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Caterpillar Introduces Three Next Generation Excavators

Three Next Generation 20-ton size class excavators from Caterpillar—the 320 GC, 320 and 323—increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs, and improve operator comfort compared to previous models. The new excavators offer unique combinations of purpose-built features designed to match customers' productivity and cost targets. 

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Doosan displays DX140LCR-5 excavator at World of Concrete

Doosan Construction Equipment will display a DX140LCR-5 reduced-tail-swing crawler excavator in its booth - C5887 - in the Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the annual World of Concrete in Las Vegas, January 23 - 26, 2018. The machine will be configured with a quick coupler and hydraulic breaker, as well as optional rubber track pads, which minimize damage to concrete surfaces.

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Dominion adds two larger capacity Fiori dumpers

Having introduced the compact Fiori D40 articulated dumper to the U.S. market earlier this year, Dominion Equipment Parts LLC has now announced the availability of two similarly versatile, larger capacity models. The Fiori D70 SW and D100 SW dumper trucks with tipper body and swivel bed with 180-degree, trilateral dumping ability are based on robust, straight framed carriers with four-wheel steering (4WS). The unique truck design offers a speedy lightweight alternative to tracked carriers for jobs that make a wheeled off-road machine preferable. 

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Takeuchi adds 3.5-ton compact hydraulic excavator

Sharing the same design concept of the TB230, TB240, and TB260, the all-new TB235-2 compact hydraulic excavator provides Takeuchi with a 3.5 ton offering in this competitive market classification. With an operating weight of 7,474 pounds, a dig depth of 10 feet 7.7 inches, maximum reach of 17 feet 3 inches and breakout force of 9,127 pounds, the TB235 provides excellent working range and performance. Additionally, the TB235-2 shares the 24.4 horsepower Yanmar engine with the TB230 and requires no additional exhaust after-treatment systems.

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Case announces extended warranty

CASE Construction Equipment has extended its standard, full-machine warranty on all skid steers and compact track loaders to two years, 2,000 hours (up from one year, 1,000 hours). The new full-machine warranty applies to all models in both product lines, with skid steers ranging in operating capacity from 1,300 pounds up to 3,400 pounds, and compact track loaders rated from 2,700 pounds up to 3,800 pounds. 

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Leica iCON excavator systems now support tilt functions

Leica iCON excavator systems now support tilt functions

Excavators equipped with 2D or 3D excavator guidance solutions from Leica Geosystems and tilt rotators supported by SVAB Quantum can now use a new functionality, iXE CoPilot, that enables the tilt function on a tilt rotator to be handled automatically. The tilt will automatically be adjusted so it is held parallel to the surface as the operator pulls in the excavator arm.

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M Series dozer lineup grows with new Case 650M

Replacing the popular 650L, the 74-horsepower 650M has been updated with all of the hallmarks of the CASE M-Series dozers, including a Tier 4 Final FPT engine with Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) technology. The new 650M also features an enhanced undercarriage with improved track frame, idler, sprockets, rollers and extended-life SALT HD tracks, as well as a reinforced mainframe. Like all M-Series dozers, the 650M comes standard with CASE ProCare for added uptime protection.

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Liebherr introduces PR 766 50 tonne dozer

Liebherr showed off its new PR 766 crawler tractor last week at an international press event in Leoben, Austria. With operating weights of between 46,200 kg and 54,200 kg, the PR 766 is the successor model to the successful PR 764. The latest model in the crawler tractor generation is driven by a powerful 310 kW (422 hp) 8-cylinder V-engine. 

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Universal coupler for mini hydraulic excavators

Universal coupler for mini hydraulic excavators

The new Cat Mini Hydraulic Excavator Universal Coupler expands the range of Cat couplers designed to increase machine versatility and production in a variety of applications. The universal coupler either pins to the stick, or, can be picked up with the Dual Lock Coupler, allowing skid-steer attachments to be interchanged and operated on the excavator.

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Agile, easy to transport compact track loader

The TL6 compact track loader from Takeuchi is an agile, compact machine that is easy to transport, and features outstanding stability and performance. Powered by a Kubota 2.4 litre, 65.2 horsepower engine, the TL6 features a radial lift loader design with a maximum lift height of 9 feet 6.4 inches, and a rated operating capacity of 1,841 pounds. Additionally, the TL6 has a width of 5 feet and a height of 6 feet 5.8 inches. The compact dimensions of the TL6 enable it to access and work efficiently in areas with limited space.  

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Case TV370 combines maintenance-free emissions simplicity with large-frame CTL strengths

The TV370 compact track loader (CTL) from CASE Construction Equipment is a new 74-horsepower machine that combines a maintenance-free Tier 4 Final solution with the strength and reach of a large-frame CTL. The TV370 provides a 3,700-pound rated operating capacity and a vertical-lift design that makes it ideal for loading trucks, and lifting and placing heavier palletized materials.

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New Holland launches new full line of mini excavators

New Holland Construction is proud to showcase its new full line of compact excavators at this week's Green Industry & Equipment Expo in Louisville, KY. Complete with six new models ranging from 1.7 to 6.0 metric tons, the New Holland Construction mini excavators offer competitive performance measures on each available model, including extended life components, liquid-cooled industrial Tier 4 Final compliant diesel engines, an auto-shift traveling system, and lower noise levels.

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Doosan Bobcat donates machines to training programs

Doosan Bobcat donates machines to training programs

Multiple pieces of Bobcat equipment, including compact track loaders, compact excavators, all-wheel steer loaders and VersaHANDLER telescopic tool carriers, were delivered to the following regional training centers:

  • Conestoga College - Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Madison Area Technical College - Madison, Wisconsin
  • Minnesota State Community & Technical College - Moorhead, Minnesota
  • State University of New York - Cobleskill, New York

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JCB launches new 210T and 215T track loaders

The 210T and the 215T track loaders from JCB are powered by the proven 74 hp (55 kW) JCB Diesel by Kohler engine, requiring no DPF and no DEF. The radial lift 210T model has a rated operating capacity (ROC) of 1,900 lb at 35 percent tipping load and 2,650 lb at 50 percent tipping load. The 215T vertical lift model has an ROC of 2,100 lb at 35 percent tipping load and 3,000 lb at 50 percent tipping load. The ROC of both models can be increased with an optional bolt-on chassis counterweight package, and both are capable of operating high flow attachments up to 30 gallons per minute. 

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BKT receives Silver Award from Cat for Supplier Quality Excellence Process

BKT receives Silver Award from Cat for Supplier Quality Excellence Process

Tire manufacturer BKT was recently granted the prestigious SQEP Silver Award for Supplier Quality Excellence Process Certification, which is given to Caterpillar suppliers that achieve a high level of quality and process control. In addition, the company's Earthmax SR 47 and Earthmax SR 45 have been approved for OEM supply on two different models of Cat equipment.

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Articulated trucks critical to keep a major project on schedule

Kevin Clarke, vice president of civil and infrastructure for Aquilini Development Group, says the Vancouver economy is very hot right now and the company has developments going all over the greater Vancouver area, as far east as Chilliwack. The company does everything from high-rise towers in downtown Vancouver to single-family and multi-family urban developments. 

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