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Quebec premier urges crane operators back to work as ‘illegal’ strike continues

June 20, 2018 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Premier Philippe Couillard warned Quebec’s crane operators June 19 there will be consequences for what he called an illegal strike, as construction sites were paralyzed across the province for a second consecutive day. The premier said workers who refuse to

Product Heavy Equipment

Cat 814K wheel dozer features sound-suppressed cab, Tier-4 engine

June 15, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The Cat 814K wheel dozer from Caterpillar features the company’s 248-hp ACERT engine and Load Sense Control Hydraulics. It offers four forward and reverse speeds and an upgraded cab design with isolated mounting and seat air-suspension. Two blade design options

Article Compact EquipmentHeavy EquipmentTrucks

Answering the capex question: When does renting equipment beat out ownership?

June 11, 2018 by David Kennedy

At one time, the type of work contractors could complete was largely limited to the type of equipment in their arsenal. That’s no longer the case. From small local shops to the big national chains, the equipment rental industry has

Cat utility compactors
Product ConstructionHeavy EquipmentRoads

Cat utility compactors focus on efficiency, simple operation

June 5, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

From Caterpillar, the CB1.7 and CB1.8 utility compactors weigh 1.7 mt and 1.8 mt, respectively. The compactors feature toggle-type switches, a mechanical propel lever and LED lights on the console. Both CB1.7 and CB1.8 offer single-point lifting and foldable ROPS.

Epiroc tunnel hydraulic breakers
Product Heavy Equipment

Hydraulic breakers for tunnelling promise less wear, lower operating costs

May 14, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

From Epiroc, the SB 302 and SB 452 tunnel hydraulic breakers feature a stainless steel piston and press-fit, one-piece brushing locked by an additional pin. The tools include a collar and dust cover. Two restrictors are available to enable performance

CAT articulated trucks
Product Heavy Equipment

Cat updates C-Series articulated trucks

May 14, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Cat articulated truck models 730, 730 EJ and 735 have been redesigned with updated operator stations, including controls, transmission-protection features, a hoist-assist system, a traction control system, a stability-assist system and ECO operating mode. 730 and 730 EJ offer automatic

News Heavy EquipmentSkills Development

Crane operators protest in front of Couillard’s Montreal office

May 9, 2018 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Crane operators drove their rigs through the streets of Montreal over the weekend to protest new regulations that govern how workers are trained. About 10 cranes and several hundred union members joined the march and protest that ended in front

News Heavy Equipment

Expo Grands Travaux 2018 draws thousands in heavy equipment industry to Montreal

May 8, 2018 On-Site Staff

Montreal—Nearly 13,000 filtered through Olympic Stadium late last month as Expo Grands Travaux returned to Montreal. The show featured hundreds of exhibitors showing off the latest innovations and heavy equipment designed for large infrastructure projects. “We saw an increase of

Article Heavy Equipment

Teaching an old dog new tricks

May 4, 2018 Nate Hendley

Recent innovation to wheel loaders has brought a fresh look to the construction site workhorse

Product Heavy Equipment

John Deere adds SmartGrade to 950K PAT crawler dozer

April 16, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

John Deere has added SmartGrade to its 950K power-angle-tilt (PAT) crawler dozer. The SmartGrade dozer incorporates an EPA Final Tier 4/EU Stage IV John Deere 9.0 l. engine with 280-hp. It includes a hydrostatic powertrain and John Deere dual-path hydrostatic

News ConstructionHeavy Equipment

Doosan adds new authorized dealer in Ottawa

April 13, 2018 On-Site Staff

Ottawa’s Eastrock Equipment Canada will now serve as an authorized sales, service, parts and rental location for Doosan heavy equipment. Doosan Infracore announced that the dealership serving the Ottawa-Carleton, Prescott-Russell and Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry areas will become its latest authorized Canadian dealer

Atlantic heavy equipment show 2018
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Atlantic Canada heavy equipment show draws record crowds

April 10, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

A record-breaking crowd attended the 2018 Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show (AHES), held from April 5-6 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex in Moncton, N.B. The 32nd edition of the show attracted 14,800 attendees. It featured over 200,000 square feet of exhibit

Product Heavy Equipment

Caterpillar introduces three tandem vibratory rollers

March 16, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Caterpillar has added tandem vibratory rollers to its paving products family. The models include: CB13, CB15 and CB16. Nomenclature corresponds to the 13-, 15- and 16-ton weight classes the rollers reside in. Vibratory options include: oscillatory vibration, dual amplitude, dual

ASV Skid steer
Product Heavy Equipment

High ground clearance for ASV skid steer loaders

March 16, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

From ASV, RS-75 and VS-75 skid-steer loaders feature a 10 in. ground clearance and 24-degree departure angle. The machines include hydraulics and cooling systems, as well as a swing-out door. RS-75 and VS-75 can travel at 11 mph when equipped

Product Heavy Equipment

Doosan wheel loader features guarding package to limit downtime

March 14, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Doosan’s DL280-5 wheel loader features an optional guarding package for working in harsh conditions. The package includes: air-intake protection screen/filer, axle seal guards, bucket cylinder guards, steel cylinder guards and valve steam guards, among other features. The 172-hp wheel loader

Product Heavy Equipment

Hydraulic excavator with tight tail swing performance, increased lift capacity

March 14, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

From Komatsu America, the PC238USLC-11 hydraulic excavator features a heavy counterweight mass and rounded cab. The 167-hp excavator is equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, viscous fan clutch and added EGR. Intended for confined spaces in utility

Atlantic heavy equipment show
Article Heavy Equipment

AHES 2018 preview

March 12, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

For 32 years running, the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show has been a true pillar of the heavy equipment industry. On April 5 and 6, 2018, the latest products, services and – of course – big iron will once again take

Volvo e-series excavator crawler
Product Compact EquipmentHeavy Equipment

Volvo E-Series excavator features short swing, increased fuel efficiency

March 12, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The Volvo ECR355E crawler excavator offers a short swing radius and a 180 kW Volvo D8 Tier 4 Final engine. The 35-ton machine features an electro-hydraulic system and X-frame undercarriage built with forged steel top rollers. ECR355E includes wide-opening compartment

Article Heavy Equipment

Excavators that suck

February 20, 2018 Nate Hendley

Since 1995, Ontario Excavac has offered vacuum excavating services, primarily for municipalities and hydro companies. Much of the Vaughan, Ont.-based company’s work involves “potholing”— that is, locating underground utilities then removing enough soil in non-destructive fashion to expose pipes and

Bobcat compact track loader
Product Heavy Equipment

Bobcat compact track loader offers durability, performance enhancements

February 5, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

The Bobcat T595 compact track loader is part of the M2-Series line of compact loaders featuring durability and performance enhancements that provide operators increased uptime, improved visibility and a more comfortable cab. The vertical lift path provides increased lifting capacity