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Weekly recap: Cat's first electric mining truck, zero-emission construction with Volvo CE excavator, and more

Caterpillar, Volvo CE, and Witrgen are among the stories featured this week.
Caterpillar, Volvo CE, and Witrgen are among the stories featured this week.

Creating electric equipment remains a priority for OEMs, and this week Caterpillar demonstrated the first battery-electric large mining truck on a seven-kilometre course in Arizona. Plus, Volvo CE's 23-ton electric excavator has proven integral in the fossil-free construction happening in a portion of Stockholm's 100-year-old city centre.

In other news this week, Atlas Copco refurbished compressors can perform just like new, Daimler Truck North America appointed two new Canadian sales executives, and Wirtgen developed an automation and precision steering system for cold recyclers and soil stabilizers. Here are five articles from this week you won't want to miss.

Upgrading the used compressors to the quality Atlas Copco seeks is not a quick, simple, or cheap process. Source: Atlas Copco

How refurbished compressors can perform like new

Most Atlas Copco compressors have the ability to be renewed and used again for a second life. But a second life doesn't mean the compressor is a downgrade. Users can expect their refurbished compressor to perform just like new. Plus, restored compressors are also typically less expensive to buy than new ones and can play an important role in offsetting climate change by reusing parts and creating less waste.

Learn more about utilizing used compressors on the job site in the full article.

Glen White (left) and Allison Athey (right) have both been appointed to new positions within Daimler Truck North America. Source: Daimler Truck North America

Daimler Truck North America appoints two new Canadian sales executives

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) has appointed Glen White to the role of vice president of Canadian on-highway sales, and Allison Athey to the role of vice president of Canadian vocational sales. White is a longtime employee of Daimler companies who started his career in 1997 as an industrial engineer at Freightliner's former St. Thomas, Canada assembly plant. Athey joins DTNA from Volvo Trucks where she has worked for the past 13 years. She started her professional career as a chemist specializing in powertrain technology development, earning two patents for her work.

Learn more about Daimler Truck North America's recent appointments in the full article.

Insights from the EC230 Electric's use will help Volvo CE further create more electric technology. Source: Volvo CE

Volvo CE electric excavator integral to Sweden's largest fossil-free construction site

The 100-year-old ‘Slakthusområdet' area of Stockholm's city centre in Sweden will become a testing ground for zero-emission construction equipment as work begins on the area's urban transformation. Sustainability has been built in since the project's inception with a stipulation for fossil-free equipment, including transport to and from the construction site. The job site also had the stipulation that at least one of the larger excavators working on the project must be electric and Volvo CE's 23-ton EC230 Electric excavator fits the bill.

Learn more about how Volvo CE's EC230 Electric is showcasing its ability in the full article.

Wirtgen's AutoTrac helps reduce the waste of time and resources and cuts down on consumables such as fuel and binding agents. Source: Wirtgen

Wirtgen develops automation and precision steering for cold recyclers and soil stabilizers

AutoTrac from Wirtgen is an automation system that will provide the WR series of cold recyclers and soil stabilizers with more efficiency when it comes to reaching needed tolerances in road construction. The system steers accurately within a few centimetres to enable full use of the machine's working width. GNSS is used to guide the process and determine the machine's position as well as the direction of travel. An additional control panel also enables the operator to view information about the position of the machine and previously completed strips.

Learn more about Wirtgen's AutoTrac automation system in the full article.

A Cat 793 electric mining truck Source: Caterpillar

Cat electrifies 793 mining truck

Caterpillar has successfully demonstrated a large battery-electric mining truck. The battery-electric 793 mining truck traversed a seven-kilometre course at the Tucson Proving Ground in Green Valley, Arizona. The demo saw a fully loaded 793 achieve a top speed of 60 km/h (37.3 mph). The truck also climbed a 10 percent grade at 12 km/h (7.5 mph) for one kilometre, as well as a one-kilometre run on a 10 percent downhill grade to capture regenerate energy to the battery that would normally be lost to heat.

Learn more about Caterpillar's first battery-electric large mining truck in the full article.

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