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Montabert debuts SC 36 hydraulic rock breaker at World of Concrete 2019

by Thingz 2 Do In
At its World of Concrete booth this week, Montabert showcased its new SC 36, one of the company’s nine SC-Series hydraulic rock breakers. Weighing in at 805 pounds, the SC 36 features “fully-enclosed, sound-proof cradles to minimize harmful vibrations, limit jobsite noise and protect working parts from dust and debris,” according to a press release. Like most of the SC-Series lineup, the SC 36 is available with blunt, pyramidal and chisel tools. The SC-Series of breakers are designed for use with skid steers, backhoes and mini excavators weighing between 2,200 and 30,850 pounds. Montabert says the design of the breakers […]

Ram reveals 2019 Heavy Duty Sport pickups

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Ram Trucks is contining the roll-out of its new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks with the debut of the Sport package. The new Sport package features a monochromatic design theme with body color bumpers, door handles and grille surround. Sport is available in 12 colors, including Billet Silver, Patriot Blue and Diamond Black Crystal. Related Ram unveils 2019 2500, 3500 Laramie Longhorn trucks After revealing the refreshed design and huge power of its latest heavy duty pickups two weeks ago, Ram has announced details surrounding its top of … The 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 Sport include an all-black interior […]

Volvo Construction Equipment sales up 27% in 2018, 21% in 4Q

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Calling 2018 its “strongest year ever,” Volvo Construction Equipment saw an overall sales increase of 27 percent in the last year, compared to the previous year. Fourth quarter results were also strong, with sales up 21 percent compared to the same period in 2017. The company cites growth in both machine and service businesses as the underlying reason for the increases, along with increased demand from construction, infrastructure and mining in all major markets. Volvo CE also says it helped parent company Volvo Group achieve record results in 2018. During the fourth quarter, net sales increased to SEK 20,238 million […]

Cat sales jump 20% in 2018: Record profit per share, but stock dives

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Cat 336 There seemed to be a disconnect Monday, January 28: Caterpillar announced record profits per share for the fourth quarter 2018 and the full year, but its stock plummeted about 9 percent during the day. The company announced that sales and revenues were up 11 percent for the fourth quarter and up 20 percent for the full year. It also saw its highest adjusted profit per share in company history at $11.22 – a 63 percent increase over 2017. “It was a great year for Caterpillar,” said Chief Financial Officer Andrew Bonfield in a company video. “…Fantastic performance across the […]

Bobcat’s new Bob-Dock hydraulic attachment mounting system allows you to stay in the cab when changing attachments

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Bobcat’s Bob-Dock hydraulic attachment mounting system is designed to offer operators an easy repeatable way to connect hydraulic compact loader attachments without leaving their seat. It was unveiled during last week’s World of Concrete show. “Bob-Dock is the next evolution of the attachment exchange system,” says Jason Boerger, Bobcat marketing manager, a pathway that has evolved from the Bob-Tach and Power Bob-Tach systems. “While these have been great, users still need to get out of the cab to hook up hoses on hydraulic attachments,” Boerger continues. “The Bob-Dock lets you connect these attachments – even those that are not Bobcat […]

As North American demand for tiltrotators grows, early adopters tout their versatility

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Extra: Tiltrotator user videos, social media Posting videos of what can be accomplished with a tiltrotator is a natural for some end users. Manufacturers have realized this and even equipped contractors with Go Pro cameras to share their experiences. Here are a few we’ve run across:  “Spreading roadbase is no longer a chore” by The Landscape Machine (Trevor Lott, LSL Alpine Enterprise, Alpine, Utah) “Cat 316F + Engcon Tiltrotator Backfilling” by The Dirt Ninja (Tom Gardocki)   “Takeuchi TB290 & Engcon EC 209 tiltrotator” by Bob Berkhout (details his second day with the tiltrotator) For other videos and social media discussions start with the […]

Komatsu America-owned dealers to sell BOMAG road equipment

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BOMAG Americas and Komatsu America say Komatsu’s six company-owned dealerships have entered into a new arrangement for the sale and support of BOMAG compaction, milling, paving and reclaiming/stabilizing equipment for roadbuilding and other construction markets. The dealerships are Edward Ehrbar, Komatsu Equipment Company, Komatsu Northeast, Komatsu Southwest, Midlantic Machinery and Pine Bush Equipment. The new dealers will serve BOMAG customers in the states of Connecticut (Fairfield County), Delaware, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, southern New York, Utah, Wyoming and in Texas, the El Paso market. The collaboration, which has just taken effect, unites two companies with complimentary products and a […]

Ford to introduce electric, hybrid F-Series truck models

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Ford’s iconic F-150 is going electric. Ford’s president of global markets, Jim Farley, announced today at the Deutsche Bank Global Automotive Conference in Detroit that the best-selling F-Series line-up will be offered in electric and hybrid models. “We’re going to be electrifying the F-Series — battery electric and hybrid,” Farley told conference attendees at the MGM Grand according to the Detroit Free Press. Equipment World sister publication Hard Working Trucks later confirmed through Ford that its plans for electrification include adding an all-electric powertrain option for the F-150. “We are working on an all-electric F-150 as a new way to better serve […]

Mack debuts mDRIVE automatic transmission in concrete pumper truck configuration

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The big news from Mack Trucks at this year’s World of Concrete is that the company will now offer it’s relatively new mDRIVE HD automated transmission in a Mack TerraPro cabover pumper truck configuration. The mDRIVE features a split shaft transmission rather than taking auxiliary power off an engine- or transmission-mounted PTO. This produces more torque than conventional auxiliary drives, which, as you might guess, is just what a concrete pumper needs. Introduced in 2014 for Mack highway trucks and last year in the Mack Granite line of trucks, the mDRIVE is mated to an 11-literMack MP7 engine. The engine […]

Genie to host free “Ask Me Anything” event Jan. 29-Feb. 1

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  New telehandlers roll off Genie’s assembly line October 17 in Oklahoma City. Photo by Don McLoud To help rental stores better understand how data can create value and drive business growth, Genie is inviting customers to ask questions and get answers about accessing, utilizing and leverage data during its upcoming “Ask Me Anything” (AME) event, January 29 through February 1, 2019. The event will start with a special announcement on January 29th at 1 p.m. Eastern Time or 10 a.m. Pacific Time, streaming on the Genie Aerial Pros AMA Event page, with the AMA following immediately after. Before the […]