Feb 25, 2020
Many businesses grapple with the decision to buy new or used machinery. Both options have their advantages, but from an economic stand point, buying a good used machine can be very interesting. After narrowing down the choice in offering, how does one evaluate if a machine is good for the job at hand? What are the key points to look at when inspecting an excavator, wheel loader or other machine? Ritchie Bros. presents five tips to determine the value of a used excavator: 1. Play or movement 2. Cracks, bends and dents 3. Leaks 4. Inaccurate/broken hours meter 5. Scalloping. The next Ritchie Bros. auction in Dubai will be held on 10–11 March 2020 in Jebel Ali Free Zone.
Dec 23, 2019
Global asset management and disposition company Ritchie Bros. concluded its fourth and final Dubai auction of 2019 with sales of 1663 assets including 901 trucks and heavy/lifting equipment. The Ritchie Bros. 10–11 December 2019 auction attracted 74 bidding countries and 46 buying countries; 60% of the bidders registered online. The auction featured a range of heavy equipment and vehicles including dozers, loaders, graders, excavators, mobile cranes, and trucks. The top assets in terms of value of lots purchased were wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators, and motor graders; 40% of the sales came from outside the UAE. The next Ritchie Bros. Dubai auction will be held on 10–11 March 2020.
Dec 09, 2019
The F-MAX takes its name from Ford’s F Series, and stands out in terms of its size, comfort and durability. The new model offers improved fuel efficiency over previous models and lower total cost of ownership with a seven per cent reduction in maintenance costs and longer service intervals. Unique features of the F-MAX include a 2.5-m-wide cabin and 12.7L Euro 5 Ecotorq engine that produces 500PS, 2500Nm torque and 400 kW braking power. The 2.5m-wide cab of the F-MAX offers drivers the luxury of space and comfort. The design of the cockpit-style dashboard ensures all functions are within easy reach for the driver. The truck has a flat floor providing 2.16m of floor-to-ceiling height and offers a range of storage that is roomy and easily accessible. Airplane-style overbed storage, spacious overhead storage as well as exterior storage areas on both sides of the vehicle are easy to use and maintain. The F-MAX also offers a 90-degree foldable upper bed, an inclined head frame on the lower bed, comfortable and large bed mattresses, and a remote control unit in the bed area for drivers to relax when taking a break. The vehicle’s three-level door opening angle and fully sealed and water/dust-proof step cover enhances accessibility for drivers.
Nov 18, 2019
Al-Bahar has launched the Cat GC range across its markets, starting with two models: the 950 GC wheel loader and 330 GC excavator. According to Al-Bahar, the GC range is targeted at customers looking for machines that are simple, durable, fuel efficient and easy to use.
Nov 12, 2019
Johnson Arabia recently celebrated the company's official relocation to its new premises at Dubai Industrial City, with the participation of board of directors Mishal Hamed Kanoo, chairman of the Kanoo Group; Leendert Jacobus Van Adrighem, director, Van Adrighem Group; and Martin Kirby, managing director, Johnson Arabia. The new premises has total area of 41,800 sqm, comprising the head office, yard, and facilities for maintenance, repair and training. This year, Johnson Arabia also celebrates its 20th anniversary. Currently, the mobile crane and aerial work platforms (AWP) hire company operates its own fleet of approximately 250 mobile cranes and 700 AWPs.
Oct 21, 2019
The Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) Group has launched ENOC Link, a digital venture that provides refuelling services to businesses and fleet owners in the UAE. ENOC Link is a fully owned subsidiary of ENOC Group, created as part of ‘Next’, the Group’s digital accelerator programme announced earlier this year. ENOC Link introduces a business model that provides a convenient, reliable, and safe delivery of petrol and diesel. In response to the changing fuel service needs of businesses in the region, ENOC Link provides easy access to quality fuels as and when required by businesses and in accordance with the highest safety standards. ENOC Link’s fleet of purpose-built vehicles are tested and certified to the highest standards, equipped with integrated smart meters and operated by fully trained drivers and operators carrying the same high-spec fuel products sold through ENOC’s traditional service stations. For fleet operators, ENOC Link offers an end-to-end digital fuelling service that includes advanced fuel analytics and online fuel management and monitoring platforms. Customers of commercial fleets will have access to an online dashboard to track fuel consumption by aggregated level, by site and by vehicle.
Oct 21, 2019
Alstom is demonstrating its ground-based static recharging system - SRS - for electric buses in Malaga, Spain. SRS for e-buses is based on Alstom’s SRS static recharge technology for trams, a proven solution already in operation in Nice, France. The conductive system enables the charging of on- board equipment automatically in a few minutes, on a bus line or within a depot. The demo of SRS in Malaga is part of the PALOMA (Prototype for Alternative Operation of Mobility Assets) pilot project. The objective is to create the world’s first operating prototype of an automatic, ground-level rapid charging system for a 100% electric bus.
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