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JLG now offering new SkySense technology for boom, scissor lifts

September 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

  JLG Industries Inc. is aiming to safeguard operators with a new technology capable of sensing objects and warning operators before they get too close. The company said it’s now offering its SkySense technology on most of its boom and

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Manulift extends reach in Toronto area, opens new operations centre in Stoney Creek, Ont.

September 26, 2019 On-Site Staff

Quebec-based lifting equipment dealer Manulift is scaling up its operations in Ontario with a new operations centre just outside Hamilton, Ont. The company said Sept. 26 it has opened the doors at the nearly $12 million facility that covers 30,000

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Atlas Copco introduces new XAS 950 air compressor seen as ‘game changer’

September 23, 2019 On-Site Staff

  A new single-stage, oil-injected rotary screw type portable air compressor from Atlas Copco aims to bring down costs for contractors and save on maintenance. The company has released its new XAS 950, which is powered by a liquid-cooled six-cylinder

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ASV adds new RT-50 track loader to bridge gap in lineup

September 16, 2019 On-Site Staff

  ASV Holdings Inc. is introducing a new track loader to fill the gap between the RT-40 and RT-65 in its current lineup. The new compact RT-50 Posi-Track loader has an “industry-leading” performance-to-weight ratio and features easy transportability that make

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Gehl introduces RT135 track loader to North America

September 9, 2019 On-Site Staff

  A new 1,350-pound capacity machine will bring Gehl’s lineup of track loaders up to ten separate pieces of equipment. The company’s RT135, a cab-forward design track loader, will be available across North America. “The RT135 provides track loader operators

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Brandt to buy Nortrax, creating coast-to-coast John Deere dealer

September 9, 2019 On-Site Staff

REGINA—The Brandt Group of Companies has struck an agreement to buy the Canadian operations of John Deere dealer Nortrax. More than two dozen dealerships owned by Nortrax Canada Inc. and Nortrax Quebec Inc. will change hands as part of the

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Small equipment increasingly offering big machine performance

September 2, 2019 Doug LeVouger

Smaller machines are making an impact. Visit any job site today and you’ll likely find more than one piece of compact equipment in the fleet. An evolving construction industry has led to an increase in the use of small equipment

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Cat introduces more than a dozen variants of new D3 Series skid steer, compact track loader

August 26, 2019 On-Site Staff

  16 new Cat D3 Series skid steer loaders (SSL) and compact track loaders (CTL) are designed to deliver better performance and an enhanced in-cab experience for operators. Caterpillar said the more than a dozen new versions of its D3

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Small excavators go big: Compact job sites force contractors to do more with less

August 16, 2019 Nate Hendley

Small-sized excavators have hit the big time. And surging growth in the segment isn’t finished yet. According to a research report released this March, the global market for mini-excavators accounted for US$7.2 billion in 2017, with construction making up the

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Drilling down: Concrete cutting and coring equipment advances on the job site

August 13, 2019 Jillian Morgan

Scarcely any structure can be built without concrete, leaving no shortage of work for the crews that cut, core and demolish the ubiquitous building material on a diversity of job sites. The labour-intensive process is necessary to deliver most projects,

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John Deere introduces new high-lift option for 344L compact wheel loader

August 5, 2019 On-Site Staff

  John Deere is reaching for new heights will a new high-lift option on the its 344L compact wheel loader. Taking aim at ag material handling, general construction or landscaping and snow removal tasks, the option offers an additional 0.29

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JLG Industries releases material racks for scissor lifts

July 2, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

JLG Industries Inc. has released its material racks for large rough terrain and rough terrain scissor lifts. The racks feature nylon straps to hold heavy materials in place. Rated for outdoor use, they include a foldable cradle that accommodates a

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Japan-based Yanmar to buy track and skid steer loader maker ASV for US$70.7M

June 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.—Japanese diesel engine and equipment manufacturer Yanmar Holdings Co. is expanding its footprint in the compact equipment segment with the acquisition of Minnesota-based ASV Holdings Inc. ASV, which makes compact track and skid steer loaders, said June 27

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Allen rolls out PRO430E walk-behind trowel

June 24, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

From Allen, the PRO430E Edger walk-behind trowel features a rotating edge ring designed for troweling along the edges of walls or around protruding pipe and conduit. The ring allows finishing within 5/16 in. of walls or pipes. The trowel features

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Brandt signs deal to become exclusive dealer for American Augers, Trencor in Canada

June 20, 2019 On-Site Staff

REGINA—The Brandt Group of Companies has announced a new deal that will make it the exclusive dealer for American Augers and Trencor equipment across Canada. The Regina-based company said the agreement will give its customers access to the full American

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Volvo teams up with tech firm Nvidia on autonomous trucks, construction equipment

June 18, 2019 On-Site Staff

GOTHENBURG, Sweden—With the market for automated vehicles continuing to gain traction, Volvo Group and U.S. tech firm Nvidia are teaming up on the development of the complex series of systems behind driverless trucks, construction equipment and public transport vehicles. The

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ASV Posi-Track loader offers high torque, robust hydraulic system

May 31, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

ASV Holdings Inc. has released its mid-frame, vertical lift VT-70 high output Posi-Track loader. The loader features 207 ft.-lbs. of torque and a turbocharged 74.3-hp Deutz 2.2-liter diesel engine. Its hydraulic system includes 3,300 psi of auxiliary pressure and a

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Minnich Manufacturing expands Canadian reach as next generation takes the reins

May 24, 2019 On-Site Staff

MANSFIELD, Ohio—Concrete equipment maker Minnich Manufacturing is expanding its distribution network into Atlantic Canada. The company, which makes concrete vibrators, dowel pin drills and concrete monitoring systems, said May 21 it has added Montreal Tractor Inc. and its sister company

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Doosan expands mini excavator lineup

May 7, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

Doosan Infracore North America, LLC has introduced three models to its mini excavator lineup: the DX35-5, DX42-5 and DX50-5, weighing 3.5-, 4- and 5-tons, respectively. Customers can choose between a standard arm or a long-arm option. The long-arm option aims

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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