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Contents May 2018 | Volume 33, Number 5



features 10 IN-DEPTH REPORT: Asphalt pavers benefit from automation and 3D systems 18 Software for asphalt paving 20 Concrete opportunities abound From 3D concrete printing to extremewidth slipform paving.

24 Hino enters Class 8 market

Experience in medium-duty segment provides basis for larger trucks.

Sections 8 Spotlight 10 In-Depth Report 18 Software 20 Concrete Construction

26 New generation Volvo skid-steer and compact track loaders

34 Rigs and tools make foundation work faster, easier

28 Bobcat’s E85 largest in R-Series excavator lineup

35 Risk management for trailer towing

32 Prioritizing lubrication to unlock savings

Survey shows that construction companies are missing out on potential cost savings by underestimating the equipment productivity gains that effective lubrication can bring.

24 Trucks 26 Compact, Light & Rental 32 Equipment Maintenance 34 Piling, Drilling & Foundations 35 Trailers

Challenges in determining size and capacity of the trailer that can be towed based on the work truck specified or purchased.

Cover photo: BOMAG Cedarapids CR362L rubber track asphalt paver.

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ELDs are coming to Canada


atigue is a serious issue for anyone operating a motorized piece of equipment. The trucking industry is tackling this through the implementation of a mandate that requires the use of an electronic logging device (ELD). An ELD helps commercial drivers and employers comply with hours of service regulations, helps reduce the potential of driver fatigue and simplifies record keeping. It will replace paper records and will have to meet certain technical and performance specifications. The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) would like the Government of Canada and all the provinces to work together to reach full ELD compliance across the country by the end of 2019, and avoid the problems that occurred in the United States where they experienced delays and had to provide exemptions after their December 2017 ELD deadline. To do this, CTA would like to see a Canada-wide campaign focused on education and information sharing to fully prepare industry in advance of the ELD mandate, directed specifically at drivers who continue to use paper logbooks. In addition, the CTA is forming a committee of the board and elite Canadian supplier members, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Region V. Their work will include clearly defining the differences between ELDs and electronic recording devices (ERDs), understanding the accepted protocols for showing compliance during a roadside inspection, establishing consistent policies for fleets transitioning to ELDs in all Canadian jurisdictions, as well as ensuring enforcement officials are addressing how to deal with potential emerging tactics that may be used to circumvent ELD systems. “Planning and education between industry and our enforcement partners is key as we transition towards ELDs,” said Geoff Wood, senior VP of policy, CTA. “There are several things to consider during the ELD conversion and making everyone aware of the requirements well in advance of the compliance date sets up for a successful transition. Doing nothing on education and awareness shouldn’t be an option,” Wood added. He advocates starting with broad awareness, such as the RoadCheck campaign by CVSA. “RoadCheck’s focus this year is on hours of service compliance so we believe this is a good fit to start the educational piece on ELDs in the Canadian jurisdictions.” Drivers and carriers that don’t have an ERD or ELD would be given a pamphlet advising them that ELDs will be required by the end of 2019, and how to access information on the new requirements. By the end of March next year, enforcement could begin to document drivers who are not in possession of an ERD or ELD. That would be followed with official warnings. To understand more about ELDs in Canada, next issue we will delve more deeply into the topic. The following issue, we will look at safety in the construction industry. I hope everyone keeps safety in mind.

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

SmartGrade added to North America’s Largest PowerAngle-Tilt (PAT) Dozer The 950K PAT SmartGrade dozer features factoryinstalled John Deere SmartGrade which delivers precise grading through the complete integration of the Topcon 3D-MC2 grade control system, while eliminating vulnerable external masts and cables. “It only made sense to put these two innovations together and provide customers with a game-changer in terms of dozer productivity and efficiency on the jobsite,” said Nathan Horstman, crawler dozers product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry. The Auto SmartGrade feature allows the operator

to easily adjust the system when moving the machine from one soil type to another. Particularly helpful to new operators, Auto SmartGrade automatically lifts the blade over heavy loads before track slippage occurs, then returns the blade to grade. SmartGrade also limits the number of passes required, reducing the pace of wear on the undercarriage. The 8.6-cubic-yard six-way PAT blade can execute several tasks that might otherwise require multiple machines and gives operators the ability to place material where they want it on every pass. The 950K PAT SmartGrade dozer with 280 hp

(209 kW) has a hydrostatic powertrain that delivers approximately 15 percent more power to the ground versus a conventional torque-converter powertrain and lets operators push a full load through turns without losing material.


Grove GMK6300L-1 sets a new benchmark


R3e wins award for Outstanding design

Shortly before its world premiere at the Intermat trade show in Paris, France, the new track-mounted Keestrack R3e impact crusher unit received the international 2018 Red Dot Award design prize in the “Industrial Equipment, Machines and Automation” category. A major challenge was the integration of the fully hybrid electric drive without the enormous impairment of the characteristic operating weight and transport dimensions of machines in the 30-tonne class. Despite the 300 kVA surfacemounted generator and two electric motors for the all-electric drive of all machine components from the on-board diesel engine or mains power, the Keestrack R3e weighs a mere 32 tonnes, even when fully equipped. In addition to an active pre-screening unit, the equipment also comprises a magnetic separator and an efficient 4.4-square-metre, singledeck, post-screening unit with an oversize material recycler, which guarantees the efficient production of high-grade final grain sizes.

Manitowoc has launched a follow-up to the popular Grove GMK6300L allterrain crane. The new 300 t (350 USt) capacity model is the six-axle GMK6300L-1. Several improvements have been made to the structural strength of the crane, which have improved load charts, including increased capacity when working at height. Improvements are up to 16 percent in the boom length ranges of 70 to 80 m. It features a maximum tip height of 120 m when working with its full 80 m main boom and 37 m of jib. When lifting with the main boom, it can lift up to 14 t at full height and can handle this within a 14 to 28 m working radius, offering a flexible range for such applications as tower crane rigging. Overall capacities on the long boom will set a new benchmark for the industry, the company says. It uses a 430kW (580-hp) Mercedes-Benz engine for the carrier and a 210kW (280-hp) Mercedes-Benz engine to power the superstructure. Like its predecessor, the GMK6300L-1 features Megatrak suspension, along with Manitowoc’s standard all-wheel steering.


thermal imaging smartphone

For the first time, thermal imaging is now available straight from your smartphone with the Cat S60 with a FLIR Lepton camera and MSX technology which simultaneously takes two photos – one with the thermal camera and a second with the standard lens. It then overlays the images on top of each other to provide a more detailed image. Emissivity values and custom temperature scales can be pre-

set, while movable spot meters and various spectrum filters can be applied both to live images and retrospectively to thermal images. The thermal imaging camera provides the ability to see changes in heat up to 100 feet away and read specific temperatures between 50 and 75 feet. It could save time and money by detecting and resolving issues with a structure or with machinery before they become a problem.

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Cost-saving 4x4 articulated truck Bell Equipment is growing the four-wheel-drive concept with the Bell B30E 4x4. Suited to small- to medium-sized quarries with integrated aggregate production facilities, this truck offers distinct advantages. The new two-axle truck is based on the 6x6 model Bell B30E and shares the front chassis and oscillation/articulation joint, but has one less axle, which means no tire scuffing and significantly reduced tire wear. It features a 246 kW Mercedes-Benz engine and six-gear Allison automatic transmission with inte8

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grated automatic retarder and other features based on real-time data collection by the truck’s sensors (onboard weighing, pitch/roll sensor, etc.). With an identical payload to the B30E 6x6 at 28,000 kg, the major differences are the shorter rear chassis with a solidly mounted Bell 36-t axle and the newly designed 18.6-cubic-metre dump body. Compared to the three-axle ADT, the B30E 4x4’s outer turning circle diameter is 1.3 metres smaller, which makes maneuvering in narrow loading or dumping spaces easier and faster.


IT’S ALL AND NOTHING. With a single-lane footprint, nothing stops the flow of traffic. The 3-pump hydraulic system delivers multi-function power for faster cycle times so nothing stops your productivity. With no DPF, nothing slows you down with regenerations. Did we mention the roomy comfort of its full-sized cab? This machine really is all and nothing. HitachiConstruction.com

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asphalt pavers benefit from automation and 3D systems By Lawrence Buser, Editorial Director


rends in asphalt paving centre around making it easier and faster to lay down the highest quality pavement. This issue, our panel of experts from five manufacturers looks at advances and technologies that are available in asphalt pavers, their current level of adoption, the advantages they offer, plus considerations when looking at the purchase of a new machine. “Machines with intelligent control that interfaces with 3D systems are already coming into Canada, so it’s only a matter of time before everybody gets their hands on it and starts to figure out how they can make their business more efficient,” noted Laikram “Nars” Narsingh, Manager, Commercial Support and Development, Vögele. Vögele Vice President Jim Holland added that “We’re getting more and more requests for the machines to be compatible with 3D systems to do 3D paving. Now, they might not actually implement it [right away], but . . . they’re asking for that compatibility, maybe for the future.” Vijay Palanisamy, Product Manager – Pavers and Feeds, Dynapac, said “3D paving technology is evolving” and their levelling system is a good 10

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example as it has become more sophisticated over time, with the ability to do 3D paving utilizing the existing jobsite plan and the profile of the road. One area of special importance for 3D paving, he added, is “for airport jobs which require very stringent smoothness requirements. “Automation,” he continued, “is a key factor in asphalt paving today and equipment manufacturers are making important advancements in this area.” Examples he gave include Dynapac’s SD range of pavers with automatic steering capability, automatic screed width measurement, and automatic paving thickness measurement. Another very important area that holds strong promise for growth is thermal imaging of the asphalt from the paver. “We are starting to see some interest in thermal camera systems, thermal scanners or thermal imaging,” Holland said. “Thermal imaging looks at thermal segregation and thermal streaks, and a lot of people are really focusing on that.” Vögele’s non-contacting RoadScan temperature measurement system provides scanning and documentation of the freshly paved asphalt‘s temperature,

making it ideal for projects in which this technology is specified. The system helps road construction teams to continuously monitor the temperature of the supplied mix as placed, providing detailed data confirming mat temperature is maintained within the correct range thanks to the recorded GPS data, including precise tracking. Bomag Paving Products Manager Henry Polk has observed that “High profile jobs with thermal specifications are gaining popularity to avoid cold spots in the mat that are more difficult to compact. These jobs will typically require non-stop paving and/or reblending the asphalt at the site.” He explained that this can be accomplished with something like Bomag’s Cedarapids Remix Anti-Segregation System MTV/pavers, where augers inside the hopper aggressively reblend the asphalt. Another trend he has noticed is that “Contractors who face a range of projects – residential, commercial and some mainline – are opting for 10foot pavers.” When it comes to front mount and rear mount screeds, each has its own benefits. Our contributors pointed out that there is a tendency for paving operators to stay with a screed they are

Above: One trend is to have a paver that can handle a wide range of jobs, such as the Volvo P4410B which bridges the gap between heavy-commercial and light-highway paving. used to and which works best for most of their applications. In some cases, the choice comes down to what the major supplier in a region carries. However, there are some changes happening. “In central and eastern Canada, we’re seeing a little bit of a trend of customers wanting to try compaction screeds, a tamper vibratory (TV) screed, not a high-compaction screed,” said Holland. He explained that with a vibratory screed, you get some level of compaction but with a compaction screed, like a tamper screed which has a tamper on the front side that provides precompaction, you get a higher density than you would out of a regular vibratory screed. “Vibratory screeds are vibratory only, which is what’s used a lot in North America,” continued Holland. “Tamper vibratory, used everywhere else in the world, has a tamper bar for

“Machines with intelligent control that interfaces with 3D systems are already coming into Canada, so it’s only a matter of time before everybody gets their hands on it and starts to figure out how they can make their business more efficient.” Laikram “Nars” Narsingh, Manager, Commercial Support and Development, Vögele pre-compaction and it also has vibration. And then we have what’s called a tamper pressure bar (TP) screed, which has a tamper bar up front, a pressure bar on the back edge of the screed and no vibration. TPs are really an asphalt screed. Here in North America, they are used more in specialty applications, but elsewhere in the world, they are used on thicker lifts, hot mix even, 8 or 10 inches of asphalt.” Holland said that Vögele is building on the interest in compaction screeds. “We are demo’ing and running some tests with customers in Central and Eastern Canada with TV-style screeds on hot mix, thinner lifts of cold recycling type of work and also on some thinner lifts of roller-compacted concrete or cement-treated base. We’re working with different customers to find them alternative solutions.” While rear mounted screeds are popular, Vögele’s Narsingh has observed that “Customers who are doing a large portion of commercial type work are starting to look at the front mount screeds.” The advantage, he noted, is that with front narrow extensions, you can extend and retract them much more easily on applications where there are lots of obstructions, like a city street or a parking lot with many manholes, storm sewers or islands. Front mount screeds also have a short endgate, half the length of that on a rear mount screed, so that when you are dodging some of these obstructions, your handwork around it is slim to none. “The early type of front mount screeds was flimsy, so the three screed sections acted like three individual screeds,” said Narsingh. “Today’s newer design front mount screeds are a whole lot more rigid; the extension support makes the extension a rigid part of the main screed and the entire screed acts like one mass. “With rear mount screeds, there is the risk of trapping material between the extension and the mainframe. Also, the endgate is twice the length of that on a front mount screed. You have to manage material to be able to retract your screed when you go around obstructions . . . so it’s more effort on the operator’s side for applications that require a lot of in and out.” On-board diagnostics are another trend, according to Palanisamy: “Operators and contractors are wanting more and more to have the paver indicate what’s wrong with it when something fails so that troubleshooting

becomes quick and easy.” Walt Dudnick, Dynapac Sales Manager Western Canada, has seen that “Mobile feeders (material transfer vehicles) are becoming more popular and I have seen more discussion on their benefits.” However, he notes that for most paving contractors, the expense is a deterrent to using them. Smoothness is another trend, said Jon Anderson, Global Sales Consultant, Caterpillar Paving Products. “There appears to be more implementation and focus on International Roughness Index (IRI) smoothness specifications across the provinces. This could be attributed to rising maintenance costs due to greater traffic volumes and greater axle loads placing more stress on pavements. There is a proven correlation between smoothness and lower maintenance costs, which leads to longevity of the structure. IRI is one method that can be employed to indicate smoothness during the laydown process.”

