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The road innovations of the future

The road innovations of the future In the past 50 years there have been huge advancements in the automobile industry but the roads we drive on remain nearly unchanged. As cars get smarter so too should the infrastructure that supports them. Our planet is covered in roads. And by 2050 our global network of highways …

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, …

Cat GRADE with 3D brings delivers automated grade control for D3K2, D4K2 and D5K2 dozers

Cat GRADE with 3D brings delivers automated grade control for D3K2, D4K2 and D5K2 dozers The new Cat® GRADE with 3D system for D3K2, D4K2 and D5K2 track-type tractors is an automated grade control system using GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) technology to precisely position the machine’s blade, without operator input, from first rough cut …

Skyjack’s top selling Scissor Lifts give Beijing a boost

Skyjack’s top selling Scissor Lifts give Beijing a boost Skyjack delivered a fleet of it’s top selling scissor lift, the SJIII 3219, to a new customer in Beijing. Zhongjian Huijin, a leading rental company based out of Beijing has been helping companies in Northern China work safely at height since 2014. “We have been hard …

First Volvo Excavators arrive at Active Plant

First Volvo Excavators arrive at Active Plant Looking to purchase new excavators for their plant hire fleet, Operations Director John Deeble and Managing Director, Jerry O’Donovan, of Active Plant Hire Ltd took a detailed look at the specification and key performance indicators of the Volvo ECR145E and the larger ECR235E excavators. They concluded these were …

Wood transport enters a new dimension with SENNEBOGEN 830 E and trailer

Wood transport enters a new dimension with SENNEBOGEN 830 E and trailer A view over the log yard at Fiberboard in Baruth in the German province of Brandenburg provides optimism for the future. Gigantic proportions, logs as far as the eye can see, and in between them a green material handler steadily doing its rounds. …

New 100 ton Rigid Hauler heads up VolvoCE’s Hauler line up

New 100 ton Rigid Hauler heads up VolvoCE’s Hauler line up The 95t (100-ton) R100E from Volvo Construction Equipment is a heavy hitter in mining and quarrying sectors, putting low total cost of ownership at the forefront of its design. With a size and capacity that makes it easily the largest hauler in the company’s …

Metso receives orders for seven MJ waste shredders in China

Metso receives orders for seven MJ waste shredders in China Metso has received orders to supply a total of seven M&J 4000S waste shedders to three waste incineration customers in China. The 4000 shredder series meets the special needs of extremely varied incoming material. The orders are booked to Metso’s third-quarter 2018 orders received and …

Technique inspired by dolphins could improve tests of soft materials such as drying cement

Technique inspired by dolphins could improve tests of soft materials such as drying cement When you deform a soft material such as Silly Putty, its properties change depending on how fast you stretch and squeeze it. If you leave the putty in a small glass, it will eventually spread out like a liquid. If you …

VolvoCE launches Volvo Services in China

VolvoCE launches Volvo Services in China Volvo Construction Equipment has used its participation at bauma China 2018 to officially launch its integrated customer service solution – Volvo Services – in China. This new solution brings together the varied products and services that are available within Volvo CE into a single comprehensive Services offering. Volvo Services …

Volvo Construction gives a glimpse into the future at bauma China 2018

Volvo Construction gives a glimpse into the future at bauma China 2018 Visitors to bauma China 2018 will get an insight into innovation from Volvo Construction Equipment as well as hear updates on the company’s Electric Site research project and ‘ZEUX’ – a revolutionary autonomous concept wheel loader. In line with the theme ‘Building Tomorrow’, …

Farmbots for a robocrop as farming robots begin trial in UK

Farmbots for a robocrop as farming robots begin trial in UK The John Lewis Partnership has announced a three-year trial with the Small Robot Company to test its revolutionary farmbots at the company’s farm in Leckford, Hampshire. The Leckford Estate, which grows produce for Waitrose & Partners including mushrooms, rapeseed, apples and many other products, …

Townsville chooses Yotta Horizons Platform to drive Pavement Asset Optimisation

Townsville chooses Yotta Horizons Platform to drive Pavement Asset Optimisation Townsville City Council (TCC), one of the largest local government authorities in Queensland, is responsible for managing and maintaining one of the largest roads network in Australia. TCC regularly commissions civil engineering consultancy, Pavement Management Services (PMS) to conduct road condition surveys and sophisticated laser …

John Deere introduces next generation of K-Series Compact Wheel Loaders

John Deere introduces next generation of K-Series Compact Wheel Loaders Offering operators increased productivity and significantly faster travel speeds, John Deere redesigned its K-Series compact wheel loader models with the introduction of the 244L and 324L compact wheel loaders. Ideal for landscape/snow removal, ag material handling and construction tasks, the new models round out the …

Expert engineers work with Liebherr mobile construction cranes to tackle building retrofit

Expert engineers work with Liebherr mobile construction cranes to tackle building retrofit Three Liebherr mobile construction cranes have been in action as part of an administrative building retrofit in Neckarsulm. In addition to several steel elements, a MK 140 hoisted several air conditioning units onto the five-storey building. A MK 88 and a MK 100 …

UK Autodrive pilot proves Siemens Mobility intelligent roadside infrastructure

UK Autodrive pilot proves Siemens Mobility intelligent roadside infrastructure Following the successful conclusion of the UK Autodrive pilot in Coventry and Milton Keynes, a series of demonstration days have been held to showcase the technology used in the programme. This includes the roadside infrastructure which was supplied and installed by Siemens Mobility Limited for the …

Shannon Valley invests in Hitachi to cope with growth in Irish construction

Shannon Valley invests in Hitachi to cope with growth in Irish construction Shannon Valley has expanded its fleet of Hitachi machinery to keep pace with the growth of the construction market in the Republic of Ireland. Based at Donabate, County Dublin, the contractor has bought a wide range of Zaxis-5 and -6 excavators, and ZW-6 …

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 …

Boschung delivers 12 winter maintenance vehicles to Dalian Zhoushuizi Airport in China

Boschung delivers 12 winter maintenance vehicles to Dalian Zhoushuizi Airport in China The Boschung Group in Payerne, Switzerland, a worldwide leading provider of surface condition management, today announces the delivery of a total of 12 winter maintenance vehicles to Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport (IATA code: DLC). The 10 Jetbroom snow removal vehicles and 2 Airport …

Paving the way for vital infrastructure in Asia Pacific

Paving the way for vital infrastructure in Asia Pacific The transport infrastructure in emerging regions of the Asia-Pacific is so significant that roads are being built at an unprecedented rate. According to the Asian Development Bank, the Asia-Pacific alone requires an investment of $1.7 trillion a year over the next decade in order to keep …

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. …

INRIX Parking wins BMW Supplier Innovation Award

INRIX Parking wins BMW Supplier Innovation Award INRIX, the global leader in connected car services and mobility analytics, has received the BMW Supplier Innovation Award from BMW Group for its work in the area of connected driving. The coveted award is based on the development and implementation of the industry’s first real-time on-street parking service …

Ritchie Bros. sells €42 million of equipment at December Netherlands auction

Ritchie Bros. sells €42 million of equipment at December Netherlands auction Ritchie Bros. sold €42+ million (US$48+ million) of heavy equipment, trucks, and other industrial assets during its two-day auction in Moerdijk, The Netherlands last week. The auction, which took place on December 6 – 7, 2018, attracted more than 2,100 bidders from 92 countries. …

Euro IV compliant Construction Machines featured at bauma China

Euro IV compliant Construction Machines featured at bauma China The drive by the Chinese government and customers for ever more efficient low emission equipment is recognized by the presence of a number of Euro IV compliant machines on the Volvo Construction Equipment stand at bauma China. To help China meet its targets for cleaner air …

MIT’s Sun in a Box would store renewable energy for the grid

MIT’s Sun in a Box would store renewable energy for the grid MIT engineers have come up “Sun in a Box”, a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand. The system may be designed to power …

Volvo EC75D Compact Excavator launched at Bauma China

Volvo EC75D Compact Excavator launched at Bauma China The seven-ton compact excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment offers class-leading digging capacity, stability, serviceability and operator comfort. The new Volvo EC75D from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is designed especially for the Chinese market, and is the largest compact excavator in the 7.4-7.8t weight class. The machine’s …

Boschung salt measuring device SOBO 3+ comes with new reporting app

Boschung salt measuring device SOBO 3+ comes with new reporting app Besides showing the r-weather multi-sensor, Boschung exhibits at the Pollutec tradeshow in Lyon another new product: the SOBO 3+. The SOBO 3+ is a mobile measuring device that works without external energy and determines within a few seconds the residual salt content (in g/m2) …

Industry leaders give mandate for autonomous vehicles to deliver benefits beyond safety

Industry leaders give mandate for autonomous vehicles to deliver benefits beyond safety New research from the Smart Mobility Living Lab: London (SMLL) has found that almost two-thirds (65%) of senior industry leaders are confident that connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs) will be made available for use on UK roads in the next five years. The study …

New Holland launches technical training programme in Ethiopia

New Holland launches technical training programme in Ethiopia New Holland has launched a new course to train technicians for agricultural equipment and engines in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The course is part of the TechPro2 vocational programme launched by CNH Industrial with the aim to involve local communities in advanced training specifically tailored for young people …

Volvo showcases sustainable infrastructure portfolio at bauma China

Volvo showcases sustainable infrastructure portfolio at bauma China Following its best third quarter ever, Volvo Group is enjoying a powerful demonstration of its innovative products and newly launched Volvo Services – built to drive sustainable infrastructure growth across the key Chinese market. From November 27 to 30, sister companies Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), Volvo …

MIT addresses the privacy risks of compiling mobility data

MIT addresses the privacy risks of compiling mobility data A new study by MIT researchers on mobility data finds that the growing practice of compiling massive, anonymized datasets about people’s movement patterns is a double-edged sword: While it can provide deep insights into human behavior for research, it could also put people’s private data at …

HERE and INRIX partner to Move Mobility Forward

HERE and INRIX partner to Move Mobility Forward INRIX, the world leader in connected car services and mobility analytics, and HERE Technologies, a global leader in mapping and location services, today announced a partnership to deliver industry-leading services and products. INRIX will leverage map content from HERE in more than 50 countries, with the specific …

Cornwall’s HG Thomas Plant Hire gets the Hyundai economical and competitive edge

Cornwall’s HG Thomas Plant Hire gets the Hyundai economical and competitive edge HG Thomas Plant Hire was founded in 1988 by Harold Thomas, based in Helston, Cornwall, over the years Harold has built up a reputation for being the first in line to purchase new to market machines – especially kit that he feels will …

Dangerous roads, where next?

