Equipment Roundup: JCB intros 3 mini excavators; Case CV23CC, DV26CC rollers; Engcon EC233 tiltrorator; Rockland cleanup grapple

Updated Jun 21, 2017

JCB’s 16C-1, 18Z-1 and 19C-1 mini excavators bring new designs, lots of choice

JCB has taken the wraps off a new lineup of mini excavators that includes a zero tailswing first for the company.

Ranging from 1.6 metric tons (1.76 US tons) to 1.8 metric tons (2 USt), the new 16C-1, 18Z-1 and 19C-1 each feature 100 percent steel bodywork, improved protection for hydraulic rams and hoses and a swing-out counterweight.

JCB calls the conventional tailswing 16C-1 “rental-specific” and says it is available with both fixed and retracting undercarriages, with the retractable track frame offering widths of 980-1,330 millimeters (38.5-52 inches).

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Case intros DV23CC, DV26CC small-frame combo vibratory rollers

Case CE has introduced two new combination vibratory finish rollers built on a small frame and designed to provide high maneuverability and visibility while using the same control features found on larger counterparts.

The company says the machines are intended for work on walkways, residential driveways, bike paths, tennis courts, small parking lots and other small- and mid-size applications.

The DV23CC and DV26CC rollers feature a front drum and rear pneumatic tires. The inline drums feature a tapered edge and high curb clearance to assist in confined spaces, as well as adjustable scrapers, automatic vibration control and a pressurized water system.

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Engcon launches the EC233, its largest tiltrotator yet

Engcon has introduced its new EC233, a tiltrotator designed for excavators up to 36 tons.

The attachment is Engcon’s most powerful tiltrotator and the company says it’s designed to withstand tough conditions. The EC233 was tested on large construction equipment last winter in Sweden and has a cast body and heavy-duty shaft journals.

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McLaughlin introduces Vision lineup of underground utility locators

The new Vision utility locator lineup from McLaughlin is designed for a variety of users, from utility contractors to power companies to professional locators.

McLaughlin says it made the Vision LX more user-friendly for utility contractors, combining the peak-locating screen and null-locating screen into one display. The display also has an automatic depth and current-measurement index that automatically appears when the locator is positioned over a utility line. The display’s compass automatically calculates the peak signal and indicates the direction of the utility path.

The Vision FLX2 is designed for power companies and secondary power contractors. It differs from the LX by adding secondary and sheaths fault-finding capabilities. The operator uses an A-frame transmitter after connecting the FLX2 to a power or telecommunications line to find the fault in the line within a few inches. The device has five active frequency modes, allowing the operator to adjust to conditions.

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Rockland grapple converts loaders to debris cleaners

Rockland Manufacturing has introduced a cleanup grapple that mounts in place of the standard bucket on wheel loaders for clearing debris.

The grapple uses two independent hydraulic clamps that surround the debris and lift it. An optional 2-foot vertical extension prevents loss of material when moving large loads.

Rockland says the grapple is wear- and abrasion-resistant and has heat-treated, reversible, bolt-on cutting edges.

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