As for reman engines being matched to transmissions, axles and other key components to ensure quality and performance, Krawczak notes, “To ensure quality and performance, the engines are remanufactured to the same OE performance and quality specifications as new which ensures compatibility with other key components such as axles and transmissions.”
Most OE companies offer an excellent line of reman parts that do not compromise quality and provide substantial cost savings over new. Such programs boast of quality since in most – if not all – instances (depending on the application), the internal components used are the same that would be in a new unit from the assembly line. The OE traditionally operates the reman line in-house or it is trusted to a respected supplier.
When activated, the revolutionary SkyGuard system stops all functions in use at the time, then temporarily reverses or undoes most functions that were in use when the system was activated. This reverse functionality is the only feature of its kind in the market.
“This is another step forward for JLG in its ongoing effort to enhance our products. After working to continuously improve SkyGuard, JLG has now made it a standard feature and is included in the price of the machine,” said Paul Kreutzwiser, global category director, AWPs, JLG Industries, Inc. “As always, JLG will look to further improve on all of its access equipment and will continue to be an industry leader in the field.”
SkyGuard can be activated from a variety of angles and provides additional protection without impeding or reducing the work envelope of the boom lift. Nor does it increase the boom lift platform profile or limit the use of the platform. The system resets with a cycling foot switch or e-stop, and with no moveable parts, it eliminates the need for scheduled or additional maintenance. SkyGuard kits are available to customers for specific models of boom lifts ordered prior to 2017.
JLG has introduced AccessReady, the newest addition to its expanding portfolio of operator training programs.
AccessReady is a program designed to train operators to use JLG and competitive model aerial work platforms (AWPs) and telehandlers safely and efficiently.
“The AccessReady portal connects instructors who have successfully participated and graduated from one of JLG’s three Train-the-Trainer programs with equipment rental companies, owners and operators,” said Rick Smith, senior director global product training at JLG Industries, Inc. “By enlisting the help of these qualified instructors, JLG end-user customers can comply with legal requirements regarding operator training. The program is not brand specific. It will train operators on specific categories of equipment such as AWPs or telehandlers.”
For JLG end-user customers, this means a jobsite where operators are properly trained in safe operating procedures per OSHA and ANSI standards, helping to mitigate the potential for injury. It also equips construction companies, general contractors, and operators with proof of training from a recognized leader in the industry, proof that is often required to work on construction sites.
Operators who complete the training will be qualified for three years for telehandlers and indefinitely for AWPs. Once completing the required training, trainees can order JLG-branded operator ID cards through the AccessReady portal as proof of qualification. In addition, operators, rental companies, and contractors will be able to track their required familiarization with JLG equipment through the AccessReady app. This app will also allow users to track their familiarization on each model an operator will control, as part of its 2018 standards.
Equipment owners and renters can choose either a classroom or online option to complete their training.
For those who select the classroom option, the AccessReady program helps them locate JLG-qualified instructors in their area. Qualified instructors can provide operator training to the customers or employees of an independent rental center or equipment dealer, or directly to a company who owns a fleet of access equipment. Classes can be at the trainee’s location or another mutually agreed upon site.
The online class option includes an e-learning course and an area-based option to locate a JLG-qualified instructor to handle the hands-on evaluation necessary to complete operator certification.
Trainers who participate in AccessReady will have access to the JLG learning management system (LMS), including a variety of online learning tools, such as evaluations and forms, as well as the ability to track and maintain training records via the portal.
The JLG network of trainers continues to grow as more trainers complete the JLG Train-the-Trainer programs. Once qualified, trainers opt into the program, making it easy for operators to locate trainers in their area. “We always encourage our customers to periodically check the AccessReady portal for the most up-to-date listings,” said Smith.
Peterbilt has named The Peterbilt Store, which has 15 locations in seven states, as its North American Dealer of the Year, citing the dealership’s “outstanding fleet sales and support, excellent PACCAR MX engine sales and territory acquisition.”
The award was presented during Peterbilt’s annual two-day Dealer Meeting that includes presentations and break sessions.
“The Peterbilt Store has been an outstanding PACCAR partner since they joined the Peterbilt family, and it’s an absolute pleasure to present them with Peterbilt’s highest honor, one that is truly earned and deserved,” says Kyle Quinn, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR senior vice president. “The Peterbilt Store is committed to achieving day-to-day excellence, and the results have been realized in sales growth and customer satisfaction.”
“We are honored to be recognized for our investments and efforts focused on enhancing our customers’ experience,” says John Arscott, The Peterbilt Store president and CEO. “Our exceptional team is skilled, hardworking, and committed to ensuring that our customers receive outstanding service and value at The Peterbilt Store.”
Peterbilt also recognized its top-performing dealer groups with Best in Class awards, which are based on a combination of “Peterbilt’s Standard of Excellence scores, financial performance, parts and service performance and utilization of PACCAR training and programs.”
