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Big power and faster cycles with a short-swing footprint —

That’s our Ex Factor. – Tony Brignoli, vice president, Saltmarsh Industries, Inc.

Brignoli, whose site development business has grown rapidly in recent years, was shocked the first time he rented a Volvo short-swing excavator. “I got in the cab and immediately knew we had to buy one. It feels every bit as powerful as a 480-size machine, but with the short swing, we get faster cycles, and we’re able to fit in tighter spaces that would otherwise require a smaller, less productive machine. It’s made us more competitive and more profitable on every job it’s been on.” Find your Ex Factor with the new Volvo ECR355E at volvoce.com/short.

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Contents OCTOBER 2018 | VOLUME 33, NUMBER 9



36 FEATURES 14 In-Depth Report: Compact Excavators

Increased hydraulic capability allows compact excavators to take on a more diverse range and size of jobs

24 Maximizing cone crusher performance

Payback includes lower cost per ton, greater plant uptime, increased production of highly saleable material and reduced maintenance and wear costs

28 Washing with less water

Fast-growing CDE has brought its Combo range of washing systems to N.A.

31 Choosing underhood or PTO solutions for work trucks 36 Roxboro Excavation

High-quality machinery an important part of their growth strategy

44 Wheel loader and telehandler: an ideal combo

54 Taking technology into the field

Paper plans and project info give way to iPads for large infrastructure contractor

56 Software solutions help put focus on the details Cover photo: Bobcat E35 compact excavator


SECTIONS 10 Spotlight 14 In-Depth Report 24 Aggregates & Quarries

50 A guide to automatic lube systems

50 Equipment Maintenance 31 Trucks 36 Earthmoving & Excavation 54 Construction Software 58 Cranes & Lift 44 Compact, Light & Rental

8 Editor’s Letter 61 Industry News 62 Advertiser Index OCTOBER 2018

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Building for a sustainable future


nergy is the driving force of the universe, from the big bang to the development of life on Earth, the maintenance of every person and living thing, running machinery, warmth in our homes and workplaces, and transportation. Besides the energy from the sun, carbon fuels and non-carbon-based electric power are our key sources of energy. Unfortunately, carbon fuels produce greenhouse gases that are leading to global warming. Addressing this problem is a major transformation but it will be beneficial. Stewart Elgie, founder and chair of the Smart Prosperity Institute, said on The Future Economy website: “Clean growth and innovation are going to be one of the largest global economic opportunities over the next 20 years, for all parts of the economy.” Canada wants to be part of that, according to Catherine McKenna, Minister, Environment and Climate Change Canada, also quoted on the website. “As the world’s economy changes, we want to make sure Canadian companies are among the leading suppliers of clean solutions and expertise.” She also noted, “Last year, provinces with a price on carbon all led the country in economic growth.” Big changes are already underway, according to Elgie. He expects that by 2050 the everyday lives of Canadians will not have changed that much on the surface. The technologies and energy that power our buildings, vehicles and industries, however, will have undergone a transformation – one that has already begun. I learned about an unusual example from a news release by Volvo CE titled “The five cleverest green innovations.” The first one is 3D-printed homes. Does that sound like science fiction? Well, it isn’t. The first 3D-printed homes are being produced in the Netherlands and the one- to three-storey homes should be ready by the middle of 2019. They are printed from a specially formulated cement that comes out of a 3D printer like whipped cream, precise and with zero waste. The homes can be purpose-built and are not restricted by shape as with traditional buildings. With a 3D printer operating on site, transport costs are minimal and carbon emissions reduced. This type of construction is predicted to become mainstream within the next decade. Another change that is underway is zero-carbon buildings (ZBCs) which are designed to high energy-efficiency standards and use no CO2-emitting fossil fuel energy to operate. ZBCs are already a reality. One, built in 2012 in Hong Kong, also offset the embodied carbon in its construction process by producing renewable energy on site from a combination of photovoltaic panels and biodiesel tri-generation systems. The other three innovations Volvo mentions are solar panel roads, electromobility and urban farming. Of course there are many more, but this gives an idea of the types of creative solutions that are being developed. I see the future winners as the companies and governments that lead the change, helping drive the evolution toward a healthy future for our children and grandchildren.

Lawrence Buser Editorial Director


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BACKHOE AND TRACTOR LOADER GET PERFORMANCE BOOST The 310L EP backhoe and 210L EP tractor loader have new, variable-displacement hydraulic pumps that deliver increased flow and better power management. As the engine load increases, the pump modulates flow in order to balance the power split between hydraulics and the transmission. In addition, loader lift times are 26 percent faster and loader lift capacity has increased 18 percent to 6,340 pounds (2,876 kg). “Our goal is to continue to support the EP strategy and to offer an effective backhoe solution under the 56-kW power level, which allows for greater flexibility to meet emission regulations,” said Brian Hennings, product marketing manager, backhoes and tractor loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “This solution offers rental customers simpler technology, reduced maintenance requirements, greater reliability and a lower acquisition price.” The 310L EP and 210L EP feature a Yanmar 3.3L Tier 4 Interim diesel engine. At 69 hp (51 kW), it complies with EPA Tier 4 Final emission regulations without aftertreatment.




MORE LIFT AND SPEED FOR COMPACT WHEEL LOADER The 903D features a 25 percent increase in both lifting capacity and travel speed compared to its 903C2 predecessor. With new optional features, such as creep control, throttle lock and work tool electrical harness, the 903D has the ability to run any number of tools. The operator’s station features a refined ergonomic design with a new multifunction joystick that provides fingertip control of the standard third-function hydraulic system. The choice of standard-lift or high-lift boom arms increase the 903D’s ability to work efficiently in a wide range of applications, with buckets ranging in capacity from 0.6 to 1.0 cubic metres, forks, or a selection of powered and non-powered work tools. A universal coupler is standard, with an optional electrically activated coupler available for switching attachments from the cab. Linkage is Z-bar style. The 903D also features a standard auxiliary (thirdfunction) hydraulic system that delivers a flow of up to 14 gpm (52 L/min.) at pressures to 3,481 psi (240 bar), producing ample hydraulic horsepower to operate any number of hydraulic work tools such as brooms, power box rakes and grapple buckets. The Tier 4 Final engines is rated at 40 net hp (30 kW). Caterpillar-designed planetary-reduction axles are available with optional differential locks.

McCloskey says that their new groundbreaking All-Terrain Stackers blend the benefits of on site track mobility with the high productivity of a radial conveyor, allowing the conveyor to switch from track mode to radial in seconds. Designed for use in any terrain, the stackers, ranging from 60 to 150 feet, are easily moved site to site without the need to remove the wheels for transport. Built-in levelling indicators allow operators to position the stacker regardless of the ground evenness, with independent hydraulic jack legs to stabilize once in place. The stackers feature a unique rear counterweight that counterbalances the tracks and wheels, which are behind the stacker’s centre of gravity. The design enables a much higher stockpile capacity, with the radial wheels set well back. The rear counterweight also firmly anchors the tail end during radial mode, delivering greater stability to the stacker while in operation.


APP AND WEBSITE FOR PAVER OPERATORS Using a specially developed app and website, jobsite professionals can now quickly and easily learn how to use Vogele’s ErgoPlus 3 operating system. All the paver operator’s and screed operator’s console functions are shown as short animations. Step-by-step videos give users an easy-to-grasp demonstration of all work steps, such as setting up the screed, or requirements like varying pave widths, as well as comprehensive automatic functions. Users can access the app at any time on their PC, tablet or smartphone – on the jobsite, in the office or from home – and can make direct use of the information in their work. The free app can be downloaded from the Google Play (www.voegele.info/ergoplus_android) or Apple (www.voegele.info/ergoplus_ios) stores and the website can be viewed at www.voegele.info/webspecial/ergoplus/ (select English on the menu).


ULTRA-QUIET HDD FLUID CLEANING SYSTEM FOR URBAN USE The small footprint and ultra-quiet operation make the M-300D ideal for use in urban and suburban locations, yet its sturdy design ensures long-life reliability in daily off-road use towed behind heavy equipment. It supports any make of 60- to 100-ton drill unit with a true 300-gpm fluid-cleaning capability. The single-derrick shaker design and four screens using patented Pyramid technology provide a true, first-cut 300 gpm capacity and maintains exceptionally low, 0.5 percent or less, sand in the fluid returned to the hole. 10


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WHEEL LOADER BENEFITS FROM NEW Z-BAR GEOMETRY The 890H wheel loader has been designed for reliability, durability and safety, according to the company. It is powered by a 370-hp Cummins QSG12 Tier 4 Final engine and equipped with 6.5- to 9.4-cubic-yard bucket capacity. A special heat treatment process increases the strength of key components, such as hinge pins and lift arm mounting plates. The new Z-bar improves distribution of stress. Its redesigned geometry positions the bucket closer to the tires, achieving high bucket breakout forces with maximum rollback. Stable transport of materials and the bucket’s increased fill factor and material retention result in minimal spillage and increased productivity. Safety features of the 890H wheel loader include a ROPS and FOPS certified cab and improved all-around operator visibility that is supported by a rear-view camera. The cab’s curved front glass with panoramic view and the well-positioned lift arms give the operator a clear line of sight to the bucket edge at ground level.




LONG-FRONT LINK-BELT EXCAVATOR The Link-Belt 350 X4 LF (long front) is the only factory-built long-reach excavator available in this size range. It features a new factory-designed-and-built long-front attachment, matched to factory-tuned hydraulics that offer optimum performance, durability and dynamic stability. Structural improvements on the lowers include a 28 percent thicker travel motor case; 14 percent more stroke of recoil spring; and a shape change on the frames for easier cleaning. The excavator is versatile and tough enough to take on a variety of dredging, cleaning and sloping applications. Two significant improvements compared to the predecssor machine are Tier 4 engines from Isuzu which deliver up to eight percent improved fuel economy, with no costly diesel particulate filters to maintain or replace, and up to eight percent faster cycle times, largely due to a new proprietary control valve with a 30 percent larger hydraulic passage area. Operators can choose Speed Priority (SP mode), Heavy (H mode) or Applied Power (A mode), with 13 different rpm settings for precise control of heavy lifting, fine grading or levelling work. The standard rear-view camera is accessible through the monitor, displaying a panoramic view of the worksite from the rear of the machine, with sight guidelines that can be turned on or off by the operator. An optional Wide Angle Visual Enhancement System (WAVES) uses three closed-circuit, high-resolution cameras that provide a seamless 270-degree viewing envelope with no blind spots.

Altec, one of Prinoth’s main OEM partners, recently became the first manufacturer to offer an off-road vehicle with outriggers behind the cab, using a brand new version of the Prinoth Panther T16 running on rubber tracks. The vehicle is equipped with an Altec DT80 Digger Derrick, which offers outstanding visibility. It also provides better angles of attack, both in the front of the unit (since the outriggers are no longer positioned in front of the cab) and behind the cab, and a departure angle superior to any vehicle on the market for this size, according to Prinoth. Overall, the unit supplies increased safety and off-road mobility as well as allowing for a winch in the front or in the back of the unit without compromising its off-road capabilities.


LARGEST MODEL FOR NORTH AMERICA The new L959F wheel loader is SDLG’s largest model for the North American market. It is a Tier 4 Final upgrade to its predecessor, the LG959, and features a Deutz-SDLG SD80F engine and a fourcubic-yard-capacity, bolt-on edge bucket. Other improvements on the L959F model include: • A cab that is twice as quiet as the prior model; • Improved serviceability of the engine compartment via a new compartment door; • Chrome coupler pins for better engagement and disengagement of the quick coupler; • Joystick control with forward, neutral and reverse directions on the joystick, and first gear kick down on the trigger finger; • Improved heating and air conditioning controls; • Guarding on underside of front and rear frames; and • A 12-month, 2,000-hour warranty.


Key improvements over the previous models include: • Increased ground clearance with four super single In designing the 23X Chiparvestor whole tree disc flotation tires for mobilization on uneven logging jobs; chipper, Morbark took their previous proven design • Legal transport width worldwide; technology and focused on minimizing downtime, • Simplified feed system; increasing production and making improvements • Independent disc drive tensioning system for ease of that will help contribute to customer success. adjustment; The 23X uses a 75-inch (190.5-cm) diameter x • Large work platform for easier and safer disc 5-inch (12.7-cm) thick chipper disc to chip large vol- inspections and maintenance; and umes of wood, while the built-in dirt separator with • Integrated skidder bar as standard to allow for easier deflector keeps the end product clean. staging and repositioning of chipping on the landing.




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Packing Power

Increased hydraulic capability allows compact excavators to take on a more diverse range and size of jobs “Compact excavators provide unmatched versatility because of the volume of attachments that can be used.”

Jason Boerger, marketing manager, Bobcat Company



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By Kaitlyn Till, Managing Editor


he reputation of the compact excavator has been significantly bolstered in recent years due to their growing versatility and the range of options available for these machines. As hydraulic capabilities improve, the scope of these machines’ capabilities has moved beyond earthmoving in cramped quarters and on small jobs. The compact excavator has become a multitasking machine that can meet a variety of needs, from flail mowing to precision excavating. “Excavators are gaining a reputation for being the new skid steer – the Swiss Army Knives of a fleet capable of adapting and changing to meet whatever the job needs. Now you can have a compact backhoe, a snow plow, a pallet mover and an auger boring machine just by switching out attachments,” said John Comrie, Volvo Construction Equipment’s product manager for compact excavators. Growth of the compact excavator market in North America is strong, both in sales and rental. According

to JCB, last year more than 48,000 compact excavators were sold in North America, representing about US$17 billion in sales. Canada makes up approximately 11 percent of the market with around 5,500 units sold. In 2017, rental made up 36 percent of the market. As of July 2018, the North American market is up 13 percent and continuing to grow in all regions. JCB said that the North American growth is predominantly driven by increased demand for three- to fourtonne machines, which represent 32 percent of the market. Bobcat also commented on the growth of the three-tonne size class. “A continuing trend shows more customers purchasing compact excavators than tractor loader backhoes for excavating, trenching and grading applications,” said Jason Boerger, marketing manager at Bobcat Company. “This can be attributed to a few things. First, a compact excavator normally has a smaller frame which means it can fit into tighter spaces where larger machines like a tractor loader backhoe just can’t access. Second, compact

Left: Kubota KX040 Above: Screen in the JCB 48Z Right: Cab interior of the JCB 86C Below: Volvo ECR40D excavators provide unmatched versatility because of the volume of attachments that can be used on the machines. While buckets are very popular and widely used, other attachments like augers, clamps, breakers and plate compactors make compact excavators even more versatile, and help customers with efficiency on their jobsites.” Greg Worley, product application specialist for Caterpillar, explained that “the goal is to produce powerful, but efficient, machines in the smallest package possible, designing smarter with the customer in mind so the machines are easier [to operate] and less costly for customers to service and maintain [to] get more done for less.”

Go with the hydraulic flow

High hydraulic flow is transforming compact excavators from small digging machines into more versatile tool carriers. “Higher auxiliary flow rates allow contractors to use a wider variety of attachments now, making their machines much more versatile and in turn more profitable,” said Lee Padgett, product manager at Takeuchi-US. Takeuchi compact excavators have a four-pump hydraulic system which gives the operator the ability to multi-function without a drastic loss in flow to other circuits.

Bi-directional hydraulics are standard on Case mini excavators and more contractors see the equipment they buy as a multipurpose tool carrier rather than a one-trick pony, according to Ed Brenton, product marketing manager for Case Construction Equipment. “This allows them to use any number of one- and two-way attachments that are now available for mini excavators.” “One application that has surfaced in the last four to five years is running flail mowers,” said Bobcat’s Boerger. “These are primarily used in municipalities, counties and townships for roadside maintenance. Compact excavators have tremendous reach and pinpoint control for cutting. For this reason, the machine has expanded into property maintenance. This is an application that we didn’t foresee for this machine six to eight years ago.” Youssef Ben Jemaa, compact excavator product manager for JCB North America, said that most JCB compact excavators are equipped with the Bosch Rexroth valve block which, along with the Bosch Rexroth pump, delivers smooth and fine control to all hydraulic services and enables fuel savings. Jonathan Gardner, product specialist for construction equipment at Kubota, pointed out that the majority of owners looking for attachments will purchase a breaker. The forestry industry will often purchase a mulcher or flail mower for an eight-ton excavator to clear brush or vegetation. Kubota has been advancing their hydraulics over the years, adding features such as auxiliary flow control, which allows operators to adjust the flow to match the attachments they are running. Additionally, load sensing hydraulics regulate the consistency of the hydraulics in order to improve performance regardless of workload or engine rpm. Caterpillar will soon bring a universal coupler to market, which will allow their range of mini hydraulic excavators to utilize certain skid-steer attachments. A trend that has been imported to North America from Europe is outfitting excavators with tiltrotators. According to Comrie, “Like other construction equipment trends that tend to start in Europe then make their way to the U.S., Volvo is seeing increased use of tiltrotators, and we expect it to continue to gain traction in coming years. A tiltrotator is best described as a wrist at the end of the boom. This attachment allows an operator to achieve greater flexibility for attachments, rotating them 360 degrees and tilt +/-45 degrees in either direction. Equipment owners and operators who use tiltrotators tell us they would never go back to conventional style OCTOBER 2018

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attachment carriers.” JCB’s Ben Jemaa agreed, noting that “tiltrotators are increasingly popular and enable a compact excavator operator to work more efficiently and precisely with a range of buckets and attachments. This allows an excavator to perform finishing, loading and carrying functions, in addition to excavating.”

