Category Archives: Technology

John Deere announces industry-first grade control-ready offering for the L-Series tractor loaders

John Deere announces industry-first grade control-ready offering for the L-Series tractor loaders

MOLINE, IL — A first in the construction market, the John Deere 210L and 210L EP tractor loaders are now available with grade control-ready and grade indication factory options, allowing for faster and more accurate fine grading. The grade technology options combined with an updated box blade result in increases to productivity and efficiency when […]

Bobcat Company launches new Bobcat Machine IQ wireless communication subscription packages

Bobcat Company launches new Bobcat Machine IQ wireless communication subscription packages

WEST FARGO, ND — As an innovation leader, Bobcat Company is creating more intelligent, connected technologies and services that are reshaping how work gets done. Bobcat® Machine IQ wireless communication, launched in 2019, is a service designed to help owners and fleet managers better utilize their machines. Now it’s been upgraded with two new subscription […]

Volvo updates and expands Load Assist across wheel loader line; announces machine updates

Volvo updates and expands Load Assist across wheel loader line; announces machine updates

Volvo Construction Equipment is making its Load Assist machine control applications compatible on a wider range of Volvo CE wheel loaders, from the L60H to the L350H, and is introducing several new Load Assist applications. Volvo is also launching several productivity and serviceability enhancements to those same machines. “We never settle when it comes to […]

Falkland Islands quarry enlists Sandvik mobiles to meet thriving demand

Falkland Islands quarry enlists Sandvik mobiles to meet thriving demand

  Located on East Falkland, Pony’s Pass quarry is a booming site which is at the industrial heart of the island’s operations. Despite its isolated position, it annually produces 160,000 tons of quartzitic sandstone using a state-of-the-art mobile crushing and screening train. To meet the diverse and logistically challenging requirements of this project, Sandvik Mobile […]

Curb Roller Manufacturing makes concrete work easy 
with the Hydra-Screed HS3000

Curb Roller Manufacturing makes concrete work easy 
with the Hydra-Screed HS3000

FAIRVIEW, KS – Curb Roller Manufacturing makes concrete flatwork and shapework easy with the Hydra-Screed 3000. The hydraulically powered machine reduces back-breaking labor and accommodates varying lengths of pipe, custom V-flume, crowned roller screed and numerous other profiles. The Hydra-Screed HS3000 is a two-operator machine that has the weight and strength to move more than […]

UMA scales up production on unusually large soil nail wall

UMA scales up production on unusually large soil nail wall

by Brian M. Fraley, Fraley Construction Marketing  UMA Geotechnical Construction constructed all of the eight required permanent soil nail walls along a roughly two-mile stretch of the Greensboro Western Loop (Interstate 73) project but they were all dwarfed by Wall 4. To be exact, the total project required 76,000 square feet of wall, 42,000 of […]

Fecon adds dealership locator to web site

Fecon adds dealership locator to web site

Fecon has recently updated their web site by adding a Dealership locator tool.  This new functionality allows viewers to search for attachments, tractors, rental or any, within 10 to 250 miles from a desired zip code. The results are displayed on a map which shows locations of dealers who meet entered criteria, along with their […]

HaulHub empowers construction materials producers to fully digitize their ticketing process

HaulHub empowers construction materials producers to fully digitize their ticketing process

BOSTON, MA — HaulHub Technologies, the Boston technology firm providing the heavy construction industry with state-of-the-art, mobile- and web-based solutions, recently announced the latest addition to its innovative construction performance platform: JOBslip. The JOBslip app was developed with insights from experts across the construction materials industry to provide a world-class digital ticketing experience for the customers […]

MAJOR offers variety of FLEX-MAT opening styles for enhanced customization

MAJOR offers variety of FLEX-MAT opening styles for enhanced customization

CANDIAC, QC — MAJOR, a leading global manufacturer of high-performance wire screens, offers FLEX-MAT® with opening styles for a wide variety of material applications. The custom-fit screen media manufacturer offers the FLEX-MAT series in five styles to give producers options to improve efficiency and screening quality. “Our priority is to always provide screen media products […]

Go with the flow: Preventing accumulation in cement processing

Go with the flow: Preventing accumulation in cement processing

Efficient material flow is a critical element of dry-process cement manufacturing, and accumulation or blockages can put a choke hold on a plant’s profitability. Hang-ups in storage systems and build-up in process vessels can impede material movement, causing bottlenecks that interfere with equipment performance and reduce process efficiency. Poor material flow also raises maintenance expenses, […]

Cat® hydraulic mining shovel bucket with replaceable basket cuts rebuild time and optimizes capacity

Cat® hydraulic mining shovel bucket with replaceable basket cuts rebuild time and optimizes capacity

Caterpillar now offers an innovative 2-piece bucket for Cat® hydraulic mining shovels. The design reduces downtime by limiting refurbishment to the area of the bucket subjected to most of the wear—the basket. The replaceable basket enables faster, easier and safer rebuilds compared to traditional buckets. In addition, the basket design can evolve with mine site […]

Doosan Bobcat and Green Machine partner to produce electric compact excavators

Doosan Bobcat and Green Machine partner to produce electric compact excavators

WEST FARGO, ND — Doosan Bobcat North America, a global leader in compact equipment, and Green Machine Equipment, Inc., a manufacturer of renewable power drive systems recently announced a strategic partnership to produce electric/hydraulic Bobcat® compact excavators. Green Machine® will custom retrofit Bobcat excavators with their proprietary battery technology to replace the standard diesel power […]

