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Contents MARCH 2019 | VOLUME 34, NUMBER 3



36 FEATURES 12 Perennial performer

An in-depth report on skid-steer loaders.

20 bauma 2019

Technology, today and for the future, a key feature of the world’s largest construction equipment show.

36 High production, low downtime Busy contractor’s criteria for purchasing equipment.

38 John Deere’s utility wheel loaders do more, more comfortably

40 Full refresh for Western Star 4700

Safety, driver comfort, electrical system and power are focus for vocational truck.

46 Site planning with drones

New toolkit can improve productivity, profitability and safety for aggregates production.

50 Vacuum excavation growing

TRUVAC designed to set vacuum excavators apart from other machines and meet growing needs of contractors.

Toronto tower project benefits from robust project management software options.

59 Diesel trends: performance in smaller packages Cover photo: Wacker Neuson SW21 skid-steer loader.


SECTIONS 10 Spotlight 12 In-Depth Report 20 bauma 2019 36 Earthmoving & Excavation

57 Project tools give builders a boost

57 Construction Business 40 Trucks & Transportation Management 46 Aggregates & Quarries 50 Underground Construction 59 Diesel Engines 54 Concrete Construction

8 Editor’s Letter 61 Industry News 62 Advertiser Index

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VIEWPOINT Building for the future


think we are in for a shock. The speed of development in construction-related technologies is accelerating. In the realm of equipment, vast amounts of R&D are showing up as prototypes or final products at trade shows. And no other trade show has the global power and reach of bauma to attract the latest achievements from around the world, some of which we are highlighting in our special coverage this issue. A statement by one of the exhibitors sums it up well: “The industry is about to see massive changes through macro trends such as electric mobility, digitalization and assistance systems,” said ZF Company, a global leader in driveline and chassis technology, as well as active and passive safety technology. ZF will present several groundbreaking innovations at bauma that pave the way for the construction site of the future. These involve electromobility for compact vehicles, such as loaders, mini dumpers and telehandlers. The company has also developed the driverless eGO People and Cargo Mover (which looks like a mini-bus), due to go into production shortly. It uses ZF ProAI artificial intelligence and is suited to large construction sites in particular as it can safely and autonomously transport workers and goods over long distances. ZF adds that a lot of work lies ahead for the industry since two thirds of the world’s population will live in large cities by 2050, and they add that the construction site of the future ideally should be climate neutral. This will result in a lot of building construction and those buildings could be Zero Carbon. In a new report – the first of its kind in Canada – Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) proves Zero Carbon Buildings eliminate greenhouse gas emissions while reducing operating costs and achieving positive returns. The report, entitled “Making The Case For Building To Zero Carbon,” applied a tailored package of carbon reduction measures across seven types of buildings: low-rise office, mid-rise office, low-rise multi-unit residential, mid-rise multi-unit residential, primary schools, big box retail and warehouses in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. In another industry first, the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is introducing a mentorship pilot program that will match aspiring entrepreneurs who are creating new solutions for the construction industry with industry leaders to help hone the ideas or the rollout plans. “Our industry is working toward attracting a more diverse and tech-savvy workforce,” said CCA President Mary Van Buren. “The more that STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students and young workers see the connection between technology, innovation and creating the communities of the future, the more likely we will be able to attract them.” These and other changes are what are needed to help push the construction industry forward by boosting innovation and attracting much-needed workers.

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HEAVY EQUIPMENT GUIDE MARCH 2019 VOLUME 34 • NUMBER 3 EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Lawrence Buser lbuser@baumpub.com; 604-291-9900 ext. 310 ASSOCIATE EDITOR Lee Toop ltoop@baumpub.com; 604-291-9900 ext. 315 MANAGING EDITOR & DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER Kaitlyn Till ktill@baumpub.com; 604-291-9900 ext. 330 ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Sam Esmaili sam@baumpub.com; 604-291-9900 ext. 110 ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER David Gilmour dgilmour@baumpub.com; 604-291-9900 ext. 105 ADVERTISING PRODUCTION MANAGER Tina Anderson production@baumpub.com; 604-291-9900 ext. 222 DESIGN & PRODUCTION Morena Zanotto morena@baumpub.com; 604-291-9900 ext. 325 PRESIDENT/PUBLISHER Ken Singer ksinger@baumpub.com; 604-291-9900 ext. 226 VICE PRESIDENT/CONTROLLER Melvin Date Chong mdatechong@baumpub.com FOUNDER Engelbert J. Baum Published by: Baum Publications Ltd. 124 - 2323 Boundary Road Vancouver, BC, Canada V5M 4V8 Tel: 604-291-9900 Toll Free: 1-888-286-3630 Fax: 604-291-1906 www.baumpub.com www.heavyequipmentguide.ca @HeavyEquipGuide FOR ALL CIRCULATION INQUIRES Phone: 1-855-329-1909 • Fax: 1-855-272-0972 e-mail: baumpublications@circlink.ca Subscription: To subscribe, renew your subscription, or change your address or other information, go to: http://mysubscription.ca/heg/ Heavy Equipment Guide serves the Canadian engineered construction industry including: road building and maintenance; highways, bridges, tunnels; grading and excavating; earthmoving; crushing; trucking and hauling; underground utilities; trenching; concrete paving; asphalt paving; demolition; aggregates production; fleet maintenance; and asset security and management. The magazine is distributed to key industry personnel involved in these sectors. Subscription Price: In Canada, CDN $91.00; Outside Canada, US$149. Heavy Equipment Guide is published ten times a year in January, February, March, April, May, June, July/August, September, October and November/December. Heavy Equipment Guide accepts no responsibility or liability for reported claims made by manufacturers and/or distributors for products or services; the views and opinions ­expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of Baum Publications Ltd. Copyright 2019, Baum Publications Ltd. No portion of this publication may be reproduced without permission of the publishers. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. Printed in Canada, on recycled paper by Mitchell Press Ltd. ISSN 1485-6085 PUBLICATIONS MAIL AGREEMENT NO. 40069270 Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: Circulation Dept., 124-2323 Boundary Road, Vancouver, BC V5M 4V8 Email: baumpublications@circlink.ca Fax: 1-855-272-0972


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COMPACT VIBRATORY ROLLERS WITH MANY FEATURES OF LARGER MACHINES The new DV Series combines a compact size with excellent maneuverability and visibility and many of the same features found on larger compaction machines. A 33.5-hp Tier 4 Final engine delivers high centrifugal forces and frequencies at lower rpm, making the machine more fuel efficient while selectable dual frequencies (3,480/3,960 VPM) improve productivity and allow operators to dial the machine in to meet the compaction needs of the job. Operators can choose between either automatic or manual vibration, and drums can be offset. The 4,920-pound DV23D and 5,490-pound DV26D

double-drum rollers and the 4,600-pound DV23CD and 5,170-pound DV26CD combination vibratory rollers (front drum and rear pneumatic tires) have high curb clearance, no overhangs and a narrow drum width of 37 inches, making them ideal for small- to mid-size paving applications. The rollers are compatible with the Case ACE Force Intelligent compaction system and feature an iso-mounted operator’s platform that minimizes vibration and reduces operator fatigue. A standard lateral-sliding seat provides visibility to the drum edges on both sides of the machine.





Caterpillar has added the PL161 attachment locator (the small black device in the centre of the photo) to their Locator series in the Cat Product Link hardware product line. The PL161 locator is the most advanced OEM-integrated technology solution for attachment tracking, the company says. It tracks location and utilization so users can know where their attachments are across all worksites, reduce the number of lost attachments, and plan for attachment maintenance and replacement. It is a customer installable device. Bluetooth range is up to 30 metres (100 feet) and battery life is an estimated two years. The PL161 locator is designed to be used with the Cat App and with other PL Series scanning devices installed on Next Generation excavators and retrofit kits are available for older machines. This system leverages cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity through the user’s own smartphone or tablet to transmit data to the VisionLink and My.Cat.com applications. Purchase of the PL161 locator comes with a subscription to VisionLink for the life of the device. The PL161 locator is available from the factory on select attachments and will be factory-installed on all excavator attachments starting mid-2019. 10


Bobcat Company is providing demolition contractors with a new line of six powerful nitrogen breaker attachments covering all Bobcat compact excavators, compact track loaders, skid-steer loaders and mini track loaders. These breakers deliver powerful impact energy and the long piston stroke has relatively minimal recoil. They are ideal for difficult demolition jobs, like removing reinforced concrete slabs. The unique valve design of the breakers lessens hydraulic pressure fluctuation, which reduces stress on the carrying equipment’s hydraulic pumps. With minimal internal parts, a single lower bushing and easily accessible grease ports, maintenance and rebuilds are simplified. A loader X-Change mounting frame allows owners to transition nitrogen breakers from a compact loader to a compact excavator. Nitrogen breaker tools include blunts, moils, chisels and nail points and require the use of a special applications kit.



By offering a smaller, lighter-duty option, the WT-1216/X and WT-2018/X work truck series of cable hoists fill a need and present a compelling product option for previously underserved markets, like general contractors, landscapers and private waste haulers. The WT-1216/X and WT-2018/X have a six-inch main frame and can transport loaded containers and equipment up to 20,000 pounds and 18 feet in length. These new hoists feature electric over hydraulic controls using a wireless remote control, making it easier to spot containers much more efficiently and safely while monitoring low clearance and maneuvering through difficult-to-reach or tight metropolitan areas. The cable hoists are bolt-on ready and easily installed with no welding required, saving time and money. They come with externally mounted, secondary manual controls and are tarp-system ready. Custom engineering layouts and a host of options ensure the best fit for customers.


12,000-POUND-CAPACITY TELEHANDLER With the introduction of their new Traverse T1258X telehandler, Pettibone has entered the 12,000-pound-capacity market. By providing up to 70 inches of horizontal boom transfer, the Traverse allows operators to safely place loads at full lift height without needing to coordinate multiple boom functions. The T1258X has a lift and landing height of 58 feet 6 inches. An optional 10-foot tower can extend the machine’s lift height beyond 68 feet. The traversing boom allows for maximum forward reach of 47 feet 10 inches. The new telehandler is powered by a 117-hp Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final diesel engine that helps the machine achieve its maximum load capacity of 12,000 pounds. The engine is mounted on a side pod for easy service access while allowing excellent curbside visibility and ground clearance of 19 inches. The T1258X is built on Pettibone’s next gen X-Series platform. Drivetrain and axles have been optimized to provide greater tractive effort with minimal tradeoff on top end speed. Tight steer angle capability provides an efficient turning radius of 14 feet 4 inches. The Dana VDT12000 Powershift transmission offers three speeds, forward and reverse. Cylinder cushioning dampens the end of strokes – both extending and retracting – to avoid the wear-and-tear of hard, jarring stops, while also helping prevent the potential spilling of a load. The telehandler also uses a single lift cylinder that improves operator sightlines, and has twin hydraulic lines for tilt and auxiliary plumbing.

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2-IN-1 PORTABLE AIR COMPRESSOR The P250/HP210 Tier 4 Final portable air compressor is a new two-in-one model that delivers the pressure and flow typically supplied by two units in a single air compressor. The dual compression modes deliver 250 cfm of air at 100 psi in low-pressure mode and 210 cfm of air at 150 psi in high-pressure mode. It is the only air compressor on the market to offer a 210 cfm high-pressure mode, the company says. One machine can be used for a variety of applications, such as sandblasting, construction or pneumatic tool operation. For reduced downtime, the P250/ HP210 runs eight hours at 100 percent load on low-pressure mode and nine hours at 100 percent load on high-pressure mode. The manufacturer notes that it cold starts in temperatures as low as -10 degrees Fahrenheit, 20 degrees colder than other brands.

Felling’s IT-I tilt trailer is constructed of a cold-formed I-beam mainframe and Jr. I-beam cross members providing a single-frame design. This model line offers load capacities ranging from 6,780 to 17,720 pounds and GVWR of 9,980 to 23,000 pounds for the five models. Their new advanced design for the IT-I Series model line incorporates additional standard features, structural strength, and ease of operator use. These include a redesigned hitch area and operator-friendly tilt-deck latch design. Cylinder lugs, the point where the cushion cylinder(s) attach to the crossmembers, incorporate additional structural integrity for cylinder crossmembers. D-rings that were once located on the topside rail behind the fender on the rear of the tilt deck are now located on the side of the of the trailer bed. This has been done so that the D-ring location is at the widest point of the deck providing operator’s ease of use when securing equipment.



The all-new Venturo HT45KX fully hydraulic service crane was developed with a lighter-weight, hexagonal boom structure and crane housing which gives service truck operators more crane with a lighter payload. It features a maximum lifting capacity of 7,800 pounds, up to 25 feet of boom reach and Venturo’s new proprietary Venturo Logic Controls (VLC) management system. This system provides operators with safety control at their fingertips via a new wireless-remote, pistol-grip controller with safety alerts – handle vibrations and LCD-screen alert and status text. In addition, an alert light on the underside of the boom remains green during safe crane operation and yellow/red lights indicate overload or other safety alerts.

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 TB250-2 and our full line of excavators, track loaders, skid steer loaders and wheel loaders.


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By Kaitlyn Till, Managing Editor


kid-steer loaders are nimble, versatile machines capable of performing a variety of jobsite tasks. Although skid steers have recently been overshadowed by the higher growth in demand for tracked machines, our experts emphasize that skid steers offer a number of advantages that are not to be overlooked, including speed, transportability and cost of ownership.


Both skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders experienced sales growth in Canada in 2018, with compact track loaders outpacing skid steers both in terms of total sales and



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growth percentage, according to Debbie Townsley, product marketing manager at Case Construction Equipment. “While the trend is more stark in the U.S., there is a movement toward skid steers and compact track loaders with greater operating capacities, but we see much of the Canadian market still strongly anchored in the mid-sized class of machines, typically at or around 74 horsepower. Two size classes stick out: 1,751 to 2,000 pounds rated operating capacity (at 35 percent tipping load) and 2,201 to 2,700 pounds rated operating capacity.� Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager for John Deere, noted that the majority of the growth is driven by larger models with engines greater than 75 hp (56 kW). These models typically have higher hydraulic performance to drive larger attachments with auxiliary flows on the larger models


ranging from 20 to 29 gpm (76 to 114 L/min) for a standard machine. When outfitted with a high-flow option, these machines can range from 30 to 41 gpm (114 to 155 L/min). Nathan Ryan, product manager for skid steers and compact track loaders at Wacker Neuson, pointed out that while there was growth for both types of machines in 2017 and 2018, CTL sales significantly outnumbered SSL sales in 2018 in Canada and in the US. “[Last year] growth was modest at best indicating the market is slowing.” Growth is driven by larger models, Ryan added, and the classes of SSLs in which Wacker saw the most growth were the heaviest three classes with rated operating capacities of 2,200 pounds and larger. The largest portion of the skid-steer market, according to Lee Padgett, product manager at Takeuchi-US, is comprised of the mid-frame-sized loaders that are relatively easy to

transport between jobs and have greater engine and hydraulic performance than small-frame skid steers. “The mid-frame loaders are able to run a wider range of hydraulically driven attachments, which makes them more versatile and valuable to a contractor.” Kevin Coleman, product specialist for Caterpillar, pointed out that there are three key factors that go in to choosing between rubber tire SSLs and rubber track CTLs: purchase price, maintenance and underfoot conditions. Since an SSL also weighs less than a comparably sized CTL, he added, this allows more flexibility for transport. He also noted that while SSLs excel when used on firmer, more level surfaces, equipping an SSL with wider tires for extra flotation helps the machine navigate in softer underfoot conditions. However, it is still limited in its ability to work in wet or muddy



JOHN DEERE 332G conditions due to its higher ground pressure. “Skid steers are ideally suited for working on improved surfaces – asphalt, concrete, hard-packed stone and gravel – when compared to CTLs,” explained Townsley. “Rubber tracks on CTLs are prone to greater wear in such conditions. As such, attachments such as cold planers, sweepers and vacuums may be better suited for skid steers. We really focus on skid steers and compact track loaders as the prime platform that gives owners the ability to do a greater variety of work, and the greater attachment flexibility these machines provide their owners, the more valuable they are.” SSLs hold the speed advantage, often operating at higher ground speeds than comparable CTLs, Ryan noted. “Speed, agility and a heavier ground footprint give skid-steer loaders the advantage in certain applications like clearing snow and using brooms on pavement.” Zupancic added that skid steers are more compact, nimble and lighter than a comparable CTL, cost less to maintain, have higher ground pressure, and have higher travel speeds.

