SMS Equipment opens new branch at Laval

2017-11-15

SMS Equipment inaugurating new facilities!

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Regenerate The Right Way

2017-11-01

Following proper procedures is imperative for Tier 4 equipment – here’s how to do it

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President’s Message Fall 2017

2017-09-20

Just as it seems to do every year, summer has breezed past us once again. As the calendar forges on to fall, we can reflect on another season filled with milestones and memories. Summer brought with it positive returns for our mining and construction industries. The continued growth is a welcome trend for our customers in those fields, whose confidence in the market has resulted in calculated growth for their operations.

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Terramac’s RT14R a Specialty Crawler Carrier

2017-09-18

Want the ability to dump in any direction from one position or when on the move? You can have it with Terramac’s RT14R, which features a rugged upper frame that rotates a full 360 degrees and hauls and dumps material from any position, even while moving.

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DESIGNED FOR EXCELLENCE

2017-09-05

SMS Equipment and Komatsu collaboration leads to the ultimate mining dozer

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Project Heavy Duty: The Next Generation

2017-09-01

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question that has vexed teenagers for generations. After all, how can you know what you want to be if you don’t know what the options are, and whether you would enjoy them? Nothing beats hands on experience to figure out the answer. That’s especially true in fields like construction and heavy equipment operation, which is why there are programs like Project Heavy Duty.

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Dig Straight to Grade with Komatsu’s Newest Intelligent Excavators

2017-08-21

The new intelligent Machine Control excavators feature Komatsu’s fully factory-integrated machine-control system. The exclusive control function lets operators focus on moving materials efficiently, without worrying about digging too deep or damaging the target surface.

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Komatsu Introduces its Most Versatile Wheel Loader

2017-08-08

Komatsu’s new wheel loader fits a wide range of construction, landscaping, agriculture and other applications. Its parallel-lift linkage, with auto tilt-in to simulate a Z-bar, can be used for virtually any job, from pallet handling to hard digging.

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Ride For Dad

2017-08-01

The facts about prostate cancer are stark. 1 in 7 men will develop the disease in their lifetime. Of the 1.2 million Canadian men with the disease, 80% don’t know it yet. Of them, 4,000 die of the disease every year. Like all cancers, there is much to be done: how to detect the disease earlier (when it is more treatable), how to cure it when it is detected, and how to care for the men and their families once they are diagnosed. These are big challenges that require big dollars to overcome.

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Komatsu Launches Second Generation Intelligent Dozers

2017-07-24

Komatsu’s new second-generation D61i-24 dozers feature factory-integrated GPS grade control that eliminates the need for blade-mounted cables and masts. They achieve up to 8 percent greater efficiency in moving materials, based on start-to-finish-grade testing against typical aftermarket machine-control systems.

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New Komatsu Harvester

2017-07-10

Komatsu’s 931XC’s unique double Comfort Bogie system provides maximum maneuverability and productivity on steep, rough or soft terrain. The new eight-wheel-drive system dramatically reduces ground pressure compared to the six-wheel-drive model: 54 percent lower psi with tracks and 23 percent lower psi with tires.

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How to Build Community – High Velocity Equipment Training

2017-07-07

This is a story about community building – how SMS Equipment supports a community of customers and how our customers pay it forward.

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Healthy by Choice

2017-07-01

Companies know that healthy employees are happy employees. They miss less work due to illness, they have more energy when on the job, and they are more likely to stay with the company long term. It’s no wonder companies work hard to promote healthy eating and fitness. The challenge, however, can be finding ways to make it stick.

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President's Message Summer 2017

2017-06-27

While a wet spring may have caused numerous starts and stops for you, it hasn’t dampened the overall market activity and growing confidence in our industry. Recent data provides hope that the worst is behind us as the season turns to summer.

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New Compact Excavator

2017-06-26

Komatsu’s new Tier 4 Final PC138USLC-11 features excellent lift capacity, stability and performance in a compact model designed to fit a variety of applications. If the tracks can fit through an area, then there is enough space so that operators can swing without worrying about hitting an obstruction.

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Komatsu's Largest Truck Ever

2017-06-12

Komatsu’s new 980E-4 mining haul truck with a 400-ton payload capacity has features that improve performance, vehicle control and handling, as well as combat rugged and other less-than-ideal conditions.

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Giving where it counts

2017-05-30

Each day over 4,900 children and their families rely on the care and support of Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals in Canada. Every dollar raised helped repair hearts, mend broken bones, treat cancer and — most importantly — give hope to families and children who walk through the doors of children’s hospitals every day.