Precision technology and telematics boost productivity

Most manufacturers are seeing an increased appetite for outfitting compact excavators with technologies that makes work more efficient, bumps up productivity and makes the jobsite safer. Boerger said that a good example of this is the Bobcat depth check system. “This system accurately measures depth and grade, without having to exit the compact excavator, by utilizing sensors that detect the exact position of the bucket’s teeth. This allows operators to set a desired digging depth and work against that benchmark. Because the system prevents under-digging and over-digging, there is a large reduction in time spent adjusting work already done.” Brenton from Case emphasized, “We preach that adding precision technology, even to smaller, more compact equipment, doesn’t have to be complicated or intimidating, If you think of the applications that mini excavators may be used in, the inclusion of 1D (depth only) and 2D (depth and angle) grade systems can save time and eliminate the need to have someone hold a grade rod or have the operator constantly get in and out of the cab.” Case offers a Leica system that can keep grade with the use of any laser level by notifying the operator of how close to their final depth they are via an in-cab monitor. Gardner from Kubota pointed out that many customers are using 2D grade control on their eight-ton excavator, allowing the operator to control depth and slope, and determine bucket/tooth position from the cab. He added that trenching companies can benefit from 2D grade control, as operators can continue to operate without stopping to measure the depth of the trench. Several manufactures commented that contractors will see improvements in on-the-job safety when using grading technology, as these systems reduce the need to have workers standing near the excavator or 16


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operators having to get in and out of the cab, which makes the work more efficient. The technology also significantly reduces time spent adjusting work. Cat’s Worley said that the value of grade control– type systems will continue to grow on mini excavators, especially as the price comes into line with the lower price end of the construction equipment market. “Technology can allow a customer to get more done in less time and be more accurate in their work, while still being intuitive for any operator.” Also growing is the use of telematics on smaller equipment. Volvo has seen success for customers using telematics to monitor large and small fleets. Comrie said that “contractors and owners investing in telematics see increased uptime and the ability to operate their fleet with more intelligence. They can plan and strategize. They can see when a machine needs maintenance, is not getting used at a jobsite and could be somewhere else, or if an operator needs training on how to increase fuel efficiency.” Volvo offers ActiveCare Direct, which uses automation and analysts from Volvo’s Uptime Center to go through the data and send an alert when the machine needs attention. They also provide monthly reports to overview the business and health of the customer’s fleet. Takeuchi offers Fleet Management System (TFM), a remote telematics system which gives operators a real-time view of their machine’s vitals as well as service needs. Ben Jemaa at JCB said that their telematics technology, LiveLink, “is proving to be a great tool to increase customer satisfaction.” He said that the telematics system provides easy access to vital machine information and facilitates more consistent servicing, which allows the owner/operator to plan ahead. “In addition, telematics systems improve machine security, streamline fleet management and bolster residual values,” he added.

Engines of change

New engine technologies offer greater opportunity for compact machines. “With the drive toward lower emissions, compact excavators will allow contractors to work inside buildings and in emissionssensitive inner-city environments. It will also allow rail contractors to operate in tunnels and underground, without having to install costly exhaust extraction equipment,” said Ben Jemaa from JCB.

Worley, however, pointed out that “emissions regulations have driven up the cost for everyone with very little benefit to the customer.” Alternative power is on Caterpillar’s radar, and they currently offer the 300.9D VPS (Versatile Power System), which allows the unit to run on diesel or electric power. “As the market and the segment grow, we will grow with it.” Padgett said that the ever-increasing emission regulations are driving the market toward low-to-no emissions. Takeuchi currently offers the TB216H dual-power machine that can operate either in diesel mode or 100 percent emissions-free electric mode. Kubota’s Gardner commented on the introduction of technologies such as eco mode and auto idle, both of which reduce fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. Kubota currently only offers Tier 4 Final diesel engines on their excavators, but the company hasn’t ruled out using other technologies in the future. Volvo aims to improve fuel efficiency with each update to their compact excavator line. “Reducing fuel consumption is not only more sustainable,” said Comrie, “but it also improves the overall profitability of the machine. Volvo’s newest models feature Tier 4 Final engines, the small models up to 24.5 hp have no exhaust aftertreatment system, DOC only, and the larger Volvo CEX EC/EW60E ECR58/88D have a fully automatic regeneration process that does not interrupt operation.

Advances in cab design

Brenton at Case said that “there may be a misconception in the industry that mini also means lower quality or offering fewer features – the truth is that today’s mini excavators provide many of the same features and functions as their more conventionalsized counterparts. That includes the cab of the machines. Today’s mini excavator cabs are built with space, visibility and ergonomics in mind. The seat and orientation to the controls are comparable to that of a full-sized machine. And the user interface provides the operator with a wealth of control options and performance details that let the operator dial the machine in to their preference.” Other manufacturers agree that a key concern for operators is comfort in the cab of smaller machines. Padgett said that Takeuchi is adding more and more

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ator doing all of the work – there are typically a variety of people hopping in and out. We’ve made changing operating patterns on mini excavators as easy as a simple flip of a lever just outside the cab,” said Brenton.

Buying tips from the experts

Case CX30C features that make operators more comfortable and reduce fatigue, which makes the operator more productive. This includes spacious, automotive interiors, HVAC, radio and deluxe suspension seats. Bobcat has increased the floor space in their R-Series compact excavators by 29 percent over previous generations. “In addition, controls have been updated to include a second auxiliary thumb toggle that lets operators switch between the second auxiliary and the boom-offset without letting go of the joystick. Operators don’t have to stop what they are doing to search for a

switch since it’s located on the joystick,” said Boerger. “One of the most important trends seen in cabs in recent years is the evolution of instrumentation from analogue or monochromatic digital displays to new-technology, full-colour displays,” said JCB’s Ben Jemaa. “The size of the display screen, however, is often dictated by machine size and corresponding cab size and visibility.” Case has found that a simple and easily accessible pattern changer is also very important. “If you look at many of the applications these machines are being sold into, it’s often not one oper-

With more advanced features and options available on smaller equipment than ever before, there is a lot more to consider when purchasing a compact excavator. “You need to ask yourself: what have you done with a compact excavator or what would you do with it? Are you renting one often and that is leading to a purchase decision? On what jobs do you foresee using this?” suggested Boerger at Bobcat. Worley from Caterpiller noted that it is important not to overspec a machine. “Customers need to do their homework and research units to meet their needs.” If the customer overspecs, they will not realize the full value of their investment. Ben Jemaa said that before buying a compact excavator, a contractor should consider the cost of ownership of the machine. They should assess productivity and efficiency during the demo, and look at the overall build and strength of the machine, and finally the comfort and ergonomics in the cab. “Operator comfort is huge, especially on a machine that by definition is compact in size,” said Takeuchi’s Padgett. “Ensure you take a hard look at cab space, access, seat quality, and machine balance. This will be a machine that you will spend a lot of time operating, so it’s important to be comfortable. Also, what standard features does the excavator manufacturer offer? Watch out for the upsell approach to ensure you are getting everything you want up front.” Consider both the application and the working conditions, recommends Volvo’s Comrie. “If you will be working in an urban environment, you may want to consider an excavator with a short tail swing, or if your application

involves a lot of lifting, you may consider a conventional radius model.” Boerger suggested that there are many customers who haven’t considered lift when purchasing a compact excavator. “They end up using counterweights to achieve the job but it would have been better if the customer and dealer had talked about lift before the purchase,” he said. Gardner from Kubota said that “tail swing is an important consideration in the mini-excavator market and the majority are offered in conventional or zero/minimal tail swing. Customers should note that with a zero/minimal tail swing machine, you sacrifice width. These machines are typically wider than conventional tail swing mini-excavators for stability.” Attachment use and their necessary hydraulic flow will also be a key consideration when making a purchasing decision. Boerger asks, “Are you going to bust concrete? Are you going to run a breaker? Do you need to use a grapple or a hydraulic plate compactor? Then you want a machine that can run a variety of attachments and can power the attachments that you want to use. Are you changing attachments often? What kind of quick attach or power quick attach do you want to use? This can make attachment changes that much easier.” As for getting to and from jobsites, Case’s Brenton suggested that the customer needs to know how they plan on getting that machine from job to job, and whether the truck/ trailer is rated to haul that machine, or a tandem of machines, around their area of operation. When deciding on the dig depth needed, Boerger noted that “if you need to routinely dig eight feet, don’t buy a compact excavator with a maximum dig depth of eight feet. You are going to want one with 30 percent more dig depth to gain any kind of efficiency.” As for performance, Padgett said to look at digging power, balance and smooth operation that save time on the jobsite and make you more productive and efficient. HEG



Kobelco mini excavators pack full-size performance into a portable package. A minimal rear swing radius with zero tail overhang allows for handling in confined spaces, while a simple design makes routine maintenance easy to undertake. • The SK55SRX is a Tier 4 Final excavator with plenty of power for outstanding hydraulic performance. An integrated flow pump system delivers fast and smooth operation while raising the arm and boom – even during heavy loads. • Automatic two-speed travel ensures smooth and efficient travel on the toughest jobsites. • An optional four-way blade delivers left- and right-angle movement of 23 to 25 degrees for increased operator control during clearing, grading and backfilling.

The 1.5-ton-class ET16 has a compact footprint that is enhanced with a telescopic undercarriage that can be adjusted from 39 to 51 inches, providing stability when extended, and then allows for maneuverability in tight quarters when retracted. • The swivel boom provides the ability to excavate near buildings and obstructions. • Available in either a canopy or cab operator platform with both providing plenty of leg and headroom and superb all-around visibility. • Powered by a 17.7-hp, three-cylinder Yanmar diesel engine. • A bucket breakout force of 3,439 pounds and a maximum digging depth of 7-feet 11-inches with the long dipper stick.



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The 19C-1 is a 4,211-pound (1.9mt) conventional tailswing model that features all-steel bodywork for maximum impact protection, durable design with protection for hydraulic rams and hoses, and 500-hour greasing intervals. • A revised idler design delivers improved ride quality and reduces track stalling in loose material. • The redesigned dozer blade, with easy-to-install dozer wings, is available with standard arms or optional longreach arms that enable digging close to the machine. • Next-generation, four-plate boom and dipper design and two dipper arm lengths are available: 3 feet 1 inch (950 mm) or 3 feet 7 inches (1,100 mm). • The 5-foot 11-inch (1,800-mm) main boom features a top-mounted ram to protect the hydraulic cylinder.

The EW60E is the smallest addition to the Volvo wheeled excavator lineup. • Equipped with a powerful Volvo Tier 4 Final engine and adjustable hydraulic flow, the EW60E features a well-balanced driveline for excellent performance and fuel efficiency. • The standard offset boom allows the operator to adjust to applications that require working in confined areas and provides an excellent view to the bucket. • Four-wheel drive and a top speed of 18.6 mph guarantee excellent mobility and speed on and off road; the front axle can also be hydraulically locked for additional stability on uneven terrain. • A thinner pillar, larger glazed area and enlarged wiper blade all improve visibility and the optional rearview camera is viewable through a seven-inch colour LCD display.

LIUGONG 9035EZTS The 9035EZTS is LiuGong’s first zero-tail-swing model in the 3.5-metric-ton class. • With an operating weight of 8,510 pounds, the 9035EZTS tows easily to and from worksites behind a standard one-ton pickup truck. • It has a 0.14-cubic-yard bucket with 5-foot 7-inch arm to reach a digging depth of 11 feet 3 inches. Maximum ground level reach is 18 feet 9 inches. • A mechanical quick-coupler connecting system allows operators to easily swap between bucket and attachments. • Compact size and rubber tracks with a low, widely distributed ground pressure greatly reduce the risk of marring a newly paved surface or sensitive ground; steel tracks are available as an option.



The ZX30U-5 is equipped with standard features including mechanical pattern changers, quick couplers and proportional auxiliary hydraulics plumbed to the end of the boom. • The Tier 4 Final 23.3-hp Yanmar engine requires no aftertreatment device. • Manual wedge-style couplers enable quick attachment changes and the ability to use a wide variety of buckets and attachments. • With an independent-swing boom and 360-degree rotation, it can work in tight spaces and is easy to load and transport. • The heated and air-conditioned cab provides increased visibility with a larger front window and easier access from a new three-inch-wider door.

The 66-hp E85 is Bobcat’s largest compact excavator. • 13 inches of tail overhang allows the E85 to work in compact environments; the boom-swing frame stays within the width of the machine’s tracks as it swings. • The cab has been redesigned for more floor space for the operator’s feet and legs, travel pedals fold away, and the seat and cab are wider. • Improved top window and narrower side pillars contribute to improved visibility. • A standard, easy-to-reach control pattern selector allows the operator to quickly switch from ISO controls to standard controls, and 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.

MECALAC 15MC The 15MC has a 100-kW engine and is equipped with a loader bucket with a capacity of up to 1,000 litres (1.3 cubic yards). • The three-section arm can work in an offset position and has a range of up to nine metres. • It can excavate, lift and load up to 50 percent of its own weight to a height of three metres. • It is fitted as standard with 500-mm tracks, with 600-mm tracks or road liner as available options. • It has been designed to maximize the operator’s direct field of vision. The lines of the hood merge smoothly with the rounded rear window to clear the operator’s line of sight. • Two cameras come standard, allowing the operator to now completely focus on the site environment while controlling their Mecalac machine. 20


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The PC88MR-10 tight-tail hydraulic excavator has a net 65-hp engine (48.8 kW) and is powered by a four-valve per cylinder Komatsu Tier 4 Final engine with an operating weight between 18,739 and 19,290 pounds (8,500 and 8,750 kg).

The Mustang 80M and 1000M feature the versatile Power-A-Tach quick attach system. • The 80M is designed with very compact dimensions and a minimal tail swing for extra stability and has the ability to fit and drive through doors, over sidewalks, and through backyard gates. • The Mustang 1000M is a 10-ton machine with a dig depth of 14 feet 10 inches and operating capacity of over 20,000 pounds; the robust, minimal-tail swing design will go 60 degrees in either direction, allowing for consistent digging without the need to reposition the machine.

• Maximum digging depth is 15 feet 2 inches (4,615 mm) and maximum reach is 23 feet 5 inches (7,150 mm). • Swing boom allows it to work in confined spaces so the operator can focus on the work in front and worry less about rear swing impact in confined areas. • The standard auxiliary hydraulic system flow of 33 gpm (125 L/min) can be easily changed from single direction flow to bi-directional flow and there are six working modes to match hydraulic power to the job.


Step inside the spacious operator cab of the KX040-4G and fire up to 4 tons of top tier expertise and innovation. With rubber tracks for lighter impact on the ground, the KX040-4G tears into the dirt with a dig depth of 11’3”. It also comes equipped with our Eco Plus System, which gives you 9% fuel savings on tough digging jobs. Welcome to the big leagues.


The 3.5-ton-class R35Z-9A features a zero-tail-swing design for optimum maneuverability in confined work spaces and has a 23.7-hp (17.7-kW) Yanmar engine. • New standard features include: a Werk Brau–compatible thumb bracket, a diverter valve for easy switching between a thumb or attachment, proportional control levers with two-way piping, pingrabber style dual-locking quick coupler and O/C piping, increased curve profile on dozer blade, and an easily replaceable cutting edge on the dozer blade. • The boom swing capability allows the operator to offset the boom 75 degrees to the left and 50 degrees to the right. • Maximum digging depth is 10 feet 3 inches (3,135 mm), bucket breakout force is 6,900 lbf (3,130 kgf) and standard bucket capacity is 0.14 cubic yards (0.11 cubic metres).

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The U27-4 is a tight tail swing machine that falls into the two-to-three-ton class. • Comes in cab or canopy models with operating weights of 5,688 or 5,908 pounds, both with 20.8-hp (15.5-kW) engines. • It has a bucket breakout of 7,014 lbf, a 9-foot 5-inch digging depth, a lift capacity of 1,840 pounds, a dump height of 10 feet, and 12.7 gpm auxiliary hydraulic flow. • Standard features include: auxiliary flow control, auxiliary diverter valve, thumb bracket, semi-suspension seat and two pattern selection system.

