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”

Wheeled loader market returns to health

Global sales of wheeled loaders in 2018 are expected to reach more than 170,000 units for the first time in five years, according to a new report from specialist consultant and market forecaster Off-Highway Research.

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Figures from Off-Highway Research

Demand last year reached163,139 units, a 33% rise on 2016, and these machines had a retail value of US$14.8 billion (€12.73 billion).

Off-Highway Research said the key driver of this growth was a surge in the Continue reading “Wheeled loader market returns to health”

Hitachi Construction Machinery acquires 33.3% equity in Acme Lift

US-based re-rental specialist Acme Lift Co. has announced that Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. Group (HCM) has acquired a 33.3 percent share of the business.

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Terex Trucks in French push

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Claiming that the market in France has stabilised, Terex Trucks is expanding its operations in the country with three new dealers, saying it was reinforcing its commitment to customers and dealers throughout the region. Continue reading “Terex Trucks in French push”

Hitachi excavators tackle confined spaces

Hitachi has presented two new products at the Intermat exhibition in Paris, France.

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The ZX210LC-6 telescopic arm excavator

The ZX135US-6 sliding arm excavator is designed for deep excavation projects in confined spaces. Hitachi said it can dig deeper than a 30 t standard model and has a significantly smaller footprint, which makes it ideal for urban projects. Continue reading “Hitachi excavators tackle confined spaces”

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”

Komatsu America to move HQ to Chicago in 2020

Komatsu America Corp has announced plans to move its company headquarters to Chicago in 2020.

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The site of Komatsu America’s new North American headquarters in Chicago’s Triangle Plaza

The new site at Triangle Plaza, 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., will feature a new, open floorplan.

Onsite amenities and benefits include covered parking, proximity to two health clubs, a hotel, Continue reading “Komatsu America to move HQ to Chicago in 2020”

JCB’s first electric excavator

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JCB chairman Lord Bamford and his son George Bamford with the new 19C-1 E-Tec electric mini excavator

 JCB has revealed its first fully-electric mini excavator, which was developed in secret at the company’s Staffordshire headquarters in the UK.

The new 19-tonne 19C-I E-Tec was heralded as a ‘real breakthrough’ by company chairman Lord Bamford. Continue reading “JCB’s first electric excavator”

MTU gets Stage V certification for engines to 480 kW

Posted by Paul Moore on 1st March 2018 on IM-Mining.com

Rolls-Royce’s MTU Series 1000, 1100, 1300 and 1500 engines have been awarded their EU Stage V compliance certificates

MTU Series 1000, 1100, 1300 and 1500

Rolls-Royce’s MTU Series 1000, 1100, 1300 and 1500 engines have been awarded their EU Stage V compliance certificates from the German Federal Motor Vehicle Authority (KBA). The engines have been specially designed for industrial Continue reading “MTU gets Stage V certification for engines to 480 kW”