SMS Equipment deploys largest Komatsu autonomous truck in the world into commercial operations in Canada
In an effort to address bullying, hazing and harassment on B.C. construction worksites, the BC Construction Association (BCCA) and its Builders Code partners celebrated the start of BC Construction Month with the launch of a humourous province-wide campaign that tells worksite offenders, "Don't be a tool."
Aquajet Systems AB, the hydrodemolition division of Brokk AB, launched the attachment for its new hydrodemolition machine at World of Concrete 2019. The Spine wields four times the water reaction force of hand lances, giving contractors a more powerful and safer alternative.
Ontario's construction industry is facing labour supply issues despite the tremendous opportunities that await young people across a wide spectrum of trades. These opportunities will improve for two major reasons: (1) the wave of retirements that is anticipated over the next decade, and (2) the expectation that construction activity will increase due to the emphasis on infrastructure from Ottawa and Queen's Park, with budgets due this spring.
To mark International Women's Day, Melker Jernberg, President of Volvo Construction Equipment, has laid down the challenge of exceeding the company's target of having 25% female leaders by 2025. This is because he believes that diversity is a major contributor to the company's success and it will give Volvo CE a competitive advantage in the construction industry. "Generally speaking, the construction industry is not as diverse as it should be," says Melker. "I strongly believe that the more diverse the company, the better it is. Diversity brings huge advantages as different people bring different perspectives. That's why I am challenging our employees to go even further and help us exceed our target of having 25% female leaders at Volvo CE by 2025. We have a lot of talented, successful and inspiring women at Volvo CE and we are committed to encouraging even more to join our company."
The new EC750E HR high-reach excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment offers exceptional reach, with a maximum pin height of 118 feet, and can also be easily reconfigured using extensions and different boom sets to become a multi-use demolition tool.
Link Mfg., Ltd. will unveil details of its newly updated and improved 20K self-steer suspension in booth 2019 at this year's NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. The enhanced 20K axle incorporates proven technological and component upgrades already available in the company's lighter-capacity suspensions. With the formal introduction of its upgraded 20K axle, Link has achieved its goal of consolidating its self-steer suspension lineup, creating a highly uniform offering with industry-leading advantages.
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has joined forces with National Geographic to highlight a breathtaking project to save an endangered community against the threat of rising sea levels.
Currently available for the 1644 and 1732 high capacity telehandlers, SmartLoad Technology - featured by JLG Industries, Inc. at the ARA Showin Anaheim, California - will be available as an option on all JLG telehandlers over the next 12 months. SmartLoad is an advanced bundle of three integrated technologies that work together to increase operator confidence and optimize productivity. This award-winning system includes automatic attachment recognition, a load management information system and a load stability indicator.
multiVIEW Locates Inc. (multiVIEW), a leading professional services firm that specializes in utility locating, announced the 30th anniversary of the company's inception. For the past three decades, multiVIEW has supported safe construction practices throughout the province by offering a diverse range of services that include Private & Public Locating, Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), CCTV Sewer Inspection, Concrete Scanning, Hydro Vacuum Excavation, Ticket Screening and Near-Surface Geophysics.
Fecon's the Tier 4 compliant FTX150 Mulching Tractor delivers 150 net horsepower for proven performance in a versatile, fuel-efficient, compact design. This low-ground-pressure (3.8 psi) tractor features a BH85SD Bull Hog Mulcher with either an FGT or a DCR style rotor. An aggressive 60 gpm, 5,000 psi high flow hydraulic system, with in-cab adjustability with presets, powers the mulcher or other optional attachments like a Tree Shear, Stumpex, Grapple Bucket, Root Rake, Rotary Deck Mower, Dirt Bucket, and attachments requiring high-flow hydraulics or low-flow auxiliary hydraulics.
Case unveiled Project Minotaur at ConExpo 2017 – a new machine category that brought together the performance attributes of a compact track loader and a dozer to create the industry's first ever compact dozer loader, the DL450.
Heavy-haul carriers transport oversized objects using public roadways. While these loads may weigh hundreds of thousands of pounds, operators must still comply with permitted limits, while also completing their job safely. Intercomp has a variety of options to fill this unique application for a range of applications including construction, oil & gas, waste and recycling, heavy-haul transportation and electrical utility.
JLG Industries, Inc. officially kicked off its year-long 50th anniversary celebration on January 9, marking a half-century since its founder spearheaded the access industry with the introduction of the world's first boom lift, commonly referred to as JLG 1.
The Kenworth W990, the new long-hood conventional that establishes a new industry standard, is now available for order. The W990 leverages the 67-year evolution of the iconic W900 platform to provide Kenworth customers with a product that captures the pride, image, freedom, and spirit of trucking; and continues Kenworth's tradition of offering driver-focused trucks.
Doosan Portable Power recently restored the 500th air compressor as part of its Certified Remanufacturing Program. An aging HP750WCU-T1 air compressor was restored to like-new condition and will include a new warranty.
Topcon Positioning Group has announced a new series of documentary videos designed to bring greater awareness to automation and technology in the construction and agriculture industries. Along with thought leadership from Topcon, the documentaries feature interviews with various tangential industry experts and business representatives – including comments from Intel Corporation, SAP and Solar City Corporation, among others – offering their perspectives on how technological advancements have changed infrastructure and what to expect going forward.
Indexator has launched a smaller model, the XR 300, as part of the company's XR range of hydraulic rotators. The XR range comprises compact, powerful rotators with heavy-duty bearings, designed for extreme applications where rotator function requirements and load capacities are especially high. Units are optimally designed for both rigid and dangle mounting slew bearings, high performance and long service life, for handling large loads.
