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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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Vermeer Service Plow with Trencher Does the Job in Tight Spaces

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The PTX40 service plow with an optional forward-mounted trencher and boring attachment was designed primarily for irrigation and utility installations. These types of jobs often require a machine that is narrow, maneuverable and fits in tight spaces.

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Trimble TILOS Version 9.0 Offers Enhanced Linear Construction Project Visualization and Improved Integration

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Trimble has announced TILOS version 9.0 time and location planning software for highways, railways, pipelines, tunnels, water engineering, transmission line construction and other linear civil engineering projects. Trimble TILOS merges technical and schedule information into one dynamic plan, giving users more information than Gantt charts or network diagrams alone. The new version of TILOS offers better linear construction project visualization and improved integration with Primavera project management software and Trimble Business Center – HCE office software for heavy civil construction takeoff and data preparation.

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Atlas Copco Construction Equipment Canada Appoints Rob Johnston as Business Line Manager – Portable Energy Division

Rob Johnston as Business Line Manager – Portable Energy Division Canada.
Rob Johnston as Business Line Manager – Portable Energy Division Canada.

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment Canada has appointed Rob Johnston to be Business Line Manager – Portable Energy Division, effective July 6, 2015, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Johnston is currently Factory Product Manager for Atlas Copco Portable Energy located in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

 According to the company, Johnston is returning to the Canadian construction equipment organisation from his current position as Factory Product Manager at Rock Hill, South Carolina, where he was responsible for the management of a large portfolio of Atlas Copco Portable Energy equipment. Prior to his time in Rock Hill, Rob was an integral member of the Atlas Copco Construction Equipment team in Canada where he held the position of Western Regional Sales Manager.

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KDI Power Unit: Plug-and-Play Power

The KDI Power Unit range of engines developed by Kohler Engines for the power generation market is a ready-to-use, versatile, high-output solution for both end users and OEMs alike. The range was recently expanded with the addition of a new 3.4-litre model.

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JLG Launches E-Commerce Website for Pre-Owned Equipment

JLG Industries, Inc., a global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, is introducing www.JLGUsed.com, a website where users can find, inspect and buy quality pre-owned construction equipment from JLG.

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New Volvo EC140E Excavator: Improved Fuel Efficiency and Controllability

The EC140E excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment boasts increased fuel efficiency, increased power and updated in-cab controls for extremely high levels of productivity, comfort and low total cost of ownership.

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Worksaver Sweep Action Material Bucket for Jobsite Cleanup

Worksaver, Inc. has introduces the new Sweep Action Material Bucket (SAMB) for cleaning large properties and construction sites. The patent pending design allows the SAMB to collect demolition debris, brush or small rocks with one tool, offering time and cost savings. Two models are available, the SAMB-72 with an overall width of 72 inches and the SAMB-84 with an overall width of 84 inches.

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Liebherr Unveils New 500-tonne LR 1500 Crawler Crane

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Sandvik SK2462 Screen is Effective in Both Wet and Dry Conditions

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JCB Expands Excavator Range with the 90Z-1 Zero Tailswing Compact Excavator

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