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Cortec EcoAir corrosion protection

EcoAir is a complete line of unique, compressed-air powered, water-based spray can corrosion protection products. These spray cans are a complete bio-based replacement for expensive and hazardous chemical propellants. They attack the toughest maintenance duties while being completely safe for the environment.

A four-layer EcoPouch is inserted into a can, which is then pressurized. The EcoPouch is filled with the liquid and as the valve is depressed the surrounding pressure expels the bag’s internal fluids until the product is used up.

EcoAir does not contain chemical propellants, CFCs or HCFCs that affect the atmosphere, the ozone layer, or the environment; they are formulated with biodegradable, nonpolluting ingredients and eliminate waste disposal cost. They are non-flammable. EcoAir products are able to spray in any direction – even upside down and are safe to ship and store.

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Heavy Equipment Guide's Top Innovations for 2018: Part 1

Innovations shape our world, every day in many ways, and the staff at Heavy Equipment Guide want to acknowledge their importance in the world of construction-related equipment. As a result, we have created this new annual feature. Our goal is to illustrate the range and scope of advances, from earthmoving to paving, aggregates, lift, maintenance, training, wearables and others. These innovations offer advantages from doing the job faster, more accurately, more safely, more comfortably or more efficiently, to improving maintenance or providing a better ROI. The editors' selections are drawn from our coverage during the year. The selection was not always easy as there are many worthy innovations but we hope the diversity of the ones shown provide an appreciation of the vast amounts of time and money which manufacturers spend developing innovations, large and small, that make our lives better.

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Canadian DEUTZ distributors earn top performer awards for 2018

DEUTZ Corporation hosted its annual distributor meeting at the Secrets Royal Beach resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic during the week of November 12, 2018. At this important function, DEUTZ staff and distributor personnel had the opportunity to exchange open dialogue, learn about new products in the pipeline and share perspectives on the year ahead. DEUTZ also took advantage of the meeting to recognize its top-performing distributors in various categories. 

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Find Your Ex Factor with Volvo

When it comes to the top brands, many people believe all excavators are the same. Volvo excavators are anything but — and we have the numbers to prove it. Check out our impressive bottom line results:

  • Up to 15% more tons per hour
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  • Moving to new jobs three weeks faster

With Volvo, there are significant differences. We call them Ex Factors — designed to keep you productive, efficient, profitable and safer.

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Cat 990K aggregate handler boosts wheel loader production in rehandling applications

The 990K Aggregate Handler complements the smaller 986K and 988K Aggregate Handlers in the Cat large wheel loader line.

Caterpillar introduces the 990K Aggregate Handler, designed to handle greater payloads in aggregates yard applications. With as much as a 25 percent payload increase, as compared to the standard 990K Wheel Loader, the new Aggregate Handler enables customers to load trucks and railcars faster and to move more material in load-and-carry and stockpile handling tasks.

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John Deere unveils all-new 655K and 755K crawler loaders with Tier 4 Final engine technology

Featuring a certified Final Tier 4 John Deere PVS 6.8-liter engine, the 655K and 755K use proven technology and a building-block approach based on a solid foundation of reliable John Deere engines.

Continuing to build on the strengths of the K-Series lineup, John Deereannounces the introduction of the 655K and 755K Tier 4 Final crawler loaders. These machines serve as the latest additions to the crawler loader line and provide operators with increased productivity and uptime, along with lower daily operating costs. Designed and manufactured in Dubuque, Iowa, the 655K and 755K feature familiar designs, systems and components consistent with other product lines throughout the John Deere crawler family.  

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Chevrolet reveals 2020 Silverado HD High Country, second of five distinct models for all-new pickup

The High Country is one of five trim levels for the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD – each offering a different level of design, features and technology to meet the individual and rigorous demands of HD owners.

Chevrolet knows no two truck customers are the same, and as such continues to expand its truck franchise with five distinct trim levels for the all-new Silverado HD: Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ and range-topping High Country.

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bauma 2019 to focus on the construction site of tomorrow: modern, smart, connected

Digitization is gaining ground in the construction machinery industry as more and more technologies make their way into the industry. Cloud-based infrastructures, digital services portfolios and security solutions are ringing in a change of paradigm. At bauma 2019, visitors can marvel at initial systems. From April 8 to 14, the world's leading manufacturers will be presenting their developments at Messe München and invite to participate in discussions on the opportunities and challenges of new technologies.

  • bauma 2019 focuses on the digitization of the construction industry
  • Leading global manufacturers present initial technologies
  • Visitors can discuss the topic with exhibitors at the bauma Forum

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New options for Cat 918M Compact Wheel Loader include high-lift loader linkage, fusion coupler, guarding, larger tires

The new high-lift loader linkage option is designed specifically for applications in waste and recycling, agriculture, and construction that can benefit from increased lift height and increased reach of the loader linkage.

Caterpillar now offers the 918M compact wheel loader with four new options: high-lift loader linkage, Cat Fusion coupler, five-piece guarding package and wider tires.

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Manitowoc launches internal mast operator lift for Potain top slewing cranes

The Potain Cab-IN is the new internal mast operator lift from Manitowoc. It fits inside all K-mast systems and allows simultaneous ladder and elevator access to the crane.

Manitowoc has officially launched an internal mast operator lift for Potain top slewing cranes. The Potain Cab-IN allows for fast, easy and safe travel to and from the crane cab, while retaining regular mast ladder access. It fits inside all K-mast systems of 1.6 m, 2 m and 2.45 m sections. The system is also compatible with all Potain bases/chassis, meaning it can be fitted into both existing and new crane models.

