Tag: telematics system

Telematics is the blending of computers and wireless telecommunications technologies, ostensibly with the goal of efficiently conveying information over vast networks to improve a host of business functions or government-related public services.

The Big, The Fast, and The Smelly

The Big, The Fast, and The Smelly

Equipment used in composting applications can get really large. Some machines, such as Peterson Pacific Corp.’s 6700 grinders, have a footprint of 750 feet squared (63 feet by 11.9 feet). Other machines have really high capacities. The Scarab 27×11 A Frame windrow machine is capable of processing more than 15,000

Physical Gains from the Digital World

Physical Gains from the Digital World

The greatest productivity-enhancing features on new heavy equipment are digital—not mechanical. Machine size, attachment size, swing speed, travel speed…none of these changes have the potential to unlock productivity and efficiency in the same manner that digital technologies can. The technologies that have the greatest influence over heavy equipment production and

Story Time with Telematics

Story Time with Telematics

Telematics has been around for some time, but early iterations covered little more than the basics: machine hours, accurate location, maintenance due, and geo-fencing. Today, telematics offers more sophistication, says Tom Remy, senior manager/aftermarket sales for Topcon Tierra.

Komatsu America introduces the new WA480-8 wheel loader

Komatsu America introduces the new WA480-8 wheel loader

Higher production, less fuel burn, better comfort and serviceability all come together in a package that hits the sweet spot for multiple-application versatility

Rolling Meadows, Ill., — June 28, 2018 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced the introduction of the new WA480-8 Wheel Loader.

Speeding Up Weigh Ins

Speeding Up Weigh Ins

Moving solid waste in and out of facilities quickly is highly valued within an industry that frowns upon any excess amount of downtime involved in the necessary weighing process. Even more detrimental than lengthy weighing is inaccurate weighing.

Poised for Growth

Poised for Growth

When a company with four employees goes from bidding $50,000 jobs in 2010 to bidding $750,000 jobs in 2015 and $1,000,000 jobs in 2017, while only increasing its employment to anywhere from seven to ten people, it draws attention.

Weight Watching

Weight Watching

Moving solid waste in and out of facilities quickly is highly valued within an industry that frowns upon any excess amount of downtime involved in the necessary weighing process. Even more detrimental than lengthy weighing is inaccurate weighing.

Machine Control and Telematics for Backhoes

Machine Control and Telematics for Backhoes

Contractors turn to a host of machines when they’re taking on grading and excavation projects. But few machines are as handy as the backhoe.

Brian Hennings, product marketing manager for backhoe loaders with John Deere Construction & Forestry, refers to the backhoe as the Swiss Army Knife of the construction industry. “The different attachments

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