Technology, innovations and advancements

Seemingly small mistakes by the operator can have an enormous impact on mat quality. This is the reason that so many of the new features on pavers and compactors developed over the past decade are designed to assist the operators and help automate paver functions, explained Bill Laing, Product Manager – Road Equipment, Volvo Construction Equipment. “Speed limiters, grade and slope control, auto vibration and materialflow sensors on the screed are all perfect examples of technologies that help automate tasks that could cause mat quality problems, and really help to make paver functions easier for the operator,” Laing said. A good example of such a technology, he added, is Volvo’s standard four-sonic feeder system, where each sensor constantly adjusts the augers and the conveyor speed to deliver perfect head-of-material control at all times. For Vögele, its Niveltronic Plus system provides automated grade and slope control, a unique levelling system which paves true to line and level on any kind of base. Vögele’s integrated system for 3D control of road pavers utilizes plan data – or data from the project’s earthworks – and combines them with a GPS or laser positioning system to navigate the paver along the planned route. Vögele’s 3D system extends the Niveltronic Plus levelling

system into the third dimension, allowing automatic control not only of grade and slope, but also paving width and direction of motion according to a route’s digital design data. According to Vögele’s Narsingh, a major driver of these advancements is intelligent machine control, which itself was driven by the development of the Tier 3 engine to meet governmentmandated emissions regulations for diesel engines. Tier 3 engines, he explained, required a computer to control the engine fuel and emissions, and this led manufacturers to ask themselves what else they could do with a computer on board. He mentioned that one of the things which smart machine control provides is better steering capability to hold a straight line. “If you can’t hold a straight line, then you can’t do a proper joint. Today’s machine control makes it a whole lot easier for operators to hold a straight line. Also, it makes it a whole lot easier for operators to manage their head of material using digital displays that show the operator how much material is in front of the screed. With intelligent machine control, every time the paver stops, the screed goes to a hydraulic lock. [Material] does not settle or give you a hump when you take off, so it allows you to maximize your smoothness.” Palanisamy said “Highway-class pavers continue to evolve in terms of technology that assists the operators to do more and to achieve better mat quality. Specifically, in the area of operator controls, there are a lot of efforts by many manufacturers to make

the paving process easier and efficient. Dynapac refers to them as operator assist functions, [which] include Clean Assist, Fill Assist, Steering Assist, Set Assist and Truck Assist.” Clean Assist allows one operator to clean the auger and conveyor area by running them in slower speeds; Fill Assist lets the paver operator fill both the conveyor and auger areas to an optimal level with one switch as the paving process starts; wheeled pavers can turn in tighter areas with the use of Steering Assist; and with Set Assist on the Dynapac SD paver series, the paver stores the current settings (including material flow rate, paving width and thickness) and after it is moved to a new jobsite or across a bridge, for example, the operator can recall the previously stored settings at the push of a button. Dynapac’s latest innovation on the SD paver series is Truck Assist, which informs the truck driver, by a series of LED light bars mounted on the hopper, when to lift the truck bed to unload asphalt, when to approach the paver and when to stop loading. This is helpful while night paving or where horn noise is a problem. To prevent mat quality issues caused by a truck bumping into the paver, Dynapac uses a Safe Impact push roller that absorbs the shock. Caterpillar’s Anderson pointed out the importance of “Integrated grade control systems [which] provide a significant benefit over pin-on systems as they enable greater automation and control.” The benefits, he said, are “more flexibility, more information, [and] faster and more precise control [which] enables greater efficiency and high-quality results. A pin-on grade control system is designed to provide a minimum standard of performance for many different pavers. Cat Grade Control is optimized for use on the Cat paver.” He explained that integration means it is built-in, providing protection for the components and eliminating the need to set up in the morning and stow

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In-Depth report: Articulated Dump Trucks good crew and there are ways to help them perform at their best. “A focused crew is a more productive and safer crew,” said Anderson at Caterpillar, “so greater consideration is being given to the crew working environment.” Some examples he gave are a top-deck cooling package that provides cool and quiet operation, improved work environment and communication for the crew, and fume extraction systems which provide a more pleasant working environment.

Grade control, as used on this Caterpillar AP1055F paver, makes paving easier anytime. at shut down. “Calibration is much simpler and faster than with pin-on systems and there is better control with greater precision. Sensors can be switched without need to null, calibrate or take out of auto. The integrated system can also access more machine systems directly than a pin-on system can; thus, the operator is aware of the machine performance while running grade control. Because the system is integrated, information or control can be accessed from either side of the screed, or up at the operator’s console.” Bomag’s Polk noted that segregation and other pavement imperfections are a big problem being addressed by manufacturers. One way to deal with segregation, he said, is with an outboard spreadingauger drive which eliminates the centreline gearbox drive for screed sections. “If the screed is not properly configured with deflector chutes, chain skirt boards, reversing augers and 45-degree baffle plates to prevent mix from rolling under the gearbox, unconfined material can cascade under it, so density suffers and centreline segregation/top-down cracking can occur. With outboard auger drive, the screed sections back up to each other, so there is no density loss at the centre.” Another solution he mentioned is found on Bomag’s Remix Anti-Segregation System pavers “which have in-hopper auger sets that uniformly draw down materials from all hopper areas and aggressively reblend 100 percent of the asphalt prior to it being transferred to the screed. This delivers uniformity of material and temperatures, critical when working on thermal specification projects. Uniform mat temperatures also help the roller to achieve spec densities.” Palanisamy said that material segregation is a problem with different asphalt mixes and Dynapac is at the forefront of minimizing or eliminating this issue when the material goes through the paver feed system. “By using the thinnest (six-inch wide) centre chain auger box, combined with reverse auger flights, the centreline segregation is minimized to a greater extent.” Dynapac has an outboard drive auger option for their 10-foot highway class pavers, which Palanisamy said “completely eliminates the centreline segregation.” Also, he noted that by utilizing larger 17-inch-diameter auger 12

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flights, the augers spin more slowly and material is not segregated. Dynapac uses an innovative four auger system on their commercial class pavers so that the augers, mounted on the screed, extend or retract with the screed extensions, Palanisamy said. This allows the contractor to pave the full width of the screed extension without adding any additional auger extensions. Keeping equipment operating is essential when paving. “Unexpected paver downtime is extremely expensive, as it stops the paving train,” said Polk. To help address this serious issue, Bomag wants to show paving contractors and governments the benefits of using telematics by providing them with three years of free telematics on all Cedarapids Tier 4 Final pavers. “This gives key personnel, like service managers, alerts and advance warning of potential service issues or upcoming planned maintenance.” Anderson noted that “Cat pavers feature onboard diagnostics that can provide actual descriptions rather than just a fault code, helping operators to immediately understand the condition. This allows the crew to act on information immediately if the need is there.” Vögele uses backup systems in the diagnostics, Narsingh said, which means that if there is a sensor or cable failure – typical during a day of paving – it can override these sensors and still maintain consistency of the head of material. To make troubleshooting quick and easy when something fails, Dynapac’s on-board diagnostics are done via a CAN (Controller Area Network) bus control system that allows for a greater level of diagnostic information, including paver- and engine-related error codes, explained Palanisamy. Telematics make it possible to provide remote troubleshooting and allow OEMs or dealers to go to jobsites with pre-informed details about the problem to fix the issue, which minimizes downtime. He also added that maintaining screed heat is critical and that Dynapac has addressed this with a fail-safe heat management system on the VF0816C screed for the FC1600C paver which allows the screed to heat uniformly even when there is a loss of a heating sensor in one of the screed sections. Good paving also depends on a

Key considerations for buying an asphalt paver Bomag: A primary consideration for

the contractor is the expected primary applications for the paver, not only short-term but also for several years, in order to match the right paver to the job and income stream. For contractors entering the market or paving mainly residential and commercial projects, an 8-foot commercial paver may be the best choice. Contractors paving a mix of residential, commercial, highway and mainline projects should consider jumping up to a compact 10-foot paver. Those contractors paving primarily highway, mainline and heavy commercial/industrial jobs should consider a 10-foot mainline paver offering high hopper and production capacities. Remix pavers offer asphalt reblending capabilities for jobs with tough thermal specifications or for contractors experiencing centreline segregation issues resulting from the centre gearbox drive. If your primary market area demands frequent hill/mountain paving, consider purchasing a track paver, or a wheel paver with an oversize drive tire, that will offer the extra traction required for pushing trucks up inclines.

Caterpillar: Total cost of ownership

should be considered when purchasing a machine. This includes not just the purchase price, but also owning and operating costs as well as resale value. You might want to consider what kind of undercarriage would be most suitable for the type of applications that represent your largest opportunity. Track pavers have more flotation and traction, and are more stable pulling wide widths; wheeled pavers provide greater mobility and maneuverability for urban and residential paving, as well as for some small, commercial paving jobs. Another consideration is the type of haul truck most often used. A track paver can push heavier trucks on most surfaces than a wheeled paver, and generally have much better traction on steeper grades, especially when pushing loaded trucks.

Dynapac: Buyers should consider

asphalt paver reliability and performance, and look for a machine that is user friendly. Keep in mind the end-user relationship with the paver dealer and how close they are for service and parts.

Telematics make it possible to provide remote troubleshooting and allow OEMs or dealers to go to jobsites with preinformed details about the problem to fix the issue, which minimizes downtime. Vijay Palanisamy, Product Manager – Pavers and Feeds, Dynapac Vögele: Number one, look at your

applications. If there’s a large percentage of jobs that require a lot of in and out, front mount screeds are probably something they should look at. Look at pavers that are capable of interfacing with 3D controls; that’s the future. Another thing to consider is integrated automatic grade and slope control systems that tie in with the 3D. An operator doesn’t have to bring a suitcase with a bunch of components and have to install it on the paver to run the grade and slope, it’s built into the paver control. They should also consider pavers that are capable of interfacing with a paver mounted thermal camera. An onboard diagnostic system can help contractors manage their business more effectively. Buyers may also want to consider the engine. To date, Cummins Tier 4 Final technology does not use a particulate filter, so fuel consumption is a whole lot better with that type of technology.

