Category Archives: Technology

Komatsu’s D71-24 dozer with distinctive slant nose design offers exceptional visibility

Komatsu’s D71-24 dozer with distinctive slant nose design offers exceptional visibility

Most powerful hydrostatic transmission dozer in its size class Worried that a mid-size dozer won’t have enough power for your bigger jobs? Komatsu’s D71EX/PX-24 with the most powerful hydrostatic transmission (HST) dozer in its size class is effective at grading, pushing, side-cutting and work on soft ground, giving you the flexibility to move from production […]

Engcon and Volvo launch a global collaboration – the start of a long-term joint development in the industry

Engcon and Volvo launch a global collaboration – the start of a long-term joint development in the industry

In 2020 the collaboration started with Engcon’s eML and Volvo Smart Connect. This resulted in the first compatible machines, an updated EC250 E and EC300 E reaching the Engcon workshops and Volvo, with customer delivery due in the first quarter 2021. The project is the start of a global collaboration agreement between Volvo Construction Equipment […]

Automated conveyor belt cleaner tensioner reduces maintenance and guesswork

Automated conveyor belt cleaner tensioner reduces maintenance and guesswork

A global innovator of conveyor belt cleaning technology has introduced an autonomous tensioning system that continuously monitors and delivers proper cleaner tension. By utilizing Martin Engineering’s intuitive new smart technology platform to maintain proper blade-to-belt pressure, the N2® TwistTM Tensioner provides the best possible cleaning performance throughout the life of the blade. The system also alerts operators […]

Volvo CE unveils its first mid-size electric wheeled excavator concept

Volvo CE unveils its first mid-size electric wheeled excavator concept

Volvo Construction Equipment has unveiled the EX03, the company’s first electric prototype in the mid-size excavator range. With low noise, zero exhaust emissions and reduced maintenance needs, the EX03 represents the future for safer and more environmentally responsible construction sites. “This prototype is a significant step forward in the evolution of medium electric construction machines,” […]

Caterpillar Mining to present technical papers, highlight latest equipment and technology advancements at SME’s MINEXCHANGE 2021

Caterpillar Mining to present technical papers, highlight latest equipment and technology advancements at SME’s MINEXCHANGE 2021

Caterpillar Mining is set to make significant contributions to the virtual MINEXCHANGE 2021 SME Annual Conference & Expo as a sponsor, by presenting multiple technical sessions and developing a virtual exhibit loaded with its latest videos, webinars, demonstrations and more. A long-time supporter of SME, Caterpillar and its dealer, Wagner Cat, are primary sponsors of […]

Soil Connect expands sales team

Soil Connect expands sales team

Growing digital marketplace continues series of strategic hires after successful seed round. Soil Connect — an innovative digital marketplace connecting those who have soil, aggregates and other building materials with those who need it — has announced two significant appointments to its sales team; bringing in added expertise from the construction and tech startup industries. […]

Enerpac strand jack technology outperforms over traditional crane for Chicago bridge cantilever lift

Enerpac strand jack technology outperforms over traditional crane for Chicago bridge cantilever lift

The recently completed Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago crosses the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal. Constructing the 316 ft bridge span over the canal, while keeping the canal open to barge traffic, allowed heavy lift specialist Engineered Rigging to prove the flexibility of their Enerpac strand jack technology over a traditional crane approach to […]

Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control 2.0 available on D51i-24 and D61i-24

Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control 2.0 available on D51i-24 and D61i-24

Technology significantly increases dozer productivity Productivity is key to job site success. And just as technology has transformed global business, Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control (iMC) can help quickly transform construction job sites into highly efficient, highly productive operations. Komatsu’s iMC incorporates a host of advanced, proprietary machine technology, to let contractors take advantage of productivity-enhancing […]

Diversified product development launches new RailWise™ brand

Diversified product development launches new  RailWise™ brand

WACO, TEXAS — Diversified Product Development has established the RailWise™ brand to accommodate its growing line of products for the hirail market. The new brand encompasses several of Diversified’s existing hirail products and will help clarify the company’s focus as it expands its rail industry solutions offering. Established hirail maintenance products within the RailWise brand […]

UMA supports South Carolina manufacturer’s expansion with micropiles 

UMA supports South Carolina manufacturer’s expansion with micropiles 

by: Brian M. Fraley, Fraley Construction Marketing  Specialty subcontractors like UMA Geotechnical Construction, Inc. (UMA) rarely get the credit, but the work they do often lays the foundation for stimulating the global supply chain. The North Carolina-based contractor worked two shifts to install more than 300 micropiles to support a fabrication facility addition for a […]

Curb Roller Manufacturing offers custom drums for challenging pours

Curb Roller Manufacturing offers custom drums for challenging pours

FAIRVIEW, KS – Curb Roller Manufacturing, the world leader in shaped concrete roller screeds, makes challenging concrete pours achievable with specially designed custom drums. Leveraging the experience and success the company encountered with the launch of the curbing machine and custom drum shapes, Curb Roller ventured into a new area where their shaped concrete expertise […]

Hampton Development Services and Diggers LLC transform old gravel pits into lakefront properties in Nebraska

Hampton Development Services and Diggers LLC transform old gravel pits into lakefront properties in Nebraska

Bob Hampton has been a real estate developer for more than 30 years and has developed nearly 25 neighborhoods across Nebraska and Colorado. His latest project is a 200-acre lake development called Flat Water Lake in Valley, NE. “We’re going to have 130 lots and an 80-acre lake,” says Hampton. “And it’s three former gravel […]

