Manitou to debut compact telehandler

Manitou North America is debuting a super-compact Gehl RS4-14 telehandler at World of Concrete this week.

The new compact telehandler from Gehl.

The machine is just under 60 inches wide and 75 inches tall and is the most compact model in the Gehl lineup. It boasts a maximum lift capacity of 4,400 pounds, lift height of 14 feet, 3 inches and outreach of 9 feet. The Gehl RS4-14 telescopic handler has four-wheel drive, Continue reading “Manitou to debut compact telehandler”

JCB cab project ahead of schedule

Construction work on the new £50 million (€56.07 million) JCB Cab Systems factory announced last July is targeting a summer 2019 opening.

New JCB Cabs factoryThe shell of the 32,500m2 plant next to JCB Heavy Products and the World Parts Centre at Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, UK, is said to be on course to be completed slightly ahead of schedule ready for high-tech Continue reading “JCB cab project ahead of schedule”

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.

The first machines will be unveiled at the Continue reading “Volvo CE to go electric on smaller machines”

New wheeled loaders from John Deere

Original equipment manufacturer John Deere has launched three new L-Series utility wheeled loaders, the 524L, 544L and 624L.

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The new 624L wheel loader

The L-Series machines are said to incorporate several new features, including improved cabs, electrohydraulic (EH) loader controls for easier operation and redesigned near-parallel linkage, and enhanced performance buckets. Continue reading “New wheeled loaders from John Deere”

JCB starts production of site dumpers

KHL.com article and text from JCB site
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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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Volvo launches own range of rigid haulers

By Andy Brown for KHL.com11 January 2018, quoting to the Volvo CE news release.

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The range will initially launch in less regulated markets

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) will re-enter the rigid hauler market with its own brand of rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018.

Volvo CE previously offered this type of truck when it had a shareholding in Euclid. However, since Volvo CE sold its stake in Euclid to Hitachi in the year 2000 it has not produced rigid haulers. Continue reading “Volvo launches own range of rigid haulers”