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Caterpillar's brand new 814K wheel dozer is a tough operations dream, thanks to its rugged structure which has the ability to achieve multiple life cycles under the toughest of operating conditions. This allows the dozer to deliver high production operation in various applications such as mining work, heavy civil construction work, ground preparation, and subbase work. The 814K is also equipped with a an efficient power unit and transmission drive, a new, sound-suppressed cab, and a centralized service station configuration, giving it a streamlined edge over competitors.
June 9, 2018

Cat’s B-Prefix hydraulic hammers could be your next exceptional choice when it comes to a machine that is not only simple in design and maintenance, but also offers exceptional reliability and ease-of-use. This line of hammers was designed for operations suited for skid steer loaders, multi-terrain, loaders, compact track loaders, mini hydraulic excavators (3- to 8-ton operating weights), and backhoe loaders working in a range of construction and light-demolition applications, including site prep, landscaping, masonry, and concrete breaking. Designed for “plug-and-play” operation, these versatile hammers are available in B4(s) and B6(s) silenced and B4 and B6 non-silenced versions. As a package solution, the matching Caterpillar-designed hydraulic kits are also offered and the best fit for Cat machines, providing customers a breaker package with superior design and benefits.
June 6, 2018

John Deere has increased their machine warranty on all Commercial Worksite Products to two years. The move comes as a new strategic move to boost confidence and demonstrate their commitment to producing the industry’s most reliable and durable machinery. The coverage is set to include newly purchased compact excavators, compact wheel loaders, skid steer loaders, and compact track loaders.
June 4, 2018

Hitachi made a new addition to their North American ultrashort excavator lineup with their most powerful reduced-tail-swing excavator to date, the ZX345USLC-6. This machine was built to deliver power and efficiency in confined spaces with its increased reach, dig forces, bucket capacity, and lift capacity. In addition to this excavator’s full-size cab being the only one one a reduced tail swing machine in the industry, it is also comfortable and roomy.
May 30, 2018

John Deere has recently announced customer-driven updates being made to their 13-47 ton excavator models. These updates will improve productivity, uptime, and daily operating costs. Additionally, the 210G LC excavator will now be equipped with a grade guidance system, developed in cooperation with Topcon. This system will provide operators with information on the bucket’s location with respect to a 2D reference or 3D design surface and is ideal for digging trenches for pipe, shaping ditches or slopes, or digging structure foundations.
May 28, 2018

In recent weeks, Hitachi debuted their next generation wheeled excavator, the ZX190W-6. Not only is this wave of excavator more efficient, reliable, and durable than predecessors, but it’s also more convenient now that it no longer needs a diesel particulate filter (DPF). This is made possible by the excavator’s certified Final Tier 4 (FT4)/EU Stage IV Isuzu engine.
May 25, 2018

John Deere recently rolled out updates to their maneuverable 190G wheeled excavator. This powerhouse is idea for work in heavily populated centers due to its flexibility and range of features. The 190G is the “Swiss army knives” of excavators, with the ability to do everything from clearing out ditches and repair sewers and potholes to loading trucks and moving Jersey barriers.
May 23, 2018

John Deere’s all new 345G LC reduced tail swing excavator is the ideal machine for navigating tight space with ease. Designed for work in road building, landscaping, site development, and even underground, this excavator provides an increased lift capacity, ore reach, deeper dig depth, and greater breakout forces compared to the 245G LC. This makes a robust addition to the manufacturer’s 33-40 metric ton size class.
May 21, 2018

Bobcat recently made their new Rear Camera Kit available as an addition to their list of options for their skid-steer and compact track loaders. These cameras offer the desired assurance of more visibility in order to reduce accidents and possible damage that might be caused during operation of such heavy machinery. The camera offers a continuous rear view of the machine, allowing for a safe and smooth performance every time.
May 16, 2018

Muncie Power Products recently introduced their newest power take-off option, the Muncie Start. This new little powerhouse is designed to reduce startup torque for high-inertia loads, which in turn allows for a smooth engagement of the PTO. The Muncie Start is tailored for applications such as compressors, generators, blowers, water pumps, and vacuum pumps.
May 1, 2018

Caterpillar has recently announced that they are currently in the process of developing brand new EU Stage V-compliant engines across their entire industrial product line. These engines, ranging from the two-cylinder C0.5 to the 12-cylinder and the 32-liter C32, will aim to develop more efficient after-treatment systems, simplify installation in OEM-customer machines, and provide added value for end users of OEM machines. The new engines will not only be fuel-efficient and power-dense, but are also promised to increase productivity and set higher standards for reliability and flexible installation configurations.
April 30, 2018

