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USMCA is a Victory for Equipment Manufacturers

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement after the President signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement during a ceremony at the White House:
“President Trump and Congress have delivered a free trade agreement that works for equipment manufacturers, farmers, and working families across the country,” said Dennis Slater, president of AEM. “We thank President Trump, Vice President Pence, House Speaker Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader McConnell for their leadership and for putting policy ahead of politics to get this landmark deal across the finish line. The agreement restores certainty to the North American market and secures duty-free access to our industry’s two largest export markets. It will help equipment manufacturers grow in the United States, compete globally, and support millions of family-sustaining jobs across the country. We look forward to working closely with President Trump and Congress to make sure equipment manufacturers can compete and win in the global economy.”
Several senior executives representing the equipment manufacturing industry also hailed today’s signing of the UMSCA by President Trump:

  • Komatsu America: “The strong bi-partisan support of the USMCA indicates how important it was to update our trading rules,” said AEM CE Chair Rod Schrader, Chairman & CEO, Komatsu America. “USMCA will allow American manufacturers to establish more predictable trade relations and helps ensure fair trade for our products with our important trading partners, Canada and Mexico.”
  • Blount International: “Increasing trade with Canada and Mexico, will help build our business, along with the entire agricultural industry by providing a growth base for equipment manufacturers like us,” said AEM Ag Chair Jerry Johnson, President, Farm, Ranch & Agriculture Division, Blount International. “Giving farmers more equitable trading opportunities with Mexico and Canada opens possibilities for growing net farm income, at a time when they are faced with lower commodity prices, higher input costs, global uncertainty, and an onslaught of weather-related disasters.”
  • Volvo Construction Equipment: “USMCA is essential for growth in the manufacturing backbone of the American economy—equipment manufacturers depend on low barriers to trade, especially with our closest neighbors,” said AEM CE Vice Chair Stephen Roy, Senior Vice President North America, Volvo Construction Equipment. “We commend the passage of this modern North American trade agreement and hope it signals continued bi-partisan work to create positive conditions for trade and industry.”
  • AGCO Corporation: “AGCO appreciates the work Congress and the Trump Administration have put forth to secure free and fair trade with Mexico and Canada,” said AEM Board Director Bob Crain, Senior Vice President and General Manager, AGCO Corporation. “The agreement signed by President Trump will greatly improve market stability for our customers and dealers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Agriculture is the backbone of our economy. This agreement will directly benefit American farmers, U.S. equipment manufacturers and the rural communities that rely on these important sectors of our economy, by supporting jobs and bringing needed financial stability back to the agricultural landscape.”
  • Case IH: “Case IH is pleased to see the passage of USMCA; there are improvements made in USMCA that support America’s farmers, rural communities and businesses,” said AEM Board Director Scott Harris, Case IH Vice President, North America. With commodity price stagnation and global market uncertainty, solidifying and expanding the North American market is absolutely critical for the broader agricultural community, our core dealer partners, and customers.”
  • Caterpillar Inc.: “The USMCA is good for America and American manufacturing, allowing U.S. manufacturers to draw on the strengths of our North American trading partners to make U.S.-produced products more competitive globally,” says AEM Board Director, Phil Kelliher, Caterpillar vice president. “We appreciate the bipartisan support it received in Congress and are very pleased to see it signed into law.”
  • Gradall Industries: “The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will modernize and strengthen trade with Mexico and Canada in ways that expand economic opportunity and increase competitiveness for equipment manufacturers in Ohio,” said AEM Board Director Michael Haberman, President, Gradall Industries. “It is an immediate shot in the arm for our industry and provides the long-term certainty that our industry needs to continue to grow and prosper.”
  • Vermeer Corporation: “As a manufacturer of large construction and agricultural equipment making an impact on communities around the world, we look forward to moves that make getting Vermeer equipment in the hands of those who need it easier than before,” said AEM Board Director Jason Andringa, President and CEO, Vermeer Corporation. “Today’s signing of the USMCA signals progress for manufacturers and markets across the country and beyond by removing uncertainty and paving the way for continued economic growth. Vermeer Corporation thanks the Administration and legislators in working together to get this done for America!” 

Since the creation of NAFTA two decades ago, equipment manufacturers have benefited greatly from duty-free market access to our industry’s two largest export markets, Canada and Mexico. The USMCA builds on the success of NAFTA to deliver an updated North American trade agreement for the 21st century. From its inception, AEM worked with both the Trump Administration and Congress to ensure passage of a trade agreement that fulfills many of our industry’s goals and strengthens equipment manufacturing in North America. AEM activated equipment manufacturing workers and supporters, reaching members of Congress with a steady stream of pro-USMCA letters, calls, and meetings. AEM also hosted the Honorable Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, at an equipment manufacturing facility earlier this year to build support for the trade agreement, and ran a national public education campaign on the various benefits of USMCA. AEM is also a member of the 600 association and business-member strong USMCA Coalition. Equipment manufacturers support 1.5 million jobs and contributes $188 billion each year in the U.S. and Canada.   

AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry supports 1.3 million jobs in the U.S. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $159 billion to the U.S. economy. 
Visit www.aem.org/advocacy for more information.   

Gradall XL 3100 V Hydraulic Excavator Now Features the Tier 4-Final Compliant Volvo Penta Diesel engine

The Gradall XL 3100 V hydraulic excavator, featuring the Tier 4-Final compliant Volvo Penta diesel engine, meets the highest global standards including the demanding Stage IV (EU) and Tier 4 Final (U.S.) emission requirements.
The single engine, with fuel efficiency improved by up to 5 percent, is designed to power the excavator up to 60 mph on highways, or 5 mph for repositioning around job sites from the upperstructure cab.

