Komatsu Europe is re-entering the backhoe loader market some years after saying that it felt the machine type would disappear from Western Europe, to be replaced my mini excavators.
Now, Enrico Prandini, managing director of Komatsu Italia Manufacturing, said that the launch of the new machine, which had taken only two years, was a sign that the company was flexible and could respond to market developments.
VOLVO Construction Equipment say they have launched the ‘industry’s most versatile multi-use demolition excavator’. Based on the company’s EC750E general-purpose excavator, the new EC750E HR has been reengineered for high-reach deconstruction work in the Stage IV/Tier 4 Final-regulated markets of Europe and North America.
Hitachi has joined forces with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to develop technologies for mining equipment.
The two companies will collaborate on research and development projects in artificial intelligence (AI), security, material tracking, urban systems, Internet of Things (IoT) sensing, autonomous systems and more.
Earthmoving equipment is a staple of the construction industry, with a whole host of different machinery being used on earthmoving projects. This feature focuses specifically on excavators, rollers, backhoe loaders and the machine control used on these machines.
The world’s biggest original equipment manufacturer for the construction industry by sales revenue, Caterpillar, has recently launched two new 30 ton (27.2 tonne) next generation excavators – the 330 and 330 GC.
Tokyo, Japan, October 1, 2018 — Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (TSE: 6305; “Hitachi Construction Machinery”) today announced it has formed an agreement with KTEG Kiesel Technologie Entwicklung GmbH (President: Toni Kiesel; “KTEG”),
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has unveiled its latest concept machine – known as the LX2 – at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin, Germany.
The electric compact wheel loader prototype is said to deliver zero emissions, significantly lower noise levels, improved efficiency and reduced operational costs, compared to its conventional counterparts.
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).
Hydraulic loader crane manufacturer Palfinger has launched its first cranes mounted on a crawler chassis.
The Palfinger Crawler Crane PCC will make its debut at the IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition in September in Hannover, Germany. Three models, between 50 and 150 tonne-metres, will be available initially. The idea is for the crane to be able to work on sites with difficult terrain without the truck having to struggle or reach its limitations.
It is a modular “system” type concept where the three modules; crawler, crane and counterweight, can be individually combined and operated. Commenting on the idea, Michael Hagenauer, head of the crawler crane product division at Palfinger, said, “On Continue reading “Palfinger launches crawler cranes”
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”
The official opening of a renovated mini and compact excavator factory by Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) – HCME – has taken place in Oosterhout, the Netherlands.
The new 8,000m2 facility is part of a modernisation programme which began in January this year. Hitachi said that it would mean enhanced efficiency at the factory that is responsible for producing the ZX10 to ZX85 models. Continue reading “Revamped Hitachi factory opens”
JCB has announced an investment of more than £50 million ($65.7 million) in a new UK plant, set to double production of cabs used on its machines
Work is under way on a 350,000 sq ft facility for JCB Cab Systems adjacent to the A50 in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, next to two existing JCB plants. The hi-tech factory will have the capacity to produce around 100,000 cabs a year. It will include a computer controlled production line, Continue reading “Major new UK plant for JCB”