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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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bobcat recently made waves by debuting the world’s first 1 ton electric mini-excavator at Bauma 2019. This low emissions, low noise, zero tail swing (ZTS) model has a width of just 71cm and a new E10e battery. The new, smaller mini-excavator can pass easily through standard doors and in and out of elevators, making it the ideal machine for applications like indoor demolitions and basement construction.
April 13, 2019

Gehl’s new RT255 Pilot series track loader is now one of the largest radial lift track loaders in the North American market. Now available at dealerships across the US and Canada, these new models deliver maximum performance and versatility on the jobsite. New features include automatic track tensioning, an exclusive seat-mounted joystick, and top rated hydraulic flow rates.
April 11, 2019

John Deere will be displaying their construction equipment at Bauma for the first time this year, April 8-14th. Set to be exhibiting a select fourteen machines, the exhibition will be held at the Wirtgen Group booth. Amongst the equipment will be motor graders intended be sold via the French sales and service company Wirtgen France SAS, as well as Wirtgen Group’s German sales and service companies, which John Deere acquired in December of 2017.
April 4, 2019

Caterpillar’s new 777G off-highway truck carries on the 777 legacy of performance, reliability, and long-term durability. The 777 models have been staple machines in mining and large earthmoving applications since 1977, and they are only improving over time through new technology for high production, fuel efficiency, and operator amenities.
April 2, 2019

CASE Construction Equipment’s new vibratory roller models, the DV36D, DV45D, and DV45DC, are the latest additions to the DV Series. These powerful yet nimble models are easy to transport and ideal for residential and commercial construction applications where operators are more likely to experience obstacles like tight quarters and curbs. All three models are available in both double drum and combination (front drum with rear pneumatic tires) configurations.
March 28, 2019

John Deere is rolling out their next generation of construction simulators, bringing avid learners more advanced, hands-on training. The modular update outfits the new simulators to one of six machine types: the backhoe, crawler dozer, excavator, wheel loader, joystick-controlled motor grader, and fingertip control motor grader. Based on actual John Deere equipment, the updated simulators feature swappable controls that allow for quick interchange of joysticks and foot pedals to multiple machine types.
March 26, 2019

Volvo Construction Equipment announced recently that they are expanding their warranty program to include P7110B and P7170B asphalt pavers. The pavers will receive an expanded extended warranty, as well as the Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty. This additional uptime assurance will give road customers some peace of mind, coming standard on all machines delivered on or after the first of January, 2019.
March 21, 2019

Komatsu America Corp. introduced the newest motor grader to their lineup earlier this month. The GD655-7 offers new, low-effort control levers, a larger, more comfortable cab, and comes equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emissions regulations-compliant engine. Meant to be sold concurrently with the GD655-6 model, this excavator gives the leading global heavy equipment manufacturer's customers additional choices to meet their needs.
March 15, 2019

Volvo Construction Equipment’s new high-reach excavator is their largest in North America, reaching up to 118 feet high. The EC750E HR is a versatile and powerful demolition excavator. Easily reconfigured using extensions and different boom sets, this multi-use excavator is capable of handling up to 8,000 pound tools.
March 13, 2019

Hitachi introduced their brand new Hitachi Grade Guidance system. Factory-integrated and developed in cooperation with Topcon, this guidance system leverages the latest tech and components to create a “one-stop-shop” for efficient precision excavation.
March 6, 2019

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