Wheeled loaders: A healthy load

The European wheeled loader market is relatively buoyant, according to specialist market research and forecasting company Off-Highway Research, with sales of machines over 60kW currently running at just above 10,000 units per year in Western Europe – the best demand has been since the global financial crisis a decade ago.

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Danfoss offers product, system and design solutions, specifically engineered for wheeled loaders

This puts the value of the market at some US$2.15 billion (€1.9 billion).

Within Europe, the major markets are largely what one would expect – Germany accounts for some 25% of demand and, together with France, Italy and the UK, these big four represent about 60% of regional sales. Continue reading “Wheeled loaders: A healthy load”

Wacker Neuson enter heavy-duty loader market

WACKER Neuson are entering the heavy-duty wheel loader market with the launch of the 10-ton WL95.

Wacker Neuson WL95 wheel loader
Equipment manufacturer targets construction and recycling firms with new WL95 wheel loader model

Available from January 2019, the new model is equipped with the latest ecospeedPRO transmission and features two engine versions to meet the current emissions standards.

The development of the WL95 loader was in response to customer Continue reading “Wacker Neuson enter heavy-duty loader market”

John Deere and Wacker Neuson team up

John Deere is entering into a strategic supplier agreement with Wacker Neuson to initially provide compact excavators in China, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.

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John Deere has partnered with Wacker Neuson

The models will range from 1.7-7.5 tons (1.5 tonnes-6.8 tonnes) and are specifically designed and manufactured for customers in the growing Asia-Pacific marketplace.

The objective of the partnership is said to be long-term collaboration in key growth markets. Continue reading “John Deere and Wacker Neuson team up”

Mini excavators: a mini romance

By Thomas Allen for KHL.com, 17 April 2018

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The new E26, E27z and E27 excavators from Bobcat

Almost one out of every four construction machines sold in Western Europe last year was a mini excavator, according to market intelligence and forecasting company Off-Highway Research, making them by far the most popular type of construction equipment in the region in unit terms. Continue reading “Mini excavators: a mini romance”