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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

Komatsu America Corp. recently announced the introduction of the PC390LCi-11 to their hydraulic excavator lineup. Not only does this new addition include intelligent machine control, but it is also the first of its kind to combine with this the speed and agility of a 36-ton machine and the stability of next-size-class-up machines. All of this can be conveniently accessed in the operator joystick, making it a dream combo of comfort, convenience, and efficiency.
March 22, 2018

Caterpillar is staying true to their reputation for efficient and profitable Paving products with the introduction of their CB1.7 and CB1.8. Not only are these new additions easy to operate, quick, to service, and simple to transport, but they also provide exceptional versatility for their size class. They are named aptly for their standard operating weights, making it easy for operators to choose the machine they need for the job at hand, whether it be for paving bike paths, courtyards, town centers, or parking lots, doing patchwork, or performing shoulder work.
March 16, 2018

Caterpillar recently announced their new production-class Tandem Vibratory Rollers as the newest additions to their family of paving machines. The CB13, CB15, and CB16, aptly named for their 13, 15, and 16 ton weight classes, can be outfitted with an oscillatory vibration system, providing versatility across several applications. The new lineup also offers refinements and enhancements to operator controls, lighting packages, service access, and water spray system, as well as many other new bells and whistles meant to ensure efficiency and comfort.
March 14, 2018

Volvo’s wheeled excavator lineup is getting an upgrade with their addition of three new models, the short swing EWR150E, EWR170E and the conventional swing EW220E. Three models means more choice for contractors, especially those working in crowded worksites. Versatility and mobility provided by the ability to travel on their own means these excavators are an ideal solution for reducing hassle, cleanup, and costs altogether.
March 10, 2018

Volvo’s newest mid-size wheel loader, the L90H, was debuted recently at the World of Asphalt 2018 trade show in Houston. As a leader in innovation, Volvo promises their new machine delivers up to 20% greater fuel efficiency and improved serviceability, and productivity, as well as ease of use over previous models. Add increased versatility and lower lifetime operating costs, and the L90H is a multi-talented powerhouse.
March 9, 2018

Volvo Construction recently debuted their new combination rollers, the CR30B and the CR35B, at the 2018 World of Asphalt trade show. These additions to the company’s small asphalt compaction line are ideal for small-scale compaction projects, complete with a fuel-efficient, low-emission engine. New features help to provide a dense, smooth, high-quality mat surface, ensuring the highest in satisfaction.
March 9, 2018

Allmand Bros Inc. recently introduced their newest light tower, the Night-Lite E-Series, at the ARA Rental Show, February 19-21. Allmand has been manufacturing high-performance portable equipment for a long time, and this newest offering is no exception when it comes to durability and dependability. Easy deployable and energy efficient, this new series can be used for all types of events and environments.
March 5, 2018

The all new PC238USLC-11 hydraulic excavator was revealed a few days ago by the leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, Komatsu America Corp. This new excavator promises to deliver four percent higher productivity when compared to the previous model, and comes with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, a new viscous fan clutch, and lower engine parasitic loads. Additionally, a heavy counterweight mass and rounded cab are what give the new excavator better true tight tail swing performance and lift capacity than its predecessor.
February 23, 2018

Volvo knows that the smallest of changes in design can make a huge difference in machine durability, and they are so confident in the design of their excavators that they are now extending their Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty to all of their wheeled and high-reach demolition excavators. New models that will be covered by the warranty include the EC380EHR and EC480EHR high-reach demolition excavators, and the EW180E, EW160E and EW60E wheeled models. Additionally, four new wheeled excavators that are being unveiled in Spring of 2018 will also be covered.
February 23, 2018

Gehl’s new Mark74 telescopic handlers represent a whole new class of superior performance and reliability in the Gehl RS Series. These new handlers have all the same features you love from the GEN:3 RS Series, but they now come with a 74hp engine, which eliminates the need for after treatment fluid. These machines are great for renters who are looking to improve their ROI and  lower their total cost of ownership.
February 23, 2018

Volvo Construction has taken the H-Series wheel loader and made it better with their newest update, adding the latest technology to an already proven machine. The update includes next-generation OptiShift and new load-sensing hydraulics and transmissions, which in turn provides faster cycle times and increased fuel efficiency. The H-Series 2.0 Update is currently available for the L150H, L180H and L220H, as well as the recently launched L260H, and additional models are soon to follow suit.
February 22, 2018

Finally, a compact track loader with all the power of a C238, but without the need for DEF (diesel exhaust fluid)! New Holland Construction’s newest loader, the C237 can lift more, haul heavier loads, and hold fast to steep slopes all without the extra horsepower derived from DEF. This vertical-lift model brings the lineup full-circle, and is ready for any construction, farm, or rental yard job you can think of.
February 21, 2018

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