Caterpillar enters into a Joint Venture with China Liyuan

Caterpillar Inc is going to be in partnership with china’s AVIC Heavy Machinery Co to plan and manufacture medium and heavy duty hydraulic pumps and motors.

Caterpillar hasn’t disclosed yet to the nature of the tie up, the size or shareholding between Caterpillar China and AVIC Liyuan Hydraulics.

The components made by the partnership will be supplied to Caterpillar and other big construction equipment producers.

The deal is under approval by Chinese regulators. Global industry giants are investing in China as the country is investing heavily on Beijing’s infrastructure.

Before this Caterpillar had a small venture with XCMG Construction Machinery Co, and had withdrawn the invested 15.9 percent share from the company.

Hans Haefeli, Caterpillar vice president says that the company is looking forward to mark its presence in China and through this venture Caterpillar wants to be the leading supplier Caterpillar products and OEM customers as China is considered to be growing market.

The alliance will also make Caterpillar’s supply base strong and increase key component capacity which will ultimately support Caterpillar’s machine capacity expansion in China.

Both of the parties have agreed to bring their broad distribution capability, technology and expertise to the joint venture.

Case Most Versatile Machine on work

420 CT is a series 3 compact track loader form Case construction equipment. The loader is tier IV complaint and has a four stroke turbo charged four cylinder 3.2 liter engine that generates 74 horsepower at 2500 rpm with a peak torque of 203 lb ft.

These Case machinery come with robust chassis and engine that are made to take all the beatings while working. So deal with all soil condition the equipment has low ground clearance and notable flotation.

The new 420 CT is well with power and torque figures also these engines are clean burning and turbo charged.

The option on the truck includes cab with heat or air-conditioning, keyless start option, turning lights, some promotional auxiliary controls, radio and Mp3 player port, dome light and mirror.

To keep the truck maximum time working Case has put all the service check parts at a single place making easy to service. Oil dip stick and filter all at same place enables the truck to be checked very quick and return it to work.

Case 3 series is made available with almost 75 attachments making the loader most flexible machine on work.

Instrumental panel includes basic function like indicators, fuel level LCD bar graph, warning lights for engine oil pressure, engine malfunction, hydraulic oil temperature and so on.

Inside cab is a vinyl seats with suspension, handle throttle, seat belts, top window, cup holder, foot rest, storage tray and others. The tank comes with 22.0 gal. Options include interior mirror, heater, radio, demolition door, lumbar support, glass front door wiper nad washer and electric hydraulic control system.

Ban on use of CB Radios in Alberta from mid 2011

The use of CB radio is considered to be the distracting element in Canada.

The Bill 16 which is the Traffic Safety Amendment Act restricts the use of mobile phone hand held and the use of other devices that can take way concentration from the road and these devices also includes the CB radio.

The use of the CB radio is not totally restricted but now it has new discipline for its use. According to new rules, pilot vehicles can use CB radio when they are needed to maintain contact with another vehicle on the road or when they are contacting their employer where there is compulsion to have a contact with the employer. Also a CB radio can be used for rescue operation or at emergency or in any situation where use of CB can’t be avoided.

With new rules the Minister of Transportation Luke Ouellette is very happy as he is considered to be a truck community friendly politician.

According to the minister this is a very bold attempt of not only restricting the use of cell phone but also restricting use of any other distracting instruments. With all the effort the ministry wants the truck drives to have hands on wheels and eyes on road.

Art Johnston, MLA for Calgary-Hays said that the move is very sensible as he is former police officer and is aware about the consequences that occur with distracted driving.

The new law will be effective by mid 2011 and culprits will be fined with $172. To make the new law familiar, public education and campaigns for awareness would be carried out.

Adventurer RV a true Camper

Adventurer RV are the trailers that are been taken along with, while going for camping or for an adventurer. It is popularly known as Truck camper (TC) and RV in most parts of North America which are pulled or carried by a pickup truck. These recreational vehicles are also known as slide in or cab-over. These campers or RV are fixed on a pickup truck and most of these bodies can be fixed and dismounted on a truck easily is known as truck camper.

RVs are house on wheels manufactured by many truck body companies; Adventurer is one of them which are into the business since 1969 are successful in retaining customers with value, quality and service. The company was started as a local manufacture of specialty vehicle and today is know as among the industry leader.

