Category Archives: Industry News

With My Komatsu, contractors get impactful visual analyses of telematics data for a mixed fleet

With My Komatsu, contractors get impactful visual analyses of telematics data for a mixed fleet

Designed to collect, visualize and monitor telematics data from Komatsu and non-Komatsu machines To get the most value from your telematics data, you need an efficient way to interpret it. What if you could monitor the health of your entire mixed-equipment fleet from one dashboard, receive maintenance alerts on your phone, and order parts without searching […]

Bo Doll joins Durex Products as south-central Regional Sales Manager

Bo Doll joins Durex Products as south-central Regional Sales Manager

LUCK, WI – Durex Products Inc., a leading manufacturer of premium wire, polyurethane, and rubber screen media technologies, is pleased to announce its recent hire of Bo Doll, who joins as a Regional Sales Manager covering the south-central United States.

ASV expands line of branded attachments with augers, breakers, trenchers and soil conditioners

ASV expands line of branded attachments with augers, breakers, trenchers and soil conditioners

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, has expanded its line of branded attachments tested for use on ASV machines. The new lineup features augers and bits, breakers, trenchers and soil conditioners. The attachments are tested to ensure maximum efficiency and performance with ASV equipment. Plus, contractors can benefit from […]

Yanmar launches website dedicated to compact equipment

Yanmar launches website dedicated to compact equipment

GRAND RAPIDS, MN  – Yanmar Compact Equipment North Americalaunches a state-of-the-art website dedicated to its lines of compact equipment. The site comes as one of many new investments Yanmar is making in the North American market and corresponds to the company’s initiative to adopt a customer-focused approach in every facet of its business.

Altorfer Cat kicks off Caterpillar’s 2022-2023 Global Operator Challenge dealer-level competition

Altorfer Cat kicks off Caterpillar’s 2022-2023 Global Operator Challenge dealer-level competition

Klocke Inc.’s Kent Richmond advances to regional semifinals in North Carolina On a cold, drizzly day in March, 25 equipment operators from Iowa, Illinois and Missouri converged on Edwards, Ill. to compete in the first Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge dealer event, organized by Altorfer Cat of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The day-long event challenged the skills […]

TOMRA Recycling appoints Parker Bynum as new sales manager, USA West

TOMRA Recycling appoints Parker Bynum as new sales manager, USA West

Nick Doyle moves from western sales manager position to new key accounts manager, North America Sensor-based sorting specialist, TOMRA Recycling, announces the appointment of Parker Bynum as the new sales manager, USA West, covering the waste and recycling industry. In this role, Bynum will consult directly with TOMRA partners and customers to implement the right […]

Open drum or depth control? Selecting the right mulcher for your fleet

Open drum or depth control? Selecting the right mulcher for your fleet

by Matt Nelson, Product Manager at Diamond Mowers   Ideal for land clearing, vegetation management, and utility or roadside maintenance, a drum mulcher serves a variety of needs from maintaining agricultural property and mitigating the spread of invasive species to infrastructure development and right-of-way clearing. But how do you know which drum attachment is right […]

Felling Trailers signs Floyd’s Truck Center as authorized dealer

Felling Trailers signs Floyd’s Truck Center as authorized dealer

SAUK CENTRE, MN – Felling Trailers, Inc. has signed Floyd’s Truck Center as an authorized Felling Trailers dealer. Floyd’s Truck Center has nine locations spanning Northcentral to the Northwestern United States; Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Montana. All the Floyd’s Truck Centers sell and service Felling Trailers’ complete product line, consisting of over 240 models, ranging […]

Blue Scotland to become the MDS (A Terex Brand) distributor in Scotland & North East England

Blue Scotland to become the MDS (A Terex Brand) distributor in Scotland & North East England

Blue Machinery (Scotland) Ltd have been appointed as the MDS distributor for Scotland and the North East of England. MDS – A Terex Brand is a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty rock trommels and conveyors. The company which was acquired by Terex MP back in July were originally founded in 1995 and over the last 25 […]

MAJOR offers on-site technical services to maximize screening performance

MAJOR offers on-site technical services to  maximize screening performance

MAJOR, a leading global manufacturer of high-performance wire screening media, works closely with its dealer network to offer complimentary on-site technical services for end users. Each program is designed to help producers and contractors in the aggregates, mining, construction and recycling industries to maximize uptime with their screen media and include local screening performance assessments, […]

EvoQuip launch sustainability campaign — Think Green, Think EvoQuip

EvoQuip launch sustainability campaign — Think Green, Think EvoQuip

EvoQuip have taken a step towards sustainability in launching a campaign to illustrate their commitment to creating a sustainable future. The “Think Green, Think EvoQuip” campaign was launched in April 2022 and demonstrates continued growth by creating equipment that is increasingly sustainable.

