Heavy Equipment
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.
Hiab, part of Cargotec, is launching its new building material crane models at the IAA exhibition, which will be held in Hannover, Germany from Sept. 20 to 27. The new HIAB building material cranes offer the most advanced remote control system in the industry, the HIAB HiPro, as well as Hiab's pioneering features, to ensure safe and fast crane operation.
Growing world population and increasing urbanization are leading to significant challenges to solve environmental issues such as congestion, pollution and noise. Rising consumption, the fast growth of e-commerce and the wide-spread shortage of drivers put higher demands on efficient transport solutions.
CM Labs Simulations has announced the release of a state-of-the-art Dozer Simulator Training Pack that allows trainees to experience the unique feel of pushing soil and aggregate material from the seat of a virtual dozer.
As demand for John Deere construction equipment increases around the globe, the Moline-based manufacturer is entering into a strategic supplier agreement with Wacker Neuson to initially provide compact excavators in China, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. The models will range from 1.7-7.5 tons (1,700 to 7500 kg) and are specifically designed and manufactured for customers in the growing Asia-Pacific marketplace. The objective of the partnership is long-term collaboration in key growth markets.
Road building and site development contractors can now reap the benefits of John Deere SmartGrade in the highly successful G-Series motor grader line. SmartGrade technology delivers the first-of-its-kind mastless Topcon 3D integrated grade control as a factory option on new machines and field kit for equipment already on the job. The system is fully incorporated into the machine’s structures and software, delivering precise grading performance while eliminating vulnerable masts and cables.
The Maxi Transmitter is Scanreco’s most advanced and versatile transmitter with a large (4.3”), high-performance colour display, and room for many control elements as well as function labelling. 
Gehl is pleased to announce the new RT185 track loader, adding a 1,850-pound capacity machine to its Pilot Series line. The Gehl RT185 joins the RT165, RT215 and VT320, bringing the Gehl Pilot Series line up to four pilot-controlled track loader models for North America.
Kinshofer, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, introduces the WS Drum Cutter Series. Kinshofer acquired the drum cutter line, early 2018, with the purchase of Schaeff Transverse Cutter from Atlas GmbH. The drum cutters feature an exclusive pick angle and optimal chisel arrangement for high performance and minimal wear, making the attachments ideal for mining, tunnelling, road construction and demolition.
To better meet customer demands, Link-Belt Cranes has announced an upgrade to base rating of its 110-ton telecrawler to 120-ton. Shipments of the new TCC-1200 will begin fourth quarter 2018.   
Fairbanks Scales Inc., the oldest scale company in the U.S. and the world’s leader in weighing equipment, announces the new and improved FB2550 instrument (the FB2558), which maintains an industry leading feature set while incorporating faster processing power, an updated operating system, and more memory. Up to five FB2558 instruments can be networked, sharing transactional data and traffic light controls from up to eight scale platforms. Transaction data is shared between each networked instrument.
Finning Canada, a division of Finning International Inc., has signed an agreement to become the exclusive dealer of MultiDocker in western Canada. MultiDocker is the leading manufacturer of hydraulic material handlers for the forestry, scrap recycling and bulk handling industries.
Continental Commercial Specialty Tires has appointed Pavel Prouza the head of sales and marketing for the Americas. In this role, he will oversee all material handling, earthmoving and agriculture tire business in North America, Central America and South America. The appointment is effective immediately.
BOMAG Americas, Inc. announces that Matt White has joined the BOMAG team as manager, milling & reclamation. In this newly developed role, White will work with North American territory managers, distributors and end-users to develop programs designed to achieve growth objectives and improve customer support for BOMAG cold milling machines, recyclers and stabilizers.    
Strongco Corporation has appointed Oliver Nachevski, formerly vice-president, Construction Equipment, to the position of vice-president and chief operating officer (COO).

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