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in-depth report 14

Compact track loaders

the Rental Show


Latest introductions 41


the birth of Canada’s newest marble quarry 22 Diesel power driving innovation forward 30

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JOBSITE TOUGH The Snorkel™ S3219E is far from ordinary. This 19ft electric slab scissor lift was designed to take everything a jobsite can throw at it - and more. Its super-heavy-duty steel construction and over-engineered components, maximize up time and minimize ownership costs. Plus, everything is easy to get to, which really cuts down on maintenance time. After all, the most valuable scissor lift on your jobsite is the one that’s actually working. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT AHERN CANADA AT 780.467.0600

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This vertical lift workhorse has exceptional forward-reach, best-in-class hinge pin height of 10'11.6" and best-in-class bucket dump angle of 53.5º — nearly 10º more than most of the other guys — so you can get the load up, over the bed and out of the bucket more effectively. Coupled with a 3,700-lb ROC* and an outstanding bucket and loader arm breakout, you’ve got the power you need for digging, prying, and earthmoving, too. See how this machine measures up at CaseCE.com/TV370

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A NEW WAY OF THINKING. THE INTERNATIONAL® A26 ENGINE. NOW AVAILABLE IN OUR HX™ & HV ™ SERIES TRUCKS. When we set out to create an engine that would lead the industry in uptime, we launched Project Alpha. Led by a new team of engineers, it fundamentally changed how we build engines. We set our sights on a more simplified, modern design built from proven components. Then, we tested it beyond ordinary limits. In the end, the International A26 engine was born – lightweight, strong, and designed to handle highly corrosive applications – and is backed by the industry’s best-in-class standard warranty. It’s the winning combination that’s ready to set a new standard in uptime.


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Contents March 2018 | Volume 33, Number 3




25 Finding a new use for old railroad aggregate

38 Taking the lag out of lagoon construction

14 IN-DEPTH REPORT: Compact track loaders

27 Keestrack hybrid H6e cone crusher

41 The Rental Show 2018

CTLs are fast and agile, large ones can compete with small wheel loaders and dozers, and the wide range of attachments make them highly verstaile.

22 Canada’s newest marble quarry Volvo equipment, dealer and financing play a key role at remote quarry on west coast of Canada that rivals world-famous quarries in Carrara, Italy.

Sections 10 Spotlight 14 In-Depth Report 22 Aggregates & Quarries 30 Diesel Engines

30 Diesel power driving innovation forward

Engine manufacturers are finding innovative ways to improve and expand their offerings.

34 Mack vocational trucks get new interior and transmission update

34 Trucks 38 Earthmoving & Excavation 41 Compact, Light & Rental 48 Underground Construction 50 Equipment Maintenance

ARA’s annual event brought many new and interesting products to New Orleans.

48 HDD provides homes with fibre for the future Cover photo: The JCB 150T compact track loader is the lightest model in the JCB range of CTLs.

departments 8 Editor’s Letter 53 Industry News 54 Advertiser Index March 2018

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NAFTA and the construction equipment industry


or equipment buyers in Canada, the current North American Free Trade Agreement talks could have a serious impact on your business or government operations, including the equipment you buy in the future. A lot rides on the issue and unfortunately it seems to have become a tweeting war that distracts from the serious nature of the negotiations. Someone who is keenly aware of the importance of NAFTA is Rich Goldsbury, president of Doosan Bobcat in North America and Oceania, and chair of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). You may best recognize AEM by the trade shows they run: among them are CONEXPO-CON/AGG, ICUEE and World of Asphalt/AGG1. As their name indicates, they represent equipment manufacturers and have over 900 member companies. NAFTA is important to these manufacturers and scrapping it could hurt them and their customers in Canada and Mexico. Mr. Goldsbury made this very clear in an op/ed piece he wrote for the U.S. News & World Report, titled Don’t Walk Away From NAFTA: Manufacturers’ ability to sell to Canada and Mexico is too important. The equipment manufacturing industry is huge. In the U.S., it supports 1.3 million jobs and contributed $159 billion to their economy last year, he said, and “Our industry also supported an additional 149,000 jobs in Canada, and contributed $15 billion to the Canadian economy.” Canada and Mexico are the largest export markets for U.S. manufactured goods, and that applies also to construction and farm equipment. This amounted to $9.1 billion in construction equipment exports to Canada in 2015 and $2.1 billion in farm equipment in 2016. Respective numbers for Mexico were $1 billion and $1.2 billion. The NAFTA agreement helped facilitate these sales by eliminating most tariffs and barriers to market access, Goldsbury stated. At the end of this year, it will have been a quarter century since NAFTA came into effect on January 1, 1994. Much has changed during that time. We have advanced from a very basic internet to a highly complex, sophisticated internet which we are dependent on for commerce, business management, information, health care, machine monitoring, finance, social media and much more. In that time, we have also seen the advent of smartphones, WiFi, GPS and other innovations, many of which are used in construction equipment. Updating NAFTA to this modern era is important. “There are plenty of terrific opportunities to improve upon NAFTA to the benefit of manufacturers in the United States, as well as Canada and Mexico,” said Goldsbury. “But exiting the agreement altogether would risk U.S. equipment manufacturers’ ability to sell to some of their most important customers.” Of course, there are many aspects to NAFTA. It is a complex agreement. There are contentious issues in it, such as agriculture, environmental protection, labour practices, energy and telecom. Fortunately, there are serious, knowledgeable professionals on all sides involved in the negotiations. I hope wisdom prevails over tweets.

Lawrence Buser Editorial Director


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

H-Series 2.0 wheel loaders The 2.0 Update delivers the latest innovation for Volvo H-Series wheel loaders, including nextgeneration OptiShift, new load-sensing hydraulics and new transmission. The 2.0 Update results in faster cycle times as well as up to 10 percent greater productivity and 20 percent greater fuel efficiency. It is now available on the L150H, L180H and L220H along with the recently launched L260H. Additional models will soon follow. OptiShift technology allows operators to customize the lock-up engagement of their machines. It also integrates the Volvo-patented Reverse-By-Braking (RBB) function and the new torque converter with lock-up, creating a direct drive between the engine and transmission. The new transmission works in harmony with the engine and axles to improve stability and efficiency. The new converter delivers increased torque output, resulting in better performance at low speeds. For faster acceleration and smooth operation, the steps between the gears have been reduced. The second generation load-sensing hydraulics improve the responsiveness of attachments and the lifting and lowering speed of the boom. The loaders can be customized with a choice of three hydraulic modes.



Navigator HDD

tandem roller for small jobs

Vermeer has expanded its line of utility installation equipment with the launch of the D8x12 Navigator horizontal directional drill (HDD). This new compact drill is sized for working in tight spaces, features straightforward controls and delivers quiet operation. “From fibre-to-the-home projects to residential utility upgrades, there is a growing demand for compact horizontal directional drills that can easily access residential backyards, are lightweight to help reduce turf damage and quiet to minimize neighbour disturbances,” explained Tod Michael, product manager of trenchless products at Vermeer. “It’s an affordable service-oriented machine that is over 29 percent more powerful than similarly sized drills on the market today.” The D8x12 provides 1,000 ft.-lb. (1,355.8 Nm) of spindle torque and 7,850 pounds (34.9 kN) of thrust/pullback. Basic hydraulic pilot joystick controls, with only essential electrical components, simplifies operation and routine maintenance. Noise level is low – 85 dBA at the operator’s ear and 104 dBA guaranteed sound power.

Dynapac’s CC950 roller is designed primarily for small-scale compaction work such as sidewalks, bicycle paths, small roads and parking areas that are difficult to reach with a larger roller. This small tandem roller comes with an operating mass of approximately 1.6 tons and a drum width of 38 inches. It is equipped with a water-cooled, three cylinder Kubota diesel engine that produces 20.3 hp (14.9 kW). Together with the large drum diameter and drive motors connected in series, it contributes to excellent accessibility and hill-climbing capacity. The CC950 has 4,200 vpm (70 Hz) vibrations on the front drum only and a static rear drum. The rear drum is equipped with shock absorbers to minimize vibrations in the operator’s platform. Long service intervals minimize maintenance costs, and both the steering hitch and steering cylinder are maintenance free. The few remaining service points are easily accessible. The water tank holds 50 gallons (190 litres) allowing long periods of work between refills. A foldable ROPS is a standard option, which keeps the transport height to a minimum, and high clearance adjacent to the edge of the drums, both on left and right side, facilitates compaction close to high curbs.



650+ TPH portable Feeder

Telescopic Boom Crawler Crane

McCloskey now has a high capacity, powerful and reliable universal feeder in its lineup. Designed for virtually any application, the UF1200 can significantly improve production levels. It comes with a standard tipping grid and offers a number of options including vibrating grid, aggregate hopper, mulch hopper or shredder. The stockpile height at 24 degrees reaches 4.0 metres (13 feet 3 inches) making the feeder an efficient partner for stackers. Features include: 1200-mm-wide (48-inch) feed conveyor; 10.01-cubicmetre (13.09-cubic-yard) high-capacity hopper; choice of remote control tipping grid or live head; tracked or wheeled for mobility on-site and from site to site; 48-inch integrated stockpiling conveyor; fast setup time; and ground level access for ease of maintenance and service.

The new Maeda CC1485 telescopic crawler crane replaces the LC785 and is part of the Maeda Mini Crane line of innovative versatile tools for lifting in unconventional and difficult situations. The CC1485 features a 6.6-ton (6.0-mt) maximum lift capacity, 98-inch (2.49-m) width, heavy-duty steel undercarriage, hydrostatic transmission, a no-outrigger design with a 72.2-foot (22.0-metre) maximum hook height, and near-zero tail swing. It is available with a fly jib with multiple offset angles, black rubber or nonmarking bolt-on track pads, single-part line ball and hook and railroad rail drive attachment.


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We used to spend time welding booms and sticks, but with Volvo, we get to spend our time differently — up and running.

That’s our Ex Factor. – Michael Knight, vice president, Good Hope Contracting Co., Inc.

There are multiple reasons Michael Knight says the last three years of excavator purchases have gone to Volvo — fuel efficiency and operator comfort among them. But it’s the minimal maintenance they appreciate most, keeping their excavators, and production, up. On top of that, it’s peace of mind. “These excavators take a beating — knowing we’re backed by a Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty is a nice add.” Find tips to get the most from your excavator at volvoce.com/ExFactor.

Push Boundaries.

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LR330 luffing jib crane with transformative heavy lifting technology Raimondi Cranes has created a transformative approach to heavy lifting technology, the LR330 luffing jib crane. “As the flagship crane of the new luffing range, we have incorporated a breakthrough equilateral triangular jib design to enhance several different aspects of the machine,” said Domenico Ciano, technical director, Raimondi Cranes. “Structurally optimized, this innovative layout allows for improved packaging and transportation, simplifies the construction phase, and reduces wind impact on the jib, thereby decreasing the out of service radius.” The LR330’s ease of use will be most apparent to crane operators who can now control and tailor the machine’s work to their preferences, reducing jobsite stressors. Together with the new Raimondi safety control system, there is a significant advancement in performance and control of the LR330’s three movements. The safety control system’s sensors monitor all of the crane’s movements and the load, alerting the operator with alarms and direct intervention as site hazards approach. The Raimondi LR330 is the newest luffing jib crane in the range with a maximum jib length of 60 metres and a maximum capacity of 18,000 kg, with two falls and four falls configurations. At the maximum radius, it can lift 3,300 kg in Ultra-lift mode. The LR330 features six different jib length configurations, from 30 to 60 metres. It may be equipped with three different hoisting winches: standard installed power of 80 kW or the two falls configuration with the more powerful 110 kW, while the four falls configuration has an installed power of 80 kW. The rope capacities are respectively: 650 metres, 1,000 metres, and 980 metres, and all winches may be equipped with a secondary emergency brake.


2012CS direct-mount dump-style scraper Putzmeister

63Z-Meter Truck-Mounted Concrete Boom Pump A direct-mount, dump-style scraper, the 2012CS meets the needs of construction and mining markets and is designed around Ashland’s toughest model to date, the 2014CS. The 2012CS has a 12-foot cut width and hauls 20 cubic yards. It is constructed of high-strength and abrasion-resistant steel processed from premium iron ore, combined with skeletal frame design, friction welded cylinder rods and easy-tomaintain wear parts, Ashland’s horizontal pin hitch system keeps the scraper mounted closer to the tractor’s rear axle for optimum weight distribution. The drawbar’s vertical pin is mounted 22 inches behind the horizontal drawbar pin, ensuring a tighter turning radius. The 2012CS has a spacious opening for material to be quickly and easily dumped and the sides of the apron feature a close tolerance to the bowl wiper walls. The gate pivot assembly features 360-degree welded bosses, which supports larger pins that are greasable from the outside, providing strength and support. The 2012CS has a dual-plated floor assembly, which consists of two heavy plates that support both the top and bottom edges of the moldboard, ensuring the floor will remain straight and strong when contacting objects such as stumps or rocks. Critical points have been upgraded to abrasion-resistant steel with over 170,0000-pound yield strength – nearly 2.5 times stronger than competitors, Ashland states. Blade bolting pattern is JD for any configuration.

The 63Z-Meter has been remodelled to lower weight, primarily through a return to a threesection front outrigger leg design. Mack Trucks worked with Putzmeister to develop a sevenaxle chassis and relocate the emissions package in order to accommodate the outrigger setup. Further weight reductions were achieved with the implementation of third-generation Putzmeister free-flow hydraulics. The unit also offers improved performance with a more robust, lightweight boom design. Pouring is optimized with five-inch (125-mm) pipe that runs the entire length of the five-section Z-Fold boom. The Ergonic 2.0 Control System is standard.


R1000S impact crusher The R100S features a new multifunctional colour display and has an auto start and stop function. The stepless variable fully hydraulic gap adjustment has an integrated measuring system and there is automatic load-dependent stepless regulation of the conveying speed, and has a new fixed hammer. The hydraulic vertically adjustable magnetic separator, the hydraulically lowerable screenbox and the swiveling catwalk make the maintenance of the machine easier. The versatile setting options and the two-deck pre-screening with a screen mesh provide excellent grain quality. The up-and-over lift system of the side and back doors ensure even greater free moving space and save additional space. The inlet width of barely one metre and the oversized rotor diameter of more than one metre guarantee the best throughput rates in different applications. It takes just 10 minutes to unload and to put into operation.