Winners and dealer principles include:
- The Larson Group (Glenn Larson)
- Peterbilt Manitoba (Doug Danylchuk)
- Performance Peterbilt (Nathan Ried)
- Hunter Peterbilt (Jeff Hunter)
- Camions Excellence Peterbilt (Nicole Lussier)
- Western Peterbilt (Edward Dobbs)
- Rush Enterprises (Rusty Rush)
- Stahl Peterbilt (Eddy Stahl)
- JX Enterprises (Eric Jorgensen)
- TransDiff Peterbilt de Quebec (Pierre Pouliot)
- Peterbilt Pacific (Jim Schroeder)
- Jackson Group (Blake Jackson)
- Allstate Peterbilt Group (Don Larson and Jeff Vanthournout)
First Class Service Excellence Dealer of the Year
Receiving this award was Peterbilt Manitoba, which had the highest comprehensive dealer group score.
“Whether it’s advanced diagnostic equipment to assess and repair problems quickly or highly skilled technicians who know your application and vehicle, the Peterbilt dealership network sets the bar high when it comes to maximizing our customers’ uptime,” says Mike Conroy, Director of Field Service. “The First Class Service Excellence Award recognizes the best of the best, and is a true testament to Peterbilt of Manitoba and their commitment to customer satisfaction.”
“We are proud to receive the First Class Service Excellence award from Peterbilt,” says Doug Danylchuk, dealer principle of Peterbilt Manitoba. “Our team recognizes the importance of servicing our customers and providing premium care for the PACCAR MX engines. Measuring the service performance of dealer groups within the Peterbilt network makes us all rise to the occasion and improve our customers’ experiences.”
TRP Dealer of the Year
Peterbilt of Atlanta was named the TRP Dealer of the Year for “exceptional sales performance and customer service.” The dealership also was cited for opening a TRP all makes parts store in Conley, Georgia in 2016.
“Just as TRP Parts surpass expectations for quality, dependability and value, exceeding customer expectations is a priority for the entire Peterbilt of Atlanta team,” says Scott Pearson, Dealer Principal of Peterbilt of Atlanta. “We must maximize our customers’ uptime, which involves maintaining a well-stocked inventory of high-quality, cost-effective TRP aftermarket products for all makes.”
“Peterbilt of Atlanta’s TRP growth was outstanding,” says Peyton Harrell, Director of Dealer Network Development. “They committed to early installation of new product lines and proved to be focused on connecting customers with high-performance TRP products. We congratulate them on their success.”
Medium Duty Dealer of the Year
Peterbilt named Coast Counties Peterbilt of California its Medium Duty Dealer of the Year for “outstanding medium duty sales and medium duty market share.”
Craig Archer, dealer principal, says the dealership achieved 125 percent of its sales goals with more than 300 medium-duty units sold in 2016, resulting in 18 percent market share.
“We strive to be a complete solutions provider for all of our customers, and this award serves as validation for the hard work and commitment of the entire Coast Counties team to achieve maximum customer satisfaction,” Archer says. “Our sales and service of medium-duty vehicles, as well as our strong PacLease franchise, provide our customers with unique solutions to their business requirements.”
“Peterbilt’s medium duty vehicle lineup is designed to ensure superior performance, durability and operational efficiency for a diverse customer base in a variety of market segments and applications,” says Scott Chowaniec, Peterbilt General Sales Manager of Vocational and Medium Duty Sales. “Coast Counties Peterbilt has done an outstanding job of matching these customers to a custom solution, as well as providing the aftermarket support necessary to achieve unparalleled levels of customer satisfaction.”
PACCAR MX Engine Dealer of the Year
Camions Excellence Peterbilt is the Peterbilt PACCAR MX Engine Dealer of the Year, named so for its “superior commitment and support of the MX engine.”
“We are proud to achieve recognition that pays tribute to our entire Excellence Peterbilt team,” says Nicole Lussier, president and dealer principal. “Our sales and service personnel are dedicated to ensuring that the customers who purchase MX engines fully realize the benefits of the MX ownership experience.”
North American Parts and Service Dealer of the Year
Peterbilt named The Larson Group its 2016 North American Parts and Service Dealer of the year.
“Every member of our team is committed to creating an unparalleled ownership experience for our customers, and that includes maximizing their uptime and minimizing their costs for the entire life of their truck,” says Glenn Larson, president and dealer principal. “We will continue to invest in the skilled technicians, technologies and training that ensure that our customers’ expectations are not only met, but exceeded. It is that commitment that has resulted in the honor of being named the Peterbilt Parts and Service Dealer for 2016.”
Founded in 1987, The Larson Group added three new locations in 2016, for a total of 19 locations in eight states, as well as six new outside sales staff personnel
DroneDeply announces it is collaborating with CNH Industrial to offer a new drone data package called PLM Drone Data Manager, which can help farmers collect aerial data mapping for their operation. Ideally, the technology can help uncover any number of in-season opportunities, such as adjusting a fertilizer program on the go or identifying pests or analyzing plant counts and stand establishment.
