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Alliance Tire launches new line of rugged Galaxy OTR tires

The Galaxy MGSR 200 S-pattern grader tire.

Alliance Tire Americas, Inc. (ATA) launched a rugged, new line of Galaxy brand radial off-the-road (OTR) tires at Waste Expo in Las Vegas. Built for the special demands placed on loaders, dozers, backhoes, foklifts, articulated dump trucks and graders, the Galaxy radial OTR line features all-steel radial construction for puncture resistance and reduced heat buildup, as well as special compound for longer service life, according to Brian Sheehey, Vice President of Marketing for ATA. The result is a line of tires that deliver outstanding performance and a lower total cost of ownership.

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Are all excavators the same?

Among the top brands, many believe all excavators are the same. But when you look closely, you can spot the small differences in design that add up to huge differences in productivity and efficiency — differences that can boost your profitability. 


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New compact excavator from LiuGong ideal for utilities, residential and other smaller jobs

The 9035EZTS compact excavator from LiuGong features an attractive design and zero tail swing for tight job sites.

LiuGong North America's compact 9035EZTS excavator is its first zero tail-swing model in the 3.5 metric ton class. The rig is an ideal tool for utilities work, residential construction and all other applications benefitting from a mini-excavator's compact size, ease of transportation and lower cost of operation. 

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Trimble to Acquire Viewpoint - aims to create the industry’s most complete construction management platform

Trimble has announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Viewpoint from Bain Capital in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.2 billion. Viewpoint is highly complementary to Trimble's e-Builder business, and will extend Trimble's ability to provide more complete and integrated project, jobsite and business workflows across the construction lifecycle

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Mecalac introduces cabbed site dumpers at Intermat

With the growth of urban construction sites, the associated challenges of  working in confined space, and concern over environmental impact, Mecalac says that site dumpers have returned to the forefront of European city building sites, even supplanting trucks – that are more polluting, more bulky and less agile – on some sites. 

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Hemisphere GNSS shows flexible and scalable GradeMetrix machine control toolkit for OEMs at Intermat

At IntermatHemisphere GNSS has introduced significant achievements of its GradeMetrix OEM toolkit for high-precision GNSS-based machine control and guidance applications and systems. Hemisphere has expanded its portfolio of hardware offerings, including the recently announced A222 Scalable GNSS Smart Antenna, and made significant strides forward with its next-generation GradeMetrix OEM application software platform. Whether it is grading, mining, excavating, piling and drilling, or compaction applications, heavy equipment manufacturers can rebrand the solution and drive feature requirements to sell as their own.

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Trimble and Kobelco Announce Trimble Ready Option for Select Kobelco Excavator Models

Trimble  and Kobelco have  announced  the introduction of a Trimble Ready option for select Tier 4 Final Kobelco excavator models. Select excavators that ship from the Kobelco factory are now ready for the installation of the Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform for excavators, which can significantly reduce the cost and complexity of the installation for the contractor.

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Lifting & Material Handling

Linden Comansa brings first LCL700 crane in America to Seattle

Model LCL700 is the largest luffing-jib tower crane from manufacturer Linden Comansa. It was launched in April 2017 with two versions of maximum load (50 and 64 tonnes / 110,230 and 141,090 lb) and designed to be used mainly in jobsites with reduced space, like in very large and congested cities. Throughout the last 12 months a few units have been sold in Asia, and the very first unit in America (both North and South) has just been erected in downtown Seattle, Washington.

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DEUTZ introduces its first off-highway hybrid drive concept at Intermat

Deutz's first off-highway hybrid drive concept.

DEUTZ introduced its first off-highway hybrid concept at Intermat. Combining a TCD 2.9 diesel engine and a 55-kW electric motor, the new concept is the first tangible result of the E-DEUTZ program established in 2017, and opens up significant potential for efficiency gains in drivetrain technology. DEUTZ also presented an EU Stage V certified engine range and new in-line engines with capacities from 9 to 18 litres, while the service business presented its free service app ‘DEUTZ Connect' for remote engine diagnosis.

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Survey eye in the sky: drone popularity for construction applications takes off

Survey eye in the sky: drone popularity for construction applications takes off

It has been a relatively short few years since unmanned aerial vehicles – better known as drones – have moved out of the domain of the military and government, and down to the everyday consumer. In that time, one of the most enthusiastic industries in the adoption of this technology has been construction, which came to an early realization that aerial surveys of everything from buildings to gravel stockpiles could improve the way in which pit operators and contractors managed their businesses.

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