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HEAV Y EQUIPMENT GUIDE FEBRUARY 2020

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Contents

HEAVY EQUIPMENT GUIDE

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FEBRUARY 2020 | VOLUME 35, NUMBER 2

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CONEXPO SHOW PREVIEW

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44 FEATURES

40 Beachfront drive

12 Show Preview: CONEXPO 30 Show Preview: CON/AGG 36 Right-sizing a construction fleet

Equipment and jobsite factors to consider when right-sizing your excavator fleet

38 Case’s new long-reach excavator goes the distance Precision digging in deep or longdistance applications

Protecting a boardwalk and nearby homes takes fast learning and a powerful, quiet pile driving rig

42 Wonder crane makes easy pickings of communications tower installation

50 Where the rubber meets the off-road How rubber-tracked carriers are redefining the transport of materials, equipment and personnel

56 On the front line of service

Reliable parts and service offerings are key component of Frontline Machinery’s success

48 How to choose the right compact equipment

Cover photo: The L 566 loader will be part of Liebherr’s CONEXPO display.

A Q&A on selecting compact equipment with Lee Padgett, Product Manager at Takeuchi-US

DEPARTMENTS

SECTIONS 10 Spotlight 12 CONEXPO Show Preview 30 CON/AGG Show Preview

36 Earthmoving & Excavation 42 Cranes & Lift 48 Compact Equipment

56 Parts & Components 58 Trucks & Transportation 59 Engines & Power Systems

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VIEWPOINT A really big show: CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

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pring is quickly approaching, and in the construction industry you know what that means: it’s time for trade shows. There’s something in the air when March rolls around that sends people out looking for the newest updates, the big introductions, and everything else that comes with construction events. It’s no different for those of us covering the industry, of course. In this issue, we mark the arrival of the hotly anticipated CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020. For those who are unfamiliar, CONEXPO is one of three events that occur early in the year on a rotating basis. The other two shows are Intermat, held in France, and Bauma, in Germany; all three share two characteristics – they’re absolutely massive, and manufacturers use these platforms to share their biggest new releases of the year. CONEXPO-CON/AGG fills the Las Vegas Convention Center from March 10 to 14, utilizing all of the facility’s more than 2 million square feet of indoor space, most of its parking lots, and additional space beyond that. We have devoted a section of the magazine to preview the show, looking at what many exhibitors relevant to the interests of our readers will be discussing and displaying during CONEXPO and CON/AGG. You’ll find plenty of information about the companies, their booth displays and intriguing hints about what new products and services they may unveil at the show. In addition, each of the companies we include has its location in the show grounds identified – which is important, especially this year, as construction at the convention centre has pushed the popular Gold Lot, where many of the biggest exhibitors show their machines, into the newly introduced Festival Grounds. Outside of the exhibitor displays, CONEXPO includes plenty to experience, from education sessions to areas that explore the leading edge of the construction industry. The Tech Experience is a fascinating area set up to show just what’s happening with technology; in 2017, for example, it featured such displays as the world’s first 3D-printed excavator as well as innovators sharing “tech talks” and looks at how technology will affect the workforce moving forward. This year, it will be back in two locations and focus on three areas of interest: modern mobility, sustainability and smart cities. It’s sure to be a highlight of the show once again. If you can’t be at the show, that’s where we come in: Heavy Equipment Guide will be at CONEXPO in force to bring you news from all of the major players in construction and aggregates. We will be covering the unveilings, updates and special events throughout the week. The big news will be on our website virtually as it happens, with more detail to be found in upcoming print editions of the magazine. It’s going to be a busy week, so check in at heavyequipmentguide.ca for regular updates. There’s a lot of excitement in the construction industry right now, and the buildup to CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 is certainly displaying that. Our team is looking forward to being there, and we hope to see many of our readers there as well. Lee Toop Editor

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HIGH-PRODUCTION SCREED ADVANCES UP TO FOUR FEET IN ONE PASS GOMACO has introduced a new high-production truss-mounted screed for paving bridge decks, flat slabs and floors. The new high-production screed can advance up to four feet (1.2 m) in a single pass drastically reducing finishing time and providing savings on concrete delivery costs and total project labour. It features a 5.7-foot-long (1.7 m) leading auger with a high-production strike-off action that reduces the number of puddlers needed out front. A five-foot-long (1.5 m) finishing cylinder, directly behind the auger, compacts and finishes the concrete in a single pass. A six-foot (1.8 m) trailing screed provides the final finish to the surface of the concrete with a unique GOMACO-designed vibratory system. The high-production screed with a patent-pending design for tilt and skew is mounted to the GOMACO C-450 truss system. The new mount is instrumental for the optional 3D package to finish to a 3D design model. The new GOMACO screed system now allows contractors to economically finish city streets, concrete floors, bridge decks, tunnels and canals at widths up to 104 feet (31.7 m).

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ROADSIDE PROCESSOR The Tigercat 850 processor is designed for high-volume roadside processing; the company says that it offers many advantages over excavator conversions including better service access, higher cooling capacity and processor head optimized hydraulics. The Tigercat FPT N67 engine delivers 159 kW (213 hp) at 2,100 rpm for Tier 4 Final emission compliance. An efficient load-sensing hydraulic system allows simultaneous machine and head functionality. The combination of high horsepower and harvester head optimized hydraulics leads to responsive control, quick feed speed and powerful delimbing capability for high productivity. A high-capacity swing system with dual swing drives provides ample torque and speed for high performance processing. The powerful, strength-to-weight optimized boom is designed specifically for processing and high stacking.

The TA3SH Power Swivel Site Dumper is designed for the small to medium jobsite and is ideal in crowded or confined areas. This site dumper is 13 feet (3.95 metres) long and 6 feet 1 inch (4.41 metres) wide. The Power Swivel technology features forward and swivel tipping mechanisms, allowing the load to rotate 90 degrees on either side before being tipped. This reduces the need to move equipment. The Mecalac range of Power Swivel site dumpers features payload options from 1 to 10 tons. The TA3SH’s payload capacity is 6,613 pounds (3,000 kg), making it ideal for industries such as concrete, landscaping and urban construction. All Power Swivel site dumpers feature a heavy-duty locking device. This keeps the skip facing forward while on the move.

STANLEY INFRASTRUCTURE

TWO NEW PRODUCT LINES FOR DEMOLITION The LaBounty Multi-Jaw Demolition Tool (MRX) provides maximum productivity with minimal maintenance. Designed for efficient downsizing and equipped with 360-degree rotation, the MRX is designed for both primary and secondary demolition and offsite concrete processing. The MRX has a short centre of gravity for optimal control and maneuverability and features an interchangeable jaw with options for a concrete pulverizer, concrete cracker, or shear. It also features an open lower jaw, which improves penetration and rapidly downsizes material; it has a wide jaw for ultimate efficiency; dual rotation motors with superior holding power and durability; and replaceable wear areas. LaBounty also introduced the Mobile Rotation Pulverizer (MRP). The MRP is similar in design to the MRX but has a dedicated concrete pulverizer jaw. At a lower weight and lower price point, LaBounty says that the MRP is a good option for users who are seeking increased maneuverability and reliability.

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CANOPY OPTION FOR COMPACT WHEEL LOADERS

A new open canopy option is available for Case F Series compact wheel loaders. Case says that this option is ideal for rental businesses, agriculture, supply yards, warehouses and other applications where open-cab units are preferred/acceptable. This rugged four-post ROPS/FOPS-compliant canopy option offers excellent visibility to all sides of the machine and includes the same new upgraded electro-hydraulic controls as the enclosed-cab configuration. Case F Series compact wheel loaders feature a maintenance-free Tier 4 Final engine solution and boast a compact frame and articulating rear axle for stable lifting strength of more than 8,300 pounds at full height. They offer multiple couplers and auxiliary hydraulic options; Z-bar linkage is standard and XT linkage is optional. Select models also feature high-speed axles that provide travel speeds up to 20.6 mph (33.1 kph). 10

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SHOW PREVIEW

March 10 –14, 2020

• Las Vegas, NV

CONEXPO

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as Vegas is preparing to host five days of the best in construction as CONEXPO 2020 rolls in to the Las Vegas Convention Center. With nearly 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space featuring more than 2,800 exhibitors, the show drew 128,000 attendees in 2017,

and with new products and services from across construction – excavation, concrete, trucks, tools and far more – it’s sure to be big once again. Heavy Equipment Guide is pleased to present a preview of what attendees will see in 2020.

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PALFINGER TO DISPLAY CRANES AND TRUCKMOUNTED FORKLIFT  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Palfinger serves a variety of industries and applications including lifting, concrete, brick and block, construction, earthmoving, oil and gas, mining, utilities and telecommunications. At CONEXPO the company will display several models of knuckle boom cranes, including its largest loader crane, the PK 200002 L SH. For customers looking for something new, Palfinger will have the redesigned GLS 55 truck-mounted forklift at the booth. Palfinger will also showcase various PAL Pro models, including the PAL Pro 72 mechanics truck custom built for Michigan CAT, accompanied by a PSC 6229 service crane. Also on display will be a P640 aerial lift on a Kenworth T880 truck.

VOLVO CE TO INTRODUCE LARGEST EXCAVATOR, NEW HAULER, PROTOTYPES AND MORE  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

WACKER NEUSON PLAYS GREATEST HITS AND NEW PRODUCTS  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Wacker Neuson’s booth will bring a concert theme to the Festival Grounds at CONEXPO-CON/ AGG 2020. The company calls its display “an exciting playlist of products and services.” At the classic rock and soul stages Wacker Neuson will show its greatest hits that have been performing on jobsites for over 60 years. On the country stage the company will showcase material handling equipment for landscape and site prep work. Wacker Neuson invites attendees to get unplugged at its tech stage where it will display its newest battery-operated equipment. Each of these stages will feature new and traditional products that encompass the company’s full line of construction equipment. New products will include excavators, skid steers, wheel loaders and dumpers.

Volve CE will feature more than 30 machines and related uptime and productivity services at its booth, including a number of global and regional launches. Volvo will also reveal two new concept models that represent where the company is taking connected, electric and autonomous machines. Melker Jernberg, President of Volvo CE, said: “Our presence at CONEXPO is set to be our best yet – with a fully immersive technology experience to highlight the changing face of construction. Innovation has long been a part of our DNA, and we are especially proud to be bringing it to the mainstream with unveiling some game-changing launches at this year’s show.” On the compact side, visitors can get hands-on experience operating Volvo CE’s electric compact machines, the L25H loader and ECR25 excavator. The biggest iron in the

booth will be the heavy-duty EC950F crawler excavator, Volvo CE’s largest excavator which is now available globally, and the R100E rigid hauler Both offer strength and stability for quarrying, mining and mass excavation. Volvo will feature a lineup of excavators in the booth, including the new EC300E hybrid excavator, now available in North America, featuring straightforward and industry-first hydraulic hybrid Volvo technology. For roadbuilding, Volvo will debut the 8-foot-class P5110B tracked and P5170B wheeled pavers, which benefit from simple controls and proven technology. Attendees can get familiar with Volvo Assist technologies via hands-on demonstrations. The company will display over 30 attachments, from buckets to couplers to forks and breakers, fitted on equipment across the booth.

FORSITE INTERNATIONAL SHARPGRADEX TURNS AN EXCAVATOR INTO A GRADING MACHINE  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

The SharpGradeX is a clip-on attachment that turns an excavator into a fully automated grading machine, which ForSite International says revolutionizes precision grading with an excavator. It automatically controls elevation and crossfall, with the operator only controlling the stick position. The SharpGradeX is controlled directly so does not require complex excavator machine control. This increases speed and accuracy, allowing it to automatically grade within ±6mm (1/4-inch) in 2D and 3D. It can be controlled by laser, total station or sonic tracker. Available to suit 3- to 12-ton machines, the SharpGradeX is an ideal tool for paving, landscaping and concrete preparation. ForSite International will also be showing its TurfGrader power rake. This clip-on attachment for the company’s SharpGrade Levellers allows for simultaneous power raking and levelling on grade.

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CONEXPO SHOW PREVIEW SIX NEW CRANES TO LAUNCH FROM MANITOWOC  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

LIEBHERR BRINGS NEW EARTHMOVING AND LIFT SOLUTIONS TO NORTH AMERICA  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Liebherr will be showcasing an extensive selection of earthmoving and construction equipment including a range of components for mechanical, hydraulic and electric drive systems along with hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, crawler loaders and tractors, deep foundation machines, material handlers, tower cranes, mobile and crawler cranes, and a concrete pump. The company celebrates its 50th anniversary in North America in 2020. Two models from Liebherr’s Generation 8 excavator lineup will be displayed at the booth, the R 926 and R 938. Liebherr’s latest assistance systems for wheel loaders will be shown in North America for the first time, including active personnel detection, adaptive working lighting, an integrated tire pressure monitoring system and the weighing system with Truck Payload Assist. Liebherr will display four wheel loaders at CONEXPO as well as the latest in the Generation 8 dozer lineup, the PR736. Liebherr will introduce two new cranes for North America including the 8-axle LTM 1650-8.1 available with 177- and 263foot (54- and 80-m) telescopic booms and the new LR 18001.0, which is an 880 US-ton (800 t) crawler crane.

Manitowoc Cranes will return to CONEXPO in 2020, unveiling six new cranes to the lifting market in addition to displaying several previously announced machines. Previously announced cranes at the company’s booth will include: the Grove GRT9165 rough-terrain, GMK5250XL-1 all-terrain, TMS500-2 truck-mounted, and GHC140 telescoping crawler cranes; the Potain Hup M 28-22 (with a U.S.-specific transport axle) self-erecting crane; and the National Crane NBT60L boom truck. It was less than a year ago that Manitowoc launched six new cranes at bauma 2019, and the company is matching this number at CONEXPO. The six new models will come from the Manitowoc, Potain, Grove and National Crane ranges.

WORLD’S FIRST BATTERY POWERED CONCRETE BREAKER TO BE PART OF HILTI LINEUP  SOUTH HALL

Specifically engineered for the challenges associated with breaking concrete and masonry, this new tool gives construction professionals the power of a corded breaker with the mobility and productivity of a cordless solution. Powered by the strongest and highest capacity (36-volt 9.0 ah lithium-ion) battery in its class and a high-efficiency brushless motor, the cordless breaker delivers unmatched power, performance, and reliability. The tool includes Hilti’s Active Vibration Reduction (AVR) technology, which reduces the tool’s triaxial vibration and helps keep contractors productive. Couple it with the VC 75-A22 cordless backpack vacuum system for an OSHA compliant virtually dustless solution.

NEW SLIPFORM PAVER FOR CURB AND GUTTER WORK FROM POWER CURBERS  SOUTH HALL

TERRAMAC RUBBER-TRACKED CARRIER LEAVES MINIMAL FOOTPRINT  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Built with a rugged upper frame that rotates a full 360-degrees, the Terramac RT14R can carry and dump up to 28,000 pounds of material at any position. The rubber-tracked RT14R exerts an 8.3-psi ground pressure at full capacity, leaving a minimal footprint for less soil disturbance while providing reduced slippage for the toughest weather and terrain conditions. Environmental damage and land restoration costs are also minimized as the RT14R dumps material without tearing up the surrounding ground. The result is the ability to transport materials to remote areas to complete projects on time and on budget. The 42,200-pound RT14R is powered by a QSL9 320-hp Tier 4 Final Cummins diesel engine (non DPF), boosting jobsite productivity while remaining highly fuel efficient, regardless of the application. Low ground pressure and rotating functionality make the RT14R ideal for work in tight spaces and environmentally sensitive areas.

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Power Curbers is excited to bring its newest machine to CONEXPO-CON/AGG, the 5700-D Slipform Machine announced in November 2019. The machine will be shown in a curb and gutter setup for the event. The company will also bring its two-track SF-2700 Slipform Paver, set up for a 5-metre paving width, and the four-track SF-2404 Slipform Paver, set up for a 20-foot paving width. Topcon, Trimble and Leica 3D control systems will be displayed on Power Curbers machines, and there will also be a small 150 Extruder displayed in the booth.