Volvo: First, a customer wants to know that their purchase is reliable and available for work when needed. When their paver does have a hiccup, they need to feel confident that their dealer and equipment OEM will have their back to ensure the machine can be returned to work promptly through high quality parts availability and knowledgeable service. Second, a customer is looking for the paver to deliver a consistent, high quality mat under a variety of applications. A high-performance mat can only come from a high-performance screed. So, with that, a customer should look for a paver with screed options that meet their application needs consistently. Customers demand ease of use and repeatability in their screed operations. Bonuses can be lucrative, and penalties harsh. Paving customers expect the former and not the latter. HEG

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BOMAG Cedarapids CR400 Series Powered by a 225-hp, turbocharged Tier 4 Final engine, the rubber tire CR452 and rubber track CR462 pavers feature a 14-ton hopper, with maximum capacity of 22 tons using a hopper insert for high-production mainline paving at widths from 10 to 28 feet. Overall machine length, up to three feet shorter than other pavers on the market, gives the CR400 Series the maneuverability to efficiently pave residential and commercial applications as well, making them all-around versatile machines. Cedarapids uses exclusive Three Point Suspension and Frame Raise systems to deliver bonus-level smoothness. The former isolates the frame from the drive system to “float” the paver over sub-base irregularities and maintain a consistent feed height at the screed. The patented Frame Raise System allows operators to fine-tune the head of material at the spreading augers to reduce segregation issues. Smartrac on the CR462 paver is a self-tensioning system which automatically applies the correct tension to the rubber track, without overtensioning, to significantly prolong track life and reduce ownership costs. Cedarapids CR400 Series pavers feature a heavy-duty slat/auger conveyor system and highalloy cast slat liners to deliver maximum wear life. The slat drive chains are guaranteed for 3 years/3,000 hours, floor lines for 5 years/5,000 hours, and slat bars for 10 years/10,000 hours.


The Carlson CP130 represents a new class of commercial paver. Combining highway-class material throughput, production and wear components in a compact, transportable platform, the CP130 excels across a wide array of jobsites including commercial, municipal, and regional road work. The platform is able to achieve this versatility with its powerful, high torque 130-hp Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final engine, heavy-duty undercarriage featuring a class-leading ground contact of 77 inches, and Carlson’s all-new screed, the EZCSS. With a standard paving width of 8 to 15 feet, the electrically heated EZCSS features many of Carlson’s leading highway-class features, including an exclusive high-strength, single-slide-extension support system, adjustable slide block bushings, two percent screed taper for material flow, and power functions of slope and extension height.

Caterpillar track and wheel models Cat makes five models of track paver and four models of wheel paver. They are all powered by engines which efficiently meet emission regulations without sacrificing power. Ecomode automatic engine speed control efficiently manages engine rpm to optimize fuel efficiency and reduce sound levels. The screed is heated in only 15 minutes at a quiet and fuel-efficient 1,300 rpm by means of an integrated generator. Two-speed screed extenders provide more precise control and improved responsiveness near obstacles. Easy operation is important and Cat pavers use a single-touch, auto-fill feeder system which simplifies setup, optimizing mat smoothness and density for improved quality. Cat Grade Control technology can be operated from four locations, both tractor consoles and each side of the screed. To keep crews and components cooler, Cat uses an exclusive airflow design which pulls fresh air from the sides of the paver. Underlying all this is another exclusive feature, MobilTrac undercarriage, which provides a stable paving platform with high mobility and floatation.

While the CP130 sets new standards in production and mat quality, the platform also elevates operator comfort to new heights. With its class-exclusive armrest controls, seven-inch touch-screen displays and operator stations that pivot outwards 45 degrees, full control of the platform is at the operator’s fingertips.

Dynapac full line of pavers

LeeBoy 8520 paver The LeeBoy 8520 asphalt paver is built for heavy commercial paving from 8 feet to 15 feet wide (2.44 to 4.5 m). It has a nine-ton (8,164 kg) capacity material hopper and uses a Legend 815 heavy-duty electric screed which is powered by a 12kW generator. An enhanced hydraulic system optimizes performance for production, improved fuel economy and reduced ambient sound levels. The 8520 paver also features under auger material cut-off gates, sliding operator control station, dual electronic steering, and either a high deck or low deck configuration. There is a choice of either poly pad tracks or continuous rubber tracks. The paver is powered by a 106-hp (790 -W) Kubota Tier 4 Final engine. 14

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Dynapac offers a full line of asphalt pavers in Canada. The pavers range from the smaller F1200C cart path/shoulder paver to the FC1300C, FC1400C and FC1600C commercial pavers for drive ways, parking lots and patch works, and the highway-class 8-foot F800 T&W and the 10-foot F1000 T&W pavers. Dynapac also offers pavers for special applications such as airports, cold-in-place recycling and roller-compacted concrete utilizing the SD2500 paver range, combined with tamper bar and pressure bar screed technology. The SD paver range is produced for the world market and enjoys special applications in North America with tamper bar screeds. Dynapac pavers are operator friendly, have high production capacity and provide innovative features for achieving better mat quality.



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Mauldin commercial/highway pavers Mauldin’s line of pavers offer highway class performance in a smaller commercial-class size with the heaviest screeds in their class. This ensures the best mat quality and best compaction. Unique to Mauldin’s commercial paver line is the extendable four-auger system which provides a continuous level of asphalt in the entire extension while paving at any screed width. The consistent asphalt level helps produce an even mat at a faster production rate. The largest model, the 1750-C Super Paver, has a 4,500-pound screed with a choice of either thermostat-controlled electric heat (using a 10-kW generator, or a 16-kW generator with 110V power outlet), or continuous-ignite propane heat using six burners (four on the main screen and one on each extension). The two-speed tracked paver provides seamless paving up to 16 feet wide and features an eight-ton-capacity receiving hopper, 85-hp or 99-hp Cummins diesel engine in a fully-enclosed sound-attenuated compartment, LED instrument package with diagnostics, and dual operator stations with full machine controls, including automatic sonic feed system.

VÖGELE SUPER 2000-3i and Super 2003-3i

Vögele has developed two entirely new 10-foot pavers for the North American market, designed primarily for use in highway construction and large-scale commercial applications: the tracked SUPER 2000-3i and wheeled SUPER 2003-3i. Both pavers come with the latest version of the Vögele operating system, ErgoPlus 3, which has been enhanced with a number of new ergonomic and functional features. With its new mounting system, for example, the paver operator’s console can now be shifted conveniently and easily between the right and left sides of the operator’s stand during operation. In addition, it has a large colour display that ensures good readability even in poor lighting conditions. The screed consoles have been completely redesigned, making operation easier for the entire paving crew. They can use the VF 600, a screed with front-mounted extensions, as well as the VR 600 and AB 600, two screeds with rearmounted extensions. The AB 600 extending screed is equipped with both a vibration system and tamper, meaning it can achieve higher compaction. It’s ideal for placing recycled materials as well as roller-compacted concrete (RCC). They are powered by a 250-hp (186-kW) Cummins diesel engine, which offers low fuel consumption and low-noise operation in ECO mode. 16

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Roadtec pavers feature an exclusive anti-segregation design of the feed tunnel and discharge, as well as the rear augers. All Tier 4 pavers have variable speed fans, which make noise levels among the lowest in the industry. Additionally, fume extraction systems are standard. The simple design of the SP-100 Stealth 10-foot gravity-fed paver contributes to its low-cost of ownership. Designed specifically to work in tandem with the Roadtec Shuttle Buggy material transfer vehicle, the SP-100 harnesses gravity to feed material directly to the auger from the mass flow hopper, replacing the need for slat conveyors, hopper wings, and push rollers. The rubber-tired RP-190 and the rubber-tracked RP-195 are powerful 10-foot highway pavers. Seats of the dual operator stations move out beyond the sides of the machine to give the operator a clear view down the sides of the machine. Roadtec’s 8-foot RP-170 and RP-175 pavers are compact, yet powerful. The rubber tracks of the RP-175 are designed to work in all types of sub-grades and paving applications. The compact wheelbase of the RP-170 allows for better maneuverability without sacrificing performance. Both machines have a narrow shipping width, which allows for fast and easy transportation between jobsites.

Volvo P4410B The P4410B tracked paver from Volvo Construction Equipment is a powerful machine in a compact package – bridging the gap between heavy-commercial and light-highway paving. With a 155-hp (115 kW) Deutz Tier 4 Final engine, the P4410B delivers impressive power for a range of applications. With a 98-inch transport width and an overall length of 17 feet, 10 inches, the P4410B can be easily transported along with a small asphalt compactor. The Ultimat 16 screed can quickly extended hydraulically to double the machine’s base width to a full 16 feet. The 60-inch low deck and 360-degree visibility around the paver, hopper, auger channel and screed enable the operator to check material flow at a glance. Other features are large 20-inch foldable walkways, plentiful handrails, non-slip footing and glare-resistant hood paint which make moving around the platform both safe and easy. Large opening panels offer easy access to daily checkpoints and filters; maintenance-free auger and conveyor bearings eliminate daily and weekly greasing; long-lasting wear plates, simple drive chains, straightforward solenoid controls and the clutch-free design promote high machine uptime and keep repair costs low.

Weiler P385B and P265 Commercial Pavers The Weiler P385B and P265 commercial class pavers are engineered for the demands of the commercial paving market. Both models feature highway-class conveyor chains, slats and bearing with remote grease lines for extended life. The P385B features include a paving width of 2.4 m to 4.8 m; heaviest-in-class, electric-heat screed with thermostatic control; Cat 100-hp C3.4 Tier 4 engine; complete function control from the screed via pop-up control panels; and three operating positions which optimize visibility and meet varying crew requirements. It is sold and serviced exclusively at Cat dealers across Canada. The P265 has a paving width of 2.3 to 4.4 m; electrically heated screed with screed-mounted augers for precise material control; Cat 74-hp C3.4 Tier 4 engine; and mechanical controls which provide simple and reliable operation. This model is sold and serviced exclusively at Cat dealers across North America.

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From office to fresh asphalt: pavers profit with software support Asphalt contractors can find plenty of software options targeted towards improving their bottom line


ontractors in the busy asphalt paving sector have plenty to keep them busy: keeping their equipment operating, managing crews, keeping track of open bids, and so on. When it comes time to put together a bid, they don’t want to spend hours of their time mired in tedious calculations to ensure they can put a strong estimate in front of their potential customer while ensuring their design is solid. And, when they’re on the job, they want to be sure that their machines are meeting the quality requirements of that bid without having to follow every machine with a survey team and a ruler. It’s no surprise that software manufacturers for both the office and jobsite have converged on the asphalt industry with a variety of products to help contractors right from the bid process all the way to laying surfaces.

Planning and management

Just like any construction software, programs aimed at paving contractors are intended to speed up various tedious but necessary jobs that have, in the past, caused bottlenecks at various parts of the process. In addition, software offerings on the office side help contractors automate tasks that involve a lot of variables and produce documents that are more precise – and more likely to shine when it comes time for bids to be submitted. This segment is where general construction software programs can work well for asphalt contractors; the estimating and planning aspect of construction jobs are often similar in the overall process. Benchmark Estimating Software, for example, is used in a number of different industries but claims asphalt contracting as one of its key industries. The ability to quickly build estimates for everything from construction to maintenance projects is valued by paving companies, whose jobs may include everything from laying new road to parking lot crack repair. Benchmark’s system allows users to save information from one quote to 18

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Topcon’s SmoothRide package combines road scanning with analysis and control software to ensure smooth resurfacing. the next, making it faster and easier to complete each job, and allows for variation depending on the region the job is in. The system also makes it easier to manage repetitive jobs, basing quote documents on a list of questions and generating estimates based on the responses. The challenges of the asphalt paving industry may not always be represented in construction software, but when it comes to PROcru, the industry was built in – because it was created within the industry itself. Described as an enterprise resource planning tool, PROcru started as custom-built software for a Minnesotabased asphalt contractor, ACI Asphalt. Today, it is a broad-based offering that encompasses everything from customer relations management (CRM) tools to scheduling to billing. The company states it offers a workflow, rather than a software service, and focuses on gathering and compiling data into proposals and invoices. It also gives managers the ability to schedule work and deliveries, while providing foremen mobile interfaces to track progress on the jobsite and crew members timekeeping apps.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has spearheaded a project called AASHTOWare which offers modules for a variety of road-related jobs, including paving. The Pavement ME Design module uses data from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program’s mechanistic-empirical pavement design guide to break down design details key to successful paving projects. Using this program, engineers can check their designs in a system that looks at how pavement responds to various stresses, combined with traffic, climate and materials. The Asphalt Pavement Alliance offers users a software product for longlife or perpetual pavement structures, including low- or medium-volume roads and parking lots. Its PerRoad system can estimate strains and stresses on pavements based on a variety of inputs and offer analysis of performance over time. A one-screen version, PerRoadXPress, is easy to use and lets the user input precise values or use default numbers, generating a quick recommendation for the thickness of asphalt needed on that particular site.

Options for design

The advent of telematics and its adoption for paving equipment has led to a number of software options that can aid contractors in finishing the job smoothly and easily. Topcon Positioning Systems, for example, offers the SmoothRide package, which combines a number of technologies to precisely measure a road surface and analyze what it needs to be completed properly.

