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The Ford F-650/F-750 presents upfitters with a clean cab-to-axle design. There are no components to move, no rivets or bolts along the top of the frame rails to get in the way. But at the same time, the F-650/F-750 with the 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Diesel engine offers best-in-class standard diesel horsepower and torque.* FORD.COM

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Find an assortment of options to enhance excavator versatility.

46 Engines & Components

Find the latest in emissionscompliant engines and related components.

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DEPARTMENTS 6 Breaking Ground 8 Equipment Introductions 23 Attachments

Best Practices for Breaker Selection

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Software Integration Streamlines Operations

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5 Subcontract Clauses That Can Make or Break a Construction Project


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Engine manufacturers develop technology to minimize downtime and simplify repair.

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RUN STRONG. Packed with the features that operators demand, Doosan® excavators bring strength to every job.

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B R E AKI N G G R O U N D By Becky Schultz

Rethink the Operator Environment

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SEASONED EQUIPMENT OPERAtors can probably share a few horror stories about their time behind the controls of heavy equipment when they first started out. For many, working in the chill or heat and dust and ending the shift with aching arms and backs were a normal part of a typical workday. Luckily, things have improved significantly over time.

Operators entering the workforce today have it easy by comparison. Where cabs were once a luxury, they are now standard on many new machine size classes, and are frequently spec’d for others. Features such as adjustable air ride seats with lumbar support and adjustable armrests, pilot-operated controls, ergonomically placed switches and gauges, touchscreen displays and climate

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control assure an automotive-like atmosphere — and far fewer aches and pains at the end of even an extended shift. The equipment industry has come a long way when it comes to the operator environment, and it’s destined to go further, and in much less time, as demand for new operators — and the amenities needed to attract them — intensifies. In fact, we’re already seeing the next phase, which literally removes the operator from the cab and lets them get to work without ever setting foot near the machine. Remote control of construction equipment isn’t a new concept. Suppliers of a variety of equipment types have offered remote control of certain functions on their machines for years. Then, in 2011, Bobcat became the first supplier to officially offer an option for line-of-sight remote operation of skid-steer loaders. Others have followed suit for skid steers and other smaller machine forms, with the goal of removing operators from potentially hazardous work conditions. More recently the technology has been applied on larger machine types. Starting in late 2015, Caterpillar and later Komatsu introduced line-of-sight remote systems for their larger dozers. In fall of 2016, Caterpillar took this even further and introduced a non-line-of-sight system that allows users to operate a dozer remotely from hundreds of miles away. Now, Volvo Construction Equipment is wrapping up a test of a remote-controlled wheel loader. The non-line-of-sight system has been on test in an underground mine in Sweden since 2015 (www. Non-line-of-sight remote control offers perhaps the ultimate operating environment by enabling the user to work in a controlled environment positioned virtually anywhere in the world. John Meese, senior director of heavy equipment for Waste Management, sees remote operation as not just an advancement but as a “problem solver.” If operators no longer have to go into a challenging environment, but instead can sit comfortably at an operator station in an office or trailer, “our operator shortage goes away.” By removing the operator from dirty, smelly or even hazardous conditions, “we’ve redesigned the role of the operator into something that the new generation finds a lot more palatable,” Meese stated during a panel discussion at a technology conference hosted by Volvo last month. Technologies such as remote control and automation also appeal to today’s tech-savvy workforce. “By going to automation or remote control, we’re not phasing jobs out,” Meese emphasized. “We’re building new jobs for a new generation… that’s learned to play games. If you get a good gamer, you’ve got a finish operator right off the bat.” ET


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THE BEST CAB IS EVEN BETTER IN NEW R-SERIES EXCAVATORS. With R-Series compact excavators, operator comfort starts outside the cab. The redesigned exterior provides exceptional fit and finish, reducing vibration levels. Beneath the surface, enjoy a more spacious and comfortable cab, with increased glass for added visibility, keeping operators working productively all day. R you ready for the revolution?

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These pages feature some of the latest equipment available. You’ll find a solid sampling of both new machines and models that have been recently revamped by the manufacturers. For more information on these products, simply visit and include the eight-digit code shown. Dynapac

MF2500CS Material Transfer Vehicle


The MF2500CS and MF2500CS with SwingApp boast a capacity of up to 4,000 tph and are able to handle a variety of material applications, including asphalt, concrete, sand and base material. The conveyor belt system can empty a standard 35-ton truckload in as little as 35 seconds. The SwingApp functionality can transform the unit to an offset feeder by swinging the conveyor belt up to 55° in either direction. The units are fully automated through the integration of distance control and feeding sensors, and the multifunction joystick integrates main drive and SwingApp functions to put full control at the operator’s fingertips. A Cummins QSB 6.7-C220 diesel engine enables operating speeds of over 80 fpm.

400SC Crawler Boom Lift

The 40-ft. 400SC boasts high flotation thanks to surface pressure being evenly distributed across the length of its tracks, making it suited for use on muddy or soft ground. It has a capacity of 600 lbs. unrestricted/1,000 lbs. restricted. Faster function speeds and multifunction capabilities allow operators to perform multiple operations simultaneously. Variable-speed engine control improves fuel efficiency. The heavy-duty hood is made of DuraTough, a highly impact-resistant material that results in less maintenance and greater component protection. The unit comes standard with SkyGuard enhanced control panel protection and rubber tracks. Optional steel or steel with rubber puck tracks are available.



TE 2000-AVR Demolition Hammer The TE 2000-AVR is versatile, lightweight for easy handling and covers a range of applications. Weighing in at 33 lbs., it delivers 26 ft.-lbs. of impact energy and 1,800 impacts per minute. A T-handle design and low vibration from the sub-chassis AVR (Active Vibration Reduction) system allow for efficient performance and maximum working comfort. The unit can handle floor demolition applications for base materials up to 8-in. thickness, as well as perform tile removal and ground rod driving applications. Its brushless SR motor eliminates the need for regular replacement of carbon brushes. Tool electronics help ensure consistent performance in multiple power scenarios.



BVP 12/50 A Vibratory Plate Compactor Topcon

Modular 3D Machine Control Excavation System The X-53x 3D machine control system offers a faster, modular and easily upgradeable aftermarket solution for excavation. It features fully integrated GR-i3 receivers for precise positioning of the excavator boom, stick and bucket. The GR-i3 is designed as an integrated GNSS receiver and antenna all in one for powerful performance in harsh environmental conditions. The system’s MC-X1 controller offers compatibility with all brands and models of excavators and provides a customizable machine control platform to address future project demands. The system is engineered to be easily upgradeable for future demands as technology becomes available.

The 159-lb. BVP 12/50 A single direction vibratory plate compactor is specifically designed and equipped for asphalt compaction, expanding the machine’s use beyond traditional soil compaction. The 19.7” x 20.9” baseplate offers more than 400 sq. in. of coverage to make quick work of asphalt repair work or compacting around obstructions. The baseplate is also specifically designed to avoid asphalt material pushing, shoving and scuffing to deliver an optimal finish. The unit has a working speed of up to 82 fpm with an amplitude of 0.043 in. and centrifugal force of 2,698 lbs. It is powered by the 3.5-hp Honda GX120 gas engine, which meets CARB Phase III emissions standards.

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MT SRV 300 Rammer


Heavy-duty Telehandlers These high-capacity heavy-duty telehandlers feature large cabs for ergonomic operator efficiency and comfort. They also feature hydropneumatic cab suspensions, 360° views and low pivot booms. All models include frame leveling systems, boom side shift for greater accuracy, load-sensing hydraulic pumps, MERlin electronic command programs, hydrostatic transmissions, four-wheel drive with three steering modes and optimal ground clearance. They accept a wide range of attachments. Maximum load capacities range from 11,000 to 26,500 lbs. with maximum lift from 31 ft. 3 in. to 58 ft. 7 in. and maximum reach of 17 ft. 4 in. to 42 ft. 3 in.

The lightweight SRV 300 vibrating rammer is specifically designed for compacting around conduits or pipe supports with 1cm accuracy. It is suited for installations of drainage systems and compacting along sidewalks or utility connections and other minor compacting jobs. Power is supplied by a 1.4-hp Honda GX 35 four-stroke gasoline engine that has been specially modified for easy starting. The unit provides effortless, flexible and safe handling even in tilted positions and tight spaces. At just 70 lbs., a single person can load and transport it easily in a van or smaller vehicle. Reliability of operation is ensured by a sturdy engine guard and a modified, more powerful air filter.


K770 Power Cutter The K770 has a high power-to-weight ratio design, meaning increased exactness and force of the cut, while the low weight and vibration-damped chassis ensure comfortable handling during long, productive work shifts. The springloaded, semi-automatic SmartTension technology makes it easy to ensure the drive belt is always kept in the correct tension for optimal power transmission and maximum belt life. The heavy-duty cutting arm with three-bolt joint maximizes longevity and durability in all conditions. The unit has a 5-hp engine and a displacement of 4.48 cu. in. It can handle blade diameters of 12 and 14 in. and provides a maximum cutting depth of 4 to 5 in. depending on blade size.



E1650 Remixing Transfer Vehicle Gehl

RT215 Compact Track Loader The 9,900-lb. RT215 has a rated operating capacity of 2,150 lbs. (35% tipping load) and can deliver up to 6,631 lbs. of bucket breakout force and 12,133 lbs. of drawbar pull/tractive effort. It has a lift height of 128 in. Power is supplied by a 72-hp Yanmar Tier 4 diesel engine with electronic engine control. The cab-forward design includes a fully adjustable pilot control system mounted to a mechanical suspension or optional air ride seat. The customizable, multi-function display incorporates all warning/operation lights and machine configuration screens. Options include a pressurized sealed cab enclosure with heat/AC, sound reduction material and rearmounted air filter, plus speed control and the HydraGlide system.


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The E1650 combines 15 tons of onboard storage, triple pitch remix augers and a 600-tph discharge capacity to provide non-stop, noncontact paving with reduced particulate and thermal segregation. A variable-speed elevator and conveyors allow chain speed to match production, minimizing wear and segregation. An 8-ft. 6-in. width and optional rear steer with 16-ft. inside turning radius provide optimal maneuverability on narrow roads and tight jobsites. The 24-in. shifting operator platform with ergonomic controls is located at the front of the machine for improved visibility and operator comfort. The optional storage hopper management system notifies the operator of the material level in the hopper.


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Today’s excavators boast advanced functionalities that make them easier to operate and can enhance operator productivity regardless of skill level. Sort through the following to find the right combination of capabilities for your projects, then use the URLs provided to access more information on the specific brands and models. You can also sort by brand and the specs shown using the interactive, customizable version of this spec guide at

Case Construction Equipment

Case D series excavators offer selectable power modes that allow operators to easily adjust the machine’s speed and precision based on their operating style and application. A spacious cab, ergonomically designed and easily adjustable controls, easy-to-use 7-in. LCD monitor, standard pattern control selector, rear view camera, as well as optional LED lights and the 270° Max View monitor combine to provide an operator environment that is more comfortable, intuitive and efficient for operators of all experience levels.

Case Construction Equipment Model CX17C CX26C CX30C CX33C CX37C CX57C CX60C CX75C SR CX80C CX130D CX145C SR CX160D CX210D CX245D SR CX250D CX290D MH CX300D CX350D CX490D CX750D CX750D ME

Net HP 16 23 24 24 24 65 63 55 55 102 100 112 160 160 177 177 207 268 362 460 460

Operating Weight (lbs.) 3,910 5,520 6,020 7,110 7,990 12,050 12,940 16,200 18,800 30,140 31,967 34,400 48,973 56,900 56,909 72,100 67,271 82,483 109,300 158,300 159,600

Std. Bucket (cu. yds.) .04 .07 .08 .09 .11 .18 .18 .21-.59 .24-.59 .32-1.12 .43-1.02 .32-1.12 .55-1.76 .65-1.2 .68-1.9 N/A .72-2.42 .88-2.72 2.03-3.37 2.47-5.91 -

Breakout Force (lbs.) 3,490 4,740 4,520 6,900 6,900 9,550 9,190 12,800 12,800 20,200 20,200 25,200 31,923 31,800 36,419 N/A 39,342 51,639 55,500 68,790 75,310

Max. Dig Depth 7’ 3” 7’ 11” 8’ 2” 9’ 11” 10’ 3” 12’ 6” 11’ 9” 13’ 7’’ 13’ 9” 18’ 3” 19’ 8” 19’ 11” 21’ 20’ 1” 22’ 8” 11’ 11” 23’ 4” 24’ 1” 25’ 4” 27’ 7” 24’ 2”

Max. Reach at Ground Level 10’ 8” 12’ 4” 14’ 10” 14’ 3” 14’ 11” 17’ 16’ 8” 20’ 7’’ 22’ 9” 26’ 10” 28’ 2” 30’ 4” 31’ 11” 30’ 1” 33’ 2” 16’ 5” 34’ 5” 36’ 38’ 6” 42’ 11” 37’ 11”

MH = Material Handler

Caterpillar Inc.

Each 320 and 323 Next Generation excavator comes standard from the factory with Cat Grade with 2D, Cat Assist and Cat Payload technologies. Cat Grade with 2D is a depth and slope system that, combined with Cat Assist, brings semi-autonomous functionality for major gains in efficiency and ease of operation. Cat Payload is an onboard scale system that provides real-time payload information to the operator, as well as off-board productivity information via telematics. The operator knows in real time what’s in the bucket and truck and how much material they’ve moved. The excavators can also be upgraded for full 3D GPS or Advanced 2D for an even higher level of jobsite efficiency.

Caterpillar Inc. Model 311F 313F 313F GC 315F 316F 318F 320 320 GC 323 325F 326F 330F 335F 336F 336F XE Hybrid 349F 352F 374F 390F M314F* M315F* M316F* M317F* M318F* M320F* M322F*

Net HP 70 91 70 89 113 117 162 121 162 161 203 239 200 303 303 396 396 472 524 141 150 141 150 169 169 169

Operating Weight (lbs.) 30,600 33,080 32,200 32,600 38,801 41,670 49,600 48,281 55,336 57,115 64,831 68,209 83,703 80,500 81,800 107,200 117,500 156,461 190,204 34,746 36,971 36,102 40,896 40,587 43,982 48,722



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Std. Bucket (cu. yds.) .27-1.0 .27-1.0 .27-1.0 .27-1.0 .46-1.19 .46-1.19 .61-2.09 .61-2.09 .61-2.09 .72-2.08 .68-2.46 .68-2.58 .68-2.58 .95-3.52 .95-3.52 1.2-5.0 1.2-5.0 2.5-6.0 2.8-8.5 .20-1.31 .26-1.31 .46-1.9 .26-1.31 .46-1.9 .5-1.65 .5-1.65

Breakout Force (lbs.) 17,900 19,200 19,300 19,200 22,000 24,400 32,223 29,603 35,101 30,124 33,500 35,519 35,500 42,380 42,380 52,830 52,830 70,523 81,673 23,155 23,155 25,628 20,682 22,705 22,427 34,171

Max. Dig Depth 18’ 4” 19’ 10” 19’ 9” 19’ 6” 21’ 7” 21’ 7” 21’ 9” 21’ 9” 21’ 9” 22’ 22’ 4” 25’ 6” 22’ 11” 26’ 10” 26’ 10” 26’ 11” 26’ 5” 28’ 2” 31’ 8” 19’ 18’ 3” 20’ 19’ 3” 20’ 20’ 9” 21’ 10”

Max. Reach at Ground Level 26’ 7” 28’ 3” 28’ 3” 28’ 6” 30’ 5” 30’ 1” 32’ 32’ 32’ 32’ 1” 33’ 2” 36’ 7” 34’ 11” 38’ 5” 38’ 5” 39’ 10” 39’ 9” 43’ 2” 48’ 2” 29’ 9” 28’ 8” 30’ 10” 29’ 11” 30’ 10” 31’ 5” 33’ 5”


Gradall excavators have an in-cab switch, allowing operators to choose the Gradall, Deere or SAE joystick pattern. Inexperienced operators quickly become accustomed to operating the versatile telescoping, full-tilting boom with maximum power through the entire dig cycle, even under bridges and in tunnels where there’s limited overhead space. Choose from highway speed and rough-terrain wheeled models or stable crawlers — now available in the Series V collection with Volvo Tier 4 Final engines.

Gradall Model D152* D154* XL 3100 V* XL 4100 V* XL 5100 V* XL 3200 V XL 4200 V XL 5200 V XL 3300 V* XL 4300 V* XL 5300 V*

Net HP 220 250 215 248 315 173 173 173 173 173 173

Operating Weight (lbs.) 32,200 34,500 40,930 49,684 57,670 39,240 46,862 54,452 39,295 43,580 51,216

Std. Bucket (cu. yds.) .5 .5 .88 1.13 1.6 .88 1.13 1.6 .88 1.13 1.6

Breakout Force (lbs.) 11,400 11,400 17,990 24,900 24,900 19,300 25,405 25,405 19,300 25,405 25,405

Max. Dig Depth 13’ 5” 13’ 5” 18’ 4” 20’ 3” 24’ 5” 19’ 2” 22’ 25’ 4” 18’ 5” 21’ 3” 24’ 7”

Max. Reach at Ground Level 24’ 11” 24’ 9” 27’ 3” 30’ 3” 33’ 9” 27’ 5” 30’ 6” 33’ 11” 27’ 3” 30’ 3” 33’ 9”


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Gehl offers its customers the flexibility to switch between two control patterns according to their preference. The first control pattern (SAE) accommodates operators accustomed to using backhoeloaders. The second control pattern (ISO) is a more common control pattern for operators more familiar with traditional excavator controls. The pattern can be switched with the machine running from inside or just outside the cab.


Model M08 Z17 GEN:2 Z25 Z35 GEN:2 Z45 GEN:2 Z55 Z80 GEN:2 M100

Net HP 10.3 14.5 19.7 23.9 37.7 44.9 55.7 72

Operating Weight (lbs.) 2,348 3,836 6,217 8,214 10,814 12,247 18,136 21,550

Std. Bucket (cu. ft.) .777 1.77 2.83 3.88 4.94 5.65 9.89 10.59

Breakout Force (lbs.) 2,360 3,418 4,079 5,643 6,497 7,464 11,330 12,207

Max. Dig Depth 4’ 7” 7’ 2.6” 9’ 8” 10’ 8” 11’ 7.8” 12’ 9.5” 14’ 4.4” 14’ 10”

Max. Reach at Ground Level 8’ 10” 12’ 2” 15’ 9” 17’ 3.5” 18’ 10” 20’ 1.7” 23’ 5.1” 24’ 3”

Takeuchi - US

Takeuchi continues to update and advance the controls of its cabins by utilizing similar automotive-styled interiors throughout much of the current product line, ensuring a seamless transition from one machine to another. The monitors in the machines feature user-friendly functionality that allows the user to track machine vitals, adjust hydraulic flow and set up multiple hydraulic tools from the comfort of the operator’s station.


