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Generac LED light towers designed for remote locations and extreme environments

Generac Mobile Products is offering a new and improved MLT4060MVD LED mobile light tower. Purpose-designed for applications in remote locations and extreme environments, this light tower includes features that allow for autonomous operation. An extra-large fuel tank and low fuel consumption allow the tower to run up to 533 hours on a single diesel tank fill and a 750-hour oil change interval, minimizing maintenance costs.

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Ritchie Bros. shows strong second quarter results

Ritchie Bros. shows strong second quarter results

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated reported the following results for the three months ended June 30, 2018 (All figures are presented in U.S. dollars): Net income attributable to stockholders of $45.7 million improved 159% compared to $17.6 million for the same quarter in 2017. Diluted earnings per share ("EPS") attributable to stockholders increased 163% to $0.42 versus $0.16 in the second quarter of 2017, while diluted adjusted EPS attributable to stockholders1 (non-GAAP measure) increased 27% to $0.42 from $0.33 in the same respective period. 

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Trucking

EquipmentWatch adds on-highway truck models

The addition of light duty trucks fulfills a long-time request from EquipmentWatch customers

EquipmentWatch, the industry standard for ownership and operating cost data, announces the introduction of light duty truck models to its Rental Rate Blue Book and Internal Charge Rate products. The update represents the vast majority of truck manufacturers and models found on any given construction site, including Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Nissan, Toyota and more. 

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Trucking

Increased fuel efficiency featured in Terex articulated hauler update

The upgraded TA300 boasts improvements in fuel efficiency, performance, productivity and operator comfort.

Terex Trucks has updated its TA300 articulated hauler with the introduction of a new and improved transmission. The 28-tonne (30-ton) workhorse will now incorporate the latest EP320 transmission from ZF as standard. This results in a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency, as well as enhanced performance and productivity, when compared to the previous model working in the same application. The new transmission comes with eight forward gears as well as four reverse gears, higher overall gear ratio spread, equal ratio steps between gears and optimized gear shifting with partial load shifts. All of this helps to ensure smoother gear shifting and thereby higher levels of operator comfort. The TA300 is also equipped with true independent front suspension as standard, further enhancing operator comfort and enabling excellent traction control and maximum productivity in the most challenging of conditions.

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Wacker Neuson reports record revenue through first six months of 2018

Wacker Neuson reports record revenue through first six months of 2018

The Wacker Neuson Group reported a marked rise in revenue and earnings during the first six months of 2018. Revenue for the first half of 2018 rose 8 percent to a new record high of EUR 825 million (H1/17: EUR 764 million). Adjusted for currency effects, this corresponds to an increase of 12 percent. Revenue growth was driven primarily by continued high levels of demand in the construction market and strong performance in the European agricultural sector. Bottlenecks among some suppliers prevented machines from being completed for customer orders and this had a dampening effect. Furthermore, unfavorable currency developments, in particular the US dollar's weakness against the euro, resulted in negative translation effects. 

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Can machine learning turn industrial robots into masters of assembly and construction?

For the past two years, a small team of researchers at Autodesk’s AI Lab on Pier 9 in San Francisco has been working on a project called Brickbot.

If you dump a pile of toy bricks in front of a kid, not much time passes before they figure out how to assemble something fun. The pieces may come in different colours and sizes, but as long as they know how the bricks snap together, children will make miniature versions of just about anything they can imagine – from castles and skyscrapers to spaceships and unicorns.

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Chevrolet takes on towing with new Silverado 1500 features

The all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 will introduce four levels of towing features to provide customers more confidence, better visibility, easier hitching and improved connectivity between the truck and trailer.

The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will introduce several levels of towing features to improve customers' trailering experiences — all light-duty Silverado models have myChevrolet mobile app trailering capability and customers can add the Advanced Trailering System, which includes access to the system in-vehicle.

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Earthmoving

Komatsu track feller bunchers feature new, more powerful engine and other updates

New Komatsu XT-5 Series features a more powerful engine, gull-wing style engine hood/service platform, increased lift capacity, new heavy-duty undercarriage, relocated cab and a KOMTRAX® telematics system (photo may include optional equipment).

Komatsu America Corp. has previewed its new XT-5 Series of Track Feller Bunchers. Models include the XT430-5 (non-leveling), XT435L-5, XT445L-5 and XT465L-5, which replace the prior XT-3 Series machines. 

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C&D Recycling

​Keestrack enters Japanese market through partnership with JCE Co.

The full hybrid scalper Keestrack K4e features a hybrid drive unit of 75 kW diesel engine (Tier 4f) and 75 kVa accumulator. In primary and secondary operation it offers production rates up to 350 tph.

In March 2018 Keestrack, the Belgium-based specialist in mobile processing technology, signed a dealership agreement with JCE Co, Ltd. based in Kanagawa near Tokyo. JCE now distributes Keestrack's whole range of tracked mobile crushers and screens and provides full customer service through its nationwide aftersales network.

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Kohler: A bright future for diesel off-road engines

Recently, manufacturers of both on-road and off-road diesel engines have come under scrutiny as significant contributors to high pollution levels, especially in urban areas. However, as President of the Diesel division of off-road engines at Kohler Co., I would like to provide some additional context to demonstrate how diesel technology has improved significantly over the years and how the technology continues to have a bright future in the off-road sector.

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