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The Next Dimension

2017-05-29

Learn how 3-D GPS-technology from Komatsu provides full picture for excavator operators

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June 12, 2017 : SMS Equipment in Dorval is moving to a new location

2017-05-08

On June 12, 2017, SMS Equipment, a leading Canadian heavy machinery distributor, will be moving to a new location north of the Greater Montreal Area, near Highway 13:

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Relay for Life

2017-04-25

The battle against cancer won’t be won in a quick sprint; for everyone involved it will be a marathon. To honour the endurance of survivors, supporters, and researchers, SMS Equipment is proud to support the Relay for Life.

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Construction season is just around the corner

2017-04-25

Spring is always an optimistic time for our industry as new projects are breaking ground, and a busy construction season is just around the corner. While this viewpoint is common for the industry at this time of year, our positive outlook is supported by economic optimism from market experts as well.

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Elkford Mine Rescue Competition

2017-03-31

When a mine collapses, every second counts. Each unnecessary movement, every extra step, can mean the difference between lives saved and lives lost. For this reason, mine rescue teams train intensely to keep their skills current and honed to a fine edge, always seeking ways to reduce team times without sacrificing technique or safety. That drive fosters a friendly competition between teams at different mines, and in British Columbia they have the opportunity to show off their skills at the East Kootenay Mine Rescue & First Aid Competition.

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Glory on the Ice: Spruce Grove Sweetheart Tournament

2017-03-02

SMS Equipment has been a proud supporter of this event since 2014. The request was originally brought to our attention by Rob Shackleton, a Product Support Sales Representative at the company’s Edmonton branch. Rob’s daughter, Emillie plays ringette on SVG-U10-S23, and he is an Assistant Coach for the team. Rob wasn’t the only ringette parent on staff either; Eric Van Wouw, Product Support Sales Representative has two daughters in ringette, Nyla and Rowyn, both on SGV-U12C-1, and like Rob an Assistant Coach for the team.

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Fleeing the Beast: Fort McMurray Wildfire

2017-01-27

On May 04, 2016 The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo experienced a massive wildfire resulting in a mandatory evacuation of Fort McMurray, and other locations in the Regional Municipality. The wildfire was more than 241,000 hectares and burned its way through a city of over 80,000 people leaving approximately 2400 structures damaged.

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Komatsu Unveils Dedicated Autonomous Haul Truck at MINExpo

2016-10-07

Komatsu Ltd. unveiled at MINExpo International an "Innovative Autonomous Haulage Vehicle" developed exclusively as an unmanned haul truck -- with no cab -- to maximize the advantages of unmanned operation. Komatsu plans a market introduction in the near future.

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Regenerate' The Right Way

2016-10-04

The advent of Tier 4 ushered in further reductions in machine emissions such as soot. Most Komatsu machines use a Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) to capture the soot produced by the engine, and these filters have a self-cleaning ability called regeneration, which uses heat to oxidize soot into gases that leave the filter. Regeneration is a normal part of running machines with a KDPF, and the process rarely gets in the way of operating.

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SMS Equipment expands line of all-makes undercarriage

2016-09-28

SMS Equipment Inc. has signed a support and distribution agreement with Berco of America, Inc., a ThyssenKrupp company, to work together across Canada.

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Advanced Technologies Solutions

2016-09-20

Intelligent equipment. Trucks that drive themselves. Telematics delivering real-time machine information. It’s all part of a technological revolution that’s increasing efficiency, production and profit for mining and construction companies. SMS Equipment brings all of this together, and more, with its new Advanced Technologies initiative that’s designed to incorporate technology into your business today, while planning for where it will go tomorrow.

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Virtual Training Room

2016-09-13

Komatsu developed driverless autonomous trucks many years ago. Mines in Australia and Chile already use the massive haulers to cost-effectively move vast quantities of material. The technology has now come to Canada, and SMS Equipment teamed up with Komatsu’s Modular Mining Systems to develop a virtual training room designed to simulate the nerve center behind the operation of a mine employing driverless rigs.

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Production Numbers Improved

2016-09-06

How do you measure enhanced performance? Komatsu’s new WA600-8 wheel loader provides answers with numbers that show you can move more material with lower fuel consumption.

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Driving Productivity

2016-08-30

Productivity is the driving force behind Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control (iMC) technology, an integrated system for dozers and excavators that enables precision digging or grading work. This system eliminates the need for surveying equipment and pre-calculated terrain layout references prior to execution of the work. Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology guides the equipment operator in grading, sloping and laying out complex jobsite terrain.

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Taurus Projects Group Inc.

2016-08-23

Fab Loranger has always been proactive. When he ran out of money pursuing an architecture degree, he started framing and then moved to concrete cribbing, high-rise precasting and estimating. He even travelled to Germany to build houses. When he returned to Canada, he joined a large company and eventually became part-owner. However, his journey was far from over.

