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”

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.

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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”

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”

Small stature, big appeal

From KHL.com

Across North America, compact telehandlers are changing the way jobsites function and how agriculture processes work.

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The little movers and placers are some of the most versatile machines on the market, so they are used in a wide variety of applications. According to Josh Taylor, Genie product manager, Terex AWP, the machines have their roots in the Continue reading “Small stature, big appeal”

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”

Skyjack debuts compact telehandler

The company’s new SJ519 TH features a 5,500-pound lift capacity and maximum lift height of 19 feet, 1 inch

Skyjack has debuted the SJ519 TH telehandler. The compact unit is the first of its kind in Skyjack’s product offering and features a 5,500-pound (2,500 kg) capacity and a maximum lift hegith of 19 feet, 1 inch (5.82 m.)
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New hydraulic excavator from Komatsu America

By Andy Brown, 21 February 2018, for KHL.com

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The PC238USLC-11 hydraulic excavator has a Tier 4 certified engine as standard

Komatsu America Corp has launched the new PC238USLC-11 hydraulic excavator. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine and a new viscous fan clutch, engine parasitic loads are now lower, and according to the company, productivity is up to 4% higher compared to the previous model. Continue reading “New hydraulic excavator from Komatsu America”

Gehl debuts Mark74 telehandlers

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Gehl has evolved its RS Series of telehandlers with the launch of its Mark74.

The Gehl Mark74 telescopic handlers provide all the same features as the GEN:3 RS Series, but feature a 74hp engine which eliminates the need for after treatment fluid. “Gehl Mark74 telescopic handlers are ideal for the rental Continue reading “Gehl debuts Mark74 telehandlers”

Hitachi launch new wheel loader model

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USING their extensive knowledge of the high-performing ZW-5 range and ongoing research of the European market, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) have fine-tuned the new ZW150-6 wheel loader to better satisfy the needs of operators. Continue reading “Hitachi launch new wheel loader model”