Category Archives: Industry News

K-Tec and Soil Connect partner to promote efficient earthmoving

K-Tec and Soil Connect partner to promote efficient earthmoving

Soil Connect and K-Tec Earthmovers are working together to promote responsible and efficient earthmoving and material transportation practices across the US. In order to bring awareness to the common pitfalls and inefficiencies faced by today’s dirt movers, the companies have agreed to work together to educate the earthmoving industry through multiple cross-promotional channels about new […]

Monroe Tractor names Karen Long new CFO

Monroe Tractor names Karen Long new CFO

At Monroe Tractor, our promise to our customers is “we are here to keep you doing your job.” We strive to bring the best products and the best in customer service, which is why we are pleased to announce Karen Long as chief financial officer of Monroe Tractor.

Demolition robots vs. excavators

Demolition robots vs. excavators

by Jeff Keeling, sales & marketing manager, Brokk Inc. With cutting-edge technology enhancing efficiency and safety on a number of jobsite applications, hydraulic breakers might seem a bit dull in comparison. Mounted on a carrier without the correct hydraulic oil flow and pressure, system back pressure and some consistent downward force, they just sit there, […]

John Deere expands its solutions for grade control with the launch of SmartGrade™ for excavators

John Deere expands its solutions for grade control with the launch of SmartGrade™ for excavators

John Deere increases the range of its grade control solutions with the launch of SmartGrade™ on the 210G LC and 350G LC Excavators. The factory-installed and -calibrated 3D SmartGrade system delivers increased productivity and accuracy on the job and provides benefits to contractors at all levels. “By incorporating precision technology, such as SmartGrade, on our […]

Volvo CE extends oil change intervals to 1,000 hours

Volvo CE extends oil change intervals to 1,000 hours

Volvo Construction Equipment is releasing new oil change filters that extend drain intervals to 1,000 hours for articulated haulers, wheel loaders and excavators. Longer intervals save customers up to 50% on maintenance costs and planned downtime without compromising component performance or longevity. The maximum engine oil change interval is now 1,000 hours (or 12 months) […]

Daniel “Boone” Larsen set to cast into retirement after 30 years in the trailer industry

Daniel “Boone” Larsen Set to Cast into Retirement After 30 Years in the Trailer Industry

Daniel “Boone” Larsen, Felling Trailers’ Great Lakes Regional Sales Manager has been a part of the equipment industry for 40-years and will retire in early May 2021. Thirty of those years have been spent spec’ing and selling trailers; 19-years with Towmaster, and the last 11-years with Felling Trailers. Daniel “Boone” joined the Felling Trailers’ team […]

Engcon’s tiltrotator makes a winning impression with excavators at Australia’s largest machine show

Engcon’s tiltrotator makes a winning impression with excavators at Australia’s largest machine show

The National Diesel & Turf Expo took place in Sydney from April 9th to 11th, 2021. The fair founded in 2016 is Australia’s largest machine fair with visitor numbers growing every year. Engcon has participated at the event several times, but this year’s participation was different. In previous years, Engcon has been represented through resellers, […]

Advanced technology for the new CAT® 815 soil compactor

Advanced technology for the new CAT® 815 soil compactor

The new Cat® 815 Soil Compactor features technology upgrades to help increase productivity and efficiency, so more area is compacted in less time on large earthworks projects. New machine designs and revised service groupings combine to cut maintenance costs up to 9%. With all components relocated from the cab roof to lower overall transport height, […]

Road Widener brings heightened safety to road crews with offset vibratory roller attachment

Road Widener brings heightened safety to road crews with offset vibratory roller attachment

Road Widener LLC., a leading manufacturer of innovative road construction equipment, offers the industry’s first offset vibratory roller attachment. The attachment’s offset, patented design allows the host machine to drive safely on flat ground while compacting sloping shoulders, ditches and other hard-to-reach roadside areas, a task that has traditionally put road crews in danger of […]

Mecalac hydraulic thumb increases material handling ease

Mecalac hydraulic thumb increases material handling ease

NORFOLK, MA — Mecalac, a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of compact construction equipment for urban environments, offers a new hydraulic thumb option for its recently re-configured two-piece boom with offset, available for 6MCR skid excavators and 7MWR wheeled excavator models. The new thumb makes it easy to pick up, maintain and move large […]

Volvo CE expands dealer technician training with new West Coast facility

Volvo CE expands dealer technician training with new West Coast facility

Volvo CE is adding a West Coast technical training facility in the San Francisco Bay Area later this year as part of a larger initiative to invest in technical training across North America. In addition to diesel construction equipment, the facility will serve as a hub for Volvo Group battery-electric vehicle training including Volvo CE, […]

GSSI to highlight StructureScan Mini XT at World of Concrete 2021

GSSI to highlight StructureScan Mini XT at World of Concrete 2021

GSSI, manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, will be showcasing its StructureScan™ Mini XT all-in-one concrete inspection GPR system at the in-person World of Concrete, to be held on June 8-10, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in Las Vegas, NV, Booth W753. Also on display will be the Palm XT miniaturized GPR […]

Special building dedication in memory of AEC founder J. Dewayne Allen

Special building dedication in memory of AEC founder J. Dewayne Allen

Friends, family, and associates – from near and far – gathered at the Allen Engineering Corp. (AEC) headquarters in Paragould, AR, on Friday, April 16, 2021, for a special building dedication in memory of founder J.Dewayne Allen. J. Dewayne Allen (CEO,Chairman, and Founder of AEC) passed away from this life to the next in late […]