Jason Boerger, marketing manager for Bobcat Company, noted that SSLs have lower operating costs because they tend to be more fuel efficient and tires are less expensive to replace than tracks. Track loaders are eroding the skid-steer market to an extent, but a key limiting factor is the replacement cost of the undercarriage components versus tires on the skid steer, according to Padgett. “This is why the skid steer is a more common choice for flat work, and the track loader is more suited for applications with uneven, muddy terrain requiring greater flotation and a lighter footprint.” He added that SSLs are typically at a price point that is attractive for someone starting a company and they work well in tandem with other machines like compact excavators.


“Electro-hydraulic (EH) controls are now the norm for SSLs and act as a tremendous enabler for automation and integration of features allowing customers to save time and/or make more money. Many of these features assist with repetitive tasks like grading, digging and loading,” said Coleman.




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He noted that Caterpillar’s EH architecture allows the machine to provide adjustments that tailor the machine drive and implement response to the operator’s task, attachment or experience level. It also provides the capability for features such as speed sensitive ride control, creeper mode, dual self-levelling, work tool positioner and return-to-dig features. Bobcat also offers ride control for their M2-Series skid-steer loaders. “The automatic ride control option reduces material spillage, allowing operators to travel at faster speeds for increased productivity. When the auto mode is selected, the system will work at any travel speed. The ride control function is automatically activated by detecting increased hydraulic lift arm pressure when the loader is carrying material. It will deactivate when hydraulic lift arm pressure is reduced – such as when there is no load in a bucket. In addition, operators can turn it off for tasks such as back dragging,” said Boerger. With Case’s most recent skid-steer introduction, the SV340, they’ve focused on providing a wider range of hydraulic capabilities – highlighted by an enhanced high-flow option that provides up to 4,000 psi for operating the most demanding of attachments. “Think: mulchers and cold planers,” said Townsley. Deere offers an EH Boom Performance Package which features auto bucket self-levelling, both in up and down directions of the lift path; return to dig, a programmable setting to automatically position the boom height and attachment angle; return to carry, a programmable setting to automatically position the boom height/attachment angle to be ready to carry; and boom height kick out, which automatically repositions an attachment to more efficiently accomplish a repetitive task. In addition, the company now offers on-board grade indication for their compact track loaders and skid steers. This feature delivers an on-board readout on an LCD monitor in the cab which provides the grade of the

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IN-DEPTH REPORT: SKID-STEER LOADERS land in cross-slope and mainfall. A feature that is making its way on to smaller machines is telematics. “Telematics have become one of the latest technologies added to CTLs and SSLs, and the benefits go way beyond theft prevention,” Ryan from Wacker Neuson said. “Connected machines now tell fleet managers when they need maintenance, how often and how long they are being used and when a problem occurs, all helping to reduce the total cost of ownership.”

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“TELEMATICS HAVE BECOME ONE OF THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES ADDED TO CTLS AND SSLS, AND THE BENEFITS GO WAY BEYOND THEFT PREVENTION.” Nathan Ryan, product manager for skid steers and compact track loaders at Wacker Neuson 16


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The cab is the operator’s office for the day, and with that in mind, Case has focused on visibility, jobsite awareness and the ability for operators to get in and out of the cab safely and easily. “We take pride in our industry-leading 360-degree visibility, as we know that awareness of the jobsite, surrounding workers, and obstacles is critical to success and safety. We’ve incorporated a new, standard, cab-wide rear-view mirror to further improve visibility to the rear of the machine,” added Townsley. Coleman agreed that jobsite visibility is vital. He said that the cab design should provide working visibility to the operator. Working visibility is the ability for an operator to easily see the critical areas for everyday work, including the bucket cutting edge; the sides of the bucket; the front, rear and sides of the tires; the rear machine corners; and the area behind the machine. “If a machine can provide the operator with excellent sightlines to these areas, through design and technology, such as a rear-view camera, [the operator] can be safer on the jobsite and more comfortable, which leads to higher productivity and efficiency.” He added that an ergonomic cab design is also very important to operators. The cab should have an intuitive layout and things should be easy to locate, including switches, cellphone charging location, A/C controls and heads-up display panels. Any displays should be located so that the operator can view the rear-view camera in conjunction with using the standard rear-view mirror without having to crane their neck. “It’s common on many jobsites for numerous workers to hop in and out of the skid steer throughout the day,” said Townsley. “As such, [Case provides] electro-hydraulic controls that make it easy to switch operating patterns to the preference of each operator with the simple flip of a rocker switch.” “Switchable controls are an invaluable feature to have on machines with multiple operators such as rental applications or machines used in large fleets,” added Ryan. “When an operator uses the control type they are accustomed too, they operate the machine more safely and productively.” Cat skid-steer loaders have an enclosed cab design that is one complete unit. The onepiece cab does not rely on sealing by compressing gaskets and foam, as found on twopiece cab designs, delivering a clean, quiet working environment, Coleman explained. Because the cab is so quiet, he said that operators can take advantage of an available Bluetooth radio/microphone to place or receive phone calls or stream music. Wacker Neuson also uses a one-piece cab design. Ryan added that heated air suspension seats are now commonly available from most manufacturers to enhance the operator’s


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IN-DEPTH REPORT: SKID-STEER LOADERS experience, and rear-view cameras are growing in popularity for safety and convenience reasons. Key features in the Deere cab include HVAC with eight adjustable automotive-style vents and cab pressurization, keyless start, heated air-ride seating, rearview camera, Bluetooth Radio options, and removable top and side cab windows for easy cleaning. “A comfortable cab leads to higher production and less fatigue,” said Padgett. “The Takeuchi TS80 features a pressurized cab available in several different configurations including air conditioner, heat and defrost for a clean, comfortable work environment throughout the year. The addition of the electronic dial throttle allowed the floor to be opened up for greater foot space and comfort, and a suspension seat provides multiple

WACKER NEUSON SW28 adjustments. A multi-informational display provides machine operational and performance data. Pilot controls are low-effort, reducing operator fatigue and provide consistent, reliable performance.”

Buying tips

The first thing to consider when making a purchase is the type of applications that the machine will be used for, noted Boerger from Bobcat. This will help you determine if you need a larger machine with a higher level of rated operating capacity and pushing force, or a slightly smaller machine to move in tighter spaces. Padgett said that it is important to understand the difference between vertical and radial lift loader arrangements. “Operators that do more grading and dirt work tend to prefer the radial lift design as it generally has greater bucket breakout and lift arm forces. Radial lift loaders also have excellent mid-height reach due to their lift path. Operators who primarily do load and carry and truck loading prefer the vertical lift loader for its higher rated operating capacity and better reach at full dump height.” Zupancic recommended deciding what attachments you may need in both the short and long term. The attachment requirements will drive the choice in size of machine, power levels and hydraulic capacities. A machine should deliver excellent sightlines to all areas around the machine for maximum efficiency and safe operation, Coleman emphasized. “Consider if features are available that increase efficiency for frequent tasks the operator may be doing such as dual direction self-levelling for material loading/handling, return-to-dig for truck loading cycles, or 18


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creep speed control for a high-quality finish and maximum productivity with attachments such as brooms, trenchers, box rakes, milling heads, wheel saws, etc.” He also said to consider access to daily service and routine maintenance items. “Daily checks/fill items, such as engine oil, should be easy to accomplish without having to reach into areas where components may be hot. Routine maintenance items, like cleaning/replacing the engine air filter should be quick and simple without requiring bolts/panels to be removed. Other routine maintenance items, like the fuel filter or hydraulic filter, should be straightforward to locate and access without requiring other components, like cabs or cooling cores, to be unbolted and moved.” Boerger recommends considering cab comfort. Is a closed

cab with heat and air necessary because of the conditions the machine and operator will be working in, or will a machine with an open cab suffice? Ryan from Wacker Neuson recommends taking the total cost of ownership into account. “Technology like diesel particulate filter (DPF) aftertreatment systems can significantly reduce profitability by increasing downtime to do regeneration cycles. Many manufacturers, like Wacker Neuson, outfit their machines with engines that have no DPF and therefore have a maintenance-free, regeneration-free aftertreatment system, eliminating the impact of extreme heat or the need for filters.” In the end, Ryan concluded, the most important thing to do when considering a new purchase is to get some time in the seat yourself, or get your operator in the seat. HEG

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auma is always an exciting time for the construction industry. This year, at the largest construction trade show in the world, manufacturers are placing particular focus on new innovations that make construction

more productive and environmentally sustainable, from battery-powered equipment to connectivity solutions. This show preview highlights a few of the exciting innovations and new product introductions that OEMs are bringing to the show. Canada is playing an important part at bauma 2019 as it is a partner country, selected in part due to our trading relationship with Europe. Johann Sailer, chairman of the Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Association within the VDMA and chairman of the bauma exhibitors’ advisory board, said: “Canada is one of the most important commodityproducing countries there is. In addition, CETA, the free trade agreement recently signed between the EU and Canada, will lend fresh impetus to bilateral trade. This is why we want to use bauma 2019 and the opportunities afforded by the partner country concept to bind our industries even closer together.” bauma 2019, April 8 to 14 in Munich, Germany, is the perfect opportunity to look to the future of construction, from partnerships to products, and see what can be.

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Liebherr will unveil INTUSI, its INTeractive USer Interface which will be on all Liebherr earthmoving machines and material handlers going forward. Liebherr says that this innovative, adaptive and intuitive operating concept will revolutionize communication between and with construction equipment. INTUSI connects Liebherr construction machinery and material handlers to the Internet of things (IoT) and is combining an intelligent operating logic with clever machine intelligence. The new operating concept integrates various assistance systems and automates safety functions. For example, if the machine detects that dusk is falling, the operator is automatically notified of the changing external conditions and is alerted to switch on the lights. Liebherr divides different function categories into widgets according to theme and situation, so that interacting with INTUSI is like operating a smartphone. Essential and relevant operations are quickly and directly accessible to the operator for their current activity as soon as they press the master operating element on the joystick or on the console. In order to provide the operator with short handling paths, Liebherr studied typical interaction patterns in detail and transferred them to the underlying logic of INTUSI. In addition, the home screen always displays all feedback on the overall machine status. At bauma Liebherr will also debut a new series of tower cranes with fibre ropes. Liebherr says that this new high-strength fibre rope is around one-fifth the weight of conventional steel rope, but has four times the lifespan and is much easier to use. The 370 EC-B 12 Fibre has been nominated for the bauma Innovation Award in the Machine category. Liebherr will also unveil five new mobile cranes and will show a new crawler crane with a load capacity of 300 tonnes. Starting in January and throughout 2019, Liebherr is introducing its new eighth generation crawler excavators. During the first phase, seven new models will be released in the 22- to 45-tonne range. Visitors will also have the chance to see the new XPower large wheel loader which features the new rear bystander detection and a built-in sensor-powered tire-monitoring system. In the mining area, visitors will have a chance to see Ultra-class mining trucks and excavators. The company will also display the completely redeveloped 42 M5 XXT automatic concrete pump.

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The SJ9253 RT is part of Skyjack’s new line of full-size rough-terrain scissor lifts. The new SJ9253 RT features an axle-based drive system, rigid scissor stack, oversized platform with a 1,500-pound capacity (available with single or dual extension decks), and easily accessible serviceable components. The new model has an additional three feet of platform height over the model it replaces. The new range of full-size rough-terrain scissor lifts will also feature more commonality across the line, such as the same platform, base and drive train, and feature an enhanced version of Skyjack’s SKYCODED control system. This provides ELEVATE telematics customers with the opportunity to get additional telematics data points and self-diagnostic communication.

Under the theme of Building Tomorrow, Volvo says that their booth will be a non-stop interactive performance featuring the complete product and service portfolios, for today, tomorrow and well into the future. The company recently announced that it will be the first construction equipment manufacturer to commit to an electric future for its compact machine range by going electric on its Volvo-branded compact excavators and compact wheel loaders in 2020. The first two hydraulic-electric machines will be unveiled at bauma, followed by a staged market-by-market introduction and ramp up in 2020. The new range will include compact excavators from the EC15 to the EC27, and wheel loaders from the L20 to the L28. Volvo CE will stop new diesel-engine-based development for these models. This follows what the company says is an overwhelmingly favourable reaction from the market after the successful unveiling of a number of concept machines in recent years. “Volvo CE is delivering on its commitment of Building Tomorrow by driving leadership in electromobility and delivering sustainable solutions that support customer success,” comments the company’s President, Melker Jernberg. “The technology we have been developing is now sufficiently robust and this, together with changes in customer behaviour and a heightened regulatory environment, means that now is the right time to commit to electromobility in our compact equipment ranges in the future.” The company will also be focusing on larger excavators at bauma 2019. The company will launch a new 20-ton EC200E excavator, a new high-reach demolition excavator, the EC300E Hybrid hydraulic-hybrid excavator and an EC220E that features Volvo Active Control automated boom and bucket movements for more efficient digging. Volvo CE will exhibit 50 machines in total, including updated articulated haulers with new features including cruise control, downhill speed control and OptiShift. Also featured at the booth will be two compact pavers, one wheeled and one tracked, both designed for city projects. At their outdoor stand, the company will hold a machine show set to the soundtrack from Volvo CE’s mini-film “Pump It Up,” featuring Dolph Lundgren. There will also be Operators’ Club competitions and demos of Dig Assist and attachments.



SBM will present a world premiere: the EUROMIX 3300 SPACE concrete mixing plant, the super-mobile version of the EUROMIX series. Its operational and transport-optimized modules are equipped with three-axle undercarriages, making them both self-supporting trailers and independent components that can be easily moved on public roads. The basic plant is 100-percent winterproof in the standard version and all plants ensure reliable concrete production to temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees C. SBM will also present the new REMAX 200, a compact, powerful, highly mobile impact crusher. This 22-ton machine features an electric/diesel-electric drive system, a discharge chute below the impact crusher (necessary for sophisticated recycling applications), and the latest diesel motor technology with exhaust emission standard 5. SBM has also advanced their proven control system, SBM Crush Control, that optimizes and digitalizes clients‘ processing processes. A newly designed SBM app provides information and data at the touch of a button – anytime and anywhere. Users can visualize and evaluate their machines’ data on a mobile terminal or web portal directly via the Internet. Additionally, this app makes it easier and simpler to order spare and wear parts. This app will be available for IOS and Android.



