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”

Komatsu and Proterra Announce New Collaboration to Develop All-Electric Construction Equipment

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 unveils PotholePro – a machine dedicated to targeted road repairs

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

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These are the top 10 leaders in construction vehicles

Author / Editor: Seth Lambert / Nicole Kareta

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”

Republic of Ireland halts non-essential construction

Non-essential construction in the Republic will halt from 6pm on Friday 8 January

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All non-essential construction projects are to close during the Republic of Ireland’s new coronavirus lockdown, which is expected to last for at least three weeks. Continue reading “Republic of Ireland halts non-essential construction”

Doosan launches semi-autonomous kit for crawler excavator

Doosan has launched a new optional ready kit for the 2D/3D semi-automation system from Leica Geosystems for the company’s popular DX255LC-5 25.5 tonne crawler excavator. Continue reading “Doosan launches semi-autonomous kit for crawler excavator”

JCB unveils raft of new electric products

JCB has launched a collection of new electric products and machines on day the UK government outlined its 10 point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. All products tie in with JCB’s plan to achieve zero emissions as part of its Road to Zero programme.

The new electric machines unveiled for the first time are an electric version Continue reading “JCB unveils raft of new electric products”

New tech for Deere’s GP motor graders

John Deere has expanded the capabilities of its premium Grade Pro (GP) Series of motor graders with new technology, including two industry-exclusive features, Blade Stow and Auto-Gain for Cross Slope, for the North American market. Continue reading “New tech for Deere’s GP motor graders”

SGC-90 giant electric crane new from Sarens

International heavy lift and transport specialist Sarens has announced a new 100,000 tonne-metre super heavy lift ring mounted crane.

The SGC-90 joins its three larger siblings in the SGC (Sarens Giant Crane) series, Continue reading “SGC-90 giant electric crane new from Sarens”

Caterpillar to cut jobs in Northern Ireland

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Caterpillar has announced plans to cut 700 jobs from its Northern Ireland operations, with the job losses expected to happen over the next 18 months.

The global OEM has two sites in Belfast, Northern Ireland, including a Continue reading “Caterpillar to cut jobs in Northern Ireland”

Wacker Neuson hit hard by pandemic

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Wacker Neuson group Headquarters in Munich, Germany

Wacker Neuson has released its financial results for the third quarter of the year, showing a 16.5% fall in revenue, compared with the same period in 2019.

The Munich-headquartered light and compact equipment manufacturer said it was “clearly feeling the effects of Continue reading “Wacker Neuson hit hard by pandemic”

Vögele introduces new PowerFeeder models

Vögele introduces two new PowerFeeder models

Vögele introduces two new material feeders that integrate the latest Dash-3 machine concept and an optimised material handling and maintenance system. Continue reading “Vögele introduces new PowerFeeder models”

Liebherr reports steady demand in construction

liebherr-new-wheel-loader-l546-pallet-fork-96dpiThe Liebherr Group is expecting a decline in sales of between 10% and 15% in 2020, due in part to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but the global equipment manufacturer remains optimistic for the remainder of the year as they experience steady demand in the construction and mining sectors. Continue reading “Liebherr reports steady demand in construction”

UK firms urged to act now to take advantage of tax relief

Companies are being urged to act quickly to ensure they take full advantage of tax relief for the purchase of plant and equipment.

Currently the full cost of such purchases can be off set against tax through the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA), up to a maximum of £1 million, following a temporary increase introduced by the Government. Continue reading “UK firms urged to act now to take advantage of tax relief”

VIDEO: Liebherr presents new generation of articulated dump trucks

Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH has unveiled the first representative of a new generation of articulated dump trucks. The TA 230 Litronic has been redeveloped from scratch based on comprehensive market and customer analyses.
Continue reading “VIDEO: Liebherr presents new generation of articulated dump trucks”

World’s first high drive electric dozer arrives in UK

UK consulting and contracting company Sirius Group has taken possession of the world’s first high drive electric dozer, the Cat D6 XE.

The new dozer was one of eight Cat machines delivered to Sirius, which has now grown its Cat fleet to 20 machines. Continue reading “World’s first high drive electric dozer arrives in UK”

Volvo CE offers new F generation ECR50 compact excavator

Volvo Construction Equipment has released its five tonne F generation Volvo ECR50 compact excavator, with the rental equipment market in mind.

Rental company owners need a machine that will perform for their customers like new month after month. The new F generation Volvo ECR50 is built with this in mind. Its zero-tail swing radius allows access and work Continue reading “Volvo CE offers new F generation ECR50 compact excavator”