Dangerous roads, where next? Each year the Road Safety Foundation publishes its British EURORAP Results on the country’s most dangerous roads. This year the report rightly centres on the fact that reductions in road deaths have largely flatlined since 2010. and challenges the entire highways industry to refocus on undertaking effective action to kickstart a …

John Deere unveils updated 655K and 755K Crawler Loaders

John Deere unveils updated 655K and 755K Crawler Loaders Continuing to build on the strengths of the K-Series lineup, John Deere announces the introduction of the 655K and 755K Final Tier 4 crawler loaders. These machines serve as the latest additions to the crawler loader line and provide operators with increased productivity and uptime, along …

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 …

ALE’s latest transport solution optimises costs for offshore wind projects

ALE’s latest transport solution optimises costs for offshore wind projects ALE is optimising offshore wind project costs by designing a unique new modular transport frame specialised in carrying transition pieces (TPs) within marshalling ports. Designed in-house by their award-winning R&D team in Breda, the Netherlands, the new Transition Piece Carrier has been developed as a …

Volvo P6870C is the optimum Paver for Asphalt Surfacing Ltd

Volvo P6870C is the optimum Paver for Asphalt Surfacing Ltd Bringing more than sixty-five years of joint experience within the ‘Asphalt’ industry, Iain Saunders and Rob Darlington decided to join forces to establish their new venture  Asphalt Surfacing Ltd together just seventeen months ago. “Rob has years of experience working for several large contractors from …

New Cat Remote Services for diagnostics and improved jobsite efficiency

New Cat Remote Services for diagnostics and improved jobsite efficiency Caterpillar introduces a new suite of Cat® Connect technology that offers remote equipment diagnostics and software updates to reduce machine and engine downtime and increase jobsite efficiency. New Cat Remote Services include two key offerings – Remote Troubleshoot and Remote Flash – that leverage telematics …

Chapter 8 introduces livery products for patient transport services

Chapter 8 introduces livery products for patient transport services Chapter 8 Shop, a manufacturer of vehicle chevrons, have introduced a livery range specifically designed for patient transport vehicles. Patient Transport Service (PTS) livery is currently sold as a bundle available with either a double or single battenburg design. Each kit also includes a half chevron …

Ericsson and Volvo Cars sign five-year Connected Vehicle Cloud worldwide deal

Ericsson and Volvo Cars sign five-year Connected Vehicle Cloud worldwide deal Ericsson has been selected by Volvo Car Group to provide the industrialized Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC) platform to further enable its digital vehicle services in more than 120 markets worldwide for the next five years. Volvo Cars, like other major players in the …

Tarmac and Nottingham Trent University get in gear for cycle safety

Tarmac and Nottingham Trent University get in gear for cycle safety Cyclists and HGV drivers recently joined forces at a unique event hosted in Nottingham to help find new solutions for improving cycle safety around construction vehicles in town and city centres. Commissioned by leading building materials and construction solutions company Tarmac and delivered by …

Volvo moves the Earth for the Sirius Group

Volvo moves the Earth for the Sirius Group From their heyday in the 1970s, motor scrapers have slowly disappeared from the UK to be replaced by ADTs and excavators. The once prevalent behemoths were on every opencast and road job and were seen as the most cost efficient and fastest way of moving muck from …

Over two thirds of people don’t know what a Smart City is

Over two thirds of people don’t know what a Smart City is Almost 70% of the UK public (68%) do not know what a smart city is or the benefits it can bring, according to new research. Despite widespread global investment in the digital transformation of public spaces and the smart city concept, a study …

REFORM’s Metron P48 RC is the first radio remote-controlled equipment rack

REFORM’s Metron P48 RC is the first radio remote-controlled equipment rack The Metron P48 RC is the first radio remote-controlled equipment rack with a real plug-in hybrid drive. The vehicle concept is based on a battery pack with 8.5 kWh capacity, a Kubota gasoline engine with 48 hp, a directly flanged on the flywheel generator …

Aquajet Systems to launch the Ergo Spine at World of Concrete 2019

Aquajet Systems to launch the Ergo Spine at World of Concrete 2019 Aquajet Systems AB, the hydrodemolition division of Brokk AB, will launch the Ergo Spine attachment for its new Ergo System hydrodemolition machine in the United States at World of Concrete 2019. The Spine wields four times the water reaction force of hand lances, giving …

Woodgate Sawmills sticks with Volvo Construction

Woodgate Sawmills sticks with Volvo Construction Family-run Woodgate Sawmills of Coleford, Gloucestershire, continues a tradition of owning and operating Volvo loading shovels since way back in 1963 with the addition of a new L50H loading shovel. Situated in the Forest of Dean, Woodgate Sawmills has been run as a family business since it was set …

Ritchie Bros. set for busy December with over 35 equipment auctions in three weeks

Ritchie Bros. set for busy December with over 35 equipment auctions in three weeks December is traditionally a busy month for Ritchie Bros., as companies across North America and around the world realign and reinvest in their fleets before year-end. This year is no different, with more than 35 auction events and tens of thousands …

Haver and Boecker offers conversion kit for older Tyler H-Class Vibrating Screens

Haver and Boecker offers conversion kit for older Tyler H-Class Vibrating Screens Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider in mining and aggregates applications, offers a conversion kit for older model H-Class vibrating screens. H-Class models V-50 and older can be updated to the current V-85 H-Class model to reduce operating noise …

Talbert Manufacturing offers versatile 60 ton Trailer

Talbert Manufacturing offers versatile 60 ton Trailer Talbert Manufacturing, a North American leader in specialized heavy-haul solutions, offers the 60CC/55SA-LD trailer for optimum versatility. The trailer pairs with Talbert’s optional East Coast-style E2Nitro™ spreader, allowing for 60-ton capacity with a close-coupled configuration or a 55-ton hauling capacity with a spread axle configuration. This innovative Talbert …

FrontRunner autonomous haulage system sets 2 billion ton record

FrontRunner autonomous haulage system sets 2 billion ton record Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer today announced the FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has achieved the unprecedented milestone of more than two billion tons of surface material moved autonomously. The FrontRunner system has now hauled more than all other commercial mining autonomous …

Multidrive MLE Ejector Bodies deliver stability on soft or uneven ground

Multidrive MLE Ejector Bodies deliver stability on soft or uneven ground Multidrive MLE horizontal discharging system offers a safe and quick means of truck and trailer discharge. In a recent case a UK Construction Haulage Company was fined £565,000 for tipping too close to a 33kV power line.  Fortunately in this incident the driver was …

ITS professionals in the UK split over driverless car investment

ITS professionals in the UK split over driverless car investment The UK’s Intelligent Transport Industry seems to be split over whether taxpayers’ money should be spent on the development of driverless cars. At the ITS (UK) Summit in Bristol, a panel of experts debated the motion “This House believes that driverless vehicles are the biggest …

Multi-million dollar equipment auction coming to Connecticut

Multi-million dollar equipment auction coming to Connecticut After 34 years, Venuti Enterprises is closing shop, selling all its assets with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers The four Venuti brothers: Donald, Michael, Tim, and Peter, started Venuti Enterprises Inc., with their father, Donald Senior, in Killingworth, Connecticut, USA in 1984. For the past 34 years, the family-run operation …

Boschung r-weather presented for the first time at Pollutec in France

Boschung r-weather presented for the first time at Pollutec in France This week at the Pollutec tradeshow, in Lyon, Boschung presents for the first time in France its brand new multifunctional and modular atmospheric sensor, the r-weather. The r-weather is a compact and unique atmospheric multi-sensor measuring air temperature, relative humidity, dew point, air pressure …

Sarcos overcomes major obstacle to deployment of full-body, powered industrial exoskeletons

Sarcos overcomes major obstacle to deployment of full-body, powered industrial exoskeletons Sarcos Robotics, a global leader in robotic systems that augment, rather than replace humans working in the industrial, public safety and military sectors, today announced a number of significant technology advancements for its highly anticipated Guardianä XO Max full-body, powered industrial exoskeleton robotic system. …

New Cat SmartPhone App delivers simplified, streamlined equipment data to mobile devices

New Cat SmartPhone App delivers simplified, streamlined equipment data to mobile devices Caterpillar launches the industry’s first mobile app designed to allow customers who spend their time in a truck, at the job site and on-the-go to take advantage of equipment telematics data. The new Cat® App delivers simplified, streamlined data directly to mobile devices, …

Measuring the benefits of flexible Journey Time Monitoring

Measuring the benefits of flexible Journey Time Monitoring A new journey time monitoring system that can be set up in minutes to generate automatic traffic alerts for temporary and permanent routes has been launched by Clearview Intelligence. Unlike traditional route monitoring systems which require hardwired roadside technology for Bluetooth or WIFI detection, Clearview Intelligence’s Journey …

JCB secures multi-million pound deal with Travis Perkins

JCB secures multi-million pound deal with Travis Perkins One of the UK’s largest builder’s merchants. Travis Perkins has invested in 500 new JCB machines worth more than £7 million for its Tool Hire division. The company has bought a fleet of JCB mini excavators and One Tonne High Tip site dumpers to further strengthen its …

The promise of integrating Road Weather Conditions in Vehicle Telematics

The promise of integrating Road Weather Conditions in Vehicle Telematics Delivery of better weather guidance to drivers is essential, especially real-time updates on the elements drivers face on the roads. This data combined with Vehicle Telematics enables pre-planning of employee schedules, supply chains, and assets that could be in jeopardy when there are dangerous road …

Innovative speed signs coming to New Zealand’s Waikato intersections

Innovative speed signs coming to New Zealand’s Waikato intersections Innovative electronic speed signs will be installed at six Waikato intersections over the coming weeks. The signs, known as Intersection Speed Zones, detect when a vehicle is turning into or out of a side road and temporarily reduce the legal speed limit on the state highway …

Large 120 ton telescopic crawler crane ideal for small tunnels in Dubai

Large 120 ton telescopic crawler crane ideal for small tunnels in Dubai Dubai is spreading relentlessly into the arid desert region. The terrain is being developed through micro-tunneling projects that insert pipes in the dry earth – a 120-ton telescopic crawler crane from SENNEBOGEN lifts all of the equipment into the bore shafts. Hosting Expo …

Bad eyesight means nearly 3 million UK motorists could be driving illegally

Bad eyesight means nearly 3 million UK motorists could be driving illegally Findings from comprehensive eye tests conducted by a leading optician on over 1,000 UK residents have revealed that one in five – which equates to 7.6 million licence-holders – haven’t had any vision check since reading a number plate at 20m when passing …

Liebherr showcasing their equipment at Pollutec 2018 trade fair in France

Liebherr showcasing their equipment at Pollutec 2018 trade fair in France From November 27-30, Liebherr will display their equipment for multiple industries and applications at the Pollutec trade fair in France. Telescopic handler T 55-7 At the Pollutec trade fair Liebherr exhibits the telescopic handler T 55-7, an example of the 8 new telescopic handler …

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 …

Is the UK public ready for driverless cars?