T10 Tablet Trimble’s T10 Tablet is a rugged, high-performance data processing platform that brings fast computing power and a large screen to the field. The Trimble T10 Tablet used with Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software is ideal for field work including: measuring and verifying ground levels and site features; computing progress and material stockpile volumes; monitoring and conducting quality control for earthworks and 12

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paving operations; synchronizing design and field data via the internet. Field managers can use the Trimble T10 Tablet with SitePulse software for planning, site navigation and reporting tasks, and to increase communications between the field and office by connecting more people on the jobsite. It is available through the SITECH dealer channel for use in civil engineering and construction applications.

in-depth report

COMPACT track LOADERS by Kaitlyn Till, Assistant Editor

Compact track loaders are fast and agile, and large ones can even compete with small wheel loaders and dozers. With their vast array of available attachments, they are highly versatile, productive machines and are easy to trailer. It’s no wonder they have gained in popularity. Our panel of experts from several manufacturers provide details on today’s compact track loaders. Trends

“Customers can now point to a specific machine and say, ‘That’s exactly what I was looking for.’” Randy Tinley, CTL/SSL product manager, JCB North America


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Compact track loaders are popular in a variety of sectors, including construction, forestry, landscaping and rental, according to Michael Shebetka, product manager at Takeuchi-US. “With their power, versatility and so many different types of attachments available, customers are finding new ways to adapt compact track loaders into their businesses and their popularity continues to grow as a result.” Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager with John Deere Construction & Forestry, noted that while both the compact track loader (CTL) and skid-steer loader (SSL) markets have grown, CTLs have significantly outpaced SSLs in terms of sales. “Five years ago, market sales were split 60 percent skid steers, 40 percent compact track loaders. Today, the reverse is true. While they typically cost 15 to 20 percent more to own than skid steers, customers are

learning that CTLs can be much more productive and can push and lift more.” Some additional reasons for CTL popularity, according to Jeff Brown, compact product specialist at Caterpillar, is that compared to SSLs they offer notably greater traction, stability and flotation, characteristics that are true for all brands. Randy Tinley, JCB North America’s CTL/SSL product manager, said that it is customer needs that are driving the market. The result: “Today the market offers the same number or even fewer models than in previous years because manufacturers are focusing their product lines based on customer feedback. As a result, customers can now point to a specific machine and say, ‘That’s exactly what I was looking for.’” Industry data, according to Christopher Girodat, marketing manager for Bobcat Company, shows that

“Installing a grade control system on your equipment makes a novice operator into an expert. Operators simply program the layout and grade control takes over, eliminating multiple passes.”

Jonathan Gardner, CE product specialist, Kubota Canada

industry.” Tinley at JCB added that the CTL’s extreme versatility and usefulness is also causing rental customers to keep the machines on contract for longer periods of time, which is ideal for that market. A key advantage for rental houses is that CTLs with engines below 75 horsepower do not need engine aftertreatment and diesel exhaust fluid to comply with Tier 4 Final emission regulations.

Undercarriage, suspension and tracks

Above: John Deere 325G. Right: Bobcat compact track loader with grade control.

The typical SSL has always provided a faster and more cushioned ride than a CTL with a rigid-mount track system, Tinley said. Consequently, some manufacturers are migrating to suspension track systems and other new features that offer a softer, more comfortable ride, as well as easy servicing. Zupancic agreed that there is a strong need for undercarriage systems that have anti-vibration characteristics for better suspension, as this technology dampens the vibration for the operator and more material is retained in the bucket. In terms of some specifics, Brown explained that the Cat undercarriage is equipped with torsion axle suspension. “This means that the roller frame that supports the rubber track is not rigidly mounted to the chassis; it is mounted with four individual torsion bars that isolate the operator from vibrations of the terrain.” The torsion axles act as dampeners or shock absorbers that greatly improve ride comfort and extend track life by as much as two times compared to rigid types, he said. Traction is also improved because

more track is kept on the ground. Another approach is offered by Bobcat, who introduced their 5-Link torsion suspension undercarriage in 2017. An additional fifth link on the rear axle stabilizes the undercarriage to increase machine stability and performance when grading. As the torsion suspension undercarriage absorbs stress and vibrations on rough terrain, it provides a smoother ride that the operator can feel throughout the machine, explained Girodat. “The new undercarriage provides increased durability with a 15 percent increase in diameter to the drive shaft inside the gear box, a continuously lubricated outer bearing in the drive motor . . . and solid cast spindle mount which eliminates welds and distributes stress across one seamless piece that has additional metal and strength precisely where it is needed.” Kubota has taken a different approach, using a rigid undercarriage that has fewer components and requires less maintenance, which results in lower operating costs, according to Jonathan Gardner, CE product specialist at Kubota Canada. Depending on the application, the type of tracks on a CTL can also be extremely important. Caterpillar offers two factory-direct tread types for customers to fit on their CTLs, Brown said. The first is a block tread, the most common tread on the market. The second is the bar tread; this tread design delivers lower ground disturbance, provides higher traction in the snow and offers a smoother ride due to narrowly spaced bars. Wear life of the bar tread is similar to a block tread and the bar tread offers customers an allseason track that is ideal for landscaping in the sum-

the most popular size of CTLs are those with a rated operating capacity of 2,000 to 3,200 pounds, with 74-hp diesel engines. While this size is popular, Zupancic noted that Deere has seen customers opting for larger CTLs over smaller ones. Shebetka gave a good reason for that. “Large frame CTLs have excellent dump height and reach, and with the same speed and agility [as small CTLs], CTLs can be more efficient in these types of applications, keeping operating cost down. Large-frame, high-horsepower CTLs can really change the way contractors do business.” Several manufacturers commented that CTLs are particularly strong in the rental market at present. “We’re seeing more and more rental centres updating their compact equipment fleets with compact track loaders because the machines may be operated in ground conditions where skid-steer loaders might not be as effective, such as soft or wet soil, or sandy ground conditions,” said Girodat. Rental customers request CTLs to maintain their schedules and stay productive. “With a tight labour market and strict deadlines, going without a machine or not being able to work because of soft soil can be critical, which is why we think compact track loaders will only continue to increase in the rental March 2018

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In-Depth report: COMPACT track LOADERS Some of the attachments available for compact track loaders Auger Backhoe Box blade Breaker Broom Brushcutter Buckets • Auger mixing • Combination • Concrete placing • Construction • Dirt • Foundry • Grading Kubota SVL 95-2s shows how high dump height makes it easy to load trucks with a compact track loader. mer and grips snow in the winter. Deere is seeing increased customer demand for various tread patterns on machine tracks to best suit jobsite applications. They offer two different tread patterns: the block-lug which is more durable and holds a slide slope better, and the zig-zag which provides more traction when pushing and has a smoother ride, said Zupancic.

CTLs vs. dozers, graders and wheel loaders

“CTLs have more flexibility than dozers or wheel loaders because the functions of both machines have been combined,” said Gardner. The CTL can be used across the jobsite to grade, plow snow, clear brush, drill post holes, and much more, he noted. Shebetka made the point that large CTLs are more agile than a small dozer when moving, grading and spreading material. While crawler dozers have excellent pushing power, they have relatively slow ground speed and much higher cost per hour to operate, while CTLs have higher ground speed and excellent tractive effort, cycle times and breakout forces. With recent advances in grade control technology, CTLs can easily be used in many of the same grading applications as small dozers or wheel loaders, especially in smaller areas like driveways, housing sites and commercial building sites in urban areas. “Installing a grade control system on your equipment makes a novice operator into an expert,” Gardner said. “Operators simply program the layout and grade control takes over, eliminating multiple passes.” This saves money in time and material; all the operator has to do is drive. “Today’s GPS grading capabilities mean that CTLs can now be used to finish grade,” said Tinley. “In the past, they were not used for this application nearly as often. The use of a CTL for this task eliminates the need to use a dozer or motor grader.” Deere is also contributing to the trend of using grading attachments and grade control technology on CTLs; for example, helping operators optimize 16

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the precision of their flat work before pouring concrete. “With grade control they’re able to be more accurate on the jobsite,” said Zupancic. “This technology will automatically adjust the attachment blade height to the desired grade, eliminating the number of times an operator needs to get in and out of the cab to measure the slope of the land.” Deere recently introduced their Level Best box blades, available in 2D and 3D options, for customers of compact track loaders and skid steers. When attached to trailerable, maneuverable pieces of compact equipment, these tools can change how contractors level out concrete subgrade, athletic fields, parking lots, golf courses and more. Tinley added other advantages a CTL has over a dozer or wheel loader, including the wide range of attachments available for all types of jobs. Dozers are normally stuck with just a blade. He added that CTLs are more easily transported, and they’re faster to move on or off a jobsite than dozers or wheel loaders.

Purchasing advice

Girodat recommended “Before deciding on a specific compact track loader model, consider what attachments may be used and how large of a load the machine will need to lift.” This consideration helps buyers make a more informed decision about engine horsepower and hydraulic flow required to operate the compact track loader and attachments. “Don’t just rely on machine specs to decide on the type and size of machine you need,” he added. “Specs can be deceiving but operating the machine you are considering to purchase will give you a much better idea of whether it will be able to perform the specific tasks you will demand from it.” “The size of the compact track loader you’ll need should be determined by your desired applications,” said Zupancic. “Before purchasing a compact track loader, think about the different jobs you’ll need or want to do in the future. Take a look at the attachments available for your machine and use that to determine your

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machine’s horsepower. For example, if you want to use a large hydraulic attachment, you’ll most likely need a large compact track loader with higher horsepower for optimal attachment performance.” Gardner said that the most important thing to consider is where and how you will be using your new machine. “Kubota CTLs were designed with comfort and dependability at the forefront. A suspension seat and large comfortable cab contributes to the operator’s comfort throughout an 8- to 12hour day. The surface you will be on also matters; hard surfaces like cement and asphalt can cause premature wear on the tracks. However, track loaders provide smoother operation and excellent stability on uneven, muddy, sandy, or snowy surfaces, which makes them more productive and capable of better lifting in all conditions.” Tinley suggested that when it comes to choosing the right CTL, customers should rely on their dealers’ expertise. “While some customers focus on horsepower, they may not realize that a machine’s size and weight are also major considerations. By asking customers about the applications for which they plan to use their CTLs most often, dealer sales reps can better match them to the model that’s the right size and fit for their needs.” Educating customers about the many different available attachments is also essential, he continued. “Many

Grapple Hydraulic hammer Landplane Leveller Material handler arm Material scraper Mulcher Nursery forks Packer wheel Pallet forks Post driver Power rake Roller level Root rake

Rotary cutter Rotary tiller Rotating log grapple Saw Silt fence installer Skid hoe Snow blower Snow pusher Snow/utility blade Stump grinder Tree shovel Tree spade Trencher Vibratory roller

customers see the CTL at their local dealership with a single attachment, and they simply don’t realize many other extremely useful attachments are also available. Showing them these attachments and explaining how they can accomplish tasks faster and easier will help them understand how to get the most out of their machine investment.” “Look past the brand names and pay attention to the overall quality of build. Pay close attention to the frame, loader arms, undercarriage and its components,” said Shebetka. “Is the CTL a modified skid steer with bolt-on track system, or a builtfrom-the-ground-up dedicated track loader? Look at the thickness of steel, reinforced steel plating or gussets in critical high stress areas. The size of undercarriage components – idlers, rollers, etc. – are critical for durability and longevity. Ground clearance is important for customers working in soft underfoot conditions.” He also recommended that buyers look at the overall service of normal maintenance items and the accessibility of vital components. Brown suggested something vital to consider beyond the front-page specifications: safety, in particular safe handling of hot engine exhaust. “All Caterpillar models – regardless of what engine emissions technology is equipped – safely handle hot engine exhaust by mixing it with cooling fan air,” he said. HEG

Treads are available in different patterns for different applications. Shown here are John Deere’s block-lug (left) which is more durable and holds a slide slope better, and the zig-zag (right) which provides more traction when pushing and has a smoother ride.

With 55 years of experience, Takeuchi has earned a reputation for innovation. From the invention of the first 360-degree excavator to the very first rubber-tracked loader, Takeuchi has led the way in the compact construction equipment industry. See for yourself how our performance, power and reliability stand the test of time. Contact your nearest authorized Takeuchi dealer for details on the TB235-2 and our full line of excavators, track loaders, wheel loaders and skid steer loaders.




ASV’s mid-frame Posi-Track VT-70 compact track loader features a vertical lift loader linkage for applications requiring extended reach and level loads. The machine includes ASV’s patented Posi-Track rubber track suspension, allowing for a smooth ride over every type of terrain at speeds as fast as 11 mph. It comes standard with 15-inch-wide tracks, has a ground pressure of only 4.6 psi, ground clearance of 13 inches and includes ride control. ASV manufactures its tracks with a 1,500- to 2,000-hour track life and backs it up with a twoyear, 1,500-hour track warranty. This CTL is powered by a 65-hp Kubota 2.4-litre turbocharged diesel engine that produces 146 foot-pounds of torque. The unit’s auxiliary hydraulic system includes an optional 28.4 gpm high flow and 3,300 psi. The VT-70 features a rated operating capacity of 2,328 pounds and a tipping load of 6,650 pounds. It is 66 inches wide and has a 10.5-foot lift height.

Case TV370 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. With a 3,700-pound rated operating capacity and vertical-lift design, the TV370 is ideally suited for landscaping, utility, agricultural and rental applications where operators value lift capacity and strength, but may not require higher horsepower to run high-volume production attachments. The machine provides excellent auxiliary hydraulics for traditional attachment use in standard (24.2 gallons per minute (gpm) at 100 percent efficiency) and optional high-flow (37.6 gpm at 100 percent efficiency) hydraulic setups. Additional performance/operating 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, according to Case, the lowest standard ground pressure in class for operating on varied terrain and sensitive ground.

Bobcat M2-Series The M2-Series compact track loaders offer a variety of performance, operator comfort and visibility enhancements to help increase operator productivity and provide enhanced machine uptime protection. The cab is updated for increased operator comfort with an automatic ride control option and new front and rear cab isolators, door seals and side screen dampers to reduce vibration and noise. A redesigned top window improves visibility with a 34 percent increase in open area. This is beneficial when loading material into a high-sided truck. Also available is an optional side lighting kit for increased visibility when working in the dark. A reversing fan option allows loader operators to temporarily reverse the cooling fan direction for several seconds to blow dust and small debris from the radiator and rear screens. This helps minimize downtime and can reduce the cooling area cleaning frequency.

Cat D Series

Mustang and Gehl Pilot Series

Caterpillar’s D Series compact track loaders feature torsion-axle suspensions to isolate their track-roller frames from the chassis, providing a smooth ride and absorbing shock loads that otherwise would be transmitted to the frame and drive components. They have durable, steel-embedded track and steel undercarriage components for maximum life in aggressive applications. The “Cab-One” operator station, which has a one-piece modular construction instead of a two-piece cab design, provides superior sealing, which allows doubling the cab pressurization attained with the previous design. The result is a cleaner working environment. The D Series dial-type throttle permits precise rpm settings. These models have the Cat Intelligent Leveling (ILEV) system which features dual self-levelling, electronic snubbing, return-todig and work tool positioning. Lift arms are a tubular design that retains excellent lift characteristics and strength while presenting a narrower profile. This design improves sight lines to the sides of the machine, to the tires and to the work-tool/coupler interface.

Mustang and Gehl’s Pilot Series includes three all-new models under each brand. The new models are the Mustang 1850RT / Gehl RT185 with 1,850 pounds of rated operating capacity (ROC) at 35 percent of tipping load; the Mustang 2150RT / Gehl RT215 with 2,150 pounds of ROC at 35 percent of tipping load; and the Mustang 2550RT / Gehl RT255 with 2,550 pounds of ROC at 35 percent of tipping load. All models feature pilot-operated joystick controls. The joysticks are mounted to the seat for added legroom and comfort. The result is a responsive system that provides both low- and high-end speed controllability. IdealTrax Automatic Track Tensioning provides proper track tension when the engine is started and relieves the pressure on the track components when the engine is turned off. This ensures that the track is set to the correct tension upon each use of the machine, avoiding component damage from over- or undertensioning. The IdealAccess fold-up door design provides an overall machine operating height several inches lower than competitive machines with over-head door systems, according to the company. The IdealAccess door allows operation of the machine with the door in the open position for added ventilation and allows for easy door opening even when a large attachment is installed.