New ASV OEM maintenance kits provide convenient, all-in-one solution

New ASV OEM maintenance kits provide convenient, all-in-one solution

ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, introduces Maintenance Kits for simple and convenient ASV machine parts purchasing and maintenance. The kits include replacement filters for service intervals. All parts included are OEM, ensuring customers receive the highest quality filters for maximum machine reliability. “We want […]

John Deere announces 2021 “Own It” low monthly payment program

John Deere announces 2021 “Own It” low monthly payment program

MOLINE, IL — John Deere unveils its 2021 “Own It” Low Monthly Payment Program, available for customers who want to own the quality and reliability of John Deere compact and mid-size equipment. Customers can utilize the low monthly payment program to get on the path to equipment ownership for a variety of compact and mid-size equipment […]

Yanmar Compact Equipment celebrates 50th Anniversary of tracked carrier

Yanmar Compact Equipment celebrates 50th Anniversary of tracked carrier

This year, Yanmar Compact Equipment, a subsidiary of Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd., celebrates the 50th anniversary of the YFW500D, the world’s first tracked carrier equipped with a Yanmar diesel engine. The original carrier used the undercarriage of a Yanmar rubber crawler combine harvester and added a cargo box to enable it to transport materials on […]

Volvo CE adds new EC380E straight boom excavator to its purpose-built demolition tool lineup

Volvo CE adds new EC380E straight boom excavator to its purpose-built demolition tool lineup

Volvo CE is adding to its demolition lineup with the new 38-ton EC380E Straight Boom excavator, which replaces the traditional boom-and-stick approach with a 23-foot straight boom and purpose-built arm. This custom-built excavator offers a significant height advantage over standard models along with outstanding reach, stability, cab protections and durability, making it an ideal choice […]

Aquajet Online: New tool provides real-time data for long-term success

Aquajet Online: New tool provides real-time data for long-term success

Aquajet introduces Aquajet Online, a cloud-based system for equipment tracking, real-time diagnostics, data collection and analytics. Aquajet Online is accessible via a computer or smartphone and provides owners, operators and project stakeholders with a digital toolkit to maximize safety, security, productivity and machine utilization. Robust data collection and analysis tools also allow customers to track […]

John Deere expands its grade management solutions with slope control for the K-Series dozers

John Deere expands its grade management solutions with slope control for the K-Series dozers

MOLINE, IL — John Deere debuts Slope Control as a factory option for its K-Series dozers, including the 450K, 550K and 650K models. With Slope Control, John Deere provides its customers with an entry-level integrated grade control solution. Slope Control assists operators in grading smooth planar surfaces and is ideal for applications, such as small […]

Metso Outotec introduces a comprehensive range of smart and sustainable mining filtration solutions

Metso Outotec introduces a comprehensive range of smart and sustainable mining filtration solutions

Metso Outotec is launching a comprehensive range of smart and sustainable filtration solutions to meet the needs of the mining industry, including the most demanding concentrates and tailings dewatering applications. The selection includes 15 different filter types, ranging from pressure filters of up to 100 bar pressure to vacuum filters and polishing filters, coupled with […]

WDS 2021 heads to Chicago

WDS 2021 heads to Chicago

The 2021 World Demolition Summit (WDS) will take place in Chicago, USA, on October 20 & 21 It is returning to the US following a successful online event in November after the rescheduling of the live WDS originally arranged for Vienna, Austria. This year’s program, will feature William Sinclair presenting a paper on the British […]

Design underway for new UMA Geotechnical headquarters

Design underway for new UMA Geotechnical headquarters

UMA Geotechnical Construction, a geotechnical contractor serving the Mid-Atlantic Region, has announced that construction will soon be underway on its new headquarters in Colfax, NC. The company acquired the 15.5-acre parcel at 8051 National Service Road in December 2020 and is currently engaged in the design process. “UMA is growing rapidly, and we’re expanding our […]

A century of safe stepping – Wooster Products celebrates 100th Anniversary at World of Concrete

A century of safe stepping – Wooster Products celebrates 100th Anniversary at World of Concrete

Wooster Products, producer of anti-slip safety stair treads, nosings, and NITEGLOW® Emergency Egress Systems, celebrates their 100thanniversary at World of Concrete.  Long respected for their quality and innovation, they will feature anti-slip products for new construction, renovation and OEM applications for commercial and industrial settings worldwide, in their WOC Booth.  From an early installation at […]

IROCK Crushers launches dealer portal

IROCK Crushers launches dealer portal

VALLEY VIEW, OHIO – IROCK Crushers recently launched their Dealer Portal, which is specifically designed for IROCK dealers to access needed information involving the sales, service, support and marketing of the IROCK product line. “This application has been a great way to provide our dealers everything they need right at their fingertips and in real-time. […]

Volvo CE trains technicians in transition to electric machines

Volvo CE trains technicians in transition to electric machines

The shift to electrification requires more than switching to zero exhaust machines – the whole supply chain needs to be empowered to optimize these gamechanging construction solutions. To ease the transition, Volvo CE is going above and beyond in supporting equipment rental company. Following the arrival of 18 Volvo ECR25 Electric machines in the Loxam […]