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Volvo Trucks furthers its focus on freight efficiency with new “Payload Plus” package

Volvo Trucks’ new Payload Plus packages, now available for order, utilizes lightweight components to maximize freight efficiency by reducing the weight of Volvo VNR regional models by up to 540 lbs. and shaving more than 335 lbs. from Volvo VNL long-haul models.

Volvo Trucks' new "Payload Plus" packages for the Volvo VNR and VNL series provide significant weight savings, helping maximize payload and fuel efficiency in weight-sensitive tanker, bulk-haul, and specific dry van and refrigerated applications. The Payload Plus packages, now available to order, provide a simple model-based way to shave up to 540 lbs. from Volvo VNR regional-haul models and remove more than 335 lbs. from Volvo VNL long-haul models.

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Link-Belt Excavators Customer Experience Center showcases new products and technologies

The new facility will be located on Remington Way in the Citation Business Park. It will be used for product demonstrations as well as sales and service training related to the company’s products.

LBX Company recently broke ground on a 25-acre tract of land in Lexington, Kentucky for its Customer Experience Center, intended to highlight the company's products, innovations and technologies for the future.

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Putzmeister equipment aids in two record-setting continuous concrete pours within a month

A new record for the largest continuous concrete pour was set in Washington state when 13,690 cubic yards (10,467m³) of concrete was placed in 24 hours for the foundation of the 450-foot (137.16m) tall north tower at Lincoln Square.

A new record for the largest continuous concrete pour was set in Washington state for the foundation of the Lincoln Square South tower. However, it was short-lived, as less than a month later, the tower next to it beat the record. Vital to both high-profile concrete pours were Putzmeister placing systems, seven truck-mounted boom pumps and a high-pressure trailer pump — all supplied by Ralph's Concrete Pumping, Inc. of Seattle.

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New version of Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform includes support for motor graders and automatic guidance for tiltrotators

Earthworks Version 1.7 is ideal for motor graders and other types of equipment.

Trimble has released Earthworks Grade Control Platform version 1.7 with support for motor graders and automatic guidance for tiltrotator attachments. Trimble Earthworks for Motor Graders is a GNSS-based, 3D grade control solution designed to make fine grading more accurate, faster and easier than ever before. In addition, Trimble Earthworks now gives excavator operators using tiltrotators the advantage of automatic machine control, which can result in increased productivity.

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GM to produce Allison 10-speed transmission for Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 HD trucks

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc., the largest global provider of commercial duty fully automatic transmissions, announced , along with Chevrolet, the availability of a 10-speed, fully automatic transmission in the new Class 2/3, 2020 Silverado 2500/3500 HD trucks. Equipped with the Allison branded 10-speed transmission, the 2020 Silverado HD will debut in February 2019.

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McCloskey holds crushing and screening demos at dealer open day event in Northern Ireland

More than 70 attendees enjoyed guided tours to inspect and watch the spreads at work and have the opportunity for questions and answers with McCloskey experts.

McCloskey held its first multi-spread demonstration event, at King Bros. Quarry in Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, on Thursday, November 1, highlighting the power of their equipment working together. The demonstrations were an integral part of events tailored to familiarize both new and established dealers with the versatility and productivity of McCloskey's latest products

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Case's new C Series motor graders provide feature-driven solutions for municipalities and small-to-mid-size site prep contractors

The 836C and 856C motor graders feature one of the most intelligent high-precision load-sensing hydraulic circuits available on the market.

Case Construction Equipment has introduced two new C Series motor graders which deliver a wide offering of new weights, horsepower ratings and feature-driven grading solutions for municipalities, as well as small-to-mid-size site prep, road-maintenance and general construction businesses. These new motor grader models feature a variety of standard features designed to maximize productivity and performance. Available in both standard and All Wheel Drive (AWD) configurations, the 836C and 856C achieve Tier 4 Final compliance with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) engine technology that increases fuel efficiency, keeps exhaust temperatures down and eliminates the need for regeneration.

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Cool Idea: 3D-printed homes could help address long-standing Northern housing challenges

The shortage of housing in the North has some serious consequences. Overcrowded homes contribute to health problems, interfere with youths' learning and education, and intensify domestic tensions.

The Conference Board of Canada's new research series on emerging technologies launches with a look at how 3D-printed homes could be considered for Canada's northern and Indigenous communities. The Cool Ideas series aims to spark discussion about how emerging technologies could potentially improve or disrupt the quality of life in Canada's North.

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Versatile Talbert trailer offers multiple configurations

The Talbert 60CC/55SA-LD is a hydraulic detachable gooseneck trailer featuring a non-ground bearing hydraulic gooseneck design, 108-inch swing radius, 26-foot deck length and 8-foot 6-inch deck width.

Talbert Manufacturing offers the 60CC/55SA-LD trailer for optimum versatility. The trailer pairs with Talbert's optional East Coast-style E1Nitro axle extension, allowing for 60-ton capacity with a close-coupled configuration or a 55-ton hauling capacity with a spread axle configuration. This innovative Talbert design gives customers flexibility to switch between configurations to meet differing hauling regulations. While maintaining a 60-ton rating at half the deck length, the 60CC/55SA-LD offers a 6-inch ground clearance with an 18-inch loaded deck height — two inches lower than competitive models.

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