German crane rental and heavy haulage company Dietmar Flossdorf has taken delivery of a 650 tonne Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 All Terrain crane to replace its 500 tonne LTM 1500-8.1 purchased in 2017. Continue reading “650t flagship for Flossdorf”
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 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 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 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 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”
Tyre manufacturer Goodyear is using this year’s Hillhead Digital (30-31 March), which replaces the UK quarrying and construction-focused physical event this year, to showcase its new advanced range of 3* marked Continue reading “Goodyear launches new tyres for loaders at Hillhead Digital”
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 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 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”
How advanced technologies are lowering the safety risks for loader operators and site workers
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”
Electro-mobility may be the buzzword, but engine makers are still devoting time and energy to improving diesel
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”
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.
Continue reading “All Female Crew Lead the Way: #IWD2021”
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.
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”
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.
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”
Komatsu Agreement Represents Proterra’s Entry Into Off-Road EV Market and First Electric Construction Equipment
BURLINGAME, Calif. – Proterra, a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, and Komatsu, a global leader in construction Continue reading “Komatsu and Proterra Announce New Collaboration to Develop All-Electric Construction Equipment”
JCB today (11 January 2021) revealed its latest, groundbreaking machine – the PotholePro. A vehicle dedicated to road repairs, based on its popular Hydradig, compact wheeled excavator.
The new machine has been developed as a dedicated pothole repair solution to perform spot-repairs on roads that will be permanent and do away with Continue reading “JCB unveils PotholePro – a machine dedicated to targeted road repairs”
These are the top 10 leaders in construction vehicles
Because of the rigor and repetition inherent in construction work, this industry is highly suitable for the application of autonomous vehicles (AVs). Continue reading “These are the top 10 leaders in construction vehicles”