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In addition to class-leading performance features, every Wacker Neuson skid steer and compact track loader manufactured in our Wisconsin facility and sold after October 1, 2016 is backed by the industry’s best warranty. With a unique 3-year standard factory warranty, 4-year powertrain warranty and 5-year electrical system warranty*, Wacker Neuson skid steer and compact track loaders are built to outlast, outwork and outdo. Contact your dealer for full information today. *Available in the USA and Canada only. Please refer to our warranty policy for official details.

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JCB 210T & 215T The 210T and 215T compact track loaders offer the power and performance of large-platform compact track loaders in small-platform, easily towable machines weighing less than 10,000 pounds. The 210T and the 215T are powered by the 74-hp (55-kW) JCB Diesel by Kohler engine, requiring no DPF and no DEF. The radial lift 210T has a rated operating capacity of 1,900 pounds at 35 percent tipping load and 2,650 pounds at 50 percent tipping load. The 215T vertical lift model has an ROC of 2,100 pounds at 35 percent tipping load and 3,000 pounds at 50 percent tipping load. The ROC of both

models can be increased with an optional bolt-on chassis counterweight package, and both are capable of operating high flow attachments up to 30 gallons per minute. Featuring JCB’s unique single boom design, the 210T and 215T provide operators with 60 percent better visibility than conventional twin-arm skid steer designs. This makes operation safer, changing attachments easier, and placing or loading material easier. Entry to the cab, which is up to 46 percent larger than comparably sized compact track loaders, is also simplified and made safer by a wide-opening side door.

Kubota SVL95-2s & SVL75-2

Volvo D-Series

The D-Series compact track loaders – including the MCT110D, MCT125D and MCT135D – have many safety, accessibility and versatility improvements over the C-Series. The side-opening door is now wider and more easily accessible with new orange, boltedon handrails for easy three-point grip. With a lower profile single-arm design, visibility is increased to 270 degrees, up to 60 percent more than conventional two-arm models. The improved attachment bracket with a visual lock/unlock indicator also includes a fully enclosed optional electrical actuator and a replaceable and reversible wear plate for increased durability. Serviceability is improved with a new tilt cylinder location that allows for a cabin that tilts forward without raising the arm with the removal of only two bolts. This makes maintenance safe and easy for one person. On the MCT135D, the optional factory-fit counterweight increases the ROC from 3,000 to 3,200 pounds.

John Deere 333G

Kubota loaders offer performance and reliability with two different CTLs, the SVL95-2s (3,200 pounds at 35 percent tipping load) and the SVL75-2 (2,300 pounds at 35 percent tipping load). These CTLs feature a wide cab for easy entry and a roll up door that allows an operator to enter and exit with ease. Factory cab options are available on SVL75-2 and come standard on SVL95-2s. All factory cab units are equipped with standard A/C. These CTLs use Kubota’s vertical lift geometry system which delivers exceptional reach and high hinge-pin heights – 9 feet 11 inches on the SVL75-2 and 10 feet 8 inches on the SVL95-2s – allowing the units to easily dump into trucks and hoppers. The undercarriage is a rigid design with fewer components and has less maintenance, which results in lower operating costs. The drive system is designed to eliminate exposed hoses between chassis and drive components, which prevents damage to the hydraulic system.

Wacker Neuson ST28 & ST31 The ST compact track loaders are built for performance, versatility and convenience. Hinge pin height of 119.6 inches on the vertical loader provides maximum loading and unloading capabilities. Engine torque of 221 foot-pounds provides the power needed for improved groundengaging performance in all kinds of terrain. The 74-hp turbocharged Kohler diesel engine features maintenance-free, regeneration-free aftertreatment. The universal skid steer attachment plate enables attachments to be switched out easily. Twenty gpm hydraulic horsepower is standard and 30 gpm high flow enables these machines to handle high-performance attachments like rakes, movers, tillers and augers with ease. Mechanical Hand-Foot and selectable Electric-Hydraulic options (ISO/H-Pattern) ensure operators with a variety of experience can efficiently operate these machines. The one-piece pod-style cab fully tilts forward with the arms down, providing complete access to all maintenance components.

TAKEUCHI TL6 The 333G compact track loader has a refined verticallift loader boom design that rises higher, reaches farther and lifts more for quicker and easier loading. Height to hinge pin is 11 feet, enabling operators to easily load dump trucks, feed mixers, fill hoppers and everything in between. The large frames also serve up substantially greater boom and bucket breakout forces. They have horsepower that is comparable to a small backhoe or crawler, and they also work comfortably in tight quarters, so operators can accomplish more with less machine. Increased rated operating capacities of up to 3,700 pounds give it the muscle needed to master heavy loads. Increased auxiliary hydraulic flow and power means customers can make the most of an even broader range of attachments. Universal Quik-Tatch enables operators to switch from bucket to forks and more in just seconds. 20

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Takeuchi’s TL6 compact track loader is an agile, compact machine that is easy to transport and features outstanding stability and performance. Powered by a Kubota 2.4-litre, 65.2-hp engine, the TL6 features a radial lift loader design with a maximum lift height of 9 feet 6.4 inches, and an ROC of 1,841 pounds. This CTL has a width of 5 feet and a height of 6 feet 5.8 inches. The compact dimensions of the TL6 enable it to access and work efficiently in areas with limited space. The TL6 features a newly designed operator’s station with an overhead 5.7-inch colour multi-information display and backlit rocker switches that control a variety of machine functions. A cab with a swing-out door, heat and air conditioner is available. The CTL weighs 7,480 pounds with a canopy or 7,780 pounds when equipped with a cab.


The JCB 48Z-1 delivers the dump height, lift capacity and tearout force of a larger tracked excavator but in a compact machine that is easier to transport and maneuver around the site. With no costly DPF, 500-hour greasing intervals and fuel-saving hydraulics systems, the 48Z-1 will help you dig the most profit out of every job. Learn more about the 48Z-1 and the entire JCB excavator range at www.jcb.com /JCBNA


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Aggregates & Quarries

Volvo dealer, financing and equipment play a key role in

the birth of Canada’s newest marble quarry The large deposits of white, blue and green marble met or exceeded the quality of the world-famous quarries in Carrara, Italy By Ron Mullins


rom the time that Captain James Cook landed in British Columbia’s Nootka Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island in 1778, the area has been a magnet for various types of commerce. In 1789, the Spanish established a naval post here, called Santa Cruz de Nuca, and it very quickly became an important focal point for the Spanish, English and American maritime fur trade. Following the decline of this resource, fishing and forestry, along with a smattering of mines, became the main industries in this remote, mountainous area, the traditional territory of the Mowachaht/ Muchalaht (Nuu-chah-nulth) First Nations people. It is to this craggy, rugged and scenically beautiful area that two modern-day prospecting entrepreneurs came in search of an illusive and highly sought-after rock: marble.

Discovery of a major source of prized marble

Belgium-born and raised, Philip Callant, a man with a self-proclaimed “nose for valuable stone” is the third generation to take up his family’s pursuits in the natural stone industry. He worked in his family’s business until its sale in 2004. Following that, he further developed the European stone industry and was instrumental in opening several limestone quarries in Sinai, Egypt. He immigrated to Canada, bringing with him over two decades of experience and knowledge, as well as a deep desire to bring European quarrying techniques and the beauty of natural stone to North America. Callant settled in Vancouver, B.C., and it was here that he met his Canadian partner, Christene 22

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Sache. It was a marriage, literally, hewn in stone. She had an extensive background in international consulting, as well as operations and project management. Her career was driven by her passion for creativity, design and the use of natural, sustainable products. They spent several years researching the local geology, bushwhacking and exploratory test drilling, finally ending up on the Mowachaht/ Muchalaht traditional territory. But before Callant and Sache considered staking claims in the area, they established key personal and working relationships with the local Mowachaht/Muchalaht peoples. Following this, they staked mineral claims to over 2,600 hectares (6,425 acres) in the jagged mountains along the Pacific coast, with estimated amounts of marble to keep quarrying active in the area for up to 300 years. It was just a few kilometres east from Yuquot, and a little south of the small community of Tahsis, that these two passionate prospectors discovered large deposits of white, blue and green marble. The quality met or exceeded that of the world-famous quarries in Carrara, Italy. This signaled the birth of Canada’s newest, premier marble quarry, Callache Stone Quarries, with the first extractions made in February 2016. Currently, the quarry is only accessible via rough forestry service roads or by helicopter. Marble is a semi-precious, metamorphic rock. It is formed from sedimentary limestone or dolomite that has recrystallized under heat and pressure in the earth’s crust. Pure white marble is the result of the metamorphism of a very pure limestone. The

Top: The Volvo L350F heavy-duty block handler starts the 10-km journey down the steep, narrow and treacherous road to the ocean landing site with a 50-ton block of marble. Above: Philip Callant and Christene Sache survey the quarry site making decisions on where to begin the next cycle of block extraction. characteristic swirls and veins of many coloured marble varieties are usually the result of the presence of various mineral impurities, such as clay, silt, sand and iron oxides originally present as grains or layers in the limestone. Marble is globally sought after as a valuable base for sculptures and as a building material. The quarrying of marble in Canada is a relatively small industry in comparison to the country’s total commercial production of natural stone. However, worldwide demand for high-quality marble continues to grow. Callache Stone Quarries have developed markets in Canada, the United States and Europe. As well, the company’s products are in high demand in Asia and the luxurious and opulent buildings of Dubai and the Middle East.

Right: The Volvo EC480D, mounted with a heavy-duty hydraulic hammer, is used to chip away the worthless fractured marble making way for the diamond saws to cut the next layer of marble blocks from the hillside.

Equipment suited to the conditions

To mine the marble, the company needed the right equipment to work on the rugged, very wet coast where space was often limited, and the right company to help them. “We were a startup company, and many equipment companies and financiers were hesitant to do business with us,” states Callant. Fortunately, while he and Sache were exploring the area, they met Doug Meir, the general manager of Great West Equipment, the Volvo Construction Equipment dealer in Campbell River on the east coast of Vancouver Island. “[We] were quickly able to establish that the Great West team, along with Volvo and Volvo Financial Services, were willing to work with us. In our travels around the world, we became very familiar with Volvo and Volvo quality,” says Callant, so the equipment and business support suited them very well. The company had to start out with smaller equipment for two reasons. First, the area where the first marble was available was steep and cramped. Second, there were no roads into the area that were compatible with bringing in large equipment. The first piece of equipment purchased was a Volvo EC480D tracked excavator, and a short time later a Volvo L350F wheel loader was added. “For extraction, we typically don’t blast in marble as it can fracture the deposit,” says Callant. “So the 480 is equipped with a breaker to remove disturbed areas and intrusive dykes (magmatic material) that isn’t commercially viable as blocks (i.e. fractured marble not worth extracting). Once the waste rock is removed, we use diamond drills, diamond wires and diamond chainsaws specialized for marble extraction from Benetti Macchine in Carrara, Italy. We only use the best equipment, from the specialized extraction equipment to the earth moving and heavy equipment.”

Below: The Volvo EC700CL is feeding the Metso LT96 crusher with discarded marble and overburden rock. The crushed rock is then used as roadbuilding material both within the quarry and on the approach roads.

Today, Callache Stone Quarries owns seven pieces of Volvo equipment, including three crawler excavators – the original EC480D, an EC700CL and an EC35D compact excavator, a pair of L350F wheel loaders, an A35C articulated hauler and G976 motor grader. All are financed through Volvo Financial Services and are on Volvo Service Contracts with Volvo’s exclusive CareTrack and ActiveCare Direct systems. Scott Cairns, regional manager for Great West Equipment in Campbell River, explained that getting the larger pieces of equipment onto the Callache quarry site was not an easy task. For example, the 70-ton Volvo EC700CL crawler excavator had to be brought to Vancouver on two transport trucks from Great West’s Fort St. John, B.C., location – a distance of over 1,240 kilometres (770 miles). It was then shipped by ocean barge to their Nanaimo facility on Vancouver Island, where it underwent a few minor quarry-ready modifications. Next, it was loaded and trucked to Gold River, another 250 kilometres (155 miles), where it was assembled and loaded onto another barge that travelled 40 kilometres (25 miles) along the rugged B.C. coastline to a landing site near the quarry. But the 700’s journey was not over yet. This new Volvo excavator was then moved another few kilometres to the quarry before it could go to work. Moving huge 25- and 35-ton blocks of highquality marble to global customers follows much the same path, but in reverse. Once cut, measured and graded, the marble blocks are carefully loaded onto an off-road truck in the quarry using the Volvo wheel loaders. Then they are driven a few kilometres to a

decommissioned, ocean-side forestry log-sort landing where they are loaded onto a barge. They are then barged to Gold River where they are carefully packed into sea containers and reloaded onto an oceancapable barge and taken to Vancouver. From there, various methods of shipping are used to get these very valuable blocks of marble to processing facilities around the globe. “We did our research and knew that Volvo had the right equipment for us,” explains Sache. “We don’t have a lot of room up at the quarry site yet so the equipment has to be compact, but we have to get maximum performance out of our machines as well. We are constantly handling 20- to 35-ton, and often larger, blocks of marble.” Callant continues, “For me it was a no-brainer. Volvo for us was the leading supplier of equipment. The performance we get out of the 350 heavy-duty block-loader [wheel-loader] and the 700 and 480 [excavators] we have is impressive, and the footprint of each machine is easily 10 to 15 percent smaller than its nearest competitors. After the compactness, maneuverability and agility of the machines, there is the consumption – we are running consumptions which are between 20 and 34 percent less than its biggest competitor. The service that we get from Great West makes it a walk in the park to go with Volvo and to see our production running as smoothly as is possible.” But compact power and fuel savings are just part of the Volvo performance equation. Not only are the machines working in the close confines of the quarry, they have to contend with Mother Nature as well. This rather inhospitable area on the west coast, where the wind blows from many directions, also receives up to four metres (157 inches) of rain annually. When asked, Trevor Bergh, operations manager, was very emphatic, “We are very happy with Volvo [equipment]. They handle this varied terrain with ease, good performance [and] easy maneuverability. Fuel consumption is lower than the competitors – which is a bonus. They don’t seem to have any issues with being out in the rain, the cabs are comfortable and quiet. The operators like them. They are excellent machines for our needs.” Sache concluded, “One of our biggest challenges was finding the right people to perform in our Volvo ballet, expertly and safely harvest the marble and get it to market. We have been lucky to find an Italian quarry master who specializes in marble extraction, and skilled Canadians with mining expertise, and are working very closely with the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations to train their people in the fine art of marble harvesting.” Ron Mullins is a Kelowna, B.C.-based writer with a specialty in covering stories related to heavy equipment. March 2018

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Finding a new use for old railroad aggregate


ocated in the town of Merlin, in southwestern Ontario, Sykes Trucking & Aggregates Ltd was founded in the 1970s by entrepreneur Ed Sykes and is now owned and operated by his son, Don Sykes. About 10 years ago, the company purchased Orford Sand & Gravel Limited, located in the neighboring town of Muirkirk. Today, the aggregate production company produces sand and gravel and has a screening plant to develop its own custom sand mix and asphalt sand, which meets Ontario Provincial Standards for asphalt.

