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OCT 2018

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www.rockproducts.com ROCK products • October 2018 • 41 EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY LOADING & HAULING CASE Construction Equipment announced that its CASE SiteWatch telematics portal is now aligned with the new Association of Equipment Man- agement Professionals (AEMP) 2.0/ ISO-15143-3 standard. The AEMP-com- patible portal is populated with data provided by equipment manufacturers in a standardized format to ensure a practical and intuitive user experience for the contractor/equipment owner. This allows owners of a mixed fleet to access the telematics data of all their AEMP 2.0 equipment in a single place, gaining efficiency in running their operation. CASE equipment owners can activate the new AEMP API from the CASE SiteWatch web portal, where they can now monitor more elements in shorter intervals, view more data, and monitor new types of parameters related to fuel, idle times, engine load and speed. CASE SiteWatch is AEMP 1.2 compliant, as well as supporting the new AEMP 2.0 standard, in order to support the broadest range of equipment owners. This update provides customers with a telematics solution that is more functional without changing prices or subscriptions. It also makes CASE Sitewatch open to collaborating with AEMP 2.0-compatible solutions to offer greater value to equipment owners. CASE, CaseCE.com/SiteWatch ownership." Key features of the Bridgestone VSMS2 tire include: •  Deeper tread pattern to provide longer wear and protection in severe operating environments. •  Heavy duty, durable radial casing design for extended tire life. • A tread wear indicator allowing for easy visual recognition of the depth of wear. The Bridgestone VSMS2 tire is avail- able in 17.5R25, 26.5R25, 29.5R25 and 29.5R29 sizes in the United States and Canada. The Bridgestone VSMS2 tire complements the company's existing underground hard rock offering of products and solutions. Bridgestone Americas, www.bridgestoneamericas.com Michelin North America recently launched its most aggressive answer for underground mining (UGM) tires, specifically made for loaders and trans- port machines operating in extreme conditions. The Michelin X Mine D2 Pro and the XSM D2+ Pro Line of tires are designed with three key benefits: increased load capacity, improved tire life and improved aggression resistance. "Underground mining managers demand products that reduce down- time while keeping their operators safe. They do not want underground equipment to stop working due to tire limitations," said Jake Thompson, Michelin marketing manager - mining. "The Pro Line is specifically designed to address the tough conditions found in underground mines and reduce downtime." The Michelin X Mine Pro series has an increased load capacity of up to 18 percent engineered into the L5 UGM tire through a reinforced 3-star casing and two extra plies which contain crossed-nylon cords encased in rubber for greater resistance and toughness. Underground mining conditions can bring a premature end to a tire as it encounters sharp rocks, standing water and narrow tunnels. End users highly value a tire which can reach end of life without having to scrap prema- turely. To improve tire life, Michelin has incorporated NRF technology that rein- forces the sidewalls and resists sidewall injuries from migrating. By significantly improving overall tire life, mines may have to purchase fewer tires and allow them to improve profitability. Improved aggression resistance in the Michelin X Mine Pro series is made pos- sible through significant improvements to the cables and tread compounds. The encapsulated cables, found in the working plies, provide better protec- tion against aggressions and oxidation. To endure the harshest of conditions, the tire contains optimized tread compounds. The Michelin X Mine D2 Pro tire is avail- able in the United States and Canada in 17.5R25, 18.00R25, 20.5R25, 23.5R25, 26.5R25, 29.5R25 and 29.5R29 sizes. The XSM D2+ Pro is available in 17.5R25, 18.00R25, 26.5R25 and 29.5R29 sizes. Michelin North America, MichelinEarthmover.com Michelin Underground Tires Have Improved Aggression Resistance CASE SiteWatch Supports New AEMP Telematics Standard

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