CASE CX30C With an operating weight of 6,020 pounds and a 24.8-hp Tier 4 Final engine, the new Case CX30C boasts a bucket digging force of 4,520 pounds of force. • It features a zero tail swing, short-radius or conventional design, adjustable boom offset for improved maneuverability in congested areas and an auto-shift travel system. • An auxiliary hydraulic system with standard proportional controls, shut-off valve and easy-to-select joystick control patterns offer increased productivity. • The spacious and comfortable operator environment offers excellent visibility, ergonomic controls, adjustable seating and line-of-sight digital displays.

The Cat 304.5E2 XTC mini hydraulic excavator has an innovative skid-steer coupler interface for added versatility and work tool integration. • This manual coupler allows for use of compact loader tools including: general purpose bucket, multi-purpose bucket, forks, dozer blade, brooms, power box rakes and trenchers. • Coupler operation is controlled through a flick of the XTC switch on the right hand console in the operator station, then the standard right hand joystick becomes the loader. • Automatic two-speed, 100 percent pilot controls, superior bucket rotation and blade float are standard.



The TB235-2 is Takeuchi’s 3.5-ton offering and features a 24.4-hp Yanmar engine which requires no additional exhaust aftertreatment systems.

The 30G fits into the popular three-to-four-metric-ton size class of compact excavators and has a dig depth of nine feet two inches. • Standard features include mechanical pattern changers, quick couplers and proportional auxiliary hydraulics plumbed to the end of the boom. • It has a redesigned cab with heat and air-conditioning; within the operator station, a suspension seat with adjustable wrist rests is standard. • The foldable travel pedals are positioned to provide efficient operation by maximizing foot room and providing low-effort pilot controls that deliver exceptionally smooth, combined-function performance.

GEHL M08 AND M100 • With an operating weight of 7,474 pounds, a dig depth of 10 feet 7.7 inches, maximum reach of 17 feet 3 inches and breakout force of 9,127 pounds, the TB235 provides excellent working range and performance. • The operator’s station is spacious and features an automotive styled interior with a multi-information display; a cab option is available with air conditioning and heat. • Takeuchi Fleet Management (TFM) telematics system is standard equipment on the TB235-2 and provides free access for the first two years of ownership.

LIEBHERR R 914 COMPACT LITRONIC The smallest Liebherr crawler excavator, the R 914 Compact, features a powerful 122-hp Tier 4 Final diesel engine and particularly high break-out forces. • The sensitivity of the hydraulic system enables the driver to work with precision at high speeds, even when moving. • A short rear-slewing radius of just 1.55 m delivers greater safety for both operator and machine. • Operating weight is 14,900 to 17,400 kg. • Backhoe bucket capacity is 0.32 to 0.80 cubic metres.



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The Gehl M08 and M100 feature the versatile “Power-A-Tach” quick attach system. • The M08 is designed with very compact dimensions and a minimal-tail swing for extra stability; it has the ability to fit and drive through doors, over sidewalks and through backyard gates. • The Gehl M100 is the largest in the Gehl excavator line, with a dig depth of 14 feet 10 inches and operating capacity of over 20,000 pounds; a robust minimal tail swing design will go 60 degrees in either direction for consistent digging without the need to reposition the machine.



When operations truly maximize cone crusher performance, the payback includes lower cost per ton, greater plant uptime, increased production of highly saleable material and reduced maintenance and wear costs


very producer wants peak crushing performance but not every producer knows how to achieve it. Getting there may require just a few tweaks or a total rebuild, while remaining at peak levels requires proactive maintenance practices, combined with expert consultation and continuing education, according to Mike Schultz. As crushing product manager for Superior Industries, Schultz brings more than two decades of crushing industry experience to their team of product, parts and service professionals. “Maximum cone crushing performance requires a complete understanding of the application parameters, the design limitations of the crushing machine and the processing circuitry needed to support that machine,” he emphasizes. A cone crusher uses compression to effectively crush abrasive material, as well as a wide variety of stone from medium to very hard compressive strength. It is a versatile machine that can be used in all phases of material reduction, from the rock face to product finishing but more often than not its duties are targeted to secondary, 24


tertiary and quaternary aggregate and mining applications. Schultz explains that from a bottom-line standpoint, to maximize performance and cut wear costs means you need to get every stone through a cone crusher that you safely can, while preventing any machine damage, and still meet or exceed production goals.

Solutions and strategies to maximize cone crusher performance

Whether specifying a new machine or fine-tuning an existing crushing circuit, all key parameters must be defined upfront, Schultz says, and that means defining the work that you want that crusher to do. To do this, operations must provide data on proper feed gradation, desired output gradation, tonnage requirements and, most importantly, the material type. In addition, knowing the precise composition, compressive strength (maximum force that material can withstand before breaking) and chemical properties of the stone is a huge factor in determining how much work a cone crusher needs to do. “Many operations try to do too much with one machine, pushing it beyond its design limitations, causing

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excessive component stress and wear and the potential of serious damage,” Schultz says. All crushers are designed for certain reduction ratio limitations. In most cases, cone crushers provide reduction ratios (the ratio of the feed size to the crusher vs. the size of the crusher discharge) of 4-to-1 up to 6-to-1. “The reduction ratio design limitations and

the rated capacity (tons per hour) of the cone crusher are the most important factors to consider when designing a crushing circuit – and determining how much that crusher can safely do,” Schultz says. Once complete application data is in hand, it’s important for operations to work closely with their crusher supplier to select the right crusher. Key

Top: The 400-hp Patriot Cone Crusher, mounted on a portable chassis. Above: Automation systems constantly monitor for harmful conditions and will automatically adjust or shut down crushing operation.


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considerations will be crushing speed, chamber design, liner configurations and crusher settings. “Whether it’s minimizing fines or maximizing fines, or trying to create the highest yield of a particular product, there are chamber and liner configurations designed specifically to meet the desired product yield,” says Schultz.

Designing the right circuitry

For performance efficiencies, proper circuitry should be designed around the cone, says Schultz. Importantly, the circuit should be engineered to provide the cone with choke-fed material, or enough material to keep the crusher full. Having too little feed can cause the machine to side load, which stresses components. Also, having too many fines in the feed leads to premature wear issues. Having adequate screening capacity downstream of the crushing circuit is another key factor. In a closed-circuit setup, material that is not properly sized is recirculated back to the crusher for further reduction. “It’s very common to see operations that have a bottleneck at the screening circuit. They do not have enough screening capacity, so properly crushed material is sent back to the cone. These unnecessary recirculating loads simply eat up more space and horsepower in the crusher while increasing wear,” says Schultz.

Make use of automation

“To significantly affect cone performance, automation doesn’t need to be over-the-top and super complicated, but rather quite simple and very easy to control,” Schultz emphasizes. One of the biggest things that automation delivers is protecting the machine from damage by acting as a warning system that alerts operators to conditions such as bowl float, excessive amperage or temperatures, and lubrication or low-flow oil issues. As an example, he points out that Superior’s Patriot Cone series features a three-sensor “bowl float” or “ring bounce” monitoring system that alerts the operator if conditions are overexceeding the design limitations of the cone. The top and the bottom of the cone are held together by hydraulic cylinders. When the crushing action on the cone exceeds the

A cut-away of a cone crusher.

Left: The circuitry around the cone should constantly provide the crusher with choke-fed material. Right: Adequate downstream screening capacity ensures less recirculation of material, which would otherwise consume unnecessary horsepower and increase wear. pressure that is holding those two pieces together, it causes bowl float or ring bounce, which is any movement at all (even slight) between the top and the bottom of the crusher, Schultz explains. Undetected bowl float will eventually lead to component failures. “When operating a cone, preventing bowl float is arguably the single most important thing you should ensure.” Most cone crushers are designed to open up due to tramp metal or an uncrushable situation. However, no cone crushers are designed to operate under normal conditions with ring bounce. “There should be zero ring bounce or bowl float under normal operating conditions,” says Schultz. “Without an automation package, it can be difficult to detect ring bounce at times. You can literally be standing on the machine, and you cannot detect even the slightest ring bounce – so having that automated warning system is an enormous advantage.”

“The reduction ratio design limitations and the rated capacity of the cone crusher are the most important factors to consider when designing a crushing circuit – and determining how much that crusher can safely do.”

Mike Schultz

Know the true limiting factors

One of the major misconceptions Schultz encounters in the field is the way operators view the closedside setting (the material discharge opening from maximum to minimum) of the cone. He says that operators often try to maintain a specified closed-side setting, assuming that will yield the desired product output no matter what. Often, they close the setting down to the smallest point possible and then let the machine beat itself up. Schultz suggests a better approach to setting up a cone for maximum performance. First, consider the true limiting factors of any cone crusher are attached power and crushing force. After determining the proper speed and liner configuration, it is possible to dial in the proper settings of the machine based on maximizing the amp draw to a desired set-point, while making sure that the machine does not incur ring bounce at that point. He also encourages operations to tie an automated

warning system into the designed amperage utilization of the machine. With Superior’s automation package, “if the motor and the machine are being overworked, the system will either take steps to reduce the amp draw, or will send an alarm to the operator,” he explains. Automation features are designed to maximize the life of wear components. Patriot Cone’s auto-wear compensation, included in the automation package, is an example. As liners begin to wear, the crusher is designed to automatically compensate for that wear in order to maintain the same settings in the machine. With liner wear, the space between the two compression components expands. At the same time, the auto wear compensation system automatically closes the machine down to maintain proper settings throughout the life of the wear components.

PROPER LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT ENSURES MAXIMUM CONE CRUSHER PERFORMANCE Mike Schultz, crushing product manager for Superior Industries, says that since a cone crusher needs to withstand daily abuse, operators should practice the following to optimize crusher performance throughout its life cycle: • Invest in high quality equipment and components upfront to save lots of money over the long haul. • Maintain ongoing preventive, predictive and reactive maintenance programs. This is imperative to optimize plant availability and minimize maintenance and wear costs. • Proper training of personnel is also key to overall performance and efficiency, and especially to consistently safe operation. • Lastly, partner with crushing experts and equipment suppliers who are accurate, accessible, and are willing to offer hands-on, on-site troubleshooting, service and parts support over the total life of the machine. 26


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Washing with less water

Fast-growing CDE has brought its Combo range of washing systems to North America By Lee Toop, Associate Editor


ne of the fastest-growing manufacturers in wet processing for aggregates has targeted North America for aggressive expansion and introduced their new Combo range. Northern Ireland–based manufacturer CDE Global celebrated the opening of its new North American headquarters just outside Dallas, Texas, in September. A $6 million investment that will provide sales and service support to customers in the aggregates and mining industries across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the new facility is just part of a major growth spurt by the company. “North America represents our single biggest market opportunity. We started almost 10 years ago but have been really focused for the last five or six years – initially, we invested very heavily through ConExpo, and then started with an office in North Carolina,” said Enda Ivanoff, CDE Group business development director. “The scale of the opportunity in North America sometimes can kill you, so you need to decide where to put down your roots. We’ve decided very firmly to start in Texas, hence the $6 million investment that you see here.” Texas is a good market for CDE’s sand and aggregates processing equipment, with frac sand needs as well as a growing demand for recycled construction and demolition material thanks to steady growth in the construction industry. To meet that need, CDE has brought over a number of senior staff from the global headquar28


ters that will provide guidance for new, local staff as the starting point for more expansion down the road. The Texas headquarters will, over time, become one of several similar facilities around North America as CDE’s growth – currently at around 20 percent yearly – continues. In addition, the company has been expanding its manufacturing and R&D facilities, including the purchase of a 300,000-square-foot former Caterpillar factory in Belfast, Northern Ireland. “The recent acquisition of the manufacturing facility was to look forward three, five, seven, maybe ten years to provide us the scope and room to be able to provide the fabrication capacity we need to support North America as we grow,” Ivanoff said. CDE has sold its machines into the North American market for some time, but as it launches its new headquarters is also bringing a new offering: the Combo range of sand washing plants.

Combo range for washing challenging materials with less water

The Combo range was developed to answer a problem faced by customers in the quarrying sector who need to wash challenging materials while reducing the amount of water used in the process, according to business development director Eoin Heron. “Especially in hard rock applications, where customers are crushing and screening, they generate a fine waste product, usually called screenings. Typically it is quarterinch down, and it has no commercial value,” Heron explained. “There’s also usually a lack of water, so if you have

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Top: The Combo X70 can process multiple products at once while saving water. Above: CDE opened its new North American headquarters south of Dallas, Texas, in September. material that’s too dirty to sell . . . it accumulates over time.” When clients in an Asian country were faced with a government decision to ban extraction of river sand and had to turn to waste screenings to meet the needs of concrete manufacturers, CDE looked into designing a system that could process screenings efficiently. “The whole idea was they wanted rapid deployment and high uptime – very reliable, but able to fold it up and move to another site when you had processed that waste,” Heron explained. The Combo series offers a capacity range of 30 to 250 tonnes and is built in a modular design that brings together feeding, grading, washing, water recycling and stockpiling. The feed hopper uses an integrated belt feeder that provides efficiency and offers a belt weigher as a standard feature. Multiple integrated wing conveyors allow the Combo system to process up to three products simultaneously, and

the washing system ensures high quality while also using very little water. “The secret of the Combo is that it washes sand or screenings using a significant amount of water in the circuit, but it recycles that water round and round again,” Heron explained. “We could wash 50 or 100 or 150 tonnes an hour of screenings, but run this plant on a 1.5- or 2-inch pipe of water.” Water is recirculated through use of a flocculant that removes unwanted silt, allowing for a minimal amount of sludge that can be pumped into small ponds rather than requiring large settling systems, Heron noted. CDE customers in North America have expressed a keen interest in the Combo range. “We’re actually working very closely on several projects right now and the feedback has been really on the compact nature. Space is often a premium on the hard rock sites,” Heron said. HEG

Advances in crushing and screening equipment


here have been plenty of recent refinements and innovations in equipment for the aggregates and quarries industries. Among them is Sandvik’s new QE342 scalper. This is a heavy-duty scalper with a class-leading, open scalping area which enables it to deliver enormous rates of production, the company reports. Its design and attributes means that the production of even the most hard-wearing of materials is facilitated through a wearresistant steel apron feeder, with massive stockpiling capability and overwide conveyors that maximize delivery. Its new, crusher-style chassis has been developed specifically to accommodate the more powerful and efficient engine power packs. The wearresistant rigid hopper is compatible for two-way or three-way split configurations, as well as having the ability to interchange side conveyors. The screen-box jack up facility allows easier access to the bottom deck for maintenance and screen media changes.

Other features include: • On-board My Fleet for live monitoring of plant/hours/location etc.; • Redesigned chassis featuring twospeed tracking and radio control for faster relocation times between jobs; • New, user-friendly control system with large display panel, simplified controls and additional functionality; • Lower engine operating speed @1,800 rpm providing lower fuel consumption and reduced noise; • A variety of plant enhancements to improve setup and teardown times; • Hydraulic fluid change interval doubled to 4,000 hours; and • Hybrid-drive option with electric plug in available to run in diesel or electric mode. With a wide choice of screen media available, the QE342 can be configured to match specific requirements and is able to cope with a huge range of different, and difficult, materials and applications, from scalping before a crusher or screening aggregates after a crusher, to quarry overburden, and construction waste.

Above: Sandvik QE342 heavy-duty scalper. Right: Stedman’s new VSI Anvil Ring. Stedman has developed a new, patent-pending VSI Anvil Ring for their vertical shaft impactors. It is easily adjusted up and down, allowing for even wear across the entire wear surface, nearly doubling the life of the anvil ring in many cases. The anvil ring can be re-positioned with common hand tools in half the time previously required and its position is verified externally by an


Access under-road utilities quickly and efficiently with a single machine using the Tigercat T726G street trencher. The machine simultaneously trenches below grade, while crushing material and backfilling in one pass. Specifically designed for the task, the Tigercat carrier has the required power and durability for maximum performance. Contact StreetWorks, the North American distributor of the T726G for more information.




