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Canada’s new tax rules: A game changer for construction companies looking for improved performance and productivity

March 19, 2019 Steve Nielsen, executive vice-president and CFO, Finning International

The 2017 changes to U.S. tax law set Canada’s construction industry reeling, challenging an already resource tapped industry to stay competitive. Deeply tied with the American economy, those in the industry in Canada realized any changes to the U.S. tax

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BOMAG introduces BF 300 series commercial pavers

March 11, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

BOMAG has introduced the BF 300 series of 6 ft. commercial pavers. Powered by a 74-hp engine, the new BF 300 C-2 track paver offers hydraulically variable paving widths from 5.6 ft to 11.2 ft. The company’s screed extensions, available in

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Bobcat nitrogen breakers deliver “powerful” impact energy

February 27, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

Bobcat Company now offers demolition contractors a line of six nitrogen breaker attachments for its compact excavators, compact track loaders, skid-steer loaders and mini track loaders. The breakers feature a single lower bushing and grease ports. The valve design of

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Wacker Neuson offers “big brother” to current skid steer, compact track loader lineup

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Putting the latest in enhanced cab design and accessibility on display at this year’s show, Wacker Neuson displayed its Series II Skid Steer/Compact Track Loaders at this year’s event. The “big brother” to the company’s medium frame line, the series

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Pair of new Volvo mini excavators designed for tight spaces, easy transport

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Premiering a pair of new mini excavators in Vegas, Volvo Construction Equipment introduced its E-Series to North America. The ultra-short swing radius ECR18E is designed to cover a range of smaller job with a low cost of ownership. It features

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Vacuworx premieres improved vacuum lifting system capable of hoisting 1.25 tonnes

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Material handling firm Vacuworx premiered the next generation of its SL 2 Subcompact Vacuum Lifting System this January. Building on the previous version that “revolutionized” the way cut concrete can be handled, the new system features a base unit and

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Minnich Stringer electric flex shaft concrete vibrator designed to meet range of concrete placement needs

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Bringing its latest concrete vibration technology to Las Vegas, Minnich showed off its Stringer electric flex shaft concrete vibrator at this year’s show. Driven by a 14.5-pound double-insulated universal motor, the 15-amp (115-volt) version of the vibrator has a speed

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Manitou launches new Gehl compact track loader for work on tight job sites

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Throwing back the curtain on its most compact track loader under its Gehl brand, Manitou rolled out its RT105 track loader in Las Vegas this year. Capable of working on the tightest job sites, the machine delivers an operating capacity

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New Doosan Portable Power air compressor runs quieter, cleaner

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Job site solutions firm Doosan Portable Power showed off its P185 portable air compressor at the January event, among several of products. The compressor meets a wide range of applications with a Tier 4 Final engine, all while running quieter

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Chicago Pneumatic introduced single-stage, oil-injected, rotary screw portable compressor

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Aiming to provide two machines in one, Chicago Pneumatic introduced the CPS 250, a single-stage, oil-injected, rotary screw portable compressor in January. The compressor includes a new controller that allows operators to toggle between two predefined set points, while its

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Caterpillar shows off expanded UTV line that provides seating for five crew

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Among a long list of more conventional construction products, Cat showed off its newly-expanded line of utility vehicles at this year’s World of Concrete. With two variants, one diesel and one gas, Cat’s CUV85 and CUV105 D seat five. Built

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Federal tax incentive creates big opportunity for firms purchasing new equipment

February 19, 2019 by David Kennedy

Canadian construction companies have at least one reason to thank U.S. President Donald Trump. He may have started the ongoing trade spat that’s caused havoc in the markets for construction steel and aluminum, but the recent American tax reforms he

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Assessing the future: Job site robotics are quickly gaining ground

February 18, 2019 Jacob Stoller

In the 1959 sci-fi novel Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein introduced, perhaps for the first time, the concept of the powered exoskeleton — a motor-assisted armoured suit that gives its wearer superhuman strength. Since then, exoskeletons have shown up in countless

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Bobcat releases hydraulic attachment mounting system for compact loaders

February 11, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

From Bobcat Company, the Bob-Dock mounting system is designed to allow operators to change hydraulic attachments without leaving the loader cab. To connect an attachment to a compact loader equipped with the system, an operator lines up the loader with

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CASE launches DV Series small-frame vibratory rollers

February 11, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

CASE Construction Equipment has unveiled its DV Series small-frame vibratory rollers. Available in both double drum and combination (front drum with rear pneumatic tires) configurations, these compact rollers are designed for working in residential and commercial construction applications where the

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Bobcat adds new dealer just south of Edmonton

February 8, 2019 On-Site Staff

NISKU, Alta.—Compact equipment manufacturer Bobcat Co. has added a new authorized dealer just outside Edmonton. The company said Feb. 7 is has expanded its dealer network to include Bobcat of Nisku in the province’s Leduc County. The new location is

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Snorkel introduces new compact, rough terrain scissor lifts

January 30, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

The Snorkel S2755RT (pictured) delivers a maximum working height of 32 ft. in. and a platform capacity of 661 lbs. from a chassis that is 4 ft. 9 in. wide. The company now also offers the S2255RT, a smaller version

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Products making a splash at World of Concrete 2019

January 26, 2019 On-Site Staff

North American construction is still going strong. World of Concrete 2019 was the annual event’s largest since the 2008 recession dented industry sentiment more than a decade ago. Spread across three full halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center, plus

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Takeuchi releases TB250-2 compact excavator

January 20, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

The TB250-2 compact excavator from Takeuchi, weighing 5-tons, is designed for a range of applications, including landscaping and general contracting. Features include a long arm with integrated thumb mount and a max dig depth of 12 ft. 4.8 in. A

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Volvo ditching diesel for electric, will launch line of compact electric excavators, wheel loaders

January 16, 2019 On-Site Staff

The diesel tank is running on empty for some of Volvo Construction Equipment’s compact equipment. The Swedish manufacturer said Jan. 15 that it will launch a series of new electric machines to replace several excavators and wheel loaders currently in