Heavy Equipment
NEWS PRODUCT Topcon’s RL-H4C laser offers power options The RL-H4C construction laser is available in two versions – one powered by alkaline D cell batteries and the other by a NiMH rechargeable battery pack or, alternatively, AC power.
June 22, 2011 – New Standard Institute is offering training in crucial areas of the industry. eLearning programs use test, narration and animations for examples to help with better understanding. DVD's are also available for training.
More than 25 print and electronic trade journalists from the construction, roadbuilding, aggregates and heavy equipment sectors converged on Tomahawk, Wis., in late September for the unveiling of Case Construction’s new N Series loader/backhoes.
Model year 2011 in the truck world is stamped Heavy Duty as each of the Big Three has released new HD iron over the past six months. New bodies, engines and transmissions are the order of the day, with payload and towing capacities climbing ever higher. In contrast, the half-ton market seems to be doing very little for the coming model year. However, while some manufacturers love to be first to the media (Ford), others hold back until the last minute on news updates (Toyota). This roundup is as current as it can be, but surprises are always a possibility; and there already are a few.
Nov. 9, 2010 – FLO Components Ltd. of Mississauga has announced that Glasvan Trailers Inc. has chosen to use FLO’s Automatic Lubrication Systems (ALS) as part of a limited-time special offer.
Nov. 8, 2010 – The PaveTag application traces trucks from hot mix plants to pavers using inexpensive RFID tags. The system automatically collects ticket data, computes transportation and waiting times and ensures total traceability on loads delivered to the job.
Oct. 27, 2010 – Delhi, Ont. - When Titan Trailers was ready to demo its newest ideas for aluminum live-floor trailers, Bre-Haul Trucking was the logical place to call.
The Leica Geosystems next-generation 2-D cutting-edge guidance system for excavators makes excavating easier and more productive.
Heavy equipment represents a major capital cost for heavy construction and aggregate companies.
Caterpillar Inc. has announced a series of investments that, over the next four years, will significantly enhance the company’s position as the leading manufacturer of products and solutions for the global mining industry.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT New conveyor mobility option Superior Industries, has introduced a new conveyor mobility option – Radial Travel Tracks.
Trimble has introduced a new version of its 3D Trimble PCS900 Paving Control System with automated screed adjustment.
The first year of this new decade sees new Heavy Duty trucks from each of the Big Three.
Aggregates & Roadbuilding reviews some recent developments in highway trucks.

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