Model TB210R TB216 TB216H (hybrid) TB230 TB235-2 TB240 TB260 TB280FR TB290 TB2150

Net HP 11.7 15 14.9/14.2* 24.4 24.4 35.8 47.6 69.2 69.2 114

Operating Weight (lbs.) 2,535 3,902 4,277 6,360 7,639 8,990 12,125 19,240 19,145 35,109

Std. Bucket (cu. yds.) - - - - - - - - - -

Breakout Force (lbs.) 2,518 4,250 4,250 6,471 9,127 9,959 12,756 16,335 16,565 22,190

Max. Dig Depth 5’ 9.1” 7’ 10” 7’ 10” 9’ 3.6” 10’ 7.8” 11’ 4.4” 12’ 9.4” 14’ 11” 15’ 18’

Max. Reach at Ground Level 10’ 9.4” 13’ 5” 13’ 5” 15’ 6” 16’ 10” 17’ 9.6” 20’ 1.4” 23’ 1.4” 23’ 11.2” 28’ 1.2”

* Diesel/Electric

Wacker Neuson

Wacker Neuson excavators have changeover valves that allow operators the ability to switch control patterns quickly. The use of load-sensing hydraulic systems and adjustable proportional control in many models means smooth power and a consistent feel are a part of the excavators’ DNA. Comfortable working platforms, optimal visibility and easy daily maintenance make it easy for operators of all skill levels to become proficient quickly.

Wacker Neuson

Model 803 Dual power ET16 EZ17 ET20 EZ28 3503 EZ36 EZ38 EZ53 ET65 ET90 EW65** EW100** ET145

Net HP 15.4 17.7 17.2 17.2 21.2 40 24.5 24.4 58.9 58.6 73.7 58.6 73.7 73.9

The Bobcat R-Series compact excavators have a second auxiliary thumb toggle that lets operators switch between the second auxiliary and the boom offset without letting go of the joysticks. This means that operators don’t have to stop what they are doing to search for a switch, as it is located on the left joystick. This makes the machine more intuitive to operate because operators can focus on the job in front of them and not be searching for auxiliary controls. Operating Weight (lbs.) 2,319 3,564 3,801 4,420 6,283 7,941 8,210/8,387a 8,488 11,554 13,399 19,202 14,892 21,352 32,886

Std. Bucket (cu. ft.) .01-.03 .03-.07 .03-.07 .03-.07 .07-.25 .07-.25 .07-.25 .07-.25 .11-.36 .11-.36 .13-.48 .11-.36 .13-.48 .33-1.05

Breakout Force (lbs.) 2,001 3,192 4,204 4,226 5,058 6,812 7,643 7,194 8,565 11,398 16,591 11,398 10,308 20,458

Max. Dig Depth* 5’ 9” 7’ 11” 8’ 2” 8’ 10” 9’ 11’ 7” 11’ 6” 11’ 12’ 4” 13’ 6” 15’ 2” 12’ 7” 14’ 1” 18’

Max. Reach at Ground Level* 9’ 11” 12’ 6” 13’ 2” 13’ 10” 15’ 4” 18’ 18’ 6” 17’ 10” 20’ 21’ 24’ 7” 20’ 9” 25’ 28’

* With standard dipper stick ** Wheeled a Canopy/Cab

Bobcat Company

Model E10 E20 E26 E32 E35 E35 E42 E45 E50 E55 E63 E85

Net HP 9.9 13.3 22.5 24.1 24.1 31.2 40.9 40.9 47.7 47.7 59.4 65

Operating Weight (lbs.) 2,593 4,306 5,666 7,183 7,699 7,909 9,246 10,077 10,677 12,004 13,779 18,977

Std. Bucket (cu. ft.) .54 1.1 2.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 9.5

Breakout Force (lbs.) 1,865 4,684 4,991 6,968 6,968 6,968 9,183 7,650 8,977 8,977 9,731 16,269

Max. Dig Depth 6’ 8’ 6” 8’ 10” 10’ 3” 10’ 3” 10’ 3” 10’ 6” 10’ 10” 11’ 7” 12’ 10” 13’ 6” 15’ 6”

Max. Reach at Ground Level 10’ 2” 14’ 14’ 9” 16’ 4” 17’ 2” 17’ 2” 17’ 3” 18’ 7” 19’ 6” 20’ 20’ 5” 23’ 6”

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Hyundai’s proprietary All Around View Monitoring (AAVM) system is offered as an option on medium to large excavators from 13 to 52 metric tons (HX130LCR to HX520L). Equipped with four cameras, the AAVM provides a 360° surround operating view. Included in the system is the IMOD (Intelligent Moving Object Detection) system, which senses and warns the operator with on-screen flashing arrows and alarms when objects come within a specific operating range. On HX series excavators, the 360° view is integrated into the 8-in. color touchscreen cluster-monitor in the cab.

Link-Belt X4 hydraulic excavators feature spool stroke control, enabling operators of any skill level to quickly achieve smooth, accurate control of the machine. Driven by two Kawasaki pumps, the hydraulics are responsive, smooth and precise throughout machine operation. Pair this with optional 2D machine guidance or machine control, and you can turn good operators into highly efficient ones. Choose visual/audible or semi-autonomous grade control functionality, enabling operators to increase their productivity by up to 50%.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc.

Model R17Z-9A R25Z-9AK R30Z-9AK R35Z-9A R55-9A R60CR-9A R80CR-9A HX130LCR HX140L HX145LCR HX160L HX180L HX220L HX220LR HX235LCR HX260L HX300L HX300LR HX330L HX380L HX480L HX520L R55W-9A** HW140** HW180** HW210**

Net HP 15.8 23.2 23.2 23.7 65.1 63 65.1 71 116 116 128 128 173 173 173 179 230 230 270 344 424 424 65.1 149 171 174

Operating Weight (lbs.) 3,920 5,360/5,690* 6,380/6,625* 7,800/8,470* 12,570 13,450 19,290 29,750 32,044 33,420 41,513 42,955 51,500 54,720 54,140 58,860 69,780 72,910 77,270 88,890 112,520 118,340 12,240 30,600 39,240 46,740

Std. Bucket (cu. yds.) .05 .09 .1 .14 .24 .24 .37 .52 .76 .68 .92 .99 1.2 .68 1.05 1.41 1.66 .68 1.88 2.12 2.87 2.87 .24 .93 1.37 1.75

Breakout Force (lbs.) 3,490 4,740 4,520 6,900 9,550 9,190 12,570 24,938a 24,890a 24,890a 30,160a 30,160a 37,100a 18,740 37,100a 43,560a 46,910a 18,080 51,700a 56,040a 62,520a 68,780a 9,546 24,890a 30,160a 37,100a

Max. Dig Depth 7’ 2” 7’ 11” 8’ 2” 10’ 3” 12’ 6” 11’ 9” 13’ 7” 18’ 4” 19’ 10” 18’ 1” 21’ 6” 21’ 6” 22’ 1” 38’ 7” 22’ 23’ 24’ 3” 48’ 7” 24’ 2” 24’ 8” 25’ 6” 25’ 11’ 6” 15’ 11” 19’ 5” 20’ 11” Max. Reach at Ground Level 12’ 7” 14’ 8” 15’ 3” 17’ 5” 20’ 2” 20’ 2” 22’ 10” 27’ 28’ 10” 27’ 3” 31’ 31’ 32’ 9” 50’ 32’ 6” 34’ 35’ 6” 60’ 9” 36’ 7” 36’ 7” 39’ 6” 39’ 6” 20’ 2” 26’ 30’ 3” 32’ 8”

*Canopy/Cab **Wheeled a = Powerboost


JCB’s new X-series excavators — coming to North America in mid-2018 — are designed specifically for easier use. Inside the all-new CommandPlus cab, which features low noise levels of just 68 dB, switches and controls are ergonomically designed and integrated into a single, seat-mounted command pod. A 7-in. monitor with automotive-style rotary controller provides intuitive menus and functionality. Together, the command pod and monitor are proven in testing to allow operators to perform common operations more quickly.


Model 18Z 19C 8029 CTS 45Z-1 48Z-1 55Z-1 57C-1 67C-1 85Z-1 86C-1 90Z-1 100C-1 JS131 JZ141 JS145 JS160 JS190 220X JS300 JS330 JS370 Hydradig 110W*

Net HP 14.5 14.5 22.1 45 45 45 45 51.5 60.8 60.8 70.3 70.3 74 74 109 125 125 173 241 281 281 109

Operating Weight (lbs.) 3,856 4,211 6,321 9,878 10,564 11,860 12,088 14,903 18,298 18,960 18,975 21,458 31,499 35,283 32,227 38,665 43,896 52,450 71,161 75,319 81,992 24,315



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Model 145X4 Spin Ace* 130X4 160X4 210X4 210X4 Long Front 245X4 Spin Ace* 250X4 250X4 Long Front 300X4 350X4 350X4 Long Front 490X4 Fixed Frame 490X4 Expandable Frame 750X4 750X4 ME 75X3 MSR** 75X3 MSR Offset Boom** 80X3 MSR Swing Boom

Breakout Force (lbs.) 4,047 4,047 5,170 8,543 8,543 9,442 9,442 10,611 12,837 12,837 12,837 16,231 20,660 20,682 20,660 26,100 26,100 33,721 55,595 51,931 59,754 13,535

Max. Dig Depth 8.5’ 8.5’ 10.1’ 11.11’ 11.11’ 12.7’ 13.4’ 13.4’ 12.2’ 14.1’ 13.7’ 14.11’ 19.9’ 19.1’ 19.9’ 21’ 21.8’ 22’ 25.1’ 26.7’ 26.6’ 14.6’

Max. Reach at Ground Level 13.1’ 13.1’ 15.4’ 18.8’ 18.8’ 19.8’ 20.1’ 21.4’ 22.6’ 23.8’ 24.9’ 24.9’ 28.5’ 28.5’ 28.5’ 29.9’ 29.1’ 31.8’ 36.5’ 38.1’ 38’ 26.4’

Operating Weight (lbs.) 33,600 29,100 38,400 48,900 51,900 56,900 56,900 63,600 67,000 82,400 88,400 109,800 112,900 158,300 159,600 17,300 18,100 18,800

Std. Bucket (cu. yds.) .42-.98 .42-.98 .50-1.14 .58-1.75 .50-.98 .61-1.75 .76-2.43 .50-.95 .76-2.43 1.08-2.93 .65-1.4 1.37-4.04 1.37-4.04 1.78-5.86 1.78-5.86  .24-.71 .24-.45 .24-.71

Breakout Force (lbs.) 21,400 21,360 26,500 34,600 14,600 34,600 39,570 17,300 42,780 56,160 24,500 55,500 55,500 68,790 82,280 12,800 12,800 12,800

Max. Dig Max. Reach Depth at Ground Level 19’ 9” 28’ 3” 18’ 2” 26’ 10” 19’ 11” 29’ 1” 21’ 10” 31’ 11” 39’ 5” 50’ 10” 21’ 10” 31’ 9” 22’ 8” 33’ 2” 47’ 9” 59’ 9” 23’ 4” 34’ 5” 24’ 1” 36’ 46’ 3” 61’ 30” 25’ 4” 38’ 7” 24’ 10” 38’ 5” 27’ 7” 42’ 23’ 7” 37’ 6” 13’ 7” 20’ 7” 13’ 11” 20’ 10” 13’ 9” 22’ 9”

*With blade **Tier 4 Final

John Deere

Several features on John Deere excavators allow operators to become more proficient and productive. The company offers operator training simulators to help new users master excavator controls before they get to a jobsite. The Powerwise III hydraulics system allows the operator to receive a more predictable response from the machine. In addition, grade reference-ready mounts enable customers to choose grade guidance solutions from their preferred provider, allowing operators to work faster and with more accuracy.

John Deere

Std. Bucket (cu. yds.) .05 .05 .07 .13 .13 .17 .17 .32 .32 .32 .37 .37 .89 .89 .89 1.19 1.19 1.57 2.38 2.38 2.38 .25

Net HP 102 102 112 160 160 160 177 177 207 268 268 362 362 512 512 55 55 55

Model 17G 26G 30G 35G 50G 60G 75G 85G 130G 135G 160G LC 180G LC 190G W** 210G/210G LC 245G LC 250G LC 300G LC 345G LC 350G LC 380G LC 470G LC 670G LC 870G LC

Net HP 14.5 20 23 23.3 35.9 53 56.9 56.9 98 101 116 116 173 159 159 188 223 249 271 271 367 463 512

Operating Weight (lbs.) 3,790 5,780 6,850 7,760 10,500 13,547 17,952 19,244 31,604-32,134 31,500-33,920 36,564 40,529 44,431 51,061-52,097 56,830 56,100 69,223 80,788 79,655 82,234 112,916 154,103 188,716

Std. Bucket (cu. yds.) N/A - .05-.16 - - 7.8* .41 .41 .65 .81 .78 1.31 1.81 1.19 1.43 1.38 1.88 1.81 2.41 2.3 3.06 4.04 4.57

Breakout Force (lbs.) 3,597 4,994 6,110 6,085 8,267 9,237 10,476 10,476 21,480 23,380 26,665 28,244 27,651 35,520 35,520 42,489 45,411 45,410 55,303 55,303 64,295 72,838 89,699

Max. Dig Depth 7’ 2” 8’ 6” 9’ 2” 10’ 11’ 7” 12’ 4” 15’ 1” 14’ 10” 19’ 9” 20’ 21’ 4” 23’ 2” 19’ 2” 21’ 11” 21’ 9” 25’ 25’ 10” 24’ 10” 26’ 10” 26’ 10” 27’ 2” 30’ 31’ 5”

Max. Reach at Ground Level 12’ 6” 15’ 2” 16’ 1” 17’ 1” 19’ 7” 20’ 5” 22’ 8” 25’ 3” 28’ 9” 29’ 2” 30’ 7” 32’ 7” 31’ 5” 32’ 7” 33’ 2” 35’ 10” 37’ 37’ 7” 38’ 11” 38’ 11” 41’ 45’ 5” 48’ 11”

*Cubic feet **Wheeled

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DON’T SET LIMITS ON WHAT YOU CAN DO. Most excavators come with a power boost function that can deliver extra force when you need it most – but only for a few seconds at a time. What good does that do when you have a whole day’s work ahead of you? The power boost in KOBELCO excavators provides ~10% more bucket breakout force when you need it, for as long as you need it. They also offer a dedicated heavy lift function that provides ~10% more power when lifting and swinging. Combine that with our heavy-duty construction and you can be sure they’ll never back down from a challenge.





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Yanmar America

Yanmar is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first excavator. Since the launch of its first compact model in 1968, it has expanded its offering to eight machines, six of which have true zero tailswing. Each is purpose-built to overcome challenging conditions, work with an efficient use of power, conserve fuel and provide optimal flexibility with the same stability and performance you would expect from more conventional excavators.

Yanmar America

Model SV08-1B ViO17-A ViO25-6A ViO35-6A ViO50-6A ViO55-6A ViO80-1A SV100-2A

Net HP 10.3 14.5 20.4 24.4 39 47.6 56.9 72

Operating Weight (lbs.) 2,348 3,836 5,919 7,905 10,417 11,850 18,136 21,550

Std. Bucket (cu. yds.) .040 .055 .105 .145 .180 .230 .370 .450

Breakout Force (ft.-lbs.)* 2,360 3,418 5,171 7,216 8,858 10,184 15,849 17,087

Max. Dig Depth 5’ 4” 7’ 7” 10’ 4” 11’ 3” 12’ 3” 13’ 6” 15’ 4” 15’ 9”

Max. Reach at Ground Level 8’ 11” 12’ 2” 15’ 9” 17’ 3” 18’ 10” 20’ 7” 23’ 10” 24’ 3”

*Specs shown are without quick coupler


The MCR series combines an excavator and a compact loader in the same machine. The MECALAC-Boom’s lifting capacities and versatility allow multiple uses for moving earth, preparing the ground, leveling or transporting pallets. Simply take up the loader bucket, switch to loader mode and it delivers the controls of a compact loader. The potential of the MCR range can be utilized to perform the full range of tasks required on site, offering optimal performance and power and high travel speeds.


Model 6MCR 8MCR 10MCR 15MC 7MWR* 9MWR* 11MWR* 15MWR*

Net HP 75 75 75 136 75 75 75 136

Operating Weight (lbs.) 12,600 15,900 20,700 32,600 15,300 17,400 22,050 30,900

Std. Bucket (cu. yds.) .11-.33 .14-.41 .17-.74 .31-1.00 .11-.33 .14-.41 .17-.74 .31-1.00

Breakout Force (lbs.) 9,660 11,240 13,500 18,300 9,660 11,240 13,500 18,300

Max. Dig Depth 10’ 1’’ 12’ 1’’ 13’ 1’’ 16’ 4’’ 9’ 11’ 11’ 6’’ 12’ 6’’ 15’ 9’’

Max. Reach at Ground Level 20’ 5’’ 22’ 24’ 7’’ 29’ 2’’ 20’ 5’’ 22’ 24’ 7’’ 29’ 2’’

Komatsu America

One of the biggest advancements in the last five years has been the introduction of intelligent Machine Control. Komatsu was the first OEM to introduce 3D GNSS technology and the benefits extend beyond productivity and efficiency. Operators benefit from stroke sensing technology to help automate work equipment function, and a large 12.1-in. touchscreen display provides intuitive guidance. This technology can help operators of all skill levels improve their operating efficiency by up to 50%.

Komatsu America

Model PC30MR-5 PC35MR-5 PC45MR-5 PC55MR-5 PC78US-10 PC88MR-10 HB215LC-1 PC138USLC-11 PC170LC-11a PC170LC-11b PC210LCi-10 PC210LC-11 PC238USLC-11 PC240LC-11 PC290LC-11 PC360LC-11 PC360LCi-11 PC390LC-11 PC390LCi-11 PC490LC-11 PC490LC-11c PC490LCi-11 PC650LC-11 PC650LC-11 SE PC800LC-8 PC800LC-8 SD PC800LC-8 SE PC1250-8 PC1250LC-8 PC1250SP-8 PC2000-8

Net HP 24.4 24.4 38.2 38.2 65.5 65.5 139 97.2 121 121 158 165 165 177 196 257 257 257 257 359 359 359 436 436 487 487 487 672 672 672 956

Operating Weight (lbs.) 6,670 8,158 10,868 11,486 17,747 19,014 48,175 34,288 41,600 38,100 52,036 52,639 54,729 56,061 71,396 80,320 80,320 89,940 89,941 107,945 110,220 107,945 145,284 143,257 188,670 189,595 189,749 239,880 250,154 244,050 440,920

LiuGong Construction Machinery North America LLC

Model 915E 922E 925E 930E 936E 950E

Net HP 113 160 173 212 280 378

Operating Weight (lbs.) 35,935 51,522 56,218 71,650 79,807 105,822

Sany America has developed a telematics solution that allows owners and fleet managers to monitor and manage their heavy equipment in North America. With SanyLIVE, customers receive real-time diagnostic and condition alerts, notifying them of any upcoming scheduled maintenance, equipment service needs or even insights to the possibility of future component failures. The system comes pre-installed with a threeyear subscription included.