Adventurer RV has become number one choice for those who live more on the wheels than station houses as Adventurer RV comes with innovative designing that utilizes every single inch for good.

Adventurer RVs 93FDS

Adventurer RVs 93FDS is designed intelligently so that every inch space on floor is usable. Inside it has 60×40 bedding area which proves to be comfortable even for 6ft above. The space in the bedding room is expeditiously used with a mirrored wardrobe and shelf on both the sides of the room. Steps lead to cooking area where there is spacing for cooking range with a sink. The washroom has a shower tub and just opposite to washroom is space for refrigerator. The bath area in Adventurer RVs 93FDS has sunroof lighting and for the cooking are is a big window where one can cook in the windy breeze.

Adventurer RVs 93FDS proves to be the best Adventurer partner.

The features include air conditioning slide, AM/FM radio with CD, fresh water capacity for 38gallons and 142 LGrey water.

Adventurer RVs 85 WS

The designing for Adventurer RVs 85 WS is a bit different than 93FDS. Adventurer RVS 85 WS is a deluxe model which employees a storage space, full bathroom and extras. The design fits short and long beds trucks. The truck is low on weight and all weather capable. At the entrance towards the left is the full sized bathroom which also has a shelf space. Bathroom is followed by cooking area with a big space for cooking range and a sink just opposite is the refrigeration area. A step takes to the 60×80 Queen bed with a TV shelf, a wardrobe and storage are on both the side. Adventurer RVs 85WS is very spacious and is considered to be as a deluxe model.

2011 Doge Ram 3500

Last year, 2009 Doge majorly updated its heavy duty Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 pickup trucks. Updates included both exterior and interior features.

The newly updated Ram was nearly un-identical to the previous versions. For 2009 the 2500 and 3500 heavy haulers were with aerodynamic styling and new interior features that was shared with the Dodge Ram 1500. the Ram 3500 is already updated on the front axle and suspension package that makes the truck more capable. The 2009 cab was replaced with new four door crew cab that was offered with larger doors and more rear passenger space. for fifth wheel towing the cab came with 8 foot cargo box option. Last year also received a 6.7 Cummins 6 cylinder and a Hemi V8 those were similar to its previous year’s model.

Last years TRX trim is now replaced with Ram outdoorsman that is targeted for campers, adventurers and fishermen. Dodge Ram dealers also stacked a rifle rack and a fishing rod rack and also an optional cargo side box is offered with the new Ram. Dealers also have many after market parts like tires, trailer upgrades, underbody protection and towing upgrades. The most luxurious Ram truck is the Laramie Longhorn which is loaded with super luxurious features. The 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 competes head to head with GMC Denali. The Longhorn comes with leather upholstery, walnut trim, Berber inserts, all weather mats and many luxury features. On the exterior the Longhorn is differentiated by two tone paint. Colors include Sagebrush which is only for Longhorn, Deep Cherry Red Crystal, Hunter Green Perl are for other trim models.

The 2011 Doge Ram 3500 is offered with two engine option. The smaller offering is the turbocharged 6.7 liter, inline six that pumps out 350 horsepower and 650 lb ft of torque. The engine features iron block and each cylinder is served with four cylinder. The bigger engine is the 5.7 liter V8 that generates 383 horsepower and churns 400 lb ft of torque. Each cylinder on the V8 is served with two valves. The 6.7 liter engine comes with six speed manual transmission and 5 speed auto on the 5.7 liter engine. A 6 speed automatic transmission is offered optional with 6.7 liter engine.

The interior of the Dodge Ram offering is loaded with highest material standards. The Ram 1500 has considerable electronic option which includes integrated trailer brakes similar to those found in the Ford and GMC heavy pickups.

Dodge 2011 offering will be liked by long distance haulers. The seats are with better comfort and ergonomics. Front passenger and drivers seats, are installed with heat and ventilation system. Also the integrated trailer braking system makes the trailer brake work with that of pickup. The integrated braking system removes the need of after market installs.

The 2011 Laramie Longhorn is super luxurious and features metal seat buckles with a Ram logo and leather seating. Being a luxurious special edition the instrument panel looks no less than an expensive watch. Carpets come washable and are all weather with removable carpet inserts. Other added features are updated navigation system, power adjustable seats comes optional, Back seat TV from Sirius is offered optional, Ram exclusive UConnect system that is with 10 GB of space and with ten speaker of stereo surround system.

