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Revisit Heavy Equipment Guide's most popular stories of the year

Here are our top stories of 2022.
Here are our top stories of 2022.

With 2022 coming to a close, let's take a look back and some of our most-read articles from the year. Doosan explored a new name, branding, and future; wheel loaders, ADTs, and asphalt pavers were examined in-depth; and Bobcat introduced a game-changing all-electric CTL. Plus, we examined how one contractor utilizes social media to grow its business, recycling contaminated soil from urban excavation, and more. Here are 10 articles to highlight 2022.

Wheel loaders are ubiquitous in quarries, simply because they offer the best option for moving material either into trucks or around the site as needed. Liebherr

Fast and furiously productive: versatile wheel loaders for aggregate use

Wheel loaders are a versatile workhorse for aggregate use – capable of feeding crushers, stockpiling, loading, and handling lots of other tasks. Earlier this year, we spoke to several industry experts about how aggregates producers can get the most out of their wheel loaders.

Find out what you should look for when choosing a new wheel loader for aggregate use in the full article.

Calgary Aggregate Recycling will soon be using a new CDE-built custom plant to recycle problem soils back into the construction industry. Calgary Aggregate Recycling

Calgary C&D facility cleans up contaminated materials with new plant

As the City of Calgary continues to grow, the amount of contaminated soil dug up from construction sites grows too. With few facilities capable of remediating the soil, much of it is landfilled instead of reused. Calgary Aggregate Recycling is fixing that problem with a CDE-built custom plant to recycle problem soils for reuse. The plant will have the capability to recycle up to 600,000 tons of contaminated soil each year.

Find out everything you need to know about Calgary Aggregate Recycling's new plant in the full article.

The promotion and advertising of the Doosan brand will continue up until the change occurs. Doosan Infracore North America

Doosan explores a new name, branding, and future

After Doosan Infracore North America was acquired by Hyundai Heavy Industries, the company was given three years to rebrand. Instead of delaying the rebrand, Doosan decided to do it immediately. This was done to let dealers and staff know that little else would change besides the name and badging. Doosan's classic orange colour will remain with the potential of a new colour scheme coming in the future.

You can read the full article about Doosan's new name, branding, and future here.

The Cat 352 UHD excavator has variable gauge undercarriage, meaning the undercarriage width can be adjusted depending on the machine's application. Matcon Excavation & Shoring Ltd.

Making way for buildings of tomorrow

Matcon Demolition Ltd. was contracted to demolish several large buildings in Vancouver, B.C., in order to make room for a new 28.5-acre, nearly $5 billion development full of residential properties, commercial businesses, and more. This new project is the single largest development in Vancouver since the construction of Olympic Village. In order to help with the project, Matcon brought in a brand-new Cat 352 Ultra High Demolition (UHD) excavator. With its new excavator, Matcon Demolition continues to demolish yesterday's buildings for tomorrow's developments.

You can learn more about Matcon Demolition's demolition project in the full article.

Safety plays into driver comfort and productivity, and a variety of tools help keep ADTs safer for operators and the job site as a whole. Doosan Infracore North America

Articulated dump trucks optimized for operators

Earlier this year, we asked a group of experts about the benefits that ADTs can bring to a construction fleet. ADTs are one of the easiest machines to operate because of how similar their controls are to on-road cars and trucks. These machines are also often used to train green operators. Because of this, manufacturers focus on ease of use so that operators can start work right away.

Learn what experts from companies like Caterpillar, Doosan, Volvo CE, Liebherr, Rokbak, and more think ADTs can do to increase the efficiency, safety, and productivity of your job site in the full article.

Like other electric machines, the T7X is great for indoor applications, such as demolition, reclamation, and construction. Bobcat

Bobcat introduces game-changing all-electric CTL

At the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show, Bobcat unveiled the first ever fully electric compact track loader. Bobcat electrified all of the hydraulic components so that it has almost no fluid requirements, operates silently, and reduces maintenance time. The first prototype was built in 2019 and Bobcat found that the concept worked. By using electric actuation, much more was possible with the machine than Bobcat had previously thought.

You can find out all there is to know about Bobcat's game-changing all-electric CTL in the full article.

The Volvo EC950F came stock with a 12-foot 2-inch stick, a manual attachment coupler which will soon be swapped for a hydraulic coupler, counterweight removal device, and 36-inch-wide track pads. Whissell Contracting

Volvo's largest excavator digs in on Alberta project

Whissell Contracting, a contractor with 52 years of experience in the Calgary area, recently purchased Volvo's biggest excavator – the EC950F. Seeing a 95-tonne excavator isn't out of the ordinary in Calgary, Alberta, because of all the earthworks and underground utility projects underway. The EC950F is currently working hard on Greenwich, a multi-phase project which will turn an old, backfilled gravel pit into a large mix of residential, commercial, recreational, and office buildings. But Greenwich isn't the only job site Whissell Contracting's new excavator will work on. As the City of Calgary continues to grow, Whissell hopes that its new EC950F will continue to build Calgary for a long time.

You can read the full story about Whissell Contracting and their new Volvo CE EC950F in the full article.

Ken White Construction has been in business since 1968, when the company's namesake got started with a CASE track loader and a one-ton dump truck, digging basements and septic systems. Ken White Construction

How one Ontario construction company is using social media to recruit in a tight job market

For Ken White Construction, social media has become an integral tool to drive growth and aid in recruitment in a tight job market. With over 159,000 followers across all social media platforms, Ken White Construction has found a way to stand out in digital communities.

Find out how Ken White Construction excels in the digital landscape of social media in the full article.

Fraction size is controlled by a hydraulically driven door and horizontal breaker bar inside the attachment. FAE

How to turn your CTL into a road base rock crushing machine with one attachment

Skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders are versatile machines. They can use a wide variety of attachments and can tackle many projects on a job site. FAE's STC/SSL attachment adds another task to the abilities of SSLs and CTLs: road base rock cutting. FAE's attachment simplifies a task that would otherwise need several pieces of equipment. The attachment crushes loose rock down until small enough to use as a road base on site.

You can read the full article to learn how FAE's STC/SSL attachment can turn your compact loader into a road base rock crushing machine.

Ease of daily maintenance, on-board monitoring, and other features are several areas kept in mind during paver design. Vogele

How asphalt pavers are designed for increased uptime and lower maintenance

We spoke with several asphalt paving experts about the features and abilities of current asphalt pavers and screeds along with the improvements these machines have seen in order to make maintenance easier and increase uptime. If a paver or a screed goes down, the entirety of the operation flounders. With these fast and demanding jobs, it's no wonder why reliability needs to be a key aspect of asphalt pavers and screeds.

Many manufacturers have taken different approaches to increase the uptime of pavers and screeds. You can read the full article to find out what enhancements manufacturers have made to keep asphalt pavers and screeds working on the job site.

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6020 94 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
CA, T2C 3Z3

Website:
calgaryaggregate.com

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2905 Shawnee Industrial Way
Suite 100
Suwanee, GA
US, 30024

Website:
na.doosanequipment.com

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2208 Hartley Avenue
Coquitlam, BC
CA, V3K 6X3

Website:
matcon.ca

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250 East Beaton Drive
P.O. Box 6000
West Fargo, ND
US, 58078

Website:
bobcat.com

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304 Volvo Way
Shippensburg, PA
US, 17257

Website:
volvoce.com

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2405 March Rd
P.O. Box 296
Carp, ON
CA, K0A 1L0

Website:
kwconstruction.ca

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Oakwood Industrial Park, 5321 Rafe Banks Dr.
Flowery Branch, GA
US, 30542

Website:
fae-group.com/en

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