Caterpillar introduces new RM400 Rotary Mixer

Caterpillar has announced availability of its RM400 Rotary Mixer. The new RM400 replaces the RM300 Rotary Mixer and offers many new features and enhancements including 19% more power, an enhanced operating environment, and better manoeuvrability.

These features help contractors achieve the demanding job specifications in Continue reading “Caterpillar introduces new RM400 Rotary Mixer”

Hitachi unveils first next-gen wheel loader

Hitachi has unveiled the ZW220-7, it first Stage V-compliant wheel loader. The new machine is said to put operators in complete control of their workspace with industry-leading safety features and comfort in the cab.

With an operating weight of 18,190–19,450kg and net power of 157kW Continue reading “Hitachi unveils first next-gen wheel loader”

The digitisation of construction

The pressure on the construction industry is not going away anytime soon – quite the opposite, in fact. Due to growing population growth and urbanisation (the ratio of the world’s population living in urban environments is expected to increase from 55% in 2018 to 68% by 2050) Continue reading “The digitisation of construction”

Wheeled loaders: Staying safe around industry giants

How advanced technologies are lowering the safety risks for loader operators and site workers

The Mick George Group, a leading construction industry supplier in the UK, recently took delivery of the country’s first new Doosan DL580 and DL420-7 wheeled loaders

In 2019, before the coronavirus, European sales of wheeled loaders with buckets over 1.0m3 hit a record high, according to specialist market research and forecasting company, Off-Highway Research (OHR). Continue reading “Wheeled loaders: Staying safe around industry giants”

Engines: The beauty of Stage V

Electro-mobility may be the buzzword, but engine makers are still devoting time and energy to improving diesel

John Deere says the 18 litre engine it launched at 2020’s ConExpo was the result of a ‘clean-sheet design process’

Many construction industry professionals will be looking on with interest to see how Europe’s off-highway diesel engine market develops this year, as we edge towards the end (hopefully) of the protracted corona virus saga.

This market is not only a bellwether for the wider construction industry, it will also give an indication of how much impact the electrification of construction equipment is having on the previously Continue reading “Engines: The beauty of Stage V”

All Female Crew Lead the Way: #IWD2021

Continuing our coverage celebrating International Women’s Day on Monday, in this post we take a look back at Australian business Lendlease’s first all-female crew of operators who were deployed onto a jobsite back in 2018.
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Big Hitachi Kit Heads for Terrafame in Sotkamo

Finnish mining business Terrafame has entered into an agreement with equipment dealer Rotator Oy to renew the existing Hitachi mining equipment at their Sotkamo mine in Northern Finland during 2022–2025.

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Excavators – designed for demolition

There is always an air of excitement when a new excavator specifically designed for demolition applications is introduced to the market.

Witness the Caterpillar 352 UHD machine. A year ago it was being demonstrated for the first time at the US National Demolition Association Live Demo event in Austin, Texas. Last November it earned the recognition of the World Demolition Awards international judging panel in winning the event’s Manufacturer Innovation Plant and Equipment category. At the Continue reading “Excavators – designed for demolition”