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New Concrete Pumping Solutions

Over the last three decades, the need for energy efficiency, higher productivity, easy mobility and flexibility has been the focus to meet the growing customer needs.

Backhoe Loaders Bouncing Back

In the current market conditions, the customer focus will be on equipment with better productivity and cost saving. Backhoe loader with its multi-utility advantage and competitive price will drive the demand in the current market scenario.

10 Steps to Safe and Efficient Tower Crane Erection

Manitowoc Crane Care’s Didier Forest is a 32-year veteran of the company. He has co-authored several technical manuals on tower crane erection and trains Crane Care technicians at Manitowoc’s Training Center in Saint Pierre de Chandieu, France.

New Cutting Fluid for Bearings Protection

The EcoLine® cutting fluid offers multi-metal protection to bearings in shipping and storage and is an excellent environmentally sound alternative to petroleum derived products.

Accessing Difficult Construction Sites

MB Crusher units are a great tool for the agricultural and forestry industries that have to deal with difficult-to-access locations.

Towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’: BEML adds new products

BEML has introduced a range of mining and defence equipment developed indigenously and opened new Industrial Design Centre.

HAMM Compactors at Mega Irrigation Project

A fleet of 34 HAMM compactors contribute to build Komaravelli Mallana Sagar Reservoir.

BEML launches new indigenous products

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched BEML’s indigenously designed and developed products

Crushers & Screens: Gaining Momentum?

The growing aggregate requirements in the infrastructure projects and the improving mineral mining activities in the country demand crushers and screens in large numbers. But with some roadblocks pose as challenges in this positive scenario, can the crusher segment gather momentum

Solving Big Challenge

A W 210i and W 2100 precisely milled the spillway chute of the Oroville Dam, the highest dam in the USA. In this process, the milling contractor also benefited from cold milling specialist Wirtgen’s application experience in steep gradient milling.

5 brilliant solutions for construction sites

Some of the most innovative construction sites use MB Crusher machines to facilitate the work and increase business.

GALLOCK® - complete safety under heavy vibrations

Gala Precision Engineering announced the successful development and distribution of wedge lock washer GALLOCK®. These washers are used to safely secure bolted joints exposed to heavy vibrations and dynamic load.

True Digitalisation of Underground Mining

With new innovative technology, Mobilaris Mining & Civil Engineering and Epiroc take digitalisation of mining operations to the next level. So far, the result has been double-digit productivity increases, higher efficiency, and increased safety for the mining industry. Hans Wahlquist writes.

Puncture-proof Tyres for Underground Mining

Trident has developed a complete range of TRAXTER branded solid tyres specially designed for underground mining.

Can Mobile Cranes Lift the Mood?

Mobile cranes in India have transformed into safer and productive with changing design and new features to meet the upcoming demands from the user market. In the current scenario, can these developments in mobile cranes lift the market sentiments?

Handling It Safe

In spite of the current slowdown in the material handling equipment market due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the market is expected to bounce back soon with new practices of safer handling in warehousing operations.

Challenging Terrain

The hydraulic excavator market in India has been impacted by the slowdown after the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.

New Liebherr excavators for Félix Giorgetti Sàrl

Félix Giorgetti Sàrl family business has purchased two new crawler excavators from Liebherr.

New Opportunities

Upcoming infrastructure projects in metro rail, bridges, railway and irrigation are going to drive the demand for foundation equipment in the coming years, writes Karan Chechi.

There is a general shift in the construction industry approach in accepting newer technologies

Aproaching newer technologies means higher profit, efficiency, productivity, and reduced cost.

Grading the Future

The current market conditions are tough for motor graders since the projects are not active due to the coronavirus impact.

Port Infra Needs Facelift

Developing new ports and terminals and the revival of old infrastructure at major ports in the country are expected to open up new opportunities for port equipment companies.

