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  • Hauling Rock In Horokiwi With Two TA400s

    Major road infrastructure work is underway in Horokiwi, New Zealand, and Bryce O’Sullivan Contracting Ltd is busy sourcing rock for asphalt at the Horokiwi Quarry with the help of two Terex Trucks TA400 articulated haulers.

    Located in the North Island of New Zealand, Wellington is marketed as the 'coolest little capital in the world'. Millions of tourists travel there every year to enjoy its art galleries, craft beers and night markets. Set back from the hustle and bustle of the city center is the suburb of Horokiwi. It’s semi-rural, with no schools and only one access road, which comes off the Petone-Wellington motorway.

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    Oct 12, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • Peterbilt Electrical Updates

    Peterbilt Motors Company announced the Vehicle Electrical Control Unit (VECU) to increase customer functionality and simplify body upfitting.

    “Peterbilt’s heritage is built on customers being able to order a truck that is designed and manufactured specifically to get the job done in the most efficient and reliable manner,” said Robert Woodall, Assistant General Manager – Sales and Marketing, Peterbilt Motors Company. “The enhanced PTO functionality for the MX engine, simplified wiring harnesses and electronics capacity of VECU will provide our customers access to advanced technology functions and expanded configuration of the overall truck operation.”

    Peterbilt worked with customers and truck equipment manufacturers to improve the electrical integration process of a Peterbilt chassis with a vocational body. Proper electrical communication between the chassis and body is key to maintaining Peterbilt’s high standard of reliability. Peterbilt offers a variety of convenient body connectors to make the integration process simple. This includes customized settings for PTO operations, multiplex switches to improve diagnostic capabilities and additional safety interlocks. Customers will also be able to utilize a standard RP1226 connector, located inside the cab, to easily connect aftermarket electronic devices like telematics systems, ELDs and electronic body controls.

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    Oct 12, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • John Deere Introduces Industry-Exclusive On-Board Grade Indication On G-Series Skid Steers And Compact Track Loaders

    John Deere continues to provide industry-leading job site solutions with the addition of an exclusive on-board grade indication option. Available as a factory or field kit option on the large-frame G-Series skid steers (330G and 332G) and the large-frame G-Series compact track loaders (331G and 333G), this new feature is ideal for job sites that involve leveling and slope work.
    “Our industry-exclusive on-board grade indication was designed to be an indispensable unit for applications like water drainage, general site prep and clearing work, allowing operators to accurately monitor and alter grades from the seat of the cab,” said Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager, skid steers and compact track loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “This feature is intuitive and easy to use so operators can take advantage of this technology without specialized training.”

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    Oct 12, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • Volvo provides extra energy for pipeline project

    Equipping construction machines with a digital voice has brought a new level of productivity to an international energy project piping gas from the Caspian Sea to Europe.

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    Oct 12, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • Own the Road: Kenworth Launches New Long-Hood Conventional – The W990

    Kenworth continued its tradition of driver-focused product development with the introduction of its new long-hood conventional – the Kenworth W990 – Thursday evening during a major unveiling event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A large audience of customers, dealers and press gathered to celebrate the launch of the new W990 with its traditional design that truly makes it The Driver’s Truck.
     
    “The new Kenworth W990 is a reflection of the Kenworth brand, The World’s Best, which represents the quality, engineering excellence, and both customer and driver focus that goes into every Kenworth we build,” said Mike Dozier, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president.
     

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    Oct 11, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • Volvo Construction Equipment, Design Engineer II, Stephen Lanahan, Receives SAE/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer Award

    Stephen Lanahan, Design Engineer II with Volvo Construction Equipment in Shippensburg, PA, has been awarded the SAE International/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer Award.

    Lanahan was presented with the award during luncheon and awards presentation at the SAE 2018 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, recently held in Rosemont, Ill.