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With around 120 exhibits, including numerous world premieres, the Wirtgen Group’s concentrated strength will be on full display, and they will share a booth with John Deere for the very first time. Wirtgen’s new cold milling machine with MILL ASSIST has been nominated for the bauma Innovation Award in the Machine category. The proprietary intelligent control technology autonomously optimizes the machine’s parameters and adapts them to changing jobsite situations, which the company says sets new standards in milling technology. The new flagship of VÖGELE's pavers is the Premium Line SUPER 3000-3(i) with a pave width of up to 18m, a laydown rate of 1,800 tph and an engine output of 354 kW. Thanks to the new innovative material transport system, the paver can now install thin surface courses as well as base courses of up to 50 cm

thick – without any mechanical conversion work: machine operators can infinitely adjust the height of the rear section of the chassis, along with the conveyor and auger, at the push of a button. As a result, material can always be transferred to the auger from above, guaranteeing an optimum head of mix regardless of layer thickness. The only one of its kind on the market, HAMM now offers split oscillation drums which will be shown on the DV+ 90i VS-OS. The combination delivers excellent results for compaction of thin layers, in vibration-sensitive areas or at critical temperatures, and can also handle difficult-to-compact asphalts and curved sections. HAMM is the only manufacturer offering the ability to measure compaction in oscillation mode using their VIO compaction meter. This means that HAMM rollers can document their passes in a traceable

way, even for continuous dynamic compaction control applications with oscillation. Kleemann will be showing a cross-section of its product portfolio with seven mobile crushing and screening plants for quarries and recycling applications. An example is the flexible impact crusher MOBIREX MR 130 Z EVO2, which now has an environmentally friendly ECO package (ECO Noise and ECO Dust). to meet regulations on noise and dust. A world first is the new Benninghoven ECO asphalt mixing plant. It can produce up to 320 tph of asphalt and be operated as a stationary system, but it can also handle rapid location changes without problems. All of the main components are designed for simple transportation in standard containers. The modular design allows various high-tech components to be integrated afterwards to respond to customer and market requirements.




In addition to new products that will be unveiled at the show, a highlight at Komatsu’s booth will be the Tier 4 Final PC4000 mining shovel. The PC4000 offers new safety features for emergency exits, a newly standardized impact resistant front window with a thickness of 19 mm, a new LED lighting system and an improved machine control system. This machine also features KomVision, which offers a 360-degree bird’s eye view for safer operation. The whole machine is viewed from above while working. A monitor in the operator’s cabin shows the full view of the machine and its surroundings and operators can select individual cameras for more detailed views on the monitor. Komatsu will also be showing their hybrid technology, displaying the HB215LC-3 and the heavier HB365NLC-3 hybrid excavators, in addition to their recent Dash 8 wheel loaders and Dash 11 excavators. Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control, which was introduced at bauma 2013, is now on jobsites around the world. It will be highlighted again at bauma 2019 including in the demo area on several hydraulic excavators and crawler dozers. 24


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Steelwrist will launch its new SQ65 and SQ70/55 Auto Connection Quick Couplers at bauma. The Steelwrist SQ Auto Connection couplers follow the internationally growing symmetrical standard, a wedge locked system according to the ISO13031:2016. Steelwrist’s SQ couplers and SQ tiltrotators also include their Front Pin Lock technology which ensures increased safety by preventing the operator from dropping the work tool. A new electrical connector for connecting SQ couplers and work tools has been developed. V14 is a robust 14-pole connector that can be retrofitted on existing SQ and OQ type couplers and work tools. V14 has fourteen poles instead of ten, which makes it possible to connect the tiltrotator function, as well as Machine Control System or separate valve packages, in the same connector. It is also compatible with the position of the V90 connector in such a way that existing couplers and work tools from Steelwrist as well as Oilquick can be upgraded. Steelwrist has introduced the work tool management system ToolRec together with Quantum, the new control system for tiltrotators, which provides enhanced functionality. The machine knows which tool is mounted on the arm end and can automatically change the work tool in the Machine Control System. There is less risk for the operator to choose the wrong tool. TheToolRec module consists of wireless battery powered tool units that communicate with a communication module in the cabin. Battery lifetime is expected to last five years.

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BAUMA 2019 – SHOW PREVIEW > WACKER NEUSON ZERO-EMISSION BOULEVARD The main focus of Wacker Neuson’s booth will be Zero-Emission Boulevard running through the centre of the booth showcasing the company’s range of zero-emission equipment. Zero-emission equipment on display includes battery-powered rammers and vibratory plates, electric wheel loaders, electric dumpers and electric mini-excavators. The AS60e battery-powered rammer and the AP2560e battery-powered vibratory plate are the latest additions to the range. Both machines are equipped with Wacker Neuson’s proven battery and a total of six products can now be powered by this interchangeable battery. Other new products include the fully electric EZ17e zero-tail mini excavator and the DW15e electric wheel dumper.




GOMACO will be exhibiting their Xtreme zero-turn capable pavers, which can pave tight corners and around a multitude of obstacles, and slipform a 24-inch (610mm) radius or less. The new Xtreme three-track Commander IIIx slipform paver features rotary-sensored slew drives on the tracks, sensored leg positioning, and independent travel circuits to each track to allow tight radius slipforming. Intelligent All-Track Positioning is accomplished with smart hydraulic cylinders on the three legs which allow G+ to know the position of the tracks at all times. Zero-turn is incorprated into large pavers as well, such as GOMACO’s new GP4 slipform paver (shown here). The GP4 is capable of paving widths up to 40 feet (12.2 m) and will make its international debut at the show. It has a dual-telescoping roller frame with Smart Cylinders and Smart Telescoping for accurate frame widening and automatic width reference for easy and accurate steering setup. The GP4 paver is equipped with Smart Pivot Arms for leg positioning, as well as Smart Track Steering technology. It has Extreme Steering capabilities that work together with the paver’s G+ control system and is easy to transport – the operator simply puts the paver into Transport Mode. The GOMACO GP-2400 is GOMACO’s smaller, economical slipform paver capable of slipforming widths up to 24 feet (7.4 m), with 6.5 feet (2 m) of telescoping ability on the left side. The four-track paver has exclusive smart steering cylinders on each leg for dependable steering control with electronic feedback for push-button steering setup and the setting of parameters. Completing GOMACO’s bauma 2019 display will be the Curb Cadet, the highly mobile and compact curb machine which slipforms concrete curb or extrudes asphalt curb from either side of the machine. It is self-propelled and manually steered with the handle containing the controls. The Curb Cadet is a two-track curb machine, with the option for three tracks. 26


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Terex Trucks is taking advantage of bauma to bring the public its first chance to get up close with the newly upgraded TA300 articulated hauler. This will be the first time this truck has been displayed at an international trade show, the company states. Paul Douglas, managing director of Terex Trucks, said that “bauma is the world’s leading construction machinery trade fair, and as such, it’s a showcase of virtually every machine in the industry – but for Terex Trucks, it’s all about the articulated hauler. The articulated hauler is the only product Terex Trucks manufactures – so therefore we’re able to focus all our attention on this machine. We are the experts in all things articulated hauler. That’s one of the key messages we want to get across at bauma 2019: we specialize in robust, reliable articulated haulers. We will also be discussing the investments and improvements we’ve made in our product line and our growing dealer network. All of this, which is underpinned by our long-standing expertise in the field, has helped us to make sure our articulated haulers are even more productive and reliable. Terex Trucks is the strongest it’s ever been.” The TA300 was updated last August to incorporate such features as the new EP320 transmission, which comes with two additional forward gears – eight in total – as well as four reverse gears. This helps to ensure smoother gear shifting and thereby superior operator comfort. In addition to this, the TA300 now delivers a five percent improvement in fuel efficiency, as well as enhanced performance, productivity and operator comfort. It also now comes with long life transmission fluid, which has helped to increase the length of time between oil maintenance intervals from 1,000 to 4,000 hours. The hauler’s maximum speed has also increased to 55 kph (34 mph), up from 50 kph (31 mph). Ultimately, this means that customers can achieve faster cycle times, reduce the cost of operation per tonne and minimize their fuel consumption.



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



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• Feed size up to 215 mm (8 5/10”)

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> MECALAC SWING-TYPE WHEEL LOADER AND INNOVATIVE COMPACTION ROLLER Mecalac will introduce a new swing-type wheel loader. Mecalac’s six swing-type loaders feature a rigid chassis, four-wheel steering and a single-section arm with a 180-degree swing radius. These loaders can simultaneously drive, maneuver and pivot for high-efficiency on compact urban construction sites. The new model, the AS 500, is powered by a Deutz Stage V engine, is equipped with a 500-litre bucket and comes with standard auxiliary hydraulics. The panoramic roof offers excellent visibility when loading at height. Mecalac will also introduce the TV1200 tandem vibrating compaction roller. Nominated for a bauma Innovation Award in the Design category, the TV1200 is the world’s first joystick-steered roller. The company says that joystick steering improves both efficiency and safety for the operator.

< MCLANAHAN ULTRAWASH McLanahan Corporation’s UltraWASH modular wash plants are containerized, easy-to-install and fast to set up. Currently available in three sizes, the UltraWASH can produce up to three aggregate products and two sand products. It features a single process water feed point, as well as a single effluent discharge point. Thanks to McLanahan’s recent acquisition of Anaconda Equipment, the UltraWASH feed hopper and conveyor can be upgraded to come with tracks for easier conveyor maintenance. The UltraWASH line is available with several configurations and add-ons including: feed preparation, attritioning, organics removal and water treatment. Additionally, material can be sized to meet specific requirements using the line of UltraCRUSH equipment. The UltraCRUSH modular cone crusher, which will be on display at bauma, is also containerized, easy to set up and install, and can be transported around the site or to other locations as needed.

> TOBROCO-GIANT INTRODUCING TWO NEW ELECTRIC WHEEL LOADERS Tobroco-Giant is introducing two new electric wheel loaders in the 2.2-tonne class. The G2200E X-TRA with lower front can be seen in action at the demo area and the standard G2200E, with cabin, will be on display. Both machines are standard equipped with a lithium-ion battery that has a minimum capacity of 12.3 kWh. With their compact design, these electric wheel loaders are ideal for indoor applications or construction in urban areas.



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BAUMA 2019 – SHOW PREVIEW < CDE REVEALING WORLD’S FIRST ALL-IN-ONE WET PROCESSING SYSTEM CDE developed the Combo wet processing system in response to the challenges faced by materials producers. This turnkey solution delivers in-spec washed products from a wide range of feed materials, and can be used in the construction, C&D waste recycling, industrial sands, mining and environmental sectors. With all essential processes being housed on one chassis, the Combo system operates as one interconnected and pre-assembled unit, which incorporates an integrated control panel with one single point of operation. Designed as an ultra-compact washing solution, operators can now easily relocate the plant across sites or to remote locations. It features low power consumption compared to existing technology. Materials processing is a harsh working environment so CDE has designed components to minimize mechanical fatigue in areas of high-wear. Primary screens, for example, traditionally use welded connections which can experience weld stress over time, so CDE has replaced these with their patented Infinity Screen for greater durability and to extend the operational life of the plant.

> MERLO TO SHOW HIGH-CAPACITY AND ROTATING TELEHANDLERS Merlo will be showing new and updated ROTO (rotating) range telehandlers and Panoramic telehandlers. High-capacity models in the Panoramic range are designed for heavy-duty handling in quarries, mines and major construction sites. Merlo says that these high-capacity Panoramic machines have the most compact dimensions on the market. The P120.10HM model is equipped with a new powertrain composed of the high-performance FPT Tier 4 Final engine which delivers 170 hp of power, and the Merlo CVTronic continuous variable transmission. Panoramic machines also feature new axles, new stabilizers and a new cab. Merlo’s new Roto Advanced rotating telehandlers feature multi-position stabilizers with automatic control, an advanced safety system, continuous rotation of the turret and the new modular design cab, which can adjust the tilt up to 20 degrees allowing the operator to work in comfort even when the boom is fully extended. The new Roto Advanced range can be used at working heights ranging from 20.8 to 34.2 metres, with load capacities ranging from 4,950 to 7,000 kg.


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Perkins will be showing Stage V solutions and hybrid engines at bauma. Five engines meeting the latest Stage V emissions standards will highlight the Perkins 0.5- to 18-litre engine range. Perkins will complement its range of off-highway diesel engines by showcasing a further three engines highlighting future hybrid offerings. Matt Coleman, product director said, “For construction machines, it’s not sufficient to simply carry over hybrid or electric technologies from other sectors such as truck, automobiles or marine. The duty cycles, operating conditions and packaging constraints for off-highway machines drive the need for specific configurations that are highly customized to the individual application. “Through our close technical collaboration with our OEMs, and using a huge amount of real field data, we can develop solutions which are truly relevant to the construction sector. By collaborating with Perkins, OEMs can accelerate their research and development programs, saving themselves time and money.” The hybrid-electric, hybrid-mechanical and hybrid-hydraulic power technologies being shown by Perkins complement the existing 0.5- to 18-litre range of diesel engines, providing OEMs and their customers with machines that are more productive, quieter and have lower fuel consumption, whatever power solution they select.

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> KEESTRACK E-PORTFOLIO IN MOBILE CRUSHING Keestrack’s focus at the show will be on cost-effective hybrid and plug-in electrification of mobile crushing, screening and handling equipment for quarrying and recycling applications. The company offers 80 percent of its 22 models in six series as diesel-electric hybrid variants, 75 percent of them as fully electric plug-in systems. They will display nine plants, representing their 22 models in six series of tracked machines. A world premiere is the Keestrack S5e Solar tracked stacker, likely the first directly solar-powered mobile processing plant worldwide. Photovoltaic modules mounted above the 23-m-long conveyor feed a 23-kWh battery installed in the chassis. The battery powers all electric driving, lifting and conveying functions. In case of bad weather or intensive continuous operation, the system can be powered or recharged via available external sources, such as upstream diesel-electric crushers and screens, or via mains plug-in. The B7e jaw crusher is Keestrack’s new 700-tph flagship model, replacing the smaller B6. The plant’s core is the proven single-jaw CJ 412 with a 1,200 x 830 mm inlet for feeding sizes up to 700 mm, and a wide, hydraulically adjustable CSS with a range of 75 to 250 mm. The B7e is only available as a plug-in hybrid and the crusher is driven by a 132-kW electric motor. Another 55-kW electric motor powers the hydraulic system for the tracks, the lifting cylinders,

the vibrating feeder with two-deck pre-screening and all conveyors. Power is delivered by the on-board 285 kW Volvo diesel engine and 330-kVA generator. The engine is available in a detachable drop-off module, which can be positioned away from the crusher in a dust- and vibration-free environment. In emission-free plug-in operation – from mains or external gen sets – the B7e saves up to 80 percent in energy costs, the company reports. The plant has a total weight of just under 69 tonnes with options; by detaching the six cubic-metre feeder unit, including pre-screen, the weight drops below 60 tonnes.

