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Manitou premieres new MTA 12055 telehandler designed for heavy construction applications

April 1, 2020 On-Site Staff

  The MTA 12055 from the Manitou Group has the largest lifting capacity in the construction telehandler range, the company says. The new infrastructure and heavy construction oriented machine can lift up to 12,000 pounds and has a lifting height

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Vermeer introduces new horizontal directional drill for water, utility jobs in urban areas

April 1, 2020 On-Site Staff

  Vermeer says it’s setting a new standard for horizontal directional drills with its D220x500 S3 Navigator. The new drill delivers up to 54,000 lb.-ft. of torque at a spindle speed of 36 revolutions per minute, as well as 240,400

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Leica brings semi-autonomous functionality to iXE3 3D platform

March 31, 2020 On-Site Staff

  The iXE3 3D excavator machine control solution from Leica Geosystems can now automatically control boom, bucket, tilt and tilt rotator bucket functions on a range of excavators from major OEMs. The technology aims to increase machine productivity and accuracy

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Better fuel efficiency, enhanced tech underpin new Komatsu WA800-8 wheel loader

March 31, 2020 On-Site Staff

  Equipment maker Komatsu did not keep things small at Conexpo 2020. The company showed off its updated WA800-8, 254,700-pound wheel loader. The piece of heavy equipment is geared mainly toward quarry, aggregate, and mining applications — particularly loading heavy

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Dynapac introduces new high compaction screeds for line of asphalt pavers

March 24, 2020 On-Site Staff

  To complement its SD Paver Range, Dynapac is rolling out a new generation of high compaction screeds. Premiering the new V5100 TH E and V6000 TH E screeds at Conexpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas earlier this month, the company said

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Cat’s new 395 twice as durable, delivers 10 per cent more production

March 17, 2020 On-Site Staff

  Weighing in at over 200,000 pounds, the new Next Generation Cat 395 excavator is reinforced to take on a lifetime of tough work. Delivering 10 per cent more production, requiring about 20 per cent less maintenance and offering twice

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AHES postponed due to coronavirus

March 16, 2020 On-Site Staff

The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show will not take place April 2-3 as originally planned. The high-profile East Coast event has been postponed as Canadian governments ramp up their responses to COVID-19, commonly called coronavirus. In a note to exhibitors March

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CONEXPO-CON/AGG to close a day early as coronavirus concerns mount

March 13, 2020 On-Site Staff

The move comes after the WHO officially classified the outbreak as a pandemic and Trump implemented travel restrictions

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Sucking it up: Traditionalists coming around to opportunity in vacuum excavators

February 24, 2020 Nate Hendley

There are new machines, new technologies and, equally importantly, a new level of acceptance in construction circles when it comes to vacuum excavators. Truck- or trailer-mounted vacuum excavators blast high-pressure water or air through pipes into the ground to break

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Innovative features extend paving season in colder markets, increase operator comfort and safety

February 21, 2020 Megan Hoegler

In Canada, the old saying goes, there are two seasons: winter and construction. While the cooler temperatures and frozen ground bring some projects to a halt, innovative new technology and upgrades to large-scale asphalt pavers are extending paving season in

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Equipment dealer Strongco to be bought by Portugal’s Nors

January 24, 2020 On-Site Staff

Portuguese equipment dealer Nors has struck an all-cash deal to acquire Canada’s Strongco Corp. for approximately $193 million. The Mississauga, Ont.-based company, which carries a number of high-profile equipment brands, including Volvo, Case, Manitowoc and Terex, has 26 branches across

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JLG adds sheet material attachment for telehandlers

January 17, 2020 On-Site Staff

  JLG Industries Inc. has added a new product to its lineup of telehandler attachments. The new coupler-mounted sheet material attachment can lift up to 3,000 pounds across a maximum fork spread of 72 inches. “JLG continues to expand the

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Bomag reintroduces 600-hp-class of cold planers with upgraded engine, design

January 7, 2020 On-Site Staff

  Compaction and paving equipment manufacturer Bomag has reintroduced its proven line of 600-horsepower-class cold planers. The company said its 2200/60 cold planer is now available with a Tier 4 Final engine, as well as a reengineered milling chamber and

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Crane that collapsed in Halifax had turntable problems, documents show

January 6, 2020 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—An inspection of a construction crane that collapsed in Halifax during a storm in September revealed it wasn’t working properly four months earlier. Citing government documents, Global News says the tower crane — owned by Lead Structural Framework Ltd. —

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Falcon Equipment becomes Western Canada dealer for Palfinger equipment

December 17, 2019 On-Site Staff

British Columbia-based dealer Falcon Equipment Ltd. and lifting equipment manufacturer Palfinger Group have announced a new partnership. As of Dec. 11, Falcon Equipment will begin distributing Palfinger’s lineup of loader cranes, hooklifts, skiploaders, truck mounted forklifts and other equipment at

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Manitou introduces telehandler with 12,000-pound capacity designed for construction materials

December 6, 2019 On-Site Staff

  In response to customers looking for a machine capable of moving heavy construction materials, Manitou Group has introduced its MTA 12055 Series III telehandler to North America. The telehndler, which has a high boom mount, has a maximum lift

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Complex project to remove crane toppled in Halifax during Dorian cost $2M, minister says

November 29, 2019 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—Nova Scotia’s transportation minister says the cost of removing a construction crane that toppled in downtown Halifax during post-tropical storm Dorian is at least $2 million. Lloyd Hines says the province is examining invoices from an engineering firm and the

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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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ARW Truck Equipment expands into Saskatchewan and B.C.

November 28, 2019 On-Site Staff

ARW Truck Equipment Ltd. is branching out from its Alberta base into neighbouring British Columbia and Saskatchewan. The company, which sells, services and rents mobile cranes for light construction work and material handling applications, currently has five locations across Alberta.

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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