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Left: Powerscreen Trakpactor 550R horizontal shaft impactor. Right: Elrus MS612 three-deck, high-capacity, multi-slope screen plant. integral position indicator. Internal access to the crusher is not required for anvil ring adjustment, increasing safety and lessening downtime. Powerscreen’s new Trakpactor 550SR horizontal shaft impactor. It is designed for processing primary and secondary materials: natural rock and construction-derived materials, like asphalt, recycling and demolition waste. It delivers excellent tonnage of highspecification material with a low cost per tonne and comes with the Powerscreen Pulse Intelligence system. The impact chamber (54 x 36 inches)



features a twin-apron four-bar rotor design with hydraulic release aprons, hydraulic setting adjustment, and hydraulic crusher overload, driven directly off the engine via a clutch for optimum fuel economy. The product conveyor features a raise/lower facility to aid clearance of rebar in the event of a blockage. Hydraulic banks, battery access and control valves are at eye level to make setup and operation much easier. The post-screen and recirculation section is fully detachable using quick release hydraulics and electrics. Haver & Boecker’s Ty-Max and Ty-

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Wire screen media have gone through rigorous testing in the field. “We discovered these products are proving to be even more durable than originally anticipated, leading to fewer screen changeouts, less downtime and longer wear life,” said Karen Thompson, Haver & Boecker Canada president. Ty-Max lasts seven to nine times longer than traditional woven wire cloth, while Ty-Wire stands up four to seven times longer. Each is poured open cast, allowing the screen media to harden when cured to resist wear and tear, offering one and a half to two times longer wear life over injectionmolded products. Haver & Boecker offers polyurethane media in a variety of options to fit the needs of any operation. Producers choose Ty-Max when they are looking for more wear life on their side-tensioned screen deck. Because it is side-tensioned instead of modular, it can be combined with other side-tensioned screen media on a cambered deck to create the optimal balance between wear life and open area. Ty-Max openings range from 3/32 to 4 inches. Ty-Wire is a hybrid between polyurethane and woven wire and is available with openings ranging from 1/8 to 1-5/8. The low-maintenance and lightweight qualities make Ty-Wire safer and easier to install than traditional woven wire, and it offers greater open area than polyurethane. It is available in both side-tensioned sections and modular panels. Both feature a tapered opening design that releases more near-sized material, allowing the screen to self-clean. Typically, a switch from woven wire cloth, which requires a cambered deck, to a polyurethane modular product requires a deck conversion costing anywhere from $15,000 to $25,000. However, with Ty-Max and Ty-Wire, producers can switch to polyurethane or a hybrid screen media without the added expense of converting their cambered deck. Ty-Max and Ty-Wire can be blended with perforated plate, rubber, woven wire or self-cleaning screens to extend wear life and improve performance of the screen media overall. For example, installing a section of

Haver & Boecker’s Ty-Max uses a specially formulated polyurethane that is poured open cast, giving it a 20 to 30 percent longer wear life than injection-molded alternatives. Ty-Max at the feed end will help alleviate the additional wear that comes with the initial material impact. TyWire can be used in the middle of the deck, for example, where basic screening takes place to give operators the ideal combination of wear life and open area. Using woven wire or selfcleaning screens at the discharge end will provide maximum open area at the end of the deck. Elrus has introduced the MS612 – a 6- x 12-foot, three-deck, high-capacity, multi-slope screen plant – which is compact, has a smaller footprint and is easier to move, set up and use than its larger 6- x 20-foot and 7- x 20-foot counterparts, while maintaining production capabilities equal to or greater than either of the larger models. Powered by two 15-hp electric vibrating motors, this workhorse requires less power and uses only three ounces of grease per season. Maintenance is simplified because there’s no eccentric shaft, bearings, gears, seals, sheaves or guards to service, repair or store. Since the decks are all end tension, easily accessible and contain fewer components, (24 screen bolts, washers and nuts and no clamp bars compared to 120 nuts bolts and washers to tighten and 30 clamp bars on a traditional screen), all of this means that you can change screen media on all three decks in under two hours.


Picking your power: choosing underhood or PTO solutions for work trucks By Christopher Lyon


ocational vehicles are designed are available with a wide selection of auxiliary equipment and support options to handle many unique tasks. The key question becomes what works best for operations. Many variables need to be considered before a fleet professional can offer a recommendation or even think about starting the work truck design process. Historically, in Classes 2–5, auxiliary power export options have been mainly limited to a belt-driven provision off the engine and under the hood. As automatic transmissions advance, many are turning to power takeoff (PTO) as a viable alternative. With the addition of PTO, numerous auxiliary options have become available to the vocational truck market.

A starting point

Understanding design constraints is the most critical consideration. Begin by defining the truck’s desired functions, operating conditions, drive/duty cycles and environmental conditions. Second, identify what types of auxiliary equipment are going to be powered. Determine if you require air, hydraulic or a combination of the two. Third, it may be financially beneficial to plan for future demands on the truck. Specification writers don’t always anticipate a change in job requirements, which would be a minor cost increase at present versus a more

expensive future retrofit. A common example involves dump trucks repurposed with snowplow functionality. Designing a vehicle with central hydraulics could have greatly reduced retrofit cost from the beginning. This is not always possible due to budget constraints and other unknown factors. With this knowledge and a little bit of forethought, you can determine what’s best for your operation. The answer can be complicated so it’s a good idea to think through the implications surrounding: • System output (power of an underhood solution versus the PTO alternative); • Space the solution requires of your vehicle; • Weight considerations as each add- on diminishes effective payload; • Maintainability; and • Cost.

Defining demand and controlling costs

Everyone wants a vocational vehicle versatile enough to accomplish almost any task; however, this is not financially practical. Understanding demand can save you money in the long run. Thinking about onboard air solutions, the required pressure and volume will dictate the best type of compressor and, ultimately, how much power is required. Engine-driven compressors are typically most costeffective for low- to mid-volume requirements (usually 20 to 90 cubic feet per minute). Larger compressors often carry higher upfront costs as compared to PTO solutions. However, be

sure to consider the big picture, including available options from OEM and aftermarket component suppliers. When looking at other auxiliary equipment (such as hydraulic solutions), you can follow the same exercise. When reviewing hydraulic options for a dump bed or snowplow, depending on the duty cycle required, it may be beneficial to look at selfcontained electric units that provide hydraulic operations at the point of use (such as a lift cylinder). Oftentimes, this can be very cost-effective and simplify truck design. More complex power requirements (like a large generator or other equipment with a driveshaft) will need a PTO provision and an additional gearbox.

Avoiding mistakes

As mentioned, foresight is vital to getting the best solution at the most economical price. Vehicle maintainability, especially related to component locations, is key to selecting the best fit. Each additional auxiliary component could potentially influence maintainability of a work truck and the component itself. Accounting for space on board and understanding applicability of available solutions help ensure a good selection that gives you the output required to meet your needs with the right capacity balance. Items like generators, cranes and welders may physically intrude on limited space. Another common mistake is simply relying on what’s been done historically. Technology continues to advance; new options are

constantly hitting the market. It is important to examine all advantages of new product offerings rather than assume the traditional option is, in fact, the best solution. Taking the time to analyze work environments, challenges and actual demands positions you, as a fleet professional, to make the right choice.

Real-world perspective

It may prove helpful to consider a practical application. For example, external power export solutions have come a long way from a standalone gas or drive-shaft-driven generator. One solution for worksite power management may be partially integrated into a truck you’ve already designed (or plan to take into account). A hydraulic generator is one answer; the concept is similar to the gasolinepowered standalone counterpart, but it’s more compact and versatile. These generators can be specified or retrofitted into existing work trucks with hydraulic circuits. Without the gasoline power plant, size and weight can be reduced by 50 percent. In terms of maintenance costs, there are no gasoline engines to support and fewer environmental factors. Considering these dynamics demonstrates the importance of looking at the big picture and evaluating alternative solutions to minimize additional auxiliary equipment needs, maintenance issues and operating costs. Christopher Lyon is Director of Fleet Relations with the NTEA.


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Turning up the gas: near-zero NOx natural gas engines offered in Kenworth lineup


enworth has added another option to its collection of cleaner engines for on-highway and vocational trucks with the availability of natural gas powerplants from Cummins Westport. The company recently announced that it would offer the Kenworth T880 and T880S vocational trucks as well as the on-highway T680 with two different natural gas engines. Both of the Cummins Westport engines, the L9N and ISX12N, are considered near zero for NOx emissions, according to Kenworth, and are an excellent option for fleets looking to cut back on carbon emissions. “The Kenworth T680, T880 and T880S specified with the Cummins

Westport L9N near-zero-emissions engine are ideal for pickup and delivery, vocational and refuse fleets focused on reducing their environmental impact and decreasing operating costs,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. “The ISX12N provides an excellent, very-low-emissions solution for fleets and truck operators that order the T680, T880 and T880S for service in line haul, regional haul, vocational and refuse applications.” The L9N engine is certified to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) optional low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr – a 90 percent reduction from engines operating at the current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) NOx limit of 0.2 g/bhp-hr. In addition to ultra-low emissions, the L9N features on-board diagnostic capability, a unique maintenance-free three-way catalyst, closed crankcase ventilation system, and an engine control module with excellent durability. The T680, T880 and T880S offer the 8.9-litre L9N rated at 320 hp and 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine operates on 100 percent natural gas, which can be carried on the vehicle in either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) form. The engine is also compatible with renewable natural gas (RNG), which can provide even further reductions

Kenworth vocational trucks like the T880S mixer are available with low-emission natural gas engines from Cummins Westport, such as the ISX12N (left). in GHG emissions. RNG is produced from the decomposition of organic waste from such sources as dairy farms, landfills and urban waste treatment plants. The ISX12N is certified by both the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board (CARB). The engine meets CARB’s optional low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr, which represents a 90 percent reduction from engines operating at the current EPA NOx limit of 0.2 g/bhp-hr.

In addition to offering ultra-low emissions, the ISX12N engine features a closed crankcase ventilation system, unique maintenance-free three-way catalyst, on-board diagnostic capability, and engine control module with excellent durability. The Kenworth T680, T880 and T880S offer the 12-litre ISX12N with ratings up to 400 hp and 1,450 lb.-ft. of torque. The ISX12N can also operate on CNG, LNG or RNG.

Volvo Trucks to introduce first examples of all-electric trucks to north america


s part of an innovative partnership between the Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure, Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric truck demonstrators in California next year, and will commercialize them in North America in 2020. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has preliminarily awarded $44.8 million to SCAQMD for the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project. The Volvo LIGHTS project will involve 16 partners and will transform freight operations at the facilities of two of the United States’ top trucking fleets. Volvo LIGHTS is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities. “This is yet another important step toward our vision of zero emissions. We are convinced that electrified truck transport will be a key driver of sustainable transports, and we’re proud to contribute the 34


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Volvo Group’s expertise to this innovative publicprivate partnership,” said Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks. The demonstration units will be based on the technology currently being used in the Volvo FE Electric, which Volvo Trucks presented in May and will begin selling in Europe in 2019. “This is an excellent opportunity to show the endto-end potential of electrification,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America. “From solar energy harvesting at our customer locations, to electric vehicle uptime services, to potential second uses for batteries, this project will provide invaluable experience and data for the whole value chain.” A variety of smart technologies will be used – including remote diagnostics, geofencing, and the company’s web-based service management platform – to monitor all truck performance aspects of the project, and maximize vehicle uptime. The Volvo LIGHTS project is an example of the new forms of public-private partnerships that electrification of truck transport will allow, as regions target improved air quality, reduced traffic noise, and reduced congestion during peak hours – because operations can be carried out quietly and without

The Volvo FE Electric has a Volvo-developed driveline with twin electric motors producing a total maximum power output of 370 kW and continuous power output of 260 kW. tail-pipe exhaust emissions early in the morning or late at night. Volvo Trucks will deploy eight multiconfiguration battery Class 8 electric demonstration units (GVW +15 tons), and an additional 15 precommercial and commercial units, throughout California’s South Coast Air Basin.


LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE EMPHASIZES POWER WAGON’S OFF-ROAD CAPABILITY Ram’s Power Wagon pickup is known for its off-road capabilities, and for a limited time will be available with a special look to help it stand out as rough and ready for the backwoods: the Mojave Sand package. “The Ram Power Wagon is the most off-road capable production pickup in the market today and offering the new Mojave Sand limited edition will appeal to enthusiasts looking for a truck that stands above the crowd,” said Jim Morrison, head of Ram Brand – FCA North America. “Power Wagon is extraordinarily competent off-road and provides both the towing and payload required in a heavy-duty truck.” This is the first time Mojave Sand exterior paint has been available on a Ram Heavy Duty truck. To accompany the new colour, new all-black wheels create a complete exterior design element. The limited-edition truck features an all-black interior with Ram’s Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen. Also part of the package, the Power Wagon Mojave Sand adds the Heavy Duty Luxury Group, which includes LED bed lighting, overhead console, power heated/fold-away mirrors and a universal garage door opener. Based on the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 4x4 Crew Cab, the Power Wagon is packed with purpose-built off-road features, including a unique suspension with more than 51 mm (two inches) of lift, 363 mm (14.3 inches) of ground clearance, front and rear locking dif-

ferentials, an electric disconnecting front sway bar, 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires and a 5,443kg (12,000-pound) winch. Powered by a 410-hp, 6.4-litre HEMI V-8 engine, the Ram Power Wagon is the most offroad capable production pickup available, the manufacturer states. Power Wagon holds a distinctive position in the Ram Truck lineup as an example of engineering innovation and off-road capability.

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High-Quality machinery an important part of Roxboro ExcavatioN’s growth strategy By Lawrence Buser, Editorial Director


oxboro Excavation is a key player in construction and civil engineering work in Quebec and Ontario. The company, established over 45 years ago, distinguishes itself in sectors as varied as excavation, earthmoving, infrastructure, deep foundations, formwork, paving, snow removal, sewer and water works, and environmental projects. Roxboro has more than 600 employees during the high season and a fleet of more than 1,000 construction equipment machines. “The construction industry has evolved a lot, but one thing remains the same: for quality work, expertise goes hand-in-hand with the equip36


ment,” says Maxime Théorêt, Vehicle Fleet Manager at Roxboro. “Our company is always on the lookout for the latest technological innovations to stand out from the competition.” Roxboro has over 100 wheel loaders in their extensive fleet, he adds, and has a lot of experience with them. When it came time to replace some of their wheel loaders, they established a rigorous selection process that reflected the commitment to quality that permeates the whole company.

Key considerations

The power to move lots of snow was a key consideration in Roxboro’s selection process. Their extensive

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general construction. Equally important was service and maintenance. Roxboro needed something that would meet new emission standards while, at the same time, be easy to keep on the road. Maxime Théorêt emphasizes that uptime reliability was a major consideration, along with the quality of components.

Roxboro – the company

Above and left: Roxboro Excavation’s new Hitachi wheel loaders are used in a wide range of applications, including at their concrete and asphalt plants.

To fully appreciate Roxboro’s rigorous process in selecting the new wheel loaders, it helps to understand more about the company. “What really sets Roxboro apart from the competition is our customer approach. The complementarity of our services, our expertise and our rigour allow us to offer turnkey projects of any size,” says Théorêt. “But above all, we stand out because we respect budgets and deadlines. We rarely hear about big projects that respect these two parameters. It’s our top concern at Roxboro.” For instance, in 2016 Roxboro was entrusted by the Quebec Ministry of Transportation with the completion of a major project to improve access to the Port of Montreal on Highway 25, one of the busiest roads in Quebec. Most of the project was completed three months ahead of schedule, and finalized 2.5 months before deadline, in full compliance with established budgets. The work, which included several road connections and interchanges, was aimed among other things at reducing trucking traffic on the local network by facilitating links between the highway and the port. As a special feature of the contract, Roxboro had to cover a multitude of works by dealing with many stakeholders, including the Ministry of Transportation, the City of Montreal, the Metropolitan Transportation Network, a university located nearby and, of course, the residents. The quality of Roxboro’s planning and execution, as well as the close collaboration with the various participants, reduced the established 11-week turnaround time by eight percent.

they were able to try three different models of Hitachi wheel loaders – ZW180, ZW220 and the ZW250 – in a real world environment.” Operators tested the machines with different buckets, forks and other attachments, he explained. “Their mechanics also had the opportunity to check under the hood to assess the serviceability of each model.” After all the tests were done, the company chose Hitachi wheel loaders. “We are always on the lookout for state-of-the-art machinery to reflect Roxboro’s approach and reputation: precise, solid and reliable,” says Théorêt. Wajax also met Roxboro’s requirements for product support, including a parts and service agreement, which included training of Roxboro technicians. Wajax has been a trusted partner of Roxboro for the past 30 years, Théorêt notes. The first purchase was for six units: one ZW180-5, three ZW220-5 and two ZW250-5 models. They soon added two more loaders, a ZW220-5 and a ZW80-5, and then an additional order of six units, one ZW180-5, two ZW220-5, two ZW250-5 and one ZW310-5. In the end, Roxboro bought a total of 14 Hitachi wheel loaders, along with

three Hitachi hydraulic excavators, over a period of two years.

