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Supply Post Industry News - October, 2013

  • John Deere Adds 204K And 304K Models To Compact Wheel Loader Line

    Designed specifically for lower-clearance applications, John Deere introduces the 8-foot tall, economical 204K and 304K Compact Wheel Loaders. Both machines include features to increase productivity, visibility, versatility, and lower daily operating costs.

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    Oct 2, 2013 - 6 years ago

  • Geo-Mapping Key To Opening Up Canada's North

    The Government of Canada’s decision to renew the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) program is a positive and welcome investment that will help facilitate exploration activities in Canada’s North.

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    Oct 2, 2013 - 6 years ago

  • Enter Sandman: North America's Largest Articulating Crane Truck

    It hasn’t taken long for The Sandman of Alberta’s oil patch, Doug Watson, to raise eyebrows within the crane service industry of Western Canada. In fact, the latest addition of heavy metal into his Red Deer, Alberta-based fleet may begin to turn (or nod) a few heads.

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    Oct 2, 2013 - 6 years ago

  • ShearForce Equipment Brings The Xcentric Ripper To Canada

    Up in the mountains surrounding Harrison Lake, just a few kilometres north of Chilliwack, B.C., a logging road slowly winds its way up along the mountainside. The road comes to a sudden end, facing a wall of sheer rock which blocks the path.

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    Oct 2, 2013 - 6 years ago

  • Bombardier's First Inductive High Power Charging Station For Buses

    At a world premiere in Braunschweig, Germany, Bombardier Transportation launched the first high power inductive charging station for PRIMOVE electric buses together with the local transport operator Braunschweiger Verkehrs-AG. In the presence of Rainer Bomba, State Secretary in the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, and Braunschweig’s Lord Mayor, Dr Gert Hoffmann, the PRIMOVE electric bus was charged in a real time demonstration via the world’s first inductive fast charging pad at Braunschweig main station.

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    Oct 2, 2013 - 6 years ago

  • Roll-Coupling Hitches

    The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC – formerly RTAC) developed critical performance measurements for commercial vehicles and limits to provide guidance for crafting regulations and evaluating permit requests from industry. The dynamic performance measure used to evaluate roll stability is “Load Transfer Ratio” (LTR). LTR is a physical measurement of weight transferring from one side of a vehicle to the other while negotiating a corner and when performing a predictable avoidance maneuver around a vehicle or pedestrian etc. when a truck driver doesn’t have time to stop the truck to avoid a collision. The LTR limit is <0.60. A vehicle experiences LTR = 0.60 or when 60% of the weight that normally is carried on the wheels on one side of the vehicle has transferred to the wheels on the other side resulting in 80% of the weight being carried on the wheels on one side of the vehicle. As variables change, LTR increases until 100% of the weight (LTR = 1.0) has transferred to one side of the vehicle and the vehicle rolls over.

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    Oct 2, 2013 - 6 years ago

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