Is the UK public ready for driverless cars? While more than half of the UK public (53%) feel positive about the way technology is driving change in the country, there is some discomfort around one of the most discussed and potentially impactful innovations: driverless cars. According to Fujitsu’s Tech in a Transforming Britain report, distinct …

Medusa LED Streetlights at forefront of Design and Technology

Medusa LED Streetlights at forefront of Design and Technology The Medusa LED streetlights are designed with a Philips advanced xitanium driver, Samsung or Cree LEDs and a NEMA five-pin plug comes as standard for telematics such as TELENSA or similar open protocol. Robust and weatherproof to IP65, the Medusa luminaire is easy to maintain, lightweight …

Ken Marsh finds his way back with a Volvo Excavator

Ken Marsh finds his way back with a Volvo Excavator Since setting up his own plant hire and ground working business 13 years ago with a brand new EC160B, proprietor Ken Marsh has reverted to owning a new EC140E thanks mainly to the aftersales support and service he’s experienced with SMT GB Taking delivery of …

Tending the St Moritz slopes with Aebi’s VT450 Vario

Tending the St Moritz slopes with Aebi’s VT450 Vario At the start of every December, the world-famous winter sports paradise of St Moritz rings in its winter season. It goes without saying that all the slopes are perfectly prepared by the time they open to the public. Each year, ski and snowboard enthusiasts flock to …

SENNEBOGEN 830E quick change helps dismantle trucks at FW Thomas

SENNEBOGEN 830E quick change helps dismantle trucks at FW Thomas The right tool for every job – that’s what workers dream of. At scrap dealers F.W. Thomas they have been using a multi-functional tool since 2016, namely a SENNEBOGEN 830 E. From the scrap metal shears to the multi-shell grab, the attachments are changed frequently. …

100 is the magic number as Jet Plant Hire invests in Wirtgen road planer

100 is the magic number as Jet Plant Hire invests in Wirtgen road planer One of the largest road planing contractors in the UK, Jet Plant Hire, has invested in its hundredth Wirtgen machine after securing funding from Lombard Asset Finance. The Evesham-headquartered company has used the £265,000 funding package to purchase a new Wirtgen …

Volvo Trucks delivers autonomous transport solution to limestone quarry in Norway

Volvo Trucks delivers autonomous transport solution to limestone quarry in Norway Volvo Trucks has just signed a landmark agreement with Brønnøy Kalk AS in Norway to provide its first commercial autonomous solution transporting limestone from an open pit mine to a nearby port. The solution for Brønnøy Kalk AS consists of limestone being transported by …

Network Rail seeks major digital railway transformation programme partner

Network Rail seeks major digital railway transformation programme partner Network Rail is seeking a private sector partner to deliver a major digital railway transformation programme on the East Coast Main Line (ECML). The Railway Systems Integration Partner (RSIP) will be appointed via a framework contract worth up to £45 million over eight years. The successful …

Liebherr Tower Cranes conclude test phase for first high-tensile fibre ropes

Liebherr Tower Cranes conclude test phase for first high-tensile fibre ropes Working with Austrian rope manufacturer, Teufelberger, Liebherr has developed a new type of high-tensile fibre rope for hoisting applications which will increase the lifting capacity. During the development project, more than 100 different fibre rope prototypes, measuring around 70,000 metres in length, were developed. …

Telematics and IoT technology makes driving safer, cheaper and greener

Telematics and IoT technology makes driving safer, cheaper and greener At the CBI Annual Conference, Anne Sheehan, Enterprise Director for Vodafone outlined how Internet of Things (IoT) technology and a partnership with Admiral Insurance is helping to make driving safer, cheaper and greener. On stage with Gunnar Peters, Admiral’s Head of Telematics, she outlined how …

Beard Equipment and John Deere donate backhoes to aid hurricane recovery

Beard Equipment and John Deere donate backhoes to aid hurricane recovery Following the devastation of Hurricane Michael, Beard Equipment and John Deere donated the use of a John Deere backhoe to four local counties and municipalities in the Florida Panhandle. The cities of Lynn Haven, Callaway, and Mexico Beach and Jackson County experienced serious damage …

MIT explores the plummeting cost of solar power

MIT explores the plummeting cost of solar power The dramatic drop in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, which has fallen by 99 percent over the last four decades, is often touted as a major success story for renewable energy technology. But one question has never been fully addressed: What exactly accounts for that …

GPS rover and level/slope measuring system help landfill gain 2.3 million yards of space

GPS rover and level/slope measuring system help landfill gain 2.3 million yards of space Ask the average person on the street where garbage goes after the garbage truck picks it up and takes it away, and most will likely say, “the dump.” At one time, most communities had a town dump located near the edge …

ALE expands Mega Jack 300 fleet and capabilities in Europe

ALE expands Mega Jack 300 fleet and capabilities in Europe ALE has expanded its Mega Jack 300 fleet, the next-generation jacking solution, throughout Europe for upcoming civils projects. Launched in 2018, the latest jacking innovation is a compact and versatile system that enables site optimisation and project efficiency. Offering a superior solution to traditional climbing …

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, …

Ridgway Rentals adds the new JCB 457 Wastemaster to their hire fleet

Ridgway Rentals adds the new JCB 457 Wastemaster to their hire fleet The brand new JCB 457 Wastemaster was added to Ridgway’s Loading Shovel Hire fleet this week. With the success of the JCB 437 already in the fleet and increased customer demand for waste & recycling specified loading shovels, Ridgway are happy with their …

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. …

Hyundai partners with Top Flight UAV start-up to drive mobility to new heights

Hyundai partners with Top Flight UAV start-up to drive mobility to new heights Hyundai Motor Company has announced a strategic partnership with Top Flight Technologies, Inc., a leading start-up in hybrid-electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies, as part of its broader effort to cement leadership in future mobility solutions. Hyundai will team up with the …

Ammann asphalt plant retrofit protects the environment

Ammann asphalt plant retrofit protects the environment Four years ago, Fiegl GmbH of Bavaria invested in the retrofit of an asphalt-mixing plant tower, as well as the replacement of the baghouse. The retrofit led to immediate reductions in emissions, sound levels and fuel usage. The time frame for the retrofit was extremely tight because it …

Volvo takes over as Yorkshire Quarry’s prime mover as production is ramped up

Volvo takes over as Yorkshire Quarry’s prime mover as production is ramped up Featured at this year’s Hillhead exhibition was a 34-tonne L260H loading shovel destined for Ashcourt Group’s Partridge Hall Yorkshire Quarry, near Pocklington, North Yorkshire. The machine, with its unique Union flag proudly displayed on the engine hood in reflective micro-prismatic vinyl panels, …

Yotta signs 7 year deal with CGI for Asset Management and Solutions to Glasgow CC

Yotta signs 7 year deal with CGI for Asset Management and Solutions to Glasgow CC Technology company, Yotta has won a seven-year contract with CGI, a leading independent IT and business process service firm, to deliver asset management services and solutions to Scotland’s largest local authority, Glasgow City Council. The contract is the largest Yotta …

ROAD DRYER RD-1200 dries pavement in one pass for paving and surface treatments

ROAD DRYER RD-1200 dries pavement in one pass for paving and surface treatments The RD-1200XT pavement-drying unit from Greenville, South Carolina-based Road Dryer, LLC, quickly dries asphalt and concrete pavement, allowing crews to pave or apply surface treatments or striping after just one pass. The unit, which blows heated air up to 300° F directly …

The visionaries shaping healthy cities of the future

The visionaries shaping healthy cities of the future Did you know that cities account for three quarters of all global carbon emissions? Here we highlight the experts who are striving to create a cleaner and more socially responsible urban environment. According to the United Nations, by 2050, more than two thirds of the world’s entire …

Metso and Rockwell Automation bring predictive maintenance to the mining industry

Metso and Rockwell Automation bring predictive maintenance to the mining industry Metso is expanding its digital Metso Metrics offering with the launch of a new predictive maintenance solution for mining equipment, aimed to help maximize the uptime and performance of comminution circuits. The solution will be introduced at Automation Fair, hosted by Rockwell Automation, on …

John Deere Grapples pack power and reliability for Job Site clean-up

John Deere Grapples pack power and reliability for Job Site clean-up Continuing to expand its offering of job site cleanup solutions, John Deere is introducing the new GS66B, GS72B, GS78B, GS84B scrap grapple buckets and GR72B and GR84B rock grapple buckets into its ever-expanding line of Worksite Pro™ attachments. The scrap grapple buckets are ideal …

ITM Monitoring announces updates to Calyx Online Monitoring Software

ITM Monitoring announces updates to Calyx Online Monitoring Software ITM Monitoring a leader in the design and installation of bespoke geotechnical, structural and environmental monitoring systems, has released a new version of its data visualisation platform, Calyx™ Online Monitoring Software (OMS). The updated version provides additional functionality and flexibility, improving user experience within the feature-rich …

VÖGELE restructures their extensive range of road pavers and screeds

VÖGELE restructures their extensive range of road pavers and screeds JOSEPH VÖGELE AG are restructuring their extensive range of road pavers and screeds. The world market leader will be dividing its range into two lines: the Premium Line and the Classic Line. The company will also be subdividing its products into up to five classes …

VERMEER launches VERMEER MV SOLUTIONS with acquisition of VAC-TRON

VERMEER launches VERMEER MV SOLUTIONS with acquisition of VAC-TRON Vermeer Corporation announced its purchase of Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC, and its plans to bring the Florida-based company together with McLaughlin Group, Inc. which was purchased by Vermeer in 2017. This acquisition and integration of the two companies builds on the Vermeer strategy to provide a comprehensive suite …