Roxboro expanding across Canada

Recognized as a major player in Quebec, Roxboro aims to consolidate its leadership in its existing sectors, while also continuing to diversify and grow. The Canadawide expansion is already underway, in part, through mergers and acquisitions. For example, in 2017, Roxboro merged PRECO Foundations, its deep foundation division, with the MSE Group, including Icanda Corp., Forage MSE and MSE Drilling to create a new entity: PRECOMSE. This transaction not only expanded Roxboro’s expertise in deep foundations but also increased its presence in Ontario, particularly in the Toronto area, where MSE Drilling operates. “Roxboro is a company based on ambition – the ambition to always stand on solid ground, to always improve, and to achieve our projects within allotted deadlines and budgets. It is with quality machinery that these national goals will materialize,” Théorêt concludes. HEG

Wheel loader testing and selection

fleet of wheel loaders helps keep Montreal moving in the winter through snow removal at the airport, on the highways and at major shopping centres across the region, all under very strict performance criteria from the City of Montreal and the Ministry of Transportation. The wheel loaders need to work at temperatures that can reach -30 degrees Celsius or colder. They also had to be versatile, as they would be used at the company’s concrete and two asphalt plants, their recycling centre for processing concrete and asphalt, and for projects ranging from sewer and water works to deep foundation work, road work and

When it came time to select new machines, Roxboro tested models from four manufacturers at their asphalt and concrete plants. Among them was a new name but one with a long history: Hitachi wheel loaders, formerly KCM/Kawasaki wheel loaders. Roxboro had bought a Kawasaki 65ZV in 2004 and used it for seven years. It was time to compare the new Hitachi wheel loaders side by side with other stalwarts in the industry. To help guide the assessment process, Roxboro’s two full-time construction crew trainers created a checklist, including operating and technical points to review. Daniel Plouffe, Sales Representative – Quebec Construction at Wajax Laval says : “We made a presentation where

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ADT Scraper

Uses existing ADTs and improves comfort and handling for the operator


-Tec pioneered the technology for hooking up an articulated dump truck to a scraper, says Shane Kroeker, vice president, marketing at K-Tec, and is currently celebrating the 10th anniversary of their ADT

scraper. This system provides a big advantage for a contractor as they can use an existing fleet of ADTs and convert them into efficient, self-loading scraper haulers. Not only can the trucks be utilized for a new purpose but also that same truck driver can now easily transition into an effective scraper operator behind the same familiar wheel. Using an ADT scraper is a comfortable, forward-facing operation. Also, the truck’s six-wheel drive, along with K-Tec’s Scraper Automatic Cushion Ride System which acts as a shock absorber, provides a smooth ride for the operator and the ability to travel faster on the haul road for increased productivity. The operator can face forward all the time by using the truck’s factory-installed backup camera with angle adjusted toward the scraper’s cutting edge to see the material flowing into the bowl. KTec provides additional camera kit options for split screen view of the top of the heap, or scrapers in tandem configuration. This eliminates the need for the operator to keep twisting around to look back at the load. The ADT is set up with K-Tec’s ergonomic padded armrest and multi-function joystick control attached to the truck’s operator seat. The display in the cab shows a selection of automatic ejector modes for specific soil types and an even spread of material for excellent compaction. The variety of preprogrammed ejector modes makes training of new operators simpler. The display also shows automated load-counting productivity and operator service maintenance reminders. Reminder alerts pop up to have the operator

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The ADT cab features K-Tec’s ergonomic armrest, multifunction joystick and display. or mechanic confirm checks and servicing at predetermined times, such as daily greasing or checking tire pressures and cutting-edges. Further precision technology can be easily added to the operator’s dashboard as K-Tec scrapers come Trimble GPS–ready from the factory. This allows for Trimble’s kit to be simply installed for quick GPS integration for finish grading applications. K-Tec’s pull-grader land leveller units can be used to bring an earthmoving jobsite to final grade and maintain haul roads. All K-Tec scrapers have three core technologies built in: Load-Tec, Tensile-Tec and Lube-Tec. Load-Tec involves K-Tec’s hitching system which distributes load weight to maximize the pulling unit’s power while minimizing stress on the hitching tongue. With most of K-Tec’s earthmovers, 75 percent of the weight is transferred to the scraper’s axles, placing less stress on the tractor’s rear axle. The system also works to achieve equal pull between the front and rear axle of the tractor. This balancing of the tractor is achieved by adding weight to the front of the tractor, which minimizes the stress placed on the rear axle. For the ADT series, K-Tec has developed a gooseneck hitch pole and quick attach hook-up so that 30 percent of the scraper’s load

weight is transferred directly to the point where the truck is designed to carry weight. Tensile-Tec refers to the high-tensile steel plating strategically designed through years of field trials and materials performance analysis. This has enabled KTec to develop manufacturing and reinforcing techniques that make for the most durable pan scraper available, according to Kroeker. Reinforcement with high tensile wear and structural steel in critical stress areas has established stress standards between 150,000 to 200,000 psi, which is significantly greater than many other scrapers on the market using traditional steel ranging between 40,000 to 60,000 psi. This allows for K-Tec to use less steel, while having superior structural strength. Lube-Tec refers to minimal, simple, one-minute grease points, allowing the earthmovers to be serviced in only minutes per day. The scrapers have two easy-access grease points that require servicing once a day and four rear-axle grease points which only require greasing every quarter (500 hours) on new scraper models. Greaseless bushings on all other hinge points can run up to 1,200 hours before needing to be replaced. These technological advancements allow labour hours to be dedicated to productively moving material, instead of idle maintenance.

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John Deere’s Fully Integrated, Mastless Grade Control Motor Graders


ohn Deere’s SmartGrade technology is now available on the company’s G-Series motor graders, a big advance for operators doing roadbuilding and site development. “Earthmoving customers already utilize SmartGrade technology integrated into Deere dozers, and many have asked when it would be available on the motor grader line,” said Luke Kurth, motor graders product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Today is the day, and we’re excited to be the first manufacturer to offer this integrated solution to the industry. The same machine can now be used throughout the jobsite, from site clearing to final grade, maximizing operator resources and fleet utilization.” The company says SmartGrade delivers the first-of-its-kind, mastless, Topcon 3D integrated grade control as a factory option on new machines and as a field kit for equipment already on the job. The system is fully incorporated into the machine’s structures and software, delivering precise grading performance while eliminating vulnerable masts and cables from the moldboard, preventing possible theft or damage. This also removes the need to climb on the machine every day to install blade-mounted sensors and components, reducing setup time and complexity. By removing the masts and leveraging position sensing, the operator can now run without limitation, using all of the machine functions like blade pitch, circle side-shift and circle rotate without risking damage to the system, all while staying on grade. In the cab, the grade system interface is built into the Grade Pro (GP) controls, 40


“The same machine can now be used throughout the jobsite, from site clearing to final grade, maximizing operator resources and fleet utilization.” Luke Kurth

John Deere 772GP motor grader (top), operator’s view with SmartGrade (centre), and left and right joystick controls (lower) with integrated grade control system controls (increment, decrement, auto). available in the Deere-exclusive fingertip or dual-joystick design. The all new Automation Suite is included when a customer purchases a GP grader with SmartGrade. It is optional on all other GP graders that don’t have SmartGrade. It is not available on G models. G models feature traditional mechanical control hydraulics i.e. “antler rack” controls.

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Grade Pro models (GP) feature a host of additional features for customers including electro-hydraulics, their choice of fingertip armrest controls or dual joysticks, cross-slope, push-buttonactivated return-to-straight, multiple automation packages and open architecture which gives customers the ability to add the grade-control system of their choice. Both G and GP come

standard with a steering wheel. The suite includes: Auto-articulation, which combines front steering and rear articulation; Blade flip, a Deere exclusive, enables the operator to automatically rotate the blade to a set position without holding the control at the end of a pass; and Machine preset, another Deere exclusive, allows the operator to activate different functions by pressing a single button, such as Return-to-Straight, Auto-Shift, lights, etc. Sean Mairet, grade control product marketing manager for John Deere WorkSight, says “SmartGrade graders are the latest in a long line of technologies Deere has developed to help customers become more efficient and automate some of the controls for one of the most sophisticated pieces of equipment on the jobsite.” John Deere dealers provide support for both the grader and the SmartGrade system. Owners receive predelivery and follow-up inspections that include five years of JDLink telematics, machine health prognostics, remote diagnostics and programming capabilities.

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Move more in less time for faster payback Cat D8T dozer benefits from new Caterpillar-designed fully automatic transmission


he latest Cat D8T dozer moves more material in less time, at a lower cost per ton, resulting in a faster return on equipment investment. The primary reason is a Caterpillardesigned, all-new, fully automatic transmission which delivers up to 18 percent more productivity than the previous model, without consuming more fuel. In lighter applications, fuel savings run about 11 percent compared to doing the same work with the previous model. In addition, the new D8T features ease of operation, added blade capacity, increased power, improved steering performance and a full range of technology options to add even more productivity and a faster payback. The four-speed fully automatic transmission continuously optimizes the dozer for maximum power and greatest efficiency based on the load. There is no need for the operator to upshift and downshift, so operators of varying experience levels can get the most from the dozer without having to manage gear shifting. Also, an added gear between first and second ensures seamless lock-up clutch engagement for exceptionally smooth shifting. Another factor in raising productivity is the Semi-Universal (SU) blade. Its capacity has been increased by 19 per42


cent to a total of 13.4 cubic yards (10.3 cubic metres), making this the largest SU blade in its size class, allowing jobs to be finished in fewer passes. Optional patented Performance Cutting Edges increase blade payload by up to 25 percent versus standard cutting edges, especially in hard and frozen ground or heavily compacted materials. The driving force behind this powerful machine is the Cat C15 ACERT engine, rated at 354 net horsepower (264 kW), and drawbar power which is increased by up to 13 percent. A 10 percent increase in steering torque, fully automatic transmission and differential steering combine to provide steering performance under load that Cat says ranks at the tops of its class. All speed and turning input is packaged in a single hand control for easy operation with a thumb wheel that puts easy on-the-fly groundspeed changes at an operator’s fingertips. Automatic Ripper Control monitors tractor speed and automatically adjusts the engine speed and ripper depth to minimize track slip. The automatic ripper control and a new rip-to-depth feature also help reduce operator fatigue and machine wear and tear. To get the most out of the D8T, there are a number of Connect GRADE technologies, from simple grade indicators to full factory-inte-

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grated GPS. Cat Slope Indicate is standard, showing the machine cross-slope and fore/aft orientation on the primary monitor for quick and easy reference. Cat GRADE with Slope Assist is an option on Single Tilt D8Ts that provides basic blade positioning assistance without the need for added hardware or a GPS signal. Cat GRADE with 3D is an optional factory-integrated gradecontrol system that provides threedimensional guidance both for production dozing and fine grading. The system features roof-mounted antennas to eliminate blade masts and cables. AutoCarry, which automates blade lift to maintain desired blade load, improves load consistency, reduces track slip and works seamlessly with GRADE with 3D. Finally, there is the Attachment Ready Option (ARO)

from the factory which provides optimal mounting locations, brackets and hardware to simplify installation of an aftermarket grade control system. Cat’s new cartridge fuel filters, longer engine oil service interval and standard programmable automatic reversing fan can save maintenance time. A new Heavy Duty Extended Life Undercarriage – Cat HDXL with DuraLink – is available as an option. It provides up to 25 percent more wear life in abrasive conditions to help reduce maintenance time and overall cost. The D8T is available in Standard and Low Ground Pressure (LGP) configurations, as well as purpose-built Waste and Stockpile arrangements. A variety of blades and track shoe types/ widths allows each machine to be optimized for specific applications.

D8T Quick Specs Engine net power – 1,900 rpm

264 kW

354 hp

Engine power – 1,600 rpm

294 kW

394 hp

Operating weight

39,750 kg

87,600 pounds

Operating weight

37,750 kg

83,200 pounds

Blade capacity: semi-universal

10.3 cubic metres

13.4 cubic yards

Blade capacity: universal

15.4 cubic metres

15.4 cubic yards

Standard (single-shank ripper) Low Ground Pressure (drawbar)

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Wheel loader and telehandler are ideal combo for Transportation & Logistics Company


ased out of Ottawa, C&C Transportation is a transportation and logistics company that has been serving clients in Ontario and Quebec for the past 20 years. The company is a subsidiary of E. Cousins Ltd., founded in 1889 to serve the dairy industry, which they still do today. Alain Chenier, president and co-owner of C&C Transportation, explained that “about two decades ago, we decided to diversify into tow,

“The TH412 is an ideal complement to the WL60 as it is a smaller machine which increases maneuverability in confined spaces without sacrificing on versatility and lift performance and height.” Denis Desjardins, president, Sontrac Equipment 44


flatbed, and dry box. That is when we founded C&C Transportation.” C&C Transportation now has satellite locations in Montreal and Toronto, 55 powered units (trucks) and 110 employees. “We deliver all of the equipment for Wacker Neuson dealer Sontrac Equipment, based here in Ottawa, as well as the Wacker Neuson warehouse in Mississauga, Ontario,” says Chenier. When the company had a backhoe they wanted to replace with a newer machine, they naturally considered what Sontrac Equipment had to offer. Chenier asked Denis Desjardins, president of Sontrac Equipment, to help find an equipment solution that meet their needs. Sontrac Equipment sent over a Wacker Neuson WL60 wheel loader and a Wacker Neuson TH412 telehandler for the company to demo, instead of using a backhoe loader. “From the first day, we loved the machines,” says Chenier. Desjardins was pleased with the outcome. “From our initial discussions with C&C Transportation, we were confident that the WL60 and the TH412 would be their best choice of machines in terms of capabilities, service and cost.”

variety of jobsite needs. Powered by a 102-hp (76.5-kW) Tier 4 Final engine, it is the most powerful compact wheel loader in its size class. The machine also boasts travel speeds up to 40 km/h (24.9 mph) and a hinge pin height of 3.66 metres (12 feet) that allows for loading and unloading high-sided dump trucks and hoppers. “The loader is a little smaller than the backhoe, and it has great maneuverability; it can easily maneuver through the yard and parking lot, around trucks

Wheel loader is easy to use

Top: Alain Chenier, C&C Transportation president and co-owner, in front of their new Wacker Neuson WL60 wheel loader and TH412 telehandler with Sontrac Equipment president Denis Desjardins. Above: The TH412 loading a trailer at C&C Transportation’s Ottawa facility.

The WL60 wheel loader offers the speed, payload and hydraulic flow (up to 40 gallons per minute) to handle a

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and other obstacles,” says Chenier. It combines maneuverability with power and performance to tackle most yard and loading operations, explains Desjardins. “Loading, hauling, levelling and clearing snow are simple and easy with the WL60.” Wacker Neuson’s Mike Edyvean, Business Development Manager – Construction Equipment – Ontario and Manitoba, says “The WL60 is the machine of choice when you need to get things done at a construction site.”

Left: The WL60 wheel loader spreading gravel; it also performs material handling, load and carry, and snow removal for the logistics company. Right: The WL60 is smaller and more maneuverable than the backhoe it replaced. He explains that it delivers “best-inclass operator comfort, high efficiency with attachments and more productivity for load and carry applications thanks to the 40 km/h driveline and a 102-hp engine, [which] makes this machine unique in its class. Plus, there is no need for DPF (diesel particulate filter) regeneration, a tiltable cabin provides stress-free maintenance and the machine’s powder coating increases the residual value.” Until recently, C&C Transportation’s WL60 primarily performed light material handling, snow removal, and lift and carry work but it’s really being put to the test now as C&C Transportation builds a new warehouse and office on their Ottawa property. “We began excavating in June, and the loader is being used to move dirt and rocks, help in levelling and perform some lifting,” says Chenier.

telescopic boom means we can reach the heights that we need.” The TH412 is a very versatile machine that can be used in many applications, according to Edyvean. “Working in the two-by-two-metre class with a small turning radius and tremendous lifting capacities, it can be considered the Swiss army knife among telehandlers. The VLS (Vertical Lifting System) operator assistance system and an excellent view on all four tires provides a maximum level of operational safety, even in narrow environments.” Desjardins sums up the advantage of having the two machines: “The TH412 is an ideal complement to the WL60 as it is a smaller machine which increases maneuverability in confined spaces without sacrificing on versatility and lift performance and height.”

