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Contents JANUARY 2018 | VOLUME 33, NUMBER 1





FEATURES 12 IN-DEPTH REPORT Tracked jaw crushers 18 Caterpillar launches next gen excavators

The most significant change to Cat excavator program in 25 years

20 Liebherr reveals new 50tonne-class PR 766 dozer

Innovative engine management and proactive power adjustment

SECTIONS 8 Spotlight 12 In-Depth Report 18 Earthmoving & Excavation 26 Truck Report

22 Ontario regulations lead to new vacuum excavator truck design


Vactor HXX model solves changing weight in the water and spoils tanks, while maximizing total payload

26 International Truck HV Series

Redesign features new cab with better visibility and body builder benefits

30 ProAll takes mobile mixers to new level Exclusive new Cement Load Cell System provides ultra-precise cement measurements

30 Concrete Construction 32 Construction Software 34 Compact, Light & Rental 38 Demolition Attachments 42 Equipment Maintenance

32 Integrated software solutions

Viewpoint Software’s blend of office and field products help contractors increase efficiency and lower costs

34 Electrified performance

Genie SX-180 telescopic boom used for powerline replacement project on the Ottawa River

Cover photo: Cat 320 excavator – one of three new models – demonstrates the precision that is possible using a feature called Cat Grade with Assist.

DEPARTMENTS 6 Editor’s Letter 45 Industry News 46 Advertiser Index JANUARY 2018

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Digitization of construction and equipment

The construction equipment industry is operating below its digital potential. This topic is coming up more and more at construction conferences and press events. In this case, the statement is from the CECE, the Committee for European Construction Equipment, which represents the interests of 1,200 construction equipment manufacturers through national trade associations in 13 European countries. They say that within the next few years, companies will need to adapt their organizations, further digitize their machines and their operations, and promote open innovation. Machinery digitization was a topic at the Technical Forum, held during the CECE Summit in Brussels last October, and it is an issue that is equally important in North America. How does this translate to the construction site? CECE says that experts expect a digital transformation in the construction equipment industry as building projects go digital, for example by using building information modelling (BIM). Sue Arundale, Director Technical and Environmental Affairs at FIEC, the European Construction Industry Federation, explains that BIM would accelerate the deployment of smart connected construction machines and change business models considerably. Big data solutions may become a critical differentiating factor and value creation driver as data banks build up and customers get increasingly sophisticated in their demands, she adds. As I note in the article about technology driving change in Caterpillar’s excavator platform: “Over the last couple of years, Cat has noticed an accelerated change in the digital jobsite as customers are starting to see the real benefits of technology, and as the technology has grown and evolved. Today, the customers who are most successful are adopting geospatial and other technologies and Cat sees that accelerating rapidly all over the world in the next couple of years. In the next five years, for the most part, many customers will have a difficult time being successful without adopting these technologies.” Matt Harris, Chief Products Officer for Viewpoint Software, makes an interesting observation in this issue about adaptation of technology: “About a year ago, we read some data that said construction was the second-fastest adopter of drone technologies of any industry. I’ve been in the construction software industry for about seven years now and I’ve never heard construction to be the fastest or second-fastest adopter of any technology.” Digital networking solutions must be developed and standardized to make possible a cooperative collaboration of all decentralized parties on a construction site, says Geert Maes, Senior Manager, Standards Department at CEN-CENELEC, a European standards group. He adds that skills and roles of operators are about to change dramatically: being an operator today means to become the central coordinator of the process, with the need to develop completely new skills. Something to think about as we begin a new year.

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Heavy Equipment Guide’s Spotlight features key products and equipment that have been recently introduced. To keep up to date on the latest equipment and product introductions visit HeavyEquipmentGuide.ca or subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter at HeavyEquipmentGuide.ca/newsletter-info CASE CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

DOZER FEATURES QUIETER CAB, INCREASED VISIBILITY The 74-hp 650M, the latest dozer in the Case M-Series lineup, replaces the 650L and includes a Tier 4 Final FPT engine with diesel oxidation catalyst technology. The new undercarriage, sourced from a leading undercarriage design and manufacturing company, reduces sound and vibration found in the cab, and also features a smaller front idler, which increases visibility to the bottom of the blade for fine-grading applications. The undercarriage has improved track frame, idler, sprockets, rollers and extended-life SALT HD tracks, as well as a reinforced main frame. It features a hydrostatic drive system, and an advanced load management system that automatically reduces track speed (increasing torque) with a heavier load on the blade, and increases track speed (reducing torque) with a lighter load on the blade, ensuring that the machine is working at optimal power and efficiency. It also has increased horsepower and more drawbar pull at 39,086 pounds compared to the previous model. New control customization allows the operator to set both steering and shuttle sensitivity to smooth, moderate or aggressive. The 650M comes with three popular track configurations and multiple blade configurations to allow transport without permits while providing optimal flotation for many applications, as well as the drawbar pull required for tough applications.





The 2,300 MHz handheld Palm XT antenna turns a basic StructureScan Mini XT into an advanced system for concrete scanning and utility locating. It offers unparalleled access in tightly spaced areas and better depth penetration and resolution according to the company. Full keypad control via the antenna top allows for remote control of the user interface. The antenna has seamless software integration and provides users with three data collection modes. Standard mode requires no special setup, and is ready for plug-and-play operation. Rugged, compact and flexible, StructureScan Mini XT is ideal for locating rebar, conduits, post-tension cables and voids. It can help identify structural elements, including pan deck and concrete cover, and can also provide real-time determination of concrete slab thickness. Cross polarization mode highlights non-metallic objects, such as PVC, and de-emphasizes metallic objects like rebar and wire mesh. Side car mode transitions the survey wheel to the side of the antenna and allows it to fit into smaller spaces. 8


The DX140LCR-5 excavator has an extra-sturdy frame and reinforced superstructure, and permanently sealed and lubricated track links. It has an operating weight of 34,987 pounds, four power modes (Power+, Power, Standard and Economy), four work modes (Dig, Lift, Breaker and Sheer), a maximum digging reach at ground level of 27 feet 11 inches, and a maximum digging depth of 19 feet 7 inches. A standard seven-inch LCD screen allows operators to continue monitoring the excavator parameters while viewing the rearview or optional sideview camera image. Critical machine data appears next to the camera view. A side camera is available as an option and a split screen allows both camera displays to be viewed at once. Auto shutdown is standard and will shut down the excavator’s engine when a preset idle time is met, thus saving fuel during non-working conditions. Idle time can be can configured from 3 to 60 minutes.


RTC-80160 SERIES II ROUGH-TERRAIN CRANE The 160-ton (145-mt) RTC-80160 Series II is an upgrade to the previous 150-ton RTC-80150 rough-terrain model. Key features are: • Full power latching-style boom with, according to the company, market leading capacity for its class; • Innovative 10-foot (3-m) fly inte-

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gral to one of the on-board fly options; • Over 25-ton (22.68-mt) capacity and one-load, two-line lift procedures; • Modular-style counterweight for multiple transport and lift scenarios; • Four fly options;

• Six-wheel hydrostatic drive with fully independent hydraulic suspension; • Four-mode steering controlled from the steering wheel; and • Cameras for right side upper, main and auxiliary winches.


GRUNDOPIT MINI DIRECTIONAL DRILL This pit-launched mini directional drill is well-suited for difficult fibre-to-the-home and utility service line installations in tight working conditions. It is compact at 54 inches long, 43 inches wide and 57 inches tall. The Grundopit delivers 13,489 pounds of thrust and pull back and 553 foot-pounds of torque with bore length up to 150 feet. A patented instant plug-in lock allows new drill stems to be added easily. Drill stems are screwed into the lead stem and not the rotational motor, cutting the time it takes to add a stem in half.


DON’T SET LIMITS ON WHAT YOU CAN DO. Most excavators come with a power boost function that can deliver extra force when you need it most – but only for a few seconds at a time. What good does that do when you have a whole day’s work ahead of you? The power boost in KOBELCO excavators provides ~10% more bucket breakout force when you need it, for as long as you need it. They also offer a dedicated heavy lift function that provides ~10% more power when lifting and swinging. Combine that with our heavy-duty construction and you can be sure they’ll never back down from a challenge.









Brandt Industries’ two new pipelayers – the BLP170K and BPL220K – feature a unique design that combines the performance advantages of the John Deere 1050K dozer’s hydrostatic drive and low centre of gravity with Brandt’s exclusive boom and winch configuration and revolutionary new SmartLift Dynamic Stability Monitoring system. “Our SmartLift system makes a solid platform even better and contractors are loving it,” said Chris Semple, Brandt’s vice president, engineering. “We are the only manufacturer in the industry to deliver true real-time stability feedback and for the ultimate in operator safety, our hard-wired load sensors can be supplemented with available camera and radar packages.” Neil Marcotte, Brandt Industries Vice President, Sales, added: “Operator feedback has been exceptional. The design innovations that we’ve built into these units are already delivering industry-best speed, lift capacity and ease of operation for our customers.” Brandt Industries foray into the oil and gas pipeline industry, which began in mid2017, is proving to be successful with industry acceptance exceeding expectations, the company said. The new pipelayers are available through Brandt’s network of John Deere Construction and Forestry dealerships across Western and Atlantic Canada.





This new three-axle crane redefines compactness in the 45-tonne lifting capacity class with a total length of only 8.68 metres, a width of 2.55 metres, and an overall height of just 3.16 metres. In addition, its fully hydraulic 31.2-metre main boom means it can be ready to start working much faster than comparable cranes with booms that need to be set up with pins. An automatic levelling system enables the crane to balance itself with computer assistance when the outriggers are extended. The crane can be customized perfectly for the requirements at hand and comes with features such as an axle load indicator, a hook height indicator, cruise control, remote radio control, and cameras for load, hook and hoist monitoring and backing up. The innovative IC-1 Plus control system calculates the crane’s lifting capacity for every boom position as a function of the superstructure’s slewing angle in real time.

The DD-240T Midi Rig is a whole new design concept in horizontal directional drills, according to the company. It is a totally configurable, wholly self-contained and easily mobilized rig to get drillers from job to job faster. The range II rig’s 52.6-foot length and width of just 8.2 feet has more production capability than many units with larger dimensions. Maximum thrust and pullback force are rated at 240,000 pounds, with 30,000 foot-pounds of rotary torque at 50 rpm. Maximum rotary torque is 43,900 footpounds at 37 rpm. The modular design provides a wide array of configurations beginning with choice of frame size. The patented moveable cab comfortably accommodates both driller and wire-line operator and can be set off-board to reduce vibration conveyed to the operating compartment, or set on board to work in confined spaces. No other rig in this class size features a dual-person cabin, the company says. The new operator’s platform features touchscreen control and can be programmed to match any control system a given drill operator is familiar with.


1300 VXT EXTREME/PTO VACUUM-EXCAVATOR Ring-O-Matic’s largest-capacity PTO-driven vacuum excavator system, the 1300 VXT Extreme/PTO, is an ideal vacuum excavator solution for utility construction, horizontal directional drilling support and mud management, vacuum excavation and daylighting ​operations when a single-engine configuration is preferred. The mechanical PTO option offers the benefits of single-engine emissions compliance and single-engine maintenance, and a shorter chassis rig with 1,300-gallon spoil capacity. A wide array of options makes it possible to custom-order the 1300 VXT to match any operation’s requirements. The standard unit comes mounted on a doubleaxle, 60,000-pound Freightliner carrier featuring a 1,700 cfm blower and a 6-inch, fully hydraulic boom.


CARY-LIFT WITH UNIQUE OVERHEAD LIFT ARM IDEAL FOR MOVING AND PLACING HEAVY PIPE Pettibone has introduced the Cary-Lift 254i to its line of pipe, pole and log handlers. Purpose-built to deliver numerous safety and performance benefits over other material handling alternatives, the Cary-Lift is particularly adept at moving and placing heavy pipe in stockyards and construction sites. The Cary-Lift 254i features a unique overhead lift arm design, giving the operator full front visibility when lifting or transporting loads – a sharp contrast to the lift arms on wheel loaders, which are located directly in front of the vehicle. Additionally, CaryLift forks are capable of tilting down 90 degrees for specialized lifting tasks, such as unloading pipe from railroad gondola cars. 10


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The 254i is powered by a 225-hp Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 diesel engine with DOC and SCR aftertreatment. The machine provides a maximum load capacity of 25,000 pounds and maximum lift height of 14 feet. Offering four-wheel drive with two-wheel, four-

wheel and crab hydraulic power steering modes – and with the wheelbase limited to just 12 feet – the 254i can achieve a turning radius of 23 feet 6 inches. Unlike forward-reaching articulated loaders, the Cary-Lift’s heavy-duty, solid steel frame design allows it to take full loads into sharp turns without sacrificing load capacity or stability. Hydraulic frame sway control and side shift capabilities further stabilize loads by levelling the lifting frame when driving on uneven ground. A quick attach system increases the machine’s versatility, with fork frames, pipe and pole baler, log baler, scrap baler and tire handler all available as attachments.


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tracked Jaw Crushers by Lee Toop, Associate Editor

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Tracked jaw crushers are a key part of many aggregates and recycling operations. Heavy Equipment Guide asked manufacturers for updates on their uses, benefits and how technology is improving the efficiency of these machines. Key factors to consider when buying a new tracked jaw crusher

Buyers considering their options when it comes to tracked jaw crushers have a number of factors in mind as they conduct their search. For many of them, the decision comes down to how the machine performs in terms of cost and efficiency, the reliability of the unit, and the strength of dealer support for each particular model. “It is important that consumers look at the overall cost per produced ton and not just the equipment price,” said Daryl Todd, president of Frontline Machinery, which sells and services Keestrack jaw crushers. “For instance, what output does the equipment provide, what fuel consumption does the machine use, how easy is the machine to maintain and access or replace parts, does the machine provide an energy-efficient electric option? By taking all these into consideration, you get a true perspective on your total costs per ton and the value of the equipment versus price.” When machines need to change roles on a site or between sites, adaptability is essential, according to

Metso product manager Jouni Hulttinen. “Mobile plants typically need to be quickly adaptable to different operational requirements. Ability to support a wide range of applications is a must,” he said. “Downtime basically means lost revenue – therefore the plant must be reliable. Access to a service network and parts availability are of course very important for our customers.” For some operations, an often overlooked consideration is ensuring the new machine will work well with other equipment in the pit, according to John O’Neill, vice president of sales for crusher manufacturer McCloskey. Matching the primary processing machine to suit other equipment, such as the feed loader or feed excavator, will optimize operations. McCloskey’s customers also find it important to consider climate conditions when it comes to picking a machine. “Climate considerations are key influencers in the decision process, along with altitude and topography. The grade of steel used, the configuration of hydraulic system or the oil cooling system in hot climates can all impact the performance of the crusher,”

Managers of aggregates and recycling operations are able to benefit from the versatility and mobility of tracked jaw crushers, which can handle a variety of feeds for various end products.

purchasing department to the crews running the machine,” said Paul McLaren, technical sales manager for Kleemann. “Dealer support has a huge influence on a customer when purchasing a machine. If the support has to come from the other side of the province, or even out of province, this causes huge issues with service and parts support availability, ultimately affecting uptime production and ownership costs.”

