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New technology and equipment on display at Hilti Innovation Day

The DSH 600-X is a lightweight but powerful circular saw for concrete, masonry and steel applications.

From cutting concrete to checking heights, contractors have a wide range of products to help them be more efficient and safe on the job site thanks to recent releases by Hilti. The company hosted its annual Innovation Day for media and displayed new and recent introductions, as well as a look into the future at a few innovations still on the drawing board.

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Construction Technologies

What you need to know about electronic logging devices for trucks

Now that the dust has started to settle in the States, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) plans to roll out a similar ELD mandate over the next couple of years. On December 18, 2017, the United States Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) implemented its Electronic Logging Device and Hours of Service mandate. The rule requires that motor carriers and drivers retain supporting documents to verify their driving hours. But, the biggest change that the rule instituted is requiring drivers track their hours of service (HOS) using an electronic logging device (ELD). 

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Trucking

‘Highway Thru Hell’ star Jamie Davis visits Mack Trucks

Jamie Davis, star of the international hit television show “Highway Thru Hell,” recently visited Mack Trucks’ Lehigh Valley Operations in Macungie, Pennsylvania, where all Mack truck models for North America and export are assembled. Davis followed his Mack Anthem model through the assembly process, even lending a hand to help install the iconic Mack Bulldog. Davis’ Discovery Channel film crew captured the day’s events, which will be featured during the upcoming seventh season of “Highway Thru Hell.”

"Highway Thru Hell" features Jamie Davis Motor Truck, Davis' legendary heavy truck rescue company, as they navigate the extreme roads and relentless weather of Canada's Rocky Mountains. Taking on high-risk vehicle recoveries, Davis and his team help keep open some of the most economically important – and most inhospitable – trucking routes in North America. "Highway Thru Hell" airs on the Discovery Channel in Canada, the Weather Channel in the U.S. and streams on Netflix around the world.

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Lifting & Material Handling

Full-power boom a highlight of new Link-Belt 100RT rough-terrain crane

The new Link-Belt 100RT 90-mt rough terrain crane is offered with what the company says is the longest full-power boom available.

Link-Belt is bringing a new 100RT (90-mt) rough terrain crane to the market with the longest full-power boom available. "There's not a full power boom out there that carries this capacity chart at radius," said Brian Smoot, product manager telescopic rough terrain cranes. "This will be a dominant player for rental fleets, refineries, and plant work in general, handling longer radius with ease." 

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Maintenance & Management

Gravity Assist system earns Kal Tire top award at Electra Mining Africa 2018

Eric Bruggemann, CEO SA Capital Equipment Export Council, and Peter Nilsson, innovation and R&D manager, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group.

Day two of Electra Mining Africa focused on the launch of new technology and innovations at the show. More than 60 products were reviewed across three categories. Kal Tire's Gravity Assist System (GAS) received top honours in the category of International Mechanical and Technology Innovation, mainly for its simplicity and effectiveness.

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Maintenance & Management

Medium-duty truck body from Thunder Creek provides bulk diesel hauling

Thunder Creek Equipment has expanded its multi-tank platform of diesel fuel hauling solutions to include a new medium-duty truck body — the Multi-Tank Upfit — that can haul bulk diesel on the road without requiring a CDL or HAZMAT endorsement (Title 49 (CFR49) - local regulations may apply). Each truck is outfitted with eight independent 115-gallon tanks (920-gallon total capacity) that are only connected when a common manifold is opened at the pumping station. 

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C&D Recycling

Kinshofer updates D-Series demolition and sorting grapples

Kinshofer offers its D-Series grapples with a new light, compact and flexible shell, ideal for sorting and demolition. The attachments feature 360-degree endless rotation for precise positioning to give construction, demolition and recycling contractors optimal control when grabbing materials. D-series grapples are available for 4,400-pound (2-ton) to 176,000-pound (80-ton) excavators. 

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Maintenance & Management
Mining

Bridgestone expands OTR line to include new tire for underground mining, landfill and salvage

Bridgestone expands OTR line to include new tire for underground mining, landfill and salvage

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has announced the expansion of its off-the-road (OTR) product portfolio to include a new size of the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire. The tire is now available in size 29.5R25 in the U.S. and Canada. Designed for underground mining, landfill and salvage environments, the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire delivers a 30 percent decrease in the frequency of sidewall cuts, improving the tire's overall life cycle performance by five percent.

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Earthmoving

Volvo CE unveils electric compact wheel loader concept at Innovation Summit

Volvo CE demonstrated the prototype LX2 electric compact wheel loader at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin.

Volvo Construction Equipment demonstrated the LX2 electric compact wheel loader at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin. The prototype machine delivers zero emissions, significantly lower noise levels, improved efficiency and reduced operational costs.

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CASE SiteWatch telematics portal supports new AEMP standard

CASE SiteWatch telematics, available on machines such as the 1150M dozer, now supports new AEMP standards.

CASE Construction Equipment announced that its CASE SiteWatch telematics portal is now aligned with the new Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) 2.0/ISO-15143-3 standard. The AEMP-compatible portal is populated with data provided by equipment manufacturers in a standardized format to ensure a practical and intuitive user experience for the contractor/equipment owner.

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Earthmoving

Cat 903D compact wheel loader boasts increase in lift capacity and travelling speed over predecessor

The new Cat 903D compact wheel loader, compared with its 903C2 predecessor, features a 25 percent increase in both lifting capacity and travel speed, so customers are able to do more, faster. Whether lifting a heavy pallet or sod or travelling from field to farm, the 903D is up to the task. With new optional features, such as creep control, throttle lock and work tool electrical harness, the 903D has the ability to run any number of tools.

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