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The Volvo Group and NVIDIA have entered into a new partnership to jointly develop the decision making system of autonomous commercial vehicles and machines. Volvo will be incorporating NVIDIA’s end-to-end artificial intelligence platform in order to further their ability to safely handle autonomous driving on public surface streets and highways. The new platform will enable better training, simulations, and in-vehicle computing, and in order to ultimately provide the company with enhanced safety and efficiency.
June 30, 2019

Komatsu Forest is launching their upgraded 2020 product range, featuring mostly new machines, with all of them coming equipped with a brand-new engine installation conforming to the latest emission regulations. Komatsu, working in collaboration with SkogsNolia, will be debuting a number of quality improvements and new functions to their machines to simplify daily tasks for operators with an ultimate goal of increasing profitability. This includes the addition of the new MaxiVision service and the future-proof control system, MaxiXT, which take production planning to the next level.
June 28, 2019

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched Haul Assist as a standard addition to all Volvo A35G through A60H haulers, which the option to add it onto A25G and A30G models as well. This new system, available in North America and powered by the Volvo Co-Pilot display, provides real-time insights and data to achieve enhanced productivity and optimal payloads. Haul Assist details how much material an articulated hauler has moved, therefore allowing for enhanced overall decision making and target hitting.
June 21, 2019

Hiab, part of Cargotec, is making exciting updates and changes to the interconnectedness of their equipment. Starting the second half of 2019, they will be connecting a majority of their equipment as a standard factory feature. This means customers buying equipment can rest assured that their products are enabled for any future connected services, such as Hiab’s HiConnect.
June 20, 2019

The all new John Deere 850L Dozer is the ideal machine for the earth moving maven, designed for the most demanding of needs. This dozer design was inspired by the ultimate customer wishlist, featuring upgrades like increased operator weight, a new operator station, and a larger displacement engine. Improvements to reliability and durability also ensure enhanced productivity for a next-level dozer that operators will be eager to use.
June 18, 2019

Volvo Construction Equipment is continuing to enhance productivity within its excavator and wheel loader lineup with the addition of Dig Assist Start, (the basic starter package,) now coming standard on all new EC220E to EC480E excavator models. Additionally, Load Assist will come standard an all new L150H to L260H wheel loader models, along with an “Operator Coaching” app. These packages, powered by Volvo Co-Pilot display, will ensure safety while increasing productivity.
June 13, 2019

Vermeer’s new D23x30DR S3 Navigator horizontal directional drill (HDD) efficiently maneuvers through rock in any environment, be in a congested city, a busy neighborhood, or a tight jobsite, with the assistance of dual rod technology. The D23x30DR S3 is the lightest rock drill on the market, featuring a class-leading narrow footprint and weighing only 16,500 pounds. This compactly designed machine is ideal for installation of fiber, electrical, gas, or water in hard rock as well as other difficult ground settings.
June 11, 2019

John Deere is upgrading their 470G LC Excavators with new grade guidance technology, developed in cooperation with Topcon Positioning Group. The concept was originally designed for use with 210G LC and 350G LC Excavators, providing operators with bucket location in relation to a 2D reference or 3D design surface. This power and precision then arms those operators with the detail necessary for precision excavation projects like digging trenches for pipe laying, shaping ditches or slopes, and digging structure foundations.
June 10, 2019

Hiab, part of Cargotec, debuted a new crane specifically designed for use with underground refuse containers at the ReinigingsDemoDagen (RDD) trade show in Utrecht, the Netherlands earlier this June. The HIAB S-HiPro 230W has been engineered for operator ease of use in order to safely and efficiently perform job duties in chaotic urban environments. With this crane, even new operators can learn how to quickly get the job done in increasingly crowded city centers without incurring damages or injuries.
June 7, 2019

