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Weekly recap: retrofitting with autonomous technology, John Deere's new mid-sized excavators, Hitachi's new era begins, and more

Weekly recap: retrofitting with autonomous technology, John Deere's new mid-sized excavators, Hitachi's new era begins, and more

Autonomous technology is slowly starting to transform how job sites operate. This week SafeAI partnered with MACA to retrofit a fleet of 100 vehicles with autonomous technology instead of buying brand new equipment. In equipment releases, John Deere launched two new mid-sized excavators and Metso Outotec added a new impact crusher to the company's range. Plus, Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas looks ahead to a new era. Here are five articles from this week that you won't want to miss.

Through this partnership, SafeAI and Position Partners will work with MACA to retrofit its large, mixed fleet of haul trucks with autonomous hardware and software.

SafeAI and MACA to retrofit a fleet of 100 mixed vehicles with autonomous technology

SafeAI and MACA have partnered to retrofit a fleet of 100 mixed vehicles. Together with SafeAI's Australian partner, Position Partners, the companies will power safer and cost-effective mine sites. SafeAI's platform enables mining and construction companies to retrofit any vehicle, from any manufacturer, with autonomous technology. SafeAI-enabled equipment can independently make efficient and accurate decisions.

Learn more about SafeAI's retrofitting technology in the full article.

Volvo Trucks certified EV dealerships are currently available in the U.S. in California, New York, Virginia, and in Quebec, Canada.

Route planning and connected technology solutions coming in 2022 for Volvo electric trucks

Volvo Trucks North America's new route planning and connected technology tools will help support customers in successfully deploying Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 models into their fleets. The two technologies are designed to help operators maximize the capabilities and benefits of the Volvo VNR Electric model.

You can learn more about Volvo's route planning tool and connected technology solutions in the full article.

In addition to celebrating this new direction for Hitachi, the first fleet of trucks loaded with Hitachi orange equipment have hit the road bound for HCMA's extensive and growing dealer network.

New era begins for Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas with new equipment and expansions underway

After years of preparing, Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HCMA) is launching the next chapter for Hitachi Construction Machinery in North America and Latin America. On March 1, 2022, HCMA officially began leading the Hitachi brand's construction and mining equipment sales and service support efforts. To support dealers and customers, HCMA is expanding its corporate headquarters with the addition of a 400,000-square-foot parts distribution centre and more personnel.

Find out the details of HCMA's expansion in the full article.

Visibility around the machines has been improved with the option of a right, rear, and left camera system with LED surround lighting that provides enhanced 270-degree visibility.

Deere expands Performance Tiering to excavators with launch of two mid-sized models

John Deere has released newly enhanced 350 P-tier and 380 P-tier mid-sized excavators, the first excavator models to launch as part of John Deere's new Performance Tiering strategy. The 350 P-tier and 380 P-tier support on-demand safety, comfort, and control, all while delivering the power needed to produce at high levels on the job. SmartGrade technology is available from the factory or as a field upgrade kit.

Find out if one of John Deere's new excavators fits into your fleet in the full article.

The Nordtrack I1011 crusher is suitable for working in different job sites from rock crushing to concrete and demolition waste recycling.

Metso Outotec's new mobile impact crusher ideal for smaller job sites

Metso Outotec has added a new impact crusher to its Nordtrack mobile crushing and screening range. The machine targets smaller-sized applications and job sites in the construction and demolition waste recycling segment. The Nordtrack I1011 mobile impactor has compact dimensions and a crusher suited for contractors and rental work.

Learn more about Metso Outotec's Nordtrack I1011 mobile impactor in the full article.

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Milpitas, CA
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Greensboro, NC
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