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  • Doosan Infracore North America Opens New 57,000-Square-Foot Parts Distribution Center Near Seattle

    Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment, opened its second North American parts distribution centre near Seattle, Washington.

    In late 2018, Doosan opened a new 100,000-square-foot parts distribution centre in the Atlanta area. A second Doosan parts distribution centre in Lacey, Washington, became operational April 1, 2019. The second Doosan parts distribution centre nearly triples the company’s parts inventory for its dealers and customers in North America.

    The Doosan parts distribution centre in Lacey is approximately 57,000 square feet. Doosan dealers and customers in the Western United States and Canada will benefit from the new facility, with better service options, deeper inventory and faster parts delivery.

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    Apr 5, 2019 - 16 days ago

  • Moving Mountains: Mass Excavating And When To Use Alternative Methods

    Large earthmoving projects are full of challenges and demand large equipment. Most large earthmoving projects either use scrapers or excavators and rock trucks.

    “I prefer to use large excavators and rock trucks,” says Lou DeVuono, project supervisor, MGI Construction Corp. (MGI). Even when doing large open cuts, such as excavation for subdivision developments, DeVuono says his preference is for large excavators and rock trucks. The company uses 30- to 40-ton truck rock trucks, 30+-ton excavators and a few 40-ton excavators with long reach capabilities for deep digging.

    “Scrapers are limited in their applications. When you’re buying new equipment, you want to get the most bang for your buck and rock trucks perform in more applications than scrapers. Dollar-wise, it makes more sense to use the excavator and rock truck combination.”

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    Apr 4, 2019 - 17 days ago

  • AUTONOMOUS HAULING IS HERE

    Autonomous vehicles are in mines today. Companies are now testing how autonomous mine-haul trucking could improve construction and operations in mines.

    This comes at an interesting time too, as the mining sector is in the midst of a technological revolution with both automation and smart technologies becoming more common. This will help boost productivity and improve safety.

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    Apr 4, 2019 - 17 days ago

  • Thousands Attend Canada’s Largest Heavy Equipment Trade Show in Mississauga

    Big crowds of heavy equipment professionals filled the halls of Mississauga’s International Centre last week for the 2019 edition of the National Heavy Equipment Show, which took place Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29.

    This year’s edition welcomed 12,668 buyers, holding steady with past events. With large-scale projects planned across the country for roadbuilding, infrastructure, and more, key decision makers and purchasers came out in full force to this year’s show.

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    Apr 2, 2019 - 19 days ago

  • KOBELCO Celebrates Production Of 1000th Excavator At USA Manufacturing Facility

    KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA continues to provide customers with quality products from its North American manufacturing facility in Moore, SC. KOBELCO recently produced its 1000th excavator at the USA facility and celebrated the milestone by hosting a ceremony on March 27, 2019.

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    Apr 2, 2019 - 19 days ago

  • 5 futuristic concepts drivers want most

    5 futuristic concepts drivers want most

    (BPT) - Do you remember being a child, sitting in front of a glowing television? The familiar theme song would play, color would fill the screen and there they'd be - that futuristic family in a flying cartoon car. It was an incredible sight, one that filled us with wonder and excitement, and the hope of having our very own airborne automobile by 2020.

    Sixty-eight percent of Americans believed that dream would turn into reality, according to Hankook Tire's Gauge Index Survey. While we wait for that innovation to come to the mass market, the reality of putting your car on autopilot is right around the corner.

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    Apr 2, 2019 - 19 days ago

  • BC Ferries Wins Award For Converting The Spirit Of British Columbia To LNG

    BC Ferries has won the Shippax Retrofit Award for completing the conversion of

    a large passenger ferry from diesel to liquefied natural gas (LNG). The award, received in March

    at the Shippax Ferry Conference, recognizes the innovative work performed on the Spirit of

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    Apr 2, 2019 - 19 days ago

  • The Liebherr R 922 Crawler Excavator Wins A Prize At The If Design Award 2019

    The Liebherr R 922 crawler excavator, launched worldwide in October 2018, has won a prize at the IF Design Award 2019 in the "product design" category. With an operating weight of 22 tonnes and an engine output of 120 kW/163 HP, this machine was developed and produced by Liebherr-France SAS in Colmar (France).

    The R 922 crawler excavator, winner of the iF Design Award 2019 in the "product design" category.

    Like all the crawler excavator models in Liebherr's latest generation 8, the R 922 benefits from a fully redesigned architecture offering users enhanced comfort, safety, ergonomics and operating performance. Accompanied by other representatives from the brand-new generation 8, the R 922 will make its world début on the Liebherr stand at the Bauma 2019 fair in Munich from 8 to 14 April.

    The iF product design award: a global benchmark

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    Apr 1, 2019 - 20 days ago

  • Volvo CE And Lego Technic Futuristic Concept Wins Gold At If Design Awards

    Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has scooped a top prize at the design industry’s most prestigious awards – yet another success of the company’s unique collaboration with LEGO Technic.

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    Apr 1, 2019 - 20 days ago

  • Daimler Trucks Acquires Stakes In Torc Robotics

    • Combination of pioneers in trucks and automated vehicles forms unique player to bring highly automated trucks on roads

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    Apr 1, 2019 - 20 days ago

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