K-Tec Earthmovers have released a new accessory for 500+HP tractors to enhance earthmoving operations. The K-Tec Tricerabox is a 14' wide box blade that is mounted to the 3-point hitch on the rear of a tractor. The three functions of the Tricerabox include the leveling blade pulling material forward, ripper teeth sinking down into the soil, and blade backwards for pushing dozing material. The blade is ideal for leveling out uneven cut zones, to prepare a productive loading area for enhanced scraper productivity. It has seven ground ripper shanks that are hydraulically operated to lower and engage the ground for ripping up hard soil or aerating wet jobsites.
The solution for Brønnøy Kalk AS consists of limestone being transported by six autonomous Volvo FH trucks on a five kilometer stretch through tunnels between the mine itself and the crusher. Tests of this solution have been carried out successfully and will continue throughout 2018 to become fully operational by the end of 2019.
Manitou Group, a leader in rough-terrain handling, has signed a partnership with "Farming Simulator 19", the online video game with the largest community of farmers in the world. With three models incorporated into this version, the group is presenting its latest telehandlers and forklifts in a new and fun way, while at the same time enhancing brand awareness.
PRINOTH is well known for its crawler carriers but also manufactures a wide range of mulching equipment. Through its Vegetation Management Division, and as a cutting-edge company, where the latest developments and innovations in agriculture and forest management are the top priority, PRINOTH continuously invests in developing high quality products including the introduction of its newest mulching head model, the M450s.
Volvo Site Simulation increases efficiency and profits by providing customers with tools to reduce their total cost per ton. By analyzing worksite conditions and operational goals, Volvo can offer advice on the proper site setup for optimum fuel efficiency and productivity.
Representing a continuation of 20 years of innovation in the compact utility loader (CUL) equipment category, Toro introduces the all-new Toro Dingo TXL 2000. The latest model features telescoping arms to allow the TXL 2000 to reach over obstacles, dig below grade, and generally extend the operator's working range. This equipment solution consolidates the benefits of several machines into one to perform a variety of tasks on the jobsite.
Revealing the toughness, versatility and intelligent engineering behind Volvo CE's full range of excavators, the film tests the limits of heavy equipment during an exhilarating and entertaining army bootcamp, led by drill instructor Dolph Lundgren. The 80s powerhouse behind films including Rocky IV, Universal Soldier and The Expendables drives the action in a cinematic display of man against machine.
Starting in January 2019, Liebherr will launch the completely new Generation 8 crawler excavators for earthmoving. For the initial launch period the Generation 8 excavators will include six models: R 922, R 924, R 926, R 930, R 934 and the R 938. The R 922 and R 924 will be available for highly regulated countries whereas the four next models will be available with engine options for highly regulated and lower-regulated countries.
JLG Industries, Inc. is marking a milestone in North American manufacturing with the production of its 250,000th self-propelled boom lift. The model is a 660SJ and was built at the company's manufacturing facility in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
Kenworth has launched its Body Builder Academy Training video series for its flagship vocational truck, the Kenworth T880.
Volvo Construction Equipment's newest wheeled excavators – the EWR150E, EWR170E and EW220E – are now available through Sourcewell and HGACBuy, adding to Volvo's robust lineup offered through purchasing cooperatives for governments and nonprofit organizations.
Designed for the waste and recycling industries, the new EW240E material handler from Volvo Construction Equipment is a powerful and reliable machine for challenging work conditions.
Mack Trucks has released the sixth episode of its RoadLife series, "Long Way From Home," on roadlife.tv and Amazon Prime Video. The episode focuses on two Canadian long-haul truckers as they share the personal sacrifices they make to ensure goods are delivered on time.
Watch this: Eight-year-old recycling entrepreneur trades family pickup for a Mack LR refuse truck in latest RoadLife episode
Mack Trucks has released the fifth episode of its RoadLife series on roadlife.tv and Amazon Prime Video. "Ryan's Route" stars 8-year-old Ryan Hickman, a recycling entrepreneur and owner of Orange County, California-based Ryan's Recycling, as he trades in the family pickup for a more appropriate work truck: a Mack LR refuse model.
Volvo Construction Equipment has expanded its H-Series 2.0 updates to its L60H and L70H wheel loaders, giving its mid-size lineup improved fuel efficiency and enhanced productivity features, including higher tipping loads and a new loader arm design.
Caterpillar's new D8T bulldozer features an all-new fully automatic transmission, delivering up to 18 percent more productivity without consuming more fuel. Added blade capacity, increased power and steering performance, and a full range of technology options help customers realize more productivity and a faster payback. In this detailed walkaround, Sam Meeker, Caterpillar's dozer application product specialist, covers key features and options for the D8T.
The largest concrete pour in both Graham's history and the history of Kingston, Ontario, was a spill-free success that took place at the Canada Royal Milk project site. A whopping 4,289 cubic metres of concrete was poured over 9,400 square metres (100,000 square feet) within 20 hours.
In this time-lapse video, Liebherr shows the transport and assembly of an R 9400 mining excavator for BGC Contracting to Idemitsu Boggabri Coal Mine in New South Wales, Australia.
New Cat D8T dozer boasts all-new fully automatic transmission, greater fuel efficiency and boost in blade capacity
The latest Cat D8T dozer is designed to move more material in less time, at a lower cost per ton, for a faster return on equipment investment. The bulldozer features an all-new fully automatic transmission, delivering up to 18 percent more productivity without consuming more fuel, as well as unprecedented ease of operation. Added blade capacity, increased power and steering performance, and a full range of technology options help customers realize more productivity and a faster payback.
Demolishing a bridge without disrupting the public is no easy task, especially when that bridge crosses a busy highway. In this time-lapse video, watch how Priestly Demolition took down a 200-foot-long bridge that crossed Highway 401 in Ontario – with just 13 hours of road closure.