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.
Automated grade control using GNSS signals has transformed how earthmoving contractors get work done. Through the engineering efforts of its innovators and developers, machine control technology has been improved and refined over the years.
It's not easy to manage a fleet of heavy and support equipment that stretches across many large jobsites across Canada. With hundreds of pieces of equipment and employees involved, tracking where units are, what servicing is needed, and so many more variables can be a monumental challenge.
Geotab has announced the availability of new partner solutions on the Geotab Marketplace. Strategically selected to improve business and driver productivity while helping fleets with regulatory compliance requirements, Descartes MacroPoint, Welltrax by Vertrax and HighJump Prophesy Dispatch TMS join a growing portfolio of mobile apps, software Add-Ins and hardware Add-Ons that enable Geotab customers to customize their fleet management.
In the digital age, the world is transforming at a rapid pace, especially in industry with the deployment of the Industrial Internet of Things. That's the same for Caterpillar customers and the industries they serve. Caterpillar is merging deep domain expertise with digital technologies to create solutions that help customers improve their business operations and better manage risk.
Compact Assist for Soil offers real-time guidance to the operator by displaying number of passes and Compaction Meter Value (CMV), showing operators the exact number of passes across the entire work area, as well as whether those areas have reached sufficient compaction. This real-time guidance ensures operators of any skill level will easily spot gaps in coverage and won't spend time on unnecessary passes once the soil is sufficiently compacted.
Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Geotab No. 212 on the 29th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Maclean's magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.
Power management company Eaton has added a host of features to its IntelliConnect suite of connected solutions to help fleet customers reduce truck-down situations and better prepare for preventative maintenance. IntelliConnect gives fleets advanced notice that a vehicle may be having an issue, and the new features are now available on the Geotab Marketplace as an integrated solution to help fleets better manage their assets.
While disastrous flooding has caused closures on major roads, frontage lanes and exits during one of the nation's costliest disasters, Geotab is providing insight to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The global leader in smart transportation and telematics technology has launched a time-lapse map, which will be updated weekly, to track commercial fleet activity in Houston and surrounding cities.
Heavy construction has come a long way when it comes to grade control and measurement. Gone are the days when ensuring an excavation was progressing correctly involved a surveyor with a grade rod manually checking slopes throughout the project.
All Freightliner Trucks and Western Star customers with an active Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services subscription now have access to the Detroit Connect portal. The portal is a hub for new and future connectivity services such as Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic service, for Detroit-powered fleets. With the introduction of the new Detroit Connect portal, fleets have access to a variety of vehicle performance data right at their fingertips to empower them to make the best decisions for their business.
Construction software developer HCSS announces the release of its new electronic logging solution to help construction companies meet the December 2017 deadline to become Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliant. This mandate requires drivers who currently use Hours of Service (HOS) paper logbooks to switch to electronic logging with approved electronic logging devices (ELDs) by December 18, 2017.
CASE Construction Equipment has introduced the all-new SiteControl CoPilot powered by Leica Geosystems. Available factory-installed or as a retrofit on select CASE M Series dozers, the CoPilot system bridges the gap between automatic and indicate-only systems and offers a cost-effective entry into 2D and 3D machine control technology.
Originally debuted at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 with a limited-time enrollment offer, ActiveCare Direct is now available free for one year on new purchases of a wide range of Volvo Construction Equipment models. With ActiveCare Direct, Volvo provides customers with 24/7/365 active machine monitoring, as well as monthly fleet utilization reports to allow customers to spend more time making informed fleet management decisions and less time sorting through data and alarm codes. When a machine requires attention, Volvo alerts the local dealer so they can respond quickly — and the customer's operation continues to run smoothly.
Perkins has launched the world's first low cost engine level telematics device - the Perkins SmartCap. The company, which is celebrating its 85th anniversary, proudly unveiled its latest innovation, a ‘smart' oil cap, which can be used on new and existing Perkins mechanical and electronic engines.
The John Deere Machine Health Monitoring Center is changing how the manufacturer and its dealers analyze data and proactively support customers through mainstream technology. A similarly named, but dealer-driven component of this service, is the Machine Monitoring Center. It was launched at CONEXPO where a simulated monitoring centre showed what John Deere dealers are doing everyday - monitoring machines and reacting and responding more efficiently to critical issues that can result in costly downtime.