Sykes Trucking & Aggregates is a loyal and longtime user of Trimble Loadrite scales. Ed purchased the company’s first Loadrite onboard loader scale in the 1980s, and since then the company has added two Loadrite X2350 excavator scales and five Loadrite L2180 wheel loader scales. Sykes Trucking has relied on its local equipment dealer, Silver Top Supply, to install and calibrate the scales. Don has the company’s platform scale certified once a year and takes pride in the fact that his team still uses the original loader scale his father purchased in the 1980s. “I am impressed with how well these scales hold up even in rough weather and a tough environment,” said Don. “They are extremely consistent and just downright accurate. The only time we have Silver Top out here is when we hit a branch or something with our bucket and one of our sensors goes out. They are great about coming

Above: McCloskey stacker (green) and Astec Mobile Screens (brown). Father and son, Ed and Don Sykes, (left) have relied on a Loadrite scale (right, operated by Don) for 37 years to provide accurate, consistent and reliable weighing. out to help us in those cases, but other than that Loadrite scales just work.” Operators use the Loadrite L2180 onboard scales on loaders across the aggregate operation, moving material from the sand pits to the screener for processing. Don explained that the L2180 scales are essential for his business because they deliver accurate and consistent payload measurement for every single load of material moved. The onboard scale works by using a rotary position sensor to continuously monitor the boom position over the entire lift. This allows the system to take multiple measurement points, and in doing so improves accuracy because variations in weights are calculated, averaged out or even discarded if they are outside tolerance levels. This brings the overall accuracy of the Loadrite scales to within +/-1 percent or better. Don likes that the onboard scales allow for consistent loading from machine operators, regardless of experience. It also helps avoid overloading trucks and possible fines by ensuring trucks are loaded to the correct value. He explains that his operators like that weights can be calculated and printed directly from the loader, which eliminates the need to log weights manually. “Our Loadrite scales save a lot of time because operators lift each load, weigh it, and can instantly record and print accurate weights,” said Don. “That saves time getting out of the loader and onto the platform scale. And, if a customer wants a specific amount of stone, we can show them right there in black and white they’re getting exactly that. That gives a lot of confidence and credibility to your business.” Looking to expand his aggregate operation, the company purchased a 225-acre parcel of decommissioned railroad lines outside West Lorne,

Ontario. Officially known as CN Mile marker 118-138, this section of doubletrack railroad was formerly part of the Canadian National Railway and dates back to the early 1900s. The bed of the track and rail is comprised of railway ballast and other crushed stone material. This material was selected as the track bed because of its ability to provide drainage and support significant loads carried by railcars. Railway ballast is generally produced from granite, trap rock, quartzite and limestone. Don explained that he purchased the land and railroad line from the local municipality, with plans to dig it up and reclaim and recycle the old railway track and materials. He believes using recycled materials in this way is particularly important in this region of Ontario because there is a shortage of aggregate base material in the area due to increased demand and growth in the area. Because of erosion and the compaction of material, the excavator operator must first dig down approximately 3.5 feet to the track bed to excavate the material. He then uses the X2350 excavator scale to precisely weigh each load of rock, which is then loaded on a truck and taken to the Sykes plant for processing. The Loadrite excavator scale delivers bucket-by-bucket optimization of the load-out process, making sure each truck is loaded to its full capacity and weight is recorded accurately every time. When working at full capacity, Don estimates that the crew excavates and moves approximately 2,200 tons of material per day. After nearly seven years of excavating the railroad track intermittently − generally working during periods of reasonable weather and when business is slower − he estimates his crew has recycled about 80 percent of the existing track and has about two more years worth of track

left. Don appreciates that the X2350 excavator scale allows his operators to track material movement in real time and to optimize loadout operations, even in a remote area, for every bucket and every truck load. “Along the rail line, there are grain elevators and scales that we could have used to weigh our rail material, but that overtime would make the project cost prohibitive,” Don said. “They charge $7 to $10 per weigh, so that would add up really quick to hundreds of dollars per day. Over weeks and years of doing that, it just wouldn’t work. For the stone recycling work we’re doing here, you couldn’t ask for anything better than the Loadrite scale.” Once material is excavated, weighed and loaded into the trucks, the railroad track material is then run through the crusher, processed and turned into 2/3-inch and 3/4-inch crushed clear stone. Sykes then sells the clear custom stone for use in landscape and other applications. “With accurate, mobile weighing from Loadrite, we’re able to cost-effectively offer this unique, reused and recycled stone that’s serving another purpose,” Don said. “That’s big in this area where this kind of material is limited. We’re also cleaning up the area and reusing a part of our Ontario history, which is pretty cool.”

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Keestrack hybrid H6e cone crusher

Benefits include longer life, lower maintenance costs and higher resale value


he new 62-tonne H6e cone crusher is capable of processing 400 tonnes per hour with an innovative hybrid diesel-electric drive, while also being compact and easy to transport. With a maximum feed size of 215 mm, and variable crushing chamber configurations and stroke settings, the H6e offers a wide CSS range from 6 to 44 mm. The crusher is driven by a 220-kW electric motor. The lubrication system, the hydraulic Hydroset control with overload cut-out, and the air compression of the crusher housing are powered by separate electric motor/pump units. A 345-kW Volvo diesel engine with a connected 500-kVA generator supplies the onboard energy. The generator is remotely located from the crusher. The drive unit is a removable module similar in design to the smaller H4e, which allows for the power supply to be placed in a less dusty and abrasive location, reducing maintenance costs. It can also supply power for secondary equipment. The crusher’s operating functions remain active, including the 63A connector for add-on screening units or stockpile conveyors. The Keestrack H6e also provides plug-in power supply from the mains or an additional generator, making it possible to reduce direct energy costs by up to 70 percent. “During ‘plug-in’ operation (external gen set/mains) the diesel engine doesn’t have to be started, and complete energy management is controlled automatically, including the electric supply of a secondary unit such as a screener or stacker,” explained Daryl Todd, president of Frontline Machinery, which sells and services Keestrack crushers. The electric hybrid system on these crushers helps operators reduce costs in several ways, Todd explained. Fuel use is significantly reduced – along with emissions, especially when plugged into the mains. Since the majority of maintenance is related to engine operations, moving from diesel to electric power reduces cost and downtime. Production is greater when using electric power, as diesel engine sur-

The Keestrack H6e cone crusher (on left) operating as secondary crusher behind a Keestrack B4e jaw crusher. ging is removed from the equation. Todd also noted that hybrid crushers have a longer life than other units. “Hybrid engines have an increased life expectancy up to 40 percent longer than diesel engines,” Todd noted, adding that “hybrid units achieve 15 to 20 percent higher resale prices on the market compared to standard units.” All crusher functions are incorporated into the central Keestrack PLC controller, which enables excavator or wheel loader operators to run the crusher by means of a remote control unit. Keestrack-er, an optional satellite-based telemonitoring system, documents the crusher’s key performance data in real time, alerts the operator to any malfunctions and collects the current production data if an optional belt-scale is installed. A 1200-mm-wide, hydraulically driven belt feeder with integrated metal detector feeds material from

the 8-cubic-metre hopper (a 12-cubicmetre hopper is available). A loadrelease device provides equal distribution of the feedstock to a maximum 400 tph. The main discharge conveyor has an 11-kW electric-drive motor and reaches a drop/transfer height of 4,800 mm, offering a stockpiling capacity of

350 tonnes without post-screening. The optional H6e post-screen module, with a total screening area of 24.5 square metres over three decks, guarantees high production rates, including oversize material recycling. The screen box has a sensor-monitored hydraulic drive.

Left: Two 30-kW generators for the load-sensing hydraulics (at left in image) and a 220-kW electric motor for the crusher drive (at right) enable all-electric operations. Right: All system functions can be operated comfortably and safely via the central Relytec panel.

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Diesel power driving innovation forward From pairing with electric vehicle platforms to preparing for Stage V, diesel engine manufacturers are finding innovative ways to improve and expand their offerings


ith Tier 4 Final emissions standards firmly in place and EU Stage V standards a year or so off, the diesel engine industry has been busy focusing on specific applications and looking toward the future for 2018. Heavy Equipment Guide provides a look at what the diesel engine industry is working on, introducing or focused toward to start 2018.

Vocational truck engines introduced by Detroit Diesel

Vocational truck users have a new option thanks to Detroit, which started production on the new DD8 diesel engine in February. The engine is intended to complement the existing DD5 and serve the medium-duty and vocational truck market, according to the company. “Based on the initial orders we are seeing – which have exceeded our expectations – it’s clear by providing our customers with a variety of engine choices, they have already embraced the dependability, serviceability and efficiency found in the high-quality products expected from Detroit,” said Scott Kuebler, general manager, Component Sales. The DD8’s maintenance intervals are up to three times longer than competitive engines, Detroit states. One of the features designed with the vocational market in mind is variable exhaust cam phasing, used at low engine speeds to increase exhaust temperatures and increase uptime by reducing the need for manual regenerations. The DD8 also has an impressive B10 life of 400,000 miles, backing the company’s commitment to delivering a robust and reliable product to this market. Available for Freightliner M2 106, 108SD and 114SD truck models, the DD8 engine is ideal for segments such as construction, dump, mixer, towing and recovery, pickup and delivery, plow, refuse, and fire and emergency. “The DD8 is built for performance with features that meet the needs of those specialized segments,” said Brian Daniels, manager, Detroit Powertrain and Component Product Marketing. “Additionally, a big differentiator for the Detroit brand is the Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote 30

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diagnostics system which is available as standard on both the DD5 and DD8 engines. Virtual Technician helps fleets make informed service decisions within minutes of an engine or aftertreatment fault event, increasing uptime.”

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Perkins brings largest of Syncro line to North American buyers

The recent World of Concrete trade show provided the launching point for Perkins’ new Syncro 3.6-litre engine, the largest in the Syncro line, to North American buyers. The Perkins Syncro 3.6-litre engine provides up to 134 hp. All Perkins Syncro engines are U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V certified. And they are also “good to go” in lesserregulated countries, too, thanks to a common core. “Perkins is globally prepared with the Perkins Syncro 3.6-litre engine,” said David Nicoll, Director of Marketing & Dealer Operations. “Our engine is modular, which enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to meet all global emissions standards from one core platform, including U.S. Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Tier 3 for lesser regulated areas, and beyond. This enables OEMs to design their machine once, for multiple territories, saving valuable development expense. “It’s also designed for OEMs with tough applications in mind – and it allows them to downsize their machine’s engine space at the same time adding efficiency. Taking advantage of electronic turbocharging ensures the Perkins Syncro 3.6-litre responds faster when the operator requires extra power and torque on the jobsite.” Nicoll added that the engine is already running with a number of European Stage V as well as North American OEMs in prototype stages.

Cummins explores electric vehicle platform with diesel generator

As engine technology develops and the industry moves steadily toward incorporating more electrification, Cummins is developing ways to blend diesel power and electric operation, even as it rolls out its EU Stage Vcertified engines. At Intermat this April, Cummins plans to show an electrified drivetrain that features a combination of battery and diesel power sources.

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The Cummins range extended electric vehicle (REEV) platform combines battery power with a compact engine-generator, using a 4-cylinder Stage V F3.8 engine. It is designed to replace a standard driveline using larger Cummins or competitive diesel engines up to 9 litres capacity for applications from wheel loaders to mobile cranes, terminal tractors to excavators. The system uses a high-efficiency traction motor providing continuous torque of 1,850 Nm, eliminating the need for gear shifting and dramatically reducing powertrain noise. An instant peak torque boost up to 3,400 Nm is available when the machine hits difficult working conditions. “We are expanding Cummins portfolio of products to reflect the alternative power needs of the future. We’re developing a range of options such as alternative fuels, range extenders and full electric power to complement our Stage V clean diesels and provide customers with the best solution for their machines,” said Hugh Foden, executive director, Off-Highway Business. The REEV system’s electronic control logic blends the energy use between the engine-generator and battery to best suit the operational needs. The enginegenerator will automatically recharge the battery pack as needed. Operators will also have the option for overnight charging with plug-in capability. “The variation in off-highway applications means that it is not one-size fits all. Our concept is modular so that it could be applied to a variety of equipment and offer the same range and operation as today, yet deliver significant improvements in efficiency and emissions,” added Foden. The modular design allows the system to be aligned with the capability and duty cycle of the machinery. The high-density battery enclosure and engine can be sized to deliver the best balance between ultra-low emission and zero emission operation.

Terex Cranes turns to MTU to power new models

Rolls-Royce continues a trend of supplying crane manufacturers with MTU diesel engines as Terex Cranes is powering two new models with their engines. The Demag AC 300-6 will be powered by a Series 6R 1500/OM 473 engine, and the AC 45 City crane by 6R 1000/OM 936 engines. With its 80-metre arm fully extended, the Demag AC 300-6 crane can lift weights of up to 15 metric tons to a height of 78 metres. The all-terrain crane is therefore mainly used as an auxiliary crane for erecting rotating tower cranes. With a vehicle base just 15.3 metres in length and 3 metres wide, its compact dimensions mean it can be adapted to suit a wide variety of tasks. The 6R 1500/OM 473 engines are able to produce up to 430 kW of power, and their exhaust gas aftertreatment systems, such as selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), ensure they meet the requirements of the EPA Tier 4 Final emissions directive. The AC 45 City crane, introduced last October, has convincing features which include a compact design combining a single cabin for both driving and crane operation with high-power performance. At 8.69 metres long, 2.55 metres wide and 3.16 metres tall, its modest dimensions make the Demag AC 45 City one of the most compact cranes in its class. The extremely small, nimble vehicle has been designed specifically for use in towns and cities, and therefore requires a compact engine featuring high power density. The answer is a six-cylinder MTU Series 1000/OM 936 engine which provides the Demag AC 45 City with up to 260 kW of power. The MTU Series 1000 to 1500 engines have been developed specially for industrial applications, including construction.

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Volvo Penta’s D8 engine with exhaust aftertreatment system (EATS)

Volvo Penta pairs high performance with aftertreatment for Stage V

Volvo Penta’s focus on EU Stage V will be on full display at the Intermat trade show in Paris, France, this April as the company presents its full range of solutions for the new regulation regime. The range includes engines that run the gamut from 143 to 770 horsepower, with a wide variety of end uses. Volvo Penta has paired its high-performance engines with a perfectly matched exhaust aftertreatment system (EATS), to comply with the next EU emissions level. Fuel efficiency is achieved thanks to common rail fuel injection and fixed geometry turbo. Highly effective heat management is reached through the use of an air inlet throttle, together with uncooled EGR, and the electrical exhaust pressure governor (EPG). This enables the system to function without the need to inject fuel into the exhaust stream to raise the temperature. With this approach, the exhaust gas has an optimal temperature when it passes through the EATS. The EATS includes: diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC); diesel particulate filter (DPF) for D5-D13 models; selective catalytic reduction (SCR); and ammonia slip catalyst (ASC). Volvo Penta’s 16-litre D16 diesel engine solution for EU Stage V offers a power of 565 kW (770 hp). It is a robust unit with dual-stage turbocharging which provides high power density, low fuel consumption, and a broad power band with full torque from 1,000 rpm.

