DCH Crane has taken delivery of a Grove GMK5250L in a move to enhance the mobility of its fleet. The St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada-based company acquired the crane in May of 2016 and immediately put it to work to assist with several of its offered services, including lifting, rigging, heavy haul transport and general maintenance.
At Chutes a Charny, just a few kilometres from Quebec City and the city of Levis, three Indeco breakers are digging an artificial lake and performing other earthworks involving the excavation of over 400,000 cubic metres of rock. This is part of a project to convert what was a well-known local campground into a modern resort covering 150,000 square metres featuring permanent and temporary lots for RVs and mobile homes, small prefab buildings and parking.
With a maximum theoretical output torque of 2,119 ft-lbs, the new Digga Mini Loader Auger Drives, manufactured by Iowa-based Digga North America, deliver more powerful performance than comparable units for increased overall productivity. The result of more than 30 years of experience in the design and manufacture of planetary gearboxes and drives, the Digga 1MDS2 and 1MDS4 Auger Drives are engineered for use on mini loaders and compact tool carriers. The new planetary gearbox-driven Auger Drives will work effectively on auxiliary flows of between 6-16 gpm to accommodate the wide range of units on the market today, and come complete with a unit-specific mounting plate for easy installation and setup.
Berlon has introduced a lineup of buckets that allow quarry and mining operators to safely and efficiently remove aggregate and other debris from under conveyor systems and in other tight quarters. These buckets are also useful on construction sites as they can get under hard to reach areas like bins, hoppers and pipe trenches.
Designed for medium-duty trucks, the new BOSS Snowplow 9-foot heavy-duty straight-blade plow features a reinforced moldboard and enhanced blade curl to power through deep, wet snow during the toughest of winter storms. The municipal-grade 9-foot heavy-duty plow allows you to punch through hard-packed banks with power and performance.
Two Manitowoc MLC650s are working on a project to replace the Champlain Bridge, which spans the Saint Lawrence River in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Signature on the Saint Lawrence Construction (SSLC) is the engineering consortium assigned to the task. The capacity and reduced ground preparation made possible by the MLC650’s VPC-MAX attachment – as well as the ease of use of its Crane Control System (CCS) – are helping the team stay on schedule.
Heavy Machinery Girl is back! This time her mission is to assist a man in a wheelchair attempting to enter a poorly planned building. Lucky for him, her excavator is outfitted with a Taguchi hydraulic rotary cutter – an ideal tool for conquering concrete steps, sort of.
Philippi-Hagenbuch has announced the release of its new Material Spreader Body, designed primarily for mining but with benefits in a variety of applications, including construction, aggregates, quarries and landfills. The Material Spreader provides a safe and efficient solution for mine haul road maintenance. It improves the safety and traction of icy haul roads in winter by applying road grit. During spring thaw, the Material Spreader easily tackles deteriorating road areas by spreading repair material and building up areas.
CASE Construction Equipment has introduced a new line of six heavy- and light-duty sectional snow pushers compatible with both current and older model wheel loaders, skid steers, compact track loaders and backhoes. The moldboard sections move independently, allowing each section to shift up and down in response to uneven pavement or obstacles. The light-duty models, designed for compact equipment and backhoes, feature pushers up to 13 feet wide. The heavy-duty line offers pushers up to 17 feet wide for full-sized wheel loaders.
These two new ads from Japan demonstrate some out-of-the-box thinking for attachments applications. In each episode of the series, Heavy Machinery Girl eagerly saves the day (depending on who you ask) with the Taguchi Kogyo Guzzilla DS Cutter. While the results of her demonstration of the massive shears don't impress everyone, Heavy Machinery Girl's sorry-not-sorry shrug will surely win over anyone who shares the desire to cause a little chaos with a massive cutting implement. The final two episodes will debut later this month.
Guay Inc., headquartered in Quebec, continues to grow its fleet of cranes with the addition of a new Terex Crossover 8000 boom truck crane mounted on a Peterbilt truck chassis. The Crossover 8000 gives Guay a cost-effective lifting solution for the company’s growing residential and commercial business sector. The crane has an 80-ton rated capacity, a 126-foot maximum boom length and a tip height with jib of 190 feet. Guay selected the Terex Crossover 8000 because of the unit’s versatility and ability to travel over-the-road while carrying all its counterweight and support equipment.
Building on the success of the previous G3 model, the Carbide Cutter G4 is Loftness Specialized Equipment’s newest generation high-performance mulching head attachment for skid steers. Incorporating an adjustable shear bar to customize material sizing and a 37 percent larger displacement drive motor with more torque, it is packed with features that increase efficiency while maintaining rugged reliability.