Drop-deck trailer

A drop-deck design on the ET 7000 Escalate Trailer provides maximum safety and makes loading and unloading easier. The trailer is designed to handle payloads of up to 7,000 pounds, and has a bed size of 75 by 144 inches, making it useful for hauling such items as scissor lifts, skid-steer loaders, trenchers, personnel lifts, and all kinds of powered walk-behind equipment.

One person can load and unload equipment even while the trailer is still attached to the towing vehicle. Ramp grade is just six degrees, so equipment with a low ground clearance can be driven on and off the trailer. The ET 7000 is equipped with hydraulic surge or electric brakes, and has a low centre of gravity.

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Komatsu New PC78US-10 Compact Excavator

Komatsu has introduced the new PC78US-10 hydraulic excavator, a money and time-saving workhorse with a rare pedigree: it has a Tier 4 Final engine that doesn’t require a diesel particulate filter (DPF) or Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).

The PC78US-10 allows operators to work with ease in confined spaces, thanks to the tight tail-swing radius, offset boom and contoured cab design inherited from its predecessor. What is new to the machine is an up to three percent increase in productivity and an up to five percent drop in fuel usage with no loss of performance.

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Trail King Industries, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Dakota Trailer Manufacturing, Inc.

Trail King Industries, Inc. recently announced that it has acquired Dakota Trailer Manufacturing Inc., a nationally recognized manufacturer of Aluminum Grain Trailers for the agricultural market.

Trail King, as a leader in the manufacturing of agricultural, commercial, construction, material hauling, and specialized hauling equipment made this acquisition as part of the company’s long-term strategic growth plan. The acquisition sets the stage to expand and complement Trail King’s agricultural product line which will now include Aluminum Grain Trailers, ranging in sizes from 21 to 51 feet. By adding this product line Trail King not only strengthens its existing agricultural offerings, but also reinforces its commitment to fully serve its dealer and customer base.

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Fecon, Inc. New Depth Control Rotor Now Available for Excavators

Fecon, Inc. Depth Control Rotor system (DCR) is now available on all six excavator Bull Hog models. This brings a new level of performance and value to mulching, controlling the depth of bite and efficiently directing material flow so that energy is reserved for production. DCR cuts faster, delivering better fuel economy and more uniform particle size. The DCR system is an evolution that builds on Fecon’s reversible Samurai Knife Tool.

Depth control rings of the DCR system work in harmony with the Samurai Knife to enable more cutting with less HP. The shape of the Samurai knife edge efficiently slices as it chips, providing greater forgiveness on rock than straight-edged tools or saw teeth. Depth control rings lend further impact protection to the tool body, and reduce shock loading to the mechanical or hydraulic drive line.  

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TADANO Breaking New Ground with an 8-axle Without a Boom Suspension System

Tadano Faun GmbH president Alexander Knecht and TFG project manager Andreas Hoffmann
Tadano Faun GmbH president Alexander Knecht and TFG project manager Andreas Hoffmann

A new, large All-Terrain crane with the revolutionary Triple-Boom System embodies the transformative process that TADANO is continuing in 2015. The new 8-axle in proven TADANO quality is the first large All-Terrain crane without a boom suspension system.

Reliability through avoidance of highly complex technologies – this is how Project Manager Andreas Hoffmann describes the approach for the development of the new Triple-Boom System. Conventional boom suspensions have always been complex and expensive in logistics, rigging, and operation. This is why Andreas Hofmann and his development team made a concerted effort to change their perspective and think outside the box. This was a challenge for him and his engineers that kept everyone thinking, even during off hours. Finally, the concept was clear: In order to relieve the customers of the disadvantages of a traditional boom suspension system, there was only one answer: discard it completely. The result is called the Triple-Boom System, a completely new kind of telescoping boom that requires no boom suspension system because of its very high stiffness.

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Two New Doosan Wheel Loaders Provide A Range of New Efficiencies

Doosan DL250-5 wheel loader with bucket.
Doosan DL250-5 wheel loader with bucket.

