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”
How advanced technologies are lowering the safety risks for loader operators and site workers
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”
Komatsu Agreement Represents Proterra’s Entry Into Off-Road EV Market and First Electric Construction Equipment
BURLINGAME, Calif. – Proterra, a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, and Komatsu, a global leader in construction Continue reading “Komatsu and Proterra Announce New Collaboration to Develop All-Electric Construction Equipment”
Non-essential construction in the Republic will halt from 6pm on Friday 8 January
All non-essential construction projects are to close during the Republic of Ireland’s new coronavirus lockdown, which is expected to last for at least three weeks. Continue reading “Republic of Ireland halts non-essential construction”
With the launch of the new S550 and S590 models, Bobcat has completed the company’s M-series range of Stage V compliant skid-steer and compact track loaders.
Like the S450, S510 and S530 skid-steer and T450 and T590 compact track loaders launched earlier this year, the S550 and S590 combine compact Continue reading “Bobcat completes new M-series loader range”
Construction equipment is a classic cyclical market, prone to sharp swings in demand.
When construction, mining and quarrying activity pick up sales surge, lead times stretch out and manufacturers can struggle to fulfill orders. But when activity slows, sales can fall away sharply Continue reading “Global construction equipment overview”
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has unveiled its latest concept machine – known as the LX2 – at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin, Germany.
New $4 million facility will support Hitachi’s plans to expand wheel loader market in North America
June 29, 2018 – Construction Equipment
Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America Inc. (HCMA) celebrated the grand opening of their new U.S. corporate headquarters in Newnan, Georgia, with employees, local dignitaries, business partners and members of the media on June 1, 2018. Continue reading “HITACHI CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF NEW U.S. CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS”
17 April 2018
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”
21 February 2018, for KHL.com
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”
Kobelco Construction Machinery has announced new 300 and 350 tonne capacity lattice boom crawler cranes.
The Japanese manufacturer will offer the 300 tonne (at 5.5 metre radius) CKE3000G for Europe, 330 US ton CK3300G-2 for North America and the 300 tonne CKS3000, described as a Standard model. In super heavy lift (SHL) specification capacity is increased to 350 tonnes.
They are described as multi-purpose “All Rounder” cranes for handling all sorts of applications, loads and job sites. To accomplish this, attachments include fixed jib, heavy fixed jib and luffing jib. For heavier lifts there is a super heavy lift configuration, also with a luffing jib. Continue reading “New 300 tonne class Kobelco crawlers”
22 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.
The company said that the Continue reading “Atlas divests concrete, compact division”