Cat reveals high-drive electric dozer

Cat revealed its D6 dozer to the delegates of Bauma, with a choice of electric drive or fully-automatic power train.

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Cat’s new D6 high drive dozer

Cat says the redesigned machine offers best-in-class grading with new levels of performance and up to 35% better fuel efficiency.

At 161 kW and an operating weight range of 21 749 – 24 097 kg, the new D6 replaces the D6T dozer.

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John Deere Displays Construction Equipment for the First Time at Bauma Within the Wirtgen Group Booth

Press release @ John Deere.com

MUNICH (Apr. 3, 2019) — John Deere will be exhibiting a selection of its construction equipment – including motor graders that will be sold via the Wirtgen Group’s German sales and service companies and via the French sales and service company Wirtgen France SAS – at Bauma from April 8-14, 2019. A total of 14 John Deere machines will be on display for the first time at the Wirtgen Group booth. John Deere acquired the Wirtgen Group in December 2017.

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Fourteen John Deere machines will be exhibited at bauma in Munich, Germany this year

“Our strong relationship with the Wirtgen Group and their experience with bauma is allowing us to introduce John Deere construction equipment to a broader set of global customers,” said David Thorne, senior vice president, sales & marketing, Worldwide Continue reading “John Deere Displays Construction Equipment for the First Time at Bauma Within the Wirtgen Group Booth”

Strong growth for Indian construction industry

The Indian construction industry is predicted to grow at an average rate of 6.4% between 2018 and 2023, according to GlobalData.

The Indian construction industry is predicted to enjoy growth of over 6% between 2018-2023
The Indian construction industry is predicted to enjoy growth of over 6% between 2018-2023

The Indian construction industry is predicted to grow at an average rate of 6.4% between 2018 and 2023, according to GlobalData.

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Terex sells Demag to Tadano

Terex Corporation has agreed to sell its Demag mobile cranes business to Tadano for approximately US$215 million.

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The 650 tonne capacity Demag CC 3800-1 lattice crawler crane

The deal, which is subject to regulatory approvals, covers all terrain cranes and large crawler cranes and includes the factory in Zweibrücken, Germany, as well as multiple sales and service locations. The sale is targeted to close in mid-2019. Continue reading “Terex sells Demag to Tadano”

Terex Trucks targets Germany

Terex Trucks has set its sights on growth in the German market. With Germany heavily investing in its infrastructure and its predicted future growth, Terex Trucks is keen to sign more dealers to its existing business model.

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With so many major construction projects ahead, Terex Trucks wants to strengthen its position in Germany

The company already has three German dealers, but it said the planned investment of €269.6 billion on German transport infrastructure had created an opportunity for a manufacturer like Terex Trucks to deliver the goods. Continue reading “Terex Trucks targets Germany”

Attachments: Working from all angles

Innovation is the buzzword for attachments manufacturers, with many creating new ways to make their products as adaptable as possible while also improving the safety and comfort of operators.

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Green Attachments sold a Yellow R 20 rotating crusher to a customer in Turenki, Finland for their Komatsu PC290 excavator

Daniele Paciotti, product manager at Bobcat Attachments Europe, Middle East & Asia (EMEA), said, “With the increasing versatility of excavators comes the increased frequency of changing attachments.

“Switzerland is pioneering the trend for Continue reading “Attachments: Working from all angles”

John Deere back in Europe

John Deere construction equipment will be available in Europe for the first time in many years with the US-based company introducing two G-Series motor graders to the European market via the Wirtgen Group distribution network in Germany and France.

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The 622GP has a 6.8 litre engine

The 622GP and 672GP will be available in these two countries from early this year.

Deere bought the Wirtgen Group – with the Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm, Kleemann and Benninghoven brands Continue reading “John Deere back in Europe”

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”

Wheeled loaders: A healthy load

The European wheeled loader market is relatively buoyant, according to specialist market research and forecasting company Off-Highway Research, with sales of machines over 60kW currently running at just above 10,000 units per year in Western Europe – the best demand has been since the global financial crisis a decade ago.

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Danfoss offers product, system and design solutions, specifically engineered for wheeled loaders

This puts the value of the market at some US$2.15 billion (€1.9 billion).

Within Europe, the major markets are largely what one would expect – Germany accounts for some 25% of demand and, together with France, Italy and the UK, these big four represent about 60% of regional sales. Continue reading “Wheeled loaders: A healthy load”