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In the five years since their debut, Liebherr’s XPower large wheel loaders have established themselves as forerunners in terms of fuel efficiency and stability. Liebherr is now updating two models in the series - the L 550 XPower and L 556 XPower. To further boost performance, Liebherr has reinforced the lift arms and overhauled the working hydraulics. Innovations also include increased tip load, breakout force and engine power. The two performance-optimized models are now available to order from all Liebherr sales partners.
March 29, 2021

Building on a more than half-century legacy that includes the best-selling large mining loader model of all time, the new Cat 992 Wheel Loader sets a new standard by offering up to 32% greater productivity. This new large mining loader reduces maintenance costs by as much as 10% and offers up to 48% greater payload-per-fuel efficiency than the earlier model 992K.
March 25, 2021

Contractors looking for a machine with performance and versatility in an easy-to-transport package, will want to take a look at the Komatsu PC88MR-11 excavator. The reduced tail swing radius on the PC88MR-11 makes it ideal for work on roadways, bridges, urban areas, or anywhere space is limited.
March 17, 2021

Volvo Construction Equipment is boosting its compact excavator range in North America with two new short-swing models: the ECR50 and ECR58. The 5-ton ECR50 is a new entry for Volvo in North America, while the 6-ton ECR58 gains performance updates from the contractor-favorite D-series model.
March 11, 2021

General Equipment Company has released their 2350 Bor-Max Series earth augers and auger extension, offering excellent digging performance for small, hand-held type earth auger products. These augers are specially designed to drill through unconsolidated soil classifications, such as loams, sands, soft clays and granular rubbles.
March 9, 2021

Worried that a mid-size dozer won’t have enough power for your bigger jobs? Komatsu’s D71EX/PX-24 with the most powerful hydrostatic transmission (HST) dozer in its size class is effective at grading, pushing, side-cutting and work on soft ground, giving you the flexibility to move from production to finishing with a single machine.
February 18, 2021

With a rear swing of 5 feet 1 inch and a front swing of 5 feet 11 inches, the EWR130E has the shortest swing radius in the 12- to 13-ton range. When coupled with new four-wheel steering and in-line outrigger options, the result is a machine that is easy to control and stable.
February 17, 2021

Developed in response to evolving customer needs and expectations, John Deere has launched its Performance Tiering Strategy, delivering a range of products at different levels of capability and user experience. Available first on the wheel loader lineup, the Performance Tiering Strategy supports customers by providing machine solutions built for various applications and jobs to enhance profitability and efficiency. Moving away from the traditional series letter designations, the Performance Tiering Strategy provides three tiers of machines — G tier, P tier and X tier.
February 2, 2021

Volvo Construction Equipment has unveiled the EX03, the company’s first electric prototype in the mid-size excavator range. With low noise, zero exhaust emissions and reduced maintenance needs, the EX03 represents the future for safer and more environmentally responsible construction sites.
January 27, 2021

Aimed to quickly lessen the skill gap between new and experienced operators, and improve the bottom line for contractors, Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control (iMC) is part of the company’s suite of Smart Construction products, services and digital solutions that incorporate a host of advanced, proprietary machine technology. Developed with input from leading construction companies, iMC gives contractors sophisticated, productivity-enhancing automation along with cutting-edge job site design.
January 18, 2021

Productivity is key to job site success. And just as technology has transformed global business, Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control (iMC) can help quickly transform construction job sites into highly efficient, highly productive operations. Komatsu’s iMC incorporates a host of advanced, proprietary machine technology, to let contractors take advantage of productivity-enhancing automation and cutting-edge job site design. Operators — even those with limited experience — can work with utmost efficiency, guided by sophisticated automation.
January 7, 2021

Featuring the field-proven, twin-power design to boost cycle times, the new Cat® 657 Wheel Tractor-Scraper (WTS) elevates productivity and operating efficiency to deliver low-cost earthmoving. A 7% increase in fuel efficiency over the 657G WTS means more material moved per unit of fuel burned, and improved onboard payload estimating accuracy helps optimize productivity. The largest open bowl scraper in the Caterpillar line, with a rated load of 46.4 tonnes (52 tons), now has a more spacious cab to boost operator comfort and efficiency in high volume earthmoving, highway construction and mining applications.
December 22, 2020

Purpose-built with customer needs top of mind, the John Deere 700L PL40 Crawler provides a powerful solution for pipelaying applications. Offering a lift capacity of 40,000 pounds, the John Deere-designed and -manufactured 700L PL40 model provides customers with operating ease and exceptional durability.
December 17, 2020

The new Cat M316 Next Generation wheeled excavator features advanced hydraulics that provide the optimum balance of power and efficiency, offering the control needed for precise working requirements. Today’s M316 gets the job done faster with up to 14% more swing torque, while auxiliary hydraulic options deliver the power and versatility to efficiently use a wide range of Cat attachments. Its dedicated swing pump provides consistent power to the machine for improved multitasking capabilities.
December 10, 2020

The Cat 315 GC Next Gen compact radius excavator boasts a new, larger cab design built for operating efficiency, lowers maintenance costs by up to 25% and reduces fuel consumption by up to 15%. An intuitive-to-operate design allows operators of all skill levels to quickly achieve high production, making this new15-ton excavator the right fit for space-restricted rental, municipal and general all-around excavating applications requiring dependable performance at lower costs.
December 9, 2020

John Deere has released improved rubber tracks for its lineup of compact track loaders, providing a more durable solution for customers. The new rubber tracks feature improvements to the construction and design, boosting performance and durability even when navigating challenging terrain and conditions.
December 9, 2020

With its compact radius design, the Cat 335 Next Gen Hydraulic Excavator brings premium performance and the highest level of standard factory technology to the 35-ton excavator class. The new 335 delivers the tightest tail swing radius in the industry for enhanced maneuverability, making it ideal for working on space-restricted jobsites, such as road projects with lane closures, and excavating next to buildings.
December 8, 2020

The new Cat 317 and 317 GC 17-ton class Next Gen excavators boast improved machine performance, increased efficiencies and lower owning and operating costs than previous models. Offering more power and performance, the new 317 excavator features multiple standard Cat technologies to boost operating efficiencies by up to 45%. The versatile new 317 GC lowers maintenance costs by up to 20%.
December 7, 2020

John Deere is unveiling machine improvements for its L-Series backhoe loaders designed to boost productivity, maximize uptime and reduce operating costs. Ranging across the L-Series Backhoe lineup, the updates, which include engine upgrades, new pressure-compensated load-sensing (PCLS) hydraulics on the 310SL model and machine control improvements, enhance operation and machine performance.
November 18, 2020

Volvo Construction Equipment has updated its Dig Assist machine control application for excavators with new features that make it even faster and easier to create plans and put more information at operators’ fingertips.
November 17, 2020

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