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Roller revolution: an in-depth report on tandem rollers

The needs of roadbuilders vary from region to region. Evolving highway specifications, project owner demands, maneuverability and ease of operation are just a few things that contractors must factor in when choosing a tandem vibratory roller. 

Bomag's 600-hp-class cold planers boast reengineered milling chamber for increased performance

Bomag has reintroduced its 600-hp-class (440-kW) Bomag 2200/60 cold planer with a Tier 4 Final (Stage V) engine and multiple productivity enhancing design advancements. The reengineered milling chamber improves the robustness and design of the front material depressor, resulting in increased performance, lower wear and longer component life. A new inner scraper design and improved compartment seal help to prevent material loss. 

Paving train targets million-ton goal

Phoenix, Arizona, is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States; the 4.7 million metro population is expected to reach 6.3 million in 2030, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Globalstar satellite hotspot usability improved with new remote antenna station

Globalstar Canada Satellite Co. announced the new Sat-Fi2 Remote Antenna Station (RAS), expanding the capabilities of the Sat-Fi2 Satellite Hotspot by incorporating a highly efficient remote antenna enabling use in any vehicle, vessel or distant building. Sat-Fi2 RAS easily installs to a fixed power source for seamless connectivity via the Globalstar next generation satellite network and ground infrastructure. Now available in the US and Canada, Sat-Fi2 RAS provides continuous communications for anyone who works or plays outside of cellular coverage.   

Hilti, Procore to connect on digital workflow support

The Hilti Group, a manufacturer and provider of construction tools, technology and productivity solutions, is collaborating with Procore, a leading provider of construction management software, to help strengthen digital workflows and drive productivity on jobsites. As part of the joint effort, Hilti ON!Track asset management system will become compatible for Procore platform users. The announcement was made during Procore's Groundbreak 2019, one of the largest construction conferences in the U.S.

Steel River Equipment of Steel River Group, Canada, joins Ironworks Beta Program to use first comprehensive heavy equipment cost management system

Ironworks has announced the addition of a Canadian construction group's equipment division to its roster of beta program participants for Ironworks, described as the world's first comprehensive, cloud-based equipment cost management system for infrastructure contractors. 

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