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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Strongco announces addition of Konecranes to its product offering

Strongco has announced that  it has been granted exclusive distribution rights for the Konecranes line of heavy lifting equipment in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The agreement includes the complete line of fork lift trucks with lifting capacities ranging between 10 and 65 tons, empty and laden container handlers with lifting capacities ranging between 8 and 46 tons, and three main types of reach stackers, all servicing the manufacturing, shipyards, ports, terminals, heavy-concrete and steel-handling industries. Konecranes is the world’s leading provider of lifting equipment and associated services, designing, customizing and manufacturing lift trucks for demanding applications for more than 50 years.

“We’re pleased to have Strongco support our product line,” said Phil Stevens, North America Region Director, Konecranes, Inc. “This partnership offers us a significant platform to supply our products throughout Canada, backed by Strongco’s branch network across the country.”

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Asphalt Drum Mixers’ Weigh Conveyors Ensure Precise Asphalt Mix

Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc., offers portable and stationary weigh conveyors, which are compatible with both its own and similar competitive models of asphalt plants. Weigh conveyors transfer material from cold feed bins into the drum and are designed to give an accurate weight measurement of the aggregate, allowing operators to achieve an optimum asphalt mix. Five models are available with various dimensions to meet the demands of many operations.

ADM’s weigh conveyors are available in truss or C-channel frame configurations. The drive system features an 1,800-rpm high efficiency motor, head-shaft-mounted gearbox, V-belt drives and high performance pulleys and idlers. Open-mesh safeguards protect the belt drives, and a sensor on the tensioning idler monitors the speed. The conveyor also includes an adjustable self-cleaning winged tail idler assembly, and the head section contains a spring-tensioned polyurethane belt scraper.

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BOMAG’s BW190AD-4 AM Tandem Vibratory Roller Features New Asphalt Manager II Technology

Thanks to BOMAG’s exclusive Asphalt Manager II technology, the BW190AD-4 AM tandem vibratory roller delivers continuously optimized compaction performance, regardless of operator experience.

A special front drum designed to work with the new Asphalt Manager II system automatically measures and controls compaction performance. As the material becomes stiffer, Asphalt Manager II begins to adjust the angle/vector of the drum’s output energy from fully vertical to fully horizontal. This helps ensure that optimum surface quality results are achieved, while avoiding asphalt-damaging over-compaction.

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BOMAG Cold Planer Milling Machine Offers Centrally Mounted Cutting Drum for Work Next to Walls, Curbs

BOMAG’s BM1300/30-2 cold planer milling machine features a centrally mounted cutting drum that allows precise milling next to walls, curbs and other obstructions. Highly versatile and easy to operate, the BM1300/30-2 is ideally suited for utility and general surface milling, and shoulder repair applications.

The BM1300/30-2 offers a standard cutting width of 51.2 inches. It is powered by 275-horsepower Caterpillar diesel engine and offers a high horsepower-per-cutting-tooth delivery ratio for maximum productivity and efficiency. Additionally, the direct mechanical drive design of the cutting drum provides maximum power transfer while reducing any external losses. The unit is capable of milling depths up to 12.6 inches.

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Navistar Ups Support for Eaton Remanufactured Transmissions

Power management company Eaton has been selected by Navistar, Inc. as the truck maker’s new supplier of heavy-duty remanufactured transmissions. The majority of the deliveries to Navistar’s roughly 350 North American dealers will be Eaton FLEX REMAN transmissions that are available on the most popular of Eaton’s transmission models.

“This new agreement with Navistar promises to bring a wealth of benefits to our mutual fleet and independent trucker customers,” said Shane Groner, global account director – Navistar, Eaton commercial vehicle group. “We are continuously enhancing our FLEX REMAN lineup of transmissions and we’re happy to see that the industry as a whole and Navistar specifically are supporting these improvements in a big way.”

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Atlas Copco Dynapac’s new F1200C compact tracked paver offers big advantages

Atlas Copco’s new Dynapac F1200C paver is remarkably compact but has a laying capacity of 330 tons per hour Equipped with a V240VE screed, the Dynapac F1200C paver ensures excellent paving results with notable compaction and surface quality. Impressive flexibility in working widths and material filling possibilities make it a good choice for a wide range of jobs, such as cycle paths, sidewalks, repair work, parking garages and sports fields.