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Breakout Force (lbf.)* 21,783 34,170 40,240 45,636 56,651 50,582

Max. Dig Depth 19’ 3” 21’ 6” 22’ 9” 23’ 9” 24’ 1” 25’ 9”

Max. Reach at Ground Level 28’ 6” 32’ 5” 33’ 11” 34’ 11” 35’ 9” 35’ 5”

Sany America

Model SY16 SY26U SY35U SY50U SY60 SY75 T4F SY95 SY135 T4F SY215 T4F SY225 SY265 SY365 SY500

Net HP 15.6 18 23 39 57 54 72 98 164 164 190 290 400

Operating Weight (lbs.) 3,858 5,908 8,333 11,685 13,448 16,050 20,238 32,783 51,193 53,393 57,547 80,952 115,743

Std. Bucket (cu. yds.) 1.5* 2.1* 1.9-6.0* 3.5-6.7* 3.5-9.9* 3.0-12.2* 3.5-13.8* .7-.9 .52-1.83 .52-2 .5-2 .52-2.3 3.11-3.86

Breakout Force (lbs.) 3,417 5,463 6,834 7,306 10,116 11,465 14,298 20,682 28,551 28,551 42,039 43,163 61,822

Max. Dig Depth 7’ 9” 9’ 3” 10’ 2” 11’ 3” 12’ 11.5” 14’ 7” 14’ 2.5” 18’ .5” 21’ 8” 21’ 8” 21’ 11” 24’ 27’ 1”

Max. Reach at Ground Level 13’ 1” 15’ 11” 17’ 11” 19’ 3” 20’ 9” 21’ 4” 21’ 10” 27’ 2” 33’ 10” 33’ 10” 33’ 6” 36’ 5” 41’ 1”

*Cubic feet

*Power Boost


Std. Bucket (cu. yds.) .47 1.3 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.9

Max. Dig Max. Reach Depth at Ground Level 9’ 1” 16’ 1” 11’ 4” 18’ 1” 11’ 11” 19’ 4” 12’ 4” 19’ 11” 15’ 3” 22’ 8” 15’ 23’ 5” 21’ 9” 31’ 10” 19’ 4” 28’ 3” 20’ 6” 29’ 9” 20’ 6” 29’9” 21’ 9” 31’ 10” 21’ 9” 31’ 10” 21’ 9” 31’ 10” 24’ 34’ 2” 23’ 8” 35’ 2” 26’ 10” 38’ 6” 26’ 7” 38’ 6” 26’ 7” 38’ 5” 26’ 7” 38’ 5” 30’ 2” 43’ 3” 30’ 2” 43’ 3” 27’ 6” 40’ 7” 33’ 7” 47’ 4” 23’ 2” 37’ 1” 29’ 2” 50’ 6” 28’ 3” 44’ 2” 23’ 5” 39’ 2” 38’ 56’ 2” 38’ 56’ 2” 25’ 11” 44’ 10” 30’ 4” 50’ 3”

Sany America


Bucket Digging Force (lbs.) 6,631 6,722 7,628 8,774 13,780 13,780 31,080 20,950 27,560 27,560 33,510 33,510 33,500 38,667 44,533 44,970 44,970 44,970 44,971 53,790 53,790 53,790 64,150 70,040 72,750 77,600 96,120 94,800 94,800 112,900 140,600

a Heavy spec b Std. spec c Var. gauge


LiuGong excavators have six work modes that match the engine performance to the excavator hydraulic system. The hydraulic system incorporates the latest version of Kawasaki hydraulic pumps, main control valves and pilot controls, giving the operator more precise control of all excavator functions and ease of use. The main control valve swing priority increases productivity by giving priority to the swing motor when loading trucks or holding the bucket against the wall when digging long trenches.

Std. Bucket (cu. yds.) .04-.14 .06-.12 .11-.36 .11-.36 .12-.44 .12-.44 .66-1.57 .34-1.00 .48-1.24 .48-1.24 .66-1.57 .66-1.57 .66-1.57 .76-1.85 .76-2.13 .89-2.56 .89-2.56 .89-2.91 .89-2.92 1.47-4.15 1.47-4.15 1.47-4.15 2.05-4.98 2.05-7.5 2.23-6.0 2.23-6.0 2.23-7.8 4.4-6.8 4.4-6.8 8.8 15.7-17.9

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BIG EXCAVATORS NEED TO WORK IN SMALL SM MALL SPACES. When excavating in close quarters, a standard tail swing machine can cause big headaches. So can a smaller machine without enough power. This is where the new 345G from John Deere fits in. It’s our biggest RTS (reduced tail swing) excavator yet, with greater lift capacity, more reach, deeper dig depth and higher breakout forces than our current 245G model. And while its back end is smaller, its cab is as big as standard tail swing models. So you still have plenty of room to Run Your World.

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New Holland Mustang

To ensure smooth operation, valves are specifically designed to control the flow of oil as the cylinders fully extend and retract, automatically providing a cushioning effect to smooth the operation of all key functions. This reduces shock loads transferred to the machine and operator, reducing fatigue. This feature is further enhanced by the inclusion of an accumulator within the hydraulic circuit. To further boost performance, the top two models have hydraulic flow summation.

New Holland

Model E17C E26C E30B E30C E33C E35B E37C E55BX E57C E60C

Net HP 16.2 24.3 23.1 23.2 24.4 23.1 24.4 37.4 65.1 63

Operating Weight (lbs.) 3,910 5,520 6,600 6,636 7,110 7,700 7,990 12,100 12,050 12,940

Std. Bucket (cu. ft.) 1.4 2.4 2.2 2.8 3.1 2.2 3.8 2.2 6.3 6.3

Breakout Force (lbs.) 3,490 4,740 5,418 4,520 6,900 5,418 6,900 6,992 9,550 9,190

Max. Dig Depth 7’ 3” 7’ 11” 10’ 3” 8’ 2 “ 9’ 11” 12’ 10’ 3” 12’ 9” 12’ 6” 11’ 9”

Max. Reach at Ground Level 12’ 6” 14’ 3” 17’ 6” 14’ 10” 16’ 7” 18’ 17’ 1” 20’ 19’ 9” 24’ 11”

Mustang offers its customers the flexibility to switch between two control patterns according to their preference. The first control pattern (SAE) accommodates operators accustomed to using backhoeloaders. The second control pattern (ISO) is a more common control pattern for operators more familiar with traditional excavator controls. The pattern can be switched with the machine running from inside or just outside the cab.


Model 80M 170Z NXT2 250Z 350Z NXT2 450Z NXT2 550Z 800Z NXT2 1000M

Net HP 10.3 14.5 19.7 23.9 37.7 44.9 55.7 72

Operating Weight (lbs.) 2,348 3,836 6,217 8,214 10,814 12,247 18,136 21,550

Std. Bucket (cu. ft.) .777 1.77 2.83 3.88 4.94 5.65 9.89 10.59

Breakout Force (lbs.) 2,360 3,418 4,079 5,643 6,497 7,464 11,330 12,207

Max. Dig Depth 4’ 7” 7’ 2.6” 9’ 8” 10’ 8” 11’ 7.8” 12’ 9.5” 14’ 4.4” 14’ 10”

Max. Reach at Ground Level 8’ 10” 12’ 2” 15’ 9” 17’ 3.5” 18’ 10” 20’ 1.7” 23’ 5.1” 24’ 3”

Kato Compact Excavator Sales Kato excavators (formerly known as IHI) have several features that provide ease of operation for less experienced operators. The two biggest features are the proportional valve joystick controls that allow the operator to smoothly execute the machine functions from their fingertips, and the pattern change valve, which allows the user to change the joystick controls between the A and F pattern that comes standard on every machine.

Kobelco USA

Kato Compact Excavator Sales LLC

Kobelco excavators are built to make complicated tasks easy. A power boost function with no time limit improves digging performance and increases hydraulic pressure up to 10%. Independent travel allows the machine to lift the rated lift chart while walking, as well as smoothly move, lift and swing with no change in travel speed. In addition, a swing priority system is automatically engaged and released based on job demands during sidewall trenching.

Model 9VXE-Electric* HD17VX3 HD17VXE-Electric** HD25V4 HD30V4 HD35V4 HD35N-4 HD45V4 HD55V4 HD55N-4 HD60V4 HD85V4

Net HP 5 13.4 15 23.6 22.8 22.8 24 44 44 54.7 44 59.4

Operating Weight (lbs.) 2,060 3,850 3,583 5,955 7,100 8,100 7,983 10,802 11,800 12,447 12,128 18,775

Std. Bucket (cu. yds.) .03 .06 .06 .1 .12 .15 .14 .17 .21 .15 .26 .32

Breakout Force (lbs.) 2,360 5,447 5,447 5,698 7,180 7,688 7,992 9,854 10,850 11,070 12,100 14,730

Max. Dig Depth 5’ 2” 7’ 7’ 8’ 9’ 10 11’ 1” 10’ 1” 11’ 9” 12’ 7” 12’ 8” 13’ 3” 15’ 1”

Max. Reach at Grade Level 9’ 9” 12’ 4” 12’ 4” 15’ 17’ 18’ 2” 16’ 6” 19’ 7” 20’ 4” 20’ 1” 21’ 2” 23’ 4”

*Baldor elecric motor **Rueland electric motor

Kobelco USA

Model SK17SR-5E SK25SR-5E SK30SR-6E SK35SR-6E SK45SRX-6E SK55SRX-6E SK75SR-3E SK85CS-3E SK140SRLC-5 ED160-5 Blade Runner SK230SRLC-5 SK270SRLC-5 SK170LC-10 SK210LC-10 SK260LC-10 SK300LC-10 SK350LC-10 SK500LC-10 SK210HLC-10 Hybrid SK210LC-10 H&W SK260LC-10 H&W SK300LC-10 H&W SK350LC-10 H&W SK500LC-10 H&W SK500LC-10 ME SK210LC-10 Long Reach SK260LC-10 Long Reach

Net HP 15 20.4 23 23.1 37 37.4 55 55 95.6 95.6 160 160 127 160 178 252 270 369 160 160 178 252 270 369 369 157 178

Operating Weight (lbs.) 3,836 5,930 7,320 8,555 10,300 11,860 17,100 18,700 31,500 36,200 56,400 60,000 38,800 49,400 58,900 68,100 83,300 114,400 52,500 56,700 63,000 73,600 87,700 124,800 118,000 52,000 62,600

H&W = High & Wide ME = Mass Excavator


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Std. Bucket (cu. yds.) .29 .105 .118 .14 .10 .20 .29 .29 .50 .50 1.14 1.14 .82 1.05 1.31 1.57 1.83 3.44 1.05 1.05 1.31 1.57 1.83 3.44 4.45 .60 .60

Breakout Force (lbs.) 2,833 4,546 5,420 7,216 7,000 11,128 14,658 14,658 20,500 20,500 24,300 29,330 22,700 29,330 35,000 37,300 45,900 52,600 29,330 28,800 35,000 37,300 45,900 52,600 56,200 19,783 20,502

Max. Dig Depth 7’ 3” 9’ 2” 9’ 3” 10’ 11’ 3” 12’ 10” 15’ 14’ 8” 19’ 7” 19’ 1” 21’ 7” 21’ 9” 21’ 3” 22’ 23’ 23’ 7” 24’ 10” 25’ 7” 22’ 20’ 10” 21’ 10” 22’ 7” 23’ 9” 24’ 6” 21’ 3” 39’ 5” 48’ 4”

Max. Reach at Ground Level 12’ 2” 15’ 7” 17’ 1” 17’ 1” 18’ 8” 20’ 22’ 2” 24’ 1” 28’ 4” 28’ 3” 31’ 3” 31’ 9” 30’ 6” 31’ 11” 33’ 3” 35’ 36’ 3” 38’ 10” 31’ 11” 31’ 8” 30’ 9” 34’ 10” 36’ 1” 38’ 7” 34’ 11” 51’ 7” 60’ 6”


All Kubota compact excavators can be switched from the ISO to backhoe-style controls, which allows the operator to feel more comfortable while using the pilot control functions. The cab includes air conditioning, optimal air circulation, ample foot space, a wide door opening and a gas-assist mechanism that makes it easy to open the front window.

Kubota Tractor Corp.

Model K008-3T4 U17 KX018-4 U27-4 KX71-3S KX033-4 U35-4 KX040-4 U55-4c KX057-4 KX080-4S

Net HP 10.1 15.2 15.2 20 24.4 23.9 23.9 40.9 47.6 47.6/45.2a 62.3

Operating Std. Bucket Bucket Digging Max. Dig Max. Reach Weight (lbs.) (cu. yds.) Force (lbs.) Depth at Ground Level 2,200 .02 2,200 4’ 6.1” 9’ 11” 3,703 .04 3,417 6’ 3” 12’ 8.4” 3,747 .04 3,594 6’ 7.9” 12’ 9” 5,625 .07 5,765 7’ 8” 15’ 4” 6,305 .1 6,350 6’ 5” 16’ 7,420/7,781a .12 8,138 7’ 4” 16’ 10” 8,129 .12 7,924 6’ 7.3” 16’ 1.3”/16’ 11.3”a 9,195/9,545a/9,900b .16 9,535 7’ 4.8” 17’ 10.8”/17’ 9”ab 11,915 .23 11,177 4’ 11.6” 19’ 6” 12,200 .23 11,177 5’ 7” 20’ 18,280/19,200a .45 14,660 12’ 7.6” 23’ 6.3”

a With angle blade b With 6-in-1 blade c Angle blade available

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Never Settle.

Dedicated Power Get more done in less time with Liebherr’s R 946 crawler excavator, built from the ground up with exclusive Liebherr components. A dedicated swing pump increases working cycles, so you get the speed and power to get the job done. And the advanced electronics, hydraulics and Tier 4 Final engine were designed by Liebherr to work together for optimum performance. Find your dealer at “We haven’t compromised on anything; why should you?” Liebherr USA Co. Construction Equipment Division 4100 Chestnut Avenue Newport News, VA 23607 Phone: +1 757 245 5251 E-mail:

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Doosan excavators offer the ability to control auxiliary hydraulic flow and pressure for multiple attachments. Maximum flow and pressure can be set to the attachment. For example, if the excavator will be used with a hydraulic breaker, maximum flow and pressure can be set to avoid too much flow, which can be detrimental to the attachment. The same can be said for other attachments, including a hydraulic clamp. Flow and pressure can be adjusted from the settings for use with the breaker to the hydraulic clamp.

Doosan Construction Equipment

Model DX63-3 DX85R-3 DX140LC-5 DX140LCR-5 DX180LC-5 DX225LC-5 DX225LC-5 SLR DX235LCR-5 DX255LC-5 DX300LC-5 DX300LC-5 SLR DX350LC-5 DX420LC-5 DX490LC-5 DX530LC-5 DX530LC-5 SLR DX140W-5* DX190W-5* DX210W-5*

SLR = Super-long reach

Net HP 59 59 109 113 129 162 162 181 184 267 267 313 338 373 373 373 124 168 186

Operating Weight (lbs.) 13,779 18,960 32,783 34,987 43,224 52,086 55,731 56,019 57,752 68,764 72,462 80,654 94,799 112,206 116,576 117,112 34,203 43,431 47,179

Std. Bucket (cu. yds.) .08-.38 .13-.53 .30-.85 .30-.85 .38-1.26 .59-1.41 .27-.82 .59-1.41 .61-1.45 .69-2.09 .27-.82 1.06-2.46 1.50-3.23 2.00-3.81 2.00-3.81 .67-1.84 .30-.77 .50-1.22 .67-1.67

Breakout Force (lbs.) 9,731 14,509 21,471 24,471 28,881 33,510 22,046 35,274 39,463 44,092 23,149 57,100 59,745 67,902 67,902 33,510 20,349 28,219 31,306

Max. Dig Depth 13’ 6” 15’ 6” 20’ 1” 19’ 7” 20’ 21’ 7” 38’ 2” 21’ 10” 22’ 4” 23’ 11” 45’ 2” 24’ 8’’ 25’ 4’’ 25’ 6” 24’ 49’ 7” 14’ 8” 18’ 9” 19’ 4”

Max. Reach at Ground Level 20’ 5” 23’ 11” 27’ 11” 27’ 11” 29’ 7” 31’ 10” 50’ 31’ 7” 32’ 9” 34’ 6” 57’ 35’ 11” 37’ 38’ 11” 37’ 6” 63’ 9” 24’ 2” 29’ 8” 31’ 10”



Volvo E-Series excavators are designed for ease of operation. One example is Volvo Dig Assist, an intuitive machine control solution available for the EC220E. Operators can set job parameters such as dig depth and slope and track progress in real time. Operators can also choose from a library of prebuilt shapes or draw shapes directly from the cab. This helps eliminate guesswork and ensure operators can get the job done right the first time.