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CONEXPO SHOW PREVIEW DEDICATION TO CONCRETE KEY FOR GOMACO  CENTRAL HALL

GOMACO will be bringing the majority of their product line to CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 so contractors can see first-hand how GOMACO is “Dedicated to Concrete – Dedicated to You.” GOMACO’s Xtreme line of concrete curb and gutter machines will be featured in the GOMACO booth as part of the company’s display. The new pavers feature Xtreme steering capabilities with rotary-sensored slew drives on each track, Xtreme intelligence with smart hydraulic cylinders combined with G+ control, Xtreme hydraulic packages with independent hydraulic travel circuits to each track with G+ control on each individual track’s speed and smooth travel around radii, and Xtreme radius capabilities when paving with 3D guidance or stringline. The GOMACO 3300 is GOMACO’s multi-application paver with a symmetrical design for right-side and left-side paving. It can also be equipped with a mold mounting kit to undermount a paving mold and be utilized as a transverse slipform paver. The 3300 will be displayed for the first time ever this show season with a 12 foot (3.7 m) wide undermounted transverse paving mold. The GOMACO G+ control system is the magic behind the 3300’s transverse paving ability. Other Xtreme curb and gutter machines in the GOMACO booth capable of slipforming tight radii are the Xtreme GT-3600 and Commander IIIx. The Xtreme Commander IIIx and GT-3600 are the curb and gutter machines contractors rely on for high-production multi-application slipform machines. And both can slipform a 24 inch (610 mm) radius.

LEADING EDGE RIPS IT UP WITH NEW RIPPER BUCKETS AND MORE  CENTRAL HALL

Leading Edge Attachments will display some of its recent ripper introductions at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. These include the new Hi-Production Multi-Ripper, which according to operators can break through rock and frozen ground up to four times faster than a hydraulic hammer. The new Multi-DigNRip V-Raptor Bucket is a new version of the original patented “V-Raptor Bucket” for excavators and backhoes that allows the operator to easily rip with maximum breakout force, pry out and carry stumps or cradle boulders, rip a clean narrow V trench for laying utilities, plus scoop and load material. The Wolverine Stump Ripper replaces the slow process of stump grinding and allows for complete removal without leaving grindings or stump remains that can cause sinkholes later.

CONTINENTAL SHOWING TIRE SOLUTIONS FOR ON- AND OFFROAD USES  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Continental’s portfolio, including medium and heavy truck tires and earthmoving Off The Road (OTR) tires, will be on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. In accompaniment will be digital tire monitoring solutions which help construction fleets increase uptime and reduce costs. Along with tires, Continental will feature three rubber products: Trackman rubber track, ContiClean conveyor belting and select products from the air springs business. A demonstration model cab will preview in-cab solutions including V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) Awareness Driving, the ProViu 360 camera with cutting-edge surround view technology and display panels for construction and off-road applications. Also, Continental’s new Generation 3 construction truck tires for on/off-road or mixed use will debut.

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DRILL RIGS FOR MULTIPLE USES ON DISPLAY WITH EPIROC  CENTRAL HALL

Epiroc will showcase new and updated products – including the automation-ready SmartROC D60 surface drill rig. The new Epiroc SmartROC D60 down-the-hole surface drill rig for quarrying, mining and construction has been updated with Epiroc’s innovative automation-ready platform. The robust and dependable SmartROC D60 offers the intelligence and power to consistently and efficiently drill high-quality blast holes with accuracy and precision. The PowerROC D60 hydraulic down-the-hole surface drill rig for mining and quarrying not only drills the largest holes in the PowerROC family, it is now equipped with an engine that meets Tier 4 Final standards. The straightforward, robust rig can drill large holes ranging from 4.31 to 7 inches. In addition, the 5+1 Rod Handling System makes it possible to drill holes down to a depth of 98.5 feet.

GENIE TO DISPLAY NEW ELECTRIC DRIVE SLAB SCISSOR LIFT  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Genie will display a new slab scissor lift, the GS-4655, designed for indoor and outdoor, high-height and narrow-access applications. This new model comes in a compact, lightweight package that combines increased battery runtime and fully sealed AC electric motors. Designed for use in a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications, the Genie GS-4655 scissor lift combines a narrow chassis (4 feet 7 inches / 1.4 m), indoor working height (52 feet / 16.02 m), maximum outdoor working height (34 feet 6 inches / 10.7 m) and a 770-pound (350 kg) platform capacity. The Genie GS-4655 scissor lift is also equipped with a 4-foot (1.2 m) rollout extension deck, which the company says provides industry-leading access in the slab scissor category, and it offers full-driveheight capabilities at the 46-foot (14 m) maximum platform height.


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CONEXPO SHOW PREVIEW DOOSAN DISPLAYING NEW ADT, WHEEL LOADER AND EXCAVATOR  NORTH HALL

Doosan Infracore North America will display a lineup of excavators, wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks (ADTs) at CONEXPO including new Doosan models such as the DA45-5 ADT, the DL580-5 wheel loader and the DX800LC-5 crawler excavator, which is Doosan’s largest machine. Doosan will also showcase Concept-X, an autonomous worksite in development that the company says demonstrates an investment in meeting the construction industry’s future equipment and technology needs. Current machines on display include the DX35-5 mini excavator and the DX170LC-5 crawler excavator. The 3.5-ton DX35-5 pairs a roomy cab with a highly compact zero-tail-swing machine ideal for congested jobsites and up-close conditions. Doosan’s 17-metric-ton DX170LC-5 falls well below the 80,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating limit making it ideal for contractors wanting to lower transportation costs. The model also delivers 25,794 pounds of bucket breakout force.

XTREME MANUFACTURING TO UNVEIL NEW TELEHANDLERS  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Xtreme Manufacturing will unveil a number of new telehandlers at CONEXPO, expanding its product line to more than 20 available models, with lift capacities ranging from 6,000 pounds (2,721 kg) to 70,000 pounds (31,751 kg). The new models will bring greater commonality in design and provide customers with enhanced capacities, increased reach and extended choice in the 12,000 pounds (5,443 kg) to 17,000 pounds (7,711 kg) capacity range. Xtreme will also be launching a change to its model nomenclature which is designed to help customers easily identify the carriage class for the machine. The new look model names will change from ‘XR1570,’ for example, to ‘XR1570-C.’

LARGE MILLING MACHINES TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT WIRTGEN GROUP BOOTH  SILVER LOT

Wirtgen Group will exhibit more than 30 products, including 10 world and North American premieres at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. Wirtgen is rounding out its new generation of large milling machines with the introduction of the W 250 Fi and W 220 Fi. The W 210 Fi and W 207 Fi large milling machines as well as the W 380 CRi cold recycler, exhibited together as a recycling train, will also be on display in North America for the first time. Vögele show WITOS Paving Docu software for the first time in North America. This software solution is for contractors who want to capture and analyze more data that just the paving temperature – but don't need the full scope of WITOS Paving Plus. Hamm will introduce three new products, including the HP 180i pneumatic-tired roller, the DV+ 90i VV-S tandem roller and the H 20i C P remote-controlled compactor with padfoot drum, new thrust shield, and impressive gradeability. As part of John Deere, the Wirtgen Group will exhibit a John Deere 824L wheel loader filling the MS 952 EVO mobile screening plant from Kleemann. At John Deere's booth, visitors will be able to see the Kleemann MOBICONE MCO 11 PRO cone crusher in combination with the 300G LC excavator from John Deere.

EBERSPÄECHER THERMAL MANAGEMENT FOR OFF-HIGHWAY AND CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES  BLUE LOT

Eberspäecher will exhibit efficient, powerful thermal management solutions for off-highway and construction vehicles. The company will show its solutions in evaporation, heat exchanging and air conditioning. For many of the HVAC units, electrical PTC heaters can be integrated for cabin applications in voltages from 12V DC to 700V DC. The new HK EVO4 is especially suitable for harsh environments or very hot temperatures. The very thin ceiling air conditioner with a power of 10 kW is designed for large cabins. It is also available in A/C evaporator versions. At low temperatures, construction work and the transport of building materials must be ensured. Eberspäecher’s Titronic CHHV 50 G3 provides fast, reliable heating of off-highway and construction vehicles with a hybrid or electric drive. The compact high-voltage coolant heater warms up the driver’s cab using PTC technology: based on their in-system self-control effect, these high-performance PTC elements protect against overheating, enabling safe and powerful heating.

A1A TO DEMO NEW LIFT PLANNING AND FLEET MANAGEMENT TOOL FEATURES  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

A1A Software will demonstrate new features of its lift planning and fleet management tools, including integrations between the programs. Integration allows users of both products to save 3D Lift Plans to iCraneTrax job records and check the availability of a crane to be scheduled before selecting it for lift plan creation. Key features include the ability to attach 3D Lift Plan to a job record in iCraneTrax; run a crane search in iCraneTrax fleet records, checking for availability against scheduled maintenance or other project allocation; save 3D Lift Plans with job data; and manage documentation. Prior to the show, A1A Software will release the iTeleTrax app for iCraneTrax users. This app delivers access to six different information pages right from an Apple or Android mobile device, making it easier for operators, technicians or fleet managers to access critical information.

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CASE TO DISPLAY RANGE OF NEW AND RECENT PRODUCTS  NORTH HALL

Case‘s new full-size CX350D LR excavator provides increased operating performance in applications that require long-distance bucket reach and precision. The new model features an elongated boom and arm and additional counterweight for increased digging capabilities in deep or long-distance digging applications, while providing the same improved responsiveness and control of the D Series. N Series backhoe loaders have been updated with several enhancements designed to improve performance and productivity on the jobsite, including new industry-exclusive PowerBoost functionality, a new PowerDrive transmission upgrade with Direct Drive, and a factory-installed thumb that makes backhoe operation even more versatile. Case also recently received the prestigious Good Design Award for ProjectTETRA, the methane-powered wheel loader concept that provides an insight into a sustainable, connected and technologically advanced future of construction. The CASE wheel loader concept reimagines wheel loader design and demonstrates the viability of alternative fuels in construction equipment and the feasibility of using fuel generated from waste products and renewable sources. It is powered by a proven methane engine, produced by sister brand FPT Industrial, that delivers the same performance as its diesel equivalent. The innovative design includes cutting-edge styling and an advanced operator environment that makes extensive use of touchscreen and voice control technologies.

DITCH WITCH TO HIGHLIGHT STAND-ON SKID STEER AND VACUUM EXCAVATOR  CENTRAL HALL

CONEXPO 2020 attendees will get an up-close look at new Ditch Witch equipment which the company says offers convenience, efficiency and power. The SK3000 full-size stand-on skid steer is designed to give operators the convenience of a standon machine and the power to complete jobs typically reserved for traditional skid steers. It features an operating capacity of 3,100 pounds and delivers 5,500 pounds of breakout force to help operators lift and move heavy loads with a bucket. Ditch Witch will also showcase the economical, yet powerful, HX30G vacuum excavator. The HX30G offers high-profile power in a low-profile design to ease navigation in congested jobsites.

NEW REMOTE VIDEO TECH SUPPORT AND OTHER UPDATES ON DISPLAY FROM CEMEN TECH  BLUE LOT

Cemen Tech will share a number of new features at CONEXPO-CON/AGG this year, including the recently released Cemen Tech CONNECT video technical support system. Available at no cost to Cemen Tech equipment owners, this robust new mobile platform provides a direct real-time video connection for customers to field support experts with multi-party video calling, two-way screen annotation and content sharing capabilities. Cemen Tech CONNECT allows real-time video field support at the push of a button. Users are immediately connected to a field support expert via live video calling, who can then assist with troubleshooting, part identification, field evaluations and more. Live multi-party video calling gives users the ability to share content (pictures, video, parts manuals, etc.) across multiple screens, and on-screen annotation allows users to draw, point or circle right on the screen for simplified communication. Field support experts can then provide information for any necessary parts or problem resolution.

BTI BRINGS RANGE OF EXCAVATOR ATTACHMENTS FOR C&D AND AGGREGATES  CENTRAL HALL

BTI is showing its range of hydraulic excavator attachments for construction and demolition projects and its MRH Rockbreaker System for aggregate operations. Breaker Technology focuses on improving productivity on jobsites where oversize rock and other hard materials slow down operations. BTI offers 15 different hydraulic breaker hammer models in three size classifications: small, medium and large; mechanical and hydraulic pulverizers; hydraulic shears; plate compactors, and six different series of pedestal rockbreaker systems customized to fit crusher plants. Breaker Technology manufactures high-quality equipment and well recognized for its dedication to supporting end-users and its dealer network with their expertise in the field.

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CONEXPO SHOW PREVIEW HITACHI BRINGS EFFICIENT, RELIABLE AND DURABLE MACHINES  NORTH HALL

Hitachi’s goal is to develop solutions so customers’ machines are even more efficient, reliable and durable. The company will have a range of models on display, including the ZX345USLC-6, ZX245USLC-6, ZX350LC-6, ZX470LC-6 and ZX60USB-5. The new ZX345USLC-6 is the largest of Hitachi’s reduced-tail-swing excavator line. Whether it’s roadbuilding or work in congested quarters, the ZX345USLC-6 packs power into its reduced-tailswing design, helping this model maximize efficiency, reliability and durability. The ZX345USLC-6 is one of the only reduced-tail-swing models in the industry that features a full-size cab. Equipped with a powerful EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4)/EU Stage IV Isuzu engine that features integrated, effective engine technologies, the ZX245USLC-6, along with all of Hitachi’s Dash-6 Series excavators, does not require a diesel particulate filter. With a variety of features that make it efficient, reliable and durable, the Hitachi ZX350LC-6 offers generous swing torque, dig force and lift capacity. The ZX470LC-6’s greater horsepower, combined with optimized hydraulics for bigger arm- and bucket-digging forces, allows for more work to get done in a day. Loaded with a fuel-efficient EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4)/EU Stage IV Isuzu engine, the excavator meets rigid emission standards and no diesel particulate filter is needed. As the largest of Hitachi’s compact excavator line, the ZX60USB-5 bridges the gap between the ZX50U-5 compact and the ZX75US-5 mid-sized excavators. With its reduced-tail-swing design, this compact, yet powerful excavator is perfect for work in congested or confined areas.

GRADALL MARKS 75 YEARS WITH HISTORIC EXCAVATOR; VACALL BRINGS NEW HYDRO EXCAVATOR  NORTH HALL

TRIMBLE CONSTRUCTION LOGISTICS SHOWING FLEET MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS  NORTH HALL

Ready-mix and aggregates operations need fleet management solutions to enable managers to track, schedule, route, communicate and respond in real time. In addition to TrimFleet fleet management, Trimble has new video intelligence technology solutions. This event-triggered video footage can be paired with real-time information – including vehicle speed, GPS location and more – and provides a complete view of an incident to protect drivers and the bottom line. To increase driver safety, Trimble also offers Driver Safety systems, which provides reports and dashboards about driver behavior to help managers and drivers improve safety across the fleet. Additionally, Trimble now offers a fully managed program that includes all hardware and software to provide easy, future-proof fleet solutions, with no upfront capital expenditure.

New Gradall models as well as one historic machine will be on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020. Hydraulic excavator No. 3 – the third Gradall hydraulic excavator ever built as the company introduced the brand name in 1945 – will be exhibited as part of Gradall’s 75th anniversary celebration. Among the new machines shown will be a model XL 4330 V excavator, one of the new Gradall TrackStar machines designed for railway maintenance and track construction work. These machines are known for their exceptional stability, working at the front, rear and sides of the chassis without the need for outriggers. The machine is also equipped with the versatile Gradall telescoping, tilting boom. Also on display will be the latest Gradall Discovery Series model, a two-wheel- or four-wheel-drive excavator collection that features traditional Gradall versatility designed for tight government and contractor budgets. Discovery Series models are built on a Freightliner chassis for fast, over-the-road mobility. The Gradall upperstructure features the tilting, telescoping, low-profile boom. The Vacall AllExcavate hydro excavator will also be on display. The AllExcavate uses high-pressure jetting action up to 24.5 gpm with up to 3,000 psi to loosen material. Then, the industry’s strongest vacuum forces (up to 27-inch HG and 5,800 CFM) suction the material and water slurry into a debris tank. As material is deposited into the debris body, air continues to move through a dual cyclone separator where more material particles and moisture are removed. The filtered air then passes through the blower, silencer and the exhaust.

TEREX TRUCKS TO SHOW TWO ARTICULATED HAULERS  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Articulated hauler manufacturer Terex Trucks is bringing both the TA300 and TA400 to CONEXPO. The company will exhibit at the Volvo CE booth. Since 2019 the TA300 has been manufactured with a new transmission, leading to improvements in fuel efficiency, performance, productivity and operator comfort, when compared to the previous model working in the same application. This 28-tonne (30-ton) model delivers a 5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency, a 5 km/h (3.1 mph) increase in speed to 55 km/h (34 mph) and an increase in the length of time between oil maintenance intervals from 1,000 to 4,000 hours. In addition, the machine now comes with eight forward gears as well as four reverse gears, to help ensure smoother gear shifting. The TA300 is also equipped with true independent front suspension as standard, further enhancing operator comfort and enabling excellent traction control and maximum productivity.

