John Deere Integrates SmartGrade Technology Into 750K & 850K Dozers

john-deere-850k-smartgrade_1-1024x683Upgradation of the technology is the need of the hour for survival in automation industry, especially in construction industry for smooth and error-free functioning at job sites. On the same line, John Deere one of the leading construction and farm equipment equipment makers in the world has upgraded its SmartGrade technology in its new model of crawler dozers.

After the success of its 700K dozer equipped with SmartGrade launched earlier this year. The company has now integrated SmartGrade grade control technology ‘Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade Control System’ in its 750K and 850K crawler dozers.

Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade Control System is fully incorporated into the machine cabin, structures and software — delivering precise grading performance while eliminating vulnerable external masts and cables.

“The launch of our 700K SmartGrade dozer was a huge hit earlier this year, and many of our customers asked for the grade control technology to be integrated into our larger offerings. The 750K and 850K SmartGrade dozers answer that call. They’re easy to set up and are highly productive earthmoving and grading machines intended for road building, site development and residential building applications. Like the 700K SmartGrade dozer, these models are purpose-built and ready to work the moment they roll off the dealer lot,” said Liz Quinn, product marketing manager, John Deere WorkSight.

The 750k and 850K model of crawler dozers incorporate a PowerTech 6.8-L Final Tier 4 diesel engine with 165 horsepower and 205 horsepower, respectively. Both models feature Eco mode, which automatically adjusts engine power and transmission settings based on load while maintaining ground speed, to help optimize fuel economy.

Highlights of SmartGrade

1 -Auto SmartGrade allows the operator to easily adjust the system when moving the machine from one soil type to another, unlike an after-market system, which often requires the GPS manager to make a trip to the machine to recalibrate the system, particularly helpful to new operators. Auto SmartGrade automatically lifts the blade over heavy loads before track slippage occurs, then returns the blade to grade.

2 – SmartGrade also limits the number of passes required, reducing the pace of wear on the undercarriage. The John Deere SmartGrade dozer is nearly 7 percent more accurate across the entire speed range of the dozer when compared to conventional masted systems, claim the company.

3 -Another benefit of the SmartGrade technology is that machine dimensions are preloaded into the grade control monitor, reducing the time required to calibrate the dozer to about 30 minutes. The easy-to-use system is beneficial to new operators in that it can get them up and running quickly.

4 -The SmartGrade integration into the 750K and 850K dozers also allows for enhanced diagnostics. Having the ability to get the grade control system and diagnostic information over the John Deere JDLink telematics system provides valuable uptime information to customers.

5 -SmartGrade is integrated into the machines, it removes the need to install blade-mounted sensors and components daily, reducing setup time and allowing operators to get to work.

6 -Eliminating external cables to the masts reduces breakage, and the removal of the masts from the blade eliminates vulnerability to damage and theft.

Source: Information has been obtained from John Deere’s release

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John Deere Releases G-Series of Large-Frame Skid steer, Compact Track Loaders

John-Deere-330G.jpgJohn Deere one of the globally known Construction, agricultural and forestry machinery makers,  releases the new G-series of large-frame skid steers Loaders 330G, 332G and compact track loaders 331G, 333G.  These machines were inspired by extensive feedback from its customers looking for more productivity, better visibility and simplified service to remain competitive in their businesses.

Company also added a host of new features to make the large-frame G-Series machines easier to run and maintain on jobs of every scale.

The biggest improvement on the large-frame G-Series is the refined vertical-lift loader boom design that rise higher, reaches farther and lifts more for quicker and easier loading. Height to hinge pin is 11 feet, enabling operators to easily load dump trucks, feed mixers, fill hoppers and everything in between. The company believes customers will also appreciate the new lift path that extends an additional six inches from the machine.

Contractors, landscapers, farmers, rental professionals and other equipment owners who understand the value of compact equipment can now expect even more power, productivity and uptime on the job with the new G-series equipment.

“Demand for compact machines that maximize productivity and uptime at low daily operating costs is growing, and John Deere is growing with it by adding powerful new options to our G-Series lineup, like the new large-frame skid steers and compact track loaders”, said Mr. Gregg Zupancic, product marketing manager, John Deere Construction and Forestry.

The large frames also serve up substantially greater boom and bucket breakout forces. In fact, they have horsepower that is comparable to a small backhoe loader or crawler, and they also work comfortably in tight quarters, so operators can accomplish more with less machine. Increased rated operating capacities of up to 3,700 lbs. give these models the muscle needed to master heavy loads, coupled with a breakout force that has been increased by 40 percent to make lifting heavy loads easier, said the company in an official release.

