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

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 04, 2016

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

Rounding out the company's machine introductions at the Bauma show in Munich last month was the compact-radius HX145LCR. The excavator is Hyundai's newest addition to the HX Series excavator lineup ...

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VIDEO: Skid steer lifting parked cars near NYC jobsite lands contractor in hot water

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 03, 2016

VIDEO: Skid steer lifting parked cars near NYC jobsite lands contractor in hot water

Video of a skid steer operator lifting and moving an SUV parked near a construction site in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn has the car's owner fuming and the project's ...

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John Deere’s new hammer line packs more blows, less parts

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 03, 2016

John Deere’s new hammer line packs more blows, less parts

John Deere has introduced a new line of hydraulic hammers optimized to work with select John Deere G- and E-Series skid steers/compact track loaders as well as G-Series compact excavators ...

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Ford issues recalls on 2011-2012 F-150, 2016 Super Duty trucks

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 03, 2016

Ford issues recalls on 2011-2012 F-150, 2016 Super Duty trucks

Ford has announced safety recalls that affect certain 2011-2012 model year F-150s and 2016 model year Super Duty trucks. F-150 transmission troubles The F-150s are part of a recall of around 202,000 ...

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Liebherr unveils L 526, 538, 546 loaders with hydrostatic drive

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on May 02, 2016

Liebherr unveils L 526, 538, 546 loaders with hydrostatic drive

Alongside the new PR 716 dozer, at the recent Bauma show Liebherr unveiled three all new mid-size wheel loaders. The new L 526, L 538 and L 546 wheel loaders all ...

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Ford bringing new Raptor’s 10-speed transmission to the F-150

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 02, 2016

Ford bringing new Raptor’s 10-speed transmission to the F-150

As part of an announcement on new manufacturing facility investments, Ford has announced that it will soon begin offering a 10-speed transmission option to F-150 customers. The F-150 is currently offered with ...

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Ditch Witch enters air excavation market with 3-model lineup; unveils FX, FXT65 vacuum excavators

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 02, 2016

Ditch Witch enters air excavation market with 3-model lineup; unveils FX, FXT65 vacuum excavators

Ditch Witch has announced its entrance into the air excavation market alongside a new vacuum excavator model. The company now offers a three-model lineup of air excavators: the FXT30 Air, FXT50 ...

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Caterpillar brings back the 918 compact loader in M Series expansion; intros updated 910, 914

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 29, 2016

Caterpillar brings back the 918 compact loader in M Series expansion; intros updated 910, 914

Acknowledging it as a "gray area" machine, Caterpillar is reintroducing the 918 wheel loader, absent from its compact wheel loader lineup since the early 90s, to the market. "We're providing a smaller frame ...

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Rotating console on Wacker Neuson’s “dual view” DW50 concept turns this dumper into a mini truck

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 29, 2016

Rotating console on Wacker Neuson’s “dual view” DW50 concept turns this dumper into a mini truck

Citing increased adoption of wheel dumpers over smaller trucks on jobsites with difficult terrain or other conditions, Wacker Neuson has unveiled a prototype that makes its DW50 a bit more ...

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Cummins to develop plug-in hybrid Class 6 truck with federal grant

Posted by Tom Quimby on April 29, 2016

Cummins to develop plug-in hybrid Class 6 truck with federal grant

Cummins has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that can reduce fuel consumption by ...

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VIDEO: Backhoe operator tackles obstacle course of giant, watery holes

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 28, 2016

VIDEO: Backhoe operator tackles obstacle course of giant, watery holes

We've seen various operator obstacle courses, most of them of the rodeo variety involving various earthmoving tasks, barrels and the like. This particular course though is a bit more extreme. In ...

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POLL: Do you plan to lease equipment this year?

Posted by Equipment World Staff on April 28, 2016

POLL: Do you plan to lease equipment this year?

While we mostly hear about owning and renting from contractors we've spoken to recently, leasing is still an attractive option for many. In this week's poll questions, we want to ...