Kubota expands engine selection to 200-hp range

2017 brought a new engine class from one of the prominent manufacturers of units in the under-100-hp range as Kubota expanded its engine selection to bring its largest model yet to the table. Introduced first at CONEXPO, the 5-litre V5009 became the first in Kubota’s 9 Series of engines, which will be rolled out starting in 2020. All of the engineering and other work surrounding the 210-hp (157.3-kW) V5009 will be completed in advance of the 2019/2020 introduction of the Stage V standards. The line is expected to include offerings from 100 hp and up when it’s completed. Aftertreatment devices include a diesel particulate filter and selective catalytic reduction. The V5009 is designed to optimize combustion for high outputs and has top-rated fuel consumption efficiency compared to other engines in the same power range, Kubota states. It will also feature a variety of power takeoff options for different accessories such as hydraulic pumps.

Deutz shows TCD line and Xchange options at World of Concrete

While maintaining its own march toward Stage V, Deutz brought its line of TCD engines – the TCD 2.9, 4.1 and 3.6 – to World of Concrete re-

cently, as well as the ready-to-install compact TD 3.6 Power Pack for mobile machinery. At the same time, the company presented an option for customers to consider: remanufactured engines right from the factory. Deutz completely remanufactures its Xchange engines to original blueprint specifications, providing a superior alternative to today’s standard market engine rebuild, according to the company. They also offered information on their new service options, including the Deutz Service Locator App whose functionalities swiftly connect users to authorized Deutz distributors and dealers near them, Deutz Genuine Parts and Fluids, and Value Added Services that tailor Deutz engines to specific OEM needs while providing rapid turnaround and just-in-time deliveries as requested.

Hatz adds new 1.5-litre H-series engine to lineup

For Hatz, the focus remains on smaller engines, and they continue to design with future emissions requirements incorporated in their targets. The newest member of the H-series engine line was introduced recently for both new installation and replacement use. The 3H50T is a 1.5-litre engine that Hatz states has the highest torque in its class, generating 95 lb.-ft. (130 Nm), while providing 25 hp (19 kW) and operating without an intercooler. The engine’s very compact construction without a diesel particulate filter gives significant benefits, particularly for use in compact machines. With its low weight and small dimensions, the performance of the engine exceeds many older engines in the 19- to 37-kW class. This gives manufacturers an alternative for planning their compact machines with small engine compartments and for reasonably upgrading existing machines to EU Stage V – with simultaneous safeguarding of previous investments in design and development. The Hatz 3H50T satisfies current and future emission regulations, including EU Stage V as well as EPA Tier 4 Final. Due to its modern design and construction, the engine achieves the specified emissions levels without a DPF, also ensuring it works well in compact machines with restricted space conditions. It emits an extremely low particle mass that also achieves only a tenth of the limit value without any further exhaust emission aftertreatment, such as exhaust gas recirculation or diesel oxidation catalyst. Hatz has also introduced the 3H50T OPU, a plug and play unit for anyone who needs an engine fully ready for installation. Major examples of this unit’s use are in lifting platforms, hydraulic systems, drills and stationary applications like pumps and alternators.



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mack vocational trucks get new interior and transmission update


ack Trucks had a busy World of Concrete in January, spotlighting a brand-new interior for its Granite line of vocational trucks and an updated mDRIVE automated manual transmission to the show for the first time. Designed through detailed input from thousands of drivers, the new interior was developed to improve comfort and offer an ergonomic, drivercentric layout. “The new Granite interior offers the best working environment for vocational drivers,” said Jonathan Randall, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Mack Trucks. “The Granite manages to handle even the most difficult tasks with ease, and it’s critical that drivers have a surrounding environment that makes it easier for them to do their jobs in comfort.” One of the premier features of the layout is the new flat-bottom steering wheel, a trucking industry first, enabling easier entering and exiting of the

cab, as well as offering more belly room. The new steering wheel also gives the driver a better view of the dash, and can be equipped with illuminated cruise control, Bluetooth and audio system buttons. The new gauge cluster and dash layout in the Granite model improves visibility and readability. Frequently used controls are within reach of the driver’s fingertips. Switches were repositioned higher on the dash, and the mDRIVE shift pad is closer to the driver. The dash panel can accommodate 18 easy-to-read switches, which have laser-etched labelling for readability and to prevent them from being worn off, even with repeated use. An Automatic Temperature Control feature was added to the HVAC controls so that air temperature is maintained once set by the driver. Cup holders and storage bins are now in a new lower centre console, and both are easily removed for cleaning. Multiple 12-volt and USB charging ports are available throughout the dash,

Mack’s mDRIVE HD now features split-shaft functionality.

The new Granite interior is designed for driver comfort and ease of operation. and a new non-slip pad on top of the dash features two USB charging ports. “Developing a more comfortable cab that was more ergonomic for the driver was a priority for us when we designed the Granite interior,” said Tim Wrinkle, Mack construction product manager. “We listened to the input from drivers, brought their insight in and the result speaks for itself when you get in the seat.” A new five-inch full-colour display offering enhanced visibility and intuitive navigation was added to the Mack Co-Pilot display behind the steering wheel. Co-Pilot is a convenient way for drivers to monitor essential vehicle information, such as engine and oil temperature, odometers, aftertreatment status, tire pressure and more. The Pre-Trip Assistant function guides drivers through inspection points and offers a single-person exterior light inspection mode. Co-Pilot controls are located on

the updated right-hand steering column stalk.

custom rod end bearings and patentpending Delta Joints. No cutting or drilling is required. “With the suspension lift kit’s increased wheel travel and damping ability, ride quality should be enhanced both off-road and on,” added Hayes. “Titan and Titan XD are the most accessorized models in the entire Nissan lineup and the ICON kits

are a great addition.” Offering a factory-approved lift kit ensures that owners of Titan trucks can continue to benefit from the manufacturer warranty on their vehicles – an important factor for fleet users. The ICON suspension lift kit is covered by a separate warranty offered by ICON Vehicle Dynamics.

Split-shaft functionality

In addition, Mack presented the newest feature of its mDRIVE HD AMT, a new split-shaft functionality designed to give customers requiring high-demand power take-off (PTO) a new, fully integrated solution. While the split-shaft PTO is engaged, power to the axles is disconnected. The split-shaft functionality is standard on all 12-, 13- and 14-speed mDRIVE HD AMTs and can be activated by a Mack dealer. In addition, all GHG2017 F-Series mDRIVE HD AMTs can be reprogrammed with split-shaft functionality with assistance from the Mack Body Builder Support Group. This new functionality also allows transmission start in 7th through 12th gears and shift to a desired continuous operation gear of 11th or 12th.


factory-authorized suspension lift gives titan and titan xd extra clearance There are times when owners of work trucks certainly wish that they had just a little more clearance from their trucks – usually right about when a rock crunches against the skid plate or a log pries itself into the springs and makes itself at home. Most lift kits are aftermarket and may be problematic when it comes to warranties. However, one manufacturer has decided to climb on the lift kit bandwagon. For the first time ever, Nissan is offering a factory-authorized suspension lift kit for select models of the Titan and Titan XD full-size pickups. The bolt-on kits, developed by ICON Vehicle Dynamics, offer a more aggressive exterior appearance, increased ground clearance and a suspension lift of up to three inches. Constructed for Titan and Titan 34

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XD Crew Cab 4x4 models, the suspension lift kits will be available beginning spring 2018. “We worked with ICON, a proven name in suspension lift-kit engineering, to develop the first kits to be offered through our Nissan dealer network,” said Billy Hayes, division vice president, LCV and Trucks, Nissan North America, Inc. “They came back to us with a kit that is easy to install, maintains Titan and Titan XD’s impressive factory payload and towing capabilities, and allows the trucks to be returned to stock for resale or end-oflease return.” The ICON suspension lift kit package is available on Titan and Titan XD Crew Cab 4x4 models. The kits include adjustable-height coil-over shock absorbers tuned specifically for Titan and Titan XD,

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Autonomous technologies on display at 2018 Consumer electronics show The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the largest electronics show in North America and is routinely the launch pad for new technology products. It’s not usually somewhere you’ll find large trucks on display, but this year a Peterbilt was drawing attention during the event. Peterbilt’s Model 579 autonomous development tractor featuring a PAC-

CAR MX-13 engine and a suite of autonomous technologies that are currently in development was shared with attendees of CES in Las Vegas, NV. “Technology is reshaping the commercial vehicle industry, and we have to be sure Peterbilt is on the front line of those developments,” said Kyle Quinn, general manager, Peterbilt Motors Company. “CES is a melting pot of companies making breakthroughs and pushing the envelope in a wide variety of industries, trucking included. This opportunity to showcase Peterbilt’s work is exciting.” CES is held each January in Las Vegas and has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years. Quinn continued, “Throughout the last few years, we have seen some exciting developments in the commercial vehicle industry that have pushed the boundaries of innovation. I don’t think there has been a more exciting time to be working in this industry.”

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Responding to fleet market demand for complete, body-ready chassis, Motiv Power Systems has announced its EPIC (Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis) all-electric family of chassis for 2018. Based on the popular Ford E-450, F-59, and F-53 platforms, the EPIC all-electric chassis are production-line-ready drop-in replacements for the equivalent ICE chassis and are available for a wide range of mediumduty body applications including walk-in vans, work trucks and specialty vehicles. As a zero-emissions offering, the EPIC family of all-electric chassis qualify for regional and national incentive and subsidy programs. Having received Ford’s qualified vehicle modifier approval (EQVM), the new EPIC chassis family provides a broad range of capabilities in range, power and capacity equivalent to common combustion alternatives with the added benefits of near silent operation and smooth power delivery. Featuring Motiv’s Smart Power Control Technology, each EPIC chassis is available with universal charging compatibility and secure remote telematics and diagnostics for unparalleled charging flexibility and fleet/driver connectivity.

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mid-range diesel versions of hv series trucks extend vocational lineup International Truck unveiled the International HV Series Mid-Range Diesel (MRD) at the World of Concrete 2018 North American Commercial Vehicle Show. The first models of the International HV Series, launched in 2017, are the HV513 and HV613. This new line of vocational trucks is designed for serious work, packing brawn and brains into a severe service vehicle. Redesigned from the inside out, the HV Series interior was crafted with driver and body company feedback to ensure the most comfortable and productive environment possible, while the exterior continues with powerful styling. The HV Series also features the Diamond Logic electrical system for the automation of tasks and interlocks to help protect both equipment and crew. The truck offers customers an incredibly versatile foundation for any configuration necessary to be productive at any job and includes power options like the International A26. The HV507 and HV607 models are powered by a choice of the Cummins B6.7 or L9 engines and have a 107-inch BBC dimension, which makes them shorter than the HV513 and HV613 models they complement.

A new combination of features come together in the new International HV507 bridge formula model. This chassis includes an aggressive set-forward front axle, the Cummins L9 engine, and a rear-engine power takeoff (REPTO) to deliver a powerful yet lightweight chassis for key vocational applications, especially concrete placement. Trail King Tabloid HEG 1_Layout 1 2/13/18 1:01 PM Page 1





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earthmoving & excavation

Taking the Lag out of Lagoon Construction


contracting company sitting atop Stony Mountain just north of Winnipeg, Earth Max Construction is gaining ground in a niche earthmoving market for public works departments of rural municipalities in Manitoba. Initially moving dirt with an excavator to top-load a 40-ton articulated dump truck, Earth Max has switched to scrapers which offer them greater productivity. They decided to ease into scraper equipment, which allowed them to test its efficiency. This proved to be a smart business decision. Randal Dueck, Earth Max Construction project manager, explains: “We bought our first scraper about six years ago. It was a used K-Tec scraper and it has worked fantastically for us. We liked it so much that we decided to buy a few more, and we just love them.” They purchased two new K-Tec 1233 scrapers, each with a 33-cubic-yard heaped capacity, allowing for impressive production results for their business. Dueck explained the way that their operations have changed since using scrapers, “With the scrapers versus hauling with a rock truck, we get to [work] in a lot wetter conditions. We don’t rut up the clay nearly as much, so we can haul a lot more clay without making a mess. The efficiency is also a lot higher, as we only have one machine running versus two on an excavator load, so it works fantastic that way.” Contractors need to take advantage of effectively operating in less than ideal conditions when working in the sticky gumbo clay of the Red River

Valley, with unexpected torrential rains. For the projects that Earth Max was awarded, their earthmoving performance would have a direct impact on two rural municipalities.

Big savings in lagoon construction

In 2017, Earth Max Construction provided earthworks for a pair of lagoon projects that they were awarded by rural municipalities in southern Manitoba. Lagoons are pond-like bodies of water dug out of the earth that are constructed to receive, hold and treat wastewater for a predetermined period of time. Located in the Rural Municipality (RM) of Morris, the Lowe Farm lagoon expansion project involved the construction of a new secondary lagoon cell with a storage capacity of 40,580 cubic yards. Once constructed, the berm between the original and new lagoon cells was removed to create one large primary lagoon cell that would meet future population growth and hydraulic loading of 86,325 cubic yards per year. The cost of the project was split evenly between all three levels of government. Ralph Groening, reeve for Rural Municipality of Morris, said at the start of the project: “The tender bids [came] in significantly below engineered estimates, so we’re hoping that the project will be able to be completed for somewhat less than the $1.5 million. The work for dirt moving came in considerably lower than the estimated amount,” he noted. As the Lowe Farm lagoon project progressed, the rural municipality revised their projected cost to be $905,000. In the end, the final ac-

tual cost was $442,000. Earth Max’s earthmoving efficiency provided substantial project cost savings for the RM of Morris. In a testimonial to the cost efficiency of K-Tec scrapers, Groening said, “We did some research and discovered that the low bidder for the Lowe Farm lagoon project, as well as the second-lowest bidder, exclusively use scrapers manufactured by K-Tec Earthmovers. K-Tec is an amazing company that produces the world’s largest earth scraper. They sell their product all over the world including Saudi Arabia and Australia, and their machines are in demand.” The scrapers also proved their worth on the St. Pierre lagoon project, which required 196,000 cubic yards of earthwork to double the lagoon capacity. This expansion would allow for a capacity of 150 additional homes or 2,000 residents. The project required construction of a new secondary cell and a new wetland cell. Earthwork consisted of topsoil stripping, stockpiling, excavation, embankment and dyke removal. Earth Max Construction started the St. Pierre lagoon project in May 2017 and completed it in July 2017. More rain was encountered on this project than the Morris one; however, with the excellent floatation on the scrapers, Earth Max was still able to work on most days. Mayor Mona Fallis, Village of St. Pierre, explained what this lagoon expansion means for their community. “We’ve been on a development freeze going on five years, so there has been very limited new construction in the community. The lagoon expansion

allows us to approve and expand new developments and subdivisions. Commercial construction can now move ahead, so this is a huge benefit for our community.” Shaving more than $1 million off the initial project estimate allows the rural municipality to tackle more public works projects, providing greater value for the community’s tax dollars. The use of efficient scrapers for lagoon projects provides a win-win for all stakeholders. Earth Max’s Randal Dueck also praised the easy servicing of the scrapers. “The good thing is that there is hardly anything to service on the scrapers. We grease them regularly and they go to work. The guys at the shop look through them once a year and that is it. There’s never anything that breaks on them.” Having only two daily grease points on the scrapers makes a difference in productivity, because instead of searching for numerous grease points, more dirt can be moved. The need for minimal maintenance on K-Tec scrapers makes it easier to get ahead of projected schedules.

