Telehandler firms strengthen presence in growing market

Access International enthuses about the key telehandler markets of North America and Europe, where the focus has been on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies.
Variations in standards for telehandlers in North America and Europe, along with their distinct design differences, create challenges for

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Interview: Manitou Group committed to carbon reduction

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Manitou Group’s president and CEO Michel Denis discuss low-carbon and sustainability initiatives with Access International’s Euan Youdale
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The Manitou Group officially presented its corporate social responsibility (CSR) vision through its first virtual On the Way Up! presentation in June 2021, which is set to become an annual event. The French aerial lift and Continue reading “Interview: Manitou Group committed to carbon reduction”

Wheeled loaders: Staying safe around industry giants

How advanced technologies are lowering the safety risks for loader operators and site workers

The Mick George Group, a leading construction industry supplier in the UK, recently took delivery of the country’s first new Doosan DL580 and DL420-7 wheeled loaders

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”

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”

New Hyundai 22 tonne excavator for Europe

The HX210AL
The HX210AL

Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe (HCEE) has launched a new 22 tonne crawler excavator, the HX210AL. The new model forms part of the company’s new A-series machines which have been built to create better conditions for operators.

The new HX210AL machine sits alongside the HX220AL, which was launched in June 2019.

HCEE anticipate strong demand for the new Continue reading “New Hyundai 22 tonne excavator for Europe”

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”

Hitachi expands distribution network in Italy

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) is expanding its distribution network in Italy to have a closer connection to customers. Effective as of 1 December, the new structure will enable the manufacturer to offer quicker and more efficient support, and to gain better insights into the demand for future development in one of its largest European markets.
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Hitachi accelerates rental programme

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV is to accelerate the growth of its dealer rental initiative in Europe after a successful first year in which 375 machines have entered dealer fleets.

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A Hitachi ZW180-6 wheeled loader in the Premium Rental fleet.

Under its ‘Premium Rental’ programme, Hitachi is buying machines and providing them to dealers to offer for medium and long term rentals. The programme was started in Spring last year. Continue reading “Hitachi accelerates rental programme”

JCB cab project ahead of schedule

Construction work on the new £50 million (€56.07 million) JCB Cab Systems factory announced last July is targeting a summer 2019 opening.

New JCB Cabs factoryThe shell of the 32,500m2 plant next to JCB Heavy Products and the World Parts Centre at Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, UK, is said to be on course to be completed slightly ahead of schedule ready for high-tech Continue reading “JCB cab project ahead of schedule”

Backhoe return for Komatsu

Komatsu Europe is re-entering the backhoe loader market some years after saying that it felt the machine type would disappear from Western Europe, to be replaced my mini excavators.

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The new Komatsu WB98R-8

Now, Enrico Prandini, managing director of Komatsu Italia Manufacturing, said that the launch of the new machine, which had taken only two years, was a sign that the company was flexible and could respond to market developments.

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Bell Equipment’s German factory expansion on track

Extension of company’s Eisenach-Kindel facility on track for completion in mid-2019

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Eisenach factory

The extension of Bell Equipment’s Eisenach-Kindel facility in Germany, the company’s European articulated dumptruck (ADT) assembly plant, is now fully under way.

Scheduled for completion in mid-2019, the Phase II Continue reading “Bell Equipment’s German factory expansion on track”

Vögele re-categorises range

Wirtgen group company Joseph Vögele is restructuring its range of road pavers and screeds, dividing its range into two categories – the Premium Line and the Classic Line.

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From now on, pavers will be allocated to the new Classic Line or Premium Line

The company will also be subdividing its products into up to five classes within those lines.

The new Classic Line is for pavers equipped with the ErgoBasic operating concept, which Vögele said was “extremely easy-to-use”. Continue reading “Vögele re-categorises range”

Genie starts XC production in Europe

Genie is launching the production of the new Genie S-65 XC telescopic boom lift at its factory in Umbertide, Italy, for the EMEAR region (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia).

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Genie S-65 XC 1

With a maximum working height of 21.81 m (71 ft), this new model is the latest addition to the expanding Genie Xtra Capacitiy (XC) boom lift range.

Like all Genie XC boom lifts, the new S-65 XC boom offers a dual lift capacity of 300 kg (660 lb) unrestricted and 454 kg (1,000 lb) restricted to work with up to three people onboard while still leaving room for tools and jobsite materials.

Deliveries of the S-65 XC are scheduled from October 2018. With customers from Continue reading “Genie starts XC production in Europe”

Volvo CE moves into new headquarters

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has moved into new headquarters on the same site as other Volvo business areas at Campus Lundby in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Volvo CE said that the move will help with the sharing of resources

To mark the move, an inauguration ceremony was held, which was attended by senior company leaders and around 500 employees. Continue reading “Volvo CE moves into new headquarters”

A special era’ says Volvo CE president

Six months into the role as president of Volvo Construction Equipment (CE), Melker Jernberg is at the helm of a company,

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Jernberg, “We have more discussions with customers today about the future than we had a year ago”

that has made sure it has been at the forefront of the technological advances that are, perhaps, the defining factors of the construction industry today.

Speaking at Volvo CE’s Eskilstuna, Sweden, facility, he said he thought this would prove to be a special era for the Continue reading “A special era’ says Volvo CE president”

New compact loader for Komatsu Europe

Komatsu Europe has launched a new compact wheeled loader that offers improvements to its previous models.

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Komatsu Europe’s WA100M-8 compact wheeled loader

The new WA100M-8 is an upgrade on the company’s WA100M-7, promising effortless and low-cost operation and enhanced ergonomics.

Revamped Hitachi factory opens

The official opening of a renovated mini and compact excavator factory by Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) – HCME – has taken place in Oosterhout, the Netherlands.

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The opening of the Oosterhout site

The new 8,000m2 facility is part of a modernisation programme which began in January this year. Hitachi said that it would mean enhanced efficiency at the factory that is responsible for producing the ZX10 to ZX85 models. Continue reading “Revamped Hitachi factory opens”

Hitachi launches dealer rental initiative in Europe

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René Danielsson, Rental Manager, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe)

Hitachi has launched a rental initiative in Europe that will see its dealers offer mid-sized machines for medium and long term rentals. Hitachi will own the machines, with dealers paying a monthly fee to the manufacturer.

The target is for the rental fleet to reach 1000 units by 2020 with 50 units already Continue reading “Hitachi launches dealer rental initiative in Europe”

Hitachi excavators tackle confined spaces

Hitachi has presented two new products at the Intermat exhibition in Paris, France.

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The ZX210LC-6 telescopic arm excavator

The ZX135US-6 sliding arm excavator is designed for deep excavation projects in confined spaces. Hitachi said it can dig deeper than a 30 t standard model and has a significantly smaller footprint, which makes it ideal for urban projects. Continue reading “Hitachi excavators tackle confined spaces”

Small stature, big appeal

From KHL.com

Across North America, compact telehandlers are changing the way jobsites function and how agriculture processes work.

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The little movers and placers are some of the most versatile machines on the market, so they are used in a wide variety of applications. According to Josh Taylor, Genie product manager, Terex AWP, the machines have their roots in the Continue reading “Small stature, big appeal”