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Excavation Bellemare Inc. & Jenik

2016-08-10

In the Mauricie region of Quebec, the Bellemare name immediately refers to the construction trade. Born into a family of builders, François Bellemare proudly honours his lineage. Since 2009, he has served as the leader of two companies, Excavation Bellemare and Jenik, which together specialize in excavation and bridge structural inspection and maintenance. They are located in Trois-Rivières, between Montreal and Quebec City.

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Komatsu Equipment Awarded SHARP Certification

2016-05-31

Komatsu Equipment was awarded the prestigious Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award at its Salt Lake City, Utah, facility on April 12. Komatsu Equipment is the first company to receive the certification in the heavy equipment industry in Utah and fourteenth overall company to become SHARP certified in the state.

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Bauma Convention and Tradeshow 2016

2016-05-24

Bauma organizers reported record attendance at this year’s Bauma event despite the challenges encountered by the mining sector. Over 580,000 visitors from around the world attended the outstanding fairgrounds where 3,423 exhibitors from 58 countries featured their latest products and innovations in a record 605,000 square meters of exhibition space. Exhibitors from outside Germany (2,160) accounted for 63 percent of the total participation, higher than ever before, according to a press release from Messe Munchen.

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Fort McMurray Wildfires

2016-05-06

SMS Equipment is deeply saddened by the effects from the Fort McMurray wildfires as well as the impact it has had on our employees and their families. It is heartbreaking to see these types of struggles first-hand.

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Komatsu America Becomes Exclusive Equipment Sponsor to Heavy Equipment Adventure Company Extreme Sandbox

2016-04-29

Shared commitment to heavy equipment awareness and education forms foundation for new alliance

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Partners In Education: SMS Equipment and the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering

2016-03-17

The School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alberta is one of the premier schools in North America for budding engineers interested in careers in the mineral and energy industries. With the Fort McMurray oil fields just a five hour drive away the School is able to find placements for its undergraduates for co-op terms, summer jobs, and starting careers after graduation. But how does the program make sure that there is a steady stream of students becoming interested in mining and petroleum engineering to fill the jobs of the future?

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Maintaining strong business relationships

2016-03-09

Our strategy at SMS will remain focused on delivering valued and measurable solutions to our customers. We will continue to work at being your No. 1 solutions provider.

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Cultivating Unconventional Skills For Unconventional Oil

2016-03-08

Alberta possesses some of the world's richest deposits of petroleum; beneath the sandy soils of the province’s north are over 150 billion barrels of recoverable oil. Nearly a trillion could be extracted with a high enough global demand and improvements in technology. That oil and the industries that have grown up around it are majors drivers of Alberta’s economy. As long as the world wants oil Alberta will be able to supply it.

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SMS Equipment partners with CNC Industries

2016-03-01

SMS Equipment partners with pins and bushing specialists, CNC Industries

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Horton Fan Drive for Komatsu Excavators

2016-02-11

SMS Equipment is now offering a fan drive option for PC240LC’s (-10 & -11) and PC290LC’s (-10 & -11). This new kit increases your productivity levels saving you time and money.

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Improved Performance

2016-01-15

Enhancements give PC360LC-11, PC390LC-11 increased performance and lower per-ton costs

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Advanced Technologies

2016-01-12

We are pleased to announce SMS Equipment Inc. is launching a new identity “Advanced Technologies” that will become the umbrella brand to host all SMS technologies going forward for all industries. We currently distribute many leading technologies such as; telematics for Komatsu (KOMTRAX and KOMTRAX Plus) & Wirtgen (HCQ), intelligent machine control Komatsu (iMC) & Wirtgen (WITOS), and autonomous haulage systems (AHS).

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SMS Equipment partners with a leader in high-tech filtration, Pall (Canada)

2016-01-08

SMS Equipment Inc. and Pall (Canada) have signed a support and distribution agreement to work together in the field of Filters, Cartridges, Filter Indicators and Diagnostic Equipment.

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C-Key Trucking Ltd.

2015-12-30

Lacombe/Ponoka aggregate supplier builds success through hard work and a focus on quality products

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Setting The Standard

2015-12-16

Wirtgen’s WR 240i combines power, efficiency in recycling, stabilizing applications

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Excavations Lafontaine Inc.

2015-12-09

Rigour and daring: The qualities of a team that has tackled “all-terrain” challenges for 40 years.

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SunHills Mining

2015-10-20

A subsidiary of TransAlta, SunHills operates the Highvale mine, Canada's largest surface coal mine.

