BKT Launches New Size for EARTHMAX SR 51 Tire

BKT launched a new size for its EARTHMAX SR 51 tire: 875/65 R 29 L-5. The new 65 series tire line is specially designed for wheel loaders working in aggressive applications, in highly abrasive rock quarries and landfills. This is possible thanks to the cut-resistant extra deep L-5 tread, that offers excellent cut and puncture protection and longer wear life.  …

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ABB, Hitachi Tout High-Powered Battery Technology

ABB and Hitachi Construction Machinery have signed a collaboration agreement to develop an electric rigid dump truck with a customized on-board energy storage system. Using ABB’s innovative battery technology will enable trucks to transform from diesel to full electric operation. The electric vehicle draws the power needed from the overhead catenary while simultaneously charging the on-board energy storage system. 

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PERMITTING – JULY 2021

Canadian Gravel Pit Proposed According to the Comox Valley Record, the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation spokesperson confirmed the ministry has a Mines Act permit application. The proposed operation would run for no longer than 10 years. A copy of the notice of work application shows the applicant as a numbered company, but the contact person listed…

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Autocar Debuts the Only BADASS Dump Truck in North America

When you trademark “BADASS” to describe your line of trucks, you better be able to back it up. Autocar LLC, the manufacturer of North America’s oldest line of specialized severe-duty vocational trucks, upholds the 120-year tradition with its latest offering – the Autocar DC-64D Dump Truck, the fourth iteration of Autocar’s DC-64 severe-duty Class 8 line.

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Gina Olivo Joins Curry Supply

Curry Supply Co. announced that Gina Olivo has joined the organization as strategic account manager. Olivo comes to the company with more than six years of experience in the rental and construction industry from a global company specializing in equipment fleet tracking and recovery systems. Her previous positions included strategic account manager, commercial technology specialist and commercial account manager. “I’m…

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John Deere Updates Articulated Dump Trucks

Bolstered with big updates, the new 370E, 410E and 460E articulated dump truck (ADTs) are designed to keep materials moving and profits flowing. The three models are highlighted by an EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4)/EU Stage IV John Deere PowerTech diesel engine and a pressurized Deere-designed cab – both of which combine to boost productivity and uptime, while minimizing daily…

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Hitachi Construction Machinery Launches Rigid Dump Trucks

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. launched two rigid dump truck models designed for use in large-scale mining operations anywhere in the world – the 180-ton payload class EH3500AC-3 (nominal payload with standard equipment of 181 tons, target gross machine operating weight of 322,000 kg), and the 220-ton payload class EH4000AC-3 (nominal payload with standard equipment of 221tons, target gross machine operating…

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Cantech Offers Wireless Control of Material

Control specialists Cantech are using wireless technology to allow control of loading and materials-handling processes from the cabs of mobile plant such as loading shovels, forklifts and dump trucks. Typical applications include discharging of material from quarry storage bins – which can include indication of the levels in the bins, allowing the driver to attend to other matters on the…

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