Genesis Attachments expands Razer demolition tool offering with the New GDT 590

Genesis Attachments expands Razer demolition tool offering with the New GDT 590

Featuring a lighter-weight design, the GDT Razer is optimized to fit on standard and most high-reach excavators, and the GDT 590 extends the minimum excavator weight to 120,000 pounds, up from the 45,000, 66,000 and 90,000 pound minimum excavator weights of the GDT 190, 290 and 390 respectively. The GDT 590 Razer also increases the […]

Komatsu customers surpass 3B metric tons moved autonomously

Komatsu customers surpass 3B metric tons moved autonomously

TUSCON, AZ — Marking another industry first for autonomous haulage, mining companies have now hauled more than three billion metric tons of materials leveraging Komatsu’s FrontRunner autonomous haulage system (AHS). Working closely with its customers, Komatsu teams developed the first commercially available autonomous haulage system to help mines move material more efficiently. First deployed in […]

3 Ways to prevent issues with vibration analysis

3 Ways to prevent issues with vibration analysis

by Lars Bräunling, MAJOR Director of Product Technology When coupled with routine maintenance, anticipating the needs of equipment is an important way operations can ensure screening performance and productivity. Consistently monitoring a vibrating screen with a predictive analysis program helps to not only keep it up and running, but helps to do so efficiently. Predictive […]

John Deere introduces TC-Series trenchers as latest additions to attachments lineup

John Deere introduces TC-Series trenchers as latest additions to attachments lineup

MOLINE, IL — Designed to fit the needs of construction, agricultural and landscaping professionals, John Deere debuted two new trencher models, the TC36 and TC48, to its family of attachments. The newly introduced TC36 and TC48 trenchers are ideal economic models for lighter-duty tasks and equipment rental. These attachment models are compatible on John Deere […]

Komatsu upgrades XT-5 family of tracked feller bunchers with performance improvements, special warranty program

Komatsu upgrades XT-5 family of tracked feller bunchers with performance improvements, special warranty program

CHATTANOOGA, TN — To better meet customer needs, Komatsu is upgrading its XT-5 family of tracked feller bunchers, adding performance and operator improvements, as well as covering the machines with a special 2-Year/5,000-hour warranty program. The XT430-5, XT445L-5 and XT465L-5 models were introduced in 2018, and these advancements were made based on customer feedback. Komatsu XT-5 machines […]

Fairbanks Scales FB4000 instruments enable predictive cutoff applications

Fairbanks Scales FB4000 instruments enable predictive cutoff applications

Predictive cutoff flow monitoring helps achieve greater accuracy in industrial filling KANSAS CITY, MO — Fairbanks Scales Inc., the oldest scale company in the U.S. recebtly announced its FB4000 Series of scale instruments is ideal for implementing predictive cutoff flow monitoring in a wide range of industrial filling applications, including grain loading, cement and asphalt […]

CASE hosts webcast showcasing new SiteWatch Telematics platform

CASE hosts webcast showcasing new SiteWatch Telematics platform

CASE Construction Equipment will host an online webcast on Wednesday, July 22 at 10 AM CST to showcase the all-new CASE SiteWatch telematics platform, and to take questions from contractors and equipment owners on telematics and fleet management. The event will be hosted by Richie Snyder, marketing manager for digital and precision solutions/telematics at CASE. […]

Ritchie Bros.’ latest Market Trends Summary provides additional insights into truck tractor market

Ritchie Bros.’ latest Market Trends Summary provides additional insights into truck tractor market

VANCOUVER, BC — With billions of dollars of equipment transacting via multiple sales channels each year, Ritchie Bros. has the data and in-house expertise to provide unmatched insight into industry trends. The company is now sharing this insight via its Market Trends module within its Ritchie Bros. Asset Solutions suite of tools, allowing customers, investors […]

Crane Industry Services and CM Labs open simulation training and demo room

Crane Industry Services and CM Labs open simulation training and demo room

CARROLLTON, GA — Crane Industry Services, LLC (CIS) in partnership with CM Labs Simulations, has expanded simulation training for cranes, earthmoving equipment, maritime and port equipment. CIS designed a new simulation training and demo room located at the CIS Centered on Safety Training Center in the Atlanta area. The showroom features a variety of portable […]

Rockster’s closed circuit impactor is #1 choice for leading company in recycling of building materials

Rockster’s closed circuit impactor is #1 choice for leading company in recycling of building materials

Demolish — recycle — build. Bauhof Deutschlandsberg GmbH has been ensuring the perfect material cycle for 24 years. With a 9-person team and strong partner network such as the transport company Konrad Pistolnig GmbH, Westbeton GmbH and Tiefbau Deutschlandsberg, company’s great strengths are building demolition, container services and the recycling of all types of construction […]

Engcon’s automatic quick coupler system streamlines everyday use of the excavator

Engcon’s automatic quick coupler system streamlines everyday use of the excavator

EC-Oil, Engcon’s automatic quick coupler system, when combined with a tiltrotator and hydraulic tools make a huge difference to excavator productivity. Increasing profitability, efficiency and safety for the excavator industry. The benefits are so major that Engcon has decided to make the EC-Oil system available to as many operators as possible by offering it at […]

In-house Austrian production leads to top quality product

In-house Austrian production leads to top quality product

Since mid-last year, Rockster has moved to a larger production facility and has now successfully introduced serial production of the second machine type – R700S. Consistent quality control, better control of delivery times and expansion of production capacity were the main reasons for the move of Rockster Austria International GmbH from Ennsdorf to Neumarkt im […]

New CAT® MH3040 material handler cuts fuel and maintenance costs

New CAT® MH3040 material handler cuts fuel and maintenance costs

Delivering the power and reliability required for the most demanding material handling applications in scrap and millyard operations, the new Cat® MH3040 builds on the successful legacy of the M325D L MH model. The boom, sticks and other high-stress areas feature thick, multiplate fabrications, castings and forgings to withstand wear and deliver years of durable […]