Regional Report, Latin America: Construction seeking international investment

New governments in Latin America offer hope to a region that has recently struggled economically.

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Road projects in Brazil have seen concession bids for improvement

Brazil is the largest country in South America, not just in size, but also economically. With a population of over 200 million and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of over US$2 trillion, the region’s attention is fixed on the new president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, who has said, “We will Continue reading “Regional Report, Latin America: Construction seeking international investment”

These are the ten largest trucks in the world

They are till over 10,000 hp strong, have wheels up to 4 meters in diameter and weigh more than a Boeing 747. They are not allowed to enter public roads, because they would require three lanes. These are the ten largest dumptrucks in the world… Continue reading “These are the ten largest trucks in the world”

Haulotte launches compact telehandler

Haulotte has launched its most compact telehandler to date. The HTL 3207 has a lift capacity of 3.2 tonnes, up to a height of 6.85m.

Haulotte compactWith a short turning radius and a length of 4.67m, the machine is designed access narrow spaces in construction and industrial-related settings.

The new compact telehandler is user friendly with an inching pedal and a spacious and ergonomic cab, which provides a high level of visibility and has a fully adjustable seat with shock absorbers. Continue reading “Haulotte launches compact telehandler”

Doosan wins LCO Award – again

Doosan’s 30 tonne DX300LC-5 crawler excavator has won the EquipmentWatch Lowest Cost of Ownership (LCO) Award in the medium crawler excavators category for the second year running.

The Doosan-DX300LC-5 in action
Doosan’s DX300LC-5 in action

Organised by US specialist data firm EquipmentWatch, the awards consist of 15 different categories of machine and winners chosen according to lowest cost of ownership over a five-year span. The LCO Awards Continue reading “Doosan wins LCO Award – again”

New 700 tonner from Liebherr

Liebherr’s LTM 1650-8.1 is the brand new replacement for its venerable 500 tonne capacity LTM 1500-8.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane.

Typical applications for the new 700 tonne-class Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane will include heavy duty jobs on wind turbines, bridges, generators, steel work and port handling
Applications for the new 700 tonne-class Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane will include heavy duty jobs on wind turbines, bridges, generators, steel work and port handling

The newest star of Liebherr’s wheeled mobile crane range is the LTM 1650-8.1. It is successor to the venerable LTM 1500-8.1. Almost 600 examples of that model were built, making it the best-selling large crane of all time, Liebherr said. A lot for the new model to live up to then. Continue reading “New 700 tonner from Liebherr”

Hitachi CM Europe and ABAX connect mini excavators to HCM Global e-Service

The latest Zaxis-6 range of Hitachi mini excavators can now be connected to Hitachi Construction Machinery’s remote monitoring system, Global e-Service. This allows owners access to operational data on their machines, which in turn helps to increase productivity, enhance efficiency, maximize availability and reduce running costs.

[Left to right: Lars Thorstensen (ABAX), Martijn Zewald (ABAX), Paul Walsh (ABAX), Morten Stand (ABAX), Håkon Grønn-Weiss (ABAX), Makoto Yamazawa (HCME), Tom van Wijlandt (HCME), Jürgen Heilmann (Investcorp), Pål Kamjord (ABAX)]
Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME ) has teamed up with European telematics company ABAX for this new development.

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Cat reveals high-drive electric dozer

Cat revealed its D6 dozer to the delegates of Bauma, with a choice of electric drive or fully-automatic power train.

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Cat’s new D6 high drive dozer

Cat says the redesigned machine offers best-in-class grading with new levels of performance and up to 35% better fuel efficiency.

At 161 kW and an operating weight range of 21 749 – 24 097 kg, the new D6 replaces the D6T dozer.

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John Deere Displays Construction Equipment for the First Time at Bauma Within the Wirtgen Group Booth

Press release @ John Deere.com

MUNICH (Apr. 3, 2019) — John Deere will be exhibiting a selection of its construction equipment – including motor graders that will be sold via the Wirtgen Group’s German sales and service companies and via the French sales and service company Wirtgen France SAS – at Bauma from April 8-14, 2019. A total of 14 John Deere machines will be on display for the first time at the Wirtgen Group booth. John Deere acquired the Wirtgen Group in December 2017.

Fleet of John Deere Construction Equipment
Fourteen John Deere machines will be exhibited at bauma in Munich, Germany this year

“Our strong relationship with the Wirtgen Group and their experience with bauma is allowing us to introduce John Deere construction equipment to a broader set of global customers,” said David Thorne, senior vice president, sales & marketing, Worldwide Continue reading “John Deere Displays Construction Equipment for the First Time at Bauma Within the Wirtgen Group Booth”

Strong growth for Indian construction industry

The Indian construction industry is predicted to grow at an average rate of 6.4% between 2018 and 2023, according to GlobalData.

The Indian construction industry is predicted to enjoy growth of over 6% between 2018-2023
The Indian construction industry is predicted to enjoy growth of over 6% between 2018-2023

The Indian construction industry is predicted to grow at an average rate of 6.4% between 2018 and 2023, according to GlobalData.

In other news related to the Indian Continue reading “Strong growth for Indian construction industry”