New to Keestrack’s electrified e-program is their K6e scalper which can be adapted to a wide range of materials and applications with a variety of screen media and additional equipment. With an eight cubicmetre standard feeder and 4,500 x 1,800 mm doubledeck screen box, the nearly 30-tonne plant can produce three fractions at 600 tph. The brand-new S1e feeder/stacker is a semi-mobile, electric unit on a height-adjustable pedestal with 180-degree swivel. The 10.2-m belt feeder conveys up to 280 tph of sand or gravel and creates kidney-shaped piles up to 2,900 tonnes.




Ammann will exhibit over 100 products including rollers, compactors, asphalt mixing plants and more. A highlight from the company will be a new line of APH Hydrostatic Vibratory Plate Compactors, which will replace the current line of machines. The new hydrostatic plates will retain the popular features of their predecessors while further reducing hand-arm vibration levels and utilizing the latest engine technology. Other key features include ACE technology for advanced compaction and the triple-shaft exciter system, which keeps plate movement consistent and enables smooth travel – even through heavy, cohesive soils. Ammann Compaction Expert (ACE), the company’s proprietary Intelligent Compaction system, uses LED lights to indicate that compaction progress is being made. ACEforce measures compaction and assigns specific values to progress through a digital interface. It can confirm that compaction targets have been met. ACEpro is the most advanced system. It measures compaction progress and allows instant and continual adjustment of amplitude and frequency – either automatically or manually. The new line of APR Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactors will also be presented. The plates also incorporate a low-vibration handle to help keep operators fresh, comfortable and productive.



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Manitowoc will debut six new models from its Grove and Potain lines, and will also present a technology pavilion that highlights a significant number of customer-focused innovations. While six cranes will be unveiled at the show, several additional models on display will give visitors the chance to see more than 10 cranes. Manitowoc is matching the increased energy of the show with a presentation of products and services to deliver excellent total cost of ownership for customers. The company will be exhibiting at stands FS 1201, FS 1202 and FS 1302/1. Several new Potain cranes will be at the company’s booth, including those from its topless tower crane and self-erecting Hup ranges. For Grove, the company will introduce new cranes from its all-terrain and rough-terrain lines. Manitowoc will also present new technologies for the industry, with one highlight involving a recent advancement in telematics. The new GMK3060L, one of the new models to be on display, is based on its predecessor’s design but has a longer boom (48 m/157.5 feet instead of 43 m/141 feet) and offers the strongest taxi load charts in its class. Like the original, the GMK3060L features the most compact dimensions in the three-axle segment, enabling it to access tight jobsites, maneuver easily around city centres, and even work indoors. The chassis is almost as compact as a two-axle model and up to one metre shorter than competitive three-axle cranes, with a carrier length of only 8.68 m (28.47 feet) and a minimum overall height of 3.48 m (11.41 feet) with the suspension fully lowered. The new model features a longer, 48 m (157.5 foot) seven-section TWIN-LOCK hydraulic pinned main boom and boasts significantly stronger load charts. Also on display will be Manitowoc’s new internal-mast operator lift system. The Potain Cab-IN allows for fast, easy and safe travel to and from the crane cab, while retaining regular mast ladder access. It fits inside all K-mast systems of 1.6 m, 2 m and 2.45 m sections. The system is also compatible with all Potain bases/chassis, meaning it can be fitted into both existing and new crane models. “Since we became a standalone crane company nearly three years ago, we have bolstered our new product pipeline, developing products that our customers want to purchase,” said Barry Pennypacker, president and CEO of Manitowoc. “We are confident that the bauma 2019 trade show will showcase our ability to incorporate the voice of the customer into our cranes utilizing the principles of The Manitowoc Way.”

> BELL ARTICULATED 4X4 HAULER Bell will introduce the new B45E 4x4, which is configured to provide a highly efficient and cost-effective transport solution for niche applications in the mining and construction industry. Powering the truck is a 390 kW inline six-cylinder engine from Mercedes Benz, optimized for off-highway use by MTU. It has a 25-cubic-metre bin. A rigidly mounted 55-t-axle and 21.00R35 twin tires ensures a robust solution with a nominal payload of 41.0 tonnes. To improve ride comfort, the B45E 4x4 can optionally be equipped with the Bell Comfort Ride adaptive front suspension system. Like the Bell B60E, the B45E 4x4 bin concept is along the lines of a rigid dump truck rock bin with bottom-mounted telescopic tip cylinders. Thanks to its wide geometry and flat-bottomed floor, Bell says that the 41-tonner fits in well with typical quarry loading equipment and offers better filling characteristics than the longer 6x6 ADT bins of the same volume. When carrying sticky material such as clay, optional body heating helps to minimize carry-back when tipping. Additionally, Bell Equipment has found that their 4x4 bin configuration, which doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the traditional ADT dovetail, is considerably better at minimizing carry-back than their 6x6 counterparts.

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ATLAS COPCO TO SHOW LATEST CLEAN DRIVE TECHNOLOGY Clean drive technology is a key theme for Atlas Copco at bauma. The company will unveil a new range of clean drive technology equipment including the E-air electric-powered portable compressors and the near-silent battery-powered HiLight Z3+ light tower. These clean drive technologies are an alternative to diesel-driven units in metropolitan construction areas and public events. The HiLight Z3+ light tower uses lithium-ion battery technology. Charging time, directly from auxiliary, grid or portable generator supply units is just six hours for the standard Z3+ unit. The HiLight Z3+ features a high luminosity lamp assembly comprised of 4 x 160 W LEDs, with a life expectancy of 50,000 hours. Combined with specially designed directional glass optics, the floodlights provide optimal light distribution over a 3,000-square-metre illumination area.

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Critical criteria for equipment purchases by busy contractor Planning and testing

By Nathan Medcalf


erkim Construction is constructing the new Canada Post sorting facility in Burlington, Ontario. The family-owned construction company, which specializes in smallto-medium-sized projects like this one, brought the first equipment on site last October and expects to have the work completed by July. “A lot of work is subbed out – formworks, steel erectors, steel manufacturers, earthworks,” says Alex Monteleone, site supervisor, Berkim Construction. To perform the earthworks, the company hired MGI Construction Corp. MGI Construction is more than an earthmoving contractor. Besides the company’s excavation and earthworks division, they also have divisions that do heavy civil and site services, demolition and abatement, and asbestos and remediation work. The four divisions integrate to offer full-service packages that track development projects start-to-finish. Based out of Etobicoke, Ontario, the company has been around for close to 10 years now, has completed construction projects of various sizes large to small, and owns more than 100 machines and attachments. Safety is one of the company’s core values.

“Today, construction has tight timelines and you need to be as efficient as you can.” Lou DeVuono, site superintendent, MGI Construction



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Earthmoving contractors are under pressure to move material at the lowest cost per ton while meeting schedules. In order to develop an effective plan, they need to calculate how much material needs to be moved, the type of soil, what equipment is necessary, labour needs, schedules and more. Lou DeVuono, site superintendent, MGI Construction, says it is important to “choose suppliers in close proximity. Having material readily available is key to getting a project done on time.” MGI did a survey of what is on site, what needed to be avoided and what needed to be removed. “This project was previously used as a staging area,” says DeVuono. A construction company had set up their trailers, equipment and building materials there while they repaved Mainway Road, which runs on the north side of the Canada Post property. “They had put down some aggregate base and asphalt, which we had to strip independent of the native soils, so it was a two-step process for a large area of the property.” “We used a utility locating service to provide us with the general area where the utilities are located and then brought in a vacuum truck to daylight those utilities to verify location and depth and, in some cases, to verify size of existing services, such as the water main and sanitary service,” says DeVuono. MGI Construction also tested the soil for contaminants. While non-contaminated soil can be hauled to any landfill, contaminated soil gets hauled to a different facility for treatment, which costs more.

Cat 320C excavator loading a Volvo A30G articulated truck. typically works in a larger machine can get into a smaller machine and know how to operate it,” says DeVuono. “They provide excellent visibility and are comfortable, too.” MGI Construction prefers using a truck and excavator combo versus a scraper in order to excavate. According to DeVuono, one reason the company prefers them is because excavators are more versatile than scrapers and therefore offer more bang for the buck to a company with services as diverse as MGI Construction. “On a small site, it allows you to do your cut efficiently; you can do the cut with just one pass of the excavator and load it onto the truck,” says DeVuono. “Scrapers generally outperform excavators and trucks when you are stripping a large amount of topsoil and then there is a long distance between the cut and the stockpile, such as on subdivisions or large commercial property development; in these cases, there is significant area for stockpiling material.”

Choosing equipment for the job

The Canada Post construction project required hauling 5,000 cubic metres of soil off-site. Initially, the company brought in a Caterpillar 320C excavator, a Volvo A30G truck and a John Deere 750G dozer to lower the north side of the property, which was at a higher elevation than the rest of the property. “Caterpillar excavators are easy to use and pretty standard across the lineup. An operator who

Kubota compact track loader used for cleanup.

MGI Construction cut the site to subgrade. Then they either hauled the earth off-site right away or stockpiled it, depending on the availability of dump trucks. However, it is better to haul the material off-site right away if that is possible. “When you cut and haul, you are handling the material once. When you stockpile, you are handling the material twice – once when you stockpile it and then again when you haul it. So, there is an extra cost in stockpiling material,” says DeVuono. DeVuono says their Volvo A30G has proven to be effective in both small and large projects for various uses from hauling dirt to demolition debris. The machine’s six-wheel drive provides a great advantage in poor traction conditions, and that the faster travel speeds have led to greater production. It is also a very reliable machine with little downtime, which leads to increased production, he says.

duction and low downtime are always a key factor in any machine choice.” The company had to trench 550 metres so that the underground utilities could be installed and another 260 metres for the envelope of the building. The company used the Hitachi ZX135 for the footings of the building and the Hitachi ZX245 equipped with a bulking bucket – which is wider than a general-purpose bucket – for the majority of the trenchwork, but then switched to a trenching bucket – which is narrower than a general-purpose bucket – for the bottom of the trench.

Getting to grade faster

In order to meet grade quickly and accurately on construction projects, MGI Construction had purchased two John Deere dozers, an 850J and a 750J, equipped with Trimble grade control technology. They used the 750J to help

bring the property to subgrade and for grading the parking lot, which envelops the entire building. “We find the John Deere dozers to be a little more powerful than the competition, while not being bulky. Some competitive machines of equal power are bulky, and this interferes with visibility. John Deere dozers have great visibility and perform very well,” says DeVuono. By using grade control, MGI Construction could calculate more accurate estimates, which means less rework and therefore less time needed to complete a task. They also don’t need to use grade stakes and, by viewing the information on the screen, the operator doesn’t ever exit the cab in order to check the grade. “The Trimble system is excellent; we had very little difficulty setting it up and using it. The 10 surfaces we

A John Deere 750J dozer brings the property to grade and a Hitachi 245 US LC excavates a trench while workers wait to deploy a Wacker Neuson RTxSC3 trench roller. To complete the Canada Post construction project, MGI Construction had to excavate more than 800 metres of trenches.

input into the grade control program are very accurate, and this has translated into less re-grading, and therefore we achieve greater production levels whether we are grading out gravel or cutting sub-grade or bulk pushing. Today, construction has tight timelines and you need to be as efficient as you can,” says DeVuono. Nathan Medcalf is a construction writer.

Adding to the fleet

As the project progressed, MGI Construction brought in more equipment, including three more excavators – a Caterpillar 352F, a Hitachi ZX350LC and a Hitachi ZX 135; a Caterpillar 730C articulated dump truck; two compact track loaders – a Kubota SVL75-2 and a Caterpillar 259D for site cleanup and to move materials around the jobsite; a Caterpillar 950M wheel loader for moving materials around the jobsite and loading trucks; a Caterpillar CS 433C single-drum roller; and a Wacker Neuson RTxSC3 trench roller. They used the Cat 352F and Hitachi ZX350 for bulk excavation. “The Hitachi 350 is a great mid-sized, general-purpose machine. Its versatility allows it to perform bulk excavation while also cutting out watermains. Although it is a smaller machine, it is still powerful enough to handle the heavy work. We previously used it on a bulk excavation project, which required removing 22,000 cubic metres of material. It demonstrated fast cycle times while being very reliable, allowing us to complete the work quickly. High pro-


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ohn Deere’s new L-Series utility wheel loaders – the 524L, 544L and 624L – were designed with the operator in mind and incorporate several new features, including improved cabs for more comfort and visibility, electro-hydraulic (EH) loader controls for easier operation, redesigned near-parallel linkage, and enhanced-performance buckets. The most notable change to the L-Series, from their K-Series predecessors, is the cab. It is roomier, with more storage and floor space, and more comfortable. To add even more comfort, Deere offers an optional premium heavy-duty air suspension seat which is heated, ventilated and designed to offer additional legroom. The HVAC now includes rear defrost and increased air flow, while reducing noise. Three standard 12-volt auxiliary power ports in the cab enable the operator to charge multiple devices. Optional remote-heated, adjustable mirrors are a good way to increase jobsite visibility.

Easy to use controls

624L models. The HL Plus option features hinge-pin heights that are 12 to 13 inches higher than current HL pin heights, allowing the operator to dump into higher trucks or wagons. The tool carrier option provides the best centreline visibility to the coupler or forks. It is ideal for handling materials, like pallets, pipe or logs, where centreline visibility is important. From a service perspective, the hydraulic hose and electrical wire harness routing and retention are improved, and the machines feature 40 fewer leak points, lowering potential repair costs. The 524L, 544L and 624L are powered by 6.8-litre John Deere Tier 4 Final diesel engines with 152, 166 and 192 net peak horsepower (113, 123 and 143 kW), respectively. To commemorate 50 years of John Deere building wheel loaders, throughout 2019, all new manufactured wheel loaders will showcase a 50-year anniversary emblem to signify this milestone.

Behind the wheel, EH loader controls – with integrated third and fourth function auxiliary hydraulics – provide faster cycle times. Two multifunction buttons, integrated into the hydraulic controls, allow the operator to assign a function to each button. The right-hand joystick has a standard forward-neutral-reverse switch and fully integrated auxiliary hydraulic controls, while a throttle-lock option removes the need for the operator to push the throttle pedal to maintain engine speed. Improvements to the boom design have increased visibility to the coupler, bucket or forks, reducing cycle times, material spillage and equipment damage. Production buckets have been improved. They feature integrated spill guards, profiled side cutters and greater rollback, improving bucket fill and material retention. A new shaft-style fork design offers more visibility and tine length options, including 48, 60 and 72 inches. Attachment configuration settings can be saved, making it easier to switch between attachments. Smoother boom and bucket hydraulic kickouts reduce operator fatigue, while new standard parallel-lift linkage improves load levelling, limits bucket spillage and increases fork operation speed. Return-to-dig settings can now be set from the cab for both directions of the bucket. This allows operators to return to dig from any position, without having to adjust the bucket to the dump position. Boom and Bucket EH metering-rate aggressiveness allows the operator to choose a setting – low, medium or high – for quicker hydraulics or reduced response in precision operations.

