Weekly recap: Doosan explores a rebrand, Hyundai enters articulated dump truck market, and more
Change was a large theme this week with Doosan exploring a new name, branding, and future. Also this week, Hyundai entered the articulated dump truck market and Volvo started to test hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks. Plus, Trimble's 3D machine control is helping to automate asphalt paving operations and BuildWitt's training app takes advantage of downtime to speed up operator training. Here are five articles from this week you won't want to miss.
Doosan explores a new name, branding, and future
The Doosan brand is transitioning. Doosan was given up to three years to rebrand after Hyundai Heavy Industries acquired Doosan Infracore North America (DINA). Waiting was an option for Doosan, but the company decided to rebrand as quickly as possible. While colour schemes, model names, and nomenclature will change, the Doosan technology and features operators have grown accustomed to will remain the same and evolve as planned.
Learn the details surrounding Doosan's rebrand in the full article.
BuildWitt training app utilizes downtime opportunities to speed up operator training
BuildWitt is developing construction software designed to help solve the training problem construction companies are facing. BuildWitt Training is a video-based training platform that aims to train crews more consistently. Users can spend a couple of minutes watching a lesson during downtime, during rain delays, or on training days. BuildWitt Training won't replace hands-on experience, but the platform offers bite-sized training videos on five construction jobs.
Learn more about BuildWitt's training app in the full article.
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas enters articulated dump truck market
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas is entering the articulated dump truck market with two new models – the HA30 and HA45 articulated dump trucks. The new ADTs are now available for order through Hyundai's North American network of authorized dealers. With rated payloads of 28 and 41 tons respectively, the HA30 and HA45 articulated dump trucks provide an ideal haul truck match for Hyundai's larger crawler excavators and wheeled loaders.
Find out more about Hyundai's articulated dump truck market entrance in the full article.
How 3D machine control is automating today's asphalt paving operations
Machine control has started to become more popular as the technology begins to expand into the road construction sector. Because of this, Trimble has developed machine control tools for asphalt paving products which give owners and operators new opportunities to ensure their mats have the highest quality possible. With the recent launch of Roadworks for Asphalt Compactors, Trimble now offers a broad selection of technologies with continuing development expected.
Learn more about Trimble's asphalt paving machine control in the full article.
(VIDEO) Volvo Trucks begins testing hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks
Volvo Trucks has started to test vehicles using hydrogen technology. Volvo already offers battery-electric trucks and trucks that run on renewable fuels such as biogas. The hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks will have an operational range comparable to many diesel trucks – up to 1000 kilometres – and a refuelling time of under 15 minutes. The total weight can be around 65 tons or more, and the two fuel cells have the capacity to generate 300 kW of electricity onboard.
Watch the full video detailing Volvo's hydrogen fuel cell electric truck testing in the full article.
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