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Nokian launches Ground Kare excavator and backhoe tyres for roads and railways

Nokian launches Ground Kare excavator and backhoe tyres for roads and railways In the field of excavator tires, one solution is seldom optimal for all purposes, which is why Nokian Tyres now offers a full range of tires, including the Nokian Ground Kare, with emphasis on different surfaces and stability demands. The recent trends in …

Volvo taking on our electric future, both on and off-road

Volvo taking on our electric future, both on and off-road The path to full electromobility begins in our cities. Here Anna Thordén, Product Manager, Electromobility, for Volvo Trucks explains how buses, trucks – and now construction machines – are steering us towards an electric future. When Volvo first started to explore electromobility back in 2005, …

Nasco Load Indicators debuts their One Stop Shop Demo Machine at Plantworx

Nasco Load Indicators debuts their One Stop Shop Demo Machine at Plantworx Essex based Nasco Load Indicators is the brainchild of Managing Director Neil Smith who has over 30 years of experience in the business. The company which has developed a ‘one stop shop’ approach has been supplying plant safety and productivity systems for the …

Highways England rolls out Giant mobile barrier trucks

Highways England rolls out Giant mobile barrier trucks Two giant 70ft-long mobile barrier lorries originally designed for military use to protect against roadside bombs are now keeping road workers and motorists safe. The 16-tonne barriers are among the latest innovations demonstrating Highways England’s commitment to investing in new technology to improve safety and minimise disruption …

Minster Surfacing developing technology to make roads 90 percent recycled

Minster Surfacing developing technology to make roads 90% recycled Lincolnshire-based road surfacing firm, Minster Surfacing is developing technology that could lead to all roads being made from 90% recycled material. Minster Surfacing works on roads across Lincolnshire on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council and Kier Group as well as roads in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire and major …

Plantworx 2019 features New Machines and Tech

Plantworx 2019 features New Machines and Tech Hot on the heels of Bauma Munich, the Plantworx Construction Machinery Exhibition hosted by the Construction Equipment Association (CEA) is almost upon us! The 4th biennial working construction event is taking place at its brand-new home at the East of England Arena in Peterborough from 11-13 June. New …

Material Handler with electric travel drive developed by SENNEBOGEN

Material Handler with electric travel drive developed by SENNEBOGEN At ligna 2019, in Hanover, SENNEBOGEN will showcase a new electric drive version of the diesel hydraulic Pick & Carry Material Handler SENNEBOGEN 735 that is so popular with the timber industry. The prototype is currently being field tested and will be ready to go into …

Beat crime and protect your valuable assets with GPS Trackit247 technology

Beat crime and protect your valuable assets with GPS Trackit247 technology Trackit247, a leading manufacturer of live GPS tracking technology is advising equipment owners to be on their guard after the latest NFU crime report, which highlights rural crime is rising at its fastest rate since 2010, with these crime figures increasing by a staggering …

Chicago O’Hare Airport keeps snow at bay with 65 Boschung Jetbrooms

Chicago O’Hare Airport keeps snow at bay with 65 Boschung Jetbrooms Boschung has announced that Chicago O’Hare International Airport has acquired another 36 Jetbrooms, adding to their existing fleet of 29 of the same vehicles already in successfully use for Chicago’s winter operations on the airport. With over 900,000 aircraft operations a year keeping 7 …

VolvoCE exploring the potential for 5G in construction

VolvoCE exploring the potential for 5G in construction In a global first, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is among a small number of pioneering companies trialling 5G mobile connectivity. With the program set to make a big impact on construction innovation, we find out more from 5G expert Calle Skillsäter, Volvo CE’s Technical Specialist for …

Haver and Boecker Niagara brand expands global mineral processing presence

Haver and Boecker Niagara brand expands global mineral processing presence Haver & Boecker has established its global brand Haver & Boecker Niagara to combine the engineering expertise and product portfolios of its three mineral processing locations in Brazil, Canada and Germany. In the past, the three locations acted individually for their respective regions and territories. …

JCB Finance has one billion reasons to celebrate

JCB Finance has one billion reasons to celebrate One of the biggest lenders to the construction and agricultural industry in the UK, JCB Finance, is celebrating the milestone news that total lending has reached an all-time high. For the first time in its history the amount currently being lent to fund the purchase of machines …

