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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

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Komatsu introduces intelligent machine control hydraulic excavator

May 27, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

From Komatsu America Corp., the PC290LCi-11 hydraulic excavator features intelligent Machine Control (iMC), which is based on the company’s sensor package, including stroke sensing hydraulic cylinders, an IMU sensor, and GNSS antennas. This technology utilizes 3D design data loaded in

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Komatsu rolls out two hydraulic excavator models

May 13, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

Komatsu America Corp. has introduced the new PC1250SP-11 and PC1250LC-11 hydraulic excavators. These EPA Tier 4 Final certified models have SAA6D170E-7 engines with two Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filters that do not require Diesel Exhaust Fluid or a Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR)

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Hitachi introduces new EX1200-7 with enhanced, engine, hydraulics and in-cab comfort

May 3, 2019 On-Site Staff

  Hitachi has introduced the third excavator to its EX-7 series. Following the recent launch of the EX2600-7 and EX5600-7, the manufacturer said March 1 it is bringing the new EX1200-7 to customers in Canada, the U.S., Latin America and

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Missing pins possibly caused Seattle crane collapse that killed four, experts say

May 1, 2019 Gene Johnson. The Associated Press

SEATTLE—It appears workers who were disassembling a construction crane had prematurely removed pins securing the sections of the crane’s mast to each other, and that could explain why it toppled April 27, killing four people, experts said. Crane accident investigator

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John Deere releases three backhoe attachments

April 30, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

John Deere has released three backhoe attachments: the BH9B, BH10B and BH11B. The new backhoe attachments are ideal for those working in tight spaces by offering swing speed control and 180-degree capabilities.  A two-lever control of boom or swing (left

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Four killed in crane collapse at Google campus under construction in Seattle

April 29, 2019 Lisa Baumann And Nicholas K. Geranios, The Associated Press

SEATTLE—Four people died and three were injured when a construction crane on the new Google Seattle campus collapsed April 27, pinning six cars underneath. One female and three males were dead by the time firefighters got to the scene, Fire

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Clearing a path: Dozer makers step up their technology to help less experienced operators gain traction

April 23, 2019 Nate Hendley

It’s a new reality that’s impossible to overlook. Skilled operators are becoming tougher and tougher to find. While equipment manufacturers can’t exactly help Canadian contractors fill seats, they are making the equipment easier to run and the cabs more appealing.

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XL Specialized Trailer introduces low profile, hydraulic detachable gooseneck trailer

April 23, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

XL Specialized Trailers has added a Low-Profile Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck (HDG) trailer to its lineup. The trailer offers a loaded deck height of 15 in. and a ground clearance of 4.5 in. With a capacity of 110,000 lbs. in 12

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Breaking it down: Crusher evolution prompts contractors to rethink aggregates

April 22, 2019 Jillian Morgan

The steep cost of hauling off and disposing of rubble from job sites, only to purchase and truck in virgin aggregate from far-off quarries, has motivated the construction industry to turn its garbage into gold. Geoffrey Faber, territory manager West