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GPS Guidance For Heavy Equipment

GPS guidance for heavy equipment

Advances in technology happen in almost every aspect of our lives today, it is no surprise that for heavy machinery operators there have been several in the last decade or so. One such advance, GPS location technology, first appeared in dozers and motor graders, and quickly became an integral part of the day-to-day operation of those machines. By combining that…

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How Data Is Changing What We Do!

How data is changing what we do!

Technology has been a focus of exhibitions and industry shows for a few years now, bringing new capabilities and aids to all kinds of work and equipment. From accurate location to improved control and management, technology has brought new ways of operating and new levels of control. But one area of technology that has really come to the fore within…

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How High Tech Can Heavy Equipment Get?

Moving earth and heavy debris around doesn't seem like technology comes into play much, does it? After all, you are pushing dirt around far away from a computer on a desk. But today's heavy equipment often has very sophisticated technological advantages the machinery of the past was not capable of accessing. Global Positioning Systems (GPS) have been around for years.…

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Heavy Equipment Simulators vs In-The-Seat Training

Some folks have been playing video games where they "operate" heavy equipment to build their own house or create a town. Others point to actual high-tech simulators built by manufacturers of heavy equipment for training purposes and wonder if it's the same thing as the video game, only more expensive. Then there's the old-fashioned guys saying, "ya gotta learn it…

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Top Reasons Heavy Equipment Needs Hardfacing

Heavy equipment moves mountains -- and even though the bulldozers, scrapers, and other machines are made of strong metals, they use a network of hardfacing material, a wear-resistant layer of metal ridges, to protect the parts that contact the ground. It extends the life of the machine by adding a renewable surface. Usually hardfacing, or hardsurfacing, is done by welders…

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Heavy Equipment Technology Improving Operators Lives

It's amazing how brazen some people can be. The construction industry is full of stories related to workers turning up for work and finding that someone had, overnight, stolen equipment, tools and building materials. Imagine turning up for work and finding a large bulldozer was missing. That requires a truck to transport it away from the construction site, and let's…

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