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Supply Post Industry News - September, 2018

  • Updated John Deere 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader Boasts Final Tier 4 Engine Technology With Even Greater Fuel Economy Benefits

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    Sep 26, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • I Often Wonder What My Time Is Truly Worth…

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    Sep 19, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • UK And Seven Major Companies Join Campaign For Vehicle Electrification

    The United Kingdom (UK) and seven major companies today joined the [email protected] campaign, which aims to speed up the deployment of electric vehicles and target at least 30 percent new electric vehicle sales by 2030.

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    Sep 19, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • Mag CC 3800-1 Lattice Boom Crawler Crane Lifts Spud Legs From Barge Split Tray Makes Fast Progress Possible For Al Faris At Shipyard In The United Arab Emirates

    UAE-based crane service provider Al Faris dispatched a team to Hamriyah, at one of the biggest shipyards in the region, to lift three 72-meter-long, 130-tonne spud legs from a barge – a job that not only required a powerful crane, but also the right touch. The Demag CC 3800-1 proved to be the perfect machine for the project.

    “Once we determined all the required parameters for the three lifts, we decided that our CC 3800-1 was the best possible fit for the job,” says Hillary Pinto, Founder and Managing Director of the Dubai-based Al Faris Group, when explaining why the company decided on this crane. However, the unit first had to be transported to the work site. The company’s own lowbed trailers needed a good ten hours to complete the 82-kilometer journey from the Al Faris location in Dubai Industrial City to the work site. Al Faris’ own all terrain cranes were used in order to set up the CC 3800-1.

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    Sep 19, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • Hyundai Guarding Package For HL960HD Wheel Loader

    Protects Machine In Heavy Duty, Hazardous Applications

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    Sep 19, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • TESTING BEGINS AT WORLD'S FIRST 'EMISSION-FREE' QUARRY

       


    On  August 29th, Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska began testing the viability of its Electric Site concept at Skanska’s Vikan Kross quarry, near Gothenburg, Sweden. The system, which incorporates electric and autonomous Volvo machines, will run in a real production environment for 10 weeks – delivering an anticipated 95% reduction in carbon emissions and 25% reduction in total cost of operations.

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    Sep 18, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • AED Retains Impact Public Affairs For Ottawa Representation

     Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) this week announced they have signed lobbying and public affairs firm Impact Public Affairs to represent them in Ottawa and throughout Canada. “I am extremely pleased to welcome Impact to the AED team,” stated Brian P. McGuire, AED’s President & CEO. “Impact has an outstanding reputation as one of Canada’s premier public affairs firms. Their seasoned political consultants understand government and have their fingers on the pulse concerning the current administration’s motivations and constraints. I expect them to be a tremendous asset to AED’s growing Canadian presence,” he added.

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    Sep 18, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • Conquering The White Mountains

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    Sep 17, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • Airless Tires Now Available For Construction

    Tires are advancing at a rapid rate. Now, airless radial tires are available for the UTV market, meaning there is no pressure to maintain, eliminating the need to carry spare tires.

    As one instance, Michelin Tweel Technologies recently introduced a new 26-inch airless radial tire with four-bolt-wheel-pattern hub. The company says it was originally designed for use in military special operations on light-tactical vehicles and now is appropriate for use in industries such as construction.

    The airless tire is a single unit that replaces the current pneumatic tire/wheel/valve assembly. Once bolted on, there is no air pressure to maintain.

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    Sep 17, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • Buy, Borrow, Rent or Lease: 4 Tips to Minimize Risk

    With the notorious volatility of the construction industry looming more over owners’ and contractors’ heads, machinery contracts are becoming increasingly important. Whether a single crane is rented, leased, bought, or borrowed can make or a break a company in a matter of years.​

    Particularly for small businesses, looking over contracts, future net profit, and utilization schedules for new gear has become a second language of construction. Mike Vorster of C.E.M.P. Central Inc. dissected this difficult task to its core principles during an education session at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017.

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    Sep 17, 2018 - 2 months ago

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