JCB unveils PotholePro – a machine dedicated to targeted road repairs

JCB today (11 January 2021) revealed its latest, groundbreaking machine – the PotholePro. A vehicle dedicated to road repairs, based on its popular Hydradig, compact wheeled excavator.

The new machine has been developed as a dedicated pothole repair solution to perform spot-repairs on roads that will be permanent and do away with Continue reading “JCB unveils PotholePro – a machine dedicated to targeted road repairs”

New Hyundai 22 tonne excavator for Europe

The HX210AL
The HX210AL

Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe (HCEE) has launched a new 22 tonne crawler excavator, the HX210AL. The new model forms part of the company’s new A-series machines which have been built to create better conditions for operators.

The new HX210AL machine sits alongside the HX220AL, which was launched in June 2019.

HCEE anticipate strong demand for the new Continue reading “New Hyundai 22 tonne excavator for Europe”

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”

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”

SDLG offers virtual factory and product tour amid travel restrictions

With many countries’ borders still closed amid Covid-19 and the need for safe social distancing, SDLG this week offered a tour of its smart manufacturing process and construction equipment over three live-streamed virtual events.

“Since it’s hard for our customers and dealers to visit us in China, we Continue reading “SDLG offers virtual factory and product tour amid travel restrictions”

Hitachi presents new generation of large excavators

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”

Volvo unveils ‘best-in-class’ compact excavator

Volvo CE has unveiled its F generation ECR58 – and is billing it as the industry’s most comfortable, most optimised compact excavator yet.

In devising the ECR58, the aim was to combine all of the industry’s best practices into a single product. The six-tonne ECR58 compact excavator can unlock the full potential of its Continue reading “Volvo unveils ‘best-in-class’ compact excavator”

Ultra-efficient Stage V excavator launched by Doosan

Providing best-in-class fuel efficiency and productivity, the new DX420LC-7 Stage V 43 tonne crawler excavator has been launched by Doosan Infracore Europe.

To meet Stage V engine emission regulations, the DX420LC-7 excavator is powered by the new Scania DC13 Stage V compliant Continue reading “Ultra-efficient Stage V excavator launched by Doosan”

Doosan adds 23 tonne model to material handler range

Doosan has expanded the company’s material handler range with the launch of the new 23 tonne DX230WMH-5 model, which joins the recently introduced DX250WMH-5 25 tonne machine. Both models are aimed at material handling duties in the solid waste, Continue reading “Doosan adds 23 tonne model to material handler range”

Medium and large excavators: efficiency is everything

Excavators remain the number one piece of construction machinery sold around the world. In 2018, more than 450,000 units were sold globally – with this year expected to break a total sales figure of over 400,000 units – according to figures by specialist research company, Off-Highway Research.

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The next generation: the new JCB 150X sizes up against sister model, the 220X

The machine quite literally shapes the landscape on which the construction industry builds, and although excavators come in many different sizes, this article will focus on the medium to larger sized excavator segment. Continue reading “Medium and large excavators: efficiency is everything”

Caterpillar unveils an all-electric 26-ton excavator with a giant 300 kWh battery pack

Caterpillar, along with Pon Equipment, has unveiled an all-electric 26-ton excavator with a giant 300 kWh battery pack in an effort to electrify construction equipment.

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They built a prototype in Gjelleråsen, Norway for construction company Veidekke who plan to use 8 of them.

The company expects Continue reading “Caterpillar unveils an all-electric 26-ton excavator with a giant 300 kWh battery pack”

Mecalac 11MRW excavator put to the test

Customers try out new compact wheeled excavator at Warwickshire demonstration day

Mecalac 11MRW excavator
Mecalac 11MRW excavator

EARLIER this month, construction professionals from across the UK visited Adventure Sports in Warwickshire to try out the Mecalac 11MWR wheeled excavator. As well as putting the machine through its Continue reading “Mecalac 11MRW excavator put to the test”

Hitachi excavators tackle confined spaces

Hitachi has presented two new products at the Intermat exhibition in Paris, France.

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The ZX210LC-6 telescopic arm excavator

The ZX135US-6 sliding arm excavator is designed for deep excavation projects in confined spaces. Hitachi said it can dig deeper than a 30 t standard model and has a significantly smaller footprint, which makes it ideal for urban projects. Continue reading “Hitachi excavators tackle confined spaces”

Mini excavators: a mini romance

By Thomas Allen for KHL.com, 17 April 2018

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The new E26, E27z and E27 excavators from Bobcat

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”

XCMG launches 700-tonne excavator

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The XCMG 700-tonne excavator is said to be the largest one which has been produced by a Chinese company

China-based company XCMG has launched a 700-tonne hydraulic excavator. Said by the company to be China’s largest excavator, the machine has an overall length of 23.5m. Continue reading “XCMG launches 700-tonne excavator”

New hydraulic excavator from Komatsu America

By Andy Brown, 21 February 2018, for KHL.com

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The PC238USLC-11 hydraulic excavator has a Tier 4 certified engine as standard

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”