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:

Cat’s newest additions to the Backhoe Loader model line-up include the 440 and 450 center pivot models, which are meant to provide industry-leading lifting performance, along with high breakout forces and improved operating comfort and ergonomics. The new 440 now features redesigned single tilt loader arms, which provide parallel lift and a wide range of versatility for different applications, along with a whopping 25 percent lifting improvement factor over the previous 430F2 model. The new 450 features a 15 percent higher backhoe lifting capacity than the previous 450F model, as well as a new comfort-centric cab.
November 27, 2018

Cat’s Next Generation 30-ton size class excavators are here. The 330 and 330GC both deliver increased operating efficiency while lowering fuel and maintenance costs. Additionally, these excavators are more focused on customer needs, with improved operator comfort and a new offering of unique combinations of features designed to match productivity and cost targets of contractors.
November 16, 2018

John Deere is expanding their lineup of Worksite Pro attachments, as well as their offering of job site cleanup solutions, with their brand new GS66B, GS72B, GS78B, GS84B scrap grapple buckets and GR72B and GR84B rock grapple buckets. The scrap grapple buckets are the perfect solution for any job site cleanup application where grappling power is necessary for handling materials such as for disaster cleanup and recycling center use. The rock grapple buckets, also ideal for job site cleanup, come with land clearing and brush removal capabilities, with the added benefit of being able to grade sites after debris removal.
November 15, 2018

Volvo’s newly updated Site Simulation is increasing efficiency by analyzing worksite conditions and operational goals in order to offer advice on the most effective site setup. This impressive tech then helps customers keep total costs of production down by providing the proper tools to reduce their total cost per ton. Overall, this simpler than ever process optimizes for optimum fuel efficiency and productivity.
November 13, 2018

Caterpillar has added six new models to their ever expanding Next Generation mini hydraulic excavator lineup, built to ensure customer value in the form of operator experience, performance, serviceability, and affordability. The six new models, in the 7-to-10-ton category, will provide a selection of basic configurations, which will allow customers to choose the machine that works most efficiently in the applications that they most routinely encounter. The new excavators will also include the known and loved features of all other Next Generation mini excavators, including heavy duty main structures, fuel efficient engines, load sensing hydraulics, spacious cabs, and the exclusive Cat Stick-Steer system.
November 12, 2018

Caterpillar’s impressive new mini hydraulic excavator lineup, both engineered and manufactured by Cat, includes four new models that come as small as possible while still fitting into the 1-to-2-ton class categorization. Designed with the user in mind first and foremost, these machines incorporate industry-first standard features, such as joystick steering (Stick Steer) and a tilt-up canopy or cab, as well as brand new options like expandable undercarriages and even air conditioning. These customer-centric excavators aim to provide the ultimate in performance, versatility, safety, operator convenience, and affordability.
November 7, 2018

Need to clear roots, brush, branches or stumps with a brilliantly-manufactured excavator scoop rake? TRK Attachments from Niagara, Canada has just the excavator scoop rake attachment for your digging needs. This 5th generation severe-duty excavator scoop rake design has the most features to date and is the perfect attachment for all excavators weighing between 8 and 60 tons.
November 1, 2018

Generac Mobile has found a way to provide a breath of fresh air through a more effective method of suppressing dust and other unhealthy, fine particles. Dust on the jobsite can not only have adverse effects on air quality and the environment, but it can also put workers at risk. This is why Generac Mobile has come up with the new DF 7500 system, which can cover a large area and help keep workers safer and happier.
October 23, 2018

ARDCO has officially introduced new dump beds for Articulating Multi-Purpose Trucks (AMTs). These AMT Dump Beds offer payloads of 10-20 tons, volume upgrades for lighter materials, and tire options for varying extreme conditions where other articulated dump trucks simply cannot perform. The beds can even be added or removed from the modular AMT platform when needing to change the back-end attachment for different jobsite tasks, adding versatility to an already powerful machine.
October 22, 2018

John Deere has introduced their exclusive on-board grade indication option, which is ideal for job sites involving leveling and slope work. The on-board grade indication will be available as a factory or field kit option on 330G and 332G large-frame skid steers and 331G and 333G large-frame compact track loaders. 
October 16, 2018

Generac Mobile has officially launched their first diffuse LED light towers, which provide minimal glare for nighttime work. Many conventional light fixtures emit harsh light, which can be distracting to other workers nearby and even drivers while performing road maintenance. Generac’s new diffuse LED’s provide even lighting for many different applications, eliminating this issue.
October 12, 2018

Cat’s new 740 GC is their most recent addition to expand their articulated dump truck (ADT) line. This re-introduction of a 40-ton size class ADT incorporates the already loved features and proven performance of previous models. Improvements include new controls, advanced traction-control system, hoist-assist system, transmission-protection features, stability-assist system, a fuel-saving ECO mode, and more.
October 9, 2018

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

The new Cat Skeleton Bucket, designed for use with skid steer loaders, multi-terrain loaders, compact track loaders, and compact wheel loaders, is the perfect machine for separating rocks and other large debris from soil and sand. Featuring heavy duty construction and design elements, the Skeleton Bucket can be used for agricultural, construction, land clearing, demolition, landscaping, and scrap handling purposes. The Cat Skeleton Bucket’s number of structural elements ensures long-term durability as well as efficient operation.
September 30, 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

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