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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 is continuing their commitment to customer satisfaction with an upgrade to their lineup of small-frame G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders. The 312GR, 314G, 316GR, 317G, and 318G were debuted three years ago, but have been enhanced in collaboration with industry professionals; a trend that John Deere has set for making customer-based improvements to their landscaping, agricultural, material handling, and construction related products. The revamped models will provide operators with better efficiency and more power on the job site, ultimately allowing for improved uptime and productivity.
November 25, 2019

Liebherr has done it again, teaming up with LEGO designers to create the biggest LEGO Technic set to date which became available on October 1st of this year. This move follows the previous biggest LEGO set released by Liebherr earlier this year. The 42100, which is a model of the massive, 800-ton, 4,000 HP Liebherr R 9800 mining excavator, comes with seven motors and the Control+ app for real operation.
November 4, 2019

Caterpillar has replaced their D6N dozer model with the brand new D5, which offers enhanced performance and the most extensive choice of user friendly tech features that make this bulldozer quite the bang for your buck. This dozer is very responsive and features a 170 hp and an operating weight range of 37,875 to 42,263 lbs. All of this, plus the addition of an automatic transmission for smooth acceleration give this dozer the power and finesse it needs for both dozing and grading, as well as the speed to get the job done quickly and effortlessly.
November 3, 2019

Caterpillar has rolled out the new Cat 326 excavator, which delivers performance with integrated simple-to-use technologies boosting efficiencies up to 45 percent over previous models. This 26-ton class model delivers improved fuel savings, lower maintenance costs and improved operator comfort with all-new cab designs. The new excavator offers high reliability at a low cost-per-hour performance.
October 28, 2019

Vermeer’s latest vacuum excavator, the XR2, features the newest advancement in hydro-excavation: a shaker deck that separates liquids and solids. This new system reduces hydro-excavator transport weights and allows operators to carry 1500 gallons of water to the job. The innovative technology of the XR2 demonstrates Vermeer’s dedication to driving the utility industry forward, as it decreases disposal expenses and allows for workers to stay on the jobsite longer due to increased efficiency.
October 23, 2019

Manitou has added four new straight boom Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) to their North American collection. The TJ 65, TJ 65+, TJ 80+, and TJ 85 all feature smooth platform operation and three steering modes. Additionally, all of these models come with the ability to make up to four concurrent movements at one time.
October 17, 2019

Bobcat Company has added the brand new E26 compact excavator to their R-Series lineup. This new model retains the striking, well-defined design that customers have come to expect from the R-Series line, but also offers revamped performance, uptime protection, and operator comfort. Easier operation and enhanced durability are just some of the advantages that come with this new model, built with restricted movement in small workspaces in mind.
October 15, 2019

John Deere is now manufacturing their mechanical angle blade for 950K and 1050K crawler dozers. The benefit of the mechanical angle blade is that it can be manually angled from side to side, making jobs like backfilling, rough grading, and general earthmoving much easier. John Deere made the decision to produce the blades for the 950K and 1050K models based on customer feedback.
October 11, 2019

John Deere Construction and Forestry is enhancing their user experience for intelligent machine management with new updates to their JDLink platform. These new capabilities will facilitate further valuable machine insights and will also help to provide quick, dependable, easy-to-use telematics solutions. New notifications and adjustments to JDLink mobile will also be features to look forward to with the new update.
September 19, 2019

Komatsu America Corp. has introduced their brand new PC2000-11 hydraulic excavator to the market. This model features more horsepower and faster cycle times with improved multifunction performance. These enhancements are thanks in part to the PC2000-11’s EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine and new engine-pump control.
September 17, 2019

John Deere has extended their eight-year/20,000-hour power electronic components warranty on the 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader. This decision comes with the company’s confidence in the durability of their models. The 944K wheel loader was already named as a finalist for the Diesel Progress Summit Awards in the Electrification Application of the Year category, further giving assurance to the commitment John Deere has to providing long-lasting machines to customers.
September 14, 2019

Komatusu America has released their newest low ground pressure dozer, the 354 horsepower D155AX-8 LGP. This new model merges the technology from the original D155AX-8 with an additional two blade options as well as a 12% wider track gauge and a 9% longer track on the ground. This updated dozer also offers 47% lower ground pressure, enhanced performance overall, and improved flotation and stability, making it perfect for gas and pipeline applications.
August 26, 2019

For Volvo CE and customers as well, machine uptime is of the utmost importance. Since the launch of ActiveCare Direct, Volvo has improved their ability to catch machine problems before they crop up. So far, two years of hard work put into improving uptime services have seen quantifiable improvements, such as:
August 23, 2019

Caterpillar has released 16 new models that advance the D and D2 Series notoriety for comfort, quality, and performance. These D3 Series Skid Steer Loaders (SSL) and Compact Track Loaders (CTL) offer enhancements to the operator experience, as well as track loader stability. The new D3 Series models will also support and recognize a new line of Smart Attachments with the ability to tailor the controls and operator information to match the specific tool and task at hand.
August 23, 2019

In an effort to offer the power and comfort customers desire, John Deere has rolled out their new Class Production Class L-Series wheel loaders. Designed for the toughest and most demanding worksites, the series includes three models: the 744L, the 824L, and the 844L. These wheel loaders come equipped with new electrohydraulic (EH) controls and an improved HVAC system in addition to a roomier cab, making the experience of operation much more comfortable and productive. 
August 16, 2019

Komatsu America Corp has debuted of their new WA900-8 wheel loader, designed to load more trucks per shift. As a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, Komatsu purpose-built the WA900-8 to load 70-150 ton haul trucks in a more comfortable work environment. This 256,618 lb. model even comes equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emission regulations-compliant engine. 
August 14, 2019

Komatsu America Corp. is upping their game with new technology that offers integrated machine control 100% of the time. With Proactive Dozing Control logic, operators can not only perform auto-spreading,  auto-stripping, and high production dozing, but they can also finish grading as well. This precision driven system, built on the company’s already existing intelligent machine control, will be available on Komatsu D51EXi-24, D51PXi-24, D61EXi-24 and D61PXi-24 dozers.
August 13, 2019

Registration is now open for Volvo Construction Equipment's 2019-2020 Road Institute. This program is the paving industry’s premier operator and technician training opportunity which offers value to both veterans and newcomers alike. The courses will run from November 2019 through May 2020, offering a combination of classroom and hands-on training on a variety of maintenance and operations concepts. 
August 2, 2019

SnowEx has introduced their newest, large carrying capacity snow pusher, the POWER PUSHER TE. Made for skid-steers, wheel loaders, backhoes, and tractors, these models come in 8- and 10-foot wide dimensions. The most exciting feature of these new snow pushers are the steel trip-edges that are made for delivering cleaner pavement scrapes so that operators can rest assured they are getting the most out of every pass.
July 24, 2019

Volvo is taking a stance on traditional difficult-to-read telematic fault codes with their newest series of videos poking fun of this very problem. The company is aiming to draw attention to the fact that traditional equipment codes that customers receive when there is a problem are not easily deciphered by the average, everyday customer. No worries though! Volvo also offers a solution to this problem with their ActiveCare Direct 24/7/365 machine monitoring and fleet utilization service that sends customers easy-to-understand email alerts.
July 24, 2019

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