Doosan wins LCO Award – again

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.

The Doosan-DX300LC-5 in action
Doosan’s DX300LC-5 in action

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”

Hitachi CM Europe and ABAX connect mini excavators to HCM Global e-Service

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.

[Left to right: Lars Thorstensen (ABAX), Martijn Zewald (ABAX), Paul Walsh (ABAX), Morten Stand (ABAX), Håkon Grønn-Weiss (ABAX), Makoto Yamazawa (HCME), Tom van Wijlandt (HCME), Jürgen Heilmann (Investcorp), Pål Kamjord (ABAX)]
Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME ) has teamed up with European telematics company ABAX for this new development.

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Caterpillar unveils an all-electric 26-ton excavator with a giant 300 kWh battery pack

Caterpillar, along with Pon Equipment, has unveiled an all-electric 26-ton excavator with a giant 300 kWh battery pack in an effort to electrify construction equipment.

by Ole Henrik Johansen / Tek.no

They built a prototype in Gjelleråsen, Norway for construction company Veidekke who plan to use 8 of them.

The company expects Continue reading “Caterpillar unveils an all-electric 26-ton excavator with a giant 300 kWh battery pack”

Hitachi accelerates rental programme

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV is to accelerate the growth of its dealer rental initiative in Europe after a successful first year in which 375 machines have entered dealer fleets.

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A Hitachi ZW180-6 wheeled loader in the Premium Rental fleet.

Under its ‘Premium Rental’ programme, Hitachi is buying machines and providing them to dealers to offer for medium and long term rentals. The programme was started in Spring last year. Continue reading “Hitachi accelerates rental programme”

Volvo CE to go electric on smaller machines

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has revealed that, by mid-2020, it will begin to launch a range of electric compact excavators (EC15 to EC27) and wheeled loaders (L20 to L28) and stop new diesel engine-based development of these models.

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Volvo’s electric site project involves eight HX2 autonomous, battery-electric load carriers

The company said that the move was being made following a positive reaction from the market after the successful unveiling of a number of concept machines in recent years, and by working closely with customers.

The first machines will be unveiled at the Continue reading “Volvo CE to go electric on smaller machines”

Mecalac 11MRW excavator put to the test

Customers try out new compact wheeled excavator at Warwickshire demonstration day

Mecalac 11MRW excavator
Mecalac 11MRW excavator

EARLIER this month, construction professionals from across the UK visited Adventure Sports in Warwickshire to try out the Mecalac 11MWR wheeled excavator. As well as putting the machine through its Continue reading “Mecalac 11MRW excavator put to the test”