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:

Bobcat Company has recently introduced the brand new Bobcat Bob-Dock system. This cutting-edge, hydraulic attachment mounting system allows the operator to work hands free, without having to leave the Bobcat compact loader cab. The attachment is optimized for strong, easy, and repeatable hydraulic connections, while minimizing downtime and common operator mistakes.
February 4, 2019

Liebherr has been hard at work in 2019 producing their latest generation of crawler excavators, the “Generation 8”. These powerhouses, produced in Colmar, France, feature increased operator comfort and higher productivity than previous models. The new R 934, based on the original R 934 and R 938 models, will be presented at the upcoming Bauma 2019 expo in Germany alongside an engine meeting Stage V emission standards. This model includes numerous improvements including simplified, safe maintenance work, and increased power.
January 31, 2019

Liebherr will be one of the many companies attending this year’s Bauma 2019 in April, and they will be presenting their brand new 125 K fast-erecting crane. Featuring a maximum hook height of 65.5 meters and a radius of 55 meters, this will be the fastest erecting crane on the market to date. The 125 K will be available for purchase worldwide beginning in March, preceding its appearance at the expo.
January 30, 2019

John Deere Construction & Forestry has recently added the European distributor, the Wirtgen Group, to their network in Germany and France. This addition makes way for the introduction of two popular G-Series motor graders, the 622GP and the 672GP, to the two countries as of early this year.
January 29, 2019

Kubota Tractor Corporation introduced their lightest and most maneuverable compact track loader to date, the SVL65-2. As a further diversification of their lineup, the new model is in a lighter ROC weight class that its heavier counterparts, the SVL75-2 and the SVL95-2s. Available as of April 2019, this new track loader will feature the line’s signature slide-up overhead front door and on/off self-leveling capabilities, in addition to an advanced hydraulic multi-function valve that helps to provide smooth operations and increased productivity.
January 25, 2019

Volvo Construction Equipment is expanding their lineup of E-Series compact excavators with the addition of the ECR18E and the EC20E. The ECR18E is a completely new addition to the lineup featuring a shorter swing radius. The EC20E is a higher performance replacement for its previous D Series model.
January 23, 2019

Caterpillar’s newest multi-processor models are here, delivering heavy-duty results with their 19 percent greater cutting/crushing forces and their 50 percent faster cycle times than previous models. The MP332, MP345, and MP365 feature multiple interchangeable jaws, each with their own storage stand, that can perform a variety of high-production, specialized tasks for demolition purposes. Additionally, their innovative locking system allows a single operator to change jaws with only standard hand tools within 15 minutes or less.
January 17, 2019

Manitou of North America will be exhibiting their newest products at the World of Concrete expo in Las Vegas. Being held this February 3-7th, the all encompassing brand will be introducing new products from their Manitou, Gehl, and Mustang lineups at the interactive outdoor booth, (#O31054,) in the Silver Lot. Don’t miss out on this chance to see the new Gehl RT 105 track loader and RS4-14 telehandler, catch up with Manitou’s new management team, and discover the latest and greatest equipment and services Manitou has to offer.
January 16, 2019

Bobcat is starting off the new year with an exciting new update to their standard and extended compact equipment warranty offerings. Select Bobcat equipment purchased after January 1st, 2019 is now covered under a 2 year/2,000-hour standard warranty. The warranty will cover whichever of the 2 years or 2,000 hours comes first.
January 12, 2019

John Deere revealed their three newest L-Series utility wheel loaders, all with more power and suited for the versatility required of job sites and farms. The 524L, 544L and 624L were all designed with the operator in mind, given a much more comfortable cab with increased visibility, additional storage room, heaters, and more. Other new features, including electrohydraulic (EH) loader controls, redesigned near-parallel linkage, and enhanced performance buckets also aid in making these nimble machines more intuitive for operators of all skill levels.
January 11, 2019

Caterpillar’s 990K Aggregate Handler is your new solution for boosting wheel loader production in rehandling applications. Designed to handle greater payloads, (up to 25 percent more,) compared to the standard 990K, this new handler allows operators to load trucks and railcars faster and more efficiently. This aggregate handler makes it possible to move more material in less time in load-and-carry, stockpile management tasks, and all other yard applications.
January 7, 2019

John Deere has expanded their Worksite Pro attachments collection yet again with the addition of their five new pickup and three new angle brooms. The BP72C, BP84C, BR60C, BR72C, and BR84C pickup brooms and the BA72C, BA84C, and BA96C angle brooms were designed for simple and easy cleanup in construction applications, as well as snow and turf. These brooms are compatible with John Deere compact track loaders and skid steers, as well as competitive models.
January 4, 2019

