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Maintenance Module Helps Heavy Equipment Managers Make Smarter Decisions

Remote monitoring of heavy equipment can deliver many benefits including reducing machine downtime and maintenance costs. However, many fleet managers opt against remote monitoring systems to help with their maintenance programs, partly because of the volumes of data that can

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From Caterpie to Caterpillar: IoT Raises Augmented & Virtual Reality Beyond Child’s Play

The Internet of Things (IoT) is often equated with beneficial yet relatively simple solutions—the IoT is still in a relative state of infancy, and so too is the complexity of available solutions. Solutions such as coordinating garbage collection routing based

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Telematics Keeps Fuel Tanks Full at Los Pelambres Copper

The Los Pelambres copper operation, 60% owned by Antofagasta Minerals, is one of the world’s largest copper mines. It sits at an elevation of more than 3,000 m (9,800 ft) in the Andes range, 240 km northeast of Santiago. After

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Mining Vehicle Telematics with Fuel Level Monitoring Delivering Big ROI

Los Pelambres mine, located in Salamanca, Chile, is the seventh largest producer of copper in the world and sits at an elevation of over 3,000 meters above sea level in the Andes Mountains. More than 365,000 tons of copper is

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Integrated Heavy Equipment Telematics Systems Driving Better Operational Efficiency

Whether you are an OEM, a dealer, a contractor, or a lessor, it’s imperative that you always know where your equipment is, what it’s doing, if and when it needs service, if it’s been tampered with or stolen, and how

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Heavy Equipment Theft a Big Problem for Fleet Owners

To see how much heavy equipment theft is a problem, take a look at some of the most recent stories that made headlines in the construction world: Police bust heavy equipment theft ring responsible for $1.5 million in machines stolen

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Construction Equipment Rental Market Reducing Downtime (and Costs) with Telematics

A recent report released by technavio profiled the expected growth of the heavy equipment rental market, specifically for construction equipment. Highlighting a healthy industry CAGR of 7+% until 2019 with higher growth in key geography markets such as Europe and

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Smart Heavy Equipment Maintenance: Remote Monitoring Reduces Servicing Costs

Remote monitoring of heavy equipment can deliver many benefits including reducing machine downtime and maintenance costs. For example, take a look at the article about Komatsu’s remote monitoring system that appeared in the its Down to Earth magazine (see p.

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How Well Do You Know Your Fleet? Caterpillar Fleet Management Quiz Offers Good Telematics Primer

Caterpillar has been putting greater focus on technology such as telematics that provides fleet managers with extended visibility of their equipment and how it is being used. This includes access to location data and operational status for every asset in

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Heavy Equipment Telematics Roundup: Mergers, Acquisitions and Innovation

In the heavy equipment world there is a need for continued innovation in order to stay ahead of the competition. From new product introduction to mergers and acquisitions, here are three examples of how heavy equipment manufacturers are building and strengthening

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