Category Archives: Technology

John Deere Construction & Forestry builds new Illinois training facility

John Deere Construction & Forestry builds new Illinois training facility

MOLINE, IL — John Deere recently completed the construction of a 7,500 square foot facility in Coal Valley, IL, to better meet internal training demands, along with supporting customer visits and events. The building is part of the Construction & Forestry Training Campus and includes three classrooms that can be used separately for training purposes, or […]

Optimized and safer mine haulage assured with Reverse Assist

Optimized and safer mine haulage assured with Reverse Assist

TUCSON, AZ – Hexagon’s Mining division recently announced the introduction of HxGN MineOperate Reverse Assist, a high-precision positioning application that guides truck operators with the optimum reversing path. Reverse Assist completes the division’s Operator Assist product suite. Inaccurate reversing maneuvers and costly collisions are perennial hazards for drivers backing into a loading position, a process […]

Addressing the need for sharp workers

Addressing the need  for sharp workers

by Jeff Winke The scene is a busy mid-size construction contractor’s office where owner-operator Bill plops into his desk chair while thinking that he and his incredible crew need relief, need help.  “I’m gonna close my eyes for just a minute,” he promises before dozing into a familiar dream where he’s sifting through a stack […]

Brokk Inc. expands, adding new service and training center and fleet managers

Brokk Inc. expands, adding new service and training center and fleet managers

MONROE, WA – Brokk has opened the doors to its new Demonstration and Service Center in St. Joseph, MO, expanding its North American coverage and bringing the number of Brokk locations to three. Randy Glidewell and Mike Brott join the Brokk team at the new facility. Glidewell takes on the leadership position as Brokk fleet […]

Philippi-Hagenbuch innovates new tailgate style for Komatsu rigid frame trucks

Philippi-Hagenbuch innovates new tailgate style for Komatsu rigid frame trucks

PEORIA, IL – Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc. has revolutionized a new version of their Autogate® Tailgate – a PHIL innovation unveiled 50 years ago specifically for Komatsu rigid frame trucks. With its introduction in 1969, PHIL’s Autogate Tailgate was the first commercially available tailgate and has since become the de facto standard in off-highway truck tailgates utilized […]