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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

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Cat CW16 roller available as nine- or 11-wheel model

July 3, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

From Cat, the CW16 pneumatic rubber-tire roller is available as a standard nine-wheel model with a 69-in. compaction width or as an optional 11-wheel model with an 84-in. compaction width. Operating weight varies from 11,464 lbs. for the nine-wheel to

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JCB compact excavators offer durability, less maintenance

June 26, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The 18Z-1 and 19C-1 compact excavators from JCB weigh 1.8 and 1.9 tonnes, respectively. Both excavators feature all-steel bodywork, 500-hour greasing intervals, swing-out counterweight and integrated tie-down points. The dozer blade is available with standard arms or optional long-reach arms.

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Rear camera kits available for Bobcat skid-steer and compact track loaders

June 15, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Bobcat Company’s rear camera kits are now available for its skid-steer and compact track loaders. The kit offers the operator a rear view of the machine. It features a 4.3-in. LCD colour monitor, LED backlit screen, wiring harness and mounts.

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Answering the capex question: When does renting equipment beat out ownership?

June 11, 2018 by David Kennedy

At one time, the type of work contractors could complete was largely limited to the type of equipment in their arsenal. That’s no longer the case. From small local shops to the big national chains, the equipment rental industry has

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Heavy-duty Husqvarna K 770 power cutter offers easy handling

May 28, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The K 770 power cutter from Husqvarna offers a 5-hp engine, 5 in. cutting depth and choice of blade. Weighing 22 lbs., it includes a vibration-damped chassis and spring-loaded, semi-automatic SmartTension technology. K 770 has a blade diameter of 14

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Compact grinder offers ease, power

May 15, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

From HTC, the Duratiq 5 grinder has a grinding width of 20 in. and is available in two models rated at 3-hp and 5-hp, respectively. The grinder features a digital control panel, hermetically sealed grinding head, modular chassis and mist