Peterbilt assembles two medium-duty companions to 567 workhorse

Peterbilt Motors has added Models 537 and 548 to its Class 7/8 segment offering, crediting the trucks’ versatility to robust multiplex electrical architecture and engineering that deliver “seamless body builder integration allowing customers complete customization.” Both trucks feature the new eight-speed Paccar TX-8 automatic transmission, paired with Paccar PX-7 or PX-9 engines. The transmission monitors changes in road grade, vehicle…

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Coretex program creates first ‘truck area network’ for mixer fleets

Coretex, developer of cloud-based visualization software to help heavy-duty truck fleets turn rich data into automated business intelligence, unveiled an integrated Internet of Things solution at World of Concrete 2021. CoreHub connects an in-vehicle IoT hub with self-installed wireless drum rotation, hydraulic temperature and water add meter sensors, plus cameras throughout a mixer truck. By collecting and presenting information about…

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Sysdyne Pioneer platform raises batch control to the cloud

Sysdyne Technologies presents its latest tool for ready mixed concrete producers, Pioneer Cloud Batch, as the first cloud-native concrete batch control system. Unveiled at World of Concrete 2021 as an alternative to traditional, local computer-hosted solutions, the platform brings batch software online and makes loading, weighing and mixer truck charging sequences visible to individual or multiple users. 

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Sweat-soaking hard hat liners

Mindful of conditions in construction and plant settings subject to seasonal heat, the company has developed disposable hard hat liners to absorb sweat instantly while preventing odors, stains, acne and the constant need to stop and wipe up with a towel or a shirt sleeve. NoSweat thin liners offer a universal fit in all brands and makes of hard hats…

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GE-branded PPE

Panama-based Caco Abbo International has become the Americas’ exclusive licensee to develop personal protective equipment under the GE brand. Offerings will include head, face, arm, eye, hearing, respiratory and fall protection as well as high visibility workwear.  “This partnership represents the pinnacle of our work and experience in creating and distributing top brands,” says Caco Abbo Intl. CEO Joel Abbo.…

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Mixer- and dump-ready T480 leads new Kenworth Medium Duty Series

As a smaller companion to its T880 flagship model for construction materials delivery, Kenworth Truck has added a light Class 8 vehicle. The T480’s 107.5-in. or 109.5-in. bumper to back of cab length nets concrete mixer or dump packages for operators in urban markets or other environments where site conditions necessitate tight turning radius capability. Like companion Class 5-7 models…

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Sensors, software-rich platform automates concrete data collection

A new, fully autonomous data collection option has joined the company’s concrete slab or structure temperature and maturity monitoring system. With Command Center AutoCollect, producers, builders, subcontractors, testing firms, owners or owner agencies, engineers and architects can measure and log concrete temperature history, calculate maturity, and evaluate in-place strength while away from the jobsite. By removing the necessity of on-site…

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Modular, freestanding bridge cranes

The recently introduced XW expands and extends the manufacturer’s Nomad Freestanding Crane line. The model affords overall widths and heights up to 60 feet and 25 feet, along with 2- to 20-ton capacities. The modular series provides flexible solutions for plant operators when handling needs change, or a traditional overhead crane installation is either difficult or impractical. Base plate design…

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Leading-edge cable lanyard

New model offers the lightweight durability of a fixed-length lanyard permitting up to 12 feet of fall protection during the event of a free fall from an at-height working surface. Drop-tested in an ISO/IEC:10725-compliant laboratory for both a perpendicular and offset orientation against .005-in. radius steel, the Guardian Cable Leading Edge Lanyard exhibits performance and predictability—two essential fall protection characteristics.…

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Hardware catalog; engineer’s training tool

Company’s 2021 Anchoring, Fastening, Restoration and Strengthening Systems for Concrete and Masonry product catalog serves as a comprehensive yet streamlined reference guide designed to help customers quickly identify the right products across an extensive line of construction solutions. New this year are special market appendices to support the most common product applications for light-frame construction, restoration and retrofit, bridge and…

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