Extra lift and tool carrier options

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John Deere 524L (top) and 544L (above).





he 4700 has been the workhorse vocational truck of the Western Star line for quite some time, providing customers with power and versatility for whatever their needs might be. At World of Concrete this past January, Western Star gave the 4700 an update, adding even more to what is already a tough truck. Improvements designed to help bodybuilders, as well as enhance safety and driver experience, are central to the new offerings. “The 4700 has been out for probably seven or eight years and it has been our most successful model,” said product manager Tim Norton. “It was time to do a full refresh and improve in areas that our bodybuilders and customers really find important. We wanted to do some things that would improve safety [and] improve the driver experience with the interior, as well as productivity. “We really refreshed the interior, including adding new gauges that are much bigger and easier to see. With a new multifunction steering wheel, we have the cruise controls, radio controls and even telephone Bluetooth controls all on the steering wheel,” Norton said. “The driver can keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road a lot easier.” A new LCD digital display in the dash provides the driver more information, from mileage to fuel economy to diagnostic information, all right within the dash cluster in an easy-to-see spot. “Previously we had a lot of analog gauges, but we wanted to make sure to give room so we could display a lot more information,” Norton said. “The overall look and feel of the interior is much more modern and includes a lot of the features that drivers have come to expect – things they would find in their passenger vehicles.” 40


Bodybuilders will benefit from some significant updates as well, especially with changes to the electrical system, Norton noted. “We updated the electrical system in the 4700, including adding a third power distribution module. We had a module installed in the back wall of the cab, but we now have this one in place of where the glove box was before,” he said. “This gives bodybuilders a lot more power capacity to basically do whatever they want using the truck’s existing electrical architecture.” The changes mean that the 4700 offers more connections to give bodybuilders access to the additional power capacity. “We have interface connections behind the driver’s seat, as well as standardized connectors, so bodybuilders know exactly how they can design their harnesses to plug and play with the 4700,” Norton described. “We want to make the truck as easy as possible for them to upfit it, and the more capacity we have, the simpler it is to route their functions through our electrical system.”

4700 continues to offer the Cummins L9 engine on the bottom end for lighter applications up to 380 hp and 1,250 lb.-ft. At the higher end, the Detroit DD13 provides up to 505 hp and 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque for heavier tasks. Safety has also been improved in the 4700, with a number of technological additions being included through the new updates. One key addition is the Wabco OnGuardACTIVE system, a radar-based system that offers both collision avoidance and adaptive cruise control. “The front bumper collision mitigation system is something we’ve offered on our 5700 on-highway model previously, but we’re happy to roll it onto the 4700 now,” Norton said. That system can be paired with the Bendix AutoVue lane departure warning system, which mounts on the windshield. “That also has the capability to re-

cord video as well, so we can not only use it for lane departure warnings but in the event of a collision we can record it, the customer can download an app and pull the video straight from the camera,” Norton noted. Buyers have been more interested in active safety systems like these over the last few years, he said, and it makes sense to add them to the 4700 to aid drivers in vocational uses. Response to the update at World of Concrete and beyond has been positive, Norton said. “People are really excited – we had a lot of people stop by the booth and climb all over the truck. We also had an X12 display in the booth, and a lot of people came by to see that too. A lot of customers are looking to be on the leading edge – having a truck with that much payload capacity and those options on the electrical side for upfitting were really popular.”

Cummins X12 now available

Under the hood, the 4700 now has a new potential power option with the addition of the Cummins X12 engine to its lineup. “We’re really proud to be offering the X12 – it adds that big power, going up to 500 horsepower and 1,700 footpounds of torque,” Norton said. “All of that is in a small package – it’s by far the lightest engine in its class. I think the next closest in weight is around 150 pounds heavier, so it offers that much more payload capacity – that’s important for a lot of 4700 customers.” When it comes to dump trucks, mixers and other roles where hauling power is key, those additional pounds can be a big deal. For other uses, the

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An updated interior includes larger gauges, a multifunction steering wheel and an LCD digital display.

HEAVY HAULâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HEAVY HITTERS Introducing the new Volvo VNX

The new Volvo VNX is designed to deliver the power and durability you need to handle extreme jobs. Available with up to 605 hp and 2,050 lb-ft. of torque and a GVWR of 225,000 lbs. The VNX features enhanced axle and suspension packages, plus rugged bumper construction and wider tires perfect for the largest payloads. Learn more at VNX.volvotrucks.ca


The world is tough. Be tougher.

Challenges come in a lot of different sizes and no truck takes them on better than the Western Star® 4700. It was created to help you tackle the toughest jobs and win. Whether as a tractor, or as a truck bodied up the way you need it, the 4700 gives you the edge. And in this world, we could all use a little edge. FIND YOURS AT WESTERNSTAR.COM Western Star - A Daimler Group Brand WS/MC-A-588 Specifications are subject to change without notice. Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. is registered to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004. Copyright © 2019 Daimler Trucks North America LLC. All rights reserved. Western Star Truck Sales, Inc. is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a Daimler company.


The best just got better.


SIERRA AIMS FOR WORLD-CLASS TOWING ABILITY Bigger, stronger and smarter, the all-new 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty combines greater trailering capability with technologies designed to provide customers a world-class towing experience. Form and function come together in the new Sierra Heavy Duty, with features that include an enhanced ProGrade Trailering system featuring up to 15 camera views, including a transparent trailer view to virtually see through a trailer in tow. An available smart trailer designed to integrate the iN∙Command control system from ASA Electronics provides the ability to monitor and control select functions of compatibly equipped trailers through the myGMC mobile app. An available 15-inch-diagonal heads-up display offers useful trailering information, including vehicle speed, navigation information and an inclinometer display for the road grade. MultiPro, the world’s first six-function tailgate, allows easier loading, unloading and bed access and is available on all trim levels. GMC’s legendary Duramax turbodiesel and Allison Transmission pairing continues to offer the ultimate in towing confidence. The proven Duramax 6.6L turbodiesel engine offers high torque, high power, low noise and exceptional durability. For the 2020 Sierra HD, the Duramax offers an SAE-certified 445 hp and 1233 Nm (910 lb.-ft.) of torque. This already powerful engine performs more efficiently thanks to increased cooling capacity delivered in part by improved air induction. A dual-path intake system draws dense, cool air through both the prominent hood scoop and the larger front grille. The new Sierra HD marks the introduction of an all-new 10-speed Allison automatic transmission – the firstever offered in the heavy-duty pickup segment. The all-new 10-speed transmission with closer gear spacing allows the engine to operate in an optimal range at all times with varying load and terrain conditions.

The enhanced 4700 offers a number of new features to make getting a hard job done even easier.

BE LIGHTER In addition to its other lightweight options, the 4700 is now available with the Cummins X12, which is up to 600 pounds lighter than other medium-bore engines.


STRUT ASSEMBLIES FOR HARD-WORKING HALF-TONS BE SAFER Along with great handling and visibility, the 4700 now comes with Collision Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure Warning for greater safety and uptime.



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Tenneco has launched its latest line of loaded strut assemblies – Monroe Magnum loaded strut assemblies. Built for multi-purpose, half-ton pickup trucks, they offer OE-style control and handling combined with long service life, even when subject to a variety of load conditions, such as towing, hauling, plowing or pulling. The new Monroe Magnum loaded strut assemblies feature high-quality components needed to maintain exceptional ride characteristics and durability under a wide range of loads. These include a premium, gas-charged Monroe Magnum strut featuring 10-stage, acceleration-sensitive damping technology (most applications), chrome piston rod and PTFE-coated bearing; a variable-rate coil spring; OE-style upper strut mount and bearing; enhanced-design dust boot; and jounce bumper. “The Monroe Magnum loaded strut assemblies offer robust performance and long life to the hardest working trucks on the road,” said Alyssa Poore, product manager for the Tenneco North America Aftermarket business. “Specifically built and engineered for the half-ton pickup truck that hauls everything from heavy-duty equipment to mulch, these Monroe Magnum loaded strut assemblies offer an enhanced ride profile and added control to help stabilize your load without compromising ride performance.”

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The enhanced 20K axle from Link Mfg., Ltd. incorporates proven technological and component upgrades already available in the company’s lighter-capacity suspensions. With the formal introduction of its upgraded 20K axle, Link has achieved its goal of consolidating its self-steer suspension lineup. Link’s family of 8K, 10K, 13.5K and 20K self-steer auxiliary suspensions feature what the company says is revolutionary Swift Mount technology, allowing installation to be completed in as little as two hours, compared to between six and eight hours for competing systems. Link’s patented Swift Mount interchangeable ride height brackets incorporate improvements in the way the frame brackets attach to the suspension hanger. The brackets can be used to mount any Link suspension, and by maintaining four sets in inventory, installers can be prepared for nearly any installation. Link’s Swift Mount design uses a unique stepped-edge on the frame bracket, offering installers a visual indicator to help centre the suspension on the truck. By simply comparing the frame bracket-to-hanger location for both the driver and passenger sides, the suspension is easily centred, greatly reducing installation times. Rear air spring brackets are compatible with wide flange frame rails, accomplished by having the air fittings oriented to the outside. The air fittings can also be repositioned to the inside if desired. For ease of service later, the air springs can be removed and replaced without needing to remove the bracket from the truck.

BE MORE PRODUCTIVE The 4700 is now available with our proven Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission that’s easier to operate and ideal for drivers of all experience levels. Find all the enhanced features at westernstar.com/4700


NTEA RELEASES VEHICLE CERTIFICATION TRAINING COURSE As part of an ongoing effort to support work truck industry employee education and training, NTEA has developed the first Truck Equipment 201 module. Truck Equipment 201 is intended as a series of online course modules, designed for those with a technical knowledge seeking a deeper understanding of certain topics. “The first module in Truck Equipment 201 focuses on certification – a foundational subject vital to delivering high-quality, safe vehicles to market,” said Susan Dehne, NTEA senior director of technical services. “The course conveys important and

complex aspects of the process in a succinct way; it’s a great educational resource for the work truck industry.” This vehicle certification module includes a review of U.S., Canadian and European Union certification processes and U.S./Canadian label requirements, as well as the influence of motor vehicle safety standards. Truck Equipment 201 builds on the successful Truck Equipment 101 – an NTEA training program covering all aspects of work trucks and the industry – which launched in 2017. Made up of 15 online modules, Truck Equipment 101 provides insight into

systems that make up a truck and basic regulatory requirements applicable to U.S. and Canadian markets. Details are available at ntea.com/te101. There are no prerequisites to take the Truck Equipment 201 online course. To receive a certificate of completion, the learner is required to complete a brief quiz following each of the four sections, in addition to an evaluation at the end. Truck Equipment 201 is available through the NTEA Learning Center platform, which brings together formal and informal knowledge, social learning, live on-site education and online events.


TACOMA 2020 MIDSIZE PICKUP LINE The Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup line has boosted its appeal for 2020 with revised styling, expanded multimedia tech, added comfort and convenience features and, for the TRD Pro, additional off-road tech. With more than 30 configurations in six model grades available, there’s a Tacoma for every need: work-ready SR; high-style, high-value SR5; athletic TRD Sport; adventurous TRD Off-Road; ultimate off-road TRD Pro; and top-of-the-line Limited. Nearly all 2020 Tacomas debut a new front grille design and new or updated wheel, each tailored to the specific grade. Inside, a new 10-way power adjustable driver seat with power lumbar support adds comfort on all grades of SR5 and up. A new multimedia system now includes Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility. The SR will feature an upgraded seven-inch touchscreen, while SR5 grades and higher will feature a larger eight-inch touchscreen display. The 2020 Tacoma offers a choice of two tough powertrains. The 2.7-litre DOHC four-cylinder with 159 hp and 180 lb.-ft. of torque, and an available 3.5-litre V6 with 278 hp and 265 lb.-ft. of torque. Both are teamed to a six-speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i), and the V6 can also be paired with a six-speed manual transmission. V6-powered Tacomas come standard with the Tow Package – which includes Class IV receiver hitch, automatic transmission fluid cooler, engine oil cooler, power steering cooler, 130-amp alternator, four- and seven-pin connector with converter, and Trailer-Sway Control. When properly equipped, the Tacoma can pull up to 6,800 pounds (per the SAE J2807 tow standard).


DUAL POWER TAKEOFF 12-SPEED AUTOMATIC Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies has expanded the Endurant automated transmission portfolio to include a new dual Power Takeoff (PTO) version of the 12-speed model. The new dual PTO option of Endurant provides customers with two PTO mounting locations: an eight-bolt bottom mount and a four-bolt rear mount with a combined 95-hp capability. A single PTO model with an eight-bolt bottom mount location is also available. Since the launch of the 12-speed overdrive model in late 2017, the Endurant portfolio has expanded to include an 11-speed direct-drive model with calibrations optimized to meet the needs of linehaul and regional fleets typically operating at lower cruise speeds and on flatter terrain. Having overdrive and direct-drive models gives fleet managers the choice to select the best ratio for their application and route. All Endurant transmissions have a variety of features designed to reduce maintenance and increase uptime, including internal electrical system routing that minimizes exposure and corrosion to wires and connectors for improved reliability. A smart prognostics feature provides clutch replacement notification to better plan maintenance scheduling. An industry-exclusive transmission fluid pressure sensor notifies drivers of low oil levels to provide burn-up warranty coverage, and the unit offers smooth and intuitive shift strategies that enhance the operator’s driving experience. Predictive shifting using look-ahead technology executes shift decisions that improve fuel efficiency and provide additional driver comfort. A maintenance-free 430 mm self-adjust clutch requires no grease. Like all automated transmissions from the Eaton Cummins joint venture, Endurant is available with IntelliConnect, a telematics capable system that provides near real-time monitoring of vehicle fault codes, prioritizes critical events and provides accurate and comprehensive action plans by technical experts at Eaton. 44


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CHASSIS CABS KICK OFF NEW GENERATION OF RAM WORK TRUCKS The new 2019 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab usher in a new generation of work trucks with what the manufacturer says will be never-before-offered comfort and technology. With a towing capacity up to 35,220 pounds, the highest Gross Combined Weight Rating of 43,000 pounds and a payload up to 12,510 pounds, Ram’s heaviest haulers are built for unforgiving duty cycles while achieving new levels of efficiency and upfitter friendliness. While keeping true to the work truck mission, Ram Chassis Cab designers worked closely with engineering to give Ram’s trucks an optional level of comfort with the new Limited model. The 2019 Ram Chassis Cab also offers the class-exclusive 12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen display with SiriusXM with 360L. Adding to its leadership in technology, the new Ram Chassis Cab is the only truck in the segment to offer adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and AEB with trailer brakes on all trim levels, the manufacturer states. The standard engine in the 2019 Ram 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab is the proven and potent 6.4-litre HEMI V8 with up to 410 hp and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. The Ram 3500 Chassis Cab now employs exclusive Fuel Saver Technology cylinder deactivation to increase fuel economy. When the engine is paired with the optional Aisin AS66RC six-speed automatic transmission with Power Takeoff (PTO), Fuel Saver Technology is activated under light load while in stationary PTO mode to Check out the website for confirmed exhibitors! reduce fuel consumption. In the Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab, the 6.4-litre HEMI V8 – paired with the Aisin AS66RC electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission with optional Power Take-Off (PTO) capability – delivers 370 hp and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. In all Ram 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab applications, the 6.4-litre HEMI V8 uses interactive Deceleration Fuel Shut-Off, which stops fuel flow to the cylinders when decelerating, to improve fuel economy. A significantly revised Cummins 6.7-litre inline-six turbo diesel is optional on the 2019 Ram 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab. Paired with the Aisin AS69RC electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission with optional PTO capability, the Cummins engine delivers 360 hp and the highest available torque in Class 4 and 5 at 800 lb.-ft. Changes to the Cummins engine include a cylinder block made from compacted graphite iron. Using compacted graphite iron produces a block that is stronger and better able to dampen vibrations. Overall, the new Cummins Turbo Diesel weighs 60 pounds less than the previous-generation engine. A new cast-iron cylinder head builds on the new block with changes mcusack@mpltd.ca • Toll-Free: 1.888.454.7469 that include new exhaust valves and springs, and new rocker arms driven by a hollow camshaft, contributing to the weight savings.


