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Bobcat’s newest diesel utility vehicles are meeting even the most challenging work conditions. The UV34 and UV34XL, featuring 2 and 4 seats, feature industry-leading specs and proven durability. This, combined with reliable performance and productivity, make these utility vehicles the superior choice for getting the job done right. 
May 24, 2019

The global self-driving truck company, TuSimple, announced that they have awarded their two-week pilot program to the United States Postal Service. During this time, USPS will haul their trailers on five round trips over 1,000 miles between their Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas distribution centers. To ensure public safety, an engineer and driver will be on board each truck for the entirety of the pilot program in order to monitor vehicle performance.
May 23, 2019

NPK Construction Equipment, a subsidiary of NPK Japan, announced a new partnership with the US’s Genesis Attachments and Germany’s Genesis Holdings and Genesis GmbH. Both of these attachment suppliers have a strong focus on quality products. NPK hopes to utilize the superior distribution network and dedicated employees that Genesis has taken the time to build up in order to make both companies stronger in the long run.
May 17, 2019

John Deere recently added three new backhoe attachments, the BH9B, BH10B and BH11B, to their ever expanding lineup. The new models are ideal for use on John Deere G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders, similar to other attachments. These backhoe attachments were designed specifically for applications like light construction, landscaping, agricultural, or utility work.
May 16, 2019

Komatsu America Corp. has rolled out their brand new Tier 4 final emissions-certified hydraulic excavator, the PC290LCi-11. With increased stability and productivity, Komatsu continues to lead the way in global heavy equipment with this improved model. The new excavator features intelligent machine control, providing first-to-last-pass accuracy.
May 15, 2019

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is hosting WASTECON 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona, the fifth-largest city in the United States this October 21-24th. The event serves to cultivate the development of a circular economy as well as job creation within the solid waste industry, as well as plan for sustainable futures within communities. With a population of nearly two million people, this hotbed of creativity, also known as the innovation district or the PHX Core, is the perfect place to bring together startups, business incubators, accelerators, entrepreneurs, and universities for a week of learning, networking, and fun. 
May 14, 2019

When the new EX1200-7 excavator rolled onto a Rango Inc. job site, there was an energy you could feel in the air. Not only had they received a new EX1200-7, but it was the first Dash-7 to be delivered and digging on North American ground.
May 10, 2019

Equipment operators will get a chance to test their skills against others around the world at the upcoming, first ever Global Operator Challenge, launched by Caterpillar. This tough competition will be held partially in 2019 and in 2020 at several locations around the globe. Operators will be tested on their agility, mental toughness, versatility, and competence in using integrated technology to enhance machine performance - such as Cat® Production Measurement and Cat GRADE systems - to determine who will claim title of “best”.
May 9, 2019

Komatsu America has introduced their new PC1250SP-11 and PC1250LC-11 Tier 4 final emissions certified hydraulic excavators. The heavy equipment manufacturer debuted these EPA Tier 4 Final (T4F) certified models - perfect for sewer, water, mass excavation, mining, and quarry applications - with simplicity in mind. Their SAA6D170E-7 engines feature two Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filters (KDPF) that do not require a Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) system or Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). The new PC1250SP-11 and PC1250LC-11 feature increased power, improved production, and a new single “Power +” operating mode that does not compromise fuel consumption.
May 6, 2019

This year’s African Construction Expo, taking place June 11-13th, represents a beacon of hope for the South African construction industry. Given the country’s recent recession, which didn’t bode well for the industry as a whole, a new stimulus plan put in place by the South African government might just be construction’s saving grace. This makes this year’s expo all the more important, with opportunities for construction professionals to come together, network, and brainstorm new solutions for a future of growth and expansion.
May 3, 2019

Hitachi is kicking off the month of May with the introduction of their EX1200-7 excavator for North and South America. The third machine in Hitachi’s new EX-7 lineup, the new model provides increased efficiency, durability, and reliability. This versatile addition follows the recent launch of Hitachi’s EX2600-7 and EX5600-7 excavators. 
May 2, 2019

Hiab, part of Cargotec, will be launching their next generation of popular column lift for light duty vehicles. To be showcased at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, the new DL500 will be on display at Hiab’s UK stand 4C10 at the CV Show. This new, lighter model, which will be introduced through the remainder of 2019, is easier to install and comes equipped with new safety features.
May 1, 2019

The all new Caterpillar 299D2 XHP Land Management Compact Track Loader is a segment-focused machine created to deliver the dual advantages of efficiency and economy. This superior, purpose-built machine offers solutions for customers in demanding vegetation-management fields such as mulching, vegetation control, brush-cutting, and mowing. The 299D2 XHP is specifically streamlined for applications like site preparation, vegetation management for fire prevention, utility right-of-way clearing, railroad maintenance-of-way, forestry, and agriculture.
April 30, 2019

Haulotte is introducing their most compact telescopic handler to date, the HTL 3207. This new model offers excellent maneuverability and provides maximum efficiency on job sites with tight working spaces. The HTL 3207 also features superior work autonomy under optimal conditions of safety and comfort. 
April 29, 2019

Allison Transmission will provide their newly developed e-axle solution to Peterbilt for evaluation on their Class 8 truck. The global leader in commercial-duty propulsion solutions developed the highly efficient and powerful axles for electric vehicles. This comes amidst the global pursuit of electrification in the commercial vehicle industry.
April 26, 2019

Peterbilt Motors Company displayed their electric vehicle lineup at the ACT Expo in Long Beach, California at booth #1934. Featuring a Model 220EV, a Model 520EV and a Model 579EV, the lineup showcased an impressive array of new features.
April 25, 2019

The new MX300 mixing system from Vermeer is made specifically to help HDD (horizontal directional drilling) contractors achieve optimized productivity. The right-sized mixing system is key for drilling operations, which is why Vermeer created a new narrow rectangular tank design which aids in maximizing fluid volume and creating a smaller footprint for convenient transportation and storage. The new model is also available with customizable mounting configuration options.
April 19, 2019

John Deere demonstrated the continuation of their efforts to advance the manufacturing industry by hosting their annual Reman Day celebration this past April 11th. The event was held at their remanufacturing facilities in Springfield, Missouri and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, as well as various other units throughout the company. The company focused on three primary themes this year: Delivering value to the John Deere customer, quality and pride of workmanship throughout the remanufacturing process, and improving environmental stewardship.
April 18, 2019

Volvo Construction Equipment’s newest crawler excavator offers strong performance without the added cost and features of a larger excavator. Made for light to medium applications, the new excavator gives customers a previously lacking option between Volvo’s 16- and 22-ton machines. The EC200E 20-ton class excavator is Volvo’s new choice for contractors and rental companies who want Volvo quality with exceptional value.
April 17, 2019

Earlier this month, Hiab, part of Cargotec, launched Hiab BodyWorks for heavy cranes and Hiab T-Body for Biab T-series light range cranes. Both of these new modular installation systems for truck bodies are constructed weld-free with parts that are easy to remove and replace. Additionally, these modules are pre-manufactured to reduce body installation times and costs, getting operators on their way faster.
April 15, 2019

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