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Supply Post Industry News - January, 2019

  • KOBELCO USA Expands Dealer Network In Canada With New Partnerships

    KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA continues to expand representation in the North America market by adding Abi-Quip, Conaker Equipment, and Les Equipments Pinso Ltee to its growing dealer network.

    “We’re dedicated to providing customers with the value of industry-leading KOBELCO excavators through our nationwide dealer network,” says Jack Fendrick, Chief Operating Officer/Vice President at KOBELCO USA. “Abi-Quip, Conaker, and Pinso are top-notch Canadian dealerships that maintain strong commitments to delivering outstanding customer service. We’re certain they will each be a positive addition to the KOBELCO North American network, and we look forward to lasting partnerships.”

    The staff of each dealership will be working closely with KOBELCO to gain the required sales and product support training to deliver on the KOBELCO promise of customer satisfaction. Each dealership will provide professional sales, rentals, parts, and service support on KOBELCO excavators in Canada.

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    Jan 31, 2019 - 6 months ago

  • Small But Mighty: Wacker Neuson

    Front Page Story: Conwest Contracting’s Equipment Manager Steve Claydon shares the advantages of the Wacker Neuson ET145 excavator and the full line of Wacker Neuson wheel dumpers on their projects in and around Vancouver, BC.

    Supply Post Wacker Neuson DW90 Dumper
    Wacker Neuson DW90 Dumper. Photo Credit: Wacker Neuson

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    Jan 25, 2019 - 7 months ago

  • FLO Components Ltd Exhibiting Automatic Greasing Systems for Compact Equipment & Running Grease Gun Contest at NHES 2019

    FLO Components Ltd. will be exhibiting its new SM (Small Machine) Luber at the National Heavy Equipment Show 2019 – a line of automatic greasing systems designed specifically for compact machines where space for attachments is at a premium.  

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    Jan 23, 2019 - 7 months ago

  • Peterbilt Showcases Concrete Line-Up at World of Concrete

    Peterbilt Motors Company is displaying its lineup of vehicles for the concrete industry at World of Concrete in Las Vegas

    Attendees are invited to stop by booth # C6813 during the show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  On display will be a Peterbilt Model 567 twin steer mixer, a Model 567 mixer and a Model 520 concrete pump truck.

    “Peterbilt is the most sought after brand in the concrete industry and finished 2018 with a record vocational market share in part because of the strong demand for concrete products,” said Tony Sablar, Peterbilt’s Vocational Marketing Manager. “Customers visiting the show will be able to experience first-hand the innovations in uptime, safety and connectivity that Peterbilt has introduced in its vehicles. The Model 567 has a leading reputation as one of the most rugged, reliable and technologically advanced vehicles in its class. The Model 520 is a versatile workhorse that has evolved into one of the preferred vehicles in the vocational segment. We are proud to display both vehicles at World of Concrete.”

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    Jan 23, 2019 - 7 months ago

  • Kenworth Features Two T880S Mixers, T880 Pumper at 2019 World of Concrete

    Two Kenworth T880S mixers and a T880 pumper are the featured trucks in the Kenworth Truck Co. booth (No. C6213) at the 2019 World of Concrete Show Jan. 22-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

    The Kenworth T880S with its set-forward front axle is the go-to configuration for mixer customers whose trucks need to meet the federal bridge formula.

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    Jan 23, 2019 - 7 months ago

  • Six Sustainable Building Materials Of The Future

    What if we could use mushrooms to warm our homes? Or use shape-memory alloys to make our infrastructure more sustainable? Volvo Construction Equipment takes a look at some of the future technology with the potential to radically transform the way we build.

    1. CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER

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    Jan 17, 2019 - 7 months ago

  • Heavy Equipment Fleet Management: 4 Tools To Ease Asset Tracking

    Thanks to continuous technological advances, heavy equipment fleet management has evolved leaps and bounds in recent years. Critical, data-driven metrics are being devised, resulting in improved time management and implementation. With the evolution of telematics, a branch of information technology that deals with long-distance information transmission, construction equipment fleet management has become less strenuous. And with the market set to exceed the $460 million mark by 2022, more tools are being made available to ease asset tracking.

    Here are a few tools to consider implementing:

    1. SKYWAVE IDP-782

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    Jan 17, 2019 - 7 months ago

  • Hyundai Upgrades And New Attachments Focus Of Exhibit At World Of Concrete 2019

    Hyundai HX130LCR Excavator Model to be Shown for First Time

    Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas featured a variety of recently upgraded models and newly available third-party attachments at World of Concrete in Las Vegas. The company also is displayed its Hyundai HX130LCR hydraulic excavator for the first time since the model’s recent introduction.

    “Contractors visiting the exhibit saw how Hyundai continues to respond to our customers with improvements and new capabilities that underscore Hyundai’s position as a top-tier, full product line provider of wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators and compaction rollers,” said Corey Rogers, Marketing Manager, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas. “We also are highlighting some of our strategic collaborations with attachment and component suppliers.”

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    Jan 17, 2019 - 7 months ago

  • Case IH Recognized As Innovator With Three 2019 AE50 Awards

    The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recognized three new agricultural innovations pioneered by Case IH, further solidifying Case IH as an industry-leader in agronomic design. The innovations are:

    •             Case IH AFS Soil Command seedbed sensing technology and agronomic control technology

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    Jan 16, 2019 - 7 months ago

  • Volvo CE Goes Electric On Smaller Machines

    In an industry-first move, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that in 2020 it will start the launch of an electric range of Volvo branded compact wheel loaders and compact excavators.

    In a pioneering commitment to future technology, Volvo CE has announced that by mid-2020 it will begin to launch a range of electric compact excavators (EC15 to EC27) and wheel loaders (L20 to L28), stopping new diesel engine-based development of these models.

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    Jan 16, 2019 - 7 months ago

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