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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:

John Deere recently updated their 944K hybrid wheel loader by adding Final Tier 4 engine technology, while also making improvements to uptime, operating costs, and operator comfort. The Final Tier 4 engine will provide increased fuel economy when compared to the Interim Tier 4 model. This update comes from John Deere’s efforts to produce world-class equipment that delivers customers with the highest value possible
October 4, 2018

Whether you’re in agriculture, construction, landscaping, road maintenance, or material handling, Cat’s new Side Discharge Buckets present the perfect solution to collecting and transporting loose materials such as sawdust, sand, mulch, and topsoil out of the way. Designed for use with skid steer loaders, multi-terrain loaders, compact track loaders, and compact wheel loaders, these machines discharge materials via a belt-type conveyor from adjustable opening doors on either side of the bucket, while a rotating agitator works to keep material flowing to the conveyor. Operators can control the volume of material being discharged, as well as the area covered, by adjusting the conveyor speed and door openings.
October 2, 2018

Removing stumps from landscaping and construction sites is about to get a whole lot easier with John Deere’s new SS30 model Stump Shredder. The newest addition to JD’s Worksite Pro attachments lineup, this shredder can easily remove 8 inch (203 mm) to 28 inch (711 mm) stumps in just one pass, and larger stumps can be easily removed as well with multiple bores. Optimized for the new mid- and large-frame G-Series skid steers (320G, 324G, 330G and 332G) and mid- and large-frame G-Series compact track loaders (325G, 331G and 333G), this shredder is sure to make removal and cleanup as quick and easy as possible.
September 28, 2018

Caterpillar is adding to their ever-expanding portfolio with the introduction of the new 918M compact wheel loader. This recent addition to the lineup includes a high-lift loader linkage, a Cat Fusion coupler, a five-piece guarding package, and wider tires. This intuitive and compact machine makes it easy to operate in tight spaces, and the added fuel efficiency makes this compact wheel loader the best value in its class.
September 24, 2018

John Deere is taking it up a notch with upgrades to their 310L EP Backhoe and 210L EP Tractor Loader. Updates to the engine technology, as well as other model adjustments, will allow for improved productivity and uptime These are just the latest construction equipment models to undergo updates, helping producers to lower their daily operating costs across the board.
September 13, 2018

John Deere has recently introduced the industry-leading articulated dump truck (ADT) transmission warranty on all new E-Series models. This solidifies John Deere’s commitment to providing best-in-class construction equipment. The extended coverage will include five years or 15,000 hours, as well as a comforting sense of assurance.
September 11, 2018

John Deere is continuing their legacy of providing industry-leading job site solutions with the addition of the EH Boom Performance Package to their large-frame G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders. This automated upgrade boosts productivity by automating more tasks so operators can focus on the important tasks at hand and work more safely and quickly. The upgrades will be a factory-installed option available for their 330G and 332G skid steers as well as their 331G and 333G compact track loaders.
September 3, 2018

Gehl unveiled their new RT 185 track loader, expanding upon their Pilot Series line. The 1,850-pound capacity machine features a 69.9-hp engine, a hydraulic pilot control joystick, and dealTraxTM automatic track tensioning system and HydraGlide ride control. This model joins the RT165, RT215 and VT320 in the Pilot Series lineup, making it the fourth pilot-controlled track loader model for North America.
August 30, 2018

After the announcement of Cat’s first-ever utility vehicles last year, the gasoline-powered Cat CUV82 and diesel-powered CUV102 D, they have now introduced their newest utility vehicles featuring a second row of seats in order to accommodate five people. The gasoline-powered Cat CUV85 and the diesel-powered CUV105 D both deliver unmatched durability and comfort based on extensive customer and dealer input gathered by Caterpillar. Additionally, customers can enjoy easier maintenance as well as superior quality and reliability backed by rigorous vehicle testing.
August 26, 2018

John Deere is now gracing the road building and site development contractor world with the industry’s first fully integrated motor graders with mastless grade control, delivering precise grading performance while eliminating vulnerable masts and cables. All of John Deere’s G-Series motor grader line will now come with their SmartGrade technology, which delivers groundbreaking mastless Topcon 3D integrated grade control while being fully incorporated into the machine’s structures and software. This tech will come as a factory option on new machines and field kit for equipment already on the job.
August 25, 2018

