Metal Shark offers enhanced metal detection
Volvo to offer hybrid technology on construction equipment
The company foresees offering machines with lower emissions and fuel savings of up to 50 per cent. The integrated hybrids would also have the ability to operate on bio-fuels. “While different hybrid configurations, biofuels and energy storage systems are still being investigated, the basic technology platform is already established,” he says.
Volvo’s hybrid engine was on display recently at a construction trade show in Germany and drew a good deal of attention. “Prototype machines will be on test with customers next year, with limited serial production due to begin in 2009,” says Helsham. “The project is moving full speed ahead.”
The first machine to be launched using hybrid technology is likely to be a wheel loader, where fuel savings of up to 50 per cent appear achievable. www.volvo.com
New Jeffrey Smarthog monitoring system
The new SmartHog system integrates easily with existing control systems and represents the most advanced technology offered in condition monitoring (CM) and condition-based maintenance (CbM) for rotating machinery. It provides vital information such as worn and damaged hammers and rotors, worn or bent shafts, bearing problems, and excessive vibration. Modules capture and store data and are connected via Ethernet to a remote access modem, which allows analysts to dial in securely to the system and view live-time data. www.jeffreycorp.com
New Mobile grinder
The 6400 is said to be extremely wellbuilt, with no compromises, according to the company.
“At under three metres in width, the CBI 6400 is compact and very versatile, making it ideal for most European applications,” said Henk Landeweerd, sales manager, CBI Europe. “The fact that it can accommodate several different rotors is very attractive in our marketit gives our customers much more flexibility and value.”
The Magnum Force 6400 series is available now for delivery in portable, track and stationary configurations each with four different field-swappable rotorsdrum, solid steel and two- or four-pocket chipper. www.cbi-inc.com
FECON introduces FTX350 track carrier
John Deere 848H skidder
The lock-up torque converter combines the benefits of a torque converter and direct drive to create a powerful, responsive and fuel-efficient system, according to the company. Operators will be more productive and be able to optimize uptime with the enhanced features available on the 848H. Like the rest of the H-Series, the 848H features best-in-class axles and grapples, and innovative features like dual-mode steering, which allows operators to alternate between standard steering and quick-steer mode with the flip of a switch. The 848H grapple comes standard with a 16-square-foot area and 1 0-inch-wide opening that can securely handle as much wood as larger competitive grapples. www.johndeere.com.
New transducer features vibration resistance
Peterson 5710C horizontal grinder The 5710C is Peterson’s latest generation of high production track grinders. Powered by the Caterpillar C27 engine at 1,050 hp, this grinder provides the highest power to weight ratio of any Peterson grinder. At 82, 0 lbs, it was designed for operations requiring high production and frequent moves between jobs.
With a feed opening of 60” x 44”, combined with Peterson’s high lift feed roll, the 5710C can readily reduce a wide range of material including stumps. The 5710C utilizes Peterson’s new generation of impact release system that can be set in the detent mode to provide consistent product sizing or switched to the floating anvil mode for a primary reduction where accurate sizing is less critical. The floating anvil mode provides high production primary reduction with more protection from contaminated feedstocks, and reduced fuel consumption.
In addition, the 5710C’s new generation of controls includes Peterson’s high production adaptive control system and a fully adjustable feed system that can be optimized for a wide range of materials. It also features a square-shaft rotor and large grate area that enables the 5710C to produce materials to exact specifications. www.petersoncorp.com