Operating Weight (lbs.) 5,490-5,737 4,300 6,019 7,782-8,686 8,554-9,833 12,550-15,440 19,010-20,950 12,700-15,440 11,355-13,380 31,770-36,790 52,250-61,440 74,230-82,320 75,200-83,800 28,880-35,620 36,266-45,592 45,350-55,360 56,430-63,790 64,720-72,260 78,940-92,760 83,330- 94,800 100,310-117,510 162,040-166,008 35,714-40,124 40,124-44,753 43,400-50,300 33,951-39,462 39,570-42,329

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Net Model HP ZX17U-5 14.5 ZX26U-5 20 ZX30U-5 23 ZX35U-5 23.3 ZX50U-5 35.9 ZX60USB-5 53 ZX75US-5 56.9 ZX85USB-5 56.9 ZX130-6 101 ZX135US-6 101 ZX160LC-6 116 ZX180LC-6 116 ZX190W-6 Monoblock Boom** 173 ZX190W-6 Two-piece Boom** 173 ZX210-6 160 ZX210LC-6 160 ZX245USLC-6 159 ZX250LC-6 177 ZX300LC-6 249 ZX345USLC-6 249 ZX350LC-6 271 ZX380LC-6 271 ZX470LC-6 362 ZX670LC-6 463 ZX870LC-6 512 EX1200-6 740 EX1900-6 1,039 EX2600-6 1,500 EX3600-6 1,994 EX5600-6 3,000 **Wheeled

Operating Weight (lbs.) 3,790 6,110 6,850 7,760 10,560 13,547 17,952 19,244 26,674 32,820 38,366 40,419 45,300 45,300 46,586 47,548 56,170 55,689 64,375 82,271 77,360 82,276 110,804 154,103 188,716 246,917 423,280 556,000 791,500 537,000

Std. Bucket (cu. yds.) .02-.05 .05-.16 .05-.16 1.3-5.9* 2.1-8.3* 5.1-12.5* .31-.64 .4-.66 .47-.99 .47-.99 .47-1.17 .51-1.31 .5-1.5 .5-1.5 .9-1.29 .9-1.29 .51-1.55 1.0-1.9 .9-1.6 1.2-2.1 1.3-2.78 1.3-2.78 1.8-4.2 1.7-6.6 2.0-7.6 8.8 5.7 22.2 29 44.5

Breakout Force (lbs.) 3,597 4,994 6,110 6,085 8,267 9,237 10,467 10,467 23,435 23,380 25,180 28,552 28,330 28,330 35,520 35,520 35,520 42,489 45,411 45,410 55,303 55,303 64,295 72,838 89,699 127,686 150,800 186,509 236,000 332,717

Max. Dig Depth 7’ 2” 8’ 6” 9’ 2” 11’ 4” 12’ 7” 13’ 6” 15’ 1” 14’ 1” 19’ 11” 19’ 7” 21’ 4” 23’ 2” 19’ 2” 19’ 5” 21’ 4” 21’ 4” 21’ 9” 25’ 25’ 10” 24’ 10” 26’ 10” 26’ 10” 27’ 2” 30’ 31’ 5” 26’ 5” 26’ 10” 27’ 1” 28’ 2” 28’ 11”

Max. Reach at Ground Level 12’ 6” 15’ 2” 13’ 1” 18’ 11” 20’ 6” 21’ 6” 22’ 2” 24’ 9” 28’ 5” 28’ 7” 30’ 1” 32’ 1” 31’ 5” 31’ 1” 30’ 4” 30’ 4” 32’ 6” 35’ 3” 36’ 5” 37’ 7” 38’ 3” 38’ 3” 40’ 3” 44’ 8” 48’ 43’ 10” 48’ 6” 52’ 8” 57’ 9” 63’ 8”

NOTE: Shovel configurations can be found in the online spec guide

Std. Bucket (cu. yds.) .04-.16 .04-.1 .04-.16 .07-.19 .07-.2 .11-.31 .1-.44 .09-.35 .09-.35 .33-1.07 .47-1.88 1.7-2.55 1.24-2.69 .33-1.01 .39-1.26 .63-1.88 .7-2 .7-2 1.1-2.5 1.09-3.31 2.03-4.32 4.3-6.7 1.02 1.14 .55- 1.44 .95 .9

Breakout Force (lbs.) 5,020 4,107 5,528 7,394 7,394  8,950 12,770 9,720 9,730 19,200 33,590 38,810 46,985 21,720 27,400 33,500 41,810 45,970 49,840 54,560 63,935 80,710 28,325 30,574 33,400 24,392 24,392

Max. Dig Depth 9’ 1” 8’ 5” 10’ 2” 11’ 3” 11’ 3” 12’ 11” 14’ 10” 13’ 1” 10’ 10” 19’ 9” 22’ 2” 25’ 24’ 6” 19’ 11” 21’ 3” 24’ 1” 25’ 3” 26’ 3” 24’ 11” 26’ 6” 30’ 5” 29’ 8” 20’ 5” 20’ 21’ 9” 18’ 9” 18’ 9”

Max. Reach at Ground Level 15’ 1” 14’ 15’ 4” 17’ 5” 18’ 8” 20’ 5” 23’ 7” 20’ 6” 19” 1” 29’ 31’ 11” 36’ 4” 36’ 8” 28’ 7” 30’ 2” 33’ 7” 34’ 11” 36’ 7” 36’ 2” 37’ 9” 43’ 2” 44’ 4” 31’ 31’ 11” 32’ 5” 28’ 11” 28’ 11”

Liebherr excavators offer four work modes to allow operators to adapt the power of the excavator to the types of applications performed and complete a wider range of tasks. These modes have a predetermined rpm range and hydraulic output. The company’s new generation excavators further adjust hydraulic power and rpm between the four modes to better suit the operators. It is also easier for operators to control hydraulic tools via a mini proportional joystick located on top of the right and left joystick.

Liebherr USA Co.

Model A918* A924* R914 Compact R920 Compact R924 R926 R926 Compact R936 R936 Compact R946 R956 R966 R976

Net HP 161 188 122 150 157 190 173 231 255 299 326 435 544

Operating Weight (lbs.) 41,000 45,700 36,000 41,340-48,280 56,328 60,848 57,760 74,031 75,620 91,700 119,380 158,510 202,824

Std. Bucket (cu. yds.) .22-1.37 .72-2.16 .42-1.05 .40-1.25 1.24-2.16 .70-2.30 .72-1.96 1.30-2.80 1.31-2.62 1.30-3.92 1.63-4.58 1.95-7.20 2.61-7.58

Breakout Force (lbs.) 22,300 32,400 20,010 22,050 40,016 43,160 31,470 46,540 46,540 53,505 71,040 79,580 109,033

Max. Dig Depth 18’ 8” 21’ 4” 19’ 19’ 22’ 6” 23’ 2” 22’ 6” 23’ 2” 23’ 7” 23’ 11” 28’ 3” 38’ 11” 40’ 8”

Max. Reach at Ground Level 30’ 33’ 4” 29’ 4” 29’ 14” 33’ 33’ 8” 31’ 10” 35’ 1” 35’ 9” 36’ 7” 40’ 8” 53’ 2” 57’ 3”

* Wheeled

*Gross HP **Wheeled



Volvo Construction Equipment Net HP 21* 16* 21 25* 25* 49* 55* 59 63 121 173 205 241 121 148 173 215 241 303 303 373 516 156 175 173 141 154

Several of Hitachi’s new Dash-6 excavators can be equipped with a factory installed grade reference-ready package. The mounted brackets are compatible with the major providers of grade reference systems and make it easier for operators to get the most out of their machines. The hydraulics system also provides predictability, making it much easier for operators to become proficient in using these types of machines. In addition, the company provides simulator options to dealers and operator unions.

*Cubic feet Model ECR25D EC20D EC27D EC35D ECR40D ECR58D ECR88D EC60E EW60E** ECR145E ECR235E ECR305C ECR355E EC140E EC160E EC220E EC250E EC300E EC350E EC380E EC480E EC750E EW160E** EW180E** EW210D** EWR150E** EWR170E**


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Best Practices for BREAKER SELECTION When sizing a breaker, pay attention to the applications and types of materials it will commonly encounter. Image provided by Epiroc

When it comes to hydraulic breaker selection, the basics still apply.


he ever-increasing number of available hydraulic breaker models, size classes and features make selecting the optimal versions for your fleet more difficult. Yet, the basics of selecting these attachments still apply. Following are some best practices to help guide you through the process.

PROPERLY PAIR TO THE CARRIER It’s important to ensure a proper pairing of the hydraulic breaker (hammer) to the carrier it will most frequently be mounted on. Check the rated operating capacity or lift capacity of the machine to ensure that any attachment used will not exceed this capacity, which can result in excess wear and tear as well as potential tipping risks. Also determine the auxiliary hydraulic flow and pressure requirements for the breaker and

assess whether the carrier can match these requirements. Too little flow and pressure will result in the breaker being unable to perform effectively, adding time and cost to the job. Too much and it could damage the attachment and potentially the carrier. Consult manufacturer recommendations or work with your local dealer to determine the best match of size and capabilities for the breaker and carrier you intend to use.

MATCH TO THE TASK AND MATERIAL When sizing a breaker, pay attention to the applications and types of materials it will commonly encounter. Consider the volume of material you need to break and any jobsite constraints that may limit the size of machine and attachment that can be used.

Take into account material type and condition. Are you working in soft, medium or hard rock? Does the material contain cracks and crevasses, or is it solid? What is the average thickness of the material? If concrete, does the material contain any reinforcing steel? Small breakers can be effective in soft to medium materials, but typically aren’t as efficient for breaking up thick concrete. Larger breakers may be overkill in softer materials, yet offer added power and productivity in hard, thick materials and when breaking up large areas. Knowing what you need to use the breaker to do can help you avoid acquiring a more expensive attachment than you need, or paying to repair a breaker that turned out to be sized inappropriately for the job.


Other available features can include blank firing protection, automatic lubrication, noise suppression, dust suppression and more. Assess the application and jobsite conditions to determine if such features may be needed to keep the breaker running efficiently and/or meet specific jobsite requirements.

WHEN LESS IS MORE Even as many hydraulic breakers advance in features, there has been a move by a number of manufacturers to simplify the overall design of specific models. Some have chosen to move to solid housings and to reduce the number of internal components to maximize durability and reduce service requirements. When evaluating breaker design, look at the conditions and applications in which the breaker will be used to determine whether a simplified breaker configuration will be more likely to stand up to the rigors of all that it may encounter. ET

Matching the tool point to the application can maximize productivity and extend breaker life. The most common is the moil tool point, which is suited for everyday demolition applications. Other available tool points include: CHISEL — provides more control when a breaker is used for general excavation or cutting concrete BLUNT — easily breaks and fractures large pieces of concrete or block PYRAMIDAL — used for breaking hard, abrasive material

CONSIDER ADVANCED FEATURES Advances in breaker design can fine-tune operation and maximize the operating life of the attachment. For example, automatic power adjustment can help adapt breaker output (impact energy and speed) to the hardness of the material, while energy recovery systems are designed to capture the piston’s recoil energy to help power the next blow.

SAY HELLO TO THE TOUGHEST ATTACHMENTS ON EARTH Brandt Hard To The Core products have earned their reputation as the toughest attachment, guarding and task-specific equipment solutions in the industry. They get the job done in the most challenging conditions and are built to the highest standard; all optimized for your John Deere equipment. Because, when all is said and done, nobody works harder than Brandt to keep you productive and profitable. That’s Powerful Value. Delivered. 1-877-533-3133

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ATTACHMENTS >> Products Antraquip Rock and Concrete Cutters

Hyundai HDB Series Breakers

These rock and concrete grinders are suitable for trenching, controlled demolition, scaling, soil remediation, tunneling, underwater cutting and general rock excavation. • Models available for excavators ranging from 2 to 110 tons • Choice of cutter heads styles to suit the application • AQ line is equipped with a high-torque, low-speed hydraulic motor with rugged gearing and symmetrically aligned cutter bit patterns for maximum productivity

The HDB Series hydraulic breakers are designed to work with Hyundai HX, 9A and 9 series hydraulic excavators. • 14 models designed to fit multiple machine sizes and applications • Come in four chisel options with chisel diameters from 1.6 to 7.9 in. • Operating weights from 271 to 12,401 lbs. and overall lengths ranging from 44.4 to 159.8 in. • Include an auto-greasing feature, largediameter tie-bolt and adapter-type connecting inlet/outlet ports that avoid bolt breakage and oil leakage

Brunner & Lay Demolition Tools Brunner & Lay offers a wide range of demolition tools for use with most types of heavy-duty, boom-mounted breakers. • Manufactured from high-quality heattreated steel • Provide the hardness, impact strength and durability required to face arduous conditions in quarrying, mining and other applications • Include points, chisels, blunts and other specialized working ends and in special lengths

Rev Drill Drill Attachment Line Rev Drill offers drill models for excavators in size classes from 8,000 lbs. on up and with maximum drilling depths to 65 ft. • 12- to 72-in. auger diameters • Segmented/expandable masts with mast length/stroke from 12 to 60 ft. • Various mounting options • Rotary motor options from 5,000 ft.-lbs. to 27,000 ft.-lbs. (two-speed) • Winch options include a 4,000-lb. line pull Bloom winch, 14,000-ft.-lb. winch model with brake assembly and 20,000-lb. line pull lift safe Bloom winch • Custom models available including lightweight drill masts for use with compact excavators or skid steers

Sneller Self-powered Stump Grinder The 275-hp Stump Mill self-powered stump grinder grinds up to six acres per day using a two-piece cutter wheel and carbide teeth design. • No modifications required to the excavator • No hydraulics to limit speed or functions • Triple sealed lower bearings • Remote control • Also available in a 170-hp version

OKADA AMERICA TOP SERIES HYDRAULIC BREAKERS The Okada America, Inc. hydraulic breakers (TOP Series) are custom made for hassle-free mounting on a variety of carriers for many applications. The TOP Series range in size from 150 ft. lbs. to 15,000 ft. lbs. • Ideal for excavation, trenching, demolition and quarry work • Delivers power at speeds up to 1,250 bpm without the need for a nitrogenassisted accumulator • Two-plate bracket enclosure offers protection while allowing for heat dissipation • Custom-fit upper adapter for a direct pin or quick-coupler application • Smooth, long-stroke piston design reduces shock and vibration, operator fatigue and machine stress • Special alloy steels, heating-treating, ultra-precision machining and a simple design combine for a longer service-life Visit for more information.



The most compact and optimised tiltrotator in the world ✓ Steelwrist offer cutting-edge products for all excavators and backhoe loaders from 4,400 lbs up to 72,000 lbs

Alpine Rockwheel Rock and Concrete Grinders

✓ Steelwrist’s tiltrotators have low building height for better breakout force and an unbeatable strength to weight ratio ✓ High tilting angle for increased flexibility combined with 360° bi-directional rotation












Steelwrist Inc. 576 Christian Lane, Berlin, CT, 06037 (860) 999 3350

The Rockwheel rock and concrete grinders incorporate hydraulic rotary cutting technology that delivers the power and precision to make efficient, low-vibration, low-noise excavations for any application. • Models available from 12 to 295 hp for carriers from 1 to 75+ tons • Cutting force ranges from 949 to 32,360 lbs. with cutting widths from 11.8 to 49 in. • Chain drive, gear drive, direct drive and axial drive versions

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7,418 LBS

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

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AT TACHM E N T S Products Paladin Strike Force Breaker Series

Leading Edge Attachments Multi-DigNRip Bucket

The Strike Force breaker series includes a range of models and sizes for various carriers and applications. • Smaller models for compact excavators and skid steers enable safe, efficient handling with high breaking capacity • Mid-range models include a robust structure with advanced noise reduction technology • Larger sizes offer an efficient piston and cylinder design to transfer higher shock wave into breaking objects • Durable, reliable construction with only two moving parts

The Multi-DigNRip combines the Multi-Ripper and DigNRip buckets, and is designed for high-production rip and load applications where a wider rock bucket is required. • SHARC (SHanks on an ARC) technology uses excavator’s rolling action to rip, applying maximum breakout force sequentially to each tooth • Staggered ripper teeth allow for flat ripped trench sides with no depth limitations • Back teeth arranged to cut deeper with increased radii • Available for any excavator above 6,000 lbs.

Top-locking teeth are designed to be installed easily without tools and removed with either a pry bar or punch. • Available for Case, Deere, JCB and other backhoes utilizing side flexpin teeth and shanks • Fit existing shanks for no flexpin hassles • Available in self-sharpening single and twin penetrator, dirt, fang and flare styles • Starter kits contain five teeth and all attachment components

The SMP Tiltrotator features 360° endless rotation and up to 40° of tilt, enabling it to perform advanced and precision work without the need to move the machine. • Easy maneuvering with joystick rollers inside the operator cab • Grease-lubricated gear housing • Available with most types of quickcoupler systems and with a directmounted upper/lower section • Only needs one set of auxiliary hydraulics, or can be set up with multiple

Caldwell Leveling Pipe Lifter H & L Tooth Top-locking Teeth

National Attachments SMP Tiltrotator

The Leveling Pipe Lifter lets you place and position concrete pipe up to 8 ft. in length in one operation. • Available in standard capacities from 1.5 to 15 tons with custom sizes available • Stand-up leveling bail adjusts for varying pipe lengths • Adjustable bail stop makes repetitive lifts easy to handle • Pipe stop helps drive the pipe into position • Built-in laser target holder allows operator to set and laser position at the same time • Positioning handle

Vacuworx HL Series Hydraulic Lifters The HL Series Hydraulic Lifters are designed to move and install concrete road barriers up to 30 ft. long and 23,200 lbs. • 360° rotation capabilities enables precise placement and maneuverability in confined spaces • Operate using the hydraulic system of the host machine • Elastomer grips provide optimal performance and full surface contact without damaging materials • Hydraulic lock ensures attachment will not drop the barrier if hydraulic pressure is lost • Quick couplers available for attachment versatility

Minnich A3/A6 Dowel Pin Drills The A3/A6 pneumatically powered, machine-mounted drills can be mounted to an excavator, backhoe or skid-steer loader to form a self-contained and highly mobile drilling solution for fulldepth repair. • Feature up to six drills • Carrier used to transport the drill, eliminating operator fatigue and improving safety • Available side-shift functionality enables operators to drill a second set of holes without having to reposition the carrier • Optional dust collection system available

Rotobec RCB Construction Breakers Rotobec offers eight monoblock breakers for excavators ranging from .08 to 15 tons and five tierod models for excavators from 17 to 72 tons. • Monoblock design includes a polyurethane jacket to reduce impact vibrations to the machine and lower noise levels • Diaphragm accumulators used for consistent performance with no recharging required • Tie-rod design incorporates a heavyduty tie-rod assembly and internal components that are easy to access and maintain

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Indeco IHW Series Wheel Compactor The IHW Series boom-mounted compactor uses the excavator or backhoe applied static weight to achieve compaction density, and compacts fill material in a trench as it is being backfilled. • Specially designed pads penetrate trench fill to achieve bottom-up compaction • Locking wheel removal design allows easy field accessibility to the heavy-duty sealed bearings • Heavy-duty steel weldments with relief ports prevent material jams • Mechanical design requires no special hydraulic connections or separate drive systems • Variety of models and width sizes available for most excavator brands


ALLU TS Drum for Screening or Shredding The TS drum assemblies for ALLU material-processing buckets allow one set of teeth to screen or shred/crush materials, depending on mounting position. • Available in seven models for 17.6- to 49.6-ton excavators and 7.7- to 33-ton wheel loaders • Blade sizes include 0.63/1.26, 0.98/1.97 and 1.38 in. • Screening blades spin between the screening combs and end product size is defined by the space between the combs • Standard blades work as screeners and repositioning blades work as axe blades for shredding

Stanley MBF5 Mounted Breaker The MBF5 mounted breaker is gas-fired with only two moving parts (inner piston and the auto-valve), resulting in less wear of components and less maintenance. • Upper and lower tool bushings redesigned to increase durability • Upper bushing can be rotated 90° and lower bushing can be rotated 90° and flipped for greater overall life expectancy • Six models accommodate a range of bracket setups and can be mounted on skid steers and compact excavators from 4,500 to 13,500 lbs. • Lightweight design fits many carrier types and weight classes with hydraulic flow ranges from 10 to 22 gpm

Allied Rammer Small Range Breakers The 555, 777 and 999 Rammer small range breakers are designed without tierods and incorporate the Constant Blow Energy (CBE) plus operating system. • For carriers between 7,500 and 27,600 lbs. • Integrated one-piece tool bushing design requires fewer parts and is easily field replaceable • Box-type housing with high-tech dampening material that reduces noise and vibration and fully protects the power cell • Dual accumulator (High Pressure and Low Pressure) design provides maximum power with less pulsation in hydraulic lines

The Battle Ax is the latest mulching attachment from Loftness. Its unique, direct-drive rotor with built-in depth gauges is ideal for a variety of vegetation management applications, including right-of-way maintenance, land clearing, forestry mulching and more. Models are currently available for 7-15 ton excavators. • 650 South Main Street, PO Box 337 Hector, MN 55342 USA • • vegetation-management/ mulching-heads/battle-ax/overview/

Geith V-rock Bucket The V-rock excavator bucket is constructed for increased strength 6/14/17 and durability on all engaging points. • Includes added wear straps for protection of high-abrasion areas, OEM teeth and adapters • Aggressive shape of V-bottom design allows for better penetration of materials • Suited for use in rock and frost

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JCB Contractor Hydraulic Hammers Contractor hydraulic hammers are available for compact equipment, backhoeloaders and excavators from 0.9 to 55 tons. • Feature accumulators to protect carriers from hydraulic pressure spikes and internal control valves to improve oil flow, reduce heat buildup and protect internal seals • Two-speed control valves permit tool speed and stroke customization above 9.9 tons • Auxiliary relief valves protect the breaker from damage when used with other makes of machinery • Heavier models include blank firing protection, twin oval tool retaining pins and auto greasing systems (above 12.1ton carrier weight only)

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AT TACHM E N T S Products Loftness Battle Ax Mulching Attachment The Battle Ax mulching attachment features a 17-in.-diameter rotor with built-in depth gauges to prevent it from engaging too much material at one time. • Available in 41-, 51- and 61-in. cutting widths for 7- to 15-ton excavators • Features a variable-displacement piston motor, two-stage cutting chamber and adjustable primary shear bar • Ultra-sharp Quadco reversible knives or carbide teeth • Standard spade hook, adjustable skid shoes, anti-wrap bearings, premium strength steel housing and steel deflector chains

Amulet XBoom Coupler System The XBoom Coupler System quickly converts a compact excavator from its typical function into a completely rigid boom tool carrier and back again. • Allows excavator to be adapted to use virtually any skid-steer attachment via a universal skid-steer adapter attached to the boom end • Full revolving configuration shrinks the machine’s overall footprint and provides a rigid frontal force structure while utilizing the full range of motion of the boom • Keeps work tools as close to the machine’s center of gravity as possible for effective lifting and carrying • Available for most excavators up to 13,000 lbs.