Sunstone secures £590k Crowdcube investment for Solar innovations

Sunstone secures £590k Crowdcube investment for Solar innovations UK technology company, Sunstone, has raised more than £590,000 (£592,000) via the crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube. The round, which ran for just over five weeks, saw over 450 investors back the company to help it reach a level of overfunding against an initial target of £500,000. One of …

Volvo digs in at the Ceannacroc Estates in Scotland

Volvo digs in at the Ceannacroc Estates in Scotland Ceannacroc Estates, located to the north west of Fort Augustus in the Highlands of Scotland, has just taken delivery of a new Volvo ECR88D reduced-swing compact excavator for its road building and estate maintenance programme Replacing a Volvo ECR88 Plus that was delivered 10 years ago …

COBOD receives grant to develop the next generation 3D construction printer

COBOD receives grant to develop the next generation 3D construction printer The N3XTCON project running from 2018 to 2021 involves all aspects of 3D construction printing from materials recipes over reinforcement solutions and software control systems to new architectural solutions. Besides from COBOD, it involves materials suppliers, as well as construction companies, architects, building owners, …

New Trimble Earthworks GO! Grade Control for Compact Machine Grading Attachments

New Trimble Earthworks GO! Grade Control for Compact Machine Grading Attachments Trimble announces the release of the Trimble® Earthworks GO! Grade Control Platform, a 2D grade control solution for compact machine grading attachments. Trimble Earthworks GO! enables high-accuracy grading in an easy-to-use, portable platform. It is the only Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) compact machine …

Next generation Cat 330 and 330 GC Excavators announced

Next generation Cat 330 and 330 GC Excavators announced The Next Generation 30-ton size class excavators from Caterpillar, the 330 and 330 GC, increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs, and improve operator comfort compared to previous models. The new excavators offer unique combinations of features designed to match contractors’ productivity and cost targets. …

The benefits of using Drones in Construction

The benefits of using Drones in Construction As the demand grows for increased safety and productivity on the job site, the construction industry finds itself turning to new technology. One innovation that has revolutionized the industry is the commercial drone. With an estimated $11.2 billion to be spent on drones in construction within the next …

Clearview traffic innovations improve safety and traffic flow at hospital junction

Clearview traffic innovations improve safety and traffic flow at hospital junction An innovative scheme integrating wireless vehicle detection traffic signals, vehicle activated signs (VAS) and a hurry call system has reconfigured a hospital junction to address safety concerns and assist ambulance response times. Tasked with improving safety for the 11,400 motorists who use the junction daily, …

Highways England invests in high-tech gritters take to combat snow and ice

Highways England invests in high-tech gritters take to combat snow and ice A fleet of new look gritters, using state of the art technology are on the road this winter following a multi-million pound investment by Highways England. The first delivery of the new gritters took place in October and will improve safety for drivers …

What we can learn from Scotland’s road safety success

What we can learn from Scotland’s road safety success Fatalities in Scotland reduced by 24 percent in 2017, according to last month’s Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain. This was the biggest improvement in Great Britain. Fatalities were reduced to 146, taking Scotland ahead of its 2020 reduction target to reduce fatalities by 40 percent. …

Portsmouth based AJ and MJ Plant Sales goes all out for Volvo Excavators

Portsmouth based AJ and MJ Plant Sales goes all out for Volvo Excavators Established family-run plant hire and plant sales company, AJ & MJ Plant Sales Ltd of Portsmouth, has broken with tradition and opted for a considerable number of Volvo branded excavators, 26 in all this year with a further 40 units ordered for …

Small Robot Company unveils Harry the prototype farming robot

Small Robot Company unveils Harry the prototype farming robot The Small Robot Company, a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, has announced the official unveiling of its Harry digital planting robot at Agri-Tech East’s REAP 2018 Conference in Cambridge. Just one year on since Small Robot Company first previewed its ‘Farming as a Service’ model …

JLG Financial introduces one-stop financing for equipment purchases

JLG Financial introduces one-stop financing for equipment purchases New financing program supports new or used equipment, all makes and models JLG Industries, a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, is pleased to announce the launch of a new full-service retail lending program from JLG Financial™. The new retail financing program offers 100 …

Trimble Earthworks Grade Control revamped with Motor Grader and tiltrotator features

Trimble Earthworks Grade Control revamped with Motor Grader and tiltrotator features Trimble announced today the release of Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform version 1.7 with support for motor graders and automatic guidance for tiltrotator attachments. Trimble Earthworks for Motor Graders is a GNSS-based, 3D grade control solution designed to make fine grading more accurate, faster …

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 …

20 tonne Volvo EC220E Excavator for Michael Henry

20 tonne Volvo EC220E Excavator for Michael Henry Ickenham based plant hire and civil engineering contractor has opted for a new Volvo EC220E to coincide with a move to raise its profile in the Greater London plant hire market and expand its client portfolio. Michael Henry Civil Engineering is no stranger to owning and operating …

MUJI and Sensible 4 create first Autonomous Shuttle Bus for all-weather conditions

MUJI and Sensible 4 create first Autonomous Shuttle Bus for all-weather conditions MUJI and Finnish autonomous driving company Sensible 4 have combined their expertise to create an elegant robotbus, first in the world to function in all weather conditions. The vehicle will be displayed to public in its premiere March 2019 in Helsinki. For this …

Highways England innovates to tackle road noise in Wakefield

Highways England innovates to tackle road noise in Wakefield An innovative noise barrier which will reduce the level of noise for residents living close to the M1 is being used in the UK for the first time. The barrier will be installed by Highways England along a section of the M1 at Wakefield and not …

Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system for electric vehicles

Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system for electric vehicles Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have today announced plans to introduce ‘solar roof’ charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles …

Truck Simulation 19 features MACK Trucks

Truck Simulation 19 features MACK Trucks Astragon Entertainment and developer Jujubee are have announced the next license partner of their mobile game Truck Simulation 19. The originally licensed trucks of US manufacturer MACK® will give virtual truckers the opportunity to drive along the iconic United States highways and make their American dream come true. The …

Revolutionary Stirling Engine converts residual gas into electricity

Revolutionary Stirling Engine converts residual gas into electricity With a groundbreaking Stirling engine from the Swedish environmental technology company Ripasso Energy, the largest “waste-to-energy” project of its kind ever implemented in Africa may be realised. Carbon dioxide emissions are reduced dramatically when residual gases are converted into electricity. Lesjöfors supply a punched and bended part …

PERI Group acquires stake in 3D Concrete Printing company COBOD International

PERI Group acquires stake in 3D Concrete Printing company COBOD International Strategic Partnership with Danish technology leader in 3D concrete printing, Weissenhorn/Copenhagen The PERI Group, one of the world’s leading companies in the field of formwork and scaffolding for the construction industry, acquires a stake in the Danish 3D concrete printing specialist COBOD International A/S …

Caterpillar celebrates manufacture of 40,000 large Dozers

Caterpillar celebrates manufacture of 40,000 large Dozers The legacy of the Caterpillar large dozer began a little more than 40 years ago with a revolutionary elevated sprocket and new undercarriage design that looked unlike any dozer of its day. The groundbreaking suspended undercarriage with high drive design conformed to the ground better than standard oval …

Cleverciti Systems and FoxNet announce distribution partnership in Canada

Cleverciti Systems and FoxNet announce distribution partnership in Canada Cleverciti Systems Corp., a leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions for outdoor and on-street parking detection, monitoring and guidance, and FoxNet, a Waterloo-based IT service provider, announced today a partnership to bring Cleverciti’s innovative parking solutions to FoxNet’s distribution network in the Canadian market. FoxNet will offer …

Ernest Doe and Sons expand Hyundai territory in Southern England

Ernest Doe and Sons expand Hyundai territory in Southern England Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe has recently announced that the current South East England dealer Ernest Doe & Sons has extended their territory with the addition of West Sussex, Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Ernest Doe is the longest serving Hyundai dealer in the UK and …

Blakedale treats in store for Traffex Road Expo Scotland

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Metso delivers comminution solutions to NLMK Group in Russia

Metso delivers comminution solutions to NLMK Group in Russia Metso will deliver three grinding lines including spare parts and supervision to NLMK Group’s Stoilensky GOK iron ore production plant in southern Russia. NLMK Group, an international metallurgical company, has launched the construction of an additional concentration section including the three new grinding equipment lines with …

New Volvo Excavators for the Daniel Charles Construction fleet

New Volvo Excavators for the Daniel Charles Construction fleet The groundworks and civil engineering firm is no stranger to owning and operating Volvo equipment with existing ECR88s, EC220Ds and a larger EC380D in its plant portfolio. Operator preference, sound residual values and overall quality of the product has prompted Managing Director, Dan Ingle, to opt …

A connected world is in sight

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The future of earthworks monitoring is to be showcased at ICE Lecture

The future of earthworks monitoring is to be showcased at ICE Lecture ‘Priming the Industry: An Innovation in Earthworks Monitoring’ Monday 26th November, 6pm to 8:30pm – Institution of Civil Engineers, London The increasing number and severity of failures in flood defences, transportation and utilities earthworks – predominantly due to extreme weather and aging assets …

Chelsea Pensioners join JCB for unique Armistice commemorations

Chelsea Pensioners join JCB for unique Armistice commemorations Digger maker JCB today marked the centenary of the World War One Armistice in three unique ways. A team of JCB apprentices and graduates has created a distinctive art installation which holds 255 ceramic poppies. It has been made by a team of more than 30 ex-services …

Eurovia Specialist Treatments adds new Breining applicator to Micro Surfacing fleet

Eurovia Specialist Treatments adds new Breining applicator to Micro Surfacing fleet Eurovia Specialist Treatments has added a new Breining applicator to its Micro Surfacing fleet with an onboard computer system that enables automatic product mixing with pin point accuracy. The new Breining has already demonstrated its improved efficiency capabilities in East Sussex where the machine …

Skyjack expands reach in Central and Eastern Germany

Skyjack expands reach in Central and Eastern Germany Skyjack has announced the appointment of Andreas Bub to their EMEA team. Bub has been hired on as Sales Manager and leads all sales activity across Central and Eastern Germany including Berlin and Leipzig. “We specifically searched for a team member who lives and breathes Skyjack’s values …

Hitachi Construction partners with KTEG to expand European market and develop electric machinery

