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”

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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Cat launches next gen wheeled excavator

Cat's M316 Next Generation wheeled excavator
Cat’s M316 Next Generation wheeled excavator

Cat has launched its M316 ‘Next Generation’ wheeled excavator into European, North American and South Korean markets.

The new machine features advanced hydraulics, up to 14% more swing torque and auxiliary hydraulic Continue reading “Cat launches next gen wheeled excavator”

Vermeer buys Normag drilling technology

Vermeer Corp. announced it has acquired electric-powered horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and fluid systems technology from Dutch manufacturer Normag. Through this acquisition, Vermeer assumes the rights to develop, manufacture and distribute the Continue reading “Vermeer buys Normag drilling technology”

Sarens’ Big Carl makes biggest lift yet

Sarens’ 5,000 tonne capacity SGC-250 crane recently completed its biggest ever lift at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in the UK. ‘Big Carl’ lifted a 575 tonne load comprising the first of three prefabricated steel rings that will form the reinforced cylinder around the nuclear reactor.

The ring is 17m tall with a diameter of 47m and was lifted out of a bunker where it was constructed in factory-like conditions. The crane was working at a radius of 160m for the lift, which took place during the night to take advantage of lighter winds. Continue reading “Sarens’ Big Carl makes biggest lift yet”

Intermat Cancelled. Next Edition in April 2024

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After some rumors that the construction trade show in Paris would have moved from April to October 2021, the organizers announced officially that the event is cancelled due to the many uncertainties arising from the Covid-19 pandemic and which are likely to persist into Continue reading “Intermat Cancelled. Next Edition in April 2024”

Manitou to close plant in Texas, US

ManitouManitou Group, a global supplier of material handling equipment, access platforms and earth-moving machinery, announced that it will cease operations at its Waco, Texas, manufacturing facility at the end of March 2021. The move is intended to further optimize Manitou’s production capacities within the Continue reading “Manitou to close plant in Texas, US”

Smart Machines Deere’s Path To The Future

Deere-ISG-SignIt has been evident for a few years that Deere has been on a smart machine technology path. From the opening of its Intelligent Solutions facility near Des Moines last year (see October 2019 Diesel Progress), to the ascension of John May as chairman and CEO, smarter Continue reading “Smart Machines Deere’s Path To The Future”

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 Philippines facility for Manitowoc

Manitowoc has opened a new 2,900 square metre facility with a warehouse and a workshop in Molino, Philippines.

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Manitowoc has opened a new facility in the Philippines

The facility stocks parts for Potain tower cranes, including models such as the MCR 160, MCR 225 A, MCT 205, as well as parts for Grove mobile cranes, for example, the RT530E-2 and RT765E-2 rough Continue reading “New Philippines facility for Manitowoc”

Regional Report, Latin America: Construction seeking international investment

New governments in Latin America offer hope to a region that has recently struggled economically.

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Road projects in Brazil have seen concession bids for improvement

Brazil is the largest country in South America, not just in size, but also economically. With a population of over 200 million and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of over US$2 trillion, the region’s attention is fixed on the new president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, who has said, “We will Continue reading “Regional Report, Latin America: Construction seeking international investment”

John Deere Displays Construction Equipment for the First Time at Bauma Within the Wirtgen Group Booth

Press release @ John Deere.com

MUNICH (Apr. 3, 2019) — John Deere will be exhibiting a selection of its construction equipment – including motor graders that will be sold via the Wirtgen Group’s German sales and service companies and via the French sales and service company Wirtgen France SAS – at Bauma from April 8-14, 2019. A total of 14 John Deere machines will be on display for the first time at the Wirtgen Group booth. John Deere acquired the Wirtgen Group in December 2017.

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Fourteen John Deere machines will be exhibited at bauma in Munich, Germany this year

“Our strong relationship with the Wirtgen Group and their experience with bauma is allowing us to introduce John Deere construction equipment to a broader set of global customers,” said David Thorne, senior vice president, sales & marketing, Worldwide Continue reading “John Deere Displays Construction Equipment for the First Time at Bauma Within the Wirtgen Group Booth”

Strong growth for Indian construction industry

The Indian construction industry is predicted to grow at an average rate of 6.4% between 2018 and 2023, according to GlobalData.

The Indian construction industry is predicted to enjoy growth of over 6% between 2018-2023
The Indian construction industry is predicted to enjoy growth of over 6% between 2018-2023

The Indian construction industry is predicted to grow at an average rate of 6.4% between 2018 and 2023, according to GlobalData.

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