Heavy Equipment
Monitoring tools have taken shape for the purpose of transforming subjective sensations on equipment performance into objective comparative data. Every step can be improved again and again. This is exactly the reason why BKT has developed Spotech, an innovative device able to provide exact information on the equipment position traced by satellite. It can be programmed and tailored as to the application site volumes and type of equipment in use. The objective is a kinematic motion analysis: The system, indeed, comprises a triaxial accelerometer positioned on the equipment in order to record latitudinal, longitudinal, and vertical movements as well as the forces involved in addition to speed, cycle duration and other useful parameters for increasing the customer’s job efficiency in the earthmoving and port sector.
A1A Software LLC continues to improve the interface and features of 3D Lift Plan, making it easier for customers to use the crane lift planning program as a sales tool, for bid proposals, crane selection and setup, lift planning, and documentation.
When telematics solutions were first introduced, fleet managers and owners were excited at all the possibilities to optimize their operations that the data they received from their fleets offered them.
Automatic lubrication systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. continues to expand its resources to better serve construction, road building, aggregate, trucking, manufacturing and processing companies in Manitoba and Ontario. We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Munroe as territory sales manager for southern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. 
Every region of Canada has unique geographic features; ones that set them apart from the rest. However, while that description also applies to our newest province – Newfoundland – when you are there, there is also a vaguely perceptible “other world” sense about the place.
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.

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