Steelwrist Sweeper Attachments This line of sweepers enables excavators to be used for sweeping and cleaning sidewalks, cable trenches, railroad gears, ceilings and other hard to reach areas. • Available in 39-, 59- and 79-in. widths with dual directdriven motors for high torque and efficient sweeping • Come with a traditional round brush core (BeeLine) and a Cartridge brush core for quick and easy brush replacement • Both options include an integrated parking stand and are available with mudflaps

Kinshofer DXS-50 Hydraulic Mobile Shears The 9,920-lb. DXS-50 features DemaPower cylinder technology, which uses four chambers instead of two, enabling a smaller attachment to deliver a closing force of 1,203 tons. • Suited for 25- to 35-ton carriers when boom mounted and 32- to 50-ton carriers when stick mounted • Jaw opening of 29.2 in. wide and 30.7 in. deep • Double-acting speed valves and cylinder technology enable fast jaw closing and opening speeds with cycle times as fast as 5.5 seconds • Rotation-equipped models feature 360° continuous rotation and include heavyduty motors for maximum rotation torque


FECON TOUGH From our signature Bull Hog®, to our FTX Tracked Carriers and Forestry Attachments, we have a rugged, durable product for all your applications. Built brutally tough and operator-friendly we guarantee you will leave the jobsite satisfied. If you’re in the market for a 600 hp forestry mulcher, or a Bull Hog® for your skid steer or excavator, we have the hard-working, dependable equipment you seek.

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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

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AT TACHM E N T S Products Epiroc RX Hydraulic Breakers

John Deere Vibratory Plate Compactors

The light-, medium- and heavy-duty RX breakers include 14 models for carriers from 2,900 to 155,000 lbs. • Combined gas/oil working principle ensures optimum transition of energy from the piston to the working tool • Advanced technology converts recoil energy to reusable energy to enhance percussive performance • Breaker box guiding system minimizes recoil forces for less strain on the carrier, operator and breaker • Deliver low sound power levels • Internal control valve protects sensitive parts

The PC4, PC7 and PC10 plate compactors are compatible with the John Deere 26G, 30G, 35, 50G, 60G compact excavators, the 310L, 310L EP, 310SL, 310SL HL, 315SL and 410L backhoes, plus most competitive models. • 13-, 18- and 24-in. widths with 4,000-, 6,400- and 8,000-lb. impulse force and 2,000-rpm frequency at regulated flow • Mass of the large eccentric rotating weight positioned further from the shaft for increased impulse forces up to 8,000 lbs. • Motor inset within frame protects from damage • Hydraulic motor bearings use oil splash lubrication and sealed eccentric bearings offer maintenance-free operation


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Genesis GHB Hydraulic Breaker Line The GHB hydraulic breaker line features an optimized power-to-weight ratio along with speed and power that can be adjusted to match the material being broken. • Available in a complete range of models from the 250- to 12,000-ft.-lb. impact energy classes • Dry-fire protection prevents hammer from firing when the tool is not loaded • Hammer-mounted auto-lube system with cartridge that can be refilled or changed • Field-serviceable lower bushing can be rotated to expose fresh metal • Compressed fit upper bushing helps keep tool and piston aligned

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Bobcat Grading and Trenching Buckets Redesigned trenching buckets and new grading buckets are available for Bobcat E26 through E85 compact excavators. • Grading buckets available in 36-, 48- and 60-in. widths and are equipped with waffle plates to add extra strength and rigidity to the bottom • Trenching buckets come in 12-, 16-, 18-, 20-, 24-, 30- and 36-in. widths, featuring a replaceable cutting edge or available in a toothed version • Optimized to fit the standard clamp and the optional Pro ClampTM System • Easily interchanged using the X-Change attachment mounting system or optional Hydraulic X-Change system

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Caterpillar Flail Mowers and Mulchers

Montabert SC-Series Hydraulic Breakers

These hydraulic flail mowers and mulchers for Caterpillar mini-excavators are designed for highperformance cutting of vegetation, saplings and undergrowth. • Flail mowers reduce weeds, saplings, shrubs and small trees into mulched material, making them suited for environmental maintenance applications • Mulchers reduce saplings, shrubs and trees into mulched material, making them suited for environmental maintenance, reclaiming untilled land, removing foliage from building construction sites and shredding pruned material and organic waste for biomass production

Nine SC-Series light-range breaker models are designed for use with skid-steer loaders, backhoe-loaders and mini-excavators weighing between 2,200 and 30,850 lbs. • Provide high tolerance to backpressure, smart pressure and energy regulation and blank firing protection • Include few wear parts and no tie-rods for simplified routine maintenance • Incorporate a single-body, circular shape and are fully dampened and soundproofed • Compatible with all quick couplers and meet all adaptation requirements for your carrier

Okada TOP Model 100A Hydraulic Breaker The Model TOP 100A is targeted for use on 22,000- to 42,000-lb. excavators and breaks at a rate of 550 to 710 bpm. • Requires 29 to 35 gpm at 2,030 to 2,620 psi • Large-capacity accumulator reduces pressure spikes to protect the carrier hydraulic system • Nitrogen gas cushions the piston on the upstroke and increases the piston downstroke force • Central grease port allows the breaker to easily adapt to most auto-lube systems • Long stroke design reduces shock loads and vibration which can cause machine stress and operator fatigue

“BETTER QUALITY FOR THE BIG JOBS.” E-Z Drill 210 Series Concrete Drill Attachments This equipment-mounted, pneumatic concrete drill attachment series includes the three-gang Model 210-3 EQ MT, four-gang Model 210-4 EQ MT and fivegang Model 210-5 EQ MT. • Compatible with most models of backhoes and excavators • Capable of drilling 5/8- to 2 1/2-in.diameter holes at a depth of 18 in. • Each drill motor requires a minimum of 100 cfm for operation • Minimum of 300 cfm required to power the Model 210-3 EQ MT • User-friendly, easily accessible control panel mounted on drill

PIPELINE PROVEN! “Our customers demand top performance inside and outside the trenches, and Komatsu equipment delivers. Komatsu’s excavators, dozers, wheel loaders and more are time-tested and more reliable, no matter where you need production. These pipeline-proven machines are covered by programs from Komatsu Care to Komtrax among other great benefits. Komatsu keeps you building pipeline infrastructure so you can keep America moving!”

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T R U CKS & T R A N S P O R TAT I O N By Curt Bennink

Half-ton Pickups POWER TOWARD THE FUTURE New powertrain technology is expanding the limits of efficiency and performance.


n the half-ton pickup truck segment, this past year has seen a dramatic break from conventional powertrain offerings as manufacturers strive to reach new fuel economy targets without sacrificing payload or towing performance. The result is going to be even greater product differentiation between brands as each company develops unique powertrain solutions. Diesel engines, which were once the domain of larger heavyduty, full-size pickup offerings, are gaining a lot of attention in the half-ton segment. Ford and Chevrolet recently announced diesel engine offerings for their half-ton pickups, while Ram Trucks promises to reintroduce its EcoDiesel by the end of the year. These powerplants, in part due to the efficient nature of the diesel engine, promise fuel economy numbers never before achieved by full-size pickups, while still providing the impressive payload and towing performance customers have come to expect. Revolutionary technologies also promise significant fuel economy and performance gains on the gasoline-powered

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platforms that have traditionally powered the half-ton segment. They include more advanced cylinder deactivation technology and advanced hybrid technology. Despite the common denominators of multi-speed transmissions ranging from eight to 10 speeds and start/stop technology, there is a divergence in the powertrain technologies being integrated into the “Big 3” half-ton, full-size pickups. Let’s take a look at the latest developments from Ford, Chevrolet and Ram Trucks for the 2018/2019 model years.

FORD RAISES THE BAR TO 30 MPG A couple of years ago, 30 mpg in a full-size pickup without sacrificing towing and payload ratings would have seemed like a nearly impossible task. Yet, for 2018, Ford delivers the first-ever F-150 Power Stroke diesel with a targeted EPA-estimated 30-mpg highway rating. This truck also boasts 11,400 lbs. of towing capacity and 2,020 lbs. of payload capacity, plus 250 hp and 440 lbs.-ft. of torque. “The more you tow and the longer you haul, the more you’ll appreciate its class-leading

towing and payload capacity and how efficient it is at the pump,” says Dave Filipe, vice president global powertrain engineering. The larger Ford Super-Duty pickups utilize a 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel. The same team that worked on these vehicles has designed and engineered the 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 diesel engine that will power the F-150. Designed for towing or hauling heavy loads, the V6 diesel’s peak torque comes at just 1,750 rpm with strong torque delivery continuing throughout the rpm range. It also features the same compacted-graphite iron block material construction and forged-steel crank used in the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine for added strength and durability along with reduced weight. For greater responsiveness and reduced turbo lag, the engine relies on a high-efficiency variable geometry turbocharger. A common rail fuel injection system precisely optimizes performance and fuel efficiency, while a high-pressure 29,000psi injection calibration enables smoother, quieter operation with reduced emissions. A cast aluminum oil pan and two-stage oil

pump reduce parasitic loss and improve fuel efficiency. Keeping the truck cool in extreme operating conditions was a priority. The 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel features a premium mechanical engine-driven fan and dual radiator shutters for improved high-temperature, high-altitude performance, a key advantage vs. the commonly used electric cooling fans. “We know that competing diesels with electric cooling fans have to dial back on power under extreme heat and altitude. So we decided on a viscous-controlled mechanical fan that has the capacity to move much more air across the radiator and intercooler in extreme conditions,” says David Ives, Ford diesel engine technical specialist. “This gives F-150 Power Stroke owners more power and more passing capability in harsh conditions.” In more moderate driving and towing conditions, the F-150 engine control system backs off the fan load through a viscous coupler, closing down the two radiator shutters for improved aerodynamic efficiency and reduced parasitic engine loss. A SelectShift 10-speed auto-

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Ford delivers the first-ever F-150 Power Stroke diesel with an EPA-estimated 30-mpg highway rating. The truck also boasts 11,400 lbs. of towing capacity and 2,020 lbs. of payload capacity, plus 250 hp and 440 lbs.-ft. of torque. truck for them,” says Mark Reuss, executive vice president, global product development, GM North America. “That is why we will offer six different engine and transmission combinations on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, each with its own blend of performance, efficiency and value. One of the new engine choices is an all-new 3.0-liter Duramax diesel,

Dynamic Fuel Management works by controlling engine oil flow via special valve lifters on each cylinder that activate or deactivate each cylinder via a software algorithm. The system operates in concert with the throttle system and provides only the power required, thus dramatically improving efficiency. General Motors will also be rolling out the Duramax 3.0-liter inline-six turbo-diesel engine for its half-ton pickups, though no specs were available as of the first week of June. Both the 3.0-liter diesel and 6.2-liter gasoline engines are paired with a new Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission and offer start/stop technology to improve fuel economy for optimum performance and efficiency.

New gasoline engine options for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado include 5.3- and 6.2-liter V8s with Dynamic Fuel Management, which actively shuts off any number of cylinders in a variety of combinations depending on immediate needs to optimize fuel economy. matic transmission has been calibrated specifically for the 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel’s low-end power and torque curves. The transmission maximizes shift points and gear ratios to optimize power, low-rpm torque and efficiency. It can non-sequentially select the right gear ratio based on need. To help reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions during city driving, Auto Start-Stop also comes standard. In testing along the Davis Dam in Arizona, an F-150 equipped with the 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine climbed 13 miles at a 6% grade in temperatures in excess of 100° F, maintaining consistent power output throughout.

GM OFFERS A POWERTRAIN FIT FOR EVERY APPLICATION For the 2019 model year, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will offer several powertrain choices that will allow customers to pick the right choice for their particular application. “Customers want the ideal


which is an inline six that builds on our diesel expertise. I am really confident that we will have the best performing diesel in this segment.” New gasoline engine options include 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8s. “We will offer significantly revised versions of the 5.3- and 6.2-liter V8 gas engines,” says Reuss. “These will be the most advanced small blocks ever built, with new technologies to optimize economy and performance. “One of those is our new Dynamic Fuel Management that temporarily shuts off between one and seven cylinders in a variety of different configurations depending upon needs of the customer and the load that it is experiencing,” he points out. “This is quite different than what is in the market today. The result of this technology is instant power when called for and impressive efficiency at constant loads and speeds.”

Ram Trucks has taken halfton pickup gasoline powertrain technology in a new direction. The complete redesign of the 2019 Ram 1500 platform will offer new eTorque “mild hybrid” systems on the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engines and 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engines later in

engine for restarts, the eTorque recaptures energy during deceleration and braking to feed charge to the battery pack. eTorque also enhances the vehicle’s driving experience by adding torque to the crankshaft during gear changes to minimize noise, vibration and harshness. The eTorque motor generator is slightly different between the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and 5.7liter HEMI V8 applications. The Pentastar eTorque unit is liquid cooled and mounted on the front of the engine. The HEMI V8 eTorque unit is air cooled and mounted toward the top of the engine in the traditional alternator location. The small suitcase-sized, aircooled battery pack mounts to the rear wall inside the Ram 1500’s cabin. The case is insulated to dampen noise from the dual cooling fans. Cooling air is drawn from inside the truck and vented via the built-in cabin exhausters. Both eTorque motor generator units employ a pair of belt tensioners to keep the eight-rib drive belt tight when the unit is generating electricity or adding torque to the crankshaft. When it comes to diesel power, Ram Trucks was at the forefront in the half-ton pickup market with its fuel-efficient EcoDiesel, which first appeared in 2014 through 2016 models. This was a popular option that was temporarily suspended due to questions from the EPA. Ram Trucks has been working with the EPA to resolve any outstanding concerns, and the company has promised a new EcoDiesel is coming later in the year. ET

LEFT: The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 platform will offer eTorque mild hybrid systems on the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engines and 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engines later in 2018. eTorque adds up to 90 lbs.-ft. of launch torque to the V6 and up to 130 lbs.-ft. to the V8. RIGHT: The eTorque system replaces the traditional alternator with a belt-driven motor generator unit. The unit works with a 48-volt battery pack to enable quick and seamless start/stop function, short-duration torque addition to the engine crankshaft in certain driving situations and brake energy regeneration.

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2018. A conventional Pentastar V6 (305 hp and 269 lbs.-ft. of torque) and HEMI V8 (395 hp and 410 lbs.-ft.) are also options. The eTorque mild hybrid systems replace the traditional alternator on the engine with a belt-driven motor generator unit that performs several functions. The motor generator unit works with a 48-volt battery pack to enable quick and seamless start/stop function; short duration torque addition to the engine crankshaft in certain driving situations; and brake energy regeneration, which improves responsiveness and efficiency. The systems actually increase the pickups’ launch performance as well as fuel efficiency. eTorque adds up to 90 lbs.-ft. of launch torque to the V6 and up to 130 lbs.-ft. to the V8. Efficiency numbers aren’t in yet, but Ram engineers say eTorque engines have been delivering about a 10% improvement in both V6 and V8 configurations. With the engine running, eTorque’s motor generator unit feeds 48-volt current to a 430-watt-hour lithium-ion Nickel Manganese CobaltGraphite battery. The battery pack includes a 3-kW DC-toDC converter to maintain the battery’s state of charge and convert 48 volts to 12 volts to power the Ram 1500’s accessories and charge its conventional 12-volt lead-acid battery. The V6 and V8 engines with eTorque retain a conventional 12-volt starter motor, used for cold starts and first start of the day due to its greater efficiency in extreme temperatures. In addition to spinning the

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the application or rigors of the site, Wacker Neuson excavators handle attachments and ground conditions effortlessly. As with all the equipment the company produces, quality construction sets Wacker Neuson excavators apart. The fit and finish you expect from German engineering, combined with durable components, provides excavators that get the job done and look great doing it. Best of

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E AR T HM OV I N G E Q U I P M E N T By Curt Bennink

Stage Set for HYBRIDS TO GO MAINSTREAM Increased performance and fuel savings offset increased purchase price.


lectrification is a predominant trend in the construction equipment industry. The corresponding introduction of software allows machines to gain efficiency. “With electrification, we can do more with the software,” says Scott Young, director of electromobility, Volvo Construction Equipment. “We can tailor for the customers’ application, site or environment so the machine is purpose built for what they are

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doing. We are starting to see electrification of subsystems in the machines starting to come onto the market.” This allows decoupling of systems, so that systems such as the hydraulics will not be dependent on engine speed. Future use cases of electrified machines will depend on the application. “We see segments where you have fully electric machines, machines connected to the grid and hybrid machines,” Young comments. Hybrids offer many opportunities. “As we hybridize, we can downsize engines and recuperate energy, leading to fuel savings and reduced emissions,” Young points out.

Hybrid technology currently entering the market is predominately diesel/electric. “Technically, the word hybrid means two sources of energy,” says John Chesterman, product marketing manager - production class four-wheel-drive loaders, John Deere. “The key is we can recover energy.”

DRIVERS BEHIND ADOPTION Research on hybrid construction equipment began in the late 1990s and became commercially available in 2003 when Hitachi launched a wheel loader that utilized a series hybrid powertrain.

