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FEATURES 14 In-Depth Report: Vocational Trucks
24 Case C Series motor graders
Feature-driven solutions for municipalities and small-to-mid-size site prep contractors.
Recent trends include innovative transmissions, a drive to improve the driver experience to ensure companies can keep talented drivers longer, and assurances for body builders that upfitting can be done faster and easier.
20 From machine control to augmented reality Technology that is transforming earthmoving & excavation.
37 MEWPs vs. scaffolding
MEWPs have a number of advantages over scaffolding systems.
26 Fully electric future for quarries
40 How a tire service business earned its A+ reputation for three generations
30 Improving quarry loadout
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Electrifying each transport stage in a quarry is a realistic goal, Volvo finds.
Loader scales combine with communications technology to give aggregates operators more efficient management of trucks and material.
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44 ARA Rental Show preview Cover photo: The Freightliner 114SD vocational truck.
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auma is the largest construction machinery trade show in the world and will be held April 8–14 in Munich, Germany. It is definitely the place to see the latest advancements in construction equipment and discover what the future holds, such as at the bauma FORUM in Hall C2 where the theme is Driverless Vehicles, Electromobility & Electric Drives and Zero Emissions. A number of companies are already upgrading smaller machines in the lower power range with electric drives as it offers cleaner, quieter and more efficient operation. Hybrid vehicles provide an advantage in that they can handle light work but also engage a combustion engine when maximum power is required. Autonomous (driverless) machines are already being used for some mining projects and could be used in quarries, such as at Volvo Construction Equipment’s Electric Site project (featured this issue) which aims to electrify each transport stage in a quarry. Melker Jernberg, president of Volvo CE, says that the Electric Site is an example that combines intelligent machines, automation and electromobility. It uses HX2 autonomous, battery-electric load carriers to transport material from the primary mobile crusher up to the secondary static crusher; an LX1 prototype electric hybrid wheel loader to organize piles of material; and the EX1 70-ton, dual-powered, cable-connected prototype excavator to load the primary crusher at the quarry. It is part of Volvo CE’s vision for work sites that are 10 times more efficient, with zero accidents, zero unplanned stops and zero emissions. As manager of SITECH Technologies for Finning Canada, Trevor Tetzlaff is well versed in machine technology, which he says is becoming accepted as the norm in construction as it helps companies reduce costs, work more efficiently, create safer work environments and stay competitive. In his article, he looks at a number of important technologies for earthmoving and excavation, such as machine control, which can provide an almost immediate ROI; drones that can improve jobsite safety and do a traditional two-day survey in 20 minutes; and augmented reality (AR) which is sweeping the industry. AR captures a picture of the jobsite and superimposes a 3D model of the design to help site managers get a real-world view of the project. This can provide a huge competitive advantage when bidding, Tetzlaff says, as it provides potential clients with a real-life, accurate, detailed view of their project. The technology has become simpler to use, so even smaller companies can take advantage of it. Innovative technologies will help attract a younger demographic of data scientists, tech-savvy operators and site managers, says Tetzlaff. For example, autonomous construction equipment will still require skilled operators but they will supervise projects and monitor sites, intervening if necessary, from a safe distance away. Tetzlaff reminds us that technology is an investment, not a cost, and those who are adopting it are seeing the benefits.
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AGGREGATE HANDLER BOOSTS WHEEL LOADER PRODUCTION IN REHANDLING APPLICATIONS Caterpillar’s new 990K Aggregate Handler is designed to handle greater payloads in aggregates yard applications (not quarry face or other shot rock applications). It is built on the proven features of the 990K Wheel Loader, but with as much as a 25 percent payload increase, and complements the smaller 986K and 988K Aggregate Handlers. Additional counterweight maintains stability for the machine, which has a payload of 22 tons (20 tonnes) and a full turn static tipping load of 96,426 pounds (43 738 kg). In standard lift configuration, it has a dump clearance of 13.5 feet (4108 mm) and in high lift configuration, it is 15 feet (4569 mm).
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The Cat C27 engine powers the loader and delivers net power of 699 hp (521 kW). The Cat exclusive, field-proven impeller clutch torque converter uses a lock-up clutch, providing direct drive to boost fuel economy, trim cycle times, and reduce heat – especially in load-and-carry applications. The operator station features the Cat Vital Information Management System, VIMS 3G, which provides customizable operator profiles, a cycle timer and an integral Payload Control System, which provides on-the-go payload weighing. Cat Vision rearview camera system and in-cab display show the operator the area behind the loader.
The four-wheel-drive Cushman Hauler 4x4 series has been built to handle tough jobs from rental facilities to construction sites and municipal parks with a 2,000-pound towing capacity, 1,500-pound payload and 1,000-pound cargo box. The Hauler 4x4 is available as a three-person vehicle, and the Hauler 4x4 Crew accommodates up to six people. Both models are available in either a whisper-quiet 50-hp gas engine, or a robust 25hp diesel engine. Electronic power steering is standard on Crew models, and available as an option on three-passenger models. Standard features include rollover protection system and a locking rear differential. A wide selection of options and accessories are available.
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The upgraded LRT series of rough-terrain scissors offers refined platform control joystick operation for smoother and more precise machine repositioning. In addition, control system upgrades provide the system with feedback to improve drive control proportionality. Left and right steer functions now receive renewed digital inputs to ensure a higher level of functionality and improved response for the operator. Levelling jack performance has been improved to deliver more accuracy and quicker levelling speeds. In addition to their ability to support larger loads, the LRT series scissor lifts offer excellent gradeability and maneuverability while traversing rough terrain. These types of scissors typically offer two to three times the capacity and three to five times the platform space of boom lifts. 10
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The Tyler F-Class portable plant includes several new technologies to improve setup time and extend equipment longevity in quarry and mining operations. It features a new custom-built chassis equipped with six hydraulic run-on jacks that quickly level the plant, eliminating the need for cribbing. The run-on jacks also ensure the chassis stays level during operation, which minimizes equipment wear. Setup takes less than 30 minutes and take down is even faster, less than 20 minutes to lower the unit so it can move to the next location. The plant offers as many as three screen decks and is ideal for screening that requires consistent, load independent performance at constant g-force. With the right media choice, the F-Class virtually eliminates blinding, pegging and material contamination. The F-Class portable plant can be customized to include a crusher, conveyors or other components. The machine is ideal for tough applications, such as scalping and classifying ores, minerals, stones, sand and gravel.
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MOBILE GENERATOR The new G400WCU-T4F mobile generator is the most powerful model in the Doosan line, with a prime power rating of 402 kVA (322 kW), powered by a Tier 4 Final Cummins QSG12, 513-hp diesel engine. The lightweight package and compact footprint allows for easier transport and requires less space on the jobsite. Equipped with a 505-gallon fuel tank, the G400 delivers 20 hours of runtime at 100 percent load. The largest onboard fuel tank on the market,
according to the company, is paired with two diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tanks to ensure DEF supply matches the available fuel supply. It is designed with the CoolBox Plus enclosure that features a variable speed cooling fan to ensure precision package cooling, improving performance in extreme ambient temperatures, fuel economy and lower noise levels. The model is equipped with a link board panel for multi-voltage config-
uration. Operators can select among 480V-3Ø; 240V-3Ø; 208V-3Ø and 120/240V-1Ø. Generator versatility is further enhanced with a dual-frequency switch, which allows operators to power 50 hertz applications with the flick of a switch.
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DO MORE WITH A SINGLE MACHINE Most excavators can only do one thing at a time – travel, lift or swing. With our exclusive independent travel feature, KOBELCO excavators can do all three. Advanced hydraulic circuitry keeps the right amount of power going to the right places, so you can tackle even the most complicated tasks more efficiently and safely than ever before. Plus, hydraulic flow settings for up to 18 different attachments can be adjusted right from the cab, so switching between tasks takes only minutes. The next time you’re about to transport multiple machines to the jobsite, consider sending just one KOBELCO to take care of business.
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Cemen Tech has introduced two new dump trailers – the DT-100 and DT-200 – to complement its line of volumetric concrete production solutions. Ideal for hauling concrete, sand, stone, mulch and other materials, these new heavy-duty one- and two-yard dump trailers are designed for use in residential building projects, rental yards, landscaping applications and other small- to midsize jobs. Fabricated with high-strength 10-gauge steel, the new DT series dump trailers come standard with a variety of premium features, including a double-action hydraulic pump, adjustable relief valve and forward self-adjusting electric brakes. An adjustable load-levelling hitch maximizes tow capacity and provides a smooth, level ride while towing materials.
Kinshofer has a unique attachment: the Tie/ Sleeper Changer – the RBS, RBS20 and RBS20HPX – which can be used with 12- to 24ton rail excavators to quickly exchange existing concrete and wooden ties without disrupting the track. The RBS20 can also switch from handling standard mono-block ties to bi-block ties with no modification, thanks to internally and externally fitted pads. Large shields allow operators to easily clear ballast from the tracks and, after the new tie is placed, quickly backfill and level the ballast. The lightweight RBS is capable of continuous 360-degree rotation and multi-directional tilting up to 55 degrees when paired with Kinshofer’s NOX-Tiltrotator. The RBS20 does not require a tiltrotator as it features an integrated 15-ton rotator for 360-degree endless rotation. The RBS20HPX features adjustable plunge depth, integrated 360-degree rotation and bolt-on buckets, but adds Kinshofer’s low-maintenance HPX cylinderless drive with exchangeable shell system for the gripping unit, which achieves 25 percent greater power than traditional cylinder driven attachments.
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The MLT6SMDS and MLT6SKDS are the newest offerings in Generac’s LED mobile lighting line. Designed for ease of use and operational efficiency, the light towers feature four powerful 296W LED fixtures, which provide powerful illumination without the hassle of metal halide bulbs. The Generac LEDs are designed to last the lifetime of the light tower, with a 10-year life expectancy and five-year warranty. The new MLT6 LED light towers offer many of the same benefits as the full-featured MLT6SMD LED light tower, but with simplified features and controller interface and choice of Mitsubishi or Kubota engine. All MLT6 LED light towers are outfitted with a 23-foot vertical mast that deploys quickly and easily and is fully rotational from ground level. The four LED fixtures light up instantly, so there is no waiting for warm-up, cool-down or re-strike. Fixtures are built to last, without glass. The impact-resistant plastic modules are rated IP68 against water and dirt ingress.
The LineBacker (formerly Geo-Boy) brush cutter features a four-quad-track undercarriage, an industry exclusive according to Jarraff, who say that the new configuration provides users with unparallelled mobility in the most challenging terrains. Jarraff Industries Director of Engineering and R&D Jake Schmotter said, “When it comes to heavy-duty brush cutters, arborists and right-of-way contractors have always been forced to make a choice between the low ground pressure and traction of a track machine, or the roadability and flexibility of tires. The new quad track brush cutter offers the best capabilities of a track and tire in one machine.” A touchscreen control centre gives the user operational input. The Cummins 260-hp, 6.7-litre Tier 4 diesel engine meets all EPA regulations, while improving overall fuel efficiency and roading speed.
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Venturo’s new HT45KX telescopic crane has a maximum capacity of 7,800 pounds and crane rating of 45,600 ft.-lb. with a 25-foot reach. It also features the all-new Venturo Logic Control (VLC) crane control system which features beneficial operator safety controls. These include a standard wireless pistol-grip controller with detailed LCD screen text and alert vibrations; crane overload protection; underside of boom alert light; and vehicle stability and grade control. The company says that their new VLC system will help maximize operator efficiency and safety using Venturo’s line of hydraulic cranes. An innovative, rugged and compact anti-two-block design automatically adjusts to the boom angle, which minimizes hook-to-boom tip height and makes it less prone to damage. The crane requires a minimum Class 4 truck with 14,500 pounds recommended minimum GVWR.
