Yanmar to buy ASV

Japanese manufacturer Yanmar is to acquire US-based compact tracked and wheeled skid steer loader producer ASV for US$70.7 million.

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ASV’s compact tracked loaders and skid steer loaders complement Yanmar’s compact equipment portfolio

This was said to be a key part of Yanmar’s long-term international growth plans since ASV’semployee base, manufacturing and distribution facility, international distribution network and supply chain all provide a strong platform for expansion in North America. Continue reading “Yanmar to buy ASV”

SANY 750 t excavator gaining traction in Africa mining market, GEM says

Goscor Earth Moving (GEM), part of the Goscor Group, has launched SANY’s SY750 excavator into the Africa mining market and received a positive response from the continent’s miners.

Volvo unveils electric compact wheeled loader

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has unveiled its latest concept machine – known as the LX2 – at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin, Germany.

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The LX2 is not yet commercially available

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.

The LX2 is a second- Continue reading “Volvo unveils electric compact wheeled loader”

Genie starts XC production in Europe

Genie is launching the production of the new Genie S-65 XC telescopic boom lift at its factory in Umbertide, Italy, for the EMEAR region (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia).

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Genie S-65 XC 1

With a maximum working height of 21.81 m (71 ft), this new model is the latest addition to the expanding Genie Xtra Capacitiy (XC) boom lift range.

Like all Genie XC boom lifts, the new S-65 XC boom offers a dual lift capacity of 300 kg (660 lb) unrestricted and 454 kg (1,000 lb) restricted to work with up to three people onboard while still leaving room for tools and jobsite materials.

Deliveries of the S-65 XC are scheduled from October 2018. With customers from Continue reading “Genie starts XC production in Europe”

HITACHI CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF NEW U.S. CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

New $4 million facility will support Hitachi’s plans to expand wheel loader market in North America

June 29, 2018 – Construction Equipment
Hitachi Celebrates Grand Opening of New U.S. Corporate HeadquartersHitachi 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”

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”

Small stature, big appeal

From KHL.com

Across North America, compact telehandlers are changing the way jobsites function and how agriculture processes work.

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The little movers and placers are some of the most versatile machines on the market, so they are used in a wide variety of applications. According to Josh Taylor, Genie product manager, Terex AWP, the machines have their roots in the Continue reading “Small stature, big appeal”

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”

Caterpillar updates ADT range replacing C Series predecessors

Three new 2018 Cat® articulated trucks—730, 730 EJ (Ejector), and 735—replace their C Series predecessors and offer new operator stations, transmission-protection features, a new hoist-assist system, an advanced traction control system, new stability-assist system, and a fuel-saving ECO

operating mode. The 730 and 730 EJ have 28 t payload capacity and the 735 has 32 t. This class of machines is widespread in in small mines, sand and gravel operations and in mine construction, such as through earthmoving contractors.

Continue reading “Caterpillar updates ADT range replacing C Series predecessors”

JCB’s first electric excavator

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JCB chairman Lord Bamford and his son George Bamford with the new 19C-1 E-Tec electric mini excavator

 JCB has revealed its first fully-electric mini excavator, which was developed in secret at the company’s Staffordshire headquarters in the UK.

The new 19-tonne 19C-I E-Tec was heralded as a ‘real breakthrough’ by company chairman Lord Bamford. Continue reading “JCB’s first electric excavator”

Komatsu accelerates its development of smaller surface mining drills

Komatsu today announced it is accelerating the development of smaller drills for surface mining applications. Furthering its commitment to be a full solutions provider to the mining industry, Komatsu is expanding its P&H product line to include articulating boom track drills. The first machine in the series, the 44XT, is now being tested at the company’s Arizona Proving Grounds prior to release later this year. The 44XT is capable of drilling 4” to 8” (102 to 203 mm) diameter holes using down-the-hole (DTH) percussive hammers. Continue reading “Komatsu accelerates its development of smaller surface mining drills”

Caterpillar adding more to its next generation surface mining drill offering

In October 2018, Caterpillar is to launch another new surface drill in the form of the small rotary MD6200, a highly transportable offering (has the option for example to leave the mast on and load it on a truck for moving to another mine, jobsite or bench area), which is expected to be available in the market in Q1 2019. While a large part of its market will be quarry applications it will also have several special mining applications. This model will drill holes of <8 in diameter. Continue reading “Caterpillar adding more to its next generation surface mining drill offering”

Skyjack debuts compact telehandler

The company’s new SJ519 TH features a 5,500-pound lift capacity and maximum lift height of 19 feet, 1 inch

Skyjack has debuted the SJ519 TH telehandler. The compact unit is the first of its kind in Skyjack’s product offering and features a 5,500-pound (2,500 kg) capacity and a maximum lift hegith of 19 feet, 1 inch (5.82 m.)
Continue reading “Skyjack debuts compact telehandler”

Gehl debuts Mark74 telehandlers

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Gehl has evolved its RS Series of telehandlers with the launch of its Mark74.

The Gehl Mark74 telescopic handlers provide all the same features as the GEN:3 RS Series, but feature a 74hp engine which eliminates the need for after treatment fluid. “Gehl Mark74 telescopic handlers are ideal for the rental Continue reading “Gehl debuts Mark74 telehandlers”

Volvo launches own range of rigid haulers

By Andy Brown for KHL.com11 January 2018, quoting to the Volvo CE news release.

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The range will initially launch in less regulated markets

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) will re-enter the rigid hauler market with its own brand of rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018.

Volvo CE previously offered this type of truck when it had a shareholding in Euclid. However, since Volvo CE sold its stake in Euclid to Hitachi in the year 2000 it has not produced rigid haulers. Continue reading “Volvo launches own range of rigid haulers”

New 300 tonne class Kobelco crawlers

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Kobelco CKE3000G for Europe

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”

Atlas divests concrete, compact division

 Joe Malone22 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.

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Atlas Copco’s LF75 plate compactor.

Atlas’ concrete and compaction business achieved revenues of around €57 million in 2016. Husqvarna Group will retain the division’s 200 members of staff, Atlas Copco has confirmed.

The company said that the Continue reading “Atlas divests concrete, compact division”

First battery LHD in Timmins delivered by Artisan

by Paul Moore, 21st December 2017, on IM-Mining

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Artisan Vehicles has delivered the first battery powered underground loader to the Kirkland Lake Gold Taylor Mine. The A4 (4 t) LHD is the first underground battery loader in the Timmins underground mining camp. “We are extremely proud to be a part of Kirkland Lake Gold’s future,” said the statement. Continue reading “First battery LHD in Timmins delivered by Artisan”

Kobelco merges cranes and machinery

15 December 2017 @KHL.com

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Kobelco excavator SK210HD

Kobelco Construction Machinery (KCM) and Kobelco Cranes are set to merge in Europe as part of a global reorganisation that followed the consolidation of KCM with Kobelco Cranes Co in 2016.

As part of this, KCM will implement a reorganisation of the business structure in Europe with the aim of improving efficiency, strengthening product development capabilities and using management resources effectively. Continue reading “Kobelco merges cranes and machinery”

International acquisitions for Atlas Copco

Agg-NET, December 12, 2017

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ATLAS Copco are to acquire Utah-based Cate Drilling Solutions LLC for an undisclosed sum. The company, which distributes and services Atlas Copco drilling equipment, is active in the US states of Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Idaho. Continue reading “International acquisitions for Atlas Copco”