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WOC Product Launch: Mack Trucks mDRIVE transmissions gain new performance, safety features

January 17, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Mack Trucks introduced the Mack mDRIVE rolling start and auto neutral, two new features designed to improve jobsite performance and safety of trucks equipped with Mack’s mDRIVE and mDRIVE HD automated manual transmissions. Both features are standard on all Mack mDRIVE and

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Mack mDRIVE HD automated manual transmission boosts productivity

January 11, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Featuring a low-ratio creeper gear, the Mack mDRIVE HD 13-speed automated manual transmission (AMT) helps boost customer productivity thanks to improved performance and reduced weight. Now standard on Mack Granite models, it is available in direct or overdrive configurations, Mack

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SmoothRide combines Topcon technologies to deliver smoothest surface possible

January 3, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

SmoothRide uses a combination of core Topcon technologies designed to deliver the smoothest surface possible, while efficiently managing the quantity of material for each project. SmoothRide starts with vehicle-mounted scanners that collect data at driving speeds without the need for lane

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MRT 2550 Series II replaces 2540

December 14, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The MRT 2550 Series II rotating telescopic handler from Manitou, replaces the MRT 2540, updated with longer stabilizers, increased load capacities at higher lift heights, and more capacity when fully extended. It will lift up to 11,000 lbs. (5,000 kg)

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Ritchie Bros. sells $728+ million of equipment and trucks in Edmonton, AB in 2016

December 13, 2016 On-Site Magazine

In 2016 Ritchie Bros. held six auctions at its flagship site in Edmonton, AB, selling 43,500+ equipment items and trucks for $728+ million.  This includes last week’s two-day auction on December 8 – 9, when 4,500+ items were sold for

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Remote-controlled demolition machine offers increased power

November 30, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Brokk 280 remote-controlled demolition machine offers increased power, and includes the all-new SmartPower electrical system. It features a 20 ft. (6.2 m) reach and weighs 6,945 lbs. (3,150 kg). By generating as much as 25 per cent more breaking

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Manitou MRT 2540 updated with longer stabilizers

November 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

  The MRT 2550 Series II rotating telescopic handler from Manitou, replaces the MRT 2540, updated with longer stabilizers, increased load capacities at higher lift heights, and more capacity when fully extended. It will lift up to 11,000 lbs. (5,000

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Manitou’s MRT 2550 Series lifts heavy loads higher than ever

October 25, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Manitou’s MRT 2550 Series II Rotating Telescopic Handler replaces the MRT 2540, updated with longer stabilizers, increased load capacities at higher lift heights and more capacity when fully extended. The MRT 2550 Series II will lift up to 11,000 lbs. (5000

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Gehl’s RT250 track loader offers enhanced breakout force

October 25, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Gehl’s RT250 GEN:3 track loader has a rated operating capacity of 2,500 lbs. (1,134 kg) at 35 per cent tipping capacity. Built from the ground up with a dedicated chassis, the track loader features enhanced breakout forces, an optimized radial

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Caterpillar chairman and CEO elects to retire in 2017

October 20, 2016 On-Site Magazine

After more than 41 years with Caterpillar Inc., chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman has elected to retire, effective March 31, 2017. According to a company press release: “During his time as chairman and CEO, Oberhelman has reinvigorated the company’s focus

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Younger operators, and demand for greater efficiencies drives vocational truck design

October 14, 2016 Nate Hendley

What have been the biggest design trends in vocational trucks in recent years? John Felder, product marketing manager for Volvo Trucks, headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., offers a few suggestions. Felder cites new engine exhaust emission devices, growth in telematics, safety

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New Champlain Bride is construction showpiece

October 14, 2016 Jim Barnes

Canada has been home to a variety of megaprojects in recent years. None will be more visually stunning than the new Champlain Bridge (NCB) in Montreal, which will replace the existing Champlain Bridge in 2018. The existing bridge crosses the

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WorkSafe Bulletin: Best practices for tower crane inspection

September 26, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

A tower crane operator had just finished hoisting formwork from the upper level of a concrete residential high-rise to its first level, and was hoisting the load block while advancing the trolley toward the mast. Without warning, the empty hook,

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OpenLot launches Canada’s largest online equipment rental marketplace

September 12, 2016 On-Site Magazine

For the first time, construction professionals in the Greater Toronto Region (GTA) can rent construction equipment online from many of the region’s leading equipment rental companies. OpenLot’s online marketplace and smartphone apps make it possible to find, compare and book

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John Deere builds on its lineup of SmartGrade crawler dozers

September 5, 2016 On-Site Magazine

John Deere is building on its lineup of SmartGrade crawler dozers with the integration of the machine control offering on the 750K and 850K models. Adding SmartGrade availability on these larger machines will improve job site accuracy and quality of

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Despite the boom in GPS, contractors are cautiously entering the market

August 31, 2016 David Godkin

The uptake of GPS technology in machine controls has skyrocketed in recent years. According to an advisory board to the U.S. government, the adoption rate of GPS among machine control industries overall has been driven largely by costs and benefits.

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How to prep your wheel loaders for winter

August 31, 2016 Nate Hendley

If you want to use your wheel loaders in winter for removing snow or anything else, you need to ensure your machines can handle cold-weather conditions. An obvious way to protect your equipment in wintertime is to park it in

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Komatsu introduces D85EXi/PXi-18 intelligent crawler dozer

August 29, 2016 On-Site Magazine

  Komatsu America Corp.’s 264HP D85EXi/PXi-18 crawler dozer is the smart choice for any machine owner looking for intelligence and efficiency beyond what is typically available in machine control systems. Eliminating the need to install and remove blade-mounted sensors each day

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Doosan adds authorized dealer locations serving B.C.

August 25, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Doosan has expanded its dealer network with the addition of three new locations for Wesgroup Equipment — an authorized sales, service, parts and rental provider of Doosan equipment in British Columbia, Canada. Wesgroup Equipment is the parent company of Williams

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Talbert trailer allows more ground clearance for excavators

August 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

  Talbert Manufacturing’s 55CC close-coupled low-bed trailer features a low deck height, high-capacity rating and a removable gooseneck, allowing safe and easy loading of oversized equipment, including excavators and dozers. The industry-leading 18-in. loaded deck height — two inches lower than