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John Deere’s all new 345G LC reduced tail swing excavator is the ideal machine for navigating tight space with ease. Designed for work in road building, landscaping, site development, and even underground, this excavator provides an increased lift capacity, ore reach, deeper dig depth, and greater breakout forces compared to the 245G LC. This makes a robust addition to the manufacturer’s 33-40 metric ton size class.
May 21, 2018

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has recently announced that they are upping their game when it comes to their portfolio of light range loader cranes. Combining strength with reliability and ease of use, this lineup of cranes now comes with an increased capacity of 11 tonne meters, which is 7 more tonnes than previous models. Additionally, the machines now come with four options for remote and manual control systems, giving ultimate customizability and control to the operator in order to meet their exact level of precision during operation.
May 18, 2018

Farmers and growers all throughout Asia are invited to attend the Horti ASIA and AGRITECHNICA ASIA trade fairs in August in Bangkok, Thailand. The country’s particular region has been increasing demand for agricultural and horticultural technology in recent years, registering significant market growth and making it the perfect location for such an event. The fairs are being promoted by leading global manufacturers, governments, and associations alike, and the event is sure to be promising for farming and food sectors all over Asia.
May 17, 2018

Nortrax, Inc. has recently made the decision to sell seven of their Midwest Region John Deere dealerships to the family-owned company, the McCoy Group, Inc. in Dubuque, IA. Nortrax will be retaining their other 38 dealerships, but the McCoy group will now run the other seven stores, selling John Deere products as McCoy Construction & Forestry (MCF). The new company will still be retaining the Nortrax employees they originally had in the Escanaba, MI, Merrill, Chippewa Falls, Ashland, WI, Duluth, Grand Rapids, and Bemidji, MN branches.
May 16, 2018

Bobcat recently made their new Rear Camera Kit available as an addition to their list of options for their skid-steer and compact track loaders. These cameras offer the desired assurance of more visibility in order to reduce accidents and possible damage that might be caused during operation of such heavy machinery. The camera offers a continuous rear view of the machine, allowing for a safe and smooth performance every time.
May 16, 2018

Once again, the Fair of Forestry, Wood Industry and Environmental Protection EKO-LAS will be held in Mostki, Poland in the Swiebodzin Forest District, characterized by its high environmental diversity. This 16th edition of the event will be held on September 7-9th of this year, and will feature many unforgettable attractions as well as the opportunity to try out new tools, communication, protective clothing, measuring instruments, wood products, and machinery and equipment for the wood and sawmill industry. If you’re interested in participating or just discovering the newest trends developing in the forestry sector, this Fair is a must-see.
May 15, 2018

We started Portland Tractor in 1976 by supplying the industry rebuilt and used heavy machinery parts and components. Since the beginning, we have worked hard to build a reputation for honestly communicating with customers and reliably delivering what they need in a timely manner. It was hard work, but worth every effort because of the customer relationships and people we have helped. To us, honesty means being up front with what we can do, what we can't do. The bottom line is simple we tell the truth about any used part or component and then stand behind the quality of our product. Sticking to these principles has allowed Portland Tractor to build the relationships that have become the cornerstone of our company today.
May 14, 2018

Volvo Construction Equipment recently unveiled their new LC450H landfill compactor at the WasteExpo this past April. This demonstrates a continuing effort in the company’s commitment to waste disposal and recycling, apparent in their already industry-leading wheel loaders, excavators, haul trucks, and attachments. This landfill compactor is Volvo’s first purpose-built landfill compactor for their market in North America, making it an exciting milestone for the company, as well as the industry.
May 1, 2018

Muncie Power Products recently introduced their newest power take-off option, the Muncie Start. This new little powerhouse is designed to reduce startup torque for high-inertia loads, which in turn allows for a smooth engagement of the PTO. The Muncie Start is tailored for applications such as compressors, generators, blowers, water pumps, and vacuum pumps.
May 1, 2018

Caterpillar has recently announced that they are currently in the process of developing brand new EU Stage V-compliant engines across their entire industrial product line. These engines, ranging from the two-cylinder C0.5 to the 12-cylinder and the 32-liter C32, will aim to develop more efficient after-treatment systems, simplify installation in OEM-customer machines, and provide added value for end users of OEM machines. The new engines will not only be fuel-efficient and power-dense, but are also promised to increase productivity and set higher standards for reliability and flexible installation configurations.
April 30, 2018