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CONEXPO SHOW PREVIEW HYUNDAI TO DEMO ELECTRIC COMPACT EXCAVATOR PROTOTYPE  NORTH HALL  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas will display a full range of wheel loaders and excavators including new and enhanced models, Performance Series models (Stage 5 emissions compliant), integration of new services under the Hyundai Intelligence Care brand, and two working prototypes of electric-powered compact excavators. Hyundai will introduce a new 25,000-pound wheel loader, a 20- to 24-ton crawler excavator, 9-ton compact excavator, and 26-ton material handler, as well as a new version of the HL975CVT wheel loader with a continuously variable transmission. A collaboration between Hyundai and Cummins will see the introduction of “Cummins Performance Series” on both Hyundai wheel loader and excavator models to achieve compliance with the Stage 5 emissions standards. The outdoor exhibit will feature a working prototype of the Cummins-electric-powered Hyundai R35E compact excavator. Hyundai’s outdoor exhibit also will include an HX220A excavator live demo machine that will be outfitted with Hi ASSIST. The HX220A is a Performance Series update of the HX220L.

NEW MACHINES GRACE KOBELCO DISPLAYS  NORTH HALL

MANITEX SHOWING NEW LIFT SOLUTIONS  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Manitex will be showing new additions to its family of products, including the 2485T tractor-mounted boom truck. The 2485T has an 85-foot boom with a max capacity of 24 tons. Along with the 2485T, the company will be highlighting its TC line including the recently released TC600 and TC500X with removable counterweights as well as the 26101C with out and down outriggers. Manitex’s articulating crane line will feature the MAC 38.5 and MAC 65 knuckle boom cranes and the MPL74 wallboard delivery system.

Kobelco has several new machines that will be on display for CONEXPO-CON/AGG, including the SK85CS-7 and SK850LC-10 excavators and the SK550DLC-10 building demolition excavator. The enhanced SK85CS-7 sets the standard for mid-size machines, offering full-size benefits with short rear swing capabilities and exceptional features. Performance enhancements allow the SK85CS-7 to deliver greater efficiency and productivity as well as higher power and speed than its predecessor. With a dynamic digging force of 14,070 pounds and approximately 37 percent increase in digging speed, the SK85CS-7 delivers continuous operation and reduces cycle times by around 15 percent. The new SK550DLC-10 is purpose-built to tear down and dismantle multi-story buildings. It is engineered with practical features to increase jobsite productivity and reduce downtime. With a reach of up to 90 feet, the SK550D demolition machine can make light work of tall buildings. This model is available with KOBELCO’s unique three-piece separate boom demolition front and high reach front. The SK850LC-10 is the largest KOBELCO Generation 10 model and features cutting-edge power and efficiency capabilities to make downtime a thing of the past. The SK850LC-10 is more durable than ever and able to withstand the rigors of the toughest jobsites. It delivers a dynamic bucket digging force of 90,598 pounds to achieve leading-class work volume.

VIEWPOINT SHOWS HOW TO LEVERAGE PROJECT ANALYTICS  SOUTH HALL

Viewpoint, a Trimble Company, will be featuring ViewpointOne and Viewpoint Analytics during CONEXPO 2020. Visitors can find out how to take advantage of a fully integrated, cloud-hosted solution and leverage project analytics to track operational and financial performance. ViewpointOne provides a single source of construction data truth to help contractors better manage their operations in real time and boost productivity in the office and in the field. Viewpoint Analytics provides an easy-to-use, self-service reporting and predictive analytic platform that allows contractors to better understand project data, take more meaningful actions and better forecast future work. The Viewpoint team will be sharing customer use cases and providing one-on-one demos.

BOMAG FOCUSING ON TECHNOLOGY, SAFETY AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL AND DRIVE SOLUTIONS  CENTRAL HALL

The BOMAG/Fayat booth will feature more than 10 new products, including path and highway pavers, half-lane mills, single drum and tandem vibratory rollers with alternative drive systems, and vibratory plate compactors. Alternative fuel and drive models will be a focus. Three different solutions for the BW 120 tandem vibratory roller will be shown: traditional diesel, electric and liquid petroleum gas (LPG). The new BM 1300/35 milling machine features Bomag’s Ion Dust Shield that reduces over 80 percent of fine particulate pollution generated at the jobsite. The redesigned BW 206 AD-5 AM with Asphalt Manager 2 offers advanced compaction technology combined with ROPS canopy. Asphalt Manager 2 automatically adjusts compaction forces from vertical to horizontal as mat stiffness increases to prevent overcompaction, plus its standard infrared camera gives operators mat temperature data.

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CONEXPO SHOW PREVIEW VERMEER INTRODUCING INDUSTRY-FIRST VACUUM EXCAVATOR WITH SHAKER DECK

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Vermeer will have several new pieces of equipment on display that will serve the underground, pipeline, waste, construction and mining markets. One of the highlights will be the new Vermeer XR2 vacuum excavators – the company says that it will introduce the industry’s first vacuum excavator equipped with a shaker deck that separates liquids and solids to allow contractors to stay on the jobsite longer, work efficiently and reduce disposal expenses.

The Slab Crab is a pavement removal bucket that significantly reduces the time and expense in removing concrete slabs and bridge decks. Concrete is saw-cut into manageable slabs and simply lifted out. The slabs can then be loaded directly onto a truck bed. A single operator can remove slabs cleanly without disturbing the sub-base. The new design features serrated upper jaws to keep slabs secure during lifting operations. The smooth lower jaw allows the operator to release the slab in its desired location. Slab Crab models can accommodate slabs ranging from 4 to 19 inches thick and are available in models for excavators from 5,000 to 150,000 pounds. Models are also available in sizes to fit backhoe loaders.

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DEUTZ TO PRESENT SUSTAINABLE OFFHIGHWAY DRIVE SYSTEMS  SOUTH HALL

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Deutz will be presenting its sustainable off-highway drive systems and digital service solutions at CONEXPO. Under the banner Revolutionizing Power, Deutz will showcase solutions for highly efficient, conventional internal-combustion technologies and for a zero-carbon off-highway sector, including diesel, gas, hybrid, electric, and hydrogen-based technologies. Innovative e-services have been developed to ensure maximum dependability of drive systems. These include mobile engine diagnostics using telemetry and ground-breaking maintenance tools incorporating augmented reality. Deutz customers can use the Advanced Configurator to select from the Company’s modular range of innovative drive systems. Taking account of the customer’s performance specifications and relevant emissions requirements, Deutz configures the ideal combination of conventional and electric drive components. Another highlight is the new Deutz D-1.2 hybrid engine. This highly compact three-cylinder engine with a capacity of 1.2 litres plus a 48 volt electric motor is the ideal solution for low-load applications. Moreover, Deutz will be teaming up with Futavis to showcase a battery system that is now ready for pilot production.


CM LABS TO DEMONSTRATE SIMULATOR SOLUTIONS

JLG TO UNVEIL NEW ACCESS SOLUTIONS  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

 FESTIVAL GROUNDS CM Labs will showcase new technologies and a line of entry-level products that make high-quality simulation-based training available to a mass market for the first time. Booth visitors can test drive CM Labs’ new line of entry-level training solutions, which provides an affordable way for organizations to integrate simulation into their training for the first time, or to fill classrooms with the technology. With construction equipment manufacturers developing intelligent new technologies at a rapid pace, CM Labs is also incorporating these technologies into its simulators. Booth visitors will be able to experience for themselves how CM Labs’ training solutions truly prepare operators for the future. Also on display will be a new CM Labs training solution that allows operators to work collaboratively – while one trainee operates an excavator, a second trainee controls an articulated dump truck within the same virtual environment. This solution enables training organizations to provide rapid skills development opportunities to novices, as well as building crucial teamwork skills in a safe environment. CM Labs will be coexhibiting with OETIO (Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario). A leader in the training field, OETIO has been using Vortex simulators for over 15 years in their world-class facilities.

JLG says that it will unveil the next generation of the access industry with best-in-class equipment designed to maximize productivity like never before, thanks to industry-leading equipment and technical innovations. From connected solutions – like the new JLG suite of advanced telematics tools and virtual reality training – to the latest in telehandler, scissor, boom and low-level access technology, JLG says that visitors will experience the future of productivity, technology and safety.

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM JOHN DEERE  NORTH HALL

John Deere Construction & Forestry, John Deere Power Systems and the Wirtgen Group will all be exhibiting at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. The company says that in addition to an expansive and interactive booth experience, exhibition attendees can expect John Deere and the Wirtgen Group to have 250 product experts available to speak with booth attendees onsite, and 74 total products between John Deere and Wirtgen Group on display. There will be more than a dozen displays featuring special technology, new machine features and support solutions. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with five simulator stations. There will be seven introductions of brand-new equipment across the construction and compact construction segments.

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CONEXPO SHOW PREVIEW SNORKEL DISPLAYING LITHIUM-ELECTRIC MACHINES  FESTIVAL HALL

Snorkel is bringing a number of exciting new industry-first product launches across multiple categories to CONEXPO. Snorkel will display further developments in its lithium-electric range, alongside the official global launch of the new lithium-electric Speed Level, which is now in full U.K. production. Alongside new products, Snorkel will be showcasing innovations on existing products including a tracked drive option for its family of mid-size telescopic boom lifts.

SULLAIR TO DEBUT NEW AIR COMPRESSOR  BRONZE LOT

Sullair will debut the next generation of its 1600H Series Tier 4 Final portable lubricated rotary screw air compressors. All 1600H models feature a new service door and closure design which eliminates the centre post. Without a centre post, users can easily access all service components. Push-to-close latches also help prevent unintended door closure and promote worker safety. Additionally, aftercooled and afterfiltered air models now include a next generation condensate management system, with no condensate drain required. Caterpillar and Perkins engine options are available. It features a Sullair 25-series air end; a compact design for easier maneuverability, storage and transit; and an easy-operation external fuel valve to extend runtime beyond 10 hours. The Sullair 1600H Series produces 1,600 cfm at 100–150 psi.

MECALAC TO DEMO WHEELED EXCAVATOR  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Mecalac will demo the 7MWR wheeled excavator and other products at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020. The up to 16,204-pound machine offers outstanding stability and is 20 percent lower to the ground than similar machines, making it easier and safer to get in and out of the cab. The design also improves accessibility, with direct access to the cab and to the fuel tank from the ground. At the same time, the 7MWR has a high ground clearance to reduce the risk of undercarriage damage. While featuring a large swing diameter, the compactness enhances in-turn mobility in narrow spaces with four steering wheels. Despite its compact size, the 55.4-kilowatt (75-hp) machine can lift as much as 3 tons up to 3 metres (9.8 feet).

PROCORE ANALYTICS OFFERINGS BENEFIT OWNERS AND STAFF IN THE FIELD  SOUTH HALL

A number of new business management features introduced recently will be part of Procore’s presentations at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, offering options for construction companies to connect their staff and offices while answering numerous needs across project lives. Procore for Owners gives greater visibility and access to critical information throughout the project lifecycle. It is tailored to the needs of commercial real estate owners, developers, healthcare and education, government, and corporate owners. Products for capital planning and portfolio financials are available. Procore Analytics enables users to gain deeper insights from the data within Procore across tools like prime contracts, commitments, change orders, budgets, invoicing, RFIs, submittals, inspections, observations, and more. Embedded Experience brings third-party apps inside the Procore platform and user interface, while Procore Community offers an online opportunity to connect with, learn from and inspire peers within the construction industry. 26

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TRAIL KING EXPANDING FRAME TRAILER FOR MULTIPLE LOAD CONFIGURATIONS  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Trail King will be showing a perimeter expanding frame trailer. Designed for multiple load configurations, the trailer expands from 12 to 20 feet wide. The TK160 is decked out with hydraulic hat boxes on both front and rear goosenecks which allows for navigating unpredictable terrain. It features a TK100 jeep and a low-profile hydraulic front steerable dolly. Trail King will also be launching updates to its travelling trailer series.


VOLVO TRUCKS TO MAKE VOCATIONAL INDUSTRY ANNOUNCEMENT  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Volvo Trucks North America will showcase the company’s latest VHD Class 8 vocational product and service advancements as an integrated part of the Volvo Construction Equipment display at CONEXPO 2020. Volvo Trucks North America will also announce exciting product news for the vocational industry at the show.

TIGERCAT CARBONATOR REDUCES WOOD DEBRIS VOLUME BY 90 PERCENT

NEW TOWER AND ROUGH-TERRAIN CRANES FROM TEREX  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

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Tigercat will have plenty for visitors to check out including the 6050 carbonator from Tigercat’s new material processing line. The 6050 carbonator reduces wood debris volume by 90 percent through an environmentally friendly carbon recycling process. Logs, limbs, brush, stumps, yard waste, pallets and other wood-based debris can be reduced with no pre-processing required. Efficient and cost-effective, the 6050 processes wood debris at high throughput rates while eliminating transportation and disposal costs. A large over-air blower recirculates air for maximum carbonizing control and efficiency, and the quenching system cools the end product to near ambient temperatures for handling. The 6050 is operator friendly with full remote control functions. In addition, a live stream video monitoring system provides full visibility for easy feeding. It is designed for a variety of applications including forestry and land clearing, construction and demolition, municipal waste, and natural disaster cleanup.

MANITOU SHOWING LARGEST TELEHANDLER  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Manitou Group will display 22 machines at CONEXPO, including solutions for handling, digging and lift. The booth will include Manitou and Gehl telehandlers, including one Manitou model for heavy-duty applications, three MEWPs including two new models, two rotating telehandlers, forklifts, skid-steer and compact track loaders, and articulated loaders. The new MTA 12055 telehandler is the company’s biggest model for North American market. It offers a lift capacity of 5.5 t and a maximum of 16.9 m lifting height. It's equipped with a Tier 4 engine of 120 hp. This model is focused on heavy-duty applications such as infrastructure, bridges and power generation projects.

New products and technologies for the North American market will be on display by Terex Cranes in both the tower and rough-terrain lines. The rough-terrain TRT 80US is an 80 USt max capacity crane with a main boom length of 138 feet (42.1 m). It is the first model featuring TEOS, the new Terex Operating System that will increase job efficiency. Its compact design eases transportability and improves maneuverability in crowded jobsites and confined spaces or while performing indoor lifts. Offering an extended variety of options, the CTT 472-20 flat top tower crane gives customers 11 different jib configurations from 30 to 80 m (98 to 262 feet) to meet varying jobsite needs. The crane delivers a maximum 22 USt (20-t) capacity at a length reaching 91 feet (27.7-m) and can hoist up to a 4.9-US ton (4.48-tonne) load at the maximum 262-foot (80m) jib length. Terex Cranes’ unique Terex Power Plus boosts operating capacity by an extra 10 percent when needed. The Terex CTT 472-20 features new T-Torque slewing technology. Delivering increased jobsite versatility, the crane can be configured with TS212, HD23 and H20 masts (respectively 7.78–7.48–6.40 foot /2.37-2.28-1.95 m widths).

KOMATSU TO DEBUT NEW EQUIPMENT, TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS  NORTH HALL

Komatsu will debut several product and technology advancements to support the construction, waste, forestry, energy and aggregate industries. The company will also host educational seminars on autonomous haulage and operator best practices. Komatsu’s booth will demonstrate how technology, data, equipment and service solutions leverage digitalization to control costs, timelines and resources. The global manufacturer and service provider plans to unveil patent-pending technology and equipment. Komatsu will display nearly 25 machines, including models brand-new to the North American market, as well as machines that have been recently introduced. In addition to construction, this year’s booth will include focused areas of solutions for the quarry, energy, waste and forestry sectors. Among the machines featured on the floor will be the WA480-8 wheel loader with a waste package. New technology offerings include My Komatsu, an all-inclusive digital e-commerce solution for fleet management, equipment monitoring and parts ordering, accessible from any connected device. FEBRUARY 2020

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CONEXPO SHOW PREVIEW SKYJACK SHOWING NEW LINEUP OF HIGHCAPACITY BOOMS  FESTIVAL GROUNDS

CATERPILLAR FEATURING NEW EQUIPMENT, TECHNOLOGY AND THE GLOBAL OPERATOR CHALLENGE  FESTIVAL GROUNDS  NORTH HALL

Caterpillar’s mix of displays, equipment demonstrations, and new services/technologies will be presented under the theme of “Your Work Matters.” The finals of the Global Operator Challenge and equipment demonstrations will take place in the Operator’s Stadium at Caterpillar’s booth; nine operators will compete in the finals on Tuesday, March 10. There will be more than 30 Cat machines on display, including nine new product introductions from the dozer, excavator, articulated truck and backhoe loader families. The new centre-pivot 420XE backhoe loader now offers seat-mounted controls for low-effort machine control to boost operator efficiency and reduce fatigue. The new Cat D3 dozer delivers grading accuracy and efficiency, offering greater visibility in the cab, enhanced controls and powertrain advancements. The company will demo the new 150 AWD motor grader which features all-wheel drive that assists with traction and maneuvering, allowing the machine to work in any environment. The new 725 articulated truck offerings feature assisted hoist, Automatic Retarder Control and Advanced Automatic Traction Control. Cat says that performance improvements include up to 9 percent increased speed on grades, 8 percent improved acceleration and a 7 percent productivity increase. Caterpillar will introduce five new wheeled, small, medium and large hydraulic excavators including the M318 wheeled excavator, the 313 GC, the 315, the 325 and the 395.