Increasing use of scrapers

Kelly Goossen, senior VP of sales for K-Tec Earthmovers, has noticed a trend in recent municipal tendering process. “Lately we have seen tenders go out that have specifically stated that the project must be completed by use of K-Tec pull-pan ejector scrapers. The decision makers are recognizing that our earthmoving machines provide maximum efficiency on their projects, and don’t want to chance using other types of earthmoving equipment.”

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Tight tail swing PC238USLC-11 excavator Komatsu’s new PC238USLC-11 hydraulic excavator combines a heavy counterweight mass with a rounded cab for true tight tail swing performance and better lift capacity than most conventional, same-size-class excavators “The tight tail swing radius of its predecessor [makes] it well-suited for utility and highway applications working in confined spaces,” said Andrew Earing, product manager, tracked machines, Komatsu America. “The machine’s contoured cab profile and sliding door allows the cab to swing within the same radius as the counterweight.” Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final engine and a new viscous fan clutch, engine parasitic loads are now lower, and productivity is up to four percent higher, compared to the previous model. The 6.69L,167-net-hp engine uses exhaust gas recirculation, Komatsu diesel particulate filter and selective catalyst reduction. The PC238USLC-11 is available with Komatsu’s new KomVision system, a birds-eyeview camera system that combines input from three cameras into a surround-view image of the machine and surroundings to provide improved operator situational awareness.


856H wheel loader The LiuGong 856H offers owners productivity, fuel efficiency, operator comfort and safety. Powered by a 225-hp, Tier 4 Final Cummins engine for maximum power with low fuel consumption, the LiuGong 856H ensures high productivity through advanced technologies, including a powershift transmission and advanced load-sensing hydraulic system. A new bucket design carries more material with less spillage travelling over rough ground. Well-positioned lift arms, a standard rear-view camera and a 360-degree, panoramic view from the pressurized, FOPS/ROPScertified, sound-reduction cab give operators a clear view of the jobsite

with good line of sight to the bucket edge at ground level. The LiuGong GPS system provides ready access to operating data for accurate fleet management. An electrically actuated, wide fibreglass hood and rear swing-out fenders allow easy service access.


JZ141 EXCAVATOR MAKES ITS NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT The JCB JZ141 is a 33,000-pound reducedtailswing crawler excavator equipped with a fuel-efficient JCB EcoMAX engine that meets Tier 4 Final emission standards. It requires no diesel particulate filter, diesel engine fluid or engine aftertreatment and uses regular engine oils, further reducing operating costs. These features also make it well-suited to rental fleet operations. The engine produces high torque at just 1,500-1,600 rpm and is perfectly matched with the hydraulic system for optimal performance and up to 10 percent better fuel efficiency than competing machines of the same weight, the company reported. Additionally, the efficient engine results in low external noise levels of just 98 dB. “The JZ141 excavator provides rental operations and construction professionals with a powerful, efficient excavator that is easy to service and well suited for construction applications on confined work sites and in urban environments,” said Tyler Peterson, product manager for excavators at JCB North America. “Not only is the JZ141 productive and efficient to operate, but rental fleet owners will find that the simplified maintenance requirements and higher residual values ensure lower cost of ownership and a more profitable ownership experience.”


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Highlights of new developments, from products to prototypes

the Rental Show 2O18 The American Rental Association’s 2018 edition of The Rental Show was held February 19–21 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Heavy Equipment Guide’s staff were on hand to prepare this report. By Kaitlyn Till and Lee Toop


kyjack unveiled their first compact telehandler, the SJ519. It features a 5,500-pound (2,500-kg) lift capacity, a maximum lift height of 19.1 feet (5.82 m), and a fully opening door so that operators can access their cab with ease. At its maximum reach of 11.25 feet (3.44 m) the SJ519 can still lift a rated load of 4,400 pounds (2,000 kg). All major service points are accessible. Skyjack also launched its Elevate telematics solution. Elevate is a fully customized solution designed specifically for off-highway rental fleets. “Traditional on-road fleets such as trucking companies have been using telematics for decades now. These products have worked well for on-road but those features and that cost model simply doesn’t work for off-highway fleets,” said David Swan, product manager at Skyjack. “We’ve identified the most important data from our machines and focused on delivering value from every model that we build from scissor lifts to telehandlers.” Trackunit has been providing tele-


matics solutions specifically for offhighway and construction rental fleets for more than a decade. Working with Skyjack, they’ve developed solutions to add Elevate to new and existing offhighway fleets. The company said that a key differentiator between Elevate and other off-highway products is a focus on flexibility and the dynamic needs of customers’ rental fleets. JLG previewed the X1000AJ Compact Crawler Boom (CCB). The new model expands its CCB line into the 100-foot height class. The X1000AJ provides a work envelope with 56 feet up and over and 54 feet of horizontal outreach, plus a 105-foot work height. It also boasts a 500-pound unrestricted platform capacity, allowing operators to bring more materials to the work area, fulfilling the fundamental need for a safe and productive work environment. The X1000’s boom includes a new articulated column design, giving operators the ability to work flush with the surface of a structure. Smart technology improves boom functionality by enabling multiple simultaneous movements, introducing a go-home function and by delivering 90 degrees +/- jib

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movement for added reach. The X1000AJ fits through a standard double doorway. Non-marking tracks which retract, along with a platform disconnect system, make it easy to maneuver this machine through tight spaces. The X1000AJ is less than 22 feet long and reduces to under 20 feet when the platform is removed. A 76-Volt lithium-ion battery is available to provide clean, quiet operation and performance comparable or better than a traditional gas engine. A Kubota diesel power source is also available. VMAC has brought a 30 CFM G30 gas-engine-driven air compressor to the rental market. “VMAC has responded to rental customers’ requests for a lightweight, compact and powerful air compressor for short-term jobs, and the G30 is the

perfect solution,” said Mike Pettigrew, VMAC marketing manager. The VMAC G30 produces 30 CFM at 100 percent duty cycle, which means no time is wasted waiting for air, and no air receiver tank is required. This allows operators to work more productively and complete jobs faster. The G30 is lightweight and compact, weighing just 205 pounds, making it ideal for mobile applications. Common tools powered by the VMAC G30 include ¾-inch impact wrenches, backfill tampers, two-inch horizontal grinders, chipping hammers, die grinders and more. The G30 is popular with light- and mediumduty mobile mechanics, mobile tire service technicians, and light-duty contractors. According to Hilti, it’s estimated that professionals spend almost an

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hour per day supplying water and cleaning slurry to keep the jobsite clean while diamond coring. The introduction of the DD-WMS 100 Water Management System is intended to change that. Large wheels and a convenient handle make the system easy to transport and move around the jobsite. The water tank just needs to be filled. Water is recycled up to seven times inside the tank, which is equivalent to about 30 gallons of continuous water supply. During coring, slurry is captured in the filter bag. Once the bag is full, it’s easy to remove the disposable

filter bag. The water management system offers a full day of water autonomy from four gallons of water thanks to the recycling mode, which accommodates for drilling for a full day on a typical jobsite with just one load of water, and the slurry is taken care of while drilling. JCB displayed the recently introduced 510-42 Loadall, a telehandler with a 10,000-pound maximum lift capacity and 42-foot lift height that requires no outriggers. The 510-42 is available with a JCB EcoMAX 109-hp engine requiring no diesel particulate filter, or a 74-hp engine requiring no

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diesel particulate filter and no diesel engine fluid In addition, JCB launched the JZ141 excavator (see the Earthmoving & Excavation section this issue), Snorkel brought three recently launched products to the Rental Show, including the Snorkel S3215L lightweight electric scissor lift, the Snorkel TM16E telescopic mast lift, and a new compact telehandler, the Snorkel SR5719. The Snorkel SR5719 compact rough terrain telehandler is capable of lifting up to 5,732 pounds (2,599 kg), with a maximum lift height of 19 feet (5.79 m) and a maximum forward reach of 10 feet 4 inches (3.14 m). This telehandler is an ideal lift for contractors and rental companies, as it can be easily transported and delivers high levels of operator comfort. This compact unit features a Tier 4 Final Yanmar engine, and weighs just 10,360 pounds (4,700 kg). Serious Labs previewed its new scissor lift operator training simulator. The preview was held at the Skyjack booth and the new simulator will launch in March at the IPAF Summit & IAPAs in Miami, Florida. United Rentals is also a partner on the project. The scissor lift training scenarios, developed through the collaborative guidance of Skyjack, take the operator through realistic exercises of driving, turning, lifting and lowering. The scenarios support a “generic” style of scissor lift – one diesel rough terrain and one electric slab – and provide the same feel and balance as being on the actual machine. A data-capture system records the operator’s achievements and failures, which can identify weaknesses for future improvement. “VR has finally arrived in the heavy equipment environment, and our technology makes a difference in worker safety and productivity,” said Jim Colvin, CEO of Serious Labs. “The goal of our operator training is to provide a safe environment to learn and make mistakes. But once those operators get on the jobsite, the goal is that they go home in the same shape as when they arrived. VR training helps achieve that.” “It’s imperative that the industry continues to embrace disruptive in-

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JCB 510-42 Loadall novations when it comes to safety,” said Jim Dorris, United Rentals’ vice president – Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability. “United Rentals, in partnership with Serious Labs, has been a first mover in advancing the effectiveness of training and technology for the skills-based workforce in the construction and industrial sectors. The type of work that Serious Labs and Skyjack are doing with VR simulators is the future of safe equipment operations, and we stand ready to make it available industry-wide through United Academy training.” DPL Telematics launched its AssetView Tracking System, a solution for wireless monitoring and remote tracking of any powered or unpowered asset to improve logistics, manage inventory and curb theft. The small, portable GPS unit is completely selfcontained and may be hidden on any asset, installing in seconds. The AssetView allows managers to remotely monitor any asset accurately from a robust, internet-based software package and mobile app. The unit features no external wiring or antenna; internal, customer-replaceable battery power; battery life of 3.5 years on daily updates, up to 1 year on more detailed tracking; wireless, two-way communication; little to no sky view required – may be hidden inside or under most assets; IP 67 rated and UV stabilized design; compact and completely portable, the size of a computer mouse; dual GPS and GLONASS positioning; and global cellular coverage. “The AssetView is the first tracking

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JLG X1000AJ tracked boom lift solution of its kind to offer such a large combination of technologies in a simple final product, delivering long battery life without sacrificing two-way communications. Its small size and affordable price point allow anybody to easily track nearly anything, regardless of its power source,” said Tony Nicoletti, VP of Sales and Business Development at DPL Telematics. “The AssetView’s minimal install time now puts accurate location data and alerting within reach of anyone seeking to decrease their loss exposure, better manage asset inventories and improve logistics.” Bomag’s new generation of the compact BW 124-5 single-drum vibratory roller series is available in both smooth (BW 124 DH-5) and padfoot (BW 124 PDH-5) drum configurations. With their 47.2-inch (1,199-mm) drum width and tight turning radius of just 88.2 inches (2,240 mm), these new compact, single-drum rollers are ideal for granular and cohesive soil compaction on congested jobsite applications. They feature dual pump drive, which allows them to climb up to 55 percent grades. The Bomag Economizer compaction measurement system offers a higher level of compaction control not available on prior models. The Economizer alerts operators of soil compaction progress, reducing passes and saving time and money. A new, simplified method for controlling the optional levelling blade replaces the previous foot pedal with a multifunctional travel lever at the operator’s fingertips for blade movements. The new Bomag BVP 12/50 A single-direction vibratory plate compactor is designed and equipped for asphalt compaction. With its base machine weight of less than 150 pounds (46 kg) and balanced single lifting point, the new vibratory plate compactor is easily moved. The compactor’s stan44

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dard sprinkler system with removable 1.8-gallon (6.8-L) water tank prevents asphalt material from sticking to the base plate and, with the tank’s lightweight design, this asphalt compactor boasts an operating weight of only 159 pounds (72.1 kg). Manitou announced a new line of diesel and electric mobile elevated work platforms. The new MEWP line includes two electric models, the AETJ 49 and AETJ 43, and three diesel models, the ATJ 46, ATJ 46+ and MAN’GO 33. The ATJ 46 has features that drastically reduce the total cost of ownership, including an automatic start and stop system and 24-hp Kubota engine that does not require aftertreatment. It has a platform height of 45 feet 11 inches and an up-and-over reach of 27 feet 3 inches at a height of 24 feet 2 inches. The Manitou ATJ 46+ is ideal for high-capacity jobs with a large platform that can handle up to 900 pounds without restriction. The platform reaches up to 45 feet 6 inches and has a horizontal outreach of 28 feet 3 inches. For the rental market, Manitou developed the diesel-powered MAN’GO

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33 that is compact, lightweight, easy to use and easy to maintain. At just 5 feet 10 inches wide and 9,150 pounds, the company said that it is the smallest and lightest machine of its category. The platform holds 500 pounds and reaches heights up to 32 feet 6 inches. The electric AETJ 49 is 5 feet 9 inches wide but can still reach up to 48 feet 11 inches vertically and 30 feet 11 inches horizontally, providing the best outreach to width ratio. The electric AETJ 43 is a smaller model, with an overall width of 4 feet 11 inches, a platform height of 42 feet 7 inches and a horizontal reach of 24 feet 11 inches. The new Terex RL4 LED gaspowered light tower is a fully featured, towable, self-powered model that boasts clean, quiet operation and precision lighting performance that rivals diesel metal-halide units. “Durable, reliable and cost-effective LED lighting is now available in North American rental markets,” said Josh Taylor, Genie product manager, Terex AWP. “Thanks to the LED light modules’ extended lifespans, lower energy consumption and lower maintenance requirements, this type of light tower is in high demand to use on construction sites, as well as in non-traditional rental applications.” LED lights boast 50,000 hours of service life. Also, LED lights are engineered with instant-on/off capability, which means that the lights come on at 100 percent brightness almost instantly. The new light tower is driven by a

Champion gas engine coupled with a 3.5-kW inverter generator. It offers 2 kW of convenience power, enough to run up to three units at one time from a single engine and two additional units on standby. “Also, thanks to its stable, low distortion power design,” said Taylor, “the Terex RL4 LED light tower can easily run tools and accessories. And, it can be plugged into and run from a standard wall outlet to run off the power grid for completely emissionsfree operation.” Toro showed a prototype of the Dingo TXL2000, which will be available in late 2018. Currently in the final stages of development and testing, the TXL2000 has impressive rated operating capacity and features many of the same benefits of a standard compact utility loader, including a compact footprint, superior visibility, and outstanding accessibility for mounting and dismounting the machine. Additionally, the new loader features telescoping loader arms to provide optimum versatility and streamline operations on the jobsite. For example, the telescoping arms allow operators to load and unload materials from either side of a flatbed, or backfilling hard-to-reach areas like the far side of a retaining wall. It features easy-to-use and intuitive controls, accommodating operators of all skill levels. The loader is compatible with multiple attachments, making this an ideal choice for a variety of

