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Freightliner Cascadia truck models will now have a new battery powered HVAC system available as a factory-installed option. The new Battery Powered HVAC system has replaced the previously offered ParkSmart system. Now available, you can order yours today for an impressive 10 hours of cooling or 34 hours of heating to the cab when parked.
July 9, 2018

Kenworth announced that their T680 on-highway flagship truck will now come standard with both Bendix ADB22X front and rear air disc brakes. While the Bendix ADB22X front air disc brakes have been standard for the past several years, the addition of the rear air disc brakes as standard is thanks to Kenworth now offering rear air disc brakes as standard in general.
July 5, 2018

The recent announcement of the introduction of the WA480-8 Wheel Loader by Komatsu America Corp. was met with excitement for those looking for the multiple-application versatility sweet spot. With higher production and less fuel burn, this model also offers improved operator comfort and more superior serviceability. The new loader is even equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emissions regulations-compliant engine.
July 2, 2018

Case IH has unveiled their most recent addition to their 2000 Early Riser planter series, the 2130 stack-fold mounted 3-point hitch model, which is available in five configurations and includes 12-row 30-, 36-, 38- or 40-inch row spacing configurations and 16-row 30-inch row spacing configurations. This model has been rebuilt from the ground up with features like a rugged row unit, Precision Planting technology, and convenient bulk-fill and fertilizer system options that provide accurate, high-speed planting. These new attributes contribute to enhancing productivity for all kinds of operations, including flood irrigation and high-tech strip-till, as well as specialty crops such as peanuts, dry edible beans, cotton, and corn.
June 29, 2018

As an effort to help customers realize maximum fuel efficiency, Mack Trucks recently announced they will be offering the Mack MP 8HE and HE+ packages for Mack Anthem models. These models, when outfitted with the aforementioned packages, will deliver up to a 9.5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency. The packages also help models to achieve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay designation.
June 28, 2018

JCB debuted the two new additions to their compact excavator series, the 19C-1 and the 18Z-1. The 19C-1, the largest of the two machines, is a 4,211 lb (1.9 ton) conventional tailswing model. The smaller 18Z-1 is a 3,856 lb (1.8 ton) machine, and the first zero tailswing model in the 1-2 ton excavator class. Both models were designed specifically with construction and landscaping capabilities in mind, and will be available to renters in the US and Canada.
June 27, 2018

Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH is investing 35 million euros in the future of their brand new logistics center at their Kirchdorf an der Iller location. This move is meant to strengthen their development in the original location of the Liebherr Group. The ground-breaking construction began earlier this month, when an official ceremony was held, and the project is planned to be completed by 2020.
June 25, 2018

This September 20th-22nd, the expo PetroTrans is opening its gates for the eighth year in a row to 100 industry shaping companies from all over Europe. The expo will be held in Messe Kassel, Germany, and will serve as an innovation platform for fuel logistics, handling, and transportation. The 12,500 square meter exhibition space will feature companies providing information about the latest developments and solutions for the fuel industry, as well as extensive extras and offers for visitors.
June 24, 2018

Manitou is now offering an even more expansive lineup of forklifts for their North American market. The new additions include eight internal combustion diesel models joining the Manitou MI Industrial Forklift Range, and four new electric models joining the ME Industrial Forklift Range. This means that Manitou’s line of North American industrial forklifts now consists of 12 MI models and 14 ME models total.
June 21, 2018

The all new Cat CW16 Pneumatic Compactor now features two-wheel configuration and ballast choices, making it an exciting new addition to the Caterpillar lineup. This rubber-tire roller is designed to perform efficiently on granular materials and all types of asphalt-mix designs, including highways, city streets, county roads, lane additions, industrial sites, overlays, or other mid-size jobs. This versatile machine is available as a standard nine-wheel model with a 69-inch (1754 mm) compaction width or as an optional 11-wheel model with an 84-inch (2 132 mm) compaction width.
June 21, 2018