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POWERFUL PERFORMANC By Lee Toop, Associate Editor
ersatile, rugged and powerful, vocational trucks are a key piece of equipment for roadbuilding, excavation, municipal work, concrete delivery, heavy hauling, crane work and other applications. These trucks have become more capable and powerful over time, and every manufacturer offers a variety of approaches to fitting them out that match up with virtually any customer requirement. Recent trends in vocational trucks have focused on getting more power to the ground with innovative transmissions, a drive to improve the driver experience to ensure companies can keep talented drivers longer, and assurances for body builders that upfitting can be done faster and easier.
Power and efficiency
A hallmark of the vocational truck is the raw power that it offers for the many jobs that it might manage, so it’s no surprise that engines have been a focus of manufacturers in the vocational sector. Trends in engine development have focused on reliability, reduced weight and less clutter under the hood, according to Bruce Vasbinder, director of product marketing, Severe Service with International Truck’s parent company Navistar. “The engine’s reliability plays a large role in our customers’ uptime, which remains one of most important things to them,” he said. “The truck needs to be running, with minimal downtime and maintenance. Weight is important because the less your engine weighs, the more your truck can carry. This translates to a heavier load for our customers, which typically translates to more revenue.” Volvo Trucks North America customers are also looking for lightweight powertrains that provide plenty of pulling power, noted Product Marketing Manager John Felder. “We see customers in the dump and mixer truck segments seeking lightweight powertrains and favouring maximum horsepower and torque capabilities. Likewise, logging truck customers consistently request the greatest available horsepower and torque. Municipal truck customers are now requesting 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque and horsepower ranges of 300 to 350.” Making sure that engines are “right-sized” in terms of displacement, horsepower and torque for the job they’re expected to do is important to ensure that they operate at peak efficiency, said Allan Haggai, channel marketing manager for Freightliner and Detroit brands. “In the past, engines were often over-spec’d to make sure there would be an abundance of power to exceed the job demand. Today, modern diesel exhaust aftertreat-
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ment systems work best when the engine is in the upper end of its operating range. Extended idling periods and light loads can decrease aftertreatment efficiency and require more frequent regens and unscheduled maintenance. The Detroit DD8 and DD5 mid-range engines feature variable cam-phasing technology to help support efficient aftertreatment system performance. Simply put, variable cam phasing introduces more engine heat into the exhaust system during extended idling and low-load PTO operations. Optimized aftertreatment system temperature reduces forced regen situations and can improve productivity.” Lighter weight engines are also becoming popular; Cummins recently added the lightweight X12 that can be spec’d into the Freightliner 114SD, reducing weight by around 600 pounds compared to other medium-bore engines in the category, Haggai noted. Internal design changes have aided in the development of engines that fit the bill when it comes to smaller and lighter options; Mack Trucks’ 11-litre MP7 is one example. Tim Wrinkle, Mack Trucks construction product manager, said the engine – designed to provide similar power to a 13-litre engine while reducing weight and fuel use – uses unique components to boost its effect on the bottom line. “The MP7 features a patented wave piston design that, in conjunction with a new common-rail fuel injection system, enables more complete combustion of fuel within the cylinder. This in turn helps reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency. Combined with a two-speed coolant pump, these features help increase MP7 fuel efficiency by up to 2.1 percent compared with the previous MP7,” Wrinkle said. Improved fuel efficiency is important to all manufacturers, and while vocational truck owners may not see the same magnitude of improvement as on-highway operators due to
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MACK GRANITE the different engine loads and uses, many of the improvements cross over between the two segments. According to Vasbinder, that leads to greater improvements to fuel efficiency no matter what the truck. The parts and pieces that make up the engine and its associated equipment have also received attention from vocational truck makers. “In general, desire for corrosion resistant items on engines, such as stainless steel oil pans and transmission oil cooler lines, is trending up,” Felder said. “We are also noticing a demand for advancements and efficiency optimization for power takeoffs (PTOs).” Even the space around the engine is being scrutinized; a reduction in equipment cluttering up the underhood area can improve ease of maintenance, Vasbinder noted. “When something needs to be fixed, [reduction of clutter reduces] downtime and increases uptime. With less parts, issues can be identified and taken care of much quicker. Less clutter also means a lighter engine.”
Low and slow transmission trend
There have been plenty of innovations in transmissions and drivetrains for vocational trucks over recent years. Low-speed gearing and ease-of-use are two areas that have been targeted by manufacturers. Growing acceptance of the automated manual transmission (AMT) has led to it becoming a key feature
in many vocational trucks. “The increasing adoption of automated manual transmissions is continuing, as customers make the AMT the transmission of choice over manuals,” Wrinkle noted. “In fact, due to customer demand, Mack made the 13-speed Mack mDRIVE HD standard in Mack Granite models. Currently, mDRIVE HD penetration is approaching 50 percent for Granite models.” Volvo Trucks’ Felder agrees that AMTs are capable of handling challenging vocational applications and are also ideal for extreme low speed operation in a variety of challenging tasks. “We’ve seen such a strong acceptance of our 12-speed Volvo I-Shift AMT that we introduced the 13- and 14-speed I-Shift with crawler gears for applications needing ultra-low speeds and even greater startability with deep reduction gears.” Mack also offers low-speed power through the mDRIVE HD, with two options available. “Available in direct or overdrive configurations, the 13-speed mDRIVE HD has a single low-ratio creeper gear, while the 14-speed mDRIVE HD, offered in overdrive only, adds a second ultra-low-ratio creeper gear designed for curb pouring applications or lowspeed, heavy-haul maneuvering. Both transmissions offer up to four reverse gear ratios,” Wrinkle said. Creeper gears provide owners with the ability to spec two trucks in one, Wrinkle notes: “The creeper gears allow us to spec a dump truck with
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gearing for great startability on severe jobsite terrain, along with an axle ratio that lowers cruise rpms for better fuel efficiency at highway speeds.” Another benefit to the AMT is the ability to work with advanced software for specific applications, Felder pointed out. One example is Volvo’s Paver Assist software, which pairs with the I-Shift to provide support for paving operations, reducing bumps and disturbances in the pavement laying process that often occur when shifting from neutral to drive. “Truck operators can engage drive, without first applying the brakes when transitioning from neutral and being pushed by a paver, to [pull] away from the paver equipment. To do so, the driver simply shifts from neutral to drive while rolling very slowly and depressing the plus (+) button on the I-Shift shifter,” Felder explained. With more new drivers entering the industry as older drivers retire, ease of training is another consideration when it comes to transmission selection, said Vasbinder. “A manual transmission is often the least expensive, but not every driver knows how to drive one. Automatic is usually more expensive, but is more amiable to inexperienced drivers. Make sure to consider ease of use; look at your driver training and the application to choose what is best for your business case.”
Versatility for body builders
It’s important that customers be able to work with their chosen body builders to get the equipment they want installed quickly and easily. One target is to have a clean CA (cab to rear axle) configuration, Vasbinder said, which means body builders don’t have to move the battery, fuel tanks and other equipment, leaving a clean frame rail to place the body on. International uses models from body builders when designing their trucks, right from the initial design, to be sure that bodies can be packaged neatly on to the chassis while helping keep the installation process easy and cost-effective. Electrical systems that keep the
body builder in mind are also appreciated, and manufacturers have introduced approaches that make wiring new bodies in much easier. “Our BodyLink III electrical connector, which simplifies the installation of the body to the chassis, is standard,” said Wrinkle of Mack’s approach. “It integrates communication from your body to the truck ECU and is multiplexing capable without the need to splice wires or compromise quality. We offer many choices of dash switches, factory installed PTOs and hydraulic pumps, as well as electronic parameters that can be set from the factory for seamless body builder upfit.” Mack provides pre-wire options for the Lytx camera system on its Granite model, offering added safety and training opportunities. Navistar’s Diamond Logic system makes wiring, installing and operating electronics easier when installing new bodies and functions on a vocational truck, Vasbinder explained. “Multiplexing and programmable chassis features through Navistar’s Diamond Logic have also lead to easier integration for customers. Through this, we can tie certain parameters and characteristics together throughout the truck. For instance, if a truck has outriggers deployed, we can program the vehicle transmission not to allow vehicle movement. Or, we can limit the speed of a dump truck if the bed is up. This leads to increased safety, protects equipment and ultimately leads to better uptime.” Freightliner values its partnerships with truck equipment manufacturers, Haggai said, and the company works closely with them to create reliably integrated vehicles. “We often facilitate face-to-face work sessions between our technical experts and theirs to better assess needs and chassis requirements. With features like our SmartPlex electrical system, clear back-of-cab packaging and a huge selection of frame and suspension configurations, TEMs are able to efficiently upfit on our platforms, and deliver solutions designed to stay on the job and deliver results for the end user.”
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Connectivity is becoming more popular in the vocational industry, particularly fleet management, said Vasbinder. “This allows owners to see where their trucks are – if it’s on the road, at a truck stop or off road doing a job. “The next big trend is vehicle health reports and suggested maintenance.” Predictive maintenance is a big part of what connectivity provides; OnCommand Connection in International trucks, for example, provides a live vehicle health report to drivers; when there’s an issue, the driver receives a code that helps determine the severity of the issue and allows them to plan their downtime efficiently. Mack’s GuardDog Connect system proactively monitors fault codes that can potentially cause trouble for a truck, Wrinkle noted. “When GuardDog Connect detects an issue, it notifies Mack OneCall uptime agents at Mack’s 24/7 Uptime Center, many times even before a driver realizes there is a potential problem. A team of experts quickly diagnoses the issue to determine the best course of action. If a repair is required, proactive repair scheduling and parts confirmation is done, all while the truck remains on the road.” Connected services like Detroit Connect Virtual Technician – Freightliner’s solution for vehicles powered by Detroit engines – ensure that quick service decisions can be made after faults are detected while giving fleet managers the information they need to understand their fleet’s health, fuel economy and performance. “Fleet managers can now be fully informed when making service decisions. This is absolutely key for a complex vocational truck designed to perform a specific task because the fleet manager often does not have the luxury of renting a segment specific replacement vehicle,” Haggai said. As vehicle monitoring develops further, Vasbinder suggested that predictive maintenance will become a key part of telematics features in trucks. He gave an example that “if a vehicle experiences fault code A and B, they typically end up getting fault C as well. With this information, we can fix C before the truck even experiences the fault. Through OnCommand Connection, we’ll also be able to let a driver receiving a fault code know which dealer near them is best prepared to complete the repair, meaning they have parts stocked for proper service and a technician is available.”