Cat’s brand new C13B engine allows OEMs to downsize their engine platforms, minimize downtime, and lower installation costs with its lightweight and compact design, all while delivering multiple high power density ratings, (from 456 hp to 577 hp with peak torque reaching 1943 lb.-ft.). This engine also features a patented non-EGR after-treatment system to meet EU Stage V and U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards. Modeled after previous, reliable Cat core engines with over 109 off-highway field hours of experience, this C13B engine delivers 15-liter power at 32 percent less system weight, all without sacrificing overall performance.
January 2, 2019

Cat’s next generation of motor grader, the Cat 120, is designed with with the customer in mind first and foremost, featuring a more comfortable cab with enhanced visibility and display screens, as well as many customizable options that tailor the machine to the operator’s application specific preferences. Some of these options include the ability to choose between steering wheel/lever or joystick controls, tandem or all-wheel drive, and a range of scalable grade control technologies. Additionally, with the help of the Cat C7.1 engine, the new motor grader needs 15% less fuel when used in combination with ECO mode.
December 29, 2018

The release of the newest Cat motor grader is one to get excited about, as it not only offers enhanced operator comfort and convenience, but also showcases a selection of grade control technologies, conventional steering wheel/level controls, and a more efficient power train. Featuring an all-wheel-drive system option, the Cat 140 Motor Grader has a standard operating weight of 42,325 pounds, a 12-foot moldboard, a fuel-efficient Cat C9.3 engine rated at 250 standard net horsepower, and an 8F/6R direct-drive power-shift transmission. Throw in the Cat Product Link telematics system and extended-interval serviceability, and you’ve got yourself a powerhouse of a machine.
December 28, 2018

John Deere has redesigned their K-series compact wheel loaders to give us their newest models, the 244L and 324L. These new additions, offering increased productivity as well as significantly faster travel speeds, help to round out the full line of L-Series compact wheel loaders that John Deere already has to offer. The 244L and 324L are ideal for landscape and snow removal, ag material handling, and construction tasks.
December 28, 2018

Caterpillar’s brand new Cat GRADE with 3D system is the tech of the future, featuring an automatic grade control system which uses GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) to position the machine’s blade with precision without the help of the operator from the beginning to the finished grade. Made for D3K2, D4K2 and D5K2 track-type tractors, this system also comes equipped with the Cat AccuGrade Ready Option, which gives the operator the ability to use universal-total-station and laser references for automated control. This all encompassing system reduces staking costs, rework expenses, fuel, and machine hours while allowing operators of all skill levels to achieve specified grades quicker and more accurately.
December 27, 2018

John Deere has recently unveiled the all-new 655K and 755K Crawler Loaders as the newest addition to their K-series lineup. Designed in Dubuque, Iowa, the new models feature increased productivity and uptime, as well as lower operating costs. Equipped with final Tier 4 engine technology, the 665K and 755K will have similar designs, systems, and components to other product lines in the John Deere crawler family.
December 18, 2018

The Next Generation 36-ton size class excavators from Caterpillar are here to deliver more choices and increased efficiency. Lowering operating costs in the 36-ton size class, this new generation also lowers fuel and maintenance costs and improves operator comfort. The 336 and 336 GC also offer unique combinations of features designed for contractor’s individual productivity goals.
December 17, 2018

CASE Construction Equipment recently unveiled the new 836C and 856C, designed to maximize productivity and performance, as a part of their new C Series of motor graders. These new models are compliant with Tier 4 Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) engine technology, which increases fuel efficiency, lowers exhaust temperatures, and eliminates the need for regeneration. The new motor graders also features new horsepower ratings, weights, and feature-driven grading solutions, as well as the ability to choose between All Wheel Drive (AWD) configurations.
December 17, 2018

Have news or advice to share?
Send your press releases, articles, white papers, reviews, and hot news tips to news@mlsinc.com.
Construction equipment news, articles, videos
Farm equipment news and info
Forestry machinery news and info
Trucking news headlines, products, videos
Trailer manufacturing news and info
News and info on forklifts, cranes, and more
Drilling equipment news, videos, info
Biomass equipment news, tradeshows, videos
Info and analysis to aid your decisioning process
Resources and tips for buying and selling
Latest updates from MLS
Explore all news topics
Stay in the Loop
Get the latest equipment news, buying guides, and selling advice delivered to your inbox.
It's free. Unsubscribe anytime.