“Farmers and producers may not be able to control certain environmental conditions, but drones are an efficient way to mitigate crop health issues and improve yields,” according to Scott Lumish, vice president of business development at DroneDeploy. “The benefits of being able to survey both the 10,000-foot view of fields, as well as zoom in to inches above the plants, are incredibly powerful.”
With DroneDeploy’s software, users can fly a field, create maps and view those maps with a variety of filters on the same day. Owners have the ability to easily share this data and analysis with their trusted advisors. The software is compatible with both Apple and Android devices.
The package is available at more than 1,000 New Holland and Case IH dealerships. The bundle includes a one-year subscription to DroneDeploy’s software, a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone with RGB camera and additional drone accessories.
HIPOWER SYSTEMS, a manufacturer of power-generation and power distribution equipment in the U.S. and Canada, today announced it will be showcasing its portable generators and other equipment at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, March 7-11, 2017 in Las Vegas. The company's exhibit will be at Booth B8205 in the Bronze Lot, which is located on the south end of the Convention Center adjacent to South Road.
The display will include diesel generators with engines from John Deere and Yanmar, as well as one of HIPOWER SYSTEMS' clean-burning, energy efficient Waukesha natural gas generators.
"For construction-related industries, from mining to utilities and beyond, dependability and longevity of power supply is paramount," said HIPOWER SYSTEMS President Rafael Acosta. "We are pleased to have the opportunity to showcase our top-quality, field-proven equipment for the benefit of attendees."
Although HIPOWER SYSTEMS' parent firm, HIMOINSA, entered the U.S. market barely a decade ago, the company's equipment has already gained a stellar reputation for being reliable in the harshest of conditions, with designs that facilitate easy maintenance, portability, parallel configurations, and other high-demand features.
"As a leading global manufacturer, HIPOWER SYSTEMS offers a full line of power products—from prime portable power systems and industrial standby generators to power distribution equipment, cables and accessories—something for everyone at this show," said Josh Mosko, HIPOWER SYSTEMS VP of Sales & Marketing. "We look forward to speaking with clients and attendees to discuss how we can add value and engineer a solution to meet their needs and the needs of their customers with reliable, quality equipment."
For the show, the company selected generators in a broad range of power ratings, from 40 to 408 KW. All are powered by radiator-cooled, EPA-compliant* industrial engines driving a four-pole, three-phase alternator with IP23 protection. Display models are built with HIPOWER SYSTEMS' industry-leading enclosures, which feature compact footprints, sound dampening, oil-resistant, washable rock-wool insulation, watertight, easy-access doors, and convenient power distribution panels with Camlok connectors and receptacles. All are also NEMA 3R and/or NEMA 4X, UL50 rated, making them perfectly suited to the rigors of outdoor usage.
Generators on Display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG:
HRYW-50: Rated at 40 KW prime, the HRYW-50 is powered by a reliable Yanmar industrial diesel engine and certified by the Canadian Standards Association. It measures approximately 3' x 7' and weighs 2600 pounds.
HRJW-145: Rated at 117 KW prime, the HRJW-145 is powered by a top-rated John Deere diesel engine and certified by the Canadian Standards Association. It measures approximately 4' x 9' and weighs 5300 pounds.
HRJW-205: Rated at 165 KW prime, the HRJW-165 is powered by a top-rated John Deere diesel engine and certified by the Canadian Standards Association. It measures approximately 4' x 11' and weighs 6800 pounds.
HRNG-510: Rated at 408 KW prime, the HRNG-510 is powered by a super-energy-efficient, EPA certified, Waukesha industrial gaseous engine, making it both environmentally friendly and cost-effective to operate. It measures approximately 7' x 19' and weighs 23,000 pounds.
*Engines meet or exceed specifications for current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) non-road exhaust emissions regulations.
About HIPOWER SYSTEMS
HIPOWER SYSTEMS (a division of Himoinsa, S.L.; a member of the YANMAR Co. Ltd group of companies) is the principal supplier of power distribution and prime, standalone power-generation equipment and packages to the U.S. and Canadian markets, serving the Residential, Commercial and Industrial sectors including the Agriculture, Telecommunications, Health Care and Oil & Gas Industries. The company builds and customizes backup generators, diesel generators, natural gas generators and alternative bi-fuel generator sets from 8 KW to 3 MW with a complete range of accessories, including automatic transfer switches, paralleling switchgear, UL tanks, enclosures and power distribution equipment.
In North America and throughout the globe, our rental packages and power distribution equipment are recognized as the best power solution source for emergency and disaster relief. For more information, visit http://www.hipowersystems.com.
Case Construction Equipment will unveil the “Team Rubicon Disaster Response SV340” at Conexpo. It’s a special edition of the company’s SV340 skid steer loader, and will be used to promote the Case partnership with Team Rubicon, as well as for training and support events throughout the country.
