Weekly recap: safety tips for lifting with excavators, Mack’s 100 years of Canadian hauling, GMC’s latest electric pickup truck and more
This week was full of excavators, history and electrification. We covered safety tips for lifting with excavators, Mack's 100 years of hauling on Canadian roads, LBX's three excavators with enhanced undercarriages and the latest industry news and technology. Here are five articles from this week you won't want to miss.
Safety tips for lifting with excavators
Excavators are designed to lift heavy loads and move them around a job site, so it makes sense that they can fill in for a dedicated machine such as a crane to shift equipment and materials. However, it's important to recognize that lifting is not the primary job for an excavator - and there are a number of considerations to keep in mind. Proper spec'ing, preparation and operation are all important to ensure that lifts performed by an excavator are all done safely and without potential damage to the machine.
Learn all the safety tips for lifting with excavators in the full article.
Bronto Skylift upgrades control system for truck-mounted aerial platforms
Bronto Skylift's HLA-range truck-mounted aerial platforms have been upgraded to the new, advanced fifth-generation Bronto5+ control system. One of the important features enabled by Bronto5+ is Bronto's fleet management tool Skyliftfleet. Thanks to the technology, the units will send all operational data to the Skyliftfleet portal, where owners, operators, fleet managers and service can easily check and optimize daily usage, performance and plan preventive maintenance cycles.
Can Bronto Skylift's latest technology upgrade your fleet's performance? Find out in the full article.
Mack marks 100 years of hauling on Canadian roads
Back in 1921, Canada was a growing nation with a growing infrastructure network and plenty of demand for raw materials, consumer goods and all of the other things that help a country develop. Those needs drew the attention of a truck manufacturer south of the border, and with the opening of a Toronto office Mack Trucks joined the drive to build Canada.
Now, 100 years later, Mack still serves the Canadian truck market. Read about the company's long history in the full article.
LBX launches three excavators with enhanced undercarriages for rugged work
LBX Company has released three new excavators for the North American market. The 210 X4 HD, 250 X4 HD and 300 X4 HD are all purpose-built for challenging applications including demolition, land clearing, heavy-duty excavating, and pipeline work, the company states. The new models offer an 11 to 17 percent wider stance, as well as 40 to 50 percent higher ground clearance.
Can your fleet benefit from one of LBX Company's latest excavators? Find out in the full article.
GMC offers a glimpse at upcoming electric Sierra Denali
The popular and luxurious Denali trim level of GMC's Sierra pickup will be the first fully electric version of the truck, which has been previewed in a teaser video showing its unique premium exterior lighting sequence. GMC says the electric Sierra Denali will be revealed in 2022, and will be the third all-electric vehicle in the GMC lineup.
Catch a glimpse of GMC's latest electric pickup truck in the full article.
Heavy Equipment Guide November/December 2021 digital edition
Don't forget about the November/December digital edition of Heavy Equipment Guide where we cover the latest industry news, product information and new equipment technologies. You can view the latest digital issue here.
Heavy Equipment Guide 2021 Top Introductions
This past year was full of brand new equipment releases that you won't want to miss. To help you out, we've gathered all the top introductions of 2021. Find the entire list, and maybe the next piece of equipment for your fleet, here.
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