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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Komatsu reveals concept electric remote-control mini excavator

Komatsu has announced a fully electric (non-hydraulic drive) remote-controlled mini excavator powered by a lithium-ion battery, as its next-generation concept machine for the future.

The manufacturer – which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary – said Continue reading “Komatsu reveals concept electric remote-control mini 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.

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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”

Wacker Neuson launches new electric mini-excavator EZ17e

electric mini-excavator EZ17e

Wacker Neuson is expanding its zero emission range to include the electric mini-excavator EZ17e. The new vehicle means that an entire inner-city construction site can be operated fully emission-free and almost free of noise, with solutions by Wacker Neuson.

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Hitachi CM Europe and ABAX connect mini excavators to HCM Global e-Service

The latest Zaxis-6 range of Hitachi mini excavators can now be connected to Hitachi Construction Machinery’s remote monitoring system, Global e-Service. This allows owners access to operational data on their machines, which in turn helps to increase productivity, enhance efficiency, maximize availability and reduce running costs.

[Left to right: Lars Thorstensen (ABAX), Martijn Zewald (ABAX), Paul Walsh (ABAX), Morten Stand (ABAX), Håkon Grønn-Weiss (ABAX), Makoto Yamazawa (HCME), Tom van Wijlandt (HCME), Jürgen Heilmann (Investcorp), Pål Kamjord (ABAX)]
Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME ) has teamed up with European telematics company ABAX for this new development.

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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”