Category Archives: Technology

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 […]

CA BOMAG Americas dealer & contractor find the perfect match with the new BOMAG AMERICAS CR1030T Paver

CA BOMAG Americas dealer & contractor find the perfect match with the new BOMAG AMERICAS CR1030T Paver

Established in 1972, Hat Creek Construction & Materials, Inc. (Hat Creek) has worked hard to become one of the leading heavy civil contractors in the North State. The scope of their work has them working alongside the California Department of Transportation, state and county municipalities, as well as public and private organizations. Hat Creek also […]

CASE hosts live/interactive webcast on lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) for construction equipment fleets

CASE Hosts Live/Interactive Webcast on Lowering Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Construction Equipment Fleets

Interactive online webcast (November 24 — 10 AM Central) will cover a range of topics, from proper equipment operation and utilization to best service practices and equipment specification/purchase strategies.   CASE Construction Equipment will host a live and interactive webcast on Tuesday, November 24 at 10 AM Central to discuss strategies for lowering the total […]

Beyond self-cleaning: How high-performance screen media offers improved performance and profits from top to bottom

Beyond self-cleaning: How high-performance screen media offers improved performance and profits from top to bottom

by Lars Bräunling, MAJOR Director of Product Technology Self-cleaning screen media offers a number of benefits, including the elimination of pegging and blinding for aggregate and mining operations. However, certain design characteristics, such as limited opening sizes, leave producers with little option on where to employ self-cleaning screen media in their operation. Because of this, […]

Construction managers can stay connected from anywhere with Komatsu’s powerful new digital platform

Construction managers can stay connected from anywhere with Komatsu’s powerful new digital platform

Support for the job and for operators without traveling to site, with Smart Construction Remote MILWAUKEE, WI — Managers of large construction projects now have a powerful new technological tool in their arsenal to help them work more efficiently and economically. Komatsu is pleased to announce the North American launch of its Smart Construction Remote […]

Vermeer introduces PD5R and PD5 pile drivers

Vermeer introduces PD5R and PD5 pile drivers

Compact machines that pack a powerful punch PELLA, IOWA — Vermeer is expanding its pile driver product line with the introduction of two new models. The Vermeer PD5R and PD5 pile drivers combine efficient operation and accuracy into a compact, lightweight machine well suited for working on solar installation projects, congested jobsites and civil fencing and […]

Caterpillar Inc. funds major new initiative at South Dakota Mines to advance mining technology

Caterpillar Inc. funds major new initiative at South Dakota Mines to advance mining technology

RAPID CITY, SD — Caterpillar is sponsoring a new partnership with South Dakota Mines that explores technologies such as autonomous robotic mining, cutting edge software used to manage mining and construction operations, and new equipment that increases efficiency and safety. These technological advancements will increase sustainability of the earth’s natural resources while improving productivity and […]

Robotic tunneling

Robotic tunneling

Improving tunneling safety and productivity with remote-controlled machines by Mike Martin, vice president of operations, Brokk, Inc., and Keith Armishaw, business development manager, Aquajet The tunneling industry, like construction overall, is constantly evolving with new innovations to improve speed, safety and quality of work. From advancements in tunneling equipment to new methods of completing old […]

MOL’s new rubber bitumen plant in Zalaegerszeg for recycling tire waste, completed

MOL’s new rubber bitumen plant in Zalaegerszeg for recycling tire waste, completed

BUDAPEST — The rubber bitumen plant at MOL’s Zala Site, representing an investment of around USD 10 million has been completed. The facility, built in one year, is capable of producing 20,000 tons of rubber bitumen annually. As well as recycling 8-10% of Hungarian domestic tire waste, the new plant will contribute to the efficient […]

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 […]

Aquajet trio increases efficiency for bridge and road repair applications

Aquajet trio increases efficiency for bridge and road repair applications

MONROE, WA — Aquajet offers a dynamic trio of machines ideally suited for road and bridge repair applications — the Aqua Cutter 710V Hydrodemolition robot, Ecosilence 3.0 high-pressure pump system, and EcoClear water treatment system. Together, the machines provide contractors the industry-leading safety and productivity of robotic Hydrodemolition with the added benefit of on-site, on-demand […]

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 […]

General Equipment Company introduces MAGNETACH® line of surface preparation accessories

General Equipment Company introduces MAGNETACH® line of surface preparation accessories

OWATONNA, MN – General Equipment Company is rolling out its MAGNETACH® Tooling System, which is designed for use on single- and dual-head concrete grinding equipment with either left- or right-hand rotation. The new tooling system features convenient magnetic mounting and is compatible with surface grinders from General Equipment Company, as well as competitive products using […]

Mecalac launches new compact railroad excavator with leading lifting power-to-weight ratio

Mecalac launches new compact railroad excavator with leading lifting power-to-weight ratio

NORFOLK, MA — Mecalac, a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of compact construction equipment for urban environments, introduces the 216MRail, a dedicated compact railroad excavator for railway construction and maintenance. The 216MRail features a leading lifting performance-to-weight ratio for efficiency and productivity on the rails. In addition, the excavator is purpose-built to be compact […]

Great Lakes Dredging sends sediment flying with the Ditch Doctor 

Great Lakes Dredging sends sediment flying with the Ditch Doctor 

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company’s Rivers and Lakes Division was faced with sediment-filled ditches and pockets of connecting standing water on a large dredging project in Argenta, IL. The contractor wanted to consider a new and more efficient approach than the traditional bucket. A unique attachment called the Ditch Doctor turned out the be […]

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 […]

GSSI Announces Distribution Agreement with InstroTek on PaveScan® RDM continuous asphalt density gauge

GSSI Announces Distribution Agreement with InstroTek on PaveScan® RDM continuous asphalt density gauge

GSSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, announces that InstroTek Inc. will serve as national and international distributor of GSSI’s PaveScan® RDM Continuous Asphalt Density gauge. PaveScan provides accurate real-time measurements to ensure pavement performance and quality. Based in Research Triangle Park, NC, InstroTek is a global leader in products and […]

Manitowoc updates its free diagnostic mobile app to include Potain tower cranes; releases new Bluetooth-enabled pressure test kit

Manitowoc recently updated its free diagnostic app to include Crane Control System (CCS)-equipped Potain tower cranes, helping operators to interpret diagnostic codes generated by on-board control systems and reduce machine downtime. The app already supports many Grove, Manitowoc and National Crane cranes. “This new functionality is another step in actively improving our digital tools and […]

BOMAG 8-ft class pavers offer improved visibility, operating efficiency and highway class machine features

BOMAG 8-ft class pavers offer improved visibility, operating efficiency and highway class machine features

  RIDGEWAY, SC – The BOMAG CR 820 Series of 8-foot pavers feature a new operator’s platform, new controls and improved visibility. Delivering all the power, versatility and heavy-duty design as previous paver models, a 160-hp diesel engine meets stringent Tier 4 Final emissions standards and offers ample reserve to efficiently power all paver functions […]

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 […]

John Deere introduces new E-series cold planer attachments to lineup

John Deere introduces new E-series cold planer attachments to lineup

MOLINE, IL — Expanding on its established lineup of attachments, John Deere recently unveiled its new CP18E, CP24E and CP30E cold planers. These new attachments offerings help operators who work on street repairs, leveling uneven pavement, texturing pavement and cleaning around larger milling machines. The CP18E, CP24E and CP30E are compatible with John Deere skid […]