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A 3D-printed excavator? Add this to ConExpo 2017’s must-see list

A 3D-printed excavator? Add this to ConExpo...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 18, 2016

The big construction equipment show ConExpo-Con/Agg is teaming up with a group of students and engineers to display the world’s ...

Doosan’s new DX140LC/LCR-5 excavators boast power control, several design improvements

Doosan’s new DX140LC/LCR-5 excavators boast power...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 06, 2016

Boasting new power and speed controls along with several other design and cab enhancements, Doosan's new DX140LC-5 and DX140LCR-5 (short ...

Hyundai’s new compact-radius HX145LCR boasts fuel savings, high-end cab

Hyundai’s new compact-radius HX145LCR boasts fuel...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 04, 2016

Rounding out the company's machine introductions at the Bauma show in Munich last month was the compact-radius HX145LCR. The excavator ...

JCB’s 48Z-1, 55Z-1 and 57C-1 use a longer main boom and shorter dipper arm or stick to provide up to 5 percent greater dump height over previous models to ease truck loading.

JCB launches 4 compact excavators; doubles Contractor...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 26, 2016

JCB’s 48Z-1, 55Z-1 and 57C-1 models actually debuted at The Rental Show in February, but at Bauma made their second ...

JCB unveils the Hydradig, a unique wheeled excavator; launches 4 redesigned loaders (VIDEO)

JCB unveils the Hydradig, a unique wheeled excavator;...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 25, 2016

While JCB’s Bauma headliner was the wheeled Hydradig excavator—expected to make North American shores next March during ConExpo—it did have ...

Hyundai CE unveils HX160L, HX180L excavators with productivity gains

Hyundai CE unveils HX160L, HX180L excavators with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 22, 2016

With the introduction of the 10th and 11th excavators in its new HX Series lineup at Bauma last week, Hyundai ...

LiuGong, Dressta intro slew of new wheel loaders, excavators, dozers at Bauma

LiuGong, Dressta intro slew of new wheel loaders,...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 13, 2016

LiuGong, along with its Dressta brand, is unveiling 20 new products in 2016, and many of them were showcased for ...

Hyundai intros HW140, HW210 wheeled excavators with updated cab, better fuel economy

Hyundai intros HW140, HW210 wheeled excavators with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 11, 2016

With tracked counterparts having launched with a larger and more feature-rich cab in the fall of last year, Hyundai used ...

VIDEO: Watching antique steam shovels work makes excavator regen times seem not so bad

VIDEO: Watching antique steam shovels work makes...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 07, 2016

In this age of joystick controls, climate-controlled cabs, machine control and load-sensing hydraulics, it's easy to get frustrated with current ...

Gradall unveils the XL5200V: Newest telescoping tilt boom excavator boasts more compact counterweight design

Gradall unveils the XL5200V: Newest telescoping tilt...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 06, 2016

With the introduction of the XL5200V crawler excavator, Gradall has taken the wraps off the largest machine in its entire ...

Caterpillar’s new 308E2 excavator with variable angle boom lets you work really close to the tracks and blade

Caterpillar’s new 308E2 excavator with variable...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 04, 2016

Thanks to a variable angle boom design, Caterpillar's new 308E2 VAB is more capable when digging near and away from ...

POLL: What do you think of Cat’s new half excavator, half skid steer 304.5E2?

POLL: What do you think of Cat’s new half...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2016

Caterpillar recently launched a new type of excavator it's referring to as an Xtra Tool Carrier, a compact, 4-ton machine ...

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