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MECALAC Group progressing rapidly, establishing its presence in North America

Mecalac has launched its sales and marketing efforts in the United States with MCR crawler skid-excavators and AX wheel loaders. Today, sales extend across the entire product range of the Group: track and wheeled excavators, compact wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, site dumpers and compaction rollers.

Geographical expansion remains one of the main policy priorities of the Mecalac Group. For more than 4 decades, through its 5 factories, its 7 commercial subsidiaries and a global network of more than 250 dealerships, the Group has been designing, manufacturing and selling construction machines specifically intended for civil and underground engineering in urban environments. In 2016, Mecalac established a presence in the United States with an initial partnership in Massachusetts. Since then, its distribution network in the United States has expanded continuously. Consequently, Mecalac has now moved into the Canadian market with 3 distributors who now handle the promotion, sales and marketing of Mecalac construction machinery.

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Alternative drives a trend for construction as bauma 2019 nears

Bauma 2019 will bring thousands of exhibitors and pieces of equipment; a key discussion this year will be around autonomy and electrification, among other topics.

The construction industry is increasingly showing interest in alternative drives for its equipment, one of several key trends surfacing as leading manufacturers prepare for bauma 2019 this April April 8 to 14 at Messe München, Munich, Germany.

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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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GOMACO to display Xtreme GT-3600 curb and gutter machine at World of Concrete

The first three-track slipform curb and gutter machine to slipform a 24-inch (610-mm) radius now features GOMACO's Xtreme Radius program for tight radii on stringline.

GOMACO's new Xtreme GT-3600 curb and gutter machine will be displayed for the first time ever in GOMACO's booth in the Central Hall at World of Concrete 2019. The GT-3600 was the first three-track machine to slipform a 24-inch (610-mm) radius, and now, with the Xtreme package on board, tight radius paving is easier and more efficient than ever before. The Xtreme package adds G+ radius software with slew drives, smart-sensored hydraulics, and intelligence to the GOMACO GT-3600.

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Haulotte holds 2018 Open Days for North American customers

Haulotte North America held Open Days 2018, a customer event for U.S. and Canadian customers at their Virginia Beach, Virginia, location October 17 – 18. The event included education, hands on machine demonstrations including an obstacle course, and the opportunity to be the first in the U.S. and Canada to test drive the new HA61 LE PRO 100 percent electric architecture boom lift.

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Caterpillar to show wide range of new equipment at bauma CHINA

An outdoor demonstration will feature the Next Generation 320 and 323 excavators, which use an estimated 25 percent less fuel than predecessor models in certain applications.

Caterpillar will display 30 machines as well as work tools, engines and product support capabilities at bauma CHINA 2018. The extensive exhibit will feature Cat general construction, building construction, paving and SEM-branded equipment. More than a dozen Cat Next Generation hydraulic excavators will be introduced at the show.

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Bauma China 2018: “The dragon is breathing fire”

The who's who of the industry will be there when bauma CHINA opens its doors again from November 27 to 30, 2018, in Shanghai. More than 3,300 companies will present themselves at Asia's largest trade fair – 300 more than in 2016. Accordingly, 200,000 visitors are expected, which would be a new record. The Chinese construction machinery industry is booming as bauma CHINA approaches.

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Registration exceeds all expectations for bauma CONEXPO INDIA

The construction machinery market in India is booming. Infrastructure and construction projects are benefiting from long-term support thanks to reforms passed by the Indian government. These are positive signs that are also reflected in the number of companies signing up for the next bauma CONEXPO INDIA. The event will take place from December 11 to 14. Due to the positive feedback from visitors and exhibitors, the trade fair will be held for the second time at the HUDA Ground in Gurgaon/Delhi. 

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Watch this: Xploring 3Zeros 10X – Volvo CE presents innovative technology initiatives in conjunction with Ocean Race stopover

Volvo CE held technology presentations in conjunction with the Newport stopover of the 2017–2018 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, May 17–20, 2018. The Volvo Ocean Race is a gruelling international competition in which sailing teams compete in a race around the world over the course of nine months.

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Topcon tackles infrastructure deficit through expert summit

The Technology Roadshow features an array of hands-on demo opportunities with Topcon equipment, including machine control of various types.

Topcon's touring Technology Roadshow stopped at the company's home base of Livermore, California recently for a special event that drew media and guests to hear a panel of experts speak on how technology can help narrow North America's infrastructure deficit.

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