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tasks in the field. Chicago Pneumatic Power Technique launched a new line of CCP vacuum prime centrifugal pumps at the Rental Show. The three pumps include 4-, 6- and 8-inch models. The medium-flow pump system consists of a centrifugal pump and an air and water separator, which enables air to be separated from the liquid and be sucked by a vacuum pump – making automatic priming possible. Even with suction heights of several metres, the machine rapidly evacuates the air from the suction pipe and starts to pump. Furthermore, a semi-open impeller allows the CCP range to pump liquids with solids in suspension. All three sizes feature rapid “dry” priming up to a height of 27.5 feet and a high resistance to abrasive liquids and sandy waters. A rotary vane vacuum pump is lubricated with an oil recovery system and coalescing filters. Takeuchi showed the recently introduced 3.5-ton TB235-2 compact hydraulic excavator. With 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, the TB235 provides excellent working range and performance. The TB235-2 has a 24.4-hp Yanmar engine that requires no additional exhaust aftertreatment systems. 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. A cab option is available with air conditioning and heat. Generac launched its Generac Pro XC and XD Series portable generators at the Rental Show. The XC portable generators, available in 6,500- and

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Perkins Syncro 1.7 8,000-watt varieties, feature a heavyduty, fully wrapped, 12-gauge steel tube X Frame. Instead of a lifting eye, the XC Series units offer a steel lifting pocket that is designed to fit most forklift and telehandler blades. Additionally, the impact-resistant fuel tank design features recessed tank edges and a dedicated rocker zone that allows the generator to sway as it is transported by a forklift or telehandler. The XC Series is powered by Generac’s new 426 cc G-Force engine. The Generac Pro line also includes the diesel-fuelled XD5000E portable generator, offering a 12-gallon 46

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garden hose, making it simple to utilize any water source on a jobsite. Perkins recently launched a new range of Perkins Syncro engines designed specifically to address the unique challenges of the rental market. The turbocharged Perkins Syncro 1.7 provides 29 kW (39 hp) with a maximum torque of 20 Nm at 1,800 rpm, with rated speeds up to 2,800 rpm. Perkins Syncro 2.2 litre turbocharged 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). All engines meet Tier 4 Final emission standards. Design features make these engines particularly suited to the rental industry. They have a high-pressure fuel system that gives a clean combustion burn. This means the engine doesn’t require a diesel particulate filter or the addition of diesel exhaust fluid. Instead the Perkins Syncro 1.7- and 2.2-litre engines use a simple, rear-mounted diesel oxidation catalyst aftertreatment, which is service-free. Allmand Bros. introduced the Night-Lite E-Series light tower. With

multi-directional forklift pockets and the ability to withstand high winds, this light tower is durable enough to be used in many different environments. The Night-Lite E-Series features four LED light fixtures that provide an output of 154,000 lumens. The automatic on/off functionality with a timer and photocell help ensure the highest level of performance and efficiency. Event managers and crews can rely on the timer feature to easily manage when the tower turns on and off, while the photocell can sense daylight and control the light accordingly. HEG

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STIHL is the world’s best-selling brand of cut-off machines. These professional and powerful tools are built specifically to meet the challenges of construction work. Reliable, low-maintenance and sturdy, they are full of useful innovations that make your work easier. The TS 420 is an all-purpose cut-off machine for above and below ground. The STIHL antivibration system guarantees a more comfortable working experience. The innovative longlife air filter system with cyclone air routing ensures an extremely long filter service life and increases service intervals. A light and convenient 3.2 kW cut-off saw for use on all types of jobs, with the added benefit of a 14” (350 mm) cutting wheel, it can cut up to 4.9” (125 mm) deep.

Allmand Night-Lite E-Series light tower fuel tank that can deliver as much as 32 hours of runtime at half load. The Tier 4 Final Yanmar LW Series 435cc industrial diesel engine has singletouch electric start with recoil start as a backup. Direct injection technology allows for low fuel consumption. A 120/240V selector switch provides full 120V power from the genset. Atlas Copco Power Technique North America introduced a 36-inch retrofit dust suppression spray kit for handheld tools. The kit can be attached to an Atlas Copco handheld breaker, rivet buster or chipping hammer and helps to comply with requirements of the OSHA final silica rule. The dust suppression spray kit is equipped with a nozzle that can cover an 80-degree cone around the tool at 40 psi of pressure, dispensing six gallons of water per hour. The kit connects to a

The TS 500i cut-off saw with electronically controlled fuel injection features revolutionary and innovative technology, making it an essential tool on every building site. When it comes to building roads and construction work above or below ground, the TS 500i makes light work of tough jobs. Whether you’re cutting concrete, steel girders, pipes or asphalt, the TS 500i will take the strain out of the daily grind. This compact power packet is easy to start and ensures optimized engine performance and excellent handling. But it has even more to offer: with outstanding efficiency and targeted diagnosis for fast service, this exceptional saw will also help you cut costs.

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HDD provides homes with fibre for the future

Quebec’s TRJ Telecom and its Vermeer HDD units are part of the fibre optic boom in Eastern Canada By Lee Toop, Associate Editor


oday’s cities are busier than ever, both above and below ground. Utilities of all kinds are expanding everywhere, none more actively than the installation of fibre optic telecommunications lines. In the past, those lines would have been above ground, but there’s no room in today’s cities for telephone poles – services in new developments and older subdivisions alike are moving underground. Based in Anjou, Quebec, TRJ Telecom started out doing above-ground cable installations in the Montreal area, spreading out to cover parts of Eastern Canada as needed. It grew with the fibre boom, and today is well-known for both its underground and more traditional installations as the continued development of higherspeed communications systems drives greater numbers of fibre jobs. “I’ve been in the telecommunications business now for 47 years, and I would say in the last ten years there’s been a definite explosion in the in-


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dustry,” said Lincoln Anderson, business development manager with TRJ Telecom. “How many people have a cellphone or iPad and a portable computer in their home? The average family has five to seven different items in the home that require bandwidth, and everyone is going to be streaming instead of watching TV. That’s one of the reasons why there’s such a demand for fibre.” Telecommunications infrastructure has advanced steadily, and the approach that companies have taken to install that infrastructure has changed in the process. “Back in the 1970s we were doing a lot of aerial projects. We were doing a little underground work, and there wasn’t that much conduit involved – there were manholes, there was conduit, open trench, and so forth,” said Anderson. Most of that early work was done by installing copper wire, but in the 1980s with the growing boom of technology came a need for different approach – and fibre optics were introduced.

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Fibre installation in urban areas provides unique challenges (above); TRJ Telecom uses a fleet of Vermeer HDD units (below) as part of its fibre to the home work. “Back then, we were doing what was called point-to-point, but we were plowing the cable straight into the ground – which they still do today in some cases when you’re dealing with long distances,” Anderson said. “But then they’d come up to a road, or a sidewalk or an area that had to be threaded like a needle.”

To deal with those obstacles, TRJ Telecom founder Pierre Trudel decided that directional boring would be the way to go. “Pierre proved to customers that directional boring was an easier, faster and more economical way to install underground fibre; before that, it was a lot of manhole work and aerial work,” Anderson said. “Now, everyone’s going directional drilling.” Parts of Canada, such as British Columbia and northern Ontario, represent more of a challenge in terms of directional drilling because of the

rocky terrain; TRJ Telecom has focused its work on areas of southern Ontario and some parts of Quebec where drilling is more effective. There, the challenges are more man-made: the vast number of other services that have proliferated under city streets. “In every directional run that we do, there are obstacles – often it’s hydro, [telecommunications], gas lines that are already in the ground at a certain depth,” Anderson said. “That is becoming a big challenge.” TRJ Telecom has emerged as a dominant player both in Ontario and Quebec. The installations are complex and never easy, Anderson noted. “Directional boring on the fibre to the home (FTTH) projects are challenging on a daily basis because of the multitude of obstacles – the sheds, trees, buildings and existing utilities,” he said. “You do have to open pits every once in a while to make connections . . . but replacing the grass, trees, flowers and so on – if you’re trenching a site like this, my god, you’d be there forever.”

tion of strong local service and pricing. Vermeer Canada’s Laval dealership works with TRJ Telecom regularly to ensure that their drills are ready to go. For utility jobs, TRJ Telecom’s Vermeer D24x40 HDD units provide a small footprint and high performance. The drill offers 28,000 pounds of thrust and pullback along with 4,200 ft.-lbs. of rotational torque, ensuring improved productivity. The drill’s carriage speed of 240 ft./min means more line installed per day, while also providing more comfort for the operator thanks to its excavator-style cab. The flexibility and capability of Vermeer’s HDD units combined with

TRJ Telecom’s expertise makes the challenging work of underground fibre installation a little easier. “We had a job a while back, with one of our first drills, we had a 1,500-metre run . . . we had to bring the conduit across a major intersection and four-lane highway, bring it up across their lot, underneath a cedar hedge, up beside a major air conditioning system and bring it to exactly where the project manager had put a four-inch circle on the wall,” Anderson said. “The customer’s project manager was on site, so he saw us bring the head of the drill about two inches from the circle.”

That kind of precision and quality has been the hallmark for TRJ Telecom, and a big reason for its growth over the years. The company started with around 30 employees; today it has more than 600 and is running multiple Vermeer drills of various sizes. “The high demand for bandwidth from customers today means everyone wants to go fibre,” said Anderson. “[Customers] were satisfied with the quality of the work we were doing – then they requested, ‘Can you do more?’ Directional boring has definitely opened things up for the FTTH installation.” HEG

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A typical installation for TRJ Telecom involves shooting 150 to 200 metres a day, connecting in to distribution points and then fanning out to customers from there. “The drill will go, let’s say 100 metres to a distribution box . . . then from there you have another cable that goes toward the customers . . . it runs into another box, where you have the multi-tap. From the multi-tap you have the drop that goes to the customer. So, you have to drill from the distribution point right to what is called a GLB splicing vault then to what is referred in telecom terms as a flower pot . . . the last point on a customer’s property before the drop wire goes into the house,” Anderson described. For those challenging drilling jobs, TRJ Telecom has had a long relationship with Vermeer for its horizontal drilling units. Anderson said Trudel started using Vermeer gear thanks to a combina-

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Portable Fuel Station with cloud-based remote monitoring The Fuel Island is a ready-to-use, portable self-contained fuel station with remote monitoring technology for commercial fleet refuelling. It pairs Western Global’s TransTank fuel tanks with the necessary components and equipment to create a turnkey solution that can be deployed immediately. With its integrated, cloudbased remote monitoring equipment, fuel consumption can be accurately tracked, saving time and resources for the distributor and end user. “Site setup and installation time is greatly reduced compared to a conventional site-built solution, as the Fuel Islands are largely ‘ready to use’ when they arrive at the customer’s location,” said Bob Lennox, Western Global’s North American Fuel Solutions Group sales lead. “Our team works with the specific local authorities for the client’s site to ensure full compliance prior to setup.” The Fuel Island can be configured with either an in-cabinet or out-of-cabinet solution to ensure there is a fully compliant design for just about every jurisdiction and fuel type. Customers can choose from three Fuel Island equipment packages. Every package includes a fuel tank (available in three sizes) on a skid mount, dispensing equipment, a fuel inventory monitoring system, cardlock equipment, an electrical panel and all necessary plumbing and wiring. Western Global’s team pre-assem-

bles and installs all components so every Fuel Island is delivered ready to use. The TransTank P-Series tank ensures environmental safety by using doublewalled tanks with spill containment. A lockable equipment cabinet provides added security. Available in capacities ranging from 3,124 gallons (11,828 litres) to 17,731 gallons (67,119 litres), P-Series tanks are designed with an access manway on top as well as a built-in ladder, making routine maintenance and inspection easy.


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FUEL-EFFICIENT SYNTHETIC GEAR OIL The TRAXON gear oil line has been expanded to include TRAXON Synthetic MTF 75W-80. This is a premium performance commercial vehicle manual transmission fluid, formulated to provide extended drain capability (up to 400,000 km or 250,000 miles), deliver all-weather protection and reduce maintenance costs. The new product is recommended for extended drain service in heavyduty (class 6, 7 and 8) manual transmissions, and has been fully approved by Volvo and Mack for use in their synchronized automated manual transmission applications (Volvo I-Shift and Mack mDRIVE). This manual transmission fluid is intended for manual gear boxes of the G7/8, S, SR, SPO, AT and VT series from Volvo GTT up to a 400,000-km (250,000-mile) drain interval. It is also suitable for use in many ZF transmission models including those fitted with ZF-Intarders (models include ASTronic, TCTronic, Ecolite, Ecomid and Ecospilt, as well as many other OEMs). The product has been specifically formulated to limit drag losses and reduce fuel consumption versus conventional manual transmission fluid as well as API GL-4 axle SAE 80W-90 / 75W-90 oils or higher viscosity grades. It also delivers excellent oxidation stability to resist deposits and sludge formation which reduces issues with transmission shifting, system efficiency and equipment functionality.

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Michelin X Tweel SSL All-Terrain Airless Radial Tires are now a factory-approved/supplied option on all Case skid-steer loader models. Airless radial tires perform just like a pneumatic tire, but without the risk and costly downtime associated with penetrations and impact damage. According to Case, they are the first skid-steer loader OEM to offer the Michelin X Tweel SSL from the factory. The Michelin X Tweel SSL is one single unit, replacing traditional tire/wheel/valve assemblies. There is no need for complex wheel/tire mounting equipment. There is no air pressure to maintain once each tire is bolted on. The AT models feature a deep open tread design for excellent cleaning and traction, and a deep layer of undertread allows the core to be retreaded many times.


ServiceRanger 4 Diagnostic and Service Software Eaton has enhanced the company’s ServiceRanger 4 diagnostic and service tool to provide commercial service providers with a suite of solutions, allowing them to more quickly diagnose and repair problems on automated Eaton transmission products. Eaton launched ServiceRanger 4 in 2013. In addition to the product enhancements, Eaton is simplifying the ServiceRanger 4 product offering to just Basic (read only) and Professional (full service) license options. Based on customer feedback, Eaton has also created a new multi-year licensing option – available for one or three years of uninterrupted service – in both the Basic program or the Professional program. Finally, to increase access to this software, Eaton has adjusted its pricing to allow for a more rapid adoption in the heavy-duty service provider network. Features and benefits of ServiceRanger 4 include: • Viewing active and inactive fault codes to quickly identify issues and link directly to troubleshooting procedures; • Creating and reviewing service activity reports automatically to improve communication between the technician and customers; • Running specialized tests to quickly identify hard-to-determine issues; • Viewing and editing configuration parameters to keep vehicles optimized for changing needs and preferences; • Updating product software to improve performance and enable new features; • Viewing all service information on Eaton products to quickly remove and install components; • Automatic updates that provide information on the latest Eaton products, service information and software updates.

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Fire-resistant Hydraulic fluid No-Tox BioFR Hydraulic 46, a non-toxic fire-resistant hydraulic fluid, is a new industrial lubricant designed for severe operating conditions in hydraulic applications where petroleum and other synthetic hydraulic fluids create a potentially unsafe environment and where a fire hazard exists. No-Tox BioFR Hydraulic 46 is formulated to work in high-pressure hydraulic systems of up to 7,500 psi, and is non-toxic for use where incidental food contact may occur. The fluid’s naturally high viscosity index and shear stability ensures that the optimum viscosity is maintained across a wide range of temperatures from startup to optimal operating range. It is designed for superior system reliability, reducing varnish and sludge formation in valves, pipes and reservoirs. No-Tox BioFR Hydraulic 46 is a certified HFD-U fire-resistant fluid and is biodegradable.





