Maintenance & Management News
Alliance Tire Americas, Inc. (ATA) launched a rugged, new line of Galaxy brand radial off-the-road (OTR) tires at Waste Expo in Las Vegas. Built for the special demands placed on loaders, dozers, backhoes, foklifts, articulated dump trucks and graders, the Galaxy radial OTR line features all-steel radial construction for puncture resistance and reduced heat buildup, as well as special compound for longer service life, according to Brian Sheehey, Vice President of Marketing for ATA. The result is a line of tires that deliver outstanding performance and a lower total cost of ownership.
Twenty minutes west of Calgary, you'll find the (mostly) quiet town of Cochrane, Alberta. Cochrane is no sleepy backwater, though; it's the province's largest town and has been one of the fastest growing communities in Canada for several years. But the town's construction efforts haven't been music to everyone's ears.
Operating costs begin as soon as the engine is started, so knowing the combined life cycle costs and equipping machines with the right features is crucial in getting a good return on investment.
Western Global's newly formed Fuel Solutions Group offers dedicated resources and a simple process for complex projects involving fuel storage and dispensing. By continually focusing on the end-user, Western Global's product engineers have created fuel tanks with multiple worldwide approvals that can be used in nearly every fuelling application and at any location.
Growing a fleet of telehandlers and aerial work platforms (AWPs) or simply maintaining an existing fleet to meet demand requires financial resources. When resources are limited, reconditioned equipment might be the way to go - either purchasing reconditioned equipment or arranging for a vendor to recondition equipment in your fleet. Both scenarios come with benefits beyond affordably expanding your fleet.
Petro-Canada Lubricants and Jepson Petroleum Alberta Ltd., one of Western Canada's largest wholesale marketers of Petro-Canada products and services, have completed a joint field trial testing the performance of DURON next generation heavy-duty engine oils across four different engine types and ages from top OEMs, such as Cummins and Detroit Diesel.
Bridgestone Americas will showcase its portfolio of off-the-road (OTR) products and technologies at the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association Aggregates Academy and Expo (AGG1) and World of Asphalt 2018 Show and Conference, March 6-8 in Houston at booth #1352. Bridgestone will demonstrate how the company's intelligent products, integrated technologies and best-in-class services work together to improve productivity and lower total cost of ownership for its customers.
Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) will showcase its portfolio of off-the-road (OTR) products and technologies at the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association Aggregates Academy and Expo (AGG1) and World of Asphalt 2018 Show and Conference, March 6-8 in Houston at booth #1352. A leader in the construction and aggregates tire industry, Bridgestone will demonstrate how the company's intelligent products, integrated technologies and best-in-class services work together to improve productivity and lower total cost of ownership for its customers.
With some 1,500 pieces of equipment – nearly 400 of them heavy equipment – Florida-based highway specialist contractor Hubbard Construction Company has adopted an 8-point selection process in a bid to boost machine productivity. John Sharp is the company's experienced Group Equipment Director.
Western Global's Fuel Island is a ready-to-use, portable fuel station ideal for commercial fleet refuelling. The Fuel Island is a self-contained fuel station with remote monitoring technology. It pairs Western Global's TransTank fuel tanks with the necessary components and equipment to create a turnkey solution that can be deployed immediately. With its integrated, cloud-based remote monitoring equipment, fuel consumption can be accurately tracked, saving time and resources for the distributor and end user.
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) is expanding its portfolio of technology solutions with PressureStat, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) launched for off-the-road (OTR) tires in the construction, quarry, underground hard rock and port industries. The PressureStat system is easy to use and provides instant access to important tire pressure and temperature data, allowing customers to accurately manage tire pressure on a real-time basis.
Petro-Canada Lubricants has announced its TRAXON gear oil line has now expanded to include TRAXON Synthetic MTF 75W-80. This is a premium performance commercial vehicle manual transmission fluid, formulated to provide extended drain capability (up to 400,000 km or 250,000 miles), deliver all-weather protection, and reduce maintenance costs. The new product is recommended for extended drain service in heavy duty (class 6, 7, and 8) manual transmissions, and has been fully approved by Volvo and Mack for use in their synchronized automated manual transmission applications (Volvo I-Shift and Mack mDRIVE).