Advances in technology: drive systems, controls and telematics

Above: Keestrack B4e with engine compartment removed to act as a genset. Right: Kleemann Mobicat MC110 Zi EVO.

While jaw crushers have remained essentially similar in their design for some time, there are a number of new advances that provide options for buyers to consider. From new power sources to automation, tracked jaw crushers are developing steadily in many ways. One key technology being brought to the market is hybrid drives. Keestrack, for example, offers its jaw crushers in a fully hybrid eco drive option, Todd noted. “During ‘plug-in’ operation [on an external genset or mains] the diesel engine doesn’t have to be started, and complete energy management is controlled automatically, including the electric supply of a secondary unit such as a screener or stacker,” he said. “Electric hybrid drive greatly reduces fuel consumption in the machine, and there are almost zero maintenance costs when running from the grid.” In addition, the Keestrack hybrid drives improve production by removing surging of the diesel engine; they also have an increased life expectancy of around 40 percent over diesel engines, and there are lower noise emissions, among other things. Keestrack’s B4e Jaw Crusher is also available with a removable engine/ genset option – the engine compartment can be removed and placed away from the dusty environment

around the crusher, then plugged into the mains. This cuts maintenance costs and extends life expectancy. SBM has recently introduced the Jawmax series, which Dieplinger said is powerful, compact and uses a diesel-electric drive. “The Jawmax offers several innovations, like new fully automatic overload protection and crushing gap adjustment function, which prevents unbreakable objects and materials from damaging or blocking the crusher without stopping the crushing process,” he explained. “Due to the diesel-electric drive system, the user can control crusher speed and clockwise/counterclockwise rotation at the push of a button. The drive also allows frequency adjustments of the belts and screens, and powers the electric undercarriage.” With more stringent environmental regulations being implemented on a regular basis, crushers have had to adapt, especially when it comes to noise in urban areas. “Construction sites are increasingly located near residential areas. We have invested in developing technologies to reduce particulate and noise emissions,” said Metso’s Hulttinen. “The Metso Lokotrack Urban crushing plant was developed for operations close to living areas, where noise can be a limiting factor in getting operating permits. The solution can reduce noise around the plant significantly, even up to 60 percent reduction in the 85 dB(a) noise protection distance compared to a traditional model. The Lokotrack mobile plants have Tier 4 Final–compliant diesel engines that reduce fuel consumption by up to 30 percent.” Lokotrack plants also take advantage of technology like the Metso IC700 control system, which optimizes capacity by adjusting the feed and uses ultrasonic material level control; the combination helps

O’Neill said. “Jaw crushers that can be deployed with either an Arctic Kit or High Ambient Kit can ensure the machine is operating at peak without being compromised by its surroundings. R&D and product development that allows for adaptation based on regional needs is critical.” Flexibility is a growing need for buyers of crushers – the ability to handle multiple applications expands a machine’s earning power. “The crusher should be able to handle the requested application, but often it is not just one single application – for example, in recycling applications the feed material and final product changes on a regular basis, so the crusher should be a multi-functional tool for crushing and screening challenges,” said Norbert Dieplinger, international business development manager for SBM Mineral Processing. A common theme among manufacturers is the need for good dealer support, from the first inquiry through the sales process to deployment and later service. “A manufacturer has to be the best value for all parties involved in the decision making, from the JANUARY 2018

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maintain stable material flow and product quality, and reduces equipment wear, Hulttinen said. Metso has also added the ICr wireless information and control system, an optional way to monitor and control Lokotrack plants from an excavator cabin. McCloskey has also considered the way in which operators interface with its machines, according to O’Neill. “Working with TEDD Engineering, we have developed an intuitive interface for the jaw crusher line. With the introduction of the V2 jaw crushers, the Control Panel offers clearer and much more concise optics and function,” O’Neill said. Kleemann is also leveraging technology for its control systems, McLaren noted. “The use of Continuous Feed Systems using monitoring technology such as sonic sensors to monitor the fill level of the jaw and adjust the feed rate accordingly is just one example; we then have the advancement of operator interfaces,” he said. “Fully hydraulic adjustment that can be operated through a touch panel user interface, with many similarities to your smartphone, is a great example. This technology allows the user to not only adjust the gap setting from the operator panel, but also gives full insight to the status of the equipment, fuel efficiencies, drive efficiencies and so forth.” While many manufacturers in the construction sector are using wireless communication as the basis for improving efficiency through machine monitoring and other telematics functions, tracked jaw crushers are relatively slow to be connected with these types of systems. “Data communications have . . . been a limitation, especially for the quarry and mining industries, as these locations are often off the mobile communications grid,” McLaren said. “There are some advanced on-board diagnostic systems that not only tell you that there is a problem with a machine, but where that problem is and how to resolve it. I believe in the coming years this is one area to watch for some major advancements in technology.” Hulttinen agreed, noting that although remote locations and regular movement makes it more difficult to connect and collect data from crushers, there are solutions to overcome this. “All Lokotrak mobile plants have been equipped



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Above: The McCloskey J50. Below: Metso Lokotrack Urban can reduce noise around the plant significantly. with Metso Metrics since 2016, as part of the Metso Lifecycle Services contract,” he said. “It can often be retrofitted to older Lokotrack plants. It is a cloud service, giving the customer 24/7 access to key operational and maintenance data via satellite link. The data includes example utilization rates, production levels and things like energy usage and fuel consumption, among others.” Keestrack offers its Keestrack-er system on its machines, making it possible to view real-time data and analytics through a web portal. “The system allows you to check the location of machines and if they’re working correctly. All aspects of a machine can be checked and, if necessary, remote updates to the software can be made,” Todd related. “It’s possible to run diagnostic tests for all components including the feeder, screen, crusher, engine and conveyors. The Keestrack-er also adds an extra dimension to maintenance planning, helping to keep machines in operation longer.” For McCloskey, machine monitoring has been focused on efficiency and environmental considerations. It offers both an ECO mode and an engine information page on its jaw crushers. “ECO mode delivers an environmentally friendly aspect of better fuel efficiency, as well as higher throughput and lower noise levels. When the crusher works at a lower power demand, the panel lowers the engine rpm from 1,900 to 1,750 for lower fuel consumption, while still maintaining the torque curve. If full horsepower is needed, the panel sends a signal to increase the rpm,” explained O’Neill. “One of the

new features on the engine information page is a visual representation of how much fuel has been used per day for the last seven days. This gives the operator a clear idea of fuel cost and helps work out how profitable the machine is to run.” SBM has also incorporated telematics into its crushing plants, according to Dieplinger. “Our innovative electric-drive system allows the user to check and adjust parameters in real time to ensure a highly efficient and cost-saving operating process,” he noted. “Our tracked units come with technology that allows remote monitoring, service and maintenance functions. The operator can also monitor and adjust parameters without leaving the cab of the loader or excavator by using a tablet PC.”

Looking ahead: the future of jaw crushers

When asked about where jaw crushers might go in the future, our experts suggested that safety, size, efficiency and fuel consumption would all be factors that will affect development. “Due to increasing fuel cost, changing environmental regulations and process efficiency needs, I think hybrid, or 100 percent electrically driven tracked crushers, are the future and will replace hydraulic, direct-drive or hybrid units,” said Dieplinger. Hulttinen cited continued tightening of environmental standards worldwide that “drive the need for the development of alternative power sources – for example, the possibility to connect to external power sources, or development of hybrid technology. Aggregate producers are looking for more cost efficiency and lower cost per ton, so the equipment manufacturers need to provide technologies which decrease operational expenditure, such as crusher kinematics and more durable wear parts.” McCloskey’s O’Neill feels that with jobsites becoming more restricted, smaller crushing units may be a key trend moving forward. “McCloskey introduced a compact crusher line to address the expanding contracting and recycling markets in urban centres. The need for maneuverability in small spaces, and the ease of transport from site to site, is driving the demand for this category,” he said. “Additionally, the increase of regulatory guidelines and restrictions in the recycling industry will drive the design and development of jaw crushers across multiple applications, including waste and recycling, asphalt and concrete recycling, and construction and demolition.” “As we develop mobile crushing to the next levels, I believe we will see more automation, more efficiency and less downtime due to the systems that are integrated into these machines,” said McLaren. “The ultimate goal has to be to increase our production rates, increase uptime and decrease ownership costs for the customer. This not only comes from the equipment itself, but from an effective support network.” HEG




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Tracked Jaw Crushers SANDVIK

QJ341+ WITH STANDARD DOUBLE-DECK PRE-SCREEN CAN INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY UP TO 38 PERCENT Sandvik’s new addition to the 341 jaw crusher range, the QJ341+, incorporates a double-deck pre-screen as standard. This new pre-screen feature provides high amplitude for excellent separation, which enables the removal of a large amount of fines, resulting in greater efficiency, higher productivity and less wear on the crusher. The QJ341+ will, therefore, be particularly effective in quarrying applications where a high proportion of fines in the feed material are found, as the new pre-screen screens out this material before it enters the crushing chamber. Test results have already demonstrated increased productivity by as much as 38 percent in certain applications. To complement the pre-screen,

Sandvik has designed a new telescopic natural fines conveyor, with a discharge height of 3.1 metres (10 feet 3 inches) to deal with the increased flow of prescreened material. The dirt chute has been designed with a steeper angle to enable a faster transfer of material, while also increasing the ability to deal with sticky material. The three-position dirt chute allows all material passing the pre-screen grizzly to be diverted onto either the main conveyor or the natural fines conveyor. The middle position allows a screened product to be produced from the fines conveyor. All of this is done by positioning the three-way chute without removing any media from the pre-screen. The QJ341+ will include hydraulic-

ally adjustable CSS setting, reversible jaw, and hydraulic drive, which enables the crusher to start under load, thereby maximizing uptime. It also has features purposefully designed to provide users with total control and peace of mind, such as the Sandvik PLC control system and control screen. Other benefits of the QJ341+ include

a new improved self-locking hopper for quick and safe setup from ground level. Improvements have also been made to the main conveyor to reduce drag. The QJ341+ has also been fitted with highly efficient bent axis and radial piston motors throughout, which will reduce hydraulic flow rates and increase fuel economy, as well as improve durability.




LARGE FLYWHEELS CUT ENERGY COST WHILE MAINTAINING SAME LEVEL OF PRODUCTION The mobile jaw crushers from Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. (KPI) are built on a foundation of over 90 years of experience manufacturing the Pioneer jaw crusher. The large flywheels produce more kinetic energy than other jaw crushers, reducing energy consumption at the same level of production, and the large stroke provides greater throughput, the company says. The jaw crushers also feature an optional, patent-pending tramp iron relief system that independently maintains the closed side setting and provides immediate, safe relief in the event of an uncrushable object passing through the jaw. KPI track crushers are driven hydraulically, allowing for smoother startup and shutdown than clutch-driven crushers. They can also be run in reverse and started with material in the chamber, helping producers avoid and clear blockages to maximize uptime. These jaw crushers also feature an advanced feed level sensor that monitors and controls the feeder, ensuring the jaw is fed at an optimal rate.

Based on the proven 10570, the 700i jaw crusher is a more streamlined and powerful machine with the ability to produce 400+ tph. With its user-friendly design, the 700i is now easier to maneuver on site and can be easily transported around various markets due to its new weight and dimensions, while still keeping the original jaw crushing unit at the heart of the machine – ensuring that it maintains the robustness needed for a jaw crusher designed with contractor use in mind. The 700i is quicker and easier to set up than ever before, which dramatically reduces downtime between jobs – it can be ready to go in minutes. It also features hydraulic locking extension cribs, eliminating the need for lifting gear and improving safety by eliminating risks during setup. With a two-deck independent pre-screen, production costs are reduced as a sized product can be produced on the side belt while the new and improved step deck vibrating feeders allow a higher throughput tonnage, improved material separation quality and the ability to handle dry, damp or wet material, making the 700i a highly versatile machine.



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demolition recycling, this robust crusher can perform on the toughest of aggregates in the most abrasive of conditions. Both jaw crusher models R800 and

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R1200D are optimal primary crushers for hard, abrasive and very coarsegrained stone and are often used as DUPLEX crushers. Rockster systems are equipped with a hydrostatic drive. The hydrostatic pressure adjusts to the power requirements of the crusher, resulting in a very constant crushing performance, and the diesel engine (Tier 3A/Tier 4F) always stays within the optimum speed range. Thanks to the constant crushing power, the diesel consumption per tonne produced is noticeably reduced. Another advantage of the hydrostatic drive is the crusher overload protection. Constant energy

reserves means there are no blockages due to lack of power, and elimination of the conventional clutch in the hydrostatic drive lowers wear costs. Rockster says that their patented DUPLEX System is unique. The hydrostatic drive system allows a clockwise or anti-clockwise operation of the crusher, which means that a jaw crusher or impact crusher can be installed on the same basic frame and exchanged quickly. Both machines can be equipped optionally with a circular vibrating screen and a stockpile belt. The screen box (RS114) of the jaw crusher R1200D can be lowered hydraulically for easy change of screens and for quick maintenance.


HYBRID OR FULLY ELECTRIC OPERATION AVAILABLE ON B4 CRUSHER The Keestrack B4/B4e jaw crusher is available with conventional dieselhydraulic drive or as a full-hybrid “eversion.” The new model follows on the successful Apollo/B4 for flexible recycling applications or medium-sized quarry operations with capacities up to 300 tph. It features active two-deck pre-screening and the redesigned 1,100- x 700-mm jaw crusher featuring patented N.S.S. overload protection. The new B4 is able to be fitted with a wide number of options, in-

cluding such features as a one-deck after-screen module with oversize conveyor. The frame, which incorporates elements of high-strength Domex steel, guarantees low transport weights (max. 49 tonnes). The full-hybrid B4e is equipped with a diesel engine and a 225-kVA on-board generator. The latter supplies the 110-kW electric crusher motor, all other electric drives on conveyors and screens, and the separate 55-kW electric motor/hydro pump unit for all in-

stalled hydro drives (cylinders, tracks). During “plug-in” operation (connected to external genset/mains) the diesel engine doesn’t have to be started; energy management is controlled automatically, including the electric supply of a

secondary unit (screen, stacker). The engine compartment is removable; this allows the engine to be moved away from the dusty working environment while still powering the crushing operation.


FLEXIBLE, VERSATILE CRUSHER PERFORMS WELL WHILE SAVING FUEL The MC 110 Zi EVO mobile jaw crusher is praised in particular for its flexibility. With its compact dimen-

sions it can be easily transported to the deployment site and quickly relocated. Thanks to the integrated hopper

walls and hydraulically folding side discharge conveyors, the plant is ready for use within a very short time. The MC 110 Zi EVO is powered by a lowconsumption diesel-direct drive, which is up to 30 percent more economical than diesel-hydraulic drives. At the same time, a high output of up to 300 tonnes per hour is achieved. The MC 110 Zi EVO is equipped with an independent double-deck pre-screen which effectively screens fines in the feed material. The wear

on the jaw crusher is thus reduced and a higher output is attained. The movable crusher jaw is extra long in order to avoid material congestion; however, if a blockage occurs, the crusher drive can be reversed with the crusher unblocking system. All plant functions and components can be intuitively controlled via a menu-guided touch panel. All plant components are also easy to access and service. All crushing plants in the EVO series can be optimally interlinked.


