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The release of the newest Cat motor grader is one to get excited about, as it not only offers enhanced operator comfort and convenience, but also showcases a selection of grade control technologies, conventional steering wheel/level controls, and a more efficient power train. Featuring an all-wheel-drive system option, the Cat 140 Motor Grader has a standard operating weight of 42,325 pounds, a 12-foot moldboard, a fuel-efficient Cat C9.3 engine rated at 250 standard net horsepower, and an 8F/6R direct-drive power-shift transmission. Throw in the Cat Product Link telematics system and extended-interval serviceability, and you’ve got yourself a powerhouse of a machine.
December 28, 2018

John Deere has redesigned their K-series compact wheel loaders to give us their newest models, the 244L and 324L. These new additions, offering increased productivity as well as significantly faster travel speeds, help to round out the full line of L-Series compact wheel loaders that John Deere already has to offer. The 244L and 324L are ideal for landscape and snow removal, ag material handling, and construction tasks.
December 28, 2018

Caterpillar’s brand new Cat GRADE with 3D system is the tech of the future, featuring an automatic grade control system which uses GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) to position the machine’s blade with precision without the help of the operator from the beginning to the finished grade. Made for D3K2, D4K2 and D5K2 track-type tractors, this system also comes equipped with the Cat AccuGrade Ready Option, which gives the operator the ability to use universal-total-station and laser references for automated control. This all encompassing system reduces staking costs, rework expenses, fuel, and machine hours while allowing operators of all skill levels to achieve specified grades quicker and more accurately.
December 27, 2018

Talbert Manufacturing is now offering their 60CC/55SA-LD trailer, built for versatility. Pairing with Talbert’s optional East Coast-style E1Nitro axle extension, this trailer features a 60-ton capacity with a close-coupled configuration and a 55-ton hauling capacity with a spread axle configuration. The innovative new design of this model also provides ultimate flexibility for switching between configurations, in order to meet hauling regulations.
December 21, 2018

John Deere has recently unveiled the all-new 655K and 755K Crawler Loaders as the newest addition to their K-series lineup. Designed in Dubuque, Iowa, the new models feature increased productivity and uptime, as well as lower operating costs. Equipped with final Tier 4 engine technology, the 665K and 755K will have similar designs, systems, and components to other product lines in the John Deere crawler family.
December 18, 2018

The Next Generation 36-ton size class excavators from Caterpillar are here to deliver more choices and increased efficiency. Lowering operating costs in the 36-ton size class, this new generation also lowers fuel and maintenance costs and improves operator comfort. The 336 and 336 GC also offer unique combinations of features designed for contractor’s individual productivity goals.
December 17, 2018

CASE Construction Equipment recently unveiled the new 836C and 856C, designed to maximize productivity and performance, as a part of their new C Series of motor graders. These new models are compliant with Tier 4 Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) engine technology, which increases fuel efficiency, lowers exhaust temperatures, and eliminates the need for regeneration. The new motor graders also features new horsepower ratings, weights, and feature-driven grading solutions, as well as the ability to choose between All Wheel Drive (AWD) configurations.
December 17, 2018

The all new Cat D6 dozer is the world’s first high drive electric drive dozer, which offers up to 35% better fuel efficiency and reduced upkeep costs. This redesigned, purpose-built, VPAT dozer offers best-in-class grading and new levels of efficiency and performance, with choices of Electric Drive or Fully automatic powertrain, as well as updated technology features to help operators stay focused and be more productive. Enhanced customer profitability is coupled with comfort in these dozers as well, with a range of configuration choices to help customers optimize machine performance.
December 14, 2018

Ammann has announced that their new ARX 91 Articulated Tandem Roller will be able to compact layers of asphalt from thin to thick in fewer passes. This roller’s increased compaction output will benefit medium and large jobsites that feature infrastructure related paving projects, such as roads, airfields, harbors, and parking lots. The feat of compacting from thin to thick layers so quickly will save operators both time and money down the line.
December 13, 2018

The year was 1958. It was the heyday of salesmen, those kings of the open road who traveled far and wide to visit their customers and close the “big deals,” relying on their extensive product knowledge, charm and drive. Salesmen were admired, respected—a man could go from rags to riches simply through the sweat he poured into his territory and the passion he had for his product.