Team Rubicon, in partnership with Case, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Wildlife Refuge System, has trained a core group of certified operators to instruct volunteers in proper equipment operation. Case has donated equipment and training resources to the non-profit veteran-based disaster response organization, and Team Rubicon, along with Case equipment, has been deployed to numerous disaster response and community service projects across North America.
In addition, Case will donate more than $175,000 in materials to Habitat for Humanity from the company's exhibit at the show. This includes 40,000 square feet of carpeting and padding, and 5,634 square feet of finished plywood paneling. Habitat for Humanity, a leading global nonprofit that works in more than 1,400 communities throughout the United States and 70 countries worldwide, will put the materials to use on home-building projects throughout the U.S.
The Team Rubicon Disaster Response SV340 features a guarding package that includes a heavy-duty bumper, rear grille guard, sweeps with a center screen, front light guards, side window guards, and intake screens. An additional 10 LED lights have been added (four rear, four forward and two lower, side-facing) for increased visibility and work zone awareness, and a four-corner strobe kit has been integrated into a custom roof rack. The custom roof rack is built to hold a shovel, demolition axe, and chainsaw, and also has recovery straps and rigging. The machine stands out with a sleek gray finish and high-visibility safety paint accents, and rides on heavy-duty pneumatic tires.
“The special-edition SV340 embodies the sense of community service, patriotism, and veteran workforce development that is at the core of the relationship between Case and Team Rubicon,” says John Dotto, brand marketing manager for Case.
In conjunction with its Habitat for Humanity donation, Case has partnered with exhibit provider Steelhead Productions to deploy a booth structure that will be reused by other vendors for future events, and all marketing materials, signage, and branding from the booth will be repurposed at Case facilities and dealerships throughout North America. The company says its goal is to leave almost zero impact on landfills and waste services from its exhibit at one of the world’s largest trade shows.
“Sustainability is a top priority for our company, and trade shows place a heavy burden on landfill space,” says Athena Campos, senior director of marketing at Case. “Giving back to the community is also core to our brand and our people. This initiative combines both efforts where we can reduce our wasteful footprint and simultaneously supply Habitat for Humanity with much-needed supplies for building new homes.”
JLG Industries unveiled its AccessReady operator-training portal at The Rental Show, and took the opportunity to review the company’s extensive support offerings – including multiple equipment options, parts, service and training opportunities – throughout the lifecycle of its access and lifting equipment.
The brand experience starts with the purchase of a machine, be it new, through JLG’s used equipment website www.jlgused.com or via a private sale. Certified, pre-owned equipment is available from JLG and is the first program of its kind in the access industry.
Three parts options offer a three-tiered approach to make JLG a single-source resource to JLG customers and those with mixed fleets:
- JLG Genuine
- JLG Reman
- And a brand-new line of competitive brand parts to be launched at CONEXPO 2017. This.
The first of two Parts Distribution Centers (PDC) planned for 2017 will open in the Las Vegas area next month. The second will be in Atlanta and open later this year. These two, strategic locations have been selected based on geography and transportation systems to ensure quick delivery of JLG parts to customers across the country. All parts offerings can be ordered online by customers or through a retail order hotline at 877-JLG-LIFT. Additional locations are planned to open in 2018.
JLG opened its exclusive customer training center and proving grounds in McConnellsburg, PA, in 2014. The company has steadily grown its range of on-site and online training opportunities. Customers can choose among a variety of courses to become a certified operator or operator trainer for AWP’s and telehandlers. The courses can be taken at the training center or locally.
AccessReady is the newest JLG training platform. The system is designed to connect operators who want to use JLG and competitive model AWPs and telehandlers safely and efficiently with JLG qualified trainers in their area. AccessReady trains operators on specific categories of equipment such as AWPs or telehandlers and is not brand specific. Any operator who successfully completes the training is qualified for three years on telehandlers and indefinitely for AWPs.
The company offers a factory reconditioning program to extend a machine’s lifecycle. The 11-day process restores the machine to its original specification, inside and out. Factory-trained experts follow strict guidelines and use genuine parts to deliver fully inspected, like-new equipment with a best-in-class warranty.
A strong service arm with 71 customer support service centers and 400 trained technicians across the U.S. and Canada ensures optimal uptime and productivity. Each location is fully equipped to perform light and heavy repairs, contract and preventive maintenance, as well as inspections. One hundred and fifty mobile service vehicles are dispatched on demand for field repair work to keep machines on the job site.
“JLG’s comprehensive offering is unrivaled in the access industry – reinforcing our commitment to the customer from the day of purchase until the end of a machine’s lifecycle,” said Jonathan Dawley, global vice president, aftermarket at JLG Industries, Inc. “Our end-to-end solutions ensure JLG customers receive the best service and support, wherever they are located, with the ultimate goal of reducing total cost of ownership and gaining optimal resale value.”