Rokemann buys Liebherr R 924 G8 crawler excavator

The Alsatian company Rokemann has bought the new R 924 G8 crawler excavator from Liebherr for various excavation and earthmoving jobs.

Hindustan Zinc partners with FarEye to build digital control tower

India's largest and the world's second-largest zinc-lead miner, Hindustan Zinc (HZL) has partnered with FarEye, a SaaS-based predictive logistics platform, to reduce dependency on manual processes, enhance logistics efficiency and mitigate risks.

Digital Push in infra equipment

Construction equipment with digital and IoT technologies are driving smart planning and execution of projects in the country. This is expected to push the efficiency and productivity at project execution.

K-Tec to exhibit earthmoving innovations at Conexpo 2020

From March 10-14, 2020, K-Tec?s newest and innovative earthmoving scrapers and accessories will be on display at Conexpo Con/Agg 2020 outdoor Festival Grounds in booth #F2932.

Hindustan Zinc partners with FarEye to build digital control tower

India?s largest and the world?s second-largest zinc-lead miner, Hindustan Zinc (HZL) has partnered with FarEye, a SaaS-based predictive logistics platform, to reduce dependency on manual processes, enhance logistics efficiency and mitigate risks.

We are a strong player for wheel loaders and motor graders

Liugong is the first China-based construction equipment manufacturing company in India with more than a decade experience and more than 500 local people.

Radialisation is the future

BKT is the one of world's leading tyre manufacturers that is fully dedicated to off-highway tyre manufacturing.

TECH-MOVES

With the government plans to invest Rs 102 trillion in infrastructure development in the next five years, the demand for construction equipment will be immense.

On revival Path

In spite of the current slowdown, tyre market for off-highway applications is going to revive in the coming years due to an anticipated pick up in infrastructure developments in future.

Optimum Equipment Utilisation

Use of suitable equipment with matching features at projects with minimum operating and maintenance cost will help in achieving optimum utilisation of construction equipment.

India Construction Festival - 2019

The festival, organised by FIRST Construction Council in New Delhi from October 15-16, successfully brought together the public and private sector to discuss probable resolutions to impediments faced by the infrastructure sector.

THE ROAD AHEAD

The roads and highways sector is expected to bounce back soon with the government's corrective measures to combat slowdown and the large number of projects planned in the coming years. The road equipment players are bullish on the future growth prospects.

Trenchless evolutions

The Indian trenchless industry assisted by international counterparts has now evolved trenchless code of practices that helps in charting the proper course of action.

Wirtgen 220 SM 3.8 Surface Miner: Maximum Performance in Soft Rock

Wirtgen's 220 SM 3.8 surface miner selectively mines raw materials up to a cutting depth of 350 mm and a uni-axial compressive strength of 35 MPa.

Loads of Opportunities

With the construction activity picking up and mining operations reviving in India, new opportunities are knocking at the doors of the wheel loader market.

Performance tracker for milling work

Wirtgen has developed Performance Tracker, a solution that, for the first time, makes it possible to accurately and reliably document the actual milling work completed.

Bigger Digger

Optimum utilisation of excavators is of utmost importance for the economic operation of the machine. All hydraulic excavator OEMs have introduced matching technologies for the optimum performance of their machines.

Case 770 Ex Pro Loader Backhoe

The CASE PRO Series loader backhoe is powered by FPT Industrial S8000 engine which delivers powerful performance and fast response time.

Time-bound projects demand highly efficient equipment

In the current scenario, most of the projects have become time-bound and have to be completed within the stipulated period. Due to this, expectation of the market has also changed especially in road segment.

Transitioning Towards a Universal Iot Ecosystem

The exponential growth of Industrial IoT has propelled an innate need for all the organisations out there to adopt and adapt to the IoT ecosystem.

Changing Face of CE Industry

Taking full advantage of the unprecedented connectivity, data analysis, and remote capabilities, construction equipment (CE) industry is poised to take great leaps in productivity and efficiency in the coming decade.

