Equipment Roundup: Hitachi intros “do-it-all” ZW220-6 loader; State-of-the-Art Dozers; 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 towing test; Electric Ford F-150 tows 1 million lbs.; Pettibone intros Extendo 1246X telehandler

Updated Sep 3, 2019

Pettibone Extendo 1246X telehandler boasts 12,000-lb. lift capacity

Pettibone’s new Extendo 1246X Telehandler features 12,000-pound lifting capacity for contractors and rental users working in demanding construction jobsite conditions.

The telehandler has a max lift height of 46 feet, 6 inches and forward reach of 30 feet. A 30-gallon fuel tank allows for a full workday without needing a refill.


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VIDEO: Ford previews electric F-150 by towing 1 million lbs.

Eager to remind everyone that it is serious about electrification, Ford recently orchestrated quite the PR stunt with a prototype F-150 the company says is 100 percent battery-powered.

Though the truck in the video below looks like a current-generation F-150, the truck sits atop a fully-electrified platform that is still in the prototype stage. For the video, Ford hooks this electric F-150 up to 10 double-decker rail cars, weighing 1 million pounds and pulls the entire load for 1,000 feet.


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Test Drive: Towing 35,500 pounds with the 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 (VIDEO)

It was easy spotting the 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 outside of the airport in Bend, Oregon—it was the one towing a giant anvil.

Chevy had local craftsmen build the faux anvil to celebrate its class-leading tow rating of 35,500 pounds.

Reporters got some brief time behind the wheel of Chevy’s top pickup recently at the Bend Municipal Airport. The anvil sat poised like a giant trophy on top of plate steel stacked on a Big Tex fifth wheel flatbed.


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State-of-the-Art Dozers: OEMs loading the latest of these hardworking earthmovers with smart technology

The general public may perceive dozers as simple, lumbering beasts. But those in the construction industry recognize them as focal points of advanced technology.

One of the most obvious advances in dozer technology is ever-improving machine control. “You could argue that no product category has been more affected by the continued adoption of machine control than dozers,” says Nathaniel Waldschmidt, product marketing manager, Case Construction Equipment.


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Hitachi ushers in next-gen mid-size loaders with new ZW220-6

Dubbing it as a “do-it-all” machine, Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America has introduced its latest wheel loader, the ZW220-6.

The first mid-size loader in Hitachi’s Dash-6 generation lineup, the ZW220-6 is powered by a Cummins engine providing 200 horsepower and 34,170 pounds of breakout force. The engine meets Tier 4 Final emissions requirements through a selective catalytic reduction system that uses diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and eliminates the needs for a diesel particulate filter (DPF). The engine also features an auto shutdown feature that results in a 7 percent reduction in fuel costs, Hitachi says.


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