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Today’s driver pool is getting younger, and competition for the best drivers can be fierce. Truck owners are looking for vehicles that will help them draw and keep those
drivers, and they have asked manufacturers to help with updated cabs and features. “It’s easy to overlook creature comforts and focus solely on vehicle performance when spec’ing your truck. However, with many businesses struggling to retain operators, that approach is a little short-sighted,” Haggai noted. “Options like air suspension seats, tilt/tele steering columns, remote adjustable heated mirrors, premium cab insulation and automated transmissions can go a long way in improving driver satisfaction. In addition, options that help improve driver comfort and reduce stress can help the driver be more productive and alert, which can lead to safer operation of the vehicle.” Volvo conducted a survey of nearly 2,000 professional drivers during development of the VHD series trucks; the results were a variety of ergonomic seating options, heated and ventilated seats and a cooled passenger seat. A smart steering wheel offers access to nearly all driver interface functions, Felder pointed out, and the driver information display is customizable for straightforward operation. “The trend from manual to automated transmissions has also been an important development, as vocational truck drivers are now reporting fewer instances of fatigue.” International has also taken advantage of driver experience in planning its trucks, Vasbinder said. “We went out and asked drivers what they wanted improved within their trucks and implemented many of their suggestions. This has led to improvements in our vehicles focused on reducing driver fatigue; from ergonomic interiors that minimize driver movement to customizable switches which provide easier operation of the vehicle. Small changes mean a lot. For example, our pedestal mirrors allow drivers to move their head less than in other vehicles, which may seem small, but if you think about how many times a driver checks their mirrors in an eight hour shift, it adds up and makes a big difference.” Wrinkle explained that the 2017 redesign of the Mack Granite interior was driver-focused to provide comfort for long shifts and to incorporate good ergonomics throughout. A new dash layout and gauge cluster improved readability and visibility of key information, while frequently used controls were relocated closer to the driver. The mDRIVE AMT shift pad was moved closer, and switches were repositioned for easier reach. Mack’s Co-Pilot 5-inch display, located between the speedometer and tachometer for better visibility, offers intuitive navigation. A steering wheel with what Wrinkle said is an industry-first flat bottom makes it easier to get in and out of the cab, while giving the driver a little more room in the seat. HEG
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FROM MACHINE CONTROL TO AUGMENTED REALITY TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMS EARTHMOVING & EXCAVATION
By Trevor Tetzlaff
oving dirt is the foundation of just about every project. This is where the job starts off fast or slow, exact or “close enough,” on-time or late. Even the smallest variance in one direction or another can have a huge impact on timing, accuracy and profitability. Enter machine technology, becoming accepted as the norm in construction, able to help companies reduce costs, work more efficiently, create safer work environments and stay competitive. Some construction companies have been slow to adopt the technologies needed to transform their business according to the KPMG’s 2017 Global Construction Survey. They report that despite 95 percent of global leaders in construction recognizing technology will significantly change their business, a mere five percent view their organizations as cutting edge when it comes to technology. I’ve supported construction companies of all sizes as they work through the question of technology and 20
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the potential impact it can have on their business. Most find the initial investment to be the biggest barrier. Everyone is under increasing budget pressure and markets are competitive. Construction companies are overwhelmed, not knowing where to begin, not to mention the impact on the workforce and the training required to do things differently. It’s no wonder the industry is reluctant to change.
Technology on machines
Telematics on equipment ensures that machines are running efficiently as it provides real-time intel. The data produced by hardware attached to the machine can alert equipment managers of fault codes and many other aspects of operation including hours, fuel consumption, speed and engine temperature. The result is reduced maintenance, a better understanding of performance and overall reduced inefficiencies. The companies embracing technology are seeing the benefits, winning jobs due to more precise quotes based on greater accuracy in measuring time, materials and labour. As machines become more intelligent the industry will become more efficient. Jobs will change and work sites will evolve. Digging
can now be done semi-autonomously using data with exact measurements, uploaded into the machine. It all starts with technology on the machines.
Machine control not a product but a process
Machine control offers the most immediate benefits to earthmoving applications – better fuel efficiency, lower operating costs, geolocation and data collection. It uses satellite data to pinpoint locations and assess grade, providing greater efficiencies, safety measures and an almost immediate ROI. A machine control system on an excavator, for example, can allow the operator to dig with confidence, without worrying about over- or under-excavating. Site surveying is another great example of how technology saves time and improves accuracy. Traditionally, surveying involves manually putting stakes in the ground and measuring from there. Recognizing that a lot can happen on the site which can cause errors in measurements, re-works are common and time spent fixing mistakes can be costly. Using machine control to survey sites reduces costs but can also provide accurate measurements the first time, a crucial component to es-
“THE COMPANIES EMBRACING TECHNOLOGY ARE SEEING THE BENEFITS, WINNING JOBS DUE TO MORE PRECISE QUOTES BASED ON GREATER ACCURACY IN MEASURING TIME, MATERIALS AND LABOUR.“
timating or providing data on a completed project. Take this one step further with drone technology. Instead of two days to survey a site, it takes 20 minutes with a drone. You can now fly a drone over the area to ensure banks and grades are in compliance and get accurate details of the jobsite while keeping workers safe. We also see a direct impact of machine control in grading applications. When building a road, using the correct amount of clay, asphalt and gravel is critical as estimating errors can be costly. New grading technology uses surveyors to determine how much dirt to cut or fill, the data is then transferred to the device in the cab of the machine, which informs the operator of the precision of the task ahead of them. Operators can get to grade faster, knowing exactly how much earth to remove or put back. GPS is used to operate the equipment to get the most accurate digging and grading outcomes. This means a re-work of sites is almost totally eliminated. Operators with decades of experience can improve their accuracy immediately and those with less experience require less training and deliver better productivity.
Top: Kon Construction’s D6N with grade control and 3D GPS. Above: Touchscreen inside the dozer shows vital operating information. A grade control display can be integrated right into the dash so data is a available at a glance. JANUARY 2019
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“MANY FEAR THE MOVE TOWARD AUTONOMOUS CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT WILL PUT PEOPLE OUT OF WORK. THIS IS NOT THE CASE – JOBS ARE NOT ENDING, THEY ARE EVOLVING.”
One of our customers, Calgary-based Kon Construction, has been in the earthmoving, site-grading business for over 50 years. During the economic downturn, Kon couldn’t afford to buy new equipment. They identified their needs based on the workload for the coming year, checking hours they put on various machines to gauge usage. When a used, low-hour D6K machine became available through Finning, complete with the latest 3D GPS, they didn’t waste a minute getting on board. They were the first in Western Canada to have this technology on a dozer. They knew they had fallen behind on the technology side and had to get into a new way of moving dirt; the GPS allowed them to easily check surveyor data and do their own quantity checks. Craig Sukon, vice president and general manager at Kon Construction commented, “It gives us the confidence in hitting our grade, that we won’t over-fill or under-cut, that’s big in our business. The accuracy allows us to move dirt once, instead of making a mistake and moving dirt twice, which cuts into our profits.”
The future is now with automation and augmented reality
There is a lot of talk about the future of autonomous machines and what it will mean to the industry. We’re already seeing the benefits in earthmoving and excavation with semi-autonomous machines taking over a portion of the controls for the operator. From pipelines to trenches, basements and underground utilities, anyone can step into a semi-autonomous machine with little training and operate it safely and efficiently. Automation has resulted in projects being built more safely, faster, more efficiently, at lower cost and with less risk. It makes the best operators even better and the new operators better and faster. Augmented reality (AR) is another key technological advancement that is sweeping the industry. With the help of AR – site managers can get a real-world view of their project, capturing a picture of the jobsite and superimposing a 3D model of the design. AR can provide a huge competitive advantage when bidding as it provides potential clients with a real-life, accurate, detailed view of their project. This is not only beneficial for large-scale construction companies but now that the technology has become simplified and more accessible, smaller companies can also take advantage of it.
Improved operator/worker safety and operator training
Earthmoving and excavation can be a dangerous profession. We know fatigue is the number one danger on a jobsite. Technologies like wearable devices can be used to monitor sleep patterns and ensure operators are alert and focused. Machines can also be equipped with object detection technology, notifying operators of blind spots and potential risks, and sending alarms to workers on the ground when they are in danger. Technology not only makes the job safer for operators but also helps to reduce the cost of entry for training. I see this as a huge advantage for customers. With the right technologies, such as machine control and semi-autonomous equipment, training is minimal and return on investment is fast. 22
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Top: Site operators using the VisionLink telematics black box that is installed in the cab of the machine. Above: A drone can survey a large construction site in minutes. Looking to the future of a changing industry
Many fear the move toward autonomous construction equipment will put people out of work. This is not the case – jobs are not ending, they are evolving. Skilled operators will still be in high demand and needed to supervise projects and monitor sites, intervening if necessary. Instead of sitting inside the cab, they will be operating machines remotely from a safe distance away. Not recognizing technology as an investment, but rather as a cost, remains one of the biggest challenges in the industry. It can take years to plan a new project and even longer to build; technologies can change quickly and, in the past, businesses have been afraid of their investment becoming obsolete. The construction workforce is also changing. Operators are aging and with that comes the risk of a skilled labour shortage. However, the adoption of innovative technologies will undoubtedly help in attracting a younger demographic of data scientists, tech-savvy operators and site managers who see new opportunities in the earthmoving and excavation construction industry. Trevor Tetzlaff is manager of SITECH Technologies for Finning Canada. He has 12 years of industry experience providing e-business and product support marketing for Finning and for the last five years he has been leading the technology strategy development and execution for the company focused on providing construction technology solutions.
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he two all-new models of motor graders from Case Construction Equipment – the 836C and 856C, available in standard and all-wheel-drive configurations – are a good fit for municipalities, as well as small-tomid-size site prep, road maintenance and general construction businesses. The new models include a range of standard features to maximize productivity, plus new weights, horsepower ratings, feature-driven grading solutions, and selective catalytic reduction engine technology which increases fuel efficiency, keeps exhaust temperatures down and eliminates the need for regeneration. The new models include several innovative features that help simplify operation and allow operators to focus on precision and jobsite safety. A low-profile rear-mounted cab with wide tinted floor-to-ceiling windows and external mirrors offers better visibility of the moldboard and surrounding area. The Ergopower transmission and torque converter provide smooth automatic shifting, and a 100 percent automatic differential lock combined with automatic no-spin power splitting instantly transfers torque from a slipping tire to one with more traction without any operator intervention. The AWD models feature a creep mode that engages just the front wheels at the push of a button, allowing the machine to move at extremely slow speeds for finish grading and applications with exceptionally tight tolerances.
Case says that the 836C and 856C motor graders feature one of the most intelligent high-precision load-sensing hydraulic circuits available on the market, using a direct-activated axial piston pump which delivers only the required amount of hydraulic pressure where it is needed. A high-flow floor switch allows the operator to obtain maximum output from the hydraulic circuit at any time during operation. By using control valves to provide pressure compensation, the moldboard can be lifted or lowered in parallel, when both are at full stroke, preventing unintended slope loss due to hydraulic flow/pressure differences from side to side. The use of direct-mounted hydraulic controls increases lever rigidity and reduces play in the system. This gives the operator positive feedback and better control from the hydraulic system during precision applications.
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Case uses an exclusive A-frame drawbar which they say provides superior stability due to its heavy-duty boxed-frame design. The roller-mounted, encapsulated circle is activated by internal gearing, minimizing wear and increasing the lifetime of its components. The new graders also feature a high-carbon steel moldboard, plus a new moldboard mount and slide system, fewer grease points and less potential for play. The moldboard is designed to pitch, tilt and move laterally. It can be expanded with optional horizontal and bilateral extensions, which expand material retention capability for super fine grading applications. The hydraulically controlled five-position saddle allows operation at over 90 degrees. A heavy-duty circle drive motor and moldboard float actuation are also available from the factory. Additional options include heavy-duty tires, a dozer front blade and rear ripper, and an automatic lubrication system for simplified maintenance. The C Series motor graders can be ordered machine control-ready from the factory for all major suppliers of the technology, including Case precision partner Leica Geosystems, as well as Topcon and Trimble. This allows the 836C and 856C to be deployed, straight from the dealer, into any fleetwide precision or machine control solution.
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fully electric future for
emission-free quarries Volvo CE’s Electric Site test results point to the realistic goal of electrifying each transport stage in a quarry
olvo Construction Equipment’s Electric Site project aims to test the world’s first “emission-free” quarry by electrifying each transport stage, from excavation to primary crushing, and transport to secondary crushing. It uses both electric and autonomous Volvo CE prototype machines, plus new machine and fleet control systems and an entirely integrated real-time site management system. Together, these form a complete Electric Site solution. Volvo CE and its customer Skanska tested the viability of the Electric Site research project for 10 weeks at a Skanska’s Vikan Kross quarry near Gothenburg, Sweden. Heavy Equipment Guide staff were on site to see the operation and learn about the results. Anders Danielsson, president and CEO of Skanska, said that they are working with Volvo CE to help them and their customers reduce their carbon footprint in quarries. “With climate change reshaping our industry, we need to find new, sustainable solutions and build partnerships with organizations that have different competencies,” he explained.
