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FLEET PROFILE: The most popular heavy equipment and brands among a sample of excavating contractors in the last 5 years

FLEET PROFILE: The most popular heavy equipment and...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Mar 03, 2015

We were also interested in how a contractor’s buy list might change as he increased in size. For example, what ...

Hitachi’s new ZX300LC-6 excavator ups horsepower 32%

Hitachi’s new ZX300LC-6 excavator ups horsepower...

Posted by Amy Materson on Feb 20, 2015

Hitachi has designed the new ZX300LC-6 excavator with a variety of applications in mind, including site development and roadbuilding jobs. ...

Komatsu’s new PC390LC-11 hydraulic excavator features cab, productivity enhancements

Komatsu’s new PC390LC-11 hydraulic excavator features...

Posted by Amy Materson on Feb 19, 2015

Komatsu America’s new Tier 4 Final PC390LC-11 hydraulic excavator, which features a SAA6D114E-6 engine that delivers 257 net horsepower, has ...

Hitachi launches 3 DEF-sipping LC-6 excavators that love the cold

Hitachi launches 3 DEF-sipping LC-6 excavators that...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 13, 2015

Hitachi has launched three upgraded excavators that the company says reduce diesel exhaust fluid consumption and are engineered for cold weather ...

Doosan’s new DX255LC-5 excavator boasts improved fuel economy through Smart Power Control

Doosan’s new DX255LC-5 excavator boasts improved...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 12, 2015

A Tier 4 Final engine equipped with a new Smart Power Control feature headlines a long list of updates in Doosan's ...

Volvo CE’s new EC220E excavator protects attachments with a password, offers side-view camera

Volvo CE’s new EC220E excavator protects...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 12, 2015

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched a replacement to its 22-ton D Series excavator, updating the machine with a Tier 4 ...

Improved Power mode on Komatsu’s new PC360LC-11 excavator lowers cost per ton

Improved Power mode on Komatsu’s new PC360LC-11...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 06, 2015

Komatsu has announced an update to its PC360LC excavator that includes cab improvements and greater productivity. The PC360LC-11 replaces the -10 ...

Reduced tail swing gives Hitachi ZX85USB-5 excavator the edge in crowded conditions (PHOTOS)

Reduced tail swing gives Hitachi ZX85USB-5 excavator...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 03, 2015

Ultra-short may not be an advantage in basketball, but that’s what Hitachi says gives its new series of excavators, including ...

VIDEO: Volvo excavator takes off a sailor’s clothes in uncomfortable display of precision

VIDEO: Volvo excavator takes off a sailor’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 21, 2015

If you've never been both mesmerized and extremely uncomfortable at the same time, but might like to try it out, ...

Demolition goes awry, excavator operator killed in tragic bridge collapse in Cincinnati

Demolition goes awry, excavator operator killed in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 21, 2015

While working atop a bridge that crosses over Interstate 75 in Cincinnati late Monday night, the structure suddenly collapsed below ...

Kobelco to build excavator plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Kobelco to build excavator plant in Spartanburg, South...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 08, 2015

Kobelco Construction Machinery announced it will build an excavator plant near Spartanburg, South Carolina. The plant will start producing 1,800 ...

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