New paving technologies

Paver market in India is picking up with the growing road construction projects. Both asphalt and concrete paver markets see positive growth in the coming years.

Skid-steer loader with grader attachment concept is growing

BOBCAT has been providing Skid-steer loader with grader attachment as an apt solution for new rural roads and widening of existing roads. S Manjunath, General Manager - Sales, Doosan Bobcat India, shares more on the advantages of the concept and the market outlook.

Pushing Growth

Motor grader market has seen growing in the past couple of years with applications spreading into rural road projects as well as in highways.

Good transshipment facilities will drive port sector growth

In spite of the vast coastline and more port facilities across the coastline, India is still lagging behind many ports in the region in cargo handling efficiency. Anil Bhatia, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, TIL, elaborates on the market scenario and outlook.

Digital push in CE

With the growing need for real-time monitoring and control of equipment fleet and operations, use of digital technologies in construction equipment operation and maintenance is gaining more traction in the current scenario.

Our solutions help manufacturers in diverse areas

Kloudq Technologies offers a variety of innovative Industrial IoT (IIoT) solutions, primarily for the construction equipment industry. Aditya Paranjpe, Head - IoT, shares more on the company's solutions and the technology trends in the market.

Sany showcases new range of products

Sany India showcased its wide range of over 16 new products at bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018.

Predictive Maintenance: A Paradigm Shift

Timely and quick maintenance is a key factor in off-highway equipment. Trucks and equipment used in the construction and mining industry are expected to operate 24/7 at remote locations.

"Motor grader market in India is growing at 40 per cent"

Roads sector remains the biggest growth driver of motor graders in India. VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter Sales and Services, elaborates more on the market and technology trends in motor graders.

On a Smooth Path

As roads and highways construction continues to be on the top gear, more mechanisation is taking place in rural roads with motor graders finding more traction in the coming years.

CHALLENGES and NEW Opportunities

The construction equipment rental market in India is still small as compared to the other equipment markets worldwide. Satin Sachdeva sheds light on the realities of the rental market in India and the steps needed for the development of the market.

Trenchless Technology & Physical Infrastructure in India

On account of several benefits, trenchless technology is becoming the first choice in many construction projects. Dr Niranjan Swarup elaborates more on the importance, benefits and demand trends of this technology in India.

Ports of Opportunities

Capacity expansion plans at Indian ports is giving a renewed hope for port equipment players. Many port operators are acquiring new equipment as part of modernisation and expansion of handling capacities at these ports.

Swaraj Division launches Mobile App for customer connect

Swaraj Division, a part of the Mahindra Group, launched its new ?Mera Swaraj App? to enhance its connection with customers (farmers).

Schwing Stetter launches premium transit mixer range

Schwing Stetter India announced its partnership with Mahindra Powerol to launch its new premium variant of concrete truck mixer series, 'Super Six'. In an industry-first initiative, Schwing Stetter and Mahindra Powerol have joined hands to launch this fuel-efficient product.

Poised for growth

Bulk material handling systems are mainly used in coal and mineral processing applications, ports for handling bulk cargo, food processing, sand, gravel, etc. Conveyor systems are the majorly used bulk material handling equipment.

Schwing Stetter launches premium concrete truck mixers

Schwing Stetter India announced its partnership with Mahindra Powerol to launch its new premium variant of concrete truck mixers, Super Six. In an industry-first initiative, Schwing Stetter and Mahindra Powerol have joined hands to launch this fuel-efficient product.

SCCL introduces GPS-based vehicle tracking system

According to reports, the Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) has recently introduced a GPS-based vehicle tracking system at the Coal Handling Plant (CHP) in Yellandu town, to keep a tab on the movement of vehicles transporting coal and prevent pilferage of coal.

New solutions in road construction

The focus of this year's Road Technology Days held by the Wirtgen, V?gele and HAMM brands was on synergies, 3D applications and networked job site processes. The climax of the event was the live machine demonstrations.

