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Weekly overview 17.-21.9.2018

A Sandvik automated LHD proves its precision in a glass labyrinth

Sandvik wheel loader

In recent years, self-driving vehicles have become a popular discussion topic. Sandvik has had automated loaders and trucks working in mines for over 20 years — with zero accidents involving people. To prove its capabilities, Sandvik moved things above ground and put its latest generation of automation to the test.

In a new film, an 11-meter-long Sandvik LH514 self-navigates through a labyrinth of glass. While glass is clearly a different material to the rock walls the laser sensors are designed for, the loader detects the fragile labyrinth and maneuvers through its narrow aisles.

To prove the feat’s realness, Sandvik Group CEO Björn Rosengren takes over the driving at the end of the film and crashes into the glass labyrinth. Read more >>

Metso celebrates its 150th anniversary

The first mobile crushers manufactured at Lokomo were introduced in 1920's.

In 2018, Metso celebrates its 150th anniversary. The story of Metso started in 1868 as a local ironworks, and is linked to the development of urban environments and the modern way of life Metso has evolved through a series of mergers, acquisitions and divestments. With our own operations in more than 50 countries and over 12,000 dedicated professionals working for us, Metso today is truly a global industrial company providing the world's mining, aggregates, recycling, and process industries with innovative solutions for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources. Read more >>

Bobcat New T870 Compact Tracked Loader


In 2017 Bobcat has launched a new version of the company’s top-of-the-range T870 compact tracked loader featuring a new torsion suspension undercarriage, replacing the previous T870 model with a roller suspension system.

Introducing a completely new undercarriage design to Bobcat compact tracked loaders, the torsion suspension undercarriage features torsion axles that dampen vibration, combining the comfort of roller suspension and the stability of a solid mount undercarriage with other new features to provide a tracked loader that outperforms all other machines on the market. Read more >>


Fassi work platforms

ATN’s self-propelled aerial platforms become part of the Fassi Group

The Fassi Group, through its French holding company that already owns Fassi France and Marrel, has acquired control of ATN, a leading manufacturer of self-propelled aerial platforms on rubber or tracks with electric or diesel engines.

ATN, the French manufacturer of self-propelled aerial platforms, has developed a range of products designed primarily to meet the needs of rental companies, a market that is particularly prosperous in France. The quality and robustness of the manufacturing materials guarantee the machines a long life cycle, even when exposed to harsh operating conditions. In terms of design, the products continue to improve and constantly increase in range, without compromising their ability to facilitate and simplify maintenance operations, maximising the profitability of its customers. Read more >>

Revolutionary technology on show at Saltex

New John Deere Z994R with Michelin X Tweels

Available in Europe from 2019 exclusively on John Deere’s ZTrak 900 Series commercial zero-turn rotary mowers, the new Michelin X Tweel Turf airless radial tyre means customers may never need to buy rear tyres for their zero-turn mowers again.

Unlike traditional pneumatic tyres, the Michelin X Tweel Turf virtually eliminates tyre downtime and is nearly maintenance free. A new Z994R model equipped with X Tweel Turf tyres makes its UK & Ireland show debut on the John Deere stand (E080) at SALTEX 2018 at the NEC, Birmingham in November, alongside the company’s latest compact tractor and lawn tractor developments. Read more >>

COMANSA cranes build a luxury residential complex in Nigeria

The cranes are working 24 hours a day.


Contractor ITB Nigeria is using 6 COMANSA cranes for the construction of the "Azuri Peninsula" apartments, developed by Eko Development Company in a brand new city on reclaimed land in Lagos

The keys of the 244 luxury apartments of the "Azuri Penisnula" complex will be amongst the first couple to be handed over of the entire Eko Atlantic project, a spectacular business and residential city under construction on an artificial peninsula in Lagos, the Financial Capital of Nigeria. The State of Lagos and the Chagoury Group are leading this ambitious project that will allow Africa’s most populated country to gain around 10 square kilometres of land that was lost to the Atlantic Ocean, hoping to create an important business hub for the entire continent. Read more >>

Hiab's pioneering product offering and connected solutions at the IAA 2018 exhibition

HIAB X-HiDuo 082

Hiab, part of Cargotec, will present its pioneering product offering and connected solutions at this year's Internationale Automobil Ausstellung (IAA) 20-27 September 2018 in Hannover, Germany and welcomes customers, media, and the public to its pavilion P35 and outdoor area FG L66. Read more >>

Case IH launches multipurpose tractor and self-propelled sprayer at Farm-Tech Expo Kenya

Case IH tractor 90JXM

New Patriot 250 Extreme sprayer and Puma 185 ROPS tractor launched into Kenyan market with live demonstrations

Case IH, the global agricultural equipment leader, and its distributor for Kenya and Uganda, Toyota Tsusho East Africa, played a major role at Farm-Tech Expo Kenya on 12th and 13th September by launching two new products, giving live equipment demonstrations, and supporting the event as a Gold Sponsor. Case IH chose the two-day event, held in the grounds of the Dairy Research Institute in Naivasha, to give the first Kenyan showing of its new Patriot 250 Extreme self-propelled sprayer and new Puma 185 ROPS tractor. During the show, the team hosted several high-profile representatives of Kenyan agriculture, including Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri, the country’s Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture. Read more >>

Five life-changing benefits of connectivity

Volvo connectivity

The internet has been connecting the globe for only a quarter of a century, but already it is influencing so many aspects of our daily lives – from the way we shop to the way we keep ourselves entertained. More than two thirds of the global population – that’s almost 5 billion people – now use mobile phones. We have never been so connected, but just how is this technology impacting lives on a more global scale? Here we look at just some of the social benefits of connectivity. Read more >>


Source: LECTURA GmbH