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Bingemans to open Excavation Station for June – powered by Diggerland

An exciting adventure is in the works for Bingemans, as it will open a new outdoor construction-themed amusement zone this upcoming June. Powered by Diggerland, the Excavation Station at FunworX is set to feature uniquely modified machines that adults and children of all ages will be able to ride and operate.

"These machines are the first of their kind in Ontario," says Mark Bingeman, President of Bingemans. "Children will be able to safely explore real construction equipment that has been adapted and custom tailored for their size."

Excavation Station will be equipped with three imaginative machines: Shape Challenge, Maze Challenge and Bowling Challenge. Attractions within Excavation Station are supplied by Diggerland, an organization providing construction-themed adventure parks to global visitors. All Diggerland equipment undergoes advanced engineering to ensure safe and accessible public use.

"We are excited to bring original and interactive attractions to FunworX," says Mark Bingeman,  "This new addition will be great for groups, birthday parties, team building, and personalized play."

For more information on park attractions or group enquiries, please visit funworX.ca or call 519-744-1555. Join the conversation on social media; follow Bingemans on Instagram and Twitter @Bingemans, Like it on Facebook and watch exclusive video on YouTube.

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Underground & Utility

Toro acquires Ditch Witch parent Charles Machine Works

The Toro Company will acquire privately-held Charles Machine Works, Inc., the parent company of Ditch Witch and several other leading brands in the underground construction market. The purchase price is $700 million in cash subject to certain adjustments set forth in the definitive agreement. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions and is currently anticipated to close before the end of Toro's fiscal 2019 third quarter. 

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Caterpillar introduces new locator device for machine attachments and jobsite assets

The PL161 locator is designed to be used with the Cat App and with other PL Series scanning devices installed on Next Generation excavators and retrofit kits are available for older machines.

Caterpillar has added the PL161 attachment locator to the Locator series of the Cat Product Link hardware product line. The PL161 locator is the most advanced OEM integrated technology solution for attachment tracking. With the ability to track location and utilization, users can know where their attachments are across all worksites, reduce the number of lost attachments, and plan for attachment maintenance and replacement.

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Aging Pattullo Bridge replacement project on track to move forward: B.C. government

The $1.377-billion Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project will provide improvements for everyone using the bridge and create thousands of jobs and opportunities for British Columbians.

The province of British Columbia has selected three pre-qualified bidding teams to participate in the competitive selection process to design and construct the new toll-free Pattullo Bridge that will deliver a safer crossing and easier connections into Surrey and New Westminster.

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C&D Recycling

LEED changes a boost for C&D

LEED changes a boost for C&D

Construction and demolition (C&D) materials are hefty. It is why we can so effectively build roads, bridges and buildings out of them. It's also why, by weight, they are the most significant material in the North American waste stream. This creates a challenge for recycling, as it's usually too expensive, in terms of ROI, to ship most recovered C&D end products, including wood, concrete, drywall, asphalt, and asphalt shingles.

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Light Equipment

Allmand Bros. introduces new portable air compressor and generator models

Maxi-Air™ 100, 375DP and 400 Portable Air Compressors are designed with a heavy-duty, oversized rotary air screw end to run at lower RPM for longer life and improved fuel efficiency.

Allmand Bros., Inc., a subsidiary of Briggs & Stratton Corporation and a manufacturer of high-performance portable jobsite equipment, is pleased to announce the launch of its Maxi-Air 100, 375 and 400 Portable Air Compressors and Maxi-Power 65 and 150 Mobile Generator in booth #6341 at the ARA Show February 17 - 20 in Anaheim, California. 

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Case, Sonsray Machinery provide Team Rubicon with equipment for California wildfire response

The operation cleared debris from the creek to alleviate ongoing flood risks and further damage to homes in the area. The CASE CX80C was the primary tool for clearing and removing debris.

Case Construction Equipment and Sonsray Machinery have donated the use of a CX80C excavator to Team Rubicon for Operation Wind River, a response to the wildfires that burned more than 23,000 acres between Orange and Riverside Counties in California.

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Cat M Series Wheel Loaders updated to offer reduced maintenance costs, improved operator comfort, payload management enhancement and new configurations

U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V models save maintenance costs by extending engine oil, engine oil filter and hydraulic oil filter change intervals from 500 hours up to 1,000 hours.

The 2019 product update package for Cat M Series Medium Wheel Loaders (950M - 982M) includes technology advances that provide: lower operating costs via extended service intervals; enhanced operator comfort with new seats and suspensions; emissions control strategies to meet EU Stage V standards (EU only); added machine configurations (982M Forestry Machine and 982M High Lift); expanded productivity measurement tools; remote software update capability; and refinements in ground engaging tool and coupler systems.

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JCB product innovations on display at The Rental Show 2019

On display at “The Rental Show’ 2019 will be the JCB 512-56 Loadall telescopic handler, the world’s first 12,000 lb telehandler that requires no diesel particulate filter (DPF), no diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and no other engine aftertreatment.

JCB will exhibit a range of rental-ready machines at The Rental Show 2019, hosted by the American Rental Association in Anaheim, California from February 17 to 20.

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Building for Builders: Seven Ontario construction associations revive LINK2BUILD Ontario with bids & tenders

eSolutionsGroup, a Waterloo-based company, has announced the development of a completely new web-based application that will use the existing LINK2BUILD Ontario brand.

