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SDS/2 has a building information modelling solution, SDS/2 Concrete, that enables multiple users to simultaneously build virtual concrete structures. The software's specialized tools allow for automated placement of reinforcing steel in the concrete. Users can automatically generate detailed bending and placing schedules, as well as placement drawings, from 3-D model information, saving time over traditional 2-D workflows.
John Deere will have a strong emphasis on SmartGrade technology, which has been added to the new 104-hp 650K crawler dozer, joining the 700K, 750K and 850K. The integrated Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade Control System improves jobsite accuracy and work quality, delivering precise grading performance while eliminating vulnerable external masts and cables.
GOMACO will have several of their curb and gutter machines on display at World of Concrete 2018, including the Commander IIIx, 3300, GT-3600 and GT-3200. GOMACO says that their curb and gutter machines are chosen more than any others due to their industry-leading technology, proprietary G+ control system, and versatility in their product line. G+ and its industry-leading technology is the control system for all of GOMACO's concrete paving equipment.
Liebherr and KAMAZ have marked the start of production of the companies' mutually-developed 6-cylinder inline diesel engines, a process that began in 2014 when KAMAZ and Liebherr signed a cooperation agreement for the development of a new range of 6-cylinder in-line diesel engines with power output ranging from 300 to 520 kW (400 to 700 hp).
Danfoss Power Solutions debuted its ground-breaking autonomous capabilities with a technology demonstration at AGRITECHNICA in Hanover, Germany. DAVIS — Danfoss Autonomous Vehicle Integration System, a flexible technology solution — will allow OEMs to add autonomous characteristics to their off-highway machines.
Cooper Equipment Rentals has acquired Modern Industrial Rentals. Established in 1978, Modern Rentals is a construction and industrial equipment rental company that services Southern Alberta from its branches in Calgary and Medicine Hat. Modern Rentals offers quality, late model equipment that is supported by a highly experienced team of rental professionals.
Trail King Industries is expanding its worldwide dealer network. The company recently added twelve new dealers to its network including three in Canada.
- Competition Trailer Sales Inc. – Calgary, Alberta
- CanadaTransit Quebec – Quebec, Canada
- Querel Trailers – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
- Young Truck Trailer – Nebraska
- Lucky's Trailer Sales, Inc – North Carolina
- Arrow Trailer and Equipment Company – Illinois
- Pee Dee Trailer Sales – South Carolina
- Preferred Lowboys, Dallas – Texas
- TNT – Missouri
- 5 Star – New England
- Penn Jersey – Pennsylvania
- Blanchard – South Carolina & Georgia
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. has appointed two new executives in their sales and distribution/marketing departments. Tom Owen has been appointed vice president of National Construction Equipment Sales, and will be responsible for leading the team that reaches and supports equipment customers whose jobsites and business scope extends across North America. Stan Park has been named vice president of Distribution/Marketing, and will handle the teams in charge of building and supporting Hyundai's growing dealer network and overall marketing efforts.
Elgin Sweeper has introduced an innovative single-engine configuration of its popular Crosswind regenerative air sweeper used for cleaning large, paved areas such as streets, parking lots and airport runways. A variable-speed device installed between the chassis engine and transmission on the new configuration allows the engine to simultaneously power both the truck and the sweeper.
Caterpillar has extended its machine standard warranty to 24 months or 2,000 hours for skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, multi-terrain loaders and mini excavators sold in the U.S. and Canada by authorized Cat dealers. Starting January 1, 2018, the enhanced warranty terms apply to new machine purchases.