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Can improve productivity, profitability and safety for aggregates production By Lee Toop, Associate Editor


ggregates operators are always looking for ways to improve their efficiency and make more informed decisions in their planning processes. Many are adopting emerging technology as an added way to develop their operations, and the advent of drones is playing a large part. Wendling Quarries, a large operation based in the American Midwest, runs around 100 quarry sites that handle a wide range of aggregates, as well as recycled products. With two stationary and five portable crushing plants, four stationary wash plants and two more portable, and a pair of hydraulic dredges, Wendling moves a lot of material – more than a half-million tons a year from some of the larger quarries alone. For project manager Rob Manatt, that meant a lot of stockpile management and, even with technology chipping in, that meant a lot of hiking. “We had a Trimble GPS system, so we had a handheld and a stick with a rover on it, and then we had AutoCAD Civil 3D, so we would go and physically walk the site. You’d walk around any given pile and measure the base elevation, then walk around and over and on top of the pile to get all the contours of the pile itself,” he said. “Then you’d do that for all the piles on the site, take that information back and upload it onto the computer.” For Wendling, that meant a full day of surveying on some larger sites with multiple products being mined, followed by another day of processing to get that information back. When the use of drones began to grow in other industries such as agriculture, Wendling took notice and decided to look into using the emerging technology. One of Wendling’s sister companies purchased a drone system and tried it out, finding a number of issues that needed to be dealt with. “We liked the idea – no more climbing up piles and all that nonsense – but we didn’t like the execution and the way it was working for them, the costs and hassles of managing your own drone system,” Manatt said. Change is often a challenge in long-established industries like aggregates, he noted.



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Early adopter

“I heard a quote the other day that we’re 50 years behind where we could be in terms of utilizing the latest and greatest technologies. I would say we are probably on the early adopter part of the curve for the aggregates industry when it comes to that,” Manatt noted. In Wendling’s case, that started in a conversation with a representative of Kespry. The drone operations developer offered up an opportunity to reduce the need to hike the site to gather volume data from stockpiles. The Kespry system has always been very simple to use – it consists of a control box, the drone and an iPad, and Manatt said that for stockpile measurement it takes a few minutes of setup on the tablet to be ready for flying the drone. “You set your flight height and a few other parameters, check the area for safety, and push go – the drone starts up, flies, does its thing, comes back, lands itself and then you just turn it off,” he described. Once the drone has finished its flight, that information is uploaded to the Kespry cloud and processed, providing precise volumetric information. However, at the same time, there is other information collected – information that can be used to expand the ability of operators to manage their sites.

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Manatt said Wendling was using some of that data for its own operations, but Kespry has recognized the benefit of additional knowledge from the drone flights and has launched a new set of tools – its Site Planning Toolkit. Intended to improve profitability, productivity and safety for aggregates and mining operations, the new toolkit uses information captured during drone flights to dig deeper into the condition of the quarry than ever before. Using the new toolkit allows customers to create, track and analyze the process of earthworks, extraction and safety work in their sites, all continuously updated through drone flights. “A site planner can actually look at data in the Kespry cloud and make decisions rather quickly,” related Jason Nichols, product marketing manager.

Because Kespry’s drone system is based on a subscription business model, operators can fly their drone as many times as required to gather the information they need, which Nichols said makes decisions easier and smoother. “You have unlimited access to the data through this package, which really enables our customers to expand out and put more money back into their pockets, just by getting that data turned around quickly,” he said. Kespry offers a cross-section tool that automatically generates elevation profiles and compares that profile to data either from previous flights or from a design plan. “Within this tool, you can actually evaluate where you are as far as distance and elevation . . . you can see what was moved when, and how far the progression has gone over that period of time,” Nichols explained. “That optimizes the ability to make decisions using both the visual tool and the volumetric tools.” In addition, the new package provides 3D volume modelling, which allows users to create a 3D polygon when calculating the quantity of material to be removed for proposed excavation work. The third part of the package is Kespry’s compliance and safety tool, which uses technology within the cloud to detect, monitor and alert users of issues arising around haul roads, berms and benches across the site. “We use our artificial intelligence and machine algorithms to identify where haul roads are, the height of the berms, and other factors and send alerts when thresholds are breached,” Nichols said. “That allows managers to identify problems, go out and correct issues to help comply with the regulations for that particular site. It enables them to make actionable decisions without having to rely on additional resources.” For Wendling, the new tools are proving to be useful in a number of ways, Manatt said. “We use the Kespry software a lot for our earthmoving – when we hire stripping contractors to remove overburden, we do a pre- and post-flight to calculate the volume of material moved out. This new toolkit has the capability to track progress as they’re going along,” he said. HEG




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MANEUVERABLE STACKER SWITCHES FROM TRACKS TO WHEELS IN MINUTES McCloskey International’s new tracked radial stacker – the ST80T Radial – has a patent-pending design that allows operators to switch from tracks to wheels in minutes. Built-in levelling indicators allow operators to position the stacker regardless of the ground evenness, with independent hydraulic jack legs to stabilize once in place. A level gauge allows operators to position the stacker for maximum production. The tires on the ST80T Radial have an aggressive tread pattern for better traction in rough terrain. Once in place, a hydraulic raise/ lower arm allows the switch from track

to radial mode in seconds. The stackers feature a unique rear counterweight that counter balances the tracks and wheels, which are behind the stacker’s centre of gravity. The design enables a much higher stockpile capacity, with the radial wheels set well back. The rear counterweight also firmly anchors the tail end during radial mode, delivering greater stability to the stacker while in operation. The ST80T Radial’s unique toolfree transport design allows the equipment to move freely from site to site without needing to remove the wheels, delivering true portability for multisite projects and operations.



McLanahan’s H-Series MAX Screen is a triple-shaft horizontal screen that offers the latest in screen technology. Horizontal screens provide high G-forces to vibrate and move the material down the length of the screen. A primary feature of the horizontal screen is its aggressive action in applications where blinding or plugging of the screen media openings can occur. This screen provides producers with performance and cost-saving features. The company says that the H-Series MAX Screen features fully adjustable oval stroke technology to create advantages that will truly impact profitability. Compared to linear stroke screens, the oval stroke with the elliptical characteristic offers unmatched efficiency by maintaining open areas and the ability to fine-tune the screen to the application. Horizontal screens with triple-shaft mechanisms typically offer better efficiency and more accurate particle sizing compared to inclined screens because the material is retained on the screen longer due to a slower travel rate. This allows more properly sized material to fall through the 48


screen openings. In a stationary plant setup, horizontal screens are more often seen as tertiary and/or finishing screens. Horizontal screens are also popular on portable plants because of their low profile. Weld-free, high-strength-steel side plates, laminated in all high-stress areas, coupled with reinforced deck frames combine to create a strong and durable screen basket assembly. Reinforcing straps provide added side plate strength for side tensioning media. The drive guard and snubbers are strategically designed and located for improved access to tension bolts. The tripleshaft mechanism allows for the flow-through lubrication common to oval stroke vibrators, but also features a unique means to retain oil in the bearings at shutdown (patent pending). As a result, there are no dry bearing startups that drive the life out of bearings, particularly in harsh weather. McLanahan H-Series MAX triple-shaft screens match the footprint of many screens on the market today, allowing for easy retrofitting on existing plants.

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HIGH-TECH, EASY-TO-USE BELT SCANNER Loadscan’s conveyor volume scanner (CVS) is a hightech, yet easy-touse, tool that allows users to see how much material is moving across their conveyor belt. It provides accurate non-contact volume measurement of quarried materials to optimize productivity and production control. The LVS (load volume scanner) and CVS systems both use laser scanning technology, combined with proprietary software, to measure the exact volume of the material, either loaded in a truck/trailer bin or flowing on a conveyor belt. Carey West, owner and director of Loadscan said “our development team has done a great job in delivering a system that is simple in design, so it’s easy to install, with a software interface that’s stacked with functionality. The CVS is the perfect complement to our truck scanners (LVS) and will complete our customers’ volumetric production tracking.” The Loadscan belt scanner uses a specially designed scan-head, with single laser, to continuously scan the full width of a conveyor belt at high angular resolution to capture accurate volumetric measurement of the material flowing by. The above-belt lidar laser measurement system is ideal for optimizing yield of stone, sand or gravel product streams, and for managing extraction rates and inventory stockpiles. West says that unlike other optical belt scales, which provide some data but don’t integrate easily, the Loadscan CVS has been designed to provide hassle-free, insightful reporting. It has extensive functionality options with builtin WiFi 2.4 or 5GHz, onboard HTTP RESTful API for direct data access, and network or WiFi remote control. The Loadscan conveyor volume scanner works across all conveyor belts. The standard scan head is simply fixed to the appropriately sized frame, which expands or contracts, for a secure fit to the user’s particular belt. With the correct size frame, the CVS can run on any belt from 400 mm to 2,000 mm wide (and can be custom mounted on belts up to 3,000 mm). And the Loadscan CVS can be used on deep belts, supplying accurate measurement for material quantities that were previously thought to be too great for bulk flow volume scanning.











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acuum trucks have been a part of the sewer and water maintenance scene for quite some time, offering contractors a powerful approach to sewer cleaning and other similar tasks that could otherwise be challenging. However, that use has in some ways overshadowed the other use of vacuum trucks for excavation work. With buried infrastructure being installed or replaced every day, traditional methods of excavation such as hydraulic excavators may not be able to effectively and safely dig without causing potential damage, so vacuum excavation is becoming more popular. With that growth in interest, one of the key manufacturers in the sector is expanding its brand with hopes of increasing awareness as to the benefits of vacuum excavation.

The vacuum excavation industry in general is still pretty much in its infancy – there’s plenty of growth opportunity. “The vacuum excavation industry in general is still pretty much in its infancy – there’s plenty of growth opportunity left. Regulations are changing and new laws are being passed, it seems like every day, regarding safe digging initiatives,” said Nick Bruhn, product manager with TRUVAC, a newly established brand within Vactor Manufacturing. Bryan Blankenship, director of TRUVAC, said that some regions have begun to recognize the potential of vacuum excavation for improved safety, noting that the province of Ontario has been recognized as a leader in safe digging practices for some time. “[Canada has been more progressive than the U.S. in the acceptance of safe digging practices]; however, OSHA has recently refocused on safe digging 50


practices within the tolerance zone [the area nearest a buried utility] and the acceptance of vacuum excavation – safe digging and trench safety have become focuses for them,” Blankenship said. “In addition, there’s been a major investment made by utility companies as well as municipalities and private companies regarding one-call services . . . they’re making it very visible, not only within business networks but also within the private sector, even for people who are putting a tree in their backyard. Hydro excavation is the best way to dig within the tolerance zone to locate those buried utilities.”

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That growth is one reason behind the launch of the TRUVAC brand at present – to help expand the market for vacuum excavators and educate the market on their benefits. That has been a challenge previously thanks to the prevailing consideration that vacuum trucks are mostly focused on sewer cleaning, a perception that Blankenship said needs to change. “Much like the Kleenex or the Q-Tip, the brand name Vactor has become synonymous with the actual item itself. People may ask for a Bobcat, but they often just mean a skid-steer – they’re not necessarily asking for the brand,” he said. Many times we’d talk to customers or just in general about Vactor and people would say ‘are you talking about the hydro excavator or the sewer cleaner’? It began to dawn on us that we needed a product that can stand on its own two feet, but still be tied to more than 100 years of history and carry the same quality, productivity, engineering and dedication to customers.” So, just as with the Guzzler and Vactor brands themselves, TRUVAC

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has been created to provide customers with a product line specifically targeted to the vacuum excavation industry, leaving Vactor-branded trucks for the sewer cleaning sector and Guzzler to manage industrial cleaning work. “We needed to differentiate our product offerings and show not only the market but also our internal employees and ourselves that, while the vacuum excavation business is still in its infancy, it is an important business for us because the customer base is important and the growth is important,” he said. “We felt we needed a dedicated product line or brand as well as a dedicated group of people internally who are focused on this.” The new brand will feature product lines including the Paradigm sub-compact vacuum excavator, the Prodigy machine which provides power in a smaller footprint, and the HXX series of full-sized vacuum excavators for the biggest digging projects. It will also benefit from a broad and capable dealer network across North America, Blankenship noted. “Our dealer network is very strong – they have high capability of after-sales service and support to our customers, they feature 24-hour-a-day road service, they have local parts inventories, and they have local factory-trained technicians that are on call to help users and get you up and running as quick as possible,” he said. “That’s a huge difference for us, because in the municipal sewer business, uptime is important but the customer sense of urgency is a little less than in the commercial construction business. In construction, when you’re called on, you have to perform now – if you don’t, someone else will. That dealer network is what assures us of maximum uptime and satisfaction for our customers.”

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Separating business sectors means TRUVAC can focus in on technology improvements as well, Bruhn noted. The company’s DigRight water system, for example, adds safety through using pre-defined water pressure settings that won’t change despite the water nozzle being used. “For example, without DigRight, when you put a very large nozzle and set your pressure . . . if you take that nozzle off and switch to one half that size, you can easily increase your pressure without changing any of the pump systems,” Bruhn said. “You physically have to go back to the truck and mess with dials and valves to figure out what you need. If you don’t do that you run water through relief valves, and your chassis is taking up more power, adding unnecessary wear and tear on components . . . most importantly, you can be unsafe if you exceed the site pressures.” DigRight controls and commands the system to ensure the user receives exactly the right pressure in the right place, Bruhn described. TRUVAC trucks also include such safety systems as non-destructive emergency stops at each point in which operators interface with the truck – pushing the button discharges the system, but doesn’t cause damage to the components. Customers have expressed approval of the new brand and truck design, Blankenship said. “The look of the machine is by design – it’s meant to be something you’re proud of, something you would park in front of your house and say ‘that’s my truck,’” he said. “The customers like that because it makes them look good – and the reaction from the customer base and our dealers has been outstanding.” HEG

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they’re always on the search for advanced technology to get challenging jobs done more efficiently. Ditch Witch drills have been part of the Fast Forward HDD equipment fleet since the beginning. Each machine is replaced every few years to keep up with the latest technology, and currently the company’s fleet includes

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that power is often paired with electronic systems that make some machines difficult to service. Ditch Witch earned a place in our fleet by providing dependable, mechanically driven systems that are easy to service and use.”