The Electric Site project involves eight HX2 autonomous, battery-electric load carriers, intended to replace rigid dump trucks in a conventional quarry, which transport the material from the primary mobile crusher up to the secondary static crusher. When it came to energy use per ton, the HX2s proved that they could help Volvo CE take a big step toward achieving its future vision where work sites are ten times more efficient. The second-generation prototypes incorporate shared technologies and components from the entirety of the Volvo Group. They use a lithium-ion battery to power two electric motors which drive the machine; the hydraulics are driven by an additional electric motor. The HX2 is fitted with a vision system, which allows it to detect humans and obstacles in its vicinity. It can follow an adjustable, pre-programmed GPS path and is designed to ensure continuous loading. The LX1 prototype electric hybrid wheel loader delivered more than a 50 percent improvement in fuel efficiency at the quarry, as well as significant reductions in emissions and
Groundbreaking results from Volvo CE’s Electric Site research project shows a 98 percent reduction in carbon emissions, a 70 percent reduction in energy cost and a 40 percent reduction in operator cost. 26
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Left to right: Paul Toyne, moderator; Anders Rehnstrom, executive VP of Skanska Sweden and president of Skanska Industrial Solutions; Andres Danielsson, president and
Melker Jernberg, president of Volvo CE.
CEO of Skanska Group; Martin Lundstedt, president and CEO of the Volvo Group; and Melker Jernberg, president of Volvo CE.
noise pollution, compared to its conventional counterparts. Its job was to organize the piles of material at the site. The LX1 is a hybrid that incorporates a driveline that consists of electric-drive motors mounted at the wheels, electrically driven hydraulics, an energy storage system, a significantly smaller diesel engine and new machine architecture. The EX1 70-ton, dual-powered, cable-connected excavator prototype loaded the electrified primary crusher at the quarry. The base machine for the EX1 is a Volvo EC750 crawler excavator that has been upgraded to incorporate a dual motor concept, with electric motor in addition to the diesel engine. The machine runs on electric power 95 percent of its operating time. At the quarry, the machine was plugged into the grid with crane-mounted cables attached to the machine with a swivel. If the cable is connected, the EX01 will automatically start in electric mode. If it’s not, it will start in diesel mode. The EX1 is operated in exactly the same way as a conventional Volvo excavator but saves 44 percent of total energy cost when operated in electric mode.
Big reductions in carbon emissions and energy and operator costs
Uwe Müller, Volvo CE chief project manager for Electric Site.
Uwe Müller, chief project manager for the Electric Site at Volvo CE, commented on the results of the 10 weeks of testing. “We’ve made incredible progress, learnt a lot and seen huge potential in the Electric Site solution’s environmental, efficiency, safety and cost benefits,” he said. “The results we have seen so far confirm that this research project is a step toward transforming the quarry and aggregates industry and creating emission-free quarries.”
The groundbreaking results from Volvo CE’s Electric Site research project were even better than expected. The tests showed a 98 percent reduction in carbon emissions, a 70 percent reduction in energy cost and a 40 percent reduction in operator cost. These results support the potential for a 25 percent reduction in total cost of operations, the company reported. They added that at this stage, the reduction in total cost of operations is just a prediction as the prototype machines are part of a research project and are not commercially available, making it impossible to give a guaranteed figure. That said, Volvo CE has a future vision where work sites are ten times more efficient, with zero accidents, zero unplanned stops and zero emissions. The invited guests included numerous Volvo CE customers, many of whom voiced their desire to move forward with this industry transformation now rather than later. The results of the Electric Site project are a big step toward achieving this goal, the company noted. “At Volvo CE, we believe in a sustainable future and we are doing our best to build the world we want to live in,” concludes Melker Jernberg, president of Volvo CE. “The Electric Site is one example of how we are trying to achieve this. With this research project we are combining intelligent machines, automation and electromobility to challenge traditional ways of working in the quarrying industry and explore new alternatives. We will now further mature the technologies involved and the reliability of the concept. Developing, testing and validating prototype machines with a customer at an early stage in the process speeds up development and ultimately brings more value to us and our customers.” HEG JANUARY 2019
Top Left: The EX1 prototype dual-powered, cable-connected excavator feeding the electric primary crusher. Top Right: The prototype HX2 autonomous, battery-electric load carriers demonstrating continuous loading capabilities. Above: The LX1 prototype electric hybrid wheel loader.
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IMPROVING QUARRY LOADOUT
Loader scales combine with communications technology to give aggregates operators more efficient management of trucks and material By Lee Toop, Associate Editor
t is no surprise that there are plenty of variables that come into play when it comes to optimizing an aggregates operation. One area in particular where telematics and other technologies can improve efficiency and profitability is tracking and managing loadout activities. Quarries have come a long way from the days in which outgoing loads would be guesstimated for amount of material and charged accordingly. Accurate weigh scales and ticket systems have helped, but there are still many potential points where efficiency can be reduced or costs can be inflated due to errors – and plenty of potential irritation to be had for drivers, loader operators and management. Many operations need updates to their approach and that can be started with something as simple as better communication, advised Jerome Thomas, area sales manager with Trimble. The ideal quarry loadout workflow looks something like this: a truck arrives, crosses a weigh bridge, and the driver knows exactly which stockpile to drive to. There, a wheel loader operator knows the right material and amount to be loaded, and in short order the truck is loaded, the driver heads back to the exit, gets weighed out and is on the road. Of course, that ideal is rarely what occurs. The entry scale may be down, or unstaffed. Drivers may not know where their stockpile is. Loader operators may not know where their truck is. Even when they do, the communication issue is front and centre. “Generally, information – product and tonnage to be loaded – is passed either on a two-way radio to the loader operator, or shouted across from the truck driver to the loader,” Thomas described. “These instructions can be rounded or estimated, and the
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entry time of the truck is unknown so it’s difficult to know whose turn it is.” That imprecision leads to the wrong material being loaded, or arguments between drivers and operators that end up with machines and trucks idling, employees out of their seats and general friction, Thomas noted. Slower cycle times and longer trips for trucks occur, and there may be mixups with material – which is a problem when a more expensive product leaves the quarry or the material that reaches its destination is wrong for the job. Quarries may also end up with problems like trucks queueing up to pick up material or a bottleneck at the scale house on the way out of the site. That can cause problems that stretch off the site, causing traffic flow issues, dust and other irritations for neighbours.
Tying technology together
Changing the flow of communication and adding automation to the process is one way to tackle some of those problems, Thomas noted. Trimble’s LOADRITE 360 system, for example, can be a key piece of the puzzle, helping bring numerous pieces of technology within the quarry site together and help streamline data while safeguarding the operation against some of the common problems that may crop up. “We basically install a server on site that’s connected to the customer’s point-of-sale software,” Thomas explained. “Both talk to each other through API, and then from the server to the payload we use a radio modem.” With that in place, the workflow can become much smoother. When a truck arrives, a ticket is started that indicates the material needed and amount; that information is then pushed through
Overall, the use of automation in loadout operations can reduce costs, cut customer waiting times, drop loader operation and idle times, provide coaching opportunities for loader operators, and benefit staff all around. It can even be used to schedule loading a day ahead of time, or tie into truck telematics systems.
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LOADRITE 360 out to the appropriate loader operator. The truck can then proceed to the stockpile, where the loader will be prepared with the proper material and the correct weight to load. LOADRITE loader scales come into the process during loading, ensuring that the operator knows precisely how much material they are moving while also recording it in the central system. “This brings the operator simplicity – clear and precise instructions coming directly onto his payload system – and it eliminates discrepancies between them and the truck drivers,” Thomas said. Operators are also able to track other factors, such as the wait time of any particular truck; if a truck has been waiting longer than expected, it may indicate that the driver has gone to the wrong spot in the quarry or is otherwise lost, and the loader can sort out the problem quickly. Precision measurements, ensuring the product is correct, and reduced confusion between drivers and loader operators all help cut down on such things as travel distance and idle time on site, Thomas noted.
“Operators aren’t reacting to immediate stress – they have full visibility of how many trucks are on site, where they are and how long they’ve been there. Loading tasks can be rationalized and easily improved,” he said. “It also improves stockpile management and loader task management; all information going into the payload system is coming from the quarry point-ofsale software, so they are reliable and not reliant on operator selection.” There are numerous ways in which quarry operators can take advantage of automation, as well as other features of LOADRITE, to improve efficiency at their operations.
Real world solutions
One large producer was having issues with some of its smaller quarries, which were not producing enough to keep a scale house operator busy through the day. The company decided that removing the weigh bridge was its best option for keeping those quarries operating. Taking advantage of LOADRITE loader scales that were certified as legal for trade, the company first started by having its loader operators generate the ticket for each truck they saw.
