Heavy Equipment
BAIER + KÖPPEL has announced the appointment of Aykut (Ike) Ozdemir as president, Beka-Lube Products Inc. Aykut succeeds Sven Pitman, who has returned to the firm’s head office in Pegnitz, Germany, to assume leadership of BEKA’s products and services in the mining sector worldwide.
Epiroc has added two new models to its Combi Cutter range. Designed for carriers in the 20- to 30-ton (44,000 to 66,000 lb.) and 25- to 40-ton (55,000 to 88,000 lb.) operating weight classes respectively, the CC 2300 and CC 3100 offer a productive combination of short cycle times, easy handling and simple maintenance.
David Chickowski has been appointed Western Region vice-president for Manitou North America. In this key leadership role, Chickowski will oversee all sales activities for Manitou, Gehl, Mustang by Manitou and EDGE brands in the western region of the United States and Canada. He will be focused on driving overall growth and profitability in the region by developing strategic market initiatives and strategies for the dealer network, rental customers and other market channels.
TerraPro Inc., Canada’s second largest remote access matting company, has officially opened their doors to the Ontario market with the creation of TerraPro East Inc. Through TerraPro East Inc., the company now offers access matting sales, rentals, and logistics to energy and utility companies within Ontario. They have also finalized an agreement with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793.
Continuing to expand its offering of job site cleanup solutions, John Deere is introducing the new GS66B, GS72B, GS78B, GS84B scrap grapple buckets and GR72B and GR84B rock grapple buckets into its ever-expanding line of Worksite Pro attachments. The scrap grapple buckets are ideal for scrap handling, recycling centre use, disaster cleanup and job site cleanup applications where grappling power is needed to handle material. The rock grapple buckets are perfect for land clearing, job site cleanup and brush removal applications. Additionally, the new rock grapples allow for grading the site after debris removal.
Trimble announced the release of Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform version 1.7 with support for motor graders and automatic guidance for tiltrotator attachments. Trimble Earthworks for Motor Graders is a GNSS-based, 3D grade control solution designed to make fine grading more accurate, faster and easier than ever before. In addition, Trimble Earthworks now gives excavator operators using tiltrotators the advantage of automatic machine control, which can result in increased productivity.
Watch Hollywood action star Dolph Lundgren pump up a group of excavators and have them do things you never thought an excavator could do. Pull-ups. Push-ups. Side-to-sides.
Trimble and Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America Inc. (HCMA) announced today the availability of Trimble Loadrite  L3180 SmartScale as an option on Hitachi wheel loaders in the U.S.
Regal Beloit Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission components, announced it has been awarded a 2018 Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) Bearing Manufacturer Excellence of Innovation in Product Design Award for their innovation of the Sealmaster Time Saving Axial Groove Mounted Ball Bearing.
With the rise of fossil fuel prices and the pressure to lower carbon footprints many consumers and companies are demanding more fuel-efficient vehicles. Here we explore the truth behind some of the big advancements in engine design to the small adjustments of your wing mirrors to see how new innovations are plugging the drain on fossil fuels.
John Deere continues to provide best-in-class vegetation management with the addition of the MH60D mulching head to its Worksite Pro lineup. Designed to remove 8-inch (203-mm) trees and 12-inch (305-mm) stumps with ease, the MH60D model shreds underbrush and woody materials into beneficial mulch in minutes. Like all Worksite Pro attachments, this mulching head is optimized to work with John Deere skid steer loaders and compact track loaders, as well as most competitive models.
Heavy-haul trailers see it all: rocks, ruts, bumps and jolts. It all translates to an increased risk of damage.
Quiet. That word describes, perfectly, the new 3.0L Power Stroke diesel just introduced by Ford. I’ve driven it, stood beside it while idling and floored it uphill while towing – it is eerily quiet. This trait, plus the power it makes, now available in the F-150, makes this introduction a true milestone in the history of the F-series. And, as of today, you can order this diesel engine in your new half-ton – a first in the 70-year life of the brand.
Continuously striving to produce world-class equipment that delivers customers with the highest value possible, John Deere added Final Tier 4 engine technology to the 944K hybrid wheel loader, providing customers an increase in fuel economy from the Interim Tier 4 model. Other machine updates include improving operator comfort and increasing uptime, while lowering daily operating costs.
The Cat 740 GC articulated dump truck (ADT) re-introduces the 40-ton (36.3 mt) size class to the Cat ADT range. The new model is designed to incorporate the proven features and performance of models currently in the ADT lineup, including new controls, transmission-protection features, hoist-assist system, advanced traction-control system, stability-assist system, and a fuel-saving ECO mode.

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