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Ritchie Bros webinar on Asset Solutions will help you manage your fleet with data analytics

Ritchie Bros webinar on Asset Solutions will help you manage your fleet with data analytics Launched in 2018, RB Asset Solutions is an end-to-end asset management and disposition system Ritchie Bros. has been an industry leader for more than 60 years, and its latest solution for the market, RB Asset Solutions, is designed to make …

Hitachi’s support chain makes all the difference for Finland’s Maanrakennus Lassi Kaiponen

Hitachi’s support chain makes all the difference for Finland’s Maanrakennus Lassi Kaiponen A Finnish contractor relies on the consistency and quality of the Hitachi Support Chain after-sales programme for its fleet of Zaxis excavators. Maanrakennus Lassi Kaiponen Oy uses the technical support, parts, remote monitoring and extended warranty provided by the local Hitachi dealer, Rotator, …

The right data infrastructure is crucial for running of our roads

The right data infrastructure is crucial for running of our roads Knowing who and what are using the UK’s roads has never been more important. As the world moves towards an autonomous future it’s important to note that we are not starting from scratch in being able to create a data infrastructure that guides us …

Maine DOT uses GPR Tech to ensure optimum pavement density throughout pavement layer

Maine DOT uses GPR Tech to ensure optimum pavement density throughout pavement layer The State of Maine Department of Transportation is at the forefront of research on how to improve road pavement quality and extend service life. They focus on improving both the material mixes used and how they are put down in the field. …

New John Deere L-Series wheel loaders set to storm into job sites

New John Deere L-Series wheel loaders set to storm into job sites After much anticipation and countless hours of product development, John Deere unveils three powerful and productive L-Series utility wheel loaders. The 524L, 544L and 624L offer customers an intuitive solution, ideal for projects that require agility and versatility on the job site or …

Hyundai Transformers may be the way forward for Emergency and First Responders

Hyundai Transformers may be the way forward for Emergency and First Responders Any first responder will tell you that the first 72 hours following a natural disaster are the most crucial to saving lives. However, often times due to the nature of the disaster (forest fire, earthquake, hurricane, or flood), it can be difficult for …

GSSI will showcase their latest GPR Technology at World of Concrete 2019

GSSI will showcase their latest GPR Technology at World of Concrete 2019 GSSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, will be highlighting its latest GPR Technology at the 2019 World of Concrete conference, to be held January 21 – 25, 2019, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, …

Honda testing off-road autonomous ATV work vehicle

Honda testing off-road autonomous ATV work vehicle Honda will be seeking potential business and technology partners for its prototype off-road vehicle, the Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle, at CES 2019. Combining Honda’s all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and emerging advanced autonomous technology, the Autonomous Work Vehicle was designed by Honda R&D Americas to enhance efficiency and safety for …

Bauxite mining in Guinea with Surface Miners maximizes profitability

Bauxite mining in Guinea with Surface Miners maximizes profitability West African Guinea is known for possessing the largest reserves of high-quality bauxite in the world. This potential has prompted the country to continually expand its bauxite mining sector in recent years, making substantial investments. Wirtgen surface miners are playing a decisive role in this development process, …

JCB Teletruk enlisted for fire fighting and emergency rescue operations

JCB Teletruk enlisted for fire fighting and emergency rescue operations Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has added a JCB Teletruk to its range of front line fire fighting and emergency rescue equipment. The Teletruk is deployed at waste and rural fires where it is used to move bailed and bulky items to support improved firefighting …

New Brokk 170 offers 15 percent more power in compact build

New Brokk 170 offers 15 percent more power in compact build Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, introduces the Brokk 170. With SmartPowerTM — the company’s signature intelligent power management system — the new machine offers 15 percent more power than its predecessor, the Brokk 160, but retains the same compact dimensions. …

Leveraging technology with Wirtgen SP 15i and SP 25i slipform pavers

Leveraging technology with Wirtgen SP 15i and SP 25i slipform pavers A Kentucky concrete slipform contractor has moved in a big way into curb, gutter and parapet construction by utilizing the advanced technology available to them. Fox Enterprises now constructs offset curb, gutter and parking lot “island” placements using an on-site guidance system. The system permits …

VolvoCE and Skanska’s electric quarry reduce carbon emissions by 98 percent

VolvoCE and Skanska’s electric quarry reduce carbon emissions by 98 percent Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska have recorded groundbreaking results from their Electric Site research project – including a 98% reduction in carbon emissions, a 70% reduction in energy cost and a 40% reduction in operator cost. Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer …

Caterpillar announces two new ultra-class Mining Trucks

Caterpillar announces two new ultra-class Mining Trucks Caterpillar continues to expand its mining truck offering to give mining companies the flexibility to choose what meets their needs and preferences. Following the successful introduction of the 794 AC 291-tonne (320-ton) capacity truck at MINExpo 2016 and investments to further advance the 797F 363-tonne (400-ton) mechanical-drive truck, …

SENNEBOGEN telescopic crane continues to impress at Grand Paris Express construction site

SENNEBOGEN telescopic crane continues to impress at Grand Paris Express construction site The Grand Paris Express, a large-scale project to construct a new super metro, is Europe’s largest infrastructure project to date. The SENNEBOGEN 673 E, part of ENCO’s fleet, is being used on the future driverless underground railroad network for the second time already. …

Austria’s Latschau Reservoir refurbished with Shell Bitumen

Austria’s Latschau Reservoir refurbished with Shell Bitumen The Latschau reservoir is a hub for the hydroelectric power facilities of Vorarlberger Illwerke at Montafon in western Austria. The sealing of the reservoir has now been refurbished with Shell Bitumen RC 70/100 so that it can contribute to sustainable power generation in the future as well. With …

Plantworx Simulation Zone to feature high-tech training

Plantworx Simulation Zone to feature high-tech training Simulation technology as a training tool is a proven concept in various professional fields – for example F1 drivers, pilots and astronauts have already benefited from simulation-based training for many years. It’s only recently that immersive technology has seen rapid growth within the construction sector. Advanced simulator development for …

The path to driverless cars is full of potholes

The path to driverless cars is full of potholes Christian Wolmar argues there is still a long way to go before we throw our driving licenses into the sea. What might this mean for personal mobility and what are the repercussions for the commercial road transport sector that we represent? Join in the debate at …

Liebherr showcasing their Construction Equipment at Bauma China 2018

Liebherr showcasing their Construction Equipment at Bauma China 2018 During Bauma China 2018, Liebherr presents a selection of its construction equipment and its component’s product ranges. The Liebherr stands at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) are located outdoors, booth No. B12 and indoors in hall N4, booth No. 524. From November 27-30, Liebherr …

Dolph Lundgren gives VolvoCE Excavators a workout

Dolph Lundgren gives VolvoCE Excavators a workout Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has teamed up with Swedish star Dolph Lundgren to showcase the ultimate in excavator endurance in stunt-filled mini-movie Pump It Up. Revealing the toughness, versatility and intelligent engineering behind Volvo CE’s full range of excavators, the film tests the limits of heavy equipment …

Mabey and Ekspan deliver award-winning Bromley Heath Viaduct refurbishment

Mabey and Ekspan deliver award-winning Bromley Heath Viaduct refurbishment Leading bridge and engineering specialist Mabey has provided an innovative propping system to the South Gloucestershire Council to ensure essential work on the 50-year old southern Bromley Heath Viaduct could take place, despite extremely challenging project conditions. To meet specific project requirements, and to prevent damage …

The Future of Construction in America

The Future of Construction in America Exciting change will reward the aware contractor Hop in a car and drive anywhere and chances are the drive will be on roads and highways that need patching, resurfacing, or widening, and bridges often show signs of needed maintenance. Sadly, things are in bad shape. On the last two …

Testing soils in construction

Testing soils in construction Soils form the structural foundation for almost all construction work, making soil testing very important as failure to test soils adequately and correctly would introduce high levels of financial and safety risks. Before a construction project commences, it is important to know which types of soil underlay the proposed structure. It …

Slipform paving kerbs on AutoPilot

Slipform paving kerbs on AutoPilot Producing kerbs as if by magic: in Mobile Bay on the Gulf of Mexico in the US state of Alabama, a Wirtgen slipform paver SP 15i operated fully automatically. When a new residential area is developed, the individual contract work sections are often very detailed. Roads and paths have to …

Volvo wheeled excavators available in US through Sourcewell and HGACBuy

Volvo wheeled excavators available in US through Sourcewell and HGACBuy Volvo’s EWR150E, EWR170E and EW220E, the latest in Volvo Construction Equipment’s wheeled excavator line-up, can now be bought in the US using purchasing cooperatives Sourcewell and HGAC. Volvo Construction Equipment’s newest wheeled excavators — the EWR150E, EWR170E and EW220E — are now available through Sourcewell …