Moving beyond estimating, scheduling and billing, asphalt professionals can also turn to software systems to help determine how to best tackle the design of their paving jobs. Professional associations have taken the lead in this area in large part, taking advantage of their members’ knowledge to aid construction of better asphalt projects across North America.

Taking on telematics

Topcon’s RD-M1 scanning unit can be mounted on a vehicle, which can then drive over the stretch of road that is to be analyzed. It maps the road surface – at highway speeds, rather than requiring road closures – and gathers data on the existing elevations. From there, the data is imported into the company’s Mobile Master Office software, which processes the material to produce a model of the surface. That model can then be used in Topcon’s MAGNET Office Plus Resurfacing, which can digitally create a model of the finished resurfacing project. The resurfacing module allows contractors to create a design using specific regulatory requirements such as minimum thickness, desired cross-slope, and overall smoothness, as well as determine how much material is needed. That data can be taken to a paver equipped with GNSS and sonic tracker sensor guidance for quick and smooth resurfacing results. Trimble offers pavers the PCS900 3D paving control system, which also combines GPS technology with software solutions to ensure drivers have a smooth ride on newly paved surfaces. Using a combination of the SP930 Universal Total Station, MT900 Machine Target and onboard software, the PCS900 system is able to compare the actual screed position and slope with the 3D design, allowing the paver to lay precisely the right material thicknesses and slope for the job. It can use less expensive first layer materials to smooth out high or low spots, handle complex designs, ensure accuracy and smoothness specs are met, and do so using less asphalt.

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Industry advances – 3D concrete printing to extreme-width paving Sika 3D concrete printing

Automated technologies such as 3D printing, the use of artificial intelligence, virtual reality and extrusion will revolutionize the construction industry. In particular, 3D printing technology is considered a driver for a paradigm shift in concrete industrialization. Sika has been involved from the onset in this technology, working in close cooperation with leading universities and other key industrial players. In 2016, Sika built a dedicated 3D centre for automated building construction at the technology park in Widen, Switzerland. The ongoing activities concentrate on the first industrial implementations of 3D, as well as creating an unrivalled freedom of design in collaboration with architects. In this developing technology Sika has a unique position because it is the only company supplying all of the required building blocks for cementitious printing. This includes robotics from Sika’s Automotive Engineering Center, automation with Sika’s Pulsment process control, extrusion performed by the Sika MiniShot system, Sika 3D mortars which set on demand with Sika accelerators, concrete technology and mix design with Sika ViscoCrete, and formulation expertise from Sika’s concrete admixture specialist team. The 3D printing technology developed by Sika makes it possible to print futuristic structures up to a height of 10 metres with a print speed of one metre per second. The structures are printed directly from digital plans, and the customized concrete elements can be created in various forms and designs with maximum precision. The heart of the 3D printing process features a patented print extruder head that finishes the mortar through the addition of various admixtures. The material solidifies within seconds and binds with the previous layer. Sika says that 3D concrete printing releases architects from the limitations

of the right angle, making it possible to create what used to be inconceivable designs. Dynamic curves and futuristic interlinked structures can be printed directly and efficiently from digital plans. Adding pigments makes it possible to insert coloured concrete into buildings under construction. This can be achieved efficiently with 3D printing because the colours can be accurately controlled by metering pumps. Even precise changes of colour are possible. Sika says formwork-smooth surface finishes will also be achievable in the future with 3D printing.

GOMACO GP4 slipforms up to 40 feet wide

The GP4 is the second paver in GOMACO’s new family of slipform concrete pavers featuring the company’s next generation technology. It’s the next step up in size to the GP3 and features the same revolutionary technology, but has the ability to pave up to 40 feet (12.2 m) wide. This paving width made the GP4 ideal for the buyer of the first GP4 slipform paver, which was shipped directly from the GOMACO booth at last year’s CONEXPO trade show to its new home in Arizona. The unit has been working ever since, slipforming highways and airport projects. Its most recent project has been slipforming a new runway with paving passes that are 37.5 feet (11.4 m) wide and 19 inches (483 mm) thick. The GP4 has a dual-telescoping roller frame with Smart Cylinders and Smart Telescoping. This allows for accurate frame widening and automatic width reference for easy and accurate steering setup. The modular roller frame telescopes up to seven feet (2.1 m) on each side for a total of 14 feet (4.3 m) of telescoping ability. It also has Smart Pivot Arms for leg positioning, as well as Smart Track Steering technology. Extreme Steering

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capabilities work together with the paver’s G+ control system, so G+ knows each track’s location and position. Although the GP4 is a large machine, it is easy to transport. The operator simply puts the paver into Transport Mode by driving the legs around to the transport position with the GP4’s full-steer tracks and slew drives on the pivot arms. G+ travel is switched to transport mode for complete control once the legs are in transport position. G+ Connect allows all the smart accessories and guidance systems for the GOMACO paver to be easily interfaced. Simply “connect” a 3D guidance system, IDBI, tie bar inserter, power transition adjuster, GOMACO Smoothness Indicator and more to the GP4 slipform paver. The GP4 is set up to use the latest in telematics and remote diagnostics. GOMACO Remote Diagnostics (GRD) is more than telematics. It gives owners information on how, when, and where their equipment is being used, and provides technicians with a diagnostic review of the machine from GOMACO’s headquarters, at the owner’s shop, or on the jobsite. GRD will transmit G+ settings, configuration and fault history for an immediate and complete diagnosis. It also allows software updates, fleet management, service indicators and much more.

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Top: Didier Lootens, Head of Material Physics at Sika (centre), with his team in front of a printed concrete element. Above: Sika makes it possible to print structures up to a height of 10 metres. Towable concrete equipment

Right Manufacturing Systems specializes in portable concrete mixers, portable dry and wet batch plants, portable cement silos and portable rotary and vibratory rock tumblers. The company says that they deliver affordable, quality solutions to the industry’s toughest and most rugged outdoor projects, whether it is for 2.5 yards or 8+ yards of concrete. Contractors can pull any Right Manufacturing concrete equipment behind a pickup truck to a jobsite, eliminating the need for an expensive batch plant. The company says this also eliminates load fees, minimums or other batch plant requirements. Their rotary and vibratory rock

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The Power Paver SF-2404 handles conventional paving, offset paving, and custom applications up to 24.6 feet (7.5 m) wide. tumblers minimize breakage delivering a recovery rate between 90 and 100 percent with most types and sizes of material. Recovery rate is high because the rotary tumbler uses material against material during the process and does not pick up the material and drop it on the drum.   Whether it’s cement or stone, the tumbler will effectively tumble anything from 2x2x2 inches to 21x 18x8 inches. For most tumbling applications, no additional aggregate is needed during the tumbling process. However, when tumbling thinner material or if the product is lower quality, aggregate can be used to keep recovery rates high. It acts as both a cushion and a cutting agent. 

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Power Curbers’ new owners and new products

Power Curbers Inc. has changed ownership and the new owners say they are committed long-term to growing the company even further, building on its well-established manufacturing and distribution. The company was sold last October to Cornwell Capital, run by father and son Steve and Lee Cornwell, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company is now called Power Curbers Companies LLC, and includes Power Curbers, Power Pavers, and Southern Equipment Service, their distributor for Virginia and the Carolinas. The Messinger family sold the company to the Cornwell family due

to their shared vision of customer service and commitment to employees. Dyke Messinger will stay on as president and CEO. Power Curbers was founded in 1953 by two Salisbury, NC businessmen, Dyke’s grandfather John S. Henderson, an engineer, and Ernest L. Hardin, mayor of the city, to manufacture extruding curb equipment for city streets and for developing land into subdivisions. According to the company, the founders made a dramatic start by designing and manufacturing the world’s first automatic curb machine, still available today as the Power Curber 150 extruder. In 2002, Power Curbers formed Power Pavers, Inc., in Cedar Falls, Iowa, to manufacture concrete slipform pavers, placer spreaders, texture cure machines and form pavers. One of two new equipment introductions last year was the Power Curber 7700, a multipurpose slipform machine that is designed for a wide variety of offset applications and paving up to 20 feet (6 m) wide. It handles different types of work, including road paving and offset applications like barrier and variable barrier, bridge parapet and ditches. It can also do custom designs, such as tunnel work. In paving mode, the 7700 features hydraulic sides, edge overbuild, and crowning capabilities. Optional features include a tamper bar, auger or

plow, and finishers. The 7700 features a fully hydraulic telescoping frame that makes it simple to switch from paving to offset mode. The Simple Steer Track Positioning System aligns all four crawlers for switching modes. The 7700 is also stringless capable, so contractors can use it with 3D/GPS machine controls. The other introduction was Power Pavers 2400 series of slipform pavers: the four-track SF-2404 and two-track SF-2402. The SF-2404 handles conventional paving, offset paving, and custom applications up to 24.6 feet (7.5 m) wide. A telescoping frame allows simple width adjustments, while one-touch track positioning and simple steering controls make for easy operation. Boasting a 138:1 track-drive gear ratio, the SF-2404 can produce smooth paving even at extremely low speeds. Vibrators can be controlled individually or globally from the operator’s console, with the ability to monitor and record vibrator speeds using the optional Smart Vibe system. The 2400 series machines are stringless-ready from the factory and are validated for use with Leica, Topcon and Trimble 3D/GPS control systems.

Better concrete vibration

Minnich Manufacturing’s Stinger is an electric flex-shaft concrete vibrator that offers a more compatible speed

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range of 11,000 to 13,000 vibrations per minute (vpm) to meet today’s concrete placement challenges. The lightweight, 12.9-pound universal motor can drive the full line of Minnich vibrator shafts and heads from ¾ inch to 2½ inches, and the quick disconnect adapts to the vibrator shafts and heads of many other manufacturers. A durable protective frame extends vibrator life with urethane end caps that absorb shock while supporting easy-to-grip handles. The Stinger is available in 15-amp (115-volt) and 7.5-amp (230-volt) options, and provides quiet operation meeting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) A 29 CFR 1910.95 standards. Its doubleinsulated motor runs safely when grounded systems are compromised.

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A Schwing S 61 SX was modified to meet Alberta regulations.

Schwing S 61 SX redesigned for use in Alberta

The first Schwing S 61 SX to be delivered in Alberta was redesigned to meet provincial requirements. It went to Noremac in Edmonton, a pumping company that has operated for more than 30 years in western Canada using Schwing equipment exclusively. “We’ve wanted one (S 61 SX) for a long time but the provincial government’s transport engineering and weight policy has prohibited it in its normal configuration,” Noremac owner Cameron Currah explained. Schwing engineers, working with the provincial government, were able to modify the standard 61-metre unit to allow it to operate with permits in the province. Scott Roisum, Schwing’s director of engineering and manufacturing, said: “We created a design that was close to their standards and then executed the final product which they accepted with some deviations to their specifications.” Initially the spacing between the front two steer axles was too wide to meet the Alberta government’s specifications. “We added a third steer axle on the front, but still had slightly wider axle spacing than their statute, but they accepted our deviation because it met the axle loading requirements for operation in summer, winter and fall,” Roisum said. The S 61 SX is also fitted with super single tires that are low profile, 17-inch wide tires that have a load rating equal to or greater than a pair of conventional 22.5 tires. The revised seven axle chassis also utilizes a rear-steer axle to provide a shorter turning radius. Schwing also collaborated with Concrete Pump Repair (CPR), their repair and refurbish outlet for preowned concrete pumps. “This is a case of our engineering department persevering on behalf of a good customer to deliver a first for their market,” states Tom O’Malley, Schwing senior vice-president of sales and marketing. It was a concerted effort between our regional manager Matt Donnelly, Noremac, Schwing engineering, CPR and the provincial government of Alberta.” MAY 2018

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Hino hits Class 8 market with XL splash Experience in medium-duty segment provides basis for larger trucks with 9-litre engine

By Lee Toop, Associate Editor


he medium-duty segment in Canada has been the sector Hino Trucks has called home for quite some time, with successful truck models spanning the Class 4 to 7 range. With that base to work from, the company is moving into a larger part of the market – literally – thanks to the launch of its new XL Series. Introduced in the United States and Canada at large truck shows this spring, the XL line of trucks will bring established power, comfort and versatility to the market when it starts rolling off the line early next year. For Canada, that means two styles of truck, both powered by the globally-proven 9-litre A09 engine to provide owners in the class 8 segment a variety of choices when spec’ing out trucks in a number of different applications and weights. This addition to the Hino lineup has been requested by customers for quite some time, said Mark Lorentz, vice president of sales for Hino Canada. “When Hino launched its conventional cab product line in 2004, right away we had customers asking when we were going to expand into a tandem axle truck,” Lorentz said. “That truck looked North American, it had North American components in it, and once the customers were familiar with the performance and quality, they were really demanding us to go up another size.” The challenge keeping that line between medium-duty and Class 8 was, simply put, power: the company needed to develop more power to drive 24