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Tire Pressure Monitoring Solution

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Lower costs for parts and service will pay back your investment fast with BEKA automatic lubrication systems... and there’s no extra charge for the added productivity from your equipment! • More production, less unscheduled downtime • Longer life for critical components • Expert factory support with dealers nationwide

Bridgestone’s PressureStat is a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) for off-the-road (OTR) tires in the construction, quarry, underground hard rock and port industries. The PressureStat system is easy to use and provides instant access to important tire pressure and temperature data, allowing customers to accurately manage tire pressure on a real-time basis. Tire pressure is critical in OTR applications to ensure a vehicle’s weight is evenly distributed, preventing uneven wear and increasing tire performance. The PressureStat system facilitates tire asset monitoring and optimization with: • Easy-to-install valve stem sensors that save time and money; • Onboard alerts to the driver that make them aware of potential issues before they impact operations; • Bluetooth connectivity that seamlessly provides real-time pressure updates to mobile devices; • Instant inspection reports for the entire fleet available on desktop or mobile device with Bridgestone TreadStat Tire and Rim Management software; and • Streamlined forecasting and analysis when combined with TreadStat software, allowing users to report on the condition of tires and rims from any device, anywhere in the world.

Flo Components

TrailerCam Solution for Blind Spots FLO Components’ Portable TrailerCam is a magnetic, wireless, rechargeable batteryoperated camera that requires no invasive installation. The product can be placed (using strong, rugged magnets) on the side or rear of any truck, trailer or piece of equipment. It can communicate high quality video images and audio to the display monitor in the cab with zero latency or interference. The TrailerCam is waterproof, dustproof and extremely rugged – it is capable of withstanding the highest industry standards for shock and vibrations. For companies with multiple trailer fleets or equipment, the TrailerCam allows for usage with different trailers, swapping trailers and pairing with other TrailerCam devices.

Volvo Trucks

Mobile App for ASIST Service Management Platform

Volvo owners using the Volvo ASIST service management platform can now access essential case information through the new Volvo ASIST mobile app. Volvo ASIST is a web-based tool that allows customers to monitor vehicle status, receive electronic estimates, approve repairs, issue purchase orders and communicate directly with Volvo Trucks’ North American dealer network. With the power of the platform literally in the palm of their hands, key decision-makers can now communicate while on-the-go directly with dealer service personnel and 1.888.862.7461 Volvo Action Service agents at Volvo’s Uptime Center, facilitating faster decisions 1 . 8 8 8 . 8 6 2 . 7 4 6 1 www. beka-lube.com and greater vehicle uptime. www. b e ka - lub e . c o m “If you're out on the road and Remote Diagnostics, Volvo’s enhanced proactive BEKAB- ELUBRICATION SINCE K A - L U B SPECIALISTS R I C AT I O N S P 1927 E C I A L I S T S S I N C E 1 9 2 7 diagnostics, identifies an engine, transmission or aftertreatment issue, it will automatically create a case in ASIST 026-217A HEG 4.875x4.875 4C.indd 1 2017-12-07 3:24 PM and Volvo Action Service agents will find the nearest Volvo dealership or authorized repair centre,” said Ash Makki, Volvo Trucks North America Approvals & Certifcations product marketing manager. “ASIST app users will receive Remote Diagnostics case updates in real time, giv• UL 142 / ULC S-601 ing them the ability to react to case • UN31 A/Y ADR updates quicker. Fleet managers can • CAN CG343, 146, 2002 also use the mapping feature to pull • TSSA B1390 ON - 2006 (Optional) up the precise location where the fault • PPG 2 & PPG 26 Certified Lifting RED DEER HEAD OFFICE code occurred.” • Removable Inner Tank 7018 Johnstone Drive Red Deer AB T4P 3Y6 The Volvo ASIST app is available • Stackable & Vibration Tested Phone: 403-347-9770 for Apple and Android mobile de950L 2000L Toll Free: 1-888-430-9359 vices and is offered free to new truck www.pumpsandpressure.com 251 gal 528 gal purchasers and subscribers of Volvo Uptime Services. Customers simply download Volvo ASIST from their app Edmonton: 780-430-9359 • Leduc: 780-980-9294 • Grande Praire: 780-539-9939 • Calgary: 403-263-7207 store and set up an account using their Lethbridge: 403-328-0504 • Saskatoon: 306-242-6622 • Brandon: 204-728-9303 • Burnaby: 604-434-2188 ASIST account credentials.

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industry news | heavyequipmentguide.ca John Deere 310E ADT recognized with 2017 GOOD DESIGN Award

Cervus to sell Alberta dealerships to Calmont Equipment

The John Deere 310E articulated dump truck has been recognized with a GOOD DESIGN Award for design excellence and innovation. The GOOD DESIGN Awards Program, presented by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, showcases the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product and graphic designs produced around the world. A jury of 14 designers, architects, journalists and critics identified the 310E ADT as a GOOD DESIGN AWARD recipient due to its strong chamfers, colour breakup and stout overall proportions that secure an active stance and directional assertiveness. The design language used in development of the ADT is incorporated in all John Deere Construction machines, ensuring a consistent look throughout the product family. AWARD

Cervus Equipment Corporation announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its construction dealership group, composed of four dealership locations in Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton and Fort McMurray, Alberta. The dealerships represent the construction brands Bobcat, CMI and JCB. “Due to the dedication of our employees, our construction group has weathered the recent economic cycle, and is performing well. However, a key part of Cervus’ strategy is to grow the scale and footprint of our dealership groups, and over the long run we see stronger opportunities for expansion in our other segments, including material handling,” said Graham Drake, President and CEO of Cervus.

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Skyjack mobile game reinforces load capacity guidelines Skyjack is leveraging gaming technology to educate and raise awareness around load capacity and safety with their first mobile game, CAPACITIES. The game combines interactive fun that requires players to divert falling balls from overloading Skyjack mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). This game is set to help illustrate the importance of knowing how much weight operators can put into the platform, while highlighting the different ratings from one machine to the next, according to Corey Connolly, product manager, Skyjack. CAPACITIES is available in English and ready to download on both iOS and Android devices.

JLG DirectAccess website to help owners and operators better understand their access equipment, regulations and more JLG DirectAccess, accessible at www. jlg.com/en/direct-access, is a new digital property designed to provide equipment owners and operators with a wide range of information to help them better understand their access equipment, the industry, its regulations and future technologies. Visitors to the site will benefit from a variety of content, including blog posts authored by JLG subject matter experts, downloadable white papers, infographics, customer case studies and testimonials, technical articles, technical tips, industry updates and videos.

Volvo Trucks’ North American dealer network surpasses 100 Certified Uptime Centers Volvo Trucks’ North American dealer network now includes more than 100 Certified Uptime Centers to help maximize uptime through greater service bay availability and standardized processes. “Our dealer network has embraced the Certified Uptime Center concept and processes, and committed to a new approach to customer service. More than 100 of our North American dealers have now completed the rigorous certification process that will help more Volvo Trucks customers get back on the road quickly following a service stop,” said Bruce Kurtt, senior vice president of sales for Volvo Trucks North America.



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industry news | heavyequipmentguide.ca Canada Green Building Council sets 2030 Roadmap for $32B Retrofit Economy report A new report published by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) sets out a series of actions for industry, non-profit organizations and governments to build a world-leading retrofit economy by 2030 that improves the performance of existing buildings and creates new economic opportunities for Canadians. CaGBC’s A Roadmap for Retrofits: Building Strong Market Infrastructure for the Retrofit Economy was released in conjunction with a roundtable policy discussion hosted by Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, CaGBC and Econoler in Ottawa. The report states that the environmental and economic potential of Canada’s retrofit economy cannot be developed by governments alone – it requires industry leadership and innovative market-based mechanisms to generate and sustain results. The roundtable convened a diverse range of stakeholders to discuss how to develop the policy, financing, human capital, business practice and information market infrastructure to build and sustain a robust retrofit economy.

Construction wages to increase nearly 10 percent in British Columbia

B.C. construction workers should see pay raises of nearly 10 percent over the next two years, according to the results of the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association’s (ICBA) 2018 Wage and Benefits Survey; however, it’s still getting tougher for companies to find skilled workers. ICBA President Chris Gardner released the results of the survey at ICBA’s annual CEO Breakfast, kicking off the BUILDEX tradeshow in Vancouver. “With such strong demand for workers, construction wages are growing more than twice as fast as inflation,” said Gardner. “The need is intense. Every single glass company we surveyed this year said they needed more glaziers. For pipefitting companies, 93 percent said they needed more help; sheet metal workers, 91 percent; electricians and plumbers, 89 percent. The message is clear: if you want to work in construction, there’s a job out there for you.” wages

Genie launches Certified Pre-Owned Program in North America Responding to North American rental companies’ need to better manage mixed fleets in order to maximize their business’s rental return on invested capital, the new Genie Certified Pre-Owned Program extends opportunities with the machines already in service. Genie Certified Used Equipment, for sale on the Genie used equipment website, is now available with a limited 24-month manufacturer’s warranty. Genie Certified Reconditioned Equipment comes with a limited 36-month warranty on all components reconditioned by Genie, a 36-month/3,000-hr powertrain warranty on Deutz Xchange remanufactured engines and a one-year powertrain warranty on all other engine brands. Rental

IN BRIEF Fieldwire and Hilti form strategic partnership Mobile field management platform Fieldwire has formed a strategic partnership with Hilti Group. As part of this partnership, Hilti has made an undisclosed strategic investment into Fieldwire and joins the Fieldwire board. “Fieldwire’s approach to jobsite productivity stands out in the construction tech scene and aligns very well with Hilti’s mission,” said Joerg Kampmeyer, Member of the Executive Board and CFO at Hilti. “We were impressed by Fieldwire’s leadership, and our investment in the company is a first step in establishing a long-standing strategic partnership.”

Allmand launches new support website for dealers Allmand Bros. Inc. has launched its Power Portal website. The entire site provides a streamlined user experience to assist dealers in searching for solutions and discovering specific product information through model number queries. Dealers can order parts, find marketing tools and materials, discover warranty information, and access operator and service manuals, illustrated parts lists and training information.

Volvo extends warranty to cover demolition and wheeled excavators The Volvo Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty now includes high-reach demolition excavators and wheeled excavators. New models covered by the warranty include the EC380EHR and EC480EHR high-reach demolition excavators, as well as the EW180E, EW160E and EW60E wheeled models. Four additional new wheeled excavator models set to debut in spring 2018 will also be covered by the Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty.

Geotab surpasses one million subscribers Geotab has surpassed one million subscribers, positioning the company as one of the fastest growing providers of telematics globally. Since launching their subscriberbased solution in 2006, Geotab has seen an average of 116 percent annual subscriber growth over the last 10 years.

Mack Trucks recognizes dealers Mack Trucks has named 2017 winners for its regional sales divisions. For the Canada Region, they recognized MacKay’s Truck Center, Truro, Nova Scotia. Vision Truck Group of Cambridge, Ontario, was named Canada Mack Financial Services Dealer of the Year.

Sellick Equipment opens new roughterrain forklift manufacturing facility Sellick Equipment recently cut the ribbon on an all-new $21 million manufacturing facility featuring state-of-the-art technology. The new 126,000-square-foot purposebuilt factory located in Harrow, Ontario, was designed for new product innovation, improvement to quality control and flexibility in product design.

New Holland tests autonomous tractor The latest step in New Holland’s Autonomous Vehicle Program and its exploration of applications that can benefit from this technology is a partnership with E. & J. Gallo Winery. This pilot project tests New Holland’s NHDrive autonomous technology applied to T4.110F vineyard tractors. This collaborative pilot program is focused on gathering agronomic and operator feedback.

Sunbelt Rentals launches new userfriendly website Sunbelt Rentals has launched the new SunbeltRentals.com comprised of updated features and benefits designed for an easier, faster equipment rental experience. The optimization and enhancement of the site continues the company’s focus on offering digital tools, such as Command Center, for customers.

Topcon acquires ClearEdge3D ClearEdge3D’s EdgeWise software dramatically speeds as-built modelling workflows by utilizing automated feature extraction algorithms and other patented technologies. Its Verity construction verification software compares laser scan point cloud data of recently completed construction work against design or fabrication models, flagging out-of-tolerance or poorly installed elements.

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Ahern Canada.................................................... 4

Frontline Machinery........................................ 13

Pumps & Pressure Inc. .................................. 52

Allmand Brothers Inc...................................... 27

Genie – Terex Aerial........................................ 42

PW Trenchless Construction Inc. .................. 48

Antraquip Corporation.................................... 46

Gilbert.............................................................. 45

Stihl Ltd. .......................................................... 47

Beka-Lube....................................................... 52

Gomaco Corporation.................................... 56

Straightline HDD............................................. 49

BKT Tires......................................................... 39

Intermat....................................................... 51

Takeuchi........................................................... 17

Case Construction Equipment......................... 5

International Trucks.......................................... 6

Terrafirma Equipment Sales & Rentals.......... 26

CIM 2018.......................................................... 53

JCB.................................................................. 21

Trail King Industries, Inc. ............................... 37

Detroit Diesel..............................................28-29

Kubota Engines............................................... 42

Vac-Tron........................................................... 36

Emagineered Solutions, Inc. ......................... 52

LBX Company................................................. 24

Volvo Construction Equipment.......................11

Epiroc............................................................... 43

Liebherr.............................................................. 3

Wacker Neuson............................................... 19

Equipment Sales & Service............................ 31

Mack Trucks...................................................... 2

Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc. ...............32-33

Flo Components.............................................. 50

Metso Minerals................................................ 55

Winchkraft....................................................... 40

Ford.................................................................. 35

National Leasing............................................. 46

Wirtgen America............................................... 9

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Metso’s Lokotrack® LT106™ jaw crusher: Meeting your demands for high capacity with maximum efficiency That’s how we make the big difference, the Metso Way.

Improve the efficiency and profitability of your crushing operation with the redesigned Lokotrack® LT106™ jaw plant. New features, including a radial side conveyor, high inertia flywheels, and an IC700™ process control system, ensure high productivity, user-friendly operation, and mobility in even the toughest crushing applications. The LT106™ is also available with Metso’s Fleet Management technology, providing remote monitoring of functions, parameters, and location for more efficient operation. Find out more about profitable crushing at metso.com/showroom/aggregates. #TheMetsoWay

G+® is the Future in Concrete Paving

info@gomaco.com ❘ www.gomaco.com G+ has revolutionized digital control systems on concrete paving equipment, and it is exclusive to GOMACO. G+ features Quiet Running Technology, load-sensed hydraulics for maximum performance, maximum optimization with managed fuel efficiency, precise speed control to maintain smooth travel speeds, sensored control of steering, grade and track speed, and more. G+ is truly what now separates us from our competition and it is proprietary technology from GOMACO for contractors who choose to pave with pride. Our worldwide distributor network and our corporate team always stand ready to serve and assist you. Give us a call for the latest in concrete paving technology. 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

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Heavy Equipment Guide March 2018, Volume 22, Number 3  

In this Issue: IN-DEPTH REPORT - Compact track loaders The Rental Show 2018 Canada's newest marble quarry Diesel power driving innovation f...

Heavy Equipment Guide March 2018, Volume 22, Number 3  

In this Issue: IN-DEPTH REPORT - Compact track loaders The Rental Show 2018 Canada's newest marble quarry Diesel power driving innovation f...

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