Measuring runway friction before and after shotblasting at San Antonio Airport

Measuring runway friction before and after shotblasting at San Antonio Airport When planes land at airports, small amounts of rubber wear off the tires leaving a rubber residue behind on the runway. Rubber build-up on the pavement causes a loss of friction that, if allowed to go unchecked, will cause a reduction in aircraft braking …

GSSI launches Ground Penetrating Radar video training series

GSSI launches Ground Penetrating Radar video training series Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc (GSSI) a world leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment has, launched a new video series as part of their GPR training academy. The video series features short and informative videos focusing on individual product lines to help users through frequently asked …

Caterpillar launches Global Operator Challenge to find the World’s Best Operators

Caterpillar launches Global Operator Challenge to find the World’s Best Operators Caterpillar is proud to announce the launch of the 2019/2020 Global Operator Challenge Competition. Operators will test their skills against those of fellow operators around the world to determine who can claim the title of “best.” In each stage of the competition, operators will …

D8239 ASTM Specification will help grade performance of Road Pavement Materials

D8239 ASTM Specification will help grade performance of Road Pavement Materials A new international standard announced by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) will help grade the performance of road pavement materials. The new specification D8239 will provide performance standards for liquid asphalt used in road construction using multiple stress creep and recovery …

Four brand new JCB 457 Wheel Loaders for Kent waste firm Countrystyle Recycling

Four brand new JCB 457 Wheel Loaders for Kent waste firm Countrystyle Recycling Privately-owned waste recycling business, Countrystyle Recycling, has further improved on-site handling efficiency at its flagship facility at Sittingbourne, Kent, with the introduction of four JCB 457 wheeled loaders. Countrystyle provides specialist waste recycling, haulage and recovery services for a range of industrial …

Nokian Hakkapeliitta winter traction Loader tyres for road graders

Nokian Hakkapeliitta winter traction Loader tyres for road graders Wheel loaders and road graders are in the front line when the roads, parking lots and industrial sites must be cleared from snow to keep the society running in every weather. Nokian Hakkapeliitta Loader tires offer excellent grip around the year – now in new size …

Dalian Airport enlarges their Boschung Jetbroom fleet to keep planes flying

Dalian Airport enlarges their Boschung Jetbroom fleet to keep planes flying Dalian Zhoushuizi Airport in China has recorded significantly increased aircraft flights over the last few years due to a rapid growth in passenger and cargo volumes. The local climate however presents the airport with many challenges, with long winters and icy temperatures, as well …

NAPA updates Use of Shingles in Asphalt Pavements Guide

NAPA updates Use of Shingles in Asphalt Pavements Guide Across the United States, about four out of every five homes have asphalt shingle roofs. Annually, as those roofs are replaced and maintained, about 12 tons of waste shingles are generated, and another 1.2 million tons of manufacturing waste shingles are generated during the production of …

Eco Friendly Bollards for a Greener Environment

Eco Friendly Bollards for a Greener Environment ECO bollards from Leafield Environmental are environmentally friendly bollards are manufactured from a combination of 50% chipped recycled plastic bottles and 50% regular polymer that itself is usually recycled material. All types of mixed plastic material can be accommodated in the bollard manufacturing process, removing the need for …

New Wildlife mobile app helps identify signs of protected species on construction sites

New Wildlife mobile app helps identify signs of protected species on construction sites CIRIA and The Ecology Consultancy have announced the launch of their new Working with Wildlife mobile app to identify protected species, which is now available as a free download from the App Store for Apple devices and from the Google Play Store …

Wirtgen W 220 cuts milling time in half at the foot of Mont Blanc in Italy

Wirtgen W 220 cuts milling time in half at the foot of Mont Blanc in Italy Somewhat surprisingly, the Wirtgen W 220 large milling machine’s first job in Italy did not take the high-performance machine to a highway but to a winding country road at the foot of Mont Blanc in the northwest of the …