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JCB intros THL 540-140 Hi-Viz Loadall telehandler

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on April 28, 2016

JCB intros THL 540-140 Hi-Viz Loadall telehandler

At the recent Bauma show in Munich, JCB celebrated the production of the 200,000th Loadall, plus introduced the THL 540-140 Hi-Viz Loadall, its fourth Hi-Viz model. The unit has an 8,500-pound ...

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Liebherr unveils PR 716 dozer, updated excavator quick coupler

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on April 27, 2016

Liebherr unveils PR 716 dozer, updated excavator quick coupler

Liebherr always has a massive home turf presence at the Bauma show in Germany, and this year’s show was no exception, with the company showcasing more than 60 machines in ...

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International adds HX520 to new Class 8 truck lineup

Posted by Jason Cannon on April 27, 2016

International adds HX520 to new Class 8 truck lineup

International Truck recently unveiled the fourth model in its new HX Series lineup at the World Truck Show—the HX520, a 120-inch BBC set-forward axle truck or tractor designed to serve the heavy ...

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Mack’s new Predictive Cruise control for mDrive AMT remembers those hills

Posted by Jason Cannon on April 27, 2016

Mack’s new Predictive Cruise control for mDrive AMT remembers those hills

Along with the unveiling of its new 2017 MP Series engine models, Mack Trucks announced that it will offer Predictive Cruise, an intelligent system that memorizes a route when cruise ...

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Bertha will soon begin digging below the viaduct its path will replace

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 27, 2016

Bertha will soon begin digging below the viaduct its path will replace

The world's largest tunneling machine will soon begin its dig beneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle, its first activity since mid-March. In January tunnel-boring machine Bertha broke through its repair wall ...

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DeWalt unveils the MD501: A rugged phone for construction going head-to-head with Cat

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 26, 2016

DeWalt unveils the MD501: A rugged phone for construction going head-to-head with Cat

While "the construction industry smartphone market is getting interesting" isn't exactly a phrase I thought I'd be typing a few years ago, that's exactly where we find ourselves today. In the ...

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JCB launches 4 compact excavators; doubles Contractor breaker lineup with new models

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on April 26, 2016

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’s 48Z-1, 55Z-1 and 57C-1 models actually debuted at The Rental Show in February, but at Bauma made their second appearance and were accompanied by a bit more information from ...

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Powerscreen’s electric-drive screen offers power source and environmental flexibility

Posted by Tom Jackson on April 26, 2016

Powerscreen’s electric-drive screen offers power source and environmental flexibility

A new, electrically driven Warrior 1400XE mobile screen from Terex Powerscreen debuted at Bauma last week. The choice of electric drive was dictated by environmental concerns and the desire for ...

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

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on April 25, 2016

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

While JCB’s Bauma headliner was the wheeled Hydradig excavator—expected to make North American shores next March during ConExpo—it did have a number of wheel loader introductions at the show that ...

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Mack launches 2017 MP7, MP8 engines with more power, new designs, better fuel efficiency

Posted by Jason Cannon on April 25, 2016

Mack launches 2017 MP7, MP8 engines with more power, new designs, better fuel efficiency

Mack Trucks has unveiled its 2017 11-liter MP7 and 13-liter MP8 engines with a handful of advancements designed to simplify maintenance and improve efficiency and productivity. John Walsh, vice president global marketing ...

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Heavy equipment manufacturers release election-themed mobile game

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 25, 2016

Heavy equipment manufacturers release election-themed mobile game

Hoping to reach the electorate on issues related to manufacturing during this chaotic election cycle, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers have released a game for smartphones and tablets. The I Make America ...

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Hyundai CE unveils HX160L, HX180L excavators with productivity gains

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 22, 2016

Hyundai CE unveils HX160L, HX180L excavators with productivity gains

With the introduction of the 10th and 11th excavators in its new HX Series lineup at Bauma last week, Hyundai Construction Equipment says it is meeting the demand of customers ...

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Caterpillar profit falls 71% in 1Q as energy demand, competitive pressure in construction knock sales

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 22, 2016

Caterpillar profit falls 71% in 1Q as energy demand, competitive pressure in construction knock sales

Though things aren't looking any brighter for Caterpillar on the financial front, chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman says he is pleased with the effects of an ongoing cost reduction plan. The ...

