the benefits.”

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Peterbilt Manitoba-East Joins Peterbilt Dealer NETWORK

Peterbilt Manitoba Ltd. added a third dealership to their group with the opening of Peterbilt Manitoba-East, a parts and service facility in Springfield, Manitoba, just east of Winnipeg, Peterbilt Motors Company recently announced.

“We’re pleased to add a new location to our network and expand our ability to serve our customers,” said Dealer Principal Doug Danylchuk. “The entire team at Peterbilt Manitoba is focused on providing superior customer service and we will continue that tradition with our newest store, Peterbilt Manitoba-East.”

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AEM Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Inductees

Celebrating equipment industry innovators & leaders; a legacy for continued industry growth & achievement

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced the 2014 inductees into the AEM Hall of Fame, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding individuals in the off-road equipment industry, and their legacy of innovation, service and leadership.

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New Cat 950M and 962M Wheel Loaders Boost Performance and Fuel Efficiency

The new Cat 950M and 962M wheel loaders—powered by a Cat C7.1 ACERT engine meeting Tier 4 Final emissions standards—are significantly more powerful than their K-Series predecessors and deliver 10 percent better fuel efficiency. The new models feature major drive-train refinement, extensively redesigned hydraulic systems, new cab amenities, electronic payload measurement, Optimized Z-Bar linkage that combines optimized bucket performance with parallel lift, and a range of Cat Performance Series buckets and work tools. These innovative systems intelligently lower the average working engine speeds and reduce the overall system heat loads which result in significantly improved performance and fuel efficiency.

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Deere Earns Spot on 2014 Global List of Top Companies for Leadership

Deere & Company has been selected 16th on the 2014 Global Top Companies for Leaders list – a comprehensive study that recognizes best-in-class management practices, especially in the area of leadership development.

This marks the third consecutive time Deere has been named to the list. The study is completed by Aon Hewitt, a leading global talent, retirement and health solutions consulting firm. Besides placing 16th overall on the global listing, Deere also is recognized as 10th among companies based in North America.

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2014 Ontario Truck Driver of the Year: Born to Drive

Despite 47 years on the road and 8.5 million accident-free kilometres, Meyers Transport driver Dale Cockins never imagined he’d receive an ovation for his work or be recognized as the Volvo Trucks Canada-OTA Truck Driver of the Year. But that’s exactly what happened last evening at the Ontario Trucking Association’s annual convention and awards dinner in Toronto.

“For me, this award like going to heaven,” said Cockins upon receiving the news he’d won the prestigious title. “At this point in my career, being recognized for doing a good job by the industry I love and have spent my life in is something that’s very special to me. I am extremely grateful.”

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