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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

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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