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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:

“Not every customer is looking for the most technology in a machine. By introducing the 544 G-tier in Canada and expanding the availability of the 644 G-tier into the United States, we are providing our customers with options to help meet their diverse needs,” said Solutions Marketing Manager, Luke Gribble.
September 13, 2022

"...we chose to expand our performance tiering strategy with the introduction of the G-tier Compact Wheel Loader models. These machines are not only rugged, but they boast simple and intuitive machine controls that are a great fit for operators of all experience levels, while also offering options that promote operator comfort and productivity.”
August 23, 2022

John Deere is excited to announce its latest technological offering, the Earthmoving Productivity System, which is now available for scraper and earthmoving customers looking for a solution to enhance the measurement accuracy of volume loaded into a scraper in real time. The Earthmoving Productivity System transfers critical data directly to the JDLink™ Dashboard, via JDLink Connectivity, enabling increased accuracy for job bidding and billing, helping to make smarter business decisions.
April 26, 2022

John Deere's new 904 P-Tier is a two-pass loader solution that provides the durability and reliability to take on processed aggregate stockpiles and more efficiently load trucks or rail cars all day long.
March 25, 2022

Caterpillar Inc. invites machine operators around the globe to take on the world in the 2022/2023 Global Operator Challenge. The challenge tests the skills and precision of equipment operators as they prove their excellence in operating Cat® machinery and their ability to master any piece of construction equipment safely and efficiently.
March 25, 2022

Wishek has engineered its Y2000 offset disk to withstand the toughest conditions of construction jobs. With its massive tubular frame (6" x 12" x 3/8"), strong 36-inch blades and a low bearing-to-blade ratio, it is ruggedly built to eliminate expensive downtime when performing site prep, land clearing, soil drying and a variety of other applications.
March 25, 2022

Heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar recently announced their Cat D1 Mulcher. The new model is equipment high-performance powertrain, closed-loop hydraulics and upgraded screening—designed to optimize performance when clearing a mix of small-to-medium diameter materials.

 
March 25, 2022

The new single engine Cat 651 Wheel Tractor Scraper (WTS) reenters the market with upgrades to the powertrain, controls, hydraulics, and structure—designed to deliver superior levels of productivity and a high return on investment.

 
March 15, 2022

Equipment manufacturer Caterpillar is proving that even proven favorites can be built upon. Built on a solid switch reluctance technology foundation leveraging more than 15 years of electric drive experience, updates to the Cat 988K XE deliver up to 10% faster downhill speed, improved rimpull, and increased hydraulic breakout force—all equating to an 5% increase in overall production.

 
March 15, 2022

Caterpillar announces the expansion of Cat Command for Loading to its D3-series skid steer and compact track loader line. Removing the operator from the machine, Cat Command provides joystick-controlled remote operation of the skid steer and compact track loader models to increase safety and productivity when operating in challenging and potentially hazardous environments.
February 3, 2022

Heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar recently introduced what has dubbed Cat Self-Service Options (also known as "SSOs"). The company states that these new options simplify the repair process for customers who prefer to complete their own routine maintenance and minor repairs on equipment in their fleet.

 
January 10, 2022

Caterpillar Inc. recently announced that it will be adding a new compact line of asphalt pavers and screeds to their Paving Products Family. These standard 8-foot size-class paver and screed combinations include the AP400, AP455, AP500, and AP555 asphalt pavers as well as the SE47 V and SE47 FM asphalt screeds. 
December 22, 2021

LBX Company announces three new Heavy Duty Excavator models to its current product offering for all of North America—the 210 X4 Heavy Duty, 250 X4 Heavy Duty, and 300 X4 Heavy Duty. All models are approved for demolition, land clearing, heavy-duty excavating, and pipeline work.

December 21, 2021

Contractors know that accurate numbers to track job site activity and topography can mean the difference between completing a project on time and on budget. With the addition of Smart Construction Field and Smart Construction Drone to Komatsu’s suite of job site technologies, contractors have two new tools to better manage projects.
November 30, 2021

Caterpillar now offers Cat® Grade technologies as an aftermarket option to owners of Cat next generation mini hydraulic excavators in the 6- to 10-ton class range. Available through Cat and Sitech dealers, owners can equip the excavators with Cat Grade with Advanced 2D or Cat Grade with 3D. The field kit’s modular components facilitate quick installation, while the technology seamlessly integrates into the Cat next generation excavator electronics infrastructure.
November 25, 2021

Built to deliver an improved customer experience, the new 4-tonne, Cat 304, and 5-tonne, Cat 305 CR, Next Generation Mini Hydraulic Excavators deliver more power to the pumps, higher bucket breakout forces and deeper standard digging depths to increase performance by up to 20% over their E2 series counterparts. Their industry-leading grease intervals and extended filter service life, combined with common components throughout the line and flat, easy-to-replace side panels, deliver up to 10% lower owner and operating costs.
November 24, 2021

Used in a variety of rock and concrete demolition applications from scaling a tunnel, to running a pedestal-boom on a quarry, or tearing out reinforced concrete abutments, breakers are essential tools. Designed and tested for compatibility with Komatsu excavators from the PC210 up to the PC490,  Komatsu’s new JMHB-V breaker series helps customers achieve excellent impact energy and performance in a variety of demolition applications.
November 19, 2021

Built to withstand difficult demolition of tall structures, the new Cat 340 UHD Ultra High Demolition Excavator boasts a more than 13% higher pin height than the 340F UHD to reach up to eight-floor structures. More UHD and Retrofit boom/stick configurations, along with a range of Cat demolition attachments, deliver increased machine flexibility to meet contractors’ jobsite needs to maximize machine utilization. Its unique coupling system allows for switching between two UHD fronts and Retrofit booms and sticks with no special tools in 15 minutes. Design updates have also increased transportation simplicity of the 340 UHD excavator.
November 9, 2021

John Deere is now offering SmartGrade Remote Support on its newest SmartGrade dozers, motor graders, excavators, and compact track loaders. SmartGrade Remote Support, which includes both Remote Display Access (RDA) and Wireless Data Transfer (WDT), will be available on most SmartGrade products for six years from the factory invoice date.
October 27, 2021

Loading and moving materials in as few passes and cycles as possible can help increase productivity, and reduce costly wear and tear on machines. Designed to be a three-pass match for loading aggregate and other processed materials onto highway trucks, the 299 horsepower (223kW) Komatsu WA480-8 yard loader can also be adapted for use in infrastructure, forestry and non-residential construction applications.
October 13, 2021

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