PERI solution keeps cantilever bridge project on schedule in Northern Macedonia

PERI solution keeps cantilever bridge project on schedule in Northern Macedonia Upon completion, a new, almost 65 km long motorway will connect the cities of Kičevo and Ohrid in the south west of the North Macedonian Republic. On the first section between Kičevo and Podvis, it was necessary to build a 381 m long viaduct. …

DJI improves Enterprise Drones for next level commercial drone operations

DJI improves Enterprise Drones for next level commercial drone operations Updated Matrice 200 Series Drones And FlightHub Software Lay The Foundation For BVLOS And Night Flights While Accelerating Organization-Wide Commercial Drone Deployments DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today unveiled new hardware and software tools to give professional drone operators …

KLEEMANN presents innovative and environmentally-friendly solutions at bauma

KLEEMANN presents innovative and environmentally-friendly solutions at bauma At this year’s bauma, Kleemann presents a comprehensive cross-section of its innovative product portfolio with a total of seven mobile crushing and screening plants. High-performance machines and environmentally-compatible solutions for natural stone and recycling applications will be presented. The MOBICAT MC 120 Z PRO for demanding quarry …

Trimble introduce groundworks machine control system for drilling and piling

Trimble introduce groundworks machine control system for drilling and piling Trimble introduced today the Trimble Groundworks Machine Control System, a reliable and streamlined machine control solution for drilling and piling operations. The next generation system enables contractors to perform drilling and piling operations quickly, safely and accurately. “Engineered for ease of use, Trimble Groundworks features …

The case for machine operator training to achieve improved productivity and accountability

The case for machine operator training to achieve improved productivity and accountability Building landfills have become more complex and technologically sophisticated. Gone are the days when a smart owner could manage a site by pushing dirt over collected refuse. Back then, measurements were close approximations and quality was achieved through the skills and experience of …

Trimble announces HoloLens 2 tech for Construction, Manufacturing and Mining

Trimble announces HoloLens 2 tech for Construction, Manufacturing and Mining Trimble has announced a new wearable hard hat compatible device that enables workers in safety-controlled environments to access holographic information on the worksite—the Trimble® XR10 with HoloLens 2. In addition, an expanded set of Trimble software and services will be available to provide field-oriented workflows …

New Volvo Loaders arrive at Sheephill Quarry in Scotland

New Volvo Loaders arrive at Sheephill Quarry in Scotland Breaking with its traditional brand of loading shovel, Thompson Quarries, a division of William Thompson & Son (Dumbarton) Ltd has opted for a brace of Volvo L180H wheeled loaders for its quarrying activities for the first time. “Moving to the Volvo brand has been a great …

New Crafco program for Asphalt Manufacturers creates opportunities and revenue

New Crafco program for Asphalt Manufacturers creates opportunities and revenue Pavement preservation specialist Crafco has just released a new program for asphalt manufacturers. The Crafco HP Asphalt Cold Patch Producer Partner Program lets qualified companies produce and market bulk Crafco HP Asphalt Cold Patch at their own plants. Through this opportunity, asphalt manufacturers can generate …

VolvoCE partners with National Geographic on Sustainability Campaign

VolvoCE partners with National Geographic on Sustainability Campaign Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has joined forces with National Geographic to highlight a breath-taking project to save an endangered community against the threat of rising sea levels. Through a new collaboration that aligns with both companies’ joint values of creating a planet in balance, this new …

JCB’s new 1 tonne dumper becomes the industry’s safest

JCB’s new 1 tonne dumper becomes the industry’s safest At the Executive Hire Show, JCB launched a new 1-tonne site dumper which is set to become the safest machine in its class. Powered by a Tier 4 Final, EU stage V certified engine, the dumper was shown for the first time. The new 1T-2 model …

Topcon technology is integral to modern concrete paving

Topcon technology is integral to modern concrete paving Millimeter GPS raises the bar Beauty to behold for the concrete contractor is the smooth, uniform surface of freshly-paved concrete. For them, Concrete Gray is the color of choice in the 64 pack of crayons and nothing feels better than leaving a durable, quality finished concrete paved …

Relief for Central Sulawesi roads thanks to Volvo Pavers

Relief for Central Sulawesi roads thanks to Volvo Pavers Road contractor PT Sapta Unggul is relying on a ABG5820 paver from Volvo Construction Equipment to make the roads safer and more accessible in Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Since 2016, the ABG5820 has paved 124 kilometers of roads in the region. On September 28, 2018, Palu, Central …