DESIGNED TO WORK MORE QUIETLY The Lokotrack Urban series was developed to enable operators to run crushing operations in the most heavily regulated urban locations. Getting an environmental permit is often a challenge when crushing in densely populated areas. These machines makes operations much easier while minimizing the impact for people living and working around site. Environmental permits are usually based on the noise level caused by the crushing operations. Although noise of 85 decibels is the most commonly defined limit that requires ear protection, even lower levels can be disturbing for people living around crushing sites. With the Lokotrack Urban LT106 patent-pending solution, the distance drops by approximately 60 percent, from 23–25 metres (75–82 feet) to 9–11 metres (30–36 feet). In addition to very low noise emissions, the Lokotrack Urban series includes a very advanced dust suppression system. The dust is funnelled to stay inside the mobile crushing plant and a high-pressure water spraying system absorbs dust particles from the air. The LT106 features a Cat Tier 4 Final engine generating 300 hp. It has a feed opening of 1,060 x 700 mm (42 x 28 inches).


JAWMAX OFFERS AUTOMATIC OVERLOAD PROTECTION TO REDUCE DAMAGE The Jawmax series of mobile jaw crushers from SBM feature many new innovations, including fully automatic overload protection – a feature that prevents unbreakable objects from blocking the crusher without stopping the crushing process. The Jawmax also has a diesel-electric drive system that allows the operator to control speed, clockwise/counter-clockwise rotation, and frequency adjustments of all belts and screens. The Jawmax 1006 ECO/MAXI is designed to handle both natural rock and building debris, and has a throughput capacity of up to 300 tph. It can take feed material of up to 950 x 550 mm (37 x 22 inches) and produce a final grain size of 0/32-0/200 mm (up to 8 inches). As with other SBM equipment, the Jawmax can be accessed remotely for monitoring and maintenance, and can be controlled by tablet – all without leaving the cab of the excavator or loader.


WIDE TOGGLE JAW MEANS MAX PRODUCTIVITY The J50V2 tracked jaw crusher features a 1,270- x 735-mm (50- x 29inch) single toggle jaw (the widest jaw in its class, according to McCloskey). Maximum productivity is delivered through the V2 enhancements to the jaw box including heavier flywheels and optimization for all crushing applications. The J50’s jaw speed leads

to better reduction and material being processed faster through the crushing chamber. The J50V2 Crusher brings even more power and productivity together in one machine with strong throughput and capacity and what McCloskey says is the largest stockpile height in its category. JANUARY 2018

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Cat launches

next gen excavators The most significant change to Cat excavator program in 25 years By Lawrence Buser, Editorial Director


aterpillar’s Next Generation excavators are the first major redesign of this product – a flagship line for the company – in 25 years. Over the years, there have been things added, removed and improved on the excavators, but this launch of the 20-ton size-class models marks the first major overhaul to their hydraulic excavator line in a quarter century. As they developed the new design, Caterpillar looked at four key customer themes to guide them in the development. They wanted to match performance to the jobsite, lower owning and operating costs, make operators more productive, and integrate the excavators into the digital jobsite. They achieved these goals and the results are dramatic. They lowered maintenance costs by 15 percent, reduced fuel consumption compared to the F series hydraulic excavators by 25 percent, and increased operator efficiency by 45 percent for those maximizing the use of semi-autonomous and other features.

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How did they achieve this? With a state-of-the-art “digital heart” in all three new models, and all new excavators going forward will have the same core feature. Zach Kauk, Vice President, Excavator Division, explained the digital heart and its importance at the Fall 2017 launch of the Next Gen models. “For the first time ever in the industry, we are standardizing across our entire hydraulic excavator product line an electro-hydraulic control valve, an electronically controlled pump and electronically controlled engine to all work in harmony to drive lower operating costs [and] higher efficiency across a broader range of applications than we have ever been able to do before. And no one else in the industry has done that. We are the first.”

over traditional grading operations. The 320 model is built for mediumto heavy-duty applications, while the premium Cat 323 can handle all applications and conditions, has the most power and lift capacity in the line, and delivers maximum productivity at the lowest cost.

Three new models

Technology boosts efficiency

The three new Next Gen models – the 320 GC, 320 and 323 – have a common DNA, as Cat explains it, but each also has a unique combination of purpose-built features to match customers’ productivity and cost targets. This was determined through studies of monthly fuel use and operating hours, resulting in three clusters that define machine use and customer needs for the new models. The 320 GC has basic features which provide the lowest machine cost per hour and the lowest fuel consumption of the three models. It is designed for low- to medium-duty applications, such as utility and general site work. The new 320 and 323 excavators have the industry’s highest level of standard factory-equipped technology, according to Caterpillar. Both models are equipped with integrated Cat Connect Technology, which increases operating efficiency by up to 45 percent

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320 GC




Cat C4.4 ACERT

Cat C4.4 ACERT

Cat C7.1 ACERT

Gross power (ISO 14396)

121 hp (90 kW)

162 hp (121 kW)

162 hp (121 kW)

Operating weight

48,300 lb; 21,900 kg

50,100 lb; 22,700 kg

56,200 lb; 25,500 kg

Max. digging depth*

22’ 1” (6,720 mm)

22’ 1” (6,720 mm)

22’ 1” (6,720 mm)

Max. reach at ground level*

32’ 4” (9,860 mm)

32’ 4” (9,860 mm)

32’ 5” (9,870 mm)

Max. loading height*

21’ 4” (6,490 mm)

21’ 4” (6,490 mm)

21’ 3” (6,480 mm)

There are various types of technology in these machines, as shown in the table, that boost efficiency. Cat Grade 2D provides slope and depth indication to reach grade faster, and to cut and fill to exact specifications without overcutting. In addition, it provides a safer work environment as there is no grade checker. Cat Grade 2D Advanced provides the same benefits, plus adds in-field design capabilities through a touchscreen monitor. Cat Grade 3D uses satellite positioning to provide complex grade, slope and depth indication. The standard 2D system can be upgraded to Cat Grade with Advanced 2D or to Cat Grade with 3D. For accurate cuts with less effort, Cat Grade with Assist automatically prevents overcutting of a target grade design by using automated boom, stick and bucket movements. An operator simply sets the slope and activates single-lever digging.

Repetitive swing movements are made easier with Swing Assist which automatically stops swing motion of the machine at a pre-set point. Cat Payload provides on-the-go weighing to meet precise targets, preventing over or under loading. Plus, automated tracking in real time helps manage production and lower costs. Excavator movement can cause safety issues so Cat offers 2D E-Fence which automatically constrains machine motion to set boundaries, ECeiling which limits overhead working height to avoid power lines, bridges or overhead structure, and E-Wall which prevents swinging into live traffic or structures by limiting swing. Finally, Cat LINK hardware and

TECHNOLOGY ON 320 GC, 320 AND 323 EXCAVATORS Product Link Pro

320 GC

Rear Camera


Product Link Elite

320 & 323

Cat Grade with 2D

320 & 323

2D E-Fence

320 & 323

Cat Grade with Assist

320 & 323

Cat Payload

320 & 323

Cat Grade 2D Advanced / 3D

Upgrade on 320 & 323

software connect jobsites to the office, providing customers with machinecritical operating information.

Big fuel saving

These Next Generation machines consume 20 to 25 percent less fuel than the previous corresponding models. To achieve this, Cat uses a new Smart mode that automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions, optimizing both fuel consumption and performance. Also, engine speed is automatically lowered when there is no hydraulic demand, further reducing fuel usage. A new cooling system and new hydraulic system also help improve performance. The cooling system employs multiple electric fans, which independently monitor hydraulic oil, radiator and air-to-air aftercooler temperatures to deliver the exact airflow required. For the hydraulics, a new main control valve that eliminates the need for pilot lines, reduces pressure losses and lowers fuel consumption. Fewer hydraulic lines on the excavators result in 20 percent less oil required, lowering long-term operating costs.

Reduced maintenance costs

Cat has lowered maintenance costs by up to 15 percent over the previous series with extended and more synchronized maintenance intervals. The new Cat hydraulic return filter has a higher dirt capacity, resulting in a 3,000-hour service life, a 50 percent increase. A new air filter with integrated pre-cleaner and primary and secondary filters extends service life to 1,000 hours, a 100 percent increase over previous designs, while a new fuel tank cap filter has an extended service life of 2,000 hours. The three fuel system filters have a 500-hour service interval.

Creating a great operator work space

To get the most out of an excavator, an operator needs a well designed, comfortable cab with all the necessary controls within reach and easy to use. Cat’s Next Generation excavator cabs meet these needs. The new excavators come equipped with features like keyless push-button start, a large standard eight-inch (203mm) touchscreen monitor, jog dial keys for control, sound suppression, and new advanced viscous mounts that reduce cab vibration by up to 50 percent over previous models. Programmable joystick buttons for response and pattern allow the operator to dial in productivity settings for their specific operating needs. The new cab is more spacious, has a low-profile design and features large front, rear and side windows for better visibility. There is also an optional 360-degree visibility system that combines images from multiple machinemounted cameras to improve the operator’s sightlines in all directions. The operator will also be comfortable in the cab as the automatic climate control system maintains even cab temperature, regardless of outside temperatures.

Kit Kyarsgaard, Caterpillar global product application specialist, explains the benefits of the new electronically controlled pump during the launch of the new excavators.

The future

Over the last couple of years, Cat has noticed an accelerated change in the digital jobsite as customers are starting to see the real benefits of technology, and as the technology has grown and evolved. Today, the customers who are most successful are adopting geo-spatial and other technologies and Cat sees that accelerating rapidly all over the world in the next couple of years. In next five years, for the most part, many customers will have a difficult time being

E-Ceiling is used to limit the working height and is one of three Cat features that restrict machine motion to improve safety on the jobsite. successful without adopting these technologies. The Next Gen 320 GC, 320 and 323 excavators are ready for the future and Caterpillar plans to use this platform across their whole excavator line. While they focused in the past on building

high-end premium machines, they will now be offering a broader range of models that allows customers to select the one that best serves their needs, whether it is low-, medium- or heavyduty work. A great strategy for the next 25 years. HEG


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Liebherr reveals new PR 766 dozer

Heavy Equipment Guide was on hand in Austria for the unveiling of the new 50-tonne-class model with innovative engine management and proactive power adjustment


he hydrostatic drive on Liebherr’s new PR 766 means the diesel engine can be kept at a constant, optimally efficient speed, regardless of the load. The fact that speed fluctuations are avoided sets the Liebherr travel drive apart from all other large crawler dozer drive concepts currently available on the market, the company says. Essential drivetrain components are developed in-house and optimally coordinated, which increases the efficiency of the system as a whole. In addition, the hydrostatic drive omits high-wear components, such as torque converters, multi-speed gearboxes, steering clutches and service brakes. Instead, high-quality and particularly reliable hydraulic pumps and hydraulic motors operate with virtually no wear. Intervals for changing the hydraulic oil can be extended to up to 8,000 operating hours if the hydraulic oil is monitored.

Generation 6 crawler dozers, the PR 766 comes equipped with ECO function, which gives the operator a choice between high performance or maximum efficiency. In lightweight to moderately heavy applications, the ECO control system ensures increased efficiency and therefore additional fuel savings compared to conventional drive concepts. Liebherr has another innovative feature on the Generation 6 machines: proactive power adjustment. Engine power is automatically increased for a short period based on the current demand determined by both internal engine and external machine parameters, such as the deflection of the drive joystick. As well as enhanced response, this results in a noticeable improvement in performance and torque. When operating crawler dozers in low temperatures, Liebherr offers numerous special options, which have been developed in close collaboration with end users.

Technology and innovation

Oscillating undercarriage

With operating weights of between 46,200 and 54,200 kg, the PR 766 is the successor model to the PR 764 and is powered by a 310-kW (422-hp) eight-cylinder diesel engine. The engine embodies the latest generation of Liebherr engine technology. First, an optimized combustion process minimizes particles while they are still inside the engine. Liebherr achieved this by developing its own common rail injection and engine control systems. Second, the exhaust gas aftertreatment uses selective catalytic reduction. As a result, the new Liebherr diesel engines surpass Tier 4/Stage IV/emission standards without the use of a diesel particulate filter. As with all of Liebherr’s 20


development of this new platform, the focus was placed on simple and safe machine operation, such as Liebherr’s successful, single-lever operation that controls all driving and steering functions. Special features in the cab include centralized controls and a touchcontrolled colour display. The operator can use the central display to intuitively control important operating parameters, including the ECO function, the travel drive’s response behaviour and the steering, and operational comfort and safety functions, such as the rear-view camera which is fitted as standard. The operator can adjust the controls for travel, blade, and rear-mounted ripper to the most suitable ergonomic position. The ergonomically optimized shaping of the joystick makes working as comfortable as possible. The desired travel speed can be pre-selected on the joystick, allowing precise control, especially at low speed. The joystick for the rear-mounted ripper is a new

feature and it can now be adjusted in two axes and serves as a handle for the operator during the ripping process. An integrated seat contact switch automatically detects when the operator is in the seat, eliminating the need for a safety lever. The four sides of the machine slope away from the cab for excellent viewing of the terrain, blade and ripper through the all-round panoramic window.

Fleet management

The LiDAT fleet management system, included as standard, provides comprehensive machine data via state-of-the-art communication to optimize operational planning and remote monitoring. The data is updated several times a day and can be conveniently called up at any time using a web browser. An automatic alarm can be set up for particularly important information, for example if the machine leaves a pre-defined zone or if a critical operating situation arises. HEG

The PR 766 Litronic is equipped with an oscillating undercarriage which allows the track rollers to flexibly adapt to the surface. This significantly increases the machine’s traction and smooth operation, particularly on stony ground. The elastic suspension reduces impact loads to a minimum. This not only increases comfort for the driver, but also improves the service life of the undercarriage and reduces the wear on the installed components and the steel structure.

Intuitive operation

The large cab in the PR 766 is identical to the operator’s platform in the 70-tonne PR 776 crawler dozer launched in 2016. During the

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Weight regulations behind the design of new vacuum excavator truck

By Lee Toop, Associate Editor


egulations focused on various types of trucks and equipment in the province of Ontario have had a small loophole in them for quite some time – a fact discovered recently by the Provincial Government during a licensing review that was undertaken to raise fees on heavy commercial vehicles. For owners of vacuum excavators, the loss of that loophole may mean a loss of payload, which would mean a loss of efficiency. One long-standing Ontario dealer, Joe Johnson Equipment (JJE), took the concerns expressed by its customers straight to the manufacturer, Vactor Manufacturing, which has responded by developing a truck that can meet regulations both in Ontario and throughout other regions where operators face weight-limit challenges. The problem with vacuum excavators, according to Patrick McGee, Eastern Canada Sales Manager for vacuum excavation at JJE, is that they fell into a grey area in Ontario government regulations. “It was pointed out to the Ontario government by the Ontario Trucking Association . . . that there was a class of vehicles that wasn’t paying anything; hydro excavators, combination sewer cleaners, concrete pumpers and cranes were all exempt from licensing in Ontario,” McGee said. “Nobody is exactly sure why, but it goes back at least 50 years in the books. Under the previous category, they were categorized as ‘roadbuilding machines’ – the same 22


as a wheel loader or a farm tractor. As such, they weren’t subject to standard licensing requirements, tantamount to being exempt from weight restrictions and a host of other road safety and other regulatory requirements.”

