Deutz Corporation is exhibiting January 23 to 26 at World of Concrete 2018 in Las Vegas. Among the engines that Deutz will be showcasing this year from its extensive range are the TCD 2.9, TCD 3.6 and TCD 4.1 models, which have been big successes in the U.S. market. The compact TD 3.6 Power Pack for mobile machinery will be particularly interesting to customers who prefer a ready-to-install solution.
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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas hosted its annual North American dealer meeting last week in conjunction with the 2018 Associated Equipment Distributors Summit in Las Vegas. Dealer personnel representing more than 100 of Hyundai's 170-plus locations across North America gathered for the event, which was designed to celebrate the brand's rapid growth in the region.
EquipmentWatch has announced the winners of the 2018 Highest Retained Value Awards - the industry's only award based on residual values of heavy equipment. Awards in each category were given to the model/series projected to retain the highest percentage of its original value after a five-year period based on the comprehensive EquipmentWatch market activity database.
The Mack Anthem is not only turning heads on the highway, it's grabbing the attention of LEGO fans of all ages with a new 2,595-piece LEGO Technic Mack Anthem building set. With exceptional attention to detail, the LEGO Technic Mack Anthem accurately recreates the new highway hero's bold yet aerodynamic design. In addition to the Mack Anthem, the set can also be used to create a fully functional Mack LR front loader refuse model.
At the official opening of GM Canada's new Canadian Technical Centre (CTC) in Markham, the company announced the GM Canada STEM Fund, a C$1.8 million commitment for educational programs to encourage students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and inspire the next generation of Canadian technology innovators.
SDS/2 has a building information modelling solution, SDS/2 Concrete, that enables multiple users to simultaneously build virtual concrete structures. The software's specialized tools allow for automated placement of reinforcing steel in the concrete. Users can automatically generate detailed bending and placing schedules, as well as placement drawings, from 3-D model information, saving time over traditional 2-D workflows.
John Deere will have a strong emphasis on SmartGrade technology, which has been added to the new 104-hp 650K crawler dozer, joining the 700K, 750K and 850K. The integrated Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade Control System improves jobsite accuracy and work quality, delivering precise grading performance while eliminating vulnerable external masts and cables.
GOMACO will have several of their curb and gutter machines on display at World of Concrete 2018, including the Commander IIIx, 3300, GT-3600 and GT-3200. GOMACO says that their curb and gutter machines are chosen more than any others due to their industry-leading technology, proprietary G+ control system, and versatility in their product line. G+ and its industry-leading technology is the control system for all of GOMACO's concrete paving equipment.
Liebherr and KAMAZ have marked the start of production of the companies' mutually-developed 6-cylinder inline diesel engines, a process that began in 2014 when KAMAZ and Liebherr signed a cooperation agreement for the development of a new range of 6-cylinder in-line diesel engines with power output ranging from 300 to 520 kW (400 to 700 hp).
Danfoss Power Solutions debuted its ground-breaking autonomous capabilities with a technology demonstration at AGRITECHNICA in Hanover, Germany. DAVIS — Danfoss Autonomous Vehicle Integration System, a flexible technology solution — will allow OEMs to add autonomous characteristics to their off-highway machines.
Cooper Equipment Rentals has acquired Modern Industrial Rentals. Established in 1978, Modern Rentals is a construction and industrial equipment rental company that services Southern Alberta from its branches in Calgary and Medicine Hat. Modern Rentals offers quality, late model equipment that is supported by a highly experienced team of rental professionals.
Trail King Industries is expanding its worldwide dealer network. The company recently added twelve new dealers to its network including three in Canada.
- Competition Trailer Sales Inc. – Calgary, Alberta
- CanadaTransit Quebec – Quebec, Canada
- Querel Trailers – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
- Young Truck Trailer – Nebraska
- Lucky's Trailer Sales, Inc – North Carolina
- Arrow Trailer and Equipment Company – Illinois
- Pee Dee Trailer Sales – South Carolina
- Preferred Lowboys, Dallas – Texas
- TNT – Missouri
- 5 Star – New England
- Penn Jersey – Pennsylvania
- Blanchard – South Carolina & Georgia
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. has appointed two new executives in their sales and distribution/marketing departments. Tom Owen has been appointed vice president of National Construction Equipment Sales, and will be responsible for leading the team that reaches and supports equipment customers whose jobsites and business scope extends across North America. Stan Park has been named vice president of Distribution/Marketing, and will handle the teams in charge of building and supporting Hyundai's growing dealer network and overall marketing efforts.