Hitachi Construction partners with KTEG to expand European market and develop electric machinery Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd announced earlier this month that they have formed an agreement with KTEG Kiesel Technologie Entwicklung GmbH, the group company of European Hitachi Construction Machinery’s distributor Kiesel GmbH, to establish a new company to develop electric construction machinery …

New Holland Agriculture wins three EIMA International Technical Innovation Contest awards

New Holland Agriculture wins three EIMA International Technical Innovation Contest awards New Holland Agriculture has secured three awards in the Technical Innovation Contest connected to the 2018 edition of EIMA International, the agricultural machinery exhibition to be held in Bologna from 7 to 11 November 2018. Organised by FederUnacoma since 1986, the Technical Innovation Contest …

SANRAL and Wirtgen sign MoU to level the playing field for smaller contractors

SANRAL and Wirtgen sign MoU to level the playing field for smaller contractors The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) and Wirtgen Group South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will give small enterprises better access to the road construction machinery they need to execute major SANRAL-owned projects. The agreement will afford small …

StreetLight Data unveils accurate on-demand Traffic Counts for 4 million miles of roadway

StreetLight Data unveils accurate on-demand Traffic Counts for 4 million miles of roadway StreetLight Data the leader in big data analytics for mobility, today announced another major transportation market innovation with the launch of its new Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) metrics available on-demand through the StreetLight InSight platform. Annual traffic counts available on-demand for …

MIT researches Syncells – mass produced cell sized robots

MIT researches Syncells – mass produced cell sized robots Tiny robots no bigger than a cell could be mass-produced using a new method developed by researchers at MIT. The microscopic devices, which the team calls “syncells” (short for synthetic cells), might eventually be used to monitor conditions inside an oil or gas pipeline, or to …

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 …

Liebherr tower cranes build Axel Springer’s new building in Berlin

Liebherr tower cranes build Axel Springer’s new building in Berlin Together with its dealership, WASEL GmbH, Liebherr Tower Cranes has provided a full service package for the Axel Springer publishing company for the construction of its modern new building in Berlin. Liebherr tower cranes are building the “New Way of Work” showcase project in Germany …

PCM Digital Job Box transforms construction site management and communications

PCM Digital Job Box transforms construction site management and communications PCM, Inc. launched its Digital Job Box, a rugged solution that will transform the way the construction industry manages job site projects and connects remote workers to their office counterparts. The Enterprise Technology Group at PCM worked closely with construction industry leaders to create a …

BAUMA Vermiet expands co-operation with Hamm and Wirtgen Hamburg

BAUMA Vermiet expands co-operation with Hamm and Wirtgen Hamburg BAUMA Vermiet and Handels GmbH has been active as a dealer for compact rollers from HAMM since the end of September 2018. The company from Großenaspe, located in central Schleswig-Holstein, has been working with Wirtgen Hamburg Vertriebs and Service GmbH for many years. So far, the focus has …

John Deere new mulching head shreds wood in minutes

John Deere new mulching head shreds wood in minutes John Deere continues to provide best-in-class vegetation management with the addition of the MH60D mulching head to its Worksite Pro™ lineup. Designed to remove 8-inch (203-mm) trees and 12-inch (305-mm) stumps with ease, the MH60D model shreds underbrush and woody materials into beneficial mulch in minutes. …

VolvoCE celebrates 20 years of excavator manufacture in South Korea

VolvoCE celebrates 20 years of excavator manufacture in South Korea Volvo Construction Equipment (VolvoCE) marked two decades of producing its globally renowned range of excavators in Changwon, Korea. With the company enjoying the effects of a strong global market – much of it driven by the success of its booming excavator product line, it was …

TBS Plant appointed Hyundai construction equipment dealer

TBS Plant appointed Hyundai construction equipment dealer Hyundai are pleased to announce that TBS Plant Ltd, based in Ryhall in Lincolnshire, has been appointed as the new Hyundai Construction Equipment dealer covering four UK counties, which include South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. TBS Plant is a newly formed company which comes with a vast …

750th Liebherr mobile construction crane goes to Heros

750th Liebherr mobile construction crane goes to Heros Liebherr has delivered its 750th mobile construction crane to Heros Kraanverhuur B.V. The Belgian-Dutch haulage contractor is a long-term customer of the construction machinery manufacturer and already uses a large number of Liebherr machines for its wide range of services. The landmark crane was handed over at …

New ways of controlling access

New ways of controlling access Access control is defined as “the selective restriction of access to a place or other resource”. For an automatic access control system to function, it requires a means of identifying individuals to determine their access rights. The form of identification can be anything from a memorised password or PIN (personal …

Redefining Compact Hydrodemolition – Aquajet Systems debuts Ergo System at WOC 2019

Redefining Compact Hydrodemolition – Aquajet Systems debuts Ergo System at WOC 2019 Aquajet Systems AB, a global leader in hydrodemolition robot manufacturing will launch the Ergo System in the United States at World of Concrete 2019. The robot offers four times the power of a hand lance in a compact footprint that contractors can easily …

Costain enables major milestone for connected and autonomous vehicles in the UK

Costain enables major milestone for connected and autonomous vehicles in the UK Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, provided the technology to power pioneering work led by Highways England to transform journeys with innovative technology allowing vehicles and the roads to ‘talk’ to each other which was showcased to an international audience last week. A …

UK Truckers admit to not paying attention to vehicle size as bridge strikes hits five per day

UK Truckers admit to not paying attention to vehicle size as bridge strikes hits five per day An average of five bridge strike incidents happens across the country every day, costing millions of pounds of damage and major delays and disruption to trains, deliveries and the general public. There are currently 1,800 bridge strike incidents …

Cleverciti Systems debuts CIRC360 Parking Management at NPA Convention

Cleverciti Systems debuts CIRC360 Parking Management at NPA Convention Cleverciti Systems Corp., a leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions for outdoor and on-street parking detection, monitoring and guidance, announced today it will debut its new CIRC360 solution during the 2018 National Parking Association (NPA) Convention and Expo, Oct. 22-25, in Las Vegas, at booth #213. CIRC360 …

MIT announces $1 billion commitment to AI and world-changing breakthroughs

MIT announces $1 billion commitment to AI and world-changing breakthroughs MIT today announced a new $1 billion commitment to address the global opportunities and challenges presented by the prevalence of computing and the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). The initiative marks the single largest investment in computing and AI by an American academic institution, and …

David Fisher Contracting upgrading to the Volvo EC140E

David Fisher Contracting upgrading to the Volvo EC140E David Fisher Contracting of Stenhousemuir, Larbert, has taken delivery of a Volvo EC140E with a second unit tentatively on order, thus continuing a tradition of owning and operating Volvo 14-tonne excavators. “We’ve been operating Volvo 14-tonne excavators for quite a long time now and this new E-model …

How to improve driver experience with your ELD’s

How to improve driver experience with your ELD’s Since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in the US mandated that all commercial vehicles over 10,000lbs be installed with Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), organizations operating vehicle fleets have been pushed into reporting their Hours of Service. While there are many benefits, beyond compliance, to organizations …

The Hyundai Effect and a new beginning for Hyundai Construction Equipment

The Hyundai Effect and a new beginning for Hyundai Construction Equipment Last week Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe (HCEE) invited me to their brand-new headquarters at Tessenderlo in Belgium to attend one of their Experience Days. HCEE is literally using a hands-on approach, inviting potential customers to Belgium for a “total Hyundai immersion” program. Hands-on with …

Thomas Beton helps German customers build solid foundations with help from Ammann

Thomas Beton helps German customers build solid foundations with help from Ammann Thomas Beton numbers among the leading producers of high-quality ready-mix concrete in northern Germany. Every day, the company’s fleet delivers concrete for residential, commercial and industrial building projects, and also for infrastructure and agricultural construction. Customers are equally welcome to collect their own …

Peak performance from Metso’s new Superior MKIII primary gyratory crusher

Peak performance from Metso’s new Superior MKIII primary gyratory crusher The Metso Superior MKIII provides a significant performance leap in gyratory crushing. Based on Metso’s industry leading crushing technology, the MKIII is the first high-speed primary gyratory crusher to deliver up to 30% higher capacity and 70% lower downtime in a comminution circuit. “Our mining …

RIDGWAY Rentals invests £17.5m in pre Brexit Britain

RIDGWAY Rentals invests £17.5m in pre Brexit Britain Following a 3 year consolidation period. Nationwide Plant Hire company, RIDGWAY Rentals Ltd., is making a £17.5M investment in new machines to cope with current and future demand. The huge shopping list of nearly 200 machines has been split between 4 manufacturers. Hydrema, JCB, Hitachi plus the …

New 3 foot platform available for all JLG engine powered boom lifts

New 3 foot platform available for all JLG engine powered boom lifts JLG Industries, a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers has announced that all JLG engine-powered boom lifts can now be equipped with a 3-foot platform. The 30-by-36-inch platform is available as an aftermarket purchase or on new whole goods orders. …

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month and cyber security company eSentire has shared some tips and best practices on a variety of topics  with us. This week’s focus is phishing attacks and the importance of security awareness training. According to eSentire, phishing continues to be a popular attack vector. …

New branding for Caterpillar machinery reflects Cat premium quality

New branding for Caterpillar machinery reflects Cat premium quality Caterpillar machines, engines, generator sets and work tools will soon have a new look. The company is replacing the current “Power Edge” caterpillar trade dress (Cat trademark on a black background accented with a diagonal red bar) with a fresh new graphic design called “Cat Modern …

Komatsu showcases new technologies at CEATEC JAPAN

Komatsu showcases new technologies at CEATEC JAPAN Komatsu  President and CEO Tetsuji Ohashi is participating in CEATEC JAPAN for the first time. In this four-day event held in Makuhari Messe from October 16 to 19, Komatsu is introducing new challenges taken up by its SMARTCONSTRUCTION initiative under the theme of safer, more productive and smart …

Volvo loader keeps production flowing at Angle Park Sand and Gravel

Volvo loader keeps production flowing at Angle Park Sand and Gravel Angle Park Sand and Gravel Ltd, is an independent family-run business that was incorporated in 1961 by founder Frank Cuthbert and operates two sand and gravel pits close to Ladybank, Cupar, in the Howe of Fife. Today, the business is run by father Ian …

Volvo Trucks to introduce all-electric trucks in North America

Volvo Trucks to introduce all-electric trucks in North America As part of an innovative partnership between the Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure, Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric truck demonstrators in California next year, and commercialize them in North America in 2020. …

Driverless vehicles – Snake Oil or Salvation?