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New SDLG LG948L Wheel Loader

Reflecting shifting buying patterns more companies in North America are purchasing more equipment manufactured in China. The reason: value pricing and heightened manufacturing quality. This trend, is gaining steam in the oil and energy sectors, and it’s expected to reverberate throughout the construction equipment industry.

To meet this growing market demand, SDLG is launching a new model wheel loader in North America – the SDLG LG948L. This new loader lies in the most coveted capacity class for the region, with a 3.0 yd³ bucket capacity. Some 62% of new wheel loaders purchased in North America are in the 2.5 yd³ to 3.5 yd³ range, where the new LG948L falls squarely in the middle.

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Volvo Trucks Introduces Innovative Approach to Fleet Management Services by Telogis

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    Volvo Trucks is complementing its Remote Diagnostics connected vehicle platform with the introduction of fleet management services provided by Telogis, a leading provider of cloud-based location intelligence software.
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    Volvo's integrated connected vehicle hardware, standard on new Volvo trucks, allows motor carriers to utilize Telogis' best-in-class fleet, compliance and navigation services

Volvo Trucks is complementing its Remote Diagnostics connected vehicle platform with the introduction of fleet management services provided by Telogis, a leading provider of cloud-based location intelligence software. Volvo’s integrated connected vehicle hardware, standard on new Volvo-powered Volvo trucks, allows motor carriers to utilize Telogis’ best-in-class Fleet, Compliance and Navigation applications, while eliminating hardware purchases and installation costs traditionally associated with fleet management systems. Actionable information delivered through the Telogis platform helps motor carriers control costs, increase safety and hours-of-service compliance, improve customer service and enhance operations.

“We’re pleased to collaborate with Telogis to deliver tremendous value to motor carriers seeking flexibility and the robust information needed to fine-tune their operations,” said Göran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing. “Leveraging the connectivity of our vehicles to facilitate fleet management services represents a breakthrough for fleet managers, who are no longer captive to hardware. As part of our long-term strategic focus, we’ll look toward further integration of our vehicles with best-in-class fleet management solutions.”

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Two New Arc Flash Full Body Harnesses from MSA

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MSA Safety, Inc. has introduced the EVOTECH and Workman Arc Flash Full Body Harnesses designed to self-extinguish quickly to prevent melting or dripping in the event of an arc flash. These innovative harnesses help to keep workers safe around electrical hazards at heights.

The EVOTECH Arc Flash Harness, provides outstanding arc flash protection for people who work at heights. Its rugged design not only looks good, but it’s more comfortable -- 30% lighter than comparable harnesses. Made from 100% Kevlar® webbing, the EVOTECH Harness is fire-resistant, so it maintains its performance in the event of a fall after an arc flash. The harness’ inherent properties help maintain its color, making formal inspection easy. Our lightweight Kevlar shoulder padding has no binding edge, providing more comfort for the user while our patent-pending horizontal leg strap design conforms to the user’s body for increased support. The Workman Arc Flash Harness provides excellent arc flash protection in a sleek, black design that’s lightweight and comfortable. The high-strength nylon is designed to maintain its integrity after exposure to an arc flash and in the event of a fall. The Workman Arc Flash harness is a cost-effective option for safety managers and contractors who need to be compliant to the latest electrical requirements without breaking the budget.

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Konecranes announces availability of a range of large reach stackers

The latest generation of Konecranes reach stackers was designed based on many years of development work and close partnerships with customers.These highly modern lift trucks utilize a fuel-efficient engine that delivers high torque even at low rpm. Reach stackers from Konecranes are also equipped with a variety of new technology features such as a load-sensing hydraulic system with variable piston pumps. This system ensures an optimum balance between engine power and hydraulic demand for any given lift.

One of the greatest strengths of the large reach stackers from Konecranes is the design of the operator’s cab. Each cab is built ergonomically so that the operator can easily reach all the controls and check all functions at a glance. As a result, he not only enjoys increased visibility and comfort, yet is also able to concentrate on goods and handling, therefore working more efficiently.

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