Winnebago’s New Class C View Motorhome for Cleaner RV Vacations

The new Class C View motor home from Winnebago is designed on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis including a new technology for clean diesel fuel emissions to provide greater mileage and a better performance. The interior features of this motor home are also quite user friendly. The exterior length of this model is 24’6”, while the exterior width is 7’6”.

The exterior height of this motor home ranges from 10’11” to 10’6”, while the interior height ranges from 6’8” and 6’5”. The GVWR of this motor home comes to 15,250 pounds. You can choose between three different floor plan options in this model. According to Winnebago, this RV is designed to be fuel efficient as well as be adventurous and fun to ride in.

This motor home model also boasts of many user friendly features like the swiveling front cab seats which become a part of the living area when they are parked, to the premium roller shades which you will normally come across only in luxury motorized RV’s for privacy. This motor home has a lot of innovative features packed into well planned layouts.

The compartment located above the operator has a lot of room for another sleeper. However, you can always opt for the entertainment center instead of the bunk arrangement. The interior features include an overhead bunk located in the front with a ladder as well as a privacy curtain, or the optional overhead entertainment which features a 32” LCD TV and more storage space.

There is also an interior upgrade package which you could opt for. This package includes a galley backsplash, a removable carpet in the cab area, a refrigerator which has inserts of stainless steel façade, a wooden cover for the sink, a throw pillow for the sofa as well as two blackout/ solar MCD American Duo roller shades.

The View Profile floor plan includes features like a front cap low profile styling, a sofa sleeper from Comfort, a slide out room for the bedroom featuring a queen sized bed.

Used Hyundai Heavy Construction Equipments for Cost Effective Machinery

The Hyundai a well known automobile manufacturer also has a heavy industries division which makes many types of equipment like the excavators, skid steer loaders, wheel loaders and fork lifts. The company has been making these heavy industries equipments since the year 1985. You can easily find many used Hyundai heavy construction equipments at many dealerships online.

The heavy industries division of this company operates a system of product system which is highly efficient and is powered by an automatic production line which is very advanced. Buying a used Hyundai heavy construction equipments is a good choice as this company has a policy of zero tolerance and a perfect control of quality.

There are many popular excavator models by Hyundai. One such excavator is the Hyundai Robex 450. This excavator is of the series 9. The boom of this excavator measures around 23 ft. 2 in. while the stick comes in at 13 ft. 1 in. The Hyundai Robex 450 also has an A/C which is quite heavy duty.

This work excavator also features a radio/ CD player. Other features include a camera for rear view, a remote which controls the management system. The Hyundai Robex 450 also has a skylight which is transparent. It also has tracks which measure around 32 inches and auxilary hydraulics which are double acting. The excavator also has a tropical kit which is factory installed and a selector valve lever pattern.

Another popular excavator model is the Hyundai Robex 75-7, which is of the crawler subcategory. This is a mini excavator model which has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 7,430 pounds. The Hyundai Robex 75-7 has a horsepower of 55 or 40.8 kw at 2,300 revolutions per minute.

The bucket capacity of this excavator is 0.25. This excavator has been designed so that it ensures the highest ease of operation as well as maintenance. The Hyundai Robex 75-7 is designed following the highest cutting-edge research that has been carried out in this field. This is a compact mini excavator machine which can easily reach places that even some of the larger excavators cannot.

Used Hyundai heavy construction equipments are beneficial for those looking to bring down their cost of business.

Used Gator Heavy Construction Equipments for Increased Productivity

The Gator Co. is a manufacturer of construction and other heavy equipments. The company manufactures many portable jaw crushers, impactor plants, as well as washing and screening plants. They were one of the trusted machinery manufacturers and you can rest assured when buying their products. You can easily find many used Gator heavy construction equipments that are still in good and working conditions.

This company specializes in manufacturing, designing as well as selling mining and quarry related products. They make use of novel construction methods which have great capability and low noise levels. They also require very little maintenance. All these factors make buying used Gator heavy construction equipments a lot more practical and economical.

Used Gator heavy construction equipments is used widely in traffic, architecture, cement, energy sources, mining as well as chemistry. The Gator PEX1039 is a Jaw crusher machine. This jaw crusher has a wide opening. Because of its convenient wide opening, the jaw crusher is able to give a high rate of production.