The Brokk 200 packs the punch of a 3 ton demolition robot in a 2 ton package

The Brokk 200 packs the punch of a 3 ton demolition robot in a 2 ton package Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, introduced the Brokk 200, a new weight class of machine. The new model packs the power of a 3-ton Brokk machine into a 2-ton package. The Brokk 200 is …

Shell and MachineMax launch digital service for customers to maximise profitability

Shell and MachineMax launch digital service for customers to maximise profitability Shell and MachineMax have launched a new digital service that will help construction and mining companies to maximise the profitability of their off-highway fleets using smart sensors and next-generation analytics. Together the two companies plan to tackle a multibillion pound industry problem characterised by …

The new BENNINGHOVEN product philosophy

The new BENNINGHOVEN product philosophy New BENNINGHOVEN asphalt mixing plants incorporate a great deal of what BENNINGHOVEN has learnt about asphalt production and mixing plants since the 1960s. During this time, the company has developed on a continuous basis and is now one of the global leaders in the field. Combined since summer 2018 with the …

Caterpillar to “Rewrite the Rules” of the jobsite at Bauma 2019

Caterpillar to “Rewrite the Rules” of the jobsite at Bauma 2019 Caterpillar and its German dealer, Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH, will exhibit a wide range of equipment, technology, and services at bauma Munich, April 8-14, 2019. “Rewrite the Rules” is the Caterpillar theme, and displays will emphasize the renewed efficiencies and profitability that equipment users gain …

Two design prizes for HAMM Autonomous Roller F1 study

Two design prizes for HAMM Autonomous Roller F1 study In the past six months, HAMM AG has been accoladed with two design prizes for their “Autonomous Roller F1”, a study on autonomously operating rollers: The international Automotive Brand Contest 2018 jury awarded HAMM the label “Best of Best”. A short time later, the compaction specialists …

New ECO asphalt mixing plant from BENNINGHOVEN is a world first

New ECO asphalt mixing plant from BENNINGHOVEN is a world first Made in Germany, in use worldwide: ECO – the globetrotting asphalt mixing plant. Cost-efficient and effective transport, quick and easy to relocate, installed in next to no time. Benninghoven presents the new ECO system concept at bauma for the first time. The type ECO …

Hyundai Construction Equipment launches the mighty HX900 L Crawler Excavator

Hyundai Construction Equipment launches the mighty HX900 L Crawler Excavator Hyundai Construction Equipment has recently added a new heavy-line excavator to the HX line-up of machines  – the long anticipated HX900 L. This 90-tonne machine replaces the R800LC-9 model is designed for the demands of the European construction and quarry industries, it has been developed …

CASE Construction Equipment to showcase their heritage and innovation at Bauma

CASE Construction Equipment to showcase their heritage and innovation at Bauma Reflecting CASE’s approach to providing solutions for customers’ specific requirements, visitors will experience an application-based layout of the CASE Construction Equipment stand at Bauma 2019. Quarrying, recycling, urban construction and road-building will each have a dedicated area, with CASE showcasing a total of 15 …

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

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

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

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

The right data infrastructure is crucial for running of our roads

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Honda testing off-road autonomous ATV work vehicle

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

Bauxite mining in Guinea with Surface Miners maximizes profitability

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

JCB Teletruk enlisted for fire fighting and emergency rescue operations

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

New Brokk 170 offers 15 percent more power in compact build

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

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

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

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

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

Caterpillar announces two new ultra-class Mining Trucks

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

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

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

Austria’s Latschau Reservoir refurbished with Shell Bitumen

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

Plantworx Simulation Zone to feature high-tech training

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

The path to driverless cars is full of potholes

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

Liebherr showcasing their Construction Equipment at Bauma China 2018

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

Dolph Lundgren gives VolvoCE Excavators a workout

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

Mabey and Ekspan deliver award-winning Bromley Heath Viaduct refurbishment

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

The Future of Construction in America

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

Testing soils in construction

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

Slipform paving kerbs on AutoPilot

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

Volvo wheeled excavators available in US through Sourcewell and HGACBuy

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