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”

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”

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”

New wheeled loaders from John Deere

Original equipment manufacturer John Deere has launched three new L-Series utility wheeled loaders, the 524L, 544L and 624L.

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The new 624L wheel loader

The L-Series machines are said to incorporate several new features, including improved cabs, electrohydraulic (EH) loader controls for easier operation and redesigned near-parallel linkage, and enhanced performance buckets. Continue reading “New wheeled loaders from John Deere”

The future of earth-moving equipment

Earthmoving equipment is a staple of the construction industry, with a whole host of different machinery being used on earthmoving projects. This feature focuses specifically on excavators, rollers, backhoe loaders and the machine control used on these machines.

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Excavators being used in earthmoving projects need to be able to operate in all kinds of conditions

The world’s biggest original equipment manufacturer for the construction industry by sales revenue, Caterpillar, has recently launched two new 30 ton (27.2 tonne) next generation excavators – the 330 and 330 GC.

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John Deere and Wacker Neuson team up

John Deere is entering into a strategic supplier agreement with Wacker Neuson to initially provide compact excavators in China, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.

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John Deere has partnered with Wacker Neuson

The models will range from 1.7-7.5 tons (1.5 tonnes-6.8 tonnes) and are specifically designed and manufactured for customers in the growing Asia-Pacific marketplace.

The objective of the partnership is said to be long-term collaboration in key growth markets. Continue reading “John Deere and Wacker Neuson team up”

Deere complete acquisition of Wirtgen Group

John DeereDEERE Company (John Deere) have completed their €4.6 billion acquisition of the Wirtgen Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of road construction equipment.
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