BRANDT PROFILES ALL-NEW HEAVY-HAUL TRAILER OFFERING  BLUE LOT

Brandt Equipment Solutions will be unveiling its all-new Work Ready gooseneck and scissorneck heavy haul trailers lineup. These tough on- and off-highway haulers are available in multiple configurations with capacities up to 65 tons and are purpose-built for ease of operation and unmatched safety. Work Ready trailers deliver unique features such as Brandt’s patented Auto-Shim booster system on the H650 or the faster, more-powerful hydraulics and safe, easy-to-operate systems, built into every model in their growing lineup. These units are built from end to end for maximum durability with premium-quality components including the industry’s toughest powder-coat finish, so you can count on them to last forever and look good doing it. And, Brandt backs them all with an industry-leading one-year bumper-to-bumper warranty on all components. Brandt will also display a variety of whole goods and attachments including the BPL100L mid-sized pipelayer, all-new wheel-loader-based mastless snow wing and a wide range of excavator and wheel loader attachments.

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Skyjack is bringing a full fleet of A92.20-compliant machines to CONEXPO 2020. While the official compliance deadline isn’t until March 2020, the OEM moved forward with a full changeover as of January 2020. A new lineup of high-capacity booms includes some features that are driven by, but go beyond, ANSI standards. They include Secondary Guarding Electrical (SGE) as standard, and boast increased capacities along with dual capacities in most models. The SJ66T+ boom lift will be on stand and features the largest changes and newest features. Updates to Skyjack’s DC scissor lifts, rough terrain scissor lifts, and booms can also be seen.

PRINOTH INTRODUCING NEW MULCHER  FESTIVAL GROUNDS,  CENTRAL HALL

Prinoth will exhibit its T14R and T7R crawler carriers alongside attachments for vegetation management. The company will introduce the M450h-1450, a hydraulic-driven mulcher for remote control carriers. Prinoth will also display the M450s-1900 skid-steer loader attachment as well as its entire excavator attachments lineup including the stump grinder S700e.

ALLU TARGETS TRANSFORMATION OF WORK  CENTRAL HALL

ALLU will be exhibiting equipment from its Transformer, Processor and other equipment ranges with a theme of ‘Transforming the way you work.’ This translates into efficiency through the solution being a one-stop-shop process enabling screening, crushing, aerating, mixing and loading in a one-step operation. This also enables the transforming of profitability as less material goes to landfill, resulting in less expenditure for haulage costs and landfill fees. The re-use of material on site also means that there is no need to purchase virgin material due to the recycling and utilization of leftover materials and generation of income from it. The following equipment will be exhibited at the show: Transformer DL 2-09 with 8 mm TS blades (the thinnest blade model); Transformer DH 3-17 with 16/32 TS blades; Transformer DH 4-17 with 25/50 TS blades; Transformer M 3-20 with 50 mm TS blades; and Processor 300HD.


CRUSHING FUEL COSTS

UP TO 70% FUEL SAVINGS*

The new Keestrack H6e is the world’s first fully hybrid mobile cone crusher designed with a removable drive and engine unit. Located remotely from the crushing plant and its abrasive environment, dust and vibration levels are reduced, maintenance accessibility is increased and the service life of the drive unit is greatly optimized.

OVERVIEW • Primary to quaternary crushing

• Capacity up to 400 tph

• Hybrid diesel / electric drive

• Designed to crush the toughest rock & ore

• HB 450 steel 8m3 hopper

• Removable genset / engine compartment

• Feed size up to 215 mm (8 5/10”)

• Effective screen area of 8.1 m2 on each deck

• Plug out option for secondary machines

*Based on a detailed study completed on a medium sized crushing operation. Contact Frontline for study details

See the H6e Cone Crusher at CONEXPO 2020. Four machines will be on display including the B4 Jaw Crusher, R3 Impact Crusher and S1E Stacking Conveyor. Visit the Keestrack booth #C32953 in Central Hall C3. MARCH 10-14, 2020 | LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

For more information call 1.855.667.4911 or visit: http://frontline-machinery.com/conexpo-2020/


SHOW PREVIEW

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• Las Vegas, NV

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olocated with CONEXPO, CON/AGG 2020 is also aiming high for this year’s event, with a large contingent of exhibitors ready to show their latest and best introductions for the aggregates sector. Along with CONEXPO, CON/AGG

features new technology displays as well as education opportunities, making it an excellent opportunity for contractors, quarry owners and others in aggregates to learn what’s new in their sector while experiencing new products and services.

CDE TO LAUNCH NEW COMBO WET PROCESSING PLANT  SILVER LOT

CDE will launch the latest in its range of Combo all-in-one wet processing solutions at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. The patented Combo – the world’s first all-in-one wet processing plant – was unveiled in Europe at bauma in April 2019. It was the first fully integrated, modular, patented turnkey materials wet processing and water management solution for the production of premium manufactured sands. The latest model in the Combo range will have a number of soon-to-be-revealed enhanced features that have been specifically designed to enable operators in the Americas to capitalize on new opportunities.

SANDVIK SHOWS SEVERAL INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS  SILVER LOT

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology will showcase several innovative solutions; the focus is, as always, on new technologies and methods supporting customers to improve their safety, productivity and sustainability even further. Some of the cornerstones of the extensive Sandvik offering of equipment and services will be on display, as well as promoted through the very latest digital technology. Examples include the Leopard I650i drill rig, incorporating new drilling simulator and SanRemo Mobile. This rig is designed for demanding high-capacity production drilling applications in surface mining, as well as large-scale quarry applications. In addition to a powerful engine and compressor, Leopard DI650i incorporates a highly ergonomic iCAB cabin, excellent serviceability, mobility and fuel economy, along with scalable automation packages. Presented at the show for the first time, SanRemo Mobile is a mobile device-based connectivity solution for Sandvik surface drill rigs which transfers easily, quickly and cost-effectively drill plans, reports and other drilling data to increase operational efficiency.

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KPI-JCI AND ASTEC MOBILE SCREENS BRING RANGE OF NEW OFFERINGS  CENTRAL HALL

Kolberg-Pioneer (KPI) will be introducing its first hybrid FT4250CC horizontal shaft impactor plant equipped with a pre-screen. The new two-deck pre-screen minimizes the amount of undersized material that passes through the chamber, reducing wear costs and increasing the amount of final product by up to thirty percent. The hybrid power option allows producers to operate using either line power or diesel. KPI will also feature its 2742 Pioneer jaw crusher. Johnson Crushers International (JCI) is exhibiting its latest addition to the Kodiak Plus cone crusher line, the K350+. This new model features increases in drive train, stroke, horsepower, weight, head diameter and hold-down force. Astec Mobile Screens will be introducing its new Ranger line, comprised of compact, track-mounted units. The mobile line will include a variety of jaw crushers, cone crushers, impact crushers, incline screens and trommels to serve a variety of markets including building and construction, landscaping, quarry operations and plant and tool hire.


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SUPERIOR SHOWING A DOZEN NEW PRODUCTS FOR 2020  CENTRAL HALL

Superior Industries will showcase a newly configured portable wash plant during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020, one of a dozen new products the company will introduce during the show. Capable of producing as many as five products, the Portable Spirit Wash Plant carries a 6x20 Guardian Horizontal Screen, plus a sand production module and ultrafines recovery module. Material is fed to a slurry box, which liquifies it to improve the screening and stratification processes. The three-deck horizontal screen washes and sizes three products from a top, middle or bottom deck. Leftover sand is then processed through one of two Spirits Wash Modules. These modules consist of one or more Helix Cyclones followed by a dewatering screen. Displayed equipment will include the brand new Sentry Horizontal Shaft Impact (HSI) crusher, Fusion Modular Platform, belt drive Valor Vertical Shaft Impact (VSI) crusher, bolted model Liberty Jaw Crusher, Alliance Low Water Washer and Portable Spirit Wash Plant. Additional equipment with new features include the Anthem Inclined Screen, gear drive Valor Vertical Shaft Impact (VSI) crusher, P500 Patriot Cone Crusher, Aggredry Dewatering Washer and TeleStacker Conveyor.

KEESTRACK PRESENTS FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR AGG AND RECYCLING  CENTRAL HALL

Keestrack will present its highly flexible solutions for contractors in the recycling and aggregates industry. Its global reputation as specialist in mobile mineral processing is based on the continuous optimization of its complete range of track-mounted crushers, scalpers and screeners. Today, all models are designed for maximum mobility to minimize setup times and to save transport costs. Highlighting the heavy range will be the H6e full hybrid cone crusher for secondary and tertiary crushing. With a maximum feed size of 215 mm (7 inches), variable crushing chamber configurations and stroke settings the specially adapted Keestrack KT-H6 cone, based on proven Sandvik technology, processes up to 440 St/h of most various raw materials. Designed for hard stone and recycling applications, the diesel-hydraulic Keestrack B4 primary jaw crusher – also available as full hybrid electric plug-in version B4e – provides a max feed size of 600 mm (24 inches) and a feed capacity up to 400 tons per hour. The company’s impactor range will be represented by the 30-ton Keestrack R3 in its new award winning design. Available as diesel-hydraulic (on show) or fully hybrid “e”-version, the plant combines compact transport dimensions and low weight with high production rates up to 250 tph. An innovative solution in stockpile handling, Keestrack will present the new S1e semi-mobile plug-in electric feeder/stacker. Installed on a height-adjustable pedestal with lifting and 180-degree swivel hydraulics, this light equipment (6 tons) has a 39-foot 4-inch conveyor which conveys up to 200 tph of crushed material, sand or gravel (max. feed size: 200 mm).

In the 1950s the founder of SBM – which stands for ‘Swing Beam Mill’ – invented an impact crusher with adjustable swing beams/aprons, and since then SBM has developed a wide range of crushers for all kinds of applications at any size with thousands of installations worldwide. SBM´s full range of mobile crushers and screens is state of the art diesel over electric or 100 percent electric – efficient, powerful units which tackle all the user’s needs. The super compact class with its small footprint makes these crushers a breeze to transport, and they fit like a glove in any tight area. The professional class crushers on the upper end speak for themselves and complete the range. Operation is safe and easy; with a simple touch screen display, wireless remote control and monitoring functions, everything is under control at any place and time. In addition, optimized material flow is assured due to the integrated pre-screening units; aggressive intake geometry and vibrating discharge chute below the impact crushers provide gentle transfer to the main discharge conveyor, over-belt magnetic separator, wind sifter for lighter material fractions, and up to 2-deck banana-shaped final screen.

MX MULTI-ACTION, METSO TRUCK BODY, NORDTRACK HIGHLIGHT METSO DISPLAYS  CENTRAL HALL

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020, Metso will showcase its latest innovations and field-proven technologies for the aggregates industry, with solutions designed especially for the show. The MX Multi-Action cone crushing technology has been warmly welcomed by quarry operators around the world with close to 100 units sold in total globally. This year, Metso will feature the new MX3 crusher and a special Lokotrack mobile crushing plant equipped with an MX4 crusher. The new Lokotrack ST4.10 mobile screen is a high-capacity screening plant for quarrying that expands Metso’s range of hybrid equipment. Metso will introduce the Nordtrack product family with purpose-designed and field-proven features for general contractors and small- to medium-capacity aggregate producers. The new Nordtrack range includes track-mounted crushers and screens as well as track-mounted and wheel-mounted stacker conveyors ideal for recycling, demolition and small quarries. Metso’s key offerings will also include the game-changing, new lightweight Metso Truck Body.

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A WIRTGEN GROUP COMPANY

A New Level of Leadership INNOVATIVE: WIRTGEN’s new generation of large milling machines uses the latest advancements in technology to make milling easier for the operator, and operation of the cold milling machine more cost-effective. In addition, the machine’s production and results are unparalleled and can be documented at the touch of a button. This is made possible by


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cutting-edge engineering, a passion for genuine advancement, and amazing customers who share their experience with us so that we can develop innovative solutions together. www.wirtgen-group.com/america


CON/AGG SHOW PREVIEW INNOVATIVE SCREEN MEDIA FROM DUREX PRODUCTS  CENTRAL HALL

Durex Products offers a number of innovative screen media options, allowing customers to fine-tune their production to increase tons per hour while keeping products in spec and lowering their operating costs. Durex has expanded its production facilities to once again offer a complete line of modular urethane screen panels and accessories for wet and dry applications. Modular panels and fastening systems are available for snap-in, pin-style, and bolt-in systems. Durex modular urethane panels feature tapered openings that are wider at the bottom. This advanced design reduces plugging and increases throughput.

TELSMITH INTRODUCES NEW TITAN T200 CONE CRUSHER  CENTRAL HALL

To showcase the Telsmith promise that “The Extra Mile Isn’t Extra. It’s Included,” the team plans to display a new addition to their Titan series, a 200 horsepower cone crusher, along with showcasing their 4448 Iron Giant Jaw Crusher and Vibro-King TL Screen. Alongside the new Titan T200 Cone Crusher will be a new and improved video highlighting the Titan Series main features including hybrid thrust bearing technology, patented anti-spin system, concave retention system, simple top-service disassembly, and TRAC10 control system. In addition to the Titan Cone Crushers, they will display and discuss new technology updates within their existing Iron Giant Jaw Crushers and Vibro-King TL Screens.

THREE MACHINES ON DISPLAY FROM TEREX FINLAY  SILVER LOT

Terex Finlay will display three machines from their crushing, screening and conveying range at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020, the I-120RS impact crusher, 883+ (triple shaft) heavy duty screener and TF-75L low level feeder. Visitors will also be able to get demonstrations of the company’s latest virtual reality technology in the booth. The Terex Finlay I-120RS new generation impact crusher with redefined style and advanced technological design gives improved material flow and production capabilities. Incorporating the Terex CR038 impact chamber with direct drive and advanced electronic control system, the machine provides operators with high material reduction ratios and produces a consistent product shape. A key component of the machine is the on-board innovative quick detach 3.66- x 1.53-m (12- x 5-foot) two deck screen. The 883+ (triple shaft) mobile heavy duty screener features a triple shaft screenbox that is ideal for working in dry and sticky applications. The triple-shaft design of this new screenbox employs an oval motion stroke to generate an aggressive screening action. The TF-75L low level feeder has been designed to maximize productivity, enhance efficiency and reduce on site operational costs in a wide range of applications and feed material types. The large 7 cubic metre (9.2 cubic yard) hopper with a feed in height of 1900mm and width of 3500mm enables low level feeding directly from excavators, grab cranes, and wheel loaders.

KLEEMANN SHOWS JAW CRUSHER AND SCREEN  SILVER LOT

RUBBLE MASTER MARKS 20 YEARS IN NORTH AMERICA  SILVER LOT

Marking 20 years in North America, Rubble Master intends to raise the bar once again at CONEXPO-CON/ AGG. The company will be showcasing the brand-new RM 70GO! 2.0 compact crusher in combination with the RM HS3500M compact 4- x 9-foot scalping screen. Also on display will be Rubble Master’s flagship product, the RM 120GO! mobile impact crusher, in combination with the RM MSC8500M 5- x 18-foot incline screen as well as the RM MTS2010S 65-foot tracked stacker. The brand-new RM 70GO! 2.0 has a completely new screen-box upgrade with a 3.5- x 7-foot screen-box to produce spec material in a single pass. The screen-box and return conveyor are now standard with the most compact mobile crusher in the Rubble Master lineup. The RM 120GO! is Rubble Master’s flagship product and biggest mobile impactor. The RM 120 GO! mobile impact crusher weighs less than 95,000 pounds and has a production capacity of up to 385 TPH. Not only can this high-performance machine be easily moved from jobsite to jobsite, but it can also go toe-totoe with crushers that weigh 130,000 pounds or more.