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Perkins’ new “Syncro” engines offer modular designs, work anywhere in the world

Posted by Tom Jackson on April 22, 2016

Perkins’ new “Syncro” engines offer modular designs, work anywhere in the world

Running from 2.8 to 3.6 liters, the new “Syncro” line of four-cylinder diesel engines unveiled at Bauma by Perkins offer outputs from 60 to 134 horsepower and an increase in ...

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VIDEO: Loaders lock buckets in battle royal as Chinese contractors clash over turf

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 21, 2016

VIDEO: Loaders lock buckets in battle royal as Chinese contractors clash over turf

A dispute between two concrete contractors in China escalated in the most dangerous way possible recently as rival workers hopped into wheel loaders and began to slug it out. According to ...

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Upgrades to Cat’s C9.3B engine bring greater power density, packaging flexibility

Posted by Tom Jackson on April 21, 2016

Upgrades to Cat’s C9.3B engine bring greater power density, packaging flexibility

At Bauma last week, Caterpillar took the wraps off a retooled big engine, the C9.3B that delivers 335 to 455 horsepower and a whopping 1,535 foot pounds of torque. The new ...

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First disaster response class graduates Team Rubicon and Case CE’s heavy equipment training program

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 21, 2016

First disaster response class graduates Team Rubicon and Case CE’s heavy equipment training program

With help from heavy equipment manufacturer Case, the first group of volunteers have graduated from a disaster response organization's heavy equipment training program. Using equipment provided by Case CE, Case IH and ...

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Benefits of John Deere’s new 944K hybrid loader extend beyond fuel efficiency

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 20, 2016

Benefits of John Deere’s new 944K hybrid loader extend beyond fuel efficiency

John Deere today launched the rollout of its 944K, a hybrid loader powered in tandem by AC generators and motors along with a 536-horsepower Deere Powertech engine. The hybrid drive system ...

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PHOTOS > Tour the machines and giant halls of Bauma 2016

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 20, 2016

PHOTOS > Tour the machines and giant halls of Bauma 2016

How big is Bauma? This big. As it is every three years, the Bauma show was held in Munich last week. We've been furiously writing up everything of note we saw ...

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Rubble Master intros 120GO! tracked mobile impact crusher

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 20, 2016

Rubble Master intros 120GO! tracked mobile impact crusher

At the Bauma show last week in Munich, Rubble Master took the wraps off its new flagship machine. The 120GO! tracked mobile impact crusher features an output of up to 350 ...

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Hyundai’s new HL955 Tool Master loader configuration boosts lift capacity and more

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 19, 2016

Hyundai’s new HL955 Tool Master loader configuration boosts lift capacity and more

Hyundai added another Tool Master configuration model to its HL lineup of wheel loaders with the unveiling of the 955TM at the Bauma show last week in Munich. The company launched ...

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Same horsepower, smaller block: Deutz boosts power density in new 5L engine

Posted by Tom Jackson on April 19, 2016

Same horsepower, smaller block: Deutz boosts power density in new 5L engine

Fighting for its share of the world engine market, Deutz showed attendees at Bauma last week a new 5-liter TDC 5.0 engine. Designed from scratch, this engine has a clean, almost ...

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Komatsu unveils 3rd-generation, 36-ton HB36LC-3 hybrid excavator

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on April 18, 2016

Komatsu unveils 3rd-generation, 36-ton HB36LC-3 hybrid excavator

Komatsu’s European leadership used the Bauma trade show last week to introduce its latest hybrid excavator, the 36-ton-class, 271-horsepower HB365LC-3. The company also updated the report it gave last year ...

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Genie’s new Z-60/37 FE boom lift operates in full-electric or hybrid drive modes; new Z-45/25XC doubles lift capacity

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 18, 2016

Genie’s new Z-60/37 FE boom lift operates in full-electric or hybrid drive modes; new Z-45/25XC doubles lift capacity

  Driven by high-efficiency AC motors, the new Genie Z-60/37 FE boom lift provides two modes of operation: full-electric or hybrid. Introduced at Bauma last week, the machine can run a ...

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