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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

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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.