Manitou Group, a global supplier of material handling equipment, access platforms and earth-moving machinery, announced that it will cease operations at its Waco, Texas, manufacturing facility at the end of March 2021. The move is intended to further optimize Manitou’s production capacities within the Continue reading “Manitou to close plant in Texas, US”
Japanese manufacturer Yanmar is to acquire US-based compact tracked and wheeled skid steer loader producer ASV for US$70.7 million.
This was said to be a key part of Yanmar’s long-term international growth plans since ASV’semployee base, manufacturing and distribution facility, international distribution network and supply chain all provide a strong platform for expansion in North America. Continue reading “Yanmar to buy ASV”
Vehicle transmission and component company Dana Incorporated in the USA has completed the acquisition of Italian electric motor manufacturer SME Group.
Headquartered 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”
Original equipment manufacturer John Deere has launched three new L-Series utility wheeled loaders, the 524L, 544L and 624L.
The L-Series machines are said to incorporate several new features, including improved cabs, electrohydraulic (EH) loader controls for easier operation and redesigned near-parallel linkage, and enhanced performance buckets. Continue reading “New wheeled loaders from John Deere”
Like all machinery, crawler cranes are advancing in technology. Never standing, always ‘Forward Advance’, to meet the challenges the lifting world throws at them.
Austrian hydraulic loader crane manufacturer Palfinger has launched its first crane mounted on a crawler chassis. The Palfinger Crawler Crane PCC made its debut at the IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition in September 2018 where it attracted a lot of attention. Three models, between 50 and 150 tonne-metres, will be available Continue reading “Crawler cranes: Forward advance!”
Komatsu America Corp has launched the new PC238USLC-11 hydraulic excavator. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine and a new viscous fan clutch, engine parasitic loads are now lower, and according to the company, productivity is up to 4% higher compared to the previous model. Continue reading “New hydraulic excavator from Komatsu America”