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  • Kenworth and Toyota Collaborate To Develop Zero Emission Trucks

    Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop 10 zero-emission Kenworth T680s powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains. This collaboration is part of a $41 million Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) grant preliminarily awarded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the Port of Los Angeles as the prime applicant.

    The grant monies are part of a larger $82 million program that will put fuel cell electric tractors, hydrogen fueling infrastructure, and zero emissions cargo handling equipment into operation in the ports and Los Angeles basin in 2020.

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    Jan 16, 2019 - one month ago

  • Glass Crushing Solution For City Council Recycling Centre

    Powerscreen has been powering the industry since 1966 and is one of the world’s leading providers of mobile crushing and screening equipment. Lincom Group, the Powerscreen dealer for Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, have delivered and installed a successful crushing and screening solution to Lismore City Council, a local government area in New South Wales, Australia.  Northern Rivers Waste and Recycling is the waste operations arm of Lismore City Council.

    Lismore Council boasts a strong track record in recycling. It is home to one of the largest recycling centres in Australia and the depot is at the forefront of a large scale operation that takes in and deals with, metals, woods, papers, plastics and glass.

    The solution provided by Lincom was a Powerscreen Chieftain 1400 incline screen and a Powerscreen XV350 vertical shaft impactor which are giving the customer exactly the specification of end product required. According to Stephen Watterson, Lincom CEO “Northern Rivers Waste and Recycling are very excited by the fact they are now able to further process a material that previously was a waste product destined for landfill. The crushing and screening plant allow the team there to further break it down to create three very usable end products including glass sand material that is in very high demand. They are selling the 4mm minus glass sand as quickly as it is produced – it’s a win win.”

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    Jan 16, 2019 - one month ago

  • SFI Names New Chief Education Officer Melina Bellows To Lead Environmental Education And Expand Project Learning Tree

    The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is pleased to name Melina Gerosa Bellows as SFI's Chief Education Officer. She oversees the overall strategy and implementation of initiatives under SFI's Education pillar.

    Prior to joining SFI, Bellows worked at National Geographic for 17 years, where she created and launched the award-winning National Geographic Kids brand and served as Chief Education Officer overseeing all of the children's businesses. Bellows is also a best-selling author and an award-winning freelance writer and blogger.

    "Melina is a visionary leader who believes in the power of words and education to transform lives and the world we all share. Her ability to reach and inspire youth, combined with SFI's rapidly growing presence in the education space is going to have a huge impact on the next generation and how they care for forests," said Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of SFI Inc.

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    Jan 16, 2019 - one month ago

  • New John Deere L-Series Utility Wheel Loaders Primed To Take Job Sites By Storm

    After much anticipation and countless hours of product development, John Deere unveils three powerful and productive L-Series utility wheel loaders. The 524L, 544L and 624L offer customers an intuitive solution, ideal for projects that require agility and versatility on the job site or farm. Designed with the operator in mind, the L-Series machines incorporate several new features, including improved cabs for more comfort and visibility, electrohydraulic (EH) loader controls for easier operation and redesigned near-parallel linkage, and enhanced performance buckets.

    “Our next generation of wheel loaders improves upon the legacy of the John Deere wheel loader line,” said Chris Cline, product marketing manager for utility wheel loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “The L-Series boasts several improvements over previous models designed to positively impact productivity, comfort and visibility, resulting in increased profitability.”

    The most notable of changes to the L-Series from their K-Series predecessors is the improved cab, which is roomier and more comfortable, offering more functional storage and floor space. The optional premium heavy-duty air suspension seat is heated, ventilated and designed to offer additional legroom. The HVAC performance is also enhanced, now including rear defrost, increasing air flow while reducing noise. Three standard 12-volt auxiliary power ports in the cab enable the operator to charge multiple devices. Optional remote-heated, adjustable mirrors increase job site visibility.

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    Jan 15, 2019 - one month ago

  • Turning Forestry Waste Into Transport Fuels And Chemicals

    VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals. The new technique reduces carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 90% compared to fossil fuels.

    The new approach uses gasification to turn biomass into intermediate products – liquid hydrocarbons, methanol or methane – in production units integrated with communal district heating plants or forest industry power plants. The intermediate products are processed further in oil refineries to make renewable fuels or chemicals.

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    Jan 15, 2019 - one month ago

  • Cat 990k Aggregate Handler Boosts Wheel Loader Production

    Caterpillar introduces the 990K Aggregate Handler, designed to handle greater payloads in aggregates yard applications. With as much as a 25 percent payload increase, as compared to the standard 990K, the new Aggregate Handler enables customers to load trucks and railcars faster and to move more material in load-and-carry and stockpile management tasks.

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    Jan 15, 2019 - one month ago

  • Hillside Hauling With Two TA300s

    Deep in Omaio Forest in New Zealand, Gaddum Construction is using two TA300 Terex Trucks articulated haulers to move end material and metal for road-building as well as shift logs. In spite of the slippery surfaces and steep slopes, the project is now close to completion, thanks to the durability of the Terex Trucks machines.

    The small coastal town of Omaio takes its name from the Māori word for a ‘place of peace, quiet and tranquility’ – and it’s not hard to see why. It is located on the east side of New Zealand’s North Island, approximately 57 km east of Opotiki. Omaio has a lush, green landscape, picturesque beaches, and a coastline that attracts fishermen from all around the region.

    Set within this idyllic backdrop, Gaddum Construction has been carrying out a hauling project on the steep slopes of Omaio Forest. The company, which specializes in the construction of infrastructure on challenging terrain, has been using two TA300 articulated haulers from Terex Trucks to shift metal, logs and end material for road-building.

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    Jan 14, 2019 - one month ago

  • Rototilt - Winners #excavatorhero 2018

    The world relies on everyday heroes doing great deeds on the quiet. Together they conduct thousands of projects, each important in its own right. Although their efforts might not be acknowledged, they’re very much involved in shaping our future. This is why we want to celebrate you, the contractors. And we’re doing this by creating our own ‘everyday heroes fest’ on social media, putting you and your colleagues in the limelight.

    Are you our #excavatorhero?

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    Jan 14, 2019 - one month ago

  • TOP 6 QUESTIONS ABOUT RESPIRABLE SILICA DUST PROTECTION ANSWERED

    Has your organization taken the steps necessary to reduce exposure to respirable silica dust? This is a reminder that every company that works with concrete, stone, or other masonry materials must consider this. Here are answers to the top six questions.

    1. CAN YOU USE TOOLS FROM ONE BRAND AND AN ATTACHMENT FROM A DIFFERENT BRAND?

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    Jan 10, 2019 - one month ago

  • McCloskey International’s Newest Products Take The Stage At AGG1/World Of Asphalt

    Manoeuvrability and versatility key attributes of new designs

    AGG1/World of Asphalt visitors will get a first look at McCloskey International’s new products that are compact and highly mobile. The newest addition to the stacker range, the All-Terrain ST80T with lift axle, will be front and center, showing off its ability to switch from tracked to wheel in minutes. The latest design for the compact crusher, the I34R, will also be featured at the show in Indianapolis, Indiana February 12-14, 2019 at Booth 37070.

    TRACK STACK AND ROLL

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    Jan 9, 2019 - one month ago

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