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a tandem-axle unit in the demanding applications that customers would be looking to operate them in. “Once the engine programs globally began to move into redesign and reengineering, and worldwide emissions standards got closer between countries, the A09 engine program came in to play,” Lorentz said. “That program allowed us to start putting the rest of the puzzle together.” The A09 is an 8.9-litre inline 6-cylinder turbo diesel engine developed by the company’s Japanese group, and which has been tried and tested in the Class 8 market globally. Two versions of the engine will be made available for the Canadian market at launch, a 300-hp engine generating 900 ft.-lbs. of torque, and a 360-hp, 1,150 ft.-lb. torque option as well. Final specs for the truck will be released later in 2018, Lorentz noted, but Hino has released a B10 rating of 1.6 million kilometres for the A09; that plays into the three key factors that the company is focusing on with its trucks: efficiency, reliability and durability. At launch, Canadian customers will have two styles of truck to choose from as well, Lorentz said. “We will have a 4x2 and a 6x4 straight truck available; in the U.S. they will be launching with tractor models, however we will have those in followup model years as the 9-litre tractor market is considerably smaller in Canada than in the U.S.,” he explained. The XL Series features a bold style carried over from the Hino mediumduty trucks on the outside, and inside the focus is on driver comfort well-

known to owners of the company’s other trucks, Lorentz said. “The truck has to do the job specwise, but the next most important thing is the person in the truck. What you can offer to them is a real differentiator – people spend up to ten hours a day in and out of the truck, so as much as performance and durability are important, comfort is right up there as well,” he noted. Hino’s interiors have always been a focus, with what it describes as an automotive-grade interior different from what might be found in a standard work truck. The dash is designed to be visually easy to see, with a 7-inch information display front and centre behind the steering wheel, where controls for the display are available. A tablet stand, two USB ports and plenty of storage space ensure the driver has places to store and use the technology needed on many jobs today. “Standard will be an air suspension seat, suspension cab, cloth seating, cruise control, air conditioning, power locks – we’ve always offered a wellequipped truck, and while in a lot of other trucks you can get what we offer, it’s an upgrade option,” Lorentz said. Front axles will have gross axle weight ratings of 12,000 to 16,000 pounds, with rear axles at 21,000 to 46,000 pounds. Wheelbases will run 217 to 298 inches. The XL will come standard with Dana axles, Hendrickson Comfort Air suspension, and Wabco electronic stability control. Optional safety features include Wabco’s OnGuard active collision mitigation system and OnLane 2 lane departure warnings.

The XL Series, to be built at Hino’s facility in Woodstock, ON for the Canadian market, will target a variety of applications, such as light dump trucks, fuel tankers and delivery. Lorentz said that as future model years come along, so will more applications. Service and support are also key for Hino, and it will leverage its national dealer network to ensure XL Series buyers are taken care of, Lorentz noted. “We’re lucky to have a great dealer network across Canada; their priority is looking after the needs of mediumduty and heavy-duty customers. Our strength over the years has been our parts availability, our service and quick turnaround on our product from a customer service standpoint. We tend to continuously make improvements as we grow into a larger product line and customer base,” he said. Since Hino’s launch of the XL at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN and Truck World in Toronto, ON, customers have been clamouring for the new trucks, Lorentz said. “The North American launch at Indianapolis and Canadian launch at Toronto had turnout that was quite a bit larger than we anticipated, and the number of customers expressing interest – including those new to the Hino brand but looking for new options – has certainly opened the floodgates,” he said. Production of the XL Series 4x2 model will start in the first quarter of 2019, with the 6x4 model starting up in the second quarter. Lorentz said pricing and spec announcements will likely come in the fall of 2018. HEG


Mack Trucks

DIRECt transmissionmounted PTO-driven air compressor

Granite MHD can be spec’d as class 7 or 8 Mack Trucks has introduced several improvements to its Mack Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) model, increasing its versatility and enabling even more cost-effective choices for customers demanding a durable but lighter work truck. Mack made the announcement during the 2018 Work Truck Show, March 6–9, at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis. The changes include an additional horsepower rating, a new under-frame exhaust system, a shorter wheelbase 4x2 configuration and a tractor configuration, expanding application coverage for the Mack MHD model. “Vocational customers have a wide variety of needs,” said Tim Wrinkle, Mack Trucks construction product manager. “Some require lighter weight options but still need their trucks to meet the difficult demands of the application. The MHD model delivers both without compromise.” The MHD, equipped with the Cummins L9 engine, now features

a lower horsepower option, allowing customers to spec an engine with 330 horsepower and up to 1,000 ft.-lb. of torque. The lower horsepower rating offers customers yet another option to increase their ROI. A new under-frame exhaust gives customers more options for body adaptation, further expanding application capabilities, such as tankers, flatbeds, box trucks, cranes and certain municipal applications. The MHD model can be spec’d as a Class 7 or Class 8 vehicle, is offered in either an axle back or axle forward

configuration, and is available as a 4x2 or 6x4, offering customers the flexibility to choose between a heavy-duty and a lighter-weight medium-duty option. An axle back tractor option meets the needs of light tractor applications requiring maneuverability, flexibility and durability without extra weight. A shorter wheelbase is also now available for the MHD model in the 4x2 configuration, ideal for the 10foot dump body commonly used in municipal applications, and in general, providing a more maneuverable, costeffective option.

The DTM70-H is the world’s first direct transmission-mounted PTOdriven air compressor with hydraulics, according to VMAC. It maximizes productivity with up to 70 CFM of air at 100 psi, and up to 14.9 GPM of hydraulic flow at 3,265 psi, all at 100 percent duty cycle. The DTM70-H installs 30 percent faster than competitive hydraulic systems, VMAC states, reducing installation time, complexity and cost. It is lightweight, and results in up to 600 pounds in reduced truck GVW. This weight savings offers a substantial reduction in fuel costs. Additionally, as it is an underdeck PTO driven system, there’s zero footprint on the truck deck. Not only does this provide for a clean looking vehicle, it also creates significantly more space for storing tools and equipment in the back of the truck. The DTM70-H can be installed on 2017-2018 Ford F250F550 Super Duty diesel trucks.

Omaha Standard Palfinger

Reinforced mechanics body designed to maximize performance

Omaha Standard Palfinger released its newest mechanics body, the PAL Pro 20, at the NTEA Work Truck Show. Accommodating service cranes up to 20,000 ft.-lbs. of lifting capacity, the reinforced PAL Pro 20 mechanics body is designed to maximize field performance in both on and off-road applications. All compartment tops and raised compartments are reinforced with internal gussets which prevent cracking and allow for mounting of welders, compressors and tool boxes. Every PAL Pro 20 body comes standard with 2-piece steel doors featuring internal C-channel stiffeners, automotive adhesive bonding and 316 marine grade stainless steel hinges. The PAL Pro 20 also features a full length channel drip rail to divert water away from the compartment openings and 3-point compression latches for improved security and sealing. The PAL Pro 20 offers innovative 12 step E-coat corrosion protection from Palfinger for rust protection. The PAL Pro 20 is offered in 9- and 11-foot standard configurations, with over 30 bumper and outrigger combinations. For a complete package, PAL Pro 20 is available with Palfinger PSC 3216, PSC 4016 and PSC 4025 service crane models and the PRC 45V rotary screw compressor.

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app allows access to Driver Academy and more The Kenworth Essentials App for Apple and Android smartphones and mobile devices features the Kenworth T680 and Kenworth T880 Driver Academy video series. Seven new T680 videos covering fuel economy and driver assistance technologies have been added to the Kenworth Essentials App. Four fuel economy videos focus on driving tips, T680 fuel economy features, PACCAR Powertrain, and predictive cruise control / neutral coast. The three driver assistance technology videos cover adaptive cruise control/ collision mitigation, lane departure warning, and side object detection systems available on the T680. The Driver Academy now offers a total of 44 short instructional videos – 27 for the on-highway T680 and 17 for the T880 vocational truck. The videos provide an excellent overview of truck features and key functions, and offer helpful information for simple servicing while on the road. MAY 2018

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new generation Volvo Skid-steer and compact track loaders

stronger and higher capacity


olvo has been manufacturing skid steers since 2003 and after forming a design and manufacturing agreement with JCB in 2010, the first Volvo compact track loaders were introduced as part of the C-Series SSL and CTL lineup in 2011. Now, with the DSeries, Volvo has launched a revamped lineup that places the focus firmly on strength and safety. These models feature a stronger boom design, higher lifting capacity, and safety features unique to the CTL and SSL market. Volvo introduced a single-arm design on its C-Series units in 2011. This stand-out feature increases the operator’s visibility of the jobsite and allows for easy side entry to the cab – the operator does not have to step over the attachment to enter and exit. With this next generation of loaders, Volvo has focused on strengthening that single-arm boom, offering operators even greater lift capacity. These loaders offer up to 11 percent greater lift capacity over the previous generation models.

uting the load. The result is reduced material loss from the bucket and less sway while handling heavy pallets. The MC110D and MCT110D also come with an 11 percent increase in rated operating capacity (ROC) over the C-Series models. An optional counterweight kit can take the MCT135D from a 3,000- to a 3,200-pound ROC (+7 percent). These models feature a fully enclosed attachment bracket that does not need greasing, as well as a replaceable, reversible wear plate. A new visual indicator lets the operator know when the attachment is locked. Volvo offers an extensive range of attachments, including augers, forks, dozer blades, trenchers, rakes, grapples and buckets.

Heavy-duty reinforcement

In the cab

The next-generation, curved, single loader arm on these loaders features a heavy-duty design with extra reinforcement to provide more strength and rigidity while efficiently distrib-

In the ROPS/FOPS cab of these loaders, operators have more than 30 percent more room than other skid steers and compact track loaders on the market, according to Volvo. The



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wider side-entry door and new handrails allow operators to enter and exit the cab more safely. Less effort is required to close the cab door thanks to a new cab air vent. The curved single loader arm, large top window and narrow ROPS cab pillars offer operators 270 degrees of visibility – Volvo says that this is up to 60 percent more than on machines with a conventional two-arm design. These loaders also have large glass panels and a rearview mirror. An adjustable seat, noise insulation, storage and generous legroom will keep operators comfortable and focused on the job. The cab also features an advanced climate-control system and easy-toread gauges located in the two ergonomic consoles. The forward-tilting cab easily allows one person to access internal components without needing to raise the arm. All service and maintenance points are arranged in a simple layout, which can also be accessed using the large rear door. Volvo backs their boom and arm with a lifetime warranty under the owner.

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Rated Operating Capacity

In summing up the changes, Kevin Scotese, product manager, Volvo Construction Equipment, said: “From the improved boom design to the larger platform, entrance and cab, the D-Series is the culmination of customer feedback, significant research and development, and a great deal of field testing.”

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Bobcat’s new E85 is largest in R-Series excavator lineup


obcat Company has expanded its R-Series excavator lineup with the new E85, the largest machine in the company’s compact excavator family. The 8.5-ton E85 is part of the fastest-growing size class of compact excavators in North America, according to Bobcat. The 66-hp E85 has been redesigned with performance, uptime protection and operator comfort in mind. It features Bobcat turbocharged diesel engine technology that does not require a diesel particulate filter or selective catalytic reduction. A new standard lift eye is included, to help operators properly lift and place objects. The 13 inches of tail overhang allows the E85 to work in compact environments, including construction, landscaping, utilities, rental and agriculture. The excavator’s boom swing frame stays within the width of the machine’s tracks as it swings, making it easier to perform in confined jobsite conditions and next to buildings or other obstructions where larger equipment, such as a tractor loader backhoe, can’t fit.