Licensing changes cost efficiency

Consultations with the government determined that changing the licensing requirements would also mean some significant changes for the vehicles themselves that would cut down on efficiency, McGee said. “One of the big things it was going to drive was a sizeable reduction in payload, which has a dramatic impact on the efficiency of these machines as they’re going out to do their jobs,” he described. “Instead of being able to stay on site and dig for six or eight hours, suddenly they were only going to be able to stay on site for four or five hours. You can imagine the chaos in what’s probably the largest hydrovac market in Canada, and perhaps North America, where the equipment would essentially lose efficiency of 50 percent.” Those challenges would result in changing the way the weight distribution had to be approached on these types of machines. The implementation of new regulations in July 2017 led JJE to bring the issue up with Vactor, a manufacturer of vacuum excavators that JJE has partnered with for over two decades. Based in the U.S., Vactor has had to deal with varying state laws involving truck weight and axle

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“One of the big things [from new Ontario regulations] . . . was a sizeable reduction in payload. You can imagine the chaos in what’s probably the largest hydrovac market in Canada, and perhaps North America, where the equipment would essentially lose efficiency of 50 percent.” loading. According to Vactor product manager Ben Schmitt, there was interest in investigating the new situation in Ontario to support the industry in the province. “We have a pretty good market share there; it’s a significant part of our business, which increased the urgency of doing something,” Schmitt said. “We wanted to understand what was happening in Ontario, and what challenges our customers have in the other regions of North America that we support.” Schmitt and the JJE team started a consultation process with customers, both in Ontario and elsewhere. “I went through and visited customers in all of these regions, and brought their feedback to our engineering department. We asked ‘what are your challenges, what do we need to address, and how are we going to do that?’” Schmitt said. Vactor has a deep R&D process. Their engineers went through the customer concerns and produced a number of concept ideas, which were then presented to the customers for further

fine tuning. Once that was done, the Vactor engineers went to work. At September’s ICUEE trade show in Louisville, Kentucky, Vactor displayed the results of that work: a concept truck that is intended to be a jumping-off point to meeting the many different weight management requirements in different regions. “We have two trucks – one is built specifically for Ontario, and one for everywhere else,” Schmitt said. “We’re now taking the trucks back to the customers, getting more feedback as we continue these trials, and our engineering department is in the stages of preparing it for manufacturing.” The challenge with vacuum excavators is that the weight is not static – it moves around in the vehicle’s water tank and debris body. As the machine does its job, that weight can shift depending on the work being done. “You start the job with a full water tank, so wherever the water tank is located is where the weight on the chassis falls,” Schmitt said. “So, you may be at your legal limit on your front axle, with say 20,000 pounds from a full

Left: Vactor’s newly designed HXX model solves the problem of the changing weight in the water and spoils tanks, while also maximizing total payload. tank of water. As you use that water, the weight decreases in that area, and goes onto the debris body. If you look at any manufacturer out there, the centre lines of the water tank and debris body are in different spots. As the weight is shifting, it’s moving throughout the chassis – you never optimize it. We paid strict attention to this reality in the product redesign.” Another issue that was identified is that as the water is used, and spoils are vacuumed into the debris body, the water’s weight is a known quantity but the debris being picked up by the truck is not, Schmitt noted. “You know how much water weighs, but you don’t know if they’re finishing the job with 100 gallons or 1,200 gallons. You don’t know where to put that to maximize it, and you don’t know how heavy the debris is they’re loading – it could be 10 pounds a gallon or 20, or more,” he said. “So what we did is said ‘okay, these are two variables we can’t control – so what if we put them in the same spot? Then we know the variability of weight on the chassis is in that spot.’”

“One of our goals was to increase that boom, so we went from a 21-foot reach to 27 feet – 6 feet farther. Plus, we gave them two more feet of boom movement in and out . . . they’ve got a more full working range around the equipment.” “Reduced setup and teardown time at each jobsite are benefits of that wider working range. Normally, a vacuum truck may have to move several times to dig a particular set of holes, which means downtime and lost productivity. A longer boom means less

time doing resets and more holes per location,” Schmitt said. “We did a lot with the ergonomics of the equipment so everything is in a better spot for the operator, and then added a lot more reliability and service features as well,” he said. “We’re also introducing a new water pump on this product.” The concept truck was on display at ICUEE as a way to encourage more feedback before Vactor continued toward completion of the new vehicles, Schmitt said. Response at the show was

strong, and according to McGee, customers back home also responded to the updates on the HXX. “Customers were excited to be part of the process of developing what would be their next generation of equipment, and to see the finished product,” McGee said. “Seeing the finished product, they were able to pick out the things that they had provided feedback about. Not everything made it onto the truck, but collating those ideas led Vactor engineering to a lot of new ideas and how they can approach it.” HEG


Making the most of axle capacity

Vactor’s engineers determined the precise spot on the chassis of the company’s popular HXX vacuum excavator to place the debris body so that, when the front axle reaches its maximum weight capacity, the rear axle is also at its maximum. The idea, Schmitt explained, is to have the axles reach their maximum capacity at the same time. “Let’s say a chassis can have 20,000 pounds on the front axle, and you can have 34,000 pounds on a group of two . . . with today’s designs. When you’re at 34,000 on the rear, you’re only at 16,000 or 17,000 on the front – so you’re losing that 3,000 pounds of capacity,” he said. “What this new design allows us to do is reach those at the same time, so you’re getting the maximum legal load capacity.” In addition, Vactor has taken this opportunity to make a few other adjustments to the truck design, responding to feedback from years of working with customers in the market. “Weight was our number one goal. But we’ve got years and years of feedback on our current product so some additional enhancements were in order,” he said. The truck’s boom was an area that many customers wanted to see adjusted. As the part of the truck that’s used every time they dig, customers had many thoughts on how to make improvements. “Every customer is using the boom all day, so being able to reach as much as they can, being able to dig deeper holes and reach farther from the truck with it is key for them,” Schmitt said.


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International puts drivers first with redesign of venerable vocational line The HV series features new cab designs, better visibility and body builder benefits By Lee Toop, Associate Editor


hen the time came to start thinking about updating the WorkStar line, International knew that it had to be careful – they needed to keep all of the popular aspects of those trucks while bringing new ideas and offerings to the table. That was the thinking behind International’s new HV line of trucks, which will replace WorkStar trucks in the company’s selection, but provide more comfort for drivers and greater flexibility for body builders. “The WorkStar product has been around for a long time, and it’s done very well in the severe service markets, whether that’s in construction, government, municipal or others,” said Mark Stasell, vice president of International’s Vocational Truck Business. “What we

wanted to do with the HV was upgrade the product, focusing on the driver environment. These trucks have a lot of features and capabilities already . . . we’ve kept that but wanted to make it even better for the people driving these trucks.” International has built the HV series utilizing stronger components as well, adding a new, heavier frame rail that Stasell said allows operators to stay away from reinforced rails if they so choose. That, along with available frame extensions, means the HV offers strength and stability. For a truck with as many varying uses as the HV – it could be considered the Swiss Army knife of the International line, targeted toward such uses as concrete, dump, utility and similar challenging uses – durability and flexibility are key. “We have two lengths of this vehicle, a 107-inch BBC and 113-inch

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BBC. Both of those are built in setforward and set-back axle configurations. We put the Cummins B6.7, the Cummins L9 or our new A26 engines in these. So, you’ve got every kind of configuration you could need,” Stasell said. The International A26 generates a hefty 475 hp and 1,750 lb.-ft. of torque. For the Cummins offerings, the B6.7 puts out up to 360 hp and 800 lb.-ft. of torque, while the L9 offers up to 450 hp and 1,250 lb.-ft. of torque. International continues to offer a sturdy steel cab on the HV series but with plenty of redesigns that encompass almost every part of the driver environment. The doors have been redesigned to remove wind noise and leaks, and the window has been redone as well. “We got rid of the old vent window – feedback told us that people don’t use the vent window much anymore, and there was a post there that obscured visibility,” Stasell said. “We have a bigger window to look through, put pedestal mirrors on the truck and moved them forward. The driver doesn’t have to turn his head so far to use the mirrors – that’s one of those things that, when you do it all day, it saves some neck fatigue.” Kevin Madigan, director of Vocational Truck Sales with Navistar in Ontario, and his Canadian customers consider the new door to be an important part of the redesign. “What really drives our business in a more harsh climate is the need for a more durable product, so the enhancement of the reinforced doors with a better door seal prevents any drafts from coming through,” Madigan said. “That’s probably any OEM’s biggest

What we wanted to do with the HV was upgrade the product, focusing on the driver environment. Mark Stasell complaint from drivers, a cold draft entering the vehicle.” International also revamped its console and instrument cluster, taking into consideration everything down to the colour to ensure the gauges were easily readable. In addition, they held one section of the panel to be easily customizable. “I’d guess we did something like 1,700 driver surveys . . . it’s been a huge enhancement, with a much more desirable dash and layout of the gauges that has benefited from the input of the users,” he said. “The driver can program whatever he wants in that section. If he wants to see tire pressures, axle loads or real-time fuel economy, he can pick what he would like, tailored to his operation. That’s a benefit because then you don’t have to look for another screen around the cab,” Stasell said. “Likewise, if we add the Bendix Fusion system or other driver assist

systems in the truck, that can go there in the middle of the clusters.” The shifter on the steering column reduces the amount of reaching a driver must do when changing gears and also provides control of the engine brake. International has introduced a new HVAC system to the HV that has been requested for some time by Canadian drivers dealing with snow and ice, according to Madigan. “We now have an enhanced HVAC unit that will defrost the windows in half the time of our previous version, which was best in class,” Madigan said. “That was important to owners because a lot of these trucks go into municipal plow applications; there is so much blowing snow sometimes that it becomes a safety issue.” There are also a number of other changes incorporated into the new cab, including improvements in the installation and use of International’s Diamond Logic advanced electrical system. Through Diamond Logic, truck owners can customize and streamline many of the electrical functions required for vocational bodies of various kinds, while also taking advantage of on-board diagnostics. “Some of the bodies that go on vocational trucks can be very complex – like an ambulance body or utility truck, for example. One of the things you can do with Diamond Logic is put remote power modules in those bodies, wire that up and bring the truck and body together, plug in a connector to connect the data link to the truck, and everything is done,” Stasell said. “It’s easy to plug and play bodies onto the truck, and within the truck we have up to 30 programmable switches on the dash for the controls they need. Those switches can be moved around anywhere they want on the dash.” A simple software tweak is all it takes to move switches from one part of the dash to another depending on where the driver finds them to be most effective. That’s part of the overall drive to make the cab a safer, more comfortable place. “In the end, will the driver know that he’s not turning his head as much when he’s looking at the mirrors? Will he realize he’s saving energy by not groping for the shifter or engine brake switches? Will he appreciate there’s a lot of unplanned downtime avoided by the Diamond Logic and the safety interlocks we put into it?” Stasell knows that they may not but, he added, “In the end, our hope is that when the driver chooses a truck to do the job, they’ll choose the International HV, because in the end, he’ll feel more productive, safer and less tired at the end of the day.” Madigan said the drivers who have been involved in testing are excited about the new truck. This is not surprising, given the focus on the driver’s environment in the design of the HV line. The new models are scheduled to arrive on the market in March. HEG

A range of configurations and engine options, combined with body builder–friendly features, make the HV Series a flexible platform for everything from crane trucks to concrete haulers.

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Nothing rams like a Rammer® – an Allied promise backed by almost 75 years’ experience. Easy to use and service, Rammer hydraulic hammers are proven to be strong, reliable extensions of your important carrier purchase or rental decision. Plus we have features that can improve your overall equipment investment like simplified operation, better flow control, blank firing protection, superior lube systems and a network of 250 distributor locations. For details, visit www.AlliedCP.com or call 800-321-1046.


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NEW OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR SEVERE-DUTY VOCATIONAL TRUCKS Freightliner launched its severe-duty product line in 2011 and has since released several product enhancements and options to meet customer demands. They now have additional options available. • The Allison 4700 RDS, available on the 114SD and 122SD, provides heavy vocational operators with improved start ability, two reverse gears, enhanced PTO options and the durability required for severe applications. • In the unlikely event of a rollover, LifeGuard RollTek side-impact airbags inflate, the seat belt tightens and the

air-suspension seats compress to the lowest position to provide additional protection to the driver. • M2 106 and M2 112 trucks can be

spec’d with modular LED headlights to improve night visibility and reduce maintenance costs. • Bendix Tire Pressure Monitoring

System is available for the vocational product line offering the potential for improved tire wear, fuel economy and overall vehicle performance.





Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla plans to enter the hauling sector in 2019 with its fully electric Tesla Semi. The three models, designed for shorter-haul operations, are the base model for $150,000 with a range of 300 miles before recharging is needed; the 500-mile model for $180,000; and the highend Founders model for $200,000. Only 1,000 of the Founders models – details as yet unknown – are available. Pre-orders have drawn interest from some major operations, including Canadian fleet management company Fortigo Freight Services. Semi’s futuristic design brings with it surprising performance. Tesla states that the truck has a 0–60 mph time of five seconds without a trailer, compared to 15 seconds for a comparable diesel truck. It can hit 60 mph in 20 seconds with a full 80,000-pound load, the company states. In addition, it’s able to climb five percent grades at 65 mph, compared to diesel trucks that max out around 45 mph. The truck has many fewer moving parts than diesel trucks, which increases reliability and productivity, Tesla notes. That plays into a lower cost of ownership; the reduction of maintenance costs and fuel savings means the truck will pay for itself in less time. Tesla says the cost of energy for the Semi will likely mean that operators can save $200,000 US over a million miles of operation. Charging can be done with the Megacharger, a new high-speed DC charging solution that allows drivers to add around 400 miles in a 30-minute charge.

Volvo’s new VNL and VNR series combine active safety innovations to help professional drivers reduce fatigue and distraction. All Volvo trucks are built with highstrength steel and exceed both the Volvo Swedish Cab Safety Test and ECE R-29 rollover requirements. The VNR and VNL also feature a standard driver’s side airbag. By continually monitoring operating parameters, Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology (VEST) detects imminent loss of control, jackknife, or rollover events. The system automatically reduces engine torque and selectively applies braking to help keep the truck on course. Volvo Active Driver Assist includes Bendix Wingman Fusion, a comprehensive, camera- and radar-based collision mitigation system that is fully integrated with Volvo’s Driver Information Display. Volvo Active Driver Assist is in constant operation while the vehicle is in motion, providing stationary object detection with stationary vehicle braking, which sends audible and visual warnings, including a red warning light that appears in the windshield, alerting the driver to take action if needed, if a metallic object is detected in front of the truck. Braking assist can be applied – at speeds greater than 15 mph – when the system recognizes the stationary object as a vehicle, independent of whether cruise control is engaged. The driver will receive a warning up to 3.5 seconds before an imminent impact with the vehicle, and, if no action is taken by the driver, Volvo Active Driver Assist will automatically engage the brakes.


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The 12-speed Eaton Endurant transmission – available exclusively for Peterbilt 579 and 567 models with the Cummins X15 Efficiency series engine in ratings up to 510 hp and 1,850 lb.ft. of torque – will service vehicles in regional and line haul applications up to 110,000 pounds GVW. A coolerfree precision lubrication system, encapsulated sensors and wiring, and standard eight-bolt PTO opening location, and a 750,000-mile lube change interval are among some of the key features. The column-mounted shifter allows drivers to control the transmission’s engine brake and gear selection.

