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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

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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.