Driverless vehicles – Snake Oil or Salvation? Hailed as the solution to traffic congestion and pollution and offering freedom for those with restricted mobility, autonomous vehicles have the potential to make our towns and cities models of clean air and seamless movement. But are the millions of pounds, dollars and euros being poured into driverless …

Metso celebrates its 150th anniversary

Metso celebrates its 150th anniversary In 2018, Metso is celebrating their 150th anniversary. The story of Metso started in 1868 as a local ironworks, and is linked to the development of urban environments and the modern way of life. Metso has evolved through a series of mergers, acquisitions and divestments. With operations now in more …

Ringway takes part in innovative autonomous and connected vehicle trials in Milton Keynes

Ringway takes part in innovative autonomous and connected vehicle trials in Milton Keynes Ringway has helped to pioneer new technology on the UK’s roads by taking part in an innovative three-year trial of autonomous and connected vehicles which will shape the future of mobility. Connected and autonomous vehicles were demonstrated and operated in live conditions across …

Volvo presents future transport solution with autonomous electric trucks

Volvo presents future transport solution with autonomous electric trucks Volvo Trucks is now presenting a new transport solution consisting of autonomous electric commercial vehicles that can contribute to more efficient, safer and cleaner transportation. The long-term goal is to offer companies that need continuous transport services between fixed hubs a complement to today’s offerings. Growing …

Comparing SolarLite Road Studs to retro-reflective studs for enhanced delineation

Comparing SolarLite Road Studs to retro-reflective studs for enhanced delineation A collection of videos promoting the visible benefits of SolarLite Road Studs compared to their retro-reflective counterparts has been released ahead of the clocks changing. Clearview Intelligence has produced the short videos to demonstrate a comparable performance of its SolarLite Road Studs in four different …

NIC competition winners pave the way for Roads for the Future

NIC competition winners pave the way for Roads for the Future Smart traffic lights and hi-tech public transport could become an everyday part of people’s journeys, according to ideas put forward by the joint winners of the national Roads for the Future competition. The two winners, City Science and Leeds City Council, will each receive …

DAV Foundation raises US$24m for open-source network for autonomous vehicles

DAV Foundation raises US$24m for open-source network for autonomous vehicles The DAV Foundation, a non-profit start-up building a decentralised global network for autonomous vehicles has completed a US$24 million fundraising to develop an open source platform for self-driving vehicles, on the ground, in the air and on the water. The DAV platform allows vehicles to …

MIT Chemists discover unexpected enzyme structure that breaks down carbon dioxide

MIT Chemists discover unexpected enzyme structure that breaks down carbon dioxide Many microbes have an enzyme that can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide. This reaction is critical for building carbon compounds and generating energy, particularly for bacteria that live in oxygen-free environments. This enzyme is also of great interest to researchers who want to …

INRIX reveals the UK roads best suited for autonomous trucks

INRIX reveals the UK roads best suited for autonomous trucks INRIX, the global leader in connected vehicle services and transportation analytics, has identified corridors in the UK best suited for autonomous truck trials and deployment. The INRIX Automated Freight Corridor Assessment report, which also analyses Germany and the United States, concludes that a commercially viable …

JLG releases new X1000AJ Compact Crawler Boom

JLG releases new X1000AJ Compact Crawler Boom JLG Industries, a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, announces that the new JLG® X1000AJ Compact Crawler Boom (CCB) is now available. The latest of four JLG CCB models brings the CCB line into the 100-foot height class. This model was previewed in February 2018 …

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 …

Hyundai presents new Truck Fuel Cell Powertrain

Hyundai presents new Truck Fuel Cell Powertrain Hyundai Motor today presented a first look at a render image of a new truck with fuel cell powertrain which is set to be launched in 2019. After the ix35 Fuel Cell and the NEXO, Hyundai presents yet another milestone for its leadership in fuel cell technology with …

RoSPA calls for UK road strategy to prioritise vulnerable road users

RoSPA calls for UK road strategy to prioritise vulnerable road users RoSPA publishes Safe and active at all ages: a national strategy to prevent serious accidental injuries in England. Among its recommendations on road safety, the document calls for particular attention to be paid to lower speeds in built-up areas, and the promotion of active travel as a …

SMART Scaffolder launches upgraded SMART Apps

SMART Scaffolder launches upgraded SMART Apps SMART Scaffolder, the access and scaffolding industry’s leading professional software solution – has launched the latest update of its innovative SMART Inspector and SMART Handover apps. Version 4.0 of the ground-breaking scaffolding apps is a major upgrade – adding enhanced functionality that allows users to record diary notes, photos, …

Solesbee Excavator Stump Puller features replaceable wear tips

Solesbee Excavator Stump Puller features replaceable wear tips Solesbee, a premier equipment and attachments manufacturer, offers its excavator Stump Puller for efficient stump removal and land clearing. Solesbee’s manufactures the attachment with high-strength alloy steel and replaceable wear tips for extended service life. The powerful attachment, known as the “Stumper,” fits 15- to 40-ton excavators …

Targeted approach needed to tackle Britain’s stagnant road safety figures

Targeted approach needed to tackle Britain’s stagnant road safety figures The Reported road casualties Great Britain, annual report: 2017 was released this time last week. In reviewing the report it is disappointing to see the lack of progress being made on improving road safety in Great Britain. There were 1,793 reported road deaths in 2017, …

MIT model helps robots navigate more like humans do

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AGC awards the 2018 Innovation Award to Brayman and Advanced Construction Robotics

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JLG upgrades LRT Scissor Series to be smoother, easier to operate with simplified calibrations

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New Holland appoints Pat Smith as its new UK and ROI Business Director

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Scotland’s G A Milven Plant Hire reunites with Volvo and the impressive Volvo EC140E excavator

Scotland’s G A Milven Plant Hire reunites with Volvo and the impressive Volvo EC140E excavator Taking delivery of his new fourteen-tonne charge reunites Gavin Milven with the Volvo brand. “It was back in 2006 when I decided to venture forth on my own and was lucky enough to hire an EC140B from a larger contractor …

Alternative vehicle detection for MIDAS magnetometer and radar-based detection

Alternative vehicle detection for MIDAS magnetometer and radar-based detection The Motorway Incident Detection and Automatic Signalling (MIDAS) system uses various types of vehicle detection technology to monitor traffic flow and speed. This is used to generate alerts for congestion on the road ahead and to drive variable speed limit signs such as those now being …

Neal Manufacturing introduces the Asphalt Road Preservation Sealcoating Package

Neal Manufacturing introduces the Asphalt Road Preservation Sealcoating Package Neal Manufacturing, a division of Blastcrete Equipment LLC, a leader in asphalt pavement preservation equipment, offers its Asphalt Road Preservation Package for optimal efficiency and high-quality results on both detail and high-volume sealcoating applications. The package includes Neal Manufacturing’s drivable DA 350 dual applicator for quick …

Technology Award for smart hydraulic Hybrid Excavator from VolvoCE

Technology Award for smart hydraulic Hybrid Excavator from VolvoCE A concept for a smart hydraulic hybrid excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment has received the Volvo Technology Award 2018. Engineers from Volvo Construction Equipment are celebrating after winning the Volvo Technology Award for their smart hydraulic hybrid excavator concept. The innovation – which is currently just …

The Three most important factors to consider when buying a mining machine

The Three most important factors to consider when buying a mining machine Jim Moffat, Product Manager – Rigid Haulers at Volvo Construction Equipment looks at the most important factors you need to consider for investing in a mining machine. “Running a busy mining operation only to have your machine break down in the middle of …

Next IQ Academy Webinar is on how to inspire the next generation in Mineral Extractives

Next IQ Academy Webinar is on how to inspire the next generation in Mineral Extractives Future-proofing the mineral extractives industry’s workforce is an imperative that is being addressed as a priority. It will form the hot topic of discussion at this month’s IQ Academy ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinar. Taking place from 12.30-13.00 on Thursday 21 …

The Halo comes to Britain to protect construction workers

The Halo comes to Britain to protect construction workers The Illumagear Halo task light, a personal active safety system designed to illuminate people at risk in any environment or industry is now being launched in the UK by the Adjuvo Group, who commented: “As soon as we came across The Halo at CON EXPO last year, …

Thatcham Research and Association of British Insurers warn Autonomous Cars a danger

Thatcham Research and Association of British Insurers warn Autonomous Cars a danger Thatcham Research and the ABI (Association of British Insurers) are today issuing an urgent call to carmakers and legislators for greater clarity around the capability of vehicles sold with technology that does more and more driving on behalf of motorists. The call comes …

SENNEBOGEN compact pick and carry material handler showcased in Westerwald Forest

SENNEBOGEN compact pick & carry material handler showcased in Westerwald Forest “A key piece of equipment in our sawmill and in the log yard,” is the glowing review given by Managing Director Bernd Koch in relation to the green SENNEBOGEN 723 material handler. This machine with a reach of 11 m and a 1.25 m² …

Volvo pushes Load Assist real-time on-board weighing accuracy to one percent

Volvo pushes Load Assist real-time on-board weighing accuracy to one percent The updated Load Assist, On-Board Weighing, from Volvo Construction Equipment provides payload accuracy within ± 1% on every bucket, while the machine is moving. Volvo Construction Equipment has updated the Load Assist application for its L110H to L260H wheel loaders and, together with a …

Glaston is participating in Finland’s first industry oriented machine learning project

Glaston is participating in Finland’s first industry oriented machine learning project Launched within the framework of DIMECC Oy’s LIFEX programme, the MIDAS project, which focuses on artificial intelligence, is Finland’s first machine learning project in industry. In addition to Glaston, the key actors of the two-year group project are Novatron, Nokia Technologies, Epec and Tampere …

CEMEX UK chooses another Rapidmix Mobile Continuous Concrete Mixing Plant

CEMEX UK chooses another Rapidmix Mobile Continuous Concrete Mixing Plant Rapid International Ltd (County Armagh, Northern Ireland) has recently supplied CEMEX UK with a new Rapidmix 600CW mobile continuous concrete mixing plant / pugmill for production of cementitious mixes including Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) and Cement Bound Granular Material (CBGM) at various sites. CEMEX is …

Next generation Cat Excavators deliver efficiency and lower operating costs in 36-ton size class

