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Deere brings out new mechanical angle blade for 950K, 1050K crawler dozers

November 12, 2019 On-Site Staff

John Deere has introduced a new mechanical angle blade for its 950K and 1050K crawler dozers Designed based on customer feedback, the blade can be angled side to side, making jobs like backfilling and rough grading easier. “Understanding the crippling

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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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Final pieces of storm-toppled crane removed from top of Halifax building after nearly two months

October 28, 2019 The Canadian Press

The ruined crane had been inelegantly draped over an under construction building in the city’s downtown since the remnants of Hurricane Dorian struck the city

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Cat brings more weight, power and technology to new D5 Dozer

October 25, 2019 On-Site Staff

  Weighing in between 37,875 and 42,263 pounds and outfitted with a Cat C7.1 engine that delivers 170 horsepower, the new Cat D5 Dozer is significantly heavier and more powerful than its predecessor. By combining this enhanced performance with the

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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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Crews begin cutting away pieces of collapsed crane sprawled over Halifax building

October 15, 2019 by David Kennedy

The collapse more than a month ago has resulted in evacuation orders for surrounding buildings and led the province to declare a localized state of emergency

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First in, last out: What’s new in the versatile world of heavy-duty telehandlers

October 8, 2019 Nate Hendley

“We always say the telehandler is the Swiss Army knife of the job site [because] of its ability to do so many different jobs,” says John Boehme, senior product manager at JLG Industries Inc. “It’s the first machine on the

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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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Vermeer introduces liquids, solids separator on new XR2 vacuum excavator to keep crews on-site longer

October 3, 2019 On-Site Staff

  Vermeer Corp. unboxed an innovative new vacuum excavator at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in Louisville, Ky. this week. Launched the first morning of the three-day show, the new XR2 brings industry-first separator technology to the

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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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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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Komatsu introduces new PC2000-11 hydraulic excavator

September 23, 2019 On-Site Staff

  Komatsu is bringing more horsepower to its hydraulic excavator lineup. The company has introduced its PC2000-11 that’s designed to load 70- to 200-ton rigid frame haul trucks up to 12 per cent faster than previous models. Equipped with an

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JCB continues introduction of X Series excavators to North America with new 13- and 15-ton models

September 16, 2019 On-Site Staff

  U.K.-based equipment manufacturer JCB is continuing the rollout of its X Series excavators in North America. After bringing out the 220X to the market last year, the company said the 13-ton 131X and the 15-ton 150X are now available.

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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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Ligchine introduces new lightweight, ultra-maneuverable SpiderScreed

August 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

  Ligchine International has introduced an updated version of its SpiderScreed designed for placing concrete on upper decks, slab-on-grade and 3D surfaces. The lightweight machine, which is also specified for residential applications, weighs 581 kilograms (1,280 pounds), taking advantage of

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Concrete pump market gaining ground as cities grow upward, contractors see time and safety benefits

August 26, 2019 by David Kennedy

Cities across North America are on an upward trajectory, literally, as more and more mid- and high-rise developments take root to accommodate an increasing number of people moving to urban centres. As skylines in places such as Toronto, Seattle, Montreal,

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Komatsu puts more track on the ground with new D155AX-8 LGP dozer

August 23, 2019 On-Site Staff

  With a 12 per cent wider track gauge and 47 per cent lower ground pressure than the D155AX-8, the new LGP (low ground pressure) variant of the Komatsu America dozer delivers improved floatation and stability compared to its standard

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Deere introduces three new L-Series wheel loaders equipped for all-day operation

August 20, 2019 On-Site Staff

  Bolstering operator comfort and productivity are two of the main goals of a trio of new production-class wheel loaders from John Deere. The manufacturer is rolling out three new models of its L-Series Wheel loaders equipped with roomier cabs,

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Komatsu rolls out new WA900-8 wheel loader with new bucket design

August 8, 2019 On-Site Staff

  The new Komatsu America Corp. WA900-8 wheel loader is purpose-built for loading haul trucks. The heavy equipment manufacturer said the 116,400 kilogram (256,618 pound) wheel loader is equipped with a Tier 4 Final engine and incorporates a new bucket