Category Archives: Technology

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 […]

Maptek shares innovation stories at Connect 2021 on May 19

Maptek shares innovation stories at Connect 2021 on May 19

Global technology provider Maptek has released the program for a 24-hour online conference on May 19 as part of its 40-year anniversary celebrations. Maptek Connect 2021 offers all 36 talks free, with attendees encouraged to register for multiple sessions across the four regional streams. Fittingly, the conference opens with a geology-themed topic delivered from Arrowtown […]

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, […]

Ballard announces membership in Hydra Consortium

Ballard announces membership in Hydra Consortium

Ballard Power Systems recently announced that it is a member of the Hydra Consortium – together with Mining3, a leading research organization in the global mining industry and ENGIE, a global player in low-carbon energy and services. The Hydra Consortium will enable heavy-duty mining mobile equipment to run on renewable hydrogen, displacing diesel and decarbonizing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

John Deere further enhances GP-series motor graders with industry-exclusive features

John Deere further enhances GP-series motor graders with industry-exclusive features

Adding industry-exclusive features, John Deere further demonstrates the precision of its Grade Pro (GP)-series motor graders. Building upon the releases of Machine Damage Avoidance and exclusive Blade-Stow added in November 2020, two additional industry-exclusive features, Auto-Pass and Auto-Shift PLUS, further enhance machine capability. These fully programmable, intuitive and versatile features are ideal for any job, […]

GSSI extensive in-person and online training program on using GPR equipment safely and effectively in the field

GSSI extensive in-person and online training program on using GPR equipment safely and effectively in the field

GSSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, announces a comprehensive training program for new and existing customers on how to use GSSI equipment safely and effectively in the field. More than a hundred virtual and in-person classes will be held in 2021. Training is conducted by a team of three experienced […]

CASE delivers industry’s first electric backhoe loaders to utilities in New York

CASE delivers industry’s first electric backhoe loaders to utilities in New York

The construction industry’s first designed and commercially developed electric backhoe loaders — two CASE 580 EV backhoes from CASE Construction Equipment — have been delivered and are currently working with utilities in New York. New York State Gas & Electric (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E), AVANGRID, Inc. subsidiaries debuted its first electric backhoe […]

Roller screeds: Common questions answered

Roller screeds: Common questions answered

by Seth Ulmer, Curb Roller Manufacturing sales manager Concrete work is nothing new. Contractors have been perfecting the art of concrete pours for many years, combining new technology with their tried-and true methods. By relying on their proven, manual methods and simultaneously implementing new products and technology, contractors are able to improve finished product quality, […]

The strength to carry on

The strength to carry on

Evaluating the Best Equipment for Quarries by Josh Swank, VP sales and marketing, Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc. Thorough evaluation is key to strong operations. Constantly reviewing employees, processes and equipment ensures a company’s profit margins are as large as possible. Trucks run around the clock every day of the year in quarries, so it’s nearly impossible to […]

CASE CE introduces factory-fit machine control on dozers

CASE CE introduces factory-fit machine control on dozers

CASE Construction Equipment introduces factory-fit machine control on its 750M through 2050M dozers. The new offering includes factory installed and calibrated 2D, dual mast 3D and SiteControl CoPilot precision construction solutions from Leica Geosystems. This option simplifies acquisition and allows dozer owners to group the precision solution of their choice in with the initial purchase […]

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 […]