Heavy Equipment
May 29, 2018 — Connected logistics startup LoadDocs is tackling one of the construction industry’s most vexing daily challenges: completing paperwork on the road.
May 23, 2018 –  Tires can be critical to the success of mining, construction, quarry and port operations, and they can represent a significant investment for businesses in those sectors.
May 22, 2018 – John Deere and Hitachi have been collaborating together for a long time. The two companies celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Deere-Hitachi Construction Machinery Corporation at its Kernersville, N.C. factory last week.
May 22, 2018 — John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) has announced a change to its senior management team in response to the planned retirement of John Piasecki, director of worldwide marketing, sales and customer support. Piasecki will be succeeded by David Hoffman, who has been in the position of director of customer and product support for John Deere tractors.
May 22, 2018 – Mack Manufacturing, an American leader in heavy-duty hydraulic grapples, grabs and clam shell buckets, recently completed construction of a 10,800 sq. ft. expansion that has allowed new efficiencies throughout its production process.
May 22, 2018 — Kinshofer, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, has acquired  the Schaeff Transverse Cutter business from Atlas GmbH, a Germany-based crane and excavator manufacturer. The transverse, or drum, cutters are the first in Kinshofer’s line of crane and excavator attachments, allowing the company to serve contractors in a wider range of industries, including tunnelling and mining. The addition also gives contractors in construction, demolition and landscaping access to a broader range of attachments, all from one manufacturer.
May 16, 2018 - Gerry’s Truck Centre celebrated the opening of its new truck service and sales centre in Woodstock, Ont. last week with an open house.
May 4, 2018 - Technology company Continental has developed and introduced NAHAD, a cutting edge intelligent crimper controller for distributors and customers in the hydraulic and industrial hose markets.
May 3, 2018 – Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, says it has resolved its disputes with Masaba, Inc. regarding Superior's truck unloader patents. As part of that resolution, Masaba has been granted a non-exclusive license to manufacture, sell and offer to sell Masaba truck unloaders under Superior's related patents.
May 2, 2018 – Thurman Scale, the leader in the off-road vehicle weighing industry and specialist in scales for ultra-heavy capacity off-road vehicles, announces the new TS600 vehicle scale instrument family, an economical vehicle weighing instrument with numerous features, including outbound and stored tare functions. The midrange TS600 is an excellent general-purpose vehicle scale instrument, perfect for customers who need to upgrade or replace an existing analog instrument or require a mechanical-to-digital or an analog-to-Intalogix conversion. It is also ideal for those who want a general-purpose instrument to feed serial or Ethernet weight data to a computer.
April 24, 2018 - SMS Equipment Inc. is pleased to announce that they are moving their Williams Lake, B.C. branch to a new and larger location within the area to better serve their customers. The move is scheduled for Friday, April 27, 2018.  The new location is a short one-minute drive from their previous office and features approximately 8,000 square feet on a level 1.5-acre lot.
April 23, 2018 - The North American off-highway equipment market is expected to grow by almost 55% from 2017 to 2022, according to a recent forecast by Off-Highway Research. Forecasted sales of construction equipment for North America are expected to grow from 173,188 units in 2017, up to 267,350 units in 2022.
April 19, 2018 — John Deere is adding three new plate compactors to its portfolio of over 100 Worksite Pro attachments, offering customers more model options to choose from while maintaining the same reliability they’ve come to expect from the manufacturer. Designed for trench, slope and excavation compaction applications, the PC4, PC7 and PC10 plate compactor models deliver powerful performance and productivity. These attachments are compatible with the John Deere 26G, 30G, 35, 50G, 60G compact excavators; the 310L, 310L EP, 310SL, 310SL HL, 315SL and 410L backhoes; as well as most competitive models.
April 18, 2018 - The introduction of Controller Area Network (CAN-bus) architecture for the engine control interface in off-highway vehicles has opened up a new world of user interface possibilities. CAN-bus offers vehicle owners greater flexibility and functionality in a much smaller package, while offering integration options that cut assembly costs. The next generation of CAN-bus Keypads and Man-Machine Interface (MMI) Controllers gives users access to a vast amounts of vehicle information and are designed to meet the additional requirements anticipated future vehicle safety regulations.
April 9, 2018 –Talbert Manufacturing, a North American leader in specialized heavy-haul solutions, has welcomed Steve Gardonyi as Canadian sales manager. Gardonyi assists dealers in Canada with Talbert trailer sales, marketing and customization. He is also helping to bring the 80-year-old company’s heavy-haul solutions to more people throughout the region, broadening the company’s Canadian dealer network.

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