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Ritchie Bros. sells 2,600+ items for €37+ million in Moerdijk, The Netherlands

Ritchie Bros. sells 2,600+ items for €37+ million in Moerdijk, The Netherlands

Two-day auction attracts bidders from 87 countries; 77% of assets sold to out-of-country buyers MOERDIJK, The Netherlands  – Ritchie Bros. recently conducted its first Moerdijk, The Netherlands auction of 2019, selling more than 2,600 equipment items and trucks for €37+ million (US$42+ million). The two-day (February 28 – March 1, 2019) unreserved public auction attracted […]

BKT takes a great novelty to BAUMA

BKT takes a great novelty to BAUMA

BKT is ready for BAUMA, the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, held at Munich from April 8 to 14. The corporate plans for this year’s edition aim at leaving a mark by presenting a Giant tire showing a number of notable features. It is about EARTHMAX SR 46, an innovative solution for rigid […]

Komatsu first to operate autonomous haulage system over dedicated private LTE network

Komatsu first to operate autonomous haulage system over dedicated private LTE network

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL – Komatsu America Corp. recently announced the FrontRunner autonomous haulage system (AHS) has qualified to operate on private long-term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband technology. This is the mining industry’s first AHS-enabled to run on private LTE in commercial operations, making way for ultra-high system availability and reliability, while adhering to Komatsu’s renowned […]

Volvo CE opens parts distribution center in Canada

Volvo CE opens parts distribution center in Canada

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has opened a new parts distribution center in Toronto, Canada, to better serve its customers in the country. The new facility is part of the company’s strategy to ensure the highest uptime in the industry, as it cuts delivery time and enables dealers to restock both common and business-critical components much […]

Carbon emissions reduced by 98 percent at Volvo CE and Skanska’s electric site

Carbon emissions reduced by 98 percent at Volvo CE and Skanska’s electric site

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and its customer Skanska tested the viability of the Electric Site research project during 10 weeks in autumn 2018 at Skanska’s Vikan Kross quarry near Gothenburg, Sweden. The results were even better than expected. The tests showed a 98 percent reduction in carbon emissions, a 70 percent reduction in energy […]