Cargotec and Konecranes to merge

Combining Cargotec and Konecranes will make a € 7 billion a year business
Combining Cargotec and Konecranes will make a € 7 billion a year crane business

A combination agreement has been signed today, 1 October, to merge crane manufacturers Cargotec and Konecranes.

Combined annual sales of the new company will be around € 7.0 billion. Continue reading “Cargotec and Konecranes to merge”

Tadano initiates restructuring

Tadano Faun GmbH LaufCrane manufacturer Tadano Group has started a programme to restructure its Tadano Demag and Tadano Faun operations in Germany.

Consultations between Tadano Ltd, Tadano Demag, Tadano Faun and professional advisors led to the filing for Protective Shield Proceedings (Schutzschirmverfahren) in Germany. Continue reading “Tadano initiates restructuring”

Liebherr updates demolition range with R 940 excavator

The Liebherr-France SAS development and production site has launched a new demolition crawler excavator for the global market.

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The Leibherr R 940 Demolition crawler replaces the R 944 C and joins the R 950 and R 960

The Liebherr R 940 Demolition crawler replaces the R 944 C and joins the R 950 and R 960

The R 940 Demolition is the successor to the R 944 C and joins a product range that already includes the R 950 Demolition and the R 960 Demolition.

Liebherr, whose French operation is based in Colmar in the east of the country, has more than 50 years experience developing and producing demolition excavators.

Like other products in the range, the R 940 Demolition features Continue reading “Liebherr updates demolition range with R 940 excavator”

SDLG offers virtual factory and product tour amid travel restrictions

With many countries’ borders still closed amid Covid-19 and the need for safe social distancing, SDLG this week offered a tour of its smart manufacturing process and construction equipment over three live-streamed virtual events.

“Since it’s hard for our customers and dealers to visit us in China, we Continue reading “SDLG offers virtual factory and product tour amid travel restrictions”

Hitachi presents new generation of large excavators

Merlo debuts P27.6PLUS telehandler

Merlo's P27.6 plus
P27.6PLUS

Merlo has debuted the P27.6PLUS compact telehandler that features a maximum load capacity of 6,000 pounds and maximum reach of 19 feet, 4 inches. The unit is 6 feet wide and 6-feet, 4-inches tall.

Operator comfort was at the forefront of the cab’s design, which features frame mounted vibration-damping silent blocks and ergonomic Continue reading “Merlo debuts P27.6PLUS telehandler”

Wacker Neuson unveils new mini-excavators

Wacker Neuson has released two new tracked excavators in the 4- or 5-metric ton class. With the ET42 and EZ50 – the Z stands for zero tail, with no rear overhang – the company expands its portfolio, which ranges from 800-kilogram to 15- Continue reading “Wacker Neuson unveils new mini-excavators”

Caterpillar releases new 963 track loader

Cat 963 Track loader

When maximum return on equipment investment is key, track loader versatility means one machine and one operator can dig, load, carry, fill and more. The new Cat 963 track loader combines versatility with up to 10 percent better fuel efficiency, more productivity and cab and controllability improvements. The 963 meets EU Stage V emission Continue reading “Caterpillar releases new 963 track loader”

Volvo unveils ‘best-in-class’ compact excavator

Volvo CE has unveiled its F generation ECR58 – and is billing it as the industry’s most comfortable, most optimised compact excavator yet.

In devising the ECR58, the aim was to combine all of the industry’s best practices into a single product. The six-tonne ECR58 compact excavator can unlock the full potential of its Continue reading “Volvo unveils ‘best-in-class’ compact excavator”

Bobcat completes new M-series loader range

With the launch of the new S550 and S590 models, Bobcat has completed the company’s M-series range of Stage V compliant skid-steer and compact track loaders.

Like the S450, S510 and S530 skid-steer and T450 and T590 compact track loaders launched earlier this year, the S550 and S590 combine compact Continue reading “Bobcat completes new M-series loader range”