Since then, many OEMs have launched various hybrid technologies that range from series and parallel diesel/electric hybrids to plug-in hybrids and hydraulic hybrids, and even flywheels. To date, the adoption rate in the U.S. has been fairly slow. It is very dependent upon segment, application and the legislation and regulation. It is advancing more rapidly in Europe and in other parts of the world because certain cities are targeting lowemissions zones or setting future goals of zero emissions. Before hybrid technology can become mainstream in

Electric wheel motors greatly simplify bucket loading for the operator compared to a torque converter machine, making it easier for novice operators. In addition, the electric motors make traction control possible, which prevents wheel spin and thus saves considerable cost.

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construction, manufacturers must first demonstrate both reliability and cost effectiveness. Since hybrid technology typically comes with a significant purchase price premium, customers must be able to recoup that cost and reap a return within a reasonable time frame. “As the costs come down, we will see it become more mainstream,” predicts Jessica Shetler, product marketing manager, construction and forestry engine and drivetrains, Deere & Company. “Contractors are seeing the benefits in the machines available today. Having the customer’s return on investment be a value is the main driver right now. It comes down to the cost of the components and what you can get for productivity.” Hybrid technology is used throughout the automotive industry in many different forms. “It is a great indicator for what heavy machinery will be doing,” says Shetler. “The automotive industry is going to help drive cost down, as well as drive confidence in that technology.” The size of the machine will have a definite impact on whether hybrid technology is beneficial. “For example, on a machine that burns 2 or 3 gal. an hour and is run 1,500 hours a year on an average basis, fuel is usually a small part of the cost of the machine,” notes Chesterman. “The benefit on ease of operation and productivity tends to be a much bigger driver.” On larger machines, such as the John Deere 944, the ROI equation changes, especially since contractors are often replacing older generation units that are far less efficient, burning a fleet average around 9 gal./hour. “Applications have a great effect, but customers are seeing big, significant decreases [with the 944 Hybrid],” says Chesterman. But fuel savings can’t come at the expense of performance. “At the end of the day, most owners... don’t want to sacrifice productivity for fuel savings,” says Justin Lantin, product marketing manager, Komatsu excavators. “As far as Komatsu, the hybrid systems have evolved into more performance oriented while still maintaining the fuel savings. To improve production, we have remapped our software so you will get more performance while still maintaining significant fuel savings... We can

Because it is able to utilize a smaller engine, the rear hood on the Volvo LX01 could be steeply sloped to increase visibility around the machine. get faster cycle times, quicker spots out of the machine.”

WHEEL LOADER OPERATION IS SIMPLIFIED To date, wheel loaders and excavators have proven well suited to hybrid technology. Wheel loaders are subject to frequent starts and stops during typical V-cycle loading. In a conventional machine, a lot of energy is wasted through braking. Hybrid systems for these machines typically include series, parallel and series-parallel hybrids. A series hybrid system is the most simplistic. The engine powers a generator and the hydraulic circuit. In turn, the generator powers electric drive motors. In this system, the engine is mechanically decoupled from the drive wheel drive motors. This allows the engine to constantly run in its most efficient speed and torque range. A parallel hybrid powertrain uses two separate power sources that can directly power the drivetrain. The engine can directly power the wheels and is mechanically coupled to the wheels so there is less energy lost when converting from mechanical to electrical energy and back again. With the series-parallel hybrid wheel loader, the parallel separate power sources can directly power the drivetrain while the hydraulic system is driven in series, decoupled from the engine. This allows the hydraulic system to work independently from the engine. On John Deere’s 944K Hybrid, the engine drives a main gearbox. Two generators are mounted on that gearbox.

“Each generator powers one front wheel and the opposite rear wheel,” Chesterman explains. The primary implement pumps for the boom and bucket are also on that gearbox. “Whenever an electric wheel motor is being driven by the momentum of the machine — i.e., coasting down a hill or in the middle of a V-pattern — we are recovering energy from the electric motor and sending it back through the system and using the generator as a motor to turn the gearbox. The power can go in both directions.” This results in significant fuel savings. “In almost any diesel engine, whenever the engine is being driven, generally its fuel state goes to zero,” says Chesterman. “We have had long load and carry applications where one portion of it was downhill. If the operator wants to coast down the hill, the engine will show a zero instantaneous fueling rate. If we use the electric motors to recapture energy, we can keep the engine at zero state as long as possible.” On the performance side, electric wheel motors greatly simplify bucket loading for the operator compared to a torque converter machine. This makes it easier for novice operators. “In a normal wheel loader with a powershift torque converter, the operator is really controlling engine speed with the accelerator pedal,” says Chesterman. “You also control the pushing power because pushing power is related to how the torque converter is multiplying the torque. The operator has to be able to coordinate between how the hydraulic speed might change; because if I change engine speed, I change hydraulic pump flow and how I want the loader to push into the pile.”

Volvo recently completed a test of its prototype LX01 Hybrid wheel loader with Waste Management, during which it achieved a fuel savings up to 50%.


The Komatsu 365HB LC-3 hybrid excavator uses an electric swing motor and hydraulic pump motor assist to provide quick response for increased productivity.

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The hybrid eliminates this balancing act of engine speed vs. pushing power vs. hydraulic response. “With the hybrid machine, that pushing power has nothing to do with engine speed,” says Chesterman. “Generally, when an operator commands the hydraulic flow on a hybrid, the boom is going to go where you want, and when you step on the accelerator, it is how hard you want to push into that pile. It makes it very easy for unskilled workers who don’t have the coordination down.” “That right now is the biggest benefit in the industry,” says Shetler. With the operator shortage, it’s a major advantage to have an operation where you can hire just about anyone off the street who knows how to drive a car and have them hop in a loader and be productive quickly Volvo recently completed a test of its prototype LX01 Hybrid wheel loader in two different applications on Waste Management sites in California. “That machine is a series hybrid wheel loader,” Young notes. “The gains were around 50% fuel efficiency improvement at the test in California, which was substantial compared to the baseline we tested against.” The use of a much smaller engine in the LX01 than typically found in this size of machine enables the loader to have a steeply sloped rear hood. “It allows the operator to see an employee on the ground much closer,” reports John Meese, senior director of heavy equipment for Waste Management. In addition, the use of four electric wheel motors prevents damage from debris. “When you look at the way the machine is

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Whenever the electric wheel motor in John Deere’s 944K Hybrid is being driven by the momentum of the machine, such as while coasting down a hill or in the middle of a V-pattern, it is recovering energy from the electric motor and sending it back through the system and using the generator as a motor to turn the gearbox.


built, there are no axles underneath it because the machine has four electric motors inside the wheels. The whole bottom side of the LX is clean.” The decreased noise levels due to the hybrid power system and adjustability of power output were also benefits. “There is immediate power,” Meese states. Wheel spin could be controlled through a laptop computer. Likewise, boom and bucket tilt speeds could easily be tailored to operator preferences. “These are functions you cannot do with a typical, conventional wheel loader,” says Meese. Electric hybrids often bring benefits in terms of softwaredriven features not available on conventional machines. One example is the traction control system on the 944K Hybrid. “No other wheel loader in this size class offers traction control. With four tires costing around $60,000, this offers a significant competitive advantage,” Chesterman states. Four independent electric wheel motors make the traction control possible. Most conventional machines in this size category use an open front differential that can cause operators to spin the tires if they don’t carefully modulate the throttle or the impeller clutch torque converter during the loading process.

QUICKER EXCAVATOR RESPONSE Excavators require a different approach to hybrid technology due to the nature of their operation. Two main areas where hybrid systems can capture wasted energy — and thus increase performance

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and efficiency — are the braking kinetic energy of the swing drive and the gravitational force on the boom. Like loaders, excavators can use series, parallel or series-parallel hybrid technology. With the series architecture, the engine directly drives a generator, which is then used to power the swing motor and motors to power the hydraulic pumps. Komatsu is currently on its third-generation hybrid excavator. “The hybrid technology generally has three main components that are significantly different than a standard hydraulic system,” says Lantin. “First is the electric swing motor. It is a complete assembly that replaces a hydraulic motor that would be typically used to rotate the machine. We also have a capacitor. The capacitor stores the energy. You can charge it up instantaneously and then you can deplete it instantly. It is for that quick transfer of power.” There is a generator/motor sandwiched between the engine and the hydraulic pump. When the swing of the machine decelerates, the electric swing motor charges the capacitor. “It is a very similar principle to regenerative braking on a car,” says Lantin. “Once you let off the swing, that electric motor is kicking back electricity to the capacitors. Now you have stored energy.” In addition, the generator motor between the engine and hydraulic pump acts like an alternator, charging up the capacitor for when the energy is needed. The capacitor can help power the electric swing motor and hydraulic pump motor to

help supplement the engine horsepower. “You are not using as much horsepower as you typically would,” says Lantin. “You are providing electricity to the swing and electric assist to your hydraulic pump. Not only does that save fuel because you are not working your engine as hard, but more significant is the response. Electric power is instantaneous, so when your hydraulic pump demands a lot of power, that electric motor will implement instantaneous torque. You get a very quick response to your hydraulics.” Since electric components are controlled by software, it is possible to tailor machines for preferences. “We are able to adjust the response rate or sensitivity of that swing function,” says Lantin. “Your swing acceleration and swing deceleration is fixed on a hydraulic excavator.” You can also fine tune the assist to the hydraulic pumps. “You can adjust the ratio if you want to put a little more to the swing acceleration or into the pumps,” says Lantin. “When you put a little more assistance to the pumps, you tend to see faster boom up speeds.” The HB365 LC-3 is the latest hybrid in Komatsu’s lineup, and it has a conventional equivalent, the PC360 LC-11. “Structurally, they are pretty much identical,” says Lantin. “I would say... we are at about 80% identical part for part. The 20% are those big components — the swing motor, the capacitor.” Komatsu advertises up to a 20% decrease in fuel consumption for the hybrid, but it also comes with a price premium. “As for ROI, it really depends on utilization,” says Lantin. The excavator earns a maximum ROI in high-production applications that utilize a lot of swing, such as scrap handling or crusher loading. “The higher the utilization, the higher the savings.” That is one reason hybrid technology currently makes more sense on larger excavators. A 30or 40-ton machine typically runs an average of about six hours a day, according to Komtrax telematics data. “You move down into the smaller machines and you start getting three to four hours a day. [For excavators], the 20- to 30-ton class has been the stepping stone for most of the OEMs,” Lantin indicates. “As you go to smaller

machines, it is a question of do you hybridize or do you go directly to electric,” Young adds. “Your power demands, applications and use requirements are different with some of the higher productivity machines.”

BUILDING CONFIDENCE IN PRODUCTION MACHINES Hybrid technology makes sense on 50-ton and larger excavators, but currently no one is offering the technology in this space. “You will see a higher fuel savings because those tend to be mass production machines,” says Lantin. A key challenge in this size class is customer acceptance of the technology. “Once you get into mass production, you cannot afford any downtime, which means reliability and durability are very important,” Lantin comments. Customers are reluctant to try newer technologies. Plus, the parts are slightly more expensive, which concerns many customers. To address concerns about component longevity, Komatsu offers a five year, 7,000-hour hybrid powertrain warranty. “It gives the customer peace of mind, especially since they are not used to how long the components last, the durability of the components. There is a lot less wear and tear on the engine now and also on the hydraulics,” Lantin states. “You are basically taking a lot of work out of the hydraulic system and the engine and supplementing it with another system. So theoretically, you can expect longer life out of these components.” Similarly, John Deere offers an eight-year, 20,000-hour electrical assurance warranty on the electric motors, generators and power electronics on its 944K Hybrid. Yet, not everyone is concerned about the durability of electric components. “I have customers who have worked in big mines,” says Chesterman. “They are very accustomed to electric power in draglines, big shovels, even in some haul trucks. Most quarry operators also use a lot of electricity. They either have mobile generation or they are on the grid. All of their crushers, stackers and conveyors are electric.” These operators have less apprehension about electric components, and may even prefer electrical-proven powertrain components. ET

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LINK-BELT REMOTECARE® IS AN EQUIPMENT BASED – appears on the machine display, and an e-mail alert is automatically user friendly, management tool that combines Telematics with GPS sent to you. technology. RemoteCARE will provide timely and reliable machine utilization and operational information plus assist in theft prevenREDUCE OWNING AND OPERATING COSTS tion by offering 24 hour surveillance and geofencing capabilities. Using RemoteCARE, you will be able to reduce operating costs by With RemoteCARE you will be able to remotely monitor and track identifying areas that require improvement and potential training of your machines location, operational performance, working status and operators, reducing idle time, improving fuel economy and determinperiodic maintenance requirements. You will also have the ability to ing the environmental impact of your operating practices. You can receive daily, weekly, monthly download operational data on a and yearly reports to help you daily, weekly or monthly cycle. better manage your job requirements and asset investments. To KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON YOUR sweeten the deal even more, we EQUIPMENT INVESTMENT are offering a 6 year subscription RemoteCARE offers a number to RemoteCARE service FREE of security measures to safeguard Manage your dealership’s Link-Belt equipment via this easy-to-use app. The OF CHARGE. your equipment from damage or theft. The system visually maps RemoteCARE App provides timely and reliable machine utilization – as well as assistMINIMIZE DOWNTIME FOR machine locations on the intering in DTC notifications. With RemoteCARE you will be able to remotely monitor EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE net. If a working machine strays and track your machine’s location, operational performance, and working status. RemoteCARE tracks and out of the designated work area Available for Apple or Android phones and tablets. records both routine and (geo-fence), a warning alert is REMOTECARE APP FEATURES major service intervals for your sent and the system changes machines, giving you more to a tracking mode. Upon any • Machine location • Analytical snapshots flexibility and control when attempt to restart the machine • Fuel consumption • Idle rate scheduling maintenance procethe engine and hydraulic perfor• Fuel efficiency • DTC notification history dures. It also lets you be more mance will be severely restricted. • Utilization report • Favorites list proactive if potential failure Accordingly, if a machine is startDownload at conditions arise. Whenever a ed during an after-hours curfew diagnostic trouble code (DTC) period, a warning message is sent is detected, a warning message and tracking mode functions are activated. ET


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SMART TOOLS Change the Engine Service Game Engine manufacturers develop technology to minimize downtime and simplify repair


n this day and age, we use our phone for just about everything. So why wouldn’t we use it for engine maintenance? Fortunately for fleet owners, engine manufacturers have been working hard to make the process of taking care of their products easier through the use of mobile apps coupled with small diagnostic devices that can be connected to any piece of equipment. The recently introduced Perkins SmartCap and Cummins INLINE Mini are excellent examples of this trend. Both work with mobile apps to support routine maintenance by reminding owners when service is required and then assisting with the task. “Working together as a lowcost engine connectivity device, the Perkins SmartCap and intelligent software, the Perkins MyEngine app, help the owner/ user implement a regular maintenance program that can provide significant financial benefits from improved efficiency and extended operating cycles,” explains Ian Bradford, Perkins parts product manager. “The bottom line is that engine connectivity enables both engine monitoring and service scheduling to maximize engine reliability and minimize unplanned downtime.” Maximum uptime is everyone’s top priority. “Smart diagnostic tools are critical for not only engines, but the construction... segment overall,” notes K C Hall, project management director - service, Cummins. “Many customers tend to work in remote locations and may not have quick access to a service provider for assistance. In understanding this crucial need, we’ve developed innovative tools such as Cummins Guidanz and the Cummins INLINE mini.” Smart diagnostics tools

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promise to help everyone service, maintain or repair engines more efficiently and effectively. Equipment users are almost always on strict project deadlines, so equipment failure can be disastrous to the project and the bottom line. Cummins’ Guidanz mobile app and the INLINE Mini quickly identify fault codes (on Tier 3 and later engines), locate a Cummins service provider and allow the customer to communicate critical information to their service provider. Users are able to effectively manage equipment downtime by understanding the failure root cause in advance, and improve uptime by ensuring parts, service bay and technician availability to perform the needed repair, Hall says. “With Guidanz mobile app and INLINE Mini, it’s possible to convert an unplanned equipment downtime to a scheduled maintenance job,” he adds. Likewise, the Perkins SmartCap gives fleet owners access to critical information including total running hours, current location and upcoming service requirements. “Intelligent software like the Perkins My Engine app provides automated assistance to help smaller customers with detailed task lists and parts requirements for scheduled engine service,” Bradford says. “Even Original Equipment (OE) service dealers can benefit by providing more responsive support based on improved awareness of customer requirements.”

TECHNOLOGY ADDRESSES THE HUMAN FACTOR People aren’t perfect and often neither are their equipment service and maintenance habits. Fortunately, smart diagnostic tools are making it easier.

“People get busy, people forget, people make mistakes and people take shortcuts, none of which help extend engine life or improve operating efficiency,” notes Bradford. “That’s why smart tools are the wave of the future.” He notes that until now, smart diagnostic tools have been primarily focused on the latest generation of electronic engines. But, there are millions of mechanical engines in service, too, which is why the Perkins SmartCap was designed to work on both. “The Perkins SmartCap does not require communication with an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) or even the presence of an ECU,” he says. “A user simply replaces the existing oil filler cap with a Perkins SmartCap and instantly gets engine level connectivity on an electronic or mechanical engine. It’s the only engine connectivity device in the world that works on both and it does so without the cost of a monthly data communications subscription.” Hall at Cummins says one obstacle to the adoption of smart engine diagnostic technology is that with traditional failure reporting devices on the equipment dashboard, operators are not always able to understand the issue. “It’s often hard to understand the criticality of the failure and the time it will consume for the operational management, so the lack of information that the

operator or foreman can share with the technician is often associated with multiple trips to repair and excessive downtime for our consumers,” he says.

