Komatsu announces new heavyweight excavator

Komatsu Europe has announced the introduction of its new PC2000-11 hydraulic excavator. Equipped with an EU Stage V certified engine, the PC2000-11 has more horsepower and a new engine-pump control, for faster Continue reading “Komatsu announces new heavyweight excavator”

New Cat track loader promises agility and versatility

The new Cat 953 Track Loader combines versatility with up to 10 percent better fuel efficiency, more productivity, and cab and controllability improvements. It also meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V emission Continue reading “New Cat track loader promises agility and versatility”

Bobcat launches new range of small articulated loaders

Bobcat has launched the company’s new L23 and L28 small articulated loaders (SALs), offering high lift capacities in confined spaces, ease-of-use with simple intuitive controls and low ground disturbance for working on any terrain. The new SALs continue Bobcat’s expansion in the compact Continue reading “Bobcat launches new range of small articulated loaders”

HIAB Rail loader cranes

Spanish state-owned railway infrastructure manager Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (ADIF) will receive 37 Hiab loader cranes, to replace old loader cranes, in a tender won by Spanish railway specialists Prosutec and Air Rail in February 2021. The deal value of EUR 1.7 million was booked in the first quarter of 2021.
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Case launches new G-Series Evolution wheel loader range

Case Construction Equipment has announced the European launch of its new G-Series Evolution Wheel Loader range. Complete with comprehensive enhancements across its entire line, the new G-Series improves performance and productivity by increasing uptime as well as empowering Continue reading “Case launches new G-Series Evolution wheel loader range”

Caterpillar launches new 992 Wheel Loader, with 48% greater efficiency than 992K

Caterpillar is updating its mining wheel loader range with the unveiling of the new Cat 992 Wheel Loader – which lays claim to a 32% improvement in productivity, a 10% reduction in maintenance costs, and offers up to 48% greater payload-per-fuel efficiency, than the earlier model 992K. Continue reading “Caterpillar launches new 992 Wheel Loader, with 48% greater efficiency than 992K”

Doosan launches new Stage V articulated dump trucks

Doosan Construction Equipment has launched two new Stage V-compliant articulated dump trucks (ADTs). The DA30-7 and DA45-7 replace the previous DA30-5 and DA40-5 Stage IV models.

The DA30-7 is powered by the new Scania Stage V compliant DC09 9 litre Continue reading “Doosan launches new Stage V articulated dump trucks”

Liebherr unveils compact one-man taxi crane

Liebherr has unveiled its new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane, the smallest in its mobile construction crane family. The new machine was developed as a response to market demands for a small, compact and agile mobile construction crane that is fast and flexible in operation. Continue reading “Liebherr unveils compact one-man taxi crane”

Caterpillar introduces new RM400 Rotary Mixer

Caterpillar has announced availability of its RM400 Rotary Mixer. The new RM400 replaces the RM300 Rotary Mixer and offers many new features and enhancements including 19% more power, an enhanced operating environment, and better manoeuvrability.

These features help contractors achieve the demanding job specifications in Continue reading “Caterpillar introduces new RM400 Rotary Mixer”

Hitachi unveils first next-gen wheel loader

Hitachi has unveiled the ZW220-7, it first Stage V-compliant wheel loader. The new machine is said to put operators in complete control of their workspace with industry-leading safety features and comfort in the cab.

With an operating weight of 18,190–19,450kg and net power of 157kW Continue reading “Hitachi unveils first next-gen wheel loader”

The digitisation of construction

The pressure on the construction industry is not going away anytime soon – quite the opposite, in fact. Due to growing population growth and urbanisation (the ratio of the world’s population living in urban environments is expected to increase from 55% in 2018 to 68% by 2050) Continue reading “The digitisation of construction”

Wheeled loaders: Staying safe around industry giants

How advanced technologies are lowering the safety risks for loader operators and site workers

The Mick George Group, a leading construction industry supplier in the UK, recently took delivery of the country’s first new Doosan DL580 and DL420-7 wheeled loaders

In 2019, before the coronavirus, European sales of wheeled loaders with buckets over 1.0m3 hit a record high, according to specialist market research and forecasting company, Off-Highway Research (OHR). Continue reading “Wheeled loaders: Staying safe around industry giants”

Engines: The beauty of Stage V

Electro-mobility may be the buzzword, but engine makers are still devoting time and energy to improving diesel

John Deere says the 18 litre engine it launched at 2020’s ConExpo was the result of a ‘clean-sheet design process’

Many construction industry professionals will be looking on with interest to see how Europe’s off-highway diesel engine market develops this year, as we edge towards the end (hopefully) of the protracted corona virus saga.

This market is not only a bellwether for the wider construction industry, it will also give an indication of how much impact the electrification of construction equipment is having on the previously Continue reading “Engines: The beauty of Stage V”

All Female Crew Lead the Way: #IWD2021

Continuing our coverage celebrating International Women’s Day on Monday, in this post we take a look back at Australian business Lendlease’s first all-female crew of operators who were deployed onto a jobsite back in 2018.
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Big Hitachi Kit Heads for Terrafame in Sotkamo

Finnish mining business Terrafame has entered into an agreement with equipment dealer Rotator Oy to renew the existing Hitachi mining equipment at their Sotkamo mine in Northern Finland during 2022–2025.

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Excavators – designed for demolition

There is always an air of excitement when a new excavator specifically designed for demolition applications is introduced to the market.

Witness the Caterpillar 352 UHD machine. A year ago it was being demonstrated for the first time at the US National Demolition Association Live Demo event in Austin, Texas. Last November it earned the recognition of the World Demolition Awards international judging panel in winning the event’s Manufacturer Innovation Plant and Equipment category. At the Continue reading “Excavators – designed for demolition”

Komatsu digs in with cheaper excavators in Thailand and Indonesia

Southeast Asia offerings to feature simpler models as Chinese rivals make inroads. Komatsu’s more basic excavator offered in such markets as Indonesia will be suited for residential development and road construction.

TOKYO — Machinery builder Komatsu will roll out more affordable excavators in Southeast Asia, eyeing demand for urban development and fending off competition from cheaper Chinese-made equipment.

 

Komatsu to mass-produce electrified excavators with US partner

Electric-bus maker Proterra brings expertise on decarbonizing heavy-duty vehicles

TOKYO — Komatsu has teamed with a U.S. maker of commercial electric vehicles to produce electrified heavy machinery, looking to start mass Continue reading “Komatsu to mass-produce electrified excavators with US partner”