Quick Specs Wacker Neuson WL60 wheel loader

Engine Perkins Engine power at 2,500 rpm 76 kW Operating weight with cab 5,900 kg Breakout force 3,513 daN Tipping load with bucket - machine straight 3,674 kg Tipping load with bucket - machine at angle 3,031 kg Bucket capacity 1.1 cubic metres

Wacker Neuson TH412 telehandler

Engine Perkins Engine power at 2,800 rpm 44.7 kW Weight 4,200 kg Turning radius (tires) 3,281 mm Traction Hydrostatic drive Maximum speed 30 km/h Flow rate 70 l/min Maximum lift height 5,056 mm Payload with forks: - at maximum reach with forks 800 kg - at maximum lift height, retracted 1,850 kg

Telehandler tackles unusual applications

Wacker Neuson telehandlers are highly maneuverable, compact machines that can be equipped with numerous different attachments to increase the machine’s versatility and utilization, as well as to tailor the machine to the task at hand, making it more efficient and productive. C&C Transportation found diverse and unique applications for their Wacker Neuson telehandler. “Our mechanics love them – not only for their easy serviceability, but because they are so very useful when it comes to taking a hood off a truck when we do any kind of engine repair,” says Chenier. “We also use them around the property to meet our other lifting needs and for loading and unloading trailers.” The TH412 is also deployed in C&C Transportation’s towing and recovery operations, which the company began 20 years ago. “We load the TH412 on a tilt-and-load tow truck, and then bring it to the scene of the accident,” says Chenier. “It works great on recovering parts, by pulling or dragging [them]. As well, the telehandler has the strength to lift trailers and reefers (refrigerated trucks), and the

PUTTING CLASS-LEADING PERFORMANCE WITHIN REACH The Snorkel A38E electric articulated boom lift delivers class-leading performance and versatility. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, the superb working envelope delivers up to 13.5m working height and 5.9m outreach, putting even the most inaccessible tasks within reach. Capable of lifting up to 215kg, the Snorkel A38E weighs just 3,795kg and is fitted with non-marking, high grip tires for use on all types of terrain. The articulated/telescopic boom configuration ensures compact stowed dimensions to maximize transport space and the direct DC electric drive is zero emission and delivers 36% gradeability. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT AHERN CANADA AT 780.467.0600

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HIGH FLOAT BOOMS PERFORM HEAVY-LIFTING TASKS ON SENSITIVE GROUND The new Genie S-80 HF high float and S-85 HF telescopic booms are designed to perform heavy-lifting tasks in sensitive ground conditions, such as sand and turf. Engineered to “float” on soft or delicate surfaces, the Genie S-80 and S-85 HF booms protect softer surfaces during operation that could be damaged by the more aggressive tread on regular roughterrain tires.

“The new Genie HF models are based on the design and engineering of the Genie Xtra Capacity (XC) booms, complying with the overload restriction and terrain sensing guidelines in the new ANSI A92 and CSA B354 industry standards in North America, as well as European EN280 and Australian AS 1418.10 standards,” said Corrado Gentile, Genie product manager, Terex AWP.

“Our goal with the Genie HF machine design was to enhance operators’ productivity on soft or delicate ground surfaces,” said Gentile. “This new generation of high float booms delivers extra capacity capabilities with increased performance in sensitive


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ground conditions. This translates to fewer lift cycles, less equipment needed to get tools and materials to work areas at height and the ability to work on jobsites where regular rough-terrain machines do not perform.” These models offer a dual lift capacity of 600-pound (272-kg) unrestricted and 1,000-pound (454-kg) restricted, giving customers the ability to work with up to three people onboard while still leaving room for tools and jobsite materials. The new HF models also feature automatic envelope control, which is the ability to automatically retract as the booms reach their operating envelope. This feature allows for simple platform positioning and an enhanced operator’s experience. A load sense cell continuously checks the weight in the platform and limits the operating envelope to match the load chart, and does zero-load field calibrations. These booms have an expanded working zone thanks to a chassis tilt sensor incorporated into the machines’ function. This gives operators access to different ranges of motion based on the chassis angle. It automatically cuts off certain lift and drive functions when the tilt activation setting is reached. The Genie S-80 HF and S-85 HF models have a CAN-based control system that incorporates the Genie Smart Link control system. Onboard diagnostics are on the new LCD display at the ground controls, allowing machine setup, calibration and troubleshooting right on the machine. Both models are equipped with air-filled 41/18LL x 22.5 20 ply tires. The S-80 HF model boasts an 86-foot (26.38-m) working height with 68 feet 6 inches (20.88 m) of outreach. The Genie S-85 HF boom has a 91-foot (27.91-m) working height with 72 feet 6 inches (22.10 m) of outreach. Both units are available with a 74hp (55-kW) Tier 4 Final/Stage IIIB diesel engine. And, their design incorporates a 6-foot (1.83-m) dual entry or an 8-foot (2.44-m) tri-entry platform with side-swing gate. A virtual pivot primary boom that aligns the machine’s centre of gravity for lower machine weight: 35,500 pounds (16,103 kg) on the Genie S-80 HF model and 38,000 pounds (17,237 kg) on the Genie S-85 HF model. Additional features include: • 4WD and positive traction drive maintains equal power to all drive wheels; • 45 percent gradeability (stowed) for driving on slopes; and • 160-degree platform rotation and 360-degree continuous rotation turntable for quick, precision positioning.


NEW PILOT SERIES COMPACT TRACK LOADER The new RT185 track loader adds a 1,850-pound-capacity machine to Gehl’s Pilot Series line which includes the RT165, RT215 and VT320. This track loader is equipped with a hydraulic pilot control joystick that gives the operator true one-to-one proportional control over the drive system. The cab is redesigned, allowing the joystick to be mounted to the seat, which adds legroom and minimizes arm fatigue during operation. A custom-designed undercarriage provides even weight distribution for enhanced stability, grading, tractive effort and ride control. The Gehl RT185 Pilot Series track loader is powered with a 69.9-hp engine and two-speed hydrostatic drive system for fast and efficient movement around the work site. It can lift up to 83 inches and, at 35 percent rated operating capacity, can carry 1,850 pounds of material. Ground clearance is 12.7 inches. The RT185 Pilot Series track loader features Gehl’s IdealTrax automatic track tensioning system and HydraGlide ride control. According to Gehl, IdealTrax saves substantial maintenance and track replacement costs over the life of the machine by ensuring proper tension on the tracks upon engine start up and operation. IdealTrax eliminates the need for manually tensioning the tracks and makes changes in the field quick and simple. Gehl’s HydraGlide system allows the lift arm to “float” when transporting loads, minimizing loss of material while providing a smoother ride. Additional self-levelling lift action keeps the attachment level as the lift arm is raised and lowered.



The CPS 1800 JD8 T4F twin singlestage, oil-injected, rotary screw type compressor is the largest in the CP lineup. Powered by a liquid-cooled, six-cylinder turbocharged diesel John Deere 525-hp engine, the unit has engine starting capability at 14 degrees F without the addition of cold start options. A 240-gallon fuel tank enables operation for over eight hours at full load and comes standard with a low fuel shutdown at five percent empty. Additionally, FuelXpert reduces fuel consumption up to 10 percent at 75 percent load. The CPS 1800 has three settings for actual free air delivery. At 100 psi, the actual free air delivery is 1,800 cfm, at 150 psi it is 1,700 cfm and at 200 psi it is 1,400 psi. The CP XC4003 controller creates versatility and flexibility on the jobsite. The controller allows the machine to match airflow with desired operating pressure to maximize output and keep the engine as fuel efficient as possible. Other features include a spillagefree containment frame, a heavy-duty tandem dual-axle trailer with 17.5inch tires balancing the compressor for safer towing, and high ground clearance.

“YOU SAY THEY’RE RELIABLE? PUT IT IN WRITING.” THE G-SERIES 2-YEAR/2,000-HOUR FULL-MACHINE WARRANTY To show you how confident we are in the quality of our G-Series Skid Steers and CTLs, we’ve beefed up our standard warranty. These John Deere workhorses also feature ultra-convenient service points, long service intervals, dependable parts availability, and more than 100 Worksite Pro™ attachments. Because you have lots of jobs to do. And it’s our job to help you get them done.


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VOLVO CE UNVEILS LATEST ELECTRIC COMPACT WHEEL LOADER CONCEPT Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled its latest concept machine – known as the LX2 – to industry specialists, policymakers, the media and academics at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit on September 12. The electric compact wheel loader prototype delivers zero emissions, significantly lower noise levels, improved efficiency and reduced operational costs, compared to its conventional counterparts. The LX2 was presented at the Volvo Group’s fourth Innovation Summit – which was held in Berlin, Germany – alongside autonomous and electromobility innovations from across the Volvo Group. The event focused on infrastructure and transport in cities of the future as well as how new concepts can have a positive impact on society through increased transport efficiency, reduced environmental impact and improved traffic safety. At the summit, Volvo CE also demonstrated its EX2 fully electric compact excavator prototype and

presented the company’s electric site research project. The LX2 is a second-generation prototype that is part of a research project and is not commercially available. To make the machine electric, the combustion engine has been replaced with a lithium ion battery. This stores enough electric energy to operate the machine for eight hours in its most common applications, such as light infrastructure construction and landscaping. The LX2 also incorporates two dedicated electric motors, one for the drivetrain and one for the hydraulics. Decoupling the subsystems has led to higher efficiency in both the systems and the entire machine. “The LX2 is a revolutionary zeroemissions prototype that offers improved efficiency and lower operational costs, without compromising on machine performance,” says Ulrich Fass, Emerging Technologies Manager. “It incorporates the latest advanced chemistry battery technology. As it’s elec-

tric, no particulate matter, nitrogen oxide or carbon dioxide are released into the environment. This, together with the fact that it has extremely low noise levels, makes it ideal for use in cities and densely populated areas, as it can be used without disturbing people. This is the same for the EX2 100 percent electric compact excavator, therefore the machines would

be ideally suited to working alongside each other.” Like the LX2, the EX2 is also part of a research project and is not commercially available. The prototype machine delivers zero emissions, 10 times higher efficiency, 10 times lower noise levels and reduced total cost of ownership compared to its conventional counterparts.





John Deere has added an exclusive on-board grade indication option for G-Series machines. Available as a factory or field kit option on the large-frame G-Series skid steers (330G and 332G) and the large-frame G-Series compact track loaders (331G and 333G), this new feature is ideal for jobsites that involve leveling and slope work. “Our industry-exclusive on-board grade indication was designed to be an indispensable unit for applications like water drainage, general site prep and clearing work, allowing operators to accurately monitor and alter grades from the seat of the cab,” said Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager, skid steers and compact track loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “This feature is intuitive and easy to use so operators can take advantage of this technology without specialized training.” The industry-exclusive, integrated, on-board grade indication option provides operators with an accurate readout of the cross slope and main-fall slope of the machine. The machine cross slope and main-fall slope information is displayed in real time through the machine’s main display monitor. The readout can be easily configured to display either percentage or degrees depending on preference. The absolute and relative slope readouts provide enhanced information to the operator for specific applications. The absolute value readout is useful for providing information during general grading applications that do not need a local grade reference. The relative value readout is well-suited for operators looking to alter grade relative to an existing or reference grade. 48


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The MLT4060MVD LED mobile light tower is purpose-designed for applications in remote locations and extreme environments. This light tower includes features for autonomous operation. An extra-large fuel tank and low fuel consumption allow the tower to run up to 533 hours on a single diesel tank fill and a 750-hour oil change interval. New, more powerful 296W LED fixtures provide powerful illumination. Generac Mobile Products has nearly doubled the amount of total lumens to 172,200, providing equivalent light coverage to that of a metal halide light tower without the hassle of bulb degradation and replacement. Generac LEDs are designed to last the lifetime of the light tower, with a 10-year life expectancy. The tower is outfitted with many easy-to-use features. Standard on the MLT4060MVD is the Power Zone Autolight Controller, which offers users programmable settings for automated control, including start/stop and dusk-to-dawn settings. The 23-foot vertical mast deploys quickly and easily and is fully rotational from ground level. The four Generac LED fixtures light up instantly, so there is no waiting for warm up, cool-down or restrike. Fixtures are built to last, without glass. The impact-resistant plastic modules are IP68-rated against water and dirt ingress.


CORDLESS WET/DRY VACUUM The Bosch GAS18V-3N 18V Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaner offers pro performance for cleanup just about anywhere – all without the need to plug it in. The 2.6-gallon vacuum offers sustained suction for up to 24 minutes of high-power vacuuming when using a Bosch 18V 6.0 Ah battery. The proprietary canister design features Bosch-exclusive rotational airflow technology, which helps ensure consistent vacuum performance. It weighs only 10.2 pounds (tool with attachments only, not including battery). The washable HEPA filter captures 99.97 percent of particles at 0.3 microns and larger. In addition, this vacuum delivers up to 51 cfm airflow for convenient cleanup and provides wet suction of up to a gallon and a half of water for disposal. The vacuum also features a complete set of attachments, including three extension tubes, a crevice nozzle and a floor nozzle. Adapters for connecting the vacuum cleaner to various Bosch power tools and their dust hoods are available separately.


A guide to automatic lube systems There are many factors to consider when selecting an automatic greasing system, including quality of components, options, price, installation and after sales service


he business case for investing in an automatic greasing system is easy to justify when you look at the enhanced resale value of a piece of equipment equipped with a system. While there is an up-front investment, the payback in reduced costs associated with daily maintenance and extended life of all moving points really shows up in the residual value, according to Beka-Lube, a manufacturer of auto greasing systems. Plus, when you add the daily downtime needed for manual greasing or the cost associated with a pin that’s missed and then fails, your ROI becomes that much faster. Even if the equipment isn’t sold, the savings keep mounting through reduced downtime and increased machine availability and productivity. Two questions will help determine if an automatic greasing system is right for your equipment: Does the equipment have daily and/ or weekly greasing requirements? Does the equipment work in dusty, abrasive or wet conditions? If you answer yes, you can benefit from an automatic greasing system, both on the job and at trade-in time. With automatic lubrication, moving points are greased while the machine operates. This means that a wider range of pin rotation receives fresh grease – displacing contamination and moisture. A grease ‘seal’ actually forms over time around the pin joint, becoming the first line of defense to keep out contamination and therefore, it protects your equipment investment. If you are wondering how operators are going to spot a problem developing when they don’t do manual greasing, keep in mind that operators are always required to perform walk-around checks – that’s a basic safety requirement. Automated lubrication systems make the walk-arounds faster and easier to do. This means that more time can be spent looking for worn hydraulic hoses and checking fluid levels




Many buyers think that price is the key factor in making a purchase decision, but according to Beka-Lube, that is wrong. While it is an important consideration, it is not the first on the list for those with lubrication system experience. Ensuring that you are starting from the same point, developing a system that is right for your equipment, your application and needs without the added cost of unnecessary features, is the right place to start. There are common components to all lubrication systems; they each have a pump, several distribution sources, hoses and fittings. However, available options may come with additional cost and might not be offered by all brands.


Beka-Lube recommends that buyers of auto lube systems ask questions about the components. This will help to identify the design strengths that will result in superior performance: How is the grease delivered from the pump to the various lubrication points? How is the pump constructed? Will it provide the maximum durability in all environments/climates ensuring the grease moves through the system without trouble over the equipment’s operating life? What happens if there is a problem, including whether their system has some form of indicator to notify the operator if there is a problem? It should be noted that systems can be equipped with many options including in-cab visual and audible alarms as well as notifications that can be sent wirelessly back to the dealer’s shop so that the maintenance crew is alerted, even before the operator is aware there is a problem.


According to Sven Pittman, President, Beka-Lube Products Inc, “All of the major brands work fairly well and

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Operating conditions, such as abrasive material (above) and cold winter work (bottom left), are factors in choosing an auto lube system. The quality of the installation (below right) is critical to the success of a system. will supply roughly the same volume of grease over the lifetime of the installation.” However, he points out that if “one brand claims to consume significantly less than another system, from an O&O perspective . . . you need to question if it was set up and calibrated properly in the first place.” If the system is not installed properly, it can affect a user’s perspective of the benefits of an automatic lubrication system. Prior to installation, it is important that the supplier collect information about where the machine is going to work. Factors such as the different types of dust and levels of dampness that the equipment will encounter can directly affect the performance of the grease and its ability to do its job. The lubrication system must be properly configured in order to supply the correct amount of grease for each situation. A good installer will know the manufacturer’s recommendations for frequency and amount of grease for each location before a system is installed. Look at the experience of the installer and the knowledge they bring to your application. Probably the biggest concern is the amount of care and thought that goes into the installation of your system. Poor installation may include lines that are not run and protected properly so they can get snagged and ripped off, or places where welding of the guarding and drilling to secure P clamps just isn’t done right. Attention to detail is important. According to Pittman, determining who is going to do the actual installation is just as important a question to ask as the decision on which system to purchase. Higher priced systems and installations generally indicate better quality

components and superior after-sale service, not to mention a cleaner installation. The payback is realized in a number of ways, including a reduction in time lost for maintenance and repairs throughout the life of the equipment. The bonus is realized at trade-in time with higher resale values. If it is a new addition to an existing fleet, an equipment dealer may not be an expert installer and may specify the lowest cost system he can find. Beka-Lube works with OEMs to ensure that factory installed systems are working to spec regardless of where they are installed.

After sales service

Beka-Lube recommends choosing a service provider that has an extensive library of installations documented. You don’t want a service tech showing up and saying, “Wow, never seen one of these before!” In addition, they consider the combination of on-site support and a centralized call centre as a must. As an example, over 95 percent of their customer requests for technical support are resolved through their call centre. The bottom line . . . know who you are dealing with, explore your options and ask questions. The cost is nothing. The cost of not knowing can be very expensive.

