Equipment Roundup: Mini Skid Steers Growing in Popularity; How Dozers Got Their Name; Liebherr Intros PR 736 G8 dozer; Atlas Copco’s new XAS 188 air compressor

Atlas Copco’s new XAS 188 air compressor runs 11 hours straight

Atlas Copco’s newly redesigned XAS 188 air compressor can deliver up to 189 cubic feet per minute of air flow for 11 hours on one tank of diesel fuel.

The company calls the XAS 188 the flagship of its small range of diesel air compressors, designed for towing to and from worksites. It is able to run two 90-pound hammers at the same time.


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Liebherr PR 736 G8 dozer offers 3 levels of grading assistance

Liebherr‘s PR 736 G8 is the company’s first model in its Generation 8 dozer lineup, and powered by a 217-horsepower EVO Series Liebherr diesel.

“The PR 736 G8 is a do-it-all machine for grading and mining,” says Peter Mayr, managing director, Liebherr USA, “with new assistance systems on three levels.”


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How did dozers get their name? Cat says it all started with the blade

Combined with the tractive force of the entire machine, the blade is where things get done on a dozer. In fact, says Cat, the entire name of the machine—dozer—originally comes from the blade.

As it celebrates the 75th anniversary of its manufacturing of the workhorse dozer blade, Cat has delved into the evolution of the blade, and how it came to name the entire machine.


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Mini Skid Steers (Compact Utility Loaders) are Growing In Popularity, Size and Capability

As the compact utility loader market continues to grow in popularity, CULs (also known as mini skid steers and stand-on skid steers among other names) are getting larger, more powerful and, because of their lower prices, even challenging skid steers and compact track loaders on some jobsites.

“They are definitely a growth category for Vermeer, especially over the past five years,” says Brett Newendorp, Vermeer landscape marketing manager.

Newendorp cites several reasons for this surge in sales. Customers are bringing their first CULs into their fleet. They’re adding crews and equipment in response to a strong construction market. Rental remains active. A CUL can be operated by a newer employee. An expanding list of tools and attachments enhances CULs’ versatility.


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