John Deere is widening it’s portfolio of over 100 Worksite Pro attachments with three new plate compactors, providing even more dependable choices for JD’s many brand-loyal customers. The PC4, PC7, and PC10 models are designed for trench, slope, and excavation compaction applications, and promise to deliver productivity alongside powerful performance. The attachments are compatible with the John Deere 26G, 30G, 35, 50G, 60G compact excavators, the 310L, 310L EP, 310SL, 310SL HL, 315SL and 410L backhoes, and most competitive models as well.
April 25, 2018

As an addition to their already full line of purpose-built pipe layers, Cat is introducing their brand new, updated PL61. This model delivers an impressive 40,000 lbs of maximum load capacity and an easy 128 inch transport width. In an effort to retain the trusted familiarity established with their previous models, PL61 will retain similar comfort and easy maintenance features, in addition to experienced Cat dealer network support.
April 12, 2018

Three of Cat’s articulated trucks have recently undergone major design changes in order to improve upon the performance of their C-Series forerunners, the 730C2, 730C2 EJ, and the 735C. The new 730, 730 EJ (Ejector), and 735 include enhanced field-proven features such as innovative new controls, an advanced traction control system, transmission-protection features, a new stability-assist system, a new hoist-assist system, and a fuel saving ECO operating mode.
April 11, 2018

Manitou will be featuring their electric mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) and three industrial forklifts at the upcoming MODEX Show in Atlanta Georgia on April 9-12th. This demonstration will include the AETJ 49 electric-powered model, which has never been shown in a trade show in North America until now. A press release highlighting Manitou’s new industrial products is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 9th at 12pm at their booth, B2457.
April 11, 2018

The brand new Cat 24 Motor Grader is a testament to the already strong heritage of the company's M Series Motor Graders, offering high performance construction and maintenance capabilities on mine roads in order to make miner’s jobs easier and more efficient. Additionally, with its innovative, modular design, removing and installing components is easier than ever and up to 70 percent faster. This Motor Grader is application matched for medium to large mines that run trucks with loads over 180 tonnes and outfitted with a 7.3-m (24 foot) wide moldboard. The 24 Motor Grader is also equipped with Standard Cat GRADE with Cross Slope in order to improve operator productivity and haul road quality, in turn decreasing rolling resistance, reducing premature tire failure, and lowering truck tire wear overall.
April 6, 2018

Volvo has recently upgraded their line-up with their all new D-Series, which consists of MC110D, MC115D, and MC135D skid steer loaders, along with MCT110D, MCT125D, and MCT135D compact track loaders. Revamped and improved, this powerhouse series renders a stronger boom design, greater strength, and higher lifting capacities, up to 11 percent. In addition, improved safety and operator comfort means a cab that offers 30 percent more room and up to 60 percent better visibility, giving this series a fierce leg up against the competition.
April 5, 2018

Ammann’s introduction of their digital monitoring system, ServiceLink, has been making life easier for operators since the beginning of this year. The technology works as a mobile monitor that provides accurate networked fleet monitoring as well as digital control of key machine data for APR, APH, and ARW series compactors. With this new tool, operators can optimize maintenance and fleet control while monitoring things like battery status, maintenance intervals, and documentation that can be accessed via the Ammann Service App or the Service Portal.
March 29, 2018

John Deere has recently incorporated SmartGrade technology into their Dubuque, Iowa, manufactured 950K PAT dozer, delivering precise grading performance while eliminating the need for external masts and cables. The overall quality of work is improved through the integration of the Topcon 3D-MC 2 Grade-Control System, which is fully incorporated into the structures, software, and machine cabin. Combining North America’s largest Power-Angle-Tilt (PAT) dozer with SmartGrade technology, both of which did very well on their own, was a logical next step for delivering the most efficiency for operators.
March 28, 2018

Bobcat Company recently expanded their current lineup of attachments for their Bobcat E26 through E85 compact excavators by introducing all-new grading buckets and redesigning their trenching buckets. Both of these buckets are ideal for operators of compact excavators due to their easy interchangeability, as well as their promise of durability and reliability. Add in maximum digging capabilities and easy clean-out, and these make the perfect tools for everything from leveling and grading to backfilling and cleaning out ditches.
March 23, 2018

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