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2D vs. 3D machine control: Which is right for your construction business?
Case Live event lays out various machine control options and what to consider when weighing whether to invest in a solution for your fleet
EquipmentShare debuts operating system to improve productivity for construction
The new software, T3, includes a suite of apps that help contractors digitize their operations to enhance efficiency and performance
Is electric equipment the answer for your construction business?
Construction machinery is rapidly evolving to become greener and cleaner, but questions remain over whether the latest advancements in electric power can pay off for contractors
GM to install 40K EV chargers across North America
Following its recent tease of an electric Silverado pickup model, General Motors ups the ante on its commitment to phasing out petroleum-powered vehicles by 2035
VIDEO: Volvo launches Lego-inspired loader
Watch as Volvo CE designers describe the development of soon-to-be-unveiled loader
California contractor shows what digital twins can realistically do for construction
Technology has allowed San Francisco-based Swinerton to significantly reduce travel time and associated costs for clients, architects and subcontractors, shaving money and time off projects
Volvo introduces three new electric compact machines
Coming to the U.S. early in 2022, battery-powered models are said to perform like traditionally powered machines, but with a lot less sound and maintenance
John Deere and National Grid unveil electric backhoe concept
The battery-powered 310X is designed to provide the same level of performance as Deere’s 310L diesel-powered backhoe 
John Deere adds 470G to SmartGrade excavator lineup
SmartGrade excavators offer four grade management options, including SmartGrade, SmartGrade-Ready with 2D, 3D Grade Guidance and 2D Grade Guidance
Trimble’s ViewpointOne construction management platform is now Construction One
Software aims to allow contractors to connect how they “Plan, do and manage” their construction projects and associated data for greater returns
Two new autonomous 3D scanning sensors join Hexagon’s ranks
The BLK2FLY, which scans structures from the air, and the BLK ARC, which scans spaces on Boston Dynamics’ Spot, were just introduced by Leica Geosystems
Cat’s new 100% hydrogen-powered gen-sets coming later this year
Caterpillar will also launch power generation solutions from 400 kW to 4.5 MW that can be configured to operate on natural gas blended with up to 25% hydrogen
Volvo awards electro-hydraulic system for excavators
The innovative Common Pressure Rail System improves performance while reducing emissions
DPL Telematics introduces new asset-tracking system
The AssetCommand Base Tracking System wirelessly monitors users’ fleets to improve productivity and safety
How going from 2D to 3D grading systems is expanding opportunities for Calgary’s Shamrock Earthworks
Sean Coghlan demonstrates the effectiveness of using Trimble grading technology along with a Liebherr compact excavator
How to overcome the 4 biggest barriers to making a mixed fleet work together
Having a mixed fleet doesn’t mean you need to invest in multiple technology systems
YARDZ technology allows for efficient tracking, managing of owned, rented assets
Software platform informs users of equipment locations, inventory summaries, rental return alerts, payment terms and more
Cat excavators get remote-control capability, potentially easing worker shortage
Cat Command for Excavating available in line-of-sight or non-line-of-sight configurations for enhanced safety on the job site
Buildots receives $30M investment to develop AI solutions for construction
Aiming to increase productivity on jobsites with its digital twin technology, the company will double the size of its global team with the new influx of capital
LiuGong’s new electric remote-controlled wheel loader runs on 5G network
The 856E Max is designed for low energy consumption, low noise and high performance
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