When PCL Construction needed to assess the condition of an Edmonton rooftop in mid-winter, they chose an alternative approach. “Instead of sending somebody up there to walk on the roof in icy conditions, we flew a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) over the roof and sent the video to the consultant,” says Mirra Maheden, senior virtual construction specialist for PCL. The video provided the necessary overview, and also allowed the consultant to zoom in on various details in order to complete the assessment.
UAV or drone adoption is one of the fastest growing uses of technology in construction, and inspecting icy rooftops is only one of many emerging applications leading to safer jobsites, better dissemination of information, and in some cases, precise measurement.
Loading and moving the World’s largest hydrostatic bulldozer, the Liebherr PR776 World’s first hydrostatically powered crawler tractor in the 70 tonnes category: Liebherr PR 776 Market launch for Bauma 2016 Significantly lower fuel consumption than the industry standard with similar pushing performance Maximum operating comfort thanks to intuitive joystick control Maximum safety with excellent view … Continue reading “Heavy Construction News – The World’s largest hydrostatic bulldozer” watch video –>
Biggest wheel loader in the world 70 yard super high lift LeTourneau L2350 The L-2350 wheel loader, with an operating capacity of 72,574 kg (160,000 lbs.), can center load haulage trucks with payload ratings ranging from 320 to 400+ tons. The most powerful and productive wheel loader in its class, the L-2350 is part of … Continue reading “Heavy Construction News – The Biggest Wheel Loader in the World”
Here is an informative walk-around of a brand new Caterpillar 316E. We rented this machine for two days for the excavation part of a paver driveway project we did. Like what you see? Check out The Dirt Ninja on Cat 316E Informative Walk-Around Quick, powerful and up to 8 percent more fuel efficient than its … Continue reading “Heavy Construction News – Cat 316E”
Cat Surface Mining Product Demo As part of Mining Forum 2014, Caterpillar hosted several demonstrations of the Cat mining product line for customers from around the world at the Tinaja Hills Demonstration and Learning Center in Arizona. Related
Komatsu PC300LC 8 excavator video review In this video Ron Horner takes us around a near-brand-new 34-tonne Komatsu PC300LC-8 being used for final-trim work on some sediment basins which East Coast Mining Group is building in Queensland. Overview The PC300LC-8M0 incorporates a holistic, integrated design with a host of standard factory installed items to … Continue reading “Heavy Construction News – Komatsu PC300LC 8”
In this video, Ron Horner catches up with Danny Hope on one of Hope Civil’s South East Queensland civil sites to chat about his fleet of Cat 637 scrapers and to show the power and grace of these double-engined earthmoving giants. Cat 637 scraper video review Overview Coal reserve management Only Caterpillar offers Wheel Tractor-Scrapers … Continue reading “Heavy Construction News – Cat 637 scraper review”
Here is an in depth review and walk around of our brand new Cat 289D compact track loader. Be sure to hit the subscribe button to see new videos every week! Overview The Cat 289D Compact Track Loader, with its vertical lift design, delivers extended reach and lift height for quick and easy truck loading. … Continue reading “Heavy Construction News – Cat 289D Review” please click to read on and watch video
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John Deere Deere & Company John Deere World Headquarters in Moline, Illinois Type Public Traded as NYSE: DE S&P 500 Component Industry Heavy equipment Founded Grand Detour, Illinois (1837; 180 years ago) Founder John Deere Headquarters Moline, Illinois, United States Area served Worldwide Key people Samuel R. Allen (CEO and President) Products Agriculture, Construction, Forestry, Consumer & … Continue reading “Heavy Construction News – John Deere”