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Dear Valued Customer [President's Message]

2015-10-06

There’s little question that the drop in oil prices is impacting Canada’s economy. The latest CanaData Forecaster anticipates a 4.7 percent decline in total “current-dollar” (not adjusted for inflation) construction investment in Canada in 2015 compared to 2014. In terms of dollar volume, that means $171.3 billion this year, versus $179.7 billion last year.

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SMS Equipment is now representing Sandvik Surface Drilling equipment

2015-08-18

SMS Equipment is now representing Sandvik Surface Drilling equipment

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Heavy North: A Fort McMurray civil contracting company [Customer Feature]

2015-05-27

Though in its infancy, the experience behind Fort McMurray-based Heavy North stretches back decades. Combined, Co-Founders Steve Bolen and Raj Sawh have more than 50 years of heavy civil-construction work under their belts, much of it spent with large companies serving western Canada’s booming oil and gas industry.

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SMS Equipment partners with SICK to provide heavy equipment collision avoidance solutions

2015-05-27

SICK Ltd., an industry leader in Collision Awareness Systems, has added SMS Equipment Inc., headquartered in Acheson, Alberta, to its network. As the first dealer of SICK Ltd., SMS Equipment will be increasing their efforts moving forward with customer safety for all Construction, Mining, and Forestry equipment.

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INTEGRA 24/7 SOLUTIONS

2015-05-22

Jamie Butt, Owner/Operator of Integra 24/7 describes his recovery-solutions business as a “problem solver.” Butt says it’s a one-stop-shop for the oil and gas industry when it comes to tanker spills and breaks.

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Agricultural-use tractor provides versatility and cost savings

2015-05-11

Versatility is a trait often desired in a piece of agricultural equipment because the more you can do with one machine, the lower your expenses. It’s the adage of “less is more.” One piece takes the place of multiple machines and the costs associated with maintenance and repair, fuel, etc.

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Demolition firms can turn to SMS for this innovative carrier-mounted steel shears

2014-09-16

Indeco, a leading manufacturer of carrier-mounted breakers, compactors and crushers, has now brought carrier-mounted steel shears to the marketplace. Steel shears are used extensively in the scrap, recycling and demolition industries. SMS will carry the Indeco shears as part of the full Indeco product line.

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SMS Equipment carries a full lineup of Fecon tractor carriers

2014-09-16

SMS Equipment carries a full lineup of Fecon tractor carriers, including the powerful yet compact FTX 100-L track carrier that provides big tractor performance in land clearing, forestry and agricultural applications. The FTX 100-L has operating weights from 6,214 kilograms (13,700 pounds) to 6,464 kilograms (14,250 pounds) depending on configuration and a 72-kilowatt (97-horsepower) engine.

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Komatsu’s new WA270-7 and WA320-7 are versatile wheel loaders

2014-09-11

Having one machine that offers the capacity and capabilities of two is a distinct advantage on construction sites. Komatsu’s new WA270-7 and WA320-7 wheel loaders provide that, along with improved fuel efficiency compared to their predecessors.

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Northeastern BC logging company learns to do more with less

2014-09-04

Most industries have undergone some serious changes over the past three decades, largely due to technological advancements. Few, however, have undergone as radical a transformation as the logging industry.

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Children's Miracle Network and SMS Equipment work together

2014-09-01

SMS Equipment and its team members are part of an incredible network of compassionate individuals who are impacting the lives of children every day! SMS Equipment began its relationship with the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF) in 1988. This local relationship grew into a partnership with Children’s Miracle Network in 2011 primarily benefiting BC Children’s Hospital Foundation in Vancouver and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation in Edmonton.

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Wirtgen Group’s new “i” machines provide higher productivity at lower cost

2014-08-22

Models from the Wirtgen Group’s “i-series” dominated the company’s display of innovative and unique products at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014, filling its 3,716-square-metre (40,0000-square-foot) exhibit space with more than 40 machines. The Wirtgen Group of products includes Hamm compactors, Vögele pavers and Kleemann crushers.

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A wide array of innovative products that always deliver is why SMS Equipment believes in Indeco

2014-08-15

When you think about applications such as demolition and scrap handling, it’s not hard to visualize one manufacturer that makes products to handle both. Add compaction and aggregate material handling to the list, and the picture may get a little fuzzy. One company does, however, bring things back into focus: Indeco.

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2015 SMS Stadium announced in partnership with Shell

2014-06-12

SMS Equipment Inc. announces a major title sponsorship of Shell Place, in Fort McMurray, for a five year partnership. Within Shell Place, the SMS Stadium will be a multi-purpose venue for sports entertainment, and community events including support of the Mi KIDS program.

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