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The Wirtgen Group’s premieres will be topped off by two products on display from Kleemann, the specialist for mobile crushing and screening plants – the MOBICAT MC 120 Z PRO jaw crusher and the MOBISCREEN MS 952 EVO mobile screening plant. The MOBICAT MC 120 Zi PRO, the first jaw crusher in the PRO range, is used for precrushing almost all types of natural stone. The jaw crusher is extremely robust and impresses with its low-maintenance operation. As a double-deck classifying screen, the mobile screening plant MOBISCREEN MS 952i EVO is equipped with a 9.5 m² screen casing. The plant offers a feed capacity of up to 500 tph. It is controlled using a modern control system.


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Right-sizing a construction fleet Equipment and jobsite factors to consider when right-sizing your excavator fleet

By John Waldron

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utting together the correct combination of equipment for a particular jobsite is critical to an operation’s profitability. There are several factors to consider during this process, especially when it comes to choosing the right mix of excavators. When sizing crawler excavators, most customers know exactly what they want. A lot of times they’re right, but that’s not to say mistakes aren’t made. Sometimes people think, “We need this size machine, we want the biggest bucket we can put on it, and we want to move the most amount of material as fast as we can.” That may sound logical, but sizing excavators is more than just weight, horsepower and bucket size. Here are a few tips to consider the next time you’re looking at a crawler excavator to add to your fleet.

Buckets: Instead of asking for the biggest bucket, consider what you’re moving and ask yourself these kinds of questions to determine which one is best for the job: • What kind of material am I digging in? Will there be rock, which would require a rock bucket? Sand? Clay? • What’s the weight and density of the material? If it weighs 4,000 36

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pounds per cubic yard, you can’t put nearly as big a bucket on as you could if it weighs 2,500 pounds per cubic yard. • What’s my reach requirement? Digging depth? Dump height? That will influence the size of the excavator and attachments you use. Transport: A lot of times people will size their excavator specifically for the job, but it’s also important to consider the size of trucks and trailers your company has, as well as local hauling restrictions. Can you move a 110,000-pound machine, or are local permits so restrictive that it becomes too expensive? Are you towing it behind a dump truck with a 25-ton tagalong and can only move a 35,000-pound machine? Some other things to consider: • If you were thinking about a 110,000-pound machine like the Volvo EC480E excavator for a quarry (where it won’t be transported), you wouldn’t need a removable counterweight – you might save a few dollars that way. Note, however, that it would affect the resale. • Will you need to move the machine in a large city with tight roadways or across more open highways? If it’s the former, you may need to size down for tighter spaces (or you may need

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to consider a wheeled excavator versus a crawler).

Sticks: Some contractors will opt for a shorter stick to increase breakout forces and/or bucket sizes, but some would say that’s a mistake if your operator doesn’t like being that close to the back of the truck when dumping material. Or, the shorter stick may increase bucket capacity but prevent you from reaching the required digging depth. When things like this happen, it costs time and money to go back and put on a longer stick. On the other hand, the harder the material is to remove, the shorter the stick you want because it will have more power. If it’s fairly easy digging, you can go with a longer stick because you don’t need the extra power to get your bucket full. Tracks: Consider what size of tracks you’re putting on the machine. If you’re working in a quarry with a lot of big rocks and the material is hard, you want to go with narrow tracks because the wider the pad, the easier it is to bend. But if you’re working in sand, like in Florida, for example, you want the widest track you can get for flotation, so the excavator doesn’t sink. When it comes to sizing excavators, be sure to think about scenarios like these in addition to weight and horsepower – and be sure to get your operators involved. That will ensure it’s

right for the job, it’s a machine they’ll feel comfortable operating, and it should prevent you from having to go back and make modifications.

Right-sizing with Site Simulation

Another incredibly helpful tool in right-sizing your fleet is a jobsite evaluation tool. An example of this is Volvo Site Simulation software, which analyzes jobsite conditions and operational goals to provide a plan for proper site setup. This isn’t limited to excavators. In a quarry, for example, it can apply to excavators, haulers and wheel loaders. With Site Simulation, your dealer and/or OEM can help determine the right equipment mix in five steps:

1 Evaluate jobsite conditions

The first step in a site simulation analysis is to gather data with a handheld GPS device that can record distances, gradients and more. This data is then imported as a GPX file into a site simulation software program. Then the fleet manager works with the OEM or dealer to input a number of jobsite-specific factors, such as bank density, swell factor, loose density and the estimated average percentage of bucket fill. The software also allows you to select from several ground conditions to calculate rolling distance of the equipment, which is important in estimating cycle times and fuel efficiency.


2 Estimate operating hours

Next, estimate the annual working hours per machine. Take into consideration the total number of scheduled shifts per year and the average shift duration (minus the non-operating time per shift), then subtract estimated scheduled maintenance time.

The total cost of ownership should be determined based on a proposed purchase agreement and/or financing structure. Other costs to consider include depreciation schedule, taxes,

insurance, estimated resale value, service plans, tire replacements and maintenance costs. Bigger isn’t always better, so do your homework and the results will speak for

themselves. Right-sizing your equipment and fleet mix are worth the effort. John Waldron is a district sales manager for Volvo Construction Equipment.

3 Input equipment specifications

The next step is inputting equipment model information, including the number of machines, model numbers and bucket size(s). The software will automatically pull the necessary equipment specifications to run a product simulation. You can then run reports with different combinations of equipment models, comparing them side-byside to find the solution that delivers the best production at the lowest operating cost.

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4 Review the production analysis

The final analysis factors in average cycle time, average bucket passes to fill the hauler and estimated average fuel consumption per hour. You can further review machine utilization in a cycle time breakdown including average load queue time, average spot time at the loading unit, average travel time, average spot time at dump and average dumping time.

5 Calculate cost to operate

PRINOTH will have 2 booths to connect with you about your off-road solutions:

• PRINOTH Tracked Vehicles & Vegetation Management in Central Hall C22231 • PRINOTH Rentals by Multi Machine Inc. in Festival Grounds at F3263 prinoth.com

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CASE’S NEW LONG-REACH EXCAVATOR GOES THE DISTANCE Precision digging in deep or long-distance applications

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ase Construction Equipment’s new fullsize CX350D LR excavator is designed to perform in applications that require long-distance bucket reach and precision. Case says that this new model features an elongated boom and arm and additional counterweight for increased digging capabilities in deep or long-distance digging applications, while providing the same improved responsiveness and control of the D Series. With an operating weight of 88,200 pounds, this excavator features a 268-hp Tier 4 Final diesel engine and up to 24,500 foot-pounds of bucket digging force. The extended arm and boom provide a maximum dig radius of 61 feet 3 inches, and a maximum dig depth of 46 feet 3 inches.

Low-maintenance engine solution

The low-maintenance selective catalytic reduction (SCR) Tier 4 Final solution on this machine provides greater fuel efficiency without sacrificing power. SCR lets the engine run at peak performance throughout the work cycle and, because it works without a diesel particulate filter (DPF), there’s no DPF regeneration or associated lifetime service costs.

Intelligent speed, power and efficiency

D Series excavators achieve faster cycle times through a new electronically controlled pump, a larger control valve and multiple advanced sensors. These features combine with the Case Intelligent Hydraulic System and its four integrated control systems to make the best use of the machine’s hydraulic power and momentum, resulting in faster cycle times and improved fuel efficiency. The four systems that make up the Case Intelligent Hydraulic System are: Boom Economy 38

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Control (BEC), which reduces RPMs and leverages gravity during boom down and swing; Auto Economy Control (AEC), which lowers RPMs during idle and automatically shuts down the engine after a preset idle time; Swing Relief Control (SWC), which efficiently regulates hydraulic swing power at the start of the swing; and Spool Stroke Control (SSC), which adjusts hydraulic pressure to optimal outputs and minimizes unneeded operation functions. Using improvements to the Spool Stroke Control system, the CX350D LR reuses hydraulic fluid whenever possible to automatically increase cycle times and efficiency. The CX350D LR excavator has three working modes – Speed Priority, Heavy and Automatic – that help the machine conserve energy while meeting the demands of the application.

More robust design

The arm and boom of each D Series excavator have been built stronger for greater durability and to support the added power of the machine. The undercarriage is built with thicker steel and a new single-slope design that reduces dirt accumulation and eases cleaning.

More standard features

The CX350D LR offers many of the same standard features as the rest of the Case D Series lineup. Case says that its D Series excavators now offer more standard features than any previous Case excavator. This includes Free Swing for improved craning, laying or lifting of offset loads; oil sample ports for quick sampling of engine and hydraulic oils; and an easy pattern selector for the operator’s preference of ISO or SAE controls.

D Series excavators feature a fully adjustable operator station anchored by a standard heated air-ride seat and joystick controls that allow for smooth performance. Case says that these excavators also feature bestin-class cab space, excellent visibility, and pressurized and viscous (fluid-filled) cab mounts keep noise and vibration down. A standard Bluetooth radio gives operators hands-free functionality that further improves the operator experience. Feed from standard rear-view and side-view cameras is viewed on a 7-inch widescreen monitor that also provides operators with real-time access to important performance parameters, including fuel consumption, operating hours and machine information.

Enhanced visibility

Each D Series machine is available with a new optional LED working light package that is threetimes brighter than halogen – providing improved visibility and jobsite awareness for operators. The LED package includes eight LED lights (three front, two rear, one on each side, and one on the boom). An optional Case Max View display package includes an additional side-view camera that allows the 7-inch in-cab monitor to display a 270-degree aerial view of the surrounding worksite for improved safety and visibility.

Case ProCare

All Case D Series excavators are covered under the Case ProCare product assurance program. This includes a three-year Advanced Case SiteWatch telematics subscription, a threeyear/3,000-hour full-machine factory warranty, and a three-year/2,000-hour planned maintenance contract.


EARTHMOVING & EXCAVATION

BEACHFRONT DRIVE Protecting a boardwalk and nearby homes takes fast learning and a powerful, quiet pile driving rig

“We have a lot of experience with rock, sand, and beach work, but as far as piles, it’s been very minor. Without that RTG rig, this probably would have been a twocontractor job.” Jason Burke

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urke Construction Inc.’s first pile driving project was no easy task. The job at hand for this heavy civil contractor was to install a steel seawall, but this was no straight line of sheet piles in the middle of the beach. Successful completion of the project would require the contractor to take on its first pile driving project and to learn and achieve adequate production with the RTG RG 19 T – one of the most sophisticated piling rigs in the world. Working around the inside and outside corners of the nearby boardwalk would only intensify the learning curve. Jason Burke is the quintessential bold young contractor founder. His company is known for heavy civil work throughout Northern New Jersey, most recently having demolished the former Tappan Zee Bridge. Asked if he had reservations about venturing into pile driving, he says, “Yeah, it was a bit scary. But so was taking on a job to demolish the entire Tappan Zee Bridge and we finished that six months ahead of schedule.” The fact that Burke’s grand entrance into pile driving was the Point Pleasant Seawall is no coincidence. The contractor had previously installed well points feeding seawater to Jenkinson’s Aquarium and also mobilized its large fleet of earthmoving equipment to clean up after Hurricane Sandy. The owner invited the firm to bid the seawall project as a result. Burke, who admits that brand is an important factor when he buys and rents equipment, was unfamiliar with RTG, but he had done business with ECA and appreciated that the company stood by its products. After being awarded the seawall project, he came to ECA Philadelphia’s Account Manager Steve Sigmund and asked for a recommendation. He ended up renting the RTG RG 19 T Pile Driver equipped with an MRV 150 AVM Silent Vibro in September of 2019.

Productive despite the learning curve

The RG 19 T is no entry-level piling rig. “We have a lot of experience with rock, sand, and beach work, but as far as piles, it’s been very minor,” Burke says. “Without that RTG

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rig, this probably would have been a two-contractor job because I would have hired somebody.” The RG 19 T had its work cut out with 801 2-foot 4 ½-inch sheet piles supplied by Skyline Steel. Burke hauled the piles in from the Broadway entrance on the northern end and laid them out at their final destination. On a mild November morning, the RTG piling rig was starting production on a short line of piles heading toward the ocean. Despite the proximity of the adjacent building, the operator was able to safely swivel 180 degrees to pick from a carefully laid out line of piles in the sand. Burke used the RG 19 T to vibrate each 4-foot-9-inchwide interlocked sheet pile into the beach, displacing 12,000 tons of sand in the process. Heavy equipment was used to spread the material evenly across the beach. Careful measurement was critical, especially since the sheets were cold-rolled steel. “Every sheet gets measured,” Burke says. “The extra give makes them a little easier to drive and put together but it also gives them the ability to roll a bit so you have to put a tape measure on every single one. We lock a clamp on the falsework beam and drive them so they stay right at four feet nine inches.” Burke’s hand measurement was more about diligence than necessity because the RG 19 T is equipped with a fixed leader that secures the hammer snugly to the mast, allowing it to drive straight piles with high crowd forces and torque. Burke’s crew worked from south to north. “We started at the hardest part and that was definitely a part of the learning curve,” Burke recalls. “We had to go around three buildings and getting into the corners was very difficult because they were really tight.” Starting the wall in a jagged pattern also meant less productivity momentum up front. “We’ve done 1,200 feet of wall with inside and outside corners and we’re already hitting 100 feet a day,” he says, joking that he plans to dance a jig when the crew hits the straight run. “Once we get to this straightaway that (RTG) machine’s going to do at least 150 feet a day.” Burke doesn’t think 200 linear feet a day is out of the question for the RG 19 T, but he doesn’t want to sacrifice quality either. Because these are exposed sheets, the crew


is achieving 150 linear feet a day based on keeping the piles perfectly straight and plumb. In fairness, Burke has no previous pile driving projects to compare productivity rates, but he has done the homework. He cites several contractor friends maxing out at 50 linear feet a day with crane-mounted piling hammers and recognizes that the RTG is tripling that production rate. Although the RG 19 T is a complex piling rig, a standard heavy equipment operator can run it efficiently with some training and practice. ECA provided three days of onsite training to be exact. “He’s picking up speed as he's getting better running it,” says Burke, noting that neither his operator nor ground crew had ever worked with sheet piles.

Reduced vibration keeps neighbours happy

As you walk up the ramp from the street side of the boardwalk, it becomes apparent just how close the Burke team was working to stores and homes. And yet the sound of pile driving is barely audible between the storefronts. The MRV 150 AVM Silent Vibro was key to avoiding disruption. This hammer achieved a reduction of 6 decibels from the previous model in 2017 with such features as encapsulation of the front section including the hydraulic motor; soundproofing of the spring suspension unit; soundproofing between spring suspension unit and clamping head; sheathing on all chains; and rubber coatings on all chain attachment points. A seismologist remained on hand at all times conducting vibration monitoring properties near Burke’s pile driving operation. He also documented the original condition of all homes along beach before work commenced. Store owners elected to conduct their own vibration monitoring to keep the project moving. The Burke crew had just begun driving piles at the intersection of two stores in early November morning with 1,200 feet of wall driven to date. “The machine (RG 19 T) is only turned up to about 25 percent and it’s driving 30-foot-plus sheets with ease without even triggering any alarm with the seismologist,” says Burke. Although it wasn’t required on this project, the RTG can deliver a maximum 31,473 footpounds of downward crowd force. Burke will wrap up the Point Pleasant Beach Seawall sooner than anticipated because of the RG 19 T’s better than expected production rate. “We have to be done by March 15 and I don’t plan on being here in February,” he says confidently.

The MRV 150 AVM Silent Vibro helped keep noise and vibration levels down.

JOHN DEERE

ADT TRANSMISSION WARRANTY EXTENSIONS AVAILABLE THROUGH 2020 A testament to its commitment to provide reliable, best-in-class construction equipment, John Deere extended its industry-leading articulated dump truck transmission warranty through Dec. 31, 2020. The warranty offers five years or 15,000 hours on all new E-Series models purchased through the end of 2020. “Our customers demand reliability and durability in our products,” said Cory Ouellette, product marketing manager, ADTs, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “With the extension of the articulated dump truck transmission warranty, we continue to stand behind our machines and provide customers with the confidence they expect in John Deere equipment.” The warranty provides enhanced coverage through five years or 15,000 hours, whichever occurs first. All new E-Series models (260E, 310E, 370E, 410E or 460E) built on or after Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2020, are eligible.

Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show returns to Moncton for 2020 The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show, the most comprehensive heavy equipment trade show in the region, will return to the Moncton Coliseum Complex April 2-3. It has been making an impact throughout the Atlantic provinces over the years, with thousands of dollars re-invested back into the industry by the Atlantic Land Improvement Contractors Association (ALICA). The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show, established by the ALICA in 1986, is an activity delivered by ALICA as a means of keeping members and Atlantic Canadians informed and aware of the latest products, services, equipment and technologies. The success of the show has helped sustain the Association since its inception and has financially supported the forestry, construction & land improvement sectors through a variety of initiatives. ALICA has contributed over $75,000 annually through initiatives such as sponsoring student scholarships and field trips, as well as funding research, development projects and equipment operator training programs. The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show broke records at its last edition in 2018, attracting 14,800 visitors from across the Maritimes and beyond. The entire Moncton Coliseum complex will be filled with indoor and outdoor exhibits of machinery, products, and services. This year’s show space is already over 95 percent sold out.

Nors to acquire Strongco Strongco and Nors have entered into a definitive agreement in which Nors will acquire Strongco for approximately CAD$193 million. Under the terms of the agreement, Nors will acquire all of the outstanding equity of Strongco for CAD$3.15 per share in cash, including Strongco’s net interest bearing debt. Strongco is a major multiline mobile equipment dealer with operations across Canada that sells, rents and services equipment used in diverse sectors. Strongco has approximately 500 employees serving customers from 26 branches in Canada. Nors is a Portugese-based private company that sells, rents and services construction, infrastructure, mining and forestry equipment as well as other products in 16 countries. “Nors’ international experience and capital foundation, in many of the same product lines on four continents, brings the know­how and experience to elevate our potential to deliver leading edge quality to our growing customer base in an increasingly global environment,” said Robert Beutel, Executive Chairman of Strongco.

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CRANES & LIFT

WONDER CRANE MAKES EASY PICKINGS OF COMMUNICATIONS TOWER INSTALLATION By Keith Norbury

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recting multiple sections of a 200-foot-high communications tower looks like a tall order. Thanks in no small part to a technologically advanced all-terrain crane doing the lifting, the installation of that tower at the new Belleville Police Services headquarters in Ontario in November went off with hardly a hitch. “That was one of the most straightforward ones we’ve ever done actually as far as cell towers go. It was a pretty easy one,” said crane operator Bruce Cringan, who works for Thornhill, ON-based ThomKess Crane Rental. The craning part of the job took only about three hours. Much of the credit was due to the 2019 Demag AC 220-5, a 220-tonne capacity, five-axle all-terrain crane that ThomKess acquired about a year earlier. That crane boasts 255.9 feet of maximum boom extension, without a jib, easily enough length to lift the tower sections into place. “Most cranes in that capacity you probably would have had to put the jib on to do it,” Cringan said. “We were able to do it on main boom.” When installing towers, Cringan typically stands the pieces up on the ground. The Belleville job was no exception. “In this case, the lifting radius was 72 feet from the centre of the crane to the centre of the load,” Cringan said. 42

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“So you try to stand the piece, and you want to have the piece at roughly the correct radius. You run it all the way up, and that takes a little bit of time to hoist up that high.”

Nice and smooth

While routine for Cringan and the crane, the lift still required great attention to detail. Not the least was that he had to carefully lower each section so that the three ironworkers, each harnessed to one of the tower’s three poles, could grab the structure as it descended and fasten it in place. “You’ll want to come in nice and smooth and you’ll come in just a couple feet above the guys’ heads and you’ll swing it right over and stop over the tower,” Cringan explained. “And they can reach up and grab the corners and you hoist down nice and slow. You stop once you’re about six inches from making the connection and then they’ve got their spud wrenches and their connection bars and they’ll get it all lined up.” All the while, Cringan received hand signals from the ironworkers as well from a supervisor on the ground. As the ironworkers began tightening the bolts, the crane had to hold the weight of the individual sections. Once they started torquing the bolts, Cringan lowered the boom so the tower took the full weight of the section as the ironworkers finished tightening the connections. Part of his game was accounting for

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deflection of the boom because of that weight. “When the load comes off, my radius will decrease because the flex is coming out of the boom,” Cringan said. So rather than hoist down the load, he boomed down. Assisting Cringan on the Belleville job was apprentice Tyler Danabie, who helped with the rigging and also drove the truck that hauled a second trailer carrying the crane’s counterweights. The crane itself tows a trailer called a boom dolly, which supports the boom. “I don’t even think we were on site three hours,” said Cringan, who has only had his full operator’s ticket for three years. “Like, set up, stack the tower and get out of there. It was quick. The guys on the ground did an awesome job. Everything was ready to go. The three climbers did a great job. Yeah, it was pretty slick.”

Heaviest tower

Broadband Tower Services, which oversaw the installation, hired ThomKess to do the crane work. Broadband owner Mark Allott said he was pleased with the result. The sole difficulty was in landing the first section because the tower foundation was built into a small berm. “We actually had to use our Bobcat and a heavy strap and pull one leg a little bit,” Allott said. “But that was the only challenge.” The total job from Broadband’s end took eight hours – exactly. “I remem-

Acquiring Demag AC 220-5 was a big step for ThomKess Crane Rentals. Photo by Bruce Cringan/ ThomKess Crane Rentals ber seeing the bill,” Allott said. That included installing the tower’s antenna while it was still on the ground. Including installation, the tower cost about $350,000. The tripole tower – with legs rising in parallel rather than tapering – was designed for any future use the police service could think of, Allott said. Police Chief Ron Gignac told the Belleville Intelligencer newspaper that the tower will be part of upgraded telecommunications, radio and 911 systems. The police will also be able to rent space on the tower to private telecommunications firms, the news report said. The new $26 million headquarters is scheduled for completion in 2020. “The tower was heavy, 47,000 pounds complete,” Allott said of the galvanized steel structure fabricated by Maxtower Company Ltd. of Brantford, Ont. “So typically, a 200 footer we build would be around 18,000 pounds. This was the heaviest one that I’ve had to put up.” It won’t be the last. London, Ontario–based Broadband will be installing other towers, including for the City of Belleville, and will be calling on ThomKess to do the crane work.


“We’ve worked for them for years and years,” said ThomKess co-owner Brad Thomson. “Mark’s a great guy. He’s one of the old-school handshake guys.”

Erecting multiple sections of a 200-foot-high communications tower looks like a tall order.

Based in Bobcaygeon

Thomson and his partner Mark Kessler founded ThomKess about 14 year ago. They were both working as crane operators when circumstances prompted them to take a gamble. “Mark and I were playing cards one night and we decided to open our own business,” Thomson said. It wasn’t easy. Early on, they’d sell personal effects just to put fuel in their cranes. To keep the business afloat, Thomson took a loan on his house at Bobcaygeon, where the company still has its head office. ThomKess has grown to employ 12 other crane operators, a full-time mechanic and four office staff, including Thomson’s mother, whom he “dragged kicking and screaming out of retirement” to do the books. The company’s big yard is now in Aurora with a repair shop in Richmond Hill that parks half a dozen cranes. ThomKess is also in the midst of moving some of its operations to a 10-acre site in New Market. “Right now we basically service from Niagara out to London, up to Orillia, out to Cobourg,” Thomson said. “That’s a pretty huge area.”

A big, big step

The company’s fleet now boasts 14 cranes, including the Demag AC 220-5. “For us, it was a big, big step,” Thomson said. It replaces a similar capacity crane that was starting to have multiple issues. “If you want to properly service your customers, you can’t be breaking down,” he said. Ontario-based dealer Cropac Equipment knew Thomson was looking for a new crane and flew him and other interested parties to Germany to check out the Demag. “And we ended up buying one,” Thomson said. Terex Corporation revived the Demag brand to considerable fanfare at the massive Bauma trade show in Munich in 2016. More recently, in 2019, Terex sold Demag to Japan-based crane manufacturer Tadano. Among the features of the AC 220-5 is the IC-1 Plus control system, which Cringan described as “very user friendly” and which enables the crane to travel with more counterweight than similar cranes in its class. “So you can do a lot more jobs without needing extra trailers of counterweight.” The IC-1 Plus also enables the crane to extend each of its four outriggers to different lengths. That allows the crane to set up in tight spaces. That wasn’t an issue on the Belleville Police tower job, however, as the crane set up on an expansive, level surface of compacted gravel. “It’s extremely maneuverable,” Cringan said of the AC 220-5. “You get it into all kinds of tight places where you previously would have never imagined to get a crane this size into. But that wasn’t really coming into play on this job.” Keith Norbury is a freelance writer.

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MANITOU CONSTRUCTION TELEHANDLER LIFTS 12,000 POUNDS

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he new Manitou MTA 12055 Series III telehandler is the highest-capacity construction telehandler in Manitou’s product line. This new machine has a maximum lift capacity of 12,000 pounds, lift height of 55 feet 5 inches and can take 5,500 pounds to full extension. “We had many customers looking for a Manitou telehandler that could handle construction materials that are larger than usual,” said Steve Kiskunas, product manager of telescopic handlers, Manitou Group. “The Manitou MTA 12055 has a high capacity and lift height, combined with great forward reach, which makes it perfect for infrastructure, bridge and power generation projects, to name a few.”

High capacity for tight jobsites

The Manitou MTA 12055 telehandler can easily navigate demanding jobsites. With a turning radius of 12 feet 2 inches, this model brings extra capacity to tight jobsites. In addition, an exclusive single joystick control lets operators control boom extension and retraction, attachment tilt, auxiliary hydraulics and travel direction all on the same joystick. Challenging soil conditions and uneven terrain are no match for the Manitou MTA 12055 which is equipped with a 120-hp Cummins engine and four-speed powershift transmission, pushing travel speeds up to 22.8 mph. The Manitou MTA 12055 has a side-mounted engine and high boom mount. This design gives operators excellent visibility over the top of the engine and easy access to maintenance components. Additional features include a maximum forward 44

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reach of 40 feet 9 inches and standard four-wheel drive, frame levelling, auxiliary hydraulics and self-levelling forks.

Optional features

Optional features for the Manitou MTA 12055 include cab enclosure with heat or air conditioning, an LED light kit, and reverse camera and radar. Manitou’s Personnel Work Platform System (PWP) temporarily disconnects the transmission, engages the rear axle stabilizer, reduces frame levelling and applies the parking brake when using a platform attachment. This option automatically places the machine in the correct mode for work

platform use. Manitou offers a full range of attachments for the MTA 12055. Fork carriages, both standard or rotating, with widths from 48 to 72 inches, can support many different applications. Truss booms, buckets and lift hooks are also available. The Manitou MTA 12055 comes optional as a Connected Machine. Manitou’s telematics system simplifies machine management by providing fleet owners and end users with instant remote access to recent activity, locations, operating codes and service alerts through data management software tools.


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TADANO

TRIO OF NEW ROUGH-TERRAIN CRANES Tadano has launched three new rough-terrain cranes: the GR1000XLL-4, GR-1000XL-4, and GR800XL-4. Tadano’s latest GR rough-terrain cranes facilitate more efficient workflows and deliver improved performance with an engine that meets the latest emission standards, while providing increased work safety and comfort. The GR-1000XLL-4, GR1000XL-4, and GR-800XL-4 mark a full model upgrade of the rough-terrain cranes in the 75 to 100 US ton lifting class. The GR-1000XLL-4 features a longer boom of 167.3 feet (51m) compared to the 154.2 foot (47m) boom length of its predecessor, the GR1000XL-3. The GR-1000XLL-4’s new Smart Counterweight system enables the operator to use two counterweight positions to increase lifting capacity. With a redesigned cab to provide improved visibility and comfort, the GR-1000XLL-4 offers more efficient control and one of the best operator

experiences for cranes of its capacity. The GR-1000XL-4 carries the same model features as the GR1000XLL-4, but with a 154.3 foot (47m) boom. With an upgraded maximum lift capacity of 80 US tons (73 tonnes) and a long boom of 154.2 feet (47m), the GR-800XL-4 is versatile and well-balanced. It has a gross vehicle weight of 99,800 pounds (45 tonnes) for easy transportability. The cab design and fittings have been remodeled, greatly improving work efficiency, operability, and visibility. The GR-1000XLL-4 and GR1000XL-4 are the first Tadano rough-terrain cranes to have the “Smart Counterweight” system that enables the counterweight to have two mounting positions. This feature increases the load chart by up to approximately 20 percent. Tadano’s proprietary “Smart Chart” is also onboard, allowing the crane’s work performance to be maximized.

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A winch drum monitoring camera that checks the winding state of the wire rope when the crane is in operation has been equipped as standard. Cameras have also been installed on the right-front and rear of the crane

ensuring visibility while driving. “Clearance Sonar” has also been installed, which detects obstacles right behind the crane. A buzzer and a flashing icon on the display notify the operator if an obstacle is detected.

MANITOWOC

NEW BRUNSWICK COMPANY ADDS CRANES FOR TWO-HOOK OPERATIONS Irving Equipment (Irving) added two new Manitowoc cranes to its fleet: a GMK5250L and a TMS9000-2. With the two cranes, the Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada-based construction company is able to perform two-hook operations, which boosts its competitive edge. “We are now better equipped to provide the best lifting solution for our clients,” said Victor Murty, operations manager at Irving. “Now we have even more lifting options. This will help us compete for and win jobs we couldn’t have previously.” Irving also works closely with Manitowoc to provide feedback to the manufacturer about what customers might want from their cranes. The crane contractor even goes so far as to provide data about the Manitowoc cranes utilization in its fleet to the manufacturer. The latest example of this collaboration involves the fuel consumption of the TMS9000-2 and the efficiency of the GMK5250L. “The TMS9000-2 has an automatic truck transmission, which enables us to report about its fuel usage in comparison with our other machines,” Murty said. “The GMK5250L is a one-engine crane and employs the MAXbase multiple position outrigger system. With one engine we cut down on maintenance, and the MAXbase technology enables us to better position the crane around jobsites.” The TMS9000-2 is a Grove truck mounted crane that features a 11.2 – 51.6 m (36 – 169 foot), six-section Grove MEGAFORM boom, and has optional extensions and a counterweight removal system. It also has a 100 t (115 USt) capacity, as well as multiple bi-fold swingaway extension options. The GMK5250L is an all-terrain crane that features MAXbase technology, a 250 t (300 USt) capacity and a 70 m (230 foot) seven-section boom. Irving specializes in heavy lifting and has been working with Manitowoc for more than 60 years now. Around 60 percent of its fleet is currently comprised of cranes from Manitowoc. Irving’s dealer, Shawmut Equipment, plays a crucial role in the relationship between Irving and Manitowoc. The dealer often helps Irving identify what needs it is trying to address and then finds the solution that the construction company will benefit from the most.


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COMPACT EQUIPMENT

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT COMPACT EQUIPMENT A Q&A on selecting compact equipment with Lee Padgett, Product Manager at Takeuchi-US By Kaitlyn Till, Managing Editor

Kaitlyn Till: What should a contractor consider when evaluating existing assets? Lee Padgett: Can their current operation be sustained using their existing equipment or would they benefit and be more profitable with the addition of new equipment allowing them to complete more jobs? They will need to determine if the added expense of machine cost, maintenance and additional operators will translate into greater profits.

