Equipment Roundup: The Top 5 Machines & Tools of World of Concrete 2020; Nikola unveils electric Badger pickup; Wirtgen debuts new paving train; Doosan adds DX62R-3 reduced tail-swing excavator; Hilti intros world’s first cordless breaker

VIDEO > Hilti TE 500-A36 is the first cordless breaker: Makes destruction easier, can be paired with cordless backpack dust collector

Hilti used the World of Concrete to debut what it calls the world’s first cordless breaker, the TE 500-A36.

The 36-volt battery powered tool uses the company’s Active Vibration Reduction (AVR) technology to reduce vibration by more than 30 percent. It weighs 17.4 pounds but an adjustable, ergonomic D-handle on the port side helps keep the operator comfortable and in control.

The TE 500-A36 hits with 5.8 foot-pounds of impact energy while cranking out 3,300 impacts per minute using SDS Max type bits and chisels. The chuck and dust shroud are the same as Hilti’s corded models, so you don’t have to go out and buy all new accessories to use it.

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New Doosan DX62R-3 adds 6-ton reduced tail swing choice to compact excavator lineup

The reduced-tail-swing 59-horsepower DX62R-3 is the latest addition in the Doosan Infracore North America compact excavator lineup and was on display for the first time at the recent World of Concrete 2020 show.

“This is a sister to our DX63-3 conventional tail swing model,” says says Aaron Kleingartner, Doosan Infracore North America marketing manager. “The dig depth and reach are virtually identical on the two machines, so it gives a contractor a choice between a conventional machine that has a little more lift capacity for craning materials or reduced tail swing for tighter areas.”


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Wirtgen debuts machines for all new paving train at World of Concrete 2020

Wirtgen introduced its SP124i slipform paver, WPS 62i placer/spreader and TCM 180i self-propelled texture/curing machine at World of Concrete 2020.

The company displayed the new machines as part of a simulated inset concrete paving train at its booth at the show.

Wirtgen also put on a live demonstration of its AutoPilot 2.0, a three-dimensional control system for automated paving.


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Nikola unveils electric Badger pickup: Huge range and built for construction work

The latest electrified pickup to join the fray is from Nikola Motor Company, the builder of a hydrogen-electric Class 8 tractor. The company recently announced the 906-hp Badger pickup which features an estimated range of up to 600 miles and a hydrogen-electric powertrain.

The company says the pickup delivers 980 ft.-lbs. of torque, 906 peak horsepower and 455 continuous horsepower with a towing capacity of more than 8,000 pounds. The truck will be built in conjunction with an unnamed OEM using their certified parts and manufacturing facilities.


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VIDEO: Top 5 Machine & Tool Launches From World of Concrete 2020

The annual World of Concrete show recently wrapped up in Las Vegas and we’ve got the five most important announcements and machine launches right here in one video. Check it out below.