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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Palfinger launches crawler cranes

Hydraulic loader crane manufacturer Palfinger has launched its first cranes mounted on a crawler chassis.

Palfinger Crawler Crane type PCC 115.002
Palfinger Crawler Crane type PCC 115.002

The Palfinger Crawler Crane PCC will make its debut at the IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition in September in Hannover, Germany. Three models, between 50 and 150 tonne-metres, will be available initially. The idea is for the crane to be able to work on sites with difficult terrain without the truck having to struggle or reach its limitations.

It is a modular “system” type concept where the three modules; crawler, crane and counterweight, can be individually combined and operated. Commenting on the idea, Michael Hagenauer, head of the crawler crane product division at Palfinger, said, “On Continue reading “Palfinger launches crawler cranes”

Terex Trucks in French push

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Paul Douglas

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”

New compact loader for Komatsu Europe

Komatsu Europe has launched a new compact wheeled loader that offers improvements to its previous models.

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Komatsu Europe’s WA100M-8 compact wheeled loader

The new WA100M-8 is an upgrade on the company’s WA100M-7, promising effortless and low-cost operation and enhanced ergonomics.

Record high for Wacker Neuson

Revenue is reported to have reached a record high for Wacker Neuson in the first half of 2018.

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Wacker Neuson’s Munich HQ

The Germany-based light and compact equipment manufacturer’s results for the period showed that revenue rose by 8% to €825 million, compared to €764 million in the first half of 2017. Adjusted for currency effects, this corresponds to an increase of 12%.

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