KT: In what applications do you typically find a customer needing multiple types of Takeuchi equipment? LP: Many different applications can benefit from the use of multiple pieces of equipment. Jobs such as plumbing, utility, septic and general construction can be completed much more quickly and efficiently by using an excavator to complete the trenching portions and then a compact track loader to backfill and complete the final finish grade work. KT: How does Takeuchi help customers select the right size of equipment for a given application? LP: There are many different considerations that go into picking the right machine. A good place to start would be to determine the type of application. Dig depth, bucket breakout, lifting capabilities, bucket capacity and tractive effort are a few of the specs that you will want to determine to ensure that your machine will make you an effective and productive operator. From there you can decide on how you will move the machine to the jobsite and what type of trailer setup and license you will need. KT: In what scenarios does it matter that a contractor have the right-spec’d machine? LP: All scenarios. Often times you can use a larger or smaller machine to

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complete the same task, but you will either be less efficient costing more time and money to complete the task using an undersized machine or you will have a higher operation cost by using too large of a machine, cutting into profit margins for the job. It is always best practice to make sure that you are using the correct machine for the job at hand. KT: Are there common features between different types of compact equipment that can get a less experienced operator up to speed on more pieces of equipment faster? LP: All Takeuchi equipment incorporates the same design philosophy, control type, and feature sets, making it an almost seamless transition when moving from one machine to another. KT: How does it benefit a contractor to have one manufacturer’s equipment as opposed to multiple OEMs? LP: Several things come into play here. With having only one manufacturer’s equipment, owners can stock less parts as they can be used for multiple pieces of equipment, there are cost savings associated with larger stock parts orders being places, and all of your equipment can be serviced at the same dealer location saving time and fuel cost in taking machines to multiple locations. HEG


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WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE OFF-ROAD

How rubber-tracked carriers are redefining the transport of materials, equipment and personnel By Erica LoPresti

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hile standard wheeled and steel track carriers have traditionally been the goto solution for most material transport applications, a growing number of industries were finding productivity suffered when these heavy haulers became stuck in wet ground conditions. In addition, the footprint of these machines often caused enough soil damage in transit to call for remedial repair work, which led to project cost overruns. For companies working in highly competitive industries such as pipeline, general construction, environmental, drilling, utility and mining, even a slight miscalculation in budget could mean the difference between making a profit or not. “Crawler carriers are designed for the kind of terrain that wheeled trucks and other vehicles can’t handle due to ground conditions, grade or working angles,” says Mike Crimaldi, CEO of Terramac, a manufacturer of rubber-track crawler carriers. A unique flotation design of the units’ rubber tracks allows the vehicle to exert low ground pressure at full capacity, leaving a minimal footprint for less soil disturbance while providing reduced slippage for the toughest weather and terrain conditions. The result is the ability to take field workers, equipment and raw materials such as dirt, mud and rocks into remote locations to complete projects on time and on budget.

Innovation spurs customization

Conquering the ability to tackle tough terrain soon led to outfitting these rubber-tracked carriers for industry-specific applications to further enhance jobsite productivity. “Built with a frame to easily accommodate cus50

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tomizations, the multi-purpose carrier can support various types of specialized equipment for the job at hand,” says Crimaldi. “Electrical power sources, frame adjustments and hydraulics can all be modified to suit any attachment without altering the unit’s chassis.” Crawler carriers are redefining the transport of materials, equipment and personnel as manufacturers engineer the units to allow for limitless application customizations. Recent industry examples include:

Utility

Adding a digger derrick to the crawler chassis provides utilities the ability to dig holes, lift/set poles, turn screw anchors and set transformers in the hardest-to-reach locations. Rubber tracked carriers can also accommodate boom tip configurations, multiple sized augers for different jobsite applications and outriggers for extra stabilization. “The crawler carrier and digger derrick unit is a great addition to the utility industry because it can adapt to the environment of any jobsite,” says Matt Slater, Director of Sales at Terramac. “Its ability to effortlessly maneuver through the toughest terrain, reach the most remote jobsites and dig, lift and set on any ground condition makes it a unique customization for the industry.” Other utility support equipment such as aerial lift trucks, cable handling trailers and combination pole/ reel trailers can be mounted to the carrier for ultimate versatility.

Mining and Drilling

The low ground pressure of tracked carriers is ideal for tailings pond management, travel on leach pads and exploration drilling on mining jobsites due to the units’ ability to conquer wet and unstable ground conditions. Rubber-tracked carriers can also be configured

with a water tank and hydraulic crane unit to support mineral exploration applications, a spray boom for dust suppression on tailings ponds and a variety of technical drill rigs for soil sampling year-round.

Pipeline

To conquer the toughest pipeline jobs, rubber-tracked carriers can be outfitted with a variety of industry tools and equipment including welders, pipe heating units and cranes. Crawler carriers also improve the process of potholing on a pipeline when mounted with hydro/vacuum excavation units. “Utilizing a crawler carrier with a hydro excavation unit allows our customers to have easier access to jobsites in rougher, more treacherous terrain,” says John Lucki, Vice President of Operations at Cross Country Infrastructure Services. “The two-in-one machine provides our customers with safer, faster and more cost efficient exposure to pipelines and positively impacts their bottom line.”

Personnel Transport

Transporting workers to and from a jobsite can be challenging, but personnel crawler carriers make it a cinch. Personnel carriers are widely used on remote jobsites for their ability to easily maneuver over rough, soft and steep ground conditions to transport crews along pipeline spreads efficiently and safely. “One carrier can take up to 25 crew members plus all their tools and meals safely out to the job and back,” says Jeff Wade, Owner of Ace Pipeline. “No more multiple vehicles getting in the way or getting stuck trying to get through. They can be enclosed with heaters to protect them from the elements. That makes a big difference.” Many personnel carriers up to the 9-ton size class can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 25 people with cabin configurations for safety and comfort.


Hauling

Flatbed crawler carriers lead the way on oil and gas pipeline jobsites by hauling mats to be laid in preparation for heavier equipment to come through, while dump bed carriers that are fully loaded haul the heaviest material and exert a very low PSI. The bed versatility allows these units to transport various types of material including dirt, mud, rocks, crib blocks, pipe and sand bags. “Crawler carriers enable contractors to effortlessly transport raw materials and supplies to jobsites while minimizing environmental damage,” says Slater. “And with the ability to maneuver in all types of terrain, crawler carriers can easily haul material on asphalt roads without damaging the surface.”

Environmental

The low ground pressure of rubber tracked carriers minimizes the footprint and soil disturbance, increasing the ability to move materials and personnel into sensitive ground conditions. Crawler carriers can be equipped with specialized restoration equipment such as hydroseeding units, broadcast seeders, bark blowers and straw blowers. “The hydroseeding unit allows the environmental crew to spray the seed mix for erosion control with fewer disturbances on the surrounding soil,” says Billy Evans, General Manager of Shafer Equipment. “The crews can finish the job with little evidence they were ever there working.” Due to the flotation from its rubber tracks, a crawler carrier will leave a minimal footprint, while the hydroseeding unit allows users to seed, fertilize, and mulch in one simple process. Crawler carriers with water tanks are also used to supply the hydroseeding crew with a steady supply of water to increase production.

Tight Quarters

Breakthroughs in gaining the ability to conquer any type of terrain led to other innovative developments for haulers. Tighter spaces create limited productivity due to a lack of maneuverability while offloading materials using standard straight frame technology. To enable the crawler carrier to haul and dump materials at any angle, an innovative rugged upper frame with a unique 360-degree functionality was developed. This rotational solution has dramatically saved time by eliminating the need for the driver to navigate the truck into a dumping position through a series of start and stop maneuvers. Instead, a simple touch of the switch rotates the bed into the desired position to deliver the material to the exact location without any adjustment of track positioning. “This unique rotational functionality allows materials to be offloaded faster than standard straight frame models,” says Jesse Whittaker, Regional Sales Manager at Terramac. “The rotating unit provides contractors with a versatile solution to tackle a range of

applications while improving efficiency and cost savings. The amount of time saved adds up quickly when you factor in how many loads are being hauled on a daily basis.” The rotating crawler carrier is ideal for applications in tight spaces and environmentally sensitive areas such as settling pond construction, stream restoration, pipeline padding, dam and levee work, and slip remediation. Erica LoPresti is a senior account executive at InQuest Marketing.

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JOHN DEERE’S UPGRADED SMALL-FRAME G-SERIES SKID STEERS AND COMPACT TRACK LOADERS PROVIDE MORE POWER Three new Level Best box blades are Topcon-ready for precision grading

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ohn Deere’s five small-frame G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders provide operators with more power and efficiency on the jobsite. While the five models (312GR, 314G, 316GR, 317G, 318G) were introduced to the market more than three years ago, John Deere says that it has worked with its customers in the landscaping, agricultural, material handling and construction industries to better understand their needs and how to improve machinery for maximum productivity, uptime and solutions. “As we constantly source feedback from our customers, we heard them request minor improvements to the small-frame lineup, such as simplified maintenance, increased visibility and easier connections to attachments,” said Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager, skid steers and compact track loaders. “We used this as an opportunity to upgrade our equipment so that it meets their needs and continues to provide quality and performance that our customers expect.” The improved small-frame G-Series machines can be equipped with an optional rearview camera and easy-to-clean cab windows for additional visibility, safety and speed on the jobsite. The upgraded cab offers more comfort so operators can easily maneuver the machine and remain in the cab for longer durations on the job. The small-frame cabs also include a new Bluetooth radio option, and the redesigned manual control levers have improved ergonomic grips for increased operator comfort and accessibility. Upgrades also include protected auxiliary hydraulic lines that run within the boom for additional protection. The machines have an optional capability to support two sets of counterweights, providing the operator with greater stability and capacity to lift heavier materials. The newly integrated 4-point-tiedown system increases overall mobility and impact on different jobs by enabling operators to securely and safely move the machine to different locations. 52

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Maintenance is streamlined with colour-coded fluid fills and key filters that are mounted for ease of access near the rear door. The small-frame models boast optimized air-conditioning ducts, improved cab pressurization and debris ingression, enabling operators to spend more time working and less time cleaning. Many components include zinc flake hardware for improved protection against corrosion and machine wear.

New grade-control-ready Level Best box blades

John Deere has added three new Level Best models, the PD-72 inch (1,829 mm), PD-84 inch (2,134 mm) and PD-96 inch (2,438 mm), to its referral attachments line. The new grade-control-ready Level Best Dual Mast PD Series box blades are available in Topcon-ready 2D precision grading and 3D precision grading options. The 2D Level Best PD Series comes ready to produce precise 2D grading by working seamlessly with laser transmitters. The 2D system automatically adjusts the elevation by controlling the lift and tilt of the attachment to maintain vertical accuracy and smooth grading performance. The Level Best PD Series Grading Box System adjusts dozens of times per second to ensure a smooth grade with tight tolerances – ideal for precision grading. Level Best designed the PD Series to take advantage of the push-pull directional work style of skidsteer loaders for maximum production. The PD Series is made specifically for skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders. The unique frame design gives operators exceptional control, efficiency and smoothness, and minimizes the potential bounce effect that can occur in skid steer loaders due to the short wheelbase. For jobs that demand 3D grading, Level Best grading boxes come ready to be used with Topcon GPS, robotic total stations or sonic technology. The grading box comes installed with the cables needed

to work with Topcon 3D GPS. This allows customers to use the Topcon GPS systems they currently use on other machines. The main components can be installed on the grading box for a plug-and-play solution. The three box blade models offer customers a range of capabilities based on their needs. With a box width ranging from 72 inches (1,829 mm) up to 96 inches (2,438 mm), operators can use different widths to improve efficiency when levelling terrain. The PD-72, PD-84 and PD-96 require machines equipped with half-inch quick-connect couplers and a 14-pin auxiliary electrical connector with live power. Rear counterweight is not required to use these models, but will improve stability during use. All Level Best box blades are equipped with the following standard features: push-pull design moves the material for fine grading; two cylinders provide cross-slope operation; all cutting edges are reversible; convex mirror allows material visibility; powdercoated paint finish; foam-filled tires on oscillating axle; universal skid-steer-compatible mount improves versatility; and two 1-1/2-inch diameter mast poles.


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JCB’S SMALLEST TELESKID OFFERS BIG VERSATILITY ADVANTAGE

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CB’s Teleskid skid-steer and compact track loaders feature a telescopic boom for versatility to lift higher and further and dig deeper than a traditional SSL or CTL. The latest Teleskid model, the 2TS-7T, is built on the company’s small-platform skid-steer chassis. This machine is designed for maneuverability and with an

operating weight of 9,914 pounds (4,497 kg), this machine is easy to transport between jobsites. Like the company’s other CTLs and SSLs, JCB’s Teleskids are equipped with the single-arm Powerboom. Operators enter and exit the machine via a wide-opening side entry door, eliminating the need to climb over the attachment or under an unsupported boom. The Teleskid 2TS-7T is powered by a 74 hp (55 kW) JCB by Kohler engine which, like the larger Teleskid models, meets Tier 4 Final emissions standards with no need for diesel exhaust fluid and no diesel particulate filter or other exhaust aftertreatment. The 2TS-7T has a rated operating capacity of 2,096 pounds (951 kg) with the boom retracted and 1,140 pounds (517 kg) with the boom fully extended, and offers 20 percent more breakout force than similarly sized machines, according to JCB. It has a maximum lift height of 11 feet 10 inches (3.6 m), forward reach of 7 feet (2.1 m) and the ability to dig 2 feet (1 m) below grade. Standard hydraulic flow rate is 18.6 gpm and optional high-flow rate is 29.4 gpm. The climate-controlled cab is 47 percent lar-

ger than competing machines and a canopy option is also available. The operator has the ability to switch between ISO/H-pattern controls. JCB’s Smoothride System provides excellent load retention and operator comfort. The SAE/ISO standard quick hitch is compatible with all skid-steer and compact track loader attachments, with a single-point quick hitch lock-and-unlock indicator for enhanced visibility. “With the launch of the compact 2TS Teleskid, we’re bringing telescopic lift, reach and digging capability to customers who work on smaller work sites and contractors who move regularly from one job to the next. If you’re in the market for a sub-2,300-pound skid steer, we’re confident that the JCB 2TS Teleskid is the most capable and versatile machine you can buy,” said Keith Hoskins, JCB vice president for Compact Products. JCB offers nine models of skid-steer and compact track loaders in North America, including its three Teleskid models. Other machines in JCB’s Teleskid range are the large-platform 3TS-8T compact track loader and 3TS-8W skid steer loader.

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Vermeer Corporation has entered into a distribution agreement with MultiOne. Through the agreement, MultiOne will supply Vermeer-branded loader models to be sold, serviced and supported exclusively through Vermeer dealers across North America and the Caribbean. “Across our landscape, tree care, rental and general construction markets, we are seeing a growing demand for highly maneuverable material handling equipment capable of productive speeds and low turf disturbance, while helping solve labour challenges on the jobsite,” said Doug Hundt, president of Vermeer Industrial Solutions. “By combining MultiOne’s proven loader line with the reach, service and support of the Vermeer dealer network, we can quickly expand our already robust line-up of compact equipment to meet this demand.” This agreement will feature all MultiOne com-

pact articulated loader models ranging from 933 pounds (423 kg) to 1,590 pounds (721 kg) operating capacity. These models feature a telescopic boom, which is ideal for customers looking for greater reach and utility from a multitool-capable loader. The Vermeer models will be manufactured at MultiOne’s facility in Vicenza, Italy, and will be made available with select attachments and a full line of parts and service at Vermeer dealerships in North America and the Caribbean in early summer 2020. “MultiOne has a strong, 20-year track record of supplying customers around the world with compact articulated loaders that are known for high quality, versatility and efficiency,” said Stefano Zanini, MultiOne technical director. “We are excited to partner with Vermeer and its dealers to help equip their customers with the high-performing tools they need to more efficiently get work done.”


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ON THE FRONT LINE OF SERV Reliable parts and service offerings are key component of Frontline Machinery’s success By Kaitlyn Till, Managing Editor

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hile maintaining uptime and hitting targets is vital across all sectors of the construction industry, logistical challenges posed by Canadian geography and the remote nature of many jobsites adds another degree of difficulty to the work of Frontline Machinery. Frontline Machinery is a Canadian, family owned dealer that specializes in serving the aggregate processing, wood, biomass, and waste and recycling industries. Frontline Machinery’s two main product lines are Keestrack and CBI; the company was formed in 2012 and retains its flagship location in Chilliwack, B.C. Key to Frontline’s operations is ensuring its customers have the parts and service that they need to keep their operations running and productivity high. “Downtime can cost customers so we don’t have a culture of saying, ‘Hey, sorry, we’re closed. You’ll have to wait until Monday,’” said Royden Todd, Vice President of Operations. The company has expanded its 56

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operations significantly during the past year to meet the needs of its customers across the country. In addition to its main facility in Chilliwack, in 2019 Frontline Machinery opened its second location in Woodstock, Ontario. Opening a second location in central Canada offers a number of benefits – a big one is that it serves as a base for service techs in Ontario who can take care of customers in neighbouring provinces. “It gives us a lot better reach,” Todd noted. The time zone is also closer to European suppliers and includes some overlap within the day which enables easier communication. Frontline Machinery’s Chilliwack warehouse covers 10,000 square feet, which includes both shop space and parts stock, and the company has another couple thousand square feet for parts stock in Woodstock. Frontline Machinery’s growth isn’t slowing down – from the end of 2018 to the end of 2019 the company doubled its parts inventory and plans to expand its B.C. parts warehouse by 6,000 square feet in the next six to eight


RVICE months. According to Loren Todd, Parts Manager, the company currently has roughly $3.5 million in spare parts inventory.