Pushing Boundaries

With the demand for excavators growing in the market, OEMs are introducing new features to further improve the efficiency and productivity of the machines, helping in quick and qualitative project execution.

CMPDI identifies 30 new coal mining projects

The Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI) has identified 30 new coal mining projects for Coal India (CIL) that can add to the annual production capacity by 100 million tonnes.

Eicher Trucks & Buses introduces aftermarket initiative

In an endeavour to enhance its aftermarket capabilities and provide best-in-class service offerings to its customers, Eicher Trucks and Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles, extended Eicher Promise across its entire range of trucks and buses.

Eicher Pro 5000 series with BS-IV technology

Eicher Trucks & Buses has launched Eicher Pro 5000 series, a brand new range of heavy duty trucks from 16T to 40T with BS-IV technology. With the launch of this advanced technology trucks range at competitive prices, Eicher Trucks and Buses plans to strengthen its presence in the heavy duty segment and this reinforces its vision of driving modernisation in the commercial transportation.

New technologies gaining traction

The Wirtgen Group has been continuously innovating its products in the brands Wirtgen, Vogele, and Hamm. They are not only global market leaders but also innovation leaders, with the average age of a machine being not more than three years.

GSSI showcases asphalt density assessment tool

GSSI, the world?s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, highlighted its latest GPR technology at the World of Asphalt 2018, held on March 6-8, 2018 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, in Houston, Texas.

We expect good growth in HD truck segment

The mining and construction segments account for around 30 per cent of total heavy-duty (HD) truck market in India. But the segments have been facing tough times for the last 2-3 years.

Wheel loader market is expected to grow by 17-18%

The wheel loader market in India has been growing at a brisk pace over the last couple of years after touching a low in FY 2015-16. The 3 to 3.5 Ton-class wheel loader market has witnessed 17 per cent growth in the FY 2017-18 till now.

Wheel loader market is expected to grow by 17-18%

We are focusing on making our wheel loaders versatile and suitable to meet various applications in roads, railways, irrigation, mining and industrial works by developing new attachments and variants, says Vivek Hajela, General Manager and Head - Construction Equipment Business, Larsen & Toubro Ltd.

Excon will further boost the mood of the construction industry

There has been substantial growth in the overall construction equipment (CE) market in the last one year due to huge investments being made by the government for infrastructure development in the country.

Less investment, More benefits

Telematics is important for effectively monitoring the equipment fleet in its operation and maintenance. Work on Internet of Things (IoT) platform, Telematics provides information about the location, fuel, maintenance, and all other parameters which can be accessed remotely on a smart phone, tablet or laptop

Cost-effective and productive

IoT-based technologies has evolved in construction and mining equipment space with many such technologies helping the OEMs, contractors and machine operators to keep a control on the machines conveniently.

A diversified industrial major

Balkrishna Industries (BKT), has over 30 years of global presence in the off-highway tyres (OTRs)segment.

India's First Driverless tractor

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd displayed its first-ever driverless tractor, developed at the Mahindra Research Valley, the Group's hub of innovation and technology located in Chennai. With this launch, Mahindra becomes the pioneer in the Indian tractor industry with the unique proposition of a driverless tractor, according to the company.

Making rapid strides

Motor graders have seen unprecedented growth in the past couple of years, which is expected to continue in the coming years as well with road projects continue to grow.

Rolling ahead

Roads and highways is still going strong as the most happening infrastructure sector in India with many ongoing projects and many in the pipeline. India has the second largest road network across the world at 4.7 million km and is still growing.

Safe Refuse Handling

Together with Swedish waste management company Renova, Volvo Trucks is currently testing and researching how automated vehicles can contribute to safer, more efficient refuse handling and create a better working environment for drivers.