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LOADRITE scale systems, which can be incorporated onto wheel loaders and excavators (above) can carry information on trucks, material and load amounts to operators right at their fingertips (below). While that removed the weigh bridge and operator for some yearly savings, it also increased loader idle times by 10 percent because the operators were required to do more in their cab to track the outgoing material. In addition, people needed to get out of their cabs to pick up and deliver tickets. The company re-evaluated its approach and instead moved to a kiosk system at the entrance to the quarry. There, the truck driver could generate his own ticket with the type and amount of material required, which would be sent directly to the loader operator’s system. The truck would move to the loader, get the required material loaded up, and head out without waiting or weighing out. In the end, the producer was able to keep all of its smaller quarries operating thanks to the cost savings. Another contractor operated a number of small sites where recycled material would be dropped off and processed, set in strategic locations around its operating area. That company also used a kiosk that generated a photo of the truck license plate and ID number, which was associated with the ticket and filed back at company headquarters to allow for tracking of material and truck movements. In a third example, a large aggregates producer was having problems with product errors and weight challenges. Adding LOADRITE 360 to its system helped the producer turn its workflow around – literally. Instead of a weigh bridge at the exit of the quarry, it was moved to the entrance, allowing for correct taring in of trucks; from there, a legal for trade LOADRITE scale was used to load out, using the product and weight information sent by the 360 system. Overall, the use of automation in loadout operations can reduce costs, cut customer waiting times, drop loader operation and idle times, provide coaching opportunities for loader
operators, and benefit staff all around. It can even be used to schedule loading a day ahead of time, or tie into truck telematics systems. “Today, most sites are simply receiving trucks as they come in, being reactive. The improvement can come from the capability to anticipate truck visits and link those sales to the production site,” he said. “We can install telemetry onto trucks that are moving around the quarry, and when they come into a perimeter – let’s say 10 kilometres from the quarry – we can automatically notify the quarry’s point-of-sale software. If the orders have been entered the day before, these loadout instructions can be pushed to the loader directly just as the truck drives in.” Adding such automation to a quarry’s operations is relatively easy, Thomas added, and the benefits are immediately noticeable. “Everywhere we implement this, the happiest person in the place is the loader operator,” he said. “He gets simple and precise instructions that come up in the display when he needs it. It cannot be simpler.” HEG
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INDY WELCOMES AGGREGATE AND ASPHALT INDUSTRIES Premieres and proven products on display at World of Asphalt and AGG1 INDIANAPOLIS, IN FEBRUARY 12–14, 2019
ndianapolis, Indiana, is ready to welcome the asphalt and aggregates industries to its downtown this February as World of Asphalt 2019 and AGG1 Academy & Expo take over the Indiana Convention Centre February 12–14. The co-located shows are a hotbed of new products and services for professionals in paving, asphalt recycling, aggregates and related sectors, and a wide variety of manufacturers will be bringing their top products to share with thousands of attendees. Volvo Construction Equipment, for example, will be sharing a number of its proven road products, anchored by compactors equipped with the latest intelligent machine control technology, track and wheeled pavers, and the latest wheeled excavator featuring the shortest tail swing on the market. The EWR170E wheeled excavator will be on display along an L70H wheel loader, P4410B and P7110B tracked pavers, P7170B wheeled paver, and
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DD35B, DD105 OSC, DD110C asphalt compactors. In addition to its growing lineup of equipment, experts will be available to answer questions about new road technology and uptime-enhancing features and services. These include Compact Assist, the Volvo Intelligent Compaction System with Density Direct, which provides real-time density calculations; and ActiveCare Direct, the telematics monitoring and reporting service offered directly from Volvo. Bomag will be displaying the largest cold mill in its product, line, the BM 2200/75, which delivers high-performance milling of half-lane widths reaching 86.6 inches (2,200 mm) at precise milling depths of up to 13.8 inches (350 mm). The BM 2200/75 offers a range of quick-change milling drums options and efficient transition of engine to milling power. Bomag’s unique BMS 15 milling tooth holder system delivers superior milling productivity with low wear to extended service life by up to 30 percent over other cutting systems. Built with high-quality hardened materials, the milling drums for the BM 2200/75 feature optimized cutting tooth arrangement for high-efficiency asphalt removal. For Wirtgen America, World of Asphalt will be an opportunity to share the W 150 CFI with a new 1,800-mm milling drum assembly paired with a display on new polycrystalline diamond PCD cutting tools, along with the Super 1800-3i SprayJet paver, Super 2000-3i, and Super 700-3i pavers from Vögele. Hamm asphalt rollers of all sizes will be displayed, including the innovative DV+90i VV-S pivot steered roller with split vibration drum for perfect compaction of tight radii. A handson cab simulator featuring Hamm’s exclusive Easy Drive operating concept will be on exhibit. Kleemann’s Mobirex MR 130 Zi EVO2 mobile impact crusher will also be displayed. KM International will be showcasing its KM T-2 Asphalt Millings Recycler and KM 8000TEDD Asphalt Hotbox
Reclaimer. The KM T-2 is capable of recycling 4 tons of millings and/or RAP material every hour. KM International’s KM 8000TEDD Asphalt Hotbox Reclaimer capable of maintaining asphalt temperatures for up to two days and reheating bulk stored HMA. KM International’s innovative line of pavement maintenance equipment is designed to increase efficiencies and decrease costs on asphalt jobs of all sizes. Leica iCON machine control solutions give users the highest levels of efficiency and accuracy in compaction, milling and asphalt paving, empowering them to get jobs done faster and right the first time. Innovative sensors and automated routines make it easy to handle complex projects. Seamless workflows shorten project turnarounds. With the Leica ConX cloud-based collaboration platform, users can monitor work progress in real time, create job reports for quality control or payment release, and export data for post-process analysis. All Leica iCON machine control solutions are easy to install on any brand of equipment to any specification. New equipment and technology in the aggregates sector will also be well represented. McCloskey International will show off its newest stacker, the All-Terrain ST80T, which can be swapped from tracked to wheel in minutes, as well as the I34R compact crusher and more. The ST80T blends all the benefits of on-site track mobility with the high productivity of a radial conveyor. The ST80T has a lift axle option which allows it to switch from track mode to radial in seconds. AGG1 is also an opportunity to showcase the I34R compact crusher line as a solution for aggregates producers needing small footprints and maneuverability, while having big production requirements. McCloskey Washing Systems (MWS) will be on site at AGG1/World of Asphalt to present the latest additions to the CSP (Compact Sand Plant) line, which delivers superior separation efficiency, produces the driest, drip-free final
Metso will showcase two new developments in the crushing and screening industry: the NW Rapid portable crusher and one of the biggest advancements in polymer screen media since the introduction of polyurethane in the 1980s. Focusing on providing the most dependable solutions for today’s aggregate producers, Metso will also highlight its MX Multi-Action crushing innovations, Metso Metrics predictive technology, and Metso Rock Breakers. Motion Metrics provides equipment monitoring solutions to mines and quarries worldwide. It has a full range
of fragmentation analysis solutions, and will showcase two products especially suited to the quarry market – PortaMetrics and BeltMetrics. PortaMetrics is a handheld portable tablet that uses stereo-imaging to provide instant fragmentation analysis of any stock pile or bench face. BeltMetrics uses the same stereo imaging and deep learning technology to provide continual fragmentation analysis on mining conveyor belts. Visitors can see Superior Industries’ brand new Alliance Low Water Washer up close. The innovative machinery accepts a dry feed directly from the
Top: The Vögele Super 1800-3i SprayJet paver. Above: Okada Pedestal Rock Breaker Boom System. washed sand product, and produces up to two in-spec sands to desired grade at up to 250 total tph. John Deere has added Tier 4 Final engine technology to the 944K hybrid wheel loader, providing customers an increase in fuel economy from the Tier 4 Interim model. Other machine updates include improving operator comfort and increasing uptime, while lowering daily operating costs. Equipped with a 536-hp, Tier 4 Final John Deere PSS 13.5-litre engine, the 944K that will be on display boasts 9 to 14 percent lower fuel consumption compared to its T4I predecessor. The updated engine delivers impressive torque and responsiveness to help maintain good boom and bucket speed in and out of the pile for heaped loads. Along with the engine update, operators will also enjoy an increase in coast control performance. Lippmann-Milwaukee, a manufacturer of aggregate crushing equipment for processing applications and member of the McCloskey group of companies, will be showing its products. Since its inception, Lippmann has become synonymous with highly productive and reliable heavy-duty jaw crushers that are built to last. The new product range, tracked and wheeled mobile crushers, screeners and stackers, will be introduced at AGG1, creating a complete product line.
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crushing circuit and process the material into higher value manufactured sand. Historically, all of the machinery used to wash crusher fines has been the same design as sand washing equipment. The Alliance Low Water Washer is designed specifically for washing crusher fines and uses 80 percent less water than the traditional screw/screen combination. Units are available for production rates up to 300 tons per hour. For 60 years, Breaker Technology (BTI) has worked with aggregate and mining companies to power productivity into profitability. The NTE/ NTTE Series is just one of 12 differ-
ent model series BTI offers, with 300 boom-to-breaker combinations. The NTE/NTTE Series is BTI’s most adaptable design, making it the number one choice for portable and stationary aggregate plants as well as smaller grizzly applications. BTI Rockbreaker Systems are engineered for maximum life using finite element analysis software (FEA) in all raking and breaking functions. All rockbreaker systems are custom-fitted to your application for maximum endurance. Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. (KPI), Johnson Crushers International, Inc. (JCI), and Astec Mobile Screens, Inc. will
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be showcasing two of their crushing units, including the 3055 Pioneer jaw crusher, as well as a new model of the Kodiak Plus cone crusher. In addition to the crushing units, KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens will be introducing a new water clarification system at the show. Scale models of other equipment will also be on display. Okada America’s Pedestal Rock Breaker Boom Systems are mounted at primary jaw, impact and gyratory crushers and stationary grizzlies. They are used for crushed stone, hard rock and ore reduction and C&D recycling applications. They are designed specifically for stationary primary crushing plants as well as mobile and portable plants. All Rock Breaker Boom Systems include positioning pedestal boom, ORV Series hydraulic impact breaker, electric power unit, operator controls, first use start-up and commissioning including operator and maintenance training. Okada Pedestal Rock Breaker Boom Systems provide the means to maximize the rated capacities of crushers. They also provide a safer method to alleviate blockages at the crusher caused by oversized, wedged and bridged materials. Okada America, Inc. will be exhibiting with their Model 16S Pedestal Rock Breaker Boom System Model ORV 2500 attachment along with their Model ORV 12000 pit hammer. This year, Kespry demonstrates its newest capabilities for better managing and tracking stockpile inventories and mine planning activities. Engineers and surveyors will see how they can collect independent survey-grade data to use throughout the mine life cycle. Live demonstrations include tools for stripping, blasting, earthwork progress tracking, and reclamation. Operations and sales teams will see how they can increase profitability through frequently collected multisite inventory data stored, managed and monitored in a single database. Kespry will also showcase the value of its all-in-one drone solution that includes an industrial-grade drone, cloud data processing, a complete earthwork toolset, training, insurance and technical support.
MEWPs vs. Scaffolding By Michael Flanagan
rior to the introduction of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) in the 1970s, construction industry professionals relied almost exclusively on ladders and scaffolding to access major work at height projects. In the decades since their introduction, MEWPs have become increasingly common, but the question still surfaces: is a MEWP or scaffolding the right choice for my jobsite? MEWPs have a number of advantages over scaffolding systems to improve jobsite safety, access and productivity.
Time and workload management
The time and resources allotted to a given project will be a primary factor when deciding between MEWPs or scaffolding. MEWPs allow for most jobs to be completed in the same or less time, with fewer workers than scaffolding requires. Once offloaded at the jobsite and inspected in accordance with the operatorâ€™s manual, a self-propelled MEWP can be driven to the worksite to begin work. Scaffolding must be manually transported to the worksite after curbside delivery, and may require coordination with a third party that specializes in the erecting/ dismantling of scaffolding systems. After installation on the jobsite, a worker on scaffolding must climb up to the desired work platform, carrying or hoisting his or her materials and tools. MEWPs, such as scissor lifts and boom lifts, provide large platforms designed to transport workers, their tools and their supplies to platform heights up to 180 feet in under six minutes. Workload management is crucial to reduce worker fatigue and improve productivity. Most scaffolding systems will incorporate a ladder for worker access, which presents a fall hazard and is a significant contributor to worker fatigue. Additionally, standard scaffold section heights may not allow the work platform to be positioned at the desired height, necessitating crouching or reaching to the working surface. Interior work with rolling scaffolding will not only require frequent climbing and repositioning of the scaffolding but also disassembly to move between rooms through doorways. MEWPs allow the operator to step into the platform and, with proportional lift control, allow the operator to position the platform exactly where they need it, JANUARY 2019
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so they can minimize the strain and fatigue associated with crouching and reaching. Most scissors and boom lifts can be driven at maximum platform height to allow the worker to continue to the next working surface without spending time returning to the stowed position. Additionally, many small slab scissors and personnel lifts are capable of fitting through standard doorways, to expedite work in interior applications.
Jobsites can range from concrete slab surfaces to rough terrain conditions, and there is a MEWP to choose from for everything in between. A major benefit of self-propelled, rough-terrain mobile elevating work platforms is their ability to traverse terrain that may be out of reach of delivery vehicles. Additionally, small slab scissors and manually propelled vertical mast lifts have compact stowed dimensions, enabling quick and easy access to interior applications with dimensional restrictions. Telescopic boom lifts, which are capable of significant outreach, can enable workers to reach worksites from up to 90 feet away. This outreach is critical in applications where surface conditions may otherwise prevent the use of scaffolding or MEWPs from directly below. In applications where there is an obstacle preventing direct access to the worksite, articulated boom lifts can provide up and over clearances of over 75 feet. Large scaffold system installations often become a fixture at the jobsite, requiring ties into the structure for lateral stability. MEWPs, on the other hand, are self-contained and designed for productivity, allowing the workers to precisely position the chassis and platform exactly where they need it. This flexible positioning is particularly beneficial in public or commercial spaces, where the jobsite is isolated to the footprint of the MEWP. The MEWP can later be repositioned away from the space and locked out, removing any interference with day-to-day operations. Semi-permanent scaffolding installations may prohibit or obstruct entrance even after work has been completed for the day.
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The Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA) has identified falls as one of the big four construction hazards. It is critical that the installation, inspection, operating and maintenance procedures set forth by the MEWP or scaffolding manufacturer are followed by properly trained, competent and/or qualified personnel. MEWPs provide guardrail systems as a means of fall prevention that move with the MEWP operator, occupants, tools and materials all the way to the worksite. Lanyard attachment points are provided to enable the MEWP occupants to tie off with a fall restraint or fall arrest system as appropriate (or as required), further ensuring workers can complete their job and return home safely. Michael Flanagan is Genie product manager at Terex AWP.