Technicians on the go

Frontline Machinery employs a full team of heavy-duty mechanics, with the majority currently based out of B.C. These mechanics travel across the country conducting repair and maintenance work as well as training customers on how to get the best production out of their machine. This requires the technicians to know how a machine is supposed to run – not just how to repair it. According to Royden Todd, the technicians require a lot of specialized knowledge to meet all of these needs so they typically specialize, working with one product line more than others. Technicians spend a significant amount of time on the road. “We’re travelling all over Canada,” said Todd. “Whether it’s by service vehicle as in a service truck, or in some cases we are flying into a site as well. It depends on timeline and the level of tools needed for the job.” Frontline technicians take travel packs of tools which they can check on a commercial flight. “We’ll fly to the nearest centre and from there we’re renting a vehicle and going to a site to perform repairs or maintenance. In

the case that we do need more tools, we’ll line up a subcontractor to work along with one of our factory-trained technicians. Sometimes we’ll drive our own service truck to a site even if it’s a 20-hour drive away just in order to have the equipment we need to do the repairs and maintenance,” said Todd. But it isn’t always easy to make it to a jobsite quickly. “A lot of our customers, especially the more remote they get . . . have to be a bit more resourceful because even just the travel to get to them can take [a bit of time]. Often we do help our customers over the phone, too. If they have a technician on-site that’s capable we’ll supply them with everything they need over the phone. Sometimes that is quicker for them than physically having someone travel out there to do the repair.” Given that many customers work in remote locations, Frontline Machinery recommends that they keep spare parts on hand. “We have developed spare parts packages and recommended spare parts lists for equipment, whether it’s hydraulics or electronics or wear parts that we recommend to customers,” said Todd. When Frontline needs to be on a site quickly, they make it happen. Todd noted that Frontline Machinery had a customer whose generator had failed on their machine in Saskatchewan. “In that case, we learned about it midday and then we had a technician on a flight which landed in Regina late in the evening. That way we could have a technician on site first thing the next morning to wire up a standby generator to keep the machine running, because they were under pressure to supply gravel on a project and had no option but to keep producing.” HEG FEBRUARY 2020

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TRUCKS & TRANSPORTATION

VOLVO PILOTS HEAVY-DUTY ELECTRIC TRUCKS Concept trucks for construction and regional transport being tested in European operations

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ow can the environmental and climate impact of heavy goods traffic be reduced while the demand for transport continues to increase? Volvo Trucks, having recently started sales of electric trucks for urban transport, believes that electrification can become a competitive alternative also for heavier trucks. To explore and demonstrate the possibilities, Volvo Trucks has developed electric concept trucks for construction operations and regional distribution. “We see great potential for heavy-duty electric trucks for regional transport and construction in the longer term. With our concept trucks, we aim to explore and demonstrate different solutions for the future while evaluating the level of interest in the market and in society. To increase demand for electrified trucks, the charging infrastructure needs to be rapidly expanded, while stronger financial incentives must be created for hauliers

who act as pioneers by choosing new vehicles with a lower environmental and climate footprint,” stated Roger Alm, President, Volvo Trucks. Heavy-duty electric trucks can help improve the work environment for drivers and construction workers thanks to low noise level and zero exhaust emissions during operation. The latter will have a significant and positive effect on air quality in cities with many ongoing construction projects. Due to the lack of noise disturbance, these trucks also make it possible to perform transport operations for more hours per day which opens up new possibilities for streamlining operations, for instance

in large construction projects and for transports in and around cities. A reduction of the overall climate impact of the transport sector is possible by using heavy electric vehicles in regional distribution. The majority of goods distribution by truck within the EU is regional. Volvo Trucks’ plan for electric heavy-duty trucks for construction and regional distribution is to start by having selected customers in Europe pilot a small number of future electric vehicles. More extensive commercialization will follow at a later point. “The speed of electrification will depend on a number of factors. On

the one hand, an extensive expansion of the charging infrastructure is needed, and on the other hand it’s necessary to ensure that regional power networks can deliver sufficient transfer capacity in the long term,” explained Lars Mårtensson, Director Environment and Innovation, Volvo Trucks. “Financial incentives are necessary to induce more hauliers to invest in electric vehicles. Transport buyers can also contribute by offering longer contracts and being more willing to pay for sustainable transports. Many haulage operators have very small margins, so every new investment must be profitable.”

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Chevrolet and Realtree have uncovered their newest outdoor truck collaboration: the 2021 Silverado Realtree Edition. The limited-run truck combines the capabilities of the Silverado 1500 Custom Trail Boss with exclusive graphics from Realtree. This is the second collaboration between the two brands, following the 2016 Silverado Realtree edition. The Realtree edition will be equipped with a 2-inch factory suspension lift, and the Silverado's Z71 Off-Road Package which includes monotube Rancho shocks, Hill Descent Control, automatic locking rear differential, skid plates and an AutoTrac 2-speed transfer case. The Realtree editions rides on 20-inch black wheels with Goodyear Wrangler Territory MTOn-Off Road Tires. The Realtree edition includes the 5.3L V8 engine with a 6-speed transmission and is available with the 6.2L V8 that will provide an SAE-certified 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Realtree camouflage is featured on the exterior graphics and interior door trim accents, while the standard bedliner integrates the Realtree logo. These outdoor-ready touches are accompanied with black Silverado and Z71 badging, black rectangular dual exhaust tips, 4-inch black round assist steps and all-weather floor liners. Chevy says that the Silverado's Durabed features the most standard cargo capacity in the segment, with 12 standard tie-downs and high-strength rollformed steel bed floor.


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ELECTRIFICATION IS THE FUTURE OF FLEETS: CUMMINS New study calls for collaboration and continued investment towards electric power

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ith a growing need to reduce the world’s need for fossil fuels that will only grow in the coming decades, now is the time for manufacturers to consider how best to power their fleets moving forward, according to a new white paper produced by Cummins. In the paper, the engine manufacturer is calling for expanded collaboration to move electrification of vehicles ahead, as well as identifying the need for policy changes to assist the move away from carbon-based fuel sources. Cummins has identified four areas in which electrification must continue to mature for it to succeed, which are similar to those that drove the development of the internal combustion engine: technological maturity, infrastructure capacity, economic reality and regulatory buy-in. In the introduction to the white paper, Julie Furber, vice president of Cummins Electrified Power, said that collaboration across the industry and with policy makers can drive emissions reduction. “Cummins has worked on the means to manufacture diesel engines with the lowest possible particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions, minimizing the impact its engines have on the planet,” Furber stated. “However, we know by the end of the 21st century we will need to be less reliant on fossil fuels, and now is the time to diversify how we power mobility and heavy industry.”

Battery development moving forward

Growth in technology as it applies to battery development is one key step forward, according to the paper. Lithium-ion batteries, a central need for advancing electric vehicle use, have become a more mature technology recently. With concerns surrounding EVs centering on their ability to take and hold a

charge, efficient powerful batteries are a must. Development of lighter-weight Li-ion battery cells is important to providing greater range for electric vehicles. According to the Cummins white paper, older batteries using a lead-acid technology require more weight and size to hold useful energy levels. A lead-acid battery weighing one kilogram can generally supply one Watt of power for 35 to 40 hours (3540 Wh/kg), while one taking up one litre of volume can do the same for 80 to 90 hours (80-90 Wh/L). In comparison, today’s Li-ion batteries have far greater energy density; they can have 250-300 Wh/kg and 500-650 Wh/L – giving them the ability to store enough energy to let vehicles travel longer distances before recharging. Since Li-ion technology has become commercially viable, the energy density per kilogram has more than doubled, and per-litre density tripled, Cummins notes. The goal is to keep this development moving forward, so that batteries can power trucks and other vehicles further while reducing the space and weight required for battery cells. “We’re working on optimizing our battery design. Innovative materials for anode and cathode manufacturing can affect not just the battery’s capacity, but also its cost per kilowatt-hour, maximizing battery life, optimizing charge rates, managing the range of temperatures it can endure without damage, and above all else, ensuring its safety,” Andrew Penca, Executive Director, Electrified Power for Cummins stated in the paper. A second area that must be tackled for effective electrification is the infrastructure to charge those more efficient batteries. Many countries are making efforts to add charging stations, especially in urban areas, but availability and speed of charge must be addressed.

While commercial vehicles may have long stretches of downtime that could be used for charging, the space needed must be considered in infrastructure design, and to maximize the use of vehicles, chargers and space charging speed must be increased. Fast chargers are improving steadily, but more must be done to meet trucking needs. In addition, the added draw of power from the electric grid needs to be considered – additional lines may be required for charging sites, for example.

Economic questions remain

One commonly known aspect of electric vehicles is that there is a price to pay for reducing emissions – EVs come at a premium compared to their fossil-fuel brethren. That comes back to the owner over time thanks to fuel savings, but there are other costs that need to be addressed as well. While manufacturing costs for batteries are expected to drop, the need to replace those batteries down the road when their ability to hold a charge lessens. In the white paper, Cummins suggests that leasing may be an option for battery replacement, and allow those degraded batteries to be used for other energy storage uses later on. There are other costs such as maintenance and installation of charging points, but those can be mitigated or reduced using technology such as advanced telematics, Cummins advises. Return on investment is a key selling point, and as technology advances, EVs are beginning to move towards parity with diesel vehicles overall. Finally, public bodies must move forward with electric-friendly policies and infrastructure planning to help encourage the development of EVs. Incentives to drive more electrification will help make the move away from fossil fuels much easier.

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FIRST ELECTRONIC CONTROL SINGLE-CYLINDER ENGINE EARNS TIER 4 FINAL CERTIFICATION Hatz’s latest generation of engines with E1 technology has received their first emission certificates. This is the first time that single-cylinder industrial diesel engines with electronic injection and control have been certified according to EPA Tier 4 final. The Hatz 1D90E engine is the peak performer of the range at almost eleven kilowatts (14 hp). Hatz 1B50E, 1B30E and 1B30VE cover the output ranges from 5 to 8 kilowatts (6-11 hp) with extremely compact dimensions. E1 technology paves the way for a networked future for hand-guided machines, mobile light masts or power generators. It will also provide availability of data on all engine performance characteristics, the possibility of round-the-clock localization, evaluation of equipment utilization and more.

Deutz Corporation and Kukje Machinery of Korea have entered into a long-term agreement to expand Deutz’s line of under-25-hp engines. As a result of this agreement, D1.2 and D1.7 engines will now be available for delivery throughout the Americas, with Deutz parts and service support already in place. “The under-25-hp power category continues to grow as customers seek out more efficient powertrains for their equipment,” said Robert Mann, president and CEO of Deutz Corporation. “We’re extremely pleased to enter into this agreement with Kukje, and we know that the engines will be built with the high-quality standards that Deutz customers deserve and have come to expect.” The engines are naturally aspirated, three-cylinder configurations offered in 1.2l and 1.7l displacement with output ratings of up to 25 hp. The D1.2 and D1.7 can also be utilized with the new E-Deutz products by providing customers with complete hybrid packages that are more efficient and environmentally friendly. Kukje Machinery has been producing diesel engines for tractors and other industrial applications for more than 30 years. The company provides diesel engines and other products to over 50 different countries. The company focuses on cutting-edge technology that will enhance its customers’ productivity.

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ADVERTISER INDEX Ahern Canada..................................................... 45 Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show....................... 60 Bobcat Company............................................... 49 Breaker Technology (BTI).................................. 54 Buffalo Turbine................................................... 21 Caterpillar............................................................. 9 Dominion Equipment Parts, LLC....................... 25 Doosan................................................................ 11 Dynaset............................................................... 23 Easi-Pour............................................................ 41 Eberspächer....................................................... 57 Expo Grands Travaux........................................ 60

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Frontline Machinery........................................... 29 Genie – Terex Aerial........................................... 51 Gilbert Products Inc........................................... 15 GOMACO Corporation....................................... 64 Hyundai Construction Equipment....................... 5 John Deere........................................................2-3 Liebherr Canada................................................... 4 LBX Company, LLC............................................ 39 Mack Trucks......................................................... 6 Metso Minerals................................................... 63 Palfinger.............................................................. 51 Prinoth................................................................ 37 SBM Mineral Processing................................... 35 Shred-Tech......................................................... 53 Skyjack............................................................... 47 Stellar Industries.......................................... 46, 55 The Gear Centre................................................. 55 Trail King Industries, Inc.................................... 24 Wajax.................................................................. 17

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LAST WORD CONEXPO–CON/AGG A BIG SHOW FOR A BIG YEAR IN CONSTRUCTION MEGAN TANEL, ASSOCIATION OF EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS (AEM) SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AND UTILITY SECTOR

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ith all of the opportunities for the global construction industry in 2020, there has hardly been a more important time to experience and understand the latest technology at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020, running March 10-14 in Las Vegas. Currently, economic models from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has the U.S. construction industry looking at a 1.7 percent growth level for 2020, with residential projects leading the way. That leads us to the unique importance of this year’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG show in Las Vegas. As North America’s largest construction trade show, with 2,800 exhibitors showcased over 2.5 million net square feet, and featuring 150 education sessions and 30 presentations on the latest technologies and ideas (focusing on modern mobility, sustainability and smart cities), there is a lot for contractors to take in to keep themselves competitive in the future. Highway contractors can learn about what Georgia is doing to build the highway

of the future. Urban contractors can learn more about what the future holds for city construction. Contractors operating in more active weather zones can learn more about how to rebuild better after wildfires, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes. Contractors needing to cut costs can learn how to use connected technologies to reduce waste. Concrete specialists can learn how to 3D print buildings or turn concrete into a battery. On top of that, being able to see the latest technologies and product unveilings for yourself makes understanding what all the new gear can do for your business. Attending CONEXPO-CON/AGG is an excellent way to future-proof your business. By learning not only what’s new in the industry, but how new ideas and technology are likely to be implemented, you can be ready for every opportunity that can approach your organization, and create new opportunities of your own by relaying the information on new ideas to your clients. If implementing automated grade control can speed up your project delivery,

or drone imaging can open up new creative avenues, or 3D printing can create entirely new opportunities, your project proposals are likely to get more attention. If you can learn about all the newest opportunities and ideas in one spot, like you can at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, you can dramatically speed up that timeline. Best of all, you have the opportunity to talk with your peers, and meet and share stories with others in your industry from around the world. There’s no better way to learn about new product features or understand the latest benefits than from other contractors who work in your same field and know exactly what your challenges and opportunities might be. To learn more about CONEXPOCON/AGG, or to register to attend, visit conexpoconagg.com. Megan Tanel is the Senior Vice President, Construction Equipment and Utility Sector at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), helping member organizations respond to the future needs of the construction industry.

About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM): AEM (www.aem.org) is the North America-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry in the United States supports 1.3 million jobs and contributes roughly $159 billion to the economy every year. About CONEXPO-CON/AGG: Held every three years, CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the must-attend event for construction industry professionals. The show features the latest equipment, products, services and technologies for the construction industry, as well as industry-leading education. The next CONEXPO-CON/ AGG will be held March 10-14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information on CONEXPO-CON/AGG, visit https://www.conexpoconagg.com. 62

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Introducing Metso Contender™ Series Premium spare parts for third-party crushers. The Contender™ Series is Metso’s newest line of premium spare parts designed specifically for Sandvik crushers. The line includes bronze bushings, spider bushings, seals, and more for select machines. Certain parts have been enhanced for next-level safety and reliability. With over 100 years of crushing experience, Metso understands how parts both fit and function within a crusher for maximum performance and safety. Contact your Metso distributor for details: contact.metso.com.

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Come See Us in the Central Hall! We invite you to stop by our GOMACO booth in the Central Hall at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 to see what it means when we say, “Dedicated to Concrete – Dedicated to You”. GOMACO offers the full range of concrete slipform pavers, curb and gutter machines, placer/ spreaders, texture/cure machines and bridge/canal finishing equipment. GOMACO equipment features our exclusive and proprietary G+® control system, created in-house by our software engineers from the wants and needs of contractors paving in the field. We’ll show you the new Navigator controller with a 10-inch touchscreen that allows ground personnel to simply control and view all attachments from one location. We are also introducing our new high-production system for the C-450 cylinder finisher for bridge decks and flat slabs. At the heart of GOMACO equipment is our passion for concrete and our commitment to our customers. We look forward to visiting with you about your upcoming paving projects and your concrete paving equipment needs. CONCRETE STREETS AND HIGHWAYS x AIRPORT RUNWAYS x CURB AND GUTTER x SIDEWALKS RECREATIONAL TRAILS x SAFETY BARRIER x BRIDGE PARAPET x BRIDGE DECKS x IRRIGATION CANALS GOMACO CORPORATION IN IDA GROVE, IOWA, USA x 712-364-3347

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