McConnellsburg, Pa. — March 2, 2017 — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, has named Guru Bandekar vice president of engineering for Oshkosh Corporation’s access equipment segment.
In his new role, Bandekar is responsible for all aspects of global engineering and program management. He reports to Frank Nerenhausen, executive vice president, Oshkosh Corporation and president, access equipment segment, and Rob Messina, senior vice president of engineering and technology, Oshkosh Corporation.
“I’m thrilled to announce this new assignment for Guru and am confident he will lead his team in continuing to expand the innovative leadership and pioneering spirit at JLG,” said Nerenhausen. “Guru brings to his position a unique blend of engineering and financial experiences and a proven track record at Oshkosh and JLG that will serve the company well as he assumes this important leadership role.”
Bandekar joined Oshkosh Corporation in 2008 as finance controller and business development lead in the company’s commercial segment. Since then he has held key roles of increasing responsibility, including his most recent assignment as vice president of global procurement and supply chain at JLG.
Bandekar holds a master’s degree in finance from the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree in industrial and mechanical engineering from the University of Toledo, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from B.A. Technological University in India.
For more information about JLG®, visit the website at www.jlg.com.
About JLG Industries, Inc.
JLG Industries, Inc. is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment. The Company’s diverse product portfolio includes leading brands such as JLG® aerial work platforms; JLG and SkyTrak® telehandlers; and an array of complementary accessories that increase the versatility and efficiency of these products. JLG is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK]. For more information about JLG Industries, Inc., visit www.jlg.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse collection businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
SEOUL, South Korea – An Integrated Waste-to-Water Process (IWWP) has been developed by Doosan Lentjes and the water division of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction.
Much like thermal desalination units that off-take heat from co-located power plants, the process would direct steam from the incineration of municipal solid waste to be used in the seawater desalination process.
The company said that using the technology, around 300 tons of municipal waste has the potential to generate enough potable water for 100,000 people.
While the announcement lacked detail, Doosan is currently involved in both the thermal desalination market, offering both Multi-Stage Flash (MSF) and Multi-Effect Distillation (MED), as well as Reverse Osmosis (RO) membrane-based water filtration.
Gerhard Lohe, director of waste to energy at Doosan Lentjes, said: “Our advanced IWWP can be optimized for either a higher energy generation or a higher water production – depending on respective requirements.”
This is not the first time the solid waste and desalination markets have crossed paths.
Last year WWi reported that EPC company Hitachi Zosen Corporation was going to combine its solid waste and water desalination businesses for the Middle East market (read article).
Meanwhile Singapore engineering company Hyflux is diversifying from traditional desalination to the solid waste to energy market with a partnership to develop the TuasOne project.
CASE Construction Equipment will donate more than $175,000 in materials to Habitat for Humanity from its exhibit at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. This includes 40,000 sq. ft. of carpeting and padding and 5,634 sq. ft. of finished plywood paneling. Habitat for Humanity will put the materials to use on home building projects throughout the U.S.
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has signed a contract with Korea South-East Power Corp (KOEN) to supply its zero liquid discharge (ZLD) system for the Yeongheung Thermal Power Plant in South Korea.
The Doosan zero liquid discharge (ZLD) system, which was developed in-house, treats flue gas desulfurization (FGD) wastewater of thermal power plants by combining its membrane solutions, such as reverse osmosis (RO), and thermal processes involving evaporators and crystallizers.
Doosan will be in charge of the entire project including the design, manufacturing and commissioning processes of the Yeongheung Thermal Power Plant, which is scheduled to be completed by August 2018.
Once completed, the plant will be capable of recycling 1250m3 of FGD wastewater daily.
Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2017 Kenworth PACCAR MX Engine Council.
Leading service managers and directors at Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada serve on the council, which assists the company in developing guidelines for service improvements to enhance support for the PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines.
The 2017 Kenworth Council members are: Chairman – Matt Allen, Inland Kenworth – U.S. (Fontana, California); Mike D'Agostini, NorCal Kenworth (Sacramento, California); Jeff Minter, Wisconsin Kenworth (Madison, Wisconsin), a division of CSM Companies; Terry Stalter, Central Illinois Trucks, (Normal, Illinois); Zach Newton, MHC Kenworth (Kansas City, Missouri); and Kenworth Dealer Council representative Scott Oliphant, Kenworth of Louisiana (Gray, Louisiana).
Kenworth dealers provide outstanding support for the PACCAR MX-13 and MX-11 engines through certified technicians, well-stocked PACCAR MX parts inventory, extensive service hours, and excellent service turnaround time.
The fuel-efficient PACCAR MX-13 engine is rated up to 510 hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque and is available for Kenworth Class 8 trucks. The 10.8-liter PACCAR MX-11 engine is 400 pounds lighter than 13-liter engines, which supports enhanced payload capacity and provides low-end power for applications requiring up to 430 hp. The PACCAR MX-11 is rated up to 1,650 lb-ft of torque.
