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Canada to be bauma 2019 partner country

March 13, 2017 bauma

Canada is one of the world’s most important markets for the international construction machinery, building material plant and mining machine industry. It is the world’s seventh biggest construction machinery market. With a volume of 102 billion and 116 billion euros

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Topcon positioning system redefines machine control

February 21, 2017 On-Site Magazine

  3D-MCMAX is the next generation of Topcon dozer grading solutions that redefines the concept of machine control. The system is driven by dual IMUs (Inertial Measurement Unit) to increase on-grade performance where speed and blade response is maximized, while

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SmoothRide combines Topcon technologies to deliver smoothest surface possible

January 3, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

SmoothRide uses a combination of core Topcon technologies designed to deliver the smoothest surface possible, while efficiently managing the quantity of material for each project. SmoothRide starts with vehicle-mounted scanners that collect data at driving speeds without the need for lane

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John Deere builds on its lineup of SmartGrade crawler dozers

September 5, 2016 On-Site Magazine

John Deere is building on its lineup of SmartGrade crawler dozers with the integration of the machine control offering on the 750K and 850K models. Adding SmartGrade availability on these larger machines will improve job site accuracy and quality of

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Despite the boom in GPS, contractors are cautiously entering the market

August 31, 2016 David Godkin

The uptake of GPS technology in machine controls has skyrocketed in recent years. According to an advisory board to the U.S. government, the adoption rate of GPS among machine control industries overall has been driven largely by costs and benefits.

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Video: Excavator operator rescues baby deer

April 1, 2016 by Patrick McConnell

Sometimes the best acts of kindness happen when no one is there to see them. Fortunately, when this excavator operator rescued a deer fawn that was trapped in a mud bog, there was someone there to capture it on video

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Cummins Datalink Adapter

March 30, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Cummins Inc has released its Inline 7, a wired and wireless datalink adapter. Inline 7 is the only adapter offering Wi-Fi(R) and Bluetooth wireless connectivity while also providing traditional wired functionality via USB. Inline 7 supports several protocols, such as

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Topcon and Deere Unite

March 30, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The John Deere 700K SmartGrade™ crawler dozer has now integrated the Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade Control System for improved grading accuracy. The system is fully integrated into the machine cabin and structures, eliminating vulnerable external masts and cables. Combining Topcon technology

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Hydro Ottawa fined over fatal accident

March 30, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Hydro Ottawa has been convicted and ordered to pay $225,000 following the death of a worker and two others being injured when a boom truck came in contact with a live wire. In March, 2012, workers employed by a subcontractor

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Husqvarna Flat Saw

March 24, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Husqvarna has updated its FS 3500 G – a self-propelled walk-behind flat saw with a 37 hp (27.5 kW) Kohler gasoline engine. It has a cutting depth capacity of up to 12-3/8″ (311 mm) with a 30″ (750 mm) diamond

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Hyundai HX Series excavators

February 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Hyundai has introduced two new models in its HX Series of Tier 4 Final-compliant hydraulic excavators – the HX140L and HX235LCR. These two machines provide up to 10-percent better fuel economy and 5-percent increased productivity versus previous models. They join

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PCL raises the roof on BMO Field

February 22, 2016 On-Site Magazine

VIDEO: South roof canopy lifted into place by two crawler cranes

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Hyundai Wheel Loader

February 17, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Hyundai HL940TM wheel loader is the newest addition to its HL900 series of Tier 4 Final-compliant wheel loaders. The HL940TM features Hyundai’s Tool Master boom design, with dual linkage for increased lifting capacity, improved load stability, rapid dumping capability and

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Doosan Power Tilt Coupler

February 17, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Doosan’s new power tilting coupler provides increased excavator flexibility, versatility and precision when digging trenches, general excavation applications and final grading tasks. With the new coupler, Doosan excavator operators can angle a trenching or ditching bucket 67 degrees left and right for

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Tower cranes dance 265 meters over Rottwiel, Germany

February 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Two tower cranes are working in very tight quarters 225 meters above the German town of Rottwiel. A Liebherr tower crane was erected on Baden-Württemberg’s tallest building, the elevator test tower in Rottweil, with the aid of a 280 EC-H

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Contractor fined $150K following fatal accident

February 11, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Worker run over during portable toilet move

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Genesis GDT Razer

February 7, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Genesis Attachments’ new razer demolition tool, GDT 190 and GDT 290, features a lighter-weight design, and are optimized to fit on standard 200 and 300 class excavators, respectively, as well as most high-reach demolition machines. A short, flat-top head with

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Cat Track Rock Drill

January 20, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Cat MD5075C Track rock drill replaces the MD5075 and is capable of drilling holes of 3 to 4.5 inches (76 to 114.3 mm) in diameter to a depth of 102.5 ft (31 m). The fuel efficient 300-hp (224-kW) C9

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Bobcat T770 compact track loader

January 13, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Bobcat T770 compact track loader features a powerful Tier 4-compliant, Bobcat 3.4-liter diesel engine. With a vertical lift path, the T770 is ideal for heavy-lifting, truck-loading and digging applications. Bobcat diesel engines deliver high-performing torque across a wide span

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Hydrovac operator electrocuted

November 24, 2015 STAFF REPORT

A 24-year-old Ontario construction worker has died after being electrocuted while on a jobsite in Vaughan. Police said  the man was operating a hydrovac excavating machine when the boom came in contact with overhead high voltage electrical distribution lines. He