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28 • ROCK products • April 2018 www.rockproducts.com AGG1 2018 Seibert told Rock Products that PressureStat is different from the company's TreadStat and B-Tag offerings in that it is tire-pressure specific, and offers Bluetooth-enabled monitor- ing to provide real-time alerts that prevent issues before they cut into your bottom line. The product is actually designed to integrate with TreadStat, giving you instant access to addi- tional tire and rim condition reports for your entire fleet. Tire pressure is critical in OTR applications to ensure a vehi- cle's weight is evenly distributed, preventing uneven wear and increasing tire performance. The PressureStat system facilitates tire asset monitoring and optimization with: •  Easy-to-install valve stem sensors that save time and money. •  Onboard alerts to the driver that make them aware of potential issues before they impact operations. • Bluetooth connectivity that seamlessly provides real-time pressure updates to mobile devices. • Instant inspection reports for the entire fleet available on desktop or mobile device with Bridgestone TreadStat Tire and Rim Management software. •  Streamlined forecasting and analysis when combined with TreadStat software, allowing users to report on the con- dition of tires and rims from any device, anywhere in the world. Bridgestone Americas, commercial.bridgestone.com/en-us/pressurestat CASE CASE Construction Equipment is celebrating its 60 th anniver- sary of wheel loader production with a variety of promotions and activities throughout the year. The activities started at World of Concrete 2018 and continued at AGG1. The current offering of CASE wheel loaders evolved from the W9, the first CASE integrated four-wheel drive wheel loader introduced in 1958. "The wheel loader is an iconic piece of the CASE lineup dating back to 1958, bridging the construction and agri- cultural industries that CASE has most proudly served for generations," said Scott Harris, vice president - North Amer- ica, CASE Construction Equipment. "These machines have come a long way since the original rigid-frame models built in our Racine tractor plant, and more than ever reflect the practical innovation CASE builds into its equipment to max- imize performance and dependability." The latest wheel loader offering from CASE – The G-Series – span 141 to 347 hp, with bucket capacities ranging from 2.1 to 6.25 cu. yd. In the short time since their introduction, the G-Series have won several awards, including the prestigious Good Design Award in the Industrial Category from the Chi- cago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and top new product recognitions from industry publications. The full-sized G-Series line is complemented by the compact F-Series line, which features models ranging from 58 to 74 hp and 0.92 to 1.3 cu. yd. CASE, www.casece.com Caterpillar The new Cat 988K XE is the first wheel loader offered by Caterpillar with a high-efficiency electric drive system. The product was introduced to the trade press last year at a special event in Peoria, Ill., and the rollout of the product continued at AGG1. This new large wheel loader joins the 988K and the recently launched 986K wheel loaders to provide customers with the most cost-effective loader for each application, according to the company. Delivering high-production in all loading appli- cations, the 988K XE is recommended for demanding job sites where fuel efficiency makes a difference in the machine's total cost of operation. The new loader features switched reluctance (SR) technology and leverages more than 15 years of Cat electric drive experi- ence and more than four years of stringent testing in a range of applications for proven reliability in the field. The field proven and tested C18 ACERT engine, mechanical dropbox, driveline and axles from the 988K remain in the electric drive machine for consistent, trouble-free operation. Offering increased truck loading and load-and-carry effi- ciency, the new 988K XE increases efficiency by 25 percent

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