Next generation Cat Excavators deliver efficiency and lower operating costs in 36-ton size class The Next Generation 36-ton size class excavator from Caterpillar, the 336 and 336 GC, increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs, and improve operator comfort compared to previous models. The new excavators offer unique combinations of features designed to match …

Trace Software exhibiting for a second year at Intersolar Europe

Trace Software exhibiting for a second year at Intersolar Europe For its second consecutive year, Trace Software International confirms it will be an exhibitor at Intersolar Europe, taking place 20th – 22nd of June at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany – Stand B3-575. With a unique know-how and more than 30 years …

MIT develops novel transmitter to protect wireless IoT data from hackers

MIT develops novel transmitter to protect wireless IoT data from hackers Today, more than 8 billion devices, including construction machinery, are connected around the world, forming an internet of things (IoT). By 2020, experts estimate that number will rise to more than 20 billion devices, all uploading and sharing data online. But those devices are …

Hong Kong Highways Department selects Telensa for Yuen Long Smart Street Lighting pilot

Hong Kong Highways Department selects Telensa for Yuen Long Smart Street Lighting pilot Telensa, the market leader the leader in connected street lighting and smart city applications, today announced that it has been selected by the Highways Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) to deploy its PLANet intelligent street lighting system …

New Cat 814K Wheeled Dozer delivers comfort, efficiency and serviceability

New Cat 814K Wheeled Dozer delivers comfort, efficiency and serviceability Today’s new Cat® 814K wheel dozer from Caterpillar features a new, sound-suppressed cab, efficient power unit and transmission drive, and centralized service station configuration to drive machine uptime and operator productivity to new levels. With its rugged structure designed to achieve multiple life cycles under …

Deloitte Global looks at the top 10 issues shaping the Mining Industry in 2018

Deloitte Global looks at the top 10 issues shaping the Mining Industry in 2018 As commodity prices enjoy another bull run, how is the mining industry reacting to change? Professional services firm Deloitte Global identified 10 key trends facing the industry in their recent Tracking the Trends report. Here Deloitte’s Global Leader of Mining Phil …

New Holland appointed official partner to the Goodwood Estate

New Holland appointed official partner to the Goodwood Estate New Holland Agriculture, as part of the CNH Industrial group, is an Official Partner to the Goodwood Estate, the unique sporting estate in West Sussex. Home to the Dukes of Richmond since the 1690s, and centered around one of the UK’s finest Jacobean Grade I Listed …

John Deere announces contest finalists for Small Machines. Big Impact.

John Deere announces contest finalists for Small Machines. Big Impact. After reviewing countless standout community enhancement project ideas from across the nation, John Deere selected the three finalists of its second annual Small Machines. Big Impact. contest. Each finalist will have a chance to win his/her choice of a new John Deere G-Series skid steer …

Wastemasters Hire opts for JCB Yellow with latest equipment procurement

Wastemasters Hire opts for JCB Yellow with latest equipment procurement A Coventry company has turned its waste and materials handling fleet completely JCB yellow with its latest order of four new machines. Wastemasters Hire’s latest purchase includes a 437 wheeled loading shovel, a 457 Wheeled loader, a 560-80WM Loadall and a JS20MH wheeled material handler. The …

Moonshadow Mobile partners with INRIX to deliver Travel Pattern Analytics Platform

Moonshadow Mobile partners with INRIX to deliver Travel Pattern Analytics Platform Moonshadow Mobile, Inc. announced a partnership with INRIX, the world leader in transportation analytics and connected car services, to incorporate INRIX Trips Reports into Moonshadow’s DB4IoT platform. The solution offers transportation agencies an intuitive, cloud-based origin-destination analytics platform for understanding the trips consumers and …

Inrix Emergency Alert Service connects Transportation Agencies with drivers

Inrix Emergency Alert Service connects Transportation Agencies with drivers INRIX, the world leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, and Information Logistics (ILog) has announced a new emergency alert service for transportation agencies to assist with detecting and managing large-scale highway emergencies. Highway Emergency Link Platform (HELP) is a turnkey service that enables agency …

Brokk highlights SmartConcept technology for next generation Demolition Machines

Brokk highlights SmartConcept technology for next generation Demolition Machines Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, launches Brokk SmartConcept™, a set of technological features that offer improvements in power management, reliability, maintainability and ergonomics. Included with the four new next generation Brokk remote-controlled demolition machines —launched at INTERMAT Paris 2018 — the technology …

New British technology turns windows into solar panels turning skyscrapers into power stations

New British technology turns windows into solar panels turning skyscrapers into power stations Britain’s estimated 1 billion windows could become the power generators of the future, letting light through while harnessing solar energy. A Cambridge firm, Polysolar, which is manufacturing transparent solar panels, predicts that they could eventually replace conventional carbon emitting energy sources, such …

StreetLight Data launches initiative to assess how different types of travel interact

StreetLight Data launches initiative to assess how different types of travel interact StreetLight Data, Inc., the mobility analytics company that brings real-world travel patterns to light by launching their Multimodal Measurement Initiative (M²Initiative) to measure the way all modes of travel interact. This includes trips made by personal vehicles, public transit, walking, biking, commercial trucks, …

Night Tech safety shoe lights light up the workplace

Night Tech safety shoe lights light up the workplace Industrial Shoe Lights Provide a Halo of Protection to Prevent Workplace Falls and Accidents Night Tech Gear, creators of the world’s first industrial shoe lighting system, today announced the launch of Night Shift Shoe Lights. The Night Shift Shoe Lights are the latest addition to the …

Smart Police speed and traffic enforcement coming to the UK

Smart Police speed and traffic enforcement coming to the UK A new-style Smart Police Camera will be on UK roads later this year. LASERcam 4, a mobile speed enforcement camera from Truvelo, will combine class-leading laser speedmeter capabilities with high quality video to address a series of driving and criminal offences, and will be one …

Hyundai delivers first HX130LCR Excavator in the UK

Hyundai delivers first HX130LCR Excavator in the UK Taylor and Braithwaite, European dealers for Hyundai Construction Equipment have delivered the first Hyundai HX130LCR excavator in the UK. Trevor Keys of Dumfries Plant Rentals Ltd in Scotland has received the first of six HX130LCR Excavators that they have purchased from Taylor and Braithwaite, adding more Hyundai …

Productivity records set at Ukrainian Port with the help of Volvo

Productivity records set at Ukrainian Port with the help of Volvo A fleet of Volvo L180 and L220 wheel loaders is helping TIS Group, Ukraine’s largest stevedore and port operator, set new standards for productivity. For Ukraine’s TIS Group, business is booming. Since its foundation in 1994, the company has grown to become the country’s …

Scotlands William Hamilton and Sons kick-off with a Volvo loading shovel

Scotland’s William Hamilton and Sons kick-off with a Volvo loading shovel William Hamilton & Sons Ltd of Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, has taken delivery of a Volvo L150H loading shovel as it embarks on a new, long term contract, handling residual waste on behalf of South Lanarkshire Council and Viridor. The new 25-tonne loading shovel has …

Bulgarian quarry proves value of Hitachi construction machinery with increased efficiency

Bulgarian quarry proves value of Hitachi construction machinery with increased efficiency A Bulgarian quarry is continuing to run efficiently thanks to the addition of two Hitachi Construction Zaxis-6 excavators and ZW-6 wheel loaders to an expanding fleet of construction machinery. The father and son team at the Plovdiv-based Persenk Invest Ltd, Georgi and Ivan Georgiev, …

Mack Trucks plan to have a fully electric refuse vehicle in 2019

Mack Trucks plan to have a fully electric refuse vehicle in 2019 Mack Trucks, a part of Volvo Group, plans to have a fully electric Mack LR refuse model equipped with an integrated Mack electric drivetrain operating in North America in 2019. The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), one of Mack´s largest customers, …

Calculator App for dump trucks and construction puts everyday math in your pocket

Calculator App for dump trucks and construction puts everyday math in your pocket This morning, MyLogic, Inc., announced the launch of Dump Truck Math, a mobile app available for both iOS and Android devices. Dump Truck Math was designed with estimators, foremen, and truck owners in mind and includes a variety of calculations to help …

John Deere extends their Compact Equipment Line warranty to two years

John Deere extends their Compact Equipment Line warranty to two years Reinforcing its commitment to producing the industry’s most reliable and durable machinery, John Deere extended its machine warranty on all Commercial Worksite Products to two years. This coverage includes new compact track loaders, skid steer loaders, compact wheel loaders and compact excavators. “Extending our …

The Volvo Ocean Race signals the start for electric articulated buses in Gothenburg

The Volvo Ocean Race signals the start for electric articulated buses in Gothenburg When Gothenburg, Sweden, welcomes the Volvo Ocean Race on June 14–21, the city will also welcome two concept all-electric articulated Volvo buses which will carry visitors between downtown Nordstan and the event venue in Frihamnen. From June 25 the new buses, which …

Scientists invent Bio-Bitumen to pave roads using plastic and other mixed wastes

Scientists invent Bio-Bitumen to pave roads using plastic and other mixed wastes Scientists at Aston University have developed Bio-Bitumen, a new way to convert organic bin waste such as decomposed food, paper and plastic into a substance suitable for laying roads and pavements. The process, developed by academics at the university’s European Bioenergy Research Institute …

Dutch demolition experts AC Stolwerk Sloopwerken buy first Hitachi Premium Used Excavator

Dutch demolition experts AC Stolwerk Sloopwerken buy first Hitachi Premium Used Excavator AC Stolwerk Sloopwerken BV has purchased the first Hitachi Premium Used excavator to work on a wide range of projects in the vicinity of Breda, in the province of North Brabant, The Netherlands. The demolition and recycling firm, which also specialises in the …

GKD Technologies safeguarding both man and machine

GKD Technologies safeguarding both man and machine GKD Technologies is a leading provider of systems designed for safeguarding personnel and machines. The company, based in the South of England, was founded by current CEO, Nick Ground in 1992. Here Nick Ground talks about the company’s origins and the journey to global success… Nick’s background was …

Timber rafting in northern Russia revitalised with modified Volvo Construction Equipment

Timber rafting in northern Russia revitalised with modified Volvo Construction Equipment The introduction of a modified Volvo EC250 crawler excavator and L120 wheel loader into Arkhsplav’s timber rafting operations has cut loading costs by five times while dramatically increasing productivity. 1,500km north-east of St. Petersburg, Russia’s Arkhangelsk region is characterised by vast coniferous forests of …

