Equipment Roundup: Rare Antique Grader Found on eBay; Discussing the Future of Equipment; Ford Video Teases Electric F-150; 2020 Excavator Buyer’s Guide; LiuGong Intros 909ECR Excavator

LiuGong Intros 909ECR, Its First Excavator in the Popular 8- to-10-Metric-Ton Size Class

LiuGong North America’ s 9-metric-ton 909ECR is designed to compete in the popular 8- to 10-metric-ton size class, and has a limited 4-foot-8-inch tail swing radius with a 7-foot-10-inch undercarriage.

Powered by a 59 net horsepower Yanmar 3.3-liter engine, the 909ECR has an operating weight of 19,180 pounds and a bucket capacity of 0.3 to 0.42 cubic yards, allowing it to be transported on a trailer behind a properly-equipped pickup truck. Lifting capacity at ground level is over 11,500 pounds.


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Download the 2020 Excavator and Attachments Buyer’s Guide

Our 2020 Excavator and Attachment Buyer’s Guide offers an in-depth look at the latest excavators and attachments to hit the market. Much of the equipment made its debut at ConExpo, where major manufacturers rounded out their lineups and introduced new features you need to know about.

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Video: The Future of Construction Equipment with Bobcat’s Joel Honeyman | The Dirt #13

On this episode of our video podcast The Dirt, we welcome in Bobcat VP of Global Innovation Joel Honeyman. Joel’s whole job is to think about the future of construction equipment and how to push new machines forward. In this episode Joel shares his thoughts on innovation, electrification, automation and machine connectivity.

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Video: Ford Teases Electric F-150 With Extreme Grade Towing, Off-Roading

As it celebrated the start of production on the 2021 F-150, Ford shared some new details on the upcoming battery-powered, electric F-150 along with a teaser image of the truck’s front end and some prototype testing footage.


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Collector Finds Rare 1921 J.D. Adams Crawler Motor Grader on eBay: ‘I’ve never seen another one like it’

Kelly Ronningen remembers when he was a young boy and his father came home with a horse-drawn road grader.

His father borrowed the grader from a neighbor to smooth out the driveway to the family farm.


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