A SMART SOLUTION Smart engine diagnostic devices can help anyone who owns or operates engine-powered equipment. For example, customers using Cummins-powered equipment can take advantage of the capabilities and features of smart diagnostic tools, Hall says. The Guidanz Mobile App displays Cummins fault codes and other key engine info so customers can provide this info to the back office. They’re then provided with links to the Cummins service locator and Cummins Care, which in turn sends information to the nearest service provider. “It improves customer uptime by helping them to make more educated decisions — whether to service now or service later,” Hall says. “And it reduces the risk of the technician making multiple trips to find the root cause and fix the issue.” The INLINE Mini Adapter, a nine-pin connector that plugs directly into the SAE J193913 diagnostic connector on equipment and connects via Bluetooth, works in tandem with the Guidanz mobile app, which is available on both iOS and Android platforms. For its part, the SmartCap fits mechanical and electronic

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A user simply replaces the existing oil filler cap with a Perkins SmartCap and instantly gets engine level connectivity on their 400 Series to 1200 Series engines. Intelligent software like the Perkins My Engine app provides automated assistance to help users with detailed task lists and parts requirements for scheduled engine service. Perkins 400 Series to 1200 Series engines displacing from 0.7 to 7.1 liters. As Bradford notes, “It’s also economical enough to make sense for someone who owns only one engine.” For a single machine operator, the SmartCap provides useful reminders for when services are due and helpful aids when performing those services. Fleet owners get that benefit

SIMPLICITY PLUS LOW COST Bradford says user response to the SmartCap has been overwhelmingly positive. “The feedback we have received says they are impressed with the simplicity of the Perkins SmartCap/ Perkins MyEngine system and the fact that it works on such a wide variety of

app is free to download and use. “Most other connectivity systems require ongoing payments that add up over time, especially if an owner has many machines,” says Bradford. “The cap, by comparison, has no ongoing connectivity costs.” “Customers find it very helpful to use Cummins Guidanz to access and share failure information in advance with their maintenance operators or service shops,” Hall indicates. “They believe they can inform service providers much earlier, and it will enable technicians to visit equipment located in remote areas with the

Cummins’ Guidanz mobile app and the INLINE Mini quickly identify fault codes, locate a Cummins service provider and allow the user to communicate critical information to that provider. and the added support for an overall engine management system that eliminates the need to store extensive data files on each engine. They also get fully electronic service reminders, a service log and access to constantly updated parts books and operation/maintenance manuals.

machines,” he comments. “The app currently supplies information in English, French and German with Spanish scheduled to be added within a month and other languages in the queue.” At $49.99, customers also appreciate the low cost and the fact that the Perkins MyEngine

necessary parts and tools. They anticipate that this pre-information will significantly reduce their failure diagnosis and equipment downtime.” He adds, “End users consider the use of Cummins Guidanz a game changer by having the ability to understand better

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the problem and its criticality. Furthermore, they can make better decisions for their business and improve uptime, in addition to sharing this information with the Cummins-certified technician in order to reduce the time to repair.”

THE BOTTOM LINE In the simplest terms, smart diagnostics allow you to quickly assess and schedule service accordingly. “In the event of a fault error message, [users] can plug in the Cummins INLINE Mini, pull prioritized fault code data and send the information directly to their Cummins service provider via the Cummins Guidanz mobile app,” Hall explains. “At that point, a certified service provider can work with the fleet to determine severity and schedule service accordingly. This maximizes equipment efficiency and uptime.”

Fleet managers can quickly verify that every unit is leaving their yard with no fail codes, which means less risk of issues on the jobsite. They can also maximize fleet operations by obtaining key information from the engine that allows them to decide whether the job can be finished and service scheduled later, or if they should quickly swap the equipment before the job is affected. “A huge benefit to smart engine diagnostics is knowing the exact engine operation hours at all times, which means services can be scheduled while the asset is not committed to a project, so it’s never out of action when required,” Bradford says. “Real-time data from the Perkins SmartCap also lets management teams compare engine use across assets, allowing all machines to be utilized at the most competitive rates.” ET

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ENGINES & COMPONENTS >> Products Briggs & Stratton Vanguard Single-cylinder Engine The 6.5-gross-hp Vanguard 200 single-cylinder horizontal shaft commercial gasoline engine features carburetion, ignition and combustion systems designed to promote reliable starting in any environment, including at temperatures as low as -20° F. • Advanced TransportGuard prevents oil dilution during transport • Dimensions and bolt configuration enable a drop-in solution for equipment powered by other engine manufacturers • Oil management system allows for up to 200 hours between oil changes • Advanced fully cyclonic air filtration system extends recommended air filter replacement intervals to 600 hours

Perkins Stage V Diesel Engines The EU Stage V engine line includes 14 different sizes from 0.5L to 18L and ranging from 8 to 360 hp. • Six new models include the 1700 Series, 2200, 2400, 2600 and 2800 Series and Syncro 2.8L and 3.6L • 1706J-E93TA 9.3L Stage V/Tier 4 Final engine offers a high power output of up to 456 hp • Upgraded Sycnro 1.7L offers a torque increase by 34% and power by 24% • 1204J-E44TTA 4.4L delivers up to 200 hp (+15%) and a 5% improvement in fuel consumption plus a reduced cooling package size for easy integration into equipment

Detroit DD8 Medium-duty Engine The DD8 7.7-liter inline six-cylinder medium-duty engine boasts a power range of 260 to 350 hp and a torque range of 660 to 1,050 lbs.-ft. • Available in the Freightliner M2106, 108SD and 114SD models • Comes with Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic service • Suited for a range of vocational applications including utility/ maintenance/repair service, pick-up and delivery, oil field, construction, logging, plow and dump and more

Mack mDRIVE Transmission Updates The mDRIVE and mDRIVE HD automated manual transmissions for MP series engines now feature standard mDRIVE rolling start and auto neutral to improve the jobsite performance and safety of trucks. • mDRIVE rolling start allows drivers to shift the transmission into drive without pressing the truck’s service brakes • mDRIVE auto neutral automatically shifts the transmission into neutral when the parking brake is set • mDRIVE HD includes 13- and 14-speed configurations with lowratio creeper gears and up to four reverse gear ratios • Split-shaft functionality now standard on all 12-, 13- and 14-speed mDRIVE HD AMTs


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Horton High-Efficiency, Hybrid-Flow Fan Product Line The High-Efficiency, Hybrid-Flow (HEHF) compact fan line combines the features of axial-, mixed- and radial-flow technology to provide more efficient cooling packages and reduced noise. • Designed to engage more of the radiator core through direct and focused airflow • Reduce the size of an engine’s overall cooling package • Hybrid-flow design and integrated shroud improve airflow by more than 20%, while reducing fan noise by up to 5 dB in vehicle testing • Available in the 550- and 750mm diameter range

The 210.9-hp V5009 five-liter, fourcylinder diesel engine is designed to meet Stage V and will be available when the regulation goes into effect in 2020. • Aftertreatment devices include a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) • Air intake secured via high-pressure supercharging with combustion matching to create high in-cylinder pressure • Includes a ladder frame structure for durability and an improved water cooling channel • Added side power take-off option and three ports for accessories such as hydraulic pumps







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E N G I N E S & C O M P O N E N T S Products Volvo Penta 5- and 13-liter Stage V Engines The TAD1381-1385VE (D13) 13-liter Stage V six-cylinder engine has a maximum output of 551 hp at 1,900 rpm and the TAD580-582VE (D5) 5-liter four-cylinder engine has a maximum output of 218 hp at 2,200 rpm. • Air inlet throttle, uncooled exhaust gas recirculation and electrical exhaust pressure governor deliver effective engine heat management • Exhaust aftertreatment system (EATS) includes a diesel oxidation catalyst, DPF, SCR and ammonia slip catalyst • Passive regeneration during normal operation with no high-temperature regeneration

Eaton UltraShift PLUS Automated Transmissions Caterpillar C9.3B 9.3-liter Engine The C9.3B six-cylinder, 9.3-liter, Tier 4 Final engine combines a high-pressure common rail fuel system and simplified air, electrical and aftertreatment systems to produce up to 456 hp and 1,540 ft.lbs. of torque. • Provides increased performance, improved fuel consumption and optimal starting capability in cold climates • Proven, reliable core engine and DPF solution • Available engine-mounted aftertreatment (EMAT) and full industrial power units (IPU) available direct from the factory

UltraShift PLUS automated transmissions for vocational applications offer enhanced split shaft power takeoff (PTO) capabilities, allowing for transmission gear selection and clutch control outside of a vehicle’s cab. • Permit use of all transmission gear ratios for PTO minimum and maximum drive gears • Self-adjusting electronic clutch actuation for fast, smooth engagements • Hill Start Aid feature prevents rolling while on steep grades and allows for smoother vehicle launches • Feature automatic, manual and low mode selections, a Creep feature and six-bolt, eight-bolt and thru-shaft PTO options

Cummins B6.7 and L9 Stage V Diesel Engines The B6.7 and L9 Stage V engines offer higher power output and torque for improved machine capability in a smaller, lighter package that is more economical to run. • Stage V B6.7 offers up to 326 hp with a peak torque of 1,375 Nm, a 30% increase over Stage IV • L9 delivers up to 430 hp at Stage V, a 30-hp increase over Stage IV, and a 13% increase in peak torque to 1,846 Nm • Simpler architecture with fewer parts ensures reliability and productivity • May be used in place of higher displacement engines with no impact on equipment operation and lower installation cost

Deutz 2019 Diesel Engines In 2019, Deutz plans to expand its portfolio with four new in-line engines between 9L and 18L capacity, as well as a three-cylinder addition to the lower power output range. • TCD 9.0 four-cylinder engine and TCD 12.0/13.5 and 18.0 six-cylinder models deliver power output of between 402 and 831 hp and are suited for heavy-duty offhighway applications • TCD 9.0 to 13.5 include a standardized customer interface and identical front and rear sides for easier installation and service • Three-cylinder TCD 2.2 offers power output from 30 to 75 hp, is based on the same engine platform as the four-cylinder TCD 2.9 and is suited for low-load applications

Kohler Expanded Command Pro Engine Line The Command Pro single-cylinder, horizontal shaft engines include 4.5- and 5.5-hp models with industry standard dimensions and a “drop-in” design. • Electronic ignition and advanced combustion system reduce fuel consumption • Feature cast iron cylinder liners, dual ball bearings and a forged crankshaft • Large-capacity fuel tank • Quad-Clean all-season, four-stage cyclonic air filter • Twist-off air cleaner cover for easy maintenance


John Deere Stage V Diesel Engines The industrial Stage V lineup will offer ratings of 48 to more than 670 hp with displacements of 2.9L to 13.6L. • Stage V aftertreatment technologies optimized for flexible integration and offer reduced packaging and weight • Built on the same engine platform as current Stage IV DPF solutions • New 13.6L model provides installation flexibility and compact packaging for easy machine integration • Stage V-ready generator drive lineup offers ratings of 30 to 500 kVA with displacements of 2.9L to 13.6L and now includes a 4.5L EWS engine to serve the 80- and 100-kVA markets

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Software Integration Streamlines Operations


Procure delivers benefits for both the developer and builder on Canada’s largest tower project.


hen Mizrahi Developments got the green light for The One construction project in Toronto, soon to be Canada’s tallest tower at 1,005 ft., it sought a project management solution to match the project’s scope. “We did a big search, and that search was global... Everything we found was single silo — just scheduling or just budgeting. There was no soupto-nuts solution,” says Josh Lax, vice president of development at Mizrahi Developments. “Then we found Procore.” The One is a massive project with a massive equity investment. “To rely on a system, we had to have confidence not just in what we were sold, but in what the product does and the people behind it,” says Lax. “We like to know that there’s a lifeline, so if there’s an issue we can pick up the phone and call somebody directly.” Procore representatives have helped Mizrahi build the necessary confidence in software. “Our entire project from construction and design management to schedule management is all based in Procore,” says Lax. “Procore plugs into other software we use. Its ability to bring together the separate silos on a construction project, from trade communication to the finance side and building out our cash curve, is really important to us.”

A COMPLETE, PAPERLESS PROCESS The company had been using separate software solutions for each aspect of the construction project. Information didn’t flow well between programs. “Our previous financial accounting software wasn’t as

transparent to the site, which we think is very important. You move at the speed of cash,” Lax states. “The best way to judge a project is by its ‘spends.’ If you’re billing to actual work complete, that’s the best indication of where you are in your schedule. The fact that we can tie in our schedule to our billing and see that in a comprehensive data set is phenomenal for us. Without Procore, it’s a step we would have to do manually, and it would never integrate as smoothly as it does with Procore.” The One project’s builder, Clark Construction Management, also uses the system. “We’re a relatively new company with a lot of old guard that came from a very large company,” says Mike Clark, president. “We needed a really good management tool that could go above and beyond what we used before — something that would allow us to keep all of our documents and our paper process very streamlined without using a lot of people.” Switching to Procore allowed Clark to eliminate two positions (document control and assistant document control) from his staffing costs. The system also provides a crucial opportunity to go paperless, though in Clark Construction’s case, it wasn’t needed. “We started paperless,” says Clark. “We advise subs by the time you print the drawings, they’re old and obsolete. I used to work for another company, and I would see thousands of rolls of drawings, still in the brown paper with the transmittal on it, thrown out on arrival because changes had occurred since they were printed and now they’re obsolete.”

Mizrahi Developments needed a software solution that could match the scope of the 85-story The One tower (shown in rendering). Procure proved capable of managing all aspects of the massive project.

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“Procore has improved communications between the trades and the consulting engineer,” says Lax. “It has empowered the tradespeople to raise issues, make commentaries and communicate directly with our engineers, which has really expedited the change response time to a site condition. It takes only a short time to log an issue, tie it to a geographical place, tie it to the drawings, tie it to an actual picture of what’s going on, have the engineer review it, comment on it and send back.” This represents a significant time savings over how issues were handled in the past. “For example, an electrician identifies that he can’t install a socket where he is supposed to because there’s a concrete wall and the conduit hasn’t been precut out,” says Clark. “At the end of the day, he would submit a report that includes what couldn’t be done according to the work plan. Then it would come to our office and we would review it and put it into a transmittal to the engineer and notify the architect. They would come up with a solution, send it back to the main office, which would send it to the site to instruct the foreman, and that was the loop for information changes on site. “Today, when that change happens on site, Procore can notify the engineer right away,” he states. “Then the [issue] can get solved in minutes — all while keeping a log of everything and keeping us and the architect appraised of those changes.” He adds, “If you try to accelerate the communication loop under the traditional construction process, the electrician calls the electrical consultant directly, because they know each other from working on many projects together, and explains the issue. It gets solved, but the changes aren’t documented, or maybe they are but they only get shared between the electrician and the consultant and never make it into your drawing set or to the architect. “Procore doesn’t allow for mistakes,” he asserts. “It is one of the better tools in the last 30 years that actually adds to the bottom line of our construction process.” ET

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CM Labs Luffing Tower Crane Training Pack The Luffing Tower Crane Training Pack provides a structured set of scenarios to promote crane skills development. • Included load charts and lift plans build awareness of crane’s capabilities and the tasks to be performed • Nighttime operation mode provides experience working at any time of day • Customizable scoring for each scenario allows instructor to evaluate the operator’s performance according to their own standards • Optional visualization tools allow student operator to see the boom tip and hook block in relation to lift objects • Built on Vortex Studio simulation and visualization software and can be run on any Vortex Construction Equipment Simulator

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The Low Profile HC140 (Gen3) is designed for applications where placement of the camera is critical for viewing the load. • Offers 360° lens rotation to position and orient the view at virtually any angle • Readjust perspective by manually loosening a screw on the camera, adjusting the orientation and re-tightening the screw • Magnetic mounting system • Features wide angles and infrared illuminators for nighttime viewing • Nitrogen-filled enclosure and high-quality housing with IP69K rating

InEight Project Suite InEight Project Suite provides expandable, integrated solutions that improve operational efficiency, increase project visibility and minimize risks from concept to construction to completion. • Configurable modules instill a disciplined and effective approach to winning work, building work and protecting project resources • Allows project-driven companies to better identify issues early, take meaningful and corrective action quickly, more accurately forecast costs, adjust and manage change and oversee all aspects of project plans and progress • Integrates with existing software and flexibly expands where and when applications are needed

Trimble Connect for HoloLens is a mixed-reality solution that improves coordination by combining models from multiple stakeholders such as structural, mechanical and electrical trade partners. It provides for precise alignment of holographic data on a 1:1 scale on the jobsite to review models in the context of the physical environment. Predefined views from Trimble Connect further simplify in-field use with quick and easy access to immersive visualizations of 3D data. Users can leverage mixed reality for training purposes and to compare plans against work completed. Advanced visualization further enables users to view assigned tasks and capture data with on-site measurement tools. The Hard Hat Solution for Microsoft HoloLens extends the benefits of HoloLens mixed reality into areas where increased safety requirements are mandated. The ANSI-approved solution integrates the HoloLens holographic computer with an industry standard hard hat, and enables optimal placement for viewing 3D data in field applications. The solution comes complete with MSA V-Gard hard hat, suspension system and quick-release accessory clips.

Caterpillar eRoutes App for Asphalt Paving This application for smartphones and the web allows paving contractors to track the location and productivity of haul trucks as they travel between the asphalt plant and jobsite. • Paving contractors can open up the app and quickly see where their trucks are and when they will arrive to a jobsite • Provides location tracking by placing devices at the plant and on the paver or material transfer vehicle that create a geofence at these locations • Trucks outfitted with a small device that is constantly pinging its GPS location • Geofence devices enable you to instantly see when a truck enters or leaves the jobsite or asphalt plant • Geofencing functionality allows logging of tickets electronically

Liebherr Crane Planner 2.0 Available for the crawler crane range LR 1100 to LR 1300, Crane Planner 2.0 provides the ability to supply infinite configurations of cranes in a multitude of positions. • Combines highly detailed, interactive 3D models with relevant planning data based on the machine’s load moment limitation • Displays a warning should it recognize potential collisions between the crane, load and surrounding area or noncompliance with safety distances • “Quick-Config” enables a planner to quickly reconfigure various dimensions during the planning process and recalculate the entire lift • Rigging Editor enables the generic definition of lifting accessories • Faster and considerably more userfriendly than the previous version

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With a tire pressure monitoring system, a remote sensor attached magnetically to the wheel hub or the valve stem allows fleet managers to monitor internal cavity temperature as well as cold and hot inflation pressures in real time. (Image provided by Titan International)

Take a PROACTIVE APPROACH to Tire Management O

ff-road (OTR) tires that can cost thousands of dollars each represent a significant business expense for contractors. “OTR tires are incredibly complex, highly engineered products that are critical contributors to equipment productivity,” says Eric Matson, global field engineering manager, Goodyear. “They also represent a substantial investment.” To make the most of that expenditure, it makes sense to be proactive and implement a comprehensive tire management program to reduce ownership/ operating costs and eliminate unnecessary downtime. The program should include everything from jobsite assessment and tire selection assistance, to management during use and even evaluation after removal. “As the top wear part expense on the fleet, tires offer one of the greatest opportunities to reduce costs, but only if properly

managed,” says Johni Francis, global OTR product manager, Titan International. “Establishing a strategic tire management plan will ultimately yield a positive return as an effective way to control costs, help forecast the expected tire lifespan and reduce common tire problems like uneven wear, damage to the sidewall, separations in the tire and damage to the beads or lining. “With a well-informed and well-defined tire maintenance and replacement strategy in place,” he continues, “a fleet manager can proactively manage these valuable equipment assets while reducing the hassle and stress associated with unplanned downtime.”

TRACKING AIDS TIRE SELECTION Tire manufacturers offer a range of application-specific compounds and tread designs in both radial and bias construction to provide the optimum combination for traction, load carrying capacity, cut protection and heat resistance.

BKT’s SPOTech monitoring system collects data via GPS systems, GoPro cameras and accelerometers to optimize haul road construction and troubleshoot tire operation issues.

