Designed for construction, rental and governmental customers, the new John Deere G-Series mid-frame skid steers and compact track loader (CTL) offer a powerful tool for jobs of any scale. Developed from customer feedback, the 320G and 324G skid steers, and the 325G compact track loader offer low daily operating costs, peak productivity and maximum uptime. The new mid-frame models join their large and small-frame counterparts to round out the full line of skid steers/CTLs available from John Deere.
Case Construction Equipment will celebrate its 60th anniversary of wheel loader production with a variety of promotions and activities throughout the year. The activities start at World of Concrete 2018 where the first 500 people who visit the Case booth (C5748) will receive a commemorative Case t-shirt celebrating the milestone.
Volvo Construction Equipment's (Volvo CE) 100 percent electric compact excavator prototype – known as the EX2 – has won the prestigious Equipment & Machinery Award in the Earthmoving & Demolition category of the Intermat Innovation Awards. The concept machine, which delivers zero emissions, 10 times higher efficiency, 10 times lower noise levels and reduced total cost of ownership compared to its conventional counterparts, was recognized for its contribution toward progress in the construction industry. It is believed to be the world's first fully electric compact excavator prototype. At this stage, the EX2 is still part of a research project and it is not commercially available.
Mustang's latest skid steer, the 4200V, features a Tier 4–certified Deutz 120-hp engine and 4,200 pounds (1,905 kg) of rated operating capacity. This is an increase of 21.7 hp and 200 pounds in operating capacity over the 4000V, Mustang's previous model in this size range. For added performance for large jobs, the 4200V offers 354 foot-pounds of torque.
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. has appointed two new executives in their sales and distribution/marketing departments. Tom Owen has been appointed vice president of National Construction Equipment Sales, and will be responsible for leading the team that reaches and supports equipment customers whose jobsites and business scope extends across North America. Stan Park has been named vice president of Distribution/Marketing, and will handle the teams in charge of building and supporting Hyundai's growing dealer network and overall marketing efforts.
Gehl has introduced a new skid-steer loader, which it claims in the worlds largest – the V420. This machine features a Tier 4, 120-hp Deutz engine and 4,200 pounds (1,905 kg) of rated operating capacity. This is an increase of 21.7 hp and 200 pounds in operating capacity over the V400, Gehl's previous model in this size range. For added performance for large jobs, the V420 offers 354 foot-pounds of torque.
John Deere has added to its G-Series motor grader lineup with the addition of two models - the 620G/GP and 622G/GP - designed for cities, townships and contractors that want lighter, more fuel-efficient graders. Ripper-stow automation, courtesy lighting and an updated high-resolution reverse camera monitor are new to both G and GP models. Deere has also added a dual-joystick option on all Grade Pro (GP) models.
The JCB 3TS-8T Teleskid and 48Z-1 compact excavator will be on display at the 2018 Landscape Ontario Congress trade show in Toronto, from January 9-11. In addition, the JCB 215 skid steer loader, the latest in the company's range of skid steer and compact track loaders built in North America, will make its Canadian debut.
Vac-Tron Equipment has released their new CS 1270 trailer vac. This new Compact Industrial Vac Series comes standard with a 1,200-gallon debris tank and 580 or 1,000 cfm. It is also available with a hydraulic operated opening and locking rear door, wet/dry filtration cyclone, 30' x 3" suction hose and tool, and 27 HP or 37 HP Kohler gas engine. Options include 24 HP Kohler diesel engine and reverse pressure.
Caterpillar has extended its machine standard warranty to 24 months or 2,000 hours for skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, multi-terrain loaders and mini excavators sold in the U.S. and Canada by authorized Cat dealers. Starting January 1, 2018, the enhanced warranty terms apply to new machine purchases.
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John Deere continues to grow its ever-expanding lineup of Worksite Pro attachments with the introduction of its new roll-out bucket offerings. The RB72, RB84 and RB96 models are designed to best match the attachment to the machine. Optimized for G-Series Compact Track Loaders and K-Series Compact Wheel Loaders (RB84 and RB96 only), these buckets provide an additional 34 inches of dump reach when fully extended.