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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

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Newest addition to Doosan crawler excavator lineup meets weight limit for easier transport

August 6, 2019 On-Site Staff

  Small- to mid-size contractors are the main market for the latest addition to Doosan Infracore North America’s lineup of crawler excavators. And these sort of builders, who may take on light excavation jobs like digging residential basements or commercial

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Newest Kinshofer clamshell bucket offers improved productivity for bulk materials

August 2, 2019 On-Site Staff

  A new clamshell bucket from excavator and loader crane attachment maker Kinshofer aims to help users increase productivity and limit downtime. The updated C40HPX uses a newly developed drive unit to open and close the two shells simultaneously. The

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Blastcrete Equipment introduces RS180 Mixer-Pump

July 19, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

Blastcrete Equipment LLC has introduced the RS180 Mixer-Pump with variable speeds from 0 to 18 cubic yards per hour and long-distance and high-volume pumping capabilities. Blastcrete’s RS180 incorporates an adjustable 2L8 rotor-stator pump. The adjustable rotor-stator, or progressive cavity, design

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Toronto remains unrivalled in North American construction crane count

July 17, 2019 David Kennedy

The seemingly endless list of new residential, office and mix-use projects have helped elevate the city’s building industry to one of the busiest on the continent

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Michelin to launch next generation of TWEEL airless skid steer tires

July 16, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

Michelin will launch its X TWEEL SSL 2 — the airless tire solution for skid steers — in both all-terrain (AT) and hard-surface (HST) versions Aug. 1. The tire is Michelin’s first embedded eight bolt hub that is interlocked mechanically,

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Pettibone releases Extendo 1246X telehandler

July 15, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

From Pettibone, the Extendo 1246X telehander delivers 12,000 lbs of load capacity. The unit is designed for contractors and rental users working in demanding applications ranging from construction to masonry to oil and gas. The 1246X is powered by a

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BOMAG rolls out 10 foot highway class pavers

July 10, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

BOMAG 10-ft. CR 1030 pavers include upgrades to the operator’s platform. New dual swing-out operator stations feature the company’s Sideview technology, in which the seat and console swivel outward at four differing angels. An open-grate design on the platform floor

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John Deere introduces 850L dozer

July 2, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

The John Deere 850L dozer includes a larger displacement engine, increased operating weight, new operator station, and several improvements to maximize reliability and durability. The machine, operating at 225-hp, incorporates an EPA Final Tier 4 John Deere PSS 9.0L diesel

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Brandt signs deal to become exclusive dealer for American Augers, Trencor in Canada

June 20, 2019 On-Site Staff

REGINA—The Brandt Group of Companies has announced a new deal that will make it the exclusive dealer for American Augers and Trencor equipment across Canada. The Regina-based company said the agreement will give its customers access to the full American

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Volvo teams up with tech firm Nvidia on autonomous trucks, construction equipment

June 18, 2019 On-Site Staff

GOTHENBURG, Sweden—With the market for automated vehicles continuing to gain traction, Volvo Group and U.S. tech firm Nvidia are teaming up on the development of the complex series of systems behind driverless trucks, construction equipment and public transport vehicles. The

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Metso buys Ontario-based crusher and screener manufacturer McCloskey for $464M

June 12, 2019 David Kennedy

TORONTO—An Ontario-based manufacturer that makes mobile crushing and screening equipment has been snapped up by industrial machinery maker Metso in an agreement worth $420 million. The Finland-based company, which makes equipment for the mining, aggregates and process industries, among others,

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Playing the long game: Machine control developers cautiously build to full autonomy  

June 11, 2019 Jillian Morgan

Driverless machines won’t be moving dirt on job sites anytime soon. Before an armoury of fully autonomous equipment can work alongside crews, machine control developers at the helm admit there will be a few hurdles to jump. Though it may

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KINSHOFER expands excavator attachment lineup with KB-Series hydraulic breakers

May 27, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

KINSHOFER has expanded its line of excavator attachments with the addition of the KSB-Series hydraulic breakers. The KB-Series encompasses eight models for .5- to 12-ton excavators. The smallest unit, the KSB 1, weighs 155 pounds (70 kilograms) and can complete