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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Lube-A-Boom Insulator answers utility market need for a safe, non-conductive equipment lubricant
When an engine fire destroyed a log handler at Cameron River Logistics (CRL), Andrew Moore and his team decided it was a chance to rethink their original purchase decision.
JLG Industries, Inc. has announced the availability of 33- x 16-inch turf tires. These tires are designed to be turf-friendly and provide excellent traction and floatation with minimal ground disturbance. Turf tires will be available as an option for the G5-18A Telehandlers in August 2018.
Bridgestone Americas is investing $12 million to expand production to include popular off-the-road (OTR) tire sizes at its Bloomington, Ill., plant. The plant will produce multiple sizes and patterns in 29-, 33- and 35-inch OTR tires, which until now have only been produced by Bridgestone in Japan.
The Brawler Solidflex HPS solid tire line, from Trelleborg Wheel Systems, has been selected as the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) solid tire option for Cat Medium Wheel Loaders and Small Wheel Loaders from Caterpillar Inc.
Michelin and Camso have reached an agreement whereby Michelin will acquire Camso, headquartered in Magog, Quebec, and whereby the two companies' off-the-road (OTR) operations will be combined to form a new division to be managed from Quebec.
Michelin North America, Inc. is launching its most aggressive answer for underground mining (UGM) tires, specifically made for loaders and transport machines operating in extreme conditions.
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.
EquipmentWatch has a new tool aimed at helping contractors better manage their internal fleet of equipment. The new Rate Group Report calculates size-class internal charge rates based on actual fleet assets, giving equipment managers better data for cost control and estimation.
Western Global has introduced the EnviroCube for convenient, secure and economical on-site refuelling and fuel storage. The tank is ideal for refuelling equipment and fleet vehicles as well as reducing downtime and lessening fuel costs. The EnviroCube's lockable cabinet keeps fuel secure and controls access to hoses, ports and fittings, protecting them from the elements and theft.
HoistCam cameras from Netarus were recently featured at two international construction equipment shows, where show attendees were particularly interested in HoistCam Director enterprise fleet monitoring software. HoistCam Director enables construction owners and managers to remotely monitor an entire job site. By capturing data from integrated sensors, the software provides GPS recording, geofencing, and searchable archives of recordings.
Triax Technologies, Inc., a provider of technology for the connected jobsite, and Bosch Power Tools announced the integration of the Bosch Bluehound asset tracking solution with Triax's flagship Spot-r system. Now, for the first time, construction firms will be able to collect and monitor real-time worker, equipment and tool location; asset utilization; and safety data.
Geotab, an award-winning leader in telematics technology, today announced the availability of ContiPressureCheck by Continental on the Geotab Marketplace. Helping to lower tire maintenance costs for commercial fleets, the ContiPressureCheck tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) uses sensors mounted inside the tire to capture accurate temperature and pressure data to report tire-related issues in real-time.
VMAC has launched a new interactive vehicle application list for dealers and customers on VMACAIR.com. This latest innovation features many improvements over the previous application list, including the integration of a searchable application database. Users can now search and filter by VMAC system, vehicle model year, chassis, engine, and manufacturer to find the available vehicle integrated air compressors, multi-power systems, and Throttle Commander controls.
Felling Trailers recently manufactured two self-loading reel trailers and multiple power cord reels for an underground mining application.
As a longtime user of VMAC air compressors, with a relationship spanning two decades, Kal Tire was the perfect choice when VMAC was recruiting users to test out the newest version of the G30 air compressor.
Yokohama Tire's RB42 33.00R51 E-4 radial tire for various rigidframe haul truck applications is now available in multiple compounds - CP(cut-protected) and REG (regular) - so the tires can be customized for specificapplications.
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.
Twenty minutes west of Calgary, you'll find the (mostly) quiet town of Cochrane, Alberta. Cochrane is no sleepy backwater, though; it's the province's largest town and has been one of the fastest growing communities in Canada for several years. But the town's construction efforts haven't been music to everyone's ears.
Global leader in vehicle safety Brigade Electronics has launched its latest 360-degree camera monitor system – the Backeye 360 BN360-200 – incorporating a range of new and unique features to eliminate blind spots and improve safety.
With the launch of two new all-terrain tires, the Cross Control S and Cross Control D, BFGoodrich provides new tire solutions for trucks used for construction, logging and energy that encounter aggressive conditions in grueling day-to-day environments.
Western Global's newly formed Fuel Solutions Group offers dedicated resources and a simple process for complex projects involving fuel storage and dispensing. By continually focusing on the end-user, Western Global's product engineers have created fuel tanks with multiple worldwide approvals that can be used in nearly every fuelling application and at any location.
