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Gravity Assist system earns Kal Tire top award at Electra Mining Africa 2018

Medium-duty truck body from Thunder Creek provides bulk diesel hauling

Thunder Creek Equipment has expanded its multi-tank platform of diesel fuel hauling solutions to include a new medium-duty truck body — the Multi-Tank Upfit — that can haul bulk diesel on the road without requiring a CDL or HAZMAT endorsement (Title 49 (CFR49) - local regulations may apply). Each truck is outfitted with eight independent 115-gallon tanks (920-gallon total capacity) that are only connected when a common manifold is opened at the pumping station. 

Bridgestone expands OTR line to include new tire for underground mining, landfill and salvage

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has announced the expansion of its off-the-road (OTR) product portfolio to include a new size of the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire. The tire is now available in size 29.5R25 in the U.S. and Canada. Designed for underground mining, landfill and salvage environments, the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire delivers a 30 percent decrease in the frequency of sidewall cuts, improving the tire's overall life cycle performance by five percent.

Bosch interconnected sensors enhance efficiency and utilization rates of vehicle fleets

It is a real headache, as well as a potential cause of delay, when vehicles such as excavators or dump trucks cannot be located on huge construction sites. Where exactly are my vehicles? And how many hours have they been in operation? It is questions like these that fleet operators in the construction industry and agricultural sector have to be able to answer if they want to deploy their vehicles as efficiently as possible. This is where the Bosch asset tracing solution – or Bosch TRACI for short – comes into its own. The robust, IoT-based connectivity solution can be easily retrofitted to existing vehicles. "Bosch TRACI provides all the relevant data needed to enhance the efficiency and utilization rate of any vehicle fleet," says Jan Philipp Büchner, the product manager responsible for Bosch TRACI. "It helps keep wait, search, and transportation times to a minimum." The Bosch solution comprises a sensor box, cloud-based evaluation software, and a wide array of digital services.

Danfoss offers wheel loader solutions to improve machine and operator performance

Danfoss Power Solutions is proud to offer differentiating wheel loader solutions and subsystems, which are proven at our global Application Development Centers (ADCs). The wheel loader subsystem solutions are developed and tested under real-world conditions at our ADCs and are proven to increase productivity and uptime while lowering total cost of ownership by improving efficiency. Our team of experts is in place to assist OEMs introducing their wheel loaders to market quickly. 

EquipmentWatch adds on-highway truck models

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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Vermeer slurry solidification system makes drilling fluid management easier

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. 

Western Global EnviroCube tanks offer secure and economical on-site refuelling

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. 

Netarus camera systems go international at major equipment shows

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, Bosch integrate asset tracking with efficiency tools

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.

Continental pressure monitoring now available on Geotab Marketplace

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.

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VMAC launches new interactive vehicle application list on website

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.

Alliance Tire launches new line of rugged Galaxy OTR tires

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.

Western Global expands support for clients seeking custom fuel solutions

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.

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Reconditioned equipment: the right option for your fleet?

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.

Extended Engine oil drain interval saves thousands of dollars

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 to showcase intelligent off-the-road tire solutions at AGG1 2018

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 to display PressureStat for first time at World of Asphalt

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.

8 points to consider when purchasing equipment

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 portable fuel station can be configured with in-cabinet or out-of-cabinet solution

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.

Bridgestone PressureStat tire pressure monitoring system for OTR tires

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.

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