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What’s Got Us Talking 26th August 2022

The latest news from across the industry that ‘got us talking

Take a look at our biweekly news round-up of what’s got the team talking, a collection of topical industry news from both our marine, industrial and off-highway sectors.


Going Underground with Electric Cat Loader

There’s no doubt about it, underground mining is like a secret sector of its own, with activity going on that most of us, rarely if ever see. In some ways I liken it to the forestry industry, once again, something that goes on within the confines of woodlands more often than not miles away from anyone.

So sometimes it makes a refreshing change to checkout some of the machines involved. One machine which could be likely to be seen by visitors to Bauma in October, is the new Cat R1700 XE battery electric underground loader

Measuring Stockpiles By Smart Phone

Traditional surveying and measurement teams use techniques like drilling into stockpiles and LiDAR equipment to gauge material volume. However, innovative technology has delivered a “game changing” solution for aggregate producers:

The URC Ventures Stockpile Reports Lite iPhone app can measure stockpiles more quickly and easily than ever before. The app allows professionals to measure piled material by simply pointing an iPhone at the material. The measurement results are accessible right away, for a fraction of the typical cost.

OneWater Marine and Forza X1 Announce Strategic Partnership

Polestar has signed a multi-year agreement to supply batteries and charging systems to Swedish hydrofoil electric boat company.

 OneWater Marine Inc. (NASDAQ: ONEW) (“OneWater” or “the Company”) and Forza X1, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRZA) (“Forza” or “Forza X1”) today announced that the Companies have entered into a strategic partnership in which OneWater and Forza X1 will partner creating a distribution channel for Forza’s integrated electric sports boats.

“The Forza team is on the cutting edge of next-generation marine technology with their portfolio of innovative electric boat models. We are very proud to partner with the team on the frontier of marine electrification,” said Austin Singleton, Chief Executive Officer for OneWater Marine. “Our loyal and growing customer base places a high value on innovation and this partnership with Forza offers an exciting addition to our broad product portfolio for our customers.”