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INNOV-Fontaine-150Charlotte, N.C.-based Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has partnered with Simard Suspensions to install and distribute the Canadian manufacturer’s patented AMS twin-steer front suspension products in the United States and Mexico. Fontaine is the first post-production installer to effect a long-term arrangement with Simard, whose tandem steering components can significantly increase a vehicle’s load capacity without impacting maneuverability.


INNOV-DEERE-644-150The K-Series 4WD Wheel Loaders feature three models that meet Environmental Protection Agency Final Tier 4 emissions standards. An engine update also allowed John Deere to offer enhancements to the 624K, 644K, and 724K for added durability, productivity, increased uptime and lower daily operating costs.


Caterpillar turns to set-forward axle model

INNOV-CatII-150Caterpillar has made initial deliveries and commenced full production of its second heavy-duty truck, the CT681, first shown at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. The set-forward axle model is a companion to the CT660, a set-back axle workhorse whose ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011 debut served as the company’s Class 8 on/off-highway truck series gateway.


INNOV-NexI-150In the concrete production business, time is crucial. Once raw materials or the mix enters a truck, drivers must move quickly and carefully to ensure the load does not set. Producers must have processes in place to keep operations running smoothly and ensure projects are completed on schedule. Fortunately, they can achieve the goal of running an efficient business by implementing a GPS fleet tracking solution.


IR-Infosight-1-150With a robust ceramic coating, the 3- x 6-in. stainless steel Embed-A-Tag equips concrete products and structures with casting and fabrication traceability and identification requirements. Transferring accurate data and tracking pieces from the design stage to the pour to the assembly stage reduces errors and lost time.