Equipment Roundup: Equipment makers offering deals, coronavirus relief; Trimble intros new SPS986 rover and mast-free motor grader system; JLG’s new 670SJ self-leveling boom lift; Dynapac intros oscillating CO5200 VI compactor

Dynapac expands further into oscillation with new CO5200 VI tandem compactor

Dynapac’s first foray into oscillation on a tandem drum roller came two years ago with the 9.9-ton CO4200 VI. At the recent ConExpo show, the company showed it’s expanding the compaction method in a bigger way.

Dynapac’s new CO5200 VI tandem roller, like the CO4200, features vibration on the front drum and oscillation on the rear. It represents the company’s largest roller, at 11.7 tons and a 77-inch compaction width, to offer oscillation.

 

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JLG’s 670SJ self-leveling boom lift keeps chassis level at 10-degree grade

Introduced as a concept at the 2017 ConExpo, JLG’s new self-leveling boom lift is ready for production, with sales in North America to begin in the Fall, the company said at the lift’s unveiling at ConExpo 2020.

The 670SJ telescoping aerial work platform automatically keeps the chassis, and therefore the work platform, level when traveling surfaces that have as much as a 10-degree grade, up from the industry standard’s 5 degrees.

 

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Trimble debuts mast-free motor grader system, new Earthworks platform and more at ConExpo

At ConExpo 2020 Trimble introduced several new products including the unveiling of a new mastless motor grader system.

The mastless grader system gives operators an improved range of blade motion, allowing for machine control in applications where it was previously not possible. The system puts one GNSS receiver on the cab and one on the gooseneck of the machine to eliminate the tangle of masts and cables traditionally located on the blade.

 

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No Base Station? No Problem. Trimble SPS986 and CenterPoint RTX corrections give you a go-anywhere GPS rover (VIDEO)

By now most earthmoving contractors are familiar with using a GPS rover to do site surveys. Of course, these require the use of a nearby base station to calculate corrections to the GPS signal and a radio to broadcast the corrections to the rover. And to make sure you’re getting the points exactly right, you have to hold your rover pole perfectly plumb, and it has to be in a spot where GPS signals can penetrate.

Trimble has made this process even faster, simpler and more cost efficient with its new SPS986 GNSS rover and “smart” antennae receiving signals from the company’s CenterPoint RTX satellite-delivered corrections. The company introduced the rover during ConExpo 2020.

You can watch this video for all the details on the new Trimble SPS986. Or if you prefer text, click the link after the break.

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Which construction equipment makers are offering deals and coronavirus loan relief?

Can shell-shocked contractors be prompted to buy in these uncertain times?

The financing challenge is actually two-fold, says David Sutton, president, Kubota Credit. “We want to help the dealers attract and incent customers to buy and we want to make sure the customers we have are comfortable with their current loans.”

“We’ve taken very proactive steps to make sure we’re supporting our customers and dealers during this crisis,” says Brian Layman, vice president, construction equipment financial services, Volvo Financial Services, U.S.

 

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