CASE CE hosts live/interactive webcast on preparing construction equipment for the busy season

CASE CE hosts live/interactive webcast on preparing construction equipment for the busy season

Interactive CASE Earthmover webcast will cover pre-season equipment activities that contractors and fleet managers can implement to ensure optimal operation and uptime for the busy construction season ahead. CASE Construction Equipment will host a live and interactive CASE Earthmover webcast on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 10 AM Central on preparing construction equipment for optimal […]

Aquajet extension kit brings additional versatility to hydrodemolition

Aquajet extension kit brings additional versatility to hydrodemolition

MONROE, WA — Aquajet, a global leader in Hydrodemolition robot manufacturing, offers its Extension Kit system for improved reach and versatility in a variety of concrete removal and surface preparation applications, from bridge deck, berth and pier work to dams, tunnels and wastewater plants. The kit allows extended reach side to side as well as […]

John Deere joint tests its first electric-powered backhoe with National Grid

John Deere joint tests its first electric-powered backhoe with National Grid

MOLINE, IL — John Deere, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment, and National Grid, an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people throughout the Northeast, will joint test an electric backhoe concept. The John Deere developed, battery-powered, electric vehicle design – referred to as E-Power – will target […]

Vermeer Corporation acquires electric HDD and fluid management technology

Vermeer Corporation acquires electric HDD and fluid management technology

PELLA, IOWA – Vermeer Corporation recently announced it has acquired electric-powered HDD and fluid systems technology from Normag. Through this acquisition, Vermeer assumes the rights to develop, manufacture and distribute the proven fully electric HDD rigs, generator sets and fluid management systems, which are currently operating across Europe under the Normag brand. As a world […]

TruckIT announces integration with Autodesk BIM 360

TruckIT announces integration with Autodesk BIM 360

ATLANTA, GA – TruckIT , a construction technology firm specializing in dispatching and electronic ticketing solutions, has announced its integration with Autodesk® BIM 360®, a construction management software which is part of Autodesk Construction CloudTM. By integrating with Autodesk, TruckIT is bringing an innovative solution into the heavy construction industry. While BIM 360 connects data […]

Contractor specializes in retention pond conversion

Contractor specializes in retention pond conversion

North Carolina-based Imperial Contracting has built a reputation as a contractor willing to take on the work that other contractors either can’t or won’t do. Their specialty: retention pond construction and conversion in residential and commercial developments. Imperial Contracting attacks the hard jobs with attitude, expertise and a strong respect for what’s possible with the […]

Prepare for comfort

Prepare for comfort

With the introduction of Manitowoc’s new carrier cabin, cab2020, Grove sets new standards in comfort and ergonomics for crane operators. In addition, the new cab2020 is not only the benchmark in design but also meets the latest crash-test requirements in Europe and is ECE R29-3 approved. The new cab2020 is now available on all Grove […]

Falling behind: Don’t ignore the role of technology in construction

Falling behind: Don’t ignore the role of technology in construction

Source: EHS Today Construction firms need smart people who understand both safety and technology Douglas GladstoneScott Clark Nov 30, 2020 Industrial organizations, particularly in the construction industry, have historically been slow to adopt technology. The consequences of this have been noticeable. McKinsey’s Reinventing Construction report explains construction is considered the biggest industry in the world, […]

GPR for utility locating offers safety, efficiency, and revenue benefits

GPR for utility locating offers safety, efficiency, and revenue benefits

by Peter Masters Residential and commercial inspectors, plumbing and utility contractors, and electricians are finding the use of ground penetrating radar (GPR) provides a host of safety, efficiency and revenue benefits. Rather than relying solely on the national 811 call-before-you-dig phone number to avoid unintentional digging into an underground utility line, general contractors, subcontractors, and […]

Updates to Volvo Dig Assist make grade planning faster and easier for operators

Updates to Volvo Dig Assist make grade planning faster and easier for operators

Volvo Construction Equipment has updated its Dig Assist machine control application for excavators with new features that make it even faster and easier to create plans and put more information at operators’ fingertips. “It’s simple by design. If you use a smartphone, the Dig Assist app on the Co-Pilot display is a very similar experience […]

Learning anywhere, anytime, with Sandvik’s Digital DrillerTM

Learning anywhere, anytime, with Sandvik’s Digital DrillerTM

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is introducing a new version of its operator training simulator to safely train underground drill operators or maintenance teams. The new Digital DrillerTM family  – which now includes the DS422i – provides advanced simulator training having been designed specifically to improve both operator and drilling performance, delivering real benefits for […]

Designing for safety: A new approach to belt conveyors

Designing for safety: A new approach to belt conveyors

Conveyors are among the most dynamic and potentially dangerous areas of equipment at a mine or material processing site. Even though their safety and performance are critical to the operation’s success, the impact of their contribution to overall efficiency is often unrecognized by management and workers alike. Operational basics of belt conveyor systems are too […]

John Deere adds industry-exclusive technology to GP-Series motor graders

John Deere adds industry-exclusive technology to GP-Series motor graders

MOLINE, IL — John Deere expands the capabilities of its popular Grade Pro (GP)-Series of motor graders with new technology, including two industry-exclusive features, blade stow and auto-gain for cross slope. The new features, which also include machine damage avoidance, deliver higher productivity, increased uptime and lower daily operating costs during operation. “Our customers challenge […]