WHEN YOU FEEL THE NEED FOR SPEED & PRECISION When you choose ProAll Reimer Mixers, you can be sure that you have top technology, top engineering and top performance for volumetric mixers on duty. Our exclusive Commander and Ranger control systems, with complete digital interface, promise control, accuracy and consistency in your mix like never before. Don’t compromise on your mission; make sure you choose ProAll — your Top One for concrete excellence.


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018 is the 50th anniversary of the first Reimer Mixer, and to mark five decades of innovation, ProAll is releasing what they say is the most advanced mixer ever made. A lot has changed since the very first Reimer Mixer was produced in 1968. Gone are the toggle switches, manual levers and hoists, replaced by electronic touchscreen controls and cutting-edge hydraulics. After 50 years of pioneering innovation, ProAll says that they are taking mobile mixer performance to new levels with something that cannot be found on any other mixer: a Cement Load Cell System. The Cement Load Cell System uses sophisticated scale technology to dispense cement from the mixer by weight, enhancing the accuracy of cement measurements in real time. ProAll says that for the first time in the industry, loads cells will provide mobile mixer users with ultraprecise cement measurements with greater assurance and confidence than ever before. “Dispensing cement by weight gives an additional opportunity to verify your mix,” explained ProAll vice president Steve Fillmore. “With the Cement Load Cell System there is far less onus on operators to verify their

mixes, so unlike with other mixers, Reimer Mixer users can satisfy engineering requirements with ease.” Custom Crete, a concrete production company in Texas with over 125 volumetric mixers, sees the ProAll Cement Load Cell System as a big help for their business. Lee Redfern, a technical services manager with Custom Crete, said that the Cement Load Cell System represents a way to access jobs and bids where the engineers may not be familiar with concrete poured with a mobile mixer. “Without this technology, we would still be fighting the engineers, getting acceptance with our volumetric units,” said Redfern. “Some of our biggest challenges were with the specifiers. There are several mixes we do that are specified, say where they want 3,000 psi in 12 hours – something a drum truck cannot do. We have the mixers that can do it, but when the specifiers or engineers found out we’re running volumetric mixers they were very reluctant. Now we’re able to go in with the new Reimer Mixers and say we can provide you with the printout and the real-time accuracy of what’s going on, and they’re far more accepting. Now all of a sudden they will accept volumetric concrete trucks. It’s a game changer.”

Controls on the ProAll Reimer mixer.

SBM Mobile production of ultra-high-performance concrete

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The SBM SPECIMIX portable concrete plant produces ultra-highperformance concrete (UHPC) at an impressive 18 cubic metres an hour, requiring only a 10-minute mix time per batch. It is a container mobile (CM) plant, which means it is easy to transport and quick to set up and begin work. It can be used for medium- and large-scale applications and is completely insulated, making it suitable for year-round production, even in tough Canadian winters. For UHPC projects requiring even more mobility, producers can use the EUROMIX WEA 500 which comes as a semi-trailer with fully integrated power, aggregates, water, cement, admixture and fibre supply, making it 100 percent mobile and adding flexibility to the production of concrete on the jobsite.

These innovative concrete plants are ideal for a wide variety of infrastructure projects requiring UHPC, including bridges, tunnels, dams,

wind power and more. Terrafirma Equipment, based in Edmonton, distributes SBM equipment in North America.





Chicago Pneumatic’s SAW 16 cut-off hydraulic saw features a direct-drive configuration to reduce maintenance and has easy handling with an open cutting face to ease use even in demanding conditions. With the right blade, the saw will cut through concrete, asphalt and steel. SAW 16 is the biggest model in the CP cut-off saw portfolio, which also includes the smaller SAW 14. Without being connected to hoses, the weight of SAW 16 is 23 pounds and features a disc size of 16 inches. The cutting depth is 6.3 inches with a maximum pressure of 2,500 psi. These saws feature 2,000 to 4,000 rpm with a speed of 138 to 279 feet per second. A water kit is available to provide a supply of cooling water where needed.

The FS 7000 D is a Tier 4–compliant, highly productive flat saw. It can handle large jobs were production is a concern and is equipped with a digital control panel that enables the operator to monitor and make adjustments while cutting. An e-track system has an integrated reset function in the display, which makes it easier to produce a straight cut. The FS 7000 D features a powerful, productive flat saw for small to mid-size jobs. Three-speed right-angle gearbox models are available. This enables different blade sizes to run at their optimal performance level without changing pulleys or belts. It is available with an optional electronic blade clutch for instant release of the power transmission.




TS 440

Designed for wet sawing of new and old concrete and asphalt with a diamond cutting blade, Atlas Copco’s ORKA floor saw brings safety and ergonomics together. The important controls – including the on/off switch, throttle control and in-depth control – are located close together within easy reach of the handle for the operator. The handle is height-adjustable and reversible for easy storage. A rigid single-body frame protects interior parts. The 30-litre (7.92-gallon) water tank lets operators work longer between refills, while a Poly V belt makes adjustments and belt changes easy. This saw offers a maximum cutting depth of 150 mm (5.9 inches) and effectively evacuates dust and waste during operation.



According to the company, the Stihl TS 440 is the world’s first cut-off machine equipped with a wheel brake and is ideal for use in confined spaces. The Stihl Quickstop braking system will engage and stop the rotating wheel in fractions of a second in the event of a kickback. This allows the guard to be fully opened, exposing the top of

the wheel in specific applications. The gyroscopic sensor detects the kickback and activates the brake shutting the

engine off. It is ideal for challenging cuts, as there is easier accessibility to the lower sections of in-ground pipes, since it is built with greater adjustability of the wheel guard. The two-stage belt drive system provides a higher cutting torque, and the adjustable electronic water control starts and stops automatically with the engagement or release of the throttle trigger. The TS 440 is ideally suited for cutting inground pipe or structures.



Weighing 107 pounds and cutting depths up to seven inches, the 9.5-hp CSR 150 pneumatic walk-behind saw is ideal for indoor use and is easily portable between jobsites. A low-maintenance air motor with gearbox eliminates the need to service belts, carburetors or fuel lines. The heavy-duty gearbox reduces the turning speed from 5,250 to 2,900 rpm to regulate blade speed and increase torque to cut hard materials.

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MAKITA The Hilti integrated water pump is compatible with Hilti gas-powered DSH 700-X and 900-X handheld saws. According to the company, the DSH-P is the first of its kind in the industry and provides unparalleled dust control portability. The operator can simply fill a bucket of water, or use another static water source, and attach a DSHP integrated water pump system to a Hilti gas-powered handheld saw to control dust on the jobsite. The Hilti integrated water pump DSH-P leverages the power of the Hilti gas saw to produce pressurized water and reduce airborne dust. The Hilti integrated water pump comes with 10 feet of hose.

CONCRETE AND MASONRY CUTTING The 14-inch, 61-cc Power Cutter (EK6101) weighs only 19 pounds and is ideal for cutting brick and block. The 14-inch, 76-cc 4-Stroke Power Cutter (EK7651H) requires no fuel mixing and provides faster starts. For both models, Makita offers a water source for OSHA-compliant concrete cutting. For work away from a water source, the Makita Pressurized Water Tank is a perfect accessory. It has a hand pump with up to 74 psi and connects directly to water supply kits using the quickrelease coupling for better control of dust while cutting. JANUARY 2018

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Efficiency on the jobsite through integrated software solutions

Viewpoint Software brings a blend of office and field products to help contractors with increased efficiency and lower costs By Lee Toop, Associate Editor


orty years is a long time, and a lot can change over four decades when it comes to technology. Many construction software companies have come and gone during that time. One, though, has been operating for those full four decades and today continues to expand its offerings for contractors aiming to improve their efficiency and operations. Viewpoint Software started in the mid-1970s and has been focused on construction software right from the start. “We are single-mindedly focused on the construction industry,” said Matt Harris, Chief Products Officer for Viewpoint. While many companies have a portfolio of software that stretches across a number of industry sectors, diluting their focus instead of being targeted on one area of expertise, Viewpoint has maintained their focus on the construction business. Early on, Viewpoint targeted its



products to enterprise resource planning (ERP). ERP software has taken the place of many management tools previously used in office environments, allowing businesses to integrate a variety of products for collection, storage, management and interpretation of data. Viewpoint offered support for companies that were starting to incorporate computers into their operational and financial management, Harris said. That focus hasn’t changed, with ERP still a large part of the offerings that Viewpoint brings to the market. However, it’s become only one part of a larger whole. “We’ve developed ERP platforms and acquired and merged best-in-class ERP products with our own to create a formidable portfolio of ERP solutions,” Harris said. “Recently, we’ve recognized that for contractors to realize true value in automation of their businesses, you can’t stop with the processes that they’re managing in the back office. You can’t stop with

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managing and automating things like purchasing, payroll and contract management. You need to extend that automation, extend some of the value of the workflows to work in a project team, to work with subcontractors, architects, engineers and owners, and all the others who may be participating as part of a project on a broader scale.”

Developing construction collaboration

Viewpoint’s vision of truly collaborative software began with its Vista solution. This is a powerful, easily configurable and scalable platform used to build a system based on the customer’s requirements That allows the customer to manage their entire system out of an office solution. “When we attach a collaborative project management system to that, we immediately take all of the information you have in your system and pre-populate the project with that information,” Harris explained. “All the contacts

and people are set up, your equipment is ready, project phases are there, and your organizational structure and business units are set up.” Not only are the various applications ready to launch right off the bat, they also tie in to Vista and share information back and forth with ease, reducing the amount of reporting work that crew members are required to do on a daily basis. “All that information is captured in our cloud-based application, then . . . written into logs kept within Vista so that you can report on them,” Harris said. “If you want to capture information on the jobsite, we enable our mobile applications to capture information around crew time collection, equipment, material consumption – you name it. When you capture that information it writes that back into the office.” Staff on the jobsite are able to share details from the jobsite to the office, allowing executives to see how things are

“Customers using our integrated solutions had 30 percent fewer project delays because they had more visibility on the overall project status. They had 30 percent fewer cost overruns, again because they had more visibility and they were managing costs and their projects more closely.”

going and if there are issues to be dealt with. That can reduce the time frame for adjustments that might be needed, improving overall efficiency.

Building a suite of solutions

Viewpoint strengthened its ERP portfolio in 2017 when it acquired another major player in the construction software market, Dexter + Chaney. Harris noted that Dexter + Chaney’s Spectrum ERP gives Viewpoint a wellrounded suite of solutions to meet the needs of all market segments. Viewpoint’s Vista solution appeals to larger contractors looking for configurability. The web-based Spectrum software is well-suited for mid-sized contractors and specialty subcontractors, while ProContractor is an ideal solution for smaller contractors moving off of home-grown systems or nonconstruction-specific software like Quickbooks Products like the browser-based collaborative project management solution, Viewpoint Team, aim to improve collaboration inside and outside of the construction organization by connecting teams in the office with subcontractors, suppliers, field operators and more to improve planning, coordination and project control, Harris said. For users seeking productivity management, a product called Viewpoint Field Time that allows collection of time and productivity results from the jobsite can be added to the mix. The company’s Viewpoint Field View helps resolve issues, reduce risk and improve the quality of products with accurate processes in the field. Today’s software users are looking for products that work both in the office and out in the field. Not everyone who needs access works in the field and can drop by the office to check a plan or work order.

“You need to give people on the jobsite the tools and mobility solutions they need to manage their projects, review and approve things, ask questions and get things done,” Harris said. More contractors in the construction industry are realizing the potential benefits of technology to their business and recognizing the vast number of applications available to them. “Having good job cost forecasting tools, having tools that give them visibility into project management, material consumption, equipment utilization and similar data helps them manage their business much better,” Harris said. “The category is becoming well established and people recognize they can use software to make a difference. The proliferation of mobile technology has driven software development towards the Cloud, allowing users to take advantage of their devices in bringing data to the jobsite or wherever they may be located.

Cloud-based platforms

“Cloud-based platforms are great for two reasons: first, it’s really easy to create a browser-based application that an entire project team can use – anyone can log into a browser and get access to a project management application . . . it also allows contractors to focus more on their business, which is building structures, bridges or highways, as opposed to managing IT,” said Harris. At the same time, those mobile applications can be a challenge to manage if the user is combining multiple platforms to achieve their goals. When users need to provide the same information repeatedly to operate several different apps, the time savings drops quickly. Integration with a core application is the best way to ensure that doesn’t happen, Harris said.

“We ensure that mobile applications are highly and tightly integrated to the core application itself. If it’s a mobile app for field productivity, then we make sure the time capture, the equipment management and material utilization is all tied into the job cost system you’re using in the office,” he said. “So, if you enter information around equipment utilization in the field, that’s being tracked by the financial people in the office.”

Integrated solutions

Viewpoint provides products that are integration-ready right out of the box, Harris noted. That cuts down on the time needed to get a system up and running. “If the customer has Vista or Spectrum and they want to add on a field time collection application or collaborative project management tool, we can set that up within a day, and often within a few hours,” Harris said. “There is some training on the applications, which are easy to use, and then the customer is off and running. Buying from disparate vendors, attaching various applications and getting set up can often take weeks or months if you’re trying to stitch it all together yourself. That’s a real benefit we can provide – we can integrate everything, and it gets up and running.” One of the measurements of success for software is the return on investment that the buyer experiences. Viewpoint’s solutions improve efficiency quickly and easily, Harris said, and that translates into positive movement for the bottom line. “Customers using our integrated solutions had 30 percent fewer project delays because they had more visibility on the overall project status. They had 30 percent fewer cost overruns, again because they had more visibility and they were managing costs and

their projects more closely,” Harris said. “Overall, they have had about three percent higher operating margins because they were more efficient. In a business where operating margins can be eight percent, a three percent improvement is really magnificent.”

Financial and project predictability is the future

Beyond the cloud and mobile development of software solutions, the construction industry is starting to adopt emerging technologies like drones. Viewpoint has followed the industry into that area with a partnership recently announced with DroneDeploy to develop software that can integrate drone imagery into its products. “With our cloud-based platforms, it’s really easy to integrate information from various information sources like drones,” Harris said. “About a year ago, we read some data that said construction was the second-fastest adopter of drone technologies of any industry. I’ve been in the construction software industry for about seven years now and I’ve never heard construction to be the fastest or second-fastest adopter of any technology.” Using drones for jobsite mapping and progress reporting and incorporating that information into the overall system is just the first step in sticking with new technology moving forward, Harris noted. He projected that predictive technology may be the next big move for Viewpoint and the construction software sector. “What causes one job to be more profitable than another, from a job cost perspective? You can start looking at influencing factors, and when you do that you can become more predictive,” he said. “You can then do that across the board – you can do it with financial predictability or project predictability. That, I think, is the future.” HEG


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Electrified Performance

O.D.S. Marine uses Genie SX-180 telescopic boom for challenging powerline replacement


he Chenaux Generating Station located on the Ottawa River in Ontario uses the river’s current to generate 144 MW of clean, renewable electricity, enough to power nearly 150,000 homes on the grid. Like other hydroelectric power structures, its eight units were built in the mid-twentieth century as a stimulus project to help the country shake off the effects of the Great Depression. Also like other structures built during this era, regular maintenance to the dam structure, power units and lines is required to keep it operating at maximum capacity. These types of maintenance projects help the bottom line of companies like Ottawa, Ontario’s O.D.S. Marine. “In addition to our construction-related services, we



do underwater video inspections and core sampling, bottom surveys, dam maintenance, grouting/concrete work, and demolition,” says Ken Rule, operations manager for O.D.S. Marine. When the time came for line replacement at the Chenaux Generating Station, O.D.S. Marine’s 36 years of experience made the company the right choice to devise the best way to get powerline workers access to the first line tower, which is located in the water. They provided a time-saving and cost-effective solution using stick boom equipment to safely run new powerlines from a barge.