Industry 4.0 is the new biggest new idea surrounding the industrial sector not only in Poland, but all around the world. Some of the best examples of the amazing changes taking place in these sectors can be seen at the upcoming trade show, ITM Poland, where Subcontracting, Focast, 3D Solutions, and Modernlog will be bringing together people and machines to demonstrate cooperative innovations.The exhibition will feature industrial robots, automated production, and an overall atmosphere of forward-thinking ideas that will bring about the promising and powerful technological changes of the future.
April 30, 2018

In January of 2000, Vince Anderson and Lew Tripp started Rainbow Equipment Sales with the dream to be their own bosses and sell quality, job-ready used equipment to buyers who know the value that brings to their operation. Lew puts it simply, “Lots of people can buy a piece of ‘coal’ cheap, then try to polish it up to look like a ‘diamond’. But it takes a lot of work to find those few ‘diamonds’ in the used equipment industry that don’t have all the flaws of rebuilt equipment and deliver that inventory to buyers. That is what we do, deliver the diamonds among the coal.”
April 26, 2018

This past month, Tigercat released their newest 602 cable skidder prototype, now more compact and narrow than previous models. This prototype skidder was sent to France to be outfitted with a Belgian designed and manufactured swing boom, specifically modified for use in the mountainous regions of Europe. The prototype will be debuted at the Les Cognées in the heart of the French Alps in Les Gets, France on June 24-25th.
April 26, 2018

Volvo Trucks has announced that they will officially be selling and producing their first all-electric trucks for commercial use in Europe next year. The Volvo FL Electric ror urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications, is an exciting and logical next step in the company’s move towards more sustainable and environmentally friendly operations. This launch will certainly cement Volvo as a leader in solutions for electrified goods transport in cities.
April 26, 2018

John Deere is widening it’s portfolio of over 100 Worksite Pro attachments with three new plate compactors, providing even more dependable choices for JD’s many brand-loyal customers. The PC4, PC7, and PC10 models are designed for trench, slope, and excavation compaction applications, and promise to deliver productivity alongside powerful performance. The attachments are compatible with the John Deere 26G, 30G, 35, 50G, 60G compact excavators, the 310L, 310L EP, 310SL, 310SL HL, 315SL and 410L backhoes, and most competitive models as well.
April 25, 2018

This past March, at the Mid-America Trucking Show, the American Historical Truck Society had the first ever trailer ever produced by Talbert Manufacturing on exhibit. This 80 year old piece of equipment gave attendees a chance to get an up-close and personal look at the trailer that would set in motion a legacy of innovative and reliable heavy-haul solutions from then on out. The VP of sales and marketing, Troy Geisler, even made an appearance to share the history of the trailer, which made it’s humble debut in 1938, as well as the innovations pioneered by founder, Austin Talbert, that would follow for years to come.
April 24, 2018

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and XL, a leader in fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets that has worked with many Fortune 500 companies to make the change to electrification, recently announced that PSE has finished outfitting forty new vehicles with hybrid conversion technology. This change will serve to reduce each van’s carbon footprint, support the change from petroleum to XL hybrid gas/electric systems, and reduce CO2 emissions by 1.3 million pounds annually. PSE also showcased one of these new hybrid vans at the Green Transportation Summit and Expo on April 17-19th in order to showcase how easy it is for companies to convert fleet vehicles to cleaner systems, in turn, saving costs.
April 23, 2018

Felling Trailers, Inc. debuted their new EZ Tilt Technology using the FT-12 EZ-T tilt trailer this past February at the 2018 Rental Show in New Orleans, LA. This EZ Tilt Technology provides a 5-degree load angle by allowing for ground level loading with its rotating torsion suspension, which in turn, allows the trailer to load and unload low clearance equipment with ease, including things like floor sweepers, scissor lifts, and rollers. This EZ-Tilt trailer is perfect for rental yards and shops hoping to get customers on their way as quickly and efficiently as possible, since it offers quick and safe loading of versatile loads.
April 21, 2018

The heavy-haul industry is in for some exciting news since the new partnership between Goldhofer and Trail King Industries. Both companies are some of the most respected brands in the industry, and they will be teaming up to promote and support each other’s products. This epic team-up is sure to provide increased benefits in knowledge and service, while enabling the trust established between the companies and their customers to remain solidified.
April 20, 2018

James Murphy founded “James G. Murphy Co” with the idea that if you treated every customer with respect and fairness, whether they were able to bid $10,000 or $5,000,000, you would be able to build a business people trusted. That idea is still how we run James G. Murphy auctioneers today. Now a second generation business, run by brother and sister Tim Murphy and Julie Murphy-Rice; the family vision kept alive by continuing to focus on doing right by our customers.
April 17, 2018

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