Volvo Construction Equipment’s mid-size loader H-Series 2.0 updates are, excitingly enough, now delivering up to 25% greater fuel efficiency. The L60H, L70H and L90H 2.0 also offer improved tipping loads and maintenance-friendly features. A new and optimized loader arm design also increases payload while a larger hydraulic oil cooler improves the cooling capacity and lowers the hydraulic oil temperature.
August 23, 2018

Komatsu America has recently decided to partner with Propeller Aero in order to bring enterprise-grade drone analytics solutions to the forefront of the construction industry. This boost to the efficiency of construction job sites is thanks to drone-powered mapping and analytics software. This technology can be used to then create detailed aerial maps used to make important logistic decisions.
August 8, 2018

Volvo’s 2018-2019 Road Institute is now open for registration, making this their 53rd season for newcomers and veterans alike. Sessions will begin in late October of 2018 and continue through May 2019. Being the paving industry’s premier training program, a mix of classroom and hands-on training will be offered in a variety of operations and maintenance topics.
August 7, 2018

Cat’s latest and greatest D8T dozer is an operator’s dream, providing the ultimate in ease with a full range of technology options, increased power and steering performance, and added blade capacity, which ultimately allows for a faster payback. Designed to move more material in less time, at a lower cost per ton, for a faster return on equipment investment, this new dozer seems to have it all. Not only does the D8T provide better fuel efficiency with it’s all-new fully automatic transmission, but it also delivers up to 18 percent more productivity.
August 3, 2018

As a replacement for their GSH15B Series, Cat’s brand new GSH420/GSH520 orange-peel grapples have been designed specifically with refinements for effectively handling bulk materials. These grapples are ideal for a wide variety of applications, such as handling shredded scrap, like long structural beams and car bodies, handling rocks at construction sites, and dealing with waste at recycling and transfer stations. This new level of performance and efficiency are meant to help waste-handling operators to meet the increased challenges surrounding environmental regulation, tight budgets, and the pressure to recycle.
July 26, 2018

Caterpillar has designed a new series of mobile shears, the S2000 and S3000, especially for hydraulic excavators working in scrap and demolition applications. The shears are manufactured from alloy steel, which is substantially harder than T1 type steel and has both superior yield and tensile-strength properties, allowing for an overall longer lifespan. Additionally, optimum force-to-weight ratios on these models provide quicker cycle times and more cuts per hours that previous models, giving them that edge of efficiency.
July 25, 2018

Liebherr-France in Colmar is continuing their compact product line with their recent series production of the new R926 Compact crawler excavator. Not only does this model have higher levels of production than previous models, but it also comes with a Stage IV / Tier 4f emission standards compliant engine without a DPF or EGR valve. The R926, a new player in the 15 to 35 tonne weight range, is versatile in urban areas or on narrow construction sites.
July 18, 2018

Foley Power Solutions, a division of Foley Equipment, has expanded their offerings to include solar, microgrid, and energy storage systems using the Cat Microgrid technology suite. This tech aims to reduce fuel expenses, decrease emissions, trim utility bills, and overall, to lower the total cost of ownership. With these panels, companies will be able to boost their energy efficiency even in the most challenging environments.
July 16, 2018

Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GbH continues to innovate with solutions optimized to suit specific applications and machines with their extensive product portfolio of buckets, attachments, and quick coupler systems of the highest quality standards. These can be used for both Liebherr hydraulic excavators and material handlers, as well as machines from other manufacturers. With extensive experience, Liebherr has created a portfolio for all applications from digging tools for the earthmoving sector to grabs for diverse applications in material handling technology.
July 16, 2018

The recent announcement of the introduction of the WA480-8 Wheel Loader by Komatsu America Corp. was met with excitement for those looking for the multiple-application versatility sweet spot. With higher production and less fuel burn, this model also offers improved operator comfort and more superior serviceability. The new loader is even equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emissions regulations-compliant engine.
July 2, 2018

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