Finding the right solution to overcome difficult access to the tower “The tower’s lines reached 130 feet (39.6 m) above of the waterline, which

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made it difficult for the workers to access,” recalls Nathan Russell, sales representative for Ontario Rental and Supply (ORS) of Ottawa, Ontario, an equipment distributor that rents Genie aerial work platforms. “It was extremely challenging for workers and the necessary maintenance equipment to get to line height, since safety standards are stringent on dam projects and OPG [Ontario Power Generation, dam owner] standards are even higher.” There were a number of options O.D.S. Marine could have considered to attack the powerline replacement project. They ranged from the expensive, such as a helicopter or crane plus man basket for access, to the entirely manual option of workers climbing the tower, but that would take extra time and labour, plus it would increase risk

to the workers. Rule and Jim Freeth, general manager for O.D.S. Marine, considered another option that involved the use of a stick boom positioned on a sectional barge to offer access to the tower. “The powerline work required an IMO (Independent Market Operator) permit to shut down multiple power generating stations while work was being completed, which costs the maintenance contractor money,” comments Rule. “Therefore, we had to come up with an equipment solution that would allow workers to quickly get the job done.” While the tower was located on an island, Rule reports the terrain was too rocky and uneven for a crane or stick boom to safely walk off the barge to complete the work. He consulted with Russell at ORS to provide a rental

Left: The tower’s lines reach 130 feet (39.6 m) above the waterline, which made it difficult for the workers to access. Right: The telescopic boom had to be very stable to work close to the tower. Below: The movement that would normally be made through the telescopic booms’ drive system was made via barge movement.

tions to ensure the boom could safely work from the barge. “It’s critical to hire a company like O.D.S. Marine, who has marine professionals on staff to thoroughly analyze what is required for a solution to safely and efficiently perform the work,” explains Rule.

Using a telescopic boom on a barge required special considerations

equipment solution for accessing the lines. “Knowing the working height requirements and that the machine would be positioned on a barge, we recommended the Genie SX-180 telescopic boom, which offers a 180-foot [54.9-m] maximum platform height and maximum horizontal reach of 80 feet [24.4 m],” recalls Russel. O.D.S. Marine took information received from ORS and ran calcula-

O.D.S. Marine also worked with Genie representatives during the Genie SX-180 boom evaluation process to determine what special considerations must be met. “We have been operating Genie booms from barges since the mid-1990s,” says Rule, “but they are typically in the 60- to 125-foot (18.3- to 38.1-m) size range. We like using Genie equipment because they are operator friendly and don’t require an operating engineer like with crane equipment. If we were to use a crane for this application, it would increase the crew by at least one person, which is an additional expense.” Company representatives were assured that the 55,000-pound (24,948kg) telescopic boom could be operated from the barge, but there were some special operating parameters that must be met. “The first requirement,” offers Sean Larin, Genie product safety manager, Terex AWP, “is for the company to get a guidance letter. We require that Genie (or a Genie representative) be contacted directly to get the letter. This outlines the parameters for working the equipment from a barge, and the company must keep a printed copy of the letter inside the waterproof manual storage compartment.” O.D.S. Marine had to ensure the Genie SX-180 boom stayed to within

two degrees of level at all times, and that the barge could handle the weight. “During the project, generators one through six were temporarily shut down to help slow the current,” says Rule. “We determined that using four barge sections gave us the capacity and stability we needed to operate the Genie SX-180 boom. Barge size was 34 x 45 feet [10.4 x 12.7 m] with a depth of 4 feet [1.2 m].” Once positioned on the barge, the machine can no longer be driven. All the movement that would normally be made through the drive system must be made via barge movement. “The contractor just needs to anchor the boom to the barge using chains secured to the machine’s normal tiedown locations, and the tires need to be chocked,” says Larin. The barge must also be anchored to land or a boat to simulate ground conditions during windy and/or wavy water conditions. “We used a hydraulic spud anchoring system with the sectional barges,” comments Rule. “If we were to use a jack-up barge, mobilization/demobilization costs would have been substantially higher than the solution we presented. Most jack-ups are transported by water only, and this was not a viable option.”

Variety of work tools and equipment made the job easier

With all the calculations complete and necessary paperwork in place, O.D.S. Marine connected four of the Bentley Series barge sections to achieve the planned barge dimensions for accommodating the Genie SX-180 boom. The machine was secured to the barge deck using the tie-downs, and the barge and boom were anchored just off the edge of the jetty stone island to steady the barge and boom during operation.

A tugboat transported a work crew of four – two for the tower and two marine support workers – from the main shoreline to the barge and back. The line replacement plan included using the old powerlines to pull the new lines from the dam-mounted transformer to Tower 1 in the river and then onto the next land-based tower. The tower crew needed a variety of work tools and equipment during this operation. “Among other equipment, the Genie SX-180 boom moved new insulators, swaging equipment, line pull equipment and pulley blocks,” recalls Rule. Stephane Riggi, Genie regional sales manager, Terex AWP, adds, “The Genie SX-180 boom includes a standard 8-foot (2.4-m) platform and a lift capacity of 750 pounds (340 kg), so it easily accommodates two workers plus work equipment.” While installing more than 10 new high-voltage powerlines, workers took advantage of the boom’s standard jib to move them into position on the tower, since machine movements were restricted to movements made by the barge. “Along with the Genie SX-180 boom’s turntable offering 360-degree continuous rotation,” mentions Riggi, “the jib offers 135-degree vertical and 60-degree horizontal rotation, plus the platform rotates 160 degrees.” Rule adds, “The workers really benefitted from the jib and platform rotation to move them around to different locations on the tower, since machine movements were limited. We only had to move the barge four times to replace all the powerlines.” O.D.S. Marine’s plan to use the Bentley Series sectional barge with Genie SX-180 telescopic boom saved significant time and money for all parties involved. Rule explains that the project was estimated to take three weeks to finish. It was completed in just two, saving a third of the time. If the company would have moved up to a jack-up barge, estimates for mobilization/demobilization would have reached as high as $500,000 for the job. As it was completed by using the sectional barges, total barge and equipment costs tallied only $100,000. “It was very cost effective to use the equipment as we specified,” comments Rule. “The Genie SX-180 boom operated within all parameters and enabled the job to be finished quickly. The machine performed perfectly and the job came off without a flaw. The planned outage was completed ahead of schedule, so everyone walked away from the project happy.”


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L-SERIES WHEEL LOADERS ARE BUILT TO TACKLE THE TOUGHEST JOBSITES An evolution of the 204K and 304K models, the L-series 204L and 304L compact wheel loaders are built for tasks that require peak productivity in small spaces and over rough terrain. “We’re packing more productivity and efficiency into the wheel loader with the release of our L-Series models,” said Drew Miller, product marketing manager, compact wheel loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Perfect for year-round use, these workhorses were designed to take on tough jobs from warmer summer months to snowy winter conditions, while enabling the use of a versatile attachments portfolio when you need them.” The 620-hp (46-kW) 204L and 67-hp (50-kW) 304L models are equipped with Tier 4 Final Yanmar engines and fuel-efficient hydrostatic transmissions to keep noise to a minimum while still providing the power needed on the job. An optional ride control is now available, which reduces material spillage and makes for a smoother ride over rough and uneven terrain. Automatically activated front and rear differential locks provide increased traction in harsh conditions. The machine height of the 204L is also configurable to less than eight feet, ideal for jobs with overhead space constraints. The L-Series compact wheel loaders are equipped with features to minimize maintenance. Hydraulically released, self-adjusting park and service brakes, ground-level maintenance points accessibility and excellent cooler access provide safer and easier means of machine upkeep. The new models also offer extended service intervals for engine oil/filter, final drives oil and hydraulic oil.


NEW TELESCOPIC TOOL CARRIER OFFERS MORE LIFT CAPACITY, LONGER REACH The V723 VersaHANDLER telescopic tool carrier (telehandler) has been designed for operators who need extended reach and greater lift capacity. It is in the 7,000- to 8,000-pound size class and has a boom pivot with thick steel reinforcement for durability and long life. Protection for vital parts, such as the lift cylinder and brackets designed to support maximum loads, reduces stress on the machine’s boom, pivot point and chassis. For additional support, heavy-duty enclosed frame welds offer extra reinforcement throughout the frame. The V723 is designed with an enclosed engine compartment that helps keep out dust and debris, ensuring long component life. The radiator, oil cooler and intake air coolers are mounted side by side, carefully located to receive the same quality and temperature of air, which provides efficient, consistent cooling ability, even in the most severe, dusty and dirty conditions. In addition, an automatic reversing fan helps keep the radiator area cleaner, longer. The turbocharged, 100-hp Bobcat diesel engine is side-mounted for better visibility and easier maintenance access. Both sides and the bottom of the engine are protected with a thick steel frame, while rubber engine mounts reduce shock on rough terrain. Bobcat engines have a specially designed combustion chamber that minimizes the amount of particulate matter the engine creates. The amounts are low enough that a


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diesel particulate filter isn’t needed for Tier 4 compliance. Front-wheel steer, all-wheel steer and crab steer give operators application-matched maneuverability while three travel modes – two-speed travel, speed management and inching control – provide more precise movement in numerous applications. A boom cushioning suspension system makes it easier for operators to handle the load, providing a smoother motion as the attachment angles to its minimum or maximum pitch, or when the boom reaches full retraction. A ride control cushioning suspension system allows for more comfort on rough terrain and uneven surfaces. The asymmetric cab design with a wraparound rear window and a split door provides 360-degree visibility. This enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning is standard. With the standard Power QuickTach system, operators push a button to retract the pins and release to quickly secure the attachment. Operators can change non-hydraulic attachments, such as buckets and pallet forks, without leaving the cab.


COMPACT EXCAVATOR A PERFECT FIT FOR UTILITY WORK AND RENTAL COMPANIES With a Volvo D1.1A Tier 4 Final engine with passive regeneration, the 2.7-ton Volvo EC27D features impressive lifting capacity and more than 9,600 pounds of digging force. Due to the precise matching of the engine to the Volvo hydraulics, the EC27D uses five percent less fuel and has 30 percent less horsepower than its predecessor while maintaining the same breakout and tearout forces. The EC27D is a conventional radius machine and a complement to the ECR25D short swing excavator with its similar size, but it has greater lifting capacity and stability compared to the short swing model. “The EC27D is a great addition to the Volvo compact excavator line,” said John Comrie, product manager at Volvo Construction Equipment. “Its size, stability and lifting capacity make it perfect for utility work and rental companies – it’s one machine that can do everything.” The EC27D features a ROPS/FOPS canopy or the optional Volvo Care Cab and proportional fingertip controls offer a smooth and effortless command of the boom offset and auxiliary hydraulic flows, while the joystick enables the operator to fine-tune the max-

imum hydraulic flow of any attachment to ensure ideal speed and power. Using the automatic two-speed travel system, the operator can continually drive the machine at a high speed, which is automatically reduced when more traction is required. The extended working range requires less repositioning and enables the operator to work close to the blade for fast finishing when grading. Changing attachments is quick and easy with the Volvo pin-grabber mechanical quick coupler. Compatible with all Volvo attachments, Volvo couplers provide great versatility for any task. The auto idle and auto engine shutdown features reduce fuel consumption and maintenance costs, while the single variable displacement pump only uses power from the Volvo engine when it is needed, further improving fuel efficiency. The wide-opening lockable engine hood provides easy access to grouped daily checkpoints. Using the Volvo-patented hydraulic filter, operators can visually check hydraulic oil condition. Daily maintenance is minimized with 50-hour greasing intervals.





The RT165 compact track loader offers an operating capacity of 1,650 pounds (748 kg), and a maximum lift height of 119.6 inches (3,038 mm) when fully raised. The low operating weight of 8,020 pounds (3,638 kg) expands transport options and provides low ground pressures for high flotation. Powered by a 69.9-hp (52.1-kW) Tier 4 Yanmar engine, the RT165 provides 179 foot-pounds of torque. The RT165 features IdealTrax Automatic Track Tensioning System and tracks are available in multiple track widths and tread patterns. Multiple control choices include pilot joystick, T-bar, hand/foot and pilot dual-hand. The high-flow auxiliary hydraulics are available with 28.5 gpm (107.9 L/min) flow. Machine width is 66 inches (1,676 mm) and machine height to ROPS is 77.5 inches (1,969 mm).

With a tip capacity of 2,643 pounds (1,198.8 kg), a rated operating capacity of 925 pounds (419.6 kg) and maximum hinge pin height reach of 84.5 inches (214.6 cm), the radial lift path of the Vermeer S925TX mini skid-steer makes easy work of lifting and dumping heavy loads. The S925TX’s dual auxiliary system allows the operator to switch between high flow for ground-engaging attachments and low flow for maximum control. It is also equipped with a universal mounting plate

that fits a broad range of Vermeerapproved attachments. The new Vermeer S925TX mini skid-…steer is offered with a high-torque, four-cylinder engine, either a 24.8-hp (18.2-kW) Kubota V1505 diesel engine, or a 40-hp (29.8-kW) Kubota WG1605 gas engine. Contractors can further customize their mini skid-steer loader with either seven-inch-wide (17.8 cm) tracks that produce five psi (.4 bar) of ground pressure or nine-inch-wide (22.9 cm) tracks with four psi (.3 bar) of ground pressure for even better floatation.


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demolition attachments LABOUNTY




LaBounty’s mounted breakers are designed to perform the most demanding applications. Built-in features to extend tool life and optimize performance make these breakers the right choice for concrete, rock, slag or tunnelling. • Auto lubrication protects breaker from premature wear while lowering maintenance costs. • Data logger provides key insights on usage and service history to improve service accuracy. • Fixed impact energy valve adjusts the blow rate to the hydraulic flow of the carrier allowing for use on a wide range of carriers. • Adjustable blow rate for optimal performance in any application.


DEMOLITION TOOLS The DSP-R Rotating Pulverizer, DRP Rotating Shear and MQP Multi Quick Processor are for primary and secondary demolition. • DemaPower cylinders provide up to 20 percent more power and quicker cycle times. • Heavy-duty rotations have two motors and rotation circuit filters. • Wear parts are exchangeable. • Six different jaws are available for the MQP Multi Quick Processor.

On-site versatility is optimized by the availability of interchangeable jaws, making NPK’s material processors for concrete, steel and rebar processing cost-effective and productive. • Integral hydraulic intensifier system boosts power by amplifying cylinder pressure to reduce cycle time, improving productivity and providing greater power-to-weight ratio. • Three different interchangeable jaw sets. • Full 360-degree free power rotation. • Manufactured from high-strength, abrasion-resistant steel with reinforced shields to protect cylinder rods.