The Doosan DL250-5 and DL250TC-5 (tool carrier) wheel loaders offer improvements in fuel efficiency, operator comfort, serviceability, reliability and remote monitoring with Doosan Telematics. These models will replace the “dash-3” (interim Tier 4) models with a Tier 4-compliant Doosan DL06 diesel engine. Customers wanting a wheel loader in this size class can choose between a Z-bar loader linkage for the DL250-5, and a parallel lift-arm design for the DL250TC-5. The Z-bar loader linkage is ideal for digging, heavy lifting and general construction tasks. The parallel lift-arm design helps keep items level while the wheel loader is moving.

Wheel loaders work in tough operating conditions where they need to scoop, lift, carry and dump materials. Limited-slip differentials help with these tasks and are standard for both Doosan models. With this feature, the machines have more traction when excavating, grading or loading trucks. To maneuver in tough terrain, the limited-slip differential allows the wheel with the most traction to receive the proper torque, providing superior tractive effort.

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New FXT60 Truck Vac

The Ditch Witch organization has introduced the FXT60 truck vacuum excavator, an exceptionally versatile machine with the power to perform a wide variety of cleanup tasks, even in difficult-to-access locations. The FXT60 is a powerful vacuum excavator available on a Class 6 or 7 single-axle or Class 8 tandem-axle truck. An FXT60 configured with a tandem rear-axle truck offers maximum payload and towing capacity. Built to handle heavy spoils while towing a trailer, a tandem rear-axle model can reduce equipment and fuel expenses.

The vacuum excavator is mounted directly to the truck frame rails, allowing system components to flex independently of the truck, maximizing structural integrity. With its lower center of gravity, the FXT60 is easier to handle during transport. Enhancing the machine’s stability are saddle-style tanks that provide even weight distribution.

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Skyjack’s New Telescopic Booms Offer Higher Capacity and Greater Reach

Skyjack Division recently introduced the largest telescopic boom in its current range to European customers at this year’s Intermat, the triennial exhibition for the construction and material industries, held in Paris, France.

The new addition to the range — the SJ86 T — expands Skyjack’s telescopic offering and boasts an impressive working height and horizontal reach, as well as competitive high capacity zones. The new model is the latest in a line of boom products Skyjack has brought to market in recent years. The SJ86 T represents a milestone as a ‘much asked for’ addition to the range. It also helps meet increasing customer demand in the European rental industry with their higher capacity and greater reach:

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Weakness in China dents Volvo Construction Equipment’s first quarter

An improvement in European and North American sales in the first quarter of 2015 were more than offset by continued weakness in Asia – particularly China, where sales were half what they were in the same period in 2014 – reducing Volvo Construction Equipment total sales by 5% during the period, compared to the previous year.

During the first three months of 2015 Volvo Construction Equipment saw net sales decrease by 5% to SEK 12,737 M (SEK 13,371 M in Q1 2014). Operating income was affected by lower sales volumes, a provision for expected credit losses and lower earnings in China, decreasing to SEK 352 M, compared to SEK 647 M in the first quarter of 2014. These factors weighed on operating margin, which reduced to 2.8%, down from 4.8% in the same period the year before.

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Terex Cranes Shines Spotlight on Two of Its Latest Innovations

Contributing to the Terex theme of innovation at INTERMAT 2015, Terex Cranes was set to feature two of its latest lifting equipment innovations. The Terex Explorer 5600 all terrain crane features a new capacity calculating system, while the newly redesigned Terex CTT 182-8 flat top tower crane boasts inventive design updates that deliver high productivity at the jobsite.

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Cement Industry Applauds Impact of Federal Budget, Underscores Importance of Planned and New Infrastructure

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) has applauded the release of Budget 2015. Released on April 21, 2015 by the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, the Budget indicates that several billion dollars have successfully been invested in critical infrastructure projects across Canada. The CAC took the opportunity to highlight the critical importance of infrastructure investments in boosting the competitiveness and growth of the private sector, both of which it says are critical to the continued economic recovery and job creation, and applauds the federal government's continued action to encourage productivity-enhancing investments by providing an extended tax incentive until the end of 2025.

"It is clear to our members that the new Building Canada Plan has played a key role in assisting Canadian manufacturers recover from the recession and has allowed the construction of critical infrastructure in Canada," said CAC President and CEO Michael McSweeney. "It is equally clear to us that measures that improve Canadian competitiveness and promote private sector growth to lead us through this fragile recovery period are more imperative than ever. The creation of the Public Transit Fund is one such measure."

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