Construction Equipment News

Find the latest construction equipment news, articles, videos and information. Stay informed of newly released equipment models and the latest innovations from construction industry manufacturers around the globe. Here are some recent posts from the construction industry:

Bobcat Company has added the brand new E26 compact excavator to their R-Series lineup. This new model retains the striking, well-defined design that customers have come to expect from the R-Series line, but also offers revamped performance, uptime protection, and operator comfort. Easier operation and enhanced durability are just some of the advantages that come with this new model, built with restricted movement in small workspaces in mind.
October 15, 2019

John Deere is now manufacturing their mechanical angle blade for 950K and 1050K crawler dozers. The benefit of the mechanical angle blade is that it can be manually angled from side to side, making jobs like backfilling, rough grading, and general earthmoving much easier. John Deere made the decision to produce the blades for the 950K and 1050K models based on customer feedback.
October 11, 2019

John Deere Construction and Forestry is enhancing their user experience for intelligent machine management with new updates to their JDLink platform. These new capabilities will facilitate further valuable machine insights and will also help to provide quick, dependable, easy-to-use telematics solutions. New notifications and adjustments to JDLink mobile will also be features to look forward to with the new update.
September 19, 2019

Komatsu America Corp. has introduced their brand new PC2000-11 hydraulic excavator to the market. This model features more horsepower and faster cycle times with improved multifunction performance. These enhancements are thanks in part to the PC2000-11’s EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine and new engine-pump control.
September 17, 2019

John Deere has extended their eight-year/20,000-hour power electronic components warranty on the 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader. This decision comes with the company’s confidence in the durability of their models. The 944K wheel loader was already named as a finalist for the Diesel Progress Summit Awards in the Electrification Application of the Year category, further giving assurance to the commitment John Deere has to providing long-lasting machines to customers.
September 14, 2019

Komatusu America has released their newest low ground pressure dozer, the 354 horsepower D155AX-8 LGP. This new model merges the technology from the original D155AX-8 with an additional two blade options as well as a 12% wider track gauge and a 9% longer track on the ground. This updated dozer also offers 47% lower ground pressure, enhanced performance overall, and improved flotation and stability, making it perfect for gas and pipeline applications.
August 26, 2019

For Volvo CE and customers as well, machine uptime is of the utmost importance. Since the launch of ActiveCare Direct, Volvo has improved their ability to catch machine problems before they crop up. So far, two years of hard work put into improving uptime services have seen quantifiable improvements, such as:
August 23, 2019

Caterpillar has released 16 new models that advance the D and D2 Series notoriety for comfort, quality, and performance. These D3 Series Skid Steer Loaders (SSL) and Compact Track Loaders (CTL) offer enhancements to the operator experience, as well as track loader stability. The new D3 Series models will also support and recognize a new line of Smart Attachments with the ability to tailor the controls and operator information to match the specific tool and task at hand.
August 23, 2019

In an effort to offer the power and comfort customers desire, John Deere has rolled out their new Class Production Class L-Series wheel loaders. Designed for the toughest and most demanding worksites, the series includes three models: the 744L, the 824L, and the 844L. These wheel loaders come equipped with new electrohydraulic (EH) controls and an improved HVAC system in addition to a roomier cab, making the experience of operation much more comfortable and productive. 
August 16, 2019

Komatsu America Corp has debuted of their new WA900-8 wheel loader, designed to load more trucks per shift. As a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, Komatsu purpose-built the WA900-8 to load 70-150 ton haul trucks in a more comfortable work environment. This 256,618 lb. model even comes equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emission regulations-compliant engine. 
August 14, 2019

Komatsu America Corp. is upping their game with new technology that offers integrated machine control 100% of the time. With Proactive Dozing Control logic, operators can not only perform auto-spreading,  auto-stripping, and high production dozing, but they can also finish grading as well. This precision driven system, built on the company’s already existing intelligent machine control, will be available on Komatsu D51EXi-24, D51PXi-24, D61EXi-24 and D61PXi-24 dozers.
August 13, 2019

Registration is now open for Volvo Construction Equipment's 2019-2020 Road Institute. This program is the paving industry’s premier operator and technician training opportunity which offers value to both veterans and newcomers alike. The courses will run from November 2019 through May 2020, offering a combination of classroom and hands-on training on a variety of maintenance and operations concepts. 
August 2, 2019

SnowEx has introduced their newest, large carrying capacity snow pusher, the POWER PUSHER TE. Made for skid-steers, wheel loaders, backhoes, and tractors, these models come in 8- and 10-foot wide dimensions. The most exciting feature of these new snow pushers are the steel trip-edges that are made for delivering cleaner pavement scrapes so that operators can rest assured they are getting the most out of every pass.
July 24, 2019

Volvo is taking a stance on traditional difficult-to-read telematic fault codes with their newest series of videos poking fun of this very problem. The company is aiming to draw attention to the fact that traditional equipment codes that customers receive when there is a problem are not easily deciphered by the average, everyday customer. No worries though! Volvo also offers a solution to this problem with their ActiveCare Direct 24/7/365 machine monitoring and fleet utilization service that sends customers easy-to-understand email alerts.
July 24, 2019

Pettibone’s newest jobsite workhorse, the Extendo 1246 telehandler, is a powerhouse built to deliver an impressive 12,000 pounds of load capacity. This machine is built on the company’s next generation X-Series platform, made for demanding applications ranging from construction to masonry to oil and gas. The 1246 telehandler is ideal for contractors and rental users that could use enhanced visibility on the jobsite, as well as increased fuel efficiency and accuracy.
July 12, 2019

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched Haul Assist as a standard addition to all Volvo A35G through A60H haulers, which the option to add it onto A25G and A30G models as well. This new system, available in North America and powered by the Volvo Co-Pilot display, provides real-time insights and data to achieve enhanced productivity and optimal payloads. Haul Assist details how much material an articulated hauler has moved, therefore allowing for enhanced overall decision making and target hitting.
June 21, 2019

The all new John Deere 850L Dozer is the ideal machine for the earth moving maven, designed for the most demanding of needs. This dozer design was inspired by the ultimate customer wishlist, featuring upgrades like increased operator weight, a new operator station, and a larger displacement engine. Improvements to reliability and durability also ensure enhanced productivity for a next-level dozer that operators will be eager to use.
June 18, 2019

Volvo Construction Equipment is continuing to enhance productivity within its excavator and wheel loader lineup with the addition of Dig Assist Start, (the basic starter package,) now coming standard on all new EC220E to EC480E excavator models. Additionally, Load Assist will come standard an all new L150H to L260H wheel loader models, along with an “Operator Coaching” app. These packages, powered by Volvo Co-Pilot display, will ensure safety while increasing productivity.
June 13, 2019

John Deere is upgrading their 470G LC Excavators with new grade guidance technology, developed in cooperation with Topcon Positioning Group. The concept was originally designed for use with 210G LC and 350G LC Excavators, providing operators with bucket location in relation to a 2D reference or 3D design surface. This power and precision then arms those operators with the detail necessary for precision excavation projects like digging trenches for pipe laying, shaping ditches or slopes, and digging structure foundations.
June 10, 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

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