FIXED AND ROTATING PULVERIZERS The unique shape of Indeco pulverizers reduces force variation between start and finish operating sequences leading to greater efficiency and reducing working time and stress to the excavator. The IFP and IRP Series are particularly suited for primary demolition of buildings, vertical structures, flooring, slabs and external walls as well as recycling applications and secondary demolition of reinforced concrete materials and structures. • Better grip, easier handling and enhanced hydraulic energy. • Regenerative valve enables movable jaws to be closed more quickly. • Distance between cutters inside the jaws can be regulated so that steel rods inside reinforced concrete can be cut more efficiently. • Wide opening between jaws. • Full 360-degree hydraulic rotation with protection valve ensures material can be held firmly in jaws.





RSP 25 and 32 static pulverizers are highly reliable with a fast cycle time and strong closing forces. • Bodies are manufactured with high-grade and wear-resistant materials, making them not only able to penetrate through the toughest materials, but economically efficient as well. • RSP 25 service weight (approx.) 5,182 pounds (2,351 kg); carrier class 44,100–66,100 pounds (20,003–29,982 kg); closing force (tip jaw 1 / tip jaw 2) 77 / 116 short ton. • RSP 32 service weight (approx.) 6,990 pounds (3,171 kg); carrier class 55,100–83,800 pounds (24,993–38,011 kg); closing force (tip jaw 1 / tip jaw 2) 88 / 140 short ton.

TOP Series hydraulic breakers are custom made for hassle-free mounting on a variety of carriers for many applications. The TOP Series range in size from 150 to 15,000 foot-pounds. • Ideal for excavation, trenching, demolition and quarry work. • Deliver power at speeds up to 1,250 bpm without the need for a nitrogenassisted accumulator. • Two-plate bracket enclosure offers protection while allowing for heat dissipation. • Custom-fit upper adapter for a direct pin or quick-coupler application. • Smooth long-stroke piston design reduces shock and vibration, operator fatigue and machine stress. • Special alloy steels, heat treatment, ultra-precision machining and a simple design combine for a longer service-life.


COUNT ON OKADA. Okada America, Inc.’s all-new Rotating Pulverizer ORC Series is designed for both primary and secondary crushing operations. The toughest concrete demolition jobs are no match for the ORC Series. The key design features include a unique double shell-shaped wedge that provides exceptionally greater crushing ability, patented Okada speed valve for faster cycle times and cost-saving reversible 7.1 inch long cutter blades. Call 1-800-270-0600 for the name of the Okada Distributor nearest you. You can Count on Okada.

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ORV SERIES HYDRAULIC BREAKERS Thirteen ORV Series hydraulic breakers ranging in energy classes from 150 to 12,000 foot-pounds provide a broad range of solutions for skid-steers, compact excavators, track loaders, loader/backhoes and excavators. • Variable speed control in the breaker maximizes productivity. • Large capacity accumulator reduces shock load for longer life. • Carrier-mounted auto-grease system continuously applies grease to the breaker tool and bushings extending the life of wear parts. • Central grease port readily adapts the breaker to most auto-lube systems. • Larger N2 gas chamber ensures high impact power.





GHB hydraulic breakers are designed for demolition, general construction, road and bridge work, and utility work. • Available in 250 to 12,000 foot-pound impact energy class models. • Feature an optimized power-to-weight ratio and speed and power that can be adjusted to match the material being broken. • Dry-fire protection. • With a cartridge that can be refilled or changed, the unique hammer-mounted autolube system is triggered by the GHB’s action. • Field-serviceable lower bushing can be rotated to expose fresh metal and extend the life of the bushing.

The large-size BXR Series hydraulic breakers demolish everything from bridges to old buildings, underwater footings and old military bunkers. • Designed for both speed and strength without compromising longevity. • Blow energy is maximized in varying rock conditions by using recoil-sensing technology with operator-actuated two-speed control and an oversize piston. • This design boosts speed without the need for additional flow.




Geith’s Mechanical Grappler maximizes production and minimizes downtime. • Select from eight models to best suit excavators from 10 to 90 t. • Designed for direct mount or with a Geith coupler. • Boxed tines for increased strength. • Replaceable bearings in main hinges. • O-rings protect the pins by keeping grease in and dirt out for longer life. • Wear Package is standard on all models.



CRUSHER BUCKETS Twelve models of the MB crusher bucket are available for excavators ranging from 2.8 to over 70 tons. • Restyling of the internal structure allows for an increase in productivity, strength and improved stability and working precision. • Increased options for the regulation of materials in output. • Maintenance time is reduced thanks to an integrated centralized greasing system. • Resistance and performance is increased by higher levels of power and the strengthening of parts and sections subject to the most stress and wear.

The Extractor is a versatile demolition and sorting grapple capable of taking down buildings, moving large volumes of material and picking through fine recyclables. • Made with Hardox wear plates and Strenx steel to move higher volumes of material using less fuel. • 360-degree rotation for accurate positioning. • The compact hydraulic rotator produces 5,000 foot-pounds of torque and can withstand the strenuous demands of lifting and pivoting heavy loads. • Flexible jaw operation with edge-to-edge contact, reversible cutting edges and zero clearance design for maximum productivity.

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ShearMax 1200X scrap and demolition shears cut through the rebar contained in reinforced concrete structures quickly and easily, reducing rebar down to a size suitable for recycling facilities. • 360-degree rotation. • Can be mounted on smaller excavators ranging from 15 to 25 tons, allowing access to spaces that larger shear attachments have trouble with. • Service weight (approx.) 2,770 pounds (1,260 kg); length 92.9 inches (2,360 mm); jaw opening: 34.4 inches (340 mm); jaw depth 14.2 inches (360 mm); primary cutter length 7.9 inches (200 mm); max. shear force throat/primary blade centre 162/92 short tons (1445/824 KN).

MONTABERT The UPX Series has a streamlined design for better stress flow to compliment the increased power of highperformance excavators. The high power-to-weight ratio and self-centreing capability of this dual cylinder design makes this product a great choice for high-reach applications. • 25 percent increase in rotation strength compared to the UP series. • Slotted grooved pivot for 15-minute jaw changes. • Fast cycle times with time-tested spool-type speed valve. • Swift lock tooth system for CP and CC jaws.


CONCRETE CRUSHER Geith’s Concrete Crusher maximizes safety, performance and reliability for end users. • Select from three models to best suit excavators from 30 to 52 t. • Ideal for safe and controlled demolition of roads, bridges, foundations and more. • Utilizes the excavator’s hydraulic forces to crush concrete and cut rebar. • No additional hydraulics required.

HYDRAULIC BREAKER The 501 NG hydraulic breaker is designed for use with backhoe loaders and excavators weighing between 17,637 and 39,683 pounds; this allpurpose hydraulic breaker is ideal for applications in roadbuilding, demolition and trenching. • Standard features include a blank-fire protection and an energy recovery system that recycles recoil energy from the piston to increase striking power. • No tie rods reduces maintenance and operating costs. • A fully enclosed cradle reduces noise and protects against debris and impact damage. • Falls within the 2,000 foot-pound impact energy class and requires a hydraulic flow rate of between 21 and 37 gallons per minute.





The ZATO FCE-II mobile shear delivers increased power and performance leading to an increase in reliability, operating time and cost savings. With a new range of models, Zato mobile shears mount to a carrier’s second or third member position. • Hardox jaw and frame facilitate a largebore cylinder and increased cutting power. • Lowered weight to cutting power ratio; increased jaw apex. • Newly designed regeneration valve improves cycle time by up to 35 percent compared to standard hydraulic systems.

Ideal for screening and selection before and after the crushing phase, the MB-S screening bucket series, available in seven models, reduces crushing time up to 60 percent. • Equipped with interchangeable modular panels to allow a rapid change of grid size. • Conic basket shape designed to increase hourly production performance and to sift all material with no residue. • The basket’s front pin blocks stresses created by particularly large and angular materials – allowing an increase of the load capacity.







Indeco’s new fuel-saving hydraulic breaker line achieves faster breaking results on rock, concrete and frost while demolishing city buildings, excavating road tunnels, mining aggregate, or performing highway maintenance. These breakers feature Indeco’s unique Intelligent Hydraulic System and are available in 21 heavy-duty models in energy classes ranging from 200 to 25,000 footpounds. • Fit any brand of excavator, backhoe loader, mini excavator, skid-steer loader or stationary boom-mount system. • Hardox steel construction. • ABF System to eliminate blank firing. • Wear and sound deadening plates. • Centralized greasing point. • Oil cushion reduces harmful low-frequency shockwaves. • The HP 25000 is the largest breaker in the world.

Quick cycle times and strategically placed teeth make the MCP-IT1300 fixed-head pulverizer ideal for fast fragmentation and separation of rebar from concrete. • The speed valve guarantees high performance. • The valve alternates between power and speed depending on the load. It offers faster cycle times and greater productivity. • Structure is made of high-quality wearresistant materials at a hardness of HB400. • The mouth’s profile is reinforced and designed for high resistance to wear and maximum material production.

Epiroc SB-series hydraulic breakers are designed for carriers from 0.7 to 24 tons. Their SB SolidBody internal component design integrates the impact mechanism and guide system, eliminating traditional breakers’ weak points such as dampening and guiding elements, tie rods, parting lines and stud bolts. • Helps meet OSHA standards and protects operators and equipment from noise and vibration. • EnergyRecovery technology mitigates anvil effect and enables higher impact rate with less vibration. • Slender SB breaker design improves operator visibility and is easier to handle. • Water port for dust suppression comes standard. • Ideal for demolition/construction projects, tunnelling, dredging and pile driving.



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HYDRAULIC HAMMERS NPK has designed a lightweight hammer for high-impact energy and improved carrier balance. • Gas-powered piston for more impact per blow than other hammers. • Optional hammer-mounted automatic lubrication system. • Anti-blank firing system that prevents the hammer from firing if the chisel is not loaded, reducing wear and tear. • Eliminates bladder-type accumulators that are prone to sudden failure. • Easy tool replacement due to the round, rotating toolretaining pin.

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etro-Canada Lubricants and Jepson Petroleum Alberta Ltd., one of Western Canada’s largest wholesale marketers of Petro-Canada products and services, have completed a joint field trial testing the performance of DURON next generation heavy-duty engine oils across four different engine types and ages from top OEMs, such as Cummins and Detroit Diesel. The trial, which was conducted in Calgary, Alberta, tested DURON HP 15W-40 to reveal the extended drain performance of the oil in extreme temperatures. The results of the trial showed that DURON HP 15W-40, a conventional mineral oil–based diesel engine oil, performed like a synthetic and resulted in extended drain intervals of up to 50 percent from 500 hours to 750 hours, with one unit lasting up to 1,100 hours. Petro-Canada emphasized that extending drain intervals should always be undertaken in conjunction with an oil analysis program. Oil analysis during the trial also showed: • Significant improvement in wear protection, shear stability and BN (Base Number) retention; • Stay-in-grade viscosity performance with the prolonged operating hours; and • Excellent all-weather performance over the wide temperature range experienced in Calgary. “Our four engine trial of the new DURON HP 15W-40 (API CK-4) saw extended drain intervals of up to 50 percent. This translates into hundreds of extra hours of engine usage and thousands of dollars

saved,” said Dave Jepson, owner of Jepson Petroleum Alberta Ltd. “The results were exceptional and beyond what we anticipated. We now have first-hand evidence to show customers and demonstrate the real-time performance of DURON HP 15W-40. This process has really cemented our trust in PetroCanada Lubricants and given us total faith and confi-

dence in the DURON next generation product line.” Oil drain intervals were extended systematically until minor loss of performance was observed by oil analysis. The Petro-Canada Lubricants’ sales and technical teams were on hand to ensure that testing went smoothly and the day-to-day operations at Jepson Petroleum Alberta Ltd. were not interrupted.



s a longtime user of VMAC air compressors, with a relationship spanning two decades, Kal Tire was the perfect choice when VMAC was recruiting users to test out the newest version of the G30 air compressor. The VMAC Gas Engine Driven Air Compressor is powered by a Honda GX390 engine rather than the previous versions’ Subaru EX40 engine. With this new gas drive air compressor comes many improvements, including a quieter engine. The Honda



engine is 23 percent quieter at low idle and 75 percent quieter at high idle compared to the Subaru engine. “The Honda has a lower idle speed, creating less noise, which is much appreciated when used in residential settings,” said Chris Binks, assistant manager of one of Kal Tire’s British Columbia stores. Other improvements to VMAC’s G30 Air Compressor, powered by Honda, include a 340-minute run time at low idle, a 13 percent increase, and a 105-minute run time at high idle, a 17 percent in-

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crease. Operation performance is also improved at hot temperatures and high elevations. Kal Tire’s service trucks are predominantly outfitted with VMAC UNDERHOOD air compressors, but they also have a VMAC Gas Engine Driven Air Compressor on one of their service trucks. This rotary screw air compressor delivers 30 CFM at 100 percent duty cycle, and does not require a bulky air receiver tank to be added to the service truck. Binks knows that his technicians appreciate the convenience of having full air power on demand, minimizing downtime, and customers appreciate how quickly jobs can be completed. The Gas Engine Driven Air Compressor (G30) is also 50 percent lighter and smaller than the average 22–30 CFM gas drive air compressor with a 30-gallon air receiver tank. The compact and lightweight compressor means big benefits for Binks’ fleet with up to a 4 percent savings in fuel, and more available space in the back of the service truck. Kal Tire, founded in 1953, is Canada’s largest independent tire dealer and tire services provider with over

250 stores, and a global leader in mining tire services with 150 international mine sites. For Binks, the main benefits to the VMAC Gas Engine Driven Air Compressor are the improvements to his team’s workflow. “There’s zero lag on air tools under high demand,” he said, and noted that jobs are finished faster than ever before. He also appreciates the “excellent technical support” that VMAC provides to their dealer network and users to ensure operators can get the tech support they need while on the clock. With the change to the Honda engine, VMAC’s engine service kit has also changed from 100 hours/annual, up to 300 hours/annual. The benefits associated with the VMAC Gas Engine Driven Air Compressor have alleviated common pain points that many operators suffer from, including time wasted waiting for air and equipment downtime, but for Binks at Kal Tire, it’s hard to remember a time before using VMAC air compressors to complete their tire services. “We’ve been using VMAC for so long that old issues have been forgotten,” he said.


CATERPILLAR LAUNCHES YELLOWMARK PARTS Caterpillar is introducing a new tier of repair and replacement parts to support the small- and medium-sized equipment under its Construction Industries umbrella. Yellowmark, A Caterpillar Brand parts will offer an alternative for customers looking for reliable, value-priced parts conveniently available from their local Cat dealer. “Many of our Building Construction Products (BCP) and Global Construction & Infrastructure (GCI) equipment customers have given us feedback that their operations need more options on repair and replacement parts as they seek the right balance between convenience and reliability at a lower cost, especially for older equipment,” said Nigel Lewis, chief marketing officer

& vice president of Caterpillar Inc. “Through Yellowmark we will provide a range of products that respond to these needs. Developed by Caterpillar and sourced conveniently through the Cat dealer, Yellowmark repair and replacement parts build on the current range of Caterpillar new and remanufactured solutions to provide more options to customers as they work to optimize the owning and operating costs of their fleets.” Yellowmark parts will encompass and expand on Cat Classic Parts line. As part of the new Yellowmark brand, new offerings will be added over time to the Classic line to ensure a full range of parts for BCP and GCI equipment. These offerings will be introduced throughout 2018 and

will initially include repair and replacement parts. Future introductions will include maintenance and wear parts.


