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Lifting & Material Handling

Citizen Crane handles materials for demolition and rebuild at Vancouver Public Library

The Terex CTL 430-24 luffing jib tower crane used for the rebuild of the Vancouver Public Library's upper floors was named

New construction projects always come with a set of challenges, but the site and lifting needs are usually straightforward enough that several different crane options fit the requirements. Building reconstruction, on the other hand, typically comes with its own unique challenges. 

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Construction Technologies

Drones, machine control and telematics key themes in jobsite technology

Drones continue to be a growing part of the construction industry, and efforts to collect and process the data collected by unmanned aerial vehicles have expanded with the release of new tools by solutions provider Airware. Designed around a secure, cloud-based platform, Airware leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to help quarries digitize their business and improve operations with visualization, collaboration, analysis and reporting on drone-captured data.

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Industry News

Steve Ferguson named Perkins President; Ramin Younessi appointed Caterpillar President of Energy & Transportation

Steve Ferguson has been named President of Perkins Engines Company Limited based in  Peterborough, U.K., and with manufacturing facilities in the U.S, South America, India, China and distributor and dealer around the globe. Steve's appointment was announced by Ramin Younessi, who had been Perkins President since 2013+ and is now promoted to Group President of Caterpillar's Energy
& Transportation's segment.

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Construction Technologies

Bentley Systems acquires Synchro Software to extend digital workflows for infrastructure project delivery through 4D construction modelling

Bentley Systems, Incorporated has announced the acquisition of Synchro Software, headquartered in London, leader (and the market creator) in 4D construction modelling software for scheduling and project management. Synchro, "construction's time machine," has been globally adopted, in particular, for building and civil infrastructure projects. The acquisition broadens Bentley's ProjectWise construction offerings – which already include ConstructSim, for 4D construction modelling in project delivery of industrial plants. With construction project management in 4D, benefits of BIM can extend throughout infrastructure project delivery and asset lifecycles, as traditionally disconnected workflows become digital workflows. 

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Maintenance & Management
Underground & Utility

Vermeer slurry solidification system makes drilling fluid management easier

Vermeer's MUD Hub slurry solidification system at work.

The new Vermeer MUD Hub slurry solidification system helps control the costs, time and complexity of drilling fluid management. Using the new Vermeer ST2000 slat tank and the Surface to Surface (STS) FL-243 solidification mixer, the Vermeer MUD Hub helps create stackable material for convenient transfer and disposal. 

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Trucking

Growth in Canada and the U.S. drives Terex Trucks expansion

Kevin Clark is Terex Trucks’ new regional sales manager for north east America and Canada.

This year, the US construction industry is expected to grow by 5%, owing to positive trends in housing and large-scale infrastructure projects. It is also predicted that Canadian construction will increase by 4% in 2018. With this kind of growth on the horizon, it's no surprise that Terex Trucks is expanding its operations and has hired a new regional sales manager to cover the north eastern territory of the US and Canada. 

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Attachments
Earthmoving
Underground & Utility

Tiltrotators supercharge excavator productivity

There is no one main application for a tiltrotator. It can be used for just about anything an excavator can do, from any type of bucket work to grapple work or any other attachment job that can benefit from being able to rotate or tilt.

When a contractor is looking to get the most out of their excavator they utilize a variety of attachments that can get more jobs done. What is often overlooked is how those attachments are coupled to the machine – and how a tiltrotator can not only allow that equipment to do more, but to do it faster, safer and with less labour.

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Earthmoving

JCB emphasizes safety, durability of two new compact excavators for North America

The JCB 18Z-1 and 19C-1 compact excavators use a next-generation, four-plate boom and dipper design.

JCB North America is offering two new compact excavators designed to meet the needs of construction, landscaping and rental customers. The largest of the two machines is the 19C-1, a 4,211-pound (1.9-tonne) conventional tailswing model. The smaller 18Z-1 has an operating weight of 3,856 pounds (1.8 tonnes) and is JCB's first zero tailswing machine in the one- to two-ton excavator class.

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Lifting & Material Handling

Liebherr showcases latest crane innovations at Customer Days 2018

Liebherr has successfully wrapped up it's impressive 2018 Customer Days event at its mobile crane facility in Ehingen, Germany. Established in the early 1990s and taking place every three years, the Customer Days event has grown substantially. This year 3,000 customers from over 80 countries descended on the sprawling factory grounds to see first-hand the impressive range of cranes on display. 

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C&D Recycling

Terex EvoQuip to demo new Colt 1000 scalping screen at Hillhead 2018

EvoQuip's versatile and mobile Colt 1000 has a compact footprint.

Terex EvoQuip is set to launch its latest innovation – the Colt 1000 scalping screen – at the 2018 Hillhead Exhibition, taking place from June 26 to 28 in the U.K. (stand L4). Building upon the success of the Colt 600 and Colt 800, the COLT 1000 is the largest screen in the portfolio and is capable of processing up to 360 tph (403us tph), depending on application. 

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Light Equipment

New comfort handle lowers vibration for operators of Bomag reversible plates

The comfort handle design is now available on all Bomag medium and large reversible plate models, ranging from the BPR 45/55 D to the BPR 70/70 D.

The Bomag BPR 70/70 D reversible plate compactor boasts a specially designed comfort handle that reduces vibration feedback to the operator's hands, reducing fatigue. Rubber vibration buffers connecting the steering rod to both the handle and the base plate drop hand-arm-vibration values to 8.2 ft/s2 (2.5 m/s2), offering enhanced operator protection while using the compactor. This exclusive comfort handle design is now available on all Bomag medium and large reversible plate models, ranging from the BPR 45/55 D to the BPR 70/70 D.

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Lifting & Material Handling

Series 2 of popular Link-Belt 348 cranes launching this year

Series 2 of popular Link-Belt 348 cranes launching this year

Link-Belt Cranes introduces the all-new 348 Series 2 300-ton (273-mt) lattice crawler crane. Over the years, Link-Belt's 348 class of lattice crawler has been job proven on projects from Prudoe Bay, Alaska to Miami. Crane owners and operators will have a lot to like about the new 348 Series 2 300-ton (273-mt) lattice crawler crane. First shipments of the new 348 Series 2 will begin fourth quarter 2018 following final testing in Lexington, KY.  

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Underground & Utility

Rapid deployment boom improves productivity for Vactor sewer cleaners

The patent-pending RDB 1015 boom telescopes 10 feet out and extends the debris hose an additional 15 feet down for faster cleaning of catch basins, manholes and lift stations.

For most wastewater and sanitary system cleaning jobs, it takes several minutes for sewer cleaner operators to lift additional debris tubes off the racks, maneuver the truck's boom and clamp the tubes into place - a process that can lead to operator fatigue. To improve this time-consuming process, Vactor Manufacturing introduced the Vactor RDB 1015 rapid deployment boom as an option for the company's 2100 Series combination sewer cleaners, which include the Vactor 2100i and 2100 Plus trucks.

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Piling, Drilling, Foundations

Bauer's biggest rig drills deep foundation in tricky conditions for Western Canada's tallest tower

A renewal is taking place in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, one that has taken an old warehousing area and is turning it into a shining new retail, residential and commercial hub for the community. The ICE District is a collection of towers being constructed around Rogers Place, the new home of the Edmonton Oilers; when completed, one of those towers will be the tallest in Western Canada.

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