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Interview: Chris Sleight, managing director of analyst at Off Highway Research

Is the global mining industry ripe for an equipment recovery – or still suffering the hangover of the boom years? Chris Sleight, managing director of analyst at Off Highway Research, shines a light on what to expect.

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WHITE PAPER: Realization of marketable electric drivetrain concepts for tractors smaller than 100hp

Replacing the conventional ICE with an electric drivetrain without affecting vehicle structure is the most applied concept in commercial battery electric vehicle technology. But as well as these practical implementations, other solutions enabling added value, such as environmental protection, must be considered.

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Case study: The Mecalac e12

One of the most important vehicles to make its debut at April’s intermat Paris exhibition will be Mecalac’s all-electric excavator, the e12. It’s not simply a prototype, but a machine predicted to reach market in 2019

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Jack Roper

What you need to know about 3D printing

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) presents three key points to consider when looking to make use of 3D printing in the industrial vehicle market.

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The assorted approaches to Stage V

Stage V emissions regulations put identical constraints on all off-highway engines sold in Europe - but there is still plenty to differentiate the main manufacturers

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Phil Pope

When artificial intelligence meets the construction industry

The potential for artificial intelligence – or AI – is high on the social agenda. Seemingly, everyone from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to Tesla CEO Elon Musk has an opinion on the impact of AI on our everyday lives. But how will the technology of today impact the construction of tomorrow?

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Trump vs emissions standards - what does the future hold?

Despite President Trump’s assertions that he will relax engine emissions standards in the USA, the industrial vehicle market will remain focused on cleaner engine technology, Dana CTO George Constand tells iVT

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Forty years of forklifts: reflections on the past and predictions for the future

Following retirement from his most recent role as senior product marketing manager for Hyster UK and receiving a lifetime achievement award at the 2017 Fork Lift Truck Association Awards in March, David Rowell looks back on the developments he witnessed over 44 years in the materials handling industry, and shares his thoughts about the future.

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Case study: Hyundai HL975

Hyundai has just launched its first-ever wheel loader with a 6.3 cubic yard bucket – plugging a gap in its 9-series range. iVT got an exclusive look at the launch of this  all-new machine at conexpo in las vegas, earlier this year

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Supply-chain trends that will affect lift-truck design

Materials handling expert Tracy Brooks from Hyster reveals some of the trends to watch out for in the automotive supply chain as we approach 2018.

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Interview: Jenny Elfsberg, Volvo Construction's director of emerging technologies

Jenny Elfsberg is happy. As Volvo Construction Equipment’s director of emerging technologies, she is in what she describes as a “luxury position”, the primary purpose of which is to ensure the company innovates.

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The machine that redefined the construction vehicle market over 60 years ago is still being refined with new models that are more versatile than ever – and the new 3CX Compact is no exception

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CASE STUDY: Liebherr T236

An exclusive case study of Liebherr's new 100 metric ton mining haul truck, the T236. Including insight from Dr Burkhard Richthammer, general manager for midsize trucks at Liebherr and Scott Bellamy, senior product manager for Liebherr Mining Trucks.

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OEM PROFILE: Artisan Vehicle Systems

Many believe the days of mines having to contend with noisy, polluting diesel engines are numbered – which is why electric powertrain manufacturer Artisan is now building its own vehicles

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