Excavators Excel

Driven by the infrastructure development activities in the country, hydraulic excavators recorded a sharp growth in 2016 compared to the previous year. The positive trend is continuing this year also with a 26 per cent growth in the first four months.

We see a lot of demand coming in from e-commerce sector

TCIEXPRESS is a specialist and leader in express distribution in India. PC Sharma, CEO and Whole Time Director, shares more on the company and the express logistics industry in India.

Our vision is to touch three lakh devices by 2020

In a transport market which is witnessing an unimaginable number of companies entering the fleet tracking and management space, it takes a considerable amount of effort to come out on top. Set up in 2007, Novire Technologies has become a well-known brand in the fleet management sector.

Building Better Roads

The Ministry of Surface Transport has set an objective of building 40 km of roads a day from 2017-18 from the current level of 18 km a day. This has resulted in a paradigm shift in the use of road construction and rehabilitation methods and technologies.

Concrete Delivery System

VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter Sales and Services, explains the paradigm shift in concrete delivery systems, with a focus on his company's advanced technologies.

BKT showcases tyres for underground mining

At the recently concluded CIM 2017 Convention held at the Palais de Congr?s in Montreal, Canada, BKT displayed the Earthmax SR 55 as well as presented the SM 55 Arashield technology specially designed for underground mining operations.

Changing Productivity Paradigms

Andy Dhanaraj, Director - Sales, Construction and Infrastructure, Caterpillar India, sheds light on the factors hampering productivity of construction projects and how Caterpillar solutions and technologies help overcome these challenges.

Eicher Pro 5000 series with BS-IV technology

Eicher Trucks & Buses has launched Eicher Pro 5000 series, a brand new range of heavy duty trucks from 16T to 40T with BS-IV technology. With the launch of this advanced technology trucks range at competitive prices, Eicher Trucks and Buses plans to strengthen its presence in the heavy duty segment and this reinforces its vision of driving modernisation in the commercial transportation.

We emphasise on continuous product development

CASE India has maintained a leadership position in the Indian subcontinent riding on extraordinary customer connect and support. With the existing products like skid steer loaders, motor grader, compactor, loader backhoes etc, CASE India develops products to suit the evolving requirements of the Indian customers.

Piggybacking earthmovers growth

Transportation of raw and processed materials to the desired location is the next but most essential activity arising out of earthmoving. In the infrastructure space, 5-35 tonne payload capacity tippers and dumpers are extensively utilised for this purpose.

T?V Rheinland launches new data management portal

T?V Rheinland, a global testing, inspection, certification and consultancy corporation headquartered in Germany with locations in over 65 countries worldwide, has announced the launch of its new, stand-alone mobile digital solution for the management, analysis and tracking of asset integrity data.

Orolia forms strategic alliance with Satelles Inc

Orolia, the worldwide leader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions, has formed a strategic alliance, including an equity investment, with Satelles Inc to develop, market and sell PNT solutions based on Satelles? Satellite Time and Location (STL) signal technology.

DSC Dredge delivers customised dredge to Santa Cruz Harbour

Louisiana-based DSC Dredge, LLC, has announced the delivery of a new custom dredge to the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor in Santa Cruz, California.

DSC Dredge delivers customised dredge to Santacruz Harbour

Louisiana-based DSC Dredge, LLC, announced the delivery of a new custom dredge to the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor in Santa Cruz, California. The Twin Lakes is a custom-built, 16? x 16? dredge with a hull-mounted pump. Winter shoaling has been an issue for the harbour since it was dedicated in 1964. The Twin Lakes will keep the harbour clear for harbour members and visitors.

Vermeer introduces Trimble Ready Terrain Leveler

Trimble and Vermeer announced the introduction of a Trimble Ready factory option for the new Vermeer T1255III Direct Drive Terrain Leveler surface excavation machine (SEM). Vermeer T1255III SEMs that ship from the factory Trimble Ready makes it faster and easier to install a Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System, which can reduce the cost and complexity of the installation.