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  • Association of Equipment Manufacturers Unveils New Logo

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, unveiled a new brand identity to reflect how its more than 1,000 members build momentum for the industry.  

    “The launch of our new logo embodies the spirit of AEM to move the off-road equipment industry forward,” said Dennis Slater, president of AEM. “It reflects what we are doing at AEM in the thought-leadership space – with our Thinking Forward events and Annual Conference, as well as our advocacy, market information, shows and other services we offer our members.

    “This logo represents a new era of how together we build momentum for equipment manufacturers and for society at large,” continued Slater. “We’re so proud of the work we do and this new brand identity represents the energy and change taking place in our industry through new technologies and opportunities.”

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    Jan 9, 2019 - one month ago

  • History Of The Hard Hat

    From the Hard Boiled Hat to Today's Skull Bucket: A History of Hard Hats

    When were the first hard hats manufactured? How has the design changed through the years? Who manufactures the six million “skull buckets” sold each year to protect workers’ heads?

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    Jan 9, 2019 - one month ago

  • High-Class Island Hopping

    Imagine yourself aboard a privately chartered luxury yacht exploring one of earth's most biodiverse, coral-rich waters near Indonesia. The Coral Triangle is your playground, and the Sequoia is the vessel for exploring this vast tropical archipelago of over 17,000 islands above and below the water surface.

    Owners Kevin Corcoran and Yessi Maya Sari would like you to make this dream vacation your own. In 2017, the two entrepreneurs launched Coral Triangle Safaris in eastern Indonesia.

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    Jan 9, 2019 - one month ago

  • Peterbilt Unveils Model 220EV At CES

    At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Peterbilt Motors Company gave attendees the first look at the all-electric medium duty Model 220EV.  

    220EV

    The 220EV joins the previously announced Model 520EV and the Model 579EV in the Peterbilt electric vehicle lineup. In all, Peterbilt will have more than 30 electric vehicles in operation by the end of 2019 with customers representing the refuse, regional haul, and city delivery applications.

     “Peterbilt has been at the forefront of truck electrification, and adding the medium duty platform to our electric truck line-up was a natural evolution of our development plan. We will now have trucks in the three applications where electric powertrains may have a return on investment for our customers.” said Peterbilt General Manager Jason Skoog. “Today, we have Model 520EV’s and Model 579EV’s on the road with customers, experiencing real-world environments and performing well.  In addition to the customer field trials, Peterbilt is engaged in validation testing at the PACCAR Technical Center (PTC) in Mount Vernon, Washington.  Data collected during customer trials and testing at PTC will be used to ensure that Peterbilt EV’s meet the same rigorous standards as our current trucks.”

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    Jan 9, 2019 - one month ago

  • John Deere Makes Snow and Debris Cleanup Easy With New Angle and Pickup Brooms

    John Deere is updating its line of Worksite Pro attachments with three new angle and five new pickup brooms. The BA72C, BA84C and BA96C angle brooms and the BP72C, BP84C, BR60C, BR72C and BR84C pickup brooms were designed for effortless cleanup in turf, snow and construction applications. Like all Worksite Pro attachments, these angle brooms are optimized to work with John Deere skid steers and compact track loaders. They’re also compatible with most competitive models.

    BA Series Angle Broom

    “With new OSHA silica dust exposure rules, contractors are in need of attachments with options that meet these requirements and make contractors more competitive bidders,” said Jessica Hill, program manager, global attachments, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “We designed a new class of brooms to deliver more durability and job site protection to help our customers get the most of out of their investments.”

    The new pickup brooms are superior solutions for dust mitigation challenges and restrictive barriers, like curbs and sidewalks. These pickup brooms feature a 660-mm (26-inch) diameter brush with standard 50/50 poly-wire segments and optional all-polypropylene brush segments, allowing operators to customize the attachment to their job site. The BR models use bolts for precise brush-contact adjustment, while the BP models incorporate a tool-free system for fast, easy adjustment. BP models feature a 12.7-mm (0.5-inch) single-bevel cutting edge; BR models have a 15.9-mm (0.625-inch) double-bevel cutting edge. Optional 95-liter (25-gallon) broom-mounted or 113.5-liter (30-gallon) roof-mounted water-tank kits are available for dust-suppression applications.

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    Jan 8, 2019 - one month ago

  • New Kenworth W990 Now Available for Order

    The Kenworth W990, the new long-hood conventional that establishes a new industry standard, is now available for order. The Kenworth W990 leverages the 67-year evolution of the iconic W900 platform to provide Kenworth customers with a product that captures the pride, image, freedom, and spirit of trucking; and continues Kenworth’s tradition of offering driver-focused trucks.

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    Jan 8, 2019 - one month ago

  • A Strategy For Selecting And Deploying New Equipment

    From software to hardware, implementing new technology or equipment companywide is challenging. It has to be the correct solution and provide the company with numerous benefits.

    But where can construction companies start? How can they put together a plan for selecting and deploying new equipment? Taking that a step further, how can they determine which technology to leverage on equipment? The first step is to understand the equipment and technology—and there are a few areas that stand out as necessary for the jobsite.

    Andrew Kahler, product marketing manager, John Deere WorkSight, says there are four categories of new equipment tech that should be on the jobsite.

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    Jan 4, 2019 - one month ago

  • CNH Industrial Enters Strategic Digital Agriculture Agreement With Farmers Edge

    Agreement will enable Case IH customers to seamlessly share in-depth, real-time machine information with the Farmers Edge digital FarmCommand platform. The platform provides comprehensive digital and professional agronomic decision-making support for enhanced farming efficiency and productivity.

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    Jan 3, 2019 - one month ago

  • BOMAG & Komatsu America Distribution Pact Paves The Way To New Roadbuilding And Construction Market Opportunities

    BOMAG Americas, Inc. and Komatsu America Corp. are pleased to announce that Komatsu’s six company owned dealerships (Edward Ehrbar, Komatsu Equipment Company, Komatsu Northeast, Komatsu Southwest, Midlantic Machinery and Pine Bush Equipment) have entered into an arrangement for the sale and support of BOMAG compaction, milling, paving and reclaiming/stabilizing equipment for roadbuilding and other construction markets.

    Starting in January 2019, the collaboration will bring together two companies with complementary products and a well-earned reputation as industry leaders. The new dealers will serve BOMAG customers in the states of Connecticut- Fairfield County, Delaware, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York- southern, Texas- El Paso market, Utah and Wyoming.

    For customers of Ehrbar, Komatsu Equipment, Komatsu Northeast, Komatsu Southwest, Midlantic Machinery and Pine Bush Equipment, the collaboration with BOMAG creates access to new, used and rental equipment, along with an unparalleled commitment to spare parts, planned service maintenance and repairs.

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    Jan 3, 2019 - one month ago

  • A message from Chris O'Riley, President and COO of BC Hydro

    On behalf of BC Hydro – thank you

    A message from Chris O'Riley, President and COO of BC Hydro

    On Thursday, December 20, a significant windstorm hit Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, the Lower Mainland, and the Fraser Valley. It was the most damaging storm in our company's history, and we want to thank our customers for their patience as we worked to repair the significant damage and bring everyone's power back safely.

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    Jan 3, 2019 - one month ago

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