DuPont Pioneer and CNH Industrial today announced an agreement to enable wireless data transfer capabilities between EncircaSM services and the advanced farm management systems of AFS Connect™ from Case IH and PLM™ Connect from New Holland Agriculture. Case IH and New Holland are agricultural equipment brands of CNH Industrial.
The agreement supports the seamless flow of information between the tailored, whole-farm solutions from Pioneer known as Encirca services and a grower’s high-tech field equipment, including the AFS Pro 700 and IntelliView IV displays from Case IH and New Holland, respectively.
“One of the top priorities for growers today is making the most of every dollar and every input,” said Eric Boeck, DuPont Pioneer marketing director, Encirca services. “Using wireless data transfer to quickly move field data for analysis can make a positive impact on tight margins. For example, this enabling technology can be used to build a fertilizer plan for a field within hours of harvesting a crop, making more efficient use of equipment and labor already in place.”
Growers will now have more options to quickly and easily import field operations data, including as-applied maps and production data from planters, spreaders, sprayers and combines, into Encirca services.
“This agreement with DuPont Pioneer is an answer to growers’ calls for seamless, secure and timely transfer of agronomic data between their machines and their trusted advisors,” said Joe Michaels, director of Precision Solutions & Telematics with CNH Industrial. “Giving users of AFS Connect and PLM Connect the ability to share data directly into Encirca services helps them make the most of their agronomic data to drive their daily management decisions.”
Encirca services combine the latest technologies for weather, soils and agronomy with a grower’s field operations data to comprehensively manage whole farm practices. These proprietary analytics and a personal advisor help growers make timely management decisions to control costs and maximize crop yields.
Case IH and New Holland deliver integrated precision farming solutions that give growers more control than ever before throughout the crop production cycle. The agricultural equipment brands’ respective telematics systems, AFS Connect and PLM Connect, help growers streamline field data into valuable insights and informed decisions.
Pioneer was one of the first decision services providers to leverage wireless data transfer functionality, having previously established wireless data transfer relationships with several other major equipment manufacturers.
Doosan Construction Equipment will display a variety of machines at its booths during the upcoming Conexpo exhibition in Las Vegas from March 7-11.
The exhibition is one of the largest and most important events of its kind in the world and the biggest in the Americas. It is held triennially at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada, USA. Doosan will be displaying its products in two booths — G4476 and G4876 — located in the Gold Lot at the venue, said a statement from the Korean equipment giant.
The Doosan products on show will include earthmoving equipment designed for general construction contractors. On display will be crawler and wheeled excavators, wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks (ADT), as well as a variety of attachments for use with excavators and wheel loaders, the statement said, adding that the company will emphasize the durability, reliability and productivity of its equipment to visitors at the event.
Doosan offers a full line of dependable and durable excavators from 14t and above, including 15 crawler excavator models and six wheeled excavator models. These excavators range from the 14t DX140LC-5 to the largest model, the 54t DX530LC-5, to match a wide spectrum of customer needs, the company said. Doosan also offers two crawler models and a wheeled excavator designed with reduced tail swing for operation in confined jobsites. According to the statement, each excavator model provides operators with optimal performance, reliability, fuel efficiency and simple maintenance.
The wheeled excavators are manufactured with rubber tyres, making them a popular choice when working on improved surfaces such as finished concrete or asphalt, where the excavators can operate with minimal ground disturbance and are able to traverse job sites more quickly, said the company.
Doosan offers 10 models of wheel loaders, each of which have been designed to offer performance, reliability, fuel efficiency, operator comfort and ease of serviceability, the manufacturer claims. While the range is built for digging, loading and lifting applications, many models are available with a high-lift configuration for extra reach and dump height.
Doosan added that it offers two lift-arm designs – an A Z-bar loader linkage and a parallel lift arm. Two tool carrier models ― the DL200TC-5 and DL250TC-5 ― are designed with the parallel lift arm to provide added versatility and multiple attachment capabilities. An optional quick coupler makes changing attachments a fast and easy operation.
In the dump truck segment, the latest generation of Doosan’s ADT come in two models ― the DA30-5 and DA40-5 ― and offer high load capacities coupled with high power and traction. Each machine is designed to maintain tyre contact with the ground at all times due to the machine’s tandem rear bogie, front-mounted turning ring, sloping rear frame and front suspension. Doosan said its ADTs have been designed to offer optimal traction in all applications with permanent six-wheel drive systems.
The company has been manufacturing ADTs for more than 40 years, during which time it claims to have gathered enough experience and expertise to offer some of the most fuel-efficient off-road trucks in the industry, making them ideal for construction sites, road projects and mass excavation, as well as mining and quarry environments.