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DEERE’S NEWEST COMPACT WHEEL LOADERS
244L AND 324L DESIGNED TO MEET THE DEMAND FOR HIGHER PERFORMANCE
hese all new compact loaders from John Deere feature their Articulation Plus Steering System, a new loader arm and coupler design, and speeds that make for some pretty quick moves. Add in the 324L’s optional High-Lift configuration, and these compact loaders could make a significant contribution to a company’s bottom line. The 244L and 324 L offer operators increased productivity and significantly faster travel speeds, and are ideally suited to landscape/snow removal and construction tasks. These new models round out the company’s full line of L-Series compact wheel loaders. “Our next generation of compact wheel loaders was designed to meet the needs of industry professionals who are demanding higher performance from their machines,” said Drew Miller, product marketing manager, compact wheel loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Tailormade for tight spaces, the 244L and 324L use our proprietary Articulation Plus system to provide greater stability and yield more lifting power while turning tighter.” John Deere says that their Articulation Plus steering system on the 244L and 324L provides operators with an unparallelled combination of lift capacity and maneuverability. It includes an articulated frame plus rear-wheel steer, which provide excellent full-turn tip load and stability with a tight turning radius. A newly optimized linkage provides improved parallel lifting, with only 6 degrees of rollback. The 244L achieves an 8-foot 3-inch (2,520-mm) full-lift
dump height and a full-turn tip load of 8,157 pounds (3,700 kg), while the 324L with high lift reaches a 10-foot 3-inch (3,130-mm) height; and standard lift is capable of a full-turn top load of 9,766 pounds (4,430 kg). To increase productivity, the new models allow operators to move faster without having to manually shift the machine. A smooth auto shift hydrostatic transmission is coupled with an automatic two-speed gearbox, which provides a faster travel speed of up to
23 mph – a 21 percent increase in speed over the K-Series models. Both models are equipped with 73-hp (54-kW) Tier 4 Final engines. Knowing a comfortable operator is a productive operator, the 244L and 324L models offer a redesigned cab. An optional air ride, high-back operator seat ensures a smooth ride. Better visibility to the loader arm and bucket, and interior layout of the switches and gauges, improves overall efficiency.
For greater uptime, a rear enclosure provides better debris management, while a revamped cooling package improves air flow. This is ideal for tasks that require longer run times in high airborne debris applications, like agriculture and light material handling. To keep operating costs at a minimum, rim pull control extends tire life by allowing customers to adjust the torque of the machine to the conditions of their jobsites, saving tire and driveline life.
OKADA. ON THE JOB. DOING THE JOB. Carriers prefer demolition attachments made by Okada America, Inc. Okada’s demolition attachments expand the versatility of the excavator, mini-excavator, loader/ backhoe, skid-steer and track loader carriers. Okada has a wide variety of attachments. Breakers. Demolition Shears. Crushers. Pulverizers. Processors. Grapples. Compactors. Screening Buckets. These attachments are precision-engineered, productive and dependable. For the name of the Okada Distributor nearest you, call 1-800-270-0600. Okada. On the job. Doing the job. www.okadaamerica.com
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How A Family Tire Service Business Earned Its A+ Reputation For three Generations
eith runs the business with the help of his two sons, Tyler, 32, and Justin, 31. The Kitchen trio are known within their community as the go to guys for any mobile tire needs; from skid-steer tires and tractor tires to off-road mining truck tires and Caterpillar’s 980 loader tires, the team at Keith Kitchen Full Service Tire can service it all. But it takes more than a good family name to earn the outstanding reputation that Keith Kitchen Full Service Tire has. In this case, it takes a commitment to high-quality service, supported by high-quality tools and equipment. “I don’t buy any cheap tools because we just wear them out. I only buy the best pneumatic tools, and they make my job easier,” explained Keith. It’s that line of thinking that led Keith to equip his fleet of three service trucks with VMAC UNDERHOOD 70 cfm air compressors. “These air compressors are so efficient. I buy one-inch Snap-on impact wrenches. When we check the torque, 99 percent of the time it is within torque specs. With the UNDERHOOD running at a consistent pressure, I’m within five pounds every time. Last year we serviced 5,000 truck tires – that’s 20,000 wheel nuts. I wear my impact wrenches out every year and I already have 145 hours on a two-month-old truck, yet all my VMAC air compressors are still working.” Keith witnessed first-hand how long the UNDERHOOD air compressors can last. He previously had another truck equipped with an UNDERHOOD air compressor, which he sold to an Ottawa-based mobile tire business called McKee Tire back in 2010. That business was later acquired by Tirecraft and, to this day, Keith’s former truck and air compressor are still being used by McKee Tirecraft. “I guess I shouldn’t have sold it,” said Keith with a laugh.
Fortunately, Keith isn’t going to let history repeat itself. He’s in the process of building a fourth truck to replace the oldest in his fleet. The retiring truck will be used as a spare, as everything is in decent working order even after logging 6,700 service hours on the air compressor. Before using the UNDERHOOD, Keith had a Champion reciprocating gas-drive air compressor that didn’t last long. “I started with a gas air compressor, but it wore out in 18 months,” said Keith. An upgrade to a rotary screw compressor fixed that problem, and solved a new one: “Inflating a truck tire with a traditional reciprocating compressor takes six-and-a-half minutes to inflate to 120 psi. It takes two-and-a-half minutes with my VMAC air compressor. I save four minutes on every tire.” Those four minutes add up quickly, especially when multiplied by 5,000 tires per year. It’s the equivalent of 333 hours or 13.8 full days every year, which is time that Keith and his sons can now invest into their business and families. The extra time is also beneficial to Keith’s clients, who have come to rely on his fast service. At the end of the day, Keith knows that his business and his clients deserve the best. By choosing the highest quality air compressors, pneumatic tools, and service trucks, Keith has managed to create a loyal following of customers that keep him busy 10 to 12 hours a day. In 2017 alone, Keith Kitchen’s Full Service Tire generated over $1 million in revenue. “I would recommend the VMAC UNDERHOOD to anybody in the tire business who is serious. I know some people don’t bother to invest in a good quality air compressor because of the initial expense, but when you add up what it actually costs you each year, it’s pennies.”
Above: Keith Kitchen with his sons and their service trucks, equipped with VMAC UNDERHOOD70 Air Compressors.
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n the construction industry, work environments can be contaminated by a wide range of chemicals, not just in service and workshops, but also in rental outlets and even offices. Maintaining a healthy, cleaner-smelling environment is important. One method for doing this is with Global Plasma Solutions’ (GPS) patented needlepoint ion technology. GPS says that there are many odours effectively controlled by GPS’ technology, including diesel odours, aircraft exhaust, mould and mildew, among others. It is used in a wide range of applications, from airports to hospitals, and after flood or fire damage. An example is diesel exhaust odours that were being drawn into a building during weekly testing of a generator were effectively controlled with a GPS-IBAR system. Similar results can be obtained in the construction industry.
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GPS’s system uses patented needlepoint ionization which breaks down gases with electron-volt potential numbers below 12 to harmless compounds prevalent in the atmosphere, such as oxygen, nitrogen, water vapour and carbon dioxide. The resultant compounds are a function of the entering contaminants into the plasma field. The system can also improve air filtration of particulates, especially fine particulates which are a health concern, and kill mould, bacteria and viruses. Non-thermal plasma systems have been around for a fairly long time but traditionally used ion tubes made of glass that could break, require periodic cleaning and last one to three years. GPS’ needlepoint ion technology does not require maintenance in most applications nor does it require replacement ion tubes or any other parts.
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TIRED OF TIRE PROBLEMS? Range of new solutions available for a variety of equipment
o much rides on tires that manufacturers are constantly improving them in a variety of technically fascinating ways providing buyers with the best performance and durability for specific machines and applications. Here are some recent updates to tires for construction equipment. Yokohama Tire’s new RL47A radial tire for rigid frame dump trucks runs faster, cooler and longer, according to Bruce Besancon, Yokohama Tire vice president of OTR sales. “It’s engineered to help earthmovers get the job done faster and more efficiently, which will have positive impact on the bottom line.” The new RL47A E-4, now available in size 27.00R49, is designed to handle faster or longer hauls thanks to the precise heat dissipation grooves strategically placed across the tread. Additionally, specially designed thermal reduction architecture on the shoulder block provides extra heat dissipation. It is offered in four different compound options: CP (cut-protected), REG (regular), CP-S (special cut resistance) and HR (heat resistant). Longer service life and excellent cut resistance are insured by the larger, flatter footprint which distributes weight more evenly. For loaders, underground vehicles and dozers, Yokohama Tire’s Y69K L-5S tire now comes in a new size – 35/65-33 – with a CP-S (special cut 18-11-28 resistance)HEG_RMT-VEI_201901.pdf compound and steel1 breaker
construction. “The steel breaker construction adds special rubber-coated layers of steel cord between the casing and tread, making this Y69K an incredibly tough tire that can handle punishing terrains,” said Besancon. The Y69K features extra casing protection thanks to the thicker upper sidewall – with a square shoulder profile – that’s built to prevent damage caused by the rigours of severe service. It also offers longer tread life and greater durability even in the most extreme conditions due to the extra-deep, reinforced tread. Extended service life is provided by the specially formulated CP-S compound which is cut and chip resistant. The Y69K comes in three other sizes: 18.00-25, 26.5-25 and 29.5-29. All feature the CP-S compound. Magna Tyres Group has introduced the new Magna MA02 Scraper tire for both scrapers and graders, engineered and constructed with a unique non-directional E3 rock tread pattern to improve traction and performance. The steel radial construction of the tire ensures more sturdy protective layers, which allows for better load performance and greater operator comfort. Manga says that they have used a new technology in the high-tech casing of the tire which noticeably reduces heat buildup in the tire. It is initially available in three different sizes: 29.5R29, 11:38 33.25R29 and 37.25R35, with a single
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maximum load of up to 23,600 kg. For urban excavation, the new Nokian Armor Gard 2 tire presents better stability and improved lifetime compared to previous generation of Armor Gard tires. It is vertically 25 percent stiffer – this robust carcass design enables optimally stable and smooth excavation work. The new wider tread design lowers the contact pressure and, combined with 12 percent more rubber, provides a longer life. The tires are excellent for long-distance moves on the highway. Insert windows maximize tire cooling and carcass durability and the tread depth indicator makes the tire condition easy to monitor.
Digital tire monitoring
To get the most out of tires, it is important to monitor them. Continental offers a digital tire monitoring platform, ContiConnect, to do this and have just released the first update to their web portal which now has more functions and improved appearance. The new features link the ContiConnect services directly with fleet operations. New features, which are available to all ContiConnect users, include the ability to set individual notification rules regarding tire temperature and pressure with custom thresholds. This allows fleet managers and maintenance managers to select their own alert notification levels. In the original release of the platform, the Very Low Pressure alert level, which triggers text and email alerts, was set for all users at 25 percent under-inflated. Now, fleets can customize this level to receive text and email alerts when a tire reaches just 10 percent under-inflated, for example. Another new feature is the air filling assistant, which supports precise
Top: Nokian Armor Gard 2 tires for urban excavation. Above: ESCO handheld inflators. tire inflation regardless of the tire’s temperature. The user is able to toggle between viewing the actual tire pressure and temperature, or viewing a compensated pressure at 68 degrees F to see the cold inflation level. Proper air pressure, measured at cold inflation level, guarantees the highest possible fuel efficiency to save fuel costs, reduces tire wear for long tire life, and helps to prevent tire blowouts for optimal safety.
