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Western Star rolls out performance, safety enhancements to 4700 trucks

March 11, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

Western Star has rolled out several advancements to its 4700. 4700 trucks and tractors can now be spec’d with the new Cummins X12 engine, which delivers up to 1700 lb.-ft. of torque and 500HP. Another new option is the Detroit

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Ranger Design to launch Cargo + ladder rack

March 4, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

The Cargo + ladder rack from Ranger Design, to be released on March 25, has a carrying capacity up to 300 lbs. It is made of aluminum with an anodized finish and aerodynamic frame, intended to reduce wind noise and

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Putzmeister introduces new series of pickup-mounted pumps

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Concrete pump maker Putzmeister introduced a new series of pickup-mounted pumps. It showed off the VSP 70 – a Thom-Katt TK 70 mounted on a Dodge Ram 5500 chassis – that features a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,845 kilograms

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Mack brings mDRIVE AMT to cabover pumpers

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

The mDRIVE is coming to cabover pumpers. Following the World of Concrete announcement, Mack’s versatile 13- and 14-speed automated manual transmission will be available in the company’s TerraPro concrete pumper models. The AMT delivers improved performance and durability to maximize

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Federal tax incentive creates big opportunity for firms purchasing new equipment

February 19, 2019 by David Kennedy

Canadian construction companies have at least one reason to thank U.S. President Donald Trump. He may have started the ongoing trade spat that’s caused havoc in the markets for construction steel and aluminum, but the recent American tax reforms he

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GMC takes its Sierra off-road

February 19, 2019 Mario Cywinski

For years standard vehicles with a few cosmetic changes and rugged tires were sold as off-road models. Fortunately, that’s no longer the case

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Mack Trucks offers mDrive for TerraPro concrete pumper lineup

February 4, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

Mack Trucks now offers the mDrive HD automated manual transmission (AMT) in its TerraPro concrete pumper models. The AMT comes standard with split-shaft PTO functionality, which receive output directly from the transmission. In the TerraPro lineup, mDrive will be paired

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Products making a splash at World of Concrete 2019

January 26, 2019 On-Site Staff

North American construction is still going strong. World of Concrete 2019 was the annual event’s largest since the 2008 recession dented industry sentiment more than a decade ago. Spread across three full halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center, plus

Product Trucks

Freightliner offers lightweight engine to pair with 114SD concrete mixer

January 14, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

The Freightliner Trucks 114SD concrete mixer can now be spec’d with the new Cummins X12 engine. The engine delivers up to 500-hp and 1,700 lb-ft of torque. Weighing 2,050 lbs, it is designed to increase payload and productivity. Paired with

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From the editor… Tech keeps trucking

December 5, 2018 by David Kennedy

Integrating fully autonomous vehicles certainly won’t become standard on work sites for several years, but the prospect is no longer science fiction

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Shifting gears: Vocational truck makers are not prepared to sit in neutral

October 2, 2018 Nate Hendley

Vocational vehicles aren’t sitting idle. The priorities of safety, performance and comfort may have stayed the same, but manufacturers have embraced new ways to bolster everything from air brake stopping times to headlight performance. With an emphasis on technology, improved

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Ontario government introduces legislation to scrap cap-and-trade program

July 26, 2018 Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government expects to spend up to $5 million to compensate companies that bought into the province’s cap-and-trade system, the provincial environment minister said July 25 before moving to repeal the carbon pricing program. Rod Phillips introduced

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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

Product Trucks

Truck interior designed to attract drivers

February 5, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

The Mack Granite model featuring an all-new interior developed to help customers attract and retain drivers while also improving their productivity took center stage in the Mack Trucks booth. Designed with detailed input from thousands of drivers, the interior was

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2018 pickup trucks report: the right truck

December 15, 2017 Jill McIntosh

You always want “the right tool for the job,” and that includes one of a contractor’s most important tools, the work vehicle. It can be hard to choose with so many on the market, but that also gives you a

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Canada to be bauma 2019 partner country

March 13, 2017 bauma

Canada is one of the world’s most important markets for the international construction machinery, building material plant and mining machine industry. It is the world’s seventh biggest construction machinery market. With a volume of 102 billion and 116 billion euros

Product Trucks

DOOSAN ADT offers superior traction

March 1, 2017 On-Site Magazine

  The Doosan DA40-5 articulated dump truck offers excellent driving stability, equal weight distribution and superior traction along with additional load capacity, superior power and better productivity. Its flexible and agile undercarriage ensures all six wheels have permanent ground contact,

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2017 pickup truck models get everything from a mild refresh, to a complete makeover

December 9, 2016 Jil McIntosh

With trucks as popular as they are, automakers can’t afford to stand still. Several models undergo everything from a mild refresh to a complete makeover for 2017. For those who need ultimate workhorses, Ford completely updates its Super Duty, while

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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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Families, industry professionals flock to TRUXPO 2016

May 25, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Tradex complex was the site for TRUXPO 2016, Western Canada’s largest commercial trucking show, held on Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th. Approximately 9,000 industry professionals visited the show over two days to source and compare new products