Volvo CE to go electric on smaller machines

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has revealed that, by mid-2020, it will begin to launch a range of electric compact excavators (EC15 to EC27) and wheeled loaders (L20 to L28) and stop new diesel engine-based development of these models.

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Volvo’s electric site project involves eight HX2 autonomous, battery-electric load carriers

The company said that the move was being made following a positive reaction from the market after the successful unveiling of a number of concept machines in recent years, and by working closely with customers.

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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.

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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”

JCB starts production of site dumpers

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By Joe Malone,23 January 2018 for KHL.COM

JCB has begun production of its new range of site dumpers, after announcing last year it would manufacture its own.

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JCB’s 7 tonne 7T-1 Front Tip Hi-Viz model.

The company previously had a third-party agreement with Terex, which it began in 2015. However, following Mecalac’s takeover of Terex’s Coventry location – where Terex produced the site dumpers – JCB is now producing its own models.

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New 300 tonne class Kobelco crawlers

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Kobelco CKE3000G for Europe

Kobelco Construction Machinery has announced new 300 and 350 tonne capacity lattice boom crawler cranes.

The Japanese manufacturer will offer the 300 tonne (at 5.5 metre radius) CKE3000G for Europe, 330 US ton CK3300G-2 for North America and the 300 tonne CKS3000, described as a Standard model. In super heavy lift (SHL) specification capacity is increased to 350 tonnes.

They are described as multi-purpose “All Rounder” cranes for handling all sorts of applications, loads and job sites. To accomplish this, attachments include fixed jib, heavy fixed jib and luffing jib. For heavier lifts there is a super heavy lift configuration, also with a luffing jib. Continue reading “New 300 tonne class Kobelco crawlers”