Caterpillar launching 100% hydrogen gen-sets this year

Caterpillar Inc. has announced that it will begin offering Cat generator sets capable of operating on 100% hydrogen, including fully renewable green hydrogen, on a designed-to-order basis in the fourth quarter of 2021. The company also said that later this year, it will launch commercially available Continue reading “Caterpillar launching 100% hydrogen gen-sets this year”

Caterpillar expands CAT® Command with Excavator Remote-Control operation

New Cat® Command for Excavating provides remote-control operation for select Cat excavators. Removing the operator from the machine in potentially hazardous operating environments, Command for Excavating Continue reading “Caterpillar expands CAT® Command with Excavator Remote-Control operation”

Caterpillar launches new Cat D4 Dozer with 30% better visibility

Caterpillar has announced the launch of a new Cat D4 Dozer, which offers improved sightlines and reduced operating costs compared with the older D4 (formerly D6K2) – while not compromising on the machine’s legendary Continue reading “Caterpillar launches new Cat D4 Dozer with 30% better visibility”

New Cat track loader promises agility and versatility

The new Cat 953 Track Loader combines versatility with up to 10 percent better fuel efficiency, more productivity, and cab and controllability improvements. It also meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V emission Continue reading “New Cat track loader promises agility and versatility”

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”

Caterpillar introduces new RM400 Rotary Mixer

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”

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”

All Female Crew Lead the Way: #IWD2021

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.
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Excavators – designed for demolition

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”

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”

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”

Energyst dissolved and split between Cat dealers

Energyst Rental Solutions is being broken up and taken over by four Caterpillar dealers in Europe.

Zeppelin Group has acquired the German and Swedish operations, Pon Equipment and Pon Power will take on the activities in Benelux and Norway, while Continue reading “Energyst dissolved and split between Cat dealers”

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”

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”

Caterpillar reports 23% fall in construction sales

Caterpillar’s latest financial results have revealed that the company’s construction industries segment saw total sales of just over US$4 billion in the third quarter of 2020, a decrease of US$1.2 billion – 23% – compared to the third quarter of 2019. Continue reading “Caterpillar reports 23% fall in construction sales”

Caterpillar releases new 963 track loader

Cat 963 Track loader

When maximum return on equipment investment is key, track loader versatility means one machine and one operator can dig, load, carry, fill and more. The new Cat 963 track loader combines versatility with up to 10 percent better fuel efficiency, more productivity and cab and controllability improvements. The 963 meets EU Stage V emission Continue reading “Caterpillar releases new 963 track loader”

Medium and large excavators: efficiency is everything

Excavators remain the number one piece of construction machinery sold around the world. In 2018, more than 450,000 units were sold globally – with this year expected to break a total sales figure of over 400,000 units – according to figures by specialist research company, Off-Highway Research.

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The next generation: the new JCB 150X sizes up against sister model, the 220X

The machine quite literally shapes the landscape on which the construction industry builds, and although excavators come in many different sizes, this article will focus on the medium to larger sized excavator segment. Continue reading “Medium and large excavators: efficiency is everything”

These are the ten largest trucks in the world

They are till over 10,000 hp strong, have wheels up to 4 meters in diameter and weigh more than a Boeing 747. They are not allowed to enter public roads, because they would require three lanes. These are the ten largest dumptrucks in the world… Continue reading “These are the ten largest trucks in the world”

Attachments: Working from all angles

Innovation is the buzzword for attachments manufacturers, with many creating new ways to make their products as adaptable as possible while also improving the safety and comfort of operators.

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Green Attachments sold a Yellow R 20 rotating crusher to a customer in Turenki, Finland for their Komatsu PC290 excavator

Daniele Paciotti, product manager at Bobcat Attachments Europe, Middle East & Asia (EMEA), said, “With the increasing versatility of excavators comes the increased frequency of changing attachments.

“Switzerland is pioneering the trend for Continue reading “Attachments: Working from all angles”