Japanese manufacturer Yanmar is to acquire US-based compact tracked and wheeled skid steer loader producer ASV for US$70.7 million.
Construction equipment is a classic cyclical market, prone to sharp swings in demand.
When construction, mining and quarrying activity pick up sales surge, lead times stretch out and manufacturers can struggle to fulfill orders. But when activity slows, sales can fall away sharply Continue reading “Global construction equipment overview”
Komatsu Europe has redesigned its used equipment website in collaboration with used equipment specialists Mascus and Ritchie Bros.
The updated site, used.komatsu.eu, includes new tools to help Komatsu and its European dealers to better manage, analyse and remarket their used equipment via an inventory management system, Komatsu IMS. Continue reading “Komatsu’s new used equipment website”
Bobcat has completed its range of telehandlers with the addition of the 8m TL43.80HF and 7m TL30.70 models.
Haulotte has launched its most compact telehandler to date. The HTL 3207 has a lift capacity of 3.2 tonnes, up to a height of 6.85m.
With a short turning radius and a length of 4.67m, the machine is designed access narrow spaces in construction and industrial-related settings.
The new compact telehandler is user friendly with an inching pedal and a spacious and ergonomic cab, which provides a high level of visibility and has a fully adjustable seat with shock absorbers. Continue reading “Haulotte launches compact telehandler”
Liebherr’s LTM 1650-8.1 is the brand new replacement for its venerable 500 tonne capacity LTM 1500-8.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane.
The newest star of Liebherr’s wheeled mobile crane range is the LTM 1650-8.1. It is successor to the venerable LTM 1500-8.1. Almost 600 examples of that model were built, making it the best-selling large crane of all time, Liebherr said. A lot for the new model to live up to then. Continue reading “New 700 tonner from Liebherr”
Cat revealed its D6 dozer to the delegates of Bauma, with a choice of electric drive or fully-automatic power train.
Cat says the redesigned machine offers best-in-class grading with new levels of performance and up to 35% better fuel efficiency.
At 161 kW and an operating weight range of 21 749 – 24 097 kg, the new D6 replaces the D6T dozer.
Terex Corporation has agreed to sell its Demag mobile cranes business to Tadano for approximately US$215 million.
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.
They built a prototype in Gjelleråsen, Norway for construction company Veidekke who plan to use 8 of them.
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.
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”