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Michelin Xtra Load tires for Rigid dump trucks Increase load capacity or get more distance per hour to maximize productivity


ichelin has introduced the first-ever “three-star” 18.00R33 tire on the market for rigid dump trucks (RDT). A star rating is the industry’s indicator of load capacity for a given dimension as defined by the Tire and Rim Association. The new Michelin Xtra Load Grip and the Michelin Xtra Load Protect will allow users to increase load capacity by 11 percent or accommodate more distance per hour to maximize productivity. “Quarry managers demand continuity of operations,” said Jake Thompson, Michelin B2B North America mining marketing manager. “Rigid dump trucks are expected to move as much material as possible by moving faster or by carrying more load. This robust Michelin tire provides a solution that maximizes productivity and output of the quarry while delivering traction, damage resistance and increased tire life.” The new Michelin Xtra Load tire is available for two surface RDT applications: Michelin Xtra Load Protect for hard, sharp, abrasive conditions on flat, dry surfaces, where the priority is protection and damage resistance – conditions often found in quarries and construction sites. This application is for customers who want to carry up to 11 percent more load or increase the distances they carry up to a maximum speed of 21 mph. With a 7 percent longer wear life, the revolutionary tread pattern contains a greater volume of tread rubber and has better load distribution across the contact patch. This tire has interlocking blocks and improved heat dissipation, which reduces the temperature in the tread area by up to 17 degrees Fahrenheit. Corrosionproof cables within the tire structure increase aggression resistance. Michelin Xtra Load Grip for soft, loose, muddy ground conditions in mining and quarrying operations on slopes and inclines, where the priority is high grip and traction. A reinforced casing gives the tire an 11HEG_RMT-Orlaco_201810.pdf percent higher payload,1 or18-08-31 an increase of 12 14:07

tons in load capacity per machine — a huge increase in productivity when multiplied by the number of cycles made daily. The tread comprises 30 percent more biting lug edges, which improves braking, cornering and accelerating. The tire has the ability to handle speeds up to 21 mph thanks to cooler internal running temperatures. The tire also provides 5 percent longer wear life, with more rubber in the contact patch and improved damage resistance with corrosion-isolating steel cables. Productivity is a function of load and distance covered in an hour, as measured by ton miles per hour (tmph). For the new Xtra Load Grip, the tmph is increased by at least 22 percent and 36 percent depending on the specific fitment compounding, when compared with previous Michelin ranges. For the Michelin Xtra Load Protect, the tmph is increased by at least 15.8 percent and 13.3 percent depending on the specific fitment compounding, when compared with previous Michelin ranges. This extended load

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Michelin’s new Xtra Load Protect (left) and Xtra Load Grip (right). and speed capability will allow users to optimize machine cycles and increase productivity. Greater volume of tread rubber in contact with the ground contributes to better load distribution, improved wear resistance and increased tire life.

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“First is its small profile, which makes it very versatile in so far as finding space to install it on compact equipment,” says Lopez. “Second is that you don’t have to mess around with complicated grease pumps or other methods of filling the reservoir. Simply remove the lid like you would on a grease gun, insert your standard grease cartridge, replace the lid and you’re ready to go.” The system includes a 12 VDC timer and a mounting bracket. The standard off-the-shelf model services up to 12 grease points using a single distribution valve. The SM Luber comes with all the necessary hose and fittings and includes a simple step-by-step manual. “You can install it yourself and avoid the installation costs normally associated with other, more complex lubrication systems,” says Lopez.

FLO Components’ new SM Luber was designed specifically for any compact machine where space for attachments is at a premium. While it is compact, it is also a powerful and economical automatic greasing system. The ‘SM’ stands for ‘Small Machine’. “Mini-excavators, telehandlers, skid-steers, sidewalk tractors – any machine where a regular full-sized autogreaser just wouldn’t be practical is a potential candidate for using the SM Luber,” says FLO Marketing Specialist Gabriel Lopez. It operates essentially the same as the regular fullsize systems, dispensing small measured amounts of lubricant at frequent intervals while equipment is operating, maintaining a consistent lubricant seal to prevent dirt and contaminants from migrating into bearings. It does differ it two ways, though.


INDUSTRY-LEADING ARTICULATED DUMP TRUCK TRANSMISSION WARRANTY John Deere now offers an extended coverage of five years/15,000 hours, whichever occurs first, as part of its articulated dump truck (ADT) transmission warranty on all new E-Series models. Eligible machines include new E-Series models (260E, 310E, 370E, 410E, or 460E) built on or after January 1, 2017 and purchased prior to December 31, 2019. “This industry-leading warranty . . . assures customers that we truly stand behind our awardwinning equipment, and gives them added peace of mind,” said Maryanne Graves, product marketing manager, articulated dump trucks, John Deere Construction & Forestry.


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Taking technology into the field Paper plans and project info give way to iPads for large infrastructure contractor By Lee Toop, Associate Editor


very construction contractor knows how paper can build up in the office and on the jobsite during work on any particular project. When it comes to a building contract, the requirements are pretty much the same no matter how high the bid, and owners need them all met before they sign the cheque. All of those requirements can be a hindrance for everyone from the planner to the foreman. Efficient ways of managing information flow at all points in the construction process are essential to success, and the growth of construction software offerings is helping to rein in the piles of paper while smoothing the workflow across the board. RK&K is a large civil engineering firm on the U.S. east coast, with around 2,000 employees that work on projects in various parts of the United States. It is involved in large construction management and engineering inspection projects that range from million-dollar contracts up into the billions. According to construction manager Ryan Atkins, that wide range of contracts means plenty of complexity in the paperwork. “We just finished up a $25 million project – it was an interchange reconstruction, raising the clearance height of the bridge and widening it,” Atkins said. “If you were dealing purely on paper with a project that size, you’re talking probably at least five filing cabinets full of just documentation. Plus, pretty much every project we work on has federal funding involved, and whenever that comes into play your documentation requirements go way up. And, on a $105 million project we’re on now, if we were working exclusively on paper you’d easily triple that, if not quadruple it.” While the hard copy of the project plans remains the gold standard for official records, electronic documents are becoming better and more popular for use both by head office and key staff in 54


the field. Growth in mobile computing and connectivity has helped with that changeover, as has the growth in software development companies tackling the construction industry. For RK&K, a long-standing partner is PlanGrid, a developer of construction productivity software that takes advantage of mobile technology to provide contractors with plans, documents, reports and other tools that can be easily distributed, reviewed and confirmed throughout all stages of the construction process. “Our firm, in around 2012, purchased iPads for all the senior managers and directors; my director tossed it on my desk and said ‘hey, figure out how we can use this,’” Atkins said. “A Google search drew us to PlanGrid, and we’ve been using it ever since, on every project that I’ve been on.”

Immediate benefits

The benefits of using an effective productivity solution was immediately evident, Atkins noted, as PlanGrid was used to manage the project punch list – the checklist that ensures a job is completed to the owner’s satisfaction. “We had, I think, more than 1,000 punch list items that we had to resolve. The traditional method of doing that was to take photos, log it all in Excel and manually update the photos and the description of the issue and then make sure everybody had the most

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current copy of your punch list. So PlanGrid was able to step in there and eliminate all that manual process and keep everybody on the same page with closing out the punch list,” Atkins said. “On that job the contractor, even though it was near the end of the project and just used for the punch list, he ended up buying a couple of iPads for his foremen, just to be able to stay upto-date.” PlanGrid offers many different functions for businesses; for Atkins, the key is making it easier to reference project plans in the field without carting along a filing cabinet of paperwork. “I still think one of the biggest features is that it’s seamless, allowing you to get to your plans quickly,” he said. “You can zoom and scale on your plans out in the field – it’s a very user-friendly product in that regard, and I think it’s one that makes it easily adaptable for field staff that might be hesitant to use new technology.” PlanGrid’s functionality allows RK&K to get any changes to the plans distributed quickly and easily, Atkins noted. “We love the fact that everybody's working off the same set of plans. Revisions, RFIs and submittals can be uploaded and hyperlinked to the plan set so that way when our inspectors or the contractor's foremen are in the field and they've got their iPad, they're

RK&K has adopted PlanGrid solutions to ensure its project plans are available to all team members in the field. seeing these other contract documents that are going to affect the work that they are doing, the changes that have been made from that original bid set,” he explained. Along with managing documentation and monitoring progress, PlanGrid offers solutions for completing reports, team collaboration and administrative oversight as well. “A big one that I think will play into our work a lot is the forms feature – a big part of what we do as an engineering firm is documenting what is going on day to day. PlanGrid has a feature where we can automate our forms, which gives us more accuracy and quality control in our daily documentation,” Atkins noted. While there is always a learning process when it comes to introducing new products, PlanGrid has proven popular once team members have experienced it first hand, Atkins said. “I think it’s all about getting people familiar enough to see the benefits it brings, and they’re on board right after that,” he said. “It couldn’t be much more user-friendly or straightforward to get your plans and contract documents in someone’s hands on an iPad.” HEG


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focus on the details By Lee Toop, Associate Editor


n contracting, as in most things, the devil is in the details; it’s hard to get the job done right if those details aren’t properly considered and managed. For construction contractors, getting the details wrong can mean the difference between red and black on the bottom line. Devlin Construction has been part of Alberta’s roadbuilding industry since 2003, when it was founded by owner George Devlin as a Bobcat grading business. In its 15 year history, it has grown to be a major player in the sector, employing more than 300 people at its peak in jobs that range from patching parking lots to paving entire new subdivisions. Needless to say, when a company is growing at that speed there are a lot of details to manage. For Kim Zurowski, manager of estimating and business development, the advent of new technology has helped to keep those details in line – in sharp contrast to previous methods of operation that weren’t quite as easy to work with. “Before, we were basically spreadsheet-based. It was very repetitious,” Zurowski described. “As our company grew, we got to the point where we would go through seven or eight spreadsheets and a lot of repetition just to get the bids out the door to accounting. It was taking hours and hours of time we just didn’t have because we were growing so much.” Growing is right – the company has expanded from its early days to handling a range of operations that include asphalt, concrete, snow removal, road maintenance, underground work and more for both private and municipal customers. “There’s nothing we don’t do, basically, and if we can’t do it, we subcontract it out – we provide a total package deal for owners, if they require it,” Zurowski described. 56


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As Devlin has grown, so has the paperwork involved in every aspect of the business, from bidding to payroll to equipment maintenance, which made life different for everyone in the office and the field. “We couldn’t keep up with the growth – everybody in the office, where we had seven to ten people, was doing ten different roles just to try to keep us above water,” Zurowski said. “We had to make a change.” That’s where construction software solutions came in, reducing the time and effort that staff need to put into the paperwork aspect of the business. For Zurowski, who had joined Devlin after working with large civil contractors, finding the right fit meant exploring several different systems before settling on Bid2Win, now known as B2W Software. “These systems are spreadsheet-based to a certain extent, but they are built for construction, especially B2W – I find that’s probably the most user-friendly,” Zurowski described.

Solutions offered separately or packaged

B2W offers construction contractors a number of different products, either rolled together into the company’s ONE platform or separately as the business needs. The separate products focus on estimating and bidding, scheduling, tracking job progress and material requirements, fleet maintenance management, and data capture and analysis for improving profitability. It’s a broad base of products that, in many combinations, improves efficiency and cuts down on challenges for staff. From Zurowski’s perspective, B2W has helped streamline the bidding and estimating process, ensuring that Devlin puts its best foot forward on every contract. Once the initial setup has been done, the time spent on preparing a tender is far shorter. “You’re always tweaking things, but you can spend a lot of time on that when you’re working on spread-

sheets. The software is dissecting things a lot better than just having a team of estimators or clerks building spreadsheets and formulas,” he said. “We have a database that has all of our labour and equipment, and the equipment is separated out by piece and classes . . . that database is extensive.” In the software, Devlin’s team can set up templates for various jobs that allows them to quickly pull forward a package that suits the request at hand; it automatically completes most of the background work, and with changes to quantities and other numbers that vary from job to job can have a bid ready in short order. “What took two to three days by spreadsheet, we can do in two or three hours, and then the extra time can be spent on finding where we can save some money,” Zurowski said. Once the bid is completed, it can then be pushed to other B2W units like Track, he added, which means that everyone involved in the project is up to date and ready when changes occur. “It’s very easy to clean up information, code it and push it through to Track, then on to accounting – it’s a one-step flow,” he said. Software products like B2W’s are often a challenging sell when it comes to experienced team members, but Zurowski said that once they get an understanding on how the software can help them out, the buy-in becomes much stronger. Devlin has been working with B2W products for several years, and staff members have come around to it quickly. Experienced employees often “just want to work hard – they can read plans and specs, and get things done, so to switch over to tablet-based systems . . . took a while,” he said. “We had to do a lot of training and there were some hiccups, but once they were on board it was just like black and white – they can do a time sheet in five minutes where before they would hand write it and it would take a half-hour. Once they started getting comfortable with it and it was working properly, they were the happiest people in the world.” HEG

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Power lifting for rough terrain A full-power boom, new cab design and technology improvements are features of the Link-Belt 100RT rough-terrain crane


ink-Belt is bringing a new 100RT (90-mt) rough-terrain crane to the market with what the manufacturer states is the longest full-power boom available. “There’s not a full power boom out there that carries this capacity chart at radius,” said Brian Smoot, product manager telescopic rough terrain cranes. “This will be a dominant player for rental fleets, refineries, and plant work in general, handling longer radius with ease.” Other notable features for the 100RT include Link-Belt’s latest operator cab design, Pulse 2.0 operating system with remote software updates via Wi-Fi, V-Calc asymmetrical outrigger options, a new simple-to-assemble fly, latest Cummins technology with a Stage V engine, and Link-Belt’s Vision package. Following rigorous on-site and field testing, shipments of the 100-ton (90mt) 100RT are scheduled to begin first quarter 2019. The 100RT delivers outstanding reach with a five-section 40.6–155 foot (12.3–47.2 m) full-power formed boom, built to Link-Belt’s specific boom profile and tolerances at their Lexington, Kentucky campus. An available two-piece [35–58 foot (10.7–17.7 m)] on-board offsettable fly provides greater flexibility and range, and manually offsets at 2, 15, 30 and 45 degrees. A 16-foot (4.9-m) lattice insert extension provides a maximum tip height of 237 feet (72.2 m). The 100RT will be the first LinkBelt rough-terrain crane to utilize

the new fly erection technology from Link-Belt’s latest telescopic truck and telescopic crawler cranes. A fly assist cylinder makes erecting and stowing the fly a one-person operation and minimizes work at height. Boom head speed screws and numbered spring-loaded latches provide intuitive assembly. Given the natural elevation of a rough-terrain crane boom, Link-Belt has simplified fly assembly with new ground level carrier controls. One control raises and lowers boom angle from 0 to -3 degrees, and another control is used for the fly assist cylinder. The 100RT’s six-speed transmission is powered by a Cummins Stage V QSB 6.7L 232 hp (173 kW) diesel engine which is dual compliant for both Tier 4 and Stage V standards. Four 29.5 x 25 tires are mounted on axles affixed to the carrier via greaseless four-link suspension, eliminating 10 previous grease points. Centralized electrical locations, remote-mounted filters, and easy-access fluid checks make routine service a breeze. A 24-volt electrical system makes running diagnostics quicker and easier. The wiring is a Controller Area Network (CAN bus) system. The 24-volt system yields the ability to multiplex with modules placed near dedicated functions like outrigger beams and winches. In total, there are five modules located throughout the machine that allow crane functions to continue working in instances where other modules are being diagnosed or serviced. Six points of access to the carrier deck are maintained with new ergo-

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The new Link-Belt 100RT rough terrain crane. nomic ladders, and regardless of slew angle, the operator has easy egress to the flat deck from the cab. The 100RT exterior features all new durable “tough skin” paint, along with a new slip-resistant paint on the carrier deck to provide better footing for access and egress.

