Equipment Roundup: Komatsu unveils Proactive Dozing Control; Deere intros 3 new L-Series loaders; Roush unveils the Nitemare F-150; Komatsu launches D155AX-8 LGP; Artics seeing steady improvements

Updated Sep 3, 2019

In high demand, popular articulated dump truck models seeing steady improvements

Articulated dump trucks, with their ability to efficiently move dirt throughout the jobsite, are in high demand these days. Dealers report they can’t keep them in their rental fleets, and customers are scrambling to find someone, anyone, who can meet their need for artics.

While there have been steady technological advancements, the “wow” factor isn’t as high with ADTs. They keep doing what they’re doing, and contractors keep using them.

“Other equipment has apparent technology,” says Scott Thomas, product application specialist, Caterpillar. “With ADTs it’s, ‘Yeah, OK, so it has payload,’ and the conversation ends there. With ADTs, most of the technology is behind the scenes.”


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Komatsu launches LGP version of D155AX-8 dozer

Komatsu has unveiled a new low ground pressure model of its 354-horsepower D155AX-8 dozer with longer, wider tracks and two blade options.

The new model applies only 7.7 pounds per square inch of ground pressure, which the company says is the lowest in it class and is 47 percent lower than the standard D155AX-8 model.


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Roush’s Nitemare F-150 4X4 claims title of “world’s quickest production truck” (VIDEO)

During a round of testing, Roush Performance says its new 2019 Nitemare F-150 4×4 pulled off a 0-60 mph time of under 4 seconds.

The performance truck boasts 650 horsepower and 610 lb-ft of torque, provided by Ford’s 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine equipped with a Roush TVS R2650 Supercharger system.


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Deere intros three new L-Series loaders with more power, improved cab, EH controls

John Deere’s latest production loaders are focused on improving operator comfort, the company says.

The new models include the 744L, 824L and 844L, each of which are designed to handle demanding tasks and production applications. The new models are more powerful than their predecessors by up to 9 percent.


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Komatsu unveils Proactive Dozing Control, dozer machine control that can be used “100% of the time”

Komatsu has upped the ante in machine control—again.

Six years after the company became the first equipment OEM to bring a fully-integrated machine control system for dozers to market, called intelligent Machine Control, Komatsu is back with an update that is “far more advanced” than other systems on the market today, says Derek Morris marketing manager for Komatsu’s Intelligent Machine Control and Smart Construction divisions.


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