Growing a fleet of telehandlers and aerial work platforms (AWPs) or simply maintaining an existing fleet to meet demand requires financial resources. When resources are limited, reconditioned equipment might be the way to go - either purchasing reconditioned equipment or arranging for a vendor to recondition equipment in your fleet. Both scenarios come with benefits beyond affordably expanding your fleet.
Komatsu America Corp. and its distributor Komatsu Northeast have announced the completion of Komatsu CARE's 100,000th service interval. Komatsu America pioneered complimentary maintenance for Tier 4 machines in the construction industry with the launch of Komatsu CARE in 2011.
Petro-Canada Lubricants and Jepson Petroleum Alberta Ltd., one of Western Canada's largest wholesale marketers of Petro-Canada products and services, have completed a joint field trial testing the performance of DURON next generation heavy-duty engine oils across four different engine types and ages from top OEMs, such as Cummins and Detroit Diesel.
Bridgestone Americas will showcase its portfolio of off-the-road (OTR) products and technologies at the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association Aggregates Academy and Expo (AGG1) and World of Asphalt 2018 Show and Conference, March 6-8 in Houston at booth #1352. Bridgestone will demonstrate how the company's intelligent products, integrated technologies and best-in-class services work together to improve productivity and lower total cost of ownership for its customers.
Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) will showcase its portfolio of off-the-road (OTR) products and technologies at the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association Aggregates Academy and Expo (AGG1) and World of Asphalt 2018 Show and Conference, March 6-8 in Houston at booth #1352. A leader in the construction and aggregates tire industry, Bridgestone will demonstrate how the company's intelligent products, integrated technologies and best-in-class services work together to improve productivity and lower total cost of ownership for its customers.
With some 1,500 pieces of equipment – nearly 400 of them heavy equipment – Florida-based highway specialist contractor Hubbard Construction Company has adopted an 8-point selection process in a bid to boost machine productivity. John Sharp is the company's experienced Group Equipment Director.
Western Global's Fuel Island is a ready-to-use, portable fuel station ideal for commercial fleet refuelling. The Fuel Island is a self-contained fuel station with remote monitoring technology. It pairs Western Global's TransTank fuel tanks with the necessary components and equipment to create a turnkey solution that can be deployed immediately. With its integrated, cloud-based remote monitoring equipment, fuel consumption can be accurately tracked, saving time and resources for the distributor and end user.
EarthForce has expanded its product line with new Hex rubber tracks for compact track loaders.
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) is expanding its portfolio of technology solutions with PressureStat, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) launched for off-the-road (OTR) tires in the construction, quarry, underground hard rock and port industries. The PressureStat system is easy to use and provides instant access to important tire pressure and temperature data, allowing customers to accurately manage tire pressure on a real-time basis.
Petro-Canada Lubricants has announced its TRAXON gear oil line has now expanded to include TRAXON Synthetic MTF 75W-80. This is a premium performance commercial vehicle manual transmission fluid, formulated to provide extended drain capability (up to 400,000 km or 250,000 miles), deliver all-weather protection, and reduce maintenance costs. The new product is recommended for extended drain service in heavy duty (class 6, 7, and 8) manual transmissions, and has been fully approved by Volvo and Mack for use in their synchronized automated manual transmission applications (Volvo I-Shift and Mack mDRIVE).
FLO Components Ltd. will be exhibiting the Portable TrailerCam at Truck World 2018 - "a revolutionary new product solution for blind spots," according to Gabriel Lopez, Marketing Specialist at FLO.
Air Lift Company has debuted a new product line specifically for drivers of lifted trucks looking for load support solutions. For drivers of lifted pickups, the modified suspension dynamics often compromise the towing and hauling capabilities of the vehicle. When placing a lift kit on a pickup, either the body of the truck will be raised or the height of the suspension components will be changed. These changes raise issues for drivers who are looking for load support solutions, as the additional height of the components is not supported.
In addition to the latest equipment, World of Concrete offers the chance to get acquainted with the latest in construction management software and how these tools can benefit your business and bottom line.
Automatic Greasing Systems specialist FLO Components Ltd.'s announces the winner of the third and final draw in its 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest. Gabriel Lopez, Marketing Specialist at FLO announced; "Thomas Steckel of Guelph, Ontario is the final lucky winner in our anniversary celebration contest. Thomas' name was drawn randomly from all eligible entries and he successfully answered a skill testing question."
Enerpac has launched a new, durable air-driven hydraulic power unit technology built for high-cycle industrial applications. The DuroTech-Series is well-suited for use in production applications offering a durable dual ram pump with a steel reservoir and protective steel shroud.