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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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 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 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.
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.