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”

Hitachi, Deere joint venture to be dissolved

Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America discusses plans for the future.

Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM) and Deere & Co. have announced plans to dissolve their joint venture in the Americas. The dissolution will be completed on February 28, 2022. At the same time, HCM announced that Continue reading “Hitachi, Deere joint venture to be dissolved”

Cummins to power Claas’s new Trion family of combines

Cummins has announced that its 6.7 and 9-liter engines will power Claas’s new Trion family of combines. With a capability of 190-320 kW (255-430 HP) they have high power density and excellent fuel efficiency. These Continue reading “Cummins to power Claas’s new Trion family of combines”

Liebherr will present latest innovations at MINExpo

Liebherr is gearing up to showcase its new mining solutions portfolio at the world’s largest mining trade show, MINExpo International 2021, in Las Vegas this September. New developments and announcements will be Continue reading “Liebherr will present latest innovations at MINExpo”

Komatsu unveils electric and remote-controlled mini excavator concept

After announcing this concept in May 2021, Komatsu has now unveiled a fully electric, non-hydraulic drive and exclusively remote-controlled mini excavator powered by lithium-ion battery as its next-generation concept machine for the future. Continue reading “Komatsu unveils electric and remote-controlled mini excavator concept”

Hitachi Mining Joint Development of an Engine-less, Full Battery Rigid Dump Truck with ABB

Realizing a low cost, maximum load capacity, and high operation rate by the dynamic charging system with trolley

Tokyo, 23 June 2021 —Hitachi Construction Machinery (TSE: 6305; “Hitachi Construction Machinery”) and ABB today announced that they have signed a collaboration agreement to develop an engineless, full battery Continue reading “Hitachi Mining Joint Development of an Engine-less, Full Battery Rigid Dump Truck with ABB”

Honda and Komatsu team up for electric mini excavator

Honda Motor Co. and Komatsu have partnered to create an electric mini excavator using Honda’s battery pack. The batteries could also be used on other Komatsu construction equipment.

Hiroyuki Ogawa, President and CEO of Komatsu, and Honda’s President and CEO Toshihiro Mibe signed an agreement that will initially see Komatsu’s

Continue reading “Honda and Komatsu team up for electric mini excavator”

Hyundai Europe launched new wheeled excavator series

Hyundai Construction Equipment has unveiled a completely new line of A-Series wheeled excavators, powered by EU Stage V diesel engines. The four machines, with operating weights of 14-23 tonnes, feature low emission Continue reading “Hyundai Europe launched new wheeled excavator series”

Liebherr T 274 – the new 305 t mining truck

Komatsu reveals concept electric remote-control mini excavator

Komatsu has announced a fully electric (non-hydraulic drive) remote-controlled mini excavator powered by a lithium-ion battery, as its next-generation concept machine for the future.

The manufacturer – which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary – said Continue reading “Komatsu reveals concept electric remote-control mini excavator”

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”

JCB unveils PotholePro – a machine dedicated to targeted road repairs

JCB today (11 January 2021) revealed its latest, groundbreaking machine – the PotholePro. A vehicle dedicated to road repairs, based on its popular Hydradig, compact wheeled excavator.

The new machine has been developed as a dedicated pothole repair solution to perform spot-repairs on roads that will be permanent and do away with Continue reading “JCB unveils PotholePro – a machine dedicated to targeted road repairs”

Tadano initiates restructuring

Tadano Faun GmbH LaufCrane manufacturer Tadano Group has started a programme to restructure its Tadano Demag and Tadano Faun operations in Germany.

Consultations between Tadano Ltd, Tadano Demag, Tadano Faun and professional advisors led to the filing for Protective Shield Proceedings (Schutzschirmverfahren) in Germany. Continue reading “Tadano initiates restructuring”

Liebherr updates demolition range with R 940 excavator

The Liebherr-France SAS development and production site has launched a new demolition crawler excavator for the global market.

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The Leibherr R 940 Demolition crawler replaces the R 944 C and joins the R 950 and R 960

The Liebherr R 940 Demolition crawler replaces the R 944 C and joins the R 950 and R 960

The R 940 Demolition is the successor to the R 944 C and joins a product range that already includes the R 950 Demolition and the R 960 Demolition.

Liebherr, whose French operation is based in Colmar in the east of the country, has more than 50 years experience developing and producing demolition excavators.

Like other products in the range, the R 940 Demolition features Continue reading “Liebherr updates demolition range with R 940 excavator”

Terex sells Demag to Tadano

Terex Corporation has agreed to sell its Demag mobile cranes business to Tadano for approximately US$215 million.

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The 650 tonne capacity Demag CC 3800-1 lattice crawler crane

The deal, which is subject to regulatory approvals, covers all terrain cranes and large crawler cranes and includes the factory in Zweibrücken, Germany, as well as multiple sales and service locations. The sale is targeted to close in mid-2019. Continue reading “Terex sells Demag to Tadano”

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”

Manitou to debut compact telehandler

Manitou North America is debuting a super-compact Gehl RS4-14 telehandler at World of Concrete this week.

The new compact telehandler from Gehl.

The machine is just under 60 inches wide and 75 inches tall and is the most compact model in the Gehl lineup. It boasts a maximum lift capacity of 4,400 pounds, lift height of 14 feet, 3 inches and outreach of 9 feet. The Gehl RS4-14 telescopic handler has four-wheel drive, Continue reading “Manitou to debut compact telehandler”

Volvo CE to go electric on smaller machines

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has revealed that, by mid-2020, it will begin to launch a range of electric compact excavators (EC15 to EC27) and wheeled loaders (L20 to L28) and stop new diesel engine-based development of these models.

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Volvo’s electric site project involves eight HX2 autonomous, battery-electric load carriers

The company said that the move was being made following a positive reaction from the market after the successful unveiling of a number of concept machines in recent years, and by working closely with customers.

The first machines will be unveiled at the Continue reading “Volvo CE to go electric on smaller machines”

Dana acquires SME Group

Vehicle transmission and component company Dana Incorporated in the USA has completed the acquisition of Italian electric motor manufacturer SME Group.

Dana and SMEHeadquartered in Arzignano, SME designs and builds low-voltage AC induction and synchronous motors, inverters, and controls for off-highway vehicles, including material handling, construction and agricultural equipment. Continue reading “Dana acquires SME Group”