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Toronto compromises on changes to noise bylaw that threatened construction

April 18, 2019 by David Kennedy

TORONTO—Continuous concrete pours and heavy crane work will continue to be permitted overnight throughout Toronto, but will be subject to new restrictions following a vote at city hall April 17. The change represents a compromise between councillors pushing for a

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Volvo CE introduces 20-ton excavator

April 17, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

The EC200E 20-ton crawler excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment is designed primarily for light- to medium-duty digging. It has a maximum digging reach of 32 ft. 9 in. and a maximum digging depth of 22 ft. 3 in., with a

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Power Curbers adds Trimble compatibility to 5700-C curb machine

April 15, 2019 On-Site Staff

  With more technology finding its way onto the job site, Power Curbers is looking to compatibility. The company’s 5700-C curb machine is now compatible with Trimble’s PCS900 automated guidance system. The solution gives 5700-C users another option, adding to

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Elliott Equipment Company releases D86 digger derrick

April 9, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

Elliott Equipment Company has introduced the D86, a 10.31 digger derrick. The machine is designed for transmission and heavy duty construction projects. It is mounted on a tandem axle chassis and boasts an 86 ft. sheave height, 20,000 ft.-lbs. of

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Thousands flock to Toronto area for a glimpse of the latest big iron at NHES

April 7, 2019 On-Site Staff

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—Big iron and big crowds filled the halls of the International Centre just outside Toronto March 28 and 29 as the National Heavy Equipment Show rolled into town. The two-day event attracted 12,668 attendees from across the diverse construction

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Komatsu America Corp. unveils motor grader with focus on operator comfort

April 2, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

Komatsu America Corp. has introduced its new GD655-7 motor grader. Equipped with an 218 HP, EPA Tier 4 Final engine, the machine features low-effort control levers, a steering wheel and steering lever and a series of cab upgrades. The transmission

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Volvo CE high reach excavator offers versatility, power

April 2, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

From Volvo Construction Equipment, the EC750E HR excavator reaches up to 118 ft. high and is capable of handling up to 8,000 lb. tools. The machine can be reconfigured using extensions and different boom sets to become a multi-use demolition

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Canada’s new tax rules: A game changer for construction companies looking for improved performance and productivity

March 19, 2019 Steve Nielsen, executive vice-president and CFO, Finning International

The 2017 changes to U.S. tax law set Canada’s construction industry reeling, challenging an already resource tapped industry to stay competitive. Deeply tied with the American economy, those in the industry in Canada realized any changes to the U.S. tax

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Coming out swinging: Technology, telematics and less tail-swing top list of what’s new in crawler excavators

March 18, 2019 Nate Hendley

A broader range of applications and advancing technology are forcing manufacturers in the mid- to large-size crawler excavator segment to unearth new solutions. Foremost among these evolving trends are reduced tail-swing machines that let excavators take on a more diverse

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Hitachi brings factory-installed Grade Guidance system to three excavator models

March 1, 2019 On-Site Staff

Looking to offer increasingly tech-savvy contractors a straight-from-the-factory guidance system, Hitachi has introduced an integrated Grade Guidance system in three of its excavators. The manufacturer has worked with Topcon on the system, which offers a real-time display of distance-to-grade that

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Skyjack unveils full size rough terrain range

February 27, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

The SJ9253 RT scissor lift from Skyjack is the company’s largest to date, with a working height of 59 ft. The scissor lift is part of Skyjack’s new full size rough terrain range, which replaces the company’s existing 88 in.

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Compact-swing Hyundai HX130LCR hydraulic excavator offers contractors more versatility in tight spaces

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Equipment manufacturer Hyundai showed off its HX130LCR hydraulic excavator for the first time at World of Concrete 2019. The 13.5-ton machine is powered by a 73.6-horsepower Perkins diesel engine and is capable of reaching a maximum dig depth of 5.57-metres.

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New Deere L-Series utility wheel loaders offer major improvements to cab, versatility

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

After countless development hours, John Deere introduced its L-Series utility wheel loaders at World of Concrete. It showed off the 544L on the show floor, pointing to major improvements in the cab design. Roomier and more comfortable, the loader has

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Federal tax incentive creates big opportunity for firms purchasing new equipment

February 19, 2019 by David Kennedy

Canadian construction companies have at least one reason to thank U.S. President Donald Trump. He may have started the ongoing trade spat that’s caused havoc in the markets for construction steel and aluminum, but the recent American tax reforms he

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Assessing the future: Job site robotics are quickly gaining ground

February 18, 2019 Jacob Stoller

In the 1959 sci-fi novel Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein introduced, perhaps for the first time, the concept of the powered exoskeleton — a motor-assisted armoured suit that gives its wearer superhuman strength. Since then, exoskeletons have shown up in countless

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Pettibone launches Traverse T1258X, entering 12,000-pound telehandler market

February 13, 2019 On-Site Staff

Equipment manufacturer Pettibone has stepped into the market for 12,000-pound capacity telehandlers. The company launched its Traverse T1258X at World of Concrete in Las Vegas late last month. Pettibone said the new telehandler has a specified lift height of 58

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CASE launches DV Series small-frame vibratory rollers

February 11, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

CASE Construction Equipment has unveiled its DV Series small-frame vibratory rollers. Available in both double drum and combination (front drum with rear pneumatic tires) configurations, these compact rollers are designed for working in residential and commercial construction applications where the

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Kubota unveils SVL65-2 track loader

February 4, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

From Kubota Canada Ltd., the SVL65-2 track loader — available in Canada April 15, 2019 — is powered by a 68-hp engine and has a rated operating capacity of 2,100 lbs. at 35 per cent lift or 3,000 lbs. at

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John Deere rolls out three L-Series utility wheel loaders

January 29, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

John Deere has unveiled three new L-Series utility wheel loaders: The 524L, 544L and 624L. The machines feature EH loader controls with integrated third and fourth function auxiliary hydraulics. Additional bucket options include enhanced production buckets with integrated spill guards,

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Looking down: Toronto remains comfortably on top in latest North American construction crane count

January 25, 2019 by David Kennedy

A voracious appetite for new towers has allowed Toronto to extend its lead over its North American rivals in the key construction indicator