Equipment Roundup: Manitou launches self-branded compact equipment; Goliath is a 6-wheeled Chevy Silverado; Toro intros TRX-250, TRX-350 walk-behind trenchers; Diesel Silverado 1500 fuel economy; Stringline or stringless?

Updated Sep 3, 2019

Stringline or stringless? Manufacturers of curb and gutter pavers let operators decide

When it comes to curb and gutter concrete slipform pavers, one word tends to crop up.

“It’s very unusual to go into a sales call and walk out without having spoken about ‘stringless,’” says Wade Bowman, Wirtgen product manager for concrete slipform paving. “Even if the contractor doesn’t think he’s ready for it quite yet, he’s thinking about it.”

Though paving contractors might be thinking about it, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re ready to cut the stringline and go to 3D control.


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Diesel-powered 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 will get 33 mpg highway

Diesel ½-ton trucks just got a lot more interesting.

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the all-new 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine delivers an EPA-estimated 33 mpg highway and 23 city in rear-wheel-drive models.


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Toro’s new TRX-250, TRX-300 walk-behind trenchers automatically adjust to digging conditions

Toro has expanded its line of walk-behind trenchers with the TRX-250 and TRX-300 models, which feature technology that automatically diverts hydraulic flow from the traction motors to the trench motor when higher torque is needed when trenching.

Called Intelli-Trench, the system means the operator doesn’t have to constantly adjust the traction handle, because the system matches hydraulic flow to the digging conditions and speeds trenching times, Toro says. The system also reduces track wear and provides for more efficient engine operation.


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Goliath is the six-wheeled, supercharged Chevy Silverado you’ve always needed (VIDEO)

Got nearly $400,000 burning a hole in your pocket and wish Hennessey would make you a six-wheel super truck that didn’t have the word Ford on it anywhere? Rest easy, the Goliath Silverado is here.

After a successful launch of the VelociRaptor, a six-wheel modification of Ford’s Raptor F-150, Hennessey has introduced a similar truck based on the 2019/2020 Chevrolet Silverado.


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Manitou launches compact construction equipment with Manitou name, color (VIDEO)

Manitou Group is known in the United States for its telehandlers and forklifts, and now the company plans for the Manitou brand name to also resonate with buyers of compact construction equipment.

The company is currently launching a Manitou compact equipment line worldwide, including in North America. The nine compact track loader models, 10 skid steer models and two articulated wheel loader models will be identical to those the company offers under the brand names Gehl and Mustang (renamed “Mustang by Manitou” last year).


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