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Cat D8T dozer features increased blade capacity, power

August 7, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

From Cat, the D8T dozer features a fully-automatic four-speed transmission and blade capacity of 13.4 yd3. An added gear and lock-up clutch engagement is designed to aid in shifting. The D8T is available in standard and low ground pressure configurations,

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Doosan material handler promises enhanced grapple, increased visibility

July 30, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

From Doosan, the 162-hp DX225MH-5 material handler has a 4-ft. standard fixer cab rise with an optional 6-ft. cab rise or 6.5-ft. hydraulic cab riser. It offers multiple power modes, in addition to a lifting work mode that increases pump

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Get the most from your equipment: Avoid these three excavator pitfalls

July 25, 2018 On-Site Staff

Excavators have few issues navigating rough terrain, squeezing into tight spaces and performing a huge number of job site tasks. But even the “superheroes” of modern construction aren’t invincible, particularly if they end up in the wrong hands. These are

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Liebherr crawler excavator offers improved swing torque and engine power

July 24, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The R 926 Compact crawler excavator from Liebherr offers an operating weight between 25.4 tonnes and 29.5 tonnes. It has a tail swing of 1.7 m and 1.9 m, with a swing radius of less than 4 m. The machine’s

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Komatsu America introduces WA480-8 wheel loader

July 9, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

From Komatsu America Corp., the WA480-8 wheel loader is equipped with a 299-hp Tier 4 Final certified emissions regulations-compliant engine. The machine features an optional advanced joystick steering system. It has an integrated load meter system and optional printer. The

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Doosan rolls out DL280-5 wheel loader

July 3, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The DL280-5 wheel loader from Doosan features a 172-hp engine. It is manufactured with a Z-bar lift-arm linkage. The high-lift iteration provides an additional 18-in. of dump height. The wheel loader is equipped with a forward-neutral-reverse joystick control/gear selector. An

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Doosan upgrades articulated dump truck with new cab, safety features

June 26, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Doosan has upgraded its DA30-5 articulated dump truck to include a hydro-gas, self-leveling front suspension system. The cab interior includes an updated dashboard and vehicle control unit. The panel can display multiple camera views around the truck. Air vents have

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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