It was a very different time, one when truck or equipment salesmen worked 9–5 and didn’t have cell phones or email—in fact, they often didn’t even have their own phones in their offices. Although they were frequently on the road, communication was limited, as they relied chiefly on pay phones and were only able to see customers in person maybe once a month.
December 11, 2018

Landmark Equipment, a long-time Pettibone dealership run by Earl Rund, has announced they are changing ownership. Rund’s dealership services material handling customers in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and northern California. Based in Portland, Oregon, Landmark Equipment has sold and serviced the Pettibone Cary-Lift product line for over 30 years, in addition to also adding Pettibone Extendo and Traverse telehandlers to their lineup.
December 10, 2018

Going green is seemingly becoming less of a fad and more of a habit, with high-level summits like this year’s first Urban Design & Landscaping Summit aiming for the ultimate goal of “Promoting greener, healthier and more sustainable built environments with best practices in urban design and landscaping”. This particular summit is taking place as a part of the Urban Design & Landscaping Expo (UDLE), which is a new event dedicated to growing in outdoor, public spaces. Taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, this summit will ultimately bring together landscape architects, municipalities, urban designers, property developers, parks and resorts, so that they may focus on overcoming obstacles to a greener, urban region.
December 6, 2018

This year’s Big 5, the leading construction expo of the Middle East, has been a major success, with the most promising of construction related tech innovations on show at the Dubai World Trade Centre this past November. The future of construction is becoming more and more clear as industry professionals discover the most modernized products that promise to shake up the construction sector in the near future. The Big 5 ends with the most innovative Start-Up of the year being announced by way of a competition held on the last day of the event.
December 4, 2018

The HVAC R Expo, which took place recently this past November at the Dubai World Trade Centre and hosted over 200 exhibitors and 20 free CPD workshops, shed some informative light on the future of the GCC urban sector. According to the BNC Network, one of the HVAC R Expo intelligence partners, this sector accounts for 49% of the region’s 2.3 trillion dollar construction market with over 18,000 projects underway. The expo specifically highlighted how connected tech will be the key to achieving GCC sustainability targets through better climate management.
December 3, 2018

Cat’s newest additions to the Backhoe Loader model line-up include the 440 and 450 center pivot models, which are meant to provide industry-leading lifting performance, along with high breakout forces and improved operating comfort and ergonomics. The new 440 now features redesigned single tilt loader arms, which provide parallel lift and a wide range of versatility for different applications, along with a whopping 25 percent lifting improvement factor over the previous 430F2 model. The new 450 features a 15 percent higher backhoe lifting capacity than the previous 450F model, as well as a new comfort-centric cab.
November 27, 2018

Komatsu’s FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) is achieving unprecedented milestones with their recent record of more than two billion tons of surface material moved autonomously. The announcement was made earlier this November by the leading global heavy equipment manufacturers, Komatsu America Corp. Impressively, their FrontRunner AHS system has hauled more than all other commercial mining autonomous haulage systems combined.
November 26, 2018

This year’s National Construction Week was a major success, drawing in over 13,000 participants from Kenya and around the world. The international expo featured the Big 5 Construct East Africa, held at the the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, and organized by dmg events. The week also featured the flagship International Construction Research Conference and Exhibition (ICoRCE), organized by the National Construction Authority.
November 23, 2018

Cat’s Next Generation 30-ton size class excavators are here. The 330 and 330GC both deliver increased operating efficiency while lowering fuel and maintenance costs. Additionally, these excavators are more focused on customer needs, with improved operator comfort and a new offering of unique combinations of features designed to match productivity and cost targets of contractors.
November 16, 2018

John Deere is expanding their lineup of Worksite Pro attachments, as well as their offering of job site cleanup solutions, with their brand new GS66B, GS72B, GS78B, GS84B scrap grapple buckets and GR72B and GR84B rock grapple buckets. The scrap grapple buckets are the perfect solution for any job site cleanup application where grappling power is necessary for handling materials such as for disaster cleanup and recycling center use. The rock grapple buckets, also ideal for job site cleanup, come with land clearing and brush removal capabilities, with the added benefit of being able to grade sites after debris removal.
November 15, 2018

Volvo’s newly updated Site Simulation is increasing efficiency by analyzing worksite conditions and operational goals in order to offer advice on the most effective site setup. This impressive tech then helps customers keep total costs of production down by providing the proper tools to reduce their total cost per ton. Overall, this simpler than ever process optimizes for optimum fuel efficiency and productivity.
November 13, 2018

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