V-CALC offers outrigger configurations

Link-Belt’s V-CALC (Variable Confined Area Lifting Capacities) system features 12 different outrigger configurations with real time 360-degree charts. V-CALC has proven itself in general construction and infrastructure applications on the 75RT. Outrigger beams (either fully retracted, intermediate or fully extended) are setup in pairs from side-to-side or front-to-rear. Once outriggers are set, the userfriendly Pulse 2.0 system indicates the crane’s available capacity. The system then previews the operator’s real time capacities given the crane’s current configuration at the next five radiuses for a set boom angle. Upon selection, Link-Belt Pulse 2.0 provides a live view of the working area with colour-coded quadrants. If the chart exceeds capacity at a given slew angle, swing arrest will initiate five degrees prior – allowing the crane to come to a smooth stop. High-strength steel used in the up-

per frame accommodates a new winch design with ultra-wide drums for increased line pull at higher working layers. Maximum winch line pull of 23,632 pounds (105.1 kN) provides a wider range of applications and contractor needs. Hydraulic outboard routings and wiring harness improvements offer form-fitted design, providing greater serviceability over the life of the crane. Three slabs of removable upper counterweight totaling 28,800 pounds (13.2-mt) is standard equipment. Introduced on the 75RT in 2017, Link-Belt’s new cab design for its rough-terrain cranes has been wellreceived in the field, both in terms of visibility, operator comfort and intuitive design. All electrical components coming into the cab are bulk headed for “plug and play” assembly. Cab specifications include the following: • 20 degree tilt; • Ergonomic seat with electronic joystick/single axis controllers; • Automotive-type, high capacity HVAC system; • Increased storage and interior lighting; • Time delayed wipers; • USB and 12-volt power supply connections; • Van-style pop out door. Continued on page 60



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Continued from page 58. Based on ongoing operator and customer feedback, Link-Belt Pulse 2.0 provides a simple interface for crane operators with a larger touchscreen display, along with customizable programmable features. Link-Belt Pulse 2.0 can be updated and serviced remotely. Wi-Fi enabled, the system uses the serial number of the unit to determine if any updates are available, and download/installs to the appropriate controls. Link-Belt carefully considers the location of swing-out engine access doors and centralized electrical locations – keeping them accessible from the ground or near a grab handle or ladder. Transmission oil, engine oil, primary and secondary fuel filters, as well as the engine oil filter are mounted for easy reach.

The 100RT has been fitted with all the necessary tools to get the job done, any time of day: • Dual amber strobe lights; • LED working lights; • Outrigger lights; • Work platforms on the upper with guardrails; • Operator programmable function kick outs. Link-Belt’s camera vision package on the 100RT enhances on-board site monitoring and includes a backup camera, as well as cameras for viewing winches and the right side of the upper. The 100RT will transport with base unit fully equipped minus modular counterweights at 92,859 pounds (42,120 kg). With an overall height of 12 feet 10 inches (3.91 m), this roughterrain crane can be driven right off a conventional lowboy trailer, assemble counterweight and be ready to go to work.


INCREASED JIB LENGTH AND EXPANDED LIFTING CAPACITY GIVE CRANE CONTRACTORS JOBSITE FLEXIBILITY The new CTL 272-18 luffing jib tower crane boasts a 10 percent increase in jib length over the previous class model. It features a 61-m (200-foot) maximum jib length, 270 ton-metre load moment and maximum fulllength load of 2.6 tonnes (2.9 tons). The crane’s unique Terex Power Plus feature can temporarily increase the maximum load moment under specific and controlled conditions (e.g. reduced dynamics) by 10 percent, giving the operator extra lifting capacity. Seven different jib configurations from 30 to 61 m (98.4 to 200 feet) on this new crane give contractors the flexibility to meet a range of jobsite reach needs. Equipped with an independent safety line, all jib sections of the new CTL 272-18 crane deliver safe work at height, plus galvanized jib walkways provide long-lasting and dependable service life. The crane’s 5.8m (19-foot) counter jib boasts multiple job angles to meet demanding in-service and out-of-service conditions. The new control system found on the CTL 272-18 crane delivers efficient setup of expanded crane configurations needed to meet a variety of jobsite demands. The large, 18-cm (7-inch) colour display with anti-

glare screen shows operating and troubleshooting data to the operator. In addition to Terex Power Plus, Terex Power Match enables the operator to choose between operating performance or energy efficiency to adapt to lifting needs. The new crane offers the choice of hoisting with one to four pull lines, affording the flexibility to choose between lifting speed with lighter loads or power and precision when placing heavier objects. Its autolevelling feature automatically maintains the same hoist block height while luffing the jib. Since efficient crane assembly is important, the new CTL 27218 offers a competitive, 84.4-m (276-foot) maximum freestanding height. The flexible tower design can be configured using a combination of the 1.9-m (6.2-foot) H20, 2.3-m (7.5-foot) HD23 and the 2.37-m (7.8-foot) TS212 tower masts, allowing customers to efficiently manage tower section inventory and cost-effectively meet tower needs at multiple sites. Tower masts are equipped with durable aluminum ladders and optimized for transportation to the jobsite.


SIMULATORS SELECTED TO SHOWCASE MANITOWOC CRANE CONTROL SYSTEM CM Labs has been chosen by Manitowoc Cranes to develop and deliver a series of groundbreaking simulators that showcase Manitowoc’s intuitive new Crane Control System (CCS). Unveiled at Manitowoc’s 2018 Crane Days event held June 3-8 in Shady Grove, Pensylvannia, Manitowoc’s initial order of CCS-driven Vortex Simulators is intended to help dealers market and educate crane operators on the benefits and capabilities of CCS equipped models. Simulators are already being delivered to Manitowoc clients for operator training, including locals of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). Manitowoc’s CCS operating platform provides a common human-machine interface across multiple crane product lines. Each CCS unit features the same control layout, with standardized symbols, and is 60


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made up of several common components (crane controller, safety controller, small IO (input/output), large IO, joysticks, jog-dial and display). Manitowoc engaged CM Labs to integrate the new control technology into a simulator, with the goal of allowing dealers and customers to experience and train with the CCS on a true-tolife worksite. “Our design starts with a relationship with the machine so that the user interface feels very close to the real thing. This was important for Manitowoc so that the end product both looked and acted like their brand,” said Drew Carruthers, product line manager for construction equipment. The simulators not only replicate the functionality and behavior of a 35ton (40-ton) Grove RT540E crane as manufactured by Manitowoc, but do so under the control of an actual CCS user interface.



The new 21LC1050 tower crane is offered with versions of maximum load of 25, 37.5 and 50 tonnes and can be erected with reach of between 30 and 80 metres with configurations every 5 metres. In addition, an optional jib configuration is available allowing a special reach of 85 metres. The design of the slewing (horizontal) part of the 21LC1050 is similar to that of the successful 21LC750 and 21LC660. Instead of having a cusp element, the jib and counterjib join directly on the slewing part, which allows a much faster and safer assembly. The 21LC1050 also shares a large part of the jib and counterjib sections with its “little siblings” 21LC750 and 21LC660. Among the key features of the 21LC1050 is the design of its counterjib, which, like the jib, allows numerous different configurations to better adapt to the needs of each job. Always having a counterjib radius as short as possible avoids possible interference with buildings or other cranes present in the same project, thus increasing safety. The complete structure of the counterjib consists of five modular elements that allow up to six different configurations. Thus, when the crane is assembled with a maximum range of 80 metres, the counterjib radius is 31 metres, being able to reduce, for example, to 27 when the jib is 50 metres, or to 21 when the reach is 30 metres. In addition, the counterjib radius in all its configurations can be reduced by one additional metre with steel counterweights, which are optional. The hoist cable of the 21LC1050 is compacted and only 20 mm in diameter, which allows all hoist mechanisms to have drums with high rope capacity. The standard mechanism, 65 kW, has capacity for 720 metres of wire rope and reaches speeds of up to 166 metres per minute in the versions of 25 and 37.5 tonnes, and 83 mpm in the 50-tonne version. For projects in which it is necessary to reach higher speeds (up to 300 metres per minute), two optional mechanisms are also available, of 110 and 132 kW respectively, as well as the possibility of issuing with Lebus drums with capacity for 1,570 metres of rope. Thanks to Comansa’s single-double trolley system with automatic reeving change, the 21LC1050 crane always has an optimized load diagram. Working with the simple (or front) trolley, the crane improves its tip loading capacity and reaches higher hoist speeds. With the double trolley (front plus rear), the crane can work with the heaviest loads. For those projects where heavy loads are constantly being lifted and the crane does not require reeving change, the 50-tonne version has a simple trolley as an optional element.


Building Tomorrow: Volvo goes all in on wheeled excavators for North America By Kaitlyn Till, Managing Editor


olvo Construction Equipment demonstrated that they are dedicated to the growing North American wheeled excavator market during their fall press briefing at their Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, manufacturing and customer experience facility. According to the company, the wheeled excavator market in North America is on pace for 23 percent growth in unit sales for 2016–2018, while Volvo is on pace for 60 percent growth in share of total unit sales for North America in 2016–2018. During that time, Volvo has introduced seven new models of wheeled excavator, including three replacement models. These models cover six size classes ranging from the 5- to 9-ton class to the 23-ton class, and include the introduction of Volvo’s first dedicated material handler for North America, the EW240EMH. The jobsite of the future was a key theme throughout the event. Press toured Volvo’s Uptime Center and War Room where the company emphasized the growing importance of the ongoing relationship between customers, dealers and the OEM as a vital

pillar of the company’s quest towards zero accidents, zero emissions and zero unplanned downtime while achieving ten times the efficiency on the jobsite.

The Volvo Services portfolio

The company introduced the Volvo Services portfolio, which makes it easier for customers to choose the combination of Volvo services that will best fit their needs. New Volvo machines will also come with a revamped standard package of services – free of charge. Volvo Services covers nine categories of services including uptime services such as ActiveCare Direct, fuel efficiency options, advanced productivity solutions such as Load Assist and Dig Assist, safety services including Volvo Smart View and Speed Limiter, new life solutions such as Reman components, Genuine Volvo Parts, Volvo attachments, Volvo Financial Services and rental services.

Volvo’s first dedicated material handler for North America

Designed for the waste and recycling industries, the new EW240E material handler is a powerful and

reliable machine for challenging work conditions. “This is not an example of a manufacturer simply taking an existing machine and modifying it to fit a market. The EW240E was developed specifically for the waste and recycling segment,” said Matthew McLean, product manager, Volvo Construction Equipment. “With a newly designed centre frame mounted on a reinforced undercarriage with 9-foot axles and extra-wide outriggers, the new material handler is ideal for medium-duty applications such as handling waste material blocks and loading and unloading scrap.” The 26-ton EW240E material handler has a 173-hp Tier 4 Final

Volvo D6 engine. With a straight boom measuring 21 feet 4 inches and a 16-foot 5-inch gooseneck arm, the machine has a maximum reach of 36 feet 9 inches.

DEUTZ and Manitou partner on electrification of telehandlers DEUTZ AG and Manitou Group are embarking together on the electrification of drive lines – DEUTZ has incorporated prototype electric drives into Manitou equipment for the first time. Manitou Group, the first EDEUTZ partner, has fitted one of its telehandlers with a hybrid drive and a second with a fullelectric drive. DEUTZ provides a modular product portfolio for electric drives, allowing customers to choose the combination of combustion engine, electric motor, battery and power electronics best suited to their needs. A purely electric drive system is also available on request. The aim is to achieve PARTNERSHIP

a significant increase in efficiency which will reduce overall running costs, fuel consumption and emissions in equal measure. The full-electric Manitou MT 1135 telehandler is equipped with a 360-volt vehicle power supply and a 60-kW electric motor. The battery, with a generous 30 kWh capacity, ensures that the required level of energy is delivered. The MT 1335 generally comes with a 75-kW DEUTZ TCD 3.6 diesel engine. For the hybrid prototype, this diesel engine has been replaced by a DEUTZ TCD 2.2, which generates 55 kW, plus a 20-kW electric motor. The electric system is provided with a 48-volt system voltage.

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New technology and equipment on display at Hilti Innovation Day

IN BRIEF Geotab expands driver and pedestrian safety work with partnerships

By Lee Toop, Associate Editor


rom cutting concrete to checking heights, contractors have a wide range of products to help them be more efficient and safe on the jobsite thanks to recent releases by Hilti. The company hosted its annual Innovation Day for media and displayed new and recent introductions, as well as a look into the future at a few innovations still on the drawing board. The event was held before a backdrop of another type of advanced technology – warplanes of many vintages at the Cavanaugh Air Museum in Dallas, Texas – and featured a hands-on opportunity with cutting and drilling tools suitable for several sectors, along with demonstrations of Hilti's rotating lasers and total stations, the company's telematics and connectivity options, its dust suppression systems and concrete fastener technology. One example of new products displayed at the event was the DSH 600-X gas saw, designed to provide a lighterweight counterpart to the larger DSH 700-X and DSH 900-X. Weighing in at just over 21 pounds, the DSH 600-X is quick to start and, paired with the DSH-P water pump - which uses the power of the saw to pump water onto the blade and surface being cut - can cut concrete, masonry and steel easily. It also pairs well with Hilti's diamond

blade line, which is also expanding with several options for metal cutting of various sizes. The Hilti vacuum lineup is central to its dust suppression strategy, and the new VC 75-1-A22 cordless vacuum has added a portable option. Connectivity is a growing area of interest in the tool industry, and Hilti is expanding its efforts in that area with its ON!Track solution. The company introduced the Hilti Connect app last year, providing owners a portal to monitor their tool status, location and maintenance needs. Now, ON!Track allows them to dig deeper, ensuring that their tool management techniques save their company time, money and stress. One part of that is the AI T380 Bluetooth tag, which can be attached to a piece of equipment and registered through the ON!Track app; it allows owners to inventory registered equipment within a 100-foot radius of their location, provides a last-known location if needed, and offers a number of other management features as well. Safety continues to be a key point for Hilti, especially in dust suppression. A new addition to that stable is the VC 75-1-A22 cordless vacuum, a lightweight product that can be used with a variety of the existing dust suppression collars or simply to clean up

Equipment Sales & Service opens branch in Calgary An Equipment Sales and Service Limited (ESS) branch has opened in Calgary, Alberta. Equipment Sales & Service was founded in 1946, ranking it with Canada’s oldest and most established equipment companies. Now in its third generation as a private family-owned business, ESS retains the flexibility to respond to customer needs quickly and to keep pace with the rapidly changing global economy. In addition to sales of heavy equipment, ESS is one of Canada’s largest national service providers, supporting all makes of machinery with factory-trained service technicians and their inventory of OEM wear parts and aftermarket parts. DEALER NEWS


Geotab has announced two new partnerships with safety-focused associations: Vision Zero Network and Together for Safer Roads. Amplifying Geotab’s commitment to safer and more connected communities, both Vision Zero Network and Together for Safer Roads are dedicated to helping communities improve road safety and reduce traffic fatalities and injuries.

Prinoth adds Contrac Equipment as first Western Canadian dealer

a jobsite. Designed to meet OSHA standards, it features a HEPA filter that can be declogged with the tap of a button, two modes that provide power and battery savings where needed, and a fleece bag that is easily changed and disposed of.

Finning Canada becomes first Cat dealer to sell and service NorAm grader Finning Canada, a division of Finning International Inc., has signed an agreement to become the first Cat dealer in Canada to exclusively sell and provide parts and service for the NorAm 65E motor grader with a Cat engine. NorAm is currently distributed through 45 dealers in North America and Australia. DEALER NEWS

Prinoth has expanded for the first time into Western Canada, announcing an agreement with Contrac Equipment of Spruce Grove, Alberta. As the newest Prinoth dealer, Contrac Equipment will be a full-service dealer which will sell, lease, rent and service Panther vehicles. With customers in general construction, pipeline construction, power utility and erosion control, Contrac Equipment serves northern Alberta and Saskatchewan and part of northern British Columbia.

Cansel acquires Trenchless Utility Equipment precision locating business Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, government and printing industries announced today that it has acquired the precision location business of Trenchless Utility Equipment Inc. in Ontario and Alberta. First established in 1992, Trenchless Utility Equipment Inc. was formed to specialize in the then relatively new Horizontal Directional Drill Industry. Over the years the company has become a leader in protecting underground utility infrastructure.


Genie - Terex Aerial...........................................46

RMT Equipment................................................52

Admiral Marine Inc......................................... 61

GILBERT Products Inc......................................59


Ahern Canada................................................. 45

GOMACO Corporation......................................64

Terex Cranes.....................................................57

ALLU Group, Inc. ........................................... 46


Terrafirma Equipment Sales & Rentals............27

bauma 2019.................................................... 41

John Deere........................................................47

The Gear Centre................................................30

Beka-Lube Products Inc................................ 52



Case Construction Equipment........................ 9

Kubota Canada.................................................21

Trail King Industries, Inc...................................35


Kubota Engines.................................................53

Volvo Construction Equipment..........................6

Doosan............................................................ 11

Link-Belt Excavators.........................................23

Wacker Neuson Corporation............................ 17

Equipment Sales & Service Ltd. ................... 43

Liebherr Canada Ltd...........................................4

Wirtgen Group.....................................................5

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

Mack Trucks......................................................39

World of Asphalt................................................55

Freightliner Trucks....................................32-33

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

World of Concrete.............................................51

Frontline Machinery....................................... 49

Pumps & Pressure Inc......................................53


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Heavy Equipment Guide October 2018, Volume 33, Number 9  

Heavy Equipment Guide October 2018, Volume 33, Number 9  

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