Redesigned cab layout

Along with having one of the largest cab openings in the industry, Bobcat says that they redesigned the E85 cab for an unbeatable operator experience. Like other R-Series excavators, there is more floor space for the operator’s feet and legs. Redesigned travel pedals conveniently fold away, maximizing floor space even more. The E85 seat and cab are also wider, providing plenty of

elbow room. Operators will appreciate the optional automatic heating and air conditioning systems for complete control over the cab climate. A heated seat is an available option. Bobcat E85 excavator cabs are rated as a Level 1 Falling Object Protective Structure. The improved top window and narrower side pillars contribute to visibility. Operators can get a better view of the excavator’s work group and surrounding areas with class-leading visibility from the cab, according to Bobcat. Left and right mirrors enhance the operator’s visibility from inside the cab. A new sun visor over the top window shields operators’ eyes from the sun on bright days. The new machine features a standard, easy-to-reach control pattern selector. This feature is conveniently located within the operator’s reach, allowing the operator to quickly switch from ISO controls to standard controls. With the repositioned second auxiliary hydraulic selector switch, operators can toggle between the optional second auxiliary and the boom offset without removing their hands from the left joystick. The design maintains wide-open access to the engine area for daily maintenance checks. Operators have panoramic access to the engine and routine maintenance components for superior service and to help minimize machine downtime. Optional features include: • Hydraulic pin-grabber quick coupler accessory to quickly change at-

tachments from the cab. • Secondary auxiliary hydraulics to operate attachments with multiple capabilities. • Deluxe instrumentation panel for fast access to critical machine information. • Factory-installed steel tracks and segmented tracks. • Travel alarm to meet localized jobsite requirements. • Rear work light kit to brighten worksites at night. • Counterweight to add lifting capabilities. • Guard kits for the front and top windows to elevate the cab to a Level 2 FOPS rating. • Keyless start to increase machine security. • Radio kit. A new tubular-frame reinforced cab door comes standard, making the E85 even stronger and able to withstand rough jobsite conditions. The tubular frame holds a tighter seal, helping keep out dirt and dust for an enhanced

operating experience.

Depth check ready

The E85 can be equipped with an optional depth check system, allowing operators to accurately measure depth and grade without exiting the excavator. The depth check system has an accuracy of ± 0.5 inches, minimizing excavator operators from stopping the machine to measure depth and potentially entering and exiting a trench with a measuring device. It also helps to minimize overdigging and under-digging, and the costs and time associated with backfilling, compacting fill material and doing manual labour to finalize depth or grade. No additional display screens are required, allowing for more operator space in the excavator’s cab because the Bobcat depth check system utilizes the machine’s deluxe panel to provide operator guidance and to facilitate operator inputs to the guidance system.


Demolition hammer and pointed chisel

Designed for maneuverability, Hilti says that the TE 2000-AVR demolition hammer is a highly versatile blend of power, ergonomics and weight. At 26 ft.-lbs. of impact energy, and 1,800 impacts per minute, the TE 2000AVR boasts double the performance compared to tools in the same weight class (27 to 42 pounds), and similar performance to competitor tools in the 65-pound weight class, according to Hilti. Weighing in at 33 pounds, 28

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PLATE COMPACTOR for repair, maintenance and paving applications The new Bomag BVP 12/50 single-direction vibratory plate compactor is designed and equipped for asphalt compaction, expanding the machine’s use beyond traditional soil compaction. It features a base plate design that prevents asphalt material pushing, shoving and scuffing to deliver a superior finish. With its base machine weight of less than 150 pounds (46 kg) and balanced single lifting point, this vibratory plate compactor is easily moved around and between jobsites. The compactor’s standard sprinkler system with removable 1.8-gallon (6.8-L) water tank prevents asphalt material from sticking to the base plate, and with the

tank’s lightweight design, this asphalt compactor has an operating weight of only 159 pounds (72.1 kg). The new compactor’s 19.7- x 20.9-inch (500- x 530-mm) base plate offers more than 400 square inches (2,580 square centimetres) coverage to make quick work of asphalt repair or compacting around obstructions. Offering a working speed of up to 82 feet/min (25 m/min), the BVP 12/50 A features an amplitude of 0.043 inches (1.1 mm) and centrifugal force of 2,698 pounds (12 kN) to deeply penetrate asphalt and granular materials and quickly meet specified densities. The new BVP 12/50 A is powered by the 3.5-hp (2.6kW) Honda GX120 engine.

John Deere

Pallet Forks for jobs of any scale

John Deere’s redesigned Worksite Pro pallet forks are available in 45- or 60inch frame and are optimized to work with Deere G- and E-Series skid steers and compact track loaders, and L, K-II and K-Series compact wheel loaders, as well as most competitive models. The new brick guard design offers added strength and new frames include a load-securing “D” ring for reliable transportation of materials. The 45inch frame is available with 42-inch and 48-inch tines, and rated at 3,750-, 5,500- and 6,200-pound capacities. The 60-inch frame is available with 48-inch tines rated up to 6,200 pounds. it is easy to maneuver and transport throughout the jobsite and is ready for use in minutes. With a t-handle design and exceptionally low vibration from Hilti’s sub-chassis AVR (Active Vibration Reduction) system, it allows for efficient performance and maximum working comfort. This demolition hammer can handle floor demolition applications for base materials with up to 8-inch thickness. It can also perform tile removal and ground rod driving applications. It utilizes a brushless SR motor which eliminates the need for regular replacement of carbon brushes. The detachable power cord allows for quick replacement of broken or damaged cords on the jobsite. Tool electronics help ensure consistent performance in multiple power scenarios. Designed for use with the TE 2000-AVR, the new pointed chisel TE-SPX SM is a self-sharpening, polygon chisel featuring X-polygon wave design and tube effect to maximize the demolition hammer’s performance and reduces downtime due to sticking or jammed chisels, and provides optimized dust removal. MAY 2018

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Wacker Neuson

unique concrete dumper Wacker Neuson’s special concrete edition dumper is an efficient way to deliver and place concrete in remote or confined areas. Designed for use indoors or out, the 3-ton, 3001 Concrete Edition dumper can navigate through narrow openings and tight working spots to precisely deliver concrete where large trucks cannot access. This dumper is designed with a special skip shaped to transport concrete with less spilling and a unique concrete chute that precisely places concrete with reduced splattering. The metal chute has been shaped with high side walls to avoid spilling and the narrow shaped front enables precise pouring. The 3001 skip has been designed with special walls that are higher and tapered inward to avoid spilling while transporting concrete. The larger capacity of the dumper, compared to a concrete buggy, transports 40 cubic feet of concrete per load. The dumper travels up to 14 miles per hour, making the concrete placement process faster and more efficient, reducing cycle times. The dumper has a small footprint that reduces the risk of rutting, and by adding optional turf tires, the dumper will not disturb finished surfaces. All-wheel hydrostatic drive allows for transportation over rough terrain and in remote areas where the concrete truck can’t access. The articulated steering allows for a tight turning radius which is especially beneficial in confined sites. The bucket is able to swivel, allowing material to be unloaded from the front or either side of the unit. EST. 1945



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The Terex RL4 LED gas-powered light tower is a fully featured, towable, self-powered model. The LED lights boast 50,000 hours of service life and have instant-on/off capability. The colour integrity of LEDs is an advantage, providing a more natural light that reduces glare and avoids harsh tones. It is equipped with four 230-W LED panels to provide clear, useable light. It is driven by a Champion gas engine coupled with a 3.5-kW inverter generator. Engineered for low fuel consumption, the engine offers variable speed performance that matches the unit’s output to the required load. It is EPA/ CARB compliant and equipped with wireless start capabilities. Designed to match the performance of traditional diesel-powered units, the light tower boasts 2kW of convenience power, enough to run up to three units at once from a single engine and two additional units on stand-by. Operation is quiet – 58 dBA at 23 feet under full load. The light tower features a 23.3-foot extended-height tower with 359 degrees non-continuous tower rotation.


Self-levelling rotating lasers


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The RL-H5 series of self-levelling rotating lasers is designed for highaccuracy and long working range in laser applications for grading, excavating and general construction projects. The new offering includes instruments to support diverse jobsite demands. Lasers in the series include options in a working range of up to 800 metres and up to 100 hours of battery life. The RLH5A, with ±1.5 mm at 30 m horizontal accuracy, is available in the Americas.


simplicity at heart of new utility compactors Customers expect Cat Paving products to offer machines and services to help them become more efficient and profitable. These new models do just that by making them easy to operate, simple to transport and quick to service. The new CB1.7 and CB1.8 models provide excellent versatility in the 1.7 mt to 1.8 mt size class. Typical applications include: bike paths, courtyards, patchwork, parking lots, driveways, town centres and shoulder work. Simple operating features include toggle-type switches for quick and easy activation of machine functions. The mechanical propel lever provides quick reaction for precise control, while vibrant LED lights on the console simplify operation in low light conditions. Moving to a new jobsite has never been easier. The single point lifting option and durable hitch design makes hoisting these machines onto transports quick and easy. The foldable ROPS option provides a short height and enables the machine to move under and around low structures when performing compaction procedures. The high amplitude vibratory system combined with large diameter drums and the exclusive, eccentric weight design delivers excellent compaction performance. With automatic activation and front or both drum vibratory capabilities, this machine provides the results that jobsites require. These new models are designed to easily fit in the rental fleet. Product Link capability enables close monitoring to keep owners informed of machine location and service needs. The simple control panel and spacious platform offer comfort to suit a variety of operators. Durable components and the fuel-efficient engine maximize uptime and lower lifetime You want an engine that has a reputation for doing everything right so your operating costs. Full access to remote drains, samproduct can do what it’s designed to do. In other words, you want a Kubota. pling ports and filters makes service fast and easy. Long service intervals THE ENGINE OF SUCCESS for the engine oil and vibratory drums keeps the machine on the jobsite longer for optimal operational needs.



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hand guides Reduce Unwanted Vibration Ammann has updated the hand guides on the APR Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactors, reducing unwanted vibration to its lowest levels yet. A new mounting for the guide handle isolates vibration and prevents it from reaching the operator, significantly improving both comfort and safety. Specifically, the new mounting reduces hand arm vibration (HAV) so it’s below the limit of 2.5 m/sec2. The reduced HAV value is so low that documentation of operator hours is not required – even in the most highly regulated countries. The handle mountings are now standard on the APR 5920, APR 4920 and APR 3520 models. Beginning in the second half of 2018, all other APR models will be equipped with the new vibration-isolated handle mountings.

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Prioritizing lubrication to unlock savings Survey shows that construction companies are missing out on potential cost savings by underestimating the equipment productivity gains that effective lubrication can bring By Scott Kwas


o stay competitive, construction companies are looking to innovative programs to increase productivity gains, efficiency and performance. Many companies already apply Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) evaluations to measure operational performance, knowing that reducing TCO over the lifetime of machinery enables them to extract the best possible value from the asset. Yet the impact of lubrication on TCO is often underestimated. In a survey of construction companies conducted by Shell Lubricants, only 39 percent of Canadian respondents understand how lubricant selection and management can help deliver cost savings through wear protection. Further, only 33 percent of Canadian construction companies surveyed believe unplanned downtime can be significantly influenced by how you apply and manage lubricants. (Survey results are from a study of lubrication procedures in the construction industry commissioned by Shell Lubricants and conducted by research firm Edelman Intelligence, which polled 406 construction sector staff who purchase, influence the purchase of, or use lubricants / greases as part of their job across eight countries.) Effective lubrication can deliver significant business value by contributing to improved productivity and

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Shell Lubricants technical staff helped Sureway Construction in Alberta save close to half a million dollars. reduced costs. For the construction industry in Canada alone, adopting the right approach to lubrication could mean potential savings in excess of $56 billion. Seizing this cost-saving opportunity depends on addressing two equally important elements – the selection and management of lubrication.

