Equipment Roundup: John Deere Revamps Articulated Dump Trucks (Video); Mecalac’s AS900tele Does it All; Cat Unveils Redesigned 317, 317 Excavators; New Deere L-Series Backhoes; Kubota’s New Box Blades

Updated Dec 31, 2020
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Kubota’s new BB30 Series box blades for skid steers, CTLs handle rough to precise grading

Kubota has launched a new series of grading box blades for its SSV skid steers and SVL compact track loaders through its Land Pride subsidiary.

The three models in the new series – the BB3072, BB3084 and BB3096 – can handle rough grading for landscaping and initial surface prep.


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John Deere gives L-Series backhoes more powerful engine; 310SL also gets new hydraulics

Five years after launching its L-Series backhoes, John Deere continues to upgrade the models, with the latest advancement being a more powerful engine.

Deere’s 4.5L PowerTech EWL engine now comes on the 310L, 310SL, 315SL, 310SL HL and 410L.


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Cat Unveils Redesigned 317, 317 GC Excavators That Lower Maintenance Costs by Up To 20%

Standard features on the new 17-ton-class Cat 317 and Cat 317 GC Next Gen excavators can boost operating efficiencies by up to 45% compared with previous models, says Cat, all while lowering maintenance costs by up to 20%.

Operating efficiencies are achieved through the standard Cat Grade Assist — which automates boom, stick and bucket movements — and Cat Grade with 2D, which automatically guides depth, slope and horizontal distance to grade.


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Mecalac AS900tele loader takes aim at backhoes, wheel loaders, telehandlers

Functioning as a loader, telehandler or landscaping tool, the 8-ton Mecalac AS900tele telescopic swing loader — now available in North America — is designed to reduce the need for additional equipment.

With 22.2-gpm auxiliary hydraulics, the machine can use several attachments, including mowers, road sweepers and earth augers, and do work usually performed by backhoes, conventional wheel loaders and telehandlers, says the company.


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Video: Deere Unveils First Articulated Dump Trucks To Get Totally Reengineered Dump Body

John Deere has introduced the latest generation of its articulated dump trucks, the new E-II Series, with the release of the 410E-II and the 460E-II. These new trucks not only feature a new cab, increased productivity and improved fuel economy, but they’re also the first ADTs to get Deere’s completely reengineered dump body. We’ve got all the details in the video below. Check it out.