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Increased auxiliary hydraulic flow and power on the large frames means customers can make the most of an even broader range of attachments for a wide variety of work. Universal Quik-Tatch enables you to go from bucket to forks and more in just seconds. Generous standard and optional high-flow auxiliary hydraulics also let you effortlessly run powered attachments, such as hydraulic hammers, cold planers, mulching heads and trenchers. All auxiliary hydraulic lines and wiring on new machines are now routed through the boom where they’re more protected and out of the operator’s Sightline.

The company further says another key uptime improvement on the G-Series large-frame machines is the integration of John Deere WorkSight, an exclusive suite of telematics solutions that increases uptime while lowering operating costs. At its heart, JDLink Ultimate machine monitoring provides real-time data and health prognostics to suggest maintenance solutions that decrease costly downtime. Remote diagnostics enable a dealer to read codes, record performance data and even update software without a trip to the job site.

Company made several other enhancements to these compact G-Series machines. 

Source: Information has been obtained from company’s press release

Here’s How Passage of GST Bill Will Drive Material Handling Equipment Market

After Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill passed in the Parliament, the e-commerce and logistics companies will now need huge numbers of warehouses across the country, which will lead to fetch huge investment to set-up number of warehouses in the country. The demands of warehousing in the country have increased in last few years after the emergence of e-commerce business.

As we know, rising number of warehousing will require huge amount of material handling equipment for placing and carrying the goods to one place to another and avoids the damages. Therefore rising number of warehousing in the country will drive further demand of material handling products and manufacturers are likely to see better sales in coming years as more warehouses will start coming up in India.

Passage of GST Bill will now encourage e-commerce, manufacturing companies, Logistics companies to shift to advanced and big size of warehouses across the country. As government allowed 100% FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in warehouses, would also encourage the foreign players to get into the construction of warehousing. Earlier warehousing was only limited to metro and big cities, now the demand would shift to tier-II and tier-III cities as well, which could lift the sale of popular material handling equipment like Forklift, Conveyors and other.

Property consultant JLL India’s report said, “The existing, top warehousing hubs are Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. These eight city hubs put together had a cumulative supply of organised Grade-A and Grade-B warehousing space of around 97 million sq ft in 2015 and this is expected to grow to around 116 million sq ft by the end of 2016.”

It further adds GST will result in emergence of new hubs like Belgaum, Bhubaneshwar, Coimbatore, Goa, Guwahati, Indore, Jaipur, Kolhapur, Lucknow/ Kanpur, Ludhiana, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Vapi and Vijayawada.

Last month, Amazon India has opened its biggest fulfilment centre in Sonipat, Haryana, the warehouse covers the area of 200,000 sq. ft, and this is Amazon India’s 22nd warehouse in the country. Recently Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & public Distribution announced that Central Railside Warehouse Company (CRWC) has planned 10 new warehouses at rail heads. The more warehousing comes up in the country, the sale of material handling products will jump.

As per the media reports, Asia’s leading provider of sustainable urban solutions company, Ascendas-Singbridge Group planned to put separate fund to invest in warehousing segment in India. The company would set up Logistics Park on 50 to 100 acres of land in the vicinity of major cities. There were also reports that, Dutch pension fund manager APG and U.S based company Warburg Pincus are also planning to invest in modern warehouses in India, the investment in warehousing indicate the future requirement of equipment in India in coming years.

Due to rising number of warehousing in India, various material handling products such as Forklift, Conveyors, Stacker, Hand pallet truck, electric towing truck, Movable Dock, Crane, Shelves and other different machinery sell would jump in near future.

As per the report of CARE Ratings, the Indian logistic industry is projected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15-20% during FY16-FY20, the rapid expansion of logistics industry is directly proportional to the rise of warehousing sector.

Sagarmala Programme Will Require Huge Amount of Construction Equipment

As we are aware, the demand of construction equipment only emerges when infrastructure developments occur in any country. In recent times, we have seen almost all the reports based on the demand of construction equipment projected the huge requirement of different types of construction equipment in India by keeping various infrastructure projects in mind, such as roads, ports, railway, airports, smart cities, public transportation infrastructure and others.

Government of India has launched the Sagarmala Programme with the aim of modernising port-led development in the country and exploit the potential of India’s approximately 7,500 km long coastline and 14,500km of potentially navigable waterways.

