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”

Caterpillar unveils an all-electric 26-ton excavator with a giant 300 kWh battery pack

Caterpillar, along with Pon Equipment, has unveiled an all-electric 26-ton excavator with a giant 300 kWh battery pack in an effort to electrify construction equipment.

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They built a prototype in Gjelleråsen, Norway for construction company Veidekke who plan to use 8 of them.

The company expects Continue reading “Caterpillar unveils an all-electric 26-ton excavator with a giant 300 kWh battery pack”

Wheeled loaders: A healthy load

The European wheeled loader market is relatively buoyant, according to specialist market research and forecasting company Off-Highway Research, with sales of machines over 60kW currently running at just above 10,000 units per year in Western Europe – the best demand has been since the global financial crisis a decade ago.

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Danfoss offers product, system and design solutions, specifically engineered for wheeled loaders

This puts the value of the market at some US$2.15 billion (€1.9 billion).

Within Europe, the major markets are largely what one would expect – Germany accounts for some 25% of demand and, together with France, Italy and the UK, these big four represent about 60% of regional sales. Continue reading “Wheeled loaders: A healthy load”

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.

Continue reading “The future of earth-moving equipment”

Fisker secures investment from Caterpillar for its solid-state battery technology

Fisker, an electric car startup founded by famed designer Henrik Fisker, announced that it received an investment from heavy machinery manufacturer Caterpillar for its solid-state battery technology.

Over the last few years, Henrik Fisker has been trying to launch a new EV startup under his own name after his original effort failed in 2013 and other companies took over. Continue reading “Fisker secures investment from Caterpillar for its solid-state battery technology”

Caterpillar updates ADT range replacing C Series predecessors

Three new 2018 Cat® articulated trucks—730, 730 EJ (Ejector), and 735—replace their C Series predecessors and offer new operator stations, transmission-protection features, a new hoist-assist system, an advanced traction control system, new stability-assist system, and a fuel-saving ECO

operating mode. The 730 and 730 EJ have 28 t payload capacity and the 735 has 32 t. This class of machines is widespread in in small mines, sand and gravel operations and in mine construction, such as through earthmoving contractors.

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