    The award recognizes an outstanding young engineer in the off-highway or powerplant industry. Established in 1996, the award was proposed by senior engineering executives and is administered under the auspices of the SAE Engineering Meetings Board in cooperation with AEM.

    During his five-year tenure with Volvo, Lanahan has played a part in various cost reduction, product maintenance, and product development projects focused on compaction machines.  Starting out as a part of the Mechanical Engineering team, he worked on both soil and asphalt compactors with an emphasis on hoods and exteriors, designing parts with plastics and sheetmetal. Over the past three years, he has been part of the cross functional team responsible for design of large soil compactors.

    Lanahan completed his undergraduate studies at York College of Pennsylvania, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. An internship at Volvo Construction Equipment, while attending York College, led to his full-time position within the organization.

    “I am most inspired by the challenges that lie ahead for the mobility engineering industry”, Lanahan said. “In the coming years, exciting new design problems which come to light will drive more thinking ‘outside the box’ and the development of unique design solutions to do it safer, faster, and cheaper.” 

    SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our charitable arm, the SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion and the Collegiate Design Series.

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    Oct 11, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • McCloskey New All-Terrain Stackers Boast Stability and Mobility

    Patent pending design breaks through industry standards to deliver a truly portable solution for stockpiling

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    Oct 11, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • Canada’s lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship officially named Harry DeWolf

    Thousands of Halifax Shipyard shipbuilders, along with the ship’s company, joined Government of Canada and Royal Canadian Navy representatives to celebrate Madame Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the ship’s sponsor, officially name Canada’s lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, Harry DeWolf.

    At the ceremony, Mme. Grégoire Trudeau broke a bottle of Nova Scotia Traditional Method Sparkling Wine against the bow of the ship for good luck, while declaring, “I name you Harry DeWolf. Bénit soit ce navire ainsi que tous les hommes et femmes qui navigueront à son bord.”

    The name of the lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, Harry DeWolf, was chosen in honour of wartime Canadian naval hero Vice-Admiral Harry DeWolf. The Harry DeWolf-class will enhance the Royal Canadian Navy’s ability to operate globally and in the North with a renewed focus on surveillance and control of our maritime approaches.

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    Oct 11, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • Ritchie Bros. preps for big three-day Edmonton auction

    More than 700 owners already consigned 5,300+ equipment items to the October 23 – 25 event

    Winter is coming and contractors are busy getting ready, upgrading and altering their fleets for cold/wet wintery conditions. As a result, hundreds of sellers and thousands of buyers are expected to participate in Ritchie Bros.' next big Edmonton auction on October 23 – 25, 2018.

    "October is a major fleet realignment time for contractors, which makes it an ideal time for an auction," said Trent Vandenberghe, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. "We already have more than 5,300 equipment items and trucks listed to be sold for more than 700 owners in our October event. Contractors send us their equipment from all across Western Canada to take advantage of the massive crowds we attract, especially around this time of year. Our October auction also features a great selection of real estate, all of which will be sold unreserved."

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    Oct 11, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • Hitachi Solutions America Launches Engage for Equipment Dealers

    Hitachi Solutions America, a leading provider of global industry solutions powered by the Microsoft Cloud, has launched its latest addition to the Engage product line. Engage for Equipment Dealers offers dealers of heavy machinery and equipment an end-to-end solution that automates and streamlines processes and gives unprecedented insight into business data. The solution helps them better support sales team efforts, increase opportunities and revenue, improve post-sales service and sales, and enhance the overall customer experience.

    Antiquated management systems and processes have resulted in millions of dollars in missed revenue for heavy equipment dealers. Engage for Equipment Dealers centralizes and simplifies sales, equipment, and service operations — bringing all data under one platform, where it can be leveraged to enhance efficiency and profits. The solution also gives dealers 360-degree visibility of the entire customer lifecycle, so they can effectively manage operations, amplify post-sales and service revenue, and strengthen customer and vendor relationships.

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    Oct 11, 2018 - 2 months ago

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