The programme involves drawing up a National Perspective Plan (NPP) for Port Modernization & New Port Development, Port Connectivity Enhancement, Port-Led Industrial Development and Coastal Community Development. As part of the NPP, total 173 projects have been initially identified across the programme objectives which will result in significant investment in maritime infrastructure, create employment, reduce logistics cost and boost merchandize exports over the next decade.

The port-led developments indicate the requirement of construction equipment in the country. The development would drive the sale of construction machinery in the country and manufacturers could see the rise in their sell in coming future.

As per the official estimates, the ambitious Sagarmala Programme will mobilize more than Rs. 4 lakh crore of investment and will be able to create 1 crore new jobs, including 40 lakh direct jobs in the next 10 years.

For Port Modernization & New Port Development, 50 projects have been identified to increase the port capacity from 1400 MMTPA to 2500 MMTPA by 2025, at an investment of Rs. 1 lakh crore. For promoting port-led industrial development, 14 Coastal Economic Zones covering all the Maritime States and Union Territories have been proposed.

To enhance the port-connectivity to the country’s production and consumption centres, 65 projects have been proposed at an investment of more than Rs. 2 lakh crore. This includes10,000 km of last mile port-connectivity infrastructure, 12 new freight expressways, heavy haul rail corridor to transport coal, new pipelines for transporting crude and petroleum products, development of prioritized inland waterways and new multi-modal logistics hubs, government said the official statement.

Last month (July 20), Union Cabinet has approved the incorporation of Sagarmala Development Company (SDC) under the Companies Act, 2013, with an initial Authorized Share Capital of Rs. 1,000 crore and a Subscribed Share Capital of Rs. 90 crore. The SDC would provide equity support to the project Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) and funding support to the residual projects under the Sagarmala Programme.

Government recently said, it has indentified six potential new ports under Sagarmala Programme are; Vadhavan in Maharashtra, Sagar Island in West Bengal, Paradip Satellite Port in Odisha, Enayam an Sirkazhi in Tamil Nadu, Belekeri in Karanataka have been identified and Duggirajupatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

As it is projected Rs. 4 lakh crore of investment mobilize under the programme, various construction equipment such as; Excavators, Backhoe loaders, Cranes, Graders, Batching plant, concrete mixer, Tippers and other different types of construction machinery demand will rise in the country.

Along with port-led development, seven Multi-Modal Logistic Parks (MMLPs) has been also proposed in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, Uttarakhand and West Bengal under Sagarmala Programme.

During recent United States visit of Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, American ports have shown their interest to participate in the port-led development in India, which is to mobilize huge investment.

The port development will not only raise the demand of construction equipment, but also drive the sale of material handling machinery as increased port capacity will require huge amount of material handling equipment to load and unload the goods and container at the ports across the country.

Fork lift truck, Mobile crane, Conveyors, Stackers, Straddle carrier, Ship loaders, Tug-master, Container crane, Front/side loader, Bulk material handling, Automated storage and retrieval system and different other machinery sell would jump after ports will increase its existing capacity.

According Mr. Gadkari, the Sagarmala Programme could save annual logistics cost close to Rs 35,000 crore.

Renting Vs Buying Construction Equipment – How to Make a Decision

datablog-dozer.jpgIndia is expected to witness USD 1 trillion infrastructure investment as per the planning commission of India for the 12th Year Plan (2012-17). Typically, infrastructure development is the main growth driver for the construction equipment market (both new and used equipment).

As huge construction activities have been taking place in highways & roads, ports, railways, aviation, waterways, housing and commercial real estate sector, and this lead to the demand of construction equipment in the country.

By keeping their budget in mind, contractors invest in the equipment used for various types of project, here role come to decide which equipment to buy or rent to minimize the cost. Usually all contractors do not have every type of construction machine which used for different construction work. For example, equipment used for road construction may not be as effective as in other projects or may not be used for building construction, so buying such a costly construction equipment is not feasible option.

Various contractors and infrastructure companies are working or to begin work on various infrastructure projects so they may require equipment to start their projects.
So some of them may be planning to buy new equipment and some of them thinking to rent the CE, so here we will discuss how to take decision while buying or renting construction equipment and which is the viable option for their business perspective.

