Weekly recap: Retrofitting autonomous vehicles, new Bomag large planer, and more
Reducing emissions was a large theme this week with Caterpillar shareholders voting to support setting long-term greenhouse gas targets and with a collaboration between SafeAI and Siemens to retrofit autonomous, zero emission heavy off-road vehicles. Along with emissions reductions, Bomag has launched a new large planer with a 58-inch milling radius, British Columbia's Kicking Horse Canyon highway project saw notable progress in its first year, and EvoQuip will launch a new finishing screen at Hillhead 2022. Here are five articles from this week you won't want to miss.
New Bomag large planer features milling radius of 58 inches and discharge height of 16 feet
The new Bomag BM 2200/65 large planer has a lighter and more compact design than previous generations. The machine has a 58-inch milling radius which helps to improve machine productivity in the field and increases efficiency in tight-radius applications like roundabouts and cul-de-sacs. To help with transport, the conveyor retracts to a length 23.6 inches shorter than previous designs.
Collaboration targets retrofits of autonomous, zero emission heavy vehicles in off-road uses
SafeAI will collaborate with Siemens to create an autonomous, zero emission heavy vehicle fleet for Obayashi Corporation, building off an earlier partnership that included testing an autonomous articulated dump truck. A fleet of 300 construction trucks operated by Obayashi, ranging from 45 to 65 tons, has been identified for retrofitting to equip them for autonomy. The first retrofit started in May and is expected to be ready by the end of 2022.
Learn about the autonomous equipment retrofit collaboration in the full article.
British Columbia's Kicking Horse Canyon highway project sees major progress
The first year of construction on Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon project has seen notable progress, with new bridges, retaining walls, and highway viaducts taking shape along the Trans-Canada Highway. Progress in Year 1 includes the construction of Bighorn Bridge, the project's longest bridge at 160 metres, where girders have recently been installed. The eastbound lanes of the Sheep Bridge are nearing completion with the concrete bridge deck recently poured. The project is slated for completion at the beginning of 2024.
Find out more about the Kicking Horse Canyon highway project in the full article.
Large majority of Caterpillar shareholders vote to support As You Sow shareholder resolution
At Caterpillar's annual general meeting, 96 percent of investors supported a shareholder resolution filed by As You Sow, Amalgamated Bank, Canada Post, and SHARE. The resolution asks Caterpillar to release a report disclosing interim and long-term greenhouse gas targets aligned with the Paris Agreement's goal of maintaining global temperature rise at 1.5 degrees Celcius. The vote is the result of an effort to align Caterpillar's climate strategy with investor net-zero interests.
Find out more about the filed shareholder resolution in the full article.
EvoQuip to launch new finishing screen at Hillhead 2022
EvoQuip will exhibit at Hillhead 2022 where the company will display a brand new Falcon 820 screen and run live working demonstrations throughout the day of a Cobra 230R impact crusher. The design of the Falcon 820 allows it to handle sand and gravel, crushed stone, coal, topsoil, and demolition waste. The machine is a compact finishing screen. In addition, its compact transport envelope allows it to be easily transported between sites.
Learn more about the Falcon 820 screen in the full article.
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