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Are all excavators the same?

Among the top brands, many believe all excavators are the same. But when you look closely, you can spot the small differences in design that add up to huge differences in productivity and efficiency — differences that can boost your profitability. 


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Western Global expands support for clients seeking custom fuel solutions

Western Global's Fuel Solutions Group is a dedicated team of engineering, compliance and project management professionals who specialize in the design, assembly and installation of turnkey solutions for large operations requiring fuel storage and dispensing.

Western Global's newly formed Fuel Solutions Group offers dedicated resources and a simple process for complex projects involving fuel storage and dispensing. By continually focusing on the end-user, Western Global's product engineers have created fuel tanks with multiple worldwide approvals that can be used in nearly every fuelling application and at any location.

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Reconditioned equipment: the right option for your fleet?

Growing a fleet of telehandlers and aerial work platforms (AWPs) or simply maintaining an existing fleet to meet demand requires financial resources. When resources are limited, reconditioned equipment might be the way to go - either purchasing reconditioned equipment or arranging for a vendor to recondition equipment in your fleet. Both scenarios come with benefits beyond affordably expanding your fleet.

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Bridgestone to showcase intelligent off-the-road tire solutions at AGG1 2018

Bridgestone Americas will showcase its portfolio of off-the-road (OTR) products and technologies at the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association Aggregates Academy and Expo (AGG1) and World of Asphalt 2018 Show and Conference, March 6-8 in Houston at booth #1352.  Bridgestone will demonstrate how the company's intelligent products, integrated technologies and best-in-class services work together to improve productivity and lower total cost of ownership for its customers.

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Bridgestone to display PressureStat for first time at World of Asphalt

Bridgestone to display PressureStat for first time at World of Asphalt

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) will showcase its portfolio of off-the-road (OTR) products and technologies at the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association Aggregates Academy and Expo (AGG1) and World of Asphalt 2018 Show and Conference, March 6-8 in Houston at booth #1352. A leader in the construction and aggregates tire industry, Bridgestone will demonstrate how the company's intelligent products, integrated technologies and best-in-class services work together to improve productivity and lower total cost of ownership for its customers.

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8 points to consider when purchasing equipment

Hubbard Construction Company utilizes data to manage and optimize their fleet and productivity.

With some 1,500 pieces of equipment – nearly 400 of them heavy equipment – Florida-based highway specialist contractor Hubbard Construction Company has adopted an 8-point selection process in a bid to boost machine productivity. John Sharp is the company's experienced Group Equipment Director. 

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Western Global portable fuel station can be configured with in-cabinet or out-of-cabinet solution

Western Global's Fuel Island features integrated, cloud-based remote monitoring equipment for accurate tracking of fuel consumption.

Western Global's Fuel Island is a ready-to-use, portable fuel station ideal for commercial fleet refuelling. The Fuel Island is a self-contained fuel station with remote monitoring technology. It pairs Western Global's TransTank fuel tanks with the necessary components and equipment to create a turnkey solution that can be deployed immediately. With its integrated, cloud-based remote monitoring equipment, fuel consumption can be accurately tracked, saving time and resources for the distributor and end user.

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Bridgestone PressureStat tire pressure monitoring system for OTR tires

Bridgestone's newly released PressureStat tire pressure management system is easy to install and use.

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) is expanding its portfolio of technology solutions with PressureStat, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) launched for off-the-road (OTR) tires in the construction, quarry, underground hard rock and port industries. The PressureStat system is easy to use and provides instant access to important tire pressure and temperature data, allowing customers to accurately manage tire pressure on a real-time basis.

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Traxon gear oil line from Petro-Canada Lubricants expands to add new synthetic

Traxon gear oil line from Petro-Canada Lubricants expands to add new synthetic

Petro-Canada Lubricants has announced its TRAXON gear oil line has now expanded to include TRAXON Synthetic MTF 75W-80. This is a premium performance commercial vehicle manual transmission fluid, formulated to provide extended drain capability (up to 400,000 km or 250,000 miles), deliver all-weather protection, and reduce maintenance costs. The new product is recommended for extended drain service in heavy duty (class 6, 7, and 8) manual transmissions, and has been fully approved by Volvo and Mack for use in their synchronized automated manual transmission applications (Volvo I-Shift and Mack mDRIVE).

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Air Lift Company Universal Air Spring Spacers for lifted pickup trucks

Air Lift Universal Air Spring Spacers.

Air Lift Company has debuted a new product line specifically for drivers of lifted trucks looking for load support solutions. For drivers of lifted pickups, the modified suspension dynamics often compromise the towing and hauling capabilities of the vehicle. When placing a lift kit on a pickup, either the body of the truck will be raised or the height of the suspension components will be changed. These changes raise issues for drivers who are looking for load support solutions, as the additional height of the components is not supported.

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Winner named in FLO Components 40th Anniversary giveaway

Thomas Steckel, of Guelph, ON, was the third and final winner of Flo Components' 40th Anniversary giveaway.

Automatic Greasing Systems specialist FLO Components Ltd.'s announces the winner of the third and final draw in its 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest. Gabriel Lopez, Marketing Specialist at FLO announced; "Thomas Steckel of Guelph, Ontario is the final lucky winner in our anniversary celebration contest. Thomas' name was drawn randomly from all eligible entries and he successfully answered a skill testing question." 

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