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On one recent project in the hills of northern Alberta, the company had an opportunity to put the Ditch Witch equipment to the grindstone when deploying nearly 2,900 metres of underground pipeline. A Canadian-based integrated energy company found two of their wells in northwest Alberta had reserves beyond what was expected. They needed new pipelines to integrate the two wells into their existing network. Fast Forward HDD was tapped to help with the project. First, before breaking ground, the company reviewed the jobsite and a few specific conditions stood out. They would be working in a very steep valley, with severe drops in elevation. Above ground, rivers obstructed the landscape, and trees hampered visibility. Below ground, thirty metres of clay rested on bedrock along with a multitude of other mixed conditions. “Even after hitting bedrock, the ground still presented challenges because there was a little of everything down there: sandstone, coal, shale and other mixed rock,” said Grass. “We knew we needed HDDs that could handle long bores in these diverse con-

ditions, and that could operate fast and effectively, even in some hard rock.” To tackle the vast and tough conditions, two new Ditch Witch JT100 drills were selected for the job. While one of the units had only 150 operating hours, this job was the first for the other machine. Fast Forward HDD planned to deploy the 2,900 metres of pipeline using ten bores. Because of the terrain and setup location, some bores were as short as 200 metres, whereas the longest included two 650-metre bores – both in a portion of the jobsite with very mixed underground conditions. “Thanks to the 100,000 pounds of pullback and 12,000 ft.-lb. of torque, the Ditch Witch drills are built for this type of difficult terrain, and for the long bores,” said Grass. “Operators could easily control the machine and effectively respond to ground conditions as they changed.”

consistently, in part, because of the JT100’s power and its controls. “The drill simplifies the training process and operability, and provides a comfortable environment for our operators,” added Grass. With the longer bores wrapped up, Fast Forward could complete the final portions of the jobsite. The jobsite conditions remained a challenge, but the Ditch Witch drills provided Fast Forward HDD the ability to effectively tackle whatever they met underground.

In northern Canada, the ground conditions can be difficult, and to efficiently install oil pipelines we need powerful HDDs that can conquer the terrain. The machine’s raw power is what helped Fast Forward HDD effectively bore and maneuver in the mixed underground conditions. When moving from soft formations to hard rock, operators monitored the gauges, pressures, and returns as indicators to detect when adjustments to drilling mud and HDD tooling were needed to be most productive.

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In a valley with drastic changes in elevation, it was also important to know precisely where the drill was underground. Even though the two JT100 drills operated simultaneously, one was started a day earlier. By having a 30- to 40-metre lead, the Fast Forward HDD crews reduced the chance that the trackers would pick up a wrong signal, or that excessive underground vibration would impact the integrity of the bores. After less than three weeks of drilling, product was pulled through the two 650-metre bores, meeting the company’s expected timeline. The crew was able to operate efficiently and MARCH 2019

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The Somero Sky Screed 25 is the first Knuckle Boom Laser Screed machine in the world to allow screeding on structural high-rise and slab-on-grade applications, according to the company. It uses an innovative, articulating knuckle boom, which Somero says increases labour savings, improves floor quality and increases productivity. Howard Hohmann, executive VP of sales, explained, “We had been receiving requests from customers all over the world to develop a solution for high-rises and other projects. Our all-new Sky Screed 25 is definitely taking concrete levelling to new heights.” The Sky Screed 25’s lower frame is supported by three stabilizers while the upper frame and screed head rotate 360 degrees, providing the flexibility to screed around columns and other protrusions. The auger-less screed head allows for screeding in any direction, while the powerful vibrator motor consolidates the concrete. The elevation is controlled by Somero’s OASIS laser-control system. A 32.5-hp (24.2-kW) Kubota gasoline engine with electric start powers the Laser Screed. Additionally, all machine functions are controlled via wireless remote control.


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Wacker Neuson has simplified its internal vibration product line into Premium, Advanced and Basic categories. Wacker Neuson’s newest addition to its internal vibration offering is the Premium line called IRFUflex. This robust, modular high-frequency, high-cycle system contains a frequency converter power unit combined with several interchangeable vibrator head and hose length options. It meets the needs of the professional concrete contractor for both vertical and horizontal concrete consolidation applications. The convenience of having one power unit means less storage space is needed. Wacker Neuson’s Advanced internal vibrator line is the new IEC. This high-frequency, high-cycle line is offered in four fixed-configuration models, each with an integrated frequency converter and choice of 1.8-inch (45-mm) or 2.2-inch (58-mm) head diameter and 10-foot (3-m) or 26-foot (8-m) hose length. The IEC provides the advantage of high-frequency power using a 120-volt power source, eliminating the need for a specialized high-frequency generator. Wacker Neuson’s Basic line is the popular Head, Motor Shaft (HMS) flex shaft vibrator line. The simple design and easy-to-handle system has been a favourite for contractors and rental houses for decades. The individual configurations with interchangeable flexible shafts, vibrator heads and universal motors make the system ideal for a variety of residential and commercial concrete consolidation applications. The lightweight motors are extremely durable and the quick disconnect makes flex shaft exchange easy. To complete the internal vibration line, Wacker Neuson also offers a backpack vibrator. The BV50A-H is equipped with a comfortable harness system and a 50-cc Honda gasoline engine that can be fitted with most HMS series heads and shafts. The backpack system is designed for light-tomedium-duty concrete work and hard-to-reach concrete applications with limited electrical supply.



ack Trucks will offer the Mack mDRIVE HD automated manual transmission (AMT) in Mack TerraPro concrete pumper models, the first time that an AMT has been available in a cabover concrete pumper. The fully integrated 13and 14-speed mDRIVE HD AMTs give concrete pumper customers improved performance, proven durability and maximized uptime in an easy-tooperate package, the company said. Mack’s mDRIVE HD is based on the proven design of the mDRIVE, which has been standard in Mack highway models since 2014. With ruggedized internal components, including stronger gears and synchros, the mDRIVE HD is built to withstand the frequent shifting often found in construction applications. The 13- and 14-speed variants also feature low-ratio creeper gears, enabling the mDRIVE HD improved startability and ultralow-speed maneuverability. “The mDRIVE HD helps increase jobsite safety,” said John Walsh, vice president of marketing for Mack Trucks. “Eliminating traditional shifting allows drivers to focus on safely operating their equipment.” He added that the mDRIVE HD is the only AMT available with split-shaft PTO functionality. Instead of taking power from a transmission- or engine-mounted PTO, split-shaft PTOs receive output directly from the transmission, supplying higher torque for large auxiliary equipment, including concrete pumps. The mDRIVE HD also includes advanced standard features like Rock Free, which allows drivers to free stuck vehicles by rocking the truck back and forth simply by pumping the accelerator, and Auto Neutral, which improves jobsite safety by automatically putting the mDRIVE into neutral when the parking brake is set. Additional features like Grade Gripper, which helps prevent rolling backward on an incline, are also included, as well as MaxBrake, Performance Mode and more.


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SpiderScreed addresses the need for superior flatness in high-rise upper deck work Ligchine International, a manufacturer of laser and 3D GPS/LPS guided concrete screeds, has created a compact, lightweight and maneuverable drive-in system designed for upper deck concrete and slab-on-grade screeding applications. The drive-in SpiderScreed machine features a 100 percent TIG-welded tubular aluminum cage design that keeps overall weight down to approximately 1,100 pounds (500 kg). Its patent-pending three-wheel Versa-Drive system offers all-wheel drive, independent zero turn drive, up to 90-degree horizontal drive, and lateral drive. The company says that the


SpiderScreed offers the industry’s best powerto-weight ratio, allowing lower slumps and cooler running at all times. It also incorporates Ligchine’s patented machine levelling system to insure flatter floors and greater compaction than simple screed head only levelling systems. “We incorporated the knowledge we’ve gained as a leading supplier of boom extension screed machines, coupled with a clear understanding of our customers’ requirements to develop something truly unmatched in the industry,” said Peter Ligman, Ligchine chief technical officer. “Our innovative SpiderScreed Ser-






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ies addresses the limitations of prior drive-in machines in the marketplace – such as weight, power and levelling capabilities – to deliver exceptional performance for upper-deck and slabon-grade applications.”

Concrete Pumping Association of Canada merger

The Concrete Pumping Association of Canada (CPAC) has merged with the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) and will now operate as an ACPA chapter, continuing under the CPAC name. The merger will give ACPA members from Canada a dedicated forum for addressing issues affecting Canadian pumpers. Current CPAC members will also benefit from ACPA’s strong safety, training and concrete pump operator certification program. The merger solidifies the concrete pumping industry’s presence in the North American marketplace and brings increased visibility to concrete pumping across the borders. • “We’re extremely excited to join the American Concrete Pumping Association,” says Daryl Dika, co-founder and board member, CPAC, and active board member and stakeholder of Reach Construction Services. “CPAC has worked diligently for many years to create a stronger pumping industry in Canada, and now I’m happy to be a part of this next step for CPAC in partnering with the ACPA. We’re looking forward to the opportunities this merger will bring to strengthen the concrete pumping industry throughout Canada.”



Toronto tower project benefits from robust project management software options


owering high above Toronto’s tallest buildings at 306.3 metres, a new skyscraper will soon join the skyline. Located at the intersection of Yonge and Bloor Street, The One is set to be the tallest building in Canada. With a distinctive design featuring dramatic diagonal steel pieces framed by mega-columns on each side, the unique design is as visually stunning as it is complex. Both the developer and construction manager agreed they needed project management software that was comprehensive enough to manage one of the largest projects the city – and country – has ever seen. As partners on the project, Clark Construction Management and Mizrahi Developments knew even before the project began that they wanted a top tier project management solution. In the few months before using Procore, teams were using Excel and saving documents on their server. However, this not only led to confusion, but did not allow for full collaboration. “It was difficult because there wasn’t open communication between everyone involved. All the as-builts were in a separate system, and they couldn’t easily be communicated to the office guys, and we’d have to dig around for photos,” Connor Early, Clark’s project coordinator, explained. Clark and Mizrahi began construction near the end of 2017, and with a completion date set for 2023, they agreed they needed a system that was robust, reliable, and would allow both teams (and any third-party subcontractors) to seamlessly collaborate over the entire duration. They had successfully used Procore on a previous joint project, so shortly after starting construction they decided to partner with Procore on The One as well. They implemented multiple products including Project Management, Quality & Safety, and Construction Financials. “Clark and Mizrahi discussed what the best project management software would be. Both decided to go with Procore because it had the most com-

prehensive usage from financials to quality and safety to project management. It was a whole package deal – everything was interconnected and everything made sense. You could connect your RFIs directly to your drawing, your trades could look at it right then and there and give an instant response, and everything was tied into the budget. That was huge,” said Early.

Intuitive and user-friendly

The best part was that the platform was intuitive and user-friendly, so team members quickly learned how to use the software. “We wanted to get as many tools as possible because our onsite guys really adopted it quickly. They started using the daily logs within a day, and that was really important to us,” Early recalls. Early explains that by switching to Procore very early on in the project,

their team saved hours, and he notes that not having Procore would have severely hindered progress of The One. “It’s such a huge project that any little change could get lost. But with Procore, we have everything tracked so we can easily revisit things a couple of weeks or a year later to make sure nothing gets missed.” In addition to enhanced documentation, Procore also helped streamline processes by automating workflows. So much, in fact, that Clark was able to eliminate two positions on the project (document control and assistant document control), thereby reducing staffing costs and improving the project ROI. “With Procore, you don’t have to distribute documents to anyone because everyone gets notifications when things are uploaded. Submittals and drawings are a lot simpler too. It’s such a beast of a project that we have four

project managers, and each one can do their own submittal and not have to go through a single point of contact. So Procore has definitely eliminated the need for more bodies in our office.”

Tools save work time daily

Early goes on to say that this submittal process, which was once a 20-minute process, is now just five minutes. Similarly, Procore’s Meetings Tool reduced meeting minutes from an hour-and-a-half task to just 30 minutes. Daily logs, too, went from an hour to just 10 minutes. “Superintendents can do daily logs on the fly. They can be out on the field and can type it all in as it’s happening – even if they’re offline. They don’t need to go back to the office and work for an hour at the end of the day. That way, they can actually focus on doing the more important parts of the job,


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and they can be more present while the construction is happening.” Procore’s Reports Tool also saved Clark’s team hours when writing monthly reports to investors, and the Daily Log Tool similarly proved especially useful. “Our general superintendent’s jaw hit the floor when he first saw that the weather was automatically put into Daily Logs. He didn’t have to go check the weather on his computer and grab a screenshot and put it into his homemade sheet. He said, ‘I’m going to have so much time on my hands – I’m not going to know what to do.’ Of course, he hasn’t run out of things to do yet, but it was a big time saver.” Early says that with so many collaborators on the project, Procore’s ability to boost communication has

been critical, a benefit which he largely attributes to Procore’s unlimited user license model. “Having unlimited users is one of those things that you don’t realize how good it is until you have it. The scale of this job requires hundreds of guys onsite, all accessing Procore, and we don’t worry about how many people are using it at one time.”

Easier work tracking

He says that Procore has also helped provide greater visibility both onsite and off. “The owner can easily and quickly get an all-encompassing view of where their money is going. That same visibility happens onsite too; if our super tells someone to do something, everyone can see that on

their observations. Everyone is aware of what needs to be done, and there’s accountability. A lot less falls through the cracks because everything is documented and has deadlines attached to it.” Early concedes that for a project of such magnitude, employing the most comprehensive toolset and the most advanced team have both been critical in ensuring success. “The scale of it is just huge. All the trades and all the people who are a part of it are bringing their best guys to make the project as spectacular as the developers want it to be.” Along with the best guys, as Clark and Mizrahi discovered, it also takes strong project management software to successfully reach the top of the Canadian skies.

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mplementation of European Stage V emissions regulations this year has been a driver of much work in the diesel engine sector, as most major manufacturers have taken the opportunity to improve their existing models while ensuring the meet the reduced emissions levels. In the process, some have launched new engines of various sizes or updated existing equipment. We know that Stage V will be a big topic of discussion at bauma this spring; Heavy Equipment Guide will report on the newest developments in future issues. For the present, here are some of the new products and approaches to the diesel sector for 2019.

Cat kicks off new C13B engine

Based on a proven and reliable core engine – with more than 109 million off-highway field hours – the Cat C13B is a smaller engine with big power, designed to allow OEMs to downsize engine platforms and cut installation costs while maximizing engine uptime. The 12.5-litre engine features a patented non-EGR aftertreatment system that meets EU Stage V regulations as well as U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final needs. It is available in power ratings from 456 to 577 hp and a peak torque reaching 1,943 lb.-ft. Cat states that the C13B offers a high power density that allows for downsizing of the engine without sacrificing performance or reliability, delivering 15-litre performance with 32 percent less system weight. The new aftertreatment system utilizes diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), diesel particulate filter and high-efficiency selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technologies, eliminating the need for exhaust gas recirculation. The Caterpillar patented design technology delivers a compact, lightweight system that is 63 percent lighter and 65 percent smaller than its current equivalent. Features such as integrated NOx sensors offer a 50 percent reduction

Engine manufacturers have recently focused their efforts on providing the market with smaller offerings and those that meet European Stage V requirements in customer interface connections, optimizing component packaging and integration requirements. High efficiency SCR and the elimination of EGR are the key enablers to improving fuel consumption by up to six percent while maintaining neutrality of total fluid consumption. Factory options, such as remote mounted fuel/ oil filters and right- or left-side fluid gauges, make servicing easier.