TELEMASTER TIRES OFFER DAMAGE PROTECTION, IMPROVED TRACTION JLG has partnered with Continental to provide JLG customers with the TeleMaster solution, a solid, flat-proof tire designed to meet the demands of telehandlers. “Telehandlers are used in a variety of jobsite environments,” said John Boehme, JLG Industries senior product manager, telehandlers. “This, coupled with the fact that they work in various demanding applications, means they require tires with outstanding durability. The new TeleMaster tires meet this requirement with their sturdy three-layer construction.” Available as an option on select JLG and SkyTrak telehandlers, the TeleMaster is made of highly specialized rubber compounds that work together to offer a comfortable ride, excellent traction and longer service life for lower total cost of ownership.

The tire’s inner layer combines damping properties with a low rolling resistance value, which contributes to a comfortable ride, reduced delamination and low heat buildup for reduced wear. Reinforced sidewalls protect against punctures and cuts. TeleMaster tires also feature a distinctive centre rib which ensures high traction in both directions and promotes self-cleaning when used on sites with mud or gravel.

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Genie expands XC boom portfolio Genie held their fall 2017 press conPRODUCT LINE ference in Oklahoma City where the company continued to emphasize new equipment that meets the upcoming new ANSI/CSA safety standards. Building upon the launch of the Xtra Capacity (XC) series of boom lifts first launched in September 2016, Genie unveiled several additional mid-size models in the series and the first XC Z-boom machine. The company also aims to make technicians’ jobs easier with the launch of the Genie Tech Pro Link, a handheld wireless diagnostic tool that allows users to monitor a machine’s sensors, including engine temperature, oil pressure, fuel levels and battery voltage, calibrate the machine, make speed adjustments during pre-operation inspection, receive fault code information and more. Genie Tech Pro Link works independently from a laptop. “The Genie Tech Pro Link device is currently compatible for use with the CAN-enabled control systems on mid-sized Genie S telescopic Xtra Capacity (XC) booms,” said Harrison Jenkins, Genie engineering manager, Terex AWP. “The information is readily available without having to navigate layers and layers of menu structure. It is designed to provide real-time information that will keep our new Genie XC boom lifts up and running, maximizing operators’ productivity.” The company also revealed a new lift power solution for customers who require power to get their work done at height. “This new configuration is a significantly different design from its predecessor system,” said Zach Gilmor, Genie product manager, Terex AWP. “Instead of relying on the lift or drive hydraulic circuit, this new

Volvo Construction Equipment opens new parts distribution centre in Canada

Volvo Construction Equipment is opening a new parts distribution centre in the Greater Toronto Area in early 2018. The distribution centre supports Volvo CE’s customer experience initiative and allows Volvo dealers to restock both common and business-critical parts faster – a huge advantage for its more than 40 dealer locations across Canada. Currently, Volvo CE ships parts to Canadian dealers from the United States. “For us, the new distribution centre is significant because it will help avoid customs delays,” said Jack Bradley, vice president, Supply Chain, for Canadian dealer Strongco. “Now we will have much faster lead times and easier access to fastmoving parts.” “This Canadian parts distribution facility will give our Strongco customers improved access to critical Volvo OEM parts inventory on this side of the border,” said Oliver Nachevski, vice president of the Construction Equipment Division for Strongco. “This is a very exciting announcement as both Strongco and our customers will benefit from enhanced parts availability, which will enable us to offer next day express delivery capabilities.” DISTRIBUTION

generator system runs on a standalone circuit with a separate hydraulic pump to supply continuous electrical power from the generator. This contemporary accessory allows our customers to drive and reposition the machine, raise the boom, and power tools – such as heavyduty welders – simultaneously for increased productivity.” The Genie telescopic S-60 XC, S-65 XC, S-80 XC and S-85 XC booms now offer a dual lift capacity of 660 pounds (300 kg) unrestricted and 1,000 pounds (454 kg) restricted. The Genie Xtra Capacity (XC) feature gives customers the ability to work with up to three people on board while still leaving room for tools and materials. XC machines comply with new ANSI A92 and CSA B354 industry standards. These four new Genie XC models feature automatic envelope control. This is the ability to automatically retract as the booms reach their operating envelope, allowing for simple platform positioning. They are equipped with a load sense cell that continuously checks the weight in the platform and limits the operating envelope to match the load chart, all while boasting the ability to do zero load field calibrations. All four models feature the new power generator solution. The Genie Z-45 XC boom, new to North American customers, is the redesigned Xtra Capacity version of the rough-terrain Genie Z-45/25 J RT diesel-powered articulating boom. It is the first Genie XC articulated boom model, boasting the benefits of a dual-envelope design to provide an unrestricted platform capacity of 660 pounds (300 kg) and a restricted capacity of 1,000 pounds (454 kg).

New JCB dealer in Saskatchewan and Manitoba Westcon JCB, headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, is the newest addition to JCB’s growing North American dealer network. The new dealer will sell, rent and service JCB equipment from branches in Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg, Manitoba. Westcon Equipment has sold and serviced heavy equipment since 2004. The new Westcon JCB will initially carry JCB backhoes, excavators, skid steers, compact track loaders, telescopic handlers, wheel loaders, aerial work platforms and rough-terrain forklifts. Westcon JCB will also sell and service two new JCB machines that have attracted much attention since their launch at ConExpo 2017 – the Teleskid, the first skid steer with a telescopic boom, and the Hydradig wheeled excavator/tool carrier. Used equipment acquired via trade-ins and rental fleet sales is also available. DEALERSHIP

Concrane Sales Inc. named Recom Moritsch tower crane distributor for Ontario Concrane Sales Inc. has been named the exclusive distributor in Ontario, Canada for Recom Moritsch’s new range of luffing jib cranes and low-top hammerhead cranes. “We’re thrilled to be the exclusive distributor for this brand new line of cranes that we’re confident will be quite impactful in the Canadian construction industry,” said Enrico Redigonda, President of Concrane Sales Inc. “Based on some of the issues we’ve seen with other cranes on the market, and the harsh Canadian weather, we’ve been working with Recom Moritsch over the last year or so to help make improvements and upgrades to a time-tested design.”

Deere & Company completes acquisition of the Wirtgen Group Deere & Company has completed its acquisition of the Wirtgen Group. In June, Deere announced a definitive agreement to purchase the international privately held company.

Morbark acquires Rayco Manufacturing Morbark, LLC has completed the acquisition of Rayco Manufacturing, Inc. The purchase of Rayco represents a significant move toward Morbark’s strategic focus on broadening the range of tree care and industrial equipment, aftermarket parts, and service offered to their customers. Morbark will operate Rayco as a new division maintaining its brand identity.

Bosch Rexroth hydraulic technical training course dates announced for 2018 Bosch Rexroth is accepting registration for all courses in its training program for industrial hydraulic and mobile hydraulic users, designers and engineers. Hydraulic Technical Training is targeted toward individuals who maintain hydraulic systems, design new systems or want to upgrade existing systems with new technology. Courses are offered on site at participants’ locations, at several of the company’s facilities in Canada and online. For a complete listing of courses and dates, download the training brochure at www.boschrexroth.ca/ training. Register online at www.boschrexroth. ca/training/register.

Hillhead international trade show for aggregates and quarrying Hillhead is an international trade show held in a limestone quarry in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside in England. It showcases the latest products, services and equipment for the quarrying, construction and recycling industries and the organizers say it is the largest exhibition of its kind in the world. In 2018, they will welcome more exhibitors than ever before with both outdoor and indoor space set to expand significantly. Major industry players including Terex Group, SMT (Volvo), JCB, Komatsu, Finning, Case, Sandvik, Hyundai, Bell, Liebherr, Doosan, Atlas Copco, Bomag, Wirtgen, McCloskey, Telestack, Hitachi, Metso, Parker Plant and CDE will all be present together with other Hillhead regulars and a host of new companies. Event manager Harvey Sugden explained: “The level of rebooking has been exceptionally high and it is fantastic to see so many companies coming back to us year on year. It emphasizes the importance of the show to the industry, which is a real highlight in the calendar for exhibitors and visitors alike.” The full exhibitor list will be released on the Hillhead website in January, along with the launch of the new interactive Engage facility. Engage allows visitors to schedule meetings with exhibitors, as well as customize and personalize their individual show experience through its recommendation engine. Visitor registration is open for the 2018 event which takes place from June 26 to 28 at Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton. Visit www.hillhead.com to pre-register. TRADE SHOW


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Canada to be official Partner Country of bauma 2019 With huge upcomPARTNERSHIP ing projects, a recovering mining sector and the recent Europe–Canada trade agreement, Canada is wellpositioned to be the official Partner Country of bauma 2019. Canada will be represented by a delegation led by the Canadian Ministry of International Trade and will be featured at the opening ceremony and in exhibition activities. Focus Canada will consist of two half-day events featuring presenta-

tions and discussions at “bauma forum,” with focus on the mining and construction sectors. Canadian exhibitors will be centralized at the Canada Pavilion and there will be an exclusive business lounge for Canadian visitors. There will be opportunities for visitors to visit companies, factories and construction sites in conjunction with the bauma event. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Inter-

GOMACO: new Ontario distributor and course schedule GOMACO Corporation has appointed HMA Equipment Company of Canada as the authorized GOMACO distributor for the province of Ontario. Located in Orangeville, they will provide sales and service for GOMACO’s full line of concrete construction products. “HMA Equipment has established themselves as a respected distributor for roadbuilding equipment in Ontario, as well as parts and service expertise,” said Kent Godbersen, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. “We feel they will represent the full line of GOMACO concrete paving products well, and we’re happy to have them join our worldwide distributor network.” GOMACO University 2018 provides specialized courses covering their full line of concrete paving equipment. Each week through April features courses taught by GOMACO instructors, who also help out in the hands-on shop sessions by GOMACO service representatives who travel the world during the paving season and are ready to share their knowledge with the students. Each course includes classroom learning, as well as shop time, and covers the controls, setup, operation, maintenance and diagnostics of the specific GOMACO machine. GOMACO University is also offering courses on concrete mix design and how it affects slipform paving projects and on 3D guidance systems covering the three main suppliers: Trimble, Topcon and Leica. Read more about GOMACO University and register for courses online at www.gomaco.com/university. DISTRIBUTION

TRUXPO 2018: expanded show coming in May to B.C. TRUXPO 2018, the 16th edition of this bi-annual show returns May 11–12 to TRADEX in Abbotsford with a new focus on trucks for all trades and expanded features for attendees and exhibitors alike. Produced by Master Promotions Ltd. and presented by the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA), TRUXPO is the event where the B.C. industry meets to find new products and see the latest in commercial truck and transportation equipment – whether that means, for example, a Class 8 tractor and trailer combination, the latest model year vocational truck, or cutting edge advances in tire design. TRUXPO 2018 will expand on successes from past shows to engage all facets of the industry and present new features for a growing and diverse audience, including an Executive Conference Program, an Executive Tour, Indigenous Works, Women in Trucking, Next Gen Trucking, and Driver and Family Day. TRADE SHOW



national Trade, said, “Helping Canadian businesses succeed in the global market is a priority for Canada and is key to generating growth that creates good jobs for the middle class. “Being named a Partner Country at bauma 2019, the world’s leading trade fair in the machinery sector, is a testament to the ingenuity and strength of our industries and the growing demand there is around the world for Canadian innovation and excellence.”

ESS (West) adds British Columbia to Link-Belt distribution territory

Equipment Sales & Service Limited (ESS) has added British Columbia to its Link-Belt distribution territory. Founded in 1946, ESS is a third-generation family business that has been designated as one of Canada’s bestmanaged companies since 2011. Their distributor agreement with Link-Belt Cranes for the territory of Alberta dates back to 1978. ESS will provide comprehensive sales, parts and service coverage from Delta, British Columbia and two locations in Alberta. DISTRIBUTION

Canadian Construction Association to celebrate centennial at conference in Banff The Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) centennial conference, held in Banff, Alberta from March 12 to 15, will celebrate 100 years of “building to new heights” in Canada. Attendees can expect business sessions covering a variety of topics and concerns for the Canadian construction industry, including: Reducing the Carbon Impact of Commercial Buildings; What’s New in Construction Tech; Logistically Challenging Projects; Respect /Diversity in the Workplace; Making the Business Case for Women in Construction; and Stop Your Knowledge from Walking out the Door. Registration is open at http://conference.cca-acc.com/registration/. CENTENNIAL

Case extends standard full-machine warranty on skid steers, compact track loaders Case has extended its standard fullmachine warranty on all skid steers and compact track loaders to two years, 2,000 hours (up from one year, 1,000 hours). The new full-machine warranty applies to all models in both product lines, with skid steers ranging in operating capacity from 1,300 pounds up to 3,400 pounds, and compact track loaders rated from 2,700 pounds up to 3,800 pounds.

YANMAR America launches new training initiatives YANMAR America is launching YANMAR// ACADEMY and POWER//TRAIN following the recent opening of the EVO//CENTER, YANMAR America’s training and customer experience centre headquartered in Acworth, Georgia. Both initiatives provide an enhanced training experience focused on YANMAR’s dealerships, employees and customers. The YANMAR// ACADEMY consists of eight schools; six are focused on dealer training, one on employee training and one is dedicated to customer training. POWER//TRAIN is the registration, curricula control and e-learning system for dealers and employees focused on sales, marketing, service, parts, finance and other business topics. YANMAR//ACADEMY brings a systematic approach to training with a variety of course offerings for YANMAR’s product lines.

McCloskey Washing Systems holds first U.K. Open Day The Open Day was held at Crown Aggregates Ltd. in Birmingham, October 25–26. The event highlighted new washing and classifying equipment for both quarrying and recycling applications and was attended by end-users from the U.K. and overseas. The company hosted a live working demonstration of the SandStorm516 and AggStorm150, working as a shared solution. Together, they process quarry scalpings with a high clay content to produce three aggregates and two sand products. The company launched the new modular AggStorm 80 and 150 range. The AggStorm modular log washer range operates as standalone units or can be integrated with the SandStorm range of wash plants.

Freightliner Trucks...................................24–25

Okada America, Inc.......................................38

Frontline Machinery....................................... 15

ProAll International........................................29

Allied Construction Products, LLC................... 27

Genie – Terex Aerial.......................................36

Terrafirma Equipment Sales & Rentals......... 11

Antraquip Corporation....................................... 37

GOMACO Corporation...................................48

Topcon Positioning Systems.........................21

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John Deere.....................................................23

Volvo Trucks.....................................................3

Buffalo Turbine................................................... 43

KOBELCO Construction Machinery................9

Wirtgen America..............................................4

Chicago Pneumatic.............................................. 7

Mack Trucks................................................... 47

World of Asphalt............................................. 41

Flo Components................................................. 43

National Leasing............................................31

Wyco Tool.......................................................39


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