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“In this sector, tires are subjected to high wear and tear so they need to be up to resistance and durability requirements,” says Lucia Salmaso, managing director, BKT Europe. “At the same time, tires give stability to the vehicle, which results in a higher level of safety and comfort for those who spend a long time driving.” “Selecting the right tire for the job is critical to maintaining the lowest possible cost per hour,” Francis agrees. “Not only can the correct tire choice help reduce costs, but the choice can drastically improve productivity. It’s important to look at how a tire choice impacts the bottom line, not just replacement costs.” “Most of the time an effective tire program isn’t about saving a few cents per 32nd,” says Rob Seibert, director, marketing, commercial off-the-road tires, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “Instead, it’s more about getting the right product

It makes sense to implement a management program designed to make the most of your OTR tire investment.

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START WITH DEALER RELATIONSHIPS According to tire manufacturers, an effective tire management program begins with finding and/or strengthening a relationship with a local dealer that is well versed in tire selection, jobsite evaluation, maintenance and best practices recommendations, as well as performance monitoring during use and scrap tire evaluation after removal. “Making sure end users are connected and aligned with a dealer is critical,” says Rob Seibert, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “Tires aren’t always first and foremost on the minds of end users. Usually, they are more focused on running their businesses and meeting their project goals. That’s where the dealer can step in. A good dealer partner can help end users by looking for opportunities and making custom recommendations that can help them meet their business objectives. “We consider service to be one of the pillars of any tire management program, which when combined with product and technology, can deliver results that lower the total cost of ownership for end users,” he adds. Christian Luther, Continental, echoes the importance of a strong dealer connection. “Our focus is to provide consultancy and service to end users,” he says. “We consider our customers to be partners, or co-engineers.” Goodyear’s Eric Matson agrees, noting, “Qualified OTR tire dealers have the experience and knowledge to evaluate equipment needs and jobsite conditions, and make the most appropriate tire management recommendations, which can differ according to application.” For example, a machine that travels across jagged, debris strewn surfaces might require a tire that offers enhanced toughness, including cut and chip resistance, he says. However, a machine that travels over even, hard-packed surfaces might be better off with a tire that delivers more service hours while placing less of a premium on toughness or cut resistance. “And some end users,” says Matson, “might place more of an emphasis on minimizing heat buildup while a tire is in operation.”

to ensure equipment is working properly and can handle the required loads, as well as implementing a good inspection process to eliminate unplanned downtime.” To gain a better understanding of jobsite conditions, and thus tire requirements, many dealers offer site evaluations via tracking units mounted to the machine. “This helps end users develop a ‘site map’,” says Matson. “Perhaps the biggest mistake end users make when spec’ing tires is not understanding the conditions under which a tire will be required to operate.” BKT recently introduced the SPOTech (Satellite Performance Optimization Technology) monitoring system that collects data via GPS systems, GoPro cameras and accelerometers. “Thanks to SPOTech technology, we can map the customer’s haul roads, measuring average/maximum speed, cycle times, lateral/vertical/longitudinal forces, percent grade and other useful data,” says Salmaso. “This is an important value-added service that helps optimize haul road construction and troubleshoot tire operation issues such as irregular wear, belt edge separations and heat buildup.”

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Continental utilizes a similar system. “Our system, called C-Logger, collects information such as load, average speed, braking, acceleration, etc.,” Christian Luther, product manager, earthmoving tires, indicates. “That data is then analyzed by our field engineers, who can make recommendations about load, speed, tire pressure and even the optimal route including loading/unloading areas. It’s an overall approach to evaluate what’s going on. We see this as extremely important in the OTR earthmoving business because there are still a lot of possibilities to make improvements and to reduce costs.” To develop a site map, Goodyear suggests mounting a location tracking unit on a machine and letting it run for a designated period. (Goodyear recommends 24 to 48 hours, according to Matson.) Matson suggests that in combination with the tracking units, end users should also track the distance their machines travel, plus their speed and the loads they are carrying. Multiplying a machine’s average load by its average speed will provide the site’s ton-miles/kilometer-per hour (TM/KPH) rating. Each jobsite, regardless of application, has a specific TMPH rating, which indicates the maximum amount a tire can carry at a certain speed. “In all cases, end users will want to select a tire whose TMPH rating is higher than the jobsite’s TMPH rating,” Matson states. “This will help ensure that the right tire has been chosen.” In addition to evaluating jobsite conditions and assessing operational behaviors, Francis recommends that fleet managers work with their dealer to develop a tire performance record. “Engage your local tire dealer to begin the process of identifying current and past trends in tire wear, many of which are telltale signs that the tire maintenance regimen could be better managed,” he advises. Establishing a routine maintenance schedule should also be included. “A submitted report with current tire conditions will outline any tires that need to be capped, repaired, matched, rotated or replaced,”

says Francis. “This information can provide the fleet manager with projected tire needs. Just as important, however, is establishing a long-term, well-defined maintenance plan.” Matson agrees, noting, “The benefits of careful tire selection can be negated by poor tire maintenance. Because tires are ‘mission critical’ items, it pays for end users to do everything within their power to optimize tire performance and longevity.”

REAL-TIME MAINTENANCE MONITORING A major component within the maintenance realm is monitoring air pressure to ensure the tire is not underinflated, which can increase fuel consumption, or overinflated, which can cause uneven wear. Proper tire air pressure and temperature, both critically important to maintaining a tire’s structural integrity, can now be effectively and efficiently monitored via technology. Some companies also add tread depth analysis and monitoring to their systems. Many manufacturers make the information readily available via multiple avenues including onsite and remote viewing. “With today’s in-cab monitors, it’s getting easier for operators to spot problems before they escalate,” says Francis. “If an operator realizes that a tire is even just 10 psi below where it should be, that should be cause for concern. Catching a problem early on could mean the difference

between replacing a $40 valve and replacing the whole tire.” With a tire pressure monitoring system, a remote sensor is attached magnetically to the wheel hub or to the valve stem, allowing fleet managers to monitor internal cavity temperature as well as cold and hot inflation pressures in real time. “These sensors can alert the operator and/ or fleet manager if internal temperatures have reached dangerous levels,” Francis explains. “It also logs this data throughout the life of the tire so the tire dealer and fleet manager can make informed tire management decisions in the future. Many also choose to utilize these systems in coordination with OEM telematics systems.” Continental offers its digital ContiPressureCheck and ContiConnect. Both use factory-mounted sensors on the inner liner of the tire to analyze and report data about tire pressure and temperature that can then be displayed inside the cab, on a handheld device or on a web portal, says Luther. “We are focused on providing technology within the tire to support a software tire management system,” he says, noting that tire pressure and temperature sensors are mounted within the tire before it leaves the factory. ContiPressureCheck is a driver-focused solution for single vehicles that can also be integrated into third-party solutions for 24/7 multiple vehicle monitoring. ContiConnect is designed for monitoring multiple vehicles remotely so that

Continental’s ContiPressureCheck and ContiConnect use factory-mounted sensors on the inner liner of the tire to analyze and report data about tire pressure and temperature.

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both owners and drivers can access the information. In both cases, the technology helps eliminate underinflation, which can structurally damage the tire and potentially negate the ability to retread the carcass. “If retreading is part of your tire management program, you want to be assured that the tire’s first life was run at the right pressure and temperature so its

forecast future tire requirements for more efficient ordering and tire procurement budgeting.” Bridgestone offers its TreadStat cloud-based tire and rim tracking software platform. “TreadStat gives end users the ability to forecast tire needs based on inputs in regards to tire condition, such as tread depth and air pressure,” Seibert says. “This information can help end

comments. “Technology now makes it easier to track and monitor tires and allow end users to make quicker, more informed decisions, enabling the ability to go after operational efficiencies in a tire program that doesn’t take extensive resources or a fleet’s own internal systems.” Salmaso agrees, adding, “Nowadays, digital technology is fundamental in calculating

end users work with their local Goodyear OTR tire dealer to inspect tires that have been taken out of circulation,” he adds. “Information is power, and good information can help end users make better decisions about tire management.” The overall goal is to look at tire asset performance. “It allows customers to identify trends and develop a more efficient main-

Bridgestone’s PressureStat delivers tire pressure information in real time to the operator in the cab.

Goodyear’s EMTrack OTR tire performance monitoring system allows users to review customizable reports in real time regardless of their geographic location. integrity isn’t reduced,” Luther points out. Goodyear recently introduced its enhanced EMTrack OTR tire performance monitoring system, which is available to Goodyear customers worldwide. “Our completely updated EMTrack system enables faster, more accurate data collection of critical tire data like tread depth and inflation levels,” Matson states. End users can review customizable reports in real-time, regardless of their geographic location, through the combination of a special Goodyear EMTrack scanning tool; automatic uploading of captured tire data via Bluetooth to a secure, cloud-based platform for password-protected storage and easy access; and immediate downloading of data into reports. “EMTrack allows end users to view tire performance data across the entire operation, and also gives them the ability to zero in on specific tires, calculating cost per hour, cost per ton and other key metrics,” says Matson. “They also can identify, if applicable, maintenance opportunities to help ensure optimal tire performance. And the information collected through EMTrack can help end users

users better understand tread utilization and leverage data insights to improve operational performance, tire maintenance and long-term planning.” The company recently introduced the PressureStat system, a solution-driven technology designed for OTR tires. “Tire pressure is critical in OTR applications to ensure a vehicle’s weight is evenly distributed, preventing uneven wear and increasing tire performance,” says Seibert. “The ability to have tire pressure information available in real time and in the cab [via PressureStat] gives the operator the ability to make a decision that can prevent unplanned downtime related to the tires.” Features of the PressureStat system include valve stem sensors, onboard alerts, Bluetooth connectivity, instant inspection reports and streamlined forecasting and analysis when combined with TreadStat. Allowing technology to take over what used to be done manually, or not at all, is changing the way end users do business. “As technology evolves, it is becoming an increasingly critical component for driving operational efficiencies as people look for ways to reduce costs and improve efficiencies across all aspects of their businesses, especially those they might not have placed an emphasis on previously,” Seibert

a tire’s expected life and final performance at the end of its lifetime. BKT is now fully engaged in research work toward its first smart tire. As soon as the basic equipment industry develops its ‘smart’ technology, BKT will be ready for this new challenge.”

VIEW SCRAPYARDS AS A DATA RESOURCE According to Salmaso, even tires no longer in service can be a beneficial part of a successful tire management program by providing fleet managers with a wealth of information related to installation, maintenance, inspection, cleaning, handling and storage. “Evaluating scrap tires offers great knowledge about how to make improvements in tire management,” Luther agrees. “We have engineers in the field who can check the tire scrapyard to determine reasons for removal, then make recommendations for solutions.” “Information gathered through careful scrap tire analysis can help end users find maintenance opportunities that could have been overlooked,” says Matson. “For example, an out-ofservice tire that exhibits unusual wear patterns could have been run underinflated for an extended period, which could prompt end users to re-examine their company’s tire management practices. “We strongly encourage that

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tenance or operational plan,” Seibert explains. “The big picture can facilitate cost savings, but a major benefit is understanding the main causes for removal and determining if tires are achieving wear-out or if they are coming out of service prematurely.” Managing old and new tire assets can be accomplished in one of two ways. “While service logs can provide a basic history of a tire’s performance over time, to gain a complete understanding of the root causes behind a tire’s cost per hour, tire management software is the most comprehensive and effective solution,” Francis asserts. “From original installation to scrap pile, software can help reduce cost per hour through better inventory management, both on the site and through the tire dealer.” The software can document the condition of any removed tires with remaining life to ensure they can be matched with others, reinstalled and used to their full capacity rather than go to waste. “The ability to document more in-depth descriptions of tire condition at the time of service allows for better cause-and-effect analysis of tire problems,” Francis points out. “Similarly, the software can be synced to have complete transparency between tire dealer and site to ensure new inventory is delivered on a justin-time basis.” ET


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The Rock Grip L4 is designed for loading operations on highly tricky terrains, while the XL GRIP is suited for loaders operating in heavy loading applications. • Rock Grip L4 comes in size 14.00 – 25 and incorporates a special L4 tread compound that provides greater resistance against cuts, punctures and heat • XL GRIP cross-ply, wide-base model offers sizes 16.0/70 – 20, 15.5 – 25, 17.5 – 25, 20.5 – 25, 23.5 – 25, 26.5 – 25 and 29.5 – 25 and is designed to minimize the risk of cuts and punctures and supply optimal traction and durability

VersaBuilt off-the-road radial tires provide solid traction for loaders, graders and earthmovers in various conditions ranging from muddy to rocky surfaces. • Steel casing and SideArmor sidewalls protect against cuts and punctures by deflecting stones and debris • Non-directional, self-cleaning tread provides added traction and a tough tread compound promotes wear life • Tread patterns include All Traction (G2/L2), All Purpose (E3/L3) and Deep Tread (E4/L4) • 11 size offerings to meet the demands of different applications

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Trelleborg Pneumatic Tire Line Trelleborg offers a full range of premium tires including pneumatic tires incorporating a long-life compound that resists punctures. • Earthmover Radial Series (ERL) for loaders and graders features all-steel radial construction, enhanced traction on sand, mud and gravel and reduced vibration on concrete and asphalt • Skid Steer Diagonal Series (SK) offers rugged bias-ply construction and various tread patterns to enhance traction on sand, mud and gravel • Backhoe Diagonal Series (TI) available for use in virtually all construction applications • Earthmover Diagonal Series (EM) designed for use in demanding earthmoving applications

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This lineup of five tires includes 15 sizes, five tread patterns and two new technologies purpose built for multi-purpose machines. • MPT 753 with non-directional tread pattern suited for multi-use applications on mixed and hard surfaces • Flat-free MPT 793S offers a triangular aperture design for stability, ride quality and uptime in severe conditions • MPT 553R has a non-directional centerblock tread pattern for comfort and performance on paved surfaces • MPT 532R radial with R-4 agro-industrial tread pattern delivers soft surface traction and reduced flats from tread impact • MPT 552 engineered for soft surface conditions and general-duty applications

The EM-Master E3/L3 and E4/L4 Off-The-Road (OTR) earthmover tires feature iTire, an integrated sensor that automatically monitors inflation pressure and tire temperature. • E3/L3 offers self-cleaning characteristics, traction, maneuverability in muddy and soft terrain, an open tread design, normal tread depth (100%) and wider spacing between blocks • E4/L4 for gravelly and rocky ground offers a greater block size with less spacing and deeper tread depth, higher carcass protection and cutting resistance and higher tread wear volume



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R U N N I N G T H E BUS I N E S S By Garry Bartecki ® Published by AC Business Media Inc.

Can You Still Meet Your Margin Goals?

Garry Bartecki is the managing member of GB Financial Services LLP and a consultant to the Associated Equipment Distributors. He can be reached at (708) 347-9109 or

With costs on the rise, make sure you’re managing bids and costs to keep margins intact. Higher efficiency and proper bidding will get you to the break-even point faster. If you lower your fixed costs, you will also reach break-even faster, with a shorter period before you start making a profit. Do both and you will be happy with the results as you head to the bank.



he year is half over. So where do you stand in terms of backlog, profitability of current work and ability to meet budget or bid price? And as far as the issue that counts most is concerned, how does the bank account look? In terms of work-in-process, do you have proper accounting to determine cost over billing and billing over cost? Are you using realistic overhead rates? Are you billing on a timely basis? How is the staffing process going? Do you have the right people to do the work, or are you still running around trying to find people who can do the job right the first time and on budget? What I’m really asking is whether you know what is going on in your business, especially related to the costs you incur to complete your work. If you don’t, you better find out because I suspect costs are going to increase (if they have not already) and continue to do so for at least the next year or so.

But what if you increase fixed costs? Can you get any benefits from doing so? The answer is yes, if you spend the money the right way. Suppose you invested in new industry-related software that gives you the opportunity to get better and faster information that enables you to make adjustments more quickly, as opposed to waiting until the end of the month to figure out that costs are out of line. Suppose you invested in new equipment that requires less personnel hours to do a job. Whether you invest in soft costs or in equipment, you will most likely take on a monthly fixed payment in order to pay for it, thus increasing fixed costs. But fixed costs that are more than offset by efficiency gains or the ability to make adjustments will reduce job costs and improve margins. On the other hand, you can invest in more efficient equipment without a longterm fixed cost by renting what you need. Assuming you can get what you need when you need it, I suggest you go with rental, which provides “trial by fire” to see if the results offset the costs. As you have heard from me in the past, rental may also be the way to go if you do not utilize and bill the cost of the equipment at least 70% of the time at a rate that recovers the cost, plus interest plus maintenance, over the likely 60-month note period. If you don’t know — and I mean really know — that this is the case, stick with rental until you do and lower those fixed costs.

If you have been underestimating costs, the additional billing required to make up, say, three months of improper billing may not be sufficient to get you back to a 30% margin.

OUTDATED COST DATA COULD COST YOU We all know interest rates are rising. We also see that anything made with oil or fuel is increasing. From what I see, the cost of most building materials is headed higher. And let’s not forget equipment cost, and the 4% to 5% increases you are seeing this year for both units and parts. The point here is if you are bidding using cost data that is over six months old, you may be kidding yourself. Price increases usually come about just prior to the start of your busy season and could be as much as 5% higher than what you started using at the beginning of the year. That 5% increase can be a big number for most of you. For example, if you are running a 30% gross profit margin, a 5% cost increase reduces that margin to 26.5% — or a 12% decrease in margin. That is a big number. You would have to raise your pricing by 15% to get back to a 30% margin. If you have been underestimating costs, the additional billing required to make up, say, three months of improper billing may not be sufficient to get you back to a 30% margin. Consequently, you are not going to hit your margin goal no matter what you do unless you make some drastic changes. The bottom line is if you can’t increase the billing, you have to become more efficient to make up the difference. This requires cutting both your fixed costs and variable costs.

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KNOW WHERE YOU STAND I guess the point of this month’s comments is to remind you that costs are increasing and need to be accounted for when bidding current work. On the other hand, it is to inform you that your competitors may be bidding jobs taking into account more efficient ways to cut both manpower and other job costs that you will have a hard time meeting. In short, review your costs as well as those of your competitors where possible. Find ways to be more efficient. It will be a must going forward. Do not get caught in the squeeze! I have mentioned this previously but I am going to do so again. Do yourself a favor and take your 2017 tax data and have your accountant use it to estimate your 2018 tax liability (the best they can) to give you an idea how you will fare with the new tax rules. Quite frankly, not many folks understand the new tax bill, so find out what to expect to avoid big surprises (spelled: cash flow). ET

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Success runs in the family. THE NEW DETROIT ™ DD8 ™ ENGINE IN THE FREIGHTLINER 108SD Meet the latest in a long line of legendary successful engines. The new Detroit DD8 engine. Now available in the versatile Freightliner 108SD. The DD8 is specifically designed to keep businesses like yours on the move and profitable with an industry-leading maintenance schedule. Featuring oil change intervals up to 3X better than the competition. Backed by our extensive service network, and equipped with Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic service for maximum uptime. Demand an engine with history on its side. Demand Detroit. TM


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Equipment Today June 2018  

Equipment Today provides the insights on equipment and technology that contractors need to achieve maximum profitability in their commercial...

Equipment Today June 2018  

Equipment Today provides the insights on equipment and technology that contractors need to achieve maximum profitability in their commercial...