Heavy Equipment
Strongco Corporation has appointed Oliver Nachevski, formerly vice-president, Construction Equipment, to the position of vice-president and chief operating officer (COO).
Where in the world are the most popular excavators? Thanks to Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and the work of Off-Highway Research we can see that one size certainly does not fit all around the globe. 
TRP has announced its new line of TRP No-Ream King Pin Kits, which offer customers the quality and reliability they can count on. Manufactured using high quality steel, state-of-the-art heat treatment and machine tool technology, the new kits are available in multiple diameter lengths and fit many makes of trucks and buses. These kits include best-in-class spiral bushings with deeper grease grooves to allow 25 percent more grease in high wear areas. 
Over the last several months, the Trump Administration has placed harmful tariffs on imports that are making a considerable impact on the equipment manufacturing industry.
Today, competitive construction companies are looking for ways to save costs and reduce the amount of time searching for lost assets—including tools, equipment, and materials. To help, companies are incorporating global positioning systems (GPS) and advanced asset-tracking solutions to gather data on construction projects.
The new Cat S2000/S3000 Series mobile shears, designed for hydraulic excavators working in scrap and demolition applications, feature optimum force-to-weight ratios that yield faster cycle times and more cuts per hour, compared with predecessor models. Manufactured from alloy steel that has both superior yield- and tensile-strength properties, as well as substantially greater hardness ratings than T1-type steel, the new S2000/S3000 Series shears are engineered for long, productive service.
Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) has announced a $12-million investment that will expand production to include popular off-the-road (OTR) tire sizes at its Bloomington, Ill., plant. The plant will produce multiple sizes and patterns in 29, 33 and 35-inch OTR tires, which until now have only been produced by Bridgestone in Japan.
Excavators are great. They are the superheroes of modern construction, but even the most super excavators can run into trouble in the wrong hands...
Atlas Copco Power Technique has announced that Mikael Andersson has been appointed general manager of its North American customer center, effective July 16, 2018. Andersson will lead the company in growing each of its core product categories — air, power and flow — within the contractor, dealer and rental segments across the U.S. and Canada.
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. But in recent years many fleet owners and operators have grown out of love with telematics. This is due to the amount time they’ve had to dedicate staff members to filtering through the almost infinite amount of data available, to find the information they require to run their operations more efficiently. This is a fair complaint, of course, since the main advantage of telematics systems is supposed to be that they will save operations time and money. Several equipment manufacturers have recognized this issue and having been releasing solutions to counter this issue.
The Brawler Solidflex HPS solid tire line, from Trelleborg Wheel Systems, has been selected as the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) solid tire option for Cat medium wheel loaders and small wheel loaders from Caterpillar Inc. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.
In May 2018, Liebherr-France in Colmar began the series production of the new R 926 Compact excavator. This new model continues Liebherr’s compact excavator product line but with a Stage IV / Tier 4f emission standards compliant engine and other developments compared to its Stage IIIB model. The new R 926 Compact joins the ranks of Liebherr’s compact machines in the 15 to 35 tonne weight range.
Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH develops and manufactures innovative attachments and quick coupler systems to the highest quality standards. They can be used for both hydraulic excavators and material handlers from Liebherr as well as for machines from other manufacturers. The Liebherr product portfolio ranges from quick coupler systems for all applications through digging tools for the earthmoving sector to grabs for diverse applications in material handling technology.
Independent Swiss dealer Robert Aebi is offering Volvo customers a chance to show their care for the environment by buying a ‘GoGreen’ articulated hauler – produced in the construction industry’s first manufacturing plant powered entirely by renewable energy and issued with a carbon offset certificate from the Fair Recycling foundation for the shipment from Sweden to Switzerland.
Custom Truck Sales – Estevan has relocated its parts and service dealership in Estevan, Sask. to provide increased sales and service support in the area.

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