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.
Manitou Group, a leader in rough-terrain handling, has signed a partnership with "Farming Simulator 19", the online video game with the largest community of farmers in the world. With three models incorporated into this version, the group is presenting its latest telehandlers and forklifts in a new and fun way, while at the same time enhancing brand awareness.
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas is expanding its North American authorized dealer network with the addition of The G.W. Van Keppel Company. Van Keppel was founded in 1926 and is a leading provider of equipment and services for construction, aggregate, quarry supply, and material handling industries in the Midwest. Van Keppel will be offering Hyundai Construction Equipment at their St. Louis, MO location and will be a valued addition to our North Central territory.
Komatsu America Corp. has announced that the FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has achieved the unprecedented milestone of more than two billion tons of surface material moved autonomously. The FrontRunner system has now hauled more than all other commercial mining autonomous haulage systems combined.
David Chickowski has been appointed Western Region Vice President for Manitou North America. In this key leadership role, Chickowski will oversee all sales activities for Manitou, Gehl, Mustang by Manitou and EDGE brands in the western region of the United States and Canada. He will be focused on driving overall growth and profitability in the region by developing strategic market initiatives and strategies for the dealer network, rental customers and other market channels.
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) will host Forum 2019: The Changing World of Work, March 5-6, 2019, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. CCOHS' Forum is a unique event that will bring together leaders, change-makers, and subject experts representing government, labour, and workplaces to share their knowledge and experience around current and emerging health and safety issues. The event will focus on the workplace of today and tomorrow, in which accommodation, diversity, and inclusivity are not just nice-to-haves, but a must for any organization.
Topcon Positioning Group announces a new firmware update for the GLS-2000 scanner designed to enhance its vertical construction applications, as well as offer a workflow for semi-automated modeling and construction validation. The firmware includes a new setting that allows objects for interior vertical construction to be captured with precise detail.
HammerHead Trenchless, a Charles Machine Works Company, of Lake Mills, Wisconsin, USA, and Per Aarsleff Pipe Technology, of Aarhus, Denmark, have signed a long-term, strategic partnership agreement that includes plans for HammerHead to produce and distribute the Bluelight LED Curing System for Cured-In-Place pipe (CIPP) to markets outside of Europe and Russia.
Cat mining trucks working within MineStar Command for hauling recently reached a milestone of one billion tonnes hauled. Caterpillar deployed the first six commercial autonomous trucks in 2013, and the fleet has now grown to more than 150 with six different mining companies operating Command for hauling in iron ore, copper and oil sands.
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) attended the recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement of the Cleaner Truck Initiative at the agency's headquarters. The announcement was attended by leaders of major North American truck OEMs, representatives from the American Trucking Association, and government officials.
The RD-1200XT pavement-drying unit from Greenville, South Carolina-based Road Dryer, LLC, quickly dries asphalt and concrete pavement, allowing crews to pave or apply surface treatments or striping after just one pass. The unit, which blows heated air up to 300° F directly downward through multiple nozzles, eliminates the risk of "flying objects," and allows traffic to flow in nearby lanes — reducing congestion caused by traffic restrictions. Available as a simple-to-operate trailer- or truck-mounted unit, the RD-1200XT can be adjusted for 8-ft to 12-ft (2.4m to 3.7m) drying widths. Because it dries pavement on demand, it provides flexibility for contractors and government agencies to meet timetables by minimizing delays from weather- and project-related wet conditions.
The all-new Cat D6 dozer delivers new levels of efficiency and performance with a choice of Electric Drive or Fully Automatic power train. A redesigned purpose-built VPAT dozer offers best-in-class grading, while updated technology features help operators to be more productive from first pass to finish grade. Customer profitability is enhanced with up to 35% better fuel efficiency and reduced service and maintenance costs. An all-new cab resets the standard in comfort, while a range of configuration choices helps customers optimize machine performance for business needs. At 215 hp (161 kW) and an operating weight range of 47,949 - 53,126 lbs (21 749 - 24 097 kg), the new D6 replaces the versatile D6T bulldozer.
Trimble has introduced the new SPS785 GNSS Smart Antenna, and dynamic tilt functionality for the SPS986 GNSS Smart Antenna. These releases expand the Trimble Site Positioning Systems portfolio with a new, more affordable receiver and added functionality for the SPS986. The announcement was made at Trimble Dimensions.
Wacker Neuson has announced a unique apprenticeship program to help fill the growing need for qualified machine technicians in the construction industry. Wacker Neuson has teamed up with the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) to create an apprenticeship program that allows students to "earn as they learn." The program combines work-based learning with related classroom instruction using the highest industry standards, knowledge base and technology.
GOMACO has released their 2019 schedule of specialized courses covering GOMACO‘s full range of concrete paving equipment. Rod Schneider has been appointed as GOMACO University's new Director of Training after the retirement of Dennis Clausen at the end of the year. Since 1989, Schneider has served as the University's Training Coordinator.