Global sales of wheeled loaders in 2018 are expected to reach more than 170,000 units for the first time in five years, according to a new report from specialist consultant and market forecaster Off-Highway Research.
Demand last year reached163,139 units, a 33% rise on 2016, and these machines had a retail value of US$14.8 billion (€12.73 billion).
Claiming that the market in France has stabilised, Terex Trucks is expanding its operations in the country with three new dealers, saying it was reinforcing its commitment to customers and dealers throughout the region. Continue reading “Terex Trucks in French push”
Almost one out of every four construction machines sold in Western Europe last year was a mini excavator, according to market intelligence and forecasting company Off-Highway Research, making them by far the most popular type of construction equipment in the region in unit terms. Continue reading “Mini excavators: a mini romance”
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”
By Lindsey Anderson, 20 February 2018, for KHL.com
Gehl has evolved its RS Series of telehandlers with the launch of its Mark74.
The Gehl Mark74 telescopic handlers provide all the same features as the GEN:3 RS Series, but feature a 74hp engine which eliminates the need for after treatment fluid. “Gehl Mark74 telescopic handlers are ideal for the rental Continue reading “Gehl debuts Mark74 telehandlers”
JCB has begun production of its new range of site dumpers, after announcing last year it would manufacture its own.
The company previously had a third-party agreement with Terex, which it began in 2015. However, following Mecalac’s takeover of Terex’s Coventry location – where Terex produced the site dumpers – JCB is now producing its own models.
Kobelco Construction Machinery (KCM) and Kobelco Cranes are set to merge in Europe as part of a global reorganisation that followed the consolidation of KCM with Kobelco Cranes Co in 2016.
As part of this, KCM will implement a reorganisation of the business structure in Europe with the aim of improving efficiency, strengthening product development capabilities and using management resources effectively. Continue reading “Kobelco merges cranes and machinery”
USING their extensive knowledge of the high-performing ZW-5 range and ongoing research of the European market, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) have fine-tuned the new ZW150-6 wheel loader to better satisfy the needs of operators. Continue reading “Hitachi launch new wheel loader model”
Dutch mobile folding tower crane manufacturer Spierings Mobile Cranes has launched what it describes as the “first hybrid electric crane”, the SK487-AT3 City Boy. It says it developed the City Boy in response to the increasing number of cities around the world banning vehicles with diesel and petrol engines.