Tire maintenance accessories
Accessories are needed to maintain tires and ESCO has released an entire line of tire inflators, hose reels, and air hoses to add to their already extensive line of professional tire tools and equipment. In the inflation category, the range includes wall-mounted inflators, dial and digital handheld inflators, as well as a newly designed automatic handheld inflator. The Automatic Handheld Tire Inflator (model 10963) is a rechargeable handheld tire inflation solution that allows for complete inflation of up to four tires at the push of a button. Its rugged design and ease of use makes it ideal for in the shop or on a service truck for any tire inflating situation.
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North American rental revenue is forecast to surpass $71 billion in 2022
anadian rental revenue is forecast to grow to $6.3 billion by 2022. The American Rental Association (ARA) fiveyear forecast updated in late October now forecasts equipment and event rental revenues in North America to exceed $71.7 billion in 2022, including $65.4 billion in the United States and $6.3 billion in Canada. The latest quarterly forecast again projects greater revenue gains than the previous forecast released in late May for each year from 2018 through 2022. “We continue to see strong growth in rental revenues through 2018 and into 2019 due to the strong performance of the U.S. economy,” says John McClelland, Ph.D., ARA vice president for government affairs and chief economist. “Our forecast for 2019 does indicate slower growth than we have experienced in 2018 because the U.S. economy is projected to grow at a slower rate than in 2018. However, in both cases, rental revenues are expected to grow at higher rates than the economy,” McClelland says. In Canada, rental revenue is forecast to grow 4.3 percent in 2018 to total $5.4 billion, then continue to expand with revenue increases of 4.8 percent in 2019,
4.7 percent in 2020, 3.8 percent in 2021 and 2.6 percent in 2022 to total $6.3 billion. In the U.S., equipment rental revenue is expected to finish 2018 at $53.04 billion, up 7.6 percent over 2017. Revenue is forecast to grow another 5.5 percent in 2019, 5.9 percent in 2020, 5.1 percent in 2021 and 4.7 percent in 2022. While the construction/industrial segment remains the largest, its growth rates of 5.6 percent in 2019, 5.3 percent in 2020, 4.4 percent in 2021 and 4 percent in 2022 to $44.85 billion pace below the percentage of revenue increases for general tool – 6.2 percent in 2019, 7.7 percent in 2020, 7 percent in 2021 and 6.7 percent in 2022 to reach $16.34 billion – and for party and event, which is expected to show revenue increases of 6.7 percent in 2019, 5.8 percent in 2020, 5.5 percent in 2021 and 5.2 percent in 2022 to total $4.27 billion. Scott Hazelton, managing director, IHS Markit, the forecasting firm that compiles data and analysis for ARA Rentalytics as part of a partnership with ARA, says the biggest surprise of the updated forecast has been the resiliency of the U.S. economy. “After several years of temperate growth, it weathered an energy price hike and then an energy
price collapse without significant ill effect. While one has to constantly be aware of the warning signs of a downturn, nothing appears imminent,” Hazelton says. U.S. investment in rental equipment also is expected to be steady over the forecast period, increasing 2.6 percent in 2019 to $14.3 billion, adding another 4.5 percent in 2020 and then slowing to growth rates of 1.7 percent in 2021 and 1.3 percent in 2022, reaching $15.4 billion. “Our biggest concerns going forward are the continuing negative effects of tariffs on the rental industry, both from the increasing costs of equipment for all rental segments and construction equipment, as well as the overall fiscal drag that is caused by tariffs,” McClelland says.
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< LINK-BELT The 145X4 minimum-swing radius excavator is the perfect size for urban construction or working safely near moving traffic. It delivers up to 3 percent faster cycle times compared to its predecessor, with an increase of 1 percent lifting capacity and up to 6 percent better fuel economy than previous models. It has an electronically controlled 102-hp Isuzu Tier 4 Final engine. The ROPS/FOPS-certified cab features a high-back suspended seat with arm rests that move proportionally with the console, a 7-inch LCD colour monitor, standard rear-view camera, new joysticks, a standard pattern control changer and RemoteCARE telematics system.
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Skyjack is bringing a set of newly redesigned ANSI-compliant DC scissor lifts to the Rental Show, where visitors can see the design improvements made in conjunction with ANSI updates. Skyjack is also unveiling their largest rough-terrain scissor lift yet – the SJ9263 RT. Skyjack’s first scissor lift to reach a 63foot platform height, the SJ9263 RT will share common design features with other revamped models. The company will also show updates on their ELEVATE telematics solution and the SJ519 TH compact telehandler.
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Volvo Construction Equipment is introducing an entirely new machine to the Volvo compact excavator lineup. The new ECR18E is an ultra-short-swing-radius compact excavator that features a rear overhang of only 0.5 inches when the tracks are fully extended. Designed for low-cost ownership, the ECR18E is particularly suited to the rental business. Also on display in the Volvo booth will be a range of the most recent compact excavators, soil and asphalt compactors, compact wheel loaders and compact track loaders.
Manitou is featuring the MI 25G industrial forklift, a gas powered model that can lift up to 5,000 pounds and reach 21 feet 4 inches. It has a 61-hp engine, powershift transmission and triplex mast. The Man’Go 33 MEWP, also on display, has a single lift cylinder and the engine is located inside the chassis for enhanced performance and lower overall weight. The Man’Go 33 is just 9,150 pounds and 5 feet 10 inches wide. The platform holds up to 500 pounds, reaches a maximum height of 32 feet 6 inches and horizontal outreach of 21 feet 11 inches.
JLG will showcase its low-level access products, boom lifts, telehandlers and scissor lifts. The popular and eco-friendly EcoLift, along with the 340AJ boom lift, will be available at the show. Both the R and ES Series scissor lifts will be on hand, in addition to the rugged 430LRT scissor, which features enhanced stability on uneven surfaces and increased lift capacities. Also featured will be the ClearSky telematics solution and a JLG virtual reality training display.
The Transformer DL Screener attachment is designed for compact base machines such as mini excavators, skid steers and backhoes. Ideal for screening, mixing, aerating and loading topsoil, peat and compost. Screen sizes can change from 5/8 inch to 1 inches to 2 inches, just by changing out the screen and hammers. It does not require a case drain line for operation, allowing the contractor to simply attach the bucket and start screening.
Snorkel will be celebrating its 60th anniversary at the Rental Show. The company will launch the production-version Snorkel 460SJ mid-size telescopic boom lift, and visitors at the show will also see a wide variety of Snorkel mini scissor lifts, electric slab scissor lifts, rough-terrain scissor lifts, and electric and articulating boom lifts. Snorkel will round out its booth by displaying an E-Z Loader custom delivery truck bed.
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The TB235-2 3.5-ton compact excavator has an operating weight of 7,474 pounds, a dig depth of 10 feet 7.7 inches, maximum reach of 17 feet 3 inches and breakout force of 9,127 pounds. Its 24.4-hp engine requires no additional exhaust aftertreatment. The operator’s station is spacious and features an automotive styled interior with a multi-information display to keep the operator informed of machine health and condition.
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> PERKINS The Perkins Syncro 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder, Tier 4 Final engine comes in two options: the turbocharged and aftercooled model has been boosted to 50 kW (67 hp) with a maximum torque of 208 Nm at 1,800 rpm. The turbocharged-only model offers up to 36 kW (48 hp). It has a high-pressure fuel system for a clean combustion burn. The engine doesn’t require a DPF or the addition of DEF. Instead the Perkins Syncro 2.2-litre engine uses a simple, rear-mounted diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) aftertreatment, which requires no machine regeneration or operator intervention – end users of skid-steer loaders, aerial work platforms, boom lifts, wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators, rollers and more can simply turn the machine on and get the job done.
Wacker Neuson’s 1.2-ton tandem vibratory roller line has been updated to include improved visibility, curb clearance and easier service access. The RD12 vibratory roller series is available with a gasoline or diesel engine option. Both units provide the same drum size, 34.5 inches, and front drum dynamic centrifugal force of 3,400 pounds that has become the industry standard for rollers in this class. The RD12A is powered by a 20.8-hp Honda gasoline engine and the RD12K comes with a 21.6-hp Kubota diesel engine.
> GENIE The new Genie Lift Tools Material Carrier attachment offers Genie GS-2669, GS3369 and GS-4069 DC and RT rough-terrain scissor lift operators a solution to efficiently carry materials to jobsites. It is ideal for applications that require lifting materials to height, such as tilt-up construction, postframe building construction, fire suppression installation, HVAC installation, rooftop contracting and facility maintenance. The large carriage and high capacity is suitable for a range of material types, including lumber, pipe, HVAC materials, siding and plate material.
The TV370 CTL is a 74-hp machine that combines a maintenance-free Tier 4 Final solution with the strength and reach of a large-frame CTL. It offers a 3,700-pound ROC and vertical-lift design. Additional highlights include an 8,776-pound bucket breakout force, and a 10-foot 11-inch hinge pin height. At 6 feet 4 inches wide over the tracks, and on standard 17.7-inch-wide tracks, the TV370 provides excellent stability and the lowest standard ground pressure in class for operating on varied terrain and sensitive ground.
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The all-new Toro Dingo TXL 2000 compact utility loader features telescoping arms to allow it to reach over obstacles, dig below grade, and generally extend the operator’s working range. This equipment solution consolidates the benefits of several machines into one to perform a variety of tasks on the jobsite. Fully extended, the boom has a hinge pin height of just over 10 feet (3.12 m). It has an ROC of up to 2,000 pounds (907 kg), rivalling the strength of many skid-steer and compact track loaders.
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The Z482-E4BG engine for LED light towers is Tier 4 certified and Stage V ready. Kubota says that it is the only engine in its size class to perform at 1,800 rpm, delivering 3.8 kW of continuous output and 4.2 kW of standby output providing consistent performance with low maintenance – even with the lighter power draw of LED lighting. This water-cooled engine provides frequency regulation within one percent throughout its entire power range with no droop.
Generac Mobile’s new diffuse LEDs provide even lighting for a variety of applications. In addition to providing soft, 360-degree lighting, diffuse LEDs have all of the benefits of LED technology, including on/ off, fuel efficiency and no bulb changes. Generac LEDs are designed to last, with an average life expectancy of 10 years, and the innovative and durable design of the tower stands up to the rigours of the rental yard and jobsite. Diffuse LEDs are available on Generac Mobile’s MLT6 and MLT4060 LED Light Towers.
> OKADA The Model TOP 60B hydraulic breaker is ideal for use on 12,000 to 20,000 pound mini-excavators, skid steers and track loaders. It requires 17 to 23 gpm at 1,740 to 2,320 psi and it breaks at a rate of 730 to 970 blows per minute. Applications include demolition of concrete structures, building foundations and pavement, including breaking trench rock.
Sullair has expanded its 185 family of Tier 4 Final portable compressors, with new machines powered by Perkins and Caterpillar engines. The compressors offer improved fuel efficiency with a 27-gallon fuel tank for up to 10 hours of use and cold weather features as standard. In addition, on the CAT unit, the engine does not include a DPF – meaning no regeneration is needed. Sullair will also feature its 375 family of portable compressors with units from 375 to 425 cfm at 150 to 200 psi.
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< UP EQUIP The Easy Lift 101-48AJ compact tracked lift has a 101-foot working height on tracks and offers extra-long 48-foot horizontal reach with 265 pounds in the basket. Overall width of the machine is 35 inches and it weighs 9,600 pounds. It features an extendable hydraulic track carriage, wireless remote, and 140 degrees jib amplitude. Total capacity is 507 pounds, it’s self-levelling, and offers 14 inches of ground clearance. It is 79 inches long when folded.
> HUSQVARNA Based on Husqvarna’s established battery motor platform, the K535i is a lightweight 36 V, 9-inch (229-mm) power cutter which provides reliable quick starts and delivers a cutting option when gas or electric aren’t available. The machine is easy to maneuver and control due to the blade’s placement closer to the centre of the machine, and the user can cut without worrying about emissions.