The Doosan machines scheduled to be on display during CONEXPO include: the DA40-5 articulated dump truck; the DL200-5, DL220-5, DL250TC-5, DL420-5 and DL550-5 wheel loaders; the DX140LCR-5, DX225LC-5, DX300SLR-5, DX350LC-5 and DX490LC-5 crawler excavators; and the DX190W-5 wheeled excavator.
RJB Civil Engineering Ltd, based at Bacup in Lancashire, has purchased the first Doosan wheeled excavator and trailer combination in the UK from Wigan-based Norwest Plant Ltd, the Authorised Doosan and Bobcat dealer for North-West England and North Wales.
Jonathan Campbell, General Manager of Norwest Plant, said: “We are very proud to be the first to deliver a Doosan Excavator-Trailer combination in the UK and this was down to the hard work of the team at Norwest Plant, comprising Sales Manager, Garry Wheawall; Aftersales Manager, Ciarán Waldron and engineer, Ged Rimmer. We have invested heavily in our aftermarket offering with the appointment of several key new staff in the last two to three years. We firmly believe our customers deserve 5 star aftermarket care and we trust that we can deliver this level of service to them.”
Increased Health and Safety on Site
According to RJB Civil Engineering Ltd, an excavator and trailer set-up of this type increases health and safety on site and provides substantial savings for contractors in terms of reduced personnel, downtime and hire machine costs.
Popular in the Scandinavian market, this is the fourth excavator-trailer combination to be purchased by RJB Civil Engineering and it comprises a new Doosan DX160W-5 Stage IV compliant 16 tonne wheeled excavator and a modified Bigab hook lift trailer. RJB Civil Engineering approached several manufacturers to provide the excavator-trailer system but impressed by their solution, the company chose the team at Norwest Plant and Doosan to provide the perfect machine and trailer combination for its needs.
Acting on the brief from RJB Civil Engineering, the blade on the DX160W-5 was modified to allow the trailer coupling to be mounted, with additional hydraulic circuits and controls in the cab fitted by Norwest Plant to allow for the trailer brakes and trailer tipping.
Robert Banham, Managing Director of RJB Civil Engineering, said: “We have had our faith in Norwest Plant and Doosan duly rewarded with the finished article and together with input from our clients, we have been able to enhance the design compared to the previous units we purchased.
“The excavator-trailer combination increases health and safety by removing the need for banksmen and other personnel on site and with less people, there is less chance for accidents and injuries to happen. By using the trailer to bring materials on to sites which are unloaded by the excavator driver, this removes the need and cost of hiring an additional tractor-trailer combination for this purpose, again increasing safety and productivity and decreasing downtime for the contractor.”
Norwest Plant incorporated an innovative Bluetooth transmitter/receiver system to facilitate the trailer lighting, removing the need for additional wiring. The excavator was also fitted with a Geith quick hitch, rotation piping, vandal guards, hand rails, a seat belt beacon and Chapter 8 conspicuity livery just to name a few of the special features on the system.
Robert Banham added: “The Geith quick hitch system is another important ingredient, again removing site personnel from the process, allowing the excavator driver to quickly interchange between attachments brought on to site in the trailer, without having to leave the cab, an important added safety feature for contractors. I have also been impressed by the increased capability and extra power available on the new Stage IV excavator from Doosan.”
Like all new Doosan Stage IV compliant machines, the DX160W-5 wheeled excavator from Doosan Bobcat EMEA features a distinctive new machine styling scheme marking the many design advances it incorporates, which go well beyond simply meeting Stage IV emission regulations and set a new benchmark for wheeled excavators worldwide.
The new DX160W-5 wheeled excavator provides significantly higher performance in every area than the previous generation Stage IIIB machine, combining enhanced comfort and controllability together with new features to boost fuel efficiency, uptime and return on investment, with a focus on increased power, robustness and agility.
The Complete Service from Norwest Plant
Norwest Plant Ltd is part of the Construction Equipment Division of Northern Ireland-based Ballyvesey Holdings Ltd, a privately-owned, financially strong group with a wide range of trading subsidiaries.
As the Authorised Doosan and Bobcat dealer for North-West England and North Wales, Norwest Plant covers Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside (including the Wirral), Cheshire, Anglesey, North Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.
Norwest Plant customers such as RJB Civil Engineering benefit from the company’s on-site service network, covering everything from emergency repairs to routine maintenance. Norwest Plant’s factory-trained engineers have many years of hands-on experience of repairs and servicing of heavy plant and machinery. All the company’s service vans are fully equipped with workshop tools and extensive parts for on-the-spot service work.
For more information about Bobcat and Bobcat products, visit the website www.bobcat.com
For more information about Doosan construction equipment, visit www.doosanequipment.eu
Picture caption - With the new Doosan Excavator-Trailer combination are (left to right) Ged Rimmer Norwest Plant engineer; Ciarán Waldron, Aftersales Manager and Garry Wheawall, Sales Manager at Norwest Plant
The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC), creating a powerful alliance between RIC and four other remanufacturing associations, each representing a different sector within the industry. The associations say the purpose of the MoU is to enhance information sharing and advancement of the entire remanufacturing industry.
