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Equipment going up for sale as Keeyask dam project nears completion in Manitoba

November 29, 2019 On-Site Staff

A trove of equipment that’s helped build the Keeyask Generating Station in northern Manitoba over the past five years is hitting the used market as construction on the $8.7 billion hydro project starts to wind down. BBE Hydro Constructors LP,

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Cat introduces 326 Excavator for increased digging and lifting performance

November 20, 2019 by Megan Hoegler

  Caterpillar has released the new Cat 326 Next Gen, designed with efficiency and increased performance in mind. The 26-ton 326 excavator operates up to 45 per cent more efficiently than previous models, delivering improved fuel savings, lower maintenance costs

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Atlas Copco introduces largest mobile generator to lineup

November 19, 2019 On-Site Staff

  A new mobile generator from Atlas Copco is taking over the top position as the company’s largest. With a power rating of 625 kVA/500 kW prime power, the compact, lightweight and fuel-efficient QAS 625 is ideal for a wide

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Bobcat introduces E26 Compact Excavator

November 6, 2019 by Megan Hoegler

  Bobcat has expanded its R-series excavator lineup to include the E26 compact excavator. The E26 has been redesigned for optimal performance, uptime protection and operator comfort. Minimal tail overhang allows it to work in limited-space environments. The E26 has

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Milwaukee Tool introduces new lineup of light, cordless equipment

November 4, 2019 On-Site Staff

  Milwaukee Tool is taking aim at a lack of innovation within the light job site equipment category with a new line of cordless equipment known as the MX FUEL Equipment System. “More and more continues to be asked of

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Canada’s Jaus Neigum heading to finals of Cat Global Operator Challenge after topping North America rivals

November 1, 2019 by David Kennedy

More than two dozen equipment operators from all regions of Canada and the United States — from balmy Hawaii to comparatively frigid Bloom Lake, Quebec — converged on North Carolina last week to test their mettle against one another in

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JCB launches 1CXT compact backhoe loader in North America

October 29, 2019 by Megan Hoegler

JCB’s 1CXT backhoe loader is now available to customers in the United States and Canada. The company’s smallest backhoe model, the 1CXT is just less than 6 feet (1.8 metres) wide and 12 feet (3.6 metres) long. Its footprint is

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Brandt to begin carrying Wirtgen equipment at dealerships across Canada

October 25, 2019 On-Site Staff

Following a deal this September to acquire John Deere dealer Nortrax, the Brandt Group of Companies is making a major change to its product lineup. The Regina-based dealer said Oct. 25 it will begin carrying the full range of Wirtgen

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John Deere updates JDLink platform to better connect fleet managers

October 16, 2019 On-Site Staff

  John Deere Construction and Forestry is enhancing its JDLink telematics platform to help ensure customers are better connected with everything their equipment is doing. The latest updates to the software platform include enhancements to the Notification Center. The system

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Record heat takes little away from ICUEE 2019 as utility contractors swarm three-day Louisville show

October 4, 2019 On-Site Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Records of all sorts were left trampled at this year’s International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville Oct. 1-3. Unrelenting temperatures — that broke record October highs for the city — didn’t

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Caterpillar adds to its next-generation mini excavator lineup with six-ton Cat 306 CR

October 4, 2019 On-Site Staff

  Caterpillar continues to roll out its next generation of mini hydraulic excavators. The company showed off its new six-ton Cat 306 CR this week at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in Louisville, Ky. Marking the company’s

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Hyundai, Cummins unveil prototype of fully electric compact excavator

October 2, 2019 On-Site Staff

  Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas and Cummins Inc. have unveiled the prototype for a new compact excavator that’s entirely electrically powered. The collaborative project between the two companies is on display this week at the International Construction and Utility Equipment

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Changes coming to SMS: Dealer to begin carrying Bomag, Cemen Tech equipment, no longer Wirtgen

October 1, 2019 On-Site Staff

Several big changes are coming to the equipment lineup at SMS Equipment Inc. The company announced Oct. 1 it will begin carrying Bomag’s compaction and paving equipment, as well as Cemen Tech’s volumetric concrete mixers and cement storage silos. The

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New electro-hydraulic controls add functionality, responsiveness to Case F Series wheel loaders

September 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

  Case Construction Equipment is upgrading its F Series compact wheel loaders to give operators added functionality and better responsiveness. The company has introduced electro-hydraulic controls for its F Series, offering operators advanced bucket lift and tilt functionality, an upgraded

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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