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multiVIEW Locates celebrates 30 years

multiVIEW Locates Inc. (multiVIEW), a leading professional services firm that specializes in utility locating, announced the 30th anniversary of the company's inception. For the past three decades, multiVIEW has supported safe construction practices throughout the province by offering a diverse range of services that include Private & Public Locating, Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), CCTV Sewer Inspection, Concrete Scanning, Hydro Vacuum Excavation, Ticket Screening and Near-Surface Geophysics. 

Find Your Ex Factor with Volvo

When it comes to the top brands, many people believe all excavators are the same. Volvo excavators are anything but — and we have the numbers to prove it. Check out our impressive bottom line results:

  • Up to 15% more tons per hour
  • Up to 20% lower cost per ton
  • Moving to new jobs three weeks faster

Toro Dingo TXL 2000 boasts telescoping arms and 2,000-pound capacity rivalling small CTLs and SSLs

Representing a continuation of 20 years of innovation in the compact utility loader (CUL) equipment category, Toro introduces the all-new Toro Dingo TXL 2000. The latest model features telescoping arms to allow the TXL 2000 to reach over obstacles, dig below grade, and generally extend the operator's working range. This equipment solution consolidates the benefits of several machines into one to perform a variety of tasks on the jobsite.

Tiltrotators supercharge excavator productivity

When a contractor is looking to get the most out of their excavator they utilize a variety of attachments that can get more jobs done. What is often overlooked is how those attachments are coupled to the machine – and how a tiltrotator can not only allow that equipment to do more, but to do it faster, safer and with less labour.

McElroy launches the MegaMc 1648 Series 2

McElroy has launched the MegaMc 1648 Series 2 which butt fuses pipe sizes from 16" OD to 48" OD (450mm to 1200mm). It features the same fusion carriage as its tracked counterpart and incorporates many improvements including a removable 3- or 4-jaw fusion carriage for in-ditch work. An electric-powered hydraulic system gives the Series 2 twice the amount of force capability to assist in all fusion functions, including the complete operation of the jaws, pipe lifts, heater and facer.

Completion of trackwork for the Toronto-York Spadina Subway extension

A special event was held to celebrate the completion of trackwork in the new Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) tunnels and stations where a total of 17.4 kilometres of track and four sections of special track have been installed. Dignitaries walked down into the station to track level where they participated in a ceremonial tapping in of the last clips that hold the rails in place.

Schneider Electric to integrate IntelliView’s leak detection technology in pipeline management system

Telvent Canada Ltd. (part of Schneider Electric) and IntelliView Technologies Inc. have formed an agreement to collaborate and deliver IntelliView’s video analytics based leak detection technology as an integrated offer in the Schneider Electric Enterprise Pipeline Management System (ePLMS) applications suite, specifically within the OASyS DNA SCADA system platform. The agreement is effective immediately.

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Use vacuum excavation for safe digging

April is National Safe Digging month and every year many companies, including 811 and Click Before You Dig, promote the importance of having a plan before you begin digging. Every six minutes an underground utility line is damaged and the growing trend in preventing these accidents is utilizing vacuum excavation. There are many instances when vacuum excavation is the safest and most productive option for digging compared to traditional excavation.

CDS stormwater treatment

The CDS hydrodynamic separator uses swirl concentration and continuous deflective separation to screen, separate and trap trash, debris, sediment, and hydrocarbons from stormwater runoff. CDS captures and retains 100% of floatables and neutrally buoyant debris 2.4mm or larger, effectively removes sediment, and is the only non-blocking screening technology available in a stormwater treatment device.

Seattle TBM starts tunnelling again

Bertha, the SR 99 tunnelling machine, is now tunnelling in Seattle soil after breaking through the access pit wall on January 6th.  After being out of commission for about two years, Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) has mined 73 feet and installed 12 concrete tunnel rings since Bertha first moved forward in the pit on Dec. 22. 

Bertha tunnels into next phase of testing

The State Route 99 tunneling machine entered its next phase of testing early Tuesday, Dec. 22, near Pier 48, moving forward and installing a tunnel ring at the bottom of the 120-foot-deep pit crews built to access and repair the machine. Seattle Tunnel Partners, the Washington State Department of Transportation's design-build contractor for the tunnel project, plans to tunnel a short distance further in the access pit tunnel before giving crews a break for the holidays.

Bertha cutterhead spins for first time in 9 months

Commissioning of the SR 99 tunneling machine continues as Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) prepares to resume mining. STP began testing machine components earlier this month as crews continued welding pieces and reconnecting hoses and cables. Last week, STP began rotating the machine’s cutterhead a few degrees at a time, stopping periodically to take measurements before completing a full rotation.

Seattle TBM’s 2,000-Ton Front End Reconnected with Dramatic Crane Lift

Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) has reconnected the SR 99 tunneling machine’s 2,000-ton front end to the section that remained in the access pit during repairs. With the two sections of the machine now bolted together, crews from Mammoet have unhooked the front-end piece from the massive red crane that performed last week’s lift.

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CASE Introduces New TR310 Alpha Series Compact Track Loader

CASE Construction Equipment has introduced the new Tier 4 Final TR310 Alpha Series compact track loader (CTL). The new TR310 features wider tracks (15.75 inches), a greater overall width (74.3 inches) and lower ground pressure (5.0 psi) than other medium-frame CTLs in the CASE lineup. These features provide greater power, stability and flotation for owners/operators who need that performance without upgrading to a large-frame machine.

ALLU Screener Crusher Bucket Improves Profitability In Pipeline Applications

The ALLU D-Series Screener Crusher Bucket attachment works with wheel loaders, excavators, skid steers or back hoes to screen, crush, pulverize, aerate, blend, mix, separate, feed and load materials all in one stage—increasing the profitability and efficiency of pipeline construction operations. It is an effective tool for pipeline padding and backfilling, because it allows material to be screened on site and then backfilled directly into a trench, eliminating the need for a dedicated stationary screening machine. The ALLU power adjustment valve promotes powerful startup and rotation allowing the attachment to efficiently screen and crush wet or dry material from 0.60-inch to 6-inch (15-mm to 150-mm) fragment sizes. Straight side plate construction makes the ALLU D-Series Screener Crusher Buckets easy to fill and able to hold a greater volume of material, while the standard power adjustment valve prevents overloads. Locating the hydraulics on the back of the attachment keeps them well protected from damage, while patented fender plates protect the bearings and seals. Its patented construction keeps nuts and bolts away from the material flow. ALLU D-Series Screener Crusher Bucket attachments are available in over 60 models to fit any excavator, wheel loader, skid steer or backhoe.