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”

Wheeled loader market returns to health

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.

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Figures from 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).

Off-Highway Research said the key driver of this growth was a surge in the Continue reading “Wheeled loader market returns to health”

Hitachi Construction Machinery acquires 33.3% equity in Acme Lift

US-based re-rental specialist Acme Lift Co. has announced that Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. Group (HCM) has acquired a 33.3 percent share of the business.

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Terex Trucks in French push

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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”

Hitachi excavators tackle confined spaces

Hitachi has presented two new products at the Intermat exhibition in Paris, France.

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The ZX210LC-6 telescopic arm excavator

The ZX135US-6 sliding arm excavator is designed for deep excavation projects in confined spaces. Hitachi said it can dig deeper than a 30 t standard model and has a significantly smaller footprint, which makes it ideal for urban projects. Continue reading “Hitachi excavators tackle confined spaces”

Mini excavators: a mini romance

By Thomas Allen for KHL.com, 17 April 2018

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The new E26, E27z and E27 excavators from Bobcat

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 to move HQ to Chicago in 2020

Komatsu America Corp has announced plans to move its company headquarters to Chicago in 2020.

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The site of Komatsu America’s new North American headquarters in Chicago’s Triangle Plaza

The new site at Triangle Plaza, 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., will feature a new, open floorplan.

Onsite amenities and benefits include covered parking, proximity to two health clubs, a hotel, Continue reading “Komatsu America to move HQ to Chicago in 2020”

JCB’s first electric excavator

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JCB chairman Lord Bamford and his son George Bamford with the new 19C-1 E-Tec electric mini excavator

 JCB has revealed its first fully-electric mini excavator, which was developed in secret at the company’s Staffordshire headquarters in the UK.

The new 19-tonne 19C-I E-Tec was heralded as a ‘real breakthrough’ by company chairman Lord Bamford. Continue reading “JCB’s first electric excavator”

MTU gets Stage V certification for engines to 480 kW

Posted by Paul Moore on 1st March 2018 on IM-Mining.com

Rolls-Royce’s MTU Series 1000, 1100, 1300 and 1500 engines have been awarded their EU Stage V compliance certificates

MTU Series 1000, 1100, 1300 and 1500

Rolls-Royce’s MTU Series 1000, 1100, 1300 and 1500 engines have been awarded their EU Stage V compliance certificates from the German Federal Motor Vehicle Authority (KBA). The engines have been specially designed for industrial Continue reading “MTU gets Stage V certification for engines to 480 kW”

New hydraulic excavator from Komatsu America

By Andy Brown, 21 February 2018, for KHL.com

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The PC238USLC-11 hydraulic excavator has a Tier 4 certified engine as standard

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”

Gehl debuts Mark74 telehandlers

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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 starts production of site dumpers

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By Joe Malone,23 January 2018 for KHL.COM

JCB has begun production of its new range of site dumpers, after announcing last year it would manufacture its own.

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JCB’s 7 tonne 7T-1 Front Tip Hi-Viz model.

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.

The range being produced Continue reading “JCB starts production of site dumpers”

Atlas divests concrete, compact division

 Joe Malone22 December 2017 @KHL.com

Atlas Copco has announced it has agreed to divest its concrete and compaction business to Husqvarna Group’s Construction division. The purchase price has not been disclosed.

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Atlas Copco’s LF75 plate compactor.

Atlas’ concrete and compaction business achieved revenues of around €57 million in 2016. Husqvarna Group will retain the division’s 200 members of staff, Atlas Copco has confirmed.

The company said that the Continue reading “Atlas divests concrete, compact division”

Kobelco merges cranes and machinery

15 December 2017 @KHL.com

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Kobelco excavator SK210HD

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”

Hitachi launch new wheel loader model

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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”

Spierings launches hybrid crane

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.

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