Doosan launches next-gen mini-excavators

Doosan Infracore Europe has announced the launch of the new DX27Z-7 2.8 tonne and DX35Z-7 3.9 tonne Stage V compliant mini-excavators. Both new models provide a larger working range than the previous generation Continue reading “Doosan launches next-gen mini-excavators”

SANY’s first 300-tonne electric-drive front shovel, the SY2600E

The company says the new SY2600E marks another milestone in ultra-large digging machinery

SANY’s first 300-tonne electric-drive front shovel recently rolled off the assembly line in Shanghai. Measuring 15m in length and 8m in height, Continue reading “SANY’s first 300-tonne electric-drive front shovel, the SY2600E”

Doosan launches largest excavator in their history

Doosan has launched the new DX1000LC-7 Stage V compliant 100-tonne crawler excavator, the largest excavator model ever manufactured by the company.

Driven by the most powerful engine in the 100-tonne class, the DX1000LC-7 also has the highest hydraulic Continue reading “Doosan launches largest excavator in their history”

New Cat 336 and 340 excavators

Latest machines designed to deliver class-leading productivity and low owning and operating costs

ACCORDING to Caterpillar, the new Cat 336 hydraulic excavator is said to offer class-leading production and low-cost operation, with its powerful hydraulic system delivering strong digging forces and swing torque to boost Continue reading “New Cat 336 and 340 excavators”

Komatsu unveils electric and remote-controlled mini excavator concept

After announcing this concept in May 2021, Komatsu has now unveiled a fully electric, non-hydraulic drive and exclusively remote-controlled mini excavator powered by lithium-ion battery as its next-generation concept machine for the future. Continue reading “Komatsu unveils electric and remote-controlled mini excavator concept”

Honda and Komatsu team up for electric mini excavator

Honda Motor Co. and Komatsu have partnered to create an electric mini excavator using Honda’s battery pack. The batteries could also be used on other Komatsu construction equipment.

Hiroyuki Ogawa, President and CEO of Komatsu, and Honda’s President and CEO Toshihiro Mibe signed an agreement that will initially see Komatsu’s

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LiuGong’s New 95 Tonne Excavator sets the new standard

The new 995F again proves that LiuGong is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to industrial design and smart engineering. With a strong design language that appeals to customers’ needs, this all-new excavator is Continue reading “LiuGong’s New 95 Tonne Excavator sets the new standard”

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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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.

JCB 150X and 220X
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”