More power, less noise the all-new Vermeer D550 marks a new generation of Maxi Rig Drills

More power, less noise the all-new Vermeer D550 marks a new generation of Maxi Rig Drills

  PELLA, IOWA — Vermeer unveils the newest generation of maxi rig drills with the introduction of the 550,000-pound (249,475.8-kg) D550 horizontal directional drill (HDD). This powerful large drill leads its class with 100,000 foot-pounds (135,581 Nm) of torque, advanced telematics, and smart onboard technology and diagnostic information. Loaded with performance features and technology, the […]

Three ways to save on fuel

Three ways to save on fuel

With fuel consistently at or near the top of your annual operating expenses, it doesn’t really matter if the price of diesel is up or down. Any savings you make in the area of fuel consumption go straight to your bottom line. And the improvements you make now will pay off down the road when […]

Felling Trailers, Inc. announces beneficiary of 2022 Trailer for a Cause

Felling Trailers, Inc. announces beneficiary of 2022 Trailer for a Cause

SAUK CENTRE, MN – Felling Trailers will be hosting its 10th annual Trailer for a Cause online auction of an FT-3 Utility trailer to benefit a nonprofit organization. Felling Trailers’ goal is to bring awareness to various nonprofits that are making a difference by donating 100% of the winning bid from the auction to a different […]

Tips on saving fuel for diesel vehicle, truck and equipment operators

Diesel Technology Forum Offers Advice WASHINGTON, D.C. – Drivers of millions of passenger, delivery, and emergency vehicles and off-road machines and equipment in the United States rely on diesel engines and fuel. Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) says it is the most energy-efficient internal combustion engine, getting the best value for each fuel dollar spent.

TOMRA celebrates 50th anniversary by announcing world without waste mission

TOMRA celebrates 50th anniversary by announcing world without waste mission

TOMRA, the global provider of advanced collection and sorting systems, celebrates its 50th anniversary today. Each of the group’s four divisions – Collection, Food, Recycling and Mining – marked the milestone by declaring a collective mission for the future to “transform how we all obtain, use and reuse the planet’s resources to enable a world […]

Controlling erosion in challenging situations

Controlling erosion in challenging situations

by Rich McLaughlin, Ph.D. In some areas, preventing erosion is a relative “walk in the park” involving simple soil amendments, seeding and placing a temporary cover until the vegetation is established. For many other areas, this approach is not likely to succeed due to steep slopes, poor soil conditions and climate. A couple of recent […]

Volvo CE brings its first commercial electric machine to Asia

The zero-emissions, near silent ECR25 Electric excavator by Volvo Contruction Equipment (Volvo CE) is now available to order for customers in South Korea-respondiong to the market’s increased force on more sustainable construction solutions. The 2.5-ton battery electric compact excavator is the first electric machine by a major manufacturer to arrive in the Asian market – […]

John Deere bridges the gap between the classroom and the woods with a new Forestry Full-Tree Training Simulator

John Deere bridges the gap between the classroom and the woods with a new Forestry Full-Tree Training Simulator

MOLINE, IL— Recently, John Deere announces the release of the new and innovative Forestry Full-Tree Training Simulator. This development offers cost-effective and efficient operator training in a risk-free environment, all while avoiding wear and tear on equipment.

Metso Outotec launches a new mobile impact crusher to the Nordtrack range

Metso Outotec launches a new mobile impact crusher to the Nordtrack range

Metso Outotec adds a new impact crusher to its Nordtrack mobile crushing and screening range, targeting especially smaller-sized applications and jobsites in the construction and demolition waste recycling segment. The Nordtrack™ I1011 mobile impactor has compact dimensions and a powerful, high-performance crusher, ideally suited for contractors and rental work. Equipped with a large hanging screen, […]

Volvo CE appoints new head of brand and marketing for Asia and China

Volvo CE appoints new head of brand and marketing for Asia and China

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced a new Head of Brand, Marketing and Corporate Communication for Region Asia and Region China – a key role in delivering the company’s strategic direction across the construction equipment industry’s largest global market.

Crunching the numbers

Crunching the numbers

A Holistic Approach to Trailer Total Cost of Ownership by Troy Geisler, vice president of sales and marketing, Talbert Manufacturing Purchase price is the first and most obvious element of total cost of ownership, but simply glancing a trailer’s price tag might only tell half the story. To really understand a trailer’s TCO, businesses need […]

With 10% more HP, new Fecon 135VRT Mulcher is most powerful CTL available

With 10% more HP, new Fecon 135VRT Mulcher is most powerful CTL available

Fecon introduces the most powerful CTL on the market – the new 135VRT which is available through select Vermeer dealerships.  A 132HP 3.8 L Cummins Tier 4 Final Engine delivers 10% more horsepower than its predecessor 125VRT, while a 50 GPM auxiliary attachment flow provides 119 HP to the Bull Hog Forestry Mulcher or other […]