Selecting the right lubricant

Selecting the right lubricant is a critical first step in improving productivity and realizing significant cost savings. The equipment’s design characteristics, operational parameters and operating environment must all be considered when selecting the lubricant. Working conditions in the construction industry are often severe; factors like temperature, humidity and location all pose different challenges for lubrication. Each piece of construction equipment made by different original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will have its own specific lubricant requirements. Equipment OEMs will define theses specific requirements for lubricants, but not all products will meet these requirements, nor will they deliver the same level of performance or align with specific ambient factors. An excellent illustration of how important it is to consider all factors when selecting your lubricant is Sureway Construction in Alberta. They use heavy-duty equipment for construction and earthmoving in temperatures ranging from -35 to +40 degrees C. The company was using multiple conventional or mineral based lubricants to meet their final drive and transmission needs. They faced the challenge of managing lubricant change between the summer and winter seasons, and in some cases mixing of lubricants to ensure they could continue to operate efficiently. This required considerable resources and equipment downtime. A Shell Lubricants Technical Advisor recommended that Sureway Construction transition to the higher tier, multi-grade lubricant, Shell Spirax S6 CXME 10W-40, which would allow for use throughout the year. By selecting the right lubricant for their operation, Sureway Construction was able

to eliminate costly seasonal oil changes which increased productivity through less equipment downtime and improved maintenance costs. Overall, annual cost savings amounted to CAD $180,000. Hydraulic oils are also an excellent example of how selection of the right lubricant can be crucial to unlocking the lubricant savings opportunity. The hydraulic system is at the heart of many critical pieces of construction equipment, but the impact of the hydraulic oil on operational efficiency and maintenance costs is often underestimated. Construction companies often select their equipment’s hydraulic oil without reviewing the OEM requirements or considering operating conditions. Specific OEM requirements should be thoroughly reviewed and understood to ensure that the proper type and grade of hydraulic oil is selected to help maximize equipment life and limit equipment downtime. While selecting the incorrect hydraulic oil may not result in immediate equipment failure, it can affect daily operational efficiency and can lead to increased maintenance expenses and productivity losses over time. It’s important for companies to think about lubrication selection holistically, recognizing that short-term cost savings may lead to bigger, preventable expenses over the long term.

reduce downtime. However, Sureway Construction employees were often unclear as to which lubricant corresponded to which compartment, resulting in cross contamination. The Shell Lubricants technical team collaborated with the Sureway team to develop customized pocket handbooks for staff. These handbooks brought heightened awareness to lubricant servicing, clearly outlining the correct lubricant for each individual compartment. This simple solution has saved Sureway Construction an estimated $275,000 annually. Above all else, industry knowledge and expertise underpins good lubrication management. Yet 76 percent of Canadian construction companies surveyed admit they do not conduct staff training on lubricants as regularly as they should. External support can therefore play a valuable role in educating staff and optimizing lubrication. In Canada, Shell Lubricants has a strong distributor network which works with customers to help coach their staff in effective lubrication management techniques and conduct site surveys to help identify areas for improvement in lubrication. In doing so, these technical experts can help companies achieve millions of dollars in savings.

Lubrication management

As equipment and lubrication technology continue to evolve, regular review of lubrication approach will help companies get the best out of their machinery, now and in the years to come.

Even the best lubricants cannot perform effectively if not applied and managed correctly. Effective lubrication management helps deliver value from improved productivity and reductions in lubricant consumption, maintenance and operating costs. One common issue we come across when visiting customer sites is contamination of the lubricant as a result of the way it is stored, handled, and applied. If the lubricant is contaminated before it even enters the equipment, its performance can be severely impacted. Seemingly small improvements in lubricant storage and handling can realize savings of thousands of dollars from reduced equipment downtime. For example, the team at Sureway Construction often worked quickly to change equipment oils and greases to

Looking ahead

Shell Lubricants has one of the world’s largest teams of lubricants experts, supported by distributor partners. In Canada, this includes Bluewave Energy, Filgo and Lubesource (Original Parts Warehouse). Recently, it expanded its business-to-business distribution network with the addition of WestPier, Pepco and Boss Lubricants. Scott Kwas is a technical advisor at Shell Canada Limited.


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Diesel/DEF Transfer Tank for Pickups

Volvo CE moves into 3D printing of parts

The combination diesel and DEF transfer tank for pickup trucks provides 100 gallons of diesel and 18 gallons of DEF capacity that fits seamlessly into the bed of pickup trucks (halfton and larger – including goosenecks and fifth wheels) with both pumping systems concealed within its structure. It ensures excellent rear visibility by taking up no more than half of the rear window. The DEF tank can be substituted with a tank and pumping system for engine or hydraulic oil and an optional thermostatically controlled DEF heating system is available for use in northern climates.

Volvo CE has introduced 3D printing in order to deliver spare parts to customers more quickly and efficiently. Parts can be made of any shape and size, and for any unit in Volvo CE’s range of off-road machinery. Typical parts made by 3D printing so far include parts of a cabin, plastic coverings, and sections of air conditioning units. The creation of new parts via the 3D printing process can take as little as one week, and the ability to supply new parts to replace those that have gone out of normal production may also extend the lifetime of the machine as a whole. Parts made of metals through additive manufacturing may also be offered in future.

DEF Storage and Dispensing The ABBI Blue and TransCube DEF dispense DEF on the jobsite. The ABBI Blue is a mobile refuelling unit with DEF-dispensing capabilities. The primary tank holds 395 gallons of fuel while a separate 42-gallon compartment holds DEF. Designed with a low centre of gravity and mounted to a DOTapproved highway trailer with electric brakes, the ABBI Blue is easy to transport. It is double-walled and has a lockable equipment cabinet for security. The TransCube DEF tank has a 105-gallon capacity. The TransCube DEF is double-walled and transportable when full, so it can be deployed and begin dispensing quickly. Designed with loadlifting eyes and forklift pockets for easy handling, it is ideal for construction sites. The lockable equipment cabinet secures hoses and pumps when not in use.


On/Off-Road Commercial Truck Tires The Cross Control S and Cross Control D all-terrain tires are for trucks used for construction, logging and energy that encounter aggressive conditions in grueling environments. These tires have thick sidewalls to resist damage from impacts and heat-release compounds help reduce internal casing temperatures. A full-protector ply provides protection from penetrations and road hazards even past the outer grooves. Anti-cut and chip resistance helps prevent damage that can take a tire prematurely out of service. The company says that the Cross Control S (all-terrain steer/all-position) tire is guaranteed to provide 20 percent more mileage on the wide-base iteration of the BFGoodrich Cross Control S than with the BFGoodrich ST565TM wide-base tire. The serrated shoulder


Accelerated Change Technology wheels Titan International has introduced three new sizes to the Titan Accelerated Change Technology (ACT) wheel line, a wheel technology which the company says reduces downtime associated with tire changes and rotations by up to 50 percent. The ACT wheel is now available in 33-, 35- and 49-inch wheels, featuring single-piece lock rings in addition to the 51-, 57- and 63-inch sizes. Designed to fit nearly any rigid framed dump truck, the ACT wheel is compatible with any brand of off-the-road tires, including Titan tires. The ACT wheel eliminates the need for the outside wheel to be removed when changing the inner tire. All the bolts stay on and there’s no need to torque the wheel.

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Piling, Drilling & Foundations

Rigs and tools make foundation work faster and easier Clockwise from right: Liebherr LRB 18 fitted with a double rotary drive type DBA 80 to install a secant pile wall in an extremely tight space. Grizzly MultiGrip which can handle a variety of piling applications. APE Drilling’s new HD Mobile Mast. Soilmec SR-65 EVO drilling rig.

Soilmec revealed the all-new SR-65 EVO at the IFCEE 2018 show in Orlando, Florida. As with all the new “blue line” rigs, the SR-65 is inspired by the concept design which highlights simplified structures, smooth proportions, high performance and an array of futuristic details. The SR-65 is born to do its best in LDP segmental casing technology and very deep CFA piles, achieving these targets by using a compact structure, a heavily reworked geometry that features a smart transport configuration, a new range of rotary heads and an updated electronic system. “The SR-65 EVO can be transported with the kelly mounted on the machine, with a total weight under 65 t and height under 3.5 m. This is a ‘mission impossible’ that the Soilmec developers’ team was able to complete with reduced size, compactness and state-of-the-art functionality,” said Alessandro Ditillo, Soilmec large diameter pile product line manager. The hydraulic drilling rig SR-65 has been specially designed for applications such as: LDP cased bore piles with casing driven directly by rotary head or optionally by a casing oscillator powered by the base carrier itself; LDP deep uncased bored piles stabilized by drilling fluid or dry hole; and CFA (Continuous Flight Auger) piles by means of long auger string. The SR-65 is equipped with the Drilling Mate System (DMS) on a 12-inch touchscreen for monitoring and control of rig performance and operating parameters. 34

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APE Drilling has developed the HD Mobile Mast to help customers compete better while interfacing with a variety of excavator sizes and manufacturers. The HD Mobile Mast handles 40foot sections of piling or drill tools, allowing users to reach excellent target depths; this means ease of installing piling material as well as offering grout and pneumatic applications from APE’s HD Series Drivers. The mast can adjust up to 3.5 degrees from vertical in all directions, providing an easier approach to ensuring the equipment stays aligned, even on uneven surfaces. Crowd and hoist winches provide 36,000 pounds of crowd and extraction force for reliable drive and extraction capabilities. The lift cylinder mounted on the leader is able to raise or lower the mast vertically up to seven feet.

The HD Mobile Mast offers a variety of application opportunities. It can be used with APE’s CFA auger tool for drilling auger cast piles, or used for breaking up a variety of geologies to ensure users can reach the target depth. It can also be used with the company’s hydraulic impact, vibratory or diesel hammers for high-powered and speedy pile driving operations. The Grizzly MultiGrip from Gilbert is an excavator-mounted pile driver equipped with a unique side-grip clamping device designed to handle, drive and extract sheet piles, H-beams and pipes in a wide range of applications.

The two MultiGrip driver models, the MG-90 and the MG-60, are equipped with the Quick-Change system allowing the contractors to switch from pipe mode to sheet piling mode in less than five minutes. The Operator Assistance System helps the operator to know the verticality of the piles in real time for accurate and faster operations. The Grizzly MultiGrip is designed, manufactured and assembled in Canada by Gilbert. Junttan has begun delivery of its new-generation high inclination pil-

ing rig. The new PMx26 piling rig is capable of driving 12-metre-long piles to 1:3 inclination in all directions, including sideways and forward. Backward inclinations are possible up to 1:2.5 angles. Leader capacity of this new rig is 20 metric tons. Average working weight is 73,000 kg, and recommended hammer ram weight is 5-7 mt. The PMx26 can handle pile lengths up to 23 m. The winch capacity for piling is 10,000 kg, and for the hammer is 16,000 kg. The PMx26’s engine is 324 hp; the undercarriage length is 5,700 mm and width (with 900 mm shoes) is 3,200 to 4,700 mm. At the Intermat international trade show held in Paris, France, in April, Liebherr featured their LRB 18 universal piling and drilling rig, which owes its name to the sledge’s travel distance of 18 m. This rig is a real all-rounder and can be deployed for all piling, drilling and vibration applications. The advantages of the LRB 18 include compact design, quick moves between jobsites, highly flexible operation in even the most restricted spaces, and low operating weight of only 50 t which results in low ground pressure. The compact LRB 18 can be easily transported in one piece with mounted counterweight. A new cabin concept focuses on increased operator comfort. One of the most frequent types of application for the LRB 18 is the installation of slurry walls. Additionally, the machine is suitable for other common foundation work including drilling with continuous flight auger or double rotary head, soil mixing and piling work with a hydraulic hammer.


Trailer towing risk management

Truck salespeople, fleet managers and end users face challenges in determining size and capacity of the trailer that can be towed based on the work truck specified or purchased.

By Bob Raybuck


railer towing involves three primary elements: the work truck used to tow, the trailer and payload being towed, and towing system components (e.g., hitch system and safety chains) – each with limiting factors that directly affect maximum towing capability.

Tow vehicle

First, let’s review the tow vehicle’s rating. Truck manufacturers publish the maximum trailer tow rating and the gross combined weight rating (GCWR) in the trailer towing guide or as part of the vehicle specification guide. Additionally, the trailer towing guide may include maximum trailer tow ratings based on conventional towing (which uses a coupling device attached to the rear of the towing vehicle) or fifth-wheel towing (which utilizes a coupling device attached to the top of the chassis near the rear axle and is sometimes referred to as a gooseneck). Alternatively, mediumand heavy-duty truck dealers provide information based on the OEM order guide or through application engineering departments. The chassis manufacturer determines GCWR using a variety of factors, including specific drivetrain components of the engine, transmission, number of drive axles, axle ratios and braking capability. Each OEM tests chassis towing and stopping capability before determining vehicle GCWR. Chassis manufacturers also provide maximum trailer weights for conventional and fifth wheel/gooseneck towing. Normally, these maximum trailer weights are for complete vehicles such as pickups and vans, and do not include work trucks built from an incomplete chassis. Truck GCWR helps determine maximum trailer towing capacity. Both the weight of the towing vehicle and the trailer (towed vehicle) are included in the GCWR total. Essentially, vehicle trailer towing capacity is determined by remaining GCWR after taking into consideration chassis, truck body, equipment, passenger, fuel and payload weight. The amount of payload carried on the work truck can raise or lower maximum trailer towing capacity. For example, if your work truck has a 26,000-pound GCWR and 19,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and is completely loaded to the GVWR, maximum trailer weight would be 7,000 pounds – even if the truck manufacturer stated the maximum trailer weight was 11,000 pounds.