Benefits of Renting Equipment:

  • Renting construction equipment will reduce project cost for small projects for small players.
  • Contractors or companies can rent different equipment for different usage.
  • Renting give freedom to access all equipment.
  • After the project completion, no burden of maintenance and repairing of the machine, which save the maintenance and repairing cost.
  • These days, very frequently advanced technology is being introduced, in that situation old machines goes outdated, but one can rent any advanced machine whenever he/she can wish as per the requirement.
  • Renting the equipment save huge capital investment.
  • Heavy equipment requires enough space for storage, renting can eliminate the storage cost.
  • Renting the equipment gives freedom to developers or companies to try the equipment before buying it.
  • Renting save your transportation cost, for example a Mumbai based developer gets a project in Kolkata; developer is free to hire the equipment from a nearby location and save the cost of transportation.

Benefits of Buying Equipment:

  • Renting is a viable option for short term project, but buying is better than renting for longer projects, it will save the cost.
  • Some equipment in construction field which are multipurpose like excavators, forklifts, loaders, skid steers, cranes, trucks, etc., these can be used for various purposes, so renting these machines is not a wise decision.
  • When you own the equipment, it is available with you all time and can be used whenever needed, but to rent you have to depend on renting company, some time you may not get it when you needed the most and projects might get delayed.
  • Buying is the good option because rental price may go up suddenly due to rise of demand.

Hence, after looking at the benefits of both renting and buying (new and used) equipment, it will be prudent on the part of every equipment owner to consider both the options before taking a final call.

Try Selling Heavy Equipment Online if Not Getting Buyers in Your Location

equipmentonestop-ExcavatorIn the era of Internet, the world has become a global village where a man can search his friend by sitting in United States in India with the help of internet. Similarly, in the era of e-commerce, a seller who is willing to sell heavy equipment could find prospective buyers through the internet.

Therefore, selling your any used heavy equipment, which used for construction and mining sector have become very easy on http://www.equipmentonestop.com. It is very difficult for a seller based in Mangalore to find a buyer in his locality, even if he/she gets a buyer in his nearby location, there is a possibility the seller may not be able to get a better price for the used construction/heavy equipment.

This e-commerce portal does not only allow you to post the detail and pictures of your machines, but also provide end-to-end solution to the customers on nominal charges, from helping you to decide better valuation of your asset with the help of experts, to arranging site visits for buyers to see your machine at seller location. This platform also helps you to find buyers in other than home state, there is a possibility a buyer from another state may be ready to pay you more if likes your machine.

A seller has to follow, two simple steps, one is to put a good quality picture of his/her machine which help will the buyer to see current condition your machine as we know seeing is believing and secondly, you have to put detail description of the machine which gives idea to buyers to understand the functionality of the particular machine, it will help the buyers to approach you to buy your asset.

The portal will also help you to save your money, which you spend on giving advertisement on newspaper to sell your machine.

Currently, Equipment One Stop (EOS) has asset in various states including Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand and sellers from these states have been listing their machine on http://www.equipmentonestop.com and buyers from across the country are showing their interest in the asset listed with the portal. It is also expanding its feet in other states of the country, no matter in which state you are located, you can still contact the EOS to sell and buy any types of asset.

Equipmentonestop.com has complete range of second hand heavy equipment from across the country, the asset includes; Excavator, Backhoe Loader, Crane, Rock Breaker, Transit Mixer , Batching Plant , Crawler Driller, Skid Steer Loader, Concrete Pump, Crusher Plant, Forklift, Roller, Wheel Loader, Dozer, Motor Grader, Compressor, Vibratory Roller, Hydra Crane, Truck Crane, Mobile Crane, DIGI SET, Tipper, Traveller, Bus, Truck and other. If you have similar types of asset or any other heavy machine, you can contact to the website on 022-3303 6188/6189 to list your machine on the portal or buy these listed equipment.

It helps both buyer and seller to a get better valuation of the asset and also help in financing to buy the asset.

Why Fuel-Efficient Construction Equipment Useful for Your Business

Why Fuel-Efficient Construction Equipment Useful for Your BusinessPeople associated with the construction industry are aware that this industry requires huge sums of money for smooth running the business. From small developers to big infrastructure companies often look for the way to reduce the cost of the business and make more profit.

Heavy construction equipment adds a huge amount of cost and even after purchasing these machines, developers’ need a lot of money for making it run. After buying construction machines, two major costs involve with it, one is fuel cost and another is maintenance cost.

To save the huge cost of fuelling, the end-user customers started realising the need of advanced technology to save fuel cost, which made the way for construction equipment manufactures to think beyond the traditional ways of making the machines.