The same engine also powers the upperstructure boom, including swing motions, and famous Gradall telescoping, tiling boom movements. The advanced hydraulic system has pressure-compensated, load-sensing valves with reliefs on all circuits. This system delivers the right amount of hydraulic power to the boom to perform conventional excavator digging, demolition and barrier placement as well as sloping, finishing, storm and canal cleanup, tree trimming, and many other jobs using a host of attachments.

Along with the new engine, the XL 3100 V hydraulic excavator includes an upgraded high-performance, high-reliability 24-volt electrical system, creating a better power source. An operator cab safety option provides rollover protection that meets safety test requirements and is integrated within the existing cab structure, without external support.
The XL 3100 V has a host of mobility advantages including highway travel speed capability up to 60 mph, eliminating the expense, time and manpower needed by excavators that require an extra truck and a lowboy trailer. At the end of the day, the XL 3100 V models also can be quickly driven back to the safety of the equipment yard.
At 40,930 lbs. (18,566 kg), the XL 3100 V model has a full-tilting boom with a maximum reach of 27 feet, 3 inches (8.3 m) at grade. The telescoping boom design maintains maximum boom force throughout the dig cycle, and the full boom tilt is able to position attachments exactly where they are needed without losing power. That’s a huge advantage over conventional booms that cannot deliver full power during the entire dig cycle, and sacrifice attachment power if they use a boom-end tilting mechanism.
Rated bucket force is 17,990 lbs (80 kN) while the telescoping boom crowd force is 21,940 lbs (97.6 kN). Maximum dig depth is 18 feet, 4 inches (5.6 m). Loading height maximum is 15 feet, 5 inches (4.7 m).
With the extra boom power, XL 3100 V models maximize their utilization of excavating buckets, trenching buckets, ditching buckets, dredging buckets, pavement removal buckets, fixed thumb grapples, boom extensions, tree limb shears, grading blades and more. As a result, governments and contractors are able to use one machine to complete work that used to require many machines.
Series V machines have almost 70 percent parts commonality, simplifying the task of maintaining inventories to complete common service functions. These machines also have longer routine service intervals, and most service locations can be reached from ground level. A global network of authorized distributors supports all Gradall excavators, supplying service advice and authorized Gradall parts.
For more information, contact an authorized Gradall distributor or call Gradall, located in New Philadelphia, OH, at 800-445-4752. Visit www.gradall.com for spec sheets, literature, video and case histories.
All Gradall excavators are designed, built and supported by Gradall Industries, Inc., with processes that meet ISO 9001-2008 standards. Gradall Industries is wholly owned by the Alamo Group.
XL 3100 V UNDERCARRIAGE BASIC SPECIFICATIONS
Horsepower                                               215 hp @ 2300 rpm
Engine                                                        VOLVO TAD571 VE, TIER 4-Final
Weight                                                        40,930 lb (18,566 kg)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level        27 ft., 3 in. (8.3 m)
Maximum Digging Depth                       18 ft., 4 in. (5.6 m)
Boom Tilt                                                    220° Continuous

AEM Announces ‘I Make America’ Award Winners

imageThe Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces the 2016 recipients of its I Make America advocacy awards.

Winners are AEM member companies that have achieved the highest level of support in AEM’s signature program to build grassroots support and advocate for pro-manufacturing policies that create and sustain jobs across America.

AEM honored 32 companies during its recent annual conference for achieving Gold status, and 6 of these companies also received recognition as Legacy supporters after maintaining Gold status for five consecutive years.

I Make America activities can include significant employee involvement; outreach to state, local and federal legislators; and promoting campaign sign-ups at trade shows and with allied trade associations.

“I Make America’s success depends on the strong support of member companies and their employees to help our elected officials understand the critical importance of the off-road equipment industry and manufacturing to economic prosperity and quality of life across America,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “We appreciate their hard work and are pleased to publicly acknowledge their outstanding commitment and efforts.”

‘Legacy’ Award Salutes Continuous Service  

The 2016 I Make America Legacy award winners are:

CLAAS of America Inc.
CNH Industrial
General Kinematics
Kondex Corporation
Volvo Construction Equipment
Wolf Robotics LLC

2016 ‘Pillar of the Industry’ Award Winners

A total of 32 companies received Pillar of the Industry awards for achieving or maintaining I Make America Gold status during the year.

For more information about and to join in I Make America, visit www.imakeamerica.com.

The 2016 Pillar of the Industry Award winners are:

  • AGCO Corporation
  • Astec Mobile Screens
  • Blount International/Woods Equipment
  • Calder Brothers Corporation
  • Carlson Paving Products
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • CLAAS of America Inc.
  • CNH Industrial
  • Custom Products of Litchfield Inc.
  • Deere & Company
  • Doosan Bobcat
  • General Kinematics
  • Gradall Industries
  • HUSCO International Inc.
  • InQuest Marketing LLC
  • JCB Inc.
  • Johnson Crushers International
  • Ken Cook Co.
  • Kobelco Construction Machinery USA
  • Kolberg Pioneer Inc.
  • Kondex Corporation
  • Mahindra USA
  • Manitou Americas Inc.
  • Morbark LLC
  • Sioux Corporation
  • Stellar Industries Inc.
  • Terex Corporation
  • Topcon Positioning Systems Inc.
  • Vermeer Corporation
  • Volvo Construction Equipment
  • Weiler
  • Wolf Robotics LLC

 

AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 900 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.

Visit www.aem.org for more information.