Japanese manufacturer Yanmar is to acquire US-based compact tracked and wheeled skid steer loader producer ASV for US$70.7 million.
Construction equipment is a classic cyclical market, prone to sharp swings in demand.
When construction, mining and quarrying activity pick up sales surge, lead times stretch out and manufacturers can struggle to fulfill orders. But when activity slows, sales can fall away sharply Continue reading “Global construction equipment overview”
Komatsu Europe has redesigned its used equipment website in collaboration with used equipment specialists Mascus and Ritchie Bros.
The updated site, used.komatsu.eu, includes new tools to help Komatsu and its European dealers to better manage, analyse and remarket their used equipment via an inventory management system, Komatsu IMS. Continue reading “Komatsu’s new used equipment website”
Bobcat has completed its range of telehandlers with the addition of the 8m TL43.80HF and 7m TL30.70 models.
New governments in Latin America offer hope to a region that has recently struggled economically.
They are till over 10,000 hp strong, have wheels up to 4 meters in diameter and weigh more than a Boeing 747. They are not allowed to enter public roads, because they would require three lanes. These are the ten largest dumptrucks in the world… Continue reading “These are the ten largest trucks in the world”
Haulotte has launched its most compact telehandler to date. The HTL 3207 has a lift capacity of 3.2 tonnes, up to a height of 6.85m.
With a short turning radius and a length of 4.67m, the machine is designed access narrow spaces in construction and industrial-related settings.
The new compact telehandler is user friendly with an inching pedal and a spacious and ergonomic cab, which provides a high level of visibility and has a fully adjustable seat with shock absorbers. Continue reading “Haulotte launches compact telehandler”
Doosan’s 30 tonne DX300LC-5 crawler excavator has won the EquipmentWatch Lowest Cost of Ownership (LCO) Award in the medium crawler excavators category for the second year running.
Organised by US specialist data firm EquipmentWatch, the awards consist of 15 different categories of machine and winners chosen according to lowest cost of ownership over a five-year span. The LCO Awards Continue reading “Doosan wins LCO Award – again”
Liebherr’s LTM 1650-8.1 is the brand new replacement for its venerable 500 tonne capacity LTM 1500-8.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane.
The newest star of Liebherr’s wheeled mobile crane range is the LTM 1650-8.1. It is successor to the venerable LTM 1500-8.1. Almost 600 examples of that model were built, making it the best-selling large crane of all time, Liebherr said. A lot for the new model to live up to then. Continue reading “New 700 tonner from Liebherr”
The latest Zaxis-6 range of Hitachi mini excavators can now be connected to Hitachi Construction Machinery’s remote monitoring system, Global e-Service. This allows owners access to operational data on their machines, which in turn helps to increase productivity, enhance efficiency, maximize availability and reduce running costs.