Cummins takes Stage V to bauma

The push towards Stage V has resulted in new product offerings from Cummins that meet the needs of even more customers around the world. That will be on display at bauma, with new engines for large products in the mining industry as well as other sectors. Cummins Stage V products come with more power and torque, are less complex and easier to install, and require less servicing. This offers OEMs the ability to increase machine capability and offer more value, or downsize engines to reduce cost. The B6.7 being displayed at bauma reflects 100 years of engine innovation, offering 30 percent higher torque than Stage IV with 243 kW (326 hp) of power, enabling it to replace an engine of higher displacement with no impact on machine operation. Also featured at bauma will be the Stage V F3.8 power unit. Delivered as a complete and ready-made power package, it comprises an engine, single module aftertreatment, radiator and cooling system – as well as auxiliaries such as mounting feet, hoses and an air cleaner. 2019 Stage V is the first European emissions step which impacts engines above 560kW (750 horsepower). At bauma, Cummins will debut the QSK60 Stage V engine which is part of its 560-2,611 kW (750-3,500 hp) mining line up. The QSK60 is available from 1,398-2,125 kW (1,8752,850 hp) for excavator and dump truck use with a proven durability of close to 4.2 million litres (1.1 million U.S. gallons) to overhaul.

A redesigned power cylinder, optimized wastegate turbocharging and improved crankcase breather system work to keep particulate matter (PM) below the Stage V levels. Cummins modular Selective Catalytic Reduction system is used to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) to the required level and features an integrated decomposition chamber and Cummins’ airless dosing system designed to last the life of the engine.

Perkins Engines launches new turbo engine at ARA Show 2019

It’s not just bigger engines that are receiving attention from manufacturers; Perkins, for example, has launched its newest engines targeted towards smaller equipment that are often found

in North American rental fleets. The 403J-11T outputs 24 hp (18.4 kW) and 86 Nm (63.4 lb.-ft.) of torque and is particularly suited to power small construction equipment that is popular among North American rental fleets. The 403J-11T joins three other 24-hp engines in the line that meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards, and offers Original Equipment Manufacturers choice at this power node.

World’s first fuel injection and digital control for small engines

Hatz Diesel is bringing what it says is a world’s first to bauma: an electronically controlled fuel injection system and digital control unit for single-cylinder diesel engines in the industrial sector.

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Hatz says it is the first to bridge the gap between today’s mechanically controlled engines and the requirements of modern, digitalized companies. With its E1 technology, Hatz enables light equipment, mobile lighting towers or generators, for example, to be propelled into the era of the Internet of Things (IoT). The preconditions for digital solutions in this equipment class are thus achieved for the first time. With the E1 technology, Hatz continues its tradition of innovative developments, which include, for example, the flat seat injector (a significant development in the history of diesel engines), the first diesel engine made of light metal, the progress achieved towards the world’s most powerful single-cylinder diesel, 90-percent sound insulation and the first industrial diesel following the downsizing principle. In addition to the air-cooled Band D-series with E1 technology up to 12 kW, the flagship 3H50TICD and 4H50TICD models of the watercooled H-series up to 55 kilowatts are also enabled for integration into IoT platforms.

Deere offers OEMs lineup with Stage V certification John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) continues to lead its OEM customers seamlessly through emissions transition with a lineup of engines that have received Stage V certification. This includes its variable-speed engine families below 56 kW (75 hp) and above 130 kW (174 hp) as well as its constant speed engine families. The Industrial Stage V lineup from John Deere offers ratings from 36 to more than 500

kW (48 to more than 670 hp) with displacements of 2.9L through the upcoming 13.6L. The Stage V technologies used on these engines are built upon years of engine and application engineering expertise. As both an engine and machine manufacturer, John Deere boasts a remarkable one billion hours of global experience with diesel particulate filter technologies – this extensive knowledge is the basis of proven emissions solutions provided to OEM customers. “Through each consecutive stage of emissions regulations, John Deere provided solutions that addressed key customer needs. These included increased uptime, low operating costs and flexible integration. The same applies to Stage V,” said Sandrine Couasnon, manager, marketing services and sales engineering for Europe, Africa and the Middle East at JDPS.

Deutz adds under-25-hp engines for variety of equipment

Deutz Corporation has expanded its line of under-25 hp engines to better meet the needs of customers who want to efficiently power machines like aerial platforms, welders, trenching equipment and mini skidsteer loaders, as well as equipment for lawn care and pump applications. Two new engines, the D1.2 and the D1.7, will be available for immediate delivery throughout the Americas in Q2 2019 with complete Deutz parts and service support already in place. “As we look to the future, our research has determined that more customers require engines in this particular power category, as they downsize with more efficient powertrains” said Robert Mann, president and CEO of Deutz Corporation. “The D1.2 and D1.7 are simple, cost-effective, mechanical engines that meet the latest emissions regulations both here in North America and in the EU.” Deutz has entered into an MOU with Kukje Machinery Co., with the mutual intent for both parties to sign a long-term agreement for these engines in early 2019. The D1.2 and D1.7 will be Deutz-branded and fully supported by the Deutz service network. The engines are naturally aspirated, three-cylinder configurations offered in 1.2L and 1.7L displacement with output ratings of up to 25 hp. The D1.2 and D1.7 can also be utilized with the new E-Deutz products by providing customers with complete hybrid packages that are more efficient and environmentally friendly. In addition to the new D1.2 and D1.7 engines, Deutz will also offer its D2.2 L3 engine rated at 24.4 hp with no EGR or exhaust aftertreatment and a high torque rating that provides the type of machine performance typically achieved by 50-hp engines.

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Volvo CE expands ActiveCare Direct to pavers

The Toro Company to acquire Charles Machine Works, Inc.

PAVING Originally launched in 2017 for excavators, articulated haulers and wheel loaders, ActiveCare Direct is now available on select Volvo asphalt pavers. As of February, the P7110B and P7170B are eligible for a one-year free subscription to ActiveCare Direct with a new machine purchase. ActiveCare Direct sends data collected by CareTrack, Volvo’s telematics system, to the Volvo Uptime Center in Pennsylvania. There, analysts and a proprietary software sort through thousands of data points and fault codes. An owner, the dealer or both are contacted in near real time whenever an issue needs their attention. Rather than getting a flood of undiagnosed fault codes, ActiveCare Direct provides a case alert with the probable cause, the recommended solution and the consequence of not taking action. With ActiveCare Direct owners also get monthly fleet utilization reports, showing fleet usage, individual machine summaries and machine misuse. This gives them the insight they need to make the best use of their fleet and to address machine misuse issues with operators.

CBTU launches program to increase women in the trades by 30 percent

ACQUISITION The Toro Company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Charles Machine Works, Inc., an Oklahoma corporation and the parent company of Ditch Witch and several other brands in the underground construction market, for $700 million in cash subject to certain adjustments set forth in the definitive agreement. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions and is currently anticipated to close before the end of Toro’s fiscal 2019 third quarter. “The addition of Charles Machine Works will further strengthen our portfolio of market-leading brands supported by talented employees, a commitment to innovation, a best-in-class dealer network and longstanding customer relationships,” said Richard M. Olson, Toro’s chairman and chief executive officer. “As an organization, Charles Machine Works aligns well with and will contribute to our own strategic priorities of profitable growth, operational excellence and empowering people. The company expands our business in a meaningful way in an adjacent category we know well through our own specialty construction business and in a market that is attractive given the potential for growth in addressing both aging infrastructure that is currently in place and new infrastructure that will be needed to support next generation technologies like 5G.” “Our success is the result of years of hard work and an unwavering commitment to developing innovative solutions for customers,” said Rick Johnson, Charles Machine Works chief executive officer. “From developing the world’s first service line trencher in Perry, Oklahoma, to today’s robust Ditch Witch dealer network, our family of companies is well-positioned to join The Toro Company’s family of brands. We look forward to building upon our founder’s legacy of best-in-class offerings in the expanding underground construction market.”

NEW PROGRAM Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) has announced the launch of provincial Offices to Advance Women Apprentices (OAWA) in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. At the announcement in Winnipeg, the CBTU was joined by the Honourable Patricia Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, who announced over $3.1 million in funding to assist women in apprenticeships over the next three years. “Canada’s Building Trades Unions are committed to making a career in the skilled trades open for everyone, and with the support of the Federal Government, the Office to Advance Women Apprentices will identify barriers, track and measure success and work with tradeswomen in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia to increase their chances for success,” said Robert Blakely, Canadian Operating Office, Canada’s Building Trades Unions. “Today in the construction industry, women represent approximately four percent of the workforce. Where the OAWA currently exists in Newfoundland, that number sits at 13 percent, a successful model that we will replicate.” In coordination with provincial partners, including Manitoba’s Building Trades Unions, Saskatchewan’s Building Trades Unions and the Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers, the CBTU will create ongoing support services for women seeking or already employed in the skilled construction trades. This includes providing career services, employment supports and networking opportunities for tradeswomen. The AUTOGREASERS FOR program will engage and build COMPACT EQUIPMENT partnerships with over 75 key stakeholders including employers, unions and training providers to improve participation and success SMALL MACHINE LUBER of women in the trades. The pro√ Powerful & Space Efficient gram will also develop and main√ For any compact equipment tain a registry database to track √ Services up to 12 grease points services provided and apprentice√ Handles up to an NLGI #2 grease ship numbers of tradeswomen. √ Uses standard grease cartridges At least 750 female apprentices are expected to be served through the program including Indigenous apprentices, increas• Stick Cylinder Pins ing the number of women in • Stick/Boom Pivot skilled trades by 30 percent. • Boom Cylinder Pins Blakely went on to say, “The • Boom Base skilled trades are facing a short• Swing Cylinder Pins age of workers, one that has been • Upper/Lower Boom discussed at length over the last Swing Bearings several years. One way we address © 2019 The Toro Company this is to provide assistance and For Total Lube Solutions, support to those underrepresented GO WITH THE FLO! in our industry. Diversity and The DD2226 sets a new standard, built 100% Toro from the ground up. Load pipe from the side, pull inclusion will create a stronger Mississauga 1.800.668.5458 Winnipeg 204.832.3040 pipe from any row and switch from one to two industry, address issues of respect sales@flocomponents.com www.flocomponents.com joysticks on the fly. Discover how SmartTouch® in the workplace and fill the skills control can cut your pipe loading cycle times at Components by: V I S I T U S AT shortage with capable Canadians. TORO.COM/UNDERGROUND. NHES 2019 We want to build careers for CanBOOTH #3849 adians, not just short-term jobs.”


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Registration open for first annual No-Dig North Show TRADE SHOW The North American Society for Trenchless Technology Canadian Chapters (NASTT-NW, NASTT-GLSA and NASTT-BC) are excited to bring the first annual No-Dig North Show to the Calgary Telus Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta, October 28–30, 2019. The show will consist of two days of technical paper presentations and industry exhibits in the trenchless technology field. Pre-event short courses

will also be available to attend on Monday, October 28, 2019. A full unveiling of the agenda and networking events will be coming soon. Registration for both attendees and exhibitors is now open along with a courtesy room block that has been reserved for attendees at the Hyatt Regency Calgary. Attendees can reserve their hotel room and register for the No-Dig North Show by visiting www. nodignorth.ca.

IN BRIEF Terex to sell Demag Mobile Cranes to Tadano Terex Corporation has agreed to sell its Demag Mobile Cranes business to Tadano Ltd. for an enterprise value of approximately $215 million. The Demag Mobile Cranes business manufactures and sells all-terrain cranes and large crawler cranes. Included in the transaction are the manufacturing facilities in Zweibrucken, Germany and multiple sales and service locations. The sale, which is subject to government regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, is targeted to close in mid-2019. “The Demag Mobile Cranes business has been part of our Company for almost two decades and produces world class products,” said John L. Garrison, Terex Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The dedicated Demag Mobile Cranes team members have made significant contributions to Terex and to the crane industry. AGREEMENT

The sale is based on strong industrial logic, as the Demag Mobile Cranes business will become part of a global crane company with complementary products and capabilities. We are pleased to have entered into this agreement with Tadano, a strategic buyer who values the Demag Mobile Cranes brand, technology, distribution network and team members.” Commenting on the rationale of the deal, Koichi Tadano, Tadano Ltd. Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer said: “This is a strategic acquisition that offers Tadano considerable scope for growth. The addition of the well-respected Demag brand of all-terrain cranes and large crawler cranes range extends our product lines and options for customers. The addition of the Demag branded mobile crane product lines will enhance our global position in this segment.”



Komatsu to purchase forestry machine manufacturer TimberPro

IPAF to launch updated MEWPs for Managers course in eLearning

The acquisition is expected to close on April 1, 2019, subject to completion of the closing conditions. Established in 2002, TimberPro is a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of purpose-built forest machines and attachments, offering tracked feller bunchers and harvesters, forwarders, wheeled harvesters, and felling heads.

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is launching an evolved version of its globally recognized MEWPs for Managers training. The course is aimed at those who plan, supervise or manage temporary work at height using powered access and can assure compliance with new requirements for supervisor training in the new ANSI A92 suite of standards in the US. The course will also be available for the first time as a standalone eLearning version.

Thompson Pump sells rental operations to United Rentals Thompson Pump & Mfg. Co. has sold their rental assets and related operations to the Fluid Solutions Group of United Rentals. Thompson Pump is a family owned company that manufactures heavy-duty lines of high-quality, high-performance dewatering and construction pumps. The company will celebrate its 50th anniversary in business this year. “This transaction allows us to focus intently on developing and manufacturing the industry’s best pumps and accessories . . . and we are well-positioned for the next stage of our company’s evolution,” said company president, Bill Thompson.

Cooper Equipment Rentals has acquired Prime Rentals Prime Rentals has two locations in Lethbridge and nearby Taber, Alberta. “We are excited about the expansion of our operations in the Southern Alberta market with the addition of Prime Rentals’ experienced team of rental professionals, well-rounded equipment fleet and excellent branch facilities,” said Darryl Cooper, president of Cooper.


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ICUEE 2019......................................................47

Straightline HDD..............................................53

Antraquip Corporation................................... 55



Bobcat Company............................................. 2

Liebherr........................................................5, 25

Terrafirma Equipment Sales & Rentals......... 17

Buffalo Turbine............................................... 58

Mack Trucks......................................................6

The Gear Centre..............................................44

Canada North Resources Expo 2019............ 45

Metso Minerals................................................63


Case Construction Equipment..................32-33

M-K Power (John Deere Power Systems).........37

Trail King Industries, Inc.................................19

CIM 2019 Convention & EXPO....................... 56

M-K Power (Kubota Industrial).......................57

Trenchless Technology Roadshow................ 52

CONEXPO-CON/AGG.................................... 39

National Leasing..............................................54


Connect Work Tools....................................... 55

Perkins Engines Company Ltd.........................3

Volvo Trucks....................................................41

Flo Components............................................. 61

Power Curbers Inc. .........................................35.

Wacker Neuson Corporation..........................15

Frontline Machinery........................................ 27

PW Trenchless Construction Inc. ..................60.


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RMT Equipment...............................................58

Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc. ...............42, 43.

HammerHead Trenchless.............................. 51

Rototilt Inc.......................................................29


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Screen Machine...............................................58

Wirtgen America..............................................31


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