Doosan launches semi-autonomous kit for crawler excavator

Doosan has launched a new optional ready kit for the 2D/3D semi-automation system from Leica Geosystems for the company’s popular DX255LC-5 25.5 tonne crawler excavator. Continue reading “Doosan launches semi-autonomous kit for crawler excavator”

JCB unveils raft of new electric products

JCB has launched a collection of new electric products and machines on day the UK government outlined its 10 point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. All products tie in with JCB’s plan to achieve zero emissions as part of its Road to Zero programme.

The new electric machines unveiled for the first time are an electric version Continue reading “JCB unveils raft of new electric products”

New tech for Deere’s GP motor graders

John Deere has expanded the capabilities of its premium Grade Pro (GP) Series of motor graders with new technology, including two industry-exclusive features, Blade Stow and Auto-Gain for Cross Slope, for the North American market. Continue reading “New tech for Deere’s GP motor graders”

SGC-90 giant electric crane new from Sarens

International heavy lift and transport specialist Sarens has announced a new 100,000 tonne-metre super heavy lift ring mounted crane.

The SGC-90 joins its three larger siblings in the SGC (Sarens Giant Crane) series, Continue reading “SGC-90 giant electric crane new from Sarens”

Vögele introduces new PowerFeeder models

Vögele introduces two new PowerFeeder models

Vögele introduces two new material feeders that integrate the latest Dash-3 machine concept and an optimised material handling and maintenance system. Continue reading “Vögele introduces new PowerFeeder models”

Liebherr reports steady demand in construction

liebherr-new-wheel-loader-l546-pallet-fork-96dpiThe Liebherr Group is expecting a decline in sales of between 10% and 15% in 2020, due in part to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but the global equipment manufacturer remains optimistic for the remainder of the year as they experience steady demand in the construction and mining sectors. Continue reading “Liebherr reports steady demand in construction”

UK firms urged to act now to take advantage of tax relief

Companies are being urged to act quickly to ensure they take full advantage of tax relief for the purchase of plant and equipment.

Currently the full cost of such purchases can be off set against tax through the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA), up to a maximum of £1 million, following a temporary increase introduced by the Government. Continue reading “UK firms urged to act now to take advantage of tax relief”

VIDEO: Liebherr presents new generation of articulated dump trucks

Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH has unveiled the first representative of a new generation of articulated dump trucks. The TA 230 Litronic has been redeveloped from scratch based on comprehensive market and customer analyses.
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World’s first high drive electric dozer arrives in UK

UK consulting and contracting company Sirius Group has taken possession of the world’s first high drive electric dozer, the Cat D6 XE.

The new dozer was one of eight Cat machines delivered to Sirius, which has now grown its Cat fleet to 20 machines. Continue reading “World’s first high drive electric dozer arrives in UK”

Volvo CE offers new F generation ECR50 compact excavator

Volvo Construction Equipment has released its five tonne F generation Volvo ECR50 compact excavator, with the rental equipment market in mind.

Rental company owners need a machine that will perform for their customers like new month after month. The new F generation Volvo ECR50 is built with this in mind. Its zero-tail swing radius allows access and work Continue reading “Volvo CE offers new F generation ECR50 compact excavator”

Excavators: A closer look at bigger diggers

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Cat says its new 336 excavator has the industry’s leading level of factory-fitted technology

Machines built to move large amounts of heavy materials can still be both refined and intelligent…

It’s fair to say that compact excavators have received the lion’s share of press attention in recent years – largely due to the sudden proliferation of zero- Continue reading “Excavators: A closer look at bigger diggers”

Liebherr launches 150 tonne mobile crane

Liebherr launched the LTM 1150-5.3 on 20 October 2020As a 150 tonner, the new LTM 1150-5.3 wheeled mobile telescopic crane joins the Liebherr range above the also-new 120 tonne capacity LTM 1120-4.1 introduced in April 2020.

In the range immediately above the latest model is the now 180 tonne capacity LTM 1160-5.2. The new LTM 1150-5.3 replaces the 130 tonne capacity LTM 1130-5.1 of Continue reading “Liebherr launches 150 tonne mobile crane”

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”

Caterpillar reports 23% fall in construction sales

Caterpillar’s latest financial results have revealed that the company’s construction industries segment saw total sales of just over US$4 billion in the third quarter of 2020, a decrease of US$1.2 billion – 23% – compared to the third quarter of 2019. Continue reading “Caterpillar reports 23% fall in construction sales”

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”

Hitachi presents new generation of large excavators

Merlo debuts P27.6PLUS telehandler

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P27.6PLUS

Merlo has debuted the P27.6PLUS compact telehandler that features a maximum load capacity of 6,000 pounds and maximum reach of 19 feet, 4 inches. The unit is 6 feet wide and 6-feet, 4-inches tall.

Operator comfort was at the forefront of the cab’s design, which features frame mounted vibration-damping silent blocks and ergonomic Continue reading “Merlo debuts P27.6PLUS telehandler”

Wacker Neuson unveils new mini-excavators

Wacker Neuson has released two new tracked excavators in the 4- or 5-metric ton class. With the ET42 and EZ50 – the Z stands for zero tail, with no rear overhang – the company expands its portfolio, which ranges from 800-kilogram to 15- Continue reading “Wacker Neuson unveils new mini-excavators”

Caterpillar releases new 963 track loader

Cat 963 Track loader

When maximum return on equipment investment is key, track loader versatility means one machine and one operator can dig, load, carry, fill and more. The new Cat 963 track loader combines versatility with up to 10 percent better fuel efficiency, more productivity and cab and controllability improvements. The 963 meets EU Stage V emission Continue reading “Caterpillar releases new 963 track loader”