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Five tips for long-term savings on fleet maintenance

October 20, 2018 Dave Morley

  Keeping maintenance costs down is imperative to being successful as a contractor, but has to be done intelligently. You can save a lot of money short-term by simply skipping maintenance, but you will be replacing all of your equipment

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JLG releases bolt-on fall arrest system for boom lifts

October 15, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

The External Bolt-On Fall Arrest System from JLG Industries, Inc. can be installed to a 36 x 72 in. or 36 x 96 in. platform mounted to a JLG boom lift. This feature allows an occupant to exit the platform

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Elevating your game: New regulations and focus on safety redefining working from heights

October 2, 2018 David Kennedy

With their feet planted on an elevated work platform 40 metres (130 feet) above the Ottawa River, a pair of employees with marine construction contractor O.D.S. Marine set to work replacing a series of 10 high-voltage power lines on an

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Cat side discharge buckets feature heavy duty designs

October 1, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

Cat Side Discharge Buckets are designed for use with skid steer loaders, multi-terrain loaders, compact track loaders and compact wheel loaders. The buckets feature a belt-type conveyor and adjustable openings on either side of the bucket. A rotating agitator aims

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Terex CTL 272-18 jib tower crane offers maximum jib length of 61 metres

October 1, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

From Terex Cranes, the CTL 272-18 luffing jib tower crane features a 61 metre maximum jib length, 270-ton-metre load moment and maximum full-length load of 2.9 tons. The crane offers seven different jib configurations from 30 to 61 metres. Equipped

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Cat Skeleton Buckets offer efficiency, long-term operation

October 1, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

Cat Skeleton Buckets feature heavy steel rods — 1.25 in. in diameter on 3.75 in. centres — to form the floor and back of the bucket. Plates with rectangular openings form the sides of the bucket, and a rectangular frame,

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John Deere adds Final Tier 4 engine to 944K hybrid wheel loader

October 1, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

John Deere has added its 536-hp, Final Tier 4 13.5 litre engine technology to its 944K hybrid wheel loader.  The wheel loader also now includes a heated and ventilated cab seat. Outside the cab, remote jump-start terminals were added to

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Guarding package now available for Hyundai wheel loader

September 26, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

A guarding package is now available for the HL960HD wheel loader from Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas. The package is designed to protected the machine from job site hazards found in wheel loader applications. It features a hinge steel front and

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SDLG rolls out its largest wheel loader in North America

September 26, 2018 On-Site Staff

SDLG has launched its largest wheel loader in North America yet. The Tier 4 L959F features a Deutz-SDLG SD80F engine and a 4.0 cubic yard bolt-on edge bucket. It’s an upgrade to the company’s LG959. SDLG said the “value” machine

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Kinshoffer grapples offer precision, longevity

September 18, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

Kinshoffer D-Series grapples are available for 4,400 lb. to 176,000 lb. excavators. The grapples are powered by hydraulic cylinders with hydraulic damping protection. D-Series feature pressure relief valves and a perforated shell design, as well as a non-return valve designed

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John Deere rolls out upgrades to backhoe, tractor loader models

September 11, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

John Deere has upgraded its 310 EP backhoe and 210L EP tractor loader. Both models feature a 69-hp Yanmar 3.3L Interim Tier 4 diesel engine and variable displacement hydraulic pump. The 210L EP offers a loader lift capacity of 5,342

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SMS Equipment to begin carrying Takeuchi compact excavators, loaders

September 5, 2018 On-Site Staff

ACHESON, Alta.—Excavators, loaders and other compact equipment built by Takeuchi Manufacturing will soon be available at dozens of new locations across Canada. SMS Equipment and the Japan-based equipment manufacturer announced a new deal that covers more than 35 dealerships in

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Gehl adds track loader to Pilot Series line

September 4, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

The Pilot Series RT185 track loader from Gehl is powered with a 69.9-hp engine and two-speed hydrostatic drive system. It can lift up to 83 in., can carry 1,850 lbs. of material and has a ground clearance of 12.7 in.

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JCB releases three dumper models with focus on safety features

August 27, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

JCB North America has introduced three site dumper models, with maximum payload capacities ranging from 13,000 lbs. to 20,000 lbs. The range includes: 6T-I with either a front- or swivel-tip bucket, 7T-I Hi-Viz with front-tip, and the 9T-I with front-tip.

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John Deere adds SmartGrade to G-Series motor grader line

August 27, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

SmartGrade technology from John Deere is available for the company’s G-Series motor grader line. The Topcon 3D integrated grade control eliminates masts and cables from the moldboard. An automation suite is included with SmartGrade. The suite includes auto-articulation, blade flip

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Cranespotting: Toronto tops North American rivals

August 22, 2018 by David Kennedy

TORONTO—The skyline of Canada’s most populous city has changed dramatically over the past decade. With tower cranes spread along Toronto’s waterfront, across its ever-expanding core and north along Yonge Street, it’s poised to keep evolving. According to the the latest

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Gehl introduces DL Gen:3 series telescopic handlers

August 20, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

Gehl has introduced four telescopic handler models: DL11-44 GEN:3, DL11-55 GEN:3, DL12-40 GEN:3 and DL12-55 GEN:3. DL Gen:3 Series models feature a single joystick control for boom extension and retraction, attachment tilt, auxiliary hydraulics and forward/neutral/reverse. Maximum life capacities range

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Kinshoffer drum cutters offer efficiency, power

August 20, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

The WS drum cutter series from Kinshoffer is designed for mining, tunneling, road construction and demolition. The cutters feature a pick angle and chisel arrangement. Four chisel tips are available to attach to the wear pick: standard, heavy-duty, wear-protected and

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Dozer operators take on serious risks in fight against forest fires

August 8, 2018 Jonathan J. Cooper, The Associated Press

REDDING, Calif.—Not all firefighters carry a hose or shovel. The adrenaline junkies who steer heavy bulldozers across steep ridges face serious hazards, from smoke and flames but also from unsteady dirt and steep terrain that can flip them over. The

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JLG releases positive air shut off system for its telehandlers

August 7, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

JLG Industries, Inc. has announced the availability of a positive air shut off system for its telehandlers. The system is intended for applications where flammable materials could be drawn into the air intake system. It aims to block the engine