The first Canada-exclusive all-new 2019 Ram 1500 Sport rolled off the line this week at the FCA US Sterling Heights (Mich.) Assembly Plant. Members of the vehicle's launch team were on-hand to commemorate the new model.
Three new Cat MP332, MP345 and MP365 models are heavy-duty, high-production tools that accept multiple interchangeable jaws for taking on a variety of specialized demolition tasks. The new models, compared with previous models, can cycle 50 percent faster and generate up to 19 percent greater cutting/crushing forces. An innovative locking system enables a single operator to typically change jaw types in 15 minutes or less, using only standard hand tools. An included stand securely and stably holds unused jaw sets.
- Concrete Cutter: outer jaw cracks concrete, inner jaw shears steel
- Demolition: cracks thick concrete structures
- Pulverizer: crushes concrete, separates rebar
- Shear: cuts structural steel, pipe, cable
- Tank Shear: cleanly cuts tanks or plate steel at right angle on three sides
- Universal: cuts steel and crushes concrete
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas will feature a variety of recently upgraded models and newly available third-party attachments at World of Concrete (Booth C7027). The company is also displaying its Hyundai HX130LCR hydraulic excavator for the first time since the model's recent introduction.
At World of Concrete, the Honda Power Equipment team will showcase a number of its power products for commercial applications at its outdoor booth #O31200. Front and centre will be the Honda comprehensive line of generators – models providing smooth, dependable power for construction, rental, emergency and recreation applications. All Honda generators are powered by advanced Honda four-stroke engines and incorporate technology that make Honda generators among the world's quietest.
At World of Concrete 2019, the Honda Engines team will unveil powerful new additions to its general purpose commercial engine lineup – models that offer commercial construction and turf industry customers more versatile power and greater adaptability with exceptional fuel efficiency in a compact package.
- The Cyclone Air Cleaner, available on the Honda GX160, GX200, GX270 and GX390 engine models, features a smaller footprint and a more compact design than the legacy cleaner it replaced. The Cyclone Air Cleaner fits within the overall engine shape and targets OEM applications where overall engine dimensions are critical.
- The Honda GXR120 general purpose engine, a model uniquely developed as an ideal source of power for rammers – equipment used to compact soil or other granular material. Offered as a second power option to the reliable GX100 engine, the GXR120 engine is designed to provide superb durability and reliability for heavy-duty applications.
- Offering the same quality and durability attributes of the GX series engines, GX Pressure Washer Optimized Industrial Series engines are specifically designed for direct-drive pressure washer applications; the Optimized series is available with Honda GX160, GX200, GX270 and GX390 engines. The model lineup delivers Honda's smooth and reliable power, maximized engine performance at wide-open throttle and increased power output in the GX200 and GX390 series engines. These engines also offer a fixed throttle, enabling superior performance, making them ideal for the rental market.
JLG Industries, Inc. has expanded its BIM (building information modelling) library to now include the company's compact crawler booms, making the full JLG product line available for download on www.bimobject.com, an industry leading platform for BIM, with select models available directly through JLG.com.
Metso is introducing new higher capacity models to its popular wheel-mounted Metso NW Rapid series. In addition to a bigger jaw crusher model, the NW Rapid units are now also available with a variety of robust cone crushers, including the first model with the MX crusher. Easily transportable using standard prime movers, over a thousand NW Rapid models have already been sold into aggregates and C&D recycling applications.
Generac Mobile users can extend their Tier 4 Final generator run time with a new extended run fuel system. The system makes it easy to connect external fuel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tanks to the generator for longer run times. The system is optional on all Generac Mobile Tier 4 Final diesel generators starting at 75 kVA and up.
Skyjack took home a Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Award last month. The OEM's off-highway telematics solution, ELEVATE, won in the category of OEM Features or Essential Components. The mobile first solution was launched in early 2018 and Skyjack says that it has since garnered attention from rental companies and associations worldwide.
Mike Ogle, Link-Belt's manager of North American Sales, has announced the company's top five distributors for 2018. These distributors were selected on the basis of overall performance in the marketing and sales of Link-Belt cranes. Their ability to sell cranes is not only a reflection of a superior product but also their outstanding customer service, long-term financial stability and solid reputation in the industry.
More than 100 companies have already announced plans to introduce new work trucks and equipment at Work Truck Week 2019.
Superior Industries Inc., an American-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, is seeking new relationships with construction equipment dealers and distributors at bauma 2019. Before the event, distribution representatives looking to meet with Superior at bauma are asked to complete an online form at www.superior-ind.com/bauma-2019.
Versatile, rugged and powerful, vocational trucks are a key piece of equipment for roadbuilding, excavation, municipal work, concrete delivery, heavy hauling, crane work and other applications. These trucks have become more capable and powerful over time, and every manufacturer offers a variety of approaches to fitting them out that match up with virtually any customer requirement. Recent trends in vocational trucks have focused on getting more power to the ground with innovative transmissions, a drive to improve the driver experience to ensure companies can keep talented drivers longer, and assurances for body builders that upfitting can be done faster and easier.