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 to introduce the >200-ton-class PC7000 mining shovel at Bauma

Komatsu is one of the largest mining equipment manufacturers in the world and its broad product range includes dump trucks, dozers, wheel loaders, excavators and hydraulic mining shovels. With the new PC7000 mining shovel, Komatsu extends its loading machines portfolio in the >200 ton class. The Komatsu PC7000 meets the mining industry’s requirements for high productivity and according to the company offers the lowest cost-per-ton in its class.

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Lifting Equipment

Link-Belt HTT-86110 terrain crane truck to debut at Bauma

The new Link-Belt HTT-86110, base rated at 100-mt (110-tons), will debut at Bauma 2016, in Munich, Germany. The HTT-86110 telescopic truck terrain crane features simple, all-wheel steer capability for optimum crane maneuverability in congested spaces. Steerable rear axles with super single tires are what make the HTT-86110 so agile and with four steering modes – independent front, independent rear, combination and diagonal, this crane can move in and around jobsites with ease. The HTT-86110’s turning radius is less than 8.3 m (27.25 feet) from the centreline of the tire; according to the company, this is comparable or better than similar 4-axle all-terrain cranes.

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Concrete Construction Equipment

GOMACO creates world’s first 3D-controlled bridge deck finisher

A mast with a Leica Geosystems 3D prism and a slope sensor are used to control the rear “smart” cylinder’s vertical adjustments.
A mast with a Leica Geosystems 3D prism and a slope sensor are used to control the rear “smart” cylinder’s vertical adjustments.

GOMACO helped pioneer 3D guidance systems and the concept of stringless paving in the late '90s for mainline pavers and curb and gutter machines. Now, GOMACO is the first to introduce 3D-controlled cylinder finisher applications on their complete line of finishing machines. A GOMACO C-450 cylinder finisher with a 3D guidance system was one of the featured machines in the GOMACO booth this year at World of Concrete.

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John Deere introduces Tier 4 Final small-frame skid-steer and compact track loaders

Several years in the making and designed with direct customer feedback, John Deere is introducing four Tier 4 Final G-Series skid steers (312GR, 314G, 316GR, 318G) and one compact track loader (317G). These new machines were designed to level the playing field for today’s rental, ag material handling, construction and landscape customers. The five models, including three vertical and two radial-lift options, boast big reliability and serviceability, and are full of customer-requested features aimed at improving operator and machine productivity, as well as improving uptime and lowering daily operating costs.

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Mountain Tarp debuts mobile service program for on-site inspection of truck and trailer tarping systems, and turn-key parts delivery

Mountain Tarp uses Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans for Mobile Service Program.
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Mountain Tarp, a Wastequip brand, and manufacturer of quality tarping solutions for the construction, agriculture, transportation, waste, and recycling industries, has announced the debut of a mobile service program to handle on-site inspection of truck and trailer tarping systems, as well as turn-key parts delivery.

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Terex Bid-Well 3600 paver features new engine for durability, multiple options to increase flexibility

Terex Bid-Well 3600 paver.
Terex Bid-Well 3600 paver.

The versatile Terex Bid-Well 3600 automatic roller paver boasts new, more powerful fuel-injected gas engines that deliver reliable operation in the field. The 21-hp (15.6 kW) Kohler ECH650 engines powering the machine and paving carriage save up to 25 percent in fuel compared to similar-size carbureted engines and offer less downtime and maintenance over the life of the engine. The engine’s advanced oxygen sensor automatically analyzes the exhaust’s air/fuel mixture to deliver more reliable operation at altitude. Offering advanced diagnostic capabilities, technicians can quickly troubleshoot engine issues with the aid of a computer.

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Brokk introduces world's smallest diesel powered demolition robot

Brokk 120D Diesel demolition machine with SB 152 breaker.
Brokk 120D Diesel demolition machine with SB 152 breaker.

Brokk previewed the Brokk 120 Diesel during World of Concrete in Las Vegas. The machine is the world’s smallest diesel-powered demolition robot, weighing less than one-fourth of the Brokk 400 Diesel. The 6-gallon fuel tank and efficient operation allow run times longer than eight hours before refuelling.

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