There are two reasons for looking for fuel efficient machines, one is to save fuel cost another is environment, these two leads to the widely discussed subject across the world.

Therefore, all the fuel efficient machines help the owner to save money which goes into fuel expenses. Before 2015, when oil price was touching the sky, at that time running the CE would have cost more than now, so it is always better having the fuel-efficient machines in longer run.

Due to need and more demand from end-users of fuel-efficient equipment, construction equipment manufactures started realising its demand and started working on technology which consumes less fuel, give higher productivity and profitability.

So, many companies have come with different innovative solutions to meet the customers’ expectations.

Country’s leading CE Company, JCB has developed fuel efficient ecoMAX engine, which results in saving substantial amount of fuel. It’s also designed to adopt Indian conditions and emission norms of Indian government. Now JCB uses highly efficient JCB ecoMax T4i engine that is being used in most of the JCB machines.

JS120 excavator of JCB is claimed to be one of the most fuel-efficient product, it is powered by a 4 cylinder JCB ecoMax engine.

Volvo EC160E is the newest E-series crawler excavator; it featured with Tier 4 final D4 engine which is very fuel-efficient compared to its earlier model. It’s two other EC380D and EC480D excavators are also fuel-efficient. CAT claims its 320D/D L series 2 hydraulic excavators is 15% more fuel efficient.

Sweden based Construction equipment company Huddig has developed a technology called ‘Tigon Technology’, the technology gives Huddig’s Backhoe Loader higher efficiency, improved performance and lower fuel consumption.

Hybrid hydraulic excavator series of Hitachi ZH200-5B gives superb fuel efficiency with better working performance as compared to its standard model ZX200-5B.

Various leading CE companies are making fuel-efficient products to save the cost of running a construction business.

The above examples show, how CE companies started meeting the consumer demand and regularly coming up with new technologies.

Before Buying Greaves’s Concrete Pump, You Should Know its Various Models

EquipmentPosting_8904_1459161665327In the field of engineering concrete pump is considered as a one of the crucial machine, this equipment make use of transferring liquid concrete through pumping for better quality of roofing and concreting any structure.

Engineers use concrete pumps because it is very reliable and efficient means of placing concrete for concreting and also considered as economical due to speed and ease during pumping concrete. At certain location at a construction site, pump is only means of placing concrete, like in construction of high rise building, where concrete truck unable to reach.

Generally, these concrete pumps are available in these four categories, Mobile Pump, Stationary Pump, Truck Mounted Static Pump, and Truck Mixer Concrete Pump.

In Indian market, Greaves Infra is one of the major players in concrete pumps business. The company offers the full range of concrete products with latest technology to benefit the construction industry. Its four models GCP 350 D, GCP 350 E, GCP 450 DSV and GCP 3709 Z concrete pumps featured with unique quality and having different functions depending on the project size which attract the customers, available in both Diesel and electrical versions.

GCP 3709 Z model of Greaves Boom Pump reaches a maximum height of 37 meters and gives an output of 90 Cbm/hr. Its 4 arm Z fold type boom offers increased flexibility and maneuverability in areas where space is a constraint. Best suited for mega p rojects such as airports, metro projects, mono-rails, flyovers and high rise infrastructural and residential projects; Greaves GCP3709Z provides superior productivity and pumping efficiency thereby ensuring faster completion of projects, reduced down-time and higher output.

Company’s three high capacity stationary concrete pumps GCP 5500, GCP 6500 and GCP 8500 are developed with globally accepted S. Valve technology with the aim of heavy duty construction activities in high rise commercial and residential buildings and infrastructure worksites such as tunnels, dams, Bridges, Irrigation etc.

All three models of the stationary Concrete pumps are powered by fuel efficient and emission compliant engines and integrated with contemporary hydraulic systems and components that are designed to deliver concrete perform under challenging pumping condition. Greaves Concrete pumps ensure lowest cost per cubic meter of concrete pumped. A fully electrical control panel with remote as a standard feature can operate both on the piston and the rod side. This result in a maximum concrete output of 50-80 cubic metres per hour, varying from model to model, claims the company.

The hard chrome platted concrete cylinder in the pumps offer extended service life against wear and corrosion. The replaceable hard rams are designed to withstand high pressure and are high wear resistant. The internals are well designed so as to allow for minimum wear and tear, thereby minimising replacement and maintenance costs.