Vermeer’s new SC382 stump cutter is the latest addition to their professional line of tree can equipment, featuring a 37 horsepower EFI Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine, an optional blade for more efficient cleanup, and a redesigned cutter wheel to further optimize performance. Enhanced power and maneuverability make this stump cutter the choice machine for all professional tree care contractors. The compact, yet powerful SC382 comes equipped with four-wheel drive and is ready to take on even the most resilient stumps.
June 6, 2019

Vermeer recently teamed up with the US Composting Council (USCC) to give away a free one-year membership to organic waste recycling companies who purchase a new Vermeer horizontal grinder, tub grinder, trommel screen or compost turner. A USCC membership not only provides access to valuable educational resources, training, and networking opportunities, but also allows for companies to have better visibility within the composting industry as a whole. Purchases must be made by December 31, 2019 in order to qualify for this offer. 
May 28, 2019

Bobcat’s newest diesel utility vehicles are meeting even the most challenging work conditions. The UV34 and UV34XL, featuring 2 and 4 seats, feature industry-leading specs and proven durability. This, combined with reliable performance and productivity, make these utility vehicles the superior choice for getting the job done right. 
May 24, 2019

The global self-driving truck company, TuSimple, announced that they have awarded their two-week pilot program to the United States Postal Service. During this time, USPS will haul their trailers on five round trips over 1,000 miles between their Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas distribution centers. To ensure public safety, an engineer and driver will be on board each truck for the entirety of the pilot program in order to monitor vehicle performance.
May 23, 2019

NPK Construction Equipment, a subsidiary of NPK Japan, announced a new partnership with the US’s Genesis Attachments and Germany’s Genesis Holdings and Genesis GmbH. Both of these attachment suppliers have a strong focus on quality products. NPK hopes to utilize the superior distribution network and dedicated employees that Genesis has taken the time to build up in order to make both companies stronger in the long run.
May 17, 2019

John Deere recently added three new backhoe attachments, the BH9B, BH10B and BH11B, to their ever expanding lineup. The new models are ideal for use on John Deere G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders, similar to other attachments. These backhoe attachments were designed specifically for applications like light construction, landscaping, agricultural, or utility work.
May 16, 2019

Komatsu America Corp. has rolled out their brand new Tier 4 final emissions-certified hydraulic excavator, the PC290LCi-11. With increased stability and productivity, Komatsu continues to lead the way in global heavy equipment with this improved model. The new excavator features intelligent machine control, providing first-to-last-pass accuracy.
May 15, 2019

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is hosting WASTECON 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona, the fifth-largest city in the United States this October 21-24th. The event serves to cultivate the development of a circular economy as well as job creation within the solid waste industry, as well as plan for sustainable futures within communities. With a population of nearly two million people, this hotbed of creativity, also known as the innovation district or the PHX Core, is the perfect place to bring together startups, business incubators, accelerators, entrepreneurs, and universities for a week of learning, networking, and fun. 
May 14, 2019

When the new EX1200-7 excavator rolled onto a Rango Inc. job site, there was an energy you could feel in the air. Not only had they received a new EX1200-7, but it was the first Dash-7 to be delivered and digging on North American ground.
May 10, 2019

Equipment operators will get a chance to test their skills against others around the world at the upcoming, first ever Global Operator Challenge, launched by Caterpillar. This tough competition will be held partially in 2019 and in 2020 at several locations around the globe. Operators will be tested on their agility, mental toughness, versatility, and competence in using integrated technology to enhance machine performance - such as Cat® Production Measurement and Cat GRADE systems - to determine who will claim title of “best”.
May 9, 2019

Komatsu America has introduced their new PC1250SP-11 and PC1250LC-11 Tier 4 final emissions certified hydraulic excavators. The heavy equipment manufacturer debuted these EPA Tier 4 Final (T4F) certified models - perfect for sewer, water, mass excavation, mining, and quarry applications - with simplicity in mind. Their SAA6D170E-7 engines feature two Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filters (KDPF) that do not require a Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) system or Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). The new PC1250SP-11 and PC1250LC-11 feature increased power, improved production, and a new single “Power +” operating mode that does not compromise fuel consumption.
May 6, 2019

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