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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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Coming out swinging: Technology, telematics and less tail-swing top list of what’s new in crawler excavators

March 18, 2019 Nate Hendley

A broader range of applications and advancing technology are forcing manufacturers in the mid- to large-size crawler excavator segment to unearth new solutions. Foremost among these evolving trends are reduced tail-swing machines that let excavators take on a more diverse

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Hitachi brings factory-installed Grade Guidance system to three excavator models

March 1, 2019 On-Site Staff

Looking to offer increasingly tech-savvy contractors a straight-from-the-factory guidance system, Hitachi has introduced an integrated Grade Guidance system in three of its excavators. The manufacturer has worked with Topcon on the system, which offers a real-time display of distance-to-grade that

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Skyjack unveils full size rough terrain range

February 27, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

The SJ9253 RT scissor lift from Skyjack is the company’s largest to date, with a working height of 59 ft. The scissor lift is part of Skyjack’s new full size rough terrain range, which replaces the company’s existing 88 in.

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Compact-swing Hyundai HX130LCR hydraulic excavator offers contractors more versatility in tight spaces

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Equipment manufacturer Hyundai showed off its HX130LCR hydraulic excavator for the first time at World of Concrete 2019. The 13.5-ton machine is powered by a 73.6-horsepower Perkins diesel engine and is capable of reaching a maximum dig depth of 5.57-metres.

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New Deere L-Series utility wheel loaders offer major improvements to cab, versatility

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

After countless development hours, John Deere introduced its L-Series utility wheel loaders at World of Concrete. It showed off the 544L on the show floor, pointing to major improvements in the cab design. Roomier and more comfortable, the loader has

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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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Pettibone launches Traverse T1258X, entering 12,000-pound telehandler market

February 13, 2019 On-Site Staff

Equipment manufacturer Pettibone has stepped into the market for 12,000-pound capacity telehandlers. The company launched its Traverse T1258X at World of Concrete in Las Vegas late last month. Pettibone said the new telehandler has a specified lift height of 58

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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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Kubota unveils SVL65-2 track loader

February 4, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

From Kubota Canada Ltd., the SVL65-2 track loader — available in Canada April 15, 2019 — is powered by a 68-hp engine and has a rated operating capacity of 2,100 lbs. at 35 per cent lift or 3,000 lbs. at

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John Deere rolls out three L-Series utility wheel loaders

January 29, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

John Deere has unveiled three new L-Series utility wheel loaders: The 524L, 544L and 624L. The machines feature EH loader controls with integrated third and fourth function auxiliary hydraulics. Additional bucket options include enhanced production buckets with integrated spill guards,

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Looking down: Toronto remains comfortably on top in latest North American construction crane count

January 25, 2019 by David Kennedy

A voracious appetite for new towers has allowed Toronto to extend its lead over its North American rivals in the key construction indicator

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Hyundai HL975 wheel loader offers high horsepower, large bucket capacity

January 20, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

The Hyundai HL975 wheel loader is powered by the Cummins QSG12 engine, producing 331 net hp. It is equipped with a standard 6.3 yd3 bucket. The model is designed for digging and loading in quarries, gravel pits, surface coal mines

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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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John Deere rolls out two K-Series compact wheel loader models

December 17, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

John Deere has redesigned its K-Series compact wheel loader models with the introduction of the 244L and 324L. The machines feature the Articulation Plus steering system. The 244L achieves an 8-ft., 3-in. full-lift dump height and a full-turn tip load

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Kinshofer introduces HPXdrive system

December 17, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

The HPXdrive system from Kinshofer features two shafts which run opposed and have a helix thread. It is hydraulically driven by a single piston. This design aims to allow for full and constant closing force throughout the attachment’s open and

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Cat premieres first high drive electric drive dozer

December 11, 2018 On-Site Staff

  Caterpillar Inc. has introduced an all-new electric drive train in its latest update to the Cat D6 dozer lineup. The D6 XE is the world’s first high drive Electric Drive dozer. The equipment manufacturer says it delivers up to

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John Deere crawler loaders promise lower operating costs, increased productivity

December 11, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

John Deere has unveiled two additions to its crawler loader line: the 655K and 755K. Featuring the company’s Final Tier 4 PVS 6.8-litre engine, the 655K and 755K offer 155-hp and 194-hp, respectively. Both machines feature hydrostatic transmissions and Total

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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.