Weekly recap: exploring the connected job site, Rokbak at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023, and more
This week, Rokbak has started to gear up for its North American trade show debut at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023. Cummins will also be at the trade show showcasing its new 15-litre fuel-agnostic engine platform. Plus, tiltrotator and grade control technology is growing on mini excavators, Cleveland Brothers transformed a Cat hydraulic shovel into a demolition giant, and we demystify the connected job site. Here are five articles from this week you won't want to miss.
What is the connected job site?
Most assume that integrating more technology into the job site is a complex process. While technology integration may seem complex at first glance, connected job site tools simplify processes for contractors by gathering all job site information in one place. This process conveys daily project insights directly to the contractor. Komatsu has delved deeper into connected job site technology with its Smart Construction platform.
Editor in Chief Kaitlyn Till defines what it means to have a truly connected job site in the full article.
Cleveland Brothers Equipment transforms a Cat hydraulic shovel into a demolition behemoth
Not just any new demolition machine would do for Independence Excavating. The contractor wanted enough power and versatility to complete tough jobs like demolishing decommissioned power plants and steel mills. Because of this need, the company turned to Cleveland Brothers Equipment in order to get a custom-built machine capable of tearing down, wrecking, cutting, and processing the harshest materials in the most difficult-to-reach places. Cleveland Brothers started with a 154-ton Cat 6015 hydraulic shovel and turned it into a demolition behemoth.
Learn more about Independence Excavating's gigantic demolition machine in the full article.
Cummins to showcase new 15-litre fuel-agnostic engine platform at CONEXPO-CON/AGG
Cummins Inc. will show its new fuel-agnostic 15-litre engine platform with hydrogen, biogas, and advanced diesel engine options at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023. The new platform, designed for the next level of emissions, has a significant increase in power density with a more compact installation envelope enabling OEMs to increase machine capability and productivity with no impact on running costs. The fuel-agnostic architecture of the 15-litre engine utilizes a common base engine with cylinder heads and fuel systems specifically tailored for hydrogen, natural gas, diesel, and biofuels including HVO.
Learn more about Cummins' new fuel-agnostic engine platform in the full article.
Tiltrotator and grade control popularity grow on mini excavators
Mini excavators have found themselves used most often in construction and landscaping projects where their small size makes them ideal for job sites with high traffic and several other machines operating nearby. These machines are popular across Canada, for good reason. One of the ways contractors have increased their efficiency when operating these smaller machines is through the integration of tiltrotators, grade control platforms, and other technologies.
Find out why tiltrotators and grade control popularity is growing on mini excavators in the full article.
Rokbak haulers make North American trade show debut at CONEXPO-CON/AGG
Rokbak is crossing the Atlantic Ocean to debut the company's machines at a North American trade show for the first time. At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023, Rokbak aims to demonstrate how the manufacturer has become a major mover in the hauler market by bringing two of its haulers and a strong team of experts to the show. The RA30 and RA40 articulated haulers will be on display and CONEXPO attendees will have the opportunity to interact with them and see them in person. Rokbak will share a booth with both Volvo Penta and Volvo Construction Equipment.
Find out more about Rokbak's North American trade show debut in the full article.
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