The MoU was signed by the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA), International Imaging Technology Council (ITC), Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League (PEARL), and the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA). The MoU recognizes the long-standing partnership between these associations and is intended to foster collaboration of the dissemination of news and information relevant to all reman sectors.
The collaborating associations said this creates the framework for cooperation and support of strategic initiatives for advancing industry objectives for all sectors. According to Bill Davies, chairman of the RIC, “the new Memorandum of Understanding between our organization and these sector associations marks an important step forward in RIC’s ongoing efforts to advocate, educate and collaborate on behalf of the entire remanufacturing industry.”
“This is a great opportunity for APRA. Our members will benefit from the collaborative efforts between all of these associations. We look forward to working more closely with the RIC to support initiatives impacting all of remanufacturing,” said Joe Kripli, president, APRA.
The MoU comes at a time when the remanufacturing industry is experiencing great growth in all industry sectors, but needs a unified voice, according to the associations. The Remanufacturing Industries Council will continue its efforts to collaborate with other remanufacturing sector associations in its mission to advance the entire remanufacturing industry.
Remanufacturing companies based in Europe have launched a new trade association named Européen de Remanufacture (European Remanufacturing Council). The Council aims to speak in one voice to represent companies which taken together produce 30 billion euros worth of remanufactured products and have 190,000 employees across Europe.
The Council will have a work program with close links to global organizations like the World Bank, UN, and the OECD. The aim of the Council is to increase to 5% the proportion of manufactured output that gains a longer life through remanufacturing. Currently, the rate is only 2%. The Council also aims to promote greater awareness and understanding of the remanufacturing industry.
The Council held its first meeting on January 27th and has received support from EU’s Horizon 2020 funding program. According to members of the Council, the organization will work closely with the research community in the European Remanufacturing Network (ERN) and membership will be open to companies from the automotive, transport, imaging, and technology sectors.
One interesting outcome of the meeting was the announcement by David Fitzimmons, Managing Director of consultancy Oakdene Hollins, who will serve as the European Remanufacturing Council’s Director that a Hollywood character will be used in order to promote better understanding of how old things can be used to make new, functional and stylish products.
Fitzimmons has been liaising with Jerry Davis, producer of the 2005 animated film Robots, about the using the teenage inventor Rodney Copperbottom in the movie as the posterchild for promoting remanufacturing. In Robots, Copperbottom is angered by the immense amount of waste in the world and champions innovation and resourceful manufacturing processes.
Fitzsimons said: “Our ambition is to make remanufacturing a normal part of a product’s life cycle, but before that can happen, we need to inspire a new, young generation. That’s why one of our strategies will be to promote the character of Rodney Copperbottom.”
Deutz Corporation will provide Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) Reconditioning Services, now located in Oklahoma City, Okla., with DeutzXchange remanufactured engines. These remanufactured engines will be installed in reconditioned Genie® aerial equipment, including boom lifts, scissor lifts and telehandlers.
“Terex’s new streamlined remanufacturing operations in Oklahoma City will produce high-quality machines fitted with our Deutz Xchange engines,” said Robert Mann, president and CEO of Deutz Corporation. “These engines carry a three-year, same-as-new transferable warranty that is supported by our global service network.”
Deutz's Pendergrass, Ga., remanufacturing facility will ramp up engine production to meet Terex’s requirements, using Terex’s new-machine-production logistics channels in Oklahoma City to ensure a seamless transition.Deutz will provide “plug-and-play,” dressed Xchange engines with pre-installed mounting components and ancillary systems to minimize cycle time and manufacturing complexity.
“Terex’s AWP Reconditioning Services provide customers with a cost-effective alternative to purchasing new machines,” said Bob Bartley, senior director of Genie product support and reconditioning for Terex AWP. “The popularity of reconditioned Genie aerial equipment is increasing, due in large part to a strong warranty, short lead times and an excellent service network. Deutz Xchange engines support these elements that are mandatory for the success of our reconditioned units.
“Due to the growth of its reconditioning business, Terex needed to partner with an integrated supplier that has a long, proven track record. The reconditioning business is highly dynamic due to the wide variety of Genie aerial equipment and engine models available. It would be challenging to grow this business without a flexible, capable supplier. That’s what we’ve found with Deutz.”
"We're honored to continue growing our partnership with Terex," said Steve Corley, chief sales officer for Deutz Corporation. "By supplying Terex’s new reconditioning operations in Oklahoma City with Deutz Xchange products, our mutual customers be able to easily access high-quality alternatives to new machines.”
For more information about Terex AWP and Genie aerial equipment, please visit www.genielift.com. To learn more about Deutz Corporation and its complete line of diesel and natural gas engines, visit www.deutzamericas.com.