Hyundai machines rolling off at Tilbury Docks

Hyundai machines rolling off at Tilbury Docks Over 800 Hyundai construction machines came into the UK last year, including crawler excavators, wheeled excavators and wheeled loaders. The machines are all manufactured at Hyundai’s factory in South Korea – from here they begin their 5,676 mile journey (approx.) across the sea – from the South Korean …

A first in Pavement Striping Assessment for the USA

A first in Pavement Striping Assessment for the USA Striping Service and Supply, Inc. (SSS) is the first USA striping contractor certified by TxDOT to operate the RetroTek-MU road striping Retro-reflectometer. The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) stringent certification program provides a quantitative basis for evaluating the ability of a contractor to operate their retro-reflectometer …

Improving road worker health, safety and wellbeing

Improving road worker health, safety and wellbeing One of Highways England’s three core aims is that no one should be harmed when travelling or working on the Strategic Road Network (SRN). Clearview Intelligence has put a lot of time and effort looking at keeping road users safe, but what about road workers? Earlier this month …

Construction Advances in Scotland with Volvo Excavators

Construction Advances in Scotland with Volvo Excavators Blantyre based Advance Construction Scotland Ltd has purchased another package of Volvo excavators which are all incremental to the company’s already massive fleet of equipment with options for even more machines later this year. Having purchased their first Volvo compact excavators seven years ago, then again in 2012, …

A bullet resistant Skoda for working in dangerous places

A bullet resistant Skoda for working in dangerous places ŠKODA is already known for its ability to build fantastically strong, safe and reliable cars. But now, following three-years of planning, development and testing, ŠKODA has added to its award-winning range with the addition of a bullet and blast-resistant version of the Superb Estate. The armoured …

Metso updates Expertune PlantTriage software with advanced analysis and cybersecurity

Metso updates Expertune PlantTriage software with advanced analysis and cybersecurity Metso has announced a new version of its Metso Expertune PlantTriage control loop monitoring software. The newest version further improves process plant operational efficiency, reduces cybersecurity risks, and helps to improve profitability. This version provides a clearer view of PID (Proportional-Integral-Derivative) tuning benefits via a …

More than 35 years of oscillation with HAMM solutions for asphalt construction and earthwork

More than 35 years of oscillation with HAMM solutions for asphalt construction and earthwork Over 35 years ago, HAMM became the first roller manufacturer to offer an oscillation drum for tandem rollers. These rollers have now become an integral part of the product programme. In the past five years alone, the specialists for compaction technology …

Enhanced vehicle detectors by Nortech now connect to your smartphone

Enhanced vehicle detectors by Nortech now connect to your smartphone People and Vehicle Access control system specialists Nortech have designed a range of enhanced vehicle detectors that can be set up using a smartphone app and can identify the presence of vehicles through an inductive loop buried beneath a road. The latest range of easy-to-install …

Do not use the motorway hard shoulder as a naughty step

Do not use the motorway hard shoulder as a naughty step It’s a familiar scene for most parents driving on a motorway – children misbehaving. But the answer is not to do as one set of parents did and use the hard shoulder as a naughty step. The shocking action on the side of the …

Intelligent Compaction and Infrared Scanning improving road construction in Missouri

Intelligent Compaction and Infrared Scanning improving road construction in Missouri The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) executed a year-long project throughout 2017 to demonstrate the use of intelligent compaction (IC), infrared scanning (IR), and Veta software to improve pavement construction operations. “We were looking for ways to assess quality in asphalt projects,” said Bill Stone, …

New GRW 280i pneumatic tyre roller from HAMM delivers Easy Drive dynamics

New GRW 280i pneumatic tyre roller from HAMM delivers Easy Drive dynamics Hamm has been producing pneumatic tyre rollers with great success for over 50 years. Having revolutionised this machine type with its asymmetrical frame design around 8 years ago, the roller manufacturer HAMM is now set to present the next innovation in the pneumatic …

HAMM HD+ 90i PH tandem roller is an environmentally friendly hybrid

HAMM HD+ 90i PH tandem roller is an environmentally friendly hybrid HAMM has introduced the HD+ 90i PH tandem roller with hybrid power train, combining a conventional internal combustion engine with a hydraulic accumulator: the diesel engine covers the base load while the hydraulic accumulator meets peak loads. In 2017, the innovative roller demonstrated the …

Autonomous cargo boat fleets could service cities, reducing road traffic

Autonomous cargo boat fleets could service cities, reducing road traffic The future of transportation in waterway-rich cities such as Amsterdam, Bangkok, and Venice — where canals run alongside and under bustling streets and bridges — may include autonomous boats that ferry goods and people, helping clear up road congestion. Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and …

Green light for research project with HGVs using overhead power lines on German roads

Green light for research project with HGVs using overhead power lines on German roads The German Federal Ministry for the Environment today gave the green light for a subsidised pilot project to conduct research and development on the electrification of long-haul HGV trucks. The electricity supply for the heavy goods vehicles is provided by means …

Ammann CBS 105 Elba concrete mixing plant heads to the Hauts-de-France region

Ammann CBS 105 Elba concrete mixing plant heads to the Hauts-de-France region GTP is an independent family company owned and managed by the Pruvo brothers at Cauchy-à-la-Tour near Béthune in the Hauts-de-France region. Housed in a former brickworks, the firm specialises in recycling various materials with a particular focus on road residues. With the aim …

JCB in Pole Position for European Grand Prix support

JCB in Pole Position for European Grand Prix support JCB is in pole position to play a vital role supporting Williams Martini Racing, as the team tours the top European Formula One circuits. A convoy of JCB machinery has left Staffordshire on a 9,000-mile summer road trip to help the JCB-sponsored team in the build-up …

Majority of UK drivers are concerned about Smart Motorway safety

Majority of UK drivers are concerned about Smart Motorway safety A SURVEY by road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist has shown that two thirds of motorists are concerned about safety on smart motorways. In the survey, which was completed during March 2018 by more than 2,500 people, the main concern (expressed by 51%) …

Trio of Volvo A30G articulated haulers head for J C Balls and Sons in Derbyshire

Trio of Volvo A30G articulated haulers head for J C Balls and Sons in Derbyshire Celebrating 55 years of business, J C Balls & Sons Ltd of Ambergate, Derbyshire, has opted for three new Volvo A30G articulated haulers to supplement its plant fleet. The new arrivals are additions to J C Balls & Sons’ extensive …

Volvo Excavators and Haulers heading for Cornwall’s Champion Groundworks

Volvo Excavators and Haulers heading for Cornwall’s Champion Groundworks Champion Groundworks Ltd of Doublebois, Liskeard, in Cornwall continues its association with Volvo Construction Equipment products with the addition of the their third twenty-five tonne excavator in the guise of an EC250E, a pair of smaller EC140Es and two A30G articulated haulers with a third unit …

GKD Technologies featuring the SensorSafe Rail Range at Rail Live

GKD Technologies featuring the SensorSafe Rail Range at Rail Live GKD Technologies design, develop and produce height, slew and load safety control systems for Road Rail vehicles (RRV’s) and general construction equipment such as excavators. The company will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Rail Live exhibition 20–21 June 2018, Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Warwickshire, showing …

Volvo Construction Equipment unveils LC450H landfill compactor at WasteExpo

Volvo Construction Equipment unveils LC450H landfill compactor at WasteExpo Volvo Construction Equipment has long been committed to the waste and recycling industry with wheel loaders, excavators, haul trucks and attachments. Now, Volvo has applied that industry and equipment expertise to the development of the LC450H landfill compactor, the company’s first purpose-built landfill compactor for the …

John Deere 345G LC Excavator gets into those tight spaces with ease

John Deere 345G LC Excavator gets into those tight spaces with ease The new John Deere 345G LC reduced tail swing excavator adds another option to the manufacturer’s 33 – 40 metric ton size class, providing customers with a larger machine with increased lift capacity, more reach, deeper dig depth and greater breakout forces compared …

The top five technologies to make construction safer

The top five technologies to make construction safer As one of the most hazardous industries in the world, it’s no surprise that construction workers need to take care every day on the job. The complex nature of construction sites means they can be a health and safety nightmare – electricity cables, moving objects, working at …

John Deere updates the 190G, the Swiss Army Knife of Wheeled Excavators

John Deere updates the 190G, the Swiss Army Knife of Wheeled Excavators Ideal for municipalities and work in heavily populated centers across North America, the updated John Deere 190G W excavator provides customers with a “Swiss army knife” for clearing ditches, repairing sewers or potholes, loading trucks or moving Jersey barriers. “The wheeled excavator is one …

High-tech headgear helps promote safer driving

High-tech headgear helps promote safer driving Highways England is using virtual reality to reduce the risk of commercial vehicle drivers being involved in incidents as they travel up and down the country. The Government company, responsible for the country’s motorways and major A roads, has developed a free app to raise drivers’ awareness of their blind …

Shipping company Scotline gets a lift with 20 new Hyundai Forklifts

Shipping company Scotline gets a lift with 20 new Hyundai Forklifts Shipping company Scotline, located in the south east of England, came from humble beginnings, where the business started by carrying one-off forest product parcels with its first cargo being logs, from Inverness to Varberg back in 1979. Today, the business is thriving and is …

The timeline of construction safety solutions

The timeline of construction safety solutions According to OSHA 6.5 million people work on construction sites every day in the US alone making construction safety a top priority. The fatal accident rate is higher than any other industry. With risk prevention a top priority for the industry, how have safety innovations developed over the years? …

Technology will evolve the Parking Industry

Technology will evolve the Parking Industry With the pace of change in technology and the hype surrounding the arrival of autonomous cars, the parking industry needs to look at the likely developments in the parking sector and need to be thinking of how to maintain a positive parking experience for all. The first step is …

Alloy Hammers for Metso shredders deliver optimized cost per ton

Alloy Hammers for Metso shredders deliver optimized cost per ton The hammers used in shredder lines represent a key factor in plant efficiency. Metso has developed a new hammer series, Metso Alloy Hammer, with the goal of extending the lifetime of these tools. Featuring a special alloy, the high-quality cast-steel hammers from the Group’s own …

Ford F-150 the Favourite vehicle of America’s Military

Ford F-150 the Favourite vehicle of America’s Military The Ford F-150 has again been named most popular vehicle among America’s active and retired military service members, according to an analysis of former and active-duty military personnel using United Services Automobile Association’s car buying service. This honour reflects 41 years of Ford’s uncompromising commitment to quality, …