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Komatsu launches semi-automatic PC210LCi-10 excavator; cuts production time 63% (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Komatsu launches semi-automatic PC210LCi-10 excavator;...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Nov 17, 2014

We’re used to numbers—some of them in the double digits—when manufacturers talk about fuel efficiency gains in new equipment. But ...

Value-conscious, no frills Caterpillar 303E CR introduced; suited to landscaping, utility and rental applications

Value-conscious, no frills Caterpillar 303E CR...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 05, 2014

In addition to its new E2 series of mini-excavators we reported on earlier, Caterpillar has also introduced another mini-ex, but ...

Caterpillar E2 series mini-excavators overcome emissions challenges with high-def hydraulics, smart technology

Caterpillar E2 series mini-excavators overcome...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 03, 2014

High-definition is a term normally associated with televisions, but Caterpillar is using it to describe a new hydraulic system that ...

VIDEO: Excavator plays T-ball with a microwave, gets bored and crushes it instead

VIDEO: Excavator plays T-ball with a microwave, gets...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 17, 2014

Just in case you ever dreamed of playing t-ball with a microwave and using an excavator as a bat, this ...

Financed new construction equipment sales up 11%; Bobcat T590 leads August top 10

Financed new construction equipment sales up 11%;...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Oct 02, 2014

Compared to one year ago, the number of new financed construction equipment units sold rose 11 percent this August, according ...

VIDEO: Geniuses wrap themselves in rope, let an excavator sling them through the air

VIDEO: Geniuses wrap themselves in rope, let an...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 19, 2014

Most people see construction equipment from afar. And most people, when meeting these machines in person for the first time, ...

VIDEO: How to build a LEGO dump truck with an excavator bucket instead of your hands

VIDEO: How to build a LEGO dump truck with an excavator...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 15, 2014

We've seen plenty examples of equipment operators showing off their skills through interesting demonstrations, but this one from Finland might ...

Caterpillar launches M318F, M320F wheel excavators with greater durability, lower operating costs (PHOTOS)

Caterpillar launches M318F, M320F wheel excavators with...

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 09, 2014

Caterpillar has launched two new wheel excavators—the M318F and M320F—which the company says incorporates the best features of predecessor models ...

VIDEO: Guy attempts Ice Bucket Challenge with excavator, bucket knocks him out cold instead

VIDEO: Guy attempts Ice Bucket Challenge with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 05, 2014

When we were putting together our original roundup of Ice Bucket Challenge videos, we were surprised at just how many ...

VIDEO: Semi hauling an excavator plows through a guardhouse while pulling onto college campus

VIDEO: Semi hauling an excavator plows through a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 22, 2014

At Bellhaven University they're referring to it as "the Guardhouse Incident." With construction having begun on a new on-campus apartment complex, ...

Volvo CE launches EC350E crawler excavator with updated controls, more fuel-efficient D13 engine

Volvo CE launches EC350E crawler excavator with updated...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 22, 2014

Following the launch of the new EC480E earlier this week, Volvo Construction Equipment has introduced another Tier 4 Final crawler ...

Doosan intros DX300LC-5 and DX350LC-5 crawler excavators with 10% boost in fuel efficiency (PHOTOS)

Doosan intros DX300LC-5 and DX350LC-5 crawler...

Posted by Amy Materson on Aug 22, 2014

Doosan has launched two new Tier 4-compliant excavators – the 271-horsepower DX300LC-5 and the 318-horsepower DX350LC-5, which replace the DX300LC-3 ...

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