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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

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John Deere introduces 244L and 324L compact wheel loaders

January 13, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

John Deere has redesigned its K-Series compact wheel loader models with the introduction of the 244L and 324L compact wheel loaders. The models feature the Articulation Plus steering system, which offers an articulated frame plus rear-wheel steer. The 244L achieves

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Understanding the impact of engine idling

January 2, 2019 Brian Humphrey, OEM Technical Liaison, Petro-Canada Lubricants

Downtime for a construction operation can cause significant disruption and have a real impact on a company’s bottom line. It’s therefore essential to ensure that equipment is running smoothly — even in the most difficult and extreme conditions. There are

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Compact platform available for JLG boom lifts

December 17, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

All JLG Industries, Inc. engine-powered boom lifts can now be equipped with a 3-ft. platform. The 30 x 36 in. platform, designed for completing work in tight spaces, comes standard with the company’s SkyGuard control panel protection system and is

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Caterpillar dealer Finning to buy Canadian on-site refueling firm 4Refuel for $260M

December 11, 2018 by David Kennedy

VANCOUVER—Finning International Inc. is stepping up its on-site services offering with a major acquisition. The Caterpillar dealer said Dec. 11 that it has agreed to buy both the Canadian and U.S. operations of mobile refueling firm 4Refuel for $260 million.

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From the editor… Tech keeps trucking

December 5, 2018 by David Kennedy

Integrating fully autonomous vehicles certainly won’t become standard on work sites for several years, but the prospect is no longer science fiction

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Growth to continue in Canadian rental industry; market to top US$6.3B by 2022, report says

November 30, 2018 On-Site Staff

MOLINE, Ill.—The Canadian rental market is expected to be worth nearly US$1 billion more in 2022 than it is today, according to the latest forecast from the American Rental Association (ARA). The trade association, which represents rental houses in both

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Cat unveils next generation of mini excavators, boosts performance, versatility

November 21, 2018 On-Site Staff

Cat has added four new models to its lineup of mini hydraulic excavators. Among the many upgrades to the machines that range from 1.0 and 2.0 tons are joystick steering and a tilt-up cab/canopy. Unlike other excavators on the market,

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Five Canadian dealers awarded “Diamond” distinction by Case Construction Equipment

November 15, 2018 On-Site Staff

Case Construction Equipment has singled out five Canadian dealers in its annual North American “Diamond Dealer” and “Gold Dealer” awards. The program recognizes dealerships in both the U.S. and Canada that excel in five areas: sales performance, product support, training,

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Case rolls out TV450 compact track loader

October 30, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

From Case Construction Equipment, the TV450 compact track loader features 9,188 pounds of breakout force, and optional high-flow (3,450 psi at 39.5 gpm) and enhanced high-flow (4,000 psi at 35 gpm) hydraulics for high-power attachments such as mulching heads, stump

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Five tips for long-term savings on fleet maintenance

October 20, 2018 Dave Morley

  Keeping maintenance costs down is imperative to being successful as a contractor, but has to be done intelligently. You can save a lot of money short-term by simply skipping maintenance, but you will be replacing all of your equipment

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Elevating your game: New regulations and focus on safety redefining working from heights

October 2, 2018 David Kennedy

With their feet planted on an elevated work platform 40 metres (130 feet) above the Ottawa River, a pair of employees with marine construction contractor O.D.S. Marine set to work replacing a series of 10 high-voltage power lines on an

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Volvo rolls out new electric wheel loader prototype

September 19, 2018 by David Kennedy

BERLIN—Volvo Construction Equipment has revealed its latest foray into the emerging market for electric construction equipment. The company showed off its LX2 compact electric wheel loader last week at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin. Designed to lower noise

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Demag releases AC 45 City compact crane

September 18, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

The AC 45 City compact crane from Demag, a Terex brand, has a length of 8.69 m and a height of 3.16 m. The three axle unit features an IC-1 Plus control system and fully roadable unit with a maximum

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Cat 903D compact wheel loader focuses on performance, operator comfort

September 11, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

From Cat, the 903D compact wheel loader features a 40-hp, C2.4 engine and hydrostatic transmission that provides travel speeds up to 12.4 mph. An auxiliary hydraulic system delivers a flow of up to 14 gpm at pressures up to 3,481

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Starting small: Hybrid and electric equipment looks to earn its place

August 9, 2018 Nate Hendley

A new breed of compact equipment is starting to inch its way onto the job site. This April at Intermat, German manufacturer Wacker Neuson revealed the all-electric EZ17e mini-excavator. One of the first machines of its kind, the EZ17e performs