The Gator PEX1039 belongs to the category of an aggregate equipment and is used for crushing purposes. This jaw crusher has an electric motor included which gives it a horsepower of 40. The Gator PEX1039 also has a discharge setting of 3/4 to 3 inches. It also includes a drive sheave as well as bushing. The weight of this jaw crusher is 14,300 pounds.

The Gator 41 VSI is another type of crusher machine. This crusher belongs to the concrete and asphalt compaction. It has a bare shaft vertical impactor. The maximum feeding size of this crusher is 3 inches and has a production up to 100 TPH.

The Gator 41 VSI is also powered by an electric motor which delivers 200 horsepower. It also has a rotor diameter of around 41 inches for any product which is cubical in shape. It also has an increased production of sand. The Gator 41 VSI also has a bushing and drive shieve.

Used Gator heavy construction equipments are also a great option as they provide many features and help to increase the productivity of your operations.

U.S. 2010 Exports of Construction Machinery See 28% Gain

The export market of construction machinery built in the United States was very successful last year showing an increase of 28 per cent compared to that of the previous year. According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturer (AEM), this was $16.4 billion equipments in total that were sold worldwide. The International AEM is a North American based trade group which consolidates data from the Commerce Department of U.S. with that of other sources to prepare a quarterly trends report regarding export.

The Senior Vice President of the AEM, Al Cervero, said that the global trade is essential to their industry as the sales from exports help sustain quite a lot of companies as the country still faces a domestic upturn which is quite fragile. While this year’s numbers look great, it must be remembered that in 2009, there was a decline of more than 38 per cent.

He also added that it is important to allow the pending agreements of free trade with Panama, Korea and Columbia to pass through so that they can help the manufacturers create more jobs in the U.S. by selling these products to various international buyers. The countries exports business to the European markets grew by 23 per cent to bring in a total of $1.88 billion, while the exports to the Asian market grew by 10 per cent to bring in a total of $2.2 billion.

The exports of construction machinery to South America saw an increase of 31 per cent in the year 2010 to bring in a total of $3.1 billion, while the exports of construction machinery to Central America showed an increase of 24 per cent and brought in a total of $1.6 billion.

The largest exports of construction machinery built in the United States was to the markets of Australia/ Oceania which saw an increase of 66 per cent and brought in a total revenue of $1.6 billion. The construction machinery export business however saw a decline only in the African market which saw a drop of 5 per cent in exports for a total worth of $934 million of purchases. Meanwhile the exports of construction machinery to the Canadian market saw an increase of 39 per cent and brought in a total of $5.1 billion.

All this was essential, in the export business of the construction machinery segment of the U.S. increasing by 28 per cent; however it has not yet surpassed the downfall of 2009′s drop of 38 per cent in exports.

Trico Lift Joins in Drafting Aerial Platform Work Fall Protection Guide

Trico Lift recently joined other platform companies, and manufacturers which take part in aerial work, as well as industry associations to develop a national fall protection guide consulting aerial work platforms. This group was formed by the rental association of America. Apart from this, it also includes the equipment manufacturers association, the equipment distributors association, the association of the scaffold industry as well as the international association of powered access.

This industry group came about two years ago, formed by the same members, drafting safe guidelines for operator training as well as industry related standards, which were released in this industry in February, 2011. The latest guide was recently introduced at the 2011 ARA Rental Show, which took place in Las Vegas, this February.

Trico Lift’s VP for Environment, Safety and Health, Steve Philips, who helped in authoring this document, joined another expert panel at this show to introduce their new guidelines. Philips said via a written statement, that they recognized the confusion which surrounded the appropriate system of fall protection for operators as well as users having different job functions.

Collectively they summarized the applicable regulation and standards for personal systems of fall protection concerning lift equipment as well as outlined the preferred system of options for assisting users when selecting the appropriate fall protection set-ups. Philips also added that these recommendations have been based on requirements which were documented by the ANSI as well as the occupational health and safety administration, which governs the safety of aerial work platforms.

Trico Lift is recognized in this industry because of their performance in safe work, having received many annual awards from the association of American subcontractors of New Jersey, the Chesapeake Shores chapter of American contractors and builders as well as the national association of refiners and petrochemicals.

The Trico Lift Co. serves customers in the Gulf region, Mid-West and Mid-Atlantic markets. Their equipment fleet consists primarily of forklifts for rough terrain, scissor lifts and boom lifts. Their company has also been ranked as the 14th largest company which operates in North America, and ranks among the top 50 of access fleets worldwide.