Sandvik automated LHD proves its precision and safety in a glass labyrinth

In recent years, self-driving mining vehicles have attracted a lot of discussion and some opposition from those who think there are safety concerns.

However, Sandvik has had automated loaders and trucks working in mines for over 20 years — with zero accidents involving people.

To prove its capabilities, Sandvik Continue reading “Sandvik automated LHD proves its precision and safety in a glass labyrinth”

SANY 750 t excavator gaining traction in Africa mining market, GEM says

Goscor Earth Moving (GEM), part of the Goscor Group, has launched SANY’s SY750 excavator into the Africa mining market and received a positive response from the continent’s miners.

This dump truck is the world’s largest electric vehicle with a massive 700 kWh battery pack

The advent of electric transportation in sectors like trucks and buses has led to insane amounts of energy storage going into some vehicles, but now we have a new record

A partnership between two Swiss companies converted a Komatsu dumper truck with a giant 700 kWh battery pack. This single conversion alone has an Continue reading “This dump truck is the world’s largest electric vehicle with a massive 700 kWh battery pack”

Volvo unveils electric compact wheeled loader

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has unveiled its latest concept machine – known as the LX2 – at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin, Germany.

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The LX2 is not yet commercially available

The electric compact wheel loader prototype is said to deliver zero emissions, significantly lower noise levels, improved efficiency and reduced operational costs, compared to its conventional counterparts.

The LX2 is a second- Continue reading “Volvo unveils electric compact wheeled loader”

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”

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”

Genie starts XC production in Europe

Genie is launching the production of the new Genie S-65 XC telescopic boom lift at its factory in Umbertide, Italy, for the EMEAR region (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia).

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Genie S-65 XC 1

With a maximum working height of 21.81 m (71 ft), this new model is the latest addition to the expanding Genie Xtra Capacitiy (XC) boom lift range.

Like all Genie XC boom lifts, the new S-65 XC boom offers a dual lift capacity of 300 kg (660 lb) unrestricted and 454 kg (1,000 lb) restricted to work with up to three people onboard while still leaving room for tools and jobsite materials.

Deliveries of the S-65 XC are scheduled from October 2018. With customers from Continue reading “Genie starts XC production in Europe”

Volvo CE moves into new headquarters

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has moved into new headquarters on the same site as other Volvo business areas at Campus Lundby in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Volvo CE said that the move will help with the sharing of resources

To mark the move, an inauguration ceremony was held, which was attended by senior company leaders and around 500 employees. Continue reading “Volvo CE moves into new headquarters”

A special era’ says Volvo CE president

Six months into the role as president of Volvo Construction Equipment (CE), Melker Jernberg is at the helm of a company,

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Jernberg, “We have more discussions with customers today about the future than we had a year ago”

that has made sure it has been at the forefront of the technological advances that are, perhaps, the defining factors of the construction industry today.

Speaking at Volvo CE’s Eskilstuna, Sweden, facility, he said he thought this would prove to be a special era for the Continue reading “A special era’ says Volvo CE president”