The second element of trailer towing is trailer GVWR – the maximum allowed weight of the trailer and its payload, which can be found on the required trailer certification label. Typically, the certification label for a trailer is a metal plate welded or riveted to the forward half of the left front. Trailer GVWR will be based on the limiting factors of the axle(s), tires, frame, coupler and safety chains. The trailer manufacturer is required to take all components into consideration when determining final GVWR.

Trailer coupling system

The third factor in trailer towing is the trailer coupling system, which contains the components necessary to connect the towing vehicle and trailer. Conventional trailer, fifth wheel and gooseneck towing systems are rated by SAE International Standards. • SAE J684 Trailer Couplings, Hitches, and Safety Chains–Automotive is for conventional type trailer towing. • SAE J2638 Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck Attachment Performance Up to 30,000-lb. Trailer Gross Vehicle Weight is for lighter duty fifth wheel and gooseneck type trailer towing. SAE J684 divides conventional-style (receiver hitch and ball) trailer hitch systems into four classes: • Class 1 for trailers not to exceed 2,000 pounds. • Class 2 for trailers over 2,000 pounds and not to exceed 3,500 pounds. • Class 3 for trailers over 3,500 pounds and not to exceed 5,000 pounds. • Class 4 for trailers over 5,000 pounds and not to exceed 10,000 pounds. Conventional hitch manufacturers rate their receiver-style hitches using this capacity format. Some market Class 5 hitches up to 17,000 pounds; however, SAE J684 does not contain a rating for this class. Pintle hook hitch system (another type of conventional coupling) performance ratings are covered by SAE Recommended Practice J847. It does not specify rating classes similar to the automotive-style hitches in SAE J684, but it does provide a performance test for hitch manufacturers to ensure the pintle hook and corresponding draw bar will perform to their rated test capacities. There are other factors to consider when determining actual vehicle maximum towing capacity. For example, coupling system capacity is determined by the weakest compon-

ent in the system. Components in a conventional towing system include the receiver, draw bar, hitch ball and connecting pin. If the installed hitch is rated at a maximum of 10,000 pounds but the hitch ball is rated for 9,000 pounds, even though the hitch has a higher towing capacity of 10,000 pounds, the maximum trailer towing capacity is limited by the hitch ball’s 9,000-pound rating. When determining chassis specifications for towing with a work truck, it’s important to fully understand the end user’s body, equipment and payload needs. When assessing maximum truck towing capacity, it’s also essential to account for correct matching of trailer hitch system components to the desired trailer and

payload, since the hitch system can be a limiting factor for safety, durability and customer satisfaction. Bob Raybuck is Director of Technical Service, National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA). which represents more than 2,000 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers and major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show, Green Truck Summit and Fleet Technical Congress. The association opened a government relations office in Ottawa in 2014.

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XL Specialized Trailers

Low Deck Height Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck Trailer The XL 110 Low-Profile Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck (HDG) features a loaded deck height of only 15 inches, which the company says is the lowest in the industry. With a capacity of 110,000 pounds in 12 feet, the unit is ideal for versatile hauling in construction and commercial applications. The 13-foot gooseneck has a swing clearance of 110 inches, and the relief cut out in the gooseneck provides additional space between the truck and trailer. The trailer’s long neck is easily removable with either a wet kit or a power unit. The neck also offers a five-position ride height. Based on neck position and load, the deck can be levelled as needed with the adjustable wheel area ride height. A work light is positioned in the upper deck as an added safety benefit for loading and better visibility when monitoring the load at night.

The main decks on XL’s LowProfile HDGs are strong, built with T-1 flange and 80k webs, as well as 6-inch and 4-inch stubbed junior i-beams on 12-inch centres. Apitong decking is standard on the main deck and stands up to years of wear and tear. With the 15-inch deck height and 4.5-inch ground clearance, this flat-deck lowboy can accommodate loads that may otherwise require a dropside trailer. The deep bucket well in the rear allows an excavator bucket to ride

safely without detaching the lower boom section. The main deck offers many tie-down points with four flat d-rings inside both the front toolbox and bucket well, seven pairs of bent d-rings along the outer beams, 13 chain drops per side and swing-out outriggers on 24-inch centres. The wheel area includes bolt-on heavy-duty wheel covers. To decrease wear on the tires, the third axle airlift can lift up when it

Talbert Manufacturing

Versatile 60-Ton SpreadAxle Trailer Talbert Manufacturing’s 60/65SA trailer has been designed to accommodate both tri-axle and tandem-axle jeeps. It features 2+2, 3+1 and 4-axle close coupled configurations. This Talbert design gives customers flexibility to carry a variety of load options. The trailer offers a 60-ton capacity rating with its 13-foot, 6-inch twopoint rigid load base as a 2+2 or 3+1 configuration. Owners also can configure the trailer with four close-coupled axles with no gooseneck extension, which provides a 65-ton capacity with the trailer’s 13-foot, 6-inch two-point rigid load base. This versatility saves fuel and alleviates costs associated with additional permitting for maximum return on investment. The 60/65SA features an optional 70-inch, flip-up gooseneck extension to

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Trail King

Updated Paver Special Trail King Industries has updated the Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck Paver Special within its Advantage Plus Construction line. This trailer has a load capacity of 55 tons distributed or 51 tons in 16 feet. The Paver Special offers a tapered deck with 42-inch spring assist front ramps and an 11-degree load angle. The 18-degree extended transition area slope offers easy loading of equipment such as asphalt pavers and rollers. The standard boom

Felling Trailers

EZ Tilt Technology for ground-level loading Felling’s EZ Tilt Technology allows for ground-level loading with its rotating torsion suspension, providing a 5-degree load angle. This low load angle makes it possible to load and unload low-clearance equipment, such as scissor lifts and rollers. The EZ-Tilt trailer is great for rental shops or rental yards, offering the versatility to load a variety of equipment safely and quickly, getting the customer on their way. “The EZ Tilt is what I would call a universal trailer, the electric/hydraulic lift system with the power up

achieve a 190-inch swing radius while its removable kingpin stations allow for 120-inch and 108-inch swing radiuses. Customers can also choose Talbert’s optional hydraulic linkage, eliminating the need for manually flipping the gooseneck extension. The trailer comes standard with a 30-foot by 8-foot, 6-inch-wide deck, providing ample space for a variety of loads. Talbert also offers optional deck lengths, deck types, and widths. The 60/65SA’s deck height is 22 inches, which Talbert says is one of the lowest in the industry.

and down gives the operator the ability to load and deliver two scissor lifts at a time. Plus, with the EZ Tilt’s low load angle, it gives the operator the ability to load the hard-to-load floor sweepers and has the capacity to haul a skid steer,” said Ed Steinemann, Felling’s national account manager. Felling’s engineering team worked closely with Lippert Components Inc., which designed the axle and suspension system, to develop a trailer

that was unique, reliable and userfriendly. • Deck Length – 18.5-foot tilt deck length, including 3.5-foot approach plate at the rear of the deck. • Electric/Hydraulic Lift System – electric/hydraulic pump with corded

remote and 12 V battery in a lockable enclosure. • Axles/Suspension – Two 7K-drop axles with rotating torsion suspension. • Approx Deck Height/Load Angle – 20.5 feet unloaded deck height, 5-degree load angle.

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trough has an optional removable insert for hauling versatility. “The Trail King 110 HDG Paver Special offers incredible flexibility. We’ve taken our bestselling detachable lowboy and integrated its top features into the Paver Special. With the removable centre insert, customers can move their paver then remove the insert and haul their excavator with just one trailer,” said Director of Sales Barry Freifeld.



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industry news | heavyequipmentguide.ca Manufacturers celebrate milestones and display the future of construction at Intermat 2018 Trade Show Intermat 2018, the International Exhibition for Construction and Infrastructure, was held in Paris from April 23 to 28. Manufacturers celebrated milestone achievements and emphasized the future of the construction industry by showcasing new technologies. The future of excavation was on display at the Mecalac, Wacker Neuson and Volvo CE booths. These companies each showcased their electric excavator developments; models from the three companies varied in size classes and stages of development, from experimental prototypes to a pre-release mini excavator, giving visitors a taste of the future of urban and confined-space excavation. Komatsu displayed its proven hybrid excavator models, while Deutz announced a new milestone – its first off-highway hybrid engine concept. The Manitou Group and Manitowoc’s Potain cranes both celebrated significant milestones. Potain celebrated 90 years and featured an impressive display of crane technology, while Manitou marked 60 years with a celebration and gave visitors a blast from the past by displaying its first forklift truck model from 1958 alongside the company’s latest innovations. For more coverage of Intermat 2018, visit HeavyEquipmentGuide.ca.

Trimble to acquire Viewpoint, open up opportunities for end-to-end construction management

Trimble has reached an agreement to acquire Viewpoint from Bain Capital in a $1.2-billion deal. Trimble says that Viewpoint is highly complementary to their e-Builder business, and the acquisition will extend Trimble’s ability to provide more complete and integrated project, jobsite and business workflows. Viewpoint is a provider of scalable construction management software, which integrates a contractor’s financial and resource management to their project operations and to their jobsite and field. The integration across the office, team and field enables contractors to employ Viewpoint to effectively manage and have visibility to data and workflows that span the construction life cycle from preproduction planning to product operations and supply chain management, and then to project handover and asset operation and maintenance. The acquisition will round out Trimble’s comprehensive construction technology portfolio. With Viewpoint, Trimble will be able to offer customers a central workflow platform for delivering integrated, end-to-end construction management, while further enabling connectivity across the construction life cycle. acquisition

IN BRIEF VMAC recognized by Finning as 2017 Innovative Solutions Supplier of the Year Following VMAC’s re-branding announcement to “Air Innovated,” the company has been recognized by Finning International Inc. with the prestigious 2017 Innovative Solutions Supplier of the Year award. This award is presented annually at Finning’s Supplier Recognition Event. VMAC has been a Finning supplier for the past 20 years, supplying UNDERHOOD air compressors used on Finning’s fleet of service trucks. Most recently, VMAC began supplying Finning with VMAC Multifunction Power Systems.

Clockwise from top: Volvo’s prototype EX02 excavator, Mecalac’s e12 electric excavator and Manitou’s 1958 forklift truck.

New Pickering, Ontario, facility planned for Kubota Canada

Kubota Canada Ltd. new facility (KCL) will be moving its operations to a new facility located in Pickering, Ontario, by the end of 2019. As part of KCL’s ongoing commitment to deliver high-quality products and top-tier customer service, the new facility will be designed to house its head office and warehouse operations. KCL has continuously operated in Canada from Markham, Ontario since 1975, and this project marks a new opportunity for the brand. “In Canada, the construction, agriculture, commercial and residential sectors are all highly competitive marTrade Show Messe München has announced that bauma 2019 will be exkets, which gives us the motivation panded to 614,000 square metres from 605,000 in 2016, and the number of halls to strengthen our leadership among will be increased to 18. The organizer anticipates that more exhibitors will atCanadian customers and dealers. It had tend than at bauma 2016, which attracted 3,425 exhibitors from 58 countries. become obvious that we needed a new Bauma 2019 will take place from April 8 to 14. According to the organizer, state-of-the-art facility to ensure we the worldwide demand for exhibition space is extremely high. could live up to our commitments to The largest sector, construction machines and attachments, will be expanded meet the increasing needs of our growfrom four to five halls along with additional outdoor space directly adjacent to ing customer base,” said Bob Hickey, the hall complex. President of KCL. More than 580,000 attendees visited bauma 2016, and expectations are for The company expects to expand its even more to attend the 2019 event. workforce from 190 to 250 by 2027.

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Ditch Witch partners with Vacuworx Ditch Witch has partnered with Vacuworx to bring the benefits of vacuum lifting technology to an expanded network of underground construction contractors, landscapers, municipalities and utilities. Vacuworx compact equipment attachments are designed to work with the full line of construction-grade Ditch Witch mini skid steers. The full line of Vacuworx products is available at participating Ditch Witch dealerships.

Genie named Cat Rental 2017 Vendor of the Year At the company’s 2018 Rental Summit Allied Vendor Fair and Reception, Cat Rental Stores have named Genie, a Terex brand, as the Cat Rental Store 2017 Vendor of the Year. The criteria for the award are quality, product support and policy, ease of doing business and overall vendor satisfaction. This is the first year the Cat Rental Store Vendor of the Year award has been given.

Doosan Infracore North America introduces new authorized dealer in Ottawa, Ontario Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, has expanded its dealer network with the addition of Eastrock Equipment Canada as an authorized sales, service, parts and rental provider of Doosan equipment in Ottawa, Ontario. Eastrock Equipment will distribute Doosan equipment throughout OttawaCarleton, Prescott Russell and the united counties of Stormont Dundas Glengarry.

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