The 2018 Baoan Industry Development officially be held in Shenzhen, China at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center on July 26-28th of this year. It has also been announced that the event will be referred to as B-Expo from here on out. Held by the People’s Government of the Shenzhen Bao’an District, the expo promises to promote the economic and commercial communication between Bao’an enterprises and other enterprises from around the world.
June 20, 2018

The recent event for Daimler Trucks and Capital Market and Technology Day saw an exciting announcement from Daimler Trucks, when they unveiled their two new freightliner electric test vehicle models. The eCascadia heavy-duty truck and the eM2 106 medium-duty truck are both scheduled to begin customer testing later this year. These are the first two of the company’s Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet, which will offer the widest range of commercial electric vehicles of any OEM in North America, consisting of 30 vehicles.
June 19, 2018

Western Global’s newest on-site refueling and fuel storage solution is here: the EnviroCube tank. Being a leading manufacturer of fuel and fluid storage solutions, Western Global has provided the ideal tank for cutting costs on fuel and reducing downtime when refueling equipment and fleet vehicles. The cube even has a secure, lockable cabinet in order to protect controls, hoses, ports, and fittings from theft, as well as the elements.
June 13, 2018

Volvo Construction Equipment’s recent update to their Load Assist, On-Board Weighing is now able to provide operators with payload accuracy within ± 1% accuracy. Thanks in part to the help of a new version of the Android platform, owners can access real-time information on every bucket load using the Co-Pilot display. The update will apply to L110H and L260H wheel loaders.
June 12, 2018

Caterpillar's brand new 814K wheel dozer is a tough operations dream, thanks to its rugged structure which has the ability to achieve multiple life cycles under the toughest of operating conditions. This allows the dozer to deliver high production operation in various applications such as mining work, heavy civil construction work, ground preparation, and subbase work. The 814K is also equipped with a an efficient power unit and transmission drive, a new, sound-suppressed cab, and a centralized service station configuration, giving it a streamlined edge over competitors.
June 9, 2018

John Deere has selected three contestants to be finalists in this year’s “Small Machines. Big Impact.” contest. This is the annual contest’s second year to review some of the most outstanding community enhancement project ideas from across the United States. Each of these finalists will have the opportunity to win a brand new John Deere G-Series skid steer or compact track loader, as well as a Worksite Pro attachment.
June 8, 2018

Caterpillar’s Kansas and northwest Missouri dealer, Foley Equipment, is excited to be opening a brand new facility in Colby, Kansas. This addition demonstrates a significant investment in the local community, and helps to strengthen Foley’s roots in northwest Kansas. The new building will be located on Horton Rd.
June 6, 2018

Cat’s B-Prefix hydraulic hammers could be your next exceptional choice when it comes to a machine that is not only simple in design and maintenance, but also offers exceptional reliability and ease-of-use. This line of hammers was designed for operations suited for skid steer loaders, multi-terrain, loaders, compact track loaders, mini hydraulic excavators (3- to 8-ton operating weights), and backhoe loaders working in a range of construction and light-demolition applications, including site prep, landscaping, masonry, and concrete breaking. Designed for “plug-and-play” operation, these versatile hammers are available in B4(s) and B6(s) silenced and B4 and B6 non-silenced versions. As a package solution, the matching Caterpillar-designed hydraulic kits are also offered and the best fit for Cat machines, providing customers a breaker package with superior design and benefits.
June 6, 2018

John Deere has increased their machine warranty on all Commercial Worksite Products to two years. The move comes as a new strategic move to boost confidence and demonstrate their commitment to producing the industry’s most reliable and durable machinery. The coverage is set to include newly purchased compact excavators, compact wheel loaders, skid steer loaders, and compact track loaders.
June 4, 2018

Volvo is leading the way in electrified transport solutions with the unveiling of their second all-electric truck, the Volvo FE Electric. Their first truck, the Volvo FL Electric, was introduced just three weeks prior to this announcement. This new truck is designed for heavier city distribution and refuse transport operations with gross weights of up to 27 tonnes, and can be expected to go on sale in Europe in 2019.
June 3, 2018

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