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Performance, power and luxury combine in 2019 Ram Heavy Duty

“Ram Heavy Duty owners constantly demand the highest levels of capability to tackle the biggest jobs and with up to 15,921 kg (35,100 lb) of towing capacity, pulled by 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque from our Cummins engine, we now hold the most important titles within the segment,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand, FCA.

Debuting during media day of the Canadian International AutoShow, the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty is the most powerful, most capable pickup in the segment, the manufacturer states, with a towing capacity of up to 15,921 kg (35,100 lb) and a maximum payload capacity of  up to 3,484 kg (7,680 lb). Driving it all is a never-before-seen torque rating of 1,000 lb.-ft. from the Cummins 6.7-litre High Output Turbo Diesel engine. The new Ram Heavy Duty also sets benchmarks in ride and handling, luxury, materials, innovation and technology, extending well past any competitive offerings. Giving maximum effort all day, every day with confidence, the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty line of pickups steps forward with the full force of modern capability.  

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Hyundai Construction Equipment names top dealers for 2018

To celebrate the successful 2018 sales record, Hyundai recognized the top performing dealers by presenting them each an award.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas held their Annual Dealer Meeting on February 5, 2019 in conjunction with the 2019 AED Summit in Orlando, Florida February 4 -7. The AED Summit is the premier industry event where construction equipment distributors, manufacturers and service providers are able to connect with peers from over 500 companies under one roof.

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Ram Truck launches spellbinding Ram 1500 Classic Warlock

The Ram Classic 1500 Warlock is proof positive that value never goes out of style,

Ram Truck has unveiled the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock. Uncloaked during media day at the Canadian International AutoShow, the Warlock is a witch's brew of desirable options and equipment, all wrapped in a package which pays homage to the original Warlock pickups of the 1970s.  

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Bomag BF300 commercial pavers bring unique features to improve quality and efficiency

The new BF 300 C-2 track paver on display in BOMAG booth #17115 during World of Asphalt 2019 in Indianapolis, Ind. February 12-14 offers hydraulically variable paving widths from 5.6 ft (1.7 m) to 11.2 ft (3.4 m).

BOMAG introduces the new BF 300 series of commercial pavers that offers big paver features and efficiency in a 6-ft (1.8-m) paver. The rubber tire BF 300 P-2and BF 300 C-2 track pavers are designed to elevate paving quality and productivity, while reducing costs on a range of municipal, department of transportation, city development, and bike and cart path applications. 

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Using recycled aggregates for roadbuilding is the way of the future – time for many to catch up

Recycling concrete and asphalt from roadways keeps the material out of landfills and is a green alternative to using virgin aggregates for new roads.

Municipalities are responsible for the care and maintenance of vast amounts of roadway, from alleys to highways. When those roads are repaired or replaced, there's the potential to generate a significant amount of aggregate material - concrete and asphalt removed from the old surface that must be dealt with.

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Volvo CE names Alta Equipment 2018 Dealer of the Year

Alta Equipment entered the construction equipment business in 2010 to compliment an existing industrial equipment business, and was able to leverage a solid customer base to generate cross-selling opportunities.

Volvo Construction Equipment North America has named Alta Equipment Company the 2018 Dealer of the Year. The Detroit, Michigan-based company demonstrated outstanding performance over the last year, when it intensified its efforts to improve customers' experiences and entered a new market, Illinois, reinforcing Volvo CE's presence in the Midwest. 

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Manitou North America to feature new compact track loader, new telehandler and more at the Rental Show

Although compact, the Gehl RS4-14 has a full size operators cab and a JSM joystick (Joystick Switch and Move) so the operator can control all hydraulic and directional functions with one hand.

Manitou North America will showcase rental solutions across its Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou brands at booth 6357/6353 at The ARA Show in Anaheim, California February 17–20. IndyCar Series Driver and Manitou North America Ambassador Graham Rahal will also host a meet and greet event at the booth on Monday, February 18, from noon to 4 pm.

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New ST80T stacker from McCloskey takes the stage at AGG1/World of Asphalt

The ST80T Radial’s unique tool free transport design allows the equipment to move freely from site to site without needing to remove the wheels, delivering true portability for multi-site projects and operations.

AGG1/World of Asphalt visitors received a first look at McCloskey International's new tracked radial stacker - the ST80T Radial - that allows operators to switch from tracked to wheel in minutes. 

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New Cat Safety VR module creates an immersive safety training experience for employees

Caterpillar Safety Services is developing Cat Safety VR, a new virtual reality (VR) safety training module. Customized for paving applications, the new VR safety training solution immerses the trainee into a virtual four-lane rural highway construction site, so the employee learns to interact with coworkers and identify hazards in a safe and controlled environment.

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Doosan Portable Power introduces dual-flow air compressor with 210 cfm high-pressure mode

For reduced downtime, the P250/HP210 runs eight hours at 100 percent load on low-pressure mode and nine hours at 100 percent load on high-pressure mode.

Doosan Portable Power has introduced the P250/HP210 Tier 4 Final portable air compressor. The "two-in-one" model delivers the pressure and flow typically supplied by two units in a single air compressor. The P250/HP210 is the only air compressor on the market to offer 210 cfm high-pressure mode.

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