Equipment Roundup: Deere unveils 700L, 750 dozers; Ford F-250 Tremor’s winch can pull a Kenworth; Mecalac intros new site dumper line; Cummins successfully tests cylinder deactivation

Updated May 5, 2020
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Cummins successfully tests cylinder deactivation on X15 engine

The prospect of cylinder deactivation in diesel engines got a lot more interesting recently as Cummins and propulsion software company Tula announced a successful demonstration of diesel Dynamic Skip Fire (dDSF) in a Cummins Efficiency Series X15 engine.

Silicon Valley-based Tula has seen its Dynamic Skip Fire software controls go to work in gasoline engines including late model Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, which GM reported can improve fuel efficiency by as much as 15 percent.

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Mecalac intros new line of site dumpers as company eyes rental, North American dealer expansion

Mecalac, which says it is the largest manufacturer of site dumpers in the world, is rolling out its new line of the machines with five model categories ranging in tipping loads from 1 to 10 tons.

Aimed at the rental market, Patrick Brehmer, Mecalac head of design and product management, says site dumpers represent “a revolution of logistics on the jobsite.” That’s because they are less expensive than trucks and take less space and time to turn around, he says.


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VIDEO: 2020 F-250 Tremor’s integrated Warn winch pulls a Kenworth semi

Announced earlier this year, Ford is now offering an integrated winch on its 2020 F-250 Tremor pickup.

Built in partnership with Warn, the winch sits behind the front bumper and can be controlled with a wireless or wired remote. The install does not interfere with adaptive cruise control.


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Deere Unveils New 700L and 750L Dozers With More Power and More Visibility in Larger, Redesigned Cab (VIDEO)

John Deere has unveiled the next generation of its 700-size-class dozers. After working closely with the owners and operators of the previous generation K-Series to develop these new machines, the 700L and 750L dozers boast more power, more comfort, more visibility and refreshed electro-hydraulic controls.

The results are a pair of dozers built to run all day while keeping operators comfortable in the process.

You’ll find all the details and footage of the 700L and 750L in our latest video below. Or, if you prefer text, you can read the full story after the break.

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