Liebherr updates demolition range with R 940 excavator

The Liebherr-France SAS development and production site has launched a new demolition crawler excavator for the global market.

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The Leibherr R 940 Demolition crawler replaces the R 944 C and joins the R 950 and R 960

The Liebherr R 940 Demolition crawler replaces the R 944 C and joins the R 950 and R 960

The R 940 Demolition is the successor to the R 944 C and joins a product range that already includes the R 950 Demolition and the R 960 Demolition.

Liebherr, whose French operation is based in Colmar in the east of the country, has more than 50 years experience developing and producing demolition excavators.

Like other products in the range, the R 940 Demolition features Continue reading “Liebherr updates demolition range with R 940 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”

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”

Sandvik automated LHD proves its precision and safety in a glass labyrinth

In recent years, self-driving mining vehicles have attracted a lot of discussion and some opposition from those who think there are safety concerns.

However, Sandvik has had automated loaders and trucks working in mines for over 20 years — with zero accidents involving people.

To prove its capabilities, Sandvik Continue reading “Sandvik automated LHD proves its precision and safety in a glass labyrinth”

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”

Wheeled loader market returns to health

Global sales of wheeled loaders in 2018 are expected to reach more than 170,000 units for the first time in five years, according to a new report from specialist consultant and market forecaster Off-Highway Research.

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Figures from Off-Highway Research

Demand last year reached163,139 units, a 33% rise on 2016, and these machines had a retail value of US$14.8 billion (€12.73 billion).

Off-Highway Research said the key driver of this growth was a surge in the Continue reading “Wheeled loader market returns to health”

Volvo CE moves into new headquarters

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has moved into new headquarters on the same site as other Volvo business areas at Campus Lundby in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Volvo CE said that the move will help with the sharing of resources

To mark the move, an inauguration ceremony was held, which was attended by senior company leaders and around 500 employees. Continue reading “Volvo CE moves into new headquarters”