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Weekly recap: Cat backhoe loader simulator, Canadian Taylor White hosts return of CONEXPO-CON/AGG podcast, and more

Weekly recap: Cat backhoe loader simulator, Canadian Taylor White hosts return of CONEXPO-CON/AGG podcast, and more

More options for operator training start to become available as simulation technology is further developed. One of these options is Simformotion's new Caterpillar backhoe loader simulator. This week also saw Liebherr launch a new all-electric transshipment crane. BHP, Caterpillar, and Finning have agreed to replace the entire Escondida Mine haul truck fleet. Plus, Taylor White is the new host of the CONEXPO-CON/AGG podcast, and Axiom Equipment Company released a new fuel tank with three different capacity options. Here are five articles from this week you won't want to miss.

The backhoe loader operator training simulator is available in multiple languages and includes a method to record and report the results of simulation sessions.

Learn Caterpillar backhoe loaders with Simformotion training simulator

Simformotion LLC has released the new Cat Simulators backhoe loader system. The simulator is set in a construction environment and teaches students and operators how to work a backhoe loader. The simulator covers topics like inspection, driving, braking, trenching, lifting, and more. New operators can train anytime and anywhere using simulators without the need to take a costly machine out of production, worry about the weather, or worry about the safety of the operator.

Learn more about Simformotion's new Cat backhoe loader training simulator in the full article.

For installation on a barge, the crane can be equipped with additional counterweights, enabling safe cargo handling.

Liebherr's new all-electric transshipment crane hoists up to 2,000 tonnes per hour

Liebherr's new all-electric CBG 500 E transshipment crane offers a handling performance of up to 2,000 tonnes per hour. The CBG 500 E is a heavy-duty transshipment crane that operates emission-free and is environmentally friendly. The machine has been developed so that it can be adapted to its subsequent purpose. The crane can be configured with a 43- or 50-metre boom. The longer boom variant offers the advantage of enabling direct transshipment between two vessels in sheltered and open water.

Find out everything you need to know about Liebherr's all-electric CBG 500 E crane in the full article.

The first replacement trucks are expected to arrive at the mine in the second half of 2023, with the delivery of the remaining trucks to extend over the next 10 years.

BHP, Caterpillar, and Finning agree to replace entire Escondida mine haul truck fleet

BHP Group Limited, Caterpillar Inc., and Finning International Inc. have agreed to replace BHP's entire haul truck fleet at the Escondida mine located in northern Chile. This agreement is part of the strategic equipment renewal process developed by Escondida. The new Caterpillar 798 AC electric drive trucks will feature technology that delivers improvements in material-moving capacity, efficiency, reliability, and safety and will generate a positive impact on decarbonization initiatives.

Learn more about the Escondida Mine haul truck fleet replacement in the full article.

Ken White Construction has gathered a large audience of social media followers who routinely watch videos on YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram.

Canadian construction professional Taylor White hosts return of CONEXPO-CON/AGG podcast

The CONEXPO-CON/AGG podcast has launched its new series with Taylor White from Ontario's Ken White Construction as the new host. New podcast episodes will come out one to two times each month via major podcast services. The first episode features Scott Colclough, the owner of Pushysix Media Group. In the episode, they discuss the importance of being authentic both on and off the job site.

Find out more about Taylor White hosting the CONEXPO-CON/AGG podcast in the full article.

Contractors can now pre-order and reserve the Megatank with the expectation that it will arrive at the site or facility in three to four weeks.

Dispense fuel to three machines simultaneously with new Axiom Equipment fuel tank

Axiom Equipment Group has launched the Megatank fuel tank with 1000-, 2000-, and 3000-litre capacity options. The fuel tank is double-walled with bi-directional forklift pockets and lifting brackets, a removable inner tank, a large compartment area, and the ability to dispense fuel to three pieces of equipment simultaneously. The Megatank will help reduce the risks of equipment downtime while allowing operations to become more cost-efficient. The Megatank also provides the option for DEF storage, ensuring a smooth replenishing system.

Learn more about the benefits of Axiom's new fuel tank in the full article

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