The new RS4-14 compact telehandler is just under 60 inches wide and 75 inches tall. Although compact, it packs a powerful punch with a maximum lift capacity of 4,400 pounds, lift height of 14 feet 3 inches and outreach of 8 feet 8 inches. Also featured is the Gehl RT105 track loader. Gehl says this model is the most compact on the market with an ROC over 1,000 pounds. It can work on the tightest jobsites with an overall width of 50.8 inches and height of 71.5 inches. It comes with Gehl’s maintenance-free IdealTrax automatic track tensioning system.
> VERMEER The Vermeer S925TX mini skid steer has a tip capacity of 2,643 pounds (1,198.8 kg), an ROC 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 S925TX makes easy work of lifting and dumping heavy loads. It also features a dual auxiliary system which allows the operator to switch between high flow for ground-engaging attachments and low flow for maximum control.
< DITCH WITCH The HX30 vacuum excavator is for mid-sized potholing, soft-excavation or cleanup projects. The company says that its cyclonic three-stage filtration system offers industry-leading filtration and maximum protection of key components. With advanced sound-reducing technology, the HX30 creates minimal noise disturbance. The low-profile design allows for easy navigation on any jobsite, without compromising ground clearance. Tank options include a choice of a 500- or 800-gallon debris tank to meet the requirements of any sized cleanup. The model is available in a light or heavy version.
With a total of 18 tandem (twin smooth drum) and nine combi (smooth drum front and pneumatic tires rear) models in the HD CompactLine rollers, Hamm says that they feature the widest product diversity in the compact segment. The drum widths of these articulated rollers range from 31.5 to 54.3 inches (0.80 to 1.38 m). Among their most important features are perfect visibility thanks to a wasp-waist front section, low vehicle height and good transport and handling characteristics. Modern Kubota engines ensure a quiet, yet powerful drive.
The new RT-25 Posi-Track loader is the industry’s smallest sit-in CTL, according to ASV. The 3,755-pound RT-25 measures just 48 inches wide for high performance in tight spaces. It includes a 25-hp Perkins diesel engine and 5.1 mph top speed. The machine has an ROC of 665 pounds, a tipping load of 1,900 pounds and an 8.4-foot lift height. It features 10 inches of ground clearance and a 55-degree departure angle.
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The 45-J Diesel Boom is a full-featured 45foot straight boom with a 6-foot jib. This machine is unique due to its weight of 13,650 pounds, which the company says is the lightest weight in its class for trucking and floor loading. MEC will also feature its 69 Series RT Scissors featuring an oscillating front axle, 40 percent gradeability, and integrated sheet material rack. The 69 Series consists of four models (diesel and electric models at both 33- and 40-foot platform heights). 48
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The 512-56 Loadall telescopic handler is the world’s first 12,000-pound telehandler that requires no DPF, no DEF and no other engine aftertreatment. It is available with the hightorque 74-hp JCB EcoMAX engine, with enhancements to achieve 14 percent more available power and an 11 percent increase in power-toweight ratio. This Loadall features JCB’s unique U-pressed steel boom with fewer stress points and 500-hour extended service intervals and simplified maintenance procedures.
< AMERICAN PNEUMATIC TOOLS APT’s LT V5+ self-powered light tower is easy to transport, robust and durable. Four high-luminosity LED floodlights provide 53,819 square feet of coverage. It withstands harsh conditions and wind speeds up to 51 mph. The galvanized vertical mast has five sections, extends to a maximum of 25 feet, and rotates 360 degrees. A 28-gallon fuel tank provides up to 150 hours of runtime.
> CHICAGO PNEUMATIC POWER TECHNIQUE The Red Rock CPS 110 portable air compressor is tough, but lightweight, making it ideal for construction site use. Not only does the Red Rock have the ability to power two breakers with ease, but it also can work in the harshest conditions. The compressor’s canopy is made from extra-tough polyethylene. This protects the working parts and ensures the CPS 110 performs to its maximum capabilities. The CPS 110 offers a normal effective working pressure of 100 psi at 110 cfm.
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The 314G skid steer is designed as a rental-friendly choice in Deere’s broad lineup of earthmoving equipment. Rental industry professionals helped design the new G-series, with four models under 6,500 pounds so they’re easy to transport, easy to operate, easy to service and easy to keep on rent. The 49-hp 1,750-pound ROC 314G is full of simple, reliable customer-requested features. Its vertical lift boom design provides great lift height, stability and versatility for rental operations. The G-series boasts a new cab design, decreased noise levels, and proven Tier 4 Final engines.
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Nortrax Canada becomes the Wirtgen Group dealer for Ontario DISTRIBUTOR Effective January 1, 2019, Nortrax Canada Inc. is the distributor of Wirtgen Group products for Ontario. Nortrax has been serving the Ontario market for more than 40 years performing as one of John Deere’s top construction dealers. John Deere recently acquired the Wirtgen Group. In the immediate future, Nortrax will deploy a focused team dedicated exclusively to the sales and support of the Wirtgen Group products. This group of Wirtgen Group specialists includes industry and product experts as well as technicians and parts personnel who understand the business and the sense of urgency required to support the road and mineral technology markets. Michael Rugeroni, Nortrax Canada Inc. vice president, said, “Everyone at Nortrax is absolutely delighted to represent and be able to offer Wirtgen products to our customers. Wirtgen’s superb reputation of market-leading products and their legacy of technology and innovation has helped many customers succeed in the road construction industry. We at Nortrax take pride in this opportunity and will make sure this success continues with our dedicated support teams.”
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Catrentalstore.com and Catused.com to get new user-friendly features in 2019 ONLINE UPDATE Caterpillar Global Rental and Used Equipment Services and a large number of U.S. Cat dealers are launching new features for Catrentalstore. com and Catused.com that will significantly enhance the ability of customers to manage rental and used equipment activity and information.
New for Catrentalstore.com is the portal feature for My Account online services, which will be available to customers via a web app accessed through the web browser and native app on the mobile device. The new capability is designed to significantly improve customer efficiency by allowing quicker access to account information, expanding what a customer can do online, and by improving customer ease of use. The new Catrentalstore.com web and mobile experience is to be launched March 2019 in the United States first.
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A complete refresh of the Caterpillar used equipment website CatUsed.com further expands customers’ direct access to Cat equipment from the Cat dealer network. New features for CatUsed.com include enhanced mobile design, allowing customers to access the site from any device; custom alerts that inform customers immediately when equipment meeting their needs becomes available on the site; and more information about the services offered by dealers and the assurances given with Cat Certified Used equipment. The new CatUsed.com site will be available globally January 2019 in 12 languages.
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McCloskey shows crushing and screening solutions at Open Day in Ireland DEMONSTRATIONS McCloskey held its first multi-spread demonstration event, at King Bros. Quarry in Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, on November 1, 2018, highlighting the power of the equipment working together. The demonstrations were an integral part of events tailored to familiarize both new and established dealers with the versatility and productivity of McCloskey’s latest products For the demonstrations, the equipment was arranged in productive combinations of crushing, screening, and stacking, with one dedicated to showcase the newest compact crushers on the market. Material varied over the three spreads, showing the end product delivered in two key applications including demolition material and crushing blasted rock. Over 27 McCloskey Dealerships attended the event representing 21 countries where McCloskey equipment is sold.
Bomag to offer paving training programs in 2019
IN BRIEF GOMACO appoints Aggregate Equipment as new distributor for the Atlantic provinces
TRAINING Bomag offers two new courses that focus on equipment operator training at their South Carolina FAYAT Academy training centre. These new Bomag schools for paving and roller training provide attendees with first-hand knowledge on how to optimally operate, maintain and care for the machine. Each course is taught by Bomag specialists. The sessions are set up to address individual questions as well as theoretical and practical content. Paving training for operators and supervisors is designed to help paver operators improve mat smoothness and quality. Asphalt compaction and hands-on roller training dives into the basics of asphalt compaction and teaches through hands-on roller operation. More details about the new Bomag asphalt paving and roller training sessions – including costs, topics covered and travel – can be obtained by contacting Bomag Americas at email@example.com.
Aggregate Equipment is the new authorized GOMACO distributor for the Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, P.E.I., and Newfoundland and Labrador. They will provide sales and service for GOMACO’s full line of concrete construction products. Aggregate Equipment is located in Truro Heights, Nova Scotia. The company also has a warehouse facility in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Allmand Bros. Inc. to expand jobsite products facility Allmand Bros. Inc. plans to expand its current facility in Holdrege, Nebraska, to increase production capacity and speed to market with new innovations. The expansion includes five new assembly lines, a prototyping lab, a new paint system, robotic weld cells and enhanced technologies infrastructure. It is expected to be complete at the end of 2019.
Bandit Industries completes ESOP sale to employees Bandit Industries finalized its transition to a 100 percent ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) company on November 1. Former owners Mike Morey Sr., Dianne Morey and Jerry Morey announced their intention to sell the company in an ESOP over the summer of 2018.
Doosan opens 100,000-square-foot parts distribution centre The new parts distribution centre serves dealers and Doosan customers in the United States and Canada. The company says that the new centre allows it to provide both dealers and customers with better service options, deeper inventory and faster parts delivery. The parts distribution centre is located adjacent to the Doosan Infracore North America headquarters in Suwanee, Georgia, situated approximately 30 miles northeast of Atlanta. It is managed by DHL Supply Chain.
Serious Labs provides VR simulation for United Rentals training centres Serious Labs Inc. has extended its partnership with United Rentals, Inc. Virtual reality (VR) simulation developed by Serious Labs is being deployed by United Rentals as part of its blended learning model for mobile elevated work platform operator certification courses. This model – new to the equipment rental industry – debuted on November 28 when United Rentals opened its first United Academy training centre with VR simulation in Alberta.
Finning to acquire 4Refuel mobile on-site refuelling services Finning International Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of 4Refuel Canada and 4Refuel US. Greater than 95 percent of 4Refuel’s profitability is generated in Canada. 4Refuel pioneered mobile on-site refuelling and employs about 600 people serving more than 3,400 customers across Canada.
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Dependability matters That’s how we make the big difference, the Metso Way.
In this industry, dependability matters. Which is why, at Metso, we focus on what matters. We’ve taken our crushing and screening experience—all 150 years of it—and created a class of dependable track-mounted and stationary machines for aggregate producers. Our equipment is proven to produce uptime, year in and year out. That same equipment is engineered with quarry-grade parts because, for a machine to be dependable, it needs to be durable. That’s why, when quarry operators can’t afford to make the wrong decision, they choose a brand that’s known for dependability. They choose Metso. Find out more at www.metso.com.
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Zero Turn for Mobility, A Fun New Spin for Pavers
firstname.lastname@example.org ❘ www.gomaco.com Long, straight runs are nice. But many of you have curb and gutter projects with short runs, radii and corners in parking lots or tight locations. GOMACO’s Xtreme curb and gutter machines have zero-turn capabilities for maneuverability. You’ll be able to place more curb than ever before and move your machine in ways you have never moved before. You’ll be able to pour a tight radius that you could only dream of before. GOMACO’s proprietary G+ controls makes your concrete paver smoother and easier to operate. So, if you want a Zero-Turn GOMACO Paver for your next paving season, you better call now. Our worldwide distributor network and our corporate team always stand ready to serve and assist you. CONCRETE STREETS AND HIGHWAYS ❘ AIRPORT RUNWAYS ❘ CURB AND GUTTER ❘ SIDEWALKS RECREATIONAL TRAILS ❘ SAFETY BARRIER ❘ BRIDGE PARAPET ❘ BRIDGE DECKS ❘ IRRIGATION CANALS GOMACO CORPORATION IN IDA GROVE, IOWA, USA ❘ 712-364-3347
In-Depth Report: Vocational Trucks From machine control to augmented reality Fully electric future for quarries MEWPs vs. scaffolding
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In-Depth Report: Vocational Trucks From machine control to augmented reality Fully electric future for quarries MEWPs vs. scaffolding