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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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Bandit Industries completes ESOP sale to employees

Bandit Industries completes ESOP sale to employees

Bandit Industries finalized its transition to a 100 percent ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) company on Nov. 1st. Former owners Mike Morey Sr., Dianne Morey and Jerry Morey announced their intention to sell the company in an ESOP over the summer of 2018 - a move that was celebrated by Bandit's employees and customers. It ensures the corporate culture that has made Bandit a success for 35 years will remain intact.

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Doosan opens 100,000-square-foot parts distribution center

Doosan Infracore North America  is opening a new 100,000-square-foot parts distribution center, serving its dealers and Doosan customers in the United States and Canada.

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VMAC sponsors B.C.’s largest career development fair

Students visiting the VMAC booth were interested in learning about the wide range of career paths available to them, most notably Engineering, Fabrication, Machining, Marketing, and Quality Control.

VMAC was proud to sponsor Nanaimo's Education & Career Fair (ECF) in December 2018. ECF is responsible for British Columbia's largest career development fair, attracting over 10,000 attendees over 5 different locations each year.

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Detroit Connect Analytics unlocks the power of fuel and safety data

“By offering the advantages of Detroit Connect Analytics through Zonar telematics, users will be empowered with a growing amount of actionable data to proactively manage their engines and drivers while increasing the uptime of their vehicles.”

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced  that Detroit Connect Analytics has extended its services to additional truck models and can also be added to vehicles in the aftermarket. Analytics is now available to order as a new truck option or in the aftermarket on the new Freightliner Cascadia, original Cascadia and Western Star 5700 truck models spec'd with Detroit engines. Detroit Connect Analytics automatically translates critical fuel consumption and safety data into interactive and easy-to-understand reports that provide actionable insights for increased vehicle and fleet performance.

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Caterpillar Board of Directors elects CEO Jim Umpleby as Chairman; elects Dave Calhoun as Presiding Director

Jim Umpleby, Caterpillar CEO, has been elected to the additional position of Chairman of the Board, effective immediately.

The Board of Directors of Caterpillar Inc. has elected Jim Umpleby, the company's Chief Executive Officer, to the additional position of Chairman of the Board. Umpleby has been a member of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2017.

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A daughter’s reflection on her father, Engelbert J. Baum, founder of Baum Publications Ltd.

Engelbert Baum with his daughter Melina at CONEXPO in 1996.

Engelbert's professional ventures - publishing and construction equipment - were intertwined in two specific ways. Born in 1948 in Wiesbaden, West Germany, Engelbert came to maturity during a significant historic period. The postwar generation was characterized by an optimistic desire to find innovative ways to remake the country from bottom up. I believe my father took to heart the broader emphasis to create and to build. This ethos became Engelbert's lifelong sensibility, as well as characterized the two industries that defined his career.  

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Volvo Trucks to demonstrate Volvo VNR electric models in 2019 and commercialize in 2020

Volvo Trucks will begin in 2019 demonstrating the Volvo VNR Electric in California-based distribution, regional-haul, and drayage operations. Volvo Trucks will commercialize the VNR Electric in 2020. The Volvo VNR Electric will be based on fully-electric powertrain technology currently being used in the Volvo FE Electric, which Volvo Trucks presented in May and will begin selling in Europe in 2019.

Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric Volvo VNR regional-haul demonstrators in California next year, operating in distribution, regional-haul and drayage operations. Sales of the VNR Electric in North America will begin in 2020.

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Cat Grade with 3D brings added utility, versatility and operating efficiency to automated grade control for D3K2, D4K2 and D5K2 models

Cat GRADE with 3D is an optional system, installed at the factory and integrated into the design of the machine.

The new Cat GRADE with 3D system for D3K2D4K2 and D5K2 track-type tractors is an automated grade control system using GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) technology to precisely position the machine's blade, without operator input, from first rough cut to finish grade. For added utility, GRADE with 3D incorporates the Cat AccuGrade Ready Option, which allows use of universal-total-station and laser references for automated control. The new system assists operators of all skill levels achieve specified grades faster and more accurately, compared with conventional methods, while also reducing staking costs and saving rework expense, fuel, and machine hours.

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New John Deere compact wheel loaders are designed to perform in tight spaces

The industry-exclusive Articulation Plus™ steering system on the 244L and 324L provides operators an unparalleled combination of lift capacity and maneuverability.

Offering operators increased productivity and significantly faster travel speeds, John Deere redesigned its K-Series compact wheel loader models with the introduction of the 244L and 324L compact wheel loaders. Ideal for landscape/snow removal, ag material handling and construction tasks, the new models round out the full line of L-Series compact wheel loaders available from John Deere.

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Heavy Equipment Guide's Top Innovations for 2018: Part 3

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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Freightliner 114SD available with Cummins X12 engine

The lightweight Cummins X12 engine can now be spec'd in the Freightliner 114SD. This powerful combination provides a new option for a wide variety of vocational applications, particularly in segments where weight savings are a key consideration, such as concrete mixers, refuse trucks, dump trucks, auto haulers, and more.

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Finning to acquire 4Refuel, the Canadian leader in mobile on-site refueling services

4Refuel pioneered mobile on-site refueling and has built an unmatched market presence across Canada, employing about 600 people and serving over 3,400 customers.

Finning International Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of 4Refuel Canada and 4Refuel US for approximately $260 million. In 2018, 4Refuel is expected to generate net revenue of approximately $110 million and EBITDA of $33.5 million. Greater than 95 percent of 4Refuel's profitability is generated in Canada.

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Spray dispenser ideal for applying Sulzer MIXPAC abrasion-resistant coatings

Paired with the unique DPS Spray Dispenser for maintenance and repair projects, the complete MixCoat Spray system includes cartridges containing the packaged coating material, a mixer that ensures consistent coating mix, and the pneumatic operated spray.

Sulzer Mixpac USA, Inc. offers the MIXPAC MixCoat cartridge-based system for a variety of mining applications, including applying abrasion-resistant coatings on pipes and transportation equipment, bores, walkways, and conveyor equipment.

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Heavy Equipment Guide's Top Innovations for 2018: Part 2

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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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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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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